U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Apr 07, 2020
(a) The Postal Service may request an extension of the duration of a market test, not to exceed an additional 12 months, if such an extension is necessary to determine the feasibility or desirability of a product being tested. The Postal Service must file a written request for extension with the Commission at least 60 days before the market test is scheduled to terminate.
(b) The request for extension shall:
(1) Explain why an extension is necessary to determine the feasibility or desirability of the experimental product;
(2) List the new end date for the market test;
(3) Calculate the total revenue received by the Postal Service from the market test for each fiscal year the market test has been in operation and provide supporting documentation for the calculations;
(4) Estimate the additional revenue that is anticipated by the Postal Service for each fiscal year remaining on the market test, including the requested extension period, and provide available supporting documentation; and
(5) Provide any additional information necessary for the Commission to evaluate the continued consistency with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3641.
(c) The Commission shall review the Postal Service request for extension to ensure that an extension is necessary in order to determine the feasibility or desirability of the experimental product and:
(1) Find that the extension is consistent with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3641;
(2) Find that the extension is inconsistent with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3641 and provide an opportunity to correct the identified deficiencies;
(3) Find that the extension is inconsistent with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3641 and deny the extension; or
(4) Direct other action as the Commission considers appropriate.