Federal Register: December 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 246)
DOCID: fr23de10-122 FR Doc 2010-32219
POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION
Postal Regulatory Commission
Docket ID: [Docket Nos. MC2011-10 and CP2011-46; Order No. 611]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
New Postal Product
DATES: Comments are due: December 29, 2010.
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Priority Mail Contract 31 to the competitive product list. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.
New Postal Products
Table of Contents
II. Notice of Filing
III. Ordering Paragraphs
Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal
Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to
add Priority Mail Contract 31 to the competitive product list.\1\ The
Postal Service asserts that Priority Mail Contract 31 is a competitive
product ``not of general applicability'' within the meaning of 39
U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Postal Service states that the prices
and classification underlying this contract are supported by Governors'
Decision No. 096 in Docket No. MC200925. Id. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC201110.
\1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 31 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, December 16, 2010 (Request).
The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. The instant contract has been assigned Docket No. CP201146.
Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments as follows:
In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Josen Punnoose, Manager, Shipping Support (A), Shipping Services, asserts that the service to be provided under the contract will cover its attributable costs, make a positive contribution to institutional costs, and increase contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service's total institutional costs. Id., Attachment D. Thus, Mr. Punnoose contends there will be no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products as a result of this contract. Id.
Related contract. A redacted version of the specific Priority Mail Contract 31 is included with the Request. The contract will become effective on the day that the Commission provides all necessary regulatory approvals. The contract states it ``shall expire 3 years from the effective date, unless (1) terminated by either Party with 30 days notice to the other Party in writing * * *'' The Postal Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Id., Attachment D.
The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including the specific Priority Mail Contract 31, under seal. It maintains that the contract and related financial information, including the customer's name and the accompanying analyses that provide prices, terms, conditions, cost data, and financial projections, should remain under seal. Id., Attachment F. It also requests that the Commission order that the duration of such treatment of all customeridentifying information be extended indefinitely, instead of ending after 10 years. Id. at 7.
II. Notice of Filings
The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC201110 and CP201146 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 31 product and the related contract, respectively.
Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service's filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642 and 39 CFR part 3015 and 39 CFR 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 29, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
The Commission appoints Derrick D. Dennis to serve as Public Representative in these dockets.
III. Ordering Paragraphs
It is ordered:
1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC201110 and CP201146 for consideration of the matters raised in each docket.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Derrick D. Dennis is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings.
3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than December 29, 2010.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register.
By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
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