Transfer of Market Dominant Negotiated Service Agreement, 70580-70581 [2019-27605]

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ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On December 13, 2019, the Postal Service filed a notice with the Commission pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., requesting the transfer of five negotiated service agreements (NSAs) from the market dominant product list in the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) to the competitive product list.1 These five agreements include: Inbound Market Dominant Expre`s Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post)—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement, and Canada Post Corporation (Canada Post)—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement NSAs. Request at 1–2. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed the following documents: • Attachment 1—Statement of Supporting Justification; • Attachment 2—Governors Resolution No. 19–5; • Attachment 3—Draft MCS language; • Attachment 4—Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound Market Dominant Expre`s Service Agreement 1; • Attachment 5—Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1; • Attachment 6—Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement; • Attachment 7—Redacted copy of the most recent list of parties to the 1 United States Postal Service Request to Transfer the Inbound Market Dominant Expre`s Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian Postal Corporation—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement, and Canada Post Corporation—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement to the Competitive Product List, December 13, 2019, at 1–2 (Request). E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Inbound Market Dominant Expre`s Service Agreement 1, the Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, and the Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement; • Attachment 8—Redacted copy of the Australia Post Bilateral Agreement; • Attachment 9—Redacted copy of the Canada Post Bilateral Agreement; and • Attachment 10—Application for non-public treatment. The Postal Service asserts that these products fulfill all of the criteria for competitive products. See id. at 11–15. Specifically, the Postal Service states that ‘‘the market power provisions of 39 U.S.C. [ ] 3642(b)(1) do not prevent the transfer’’ of these products, that they satisfy the standards for competitive products under 39 U.S.C. 3633, and that the Request’s content is sufficient, pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.31. Id. The Postal Service states that transfer is appropriate for three primary reasons: ‘‘[b]ecause (i) the Commission conditionally approved the removal of Inbound Letter Post small packets and bulky letters from the Inbound Letter Post product on the market dominant product list and the addition of the Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and Bulky Letters product to the competitive product list [in Docket No. MC2019–17], (ii) the items to which the services provided under the three PRIME agreements and Australia Post bilateral five agreements are applied are treated as E format items, and (iii) all of the inbound portions of the Canada Post bilateral that are currently included in the market dominant product list concern Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and Bulky Letters items.’’ Id. at 8–9 (footnotes omitted). For these reasons, the Postal Service concludes that the Commission should transfer these products from the market dominant product list to the competitive product list. Id. at 15. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2020–73 to consider the Postal Service’s proposals described in its Request. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Request is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, and 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. Comments are due by January 3, 2020. The Request and related filings are available on the Commission’s website (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission encourages interested persons to review the Request for further details. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 The Commission appoints Anne C. O’Connor to serve as Public Representative in this proceeding. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2020–73 for consideration of the matters raised by the United States Postal Service Request to Transfer the Inbound Market Dominant Expre`s Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian Postal Corporation—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement, and Canada Post Corporation—United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement to the Competitive Product List, filed December 13, 2019. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Anne C. O’Connor is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons are due by January 3, 2020. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27605 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2020–77 and CP2020–76] New Postal Products Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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: December 26, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70581 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 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).: MC2020–77 and CP2020–76; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 139 to Competitive Product List and Notice of 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\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. MC2020-73; Order No. 5354]


Transfer of Market Dominant Negotiated Service Agreement

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service request to 
transfer five negotiated service agreements from the market dominant 
product list in the Mail Classification Schedule to the competitive 
product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites 
public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: January 3, 2020.

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. Commission Action
III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    On December 13, 2019, the Postal Service filed a notice with the 
Commission pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., 
requesting the transfer of five negotiated service agreements (NSAs) 
from the market dominant product list in the Mail Classification 
Schedule (MCS) to the competitive product list.\1\ These five 
agreements include: Inbound Market Dominant Expr[egrave]s Service 
Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, 
Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian 
Postal Corporation (Australia Post)--United States Postal Service 
Bilateral Agreement, and Canada Post Corporation (Canada Post)--United 
States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement NSAs. Request at 1-2. In 
support of its Request, the Postal Service filed the following 
documents:
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    \1\ United States Postal Service Request to Transfer the Inbound 
Market Dominant Expr[egrave]s Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market 
Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant 
PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian Postal Corporation--
United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement, and Canada Post 
Corporation--United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement to the 
Competitive Product List, December 13, 2019, at 1-2 (Request).
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     Attachment 1--Statement of Supporting Justification;
     Attachment 2--Governors Resolution No. 19-5;
     Attachment 3--Draft MCS language;
     Attachment 4--Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound 
Market Dominant Expr[egrave]s Service Agreement 1;
     Attachment 5--Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound 
Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1;
     Attachment 6--Redacted copy of the most recent Inbound 
Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement;
     Attachment 7--Redacted copy of the most recent list of 
parties to the

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Inbound Market Dominant Expr[egrave]s Service Agreement 1, the Inbound 
Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, and the Inbound Market 
Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement;
     Attachment 8--Redacted copy of the Australia Post 
Bilateral Agreement;
     Attachment 9--Redacted copy of the Canada Post Bilateral 
Agreement; and
     Attachment 10--Application for non-public treatment.
    The Postal Service asserts that these products fulfill all of the 
criteria for competitive products. See id. at 11-15. Specifically, the 
Postal Service states that ``the market power provisions of 39 U.S.C. [ 
] 3642(b)(1) do not prevent the transfer'' of these products, that they 
satisfy the standards for competitive products under 39 U.S.C. 3633, 
and that the Request's content is sufficient, pursuant to 39 CFR 
3020.31. Id.
    The Postal Service states that transfer is appropriate for three 
primary reasons: ``[b]ecause (i) the Commission conditionally approved 
the removal of Inbound Letter Post small packets and bulky letters from 
the Inbound Letter Post product on the market dominant product list and 
the addition of the Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and Bulky Letters 
product to the competitive product list [in Docket No. MC2019-17], (ii) 
the items to which the services provided under the three PRIME 
agreements and Australia Post bilateral five agreements are applied are 
treated as E format items, and (iii) all of the inbound portions of the 
Canada Post bilateral that are currently included in the market 
dominant product list concern Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and 
Bulky Letters items.'' Id. at 8-9 (footnotes omitted). For these 
reasons, the Postal Service concludes that the Commission should 
transfer these products from the market dominant product list to the 
competitive product list. Id. at 15.

II. Commission Action

    The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2020-73 to consider the 
Postal Service's proposals described in its Request. Interested persons 
may submit comments on whether the Request is consistent with the 
policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, and 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. 
Comments are due by January 3, 2020.
    The Request and related filings are available on the Commission's 
website (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission encourages interested 
persons to review the Request for further details.
    The Commission appoints Anne C. O'Connor to serve as Public 
Representative in this proceeding.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2020-73 for 
consideration of the matters raised by the United States Postal Service 
Request to Transfer the Inbound Market Dominant Expr[egrave]s Service 
Agreement 1, Inbound Market Dominant Registered Service Agreement 1, 
Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement, Australian 
Postal Corporation--United States Postal Service Bilateral Agreement, 
and Canada Post Corporation--United States Postal Service Bilateral 
Agreement to the Competitive Product List, filed December 13, 2019.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Anne C. O'Connor is appointed to 
serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to 
represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    3. Comments by interested persons are due by January 3, 2020.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-27605 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
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