PRC Order on Exigency Surcharge Removal

01/13/2015

The PRC has posted a new docket on the exigency surcharge removal.

Contained in the filing is the following order:

It is ordered:

1. The Postal Service shall notice the removal of the exigent surcharge removal at least 45 days before the date of the removal.

2. The Postal Service shall provide bi-weekly estimates of the incremental and cumulative surcharge revenue beginning the quarter in which the Postal Service anticipates removing the surcharge.

3. The Postal Service is not required to demonstrate compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3622, including workshare provisions, if it removes the exigent surcharge without an accompanying inflation-based adjustment.

4. The Postal Service shall adjust the Exigent Surcharge threshold to account for Forever stamps (PIHOP adjustment) consistent with the body of this Order.