Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products, 36164 [2017-16328]

Download as PDF 36164 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices POSTAL SERVICE Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products Postal Service. ACTION: Notice of a change in rates of general applicability for First-Class Package Service Retail parcels, a new price category within the competitive product list. AGENCY: This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for a new price category within the competitive product list. DATES: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(2): August 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John F. Rosato, 202–268–2990. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 5, 2016, pursuant to their authority under 39 U.S.C. 3632, the Governors of the Postal Service established prices and classification changes for a product that the Postal Service planned to transfer from the market dominant product list to the competitive product list, pending a final determination from the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) approving the transfer. On July 20, 2017, in Order No. 4009, the Commission approved the transfer of First-Class Mail Parcels Retail to the competitive product list as a new price category within First-Class Package Service, conditional on the Postal Service providing pricing for the transferred product. The Governors’ Decision and the record of proceedings in connection with such decision are reprinted below in accordance with section 3632(b)(2). Pursuant to the Notice of the United States Postal Service of Changes in Rates of General Applicability for a Competitive Product, Established in Governors’ Decision No. 16–9 (Postal Regulatory Commission Docket No. CP2017–230), the new prices will be implemented on September 3, 2017. SUMMARY: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on Changes in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products (Governors’ Decision No. 16–9) December 5, 2016 Statement of Explanation and Justification Pursuant to authority under section 3632 of title 39, as amended by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (‘‘PAEA’’), I establish price VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 changes for the Postal Service’s shipping services (competitive products), specifically for First-Class Package Service. The price changes are described generally below, with a schedule of the new prices in the attachment. If management is given the authority by the Postal Regulatory Commission to effectuate a transfer of First-Class Mail Retail parcels to the competitive product list, I hereby authorize the attached prices for the new First-Class Package Service Retail parcels price category. These changes reflect a 9.9 percent average increase over the prices in effect for First-Class Mail Retail parcels, as of January 22, 2017. I further authorize any additional conforming Mail Classification Schedule changes that may be necessary to implement the transfer. The changes I establish should enable each competitive product to cover its attributable costs (39 U.S.C. § 3633(a)(2)) and should result in competitive products as a whole complying with 39 U.S.C. § 3633(a)(3), which, as implemented by 39 CFR § 3015.7(c), requires competitive products collectively to contribute a minimum of 5.5 percent to the Postal Service’s institutional costs. Accordingly, no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products should arise (39 U.S.C. § 3633(a)(1)). I therefore find that the new prices are in accordance with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3632–3633 and 39 CFR § 3015.2. Attachment to Governors’ Decision No. 16–9 MAIL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES Part B Competitive Products * * * * * 2125 First-Class Package Service * * * * * 2125.6 Prices * * * * * RETAIL 1 Maximum Weight (ounces) Single-Piece ($) 1 ............................................ 2 ............................................ 3 ............................................ 4 ............................................ 5 ............................................ 6 ............................................ 7 ............................................ 8 ............................................ 9 ............................................ 10 .......................................... 11 .......................................... 12 .......................................... 13 .......................................... $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.16 $3.32 $3.48 $3.64 $3.80 $3.96 $4.19 $4.36 $4.53 Notes 1. A handling charge of $0.01 per piece applies to foreign-origin, inbound direct entry mail tendered by foreign postal operators, subject to the terms of an authorization arrangement. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2017–16328 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Order The changes in prices set forth herein shall be effective thirty (30) days after management has filed appropriate notice of these changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission (‘‘Commission’’). I direct the Secretary to have this decision published in the Federal Register in accordance with 39 U.S.C. § 3632(b)(2), and direct management to file with the Commission appropriate notice of these changes, unless this decision has been superseded by a subsequent decision. Further, this decision may be rescinded in the event any new Governor is confirmed by the Senate prior to the filing of the notice of adjustment with the Commission that is authorized herein, and a majority of Governors then in office vote to do so. Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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): August 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 28, 2017, By The Governors: it filed with the Postal Regulatory /s/ lllllllllllllllllll Commission a Request of the United James H. Bilbray States Postal Service to Add Priority Chairman, Temporary Emergency Committee Mail Contract 336 to Competitive Product List. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 148 (Thursday, August 3, 2017)]
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POSTAL SERVICE


Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for 
Competitive Products

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Notice of a change in rates of general applicability for First-
Class Package Service Retail parcels, a new price category within the 
competitive product list.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth changes in rates of general 
applicability for a new price category within the competitive product 
list.

DATES: Date of notice required under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(2): August 3, 
2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John F. Rosato, 202-268-2990.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 5, 2016, pursuant to their 
authority under 39 U.S.C. 3632, the Governors of the Postal Service 
established prices and classification changes for a product that the 
Postal Service planned to transfer from the market dominant product 
list to the competitive product list, pending a final determination 
from the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) approving the 
transfer. On July 20, 2017, in Order No. 4009, the Commission approved 
the transfer of First-Class Mail Parcels Retail to the competitive 
product list as a new price category within First-Class Package 
Service, conditional on the Postal Service providing pricing for the 
transferred product. The Governors' Decision and the record of 
proceedings in connection with such decision are reprinted below in 
accordance with section 3632(b)(2). Pursuant to the Notice of the 
United States Postal Service of Changes in Rates of General 
Applicability for a Competitive Product, Established in Governors' 
Decision No. 16-9 (Postal Regulatory Commission Docket No. CP2017-230), 
the new prices will be implemented on September 3, 2017.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.

Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on 
Changes in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products 
(Governors' Decision No. 16-9)

December 5, 2016

Statement of Explanation and Justification

    Pursuant to authority under section 3632 of title 39, as amended by 
the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (``PAEA''), I 
establish price changes for the Postal Service's shipping services 
(competitive products), specifically for First-Class Package Service. 
The price changes are described generally below, with a schedule of the 
new prices in the attachment.
    If management is given the authority by the Postal Regulatory 
Commission to effectuate a transfer of First-Class Mail Retail parcels 
to the competitive product list, I hereby authorize the attached prices 
for the new First-Class Package Service Retail parcels price category. 
These changes reflect a 9.9 percent average increase over the prices in 
effect for First-Class Mail Retail parcels, as of January 22, 2017. I 
further authorize any additional conforming Mail Classification 
Schedule changes that may be necessary to implement the transfer.
    The changes I establish should enable each competitive product to 
cover its attributable costs (39 U.S.C. Sec.  3633(a)(2)) and should 
result in competitive products as a whole complying with 39 U.S.C. 
Sec.  3633(a)(3), which, as implemented by 39 CFR Sec.  3015.7(c), 
requires competitive products collectively to contribute a minimum of 
5.5 percent to the Postal Service's institutional costs. Accordingly, 
no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant 
products should arise (39 U.S.C. Sec.  3633(a)(1)). I therefore find 
that the new prices are in accordance with 39 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  3632-
3633 and 39 CFR Sec.  3015.2.

Order

    The changes in prices set forth herein shall be effective thirty 
(30) days after management has filed appropriate notice of these 
changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission (``Commission''). I 
direct the Secretary to have this decision published in the Federal 
Register in accordance with 39 U.S.C. Sec.  3632(b)(2), and direct 
management to file with the Commission appropriate notice of these 
changes, unless this decision has been superseded by a subsequent 
decision. Further, this decision may be rescinded in the event any new 
Governor is confirmed by the Senate prior to the filing of the notice 
of adjustment with the Commission that is authorized herein, and a 
majority of Governors then in office vote to do so.

By The Governors:

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James H. Bilbray

Chairman, Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors

Attachment to Governors' Decision No. 16-9

MAIL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES

Part B

Competitive Products

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2125 First-Class Package Service
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2125.6 Prices
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                               Retail \1\
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                                                           Single-Piece
                 Maximum Weight (ounces)                        ($)
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1.......................................................           $3.00
2.......................................................           $3.00
3.......................................................           $3.00
4.......................................................           $3.00
5.......................................................           $3.16
6.......................................................           $3.32
7.......................................................           $3.48
8.......................................................           $3.64
9.......................................................           $3.80
10......................................................           $3.96
11......................................................           $4.19
12......................................................           $4.36
13......................................................           $4.53
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Notes
1. A handling charge of $0.01 per piece applies to foreign-origin,
  inbound direct entry mail tendered by foreign postal operators,
  subject to the terms of an authorization arrangement.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16328 Filed 8-2-17; 8:45 am]
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