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On November 25, 2008, the Postal Service filed a formal request pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30
The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a contract related to the proposed new product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. The contract has been assigned Docket No. CP2009-13.
In the statement of supporting justification, Daniel J. Barrett, Acting Manager, Product Business Development, Ground Shipping Services, 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.
The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including the Governors' Decision and the specific Parcel Select Parcel Return Service Contract 1, under seal. In its Request, the Postal Service maintains that the contract and related financial information, including the customer's name and the accompanying analyses that provide prices, terms, conditions, and financial projections should remain under seal.
The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009-11 and CP2009-13 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Parcel Select Parcel Return Service Contract 1 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 December 10, 2008. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (
The Commission appoints Michael J. Ravnitzky to serve as Public Representative in these dockets.
1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009-11 and CP2009-13 for consideration of the matters raised in each docket.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Michael J. Ravnitzky 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 December 10, 2008.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for the publication of this Order in the
By the Commission.