New Postal Product, 63592-63593 [2015-26548]

Download as PDF 63592 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Notices 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Kyscha Slater-Williams, Program Specialist. [FR Doc. 2015–26768 Filed 10–16–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2016–5 and CP2016–5; Order No. 2751] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Global Expedited Package Services—Non-Published Rates Contract 8 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: October 21, 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. SUMMARY: 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and Order No. 2558,1 the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates Contract 8 (GEPS—NPR 8) to the competitive product list.2 The Postal Service states the addition of 1 Docket Nos. MC2015–55 and CP2015–83, Order Adding Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 7 to the Competitive Product List, July 1, 2015, at 5–8 (Order No. 2558). 2 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 8 (GEPS–NPR 8) to the Competitive Products List and Notice of Filing GEPS–NPR 8 Model Contract and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, October 9, 2015 (Request). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 GEPS—NPR 8 to the competitive product list is necessary due to its creation of both a Management Analysis of the Prices and Methodology for Determining Prices for Negotiated Service Agreements under Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 8 (GEPS—NPR 8 Management Analysis), and an accompanying financial model that revises the previously filed GEPS—NPR 7 Management Analysis and its financial model. Request at 2–3. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed the following attachments: • Attachment 1, an application for non-public treatment of materials filed under seal; • Attachment 2A, a redacted version of Governors’ Decision No. 11–6; • Attachment 2B, a revised version of the Mail Classification Schedule section 2510.8 GEPS–NPR; • Attachment 2C, a redacted version of GEPS–NPR 8 Management Analysis; • Attachment 2D, Maximum and Minimum Prices for Global Express Guaranteed (GXG), Priority Express Mail International (PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), and First-Class Package International (FCPIS) under GEPS–NPR 8 Contracts; • Attachment 2E, the certified statement concerning the prices for applicable negotiated service agreements under GEPS–NPR 8, required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2); • Attachment 3, a Statement of Supporting Justification, which is filed pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.32; and • Attachment 4, a redacted version of the GEPS—NPR 8 model contract. Id. at 3–4. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Giselle Valera, Managing Director and Vice President, Global Business, asserts the product is designed to increase efficiency of the Postal Service’s process, as well as enhance its ability to compete in the marketplace. Request, Attachment 3 at 1. She contends GEPS—NPR 8 belongs on the competitive product list as it is part of a market over which the Postal Service does not exercise market dominance,3 is not subsidized by market dominant products, covers costs attributable to it, and does not cause competitive products as a whole to fail to make the appropriate contribution to 3 The Postal Service claims it does not exercise sufficient market power to set the price of GXG, PMEI, PMI, and FCPIS substantially above costs, raise prices significantly, decrease quality, or decrease output, without risk of losing a significant level of business to other firms offering similar products. Id. at 3–4; 39 U.S.C. 3642(b). PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 institutional costs. Request, Attachment 3 at 1. The Postal Service included a redacted version of the GEPS—NPR 8 model contract with the Request. Id. Attachment 4. The Postal Service represents the GEPS–NPR 8 model contract is similar to the GEPS—NPR 7 model contract approved by the Commission in Order No. 2558. Request at 6. The Postal Service represents it will notify each GEPS–NPR 8 customer of the contract’s effective date no later than 30 days after receiving the signed agreement from the customer. Id. Attachment 4 at 4. Unless terminated sooner, each contract will expire the later of one calendar year from its effective date or from the last day of the month in which its effective date falls. Id. The Postal Service represents that the contract is in compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Request at 4, 8; id. Attachment 3 at 2–3. The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including an unredacted model contract, under seal. Request at 7. It maintains that the redacted portions of the materials should remain confidential as sensitive business information. Id. This information includes sensitive commercial information concerning the incentive discounts and their formulation, applicable cost coverage, non-published rates, as well as some customer-identifying information in future signed agreements. Id. Attachment 1 at 5–8. The Postal Service asks the Commission to protect customer-identifying information from public disclosure for 10 years after the date of filing with the Commission, unless an order is entered to extend the duration of that status. Id. at 11. II. Notice of Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–5 and CP2016–5 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed GEPS—NPR 8 product and the related model contract, respectively. The Commission invites 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 part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than October 21, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints JP Klingenberg to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Notices 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–5 and CP2016–5 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, JP Klingenberg 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 are due no later than October 21, 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. 2015–26548 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Regulatory Commission to add Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 8 (GEPS—NPR 8) to the Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: October 20, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher C. Meyerson, 202–268– 7820. The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642, on October 9, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to add Global Expedited Package Services—Non-Published Rates 8 (GEPS—NPR 8) to the Competitive Products List, and Notice of Filing GEPS—NPR 8 Model Contract and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–5 and CP2016–5. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2015–26512 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P 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: October 20, 2015. 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 October 14, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 148 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–6, CP2016–6. SUMMARY: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–26511 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES POSTAL SERVICE International Product Change—Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates Postal Service TM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–76150; File No. SR–C2– 2015–024] Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Amend the Fees Schedule October 14, 2015. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2015, C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘C2’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘C2’’) proposes to amend the Fees Schedule. The text of 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63593 the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www. c2exchange.com/Legal/), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 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 Exchange 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 these 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 aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend the Fees Schedule. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to make changes to the Continuing Education Fees section of the Fees Schedule to provide that continuing education for all registration except the Series 56 will be $55 if conducted via Web-delivery. Continuing education for all registration except the Series 56 will remain $100 if conducted at a testing center. On August 8, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved SR– FINRA–2015–015 relating proposed changes to FINRA Rule 1250 to provide a Web-based delivery method for completing the Regulatory Element of the continuing education requirements.3 Pursuant to the rule change, effective October 1, 2015, the Regulatory Element of the Continuing Education Programs for the S106 for Investment Company and Variable Contracts Representatives, the S201 for registered principles and supervisors, and the S901 for Operations Professionals will be administered through Web-based delivery or such other technological manner and format as specified by FINRA. The Regulatory Element of these Continuing Education Programs will continue to be offered at testing centers through January 4, 2016. Pursuant to the 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75581 (July 31, 2015), 80 FR 47018 (August 6, 2015) (Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change to Provide a Web-based Delivery Method for Completing the Regulatory Element of the Continuing Education Requirements) (SR–FINRA– 2015–015). E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 202 (Tuesday, October 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63592-63593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26548]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2016-5 and CP2016-5; Order No. 2751]


New Postal Product

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
concerning the addition of Global Expedited Package Services--Non-
Published Rates Contract 8 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: October 21, 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

    In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and 
Order No. 2558,\1\ the Postal Service filed a formal request and 
associated supporting information to add Global Expedited Package 
Services--Non-Published Rates Contract 8 (GEPS--NPR 8) to the 
competitive product list.\2\ The Postal Service states the addition of 
GEPS--NPR 8 to the competitive product list is necessary due to its 
creation of both a Management Analysis of the Prices and Methodology 
for Determining Prices for Negotiated Service Agreements under Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates 8 (GEPS--NPR 8 
Management Analysis), and an accompanying financial model that revises 
the previously filed GEPS--NPR 7 Management Analysis and its financial 
model. Request at 2-3.
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    \1\ Docket Nos. MC2015-55 and CP2015-83, Order Adding Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates 7 to the Competitive 
Product List, July 1, 2015, at 5-8 (Order No. 2558).
    \2\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates 8 (GEPS-NPR 8) to 
the Competitive Products List and Notice of Filing GEPS-NPR 8 Model 
Contract and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed 
Under Seal, October 9, 2015 (Request).
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    To support its Request, the Postal Service filed the following 
attachments:
     Attachment 1, an application for non-public treatment of 
materials filed under seal;
     Attachment 2A, a redacted version of Governors' Decision 
No. 11-6;
     Attachment 2B, a revised version of the Mail 
Classification Schedule section 2510.8 GEPS-NPR;
     Attachment 2C, a redacted version of GEPS-NPR 8 Management 
Analysis;
     Attachment 2D, Maximum and Minimum Prices for Global 
Express Guaranteed (GXG), Priority Express Mail International (PMEI), 
Priority Mail International (PMI), and First-Class Package 
International (FCPIS) under GEPS-NPR 8 Contracts;
     Attachment 2E, the certified statement concerning the 
prices for applicable negotiated service agreements under GEPS-NPR 8, 
required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2);
     Attachment 3, a Statement of Supporting Justification, 
which is filed pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.32; and
     Attachment 4, a redacted version of the GEPS--NPR 8 model 
contract. Id. at 3-4.
    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Giselle Valera, 
Managing Director and Vice President, Global Business, asserts the 
product is designed to increase efficiency of the Postal Service's 
process, as well as enhance its ability to compete in the marketplace. 
Request, Attachment 3 at 1. She contends GEPS--NPR 8 belongs on the 
competitive product list as it is part of a market over which the 
Postal Service does not exercise market dominance,\3\ is not subsidized 
by market dominant products, covers costs attributable to it, and does 
not cause competitive products as a whole to fail to make the 
appropriate contribution to institutional costs. Request, Attachment 3 
at 1.
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    \3\ The Postal Service claims it does not exercise sufficient 
market power to set the price of GXG, PMEI, PMI, and FCPIS 
substantially above costs, raise prices significantly, decrease 
quality, or decrease output, without risk of losing a significant 
level of business to other firms offering similar products. Id. at 
3-4; 39 U.S.C. 3642(b).
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    The Postal Service included a redacted version of the GEPS--NPR 8 
model contract with the Request. Id. Attachment 4. The Postal Service 
represents the GEPS-NPR 8 model contract is similar to the GEPS--NPR 7 
model contract approved by the Commission in Order No. 2558. Request at 
6.
    The Postal Service represents it will notify each GEPS-NPR 8 
customer of the contract's effective date no later than 30 days after 
receiving the signed agreement from the customer. Id. Attachment 4 at 
4. Unless terminated sooner, each contract will expire the later of one 
calendar year from its effective date or from the last day of the month 
in which its effective date falls. Id. The Postal Service represents 
that the contract is in compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Request at 
4, 8; id. Attachment 3 at 2-3.
    The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, 
including an unredacted model contract, under seal. Request at 7. It 
maintains that the redacted portions of the materials should remain 
confidential as sensitive business information. Id. This information 
includes sensitive commercial information concerning the incentive 
discounts and their formulation, applicable cost coverage, non-
published rates, as well as some customer-identifying information in 
future signed agreements. Id. Attachment 1 at 5-8. The Postal Service 
asks the Commission to protect customer-identifying information from 
public disclosure for 10 years after the date of filing with the 
Commission, unless an order is entered to extend the duration of that 
status. Id. at 11.

II. Notice of Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016-5 and CP2016-5 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed GEPS--NPR 8 product and 
the related model contract, respectively.
    The Commission invites 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 part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, 
subpart B. Comments are due no later than October 21, 2015. The public 
portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site 
(http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints JP Klingenberg to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:

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    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016-5 and CP2016-5 to 
consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, JP Klingenberg 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 are due no later than October 21, 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. 2015-26548 Filed 10-19-15; 8:45 am]
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