Postal Regulatory Commission.
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service filing to add Priority Mail Contract 27 to the competitive product list. The Postal Service has also filed a related contract. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with the filing.
Comments are due: July 30, 2010.
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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 Start Printed Page 44293Mail Contract 27 to the competitive product list. The Postal Service asserts that Priority Mail Contract 27 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 prices and classification underlying this contract are supported by Governors' Decision No. 09-6 in Docket No. MC2009-25. Id. The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2010-32.
Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six attachments as follows:
- Attachment A—a redacted copy of the Governor's Decision No. 09-6, originally filed in Docket No. MC2009-25, authorizing certain Priority Mail contracts;
- Attachment B—a redacted copy of the contract;
- Attachment C—a proposed change in the Mail Classification Schedule competitive product list;
- Attachment D—a Statement of Supporting Justification as required by 39 CFR 3020.32;
- Attachment E—a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a); and
- Attachment F—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and supporting document under seal.
In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Brian G. Denneny, Acting Manager, Sales and Communications, 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. Denneny 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 27 is included with the Request. The contract will become effective on the day that the Commission provides all necessary regulatory approvals. It is terminable upon 30 days notice by a party, but could continue for 3 years. The Postal Service represents that the contract is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). See id., Attachment D. The Postal Service will provide the shipper with Priority Mail packaging for eligible Priority Mail items mailed by the shipper.
The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including the specific Priority Mail Contract 27, 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. See Attachment F. It also requests that the Commission order that the duration of such treatment of all customer-identifying information be extended indefinitely, instead of ending after 10 years. Id. at 7.
II. Notice of Filings
The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2010-32 and CP2010-77 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 27 product and the related contract, respectively. In keeping with practice, these dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this order; however, future filings should be made in the specific docket in which issues being addressed pertain.
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 July 30, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in these dockets.
III. Ordering Paragraphs
It is ordered:
1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2010-32 and CP2010-77 for consideration of the matter raised in each docket.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington 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 July 30, 2010.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register.Start Signature
By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove
1. Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 27 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Contract and Supporting Data, July 21, 2010 (Request).Back to Citation
[FR Doc. 2010-18540 Filed 7-27-10; 8:45 am]
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