Petition of the World Shipping Council for an Exemption From Certain Provisions of the Shipping Act of 1984, as Amended, and for a Rulemaking Proceeding; Notice of Filing and Request for Comments, 47123 [2018-20167]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Proposed Rules a second simple average CPI–U index is similarly calculated for each subsequent fiscal year by summing the 12 monthly CPI–U values for the previous fiscal year and dividing the sum by 12 (Recent Average). Finally, the annual limitation for the current fiscal year is calculated by multiplying $10,000,000 by the Recent Average divided by 214.463. The result is expressed as a number, rounded to the nearest dollar. (e) The formula for calculating the $10 Million Adjusted Limitation is as follows: $10 Million Adjusted Limitation = $10,000,000 * (Recent Average/214.463). ■ 3. Amend § 3035.16 by revising paragraphs (c) and (d) to read as follows: § 3035.16 Exemption from dollar amount limitation. * * * * * (c) The calculation of the $50 Million Adjusted Limitation involves the following steps. First, a simple average CPI–U index was calculated for fiscal year 2008 by summing the monthly CPI–U values from October 2007 through September 2008 and dividing the sum by 12 (Base Average). The resulting Base Average is 214.463. Then, a second simple average CPI–U index is similarly calculated for each subsequent fiscal year by summing the 12 monthly CPI–U values for the previous fiscal year and dividing the sum by 12 (Recent Average). Finally, the annual limitation for the current fiscal year is calculated by multiplying $50,000,000 by the Recent Average divided by 214.463. The result is expressed as a number, rounded to the nearest dollar. (d) The formula for calculating the $50 Million Adjusted Limitation is as follows: $50 Million Adjusted Limitation = $50,000,000 * (Recent Average/214.463). ■ 4. Revise § 3035.18 to read as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS § 3035.18 Request to add a nonexperimental product or price category based on an experimental product to the product list. 16:57 Sep 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–20287 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION 46 CFR Part 530 [Petition No. P3–18] (a) If the Postal Service seeks to add a non-experimental product or price category based on a former or current experimental product to the market dominant or competitive product list, the Postal Service shall file a request, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and part 3020, subpart B of this chapter, to add a non-experimental product or price category to the applicable product list. (b) The Postal Service shall comply with the requirements specified in paragraphs (c) through (e) of this section of this section if the proposed nonexperimental product or price category: VerDate Sep<11>2014 (1) Offers the same (or similar) service as a former or current experimental product; (2) Has the same distinct cost or market characteristic as a former or current experimental product; or (3) Uses (or is based on) data or assumptions from a former or current market test proceeding. (c) A request filed under this section shall: (1) Identify the market test and docket number that the proposed nonexperimental product or price category is based on; (2) Explain the relationship between the proposed non-experimental product or price category and market test or experimental product; (3) Identify any assumptions from the market test that the request uses or is based on; (4) Include all data from data collection reports in the financial model, or separately identify and explain any differences between the data collection reports and the data used to support the financial model; and (5) Quantify the product specific costs associated with the development of the market test; that is, costs incurred before the market test was implemented. (d) If the Postal Service seeks a Commission decision by a certain date, the Postal Service shall file a request under this section at least 60 days before the requested decision date. (e) The Postal Service shall also file a notice of its request under this section in the market test proceeding’s docket. This notice shall include the applicable docket number(s) for the proceeding evaluating the request. Petition of the World Shipping Council for an Exemption From Certain Provisions of the Shipping Act of 1984, as Amended, and for a Rulemaking Proceeding; Notice of Filing and Request for Comments Notice is hereby given that the World Shipping Council (‘‘Petitioner’’) has petitioned the Commission pursuant to 46 CFR 502.92 ‘‘. . . for an exemption from the service contract filing and essential terms publication requirements set forth at 46 U.S.C. 40502(b) and (d), respectively . . .’’ Petitioner ‘‘. . . further petitions the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 47123 Commission for the initiation of a rulemaking proceeding to amend its service contract regulations set forth at 46 CFR part 530 in a manner consistent with the requested exemption.’’ Petitioner alleges that ‘‘[t]he filing of service contracts and amendments, and the publication of essential terms, represent a substantial administrative and regulatory burden’’ to its ‘‘ocean common carrier members.’’ In order for the Commission to make a thorough evaluation of the requested exemption and rulemaking presented in the Petition, pursuant to 46 CFR 502.92, interested parties are requested to submit views or arguments in reply to the Petition no later than November 19, 2018. Replies shall be sent to the Secretary by email to Secretary@fmc.gov or by mail to Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20573–0001, and replies shall be served on Petitioner’s counsel, Wayne R. Rhode, Cozen O’ Connor, 1200 19th St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, wrohde@ cozen.com. Non-confidential filings may be submitted in hard copy to the Secretary at the above address or by email as a PDF attachment to Secretary@fmc.gov and include in the subject line: P3–18 (Commenter/Company). Confidential filings should not be filed by email. A confidential filing must be filed with the Secretary in hard copy only, and be accompanied by a transmittal letter that identifies the filing as ‘‘ConfidentialRestricted’’ and describes the nature and extent of the confidential treatment requested. The Commission will provide confidential treatment to the extent allowed by law for confidential submissions, or parts of submissions, for which confidentiality has been requested. When a confidential filing is submitted, there must also be submitted a public version of the filing. Such public filing version shall exclude confidential materials, and shall indicate on the cover page and on each affected page ‘‘Confidential materials excluded.’’ Public versions of confidential filings may be submitted by email. The Petition will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.fmc.gov/P3-18. Replies filed in response to the Petition will also be posted on the Commission’s website at this location. Rachel E. Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20167 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P E:\FR\FM\18SEP1.SGM 18SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

46 CFR Part 530

[Petition No. P3-18]


Petition of the World Shipping Council for an Exemption From 
Certain Provisions of the Shipping Act of 1984, as Amended, and for a 
Rulemaking Proceeding; Notice of Filing and Request for Comments

    Notice is hereby given that the World Shipping Council 
(``Petitioner'') has petitioned the Commission pursuant to 46 CFR 
502.92 ``. . . for an exemption from the service contract filing and 
essential terms publication requirements set forth at 46 U.S.C. 
40502(b) and (d), respectively . . .'' Petitioner ``. . . further 
petitions the Commission for the initiation of a rulemaking proceeding 
to amend its service contract regulations set forth at 46 CFR part 530 
in a manner consistent with the requested exemption.'' Petitioner 
alleges that ``[t]he filing of service contracts and amendments, and 
the publication of essential terms, represent a substantial 
administrative and regulatory burden'' to its ``ocean common carrier 
members.''
    In order for the Commission to make a thorough evaluation of the 
requested exemption and rulemaking presented in the Petition, pursuant 
to 46 CFR 502.92, interested parties are requested to submit views or 
arguments in reply to the Petition no later than November 19, 2018. 
Replies shall be sent to the Secretary by email to [email protected] or 
by mail to Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20573-0001, and replies shall be served on Petitioner's 
counsel, Wayne R. Rhode, Cozen O' Connor, 1200 19th St. NW, Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20036, [email protected].
    Non-confidential filings may be submitted in hard copy to the 
Secretary at the above address or by email as a PDF attachment to 
[email protected] and include in the subject line: P3-18 (Commenter/
Company). Confidential filings should not be filed by email. A 
confidential filing must be filed with the Secretary in hard copy only, 
and be accompanied by a transmittal letter that identifies the filing 
as ``Confidential-Restricted'' and describes the nature and extent of 
the confidential treatment requested. The Commission will provide 
confidential treatment to the extent allowed by law for confidential 
submissions, or parts of submissions, for which confidentiality has 
been requested. When a confidential filing is submitted, there must 
also be submitted a public version of the filing. Such public filing 
version shall exclude confidential materials, and shall indicate on the 
cover page and on each affected page ``Confidential materials 
excluded.'' Public versions of confidential filings may be submitted by 
email. The Petition will be posted on the Commission's website at 
https://www.fmc.gov/P3-18. Replies filed in response to the Petition 
will also be posted on the Commission's website at this location.

Rachel E. Dickon,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-20167 Filed 9-17-18; 8:45 am]
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