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166 Deposit

1.0 Deposit for Bound Printed Matter

1.1 Single-Piece Rate Mailings

Single-piece rate Bound Printed Matter must be deposited at a time and place specified by the postmaster or designee at the office of mailing. Metered mail may be deposited at other than the licensing post office only as permitted under 705.17.0, Metered Mail Drop Shipment. Permit imprint mail must be presented at the post office under 604.5.0.

1.2 Mailing Office

Bound Printed Matter must be mailed at the post office from which the zone rate postage was computed, except under 1.3, Redirected Mailings, and 1.4, BMC Acceptance.

1.3 Redirected Mailings

A mailer who presents large mailings of zoned Bound Printed Matter mail may be authorized or directed to deposit such mailings at another postal facility when processing or logistics make such an alternative desirable for the USPS, subject to these conditions:

a. Zoned postage need not be recomputed if both the original post office of mailing and the alternative facility use the same zone chart for computing zoned postage, based on the 3-digit prefix of their ZIP Codes.

b. Postage must be recomputed on pieces in mailings redirected to a postal facility that uses a different zone chart for computing zoned postage.

1.4 BMC Acceptance

A mailer may present zoned Bound Printed Matter at a BMC for acceptance if:

a. Metered postage is paid through a postage meter licensed at the BMC parent post office, or permit imprint postage is paid through an advance deposit account at the BMC parent post office or another post office in the BMC service area, unless otherwise permitted by standard.

b. Zoned postage is computed from the BMC parent post office.

c. The BMC is authorized by Form 4410 to act as acceptance agent for the entry post office.