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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices Oral presentations may not exceed ten (10) minutes. The time for individual presentations may be reduced proportionately, if necessary, to afford all participants who have submitted a timely request an opportunity to be heard. Participants wishing to submit a written statement for the record must submit a copy of such statement to OPIC’s Corporate Secretary no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Such statement must be typewritten, doublespaced, and may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages. Upon receipt of the required notice, OPIC will prepare an agenda for the hearing identifying speakers, setting forth the subject on which each participant will speak, and the time allotted for each presentation. The agenda will be available at the hearing. 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Reply Comments are due: February 22, 2019. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Request for Comments III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction Each year the Postal Service must submit to the Commission its most recent annual performance plan and annual performance report. 39 U.S.C. 3652(g). On December 28, 2018, the Postal Service filed its FY 2018 Annual Report to Congress in Docket No. ACR2018.1 The FY 2018 Annual Report includes the Postal Service’s FY 2018 annual performance report (FY 2018 Report) and FY 2019 annual performance plan (FY 2019 Plan). FY 2018 Annual Report at 15–32. The FY 2019 Plan reviews the Postal Service’s plans for FY 2019. The FY 2018 Report discusses the Postal Service’s progress during FY 2018 toward its four performance goals: • High-Quality Service • Excellent Customer Experiences • Safe Workplace and Engaged Workforce • Financial Health Each year, the Commission must evaluate whether the Postal Service met the performance goals established in the annual performance plan and annual performance report. 39 U.S.C. 3653(d). The Commission may also ‘‘provide recommendations to the Postal Service related to the protection or promotion of public policy objectives set out in’’ title 39. Id. Since Docket No. ACR2013, the Commission has evaluated whether the Postal Service met its performance goals in reports separate from the Annual Compliance Determination.2 The Commission continues this current 1 United States Postal Service FY 2018 Annual Report to Congress, Library Reference USPS–FY18– 17, December 28, 2018 (FY 2018 Annual Report). 2 See Docket No. ACR2013, Postal Regulatory Commission, Review of Postal Service FY 2013 Performance Report and FY 2014 Performance Plan, July 7, 2014; Docket No. ACR2014, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service’s FY 2014 Program Performance Report and FY 2015 Performance Plan, July 7, 2015; Docket No. ACR2015, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service’s FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and FY 2016 Performance Plan, May 4, 2016; Docket No. ACR2016, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service’s FY 2016 Annual Performance Report and FY 2017 Performance Plan, April 27, 2017; Docket No. ACR2017, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service’s FY 2017 Annual Performance Report and FY 2018 Performance Plan, April 26, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00180 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 825 practice to provide a more in-depth analysis of the Postal Service’s progress toward meetings its performance goals and plans to improve performance in future years. To facilitate this review, the Commission invites public comment on the following issues: • Did the Postal Service meet its performance goals in FY 2018? • Do the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan meet applicable statutory requirements, including 39 U.S.C. 2803 and 2804? • What recommendations should the Commission provide to the Postal Service that relate to protecting or promoting public policy objectives in title 39? • What recommendations or observations should the Commission make concerning the Postal Service’s strategic initiatives? 3 • What other matters are relevant to the Commission’s analysis of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan under 39 U.S.C. 3653(d)? II. Request for Comments Comments by interested persons are due no later than February 8, 2019. Reply comments are due no later than February 22, 2019. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Katalin K. Clendenin is appointed to serve as Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding with respect to issues related to the Commission’s analysis of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission invites public comment on the Postal Service’s FY 2018 Report and FY 2019 Plan. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Katalin K. Clendenin to serve as Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding with respect to issues related to the Commission’s analysis of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan. 3. Comments are due no later than February 8, 2019. 4. Reply comments are due no later than February 22, 2019. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the Federal Register. Due to its funding lapse, the Federal Register is not being supported and this Order’s publication will be delayed. The delay in publication in the Federal Register will not affect comment deadlines. 3 See E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM FY 2018 Annual Report at 31–32. 31JAN1 826 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00395 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. T2019–1; Order No. 4986] Income Tax Review Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning the calculation of the assumed Federal income tax on competitive products income for Fiscal Year 2018. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: March 1, 2019. SUMMARY: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s filing in this docket is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3634 and 39 CFR 3060.40 et seq. Comments are due no later than March 1, 2019. The Postal Service’s filing can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Jennaca D. Upperman to serve as Public Representative in this docket. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. T2019–1 to consider the calculation of the assumed Federal income tax on competitive products for FY 2018. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Jennaca D. Upperman is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding (Public Representative). 3. Comments are due no later than March 1, 2019. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. Due to its funding lapse, the Federal Register is not being supported and this order’s publication will be delayed. The delay in publication in the Federal Register will not affect comment deadlines. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00397 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Introduction FY 2018 Annual Compliance Report In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3634 and 39 CFR 3060.40 et seq., the Postal Service filed its calculation of the assumed Federal income tax on competitive products income for fiscal year (FY) 2018.1 The calculation details the FY 2018 competitive product revenue and expenses, the competitive products net income before tax, and the assumed Federal income tax on that net income. AGENCY: [Docket No. ACR2018; Order No. 4960] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 II. Notice of Commission Action In accordance with 39 CFR 3060.42, the Commission establishes Docket No. T2019–1 to review the calculation of the assumed Federal income tax and supporting documentation. 1 See Notice of the United States Postal Service of Submission of the Calculation of the FY 2018 Assumed Federal Income Tax on Competitive Products, January 10, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 ACTION: Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. The Postal Service has filed an Annual Compliance Report on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products in fiscal year 2018. Within 90 days, the Commission must evaluate that information and issue its determination as to whether rates were in compliance with title 39, chapter 36, and whether service standards in effect were met. To assist in this, the Commission seeks public comments on the Postal Service’s Annual Compliance Report. DATES: Comments are due: January 31, 2019. Reply Comments are due: February 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00181 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Overview of the Postal Service’s FY 2018 ACR III. Procedural Steps IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On December 28, 2018, the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) filed with the Commission its Annual Compliance Report (ACR) for fiscal year (FY) 2018, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3652.1 Section 3652 requires submission of data and information on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with postal products within 90 days of the closing of each fiscal year. In conformance with other statutory provisions and Commission rules, the ACR includes the Postal Service’s FY 2018 Comprehensive Statement, its FY 2018 annual report to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Competitive Products Fund, and certain related Competitive Products Fund material. See respectively, 39 U.S.C. 3652(g), 39 U.S.C. 2011(i), and 39 CFR 3060.20–23. In line with past practice, some of the material in the FY 2018 ACR appears in non-public annexes. The filing begins a review process that results in an Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) issued by the Commission to determine whether Postal Service products offered during FY 2018 were in compliance with applicable title 39 requirements. II. Overview of the Postal Service’s FY 2018 ACR Contents of the filing. The Postal Service’s FY 2018 ACR consists of a 77page narrative; extensive additional material appended as separate folders and identified in Attachment One; and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials, along with supporting rationale, filed as Attachment Two. The filing also includes the Comprehensive 1 United States Postal Service FY 2018 Annual Compliance Report, December 28, 2018 (FY 2018 ACR). Public portions of the Postal Service’s filing are available on the Commission’s website at http:// www.prc.gov. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 825-826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00395]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. ACR2018; Order No. 4967]


Postal Service Performance Report and Performance Plan

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On December 28, 2018, the Postal Service filed the FY 2018 
Performance Report and FY 2019 Performance Plan with its FY 2018 Annual 
Compliance Report. This notice informs the public of the filing, 
invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: February 8, 2019. Reply Comments are due: 
February 22, 2019.

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. Request for Comments
III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    Each year the Postal Service must submit to the Commission its most 
recent annual performance plan and annual performance report. 39 U.S.C. 
3652(g). On December 28, 2018, the Postal Service filed its FY 2018 
Annual Report to Congress in Docket No. ACR2018.\1\ The FY 2018 Annual 
Report includes the Postal Service's FY 2018 annual performance report 
(FY 2018 Report) and FY 2019 annual performance plan (FY 2019 Plan). FY 
2018 Annual Report at 15-32.
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    \1\ United States Postal Service FY 2018 Annual Report to 
Congress, Library Reference USPS-FY18-17, December 28, 2018 (FY 2018 
Annual Report).
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    The FY 2019 Plan reviews the Postal Service's plans for FY 2019. 
The FY 2018 Report discusses the Postal Service's progress during FY 
2018 toward its four performance goals:

 High-Quality Service
 Excellent Customer Experiences
 Safe Workplace and Engaged Workforce
 Financial Health

    Each year, the Commission must evaluate whether the Postal Service 
met the performance goals established in the annual performance plan 
and annual performance report. 39 U.S.C. 3653(d). The Commission may 
also ``provide recommendations to the Postal Service related to the 
protection or promotion of public policy objectives set out in'' title 
39. Id.
    Since Docket No. ACR2013, the Commission has evaluated whether the 
Postal Service met its performance goals in reports separate from the 
Annual Compliance Determination.\2\ The Commission continues this 
current practice to provide a more in-depth analysis of the Postal 
Service's progress toward meetings its performance goals and plans to 
improve performance in future years. To facilitate this review, the 
Commission invites public comment on the following issues:
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    \2\ See Docket No. ACR2013, Postal Regulatory Commission, Review 
of Postal Service FY 2013 Performance Report and FY 2014 Performance 
Plan, July 7, 2014; Docket No. ACR2014, Postal Regulatory 
Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service's FY 2014 Program 
Performance Report and FY 2015 Performance Plan, July 7, 2015; 
Docket No. ACR2015, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the 
Postal Service's FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and FY 2016 
Performance Plan, May 4, 2016; Docket No. ACR2016, Postal Regulatory 
Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service's FY 2016 Annual 
Performance Report and FY 2017 Performance Plan, April 27, 2017; 
Docket No. ACR2017, Postal Regulatory Commission, Analysis of the 
Postal Service's FY 2017 Annual Performance Report and FY 2018 
Performance Plan, April 26, 2018.
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     Did the Postal Service meet its performance goals in FY 
2018?
     Do the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan meet applicable 
statutory requirements, including 39 U.S.C. 2803 and 2804?
     What recommendations should the Commission provide to the 
Postal Service that relate to protecting or promoting public policy 
objectives in title 39?
     What recommendations or observations should the Commission 
make concerning the Postal Service's strategic initiatives? \3\
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    \3\ See FY 2018 Annual Report at 31-32.
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     What other matters are relevant to the Commission's 
analysis of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan under 39 U.S.C. 
3653(d)?

II. Request for Comments

    Comments by interested persons are due no later than February 8, 
2019. Reply comments are due no later than February 22, 2019. Pursuant 
to 39 U.S.C. 505, Katalin K. Clendenin is appointed to serve as Public 
Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this 
proceeding with respect to issues related to the Commission's analysis 
of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 Plan.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission invites public comment on the Postal Service's FY 
2018 Report and FY 2019 Plan.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Katalin K. 
Clendenin to serve as Public Representative to represent the interests 
of the general public in this proceeding with respect to issues related 
to the Commission's analysis of the FY 2018 Report and the FY 2019 
Plan.
    3. Comments are due no later than February 8, 2019.
    4. Reply comments are due no later than February 22, 2019.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the 
Federal Register. Due to its funding lapse, the Federal Register is not 
being supported and this Order's publication will be delayed. The delay 
in publication in the Federal Register will not affect comment 
deadlines.


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    By the Commission.
Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-00395 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
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