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The U.S. Postal Service is amending its regulations implementing the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
The amendment modifies existing regulations at 39 CFR 266.9 to exempt system of records, USPS 050.080, Finance RecordsSuspicious Transaction Reports, from certain provisions of the Privacy Act and corresponding regulations.
By this action, the United States Postal Service is making available to the public its annual report of compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPact) alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) acquisition requirements. The EPact specifies minimum numbers of AFVs that Federal agencies must acquire when purchasing or leasing lightduty vehicles. For
This final rule revises the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to update the administrative charges for processing refunds for unused meter stamps and business reply mail (BRM) pieces returned with postage affixed. These charges have not been increased for the past 20 years, and are updated to reflect the current hourly cost for processing the refunds.
The Postal Service is proposing to revise the mailing standards in Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) C023 related to the requirements and packaging standards for mailable types of Division 6.2 infectious substances. These DMM revisions would adopt some of the regulatory and packaging changes for infectious substances that the U. S. Department of
The Postal Service proposes a reorganization of the current Privacy Act systems of records, as they relate to its external customers. The Postal Service is creating 16 new systems and deleting 22 existing systems of records. The new systems contain all records provided by individual and business customers to the Postal Service.
The new systems
The Postal Service is amending its regulations in order to implement section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 508 requires Federal agencies to ensure that the electronic and information technology (EIT) they procure allows individuals with disabilities access to EIT comparable to the access of those who are not disabled,
The Postal Service proposes to revise its standards concerning indemnity claims as set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) S010, Indemnity Claims; and related provisions of S913, Insured Mail, and S920, Collect on Delivery (COD) Mail. Other than the proposed changes concerning time periods for filing claims and retention periods for
The Postal Service published in the Federal Register of November 18, 2002, a final rule amending the regulations for inspecting postage meter production facilities that are located outside the continental United States. Inadvertently, some paragraphs of the regulation were designated incorrectly.
The Postal Service is correcting an error in the printing of the final product submission procedures published in the Federal Register November 5, 2002 (Vol. 67, No. 214, pages 6742567430).
This proposed rule clarifies and strengthens requirements for postage meter manufacturers to control what a postage meter allows the licensed user to print.
The Postal Service is proposing revisions to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) that would provide new mail preparation standards for co packaging and cosacking flatsize Bound Printed Matter. The standards for copackaging would be optional, while the standards for cosacking would be mandatory beginning on June 1, 2003. Prior to that date, the use of
This final rule amends the regulations for inspecting postage meter production facilities that are located outside the continental United States. This rule requires the manufacturer to reimburse the Postal Service for certain costs incurred by required inspections of production facilities located outside the continental United States.
This final rule amends the regulations for checking postage meters out of service and for handling faulty meters. The need to ensure the security of Postal Service revenues mandates these changes. The changes will clarify the responsibilities of the meter provider and improve the secure handling of faulty postage meters.
The Postal Service is implementing product submission procedures for postage meters and other postage evidencing systems.
This final rule revises the standards for securing pallets of mail, whether an individual pallet of mail, a pallet composed of several individual pallets stacked to form a single unit, or a pallet with a pallet box containing mail, by excluding the use of metal strapping or metal banding material. These revisions will also exclude metal buckles,
The Postal Service proposes revisions to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) that would clarify when it is permissible to use the designation ``NEWS'' rather than the class designation ``PER'' on Line 2 (the content line) of labels that identify sacks, trays, and pallets containing copies of Periodicals publications or editions in combined mailings or
This final rule amends some of the standards and identification procedures for Standard Mail and Periodicals lettersize and flatsize mail using the simplified address format as provided in Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) A040. The new requirements will improve the processing and distribution of such mail and will also clarify and expand the standards
This final rule adopts a proposal to revise Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) M050 to clarify how additional postage is assessed for Standard Mail Enhanced Carrier Route (ECR) and Periodicals carrier route mailings found to be out of sequence. Concurrent with the DMM amendment, the Postal Service will implement new policies and guidelines for assessing
The Postal Service proposes to revise the Domestic Mail Manual
(DMM) to increase the administrative charges for processing refunds for
unused meter stamps and business reply mail (BRM) pieces returned with [[Page 63583]]
postage affixed. These charges have not been increased for the past 20 years, and are updated to reflect the current hourly cost
The Postal Service is amending the Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act to reflect the change in primary responsibility to investigate violations of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act from the Postal Inspection Service to the Postal Service Inspector General. In addition, these rules of practice as
The Postal Service is publishing notice that it is providing a temporary exception to postal regulations in 39 CFR 232.1, which prescribe the conditions under which voter registration may take place on postal property. Specifically, we are providing a limited exception to the requirement in 39 CFR 232.1(h)(4)(viii) that confines registration
date of meeting: August 5, 2002.
previous announcement: 67 FR 49378, July 30, 2002.
addition: Postal Rate Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Docket No. MC20021, Confirm.
At its meeting on August 5, 2002, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service voted unanimously to add this item to the agenda of its closed meeting
Times and Dates: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2002; 8:30 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2002.
Place: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room.
Status: September 511:30 a.m. (Closed); September 68:30 a.m. (Open). Matters to be Considered:
Thursday, September 511:30 a.m. (Closed)
This proposal would amend some of the standards and identification procedures for Standard Mail and Periodicals lettersize and flatsize mail using the simplified address format as provided in Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) A040.4.0. This proposal would improve the processing and distribution of such mail and would also clarify and expand the standards
This final rule sets forth Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) standards adopted by the Postal Service to allow mailers to select a number from 10 to 17 as the minimum number of pieces at which 5digit packages may be prepared in a Standard Mail job of flatsize pieces (DMM C050.3.0) that are not more than \3/4\inch thick. Currently mailers must prepare