New Postal Product, 12250-12251 [2014-04645]

Download as PDF 12250 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices contract begins on April 1 and ends on June 30, and Quarter 4 of the contract begins on January 1 and ends on March 31. Id., Attachment B at 2. Section 1.H.1. of the contract provides that ‘‘[f]or subsequent years of the contract, beginning on the first anniversary of the contract’s effective date, customized prices under this contract will be the previous year’s prices plus the most recent (as of the anniversary date) average increase in prices of general applicability, as calculated by the Postal Service, for Priority Mail Commercial Plus.’’ Id., Attachment B at 9. If the Commission approves the Request in March 2014, the first anniversary of the contract’s effective date is likely to occur during Quarter 4 of the first contract year. The Postal Service is requested to specify whether prices will be adjusted pursuant to section I.H.1. of the contract during Quarter 4 of the first contract year. The Postal Service is also requested to confirm that prices will be adjusted pursuant to section I.H.1. of the contract during Quarter 4 of the second and third contract years. Finally, the Postal Service is requested to confirm that the second paragraph of section III of the contract is intended to refer to the escalation clause in section I.G. and I.H. of the contract (which establish subsequent year prices and an annual adjustment mechanism, respectively) rather than section I.E. and I.F (which establish contract quarters and first-year prices, respectively). The Postal Service response is due no later than March 5, 2014. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–04753 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2014–18 and CP2014–31; Order No. 1997] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting the addition of Priority Mail Contract 77 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: March 6, 2014. SUMMARY: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Corcoran, Acting General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Filings III. Ordering Paragraphs tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–19 and CP2014–32 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow 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 March 5, 2014. 4. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than March 7, 2014. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. 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 Contract 77 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal Service asserts that Priority Mail Contract 77 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. MC2014–18. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 77 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, February 25, 2014 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instant contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2014–31. Request. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments: a redacted copy of the contract, a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 11–6, proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, the Postal Service 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. It 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 upon 30 days’ written notice to the other party or the agreement is renewed by mutual written agreement. Id. at 3. 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 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. MC2014–18 and CP2014–31 to 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. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 77 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 March 6, 2014. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–18 and CP2014–31 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public Representative). 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than March 6, 2014. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–04645 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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: March 4, 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 February 25, 2014, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 77 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–18, CP2014–31. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2014–04669 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P Government ‘‘Big Data’’; Request for Information Notice of Request for Information. ACTION: On January 17, 2014, President Obama called for senior government officials to lead a comprehensive review of the ways in which ‘‘big data’’ will affect how Americans live and work, and the implications of collecting, analyzing and using such data for privacy, the economy, and public policy. The President requested that the review examine challenges confronted by both the public and private sectors; whether the United States can forge international norms on how to manage this data; and how we can continue to promote the free flow of information in ways that are consistent with both privacy and security. Once complete, the review will result in a report that anticipates future technological trends and frames the key questions that the collection, analysis, and use of ‘‘big data’’ raise for our government and nation. This notice solicits public input to inform this effort. DATES: Responses must be received by March 31, 2014 to be considered. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: bigdata@ostp.gov. Include [Big Data RFI] in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 456–6040, Attn: Big Data Study • Mail: Attn: Big Data Study, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20502. Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Responses exceeding 7,500 words or 15 pages will not be considered. Respondents need not reply to all questions; however, they should clearly indicate the number of each question to which they are responding. Responses to this RFI may be posted without change online. OSTP therefore PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requests that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the response. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Wong, 202–456–4444, bigdata@ ostp.gov. We are undergoing a revolution in the way that information about our purchases, our conversations, our social networks, our movements, and even our physical identities are collected, stored, analyzed, and used. The immense volume, diversity, and potential value of data will have profound implications for privacy, the economy, and public policy. Recognizing both the trajectory of these technologies and the broadening uses of such data, the President on January 17, 2014, charged counselor John Podesta with leading a comprehensive review of issues at the intersection of ‘‘big data’’ and privacy. As part of those efforts, the Administration, in coordination with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, is engaging with privacy experts, technologists, business and government leaders and the academic community, to consider the implications of ‘‘big data,’’ and focus on how the present and future state of these technologies might motivate changes in our policies across a range of sectors. This review will explore the way that ‘‘big data’’ will affect the way we live and work; the relationship between government and citizens; and how public and private sectors can spur innovation and maximize the opportunities and free flow of this information while minimizing the risks to privacy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/ blog/2014/01/23/big-data-and-futureprivacy). For purposes of this Request For Information, the phrase ‘‘big data’’ refers to datasets so large, diverse, and/or complex, that conventional technologies cannot adequately capture, store, or analyze them. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY SUMMARY: 12251 Questions to the Public Without limiting the foregoing, commenters should consider the following: (1) What are the public policy implications of the collection, storage, analysis, and use of big data? For example, do the current U.S. policy framework and privacy proposals for protecting consumer privacy and E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12250-12251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04645]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2014-18 and CP2014-31; Order No. 1997]


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 Contract 77 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: March 6, 2014.

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: Brian Corcoran, Acting 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 Priority Mail Contract 77 to the competitive product 
list.\1\ The Postal Service asserts that Priority Mail Contract 77 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. MC2014-18.
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority 
Mail Contract 77 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing 
(Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and 
Supporting Data, February 25, 2014 (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. CP2014-31.
    Request. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed six 
attachments: a redacted copy of the contract, a redacted copy of 
Governors' Decision No. 11-6, proposed changes to the Mail 
Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, a 
certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application 
for non-public treatment of certain materials.
    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, the Postal Service 
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. It 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 upon 30 days' written 
notice to the other party or the agreement is renewed by mutual written 
agreement. Id. at 3. 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 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. MC2014-18 and CP2014-31 to

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consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 
77 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 March 6, 2014. The 
public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's 
Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to serve as 
Public Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014-18 and CP2014-31 
to consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is 
appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the 
interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public 
Representative).
    3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no 
later than March 6, 2014.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-04645 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P