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Title 39Chapter III → Part 3017


Title 39: Postal Service


PART 3017—PROCEDURES RELATED TO COMMISSION VIEWS


Contents
§3017.1   Definitions in this part.
§3017.2   Purpose.
§3017.3   Establishment and scope of docket.
§3017.4   Comment deadline(s).
§3017.5   Commission discretion as to treatment of comments.

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

Source: 81 FR 877, Jan. 8, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

§3017.1   Definitions in this part.

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

(b) 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 with modern rate regulation of a proposed treaty, convention, or amendment that establishes a market dominant rate or classification.

§3017.2   Purpose.

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

§3017.3   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 will establish a docket to solicit comments on the general principles that should guide the Commission's development of views on relevant proposals, in a general way, and on specific relevant proposals, if the Commission is able to make these available.

(b) The docket established pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section may also include matters related to development of the Commission's views, such as the availability of relevant proposals, Commission views, other documents, or related actions.

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

§3017.4   Comment deadline(s).

(a) The Commission shall establish a deadline for comments upon establishment of the docket that is consistent with timely submission of the Commission's 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.

§3017.5   Commission discretion as to treatment of comments.

The Commission will review timely filed comments responding to a Commission solicitation under this part prior to submitting its views to the Secretary of State.

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