Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory
August 6, 2012
August DMM Update
Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our mailing standards to include the following changes:
New Options for Clean Release Cards on Letters
We revised 201.3.0 to provide mailers with a new option for affixing two clean release cards to the nonaddress side of letters and to expand the vertical clearance for an affixed card on the address side. We published this information in the June 28, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
New Option for Mailing Discs in Automation Letter Envelopes
We revised 201.3.0 to allow a window envelope to contain a disc under certain circumstances. We published this information in the July 12, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
Certificate of Bulk Mailing for Permit Imprint Mailings
We revised 503.5.0 to allow mailers paying postage by permit imprint to report identical weight pieces on PS Form 3606, Certificate of Bulk Mailing. We published this information in the July 12, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
Clarification of Preparation Standards for Pallets of Parcel Select Lightweight Pieces
We revised 705.8.10.3 and 705.8.10.8 to clarify standards for the palletization of mailings of Parcel Select Lightweight (PSLW) pieces. We published this information in the June 28, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
Bulk Proof of Delivery
We revised 503 in various sections to provide standards for Bulk Proof of Delivery. We published this information in the July 26, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
Alternative Marking Options for Parcels Containing Hazardous Materials
We revised 601.10.8 to incorporate revisions made in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) changes to 49CFR. We published this information in the July 12, 2012, Postal Bulletin.
Our next scheduled DMM update is September 4, 2012.