New Postal Product, 80820-80821 [2015-32532]

Download as PDF 80820 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices II. Notice of Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–44 and CP2016–59 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 9 product and the related 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 December 29, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Kenneth R. Moeller to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–44 and CP2016–59 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth R. Moeller 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 December 29, 2015. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32530 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2016–46 and CP2016–61; Order No. 2909] 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 9 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: December 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. 2774,1 the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates Contract 9 (GEPS—NPR 9) to the competitive product list.2 The Postal Service states the addition of GEPS—NPR 9 to the competitive product list is necessary due to its creation of a Management Analysis of the Prices and Methodology for Determining Prices for Negotiated Service Agreements under Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 9 (GEPS—NPR 9 Management Analysis), and an accompanying financial model that revises the previously filed Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates Contract 8 (GEPS—NPR 8) 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 9 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 1 Docket Nos. MC2016–5 and CP2016–5, Order Adding Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates Contract 8 to the Competitive Product List, October 23, 2015, at 7 (Order No. 2774). 2 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Global Expedited Package Services—NonPublished Rates 9 (GEPS—NPR 9) to the Competitive Products List and Notice of Filing GEPS—NPR 9 Model Contract and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, December 18, 2015 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Package International (FCPIS) under GEPS—NPR 9 Contracts; • Attachment 2E, the certified statement concerning the prices for applicable negotiated service agreements under GEPS—NPR 9, 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 9 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 processes, as well as enhance its ability to compete in the marketplace. Request, Attachment 3 at 1. She contends GEPS—NPR 9 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. The Postal Service included a redacted version of the GEPS—NPR 9 model contract with the Request. Id. Attachment 4. The Postal Service represents the GEPS—NPR 9 model contract is similar to the GEPS—NPR 8 model contract approved by the Commission in Order No. 2774. Request at 6. The Postal Service represents it will notify each GEPS—NPR 9 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 one calendar year from its effective date (if the effective date is the first of the month) or from the last day of the month in which its effective date falls (if the effective date is not the first of the month). Id. The Postal Service represents that the contract is in compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633. Request at 4, 9; id. Attachment 3 at 2– 3. The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including an unredacted model contract, under seal. Request at 8. It maintains that the 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. See id. at 3–4; see also 39 U.S.C. 3642(b). E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices 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 4–8. 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. MC2016–46 and CP2016–61 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed GEPS—NPR 9 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 December 29, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Curtis E. Kidd to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–46 and CP2016–61 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Curtis E. Kidd 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 December 29, 2015. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32532 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2016–45 and CP2016–60; Order No. 2908] New Postal Product AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 ACTION: Notice. The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 25 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: December 29, 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. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 25 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. Request, Attachment B. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed a copy of the contract, a copy of the Governors’ Decision authorizing the product, proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, 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 Nos. MC2016–45 and CP2016–60 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 25 product and the related contract, respectively. 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 25 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, December 18, 2015 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80821 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 December 29, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Kenneth R. Moeller to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016–45 and CP2016–60 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth R. Moeller 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 December 29, 2015. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32531 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2016–58; Order No. 2904] 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: December 29, 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: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 248 (Monday, December 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80820-80821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32532]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2016-46 and CP2016-61; Order No. 2909]


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 9 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: December 29, 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. 2774,\1\ the Postal Service filed a formal request and 
associated supporting information to add Global Expedited Package 
Services--Non-Published Rates Contract 9 (GEPS--NPR 9) to the 
competitive product list.\2\ The Postal Service states the addition of 
GEPS--NPR 9 to the competitive product list is necessary due to its 
creation of a Management Analysis of the Prices and Methodology for 
Determining Prices for Negotiated Service Agreements under Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates 9 (GEPS--NPR 9 
Management Analysis), and an accompanying financial model that revises 
the previously filed Global Expedited Package Services--Non-Published 
Rates Contract 8 (GEPS--NPR 8) Management Analysis and its financial 
model. Request at 2-3.
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    \1\ Docket Nos. MC2016-5 and CP2016-5, Order Adding Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates Contract 8 to the 
Competitive Product List, October 23, 2015, at 7 (Order No. 2774).
    \2\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Global 
Expedited Package Services--Non-Published Rates 9 (GEPS--NPR 9) to 
the Competitive Products List and Notice of Filing GEPS--NPR 9 Model 
Contract and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed 
Under Seal, December 18, 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 9 
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 9 Contracts;
     Attachment 2E, the certified statement concerning the 
prices for applicable negotiated service agreements under GEPS--NPR 9, 
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 9 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 
processes, as well as enhance its ability to compete in the 
marketplace. Request, Attachment 3 at 1. She contends GEPS--NPR 9 
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. See id. 
at 3-4; see also 39 U.S.C. 3642(b).
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    The Postal Service included a redacted version of the GEPS--NPR 9 
model contract with the Request. Id. Attachment 4. The Postal Service 
represents the GEPS--NPR 9 model contract is similar to the GEPS--NPR 8 
model contract approved by the Commission in Order No. 2774. Request at 
6.
    The Postal Service represents it will notify each GEPS--NPR 9 
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 one calendar 
year from its effective date (if the effective date is the first of the 
month) or from the last day of the month in which its effective date 
falls (if the effective date is not the first of the month). Id. The 
Postal Service represents that the contract is in compliance with 39 
U.S.C. 3633. Request at 4, 9; id. Attachment 3 at 2-3.
    The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, 
including an unredacted model contract, under seal. Request at 8. It 
maintains that the

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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 4-8. 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. MC2016-46 and CP2016-61 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed GEPS--NPR 9 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 December 29, 2015. The public 
portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site 
(http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Curtis E. Kidd to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2016-46 and CP2016-61 
to consider the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Curtis E. Kidd 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 December 29, 2015.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-32532 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
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