Postal Regulatory Commission 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.
Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: E8-28104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed two related contracts. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-28100
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Express Mail & Priority Mail 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: E8-27910
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Priority Mail Contract 4 to the Competitive Product List. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a related Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Competitive Product Prices Bilateral Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: E8-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add the Canada PostUnited States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Competitive Services to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Market Dominant Product Prices Bilateral Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: E8-27746
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add the Canada PostUnited States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Market Dominant Services to the Market Dominant Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Competitive Products Price Changes
Document Number: E8-27655
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service notice of changes to rates of general applicability for competitive products and related classification changes. The price changes are scheduled to become effective January 18, 2009.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-27323
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Priority Mail Contract 3 (MC2009-4 and CP2009-5) to the Competitive Product List. It is also noticing a related contract. These actions are consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a related Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-27055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under a new law, the Postal Service must file an annual compliance report with the Postal Regulatory Commission on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products. It has 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 an opportunity for the public to comment on potential changes in periodic reporting rules.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-27051
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding 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 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: E8-26960
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding 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 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: E8-26901
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding Express Mail Contract 2 (MC2009-3) to the Competitive Product List. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a related Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 1 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Priority Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-26518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 4 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Priority Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-26517
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Priority Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-26514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 3 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Express Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-26261
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Express Mail Contract 2 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. The notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Parcel Return Service Contract 1
Document Number: E8-25743
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal. Service Parcel Return Service Contract 1 negotiated service agreement. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-25130
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding a new product identified as Priority Mail Contract 1 Negotiated Service Agreement to the Mail Classification Schedule Competitive Product List, pursuant to a Postal Service request. The request incorporates notice of the Postal Service's execution of a related contract. The Commission is also re-publishing the lists of market dominant and competitive products. The Commission's actions are consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-24581
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding several recently-negotiated Global Expedited Package Service contracts 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: E8-24233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Global Expedited Package Services 1 Contract
Document Number: E8-24162
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service Global Expedited Package Services 1 negotiated service agreement. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-24054
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding a new product identified as Global Plus 2 Negotiated Service Agreements to the Mail Classification Schedule 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.
Priority Mail Contract
Document Number: E8-23733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 1 to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. The notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings.
Global Expedited Package Service Contracts
Document Number: E8-22980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service Global Expedited Package Service negotiated service agreement. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations.
Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-22639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under a new law, the Postal Service must file an annual compliance report with the Postal Regulatory Commission on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products. It has 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 an opportunity for the public to comment on potential changes in periodic reporting rules.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-22328
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding the Postal Service's negotiated agreements with China Post Group and Hong Kong Post to the competitive product list. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law.
Accounting and Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-21985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing rules affecting accounting practices, an assumed Federal income tax, and periodic reporting for the Postal Service's competitive products enterprise. The rules are intended to promote transparency and accountability without imposing undue burden on the Postal Service. Issuance of this proposal responds to a recent law that revised the Postal Service's business model and gave the Commission new oversight responsibilities. Comments will assist the Commission in developing final rules.
Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-21060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing a set of rules to address a continuing and expanded need, under a new law, for periodic reports from the Postal Service. The proposal describes the scope of reporting and the level of detail the Commission believes is needed to provide accountability and transparency with respect to Postal Service operations. Comments will assist the Commission in developing a final set of reporting rules.
Global Expedited Package Services 1
Document Number: E8-21055
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces the filing of three Postal Service notices regarding Global Expedited Package Service (GEPS) contracts and related Commission review. Publication of this document satisfies procedural requirements. It also allows interested persons an opportunity to comment.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: E8-20935
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Periodic Reporting Rules
Document Number: E8-20694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Under a new law, the Postal Service must file an annual compliance report with the Postal Regulatory Commission on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of service associated with its products. It has 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, it has established a rulemaking docket to allow the public to comment on potential changes in periodic reporting rules.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-20581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing new rules to address two types of administrative filings authorized under a new postal law: complaints and rate and service inquiries. It is also proposing to delete existing complaint rules, as they are overtaken by the proposal. Issuance of this document reflects the Commission's ongoing implementation of new and revised statutory provisions.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-20442
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is adding several recently-negotiated Global Express Package Service contracts 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.
Global Express Package Service Contracts
Document Number: E8-19679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing seven recently-filed Postal Service Global Express Package Service negotiated service agreements. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations.
Administrative Practice and Procedure, Confidential Business Information, Postal Service
Document Number: E8-19677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing rules on the treatment of non- public material submitted by the Postal Service. Issuance of this proposal will allow interested parties to comment on the Commission's approach to implementing a new statutory requirement.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-19446
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has established formal dockets to consider three related Postal Service filings. The filings concern prices and classification changes for competitive products not of general applicability involving foreign postal administrations. The Commission's action will provide for public input and for a review to determine consistency with applicable statutory requirements.
Administrative Practice and Procedure; Postal Service
Document Number: E8-19439
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has established formal dockets to consider a formal request to add a new product to the competitive product list for prices not of general applicability and incorporates a notice of execution of two related contracts. The Commission's action will provide for public input and for a review to determine consistency with applicable statutory requirements.