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Title 39Chapter IIISubchapter D → Part 3025


Title 39: Postal Service


PART 3025—PROCEDURES RELATED TO COMMISSION VIEWS SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE


Contents
§3025.101   Definitions in this part.
§3025.102   Purpose.
§3025.103   Establishment and scope of docket.
§3025.104   Comment deadline(s).
§3025.105   Issuance of Commission views.

Authority: 39 U.S.C. 407; 503.

Source: 85 FR 13054, Mar. 6, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

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§3025.101   Definitions in this part.

(a) Commission views refers to the opinion the Commission provides to the Secretary of State pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1) on the consistency of a relevant proposal with modern rate regulation.

(b) Modern rate regulation refers to the standards and criteria the Commission has established pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3622.

(c) Relevant proposal means a proposed change to a treaty, convention, or amendment that establishes a market dominant rate or classification.

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§3025.102   Purpose.

The rules in this part are intended to facilitate public participation in, and promote the transparency of, the development of Commission views.

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§3025.103   Establishment and scope of docket.

(a) On or about 150 days before a Universal Postal Union Congress convenes or such advance time as the Commission determines for any other 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1) matter, the Commission shall establish a docket in order to solicit public comments as part of the development of Commission views.

(b) The Commission shall post relevant proposals in the applicable docket established pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section and may also include other materials related to the development of Commission views, such as other documents or related actions.

(c) Public comments should focus on the specific relevant proposals posted by the Commission and the general principles that should guide the development of Commission views as well as any other materials posted in the applicable docket pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) The Commission shall arrange for publication in the Federal Register of the notice establishing each docket authorized under this part.

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§3025.104   Comment deadline(s).

(a) The Commission shall establish a deadline for comments upon establishment of the docket that is consistent with timely submission of Commission views to the Secretary of State. The Commission may establish other deadlines for comments as appropriate.

(b) The Commission may suspend or forego solicitation of comments if it determines that such solicitation is not consistent with timely submission of Commission views to the Secretary of State.

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§3025.105   Issuance of Commission views.

(a) The Commission will review timely filed comments responding to a Commission solicitation pursuant to §3025.103(a) prior to submitting its views to the Secretary of State.

(b) After Commission views are developed, the Commission shall post Commission views in the applicable docket established pursuant to §3025.103(a) and submit Commission views to the Secretary of State pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1).

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