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Below is a current list of the Federal Register notices filed by the Mailing Standards Department of the United States Postal Service. To search all USPS Federal Register notices please see: GPO Federal Register Collection.


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Published in the Federal Register April 1, 2021.

Transfer of Bound Printed Matter Parcels to Competitive Product List

Agency:  Postal Service™.

Action:  Notice.

Summary:

The Postal Service is providing notice that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to transfer Bound Printed Matter Parcels from the Market Dominant Product List to the Competitive Product List.

Dates: April 1, 2021.

For Further Information Contact:  Markes Lucius at (202) 268-6170 or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

Supplementary Information:

On March 26, 2021, the United States Postal Service® filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a request to transfer Bound Printed Matter Parcels from the Market Dominant Product List to the Competitive Product List, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.  Documents pertinent to this request are available at http://www.prc.gov, Docket No. MC2021-78.

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Published in the Federal Register March 31, 2021.

Priority Mail Express Delivery Times

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) in various sections to revise the Priority Mail Express® delivery times and to eliminate the optional 10:30 a.m. delivery time.

DATESEffective Date: May 23, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Markes Lucius at (202) 268-6170, Denis Baranov (202) 268-4880, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Currently, the Priority Mail Express service guarantee delivery times for most domestic mail including Priority Mail Express Military Service® and Hold For Pickup service. are 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. as designated by the 3-digit or 5-digit destination ZIP® Code delivery areas and defined in the Priority Mail Express Delivery directory. The Postal Service is revising the 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Priority Mail Express service guarantee delivery times to 6:00 p.m. The Postal Service is also eliminating the optional 10:30 a.m. delivery time.

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Published in the Federal Register February 24, 2021.

Extra Services Refund Time Limit

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to revise the time limit for extra service refunds.

DATES:  Effective Date: April 5, 2021

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sheila Marano at (202) 268-4257, Adaisja Johnson at (202) 268-6724, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On May 14, 2020, the Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking (85 FR 28917-28918) to revise the time limit for extra service refunds on all classes of mail except Priority Mail Express®. The Postal Service elected to issue a second revised proposed rule on January 7, 2021, (86 FR 1080-1081) that included revising the timelines for Priority Mail Express with an extra service. One formal response was received as follows:

Comment: The commenter requested the time limit for extra service refunds be revised on all classes of mail except Priority Mail Express.

USPS Response: The Postal Services believes this revision to extend the time limits for filing a refund for all classes of mail will provide consistency within the refund policy.

Currently, DMM Exhibit 604.9.2.1, Postage and Fees Refunds, provides that for Priority Mail Express with an extra service a customer must apply for an extra service refund no sooner than 10 days, or no later than 30 days, and for all other classes of mail with an extra service a customer must apply for an extra service refund no sooner than 10 days, or no later than 60 days, from the date the service was purchased.

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Published in the Federal Register February 22, 2021.

Addressing Standards

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Proposed rule; revision; additional comment period.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service is revising its pending proposal to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) in various sections of Addressing to update addressing standards.

DATES:  Submit comments on or before March 24, 2021.

ADDRESSES:  Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. If sending comments by email, include the name and address of the commenter and send to PC Federal Register@usps.gov, with a subject line of “Addressing Standards”. Faxed comments are not accepted.

Confidentiality

All submitted comments and attachments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any material in your comments that you consider to be confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

You may inspect and photocopy all written comments, by appointment only, at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor North, Washington, DC, 20260. These records are available for review on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., by calling 202-268-2906.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  James Wilson at (901) 681-4600, Kai Fisher at (901) 681-4634, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On September 22, 2020, the Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking (85 FR 59484-59486) to update addressing standards. In response to that proposed rule, the mailing industry provided many valuable comments, which has prompted the Postal Service to issue a revised proposed rule with an additional comment period. The revised proposed rule will clarify our proposal to respond to mailer comments by clearly outlining the ways in which the proposal has changed.

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Published in the Federal Register February 19, 2021.

Treatment of E-Cigarettes in the Mail

AGENCY:  Postal Service™.

ACTION:  Proposed revision, invitation for comment

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service proposes to revise Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, to incorporate new statutory restrictions on the mailing of electronic nicotine delivery systems. Such items would be subject to the same prohibition as cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, subject to many of the same exceptions.

DATES:  We must receive your comments on or before March 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES:  Mail or deliver written comments to the Manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260-3436. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to: PCFederalRegister@usps.gov, with a subject line of "E-Cigarette Restrictions.” Faxed comments are not accepted.  All submitted comments and attachments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any material in your comments that you consider to be confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

You may inspect and photocopy all written comments, by appointment only, at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor North, Washington, D.C. 20260. These records are available for review Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. by calling 202-268-2906.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dale E. Kennedy, 202-268-6592.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Postal Service is proposing to amend Publication 52 with the provisions described below and, once adopted, will incorporate the revised Publication 52 by reference into 39 C.F.R. Part 113. You may view the text of the proposed edits to Publication 52 at https://pe.usps.com.

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Published in the Federal Register January 7, 2021.

Extra Services Refund Time Limit

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Proposed rule; revision; additional comment period.

SUMMARY: The Postal Service is revising its pending proposal to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) in subsection 604.9.2 to revise the time limit for extra service refunds.

DATES:  Submit comments on or before February 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES:  Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. If sending comments by email, include the name and address of the commenter and send to PC Federal Register@usps.gov, with a subject line of “Extra Services Refund Time Limit”. Faxed comments are not accepted.

Confidentiality

All submitted comments and attachments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any material in your comments that you consider to be confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

You may inspect and photocopy all written comments, by appointment only, at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor North, Washington, DC, 20260. These records are available for review on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., by calling 202-268-2906.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sheila Marano at (202) 268-4257, Adaisja Johnson at (202) 268-6724, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On May 14, 2020, the Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking (85 FR 28917-28918) to revise the time limit for extra service refunds on all classes of mail except Priority Mail Express®. The Postal Service has elected to issue a second revised proposed rule that also includes revising the timelines for Priority Mail Express® with an extra service.

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