Notice of Availability: Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Commercial Off-the-Shelf Vehicle Acquisitions, Nationwide, 33167-33168 [2017-15082]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (https:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.40. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: CP2016–35; Filing Title: Notice of United States Postal Service of Amendment to Priority Mail Contract 160, with Portions Filed Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: July 12, 2017; Filing Authority: 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: July 20, 2017. This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–15079 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 POSTAL SERVICE Notice of Availability: Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Commercial Off-theShelf Vehicle Acquisitions, Nationwide Postal Service. Notice of availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment. AGENCY: ACTION: To comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Postal Service has prepared and is making available for comments a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Commercial Offthe-Shelf (COTS) Vehicle Acquisitions (the Proposed Action), which is national in scope. This PEA evaluated the environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and an Alternative Action versus taking No Action. The Draft PEA can be reviewed online at https:// about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/ green/pdf/cots-pea.pdf. DATES: Comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, August 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct written comments to: Davon Collins, Environmental Counsel, U.S. Postal Service, Room 6333, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20260, email davon.m.collins@usps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davon M. Collins, (202) 268–4570. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To stabilize its delivery fleet pending the development of a longer-term solution to its vehicle needs and in furtherance of its statutory Universal Service Obligation, the Postal Service is considering the purchase of an estimated 26,000 COTS delivery vehicles to accommodate route growth over the next three years, and to replace accident-damaged, aged and highmaintenance-cost vehicles. Pursuant to the requirements of NEPA, the Postal Service’s implementing procedures at 39 CFR 775, and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Postal Service has prepared a PEA to evaluate the environmental impacts of the following three actions on the physical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic environments. To assist in this process, the Postal Service is soliciting the public’s input and comments. The Proposed Action would accommodate an increase in delivery points and routes anticipated over each of the next three years through the purchase of an estimated 7,000 new delivery vehicles and establishment of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33167 new delivery routes; and replace an estimated 19,000 accident-damaged, aged and high-maintenance-cost delivery vehicles, and aged minivans with new COTS vehicles. The Alternative Action would accommodate the expected increase in routes through the lease of additional vehicles, and provide for replacement of highmaintenance-cost and aged vehicles with leased vehicles. Under the No Action Alternative, the Postal Service would not implement the COTS Vehicle Acquisitions. The existing delivery fleet would be maintained at the status quo; existing delivery vehicles would continue to be used and incur increasingly higher maintenance costs as the vehicles continued to age; and existing delivery routes would be expanded to address annual city and rural delivery growth, incurring additional mileage and corresponding increased costs for maintenance and repair ofexisting vehicles. The Draft PEA concludes that the Proposed Action would not result in significant adverse impacts on the physical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic environments. The Proposed Action would result in beneficial impacts to current air quality nationwide, as the new vehicles would have better emission controls than the vehicles being replaced, and therefore decrease emissions as compared with the No Action Alternative, and at a significantly lower cost than the Alternative Action. Adverse impacts to other aspects of the environment such as biological, water, and cultural resources; energy resources; waste management; and community services would be minor to insignificant. The Proposed Action would also have an insignificant but beneficial socioeconomic impact nationwide, as new hires and additional related material purchases would produce beneficial economic results. Unless substantive comments are received during the 15-day comment period and significant issues are identified, the Postal Service will finalize the PEA, issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and proceed with the project. Should a FONSI be issued, it will be available for public viewing at https:// about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/ green/welcome.htm, and the Postal Service would not publish another notice for this project. In the event significant issues are identified, the Postal Service will either issue a Mitigated FONSI, listing required mitigation measures, or publish a new E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 33168 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices 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. Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–15082 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3642(d)(1): July 19, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria W. Votsch, 202–268–6525. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 13, 2017, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 334 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2017–158, CP2017–222. SUMMARY: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–15081 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81136; File No. SR–GEMX– 2017–29] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq GEMX, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Schedule of Fees To Assess Connectivity Fees asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES July 13, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 29, 2017, Nasdaq GEMX, LLC (‘‘GEMX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 BILLING CODE 7710–12–P 1 15 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend the Schedule of Fees to assess fees for OTTO Port, CTI Port, FIX Port, FIX Drop Port and Disaster Recovery Port connectivity, and to provide monthly [sic] cap on those fees of $7,500. The Exchange is also proposing to delete fees and descriptions thereof for connectivity no longer used by the Exchange. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.ise.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to amend the Schedule of Fees to assess fees for OTTO 3 Port, CTI 4 3 OTTO is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders, auction orders and auction responses into ISE Gemini [sic]. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or other information); (2) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (3) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (5) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (6) Execution Messages; (7) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 4 CTI is a real-time clearing trade update is a message that is sent to a member after an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The message containing the trade details is also simultaneously sent to The Options Clearing Corporation. The information includes, among other things, the following: (i) The Clearing Member PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Port, FIX 5 Port, FIX Drop 6 Port and Disaster Recovery Port 7 connectivity, and to provide a monthly cap on those fees of $7,500. The Exchange recently completed the migration of the Exchange’s trading system to the Nasdaq INET architecture.8 This migration included the adoption of new connectivity, including OTTO, CTI, FIX, FIX Drop, Disaster Recovery Ports, which are the same as connectivity options currently used to connect to the Exchange’s affiliates, including Nasdaq Options Market (‘‘NOM’’), Nasdaq BX (‘‘BX’’) and Nasdaq Phlx (‘‘Phlx’’).9 When the Exchange adopted these new ports it did not assess a fee for them so that members would not be double charged for connectivity to the old Exchange architecture and the new Nasdaq INET architecture.10 The Exchange is proposing to amend the Nasdaq GEMX Schedule of Fees Section IV.E.4. to assess a fee of $650 per month, per port, per account number 11 for OTTO, CTI, FIX, and FIX Drop ports. The Exchange is proposing to assess a fee of $50 per month, per port, per account number for Disaster Recovery Ports. The Exchange notes that it is adding ‘‘per account number’’ to the fees described above to clarify that Trade Agreement or ‘‘CMTA’’ or The Options Clearing Corporation or ‘‘OCC’’ number; (ii) Exchange badge or house number; (iii) the Exchange internal firm identifier; and (iv) an indicator which will distinguish electronic and non-electronically delivered orders; (v) liquidity indicators and transaction type for billing purposes; (vi) capacity. 5 FIX is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders and auction orders into ISE Gemini [sic]. Data includes the following: (1) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (2) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (3) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (4) Execution Messages; (5) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 6 FIX Drop is a real-time order and execution update is a message that is sent to a member after an order been received/modified or an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The information includes, among other things, the following: (1) Executions, (2) cancellations, (3) modifications to an existing order, (4) busts or posttrade corrections. 7 Disaster Recovery ports provide connectivity to the exchange’s disaster recovery data center in Chicago to be utilized in the event the exchange has to fail over during the trading day. DR Ports are available for SQF, SQF Purge, CTI, OTTO, FIX and FIX Drop. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80011 (February 10, 2017), 82 FR 10927 (February 16, 2017) (SR–ISEGemini–2016–17). 9 See NOM Rules, Chapter XV Options Pricing, Sec. 3 NOM—Ports and other Services; BX Rules, Chapter XV Options Pricing, Sec. 3 BX—Ports and other Services; and Phlx Pricing Schedule, VII. Other Member Fees, B. Port Fees. 10 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80213 (March 10, 2017), 82 FR 14066, 37499 [sic] (March 16, 2017) (SR–ISEGemini–2017–10). 11 Account numbers are used to identify member order entry ports. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33167-33168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15082]


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POSTAL SERVICE


Notice of Availability: Draft Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment for Commercial Off-the-Shelf Vehicle Acquisitions, 
Nationwide

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), the Postal Service has prepared and is making 
available for comments a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment 
(PEA) for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Vehicle Acquisitions (the 
Proposed Action), which is national in scope. This PEA evaluated the 
environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and an Alternative Action 
versus taking No Action. The Draft PEA can be reviewed online at https://about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/green/pdf/cots-pea.pdf.

DATES: Comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, August 
3, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct written comments to: Davon Collins, Environmental 
Counsel, U.S. Postal Service, Room 6333, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 
Washington, DC 20260, email davon.m.collins@usps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davon M. Collins, (202) 268-4570.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To stabilize its delivery fleet pending the 
development of a longer-term solution to its vehicle needs and in 
furtherance of its statutory Universal Service Obligation, the Postal 
Service is considering the purchase of an estimated 26,000 COTS 
delivery vehicles to accommodate route growth over the next three 
years, and to replace accident-damaged, aged and high-maintenance-cost 
vehicles.
    Pursuant to the requirements of NEPA, the Postal Service's 
implementing procedures at 39 CFR 775, and the President's Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Postal 
Service has prepared a PEA to evaluate the environmental impacts of the 
following three actions on the physical, biological, cultural, and 
socioeconomic environments. To assist in this process, the Postal 
Service is soliciting the public's input and comments.
    The Proposed Action would accommodate an increase in delivery 
points and routes anticipated over each of the next three years through 
the purchase of an estimated 7,000 new delivery vehicles and 
establishment of new delivery routes; and replace an estimated 19,000 
accident-damaged, aged and high-maintenance-cost delivery vehicles, and 
aged minivans with new COTS vehicles. The Alternative Action would 
accommodate the expected increase in routes through the lease of 
additional vehicles, and provide for replacement of high-maintenance-
cost and aged vehicles with leased vehicles. Under the No Action 
Alternative, the Postal Service would not implement the COTS Vehicle 
Acquisitions. The existing delivery fleet would be maintained at the 
status quo; existing delivery vehicles would continue to be used and 
incur increasingly higher maintenance costs as the vehicles continued 
to age; and existing delivery routes would be expanded to address 
annual city and rural delivery growth, incurring additional mileage and 
corresponding increased costs for maintenance and repair ofexisting 
vehicles.
    The Draft PEA concludes that the Proposed Action would not result 
in significant adverse impacts on the physical, biological, cultural, 
and socioeconomic environments. The Proposed Action would result in 
beneficial impacts to current air quality nationwide, as the new 
vehicles would have better emission controls than the vehicles being 
replaced, and therefore decrease emissions as compared with the No 
Action Alternative, and at a significantly lower cost than the 
Alternative Action. Adverse impacts to other aspects of the environment 
such as biological, water, and cultural resources; energy resources; 
waste management; and community services would be minor to 
insignificant. The Proposed Action would also have an insignificant but 
beneficial socioeconomic impact nationwide, as new hires and additional 
related material purchases would produce beneficial economic results.
    Unless substantive comments are received during the 15-day comment 
period and significant issues are identified, the Postal Service will 
finalize the PEA, issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and 
proceed with the project. Should a FONSI be issued, it will be 
available for public viewing at https://about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/green/welcome.htm, and the Postal Service would not publish 
another notice for this project. In the event significant issues are 
identified, the Postal Service will either issue a Mitigated FONSI, 
listing required mitigation measures, or publish a new

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Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-15082 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]
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