New Postal Product, 43135 [2015-17783]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 139 / Tuesday, July 21, 2015 / Notices of the change on mailers, (3) the purpose of the change, and 4) whether the change results in a shift in volume of mail from one rate category to another. Each of these factors is weighed individually and the Commission intends to apply these factors to the Full Service IMb requirements in the decision on remand. In assessing the first factor, whether a mail preparation change alters a basic characteristic of a mailing, the Commission considers the following characteristics: (a) Whether the change modifies the size, weight, or content of eligible mail, (b) whether the change alters the presentation and/or preparation of the mailing in a substantial way, (c) regularity of the change (periodic vs. one-time), (d) magnitude of the change, and (e) the complexity of the change relating to mailer behavior. For the second factor, the Commission evaluates the following components to determine the effect of the mail preparation requirement on mailers: (a) Whether the change imposes fixed or variable costs, (b) the effect on high volume and low volume mailers, (c) the number of mailers affected, (d) the volume of mail affected, (e) the benefits to mailers, and (f) the timeframe for mailers to comply with the change. In considering the purpose of the change, the Commission examines whether the change: (a) Improves the expeditious collection, transportation, and/or delivery of the mail, (b) aligns with changes in the Postal Service’s network and/or equipment, and (c) is intended to increase a price. For the final factor, the Commission takes into account whether the change in mail preparation requirements causes a shift in volume of mail from one rate category to another. This factor considers whether the changes result in the de facto elimination of a rate category or the deletion of a rate cell. These factors are intended to serve as a guide for a case-by-case analysis to determine whether a mail preparation change is a rate change with price cap implications. In the absence of explicit statutory definitions for determining when a mail preparation change constitutes a rate change with respect to 39 U.S.C. 3622(d), commenters are invited to provide any views on whether the four factors listed above (i.e., alter a basic characteristic of a mailing, effect on mailers, purpose of change, and shift volumes between rate cells) adequately set forth the parameters of mail preparation requirement changes to be examined to determine whether a change in mail preparation requirements has rate effects with price VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 cap implications. Accordingly, to ensure that the Postal Service and other interested persons have an opportunity to provide input on the standard used by the Commission, the Commission solicits comments from interested persons on the four factors listed above and their components. Initial comments are due no later than August 3, 2015. Reply comments are due no later than August 14, 2015. All comments must be filed under Docket No. R2013–10R. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. R2013–10R to consider issues on remand. 2. Kenneth E. Richardson will continue to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Initial comments addressing the Commission’s standard to determine when mail preparation changes have rate effects with price cap implications are due no later than August 3, 2015. 4. Reply comments addressing matters raised in initial comments are due no later than August 14, 2015. 5. All comments and other documents related to issues on remand must be filed under Docket No. R2013–10R. 6. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–17782 Filed 7–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P 43135 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On July 14, 2015, the Postal Service filed notice that it has entered into an additional Global Expedited Package Services 3 (GEPS 3) negotiated service agreement (Agreement).1 To support its Notice, the Postal Service filed a copy of the Agreement, a copy of the Governors’ Decision authorizing the product, a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials. It also filed supporting financial workpapers. II. Notice of Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2015–102 for consideration of matters raised by the Notice. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s filing is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than July 22, 2015. The public portions of the filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Cassie D’Souza to serve as Public Representative in this docket. III. Ordering Paragraphs POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2015–102; Order No. 2587] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an additional Global Expedited Package Services 3 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: July 22, 2015. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2015–102 for consideration of the matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Cassie D’Souza is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding (Public Representative). 3. Comments are due no later than July 22, 2015. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–17783 Filed 7–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 3 Negotiated Service Agreement and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, July 14, 2015 (Notice). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 139 (Tuesday, July 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 43135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17783]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2015-102; Order No. 2587]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
concerning an additional Global Expedited Package Services 3 negotiated 
service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, 
invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: July 22, 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. Notice of Commission Action
III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On July 14, 2015, the Postal Service filed notice that it has 
entered into an additional Global Expedited Package Services 3 (GEPS 3) 
negotiated service agreement (Agreement).\1\
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    \1\ Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a 
Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 3 
Negotiated Service Agreement and Application for Non-Public 
Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, July 14, 2015 (Notice).
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    To support its Notice, the Postal Service filed a copy of the 
Agreement, a copy of the Governors' Decision authorizing the product, a 
certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application 
for non-public treatment of certain materials. It also filed supporting 
financial workpapers.

II. Notice of Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2015-102 for consideration 
of matters raised by the Notice.
    The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service's 
filing is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 
3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than 
July 22, 2015. The public portions of the filing can be accessed via 
the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Cassie D'Souza to serve as Public 
Representative in this docket.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2015-102 for 
consideration of the matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Cassie D'Souza is appointed to serve 
as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the 
general public in this proceeding (Public Representative).
    3. Comments are due no later than July 22, 2015.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-17783 Filed 7-20-15; 8:45 am]
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