New Postal Products, 53865-53866 [2020-19043]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 3011.301.1 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 3030, and 39 CFR part 3040, 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 3035, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2020–228 and CP2020–258; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & Parcel Select Contract 4 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 25, 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: September 2, 2020. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–19135 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2020–225 and CP2020–255; MC2020–226 and CP2020–256; MC2020–227 and CP2020–257] 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: September 1, 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: SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53865 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 3011.301.1 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 3030, and 39 CFR part 3040, 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 3035, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2020–225 and CP2020–255; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 161 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: September 1, 2020. 2. Docket No(s).: MC2020–226 and CP2020–256; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 162 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: September 1, 2020. 3. Docket No(s).: MC2020–227 and CP2020–257; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 650 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\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53866 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments Due: September 1, 2020. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–19043 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–89662; File No. SR–BX– 2020–019] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change To Add the Consolidated Audit Trail Industry Member Compliance Rules to the List of Minor Rule Violations August 25, 2020. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 13, 2020, Nasdaq BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons and approving the proposal on an accelerated basis. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to add the Consolidated Audit Trail (‘‘CAT’’) industry member compliance rules to the list of minor rule violations in IM– 9216 and in Options 11, Section 1. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at https://listingcenter.nasdaq.com/ rulebook/nasdaq/rules, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to add BX’s CAT industry member compliance rules (the ‘‘CAT Compliance Rules’’) to the list of minor rule violations in IM–9216 and in Options 11, Section 1. This proposal is based upon the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’) filing to amend FINRA Rule 9217 in order to add FINRA’s corresponding CAT Compliance Rules to FINRA’s list of rules that are eligible for minor rule violation plan treatment.3 Proposed Rule Change The Exchange adopted the CAT Compliance Rules in General 7, Sections 1 through 13 4 in order to implement the National Market System Plan Governing the Consolidated Audit Trail (the ‘‘CAT NMS Plan’’ or ‘‘Plan’’).5 The CAT NMS Plan was filed by the Plan Participants to comply with Rule 613 of Regulation NMS under the Exchange Act,6 and each Plan Participant accordingly has adopted the same compliance rules as the Exchange’s General 7 Sections. The common compliance rules adopted by each Plan Participant are designed to require industry members to comply with the provisions of the CAT NMS Plan, which broadly calls for industry members to record and report timely and accurately customer, order, and trade information relating to activity in 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 88870 (May 14, 2020), 85 FR 30768 (May 20, 2020) (SR– FINRA–2020–013); see also Release No. 89123 (June 23, 2020), 85 FR 39016 (June 29, 2020) (SR–NYSE– 2020–51). 4 The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC General 7 rules are incorporated by reference into BX General 7. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80256 (March 15, 2017), 82 FR 14526 (March 21, 2017) (SR–BX–2017–007) (Order Approving Proposed Rule Changes To Adopt Consolidated Audit Trail Compliance Rules). 6 17 CFR 242.613. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NMS Securities and OTC Equity Securities. IM–9216 sets forth the list of rules under which a member or associated person may be subject to a fine under Rule 9216(b). Exchange Rule 9216 permits the Exchange to impose a fine (not to exceed $2,500) and/or censure on any member or associated person with respect to any rule listed under IM–9216. The Exchange proposes to amend IM–9216 to add the CAT Compliance Rules in General 7 to the list of rules in IM–9216 eligible for disposition pursuant to a minor fine under Rule 9216(b). In addition, Options 11, Section 1 sets forth the minor rule violation plan for Options Participants on The BX Options Market. Accordingly, the Exchange proposes to make conforming changes in Options 11, Section 1 to add the CAT Compliance Rules to the list of rules therein, and specify that for failures to comply with the Consolidated Audit Trail Compliance Rule requirements under General 7, the Exchange may impose a minor rule violation fine of up to $2,500.7 The Exchange is coordinating with FINRA and other Plan Participants to promote harmonized and consistent enforcement of all the Plan Participants’ CAT Compliance Rules. The Commission recently approved a Rule 17d–2 Plan under which the regulation of CAT Compliance Rules will be allocated among Plan Participants to reduce regulatory duplication for industry members that are members of more than one Participant (‘‘common members’’).8 Under the Rule 17d–2 Plan, the regulation of CAT Compliance Rules with respect to common members that are members of FINRA is allocated to FINRA. Similarly, under the Rule 17d–2 Plan, responsibility for common members of multiple other Plan 7 FINRA’s maximum fine for minor rule violations under FINRA Rule 9216(b) is $2,500. The Exchange will apply an identical maximum fine amount for eligible violations of the General 7 Sections 1 through 13 to achieve consistency with FINRA and also to amend its minor rule violation plan (‘‘MRVP’’) to include such fines. Like FINRA, the Exchange would be able to pursue a fine greater than $2,500 for violations of the rules in General 7, Sections in a regular disciplinary proceeding or an acceptance, waiver, and consent (‘‘AWC’’) under the Rule 9000 Series as appropriate. Any fine imposed in excess of $2,500 or not otherwise covered by Rule 19d–1(c)(2) of the Act would be subject to prompt notice to the Commission pursuant to Rule 19d–1 under the Act. As noted below, in assessing the appropriateness of a minor rule fine with respect to CAT Compliance Rules, the Exchange will be guided by the same factors that FINRA utilizes. See text accompanying notes 9–10, infra. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 88366 (March 12, 2020), 85 FR 15238 (March 17, 2020) (File No. 4–618). E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53865-53866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19043]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. MC2020-225 and CP2020-255; MC2020-226 and CP2020-256; 
MC2020-227 and CP2020-257]


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: September 1, 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. 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 3011.301.\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 3030, 
and 39 CFR part 3040, 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 3035, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. Comment 
deadline(s) for each request appear in section II.

II. Docketed Proceeding(s)

    1. Docket No(s).: MC2020-225 and CP2020-255; Filing Title: USPS 
Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 161 
to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; 
Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 
3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public 
Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: September 1, 2020.
    2. Docket No(s).: MC2020-226 and CP2020-256; Filing Title: USPS 
Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 162 
to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; 
Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 
3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public 
Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: September 1, 2020.
    3. Docket No(s).: MC2020-227 and CP2020-257; Filing Title: USPS 
Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 650 to Competitive Product List 
and Notice of

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Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 24, 2020; 
Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 
39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Kenneth R. Moeller; Comments 
Due: September 1, 2020.
    This Notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Erica A. Barker,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-19043 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
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