International Mail Price Change for Inbound Air Parcel Post, 77856-77857 [2011-32046]

Download as PDF 77856 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2011 / Notices Detroit District, is providing an errata sheet for NUREG–2105, ‘‘Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Combined License (COL) for Enrico Fermi Unit 3.’’ The site is located in Monroe County, Michigan. An NRC notice of availability (NOA) of the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2011 (76 FR 66998). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NOA was also published on October 28, 2011 (76 FR 66925). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the contents of the errata sheet for NUREG–2105, Volume 1. The content of the errata sheet is provided below: In DEIS Chapter 8, Page 8–23, after the first full paragraph (i.e., after line 15), insert the following table: TABLE 8–8—SUMMARY OF MPSC PLAN 2025 NEED FOR POWER IN THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN AREA 2025 (MW) Component A ............... B ............... C .............. D .............. 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[FR Doc. 2011–32070 Filed 12–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Background III. Notice of Filing IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2012–3; Order No. 1033] International Mail Price Change for Inbound Air Parcel Post Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to change rates for Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) rates. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing. DATES: Comments are due: December 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 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. Persons who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Dec 13, 2011 Jkt 226001 On December 6, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing changes in rates not of general applicability for Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) rates with an intended effective date of January 1, 2012.1 The Notice incorporates by reference the explanation of Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates and the mechanism for setting rates contained in its request and supporting documentation filed in Docket Nos. MC2010–11 and CP2010– 11.2 Notice at 2. 1 Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes in Rates Not of General Applicability and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, December 6, 2011 (Notice). 2 See Docket Nos. MC2010–11 and CP2010–11, Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) Rates to the Competitive Products List, Notice of Establishment of Prices and Classifications Not of General Applicability for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates Established in Governors’ Decision No. 09–15, and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, November 17, 2009 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments as follows: • Attachment 1—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted rates and supporting documents under seal; • Attachment 2—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 09–15 which establishes prices and classifications for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates, proposed Mail Classification Schedule language which includes a description of Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates, certification of prices in conformity with 39 U.S.C. 3633, an analysis of the procedures for setting rates, and certification of the Governors’ vote; • Attachment 3—a redacted version of the new rates; and • Attachment 4—a certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2) for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU rates. The Postal Service also provided a redacted version of the supporting financial documentation as a separate Excel file. II. Background The Notice states that Governors’ Decision No. 09–15 established prices and classifications not of general applicability for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates on November 16, 2009. Id. at 1. Air parcels comprise inbound parcels eligible to receive transportation by air rather than surface. Id., Attachment 2 at 1. The rates authorized by Governors’ Decision No. 09–15 when there is no contractual relationship with the tendering postal operator are the highest possible inward land rates that the United States is eligible for under the parcel post regulations. Id. at 2. In Order No. 362, the Commission approved the addition of Inbound Air E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Parcel Post at UPU Rates to the competitive product list.3 The Postal Service states in its Notice that the rates in its filing comport with Governors’ Decision No. 09–15 and are ‘‘the highest possible inward land rates for which the Postal Service was eligible based on inflation increases and other factors.’’ Notice at 2–3. In the Postal Service’s Request in Docket Nos. MC2010–11 and CP2010– 11, it explains the process for determining Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates. In its Request, the Postal Service indicates that the United States receives both air and surface parcels from foreign postal administrations which compensate the Postal Service for delivery of these parcels in the United States. Request at 2. It maintains that it has negotiated separate agreements for parcel rates with certain foreign posts, but most compensate it at the United States default rates for inbound parcel delivery. Id. Payments between postal administrations for handling and delivering parcel post are referred to as inward land rates. The Postal Service notes that inward land rates are set according to formulas in the UPU Parcel Post Regulations which constitute international law. Id. More specifically, the UPU Postal Operations Council establishes inward land rates.4 Such rates are based on a percentage of each member’s inward land rate in 2004. Id. at 3. UPU members may qualify for percentage ‘‘bonuses’’ to their base rate based upon their provision of certain value-added services.5 Id. The Postal Service states it is responsible for gathering information that the UPU Postal Operations Council uses to calculate the rates, including completion of a questionnaire on service bonus eligibility and submission of annual inflation information from the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. Id. Based on this and similar information from the member posts, the UPU International Bureau publishes an annual notice establishing the postal administration’s parcel rates for the following year. Id. The Postal Service states that because of the unique mechanism for setting inward land rates, it chose to establish rates for inbound air parcels by reference to the Universal Postal Convention. Id. In its Notice the Postal Service maintains that certain portions of the Governors’ Decision, the new rates, and related financial documentation should remain under seal. Notice at 3, Attachment 1. It also asserts that its filing demonstrates compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 3. 3 See Docket Nos. MC2010–11 and CP2010–11, Order Adding Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates to Competitive Product List, December 15, 2009 (Order No. 362). 4 The UPU Postal Operations Council is a designated body of the UPU which is responsible for rate setting. 5 The Postal Service states that services such as ‘‘track and trace, home delivery, published delivery standards, and use of a common inquiry system’’ qualify UPU members for bonuses. Id. Members may also seek an inflation-related adjustment to the base rate which is capped at 5 percent per year. [Investment Company Act Release No. 29879; File No. 812–13952] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Dec 13, 2011 Jkt 226001 III. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012–3 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. The Commission appoints James F. Callow as Public Representative in this proceeding. 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 or 3633, or 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are due no later than December 16, 2011. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https://www.prc. gov). IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012–3 for consideration of the matters raised in this docket. 2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than December 16, 2011. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interest of the general public in this proceeding. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–32046 Filed 12–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Seasons Series Trust, et al.; Notice of Application December 8, 2011. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77857 Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from rule 12d1–2(a) under the Act. Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to permit open-end management investment companies relying on rule 12d1–2 under the Act to invest in certain financial instruments. APPLICANTS: Seasons Series Trust (‘‘Seasons’’), SunAmerica Series Trust (‘‘Series Trust’’), VALIC Company II (‘‘VALIC II’’), SunAmerica Series, Inc. (‘‘SunAmerica Series’’ and collectively with Seasons, Series Trust and VALIC II, the ‘‘Companies’’), SunAmerica Asset Management Corp. (‘‘SAAMCo’’), The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (‘‘VALIC’’), SunAmerica Capital Services, Inc. (‘‘SACS’’) and American General Distributors, Inc. (‘‘AGDI’’ and collectively with the Companies, SAAMCo, VALIC and SACS, the ‘‘Applicants’’). DATES: Filing Date: The application was filed on August 31, 2011. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on January 3, 2012 and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants: Seasons and Series Trust, One SunAmerica Center, Los Angeles, CA 90067; VALIC II, VALIC, and AGDI, 2929 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019; SunAmerica Series, SAAMCo, and SACS, Harborside Financial Center, 3200 Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Ehrlich, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551– 6819, or Mary Kay Frech, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or an applicant using the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2012-3; Order No. 1033]


International Mail Price Change for Inbound Air Parcel Post

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to change rates for Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal 
Union (UPU) rates. This notice addresses procedural steps associated 
with this filing.

DATES: Comments are due: December 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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. 
Persons 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:

Table of Contents

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

I. Introduction

    On December 6, 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing 
changes in rates not of general applicability for Inbound Air Parcel 
Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) rates with an intended effective 
date of January 1, 2012.\1\ The Notice incorporates by reference the 
explanation of Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates and the mechanism 
for setting rates contained in its request and supporting documentation 
filed in Docket Nos. MC2010-11 and CP2010-11.\2\ Notice at 2.
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    \1\ Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Changes 
in Rates Not of General Applicability and Application for Non-Public 
Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, December 6, 2011 (Notice).
    \2\ See Docket Nos. MC2010-11 and CP2010-11, Request of the 
United States Postal Service to Add Inbound Air Parcel Post at 
Universal Postal Union (UPU) Rates to the Competitive Products List, 
Notice of Establishment of Prices and Classifications Not of General 
Applicability for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates Established 
in Governors' Decision No. 09-15, and Application for Non-Public 
Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, November 17, 2009 
(Request).
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    In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments 
as follows:
     Attachment 1--an application for non-public treatment of 
materials to maintain redacted rates and supporting documents under 
seal;
     Attachment 2--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
09-15 which establishes prices and classifications for Inbound Air 
Parcel Post at UPU Rates, proposed Mail Classification Schedule 
language which includes a description of Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU 
Rates, certification of prices in conformity with 39 U.S.C. 3633, an 
analysis of the procedures for setting rates, and certification of the 
Governors' vote;
     Attachment 3--a redacted version of the new rates; and
     Attachment 4--a certified statement required by 39 CFR 
3015.5(c)(2) for Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU rates.
    The Postal Service also provided a redacted version of the 
supporting financial documentation as a separate Excel file.

II. Background

    The Notice states that Governors' Decision No. 09-15 established 
prices and classifications not of general applicability for Inbound Air 
Parcel Post at UPU Rates on November 16, 2009. Id. at 1. Air parcels 
comprise inbound parcels eligible to receive transportation by air 
rather than surface. Id., Attachment 2 at 1. The rates authorized by 
Governors' Decision No. 09-15 when there is no contractual relationship 
with the tendering postal operator are the highest possible inward land 
rates that the United States is eligible for under the parcel post 
regulations. Id. at 2. In Order No. 362, the Commission approved the 
addition of Inbound Air

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Parcel Post at UPU Rates to the competitive product list.\3\
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    \3\ See Docket Nos. MC2010-11 and CP2010-11, Order Adding 
Inbound Air Parcel Post at UPU Rates to Competitive Product List, 
December 15, 2009 (Order No. 362).
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    The Postal Service states in its Notice that the rates in its 
filing comport with Governors' Decision No. 09-15 and are ``the highest 
possible inward land rates for which the Postal Service was eligible 
based on inflation increases and other factors.'' Notice at 2-3.
    In the Postal Service's Request in Docket Nos. MC2010-11 and 
CP2010-11, it explains the process for determining Inbound Air Parcel 
Post at UPU Rates. In its Request, the Postal Service indicates that 
the United States receives both air and surface parcels from foreign 
postal administrations which compensate the Postal Service for delivery 
of these parcels in the United States. Request at 2. It maintains that 
it has negotiated separate agreements for parcel rates with certain 
foreign posts, but most compensate it at the United States default 
rates for inbound parcel delivery. Id. Payments between postal 
administrations for handling and delivering parcel post are referred to 
as inward land rates. The Postal Service notes that inward land rates 
are set according to formulas in the UPU Parcel Post Regulations which 
constitute international law. Id. More specifically, the UPU Postal 
Operations Council establishes inward land rates.\4\ Such rates are 
based on a percentage of each member's inward land rate in 2004. Id. at 
3. UPU members may qualify for percentage ``bonuses'' to their base 
rate based upon their provision of certain value-added services.\5\ Id. 
The Postal Service states it is responsible for gathering information 
that the UPU Postal Operations Council uses to calculate the rates, 
including completion of a questionnaire on service bonus eligibility 
and submission of annual inflation information from the Consumer Price 
Index for All Urban Consumers. Id. Based on this and similar 
information from the member posts, the UPU International Bureau 
publishes an annual notice establishing the postal administration's 
parcel rates for the following year. Id.
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    \4\ The UPU Postal Operations Council is a designated body of 
the UPU which is responsible for rate setting.
    \5\ The Postal Service states that services such as ``track and 
trace, home delivery, published delivery standards, and use of a 
common inquiry system'' qualify UPU members for bonuses. Id. Members 
may also seek an inflation-related adjustment to the base rate which 
is capped at 5 percent per year.
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    The Postal Service states that because of the unique mechanism for 
setting inward land rates, it chose to establish rates for inbound air 
parcels by reference to the Universal Postal Convention. Id.
    In its Notice the Postal Service maintains that certain portions of 
the Governors' Decision, the new rates, and related financial 
documentation should remain under seal. Notice at 3, Attachment 1. It 
also asserts that its filing demonstrates compliance with 39 U.S.C. 
3633. Id. at 3.

III. Notice of Filing

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012-3 for consideration of 
matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    The Commission appoints James F. Callow as Public Representative in 
this proceeding.
    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 or 3633, or 39 CFR part 3015. Comments 
are due no later than December 16, 2011. The public portions of these 
filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (https://www.prc.gov).

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012-3 for consideration 
of the matters raised in this docket.
    2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than December 16, 2011.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve 
as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the 
interest of the general public in this proceeding.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-32046 Filed 12-13-11; 8:45 am]
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