Periodic Reporting, 59592-59593 [2016-20822]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS 59592 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Proposed Rules (A) Collecting employee contributions through payroll deductions and remitting them to the program; (B) Providing notice to the employees and maintaining records regarding the employer’s collection and remittance of payments under the program; (C) Providing information to the State or qualified political subdivision (or governmental agency or instrumentality of either) necessary to facilitate the operation of the program; and (D) Distributing program information to employees from the State or qualified political subdivision (or governmental agency or instrumentality of either) and permitting the State or qualified political subdivision (or governmental agency or instrumentality of either) to publicize the program to employees; (viii) The employer contributes no funds to the program and provides no bonus or other monetary incentive to employees to participate in the program; (ix) The employer’s participation in the program is required by State or qualified political subdivision law; (x) The employer has no discretionary authority, control, or responsibility under the program; and (xi) The employer receives no direct or indirect consideration in the form of cash or otherwise, other than consideration (including tax incentives and credits) received directly from the State or qualified political subdivision (or governmental agency or instrumentality of either) that does not exceed an amount that reasonably approximates the employer’s (or a typical employer’s) costs under the program. (2) A payroll deduction savings program will not fail to satisfy the provisions of paragraph (h)(1) of this section merely because the program— (i) Is directed toward those employers that do not offer some other workplace savings arrangement; (ii) Utilizes one or more service or investment providers to operate and administer the program, provided that the State or qualified political subdivision (or the governmental agency or instrumentality of either) retains full responsibility for the operation and administration of the program; or (iii) Treats employees as having automatically elected payroll deductions in an amount or percentage of compensation, including any automatic increases in such amount or percentage, unless the employee specifically elects not to have such deductions made (or specifically elects to have the deductions made in a different amount or percentage of compensation allowed by the program), provided that the employee is given VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 adequate advance notice of the right to make such elections, and provided, further, that a program may also satisfy this paragraph (h) without requiring or otherwise providing for automatic elections such as those described in this paragraph (h)(2)(iii). (3) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘State’’ shall have the same meaning as defined in section 3(10) of the Act. (4) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘qualified political subdivision’’ means any governmental unit of a State, including a city, county, or similar governmental body, that– (i) Has the authority, implicit or explicit, under State law to require employers’ participation in the program as described in paragraph (h)(1)(ix) of this section; (ii) Has a population equal to or greater than the population of the least populated State (excluding the District of Columbia and territories listed in section 3(10) of the Act); and (iii) Is not located in a State that pursuant to State law establishes a statewide retirement savings program for private-sector employees. Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of August, 2016. Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–20638 Filed 8–25–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket No. RM2016–12; Order No. 3482] Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent filing requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to an analytical method for use in periodic reporting (Proposal Four). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: October 7, 2016. Reply Comments are due: October 21, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. INFORMATION CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Proposal Four III. Notice and Comment IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 22, 2016, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to an analytical method for use in periodic reporting.1 The Petition identifies the proposed analytical method changes filed in this docket as Proposal Four. II. Proposal Four Proposal Four concerns the treatment of purchased highway transportation costs within the Cost and Revenue Analysis report. The objective of the proposal is to improve the methodology for calculating attributable purchased highway costs by incorporating the variability of purchased highway transportation capacity with respect to volume into the calculation of attributable costs for purchased highway transportation. Petition at 2. In support of its Petition, the Postal Service has attached a report: ‘‘Research on Estimating the Variability of Purchased Highway Transportation Capacity with Respect to Volume’’ by Michael D. Bradley, Department of Economics, George Washington University. III. Notice and Comment The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–12 for consideration of matters raised by the Petition. More information on 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 Four no later than October 7, 2016. Reply comments are due no later than October 21, 2016. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lawrence Fenster is designated as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Four), August 22, 2016 (Petition). E:\FR\FM\30AUP1.SGM 30AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Proposed Rules IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–12 for consideration of the matters raised by the Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Four), filed August 22, 2016. 2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than October 7, 2016. Reply comments are due no later than October 21, 2016. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lawrence Fenster to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this docket. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–20822 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket No. RM2016–10; Order No. 3484] Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent filing requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reporting (Proposal Two). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: October 11, 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 II. Summary of Proposal III. Notice and Comment IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 22, 2016, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to the Postal Service’s periodic reports.1 Proposal Two is attached to the Petition and proposes an analytical method change relating to the treatment of carrier costs within the International Cost and Revenue Analysis (ICRA) report. Petition at 1. II. Summary of Proposal Under Proposal Two, the Postal Service seeks to revise the method for distributing city carrier street and rural carrier costs to products in the ICRA report. Petition, Proposal Two at 1. Specifically, the Postal Service proposes to ‘‘align the ICRA methodology with the Cost and Revenue Analysis (CRA) methodology used for developing delivery costs.’’ Id. The Postal Service recommends synchronization of the methods for three elements of the city carrier street model (letter routes, special purpose routes, and support and other costs) and for one element of the rural carrier model. Id. The Postal Service asserts that this proposed change would result in improved accuracy of international cost estimates. Id. at 7. III. Notice and Comment The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–10 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 Two no later than October 11, 2016. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lawrence Fenster is designated as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016–10 for consideration of the matters raised by the Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Two), August 22, 2016 (Petition). PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 59593 Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Two), filed August 22, 2016. 2. Comments are due no later than October 11, 2016. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lawrence Fenster to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this docket. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–20823 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2016–0096; FRL–9951–47– Region 9] Air Plan Approval; Reno, Nevada; Second 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Nevada (‘‘State’’). On July 3, 2008, the EPA redesignated the Truckee Meadows area, consisting largely of the cities of Reno and Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada, from nonattainment to attainment for the carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and approved the State’s plan addressing the area’s maintenance of the NAAQS for ten years. On November 7, 2014, the State submitted to the EPA a second maintenance plan for the Truckee Meadows area that addressed maintenance of the NAAQS through 2030. The EPA is also proposing to find adequate and approve transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets for the years 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030. We are making this proposal under the Clean Air Act. DATES: Any comments on this proposal must arrive by September 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R09– OAR–2016–0096 at http:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to John Kelly, Air Planning Office, at kelly.johnj@epa.gov. For comments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUP1.SGM 30AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59592-59593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20822]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3050

[Docket No. RM2016-12; Order No. 3482]


Periodic Reporting

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent filing requesting that the 
Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider 
changes to an analytical method for use in periodic reporting (Proposal 
Four). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public 
comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: October 7, 2016. Reply Comments are due: 
October 21, 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. Proposal Four
III. Notice and Comment
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On August 22, 2016, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 
39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal 
rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to an analytical method for 
use in periodic reporting.\1\ The Petition identifies the proposed 
analytical method changes filed in this docket as Proposal Four.
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    \1\ Petition of the United States Postal Service for the 
Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in 
Analytical Principles (Proposal Four), August 22, 2016 (Petition).
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II. Proposal Four

    Proposal Four concerns the treatment of purchased highway 
transportation costs within the Cost and Revenue Analysis report. The 
objective of the proposal is to improve the methodology for calculating 
attributable purchased highway costs by incorporating the variability 
of purchased highway transportation capacity with respect to volume 
into the calculation of attributable costs for purchased highway 
transportation. Petition at 2. In support of its Petition, the Postal 
Service has attached a report: ``Research on Estimating the Variability 
of Purchased Highway Transportation Capacity with Respect to Volume'' 
by Michael D. Bradley, Department of Economics, George Washington 
University.

III. Notice and Comment

    The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016-12 for consideration 
of matters raised by the Petition. More information on 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 
Four no later than October 7, 2016. Reply comments are due no later 
than October 21, 2016. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lawrence Fenster is 
designated as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to 
represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.

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IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2016-12 for 
consideration of the matters raised by the Petition of the United 
States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider 
Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Four), filed August 
22, 2016.
    2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than October 7, 2016. Reply comments are due no later than 
October 21, 2016.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lawrence 
Fenster to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public 
Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in 
this docket.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-20822 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]
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