New Postal Product, 79025-79026 [2013-30973]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On December 19, 2013, the Postal Service filed notice that it has agreed to an amendment to the existing Priority Mail Contract 33 subject to this docket.1 The Postal Service includes two attachments in support of its Notice: • Attachment A—a redacted copy of the amendment to the existing Priority Mail Contract 33, and • Attachment B—a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). The Postal Service also filed the unredacted amendment and supporting financial documentation under seal. The Postal Service seeks to incorporate by reference the Application for NonPublic Treatment originally filed in this docket for the protection of information that it has filed under seal. Id. at 1. The amendment modifies the annual adjustment provision by annually adjusting the prices in Tables A, B, and C of Priority Mail Contract 33 by the most recent cell by cell increases/ decreases in prices of general applicability for Priority Mail Commercial Base. Id. Attachment A at 1. In addition, the amendment modifies the annual adjustment of Table D, by adjusting the prices by the most recent cell by cell increases/decreases in prices of general applicability for Priority Mail Commercial Plus. Id. The amendment will become effective one business day following the day that the Commission issues all necessary regulatory approval. Id. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Notice of Filings Interested persons may submit comments on whether the changes presented in the Postal Service’s Notice are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR 3015.5, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 30, 2013. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Kenneth R. Moeller, previously designated to serve as Public Representative in this proceeding, will continue in that capacity.2 2. Kenneth R. Moeller, previously designated to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding, will continue in that capacity. 3. Comments are due no later than December 30, 2013. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30956 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2014–13 and CP2014–17; Order No. 1920] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: December 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Filings III. Request for Supplemental Information IV. Ordering Paragraphs III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission reopens Docket No. CP2011–49 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. I. Introduction In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Change in Prices Pursuant to Amendment to Priority Mail Contract 33, December 19, 2013 (Notice). 2 Order No. 1734, Notice and Order Concerning Amendment to Priority Mail Contract 33, May 30, 2013, at 3. 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, December 19, 2013 (Request). VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00216 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79025 Service asserts that Priority Mail Express Contract 17 is a competitive product ‘‘not of general applicability’’ within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2014–13. The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. Id. Attachment B. The instant contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2014–17. Request. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments as follows: • Attachment A—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 11–6, authorizing the new product; • Attachment B—a redacted copy of the contract; • Attachment C—proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule competitive product list with the addition underlined; • Attachment D—a Statement of Supporting Justification as required by 39 CFR 3020.32; • Attachment E—a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a); and • Attachment F—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and related financial information under seal. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Dennis R. Nicoski, Manager, Field Sales Strategy and Contracts, asserts that the contract will cover its attributable costs, make a positive contribution to covering institutional costs, and increase contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service’s total institutional costs. Id. Attachment D at 1. Mr. Nicoski contends that there will be no issue of market dominant products subsidizing competitive products as a result of this contract. Id. Related contract. The Postal Service included a redacted version of the related contract with the Request. Id. Attachment B. The contract will expire three years from the effective date unless, among other things, the customer terminates the agreement, with or without cause and without penalty, upon 60 days’ written notice to the other party or the agreement is renewed by mutual written agreement. Id. at 4. The contract also allows two 90day extensions of the agreement if the preparation of a successor agreement is active and the Commission is notified within at least seven days of the contract’s expiration date. Id. The Postal E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 79026 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a).2 The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including the related contract, under seal. Id. Attachment F. It maintains that the redacted portions of the Governors’ Decision, contract, customer-identifying information, and related financial information, should remain confidential. Id. at 3. This information includes the price structure, underlying costs and assumptions, pricing formulas, information relevant to the customer’s mailing profile, and cost coverage projections. Id. The Postal Service asks the Commission to protect customer-identifying information from public disclosure indefinitely. Id. at 7. II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–13 and CP2014–17 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Express Contract 17 product and the related contract, respectively. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR 3015.5, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 30, 2013. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Curtis E. Kidd to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Request for Supplemental Information Section I.B. of the contract defines the ‘‘Effective Date’’ as ‘‘the day following the date on which the Commission issues all necessary regulatory approval.’’ Request, Attachment B at 1. Section III of the contract provides that the ‘‘Effective Date of this Contract shall be one business day following the day on which the Commission issues all necessary regulatory approval.’’ Id. at 4. The Postal Service is requested to clarify which provision is controlling, and, if necessary, file an amendment to the contract. The Postal Service response is due no later than December 27, 2013. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30973 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting January 7, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., and January 8, 2014, at 7:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Vegas, Nevada. STATUS: Closed. DATES AND TIMES: MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. 1. Strategic Issues. 2. Pricing. 3. Governors’ Executive Session. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 7:15 a.m. 1. Financial Matters. 2. Strategic Issues (Continued). 3. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. 4. Board Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie S. Moore, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. Julie S. Moore, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–31100 Filed 12–24–13; 11:15 am] IV. Ordering Paragraphs tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–13 and CP2014–17 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Curtis E. Kidd is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public Representative). 3. The response to the request for supplemental information is due no later than December 27, 2013. 4. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than December 30, 2013. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. BILLING CODE 7710–12–P It is ordered: 2 Although the Request appears to state that the certification only pertains to paragraphs (1) and (3) of 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), the certification itself contains an assertion that the prices are in compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1), (2), and (3). See Request at 2; Attachment E. VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 POSTAL SERVICE Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: PO 00000 Postal ServiceTM. Frm 00217 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of modification to existing systems of records. ACTION: The United States Postal Service® (Postal Service) is proposing to modify a General Privacy Act System of Records. These updates will account for an additional data element that the Postal Service uses to identify applicants, as well as how employee and applicant information is retrieved after a complaint or inquiry is received by the Postal Service from an employee or applicant who is deaf or hard of hearing. DATES: These revisions will become effective without further notice on January 27, 2014 unless comments received on or before that date result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to the Records Office, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 9431, Washington, DC 20260–1101. Copies of all written comments will be available at this address for public inspection and photocopying between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew J. Connolly, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy and Records Office, 202–268–8582. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is in accordance with the Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their amended systems of records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change, or addition. The Postal ServiceTM has reviewed this system of records and has determined that this General Privacy Act System of Records should be revised to modify categories of records in the system and retrievability. SUMMARY: I. Background The Postal Service has entered into a settlement to resolve all claims in a national employment discrimination class action lawsuit regarding deaf or hard of hearing employees and applicants. Among other things, the settlement requires the Postal Service to competitively select and enter into a contract with an independent ombudsperson. The ombudsperson will serve for a period of three (3) years, beginning October 29, 2013. In cooperation with the Postal Service Headquarters Disability Program Manager, the ombudsperson will monitor the Postal Service’s compliance with the injunctive relief provisions of the settlement through the establishment of a call center and designed email address. Deaf and hard of hearing Postal Service employees will E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30973]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2014-13 and CP2014-17; Order No. 1920]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
requesting the addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to the 
competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, 
invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: December 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at http://www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments 
electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing 
alternatives.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Notice of Filings
III. Request for Supplemental Information
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the 
Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting 
information to add Priority Mail Express Contract 17 to the competitive 
product list.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that Priority Mail Express 
Contract 17 is a competitive product ``not of general applicability'' 
within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Request has 
been assigned Docket No. MC2014-13.
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority 
Mail Express Contract 17 to Competitive Product List and Notice of 
Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and 
Supporting Data, December 19, 2013 (Request).
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    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract 
related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 
CFR 3015.5. Id. Attachment B. The instant contract has been assigned 
Docket No. CP2014-17.
    Request. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed six 
attachments as follows:
     Attachment A--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
11-6, authorizing the new product;
     Attachment B--a redacted copy of the contract;
     Attachment C--proposed changes to the Mail Classification 
Schedule competitive product list with the addition underlined;
     Attachment D--a Statement of Supporting Justification as 
required by 39 CFR 3020.32;
     Attachment E--a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 
3633(a); and
     Attachment F--an application for non-public treatment of 
materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and related 
financial information under seal.
    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Dennis R. Nicoski, 
Manager, Field Sales Strategy and Contracts, asserts that the contract 
will cover its attributable costs, make a positive contribution to 
covering institutional costs, and increase contribution toward the 
requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service's total institutional 
costs. Id. Attachment D at 1. Mr. Nicoski contends that there will be 
no issue of market dominant products subsidizing competitive products 
as a result of this contract. Id.
    Related contract. The Postal Service included a redacted version of 
the related contract with the Request. Id. Attachment B. The contract 
will expire three years from the effective date unless, among other 
things, the customer terminates the agreement, with or without cause 
and without penalty, upon 60 days' written notice to the other party or 
the agreement is renewed by mutual written agreement. Id. at 4. The 
contract also allows two 90-day extensions of the agreement if the 
preparation of a successor agreement is active and the Commission is 
notified within at least seven days of the contract's expiration date. 
Id. The Postal

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Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 
3633(a).\2\
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    \2\ Although the Request appears to state that the certification 
only pertains to paragraphs (1) and (3) of 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), the 
certification itself contains an assertion that the prices are in 
compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1), (2), and (3). See Request at 
2; Attachment E.
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    The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, 
including the related contract, under seal. Id. Attachment F. It 
maintains that the redacted portions of the Governors' Decision, 
contract, customer-identifying information, and related financial 
information, should remain confidential. Id. at 3. This information 
includes the price structure, underlying costs and assumptions, pricing 
formulas, information relevant to the customer's mailing profile, and 
cost coverage projections. Id. The Postal Service asks the Commission 
to protect customer-identifying information from public disclosure 
indefinitely. Id. at 7.

II. Notice of Filings

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014-13 and CP2014-17 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Express 
Contract 17 product and the related contract, respectively.
    Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal 
Service's filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the 
policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR 3015.5, and 39 CFR 
part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 30, 2013. 
The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the 
Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Curtis E. Kidd to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Request for Supplemental Information

    Section I.B. of the contract defines the ``Effective Date'' as 
``the day following the date on which the Commission issues all 
necessary regulatory approval.'' Request, Attachment B at 1. Section 
III of the contract provides that the ``Effective Date of this Contract 
shall be one business day following the day on which the Commission 
issues all necessary regulatory approval.'' Id. at 4. The Postal 
Service is requested to clarify which provision is controlling, and, if 
necessary, file an amendment to the contract. The Postal Service 
response is due no later than December 27, 2013.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014-13 and CP2014-17 
to consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Curtis E. Kidd is appointed to serve 
as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the 
general public in these proceedings (Public Representative).
    3. The response to the request for supplemental information is due 
no later than December 27, 2013.
    4. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than December 30, 2013.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30973 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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