Mail Classification Schedule, 21304-21305 [2019-09853]

Download as PDF 21304 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Proposed Rules for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, Security Measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard is proposing to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. DATES: Comments are due: June 13, 2019. For additional information, Order No. 5088 can be accessed electronically through the Commission’s website at https://www.prc.gov. 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: 2. Add § 165.T08–0301 to read as follows: ■ David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. § 165.T08–0301 Safety zone; Ohio River, Owensboro, KY. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (a) Location. All navigable waters of the Ohio River between mile markers (MM) 756.3 to MM 757.3 in Owensboro, KY. (b) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative by VHF–FM radio channel 16 or phone at 1–800–253– 7465. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (c) Enforcement period. This temporary safety zone will be enforced from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 15, 2019. Table of Contents Dated: May 8, 2019. M.B. Zamperini, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2019–09852 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS information the Postal Service must provide when updating the size and weight limitations applicable to market dominant mail matter. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed revisions. 39 CFR Part 3020 [Docket No. RM2019–3; Order No. 5088] Mail Classification Schedule Postal Regulatory Commission. Proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is proposing an amendment to its rules involving the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 May 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 I. Background II. Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules III. Proposed Rules I. Background The Commission initiated this proceeding to explore updating its regulations to address proposed classification changes to product descriptions in the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) that may modify the market dominant and/or competitive product lists. The Commission sought comments from interested parties on whether it should update its regulations to require information pursuant to section 3642 when changes to the size and weight limitations appear to modify the product lists. II. Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules Currently, § 3020.111(a) requires the Postal Service to file a notice with the Commission 45 days prior to the effective date of the proposed update to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail matter. The notice must include a copy of the applicable sections of the MCS and the proposed updates therein in legislative format. 39 CFR 3020.111(a). The Commission evaluates the proposals in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code. 39 CFR 3020.111(c). To assist the Commission in its review, the Postal Service has explained in previous notices how the proposed update is in accordance with the policies and applicable criteria of PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code.1 The Commission instituted this proceeding to evaluate whether this information is sufficient to address instances where a proposed update to size and weight limitations appears to modify the product lists without proper Commission oversight. In particular, the Commission is concerned with changes that may camouflage an unreasonable price increase, materially harm users or competitors, or otherwise constitute an abuse of market power. Accordingly, the Commission proposes that § 3020.111(a) be amended to include the requirement that the Postal Service explain if a proposed update to a size or weight limitation will adversely affect users and competitors. The Commission also proposes to add a requirement that the Postal Service explain how a size and weight limitation change is in accordance with the policies and applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code, as consistent with the Postal Service’s current practice. The proposed amendment would not be overly burdensome to the Postal Service, as it does not require the information necessary for a section 3642 review, such as establishing a lack of market power over the volume of mail that would be affected by the change. In practice, the Postal Service already explains how a size and weight limitation change complies with the statutes and rules. The requirement to explain the potential effects of the change on users and competitors in its notice is consistent with the requirements for material changes to product descriptions. See 39 CFR 3020.81(c). By requiring the Postal Service to explain the potential effects of a size and weight limitation change, the proposed amendment addresses the concern that updates to size and weight limitations could materially impact users of the product and competitors. The proposed amendment also allows the Commission to evaluate whether the size and weight limitation update effectively modifies the product lists. Furthermore, although it would be required to explain the potential effects of the size/weight limitation, the Postal Service could also describe any mitigating factors or explain explicitly why the change would not modify the product lists. 1 See, e.g., Docket No. MC2019–3, Notice of the United States Postal Service of Update to the Maximum Weight Limit for Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International Large Envelopes (Flats) in the Mail Classification Schedule, October 10, 2018, at 3–6. E:\FR\FM\14MYP1.SGM 14MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Proposed Rules Receiving this information at the outset of the proceeding promotes transparency with the Commission and the public on the potential effects of a size and weight limitation change. Moreover, by receiving this information in the notice, the Commission can more efficiently evaluate a size/weight limitation change within the 45-day statutory deadline by limiting information requests on potential harm to users and competitors. Thus, the proposed amendment will assist the Commission in evaluating whether a size and weight limitation is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code. III. Proposed Rules List of Subjects for 39 CFR Part 3020 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Commission proposes to amend chapter III of title 39 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 3020—PRODUCT LISTS 1. The authority citation for part 3020 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 39 U.S.C. 503, 3622, 3631, 3642, 3682. 2. Amend § 3020.111, by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS § 3020.111 Limitations applicable to market dominant mail matter. (a) The Postal Service shall inform the Commission of updates to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail matter by filing notice with the Commission 45 days prior to the effective date of the proposed update. The notice shall: (1) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed updates therein in legislative format; (2) Describe the likely impact that the proposed update will have on users of the product(s) and on competitors; and (3) Describe how the proposed update is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code. * * * * * 16:21 May 13, 2019 [FR Doc. 2019–09853 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 80 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0836; FRL–9993–60– OAR] RIN 2060–AU43 Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard for the Atlanta RVP Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Commission proposes to revise § 3020.111(a) to require additional information that the Postal Service must file with a notice of an update to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail matter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. Jkt 247001 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from Georgia for EPA to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline introduced into commerce from June 1 to September 15 of each year for the following Georgia counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale (the ‘‘Atlanta RVP Area’’). Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend the regulations to allow the RVP standard for the Atlanta RVP Area to change from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi for gasoline. EPA has preliminarily determined that this change to the federal RVP regulation is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 13, 2019 unless a public hearing is requested by May 29, 2019. If EPA receives such a request, we will publish information related to the timing and location of the hearing and a new deadline for public comment. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2018–0836, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. 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 disclosure of which is restricted by statute. If you need to include CBI as part of your comment, please visit https://www.epa.gov/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 21305 dockets/commenting-epa-dockets for instructions. 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. For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epadockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dickinson, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343– 9256; fax number: (202) 343–2804; email address: dickinson.david@ epa.gov. You may also contact Rudolph Kapichak, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105; telephone number: (734) 214–4574; fax number: (734) 214–4052; email address: kapichak.rudolph@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The contents of this preamble are listed in the following outline: I. General Information II. Public Participation III. Background and Proposal IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews V. Legal Authority I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? Entities potentially affected by this proposed rule are fuel producers and distributors involved in the supplying of gasoline to Shelby County. Examples of potentially regulated entities NAICS 1 codes Petroleum refineries .................... Gasoline Marketers and Distributors. Gasoline Retail Stations .............. Gasoline Transporters ................. 324110. 424710, 424720. 447110. 484220, 484230. The above table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this action. The table lists the types of entities of which EPA is aware that potentially could be affected by this proposed rule. Other types of entities not listed on the table could also be affected. To determine whether your organization could be affected by this proposed rule, you should carefully examine the regulations in 40 CFR 80.27. If you have questions regarding 1 North E:\FR\FM\14MYP1.SGM American Industry Classification System. 14MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 14, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 21304-21305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09853]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

39 CFR Part 3020

[Docket No. RM2019-3; Order No. 5088]


Mail Classification Schedule

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is proposing an amendment to its rules 
involving the information the Postal Service must provide when updating 
the size and weight limitations applicable to market dominant mail 
matter. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed 
revisions.

DATES: Comments are due: June 13, 2019.

ADDRESSES: For additional information, Order No. 5088 can be accessed 
electronically through the Commission's website at https://www.prc.gov. 
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. Background
II. Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules
III. Proposed Rules

I. Background

    The Commission initiated this proceeding to explore updating its 
regulations to address proposed classification changes to product 
descriptions in the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) that may modify 
the market dominant and/or competitive product lists. The Commission 
sought comments from interested parties on whether it should update its 
regulations to require information pursuant to section 3642 when 
changes to the size and weight limitations appear to modify the product 
lists.

II. Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules

    Currently, Sec.  3020.111(a) requires the Postal Service to file a 
notice with the Commission 45 days prior to the effective date of the 
proposed update to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail 
matter. The notice must include a copy of the applicable sections of 
the MCS and the proposed updates therein in legislative format. 39 CFR 
3020.111(a). The Commission evaluates the proposals in accordance with 
the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of 
the United States Code. 39 CFR 3020.111(c). To assist the Commission in 
its review, the Postal Service has explained in previous notices how 
the proposed update is in accordance with the policies and applicable 
criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code.\1\
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    \1\ See, e.g., Docket No. MC2019-3, Notice of the United States 
Postal Service of Update to the Maximum Weight Limit for Outbound 
Single-Piece First-Class Mail International Large Envelopes (Flats) 
in the Mail Classification Schedule, October 10, 2018, at 3-6.
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    The Commission instituted this proceeding to evaluate whether this 
information is sufficient to address instances where a proposed update 
to size and weight limitations appears to modify the product lists 
without proper Commission oversight. In particular, the Commission is 
concerned with changes that may camouflage an unreasonable price 
increase, materially harm users or competitors, or otherwise constitute 
an abuse of market power. Accordingly, the Commission proposes that 
Sec.  3020.111(a) be amended to include the requirement that the Postal 
Service explain if a proposed update to a size or weight limitation 
will adversely affect users and competitors. The Commission also 
proposes to add a requirement that the Postal Service explain how a 
size and weight limitation change is in accordance with the policies 
and applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States 
Code, as consistent with the Postal Service's current practice.
    The proposed amendment would not be overly burdensome to the Postal 
Service, as it does not require the information necessary for a section 
3642 review, such as establishing a lack of market power over the 
volume of mail that would be affected by the change. In practice, the 
Postal Service already explains how a size and weight limitation change 
complies with the statutes and rules. The requirement to explain the 
potential effects of the change on users and competitors in its notice 
is consistent with the requirements for material changes to product 
descriptions. See 39 CFR 3020.81(c).
    By requiring the Postal Service to explain the potential effects of 
a size and weight limitation change, the proposed amendment addresses 
the concern that updates to size and weight limitations could 
materially impact users of the product and competitors. The proposed 
amendment also allows the Commission to evaluate whether the size and 
weight limitation update effectively modifies the product lists. 
Furthermore, although it would be required to explain the potential 
effects of the size/weight limitation, the Postal Service could also 
describe any mitigating factors or explain explicitly why the change 
would not modify the product lists.

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    Receiving this information at the outset of the proceeding promotes 
transparency with the Commission and the public on the potential 
effects of a size and weight limitation change. Moreover, by receiving 
this information in the notice, the Commission can more efficiently 
evaluate a size/weight limitation change within the 45-day statutory 
deadline by limiting information requests on potential harm to users 
and competitors. Thus, the proposed amendment will assist the 
Commission in evaluating whether a size and weight limitation is in 
accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 
of title 39 of the United States Code.

III. Proposed Rules

    The Commission proposes to revise Sec.  3020.111(a) to require 
additional information that the Postal Service must file with a notice 
of an update to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail 
matter.

List of Subjects for 39 CFR Part 3020

    Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Commission proposes to 
amend chapter III of title 39 of the Code of Federal Regulations as 
follows:

PART 3020--PRODUCT LISTS

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1. The authority citation for part 3020 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 39 U.S.C. 503, 3622, 3631, 3642, 3682.

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2. Amend Sec.  3020.111, by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  3020.111  Limitations applicable to market dominant mail matter.

    (a) The Postal Service shall inform the Commission of updates to 
size and weight limitations for market dominant mail matter by filing 
notice with the Commission 45 days prior to the effective date of the 
proposed update. The notice shall:
    (1) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail 
Classification Schedule and the proposed updates therein in legislative 
format;
    (2) Describe the likely impact that the proposed update will have 
on users of the product(s) and on competitors; and
    (3) Describe how the proposed update is in accordance with the 
policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the 
United States Code.
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    By the Commission.
Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-09853 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]
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