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This final rule adopts a new marking requirement for Bound Printed Matter (BPM) machinable parcels consisting of multiple pieces secured with transparent shrinkwrap. The new marking will enable our automated equipment to recognize that these BPM machinable parcels are intended for a single address. Under the new standards, mailers must use a firm
Times and Dates: 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2006; and 8:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2006.
Place: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.
Status: March 224 p.m. (Closed); March 238:30 a.m. (Closed). Matters To Be Considered:
1. Strategic Planning.
2. Rate Case Planning.
3. Financial Update.
The Postal ServiceTM provides notice of its intention to expand testing of the concept of Customized Postage for a period of up to 2 years, commencing no sooner than March 20, 2006.
This rule describes the procedures for service of administrative subpoenas by criminal investigators employed by the Office of Inspector General.
The Postal Service currently allows Periodicals mailers to prepare two types of mixed area distribution center (ADC) bundles and sacks, including a new type of optional mixed ADC bundle and sack that improves service for Periodicals without adding processing costs. We are proposing to make this optional separation a requirement beginning July 6,
This rule makes editorial corrections to the Office of Inspector General regulations pertaining to subpoenas served on employees of the Office of Inspector General.
This rule amends the enforcement provisions of the rules for conduct on Postal Service property to restate the statutory basis for the powers of members of the Postal Service security force, and the authority of postal installation heads to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies for the enforcement of those rules.
This final rule requires mailers to use two bands to secure all bundles of presorted flatsize mail and irregular parcels when those bundles are not shrinkwrapped.
Date of Meeting: February 7, 2006.
Previous Announcement: 71 FR 5384, February 1, 2006.
Addition: Proposal to File Request for Postal Rate Commission Advisory Opinion on Service Changes.
At its closed meeting on February 7, 2006, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service voted unanimously to add this item to the
Times and Dates: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2006; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2006.
Place: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room.
Status: February 710:30 a.m. (Closed); February 88:30 a.m. (Open); February 810 a.m. (Closed).
Matters To Be Considered:
This final rule adopts new mailing standards for Periodicals mail prepared in sacks. The standards include two new types of sacksa 3digit carrier routes sack and a merged 3digit sackand a new minimum of 24 pieces for most other sacks.