Periodic Reporting, 63482-63483 [2015-26549]

Download as PDF 63482 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Proposed Rules 64.011, Veterans Dental Care; 64.012, Veterans Prescription Service; 64.013, Veterans Prosthetic Appliances; 64.014, Veterans State Domiciliary Care; 64.015, Veterans State Nursing Home Care; 64.018, Sharing Specialized Medical Resources; 64.019, Veterans Rehabilitation Alcohol and Drug Dependence; 64.022, Veterans Home Based Primary Care; and 64.024, VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. Nabors II, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on October 9. 2015, for publication. List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 Administrative practice and procedure, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, Claims, Day care, Dental health, Drug abuse, Government contracts, Grant programs—health, Grant programs— veterans, Health care, Health facilities, Health professions, Health records, Homeless, Medical and dental schools, Medical devices, Medical research, Mental health programs, Nursing homes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Travel and transportation expenses, Veterans. Dated: October 15, 2015, William F. Russo, Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend 38 CFR part 17 as follows: PART 17—MEDICAL 1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501, and as noted in specific sections. § 17.47 [Amended] 2. Amend § 17.47 by removing paragraph (d)(5) and redesignating paragraph (d)(6) as new paragraph (d)(5). ■ [FR Doc. 2015–26606 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket No. RM2016–1; Order No. 2752] II. Summary of Proposal Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider a proposed change to analytical principles relating to periodic reports (Proposal Eleven). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: November 24, 2015. Reply Comments are due: December 7, 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. Summary of Proposal III. Initial Commission Action IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On October 7, 2015, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider a proposed change in analytical principles relating to periodic reports.1 A description of Proposal Eleven is attached to the Petition. Id. at 1. The Petition seeks a change in the statistical point and variance estimation methodology for the Origin-Destination Information System—revenue, pieces, and weight (ODIS–RPW) system 2 estimates used in the ‘‘Revenue, Pieces and Weight By 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in Analytical Principles (Proposal Eleven), October 7, 2015 (Petition). 2 ‘‘The ODIS–RPW system is a probability-based destinating mail sampling system used to support the Postal Service’s many and varied business needs for mail revenue and volume information. ODIS–RPW primarily supplies official RPW estimates of revenue, volume and weight for singlepiece stamped and metered indicia mail.’’ Petition at 4. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Class and Special Services (RPW) report relating to letter and card mailpieces that will be sampled digitally.’’ Petition at 3. Sfmt 4702 Under Proposal Eleven, beginning Q2 FY2016 (January 1, 2016), the Postal Service seeks to replace the direct expansion estimator for the population of digitally sampled First-Class letter and card mail,3 within ODIS–RPW, with a ratio estimator that utilizes national End-of-Run machine counts. Petition at 1–2. ‘‘The digital letter mail estimates utilizing the ratio estimator applied to the digital letter mail sampling frame would be combined with direct expansion estimates from the nondigital sampling frame.’’ Id. at 2. The Postal Service contends the proposed ratio estimator for the letter mail digital sampling frame mathematically outperforms the direct expansion estimator for First-Class Mail singlepiece volume and revenue. Id. The Postal Service plans to implement the change described in Proposal Eleven on January 1, 2016. Id. at 3. The Postal Service asserts that the proposed estimation methodology of the ratio estimator is an improvement over the direct expansion estimator and will improve the product estimates used for RPW by reducing bias and significantly lowering the calculated coefficient of variation for the same sample size. Id. The Postal Service states that ‘‘[t]he only significant category affected is FirstClass Mail single piece letters and cards.’’ Id. at 4. III. Initial Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–1 for consideration of matters raised by the Petition. Additional information concerning the Petition may be accessed via the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.prc.gov. Interested persons may submit comments on the Petition and Proposal Eleven no later than November 24, 2015. Reply comments are due no later than December 7, 2015. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is designated as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public (Public Representative) in this proceeding. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–1 for consideration of the 3 Docket No. RM2015–11, Order on Analytical Principles Used in Periodic Reporting (Proposal Three) September 30, 2015 (Order No. 2739). E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Proposed Rules matters raised by the Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in Analytical Principles (Proposal Eleven), filed October 7, 2015. 2. Comments are due no later than November 24, 2015. Reply comments are due no later than December 7, 2015. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative in this docket. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–26549 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2014–0657; FRL–9935–62– Region 5] Air Plan Approval; Michigan; 2006 PM2.5 and 2008 Lead NAAQS State Board Infrastructure SIP Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of state implementation plan submissions from Michigan regarding state board requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards. 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Hand Delivery: Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. Jkt 238001 Sarah Arra, Environmental Scientist, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–9401, arra.sarah@epa.gov. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, we will withdraw the direct final rule and will address all public comments received in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 5, 2015. Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator, Region 5. 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DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 18, 2015. SUMMARY: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/ courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Walser, (214) 665–7128, walser.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is approving the State’s SIP submittal as a direct rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action no further activity is contemplated. If the EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 202 (Tuesday, October 20, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26549]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3050

[Docket No. RM2016-1; Order No. 2752]


Periodic Reporting

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 
requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking 
proceeding to consider a proposed change to analytical principles 
relating to periodic reports (Proposal Eleven). This notice informs the 
public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other 
administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: November 24, 2015. Reply Comments are due: 
December 7, 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. Summary of Proposal
III. Initial Commission Action
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On October 7, 2015, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 
39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal 
rulemaking proceeding to consider a proposed change in analytical 
principles relating to periodic reports.\1\ A description of Proposal 
Eleven is attached to the Petition. Id. at 1. The Petition seeks a 
change in the statistical point and variance estimation methodology for 
the Origin-Destination Information System--revenue, pieces, and weight 
(ODIS-RPW) system \2\ estimates used in the ``Revenue, Pieces and 
Weight By Class and Special Services (RPW) report relating to letter 
and card mailpieces that will be sampled digitally.'' Petition at 3.
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    \1\ Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting 
Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in 
Analytical Principles (Proposal Eleven), October 7, 2015 (Petition).
    \2\ ``The ODIS-RPW system is a probability-based destinating 
mail sampling system used to support the Postal Service's many and 
varied business needs for mail revenue and volume information. ODIS-
RPW primarily supplies official RPW estimates of revenue, volume and 
weight for single-piece stamped and metered indicia mail.'' Petition 
at 4.
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II. Summary of Proposal

    Under Proposal Eleven, beginning Q2 FY2016 (January 1, 2016), the 
Postal Service seeks to replace the direct expansion estimator for the 
population of digitally sampled First-Class letter and card mail,\3\ 
within ODIS-RPW, with a ratio estimator that utilizes national End-of-
Run machine counts. Petition at 1-2. ``The digital letter mail 
estimates utilizing the ratio estimator applied to the digital letter 
mail sampling frame would be combined with direct expansion estimates 
from the non-digital sampling frame.'' Id. at 2. The Postal Service 
contends the proposed ratio estimator for the letter mail digital 
sampling frame mathematically outperforms the direct expansion 
estimator for First-Class Mail single-piece volume and revenue. Id.
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    \3\ Docket No. RM2015-11, Order on Analytical Principles Used in 
Periodic Reporting (Proposal Three) September 30, 2015 (Order No. 
2739).
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    The Postal Service plans to implement the change described in 
Proposal Eleven on January 1, 2016. Id. at 3. The Postal Service 
asserts that the proposed estimation methodology of the ratio estimator 
is an improvement over the direct expansion estimator and will improve 
the product estimates used for RPW by reducing bias and significantly 
lowering the calculated coefficient of variation for the same sample 
size. Id. The Postal Service states that ``[t]he only significant 
category affected is First-Class Mail single piece letters and cards.'' 
Id. at 4.

III. Initial Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016-1 for consideration of 
matters raised by the Petition. Additional information concerning the 
Petition may be accessed via the Commission's Web site at http://www.prc.gov. Interested persons may submit comments on the Petition and 
Proposal Eleven no later than November 24, 2015. Reply comments are due 
no later than December 7, 2015. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. 
Bzhilyanskaya is designated as an officer of the Commission to 
represent the interests of the general public (Public Representative) 
in this proceeding.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016-1 for consideration 
of the

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matters raised by the Petition of the United States Postal Service 
Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider a Proposed Change in 
Analytical Principles (Proposal Eleven), filed October 7, 2015.
    2. Comments are due no later than November 24, 2015. Reply comments 
are due no later than December 7, 2015.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. 
Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative in this docket.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-26549 Filed 10-19-15; 8:45 am]
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