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The Postal Service proposes amending Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) standards by raising the minimum number of pieces at which required 5digit and optional 5digit scheme presort destination packages may be prepared in a Standard Mail job consisting of flatsize pieces that weigh no more than 5 ounces (0.3125 pound) and measure no more than \3/4\ inch
Dates and Times:
Monday, December 8, 2003, at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.
Place: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room.
Status: December 81:00 p.m. (Closed); December 98:30 a.m. (Open). Matters to be Considered:
Monday, December 81 p.m. (Closed)
This document describes the numerous amendments consolidated in the Transmittal Letter for Issue 58 of the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), which is incorporated by reference in Title 39 Code of Federal Regulations, part 111.1 (39 CFR 111.1). These amendments reflect changes in mail preparation requirements and other mailing rules and regulations.
Only manufacturers and distributors authorized by the Postal Service are allowed to manufacturer and/or distribute postage meters. This proposed rule notifies them that the Postal Service may revoke or suspend, wholly or in part, their authorization to distribute postage meters if they make or distribute false and misleading statements about
This proposed rule would clarify procedures for determining offsets for the Postal Service's reasonable costs from semipostal differential revenue.
The proposal to require enhanced sender identification for all discount rate mailings published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2003 (Vol. 68, No. 203, pages 6005260054), is withdrawn.
The effective date for the pricing and issuance of Stop Family Violence Semipostal Stamp published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2003 (Vol. 68, No. 159, pages 4936249363) is changed from October 11, 2003 to October 8, 2003.
The Postal Service proposes to revise the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to allow refunds for unused, undated metered postage. The proposed mailing standard would benefit any mailer who generates significant quantities of unused, undated metered postage and is able to meet the refund criteria. The Postal Service also proposes minor clarifications to
This notice announces a new system that the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to deploy for
applying unique USPS identification (ID) codes (or ``tags'') to flat size mailpieces not bearing POSTNET barcodes. Deployment is scheduled for early 2004. Once the initial ID code is applied to the mailpiece, subsequent sorting will
Dates and Times: Monday, November 3, 2003; 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Place: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant
Plaza, SW., in the Benjamin Franklin Room.
Status: November 310:30 a.m. (Closed); 3 p.m. (Open).
Matters To Be Considered:
Monday, November 310:30 a.m. (Closed)
1. Financial Transparency.
This proposed rule would revise the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to require enhanced sender identification for all discount rate mailings.
This final rule sets forth the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) standards adopted by the Postal Service to implement the use of redesigned pressuresensitive package labels. The redesigned labels similar to the current labels that mailers affix to the top mailpiece in packages of mailpieces (bundles of individual mailpieces secured together) instead of
Date of Meeting: October 2, 2003.
Previous announcement: 68 FR 55665, September 26, 2003.
Addition: Office of Inspector General Fiscal Year 2004 Budget. At its meeting on October 2, 2003, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service voted unanimously to add this item to the agenda of its closed session and that no
In this final rule, the Postal Service adopts an amendment to Domestic Mail Manual standards that expands eligibility for Nonprofit Standard Mail rates by exempting certain matter soliciting monetary donations from application of the cooperative mail rule.
The Postal Service is amending the Code of Federal Regulations to state the rules that govern compliance with subpoenas, summonses, and court orders served on employees of the Office of Inspector General where neither the Postal Service, the United States, nor any other federal agency is a party.
The Postal Service revises organizational names and titles relating to the policies for the release of information and records management, and revises the fee structure relating to the furnishing of documents and records to members of the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These revisions (1) Update organizational names and titles
The effective date of October 1, 2003, for changes to domestic indemnity claims regulations published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2003 (Vol. 68, No. 169, pages 5210052104) is delayed until further notice. As a result, 39 CFR part 111 is not amended at this time.
This final rule sets forth the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) standards adopted by the Postal Service to implement the Parcel Return Services experiment pursuant to the Decision of the Governors of the Postal Service approving the Recommended Decision of the Postal Rate Commission in its Docket No. MC20032. The recommended decision is based on the
Date of Meeting: September 8, 2003.
Previous Announcement: 68 FR 52065, August 29, 2003.
Addition: Postal Rate Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Docket No. MC20032, Experimental Parcel Return Services.
At its meeting on September 8, 2003, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service voted unanimously
This final rule amends the regulations for indemnity claims as set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) S010, Indemnity Claims and related provisions of DMM S913, Insured Mail and DMM S921, Collect on Delivery (COD) Mail. Other than the changes concerning time periods for filing claims and retention periods for undelivered accountable mail, the
This is a special interim Advance Notice incorporating mailers' comments from the May 31, 2002 Federal Register (67 FR 38041 38043), Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comment. Prior to publishing a final rule, the Postal Service is requesting additional comments from the mailing industry on the proposed changes to current
This rule amends the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to reflect the introduction of the Stop Family Violence semipostal stamp.
This proposed rule contains minor changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) that would implement the use of redesigned pressure sensitive package labels. The redesigned labels, similar to the current labels that mailers affix to the top mailpiece in packages of mailpieces (bundles of individual mailpieces secured together) instead of using optional
Governors Vote To Close August 11, 2003, Meeting
By telephone vote on August 11, 2003, a majority of the Governors contacted and voting, the Governors voted to close to public observation a meeting held via teleconference. The Governors determined that prior public notice was not possible.
1. Personnel Matters and