Appeals of Post Office Closings, 59085-59087 [2011-24311]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules 59085 COLLECTION OF INFORMATION Information collection OMB Control No. and estimated change in burden erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 This notice of proposed revisions proposes an extension for collecting and reporting information associated with Indicators (b)(1), (c)(11), and (c)(12); an alternative standard for Indicator (c)(11); proposes requirements for requests for extensions of deadlines for Indicators (b)(1), (c)(11), and (c)(12); and proposes requirements for revised plans for Indicators (b)(1), (c)(11), and (c)(12). If you want to comment on the proposed information collection requirements, please send your comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for U.S. Department of Education. Send these comments by e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–6974. 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Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.394 (Education Stabilization Fund) and 84.397 (Government Services Fund). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Dated: September 19, 2011. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education. [FR Doc. 2011–24563 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3001 [Docket No. RM2011–13; Order No. 823] Appeals of Post Office Closings Postal Regulatory Commission. Proposed rulemaking— supplement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This document supplements a recently-issued proposed rulemaking on appeals of post office closings by eliminating a publication requirement and by making several minor conforming changes. Including these changes as part of the more comprehensive rulemaking promotes efficiency by allowing interested persons to address proposed changes in one filing. These changes affect only the Commission’s general rules of practice and procedure. They do not affect any of the provisions in proposed new part 3025. Persons who need additional time to comment on the changes in this supplemental proposed rule may request additional time. DATES: Comments are due: October 3, 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/ filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6920 (for proposal-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (for electronic filing assistance). E:\FR\FM\23SEP1.SGM 23SEP1 59086 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules Regulatory history: 76 FR 54179 (August 31, 2011). On August 18, 2011, the Commission issued Order No. 814 proposing to amend rules governing appeals of Postal Service final determinations to close or consolidate post offices.1 One of the purposes of the proposed rules is to streamline the appeals process. Upon further consideration, the Commission believes that further streamlining is possible by eliminating the current requirement that notice of each appeal filed with the Commission be published in the Federal Register. Publication of such notice in the Federal Register is not required by statute or the Constitution. Accordingly, the Commission proposes to amend 39 CFR 3001.17.2 Comments on the amendment to rule 17 are due October 3, 2011 (the same date comments are due pursuant to Order No. 814). Appeals of Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate a post office are limited to persons served by that post office. 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate a post office must be in writing and must be made available to persons served by such office. 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(3). Such determinations should apprise affected persons of their right to appeal the decision to the Commission within 30 days of its being made available to such persons. Under its current rules, upon receipt of an appeal the Commission’s practice has been to notify the Postal Service of the filing and to issue an order docketing the appeal, appointing a Public Representative, and establishing a procedural schedule governing submission of the underlying record and briefs in the proceeding. Pursuant to 39 CFR 3001.17(c), the Commission also directed that its order be published in the Federal Register. The Commission has determined that publication of its order in the Federal Register is unnecessary. It, therefore, proposes to eliminate that requirement. Under the Administrative Procedure Act, Public Law 79–404, 60 Stat. 237, 1946 (APA), ‘‘ ‘adjudication’ means agency process for formulation of an order.’’ 5 U.S.C. 551(7). Appeals initiated under section 404(d) are not formal adjudications under the APA (5 U.S.C. 554) because, pursuant to section 404(d)(5)(C), the provisions of 5 U.S.C. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Appeals of Postal Service Determinations to Close or Consolidate Post Offices, August 18, 2011 (Order No. 814). 2 As noted below, the Commission also proposes several conforming changes to rule 300.17 to remove outdated provisions and one change to rule 3001.10(b). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:41 Sep 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 556 and 557 do not apply to post office appeal proceedings. Instead, appeals of post office closings are a form of informal adjudication.3 The Commission is not required by section 404(d) or any other statutory provision to publish in the Federal Register notice that a post office appeal has been filed with it. As with all its orders, the Commission does publish orders issued in post office appeal proceedings on its Web site and, if needed, mails a copy of it to parties without access to the Commission’s Web site. Moreover, both the Commission’s and the Postal Service’s rules require that documents relating to an appeal be displayed at a post office to be closed.4 Such postings also serve to apprise persons served by such post office that an appeal has been initiated. Accordingly, the Commission proposes to amend rule 3001.17 to eliminate the requirement that notice of each post office appeal be published in the Federal Register. In addition, the Commission proposes several housekeeping changes to that rule to delete outdated provisions: • Remove subparagraphs (a)(1) and (2) and redesignate subparagraphs (a)(3), (4), and (5) as (a)(1), (2), and (3), respectively; • Revise redesignated subparagraph (a)(2) by changing ‘‘subpart E of this part’’ to ‘‘part 3030 of this chapter’’; • Revise redesignated subparagraph (a)(3) by changing ‘‘to institute any other proceeding under the Act.’’ to ‘‘it is appropriate.’’; • Remove paragraph (b) and redesignate paragraphs (c) and (d) as (b) and (c), respectively; • Revise redesignated paragraph (b) by inserting ‘‘and’’ after ‘‘on the Postal Service,’’ and by striking ‘‘, and the appellant in the appeal of a Postal Service determination to close or consolidate a post office’’; • Revise redesignated subparagraph (c)(1) by changing ‘‘paragraphs (a) and (b)’’ to ‘‘paragraph (a)’’; and • Revise redesignated subparagraph (c)(3) by inserting ‘‘and’’ after ‘‘nature of postal services;’’, and by striking ‘‘or, in the case of an appeal, an identification of the appellant and a summarization of the Postal Service determination to close or consolidate under review’’. Lastly, in Order No. 814, the Commission proposed to allow participants in appeal proceedings 3 ‘‘Informal adjudications are not covered by the APA at all, generally do not involve a hearing, and are subject to the specific enabling statute of each agency.’’ James T. O’Reilly, Administrative Rulemaking: Structuring, Opposing, and Defending Federal Agency Regulations 621 (2d ed. 2011). 4 See 39 CFR 241.3(g)(3)(ii) and 3001.117. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (other than the Postal Service) to file hard copy documents thereby eliminating the need for participants to request a waiver of the Commission’s online filing requirements. See Order No. 814 at 2, 13. This change is reflected in proposed revisions to rules 3001.9(a) and 10(d). To conform to the proposed changes and to eliminate an outdated reference, the Commission proposes the following change to rule 3001.10(b): • Revise redesignated paragraph (b) by removing ‘‘Participants in proceedings conducted under subpart H who are unable to comply with these requirements may seek to have them waived.’’ It is ordered: 1. Comments on the amendments to 39 CFR 3001.17 and 3001.10(b) specified in the body of this Order are due October 3, 2011. 2. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this document in the Federal Register. List of Subjects in Part 3001 Administrative practice and procedure; Freedom of information; Postal service; Sunshine Act. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Postal Regulatory Commission proposes to amend chapter III of title 39 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows. PART 3001—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 3001 continues to read as follows: Authority: 39 U.S.C. 404(d); 503; 504; 3661. Subpart A—Rules of General Applicability 2. In § 3001.10, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: § 3001.10 Form and number of copies of documents. * * * * * (b) Hard copies. Each document filed in paper form must be produced on letter-size paper, 8 to 81⁄2 inches wide by 101⁄2 to 11 inches long, with left- and right-hand margins not less than 1 inch and other margins not less than .75 inches, except that tables, charts or special documents attached thereto may be larger if required, provided that they are folded to the size of the document to which they are attached. If the document is bound, it shall be bound on the left side. Copies of documents for filing and service must be printed from a text-based pdf version of the E:\FR\FM\23SEP1.SGM 23SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules document, where possible. Otherwise, they may be reproduced by any duplicating process that produces clear and legible copies. Each person filing a hardcopy document with the Commission mut prove an original and two fully conformed copies of the document required or permitted to be filed under this part, except for a document filed under seal, for which only the original and two (2) copies need be filed. The copies need not be signed but shall show the full name of the individual signing the original document and the certificate of service attached thereto. * * * * * 2. Revise § 3001.17 to read as follows: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 3001.17 Notice of proceeding. (a) When issued. The Commission shall issue a notice of proceeding to be determined on the record with an opportunity for any interested person to request a hearing whenever: (1) The Postal Service files a request with the Commission to issue an advisory opinion on a proposed change in the nature of postal services which will generally affect service on a nationwide or substantially nationwide basis; (2) The Commission in the exercise of its discretion determines that an opportunity for hearing should be provided with regard to a complaint filed pursuant to part 3030 of this chapter; or (3) The Commission in the exercise of its discretion determines it is appropriate. (b) Service of notice. Each notice of proceeding shall be served on the Postal Service and the complainant in a complaint proceeding. (c) Contents of notice. The notice of proceeding shall include the following: (1) The general nature of the proceeding involved in terms of categories listed in paragraph (a) of this section; (2) A reference to the legal authority under which the proceeding is to be conducted; (3) A concise description of proposals for changes in rates or fees; proposals for changes in the nature of postal services; and in the case of a complaint, an identification of the complainant and a concise description of the subject matter of the complaint; (4) The date by which notices of intervention and requests for hearing must be filed; and (5) Such other information as the Commission may desire to include. [FR Doc. 2011–24311 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:41 Sep 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2011–0721; FRL–9470–9] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Adhesives and Sealants Rule AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The SIP revision adds section 4.0, under Regulation 1141, relating to the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the manufacture, sale, use, or application of adhesives, sealants, primers, and solvents. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2011–0721 by one of the following methods: A. https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. E-mail: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov. C. Mail: EPA–R03–OAR–2011–0721, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. D. Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR– 2011–0721. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 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Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the https://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in https:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, Delaware 19903. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Becoat, (215) 814–2036, or by e-mail at becoat.gregory@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On June 9, 2009, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) submitted a revision to the Delaware SIP. The SIP revision consists of Delaware’s regulation for reducing VOCs from commercially-used adhesive and sealant products by adding section 4.0—Adhesives and Sealants under Regulation 1141—Limiting Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and Commercial Products. The revisions are part of Delaware’s strategy to achieve and maintain the 8hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) throughout the State. E:\FR\FM\23SEP1.SGM 23SEP1

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3001

[Docket No. RM2011-13; Order No. 823]


Appeals of Post Office Closings

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rulemaking--supplement.

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SUMMARY: This document supplements a recently-issued proposed 
rulemaking on appeals of post office closings by eliminating a 
publication requirement and by making several minor conforming changes. 
Including these changes as part of the more comprehensive rulemaking 
promotes efficiency by allowing interested persons to address proposed 
changes in one filing. These changes affect only the Commission's 
general rules of practice and procedure. They do not affect any of the 
provisions in proposed new part 3025. Persons who need additional time 
to comment on the changes in this supplemental proposed rule may 
request additional time.

DATES: Comments are due: October 3, 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/filingonline/login.aspx. 
Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact 
the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
for advice on alternatives to electronic filing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6920 (for proposal-related information) or 
DocketAdmins@prc.gov (for electronic filing assistance).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory history: 76 FR 54179 (August 31, 
2011).
    On August 18, 2011, the Commission issued Order No. 814 proposing 
to amend rules governing appeals of Postal Service final determinations 
to close or consolidate post offices.\1\ One of the purposes of the 
proposed rules is to streamline the appeals process. Upon further 
consideration, the Commission believes that further streamlining is 
possible by eliminating the current requirement that notice of each 
appeal filed with the Commission be published in the Federal Register. 
Publication of such notice in the Federal Register is not required by 
statute or the Constitution. Accordingly, the Commission proposes to 
amend 39 CFR 3001.17.\2\ Comments on the amendment to rule 17 are due 
October 3, 2011 (the same date comments are due pursuant to Order No. 
814).
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    \1\ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Appeals of Postal Service 
Determinations to Close or Consolidate Post Offices, August 18, 2011 
(Order No. 814).
    \2\ As noted below, the Commission also proposes several 
conforming changes to rule 300.17 to remove outdated provisions and 
one change to rule 3001.10(b).
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    Appeals of Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate a 
post office are limited to persons served by that post office. 39 
U.S.C. 404(d)(5). Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate 
a post office must be in writing and must be made available to persons 
served by such office. 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(3). Such determinations should 
apprise affected persons of their right to appeal the decision to the 
Commission within 30 days of its being made available to such persons.
    Under its current rules, upon receipt of an appeal the Commission's 
practice has been to notify the Postal Service of the filing and to 
issue an order docketing the appeal, appointing a Public 
Representative, and establishing a procedural schedule governing 
submission of the underlying record and briefs in the proceeding. 
Pursuant to 39 CFR 3001.17(c), the Commission also directed that its 
order be published in the Federal Register. The Commission has 
determined that publication of its order in the Federal Register is 
unnecessary. It, therefore, proposes to eliminate that requirement.
    Under the Administrative Procedure Act, Public Law 79-404, 60 Stat. 
237, 1946 (APA), `` `adjudication' means agency process for formulation 
of an order.'' 5 U.S.C. 551(7). Appeals initiated under section 404(d) 
are not formal adjudications under the APA (5 U.S.C. 554) because, 
pursuant to section 404(d)(5)(C), the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 556 and 
557 do not apply to post office appeal proceedings.
    Instead, appeals of post office closings are a form of informal 
adjudication.\3\ The Commission is not required by section 404(d) or 
any other statutory provision to publish in the Federal Register notice 
that a post office appeal has been filed with it. As with all its 
orders, the Commission does publish orders issued in post office appeal 
proceedings on its Web site and, if needed, mails a copy of it to 
parties without access to the Commission's Web site. Moreover, both the 
Commission's and the Postal Service's rules require that documents 
relating to an appeal be displayed at a post office to be closed.\4\ 
Such postings also serve to apprise persons served by such post office 
that an appeal has been initiated.
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    \3\ ``Informal adjudications are not covered by the APA at all, 
generally do not involve a hearing, and are subject to the specific 
enabling statute of each agency.'' James T. O'Reilly, Administrative 
Rulemaking: Structuring, Opposing, and Defending Federal Agency 
Regulations 621 (2d ed. 2011).
    \4\ See 39 CFR 241.3(g)(3)(ii) and 3001.117.
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    Accordingly, the Commission proposes to amend rule 3001.17 to 
eliminate the requirement that notice of each post office appeal be 
published in the Federal Register. In addition, the Commission proposes 
several housekeeping changes to that rule to delete outdated 
provisions:
     Remove subparagraphs (a)(1) and (2) and redesignate 
subparagraphs (a)(3), (4), and (5) as (a)(1), (2), and (3), 
respectively;
     Revise redesignated subparagraph (a)(2) by changing 
``subpart E of this part'' to ``part 3030 of this chapter'';
     Revise redesignated subparagraph (a)(3) by changing ``to 
institute any other proceeding under the Act.'' to ``it is 
appropriate.'';
     Remove paragraph (b) and redesignate paragraphs (c) and 
(d) as (b) and (c), respectively;
     Revise redesignated paragraph (b) by inserting ``and'' 
after ``on the Postal Service,'' and by striking ``, and the appellant 
in the appeal of a Postal Service determination to close or consolidate 
a post office'';
     Revise redesignated subparagraph (c)(1) by changing 
``paragraphs (a) and (b)'' to ``paragraph (a)''; and
     Revise redesignated subparagraph (c)(3) by inserting 
``and'' after ``nature of postal services;'', and by striking ``or, in 
the case of an appeal, an identification of the appellant and a 
summarization of the Postal Service determination to close or 
consolidate under review''.
    Lastly, in Order No. 814, the Commission proposed to allow 
participants in appeal proceedings (other than the Postal Service) to 
file hard copy documents thereby eliminating the need for participants 
to request a waiver of the Commission's online filing requirements. See 
Order No. 814 at 2, 13. This change is reflected in proposed revisions 
to rules 3001.9(a) and 10(d). To conform to the proposed changes and to 
eliminate an outdated reference, the Commission proposes the following 
change to rule 3001.10(b):
     Revise redesignated paragraph (b) by removing 
``Participants in proceedings conducted under subpart H who are unable 
to comply with these requirements may seek to have them waived.''
    It is ordered:
    1. Comments on the amendments to 39 CFR 3001.17 and 3001.10(b) 
specified in the body of this Order are due October 3, 2011.
    2. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this document in 
the Federal Register.

List of Subjects in Part 3001

    Administrative practice and procedure; Freedom of information; 
Postal service; Sunshine Act.

Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Postal Regulatory 
Commission proposes to amend chapter III of title 39 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations as follows.

PART 3001--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 3001 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  39 U.S.C. 404(d); 503; 504; 3661.

Subpart A--Rules of General Applicability

    2. In Sec.  3001.10, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  3001.10  Form and number of copies of documents.

* * * * *
    (b) Hard copies. Each document filed in paper form must be produced 
on letter-size paper, 8 to 8\1/2\ inches wide by 10\1/2\ to 11 inches 
long, with left- and right-hand margins not less than 1 inch and other 
margins not less than .75 inches, except that tables, charts or special 
documents attached thereto may be larger if required, provided that 
they are folded to the size of the document to which they are attached. 
If the document is bound, it shall be bound on the left side. Copies of 
documents for filing and service must be printed from a text-based pdf 
version of the

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document, where possible. Otherwise, they may be reproduced by any 
duplicating process that produces clear and legible copies. Each person 
filing a hardcopy document with the Commission mut prove an original 
and two fully conformed copies of the document required or permitted to 
be filed under this part, except for a document filed under seal, for 
which only the original and two (2) copies need be filed. The copies 
need not be signed but shall show the full name of the individual 
signing the original document and the certificate of service attached 
thereto.
* * * * *
    2. Revise Sec.  3001.17 to read as follows:


Sec.  3001.17  Notice of proceeding.

    (a) When issued. The Commission shall issue a notice of proceeding 
to be determined on the record with an opportunity for any interested 
person to request a hearing whenever:
    (1) The Postal Service files a request with the Commission to issue 
an advisory opinion on a proposed change in the nature of postal 
services which will generally affect service on a nationwide or 
substantially nationwide basis;
    (2) The Commission in the exercise of its discretion determines 
that an opportunity for hearing should be provided with regard to a 
complaint filed pursuant to part 3030 of this chapter; or
    (3) The Commission in the exercise of its discretion determines it 
is appropriate.
    (b) Service of notice. Each notice of proceeding shall be served on 
the Postal Service and the complainant in a complaint proceeding.
    (c) Contents of notice. The notice of proceeding shall include the 
following:
    (1) The general nature of the proceeding involved in terms of 
categories listed in paragraph (a) of this section;
    (2) A reference to the legal authority under which the proceeding 
is to be conducted;
    (3) A concise description of proposals for changes in rates or 
fees; proposals for changes in the nature of postal services; and in 
the case of a complaint, an identification of the complainant and a 
concise description of the subject matter of the complaint;
    (4) The date by which notices of intervention and requests for 
hearing must be filed; and
    (5) Such other information as the Commission may desire to include.

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