Post Office Closing, 76774-76775 [2011-31538]

Download as PDF 76774 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2011 / Notices oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Standard Form 3102, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS), is used by an employee or an annuitant covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System to designate a beneficiary to receive any lump sum due in the event of his/her death. Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Designation of Beneficiary (FERS). OMB Number: 3206–0173. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 3,888. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 972. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2011–31472 Filed 12–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. A2012–74; Order No. 1018] Post Office Closing Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Spring Lake, Minnesota 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: December 1, 2011: Administrative record due (from Postal Service); December 27, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Dec 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 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), on November 16, 2011, the Commission received a petition for review of the Postal Service’s determination to close the Spring Lake post office in Spring Lake, Minnesota. The petition for review was filed by Sally Sedgwick (Petitioner) and is postmarked November 8, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2012–74 to consider Petitioner’s appeal. If Petitioner would like to further explain her position with supplemental information or facts, Petitioner may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief with the Commission no later than December 21, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner contends 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)); (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)); and (4) there are factual errors contained in the Final Determination. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or before December 27, 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. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2011 / Notices It is ordered: 1. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. 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 76775 Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE November December December December December 16, 2011 .................................. 1, 2011 .................................... 1, 2011 .................................... 27, 2011 .................................. 21, 2011 .................................. January 10, 2012 ...................................... January 25, 2012 ...................................... February 1, 2012 ...................................... March 7, 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. 2011–31538 Filed 12–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65864; File No. SR– NYSEAMEX–2011–90] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Amex LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend NYSE Rule 104(a)(1)(A) To Reflect That Designated Market Maker Unit Quoting Requirements Are Based on Consolidated Average Daily Volume mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES December 2, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2011, NYSE Amex LLC (‘‘NYSE Amex’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a noncontroversial rule change under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act,3 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Dec 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Amex Equities Rule 104(a)(1)(A) to reflect that, when determining the specific percentage quoting requirement applicable to a Designated Market Maker unit (‘‘DMM unit’’), volume for the particular security is based on consolidated average daily volume (‘‘CADV’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and https://www.nyse.com. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization 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 those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Amex Equities Rule 104(a)(1)(A) 4 4 NYSE Amex Equities Rule 104 is currently in effect during a pilot period (‘‘New Market Model Pilot’’ or ‘‘NMM Pilot’’). The Exchange adopted the NMM Pilot pursuant to its merger with the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59022 (November 26, 2008), 73 FR 73683 (December 3, 2008) (SR– NYSEALTR–2008–10) (the ‘‘NYSE Amex NMM PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to reflect that, when determining the specific percentage quoting requirement applicable to a DMM unit,5 volume for the particular security is based on CADV.6 A DMM unit must maintain a bid or an offer at the National Best Bid and National Best Offer (‘‘inside’’) a minimum of either 5% or 10% of the trading day, depending on trading volume for the security. NYSE Amex Equities Rule 104(a)(1)(A) currently reflects for one of the calculations, but not the other, that, when determining the specific percentage quoting requirement applicable to a DMM unit, trading volume for the particular security is based on volume ‘‘on the Exchange.’’ The reference to ‘‘on the Exchange’’ was inadvertently included in the Exchange’s proposal to implement the NMM Pilot, which was based on the same language that was approved by the Commission in the Approval’’). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58845 (October 24, 2008), 73 FR 64379 (October 29, 2008) (SR–NYSE–2008–46) (the ‘‘NYSE NMM Approval’’). The Exchange has extended the operation of the NMM Pilot several times and it is currently set to expire on January 31, 2012. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64773 (June 29, 2011), 76 FR 39453 (July 6, 2011) (SR– NYSEAmex–2011–43). 5 See NYSE Amex Equities Rule 98(b)(2). ‘‘DMM unit’’ means any member organization, aggregation unit within a member organization, or division or department within an integrated proprietary aggregation unit of a member organization that (i) Has been approved by NYSE Regulation pursuant to section (c) of NYSE Amex Equities Rule 98, (ii) is eligible for allocations under NYSE Amex Equities Rule 103B as a DMM unit in a security listed or traded on the Exchange, and (iii) has met all registration and qualification requirements for DMM units assigned to such unit. 6 Given the multitude of venues where equity securities trade, CADV is more reflective of the trading characteristics of a security than the volume on any single market. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-31538]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. A2012-74; Order No. 1018]


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 Spring Lake, Minnesota 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: December 1, 2011: Administrative record due (from Postal 
Service);
December 27, 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), on November 16, 2011, the Commission received a petition 
for review of the Postal Service's determination to close the Spring 
Lake post office in Spring Lake, Minnesota. The petition for review was 
filed by Sally Sedgwick (Petitioner) and is postmarked November 8, 
2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 
404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2012-74 to consider Petitioner's 
appeal. If Petitioner would like to further explain her position with 
supplemental information or facts, Petitioner may either file a 
Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief with the 
Commission no later than December 21, 2011.
    Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner contends 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)); (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)); and (4) there are factual errors 
contained in the Final Determination.
    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 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this 
case are to be filed on or before December 27, 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.

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    It is ordered:
    1. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. 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 16, 2011.................................  Filing of Appeal.
December 1, 2011..................................  Deadline for the
                                                     Postal Service to
                                                     file the applicable
                                                     administrative
                                                     record in this
                                                     appeal.
December 1, 2011..................................  Deadline for the
                                                     Postal Service to
                                                     file any responsive
                                                     pleading.
December 27, 2011.................................  Deadline for notices
                                                     to intervene (see
                                                     39 CFR
                                                     3001.111(b)).
December 21, 2011.................................  Deadline for
                                                     Petitioners' Form
                                                     61 or initial brief
                                                     in support of
                                                     petition (see 39
                                                     CFR 3001.115(a) and
                                                     (b)).
January 10, 2012..................................  Deadline for
                                                     answering brief in
                                                     support of the
                                                     Postal Service (see
                                                     39 CFR
                                                     3001.115(c)).
January 25, 2012..................................  Deadline for reply
                                                     briefs in response
                                                     to answering briefs
                                                     (see 39 CFR
                                                     3001.115(d)).
February 1, 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).
March 7, 2012.....................................  Expiration of the
                                                     Commission's 120-
                                                     day decisional
                                                     schedule (see 39
                                                     U.S.C. 404(d)(5)).
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