Associations File Joint Motion for PRC Regarding the Statutory Review of the System for Regulating Rates and Classes for Market Dominant Products

01/18/2017

Several industry association have filed a joint motion asking the Postal Regulatory Commission, PRC, to modify the procedural schedule in the Statutory Review of the System for Regulating Rates and Classes for Market Dominant Products.

The associations, representing mailers in every class and product of market-dominant mail stated their members will be affected by the outcome of this proceeding and plan to file comments. However, the associations are concerned that the process announced by the PRC may not lead to a focused and efficient review. Instead, it may cause mailers, unions, the Postal Service, and the Commission to expend resources in unproductive and unnecessary ways.

The requested modifications were as follows:

  1. The Commission first should determine whether the current system is failing to achieve one or more of the Objectives before parties are asked to comment on what modifications may be appropriate; and
  2. The Commission should allow reply comments in Phase I, particularly if the Commission declines to make the first change.

The full motion is available on the PRC website.