New Postal Product, 81379-81380 [2015-32711]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices Reduction Act for three years. This notice informs the public of PBGC’s request and solicits public comment on the collection of information. DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, via electronic mail at OIRA_DOCKET@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395– 6974. The collection of information is available at www.reginfo.gov. Copies of the collection of information may also be obtained without charge by writing to the Disclosure Division of the Office of the General Counsel of PBGC at the above address, by visiting the Disclosure Division, or by calling 202–326–4040 during normal business hours. (TTY/ ASCII users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4040.) The Disclosure Division will email, fax, or mail the requested information to you, as you request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo Amato Burns, Attorney, or Catherine B. Klion, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005–4026, 202– 326–4400, ext. 3072 (Burns) or 3041 (Klion). (For TTY/ASCII users, call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4400.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBGC is requesting that OMB approve modifications to an information collection needed to locate and pay participants and beneficiaries who may be entitled to pension benefits under a defined benefit plan that has terminated. The collection consists of information that participants and beneficiaries are asked to provide when applying for benefits. In addition, in some instances, as part of a search for participants and beneficiaries who may be entitled to benefits, PBGC requests individuals to provide identifying information that the individual would provide as part of an initial contact with PBGC. The information collection also includes My Pension Benefit Account (My PBA), an application on PBGC’s Web site, http://www.pbgc.gov, through which plan participants and beneficiaries may conduct electronic transactions with PBGC, including applying for pension benefits, designating a beneficiary, changing contact information, and applying for electronic direct deposit. All requested information is needed to enable PBGC to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 determine benefit entitlements and to make appropriate payments, or to provide respondents with specific information about their pension plan so they may obtain rough estimates of their benefits. PBGC will add one new form to the information collection, Form 717, Benefit Inquiry Questionnaire. PBGC will send this form to individuals who contact PBGC to inquire whether PBGC is holding any benefits to which they are entitled. The questionnaire will request information that PBGC needs to determine whether the individual is owed benefits and, if so, the benefit amount. In addition, PBGC is making clarifying, simplifying, editorial, and other changes to the information collection. The collection of information has been approved by OMB under control number 1212–0055 (expires December 31, 2015). PBGC is requesting that OMB extend its approval (with modifications) for three years from its approval date. 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. PBGC estimates that the average annual burden associated with this collection of information will be 126,090 hours and $1,360 for the next three years. The burden estimate includes 124,410 hours and $1,330 for participants in plans covered by the PBGC insurance program. The remaining burden is attributable to participants expected to be covered by the expanded Missing Participants program under Pension Protection Act of 2006 amendments to ERISA, once that program is in effect. Issued in Washington, DC, this 23 day of December 2015. Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2015–32783 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2016–48 and CP2016–63; Order No. 2917] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the addition of Priority Mail Contract 171 to the competitive product list. This SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81379 notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: January 4, 2016. 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., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Contract 171 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. MC2016–48 and CP2016–63 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 171 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 January 4, 2016. The public portions of these filings can be 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 171 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, December 22, 2015 (Request). E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 81380 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices 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. MC2016–48 and CP2016–63 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 January 4, 2016. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32711 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. R2016–4; Order No. 2918] International Mail Contract Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a Type 2 rate adjustment and the filing of a related negotiated service agreement with Canada Post. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: January 5, 2016. 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: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Contents of Filing III. Commission Action IV. Ordering Paragraphs VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 I. Introduction On December 17, 2015, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3010.40 et seq., announcing a Type 2 Rate Adjustment to improve default rates established under the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Acts.1 The Notice concerns the Canada Post 2016 Agreement (Agreement),2 the inbound portion of a bilateral agreement with Canada Post Corporation (‘‘Canada Post’’ or ‘‘CPC’’) that the Postal Service contends is functionally equivalent to the baseline agreement with Koninklijke TNT Post B.V and TNT Post Pakketservice Benelux B.V. (‘‘TNT Post’’), (‘‘the TNT Agreement’’).3 The TNT Agreement is the baseline agreement that the Commission included within the Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product on the market dominant product list of the Mail Classification Schedule. Id. II. Contents of Filing The Postal Service’s filing consists of the Notice, two attachments, and redacted and unredacted versions of an Excel file with supporting financial workpapers. Notice at 2. Attachment 1 is an application for non-public treatment of materials filed under seal with the Commission. Id. Attachment 2 is a redacted copy of the Agreement. Id. On December 22, 2015, the Postal Service filed a signed version of the agreement.4 The Agreement is the successor agreement to one previously found to be functionally equivalent to the baseline agreement in the Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 (MC2010–35) product.5 The Agreement provides that the effective date is February 1, 2016 for market dominant products. Notice, Attachment 2 at 8. The Postal Service asserts that it is providing at least the 45 days advance 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Type 2 Rate Adjustment, and Notice of Filing Functionally Equivalent Agreement, December 17, 2015, at 1 (Notice). 2 The Agreement replaces the Canada Post 2014 Agreement reviewed by the Commission in PRC Docket No. R2014–3. Docket No. R2014–3, Order No. 1940, Order Approving an Additional Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 Negotiated Service Agreement (with Canada Post Corporation), December 31, 2013. 3 See Docket Nos. MC2010–35, R2010–5, and R2010–6, Order No. 549, Order Adding Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 to the Market Dominant Product List and Approving Included Agreements, September 30, 2010. 4 See Docket Nos. CP2016–57 and R2016–4, Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing Executed Agreement, December 22, 2015. 5 See Order No. 549, see also Order No. 1940. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice required under 39 CFR 3010.41; and identifies the parties to the Agreement as the United States Postal Service and Canada Post, the designated postal operator for handling letter-post originating in Canada. Notice at 3, 6. The Postal Service further asserts that the Agreement is intended to remain in effect until December 31, 2017. Id. at 4. The Postal Service states that the Agreement includes negotiated pricing and settlement for various inbound letter-post products, including registered mail, small packets with delivery confirmation, and International Business Reply Service (IBRS). Id. Reporting requirements. 39 CFR 3010.43 requires the Postal Service to submit a detailed data collection plan. In lieu of a special data collection plan for the Agreement, the Postal Service proposes to report information on the Agreement through the Annual Compliance Report. Id. at 8. The Postal Service also invokes, with respect to service performance measurement reporting under 39 CFR 3055.3(a)(3), the standing exception in Order No. 996 for all agreements filed in the Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1 product grouping.6 Consistency with applicable statutory criteria. The Postal Service observes that Commission review of a negotiated service agreement addresses three statutory criteria under 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10) as codified in 39 CFR 3010.40. These are whether the agreement: (1) Improves the Postal Service’s net financial position or enhances the performance of operational functions; (2) will not cause unreasonable harm to the marketplace; and (3) will be available on public and reasonable terms to similarly situated mailers. Notice at 8. The Postal Service asserts that it addresses the first two criteria in its Notice and that the third criterion is inapplicable, as there are no entities similarly situated to Canada Post in terms of its ability to tender broad-based small packet flows from Canada or serve as a designated operator for letter-post originating in Canada. Id. at 8–9. Functional equivalence. The Postal Service addresses reasons why it considers the Agreement functionally equivalent to the baseline TNT Agreement and requests that the Agreement be added to the market dominant product list within the Inbound Market Dominant Multi6 Id., citing Docket No. R2012–2, Order Concerning an Additional Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreement with Foreign Postal Operators 1 Negotiated Service Agreement, November 23, 2011, at 7 (Order No. 996). E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81379-81380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32711]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2016-48 and CP2016-63; Order No. 2917]


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 Priority Mail Contract 171 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: January 4, 2016.

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., the 
Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting 
information to add Priority Mail Contract 171 to the competitive 
product list.\1\
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    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority 
Mail Contract 171 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing 
(Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and 
Supporting Data, December 22, 2015 (Request).
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    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. MC2016-48 and CP2016-63 to 
consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 
171 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 January 4, 2016. The public 
portions of these filings can be

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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. MC2016-48 and CP2016-63 
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 January 4, 2016.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-32711 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]
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