New Postal Product, 61511-61512 [2015-25915]

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[FR Doc. 2015–25896 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Docket Nos. MC2015–68 and CP2015–99; Order No. 2744] David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Postal Product Table of Contents Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a revised model agreement for the International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators product. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: October 15, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Request for Supplemental Information IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 4, 2015, the Commission conditionally approved the proposed International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators (IMRS–FPO) product.1 To 1 Order Conditionally Approving Addition of Competitive International Merchandise Return PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Vacate date DH140137 ADDRESSES: U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director. Authorization No. Position title 61511 Sfmt 4703 ensure that the IMRS–FPO product covers its attributable costs, the Commission directed the Postal Service to amend the model agreement to include language that: ‘‘(1) automatically adjusts the agreement’s prices if [they fall] below the range most recently approved by the Commission; or (2) automatically terminates the agreement if the agreement’s prices fall below the range most recently approved by the Commission.’’ Order No. 2639 at 7. On October 1, 2015, the Postal Service filed a revised model agreement for the proposed IMRS–FPO product.2 A redacted copy of the revised model agreement appears as Attachment 1 to the Response. The Postal Service states that changes were made to Article 9, Article 23, and Annex 1. Response at 1. Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators (IMRS–FPO) to the Competitive Product List, August 4, 2015, at 7 (Order No. 2639). 2 United States Postal Service Response to Order No. 2639 Concerning Revised Model Agreement for Competitive International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators (IMRS–FPO), October 1, 2015 (Response). E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 61512 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Notices As a result of these changes, the Postal Service claims that IMRS–FPO agreements will now ‘‘automatically terminate’’ should the rates in the agreement fall outside the IMRS–FPO rate range most recently approved by the Commission. Id. at 1–2. The Postal Service asserts that the revisions to the model agreement are consistent with Order No. 2639. Id. at 1. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION II. Notice of Commission Action Extension: Form N–8A. SEC File No. 270–135, OMB Control No. 3235–0175. In Order No. 2639, the Commission stated that once the Postal Service filed a revised model agreement it would ‘‘notice that filing for comment.’’ Order No. 2639 at 8. Accordingly, the Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s revised model agreement is consistent with the Commission’s directive. Interested persons, including the Public Representative, may submit comments on the information in the Postal Service’s Response no later than October 15, 2015. James F. Callow will continue to serve as Public Representative in these proceedings. III. Request for Supplemental Information Article 9 of the revised model agreement states that, in the event that the prices in the agreement no longer fall within the range most recently approved by the Commission, the agreement ‘‘shall expire sixty (60) days after the effective date of the new rate range. . . .’’ Response, Attachment 1 at 3. The Commission requests that the Postal Service explain why IMRS–FPO agreements cannot terminate sooner than sixty days after the effective date of a new rate range. The Postal Service’s response is due no later than October 13, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. Comments on the information in the Postal Service’s Response are due no later than October 15, 2015. 2. The Postal Service’s response to the request for supplemental information is due no later than October 13, 2015. 3. James F. Callow will continue to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–25915 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) requires investment companies to register with the Commission before they conduct any business in interstate commerce. Section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act provides that an investment company shall be deemed to be registered upon receipt by the Commission of a notification of registration in such form as the Commission prescribes. Form N–8A (17 CFR 274.10) is the form for notification of registration that the Commission has adopted under section 8(a). The purpose of such notification of registration provided on Form N–8A is to notify the Commission of the existence of investment companies required to be registered under the Investment Company Act and to enable the Commission to administer the provisions of the Investment Company Act with respect to those companies. After an investment company has filed its notification of registration under section 8(a), the company is then subject to the provisions of the Investment Company Act which govern certain aspects of its organization and activities, such as the composition of its board of directors and the issuance of senior securities. Form N–8A requires an investment company to provide its name, state of organization, form of organization, classification, the name and address of each investment adviser of the investment company, the current value of its total assets, and certain other information readily available to the investment company. If the investment company is filing a registration statement as required by Section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act concurrently with its notification of PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 registration, Form N–8A requires only that the registrant file the cover page (giving its name, address, and agent for service of process) and sign the form in order to effect registration. Based on recent filings of notifications of registration on Form N–8A, we estimate that about 92 investment companies file such notifications each year. An investment company must only file a notification of registration on Form N–8A once. The currently approved average hour burden per investment company of preparing and filing a notification of registration on Form N–8A is one hour. Based on the Commission staff’s experience with the requirements of Form N–8A and with disclosure documents generally—and considering that investment companies that are filing notifications of registration on Form N–8A simultaneously with the registration statement under the Investment Company Act are only required by Form N–8A to file a signed cover page—we continue to believe that this estimate is appropriate. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual hour burden to prepare and file notifications of registration on Form N–8A is 92 hours. The currently approved cost burden of Form N–8A is $443 per filing. We are updating the estimated cost burden to $449 to account for the effects of inflation. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual cost burden to associated with preparing and filing notifications of registration on Form N–8A is about $41,308. Estimates of average burden hours and costs are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of Form N–8A is mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 197 (Tuesday, October 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61511-61512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25915]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2015-68 and CP2015-99; Order No. 2744]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
concerning a revised model agreement for the International Merchandise 
Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators product. This 
notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and 
takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: October 15, 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. Request for Supplemental Information
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On August 4, 2015, the Commission conditionally approved the 
proposed International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with 
Foreign Postal Operators (IMRS-FPO) product.\1\ To ensure that the 
IMRS-FPO product covers its attributable costs, the Commission directed 
the Postal Service to amend the model agreement to include language 
that: ``(1) automatically adjusts the agreement's prices if [they fall] 
below the range most recently approved by the Commission; or (2) 
automatically terminates the agreement if the agreement's prices fall 
below the range most recently approved by the Commission.'' Order No. 
2639 at 7.
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    \1\ Order Conditionally Approving Addition of Competitive 
International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign 
Postal Operators (IMRS-FPO) to the Competitive Product List, August 
4, 2015, at 7 (Order No. 2639).
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    On October 1, 2015, the Postal Service filed a revised model 
agreement for the proposed IMRS-FPO product.\2\ A redacted copy of the 
revised model agreement appears as Attachment 1 to the Response. The 
Postal Service states that changes were made to Article 9, Article 23, 
and Annex 1. Response at 1.

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As a result of these changes, the Postal Service claims that IMRS-FPO 
agreements will now ``automatically terminate'' should the rates in the 
agreement fall outside the IMRS-FPO rate range most recently approved 
by the Commission. Id. at 1-2. The Postal Service asserts that the 
revisions to the model agreement are consistent with Order No. 2639. 
Id. at 1.
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    \2\ United States Postal Service Response to Order No. 2639 
Concerning Revised Model Agreement for Competitive International 
Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 
(IMRS-FPO), October 1, 2015 (Response).
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II. Notice of Commission Action

    In Order No. 2639, the Commission stated that once the Postal 
Service filed a revised model agreement it would ``notice that filing 
for comment.'' Order No. 2639 at 8. Accordingly, the Commission invites 
comments on whether the Postal Service's revised model agreement is 
consistent with the Commission's directive. Interested persons, 
including the Public Representative, may submit comments on the 
information in the Postal Service's Response no later than October 15, 
2015. James F. Callow will continue to serve as Public Representative 
in these proceedings.

III. Request for Supplemental Information

    Article 9 of the revised model agreement states that, in the event 
that the prices in the agreement no longer fall within the range most 
recently approved by the Commission, the agreement ``shall expire sixty 
(60) days after the effective date of the new rate range. . . .'' 
Response, Attachment 1 at 3. The Commission requests that the Postal 
Service explain why IMRS-FPO agreements cannot terminate sooner than 
sixty days after the effective date of a new rate range. The Postal 
Service's response is due no later than October 13, 2015.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. Comments on the information in the Postal Service's Response are 
due no later than October 15, 2015.
    2. The Postal Service's response to the request for supplemental 
information is due no later than October 13, 2015.
    3. James F. Callow will continue to serve as an officer of the 
Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the 
general public in these proceedings.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-25915 Filed 10-9-15; 8:45 am]
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