The Postal Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:
If the current continuing resolution expires at 12:01 a.m. on April 9, 2011 without passage of an FY 2011 appropriations bill or a further continuing resolution, the Postal Regulatory Commission will be required to shut down.
In that event, effective April 11, 2011, the Commission will be closed until such time as an FY 2011 appropriation or a continuing resolution for the Commission has been approved. With respect to proceedings pending before the Commission, the due date for all filings will be extended day-for-day for the duration of the shutdown. Thus, if the shutdown lasts a total of seven (7) calendar days, the due date for all filings otherwise due during the shutdown is extended by seven (7) days from the due date. For example, assuming an initial due date of April 13, 2011 and a 7-day shutdown which concludes April 18, 2011, the revised due date is April 20, 2011. During the shutdown, the Commission’s Docket section will not be operational. However, filings may be submitted. All filings submitted during the shutdown will be processed and posted to the Commission’s website when the Commission resumes normal operations.