Service Standard Changes, 14303-14304 [2022-05241]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2022 / Notices The NRC is holding the meetings under the authority of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: March 10, 2022. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Wesley W. Held, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–05455 Filed 3–10–22; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2022–45 and CP2022–51] New Postal Products Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission’s consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filings, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: March 16, 2022. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// 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: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2022–45 and CP2022–51; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 737 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: March 8, 2022; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Katalin K. Clendenin; Comments Due: March 16, 2022. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. I. Introduction VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 (https:// 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. Jkt 256001 [FR Doc. 2022–05313 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. N2022–1; Order No. 6115] Service Standard Changes Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is acknowledging a filing by the Postal Service of its intent to conduct a prefiling conference regarding its proposed SUMMARY: 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). PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14303 changes to the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground. This document informs the public of this proceeding and the pre-filing conference, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Pre-filing conference: March 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time—Virtual Online. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at https:// 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: Pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.111(d), on March 4, 2022, the Postal Service filed a notice of its intent to conduct a pre-filing conference regarding its proposed changes to the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground.1 Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually on March 15, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). See Notice at 1, 3. At this conference, Postal Service representatives capable of discussing the Postal Service’s proposal will be available to educate the public and to allow interested persons to provide feedback to the Postal Service. See id. The registration instructions, which are available at https://about.usps.com/ what/strategic-plans/delivering-foramerica/#conference, direct interested persons to a website to register to participate using Zoom, and participants have until March 10, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to register. The Commission establishes Docket No. N2022–1 to consider the Postal Service’s proposed changes to the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground. The Postal Service ties its proposed changes to its ‘‘Delivering for America’’ plan and avers that the instant proposal furthers the fundamental goals of service excellence and financial 1 Notice of Pre-Filing Conference, March 4, 2022 (Notice). Retail Ground is an ‘‘economical ground shipping solution’’ for retail customers comprised of ‘‘packages, thick envelopes, and tubes weighing less than 70 pounds and smaller than 130 inches combined length and width,’’ and that are not otherwise required to be sent as First-Class Mail. Notice at 1 n.1. Parcel Select Ground differs in that it is targeted at large- and medium-sized commercial shippers. Id. at 1 n.2. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 14304 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2022 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 stability.2 The Postal Service states that the proposal would align competitive products (within the contiguous United States) service standards, specifically by raising Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground standards to the level of the First-Class Package Service standard. Notice at 2–3. The First-Class Package Service standard is planned to be reduced from a 2-to-3 day standard to a 2-to-5 day standard and was the subject of a Commission advisory opinion issued September 29, 2021.3 With regard to the improved standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground, the Postal Service submits that ‘‘customers would benefit from a lowcost, medium-speed, shipping service for packages in excess of one pound.’’ Notice at 3. The Postal Service also notes that the parcel market has seen significant recent growth and is expected to continue to grow. Id. The Postal Service must file its formal request for an advisory opinion with the Commission at least 90 days before implementing any of the proposed changes. 39 CFR 3020.112.4 This formal request must certify that the Postal Service has made good faith efforts to address the concerns raised at the prefiling conference and meet other content requirements. 39 CFR 3020.113. After the Postal Service files the formal request for an advisory opinion, the Commission will set forth a procedural schedule and provide additional information in a notice and order that will be published in the Federal Register. 39 CFR 3020.110. Before issuing its advisory opinion, the Commission must provide an opportunity for a formal, on-the-record hearing pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 556 and 557. 39 U.S.C. 3661(c). The procedural rules in 39 CFR part 3020 apply to Docket No. N2021–2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3661(c) and 39 CFR 3020.111(d), the Commission appoints Joseph K. Press to represent the interests of the general public (Public Representative) in this proceeding. Pursuant to 39 CFR 2 See id. at 2; see also United States Postal Service, Delivering for America: Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve Financial Sustainability and Service Excellence, March 23, 2021, at 53, available at https://about.usps.com/what/strategicplans/delivering-for-america/assets/USPS_ Delivering-For-America.pdf. 3 Id.; see Docket No. N2021–2, Advisory Opinion on the Service Standard Changes Associated with First-Class Package Service, September 29, 2021. The Postal Service intends to implement the general reduction in the First-Class Package Service standards either before or concurrently with the general promotion of Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground standards. Notice at 2 n.4. 4 The Commission may consider whether to extend the 90 days for a decision based on good cause. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 3020.111(d), the Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. N2022–1 to consider the Postal Service’s proposed changes to the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground. 2. The Postal Service shall conduct a virtual pre-filing conference regarding its proposal on March 15, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3661(c) and 39 CFR 3020.111(d), Joseph K. Press is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 4. Pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.111(d), the Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–05241 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, the Securities and Exhange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: The meeting will be webcast on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. STATUS: This meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. (ET) and will be open to the public via webcast on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments that would enhance and standardize registrants’ climate-related disclosures for investors. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact Vanessa A. Countryman from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. TIME AND DATE: (Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b.) Dated: March 10, 2022. Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–05405 Filed 3–10–22; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 34530; File No. 812–15277] Alpha Alternative Assets Fund and Alpha Growth Management LLC Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice of an application for an order pursuant to section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 18(a)(2), 18(c), and 18(i) of the Act, pursuant to sections 6(c) and 23(c) of the Act for certain exemptions from rule 23c–3 under the Act, and pursuant to section 17(d) of the Act and rule 17d– 1 thereunder. SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Applicants request an order to permit certain registered closed-end management investment companies to issue multiple classes of common shares of beneficial interest with varying sales loads and asset-based service and/or distribution fees and to impose early withdrawal charges. APPLICANTS: Alpha Alternative Assets Fund and Alpha Growth Management LLC. FILING DATES: The application was filed on October 21, 2021, and amended on December 22, 2021 and February 3, 2022. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by emailing the SEC’s Secretary at Secretarys-Office@sec.gov and serving the Applicants with a copy of the request by email, if an email address is listed for the relevant Applicant below, or personally or by mail, if a physical address is listed for the relevant Applicant below. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on, April 4, 2022, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by emailing the Commission’s Secretary at Secretarys-Office@sec.gov. ADDRESSES: The Commission: Secretarys-Office@sec.gov. Applicants: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14303-14304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. N2022-1; Order No. 6115]


Service Standard Changes

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is acknowledging a filing by the Postal Service 
of its intent to conduct a pre-filing conference regarding its proposed 
changes to the service standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select 
Ground. This document informs the public of this proceeding and the 
pre-filing conference, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Pre-filing conference: March 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 
Eastern Daylight Time--Virtual Online.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://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: Pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.111(d), on March 4, 
2022, the Postal Service filed a notice of its intent to conduct a pre-
filing conference regarding its proposed changes to the service 
standards for Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground.\1\ Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually on March 15, 
2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). See 
Notice at 1, 3. At this conference, Postal Service representatives 
capable of discussing the Postal Service's proposal will be available 
to educate the public and to allow interested persons to provide 
feedback to the Postal Service. See id. The registration instructions, 
which are available at https://about.usps.com/what/strategic-plans/delivering-for-america/#conference, direct interested persons to a 
website to register to participate using Zoom, and participants have 
until March 10, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to register.
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    \1\ Notice of Pre-Filing Conference, March 4, 2022 (Notice). 
Retail Ground is an ``economical ground shipping solution'' for 
retail customers comprised of ``packages, thick envelopes, and tubes 
weighing less than 70 pounds and smaller than 130 inches combined 
length and width,'' and that are not otherwise required to be sent 
as First-Class Mail. Notice at 1 n.1. Parcel Select Ground differs 
in that it is targeted at large- and medium-sized commercial 
shippers. Id. at 1 n.2.
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    The Commission establishes Docket No. N2022-1 to consider the 
Postal Service's proposed changes to the service standards for Retail 
Ground and Parcel Select Ground.
    The Postal Service ties its proposed changes to its ``Delivering 
for America'' plan and avers that the instant proposal furthers the 
fundamental goals of service excellence and financial

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stability.\2\ The Postal Service states that the proposal would align 
competitive products (within the contiguous United States) service 
standards, specifically by raising Retail Ground and Parcel Select 
Ground standards to the level of the First-Class Package Service 
standard. Notice at 2-3. The First-Class Package Service standard is 
planned to be reduced from a 2-to-3 day standard to a 2-to-5 day 
standard and was the subject of a Commission advisory opinion issued 
September 29, 2021.\3\ With regard to the improved standards for Retail 
Ground and Parcel Select Ground, the Postal Service submits that 
``customers would benefit from a low-cost, medium-speed, shipping 
service for packages in excess of one pound.'' Notice at 3. The Postal 
Service also notes that the parcel market has seen significant recent 
growth and is expected to continue to grow. Id.
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    \2\ See id. at 2; see also United States Postal Service, 
Delivering for America: Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve 
Financial Sustainability and Service Excellence, March 23, 2021, at 
53, available at https://about.usps.com/what/strategic-plans/delivering-for-america/assets/USPS_Delivering-For-America.pdf.
    \3\ Id.; see Docket No. N2021-2, Advisory Opinion on the Service 
Standard Changes Associated with First-Class Package Service, 
September 29, 2021. The Postal Service intends to implement the 
general reduction in the First-Class Package Service standards 
either before or concurrently with the general promotion of Retail 
Ground and Parcel Select Ground standards. Notice at 2 n.4.
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    The Postal Service must file its formal request for an advisory 
opinion with the Commission at least 90 days before implementing any of 
the proposed changes. 39 CFR 3020.112.\4\ This formal request must 
certify that the Postal Service has made good faith efforts to address 
the concerns raised at the pre-filing conference and meet other content 
requirements. 39 CFR 3020.113. After the Postal Service files the 
formal request for an advisory opinion, the Commission will set forth a 
procedural schedule and provide additional information in a notice and 
order that will be published in the Federal Register. 39 CFR 3020.110. 
Before issuing its advisory opinion, the Commission must provide an 
opportunity for a formal, on-the-record hearing pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
556 and 557. 39 U.S.C. 3661(c). The procedural rules in 39 CFR part 
3020 apply to Docket No. N2021-2.
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    \4\ The Commission may consider whether to extend the 90 days 
for a decision based on good cause.
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    Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3661(c) and 39 CFR 3020.111(d), the 
Commission appoints Joseph K. Press to represent the interests of the 
general public (Public Representative) in this proceeding. Pursuant to 
39 CFR 3020.111(d), the Secretary shall arrange for publication of this 
order in the Federal Register.
    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. N2022-1 to consider the 
Postal Service's proposed changes to the service standards for Retail 
Ground and Parcel Select Ground.
    2. The Postal Service shall conduct a virtual pre-filing conference 
regarding its proposal on March 15, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
EDT.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3661(c) and 39 CFR 3020.111(d), Joseph K. 
Press is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public 
Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in 
this proceeding.
    4. Pursuant to 39 CFR 3020.111(d), the Secretary shall arrange for 
publication of this order in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Erica A. Barker,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022-05241 Filed 3-11-22; 8:45 am]
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