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Download as PDF 46950 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Proposed Rules Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration and a Memorandum for the Record are not required for this proposed rule. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. G. 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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise § 117.219(b) to read as follows: ■ § 117.219 Pequonnock River. * * * * * (b) The draw of the Metro-North Peck Bridge at mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, shall operate as follows: (1) The draw shall open on signal between 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least four hours advance notice is given; except that, from 5:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays, the draw need not open for the passage of vessel traffic unless an emergency exists. (2) From 9 p.m. to 5:45 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least an eight hour notice is given. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (3) A delay in opening the draw not to exceed 15 minutes may occur when a train scheduled to cross the bridge without stopping has entered the drawbridge block. (4) Requests for bridge openings may be made by calling the telephone number posted at the bridge. Dated: September 22, 2017. S.D. Poulin, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–21773 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket No. RM2017–13; Order No. 4141] 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 Nine). This document informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: November 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Proposal Nine III. Notice and Comment IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On September 29, 2017, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reports and compliance E:\FR\FM\10OCP1.SGM 10OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Proposed Rules Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS determinations.1 The Petition identifies the proposed analytical method changes filed in this docket as Proposal Nine. II. Proposal Nine Background. The Postal Service proposes to change the current City Carrier Cost System (CCCS) methodology for estimating Delivery Point Sequence (DPS) volume proportions. Petition, Proposal Nine at 1. Presently, the Postal Service collects similar mail characteristic data, such as class and product data, for two different systems: CCCS and Origin-Destination Information System—Revenue, Pieces, and Weight (ODIS–RPW). Id. at 1–2. CCCS data are used primarily to distribute costs to products delivered by city letter routes. ODIS–RPW data are used to estimate volume and revenue. Currently, the Postal Service collects CCCS mail characteristics data manually. See id. at 3. In contrast, the Postal Service collects ODIS–RPW mail characteristics data from digitally captured images of letter and card shaped mail.2 The Postal Service states that the ODIS–RPW digital sampling method includes approximately 93 percent of CCCS sampled city letter routes. Petition, Proposal Nine at 2. Proposal. The Postal Service proposes a methodology change to CCCS data collection procedures for Delivery Point Sequenced (DPS) mail. Id. at 1. The Postal Service seeks to use the ODIS– RPW digital data to enhance CCCS data for DPS mail destined for delivery by city letter routes. Id. at 2. The Postal Service explains that the proposal would eliminate the need to manually sample 93 percent of DPS mail for CCCS data collection purposes. Id.; see id. at 3. The Postal Service states that it would continue to manually sample mailpieces destined for city letter routes not included in ODIS–RPW’s digital data collection, approximately seven percent of city letter routes. Id. at 3. Rationale and impact. The Postal Service states that the proposal would enhance the CCCS estimation of delivered DPS volumes. Id. The Postal Service explains that the ‘‘automated, systematic method of collecting images of DPS letters and cards’’ would reduce the risk of undetected sampling errors. Id. Additionally, the Postal Service notes that data collectors and their supervisors are able to review and 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Nine), September 29, 2017 (Petition). 2 Id. at 2; see Docket No. RM2015–11, Order No. 2739, Order on Analytical Principles Used in Periodic Reporting (Proposal Three), September 30, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:57 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 analyze the ODIS–RPW data because the system retains the data for 30 days. Id. at 3–4. The Postal Service also explains that the proposal would increase the number of DPS sampled mailpieces by approximately 400 percent and the number of CCCS tests by approximately 300 percent. Id. at 4. The Postal Service discusses the likely effects of the proposed methodology change on product volume distribution and unit costs. Id. at 4–5. Based on these estimates, the Postal Service indicates minor differences in product volume distribution between the current and proposed CCCS methodologies. Id. at 4. These estimates also indicate that using ODIS–RPW digital data for DPS mail destined for city letter routes would result in very small estimated changes in unit costs or would leave unit costs unaffected. Id. at 4–5. III. Notice and Comment The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2017–13 for consideration of matters raised by the Petition. More information on the Petition may be accessed via the Commission’s Web site at https://www.prc.gov. Interested persons may submit comments on the Petition and Proposal Nine no later than November 21, 2017. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya 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. RM2017–13 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 Nine), filed September 29, 2017. 2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than November 21, 2017. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya 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. 2017–21691 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 46951 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2015–0204; FRL–9969– 02—Region 9] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; South Coast Moderate Area Plan for the 2006 PM2.5 Standards; Correction of Deficiency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve California’s Reasonably Available Control Measures/Reasonably Available Control Technology and Reasonable Further Progress demonstrations for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ‘‘standards’’) in the Los Angeles–South Coast nonattainment area and to determine that the State has corrected the deficiency that formed the basis for the prior partial disapproval of the Moderate Area Plan submitted for these NAAQS. The proposed determination is based on the EPA’s final approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program and 2016 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Demonstration. If today’s action is finalized as proposed, the sanctions clocks triggered by the partial disapproval will be terminated. DATES: Any comments must arrive by November 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R09– OAR–2015–0204 at https:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to Wienke Tax, Air Planning Office, at tax.wienke@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be removed or edited from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCP1.SGM 10OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 10, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46950-46951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21691]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3050

[Docket No. RM2017-13; Order No. 4141]


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 
Nine). This document informs the public of the filing, invites public 
comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: November 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://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 Nine
III. Notice and Comment
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On September 29, 2017, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant 
to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate a rulemaking 
proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to 
periodic reports and compliance

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determinations.\1\ The Petition identifies the proposed analytical 
method changes filed in this docket as Proposal Nine.
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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 Nine), September 29, 2017 
(Petition).
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II. Proposal Nine

    Background. The Postal Service proposes to change the current City 
Carrier Cost System (CCCS) methodology for estimating Delivery Point 
Sequence (DPS) volume proportions. Petition, Proposal Nine at 1. 
Presently, the Postal Service collects similar mail characteristic 
data, such as class and product data, for two different systems: CCCS 
and Origin-Destination Information System--Revenue, Pieces, and Weight 
(ODIS-RPW). Id. at 1-2. CCCS data are used primarily to distribute 
costs to products delivered by city letter routes. ODIS-RPW data are 
used to estimate volume and revenue.
    Currently, the Postal Service collects CCCS mail characteristics 
data manually. See id. at 3. In contrast, the Postal Service collects 
ODIS-RPW mail characteristics data from digitally captured images of 
letter and card shaped mail.\2\ The Postal Service states that the 
ODIS-RPW digital sampling method includes approximately 93 percent of 
CCCS sampled city letter routes. Petition, Proposal Nine at 2.
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    \2\ Id. at 2; see Docket No. RM2015-11, Order No. 2739, Order on 
Analytical Principles Used in Periodic Reporting (Proposal Three), 
September 30, 2015.
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    Proposal. The Postal Service proposes a methodology change to CCCS 
data collection procedures for Delivery Point Sequenced (DPS) mail. Id. 
at 1. The Postal Service seeks to use the ODIS-RPW digital data to 
enhance CCCS data for DPS mail destined for delivery by city letter 
routes. Id. at 2. The Postal Service explains that the proposal would 
eliminate the need to manually sample 93 percent of DPS mail for CCCS 
data collection purposes. Id.; see id. at 3. The Postal Service states 
that it would continue to manually sample mailpieces destined for city 
letter routes not included in ODIS-RPW's digital data collection, 
approximately seven percent of city letter routes. Id. at 3.
    Rationale and impact. The Postal Service states that the proposal 
would enhance the CCCS estimation of delivered DPS volumes. Id. The 
Postal Service explains that the ``automated, systematic method of 
collecting images of DPS letters and cards'' would reduce the risk of 
undetected sampling errors. Id. Additionally, the Postal Service notes 
that data collectors and their supervisors are able to review and 
analyze the ODIS-RPW data because the system retains the data for 30 
days. Id. at 3-4. The Postal Service also explains that the proposal 
would increase the number of DPS sampled mailpieces by approximately 
400 percent and the number of CCCS tests by approximately 300 percent. 
Id. at 4.
    The Postal Service discusses the likely effects of the proposed 
methodology change on product volume distribution and unit costs. Id. 
at 4-5. Based on these estimates, the Postal Service indicates minor 
differences in product volume distribution between the current and 
proposed CCCS methodologies. Id. at 4. These estimates also indicate 
that using ODIS-RPW digital data for DPS mail destined for city letter 
routes would result in very small estimated changes in unit costs or 
would leave unit costs unaffected. Id. at 4-5.

III. Notice and Comment

    The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2017-13 for consideration 
of matters raised by the Petition. More information on the Petition may 
be accessed via the Commission's Web site at https://www.prc.gov. 
Interested persons may submit comments on the Petition and Proposal 
Nine no later than November 21, 2017. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, 
Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya 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. RM2017-13 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 Nine), filed 
September 29, 2017.
    2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than November 21, 2017.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. 
Bzhilyanskaya 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.
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