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Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices Service further explains its request for non-public treatment of the price range in its application for non-public treatment, filed pursuant to 39 CFR 3007. Notice, Attachment 1 at 1. The Postal Service states that the proposed range of prices would conform to the requirements for competitive products under 39 U.S.C. 3633. Notice at 12. The Postal Service states that the proposed prices cover attributable costs, avoid cross-subsidization, and do not impede competitive products’ collective ability to cover the appropriate share of institutional costs. Id. The Postal Service states that the proposed prices will be available only to postal operators, citing fundamental differences between postal operators and private carriers. Id. at 13. The Postal Service states that the risk of ‘‘creamskimming’’ and operational concerns dictate that the rates be not of general applicability, but notes that private carriers can receive similar service through negotiated service agreements. Id. at 14. The Postal Service addresses concerns regarding Private Express Statutes (PES). Id. at 15. The Postal Service states that most Inbound E format Letter Post containing letter content would fall under exceptions for letters relating to goods, or suspensions for certain advertising. Id. The Postal Service states that absent exceptions or suspensions, proposed maximum rates exceed the price test even at the lowest rate increment, and the minimum rates satisfy the price test at the average weight per piece. Id. at 15–16. The Postal Service states that for minimum rates evaluated at individual weight steps, whose prices do not alone satisfy the price test, the total postage paid (including foreign postal operators’ costs for legs 1 and 2), would likely exceed the PES price test. Id. at 17. The Postal Service states that in addition to satisfying all statutory requirements, the proposed prices are consistent with the policies and reforms outlined in the Presidential Memorandum. Id. at 18. The Postal Service states that the proposal fully reimburses the Postal Service for its costs, avoids a preference for foreign postal operators over private carriers, and avoids a preference for foreign mailers over domestic mailers. Id. at 18– 19. Although Inbound E format Letter Post prices would not be identical to domestic retail and commercial rates, the proposed range is justified under domestic equivalent principles. Id. at 19. The Postal Service notes one particular exception. The Postal Service states that E format volume dispatched by countries in UPU Group IV will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 subject to lower prices, of which the Postal Service will provide notice at a later time. Id. at 10–11. The Postal Service states that the proposal achieves rate ‘‘parity’’ and would eliminate the economic distortion identified in the Presidential Memorandum. Id. at 19. IV. Initial Administrative Actions The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2019–155 to consider the Postal Service’s Notice. Interested persons may express views and offer comments on whether the planned changes are consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632 and 3633 and 39 CFR part 3015. The Commission also invites comments on whether the proposed prices are consistent with the policies outlined in the Presidential Memorandum.7 Comments are due no later than June 21, 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 docket. ACTION: Notice. The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: May 31, 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: V. Ordering Paragraphs Table of Contents It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2019–155 to provide interested persons an opportunity to express views and offer comments on whether the planned changes are consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632 and 3633 and 39 CFR part 3015. 2. The Commission also invites interested persons to express views and offer comments on whether the proposed prices are consistent with the policies outlined in the Presidential Memorandum. 3. Comments are due no later than June 21, 2019. 4. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Katalin K. Clendenin to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this docket. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11085 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2019–142 and CP2019–157; MC2019–143 and CP2019–158] 24829 I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.301.1 New Postal Products AGENCY: 7 See PO 00000 Postal Regulatory Commission. Order No. 4980 at 20. Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Docket No. RM2018–3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19–22 (Order No. 4679). E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 24830 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2019–142 and CP2019–157; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 76 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: May 22, 2019; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: May 31, 2019. 2. Docket No(s).: MC2019–143 and CP2019–158; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 102 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: May 22, 2019; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: May 31, 2019. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11169 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. PI2019–1; Order No. 5103] Public Inquiry on Service Performance Measurement Systems Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service request proposing modifications to its market dominant service performance measurement systems. This document informs the public of this proceeding and the technical conference, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 DATES: Comments are due: June 17, 2019. 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: On May 21, 2019, the Postal Service filed a request, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3691(b)(2) and 39 CFR 3055.5, proposing modifications to its market dominant service performance measurement systems.1 Accompanying the Request is a library reference, which contains a copy of the United States Postal Service, Service Performance Measurement plan, revised May 20, 2019 (both redline and clean versions).2 The Postal Service proposes modifications in three areas. First, the Postal Service provides an update to the text of the Service Performance Measurement plan, which removes references to legacy measurement systems that are no longer in use. Request at 4. The update is being provided at the request of the Commission.3 Second, the Postal Service proposes to replace certain external service performance measurement systems with internal service performance measurement systems. Id. at 5–6. These systems measure service performance for Single-Piece First-Class Mail International—Outbound Letters and Flats, Single-Piece First-Class Mail International—Inbound Letters and Flats, and Special Services—Green Card/Return Receipt. Third, the Postal Service requests that it be allowed to use domestic service performance measurement data as a proxy for certain aspects of inbound and outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International letters and flats service performance. Id. at 6–7. Interested persons are invited to comment on any or all aspects of the Postal Service’s proposed modifications 1 United States Postal Service Response to Order No. 4945 and Request for Approval of Service Performance Measurement System Modification, May 21, 2019 (Request). 2 Library Reference USPS–LR–PI2019–1/1, May 21, 2019. 3 Docket No. PI2018–2, Order Conditionally Approving Modifications to Market Dominant Service Performance Measurement Systems, November 5, 2018, at 10 (Order No. 4872). PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concerning the service performance measurement systems. Comments are due June 17, 2019. The Commission does not anticipate the need for reply comments at this time. The Commission intends to evaluate the comments received and use those suggestions to help carry out its service performance measurement responsibilities under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Material filed in this docket will be available for review on the Commission’s website, http:// www.prc.gov. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. PI2019–1 for the purpose of considering the Postal Service’s proposed modifications to its market dominant service performance measurement systems. 2. Interested persons may submit written comments on any or all aspects of the Postal Service’s proposals no later than June 17, 2019. 3. Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is designated to represent the interests of the general public in this docket. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11111 Filed 5–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 required notice: May 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth 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 May 22, 2019, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 102 to Competitive Product List. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24829-24830]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11169]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2019-142 and CP2019-157; MC2019-143 and CP2019-158]


New Postal Products

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for 
the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service 
agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites 
public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: May 31, 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. Docketed Proceeding(s)

I. Introduction

    The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed 
request(s) for the Commission to consider matters related to negotiated 
service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or 
removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or 
the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing 
product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive 
product list.
    Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each 
Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the 
request's acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal 
Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an 
officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general 
public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public 
Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) 
pertaining to each request.
    The public portions of the Postal Service's request(s) can be 
accessed via the Commission's website (http://www.prc.gov). Non-public 
portions of the Postal Service's request(s), if any, can be accessed 
through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.301.\1\
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    \1\ See Docket No. RM2018-3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating 
to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19-22 
(Order No. 4679).

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    The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service's 
request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies 
of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern 
market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory 
requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, 
and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service 
states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and 
regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 
U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment 
deadline(s) for each request appear in section II.

II. Docketed Proceeding(s)

    1. Docket No(s).: MC2019-142 and CP2019-157; Filing Title: USPS 
Request to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 76 to Competitive Product 
List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: 
May 22, 2019; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., 
and 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments 
Due: May 31, 2019.
    2. Docket No(s).: MC2019-143 and CP2019-158; Filing Title: USPS 
Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 102 
to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; 
Filing Acceptance Date: May 22, 2019; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 
39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: 
Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: May 31, 2019.
    This Notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Stacy L. Ruble,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-11169 Filed 5-28-19; 8:45 am]
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