International Mail Contract, 69539-69540 [2014-27562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices Total Annual costs: To be determined. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Reich, Senior Advisor, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M St. NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Mr. Reich can be reached by Telephone: 202–653– 4685, Fax: 202–653–4608, or by email at creich@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/ TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202–653–4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: November 17, 2014. Kim Miller, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2014–27652 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. R2015–3; Order No. 2251] International Mail Contract Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a Type 2 rate adjustment and the filing of a related negotiated service agreement with PostNL. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: December 2, 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Contents of Filing III. Commission Action IV. Ordering Paragraphs 2 rate adjustment in conjunction with a new negotiated service agreement.1 The Notice concerns the inbound portion of a bilateral agreement with Royal PostNL BV (PostNL) (Agreement), which the Postal Service seeks to include within the Inbound Market Dominant MultiService Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 (Docket Nos. MC2010–35, R2010–5 and R2010–6) product. Notice at 1. II. Contents of Filing The Postal Service’s filing consists of the Notice, two attachments, and redacted and unredacted versions of an Excel file with supporting financial workpapers. Id. at 2. Attachment 1 is an application for non-public treatment of material filed under seal with the Commission. Id. Attachment 2 is a redacted copy of the Agreement. Id. The Postal Service includes a redacted version of the financial workpapers with its filing as a separate public Excel file. The Postal Service states that the intended effective date of the Agreement is January 1, 2015; asserts that it is providing more than the 45 days advance notice required under 39 CFR 3010.41; and identifies the parties to the Agreement as the United States Postal Service and PostNL, the postal operator for the Netherlands. Id. at 3–4. Reporting requirements. Rule 3010.43 requires the Postal Service to submit a detailed data collection plan. In lieu of a special data collection for the Agreement, the Postal Service proposes to report information on the Agreement through the Annual Compliance Report. Id at 7. The Postal Service also invokes, with respect to service performance measurement reporting under rule 3055.3(a)(3), the standing exception in Order No. 996 for all agreements filed in the Inbound Market Dominant MultiService Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product grouping. Id. Consistency with applicable statutory criteria. The Postal Service observes that Commission review of a negotiated service agreement addresses three statutory criteria, whether the agreement: (1) improves the Postal Service’s net financial position or enhances the performance of operational functions; (2) will not cause unreasonable harm to the marketplace; and (3) will be available on public and reasonable terms to similarly-situated mailers. Id. at 7–8 (citing 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10)). The Postal Service asserts that it addresses the first two criteria in I. Introduction On November 14, 2014, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3010.40 et seq., announcing a Type VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 1 United States Postal Service Notice of Type 2 Rate Adjustment, Notice Filing Functionally Equivalent Agreement and Application for Nonpublic Treatment, November 14, 2014 (Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69539 its Notice and that the third is inapplicable, as there are no entities similarly situated to PostNL in terms of their ability to tender broad-based Letter Post flows from the Netherlands. Id. at 8. Functional equivalence. The Postal Service addresses reasons why it considers the Agreement functionally equivalent to the Koninklijke TNT PostBV and TNT Post Pakketservice Benelux BV (TNT Agreement) baseline agreement, notwithstanding acknowledgement and identification of similarities and differences.2 The Postal Service asserts that it does not consider that the specified differences detract from the conclusion that the Agreement is functionally equivalent to the baseline TNT Agreement. Id. at 11. III. Commission Action The Commission, in conformance with rule 3010.44, establishes Docket No. R2015–3 to consider issues raised by the Notice. The Commission invites comments from interested persons on whether the Agreement is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3622 and the requirements of 39 CFR part 3010. Comments are due no later than December 2, 2014. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). Information on how to obtain access to non-public material appears in 39 CFR part 3007. The Commission appoints James F. Callow to represent the interests of the general public (Public Representative) in this docket. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. R2015–3 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than December 2, 2014. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. 2 Id. at 8–11. See also Docket Nos. MC2010–35, R2010–5, and R2010–6, Order No. 549, Order Adding Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 to the Market Dominant Product List and Approving Included Agreements, September 30, 2010; Docket No. R2013–9, Order No. 2148, Order Granting, in Part, Motion for Partial Reconsideration of Order No. 1864 and Modifying, in Part, Order No. 1864, August 11, 2014. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69540 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27562 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Actuarial Advisory Committee With Respect to the Railroad Retirement Account Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with Public Law 92–463 that the Actuarial Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on December 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the office of the Chief Actuary of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, on the conduct of the 26th Actuarial Valuation of the Railroad Retirement System. The agenda for this meeting will include a discussion of the assumptions to be used in the 26th Actuarial Valuation. A report containing recommended assumptions and the experience on which the recommendations are based will have been sent by the Chief Actuary to the Committee before the meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Persons wishing to submit written statements or make oral presentations should address their communications or notices to the Actuarial Advisory Committee, c/o Chief Actuary, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092. Martha P. Rico, Secretary to the Board. BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or her designee, has certified that, in her opinion, one or 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 Income ETF (the ‘‘Fund’’) relating to its use of derivative instruments. The Fund is currently listed and traded on the Exchange under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600 (‘‘Managed Fund Shares’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change Dated: November 19, 2014. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–27800 Filed 11–19–14; 4:15 pm] [Release No. 34–73613; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2014–127] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Use of Derivative Instruments by the First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF November 17, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–27542 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matter at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Gallagher, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session, and determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting will be: Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on November 5, 2014, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to reflect a change to the means of achieving the investment objective applicable to the First Trust Preferred Securities and 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Purpose The Commission has approved listing and trading on the Exchange of shares (‘‘Shares’’) of the Fund under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600, which governs the listing and trading of Managed Fund Shares on the Exchange.4 The Shares are offered by the First Trust ExchangeTraded Fund III (the ‘‘Trust’’), which was organized as a Massachusetts business trust and is registered with the Commission as an open-end management investment company.5 First Trust Advisors L.P. (‘‘First Trust Advisors’’) is the investment adviser 4 The Commission originally approved the listing and trading of the Shares on the Exchange on February 8, 2013. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68870 (February 8, 2013), 78 FR 11245 (February 15, 2013) (SR–NYSEArca–2012–139) (‘‘Prior Order’’). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68458 (December 18, 2012), 77 FR 76148 (December 26, 2012) (SR–NYSEArca–2012– 139) (‘‘Prior Notice,’’ and together with the Prior Order, the ‘‘Prior Release’’). 5 The Trust is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘1940 Act’’). On February 28, 2014, the Trust filed with the Commission an amendment to its registration statement on Form N– 1A (File Nos. 333–176976 and 811–22245) under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) and under the 1940 Act relating to the Fund (‘‘Registration Statement’’). The descriptions of the Shares and the Fund contained herein are based, in part, on information in the Registration Statement. In addition, the Commission has issued an order granting certain exemptive relief to the Trust under the 1940 Act. See Investment Company Act Release No. 30029 (April 10, 2012) (File No. 812–13795) (the ‘‘Exemptive Order’’). E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69539-69540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27562]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. R2015-3; Order No. 2251]


International Mail Contract

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
concerning a Type 2 rate adjustment and the filing of a related 
negotiated service agreement with PostNL. This notice informs the 
public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other 
administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: December 2, 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: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 
202-789-6820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Contents of Filing
III. Commission Action
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On November 14, 2014, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant 
to 39 CFR 3010.40 et seq., announcing a Type 2 rate adjustment in 
conjunction with a new negotiated service agreement.\1\ The Notice 
concerns the inbound portion of a bilateral agreement with Royal PostNL 
BV (PostNL) (Agreement), which the Postal Service seeks to include 
within the Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with 
Foreign Postal Operators 1 (Docket Nos. MC2010-35, R2010-5 and R2010-6) 
product. Notice at 1.
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    \1\ United States Postal Service Notice of Type 2 Rate 
Adjustment, Notice Filing Functionally Equivalent Agreement and 
Application for Nonpublic Treatment, November 14, 2014 (Notice).
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II. Contents of Filing

    The Postal Service's filing consists of the Notice, two 
attachments, and redacted and unredacted versions of an Excel file with 
supporting financial workpapers. Id. at 2. Attachment 1 is an 
application for non-public treatment of material filed under seal with 
the Commission. Id. Attachment 2 is a redacted copy of the Agreement. 
Id. The Postal Service includes a redacted version of the financial 
workpapers with its filing as a separate public Excel file.
    The Postal Service states that the intended effective date of the 
Agreement is January 1, 2015; asserts that it is providing more than 
the 45 days advance notice required under 39 CFR 3010.41; and 
identifies the parties to the Agreement as the United States Postal 
Service and PostNL, the postal operator for the Netherlands. Id. at 3-
4.
    Reporting requirements. Rule 3010.43 requires the Postal Service to 
submit a detailed data collection plan. In lieu of a special data 
collection for the Agreement, the Postal Service proposes to report 
information on the Agreement through the Annual Compliance Report. Id 
at 7. The Postal Service also invokes, with respect to service 
performance measurement reporting under rule 3055.3(a)(3), the standing 
exception in Order No. 996 for all agreements filed in the Inbound 
Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 
1 product grouping. Id.
    Consistency with applicable statutory criteria. The Postal Service 
observes that Commission review of a negotiated service agreement 
addresses three statutory criteria, whether the agreement: (1) improves 
the Postal Service's net financial position or enhances the performance 
of operational functions; (2) will not cause unreasonable harm to the 
marketplace; and (3) will be available on public and reasonable terms 
to similarly-situated mailers. Id. at 7-8 (citing 39 U.S.C. 
3622(c)(10)). The Postal Service asserts that it addresses the first 
two criteria in its Notice and that the third is inapplicable, as there 
are no entities similarly situated to PostNL in terms of their ability 
to tender broad-based Letter Post flows from the Netherlands. Id. at 8.
    Functional equivalence. The Postal Service addresses reasons why it 
considers the Agreement functionally equivalent to the Koninklijke TNT 
PostBV and TNT Post Pakketservice Benelux BV (TNT Agreement) baseline 
agreement, notwithstanding acknowledgement and identification of 
similarities and differences.\2\ The Postal Service asserts that it 
does not consider that the specified differences detract from the 
conclusion that the Agreement is functionally equivalent to the 
baseline TNT Agreement. Id. at 11.
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    \2\ Id. at 8-11. See also Docket Nos. MC2010-35, R2010-5, and 
R2010-6, Order No. 549, Order Adding Inbound Market Dominant Multi-
Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 to the Market 
Dominant Product List and Approving Included Agreements, September 
30, 2010; Docket No. R2013-9, Order No. 2148, Order Granting, in 
Part, Motion for Partial Reconsideration of Order No. 1864 and 
Modifying, in Part, Order No. 1864, August 11, 2014.
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III. Commission Action

    The Commission, in conformance with rule 3010.44, establishes 
Docket No. R2015-3 to consider issues raised by the Notice. The 
Commission invites comments from interested persons on whether the 
Agreement is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3622 and the requirements of 39 
CFR part 3010. Comments are due no later than December 2, 2014. The 
public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web 
site (http://www.prc.gov). Information on how to obtain access to non-
public material appears in 39 CFR part 3007.
    The Commission appoints James F. Callow to represent the interests 
of the general public (Public Representative) in this docket.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. R2015-3 for consideration 
of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve 
as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent 
the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    3. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than December 2, 2014.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.


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By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-27562 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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