New Postal Product, 675-676 [2013-31541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2014 / Notices 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–15 and CP2014–24 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Manon A. Boudreault is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than January 7, 2014. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–31542 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2014–14 and CP2014–23; Order No. 1938] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of First-Class Package Service Contract 35 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: January 7, 2014. Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Filings III. 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 First-Class Package Service Contract VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jan 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 675 35 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal Service asserts that First-Class Package Service Contract 35 is a competitive product ‘‘not of general applicability’’ within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Request at 1. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2014–14. The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product. Id. Attachment B. The instant contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2014–23. 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 is scheduled to become effective one business day following the day on which the Commission issues all regulatory approvals. Id. at 3. The contract will expire 3 years from the effective date unless, among other things, either party terminates the agreement upon 30 days’ written notice to the other party. Id. 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 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 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. 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add First-Class Package Service Contract 35 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, December 27, 2013 (Request). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–14 and CP2014–23 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed First-Class Package Service Contract 35 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 January 7, 2014. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Lawrence Fenster to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–14 and CP2014–23 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lawrence Fenster is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than January 7, 2014. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 676 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2014 / Notices 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–31541 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: January 6, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on December 27, 2013, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add First-Class Package Service Contract 35 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–14, CP2014–23. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2013–31491 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: January 6, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on December 27, 2013, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 74 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–15, CP2014–24. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2013–31490 Filed 1–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Public Service Pension Questionnaires; OMB 3220–0136. Public Law 95–216 amended the Social Security Act of 1977 by providing, in part, that spouse or survivor benefits may be reduced when the beneficiary is in receipt of a pension based on employment with a Federal, State, or local governmental unit. Initially, the reduction was equal to the full amount of the government pension. Public Law 98–21 changed the reduction to two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. Public Law 108–203 amended the Social Security Act by changing the requirement for exemption to public service offset, that Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes be deducted from the public service wages for the last 60 months of public service employment, rather than just the last day of public service employment. Sections 4(a)(1) and 4(f)(1) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides that a spouse or survivor annuity should be equal in amount to what the annuitant would receive if entitled to a like benefit from the Social Security Administration. Therefore, the public service pension (PSP) provisions apply to RRA annuities. RRB regulations pertaining to the collection of evidence relating to public service pensions or worker’s compensation paid to spouse or survivor applicants or annuitants are found in 20 CFR 219.64c. The RRB utilizes Form G–208, Public Service Pension Questionnaire, and Form G–212, Public Service Monitoring Questionnaire, to obtain information used to determine whether an annuity reduction is in order. Completion of the forms is voluntary. However, failure to complete the forms could result in the nonpayment of benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–208 .......................................................................................................................................... G–212 .......................................................................................................................................... 70 1,100 16 15 19.0 275.0 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 1,170 ........................ 294.0 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Report of Medicaid State VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jan 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Office on Beneficiary’s Buy-In Status; OMB 3220–0185. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB administers the E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 675-676]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31541]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2014-14 and CP2014-23; Order No. 1938]


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 First-Class Package Service Contract 35 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: January 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://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. 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 First-Class Package Service Contract 35 to the 
competitive product list.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that First-
Class Package Service Contract 35 is a competitive product ``not of 
general applicability'' within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). 
Request at 1. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2014-14.
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add First-
Class Package Service Contract 35 to Competitive Product List and 
Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, 
Contract, and Supporting Data, December 27, 2013 (Request).
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    The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract 
related to the proposed new product. Id. Attachment B. The instant 
contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2014-23.
    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 
is scheduled to become effective one business day following the day on 
which the Commission issues all regulatory approvals. Id. at 3. The 
contract will expire 3 years from the effective date unless, among 
other things, either party terminates the agreement upon 30 days' 
written notice to the other party. Id. 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 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 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. MC2014-14 and CP2014-23 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed First-Class Package 
Service Contract 35 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 January 7, 2014. 
The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the 
Commission's Web site (https://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Lawrence Fenster to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014-14 and CP2014-23 
to consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lawrence Fenster is appointed to 
serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to 
represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings.
    3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than January 7, 2014.

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    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-31541 Filed 1-3-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P