[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 113 (Thursday, June 12, 1997)]
[Pages 32128-32129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15384]



[Docket No. A97-23]

Kingsdown, Kansas 67858 (Homer Schoonover, et al., Petitioners); 
Notice and Order Accepting Appeal and Establishing Procedural Schedule 
Under 39 U.S.C. Sec. 404(b)(5)

(Issued June 5, 1997)
Before Commissioners:
    Edward J. Gleiman, Chairman;
    H. Edward Quick, Jr., Vice-Chairman;
    George W. Haley; W.H. ``Trey'' LeBlanc III

    Docket Number: A97-23.
    Name of Affected Post Office: Kingsdown, Kansas 67858.
    Name(s) of Petitioner(s): Homer Schoonover, et al.
    Type of Determination: Closing.
    Date of Filing of Appeal Papers: June 2, 1997.
    Categories of Issues Apparently Raised:
    1. Effect on the community [39 U.S.C. Sec. 404(b)(2)(A)].
    2. Effect on postal services [39 U.S.C. Sec. 404(b)(2)(C)].
    After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the 
Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more 
legal issues than those set forth above. Or, the Commission may find 
that the Postal Service's determination disposes of one or more of 
those issues.
    The Postal Reorganization Act requires that the Commission issue 
its decision within 120 days from the date this appeal was filed (39 
U.S.C. Sec. 404 (b)(5)). In the interest of expedition, in light of the 
120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the Postal 
Service to submit memoranda of law on any appropriate issue. If 
requested, such memoranda will be due 20 days from the issuance of the 
request and the Postal Service shall serve a copy of its memoranda on 
the petitioners. The Postal Service may incorporate by reference in its 
briefs or motions, any arguments presented in memoranda it previously 
filed in this docket. If necessary, the Commission also may ask 
petitioners or the Postal Service for more information.

The Commission orders:

    (a) The Postal Service shall file the record in this appeal by June 
17, 1997.
    (b) The Secretary of the Postal Rate Commission shall publish this 
Notice and Order and Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Margaret P. Crenshaw,


June 2, 1997  Filing of Appeal letter.

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June 5, 1997  Commission Notice and Order of Filing of Appeal.
June 27, 1997  Last day of filing of petitions to intervene [see 39 
CFR Sec. 3001.111(b)].
July 7, 1997  Petitioners' Participant Statement or Initial Brief 
[see 39 CFR Sec. 3001.115 (a) and (b)].
July 28, 1997  Postal Service's Answering Brief [see 39 CFR 
Sec. 3001.115(c)].
August 12, 1997  Petitioners' Reply Brief should Petitioner choose 
to file one [see 39 CFR Sec. 3001.115(d)].
August 19, 1997  Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral 
argument. The Commission will schedule oral argument only when it is 
a necessary addition to the written filings [see 39 CFR 
Sec. 3001.116].
September 30, 1997  Expiration of the Commission's 120-day 
decisional schedule [see 39 U.S.C. Sec. 404(b)(5)].
[FR Doc. 97-15384 Filed 6-11-97; 8:45 am]