Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On June 26, 2012, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes in the analytical methods approved for use in periodic reporting.
Proposal Three would affect attributable costs in Cost Segment 3. Inbound Registered mail attributable costs would decline by 38.3 percent. Attributable costs of competitive products would decline by 0.1 percent. Attributable costs of First-Class mail would decline by 0.7 percent. Attributable costs of Parcel Post would decline by 0.4 percent. Attributable costs of Inbound LC/AO would increase by between 6.5 and 13.8 percent. Attributable costs of certain Extra Services would increase by between 1.7 and 64.8 percent.
1. Streamline activity codes by eliminating codes that are no longer used for costing;
2. Combine the operation codes for Outgoing Primary Distribution and Outgoing Secondary Distribution into one code;
3. Add a code for Managed Mail Distribution; and
4. Add or change codes to account for the recent transfers of Parcel Select Lightweight and First-Class Package Service to the competitive product list.
For most classes of mail, the Postal Service shows a change in unit attributable cost in mills (tenths of a cent). However, the unit attributable cost of Media and Library Mail declines by 4.5 cents and the unit attributable cost of International Mail rises by 1.7 cents.
The Petition, and an accompanying Appendix, are available for review on the Commission's Web site,
Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James Callow is designated as Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. Comments are due no later than July 31, 2012.
1. The Petition of the United States Postal Service Requesting Initiation of a Proceeding To Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposals One through Five), filed June 26, 2012, is granted.
2. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2012-5 to consider the matters raised by the Postal Service's Petition.
3. Interested persons may submit comments on Proposals One through Five no later than July 31, 2012. Reply comments are due no later than August 10, 2012.
4. James Callow is appointed to serve as the Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice in the
By the Commission.