Federal Register Notices

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.


Published in the Federal Register March 18, 2019.

New Mailing Standards for Mailpieces Containing Liquids

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Final rule.

SUMMARY:  The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), section 601.3.4 to clarify and supplement the mailing standards for mailpieces containing liquids.

DATES:  Effective Date: March 28, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mary Collins at (202) 268-5551 or Wm. Kevin Gunther at (202) 268-7208.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking on July 9, 2018, (83 FR 31712-31713) requesting public feedback on potential changes to DMM 601.3.4. The original proposed rule provided for a 30-day comment period. At the request of the mailing industry, the comment period was subsequently extended to September 30, 2018. During the comment period, the Postal Service received twenty formal comments, and engaged in a number of discussions with mailers and with various members of the mailing and hazardous materials transportation industries.

 

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Published in the Federal Register March 15, 2019.

New Electronic Signature Option

AGENCY:  Postal Service.

ACTION:  Proposed Rule.

SUMMARY:  The Postal Service is proposing to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to include a more flexible option for package addressees to provide an electronic signature indicating delivery of a package.

DATES:  Submit comments on or before April 15, 2019.

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 ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of “New Electronic Signature Option”. 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, 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 ContactKaren F. Key at (202) 268-7492,

Tiffany S. Jesse at (202) 268-7303, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Postal Service is proposing to amend the DMM in various sections to offer a more flexible option for package addressees (or their representatives) to provide an electronic signature indicating delivery of a package, when the sender chooses the following signature services:  Priority Mail Express®, Signature Confirmation service, and Insurance for more than $500.  Generally, current practice is for the recipient of the package to sign at the time of delivery.

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Published in the Federal Register March 1, 2019.

Forms of Identification

AGENCY:  Postal Service™.

ACTION:  Proposed Rule.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service is proposing to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) for clarity and consistency in the standards regarding forms of identification.

DATES:  Submit comments on or before April 1, 2019.

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 ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of “Forms of Identification”. 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, 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 ContactKaren Key at (202) 268-7492, Catherine Knox at (202) 268-5636, or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Postal Service is proposing to amend the DMM in various sections for clarity and consistency in the standards regarding forms of identification.

The Postal Service is proposing to add a new section 608.10.0, Forms of Identification. This new section will act as the primary source for consistent standards on forms of acceptable and unacceptable identification. DMM section 608.10.0 will include subsections that: (1) provide a table of the products and services that require forms of acceptable identification and the number of forms (primary and secondary) required, (2) provide a description of “primary” forms of acceptable identification and include a table of which “primary” forms are acceptable for each product and service, (3) provide a description of  “secondary” forms of acceptable identification, and (4) provide examples of forms of unacceptable identification.

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Published in the Federal Register February 11, 2019.

International Mailing Services: Mailing Services Product and Price Changes - CPI

AGENCY: Postal Service™.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY:

On October 17, 2018, the Postal Service published proposed product and price changes to reflect a notice of price adjustments filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC found that price adjustments contained in the Postal Service’s notice could go into effect on January 27, 2019. The Postal Service has revised Notice 123, Price List to reflect the new prices and Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) to reflect the product changes.

DATES:  Effective February 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Rabkin at 202-268-2537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I.  Proposed Rule and Response

On October 10, 2018, the Postal Service filed a notice with the PRC in Docket No. R2019-1 of mailing services price adjustments, effective on January 27, 2019. On October 27, 2018, the USPS® published a notice of proposed product and price changes in the Federal Register entitled “International Mailing Services:  Proposed Product and Price Changes--CPI” (83 FR 52351). The notice included price changes that the Postal Service would adopt for products and services covered by Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) and publish in Notice 123, Price List, on Postal Explorer® at https://pe.usps.com. The Postal Service received no comments.

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