Postal Regulatory Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-18872
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding the Postal Service's Express Mail Contract 1 to the competitive product list. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. Re- publication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Complaint of Capital One Services, Inc.
Document Number: E8-18292
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has initiated a case to address allegations of undue discrimination and other issues raised by Capital One Services, Inc. (Capital One) in a formal complaint. The allegations stem from Capital One's interest in obtaining a rate agreement from the Postal Service on terms that are the same as or similar to those another major mailer has received. Accepting the case will provide an opportunity for review of pertinent issues.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-17984
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is transferring Premium Forwarding Service from the market dominant list to the competitive product list. It is updating the market dominant product list to reflect the status of several agreements. It is also republishing the product lists. These actions are consistent with changes in a recent law.
Express Mail
Document Number: E8-17301
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces the Postal Service's filing of a notice concerning the addition of an Express Mail contract to the competitive product list. It also announces a related Commission review.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: Z8-16904
Type: Unknown
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: Z8-15579
Type: Unknown
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-16991
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding the Postal Service's negotiated agreement with Global Expedited Package Services to the competitive product list. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. Re-publication 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: E8-16904
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding the Postal Service's negotiated agreement with Global Plus to the competitive product list. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. Re-publication 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: E8-16031
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding the Postal Service's negotiated agreement with China Post Group to the competitive product list. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. Re-publication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service; Correction
Document Number: E8-15785
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Regulatory Commission published a document in the Federal Register on June 25, 2008 seeking comments on a plan for service performance measurement and reporting systems for market dominant products. The document contained several errors the Commission wishes to correct.
Universal Postal Service Obligation
Document Number: E8-15286
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A public hearing has been scheduled to receive additional testimony on the universal postal service obligation. Receipt of this testimony will assist the Commission in developing a formal report due later this year.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-14396
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Changes in the law governing the nation's postal system mandate adoption of service performance measurement and reporting systems for market dominant products, which include First-Class Mail. This notice presents a service measurement and reporting plan for public review and comment. The comments will assist the Commission in formulating its position on the plan.
Global Plus Postal Contracts
Document Number: E8-13161
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces the filing of three Postal Service notices regarding Global Plus contracts and related Commission review. Publication of this document satisfies procedural requirements. It also allows interested persons an opportunity to comment.
Global Expedited Package Services Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A new law gives the Postal Service considerable pricing flexibility for competitive products. Pursuant to this authority, the Postal Service has filed two notices with the Commission concerning prices for Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS) contracts, which is in the competitive category. The Commission has established a consolidated docket for consideration of these pricing decisions. This will allow interested persons an opportunity to comment.
Express Mail International Bilateral/Multilateral Agreements
Document Number: E8-12764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A new law gives the Postal Service considerable pricing flexibility for competitive products. Pursuant to this authority, the Postal Service has filed two notices with the Commission concerning prices for inbound international Express Mail, which is in the competitive category. The Commission has established a consolidated docket for consideration of these pricing decisions. This will allow interested persons an opportunity to comment.
Premium Forwarding Service
Document Number: E8-12763
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces a formal docket to consider transferring the classification of Premium Forwarding Service from the market dominant products list to the competitive products list. It solicits comments to assist in this task.
Universal Postal Service Obligation
Document Number: E8-11453
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 08-1205
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Universal Service Obligation
Document Number: E8-9464
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A recent law requires the Commission to submit to Congress, by late December 2008, a report on the universal service obligation. This notice informs the public of the Commission's obligation to prepare the report, provides background information, and seeks comments from the public.
Study on Reduced Postal Rates
Document Number: E8-9210
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comments from the public on a study of a postal rule that allows certain fundraising mailings to be sent at reduced rates. The comments will assist the Commission in preparing a statutorily-required report and recommendations.
Postal Service Oversight
Document Number: E8-6701
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Facility Tour
Document Number: E8-6187
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On Thursday, March 27, 2008, Postal Regulatory Commissioners and advisory staff members will observe the Flats Sequencing System at the Postal Service's facility at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-3163
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is conducting a formal review of the Postal Service's planned rate adjustments for essentially all products in the market dominant category, which includes the First-Class stamp, and limited classification revisions. The adjustments are based on a statutory price cap. A public comment period extends through March 3, 2008. This will be followed by a Commission determination on the consistency of the adjustments with certain considerations. The new rates and the classification revisions are expected to take effect May 12, 2008.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service; Corrections
Document Number: E8-1890
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Regulatory Commission published a document in the Federal Register on November 9, 2007 (72 FR 63662), adopting new rules. That document inadvertently misidentified, in section 3020.91, the length of time for the Postal Service to file a notice of certain types of corrections to product descriptions in the Mail Classification Schedule and mischaracterized, in section 3020.93, the scope of a product list. This document corrects the final regulations by revising these sections.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-1893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document notes that the Secretary of the Treasury, as required by recent postal reform legislation, has filed with the Commission a report and recommendations on accounting practices and principles that will govern the operation of the Competitive Products Fund. It briefly reviews the recommendations, poses several related questions, and invites public comment. Comments will assist the Commission in developing future regulations governing the Competitive Products Fund.
Facility Tours
Document Number: E8-394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Regulatory Commissioners and advisory staff members will tour the Valpak Manufacturing Center in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 14, 2008, and the GameFly plant in Tampa, Florida on January 15, 2008. The purpose is to observe and discuss mailing operations.
Notice of Technical Conferences
Document Number: E8-36
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Technical conferences have been scheduled in Docket No. ACR2007. The conferences will discuss the cost model for Periodicals the Postal Service uses in its Cost and Revenue Analysis Report for FY 2007.
FY 2007 Annual Compliance Report; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25656
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by 39 U.S.C. 3652, the Postal Service has filed an Annual Compliance Report with the Postal Regulatory Commission on the costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products in fiscal year 2007. Within 90 days, the Commission must evaluate that information and issue its determination as to whether rates were in compliance with title 39, chapter 36 and whether service standards in effect were met. To assist in this, the Commission seeks public comments on the Postal Service's FY 2007 Annual Compliance Report.