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Postal Regulatory Commission.




The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an amendment to a Global Plus 1C agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.


Comments are due: August 9, 2013.


Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing Online system at Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives.

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Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202-789-6820.

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I. Introduction

II. Contents of Filing

III. Commission Action

I. Introduction

On August 1, 2013, the Postal Service filed notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, that it has entered into a modification of the Global Plus 1C agreement approved in Docket No. CP2013-37 (Modification One).[1] Modification One consists of rate changes to Annex 3 Prices for Commercial ePacket service and a new paragraph addressing the Postal Service's obligation to provide its contracting partner, on a periodic basis, with a list of countries to which Commercial ePacket service is available.[2] Notice at 1. This order provides the public with notice of Modification One, invites comments, and takes other administrative steps.

II. Contents of Filing

In addition to the Notice, the Postal Service's filing includes the following supporting documents addressing compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633 and 39 CFR 3015.5: Modification One; a certified statement addressing certain pricing requirements; and Governors' Decision No. 11-6. The supporting documents were filed in unredacted (public) versions as Attachments A, B, and C to the Notice, respectively, and in redacted (non-public) versions.

III. Commission Action

The Commission reopens Docket No. CP2013-37 to consider issues raised by the Notice. The Commission invites comments from interested persons on whether Modification One is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633 and the requirements of 39 CFR 3015.5. Comments are due no later than August 9, 2013. The public portions of the Postal Service's filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web site ( Information on the Commission's treatment of non-public materials, including how to request access to them, appears in 39 CFR part 3007.

Curtis E. Kidd, previously designated to serve as Public Representative in this proceeding, will continue in that capacity.[3]

It is ordered:

1. The Commission reopens Docket No. CP2013-37 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.

2. Curtis E. Kidd, previously designated to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding, will continue in that capacity.

3. Comments from interested persons are due no later than August 9, 2013.

4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the Federal Register.

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By the Commission.

Ruth Ann Abrams,

Acting Secretary.

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1.  Notice of the United States Postal Service of Filing Modification to Global Plus 1C Negotiated Service Agreement, August 1, 2013 (Notice). The Commission approved the underlying agreement in PRC Order No. 1630, Order Approving Additional Global Plus 1C Negotiated Service Agreement, January 23, 2013.

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2.  Modification One identifies the change to the text of the underlying agreement as the addition of Paragraph 7 to Article 6, captioned “Obligations of the USPS.” Id., Attachment 1 at 2.

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3.  See Notice and Order Concerning an Additional Global Plus 1C Contract, Order No. 1617, January 10, 2013.

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[FR Doc. 2013-19223 Filed 8-8-13; 8:45 am]