FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report, 906-908 [2014-30976]

Download as PDF 906 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES radiation exposure; (iv) there is no significant construction impact; (v) there is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents; and (vi) the requirements from which an exemption is sought involve: safeguard plans, and materials control and accounting inventory scheduling requirements; or involve other requirements of an administrative, managerial, or organizational nature. The Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, has determined that approval of the exemption request involves no significant hazards consideration because removing the requirement for a continuous communications system between the security alarm stations and the control room at KPS does not (1) involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The exempted security regulation is unrelated to the operation of KPS. Accordingly, there is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite; and no significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposure. The exempted regulation is not associated with construction, so there is no significant construction impact. The exempted regulation does not concern the source term (i.e., potential amount of radiation in an accident), nor mitigation. Therefore, there is no significant increase in the potential for, or consequences of, a radiological accident. The requirement for a continuous communication system between the security alarm stations and the control room may be viewed as involving either safeguards or managerial matters. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b) and 51.22(c)(25), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared in connection with the approval of this exemption request. IV. Conclusions Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 73.5, the exemption is authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and is otherwise in the public interest. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants DEK exemption from the requirement of 10 CFR 73.55(j)(4)(ii) for VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 a system of continuous communication capability with the control room, provided that DEK maintains a system for continuous communication capability with the shift manager/CFH consistent with the method described in its submittal dated June 10, 2013. This exemption is effective when the system for continuous communication between the alarm stations and the shift manager/CFH is documented in DEK’s Physical Security Plan and functionally implemented. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of December 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. George A. Wilson Jr., Acting Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2015–00027 Filed 1–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. ACR2014; Order No. 2313] FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service has filed an Annual Compliance Report on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products in fiscal year 2014. Within 90 days, the Commission must evaluate that information and issue its determination as to whether rates were in compliance with title 39, chapter 36, and whether service standards in effect were met. To assist in this, the Commission seeks public comments on the Postal Service’s Annual Compliance Report. DATES: Comments are due: February 2, 2015. Reply Comments are due: February 13, 2015. 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: SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Overview of the Postal Service’s FY2014 ACR III. Procedural Steps IV. Ordering Paragraphs PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Introduction On December 29, 2014, the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) filed with the Commission, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3652, its Annual Compliance Report (ACR) for fiscal year (FY) 2014.1 Section 3652 requires submission of data and information on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with postal products within 90 days of the closing of each fiscal year. In conformance with other statutory provisions and Commission rules, the ACR includes the Postal Service’s FY 2014 Comprehensive Statement, its FY 2014 annual report to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Competitive Products Fund, and certain related Competitive Products Fund material. See respectively, 39 U.S.C. 3652(g), 39 U.S.C. 2011(i), and 39 CFR 3060.20–23. In line with past practice, some of the material in the FY 2014 ACR appears in non-public annexes. The filing begins a review process that results in an Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) issued by the Commission to determine whether Postal Service products offered during FY 2014 are in compliance with applicable title 39 requirements. II. Overview of the Postal Service’s FY 2014 ACR Contents of the filing. The Postal Service’s FY 2014 ACR consists of a 51page narrative; extensive additional material appended as separate folders and identified in Attachment One; and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials, along with supporting rationale, filed as Attachment Two. The filing also includes the Comprehensive Statement,2 Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, and information on the Competitive Products Fund filed in response to Commission rules. This material has been filed electronically with the Commission, and some also has been filed in hard-copy form. Scope of filing. The material appended to the narrative consists of: (1) Domestic product costing material filed on an annual basis summarized in the Cost and Revenue Analysis (CRA); (2) comparable international costing material summarized in the 1 United States Postal Service FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report, December 29, 2014 (FY 2014 ACR). Public portions of the Postal Service’s filing are available on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.prc.gov. 2 In years prior to 2013, the Commission reviewed the Postal Service’s reports prepared pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 2803 and 39 U.S.C. 2804 (filed as the Comprehensive Statement by the Postal Service) in its Annual Compliance Determination. However, as it did last year, the Commission intends to review these reports separately. E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES International Cost and Revenue Analysis (ICRA); (3) worksharing-related cost studies; and (4) billing determinant information for both domestic and international mail. FY 2014 ACR at 2. Inclusion of these four data sets is consistent with the Postal Service’s past ACR practices. As with past ACRs, the Postal Service has split certain materials into public and non-public versions. Id. at 2–3. ‘‘Roadmap’’ document. A roadmap to the FY 2014 ACR appears as Library Reference USPS–FY14–9. This document provides brief descriptions of the materials submitted, as well as the flow of inputs and outputs among them; a discussion of differences in methodology relative to Commission methodologies in last year’s ACD; and a list of special studies and a discussion of obsolescence, as required by Commission rule 3050.12. Id. at 3. Methodology. The Postal Service states that it has adhered to the methodologies historically used by the Commission subject to changes identified and discussed in a separate section of the roadmap document and in prefaces accompanying the appended folders. Id. at 4. Changes in analytical principles proposed by the Postal Service for use in the FY 2014 ACR are identified and summarized in a table. Id. at 4–5. The table omits more recent proposed changes that the Postal Service does not hope to implement until preparing reports for Fiscal Year 2015. Id. at 4. Market dominant product-by-product costs, revenues, and volumes. Comprehensive cost, revenue, and volume data for all market dominant products of general applicability are shown directly in the FY 2014 CRA or ICRA. Id. at 6. The FY 2014 ACR includes a discussion by class of each market dominant product, including costs, revenues, and volumes, workshare discounts and passthroughs responsive to 39 U.S.C. 3652(b), and FY 2014 incentive programs. Id. at 6–38.3 In addition, in response to Order No. 1427,4 the Postal Service also provides a schedule of future price increases for Standard Mail Flats. FY 2014 ACR at 20. Market dominant negotiated service agreements. The FY 2014 ACR presents 3 The Postal Service notes that a structural lag resulted from the implementation of prices from Docket Nos. R2013–10 and R2013–11 on January 26, 2014. Because of that lag, it is unable to rely on any of the worksharing exceptions for certain workshare passthroughs exceeding 100 percent. It states that it will correct those passthroughs as quickly as possible in future price adjustments. Id. at 6. 4 Docket No. ACR2010–R, Order on Remand, August 9, 2012 (Order No. 1427). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 information on market dominant negotiated service agreements (NSAs). Id. at 37–38. Forthcoming Information. The Postal Service represents that due to the unavailability of staff during the holiday season, it was unable to include certain information in this filing. It states that the following information will be filed with the Commission in ‘‘early January’’: • A description of all operational changes designed to reduce costs for Standard Mail Flats in FY 2014 as required by the Commission in the FY 2010 ACD. Id. at 19 n.7. • A description of costing methodology or measurement improvements made to the Standard Mail Flats product in FY 2014 and an estimate of the financial effects of such changes as required by the Commission in the FY 2010 ACD. Id. • A statement summarizing the historical and current fiscal year subsidy of the Standard Mail Flats product and an estimated timeline for phasing out that subsidy as required by the Commission in the FY 2010 ACD. Id. • A detailed analysis of progress made in improving Periodicals cost coverage as required by the Commission in the FY 2013 ACD. Id. at 32 n.14. The Postal Service is directed to provide this information no later than January 5, 2015. Service performance. The Postal Service notes that the Commission issued rules on periodic reporting of service performance measurement and customer satisfaction in FY 2010. Responsive information appears in Library Reference USPS–FY14–29. Id. at 39. Customer satisfaction. The FY 2014 ACR discusses the Postal Service’s approach for measuring customer experience and satisfaction; describes the methodology; presents a table with survey results; and compares the results from FY 2013 to FY 2014. Id. at 40–43. Competitive products. The FY 2014 ACR provides costs, revenues, and volumes for competitive products of general applicability in the FY 2014 CRA or ICRA. For competitive products not of general applicability, data is provided in non-public Library References USPS–FY14–NP2 and USPS–FY14–NP27. The FY 2014 ACR also addresses the competitive product pricing standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 44–47. Market tests; nonpostal services. The Postal Service discusses the market dominant market test conducted during FY 2014, the three competitive market PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 907 tests conducted during FY 2014, and nonpostal services. Id. at 48–49. III. Procedural Steps Statutory requirements. Section 3653 of title 39 requires the Commission to provide interested persons with an opportunity to comment on the ACR and to appoint an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. The Commission hereby solicits public comment on the Postal Service’s FY 2014 ACR and on whether any rates or fees in effect during FY 2014 (for products individually or collectively) were not in compliance with applicable provisions of chapter 36 of title 39 (or regulations promulgated thereunder). Commenters addressing market dominant products are referred in particular to the applicable requirements (39 U.S.C. 3622(d) and (e) and 3626); objectives (39 U.S.C. 3622(b)); and factors (39 U.S.C. 3622(c)). Commenters addressing competitive products are referred to 39 U.S.C. 3633. The Commission also invites public comment on the cost coverage matters the Postal Service addresses in its filing; service performance results; levels of customer satisfaction achieved; and such other matters that may be relevant to the Commission’s review. Access to filing. The Commission has posted the publicly available portions of the FY 2014 ACR on its Web site at http://www.prc.gov. Comment deadlines. Comments by interested persons are due on or before February 2, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before February 13, 2015. The Commission, upon completion of its review of the FY 2014 ACR, public comments, and other data and information submitted in this proceeding, will issue its ACD. Those needing assistance filing electronically may contact the Docket Section supervisor at 202–789–6846 or via email at prc-dockets@prc.gov. Inquiries about access to non-public materials should also be directed to the Docket Section. Public Representative. Tracy Ferguson is designated to serve as the Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. Neither the Public Representative nor any additional persons assigned to assist her shall participate in or advise as to any Commission decision in this proceeding other than in their designated capacity. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. ACR2014 to consider matters raised E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 908 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 4 / Wednesday, January 7, 2015 / Notices by the United States Postal Service’s FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report. 2. The Postal Service is directed to provide the Commission with the material listed in the Forthcoming Information section of this order no later than January 5, 2015. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Tracy Ferguson as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) in this proceeding to represent the interests of the general public. 4. Comments on the United States Postal Service’s FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report to the Commission, including the Comprehensive Statement of Postal Operations and other reports, are due on or before February 2, 2015. 5. Reply comments are due on or before February 13, 2015. 6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73971; File No. SR–CTA– 2014–04] Consolidated Tape Association; Notice of Filing of the Nineteenth Substantive Amendment to the Second Restatement of the CTA Plan December 31, 2014. Pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on December 24, 2014, the Consolidated Tape Association (‘‘CTA’’) Plan participants (‘‘Participants’’) 3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposal to amend the Second Restatement of the CTA Plan (the ‘‘CTA Plan’’).4 The amendment proposes to shorten the maximum time within which Participants must report trades from 90 seconds to 10 seconds, subject to the Participants’ obligation to report trades as soon as practicable. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments from interested persons on the proposed amendment. [FR Doc. 2014–30976 Filed 1–6–15; 8:45 am] I. Rule 608(a) BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P A. Purpose of the Amendment Currently, Section VIII(a) (Responsibility of Exchange Participants) of the CTA Plan provides that each Participant will ‘‘(i) report all last sale prices relating to transactions in Eligible Securities as promptly as possible, (ii) establish and maintain collection and reporting procedures and facilities such as to assure that under normal conditions not less than 90% of such last sale prices will be reported within that period of time (not in excess of one and one-half minutes) after the time of execution as may be determined RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Sunshine Act; Notice of Closed Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Railroad Retirement Board will hold a meeting on January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at the Board’s meeting room on the 8th floor of its headquarters building, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611. The agenda for this meeting follows: Closed meeting notice: (1) Director of Programs Position The person to contact for more information is Martha P. Rico, Secretary to the Board, Phone No. 312–751–4920. Dated: January 5, 2015. Martha P. Rico, Secretary to the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–00060 Filed 1–5–15; 11:15 am] rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7905–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Jan 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. CFR 242.608. 3 Each participant executed the proposed amendment. The Participants are: BATS Exchange, Inc., BATS–Y Exchange, Inc., Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGA’’), EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGX’’), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’), International Securities Exchange, LLC, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (‘‘Nasdaq BX’’), NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. (‘‘Nasdaq PSX’’), Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, National Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’), NYSE MKT LLC (formerly NYSE Amex, Inc.), and NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’). 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 10787 (May 10, 1974), 39 FR 17799 (declaring the CTA Plan effective). The CTA Plan, pursuant to which markets collect and disseminate last sale price information for non-NASDAQ listed securities, is a ‘‘transaction reporting plan’’ under Rule 601 under the Act, 17 CFR 242.601, and a ‘‘national market system plan’’ under Rule 608 under the Act, 17 CFR 242.608. 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by CTA from time to time in light of experience, and (iii) designate as ‘‘late’’ any last sale price not collected and reported in accordance with the abovereferenced procedures.’’ The amendment proposes to reduce from one-and-one-half minutes to 10 seconds the maximum amount of time by which each Participant is required to report trades. In addition to reducing the time frame, the Participants propose to revise the language of the requirement so that it requires the Participants to report ‘‘as soon as practicable, but not later than 10 seconds,’’ after the time of execution of the trade. The amendment also proposes to remove the qualifier that called for trade reports to meet the time requirement not less than 90 percent of the time under normal conditions. The Participants note that, during 2013, the Commission approved a FINRA rule amendment that modified FINRA’s trade reporting rules to require that FINRA members report over-thecounter transactions in Eligible Securities to FINRA as soon as practicable, but no later than 10 seconds, following execution.5 The FINRA rule does not qualify the 10second requirement by providing that one must comply 90 percent of the time under normal conditions. No other Participant has a trade reporting rule that permits trade reporting more than 10 seconds after execution. As a result, shortening the trade reporting time under the CTA Plan seems warranted. In addition, the Participants understand that, contemporaneously with the filing of this amendment, the Participants in the UTP Plan contemplate submitting a plan amendment that would amend the trade-reporting requirement under that plan to provide for the same tradereporting requirements as the CTA Plan Participants propose under this Agreement. B. Additional Information Required by Rule 608(a) 1. Impact of the Proposed Amendment The Participants report the vast majority of trade reports in well less than 10 seconds, so that the Plan amendment is not likely to have a practical impact on trade reporting. 2. Governing or Constituent Documents Not applicable. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 69561 (May 13, 2013), 78 FR 29190 (May, 17, 2013) (SR– FINRA–2013–013). E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. ACR2014; Order No. 2313]


FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service has filed an Annual Compliance Report on 
the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its 
products in fiscal year 2014. Within 90 days, the Commission must 
evaluate that information and issue its determination as to whether 
rates were in compliance with title 39, chapter 36, and whether service 
standards in effect were met. To assist in this, the Commission seeks 
public comments on the Postal Service's Annual Compliance Report.

DATES: Comments are due: February 2, 2015. Reply Comments are due: 
February 13, 2015.

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. Overview of the Postal Service's FY2014 ACR
III. Procedural Steps
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On December 29, 2014, the United States Postal Service (Postal 
Service) filed with the Commission, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3652, its 
Annual Compliance Report (ACR) for fiscal year (FY) 2014.\1\ Section 
3652 requires submission of data and information on the costs, 
revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with postal products 
within 90 days of the closing of each fiscal year. In conformance with 
other statutory provisions and Commission rules, the ACR includes the 
Postal Service's FY 2014 Comprehensive Statement, its FY 2014 annual 
report to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Competitive Products 
Fund, and certain related Competitive Products Fund material. See 
respectively, 39 U.S.C. 3652(g), 39 U.S.C. 2011(i), and 39 CFR 3060.20-
23. In line with past practice, some of the material in the FY 2014 ACR 
appears in non-public annexes.
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    \1\ United States Postal Service FY 2014 Annual Compliance 
Report, December 29, 2014 (FY 2014 ACR). Public portions of the 
Postal Service's filing are available on the Commission's Web site 
at http://www.prc.gov.
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    The filing begins a review process that results in an Annual 
Compliance Determination (ACD) issued by the Commission to determine 
whether Postal Service products offered during FY 2014 are in 
compliance with applicable title 39 requirements.

II. Overview of the Postal Service's FY 2014 ACR

    Contents of the filing. The Postal Service's FY 2014 ACR consists 
of a 51-page narrative; extensive additional material appended as 
separate folders and identified in Attachment One; and an application 
for non-public treatment of certain materials, along with supporting 
rationale, filed as Attachment Two. The filing also includes the 
Comprehensive Statement,\2\ Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, 
and information on the Competitive Products Fund filed in response to 
Commission rules. This material has been filed electronically with the 
Commission, and some also has been filed in hard-copy form.
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    \2\ In years prior to 2013, the Commission reviewed the Postal 
Service's reports prepared pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 2803 and 39 U.S.C. 
2804 (filed as the Comprehensive Statement by the Postal Service) in 
its Annual Compliance Determination. However, as it did last year, 
the Commission intends to review these reports separately.
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    Scope of filing. The material appended to the narrative consists 
of: (1) Domestic product costing material filed on an annual basis 
summarized in the Cost and Revenue Analysis (CRA); (2) comparable 
international costing material summarized in the

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International Cost and Revenue Analysis (ICRA); (3) worksharing-related 
cost studies; and (4) billing determinant information for both domestic 
and international mail. FY 2014 ACR at 2. Inclusion of these four data 
sets is consistent with the Postal Service's past ACR practices. As 
with past ACRs, the Postal Service has split certain materials into 
public and non-public versions. Id. at 2-3.
    ``Roadmap'' document. A roadmap to the FY 2014 ACR appears as 
Library Reference USPS-FY14-9. This document provides brief 
descriptions of the materials submitted, as well as the flow of inputs 
and outputs among them; a discussion of differences in methodology 
relative to Commission methodologies in last year's ACD; and a list of 
special studies and a discussion of obsolescence, as required by 
Commission rule 3050.12. Id. at 3.
    Methodology. The Postal Service states that it has adhered to the 
methodologies historically used by the Commission subject to changes 
identified and discussed in a separate section of the roadmap document 
and in prefaces accompanying the appended folders. Id. at 4. Changes in 
analytical principles proposed by the Postal Service for use in the FY 
2014 ACR are identified and summarized in a table. Id. at 4-5. The 
table omits more recent proposed changes that the Postal Service does 
not hope to implement until preparing reports for Fiscal Year 2015. Id. 
at 4.
    Market dominant product-by-product costs, revenues, and volumes. 
Comprehensive cost, revenue, and volume data for all market dominant 
products of general applicability are shown directly in the FY 2014 CRA 
or ICRA. Id. at 6.
    The FY 2014 ACR includes a discussion by class of each market 
dominant product, including costs, revenues, and volumes, workshare 
discounts and passthroughs responsive to 39 U.S.C. 3652(b), and FY 2014 
incentive programs. Id. at 6-38.\3\ In addition, in response to Order 
No. 1427,\4\ the Postal Service also provides a schedule of future 
price increases for Standard Mail Flats. FY 2014 ACR at 20.
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    \3\ The Postal Service notes that a structural lag resulted from 
the implementation of prices from Docket Nos. R2013-10 and R2013-11 
on January 26, 2014. Because of that lag, it is unable to rely on 
any of the worksharing exceptions for certain workshare passthroughs 
exceeding 100 percent. It states that it will correct those 
passthroughs as quickly as possible in future price adjustments. Id. 
at 6.
    \4\ Docket No. ACR2010-R, Order on Remand, August 9, 2012 (Order 
No. 1427).
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    Market dominant negotiated service agreements. The FY 2014 ACR 
presents information on market dominant negotiated service agreements 
(NSAs). Id. at 37-38.
    Forthcoming Information. The Postal Service represents that due to 
the unavailability of staff during the holiday season, it was unable to 
include certain information in this filing. It states that the 
following information will be filed with the Commission in ``early 
January'':
     A description of all operational changes designed to 
reduce costs for Standard Mail Flats in FY 2014 as required by the 
Commission in the FY 2010 ACD. Id. at 19 n.7.
     A description of costing methodology or measurement 
improvements made to the Standard Mail Flats product in FY 2014 and an 
estimate of the financial effects of such changes as required by the 
Commission in the FY 2010 ACD. Id.
     A statement summarizing the historical and current fiscal 
year subsidy of the Standard Mail Flats product and an estimated 
timeline for phasing out that subsidy as required by the Commission in 
the FY 2010 ACD. Id.
     A detailed analysis of progress made in improving 
Periodicals cost coverage as required by the Commission in the FY 2013 
ACD. Id. at 32 n.14. The Postal Service is directed to provide this 
information no later than January 5, 2015.
    Service performance. The Postal Service notes that the Commission 
issued rules on periodic reporting of service performance measurement 
and customer satisfaction in FY 2010. Responsive information appears in 
Library Reference USPS-FY14-29. Id. at 39.
    Customer satisfaction. The FY 2014 ACR discusses the Postal 
Service's approach for measuring customer experience and satisfaction; 
describes the methodology; presents a table with survey results; and 
compares the results from FY 2013 to FY 2014. Id. at 40-43.
    Competitive products. The FY 2014 ACR provides costs, revenues, and 
volumes for competitive products of general applicability in the FY 
2014 CRA or ICRA. For competitive products not of general 
applicability, data is provided in non-public Library References USPS-
FY14-NP2 and USPS-FY14-NP27. The FY 2014 ACR also addresses the 
competitive product pricing standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 44-47.
    Market tests; nonpostal services. The Postal Service discusses the 
market dominant market test conducted during FY 2014, the three 
competitive market tests conducted during FY 2014, and nonpostal 
services. Id. at 48-49.

III. Procedural Steps

    Statutory requirements. Section 3653 of title 39 requires the 
Commission to provide interested persons with an opportunity to comment 
on the ACR and to appoint an officer of the Commission (Public 
Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. The 
Commission hereby solicits public comment on the Postal Service's FY 
2014 ACR and on whether any rates or fees in effect during FY 2014 (for 
products individually or collectively) were not in compliance with 
applicable provisions of chapter 36 of title 39 (or regulations 
promulgated thereunder). Commenters addressing market dominant products 
are referred in particular to the applicable requirements (39 U.S.C. 
3622(d) and (e) and 3626); objectives (39 U.S.C. 3622(b)); and factors 
(39 U.S.C. 3622(c)). Commenters addressing competitive products are 
referred to 39 U.S.C. 3633.
    The Commission also invites public comment on the cost coverage 
matters the Postal Service addresses in its filing; service performance 
results; levels of customer satisfaction achieved; and such other 
matters that may be relevant to the Commission's review.
    Access to filing. The Commission has posted the publicly available 
portions of the FY 2014 ACR on its Web site at http://www.prc.gov.
    Comment deadlines. Comments by interested persons are due on or 
before February 2, 2015. Reply comments are due on or before February 
13, 2015. The Commission, upon completion of its review of the FY 2014 
ACR, public comments, and other data and information submitted in this 
proceeding, will issue its ACD. Those needing assistance filing 
electronically may contact the Docket Section supervisor at 202-789-
6846 or via email at prc-dockets@prc.gov. Inquiries about access to 
non-public materials should also be directed to the Docket Section.
    Public Representative. Tracy Ferguson is designated to serve as the 
Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public 
in this proceeding. Neither the Public Representative nor any 
additional persons assigned to assist her shall participate in or 
advise as to any Commission decision in this proceeding other than in 
their designated capacity.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. ACR2014 to consider 
matters raised

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by the United States Postal Service's FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report.
    2. The Postal Service is directed to provide the Commission with 
the material listed in the Forthcoming Information section of this 
order no later than January 5, 2015.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Tracy 
Ferguson as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) in 
this proceeding to represent the interests of the general public.
    4. Comments on the United States Postal Service's FY 2014 Annual 
Compliance Report to the Commission, including the Comprehensive 
Statement of Postal Operations and other reports, are due on or before 
February 2, 2015.
    5. Reply comments are due on or before February 13, 2015.
    6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
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