New Postal Product, 53981-53982 [2011-22023]

Download as PDF 53981 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2011 / Notices NRC IMPORT LICENSE APPLICATION [Description of Material] Name of applicant date of application date received application No. docket No. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, LLC. August 1, 2011, August 5, 2011, IW030. Material type Total quantity End use Radioactive waste consisting of used Cobalt-60 radioactive sealed sources. Up to 210 Cobalt-60 sealed sources. Combined total activity level for all sources not to exceed 7955 TBq. Recycling, forensic testing or storage and disposition. Country from China 11005957 ............................... For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dated this19th day of August 2011 at Rockville, Maryland. Scott Moore, Deputy Director, Office of International Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–22102 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2011–68; Order No. 817] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to enter into an additional agreement under the ‘‘Inbound Competitive MultiService Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1’’ product offering. This document invites public comments on the request and addresses several related procedural steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 29, 2011. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ‘‘Filing Online’’ link in the banner at the top of the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission’s Filing Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (electronic filing assistance). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: I. Introduction II. Notice of Filing III. Ordering Paragraphs VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:31 Aug 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 I. Introduction On August 16, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, that it has entered into an additional Inbound Competitive MultiService Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 agreement.1 The Notice concerns the inbound portion of a Multi-Product Bilateral Agreement with China Post Group (China Post 2011 Agreement) that the Postal Service seeks to add to the Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product. In Order No. 546, the Commission approved the Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product and a functionally equivalent agreement, Koninklijke TNT Post BV and TNT Post Pakketservice Benelux BV (TNT Agreement). The Notice states that for other competitive products, the Commission has authorized functionally equivalent agreements to be included within the product, provided that they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633.2 The Postal Service asserts that its filing demonstrates that the China Post 2011 Agreement fits within the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) language in Governors’ Decision No. 10–3 originally filed in Docket Nos. MC2010– 34 and CP2010–95. Additionally, it contends that the China Post 2011 Agreement to deliver inbound Air Parcel Post (Air CP), Surface Parcel Post (Surface CP) and Express Mail Service (EMS) in the United States is functionally equivalent to the agreement to deliver inbound Air CP, Surface CP and EMS in the TNT Agreement. The 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing Functionally Equivalent Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with a Foreign Postal Operator, August 16, 2011 (Notice). See also Docket Nos. MC2010–34 and CP2010–95, Order Adding Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 to the Competitive Product List and Approving Included Agreement, September 29, 2010 (Order No. 546). 2 See Docket No. CP2009–50, Order Granting Clarification and Adding Global Expedited Package Services 2 to the Competitive Product List, August 28, 2009 (Order No. 290). PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Postal Service requests that the China Post 2011 Agreement be included within the Inbound Competitive MultiService Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product. Id. at 3. In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments as follows: • Attachment 1—a redacted copy of the China Post 2011 Agreement; • Attachment 2—a certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2); • Attachment 3—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 10–3 which establishes prices and classifications for Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators agreements, proposed MCS language, formulas for prices, certification of the Governors’ vote and certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C.3633(a); and • Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the agreement and supporting documents under seal. China Post 2011 Agreement. The Postal Service filed the instant contract pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5 and in accordance with Order No. 546. The Postal Service states that the competitive services in the China Post 2011 Agreement include rates for Air CP, Surface CP, and EMS, requires performance metrics for late delivery, late information transmission and missing delivery information and imposes associated penalties. Id. at 3. The Postal Service states it intends for the effective date for the rates for inbound Air CP, Surface CP and EMS to be January 1, 2012.3 Id. at 3, Attachment 1 at 2. It maintains that the rates in the agreement are intended to remain in 3 Article 22 of the China Post 2011 Agreement provides that if an effective date for the settlement rates for EMS in the China Post 2011 Agreement is established, the China Post–United States Bilateral Agreement that was approved in Docket Nos. MC2010–13 and CP2010–12 will terminate at 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the effective date of the settlement rates for EMS in the China Post 2011 Agreement. Id. at 3–4 n.6; id. Attachment 1 at 6. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 53982 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2011 / Notices effect for one year from the effective date unless terminated sooner. Id. at 3– 4. The China Post 2011 Agreement provides that it becomes effective after all regulatory approvals have been received, acceptance of specific business rules by both parties, notification to China Post, and mutual agreement on an effective date. Id. Attachment 1 at 2. It includes a table for intended effective dates applicable to settlement rates for specific products that is variable based on notification from the Postal Service. The agreement also provides that prior to expiration, the parties will determine whether to extend or modify the agreement. Id. at 7–8. The agreement may, however, be terminated by either party on not less than 30 days’ written notice. Id. at 3. Functional equivalence. The Postal Service asserts that the China Post 2011 Agreement is substantially similar to the inbound portion of the TNT Agreement based on the products being offered and the agreement’s cost characteristics. Id. at 5. The Postal Service identifies differences that distinguish the instant agreement from the TNT Agreement. Id. at 5–8. These distinctions include different foreign postal operators, execution of a separate accord, customs inspection, termination results, confidentiality terms, effective date, rate tables, term, content restrictions, and other differences. Id. The Postal Service asserts that the China Post 2011 Agreement and the TNT Agreement incorporate the same cost attributes and methodology and the relevant cost and market characteristics are similar, if not the same, for the China Post 2011 Agreement and the TNT Agreement. Id. at 8. Despite some differences, the Postal Service asserts that the China Post 2011 Agreement is, ‘‘‘functionally equivalent in all pertinent respects’’’ to the TNT Agreement previously filed. Id. (Footnote omitted.) In its Notice, the Postal Service maintains that certain portions of the agreement, prices, and related financial information should remain under seal. Id. at 2, Attachment 4. The Postal Service concludes that the China Post 2011 Agreement complies with 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to the TNT Agreement. Therefore, it requests that the Commission add the China Post 2011 Agreement to the Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product. Id. at 8. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–68 for consideration of VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:31 Aug 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. The Commission appoints James F. Callow to serve as Public Representative in this docket. Comments. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings in the captioned docket are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633 or 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are due no later than August 29, 2011. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011–68 for consideration of the matters raised in this docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than August 29, 2011. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–22023 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. R2011–7; Order No. 818] New Postal Product and Rate Adjustment Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service request to enter into an additional agreement and Type 2 rate adjustment under the ‘‘Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1’’ product offering. This document invites public comments on the request and addresses several related procedural steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 30, 2011. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ‘‘Filing Online’’ link in the banner at the top of the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission’s Filing Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filing- ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 online/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (electronic filing assistance). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction II. Notice of Filing III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 16, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3010.40 et seq. that it has entered into an additional Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 agreement.1 The Notice concerns the inbound portion of a Multi-Product Bilateral Agreement with China Post Group (China Post 2011 Agreement) that the Postal Service seeks to add to the Inbound Market Dominant MultiService Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product. In Order No. 549, the Commission approved the Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product and the Strategic Bilateral Agreement Between United States Postal Service and Koninklijke TNT Post BV and TNT Post Pakketservice Benelux BV (TNT Agreement) and the China Post Group— United States Postal Service Letter Post Bilateral Agreement, and the China Post Group—United States Postal Service Letter Post Bilateral Agreement (China Post 2010 Agreement). In Order No. 700, the Commission approved the functionally equivalent HongKong Post Agreement.2 The Postal Service asserts that the China Post 2011 Agreement is similar to the China Post 2010 Agreement, TNT Agreement, and the HongKong Post Agreement. The Postal Service requests that the China Post 2011 Agreement be included within the Inbound Market Dominant Multi1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Type 2 Rate Adjustment, and Notice of Filing Functionally Equivalent Agreement, August 16, 2011 (Notice). See also Docket Nos. MC2010–35, R2010–5 and R2010–6, Order Adding Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 to the Market Dominant Product List and Approving Included Agreement, September 30, 2010 (Order No. 549). 2 See Docket No. R2011–4, Order Approving Rate Adjustment for HongKong Post-United States Service Letter Post Bilateral Agreement Negotiated Service Agreement, March 18, 2011 (Order No. 700). E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-22023]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2011-68; Order No. 817]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to enter into an additional agreement under the ``Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1'' 
product offering. This document invites public comments on the request 
and addresses several related procedural steps.

DATES: Comments are due: August 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ``Filing 
Online'' link in the banner at the top of the Commission's Web site 
(https://www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filing-online/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically 
should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice 
on alternatives to electronic filing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov 
(electronic filing assistance).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Introduction
    II. Notice of Filing
    III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On August 16, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 
39 CFR 3015.5, that it has entered into an additional Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 
agreement.\1\ The Notice concerns the inbound portion of a Multi-
Product Bilateral Agreement with China Post Group (China Post 2011 
Agreement) that the Postal Service seeks to add to the Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 
product.
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    \1\ Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing 
Functionally Equivalent Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement 
with a Foreign Postal Operator, August 16, 2011 (Notice). See also 
Docket Nos. MC2010-34 and CP2010-95, Order Adding Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 
to the Competitive Product List and Approving Included Agreement, 
September 29, 2010 (Order No. 546).
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    In Order No. 546, the Commission approved the Inbound Competitive 
Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product and a 
functionally equivalent agreement, Koninklijke TNT Post BV and TNT Post 
Pakketservice Benelux BV (TNT Agreement). The Notice states that for 
other competitive products, the Commission has authorized functionally 
equivalent agreements to be included within the product, provided that 
they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633.\2\ The Postal Service 
asserts that its filing demonstrates that the China Post 2011 Agreement 
fits within the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) language in 
Governors' Decision No. 10-3 originally filed in Docket Nos. MC2010-34 
and CP2010-95. Additionally, it contends that the China Post 2011 
Agreement to deliver inbound Air Parcel Post (Air CP), Surface Parcel 
Post (Surface CP) and Express Mail Service (EMS) in the United States 
is functionally equivalent to the agreement to deliver inbound Air CP, 
Surface CP and EMS in the TNT Agreement. The Postal Service requests 
that the China Post 2011 Agreement be included within the Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 
product. Id. at 3.
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    \2\ See Docket No. CP2009-50, Order Granting Clarification and 
Adding Global Expedited Package Services 2 to the Competitive 
Product List, August 28, 2009 (Order No. 290).
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    In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments 
as follows:
     Attachment 1--a redacted copy of the China Post 2011 
Agreement;
     Attachment 2--a certified statement required by 39 CFR 
3015.5(c)(2);
     Attachment 3--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
10-3 which establishes prices and classifications for Inbound 
Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 
agreements, proposed MCS language, formulas for prices, certification 
of the Governors' vote and certification of compliance with 39 
U.S.C.3633(a); and
     Attachment 4--an application for non-public treatment of 
materials to maintain redacted portions of the agreement and supporting 
documents under seal.
    China Post 2011 Agreement. The Postal Service filed the instant 
contract pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5 and in accordance with Order No. 
546. The Postal Service states that the competitive services in the 
China Post 2011 Agreement include rates for Air CP, Surface CP, and 
EMS, requires performance metrics for late delivery, late information 
transmission and missing delivery information and imposes associated 
penalties. Id. at 3. The Postal Service states it intends for the 
effective date for the rates for inbound Air CP, Surface CP and EMS to 
be January 1, 2012.\3\ Id. at 3, Attachment 1 at 2. It maintains that 
the rates in the agreement are intended to remain in

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effect for one year from the effective date unless terminated sooner. 
Id. at 3-4. The China Post 2011 Agreement provides that it becomes 
effective after all regulatory approvals have been received, acceptance 
of specific business rules by both parties, notification to China Post, 
and mutual agreement on an effective date. Id. Attachment 1 at 2. It 
includes a table for intended effective dates applicable to settlement 
rates for specific products that is variable based on notification from 
the Postal Service. The agreement also provides that prior to 
expiration, the parties will determine whether to extend or modify the 
agreement. Id. at 7-8. The agreement may, however, be terminated by 
either party on not less than 30 days' written notice. Id. at 3.
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    \3\ Article 22 of the China Post 2011 Agreement provides that if 
an effective date for the settlement rates for EMS in the China Post 
2011 Agreement is established, the China Post-United States 
Bilateral Agreement that was approved in Docket Nos. MC2010-13 and 
CP2010-12 will terminate at 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the 
effective date of the settlement rates for EMS in the China Post 
2011 Agreement. Id. at 3-4 n.6; id. Attachment 1 at 6.
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    Functional equivalence. The Postal Service asserts that the China 
Post 2011 Agreement is substantially similar to the inbound portion of 
the TNT Agreement based on the products being offered and the 
agreement's cost characteristics. Id. at 5. The Postal Service 
identifies differences that distinguish the instant agreement from the 
TNT Agreement. Id. at 5-8. These distinctions include different foreign 
postal operators, execution of a separate accord, customs inspection, 
termination results, confidentiality terms, effective date, rate 
tables, term, content restrictions, and other differences. Id.
    The Postal Service asserts that the China Post 2011 Agreement and 
the TNT Agreement incorporate the same cost attributes and methodology 
and the relevant cost and market characteristics are similar, if not 
the same, for the China Post 2011 Agreement and the TNT Agreement. Id. 
at 8. Despite some differences, the Postal Service asserts that the 
China Post 2011 Agreement is, ```functionally equivalent in all 
pertinent respects''' to the TNT Agreement previously filed. Id. 
(Footnote omitted.)
    In its Notice, the Postal Service maintains that certain portions 
of the agreement, prices, and related financial information should 
remain under seal. Id. at 2, Attachment 4.
    The Postal Service concludes that the China Post 2011 Agreement 
complies with 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to the TNT 
Agreement. Therefore, it requests that the Commission add the China 
Post 2011 Agreement to the Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreement 
with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product. Id. at 8.

II. Notice of Filing

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-68 for consideration 
of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    The Commission appoints James F. Callow to serve as Public 
Representative in this docket.
    Comments. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the 
Postal Service's filings in the captioned docket are consistent with 
the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633 or 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are 
due no later than August 29, 2011. The public portions of this filing 
can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (https://www.prc.gov).

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-68 for 
consideration of the matters raised in this docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve 
as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the 
interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    3. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than August 29, 2011.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-22023 Filed 8-29-11; 8:45 am]
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