Post Office Closing, 75569-75570 [2011-31035]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2011 / Notices Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 3. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order and Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register. 75569 By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE November 7, 2011 .......................... November 22, 2011 ........................ November 22, 2011 ........................ December 23, 2011 ........................ December 12, 2011 ........................ January 3, 2012 .............................. January 18, 2012 ............................ January 25, 2012 ............................ February 21, 2012 .......................... Filing of Appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record in this appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file any responsive pleading. Deadline for notices to intervene (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)). Deadline for Petitioners’ Form 61 or initial brief in support of petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a) and (b)). Deadline for answering brief in support of the Postal Service (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)). Deadline for reply briefs in response to answering briefs (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)). Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral argument; the Commission will schedule oral argument only when it is a necessary addition to the written filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116). Expiration of the Commission’s 120-day decisional schedule (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)). [FR Doc. 2011–31021 Filed 12–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. A2012–60; Order No. 1001] Post Office Closing Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Prescott, Iowa post office has been filed. It identifies preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioners, and others to take appropriate action. DATES: November 22, 2011: Administrative record due (from Postal Service); December 23, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time: Deadline for notices to intervene. See the Procedural Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for other dates of interest. 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 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: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 01, 2011 Jkt 226001 404(d), the Commission received two petitions for review of the Postal Service’s determination to close the Prescott post office in Prescott, Iowa. The first petition for review received November 7, 2011, was filed by Dan Westlake. The second petition for review received November 17, 2011, was filed by Joyce James. The earliest postmark date is October 26, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2012–60 to consider Petitioners’ appeal. If Petitioners would like to further explain their position with supplemental information or facts, Petitioners may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief with the Commission no later than December 12, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioners contend that (1) the Postal Service failed to consider the effect of the closing on the community (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(i)); (2) the Postal Service failed to consider whether or not it will continue to provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to the community (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iii)); and (3) the Postal Service failed to adequately consider the economic savings resulting from the closure (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iv)). After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more legal issues than those set forth above, or that the Postal Service’s determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record is within 15 days after the date in which the petition for review was filed with the Commission. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service is also within 15 days after the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date in which the petition for review was filed with the Commission. Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the appeal and supporting material on its Web site at https://www.prc.gov. Additional filings in this case and participant’s submissions also will be posted on the Web site, if provided in electronic format or amenable to conversion, and not subject to a valid protective order. Information on how to use the Commission’s Web site is available online or by contacting the Commission’s webmaster via telephone at (202) 789–6873 or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov. The appeal and all related documents are also available for public inspection in the Commission’s docket section. Docket section hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except on Federal government holidays. Docket section personnel may be contacted via electronic mail at prcdockets@prc.gov or via telephone at (202) 789–6846. Filing of documents. All filings of documents in this case shall be made using the Internet (Filing Online) pursuant to Commission rules 9(a) and 10(a) at the Commission’s Web site, https://www.prc.gov, unless a waiver is obtained. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Instructions for obtaining an account to file documents online may be found on the Commission’s Web site, https://www.prc.gov, or by contacting the Commission’s docket section at prcdockets@prc.gov or via telephone at (202) 789–6846. Commission reserves the right to redact personal information which may infringe on an individual’s privacy rights from documents filed in this proceeding. Intervention. Persons, other than the Petitioners and respondents, wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention. See 39 CFR E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 75570 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2011 / Notices 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or before December 23, 2011. A notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site, https://www.prc. gov, unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda of law on any appropriate issue. As required by Commission rules, if any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion is filed. See 39 CFR 3001.21. It is ordered: 1. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James Callow is designated officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 3. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order and Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE November 7, 2011 .......................... November 22, 2011 ........................ November 22, 2011 ........................ December 23, 2011 ........................ December 12, 2011 ........................ January 3, 2012 .............................. January 18, 2012 ............................ January 25, 2012 ............................ February 23, 2012 .......................... Filing of Appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record in this appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file any responsive pleading. Deadline for notices to intervene (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)). Deadline for Petitioners’ Form 61 or initial brief in support of petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a) and (b)). Deadline for answering brief in support of the Postal Service (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)). Deadline for reply briefs in response to answering briefs (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)). Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral argument; the Commission will schedule oral argument only when it is a necessary addition to the written filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116). Expiration of the Commission’s 120-day decisional schedule (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)). associated with DTC’s Receiver Authorized Delivery (‘‘RAD’’) function. [FR Doc. 2011–31035 Filed 12–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65831; File No. SR–DTC– 2011–08] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Depository Trust Company; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Enhance Risk Management Controls Associated With the Receiver Authorized Delivery Function November 28, 2011. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 2 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on November 16, 2011, The Depository Trust Company (‘‘DTC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared primarily by DTC. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The proposed rule change would enhance the risk management controls 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 01, 2011 Jkt 226001 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, DTC included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. DTC has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change (1) The RAD function enables each Participant to control and review a Deliver Order (‘‘DO’’) 3 or a Payment Order (‘‘PO’’) 4 that is directed to its account by another Participant before its account is updated. The RAD function was built in 1990 to route money market instrument (‘‘MMI’’) transactions for 3 A Deliver Order is the term used to define an instruction initiating the book-entry transfer of a security from one DTC Participant, as delivering Participant, to another DTC Participant, as receiving Participant. 4 A Payment Order is the term used to define an instruction initiating a transaction in which a Participant charges another Participant for changes in value for outstanding stock loans or option contract premiums. Payment orders involve no securities, only money. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 receiver approval. In 1996, there was a conversion for all transactions to settle in same-day funds subject to the net debit cap control 5 and collateral controls.6 Any DO that obligated a Participant to pay $15 million or more and any PO that obligated a Participant to pay $1 million or more became subject to RAD. In order to minimize blockage, DTC excluded from RAD any DO under $15 million and any PO under $1 million. Transactions in such lower amounts were directed to the account of the receiving Participant without the RAD filter. For such lower amounts, the receiving Participant has the ability on the same day as the original delivery to instruct a matched 5 The net debit cap control is designed so that DTC may complete settlement even if a Participant fails to settle. Before completing a transaction in which a Participant is the receiver, DTC calculates the effect the transaction would have on such Participant’s account and determines whether any resulting net debit balance would exceed the Participant’s net debit cap. Any transaction that would cause the net debit balance to exceed the Participant’s net debit cap is placed on a pending (recycling) queue until another transaction creates sufficient credit in such Participant’s account so that the net debit cap will not be exceeded. 6 An example of a collateral control is the Collateral Monitor (‘‘CM’’). DTC tracks collateral in a Participant’s account through the Collateral Monitor. At all times, the CM reflects the amount by which the collateral value in the account exceeds the net debit balance in the account. When processing a transaction, DTC verifies that the CM of neither the deliverer nor the receiver will not become negative when the transaction completes. If the transaction would cause either party to have a negative CM, the transaction will recycle until the deficient account has sufficient collateral to proceed or until the applicable cutoff occurs. E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 232 (Friday, December 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75569-75570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31035]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. A2012-60; Order No. 1001]


Post Office Closing

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing 
of the Prescott, Iowa post office has been filed. It identifies 
preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of 
this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioners, and others to 
take appropriate action.

DATES: 

November 22, 2011: Administrative record due (from Postal Service);
December 23, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time: Deadline for notices to 
intervene.

    See the Procedural Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section for other dates of interest.

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: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 
U.S.C. 404(d), the Commission received two petitions for review of the 
Postal Service's determination to close the Prescott post office in 
Prescott, Iowa. The first petition for review received November 7, 
2011, was filed by Dan Westlake. The second petition for review 
received November 17, 2011, was filed by Joyce James. The earliest 
postmark date is October 26, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a 
proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2012-
60 to consider Petitioners' appeal. If Petitioners would like to 
further explain their position with supplemental information or facts, 
Petitioners may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or 
file a brief with the Commission no later than December 12, 2011.
    Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioners contend that 
(1) the Postal Service failed to consider the effect of the closing on 
the community (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(i)); (2) the Postal Service 
failed to consider whether or not it will continue to provide a maximum 
degree of effective and regular postal services to the community (see 
39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iii)); and (3) the Postal Service failed to 
adequately consider the economic savings resulting from the closure 
(see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(iv)).
    After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the 
Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more 
legal issues than those set forth above, or that the Postal Service's 
determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for 
the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record is 
within 15 days after the date in which the petition for review was 
filed with the Commission. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due 
date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service is also within 
15 days after the date in which the petition for review was filed with 
the Commission.
    Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the 
appeal and supporting material on its Web site at https://www.prc.gov. 
Additional filings in this case and participant's submissions also will 
be posted on the Web site, if provided in electronic format or amenable 
to conversion, and not subject to a valid protective order. Information 
on how to use the Commission's Web site is available online or by 
contacting the Commission's webmaster via telephone at (202) 789-6873 
or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov.
    The appeal and all related documents are also available for public 
inspection in the Commission's docket section. Docket section hours are 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except on 
Federal government holidays. Docket section personnel may be contacted 
via electronic mail at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at (202) 
789-6846.
    Filing of documents. All filings of documents in this case shall be 
made using the Internet (Filing Online) pursuant to Commission rules 
9(a) and 10(a) at the Commission's Web site, https://www.prc.gov, unless 
a waiver is obtained. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Instructions 
for obtaining an account to file documents online may be found on the 
Commission's Web site, https://www.prc.gov, or by contacting the 
Commission's docket section at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 
(202) 789-6846.
    Commission reserves the right to redact personal information which 
may infringe on an individual's privacy rights from documents filed in 
this proceeding.
    Intervention. Persons, other than the Petitioners and respondents, 
wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of 
intervention. See 39 CFR

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3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or 
before December 23, 2011. A notice of intervention shall be filed using 
the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission's Web site, https://www.prc.gov, unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 
CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a).
    Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue 
its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 
39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to 
accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in 
light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the 
Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda 
of law on any appropriate issue. As required by Commission rules, if 
any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion 
is filed. See 39 CFR 3001.21.
    It is ordered:
    1. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James Callow is designated officer of 
the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of 
the general public.
    3. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and 
order and Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.

                           Procedural Schedule
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November 7, 2011..................  Filing of Appeal.
November 22, 2011.................  Deadline for the Postal Service to
                                     file the applicable administrative
                                     record in this appeal.
November 22, 2011.................  Deadline for the Postal Service to
                                     file any responsive pleading.
December 23, 2011.................  Deadline for notices to intervene
                                     (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)).
December 12, 2011.................  Deadline for Petitioners' Form 61 or
                                     initial brief in support of
                                     petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a)
                                     and (b)).
January 3, 2012...................  Deadline for answering brief in
                                     support of the Postal Service (see
                                     39 CFR 3001.115(c)).
January 18, 2012..................  Deadline for reply briefs in
                                     response to answering briefs (see
                                     39 CFR 3001.115(d)).
January 25, 2012..................  Deadline for motions by any party
                                     requesting oral argument; the
                                     Commission will schedule oral
                                     argument only when it is a
                                     necessary addition to the written
                                     filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116).
February 23, 2012.................  Expiration of the Commission's 120-
                                     day decisional schedule (see 39
                                     U.S.C. 404(d)(5)).
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