[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2013)]
[Pages 12801-12802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04168]



[Docket Nos. MC2013-39 and CP2013-51; Order No. 1663]

New Postal Product; Negotiated Service Agreement

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service 
request to add Parcel Return Service Contract 3 to the competitive 
product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites 
public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: February 26, 2013.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 
at 202-789-6820.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Notice of Filings

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III. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal 
Service filed a request and associated supporting information to add 
Parcel Return Service Contract 3 to the competitive product list.\1\ 
The Postal Service asserts that Parcel Return Service Contract 3 is a 
competitive product ``not of general applicability'' within the meaning 
of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3). Id. at 1. The Request has been assigned Docket 
No. MC2013-39.

    \1\ Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Parcel 
Return Service Contract 3 to Competitive Product List and Notice of 
Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors' Decision, Contract, and 
Supporting Data, February 15, 2013 (Request).

    The Postal Service contemporane- ously filed an agreement related 
to the proposed new product (Agreement). Id. Attachment B. The 
Agreement has been assigned Docket No. CP2013-51.
    Request. In support of its Request, the Postal Service filed six 
     Attachment A--a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 
     Attachment B--a redacted copy of the Agreement;
     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 Agreement and supporting 
documents under seal.
    In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Dennis R. Nicoski, 
Manager, Field Sales Strategy and Contracts, asserts that the service 
to be provided under the Agreement 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 at 1. Thus, Mr. Nicoski 
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 Agreement is included 
with the Request. The Agreement will become effective the day following 
the day that the Commission provides all necessary regulatory approval. 
The Agreement is scheduled to expire 2 years after its effective date 
but may be terminated earlier by either party with 6 months' written 
notice. Id. Attachment B at 3. The Postal Service represents that the 
Agreement is consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Id. Attachment D.
    The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, 
including the Agreement, under seal. Id. Attachment F. It maintains 
that the Agreement 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 
confidential. Id. Attachment F. It also requests that the Commission 
order that non-public 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. MC2013-39 and CP2013-51 for 
consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Return 
Service Contract 3 product and the related Agreement, 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 February 26, 2013. 
The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the 
Commission's Web site (http://www.prc.gov).
    The Commission appoints Kenneth R. Moeller to serve as Public 
Representative in these dockets.

III. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2013-39 and CP2013-51 
for consideration of the matters raised in each docket.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth R. Moeller is appointed to 
serve as an 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 February 26, 2013.
    4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-04168 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]