[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 16460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6784]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. CP2011-63; Order No. 697]


Mail Classification Change for Priority Mail Flat Mail

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to provide Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging 
. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing.

DATES: Comments are due: March 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ``Filing 
Online'' link in the banner at the top of the Commission's Web site 
(http://www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission's Filing 
Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filing-online/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically 
should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice 
on alternatives to electronic filing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov 
(electronic filing assistance).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 15, 2011, the Postal Service filed 
notice with the Commission of changes in rates of general applicability 
and concomitant classification changes for a competitive product 
pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.2.\1\ The proposed changes establish 
classification changes to enable Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat 
Rate packaging within the Priority Mail product. The change is 
scheduled to go into effect April 17, 2011.
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    \1\ Notice of the United States Postal Service of Changes in 
Rates of General Applicability for a Competitive Product, 
Established in Governors' Decision No. 11-4, March 15, 2011 
(Notice).
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    The Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging proposal 
will allow the Postal Service to offer bundles of Priority Mail 
packaging that have prepaid mailing labels affixed for the following 
types of packaging: (1) Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes--Regular, 
Legal, Padded, and (2) Priority Flat Rate Boxes--Small, Medium (2 
styles), Large. The Forever Prepaid Flat Rate Packaging will be 
available for purchase in 3, 5, 10, and 25 count packs. There will be 
two components of this offering: The online model and the retail model. 
The online model will allow customers to purchase packs from a Web 
site. The retail model will eventually allow retailers to choose which 
packs they wish to sell and offer those packs in their stores directly 
to their customers.
    The Postal Service includes five attachments with its Notice in 
support of Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging:
     Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal 
Service on Establishment of Rate and Class of General Applicability for 
Forever Prepaid Flat Rate Packaging for Priority Mail (Governors' 
Decision No. 11-4);
     Management Analysis of Forever Prepaid Flat Rate Packaging 
for Priority Mail;
     Certification of Governors' Vote in the Governors' 
Decision No. 11-4; and
     Proposed Mail Classification Schedule language.
    The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-63 for consideration 
of matters related to the proposed classification changes to enable 
Forever postage on Priority Mail Flat Rate packaging as identified in 
the Postal Service's Notice.
    Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal 
Service's Notice is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 
3633 and 3642 as well as 39 CFR parts 3015 and 3020. Comments are due 
no later than March 23, 2011. The Postal Service's Notice can be 
accessed via the Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints William C. Miller to serve as Public 
Representative in the captioned proceeding.
    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2011-63 for 
consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
    2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no 
later than March 23, 2011.
    3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, William C. Miller is appointed to 
serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to 
represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and 
order in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-6784 Filed 3-22-11; 8:45 am]
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