Postal Regulatory Commission December 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

International Mail Contracts
Document Number: E8-30736
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Global Direct Contracts to the Competitive Product List and announcing the Postal Service's execution of two related contracts. These actions are consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a recent Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Universal Postal Service
Document Number: E8-30758
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice that the Commission has issued a report on universal postal service and the postal monopoly. It describes how copies of the report and related material can be accessed. It also establishes a new docket for submission of comments addressing the report.
Accounting and Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-30613
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adopting final rules on accounting practices, an assumed Federal income tax, and periodic reporting for the Postal Service's theoretical competitive products enterprise. The rules incorporate several changes based on consideration of comments filed in response to an earlier proposal. Adoption of the rules will promote several statutory goals, including transparency and accountability.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-30420
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Express Mail and Priority Mail Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a recent Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
New Domestic Mail Product
Document Number: E8-30373
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 1 to the Competitive Product List. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a recent Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-30169
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding a new international mail product to the Competitive Product List. This product is a contract between the United States Postal Service and Canada Post for inbound competitive services. It modifies and extends an existing agreement. The Commission's action is consistent with changes to applicable federal law and regulations and with a recent Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with requirements in the law.
International Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-29833
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces a recently-filed Postal Service notice of a new international mail contract. It addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.
International Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-29264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces a recently-filed Postal Service notice of a new international mail contract. It addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.
New Competitive Product
Document Number: E8-28836
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed one related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
New Competitive Product
Document Number: E8-28834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 1 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed one related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
International Mail
Document Number: E8-28816
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) Originating from Foreign Posts to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed one related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Postal Service Plan for Service Performance Measurement
Document Number: E8-28643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-03
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document approves most elements of a proposed Postal Service plan for service performance measurement. Both the Postal Service's plan and the Commission's approval respond to requirements in a 2006 federal law that revised and updated the regulatory approach to postal operations.
Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-28396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under a new law, the Postal Service must file an annual compliance report on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products. It recently filed documents with the Commission to change some of the methods it uses to compile the fiscal year 2008 report. In the Commission's view, these documents constitute a rulemaking petition. Therefore, this document provides notice of the Service's filing and an opportunity for public comment.