International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, 54510-54518 [05-18259]

Download as PDF 54510 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules these changes if our proposal is adopted. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 05–18260 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia Postal Service. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under an agreement negotiated by the United States government with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, mail destined to those two countries will now use the international rate schedules. This proposal would amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) to include the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia in all international products and services and add them to the individual country listings. Submit comments on or before October 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Mailing Standards, Attn: Obataiye Akinwole, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., RM 3436, Washington DC 20260–3436. You may also fax written comments to 202–268– 4955. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at DATES: USPS Headquarters Library, 11th Floor North, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202–268–7262, or Thomas P. Philson at 202–268–7355. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States government negotiated an agreement with two former United States Trust Territories, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. As a part of that agreement, mail destined to those two countries will now use the international rate schedules. As provided in the agreement, international rates will be phased in over a period of not less than five years, beginning no sooner than 2006. For all international services with domestic equivalents, rates will be phased in using the difference between the domestic rates and the international rates. These services include Express Mail, Air Letters, Postcards, Publishers’ Periodicals, Air Parcel Post, Economy Parcel Post, and Books and Sheet Music. For international services without domestic equivalents, phased rates were derived by selecting a lower rate country group. After the phasing period, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia will be in country group 5 for Economy Letter Post, Airmail M-Bags, and Economy M-Bags and country group 7 for International Priority Airmail (IPA). To phase in these rates over at least five years the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have been assigned to country group 3 for those services during the first phase. Aerogramme service does not have a domestic equivalent; however, there is only one worldwide rate available. Initially, three international services will not be offered for mail destined to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia: Global Express Guaranteed (GXGTM), Global Priority Mail (GPM), and International Surface Air Lift (ISAL). These services require special transportation arrangements and may be offered in the future. The rates, fees, and conditions of mailing proposed in this notice, if adopted, would become effective concurrent with any domestic rates adopted as a result of the current proceedings before the Postal Rate Commission (Docket No. R2005–1). All regulatory changes necessary to implement this proposal are given below. Although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act [5 U.S.C. 553 (b), (c)] regarding proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service invites public comment on the following proposed revisions to the International Mail Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 Foreign relations, International postal services. PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408. 2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows. COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST Country Marshall Islands ....................................... Micronesia, Federated States of .............. 1 ISAL * 2 * Economy parcel post rate Airmail parcel post EMS 13 13 14 14 Letter-post rate 13 13 GXG rate 6 6 IPA 1 ISAL ........................ ........................ 3 3 service not available to all countries. See Individual Country Listings for availability. * * * 213 * Conditions for Mailing 210 Global Express Guaranteed * * * * * Service Areas * * * * 213.2 Destinating Countries and Rate Groups * * * * [Revise the Destinating Countries and Rate Groups table by adding ‘‘Marshall Islands, Republic of’’ and ‘‘Micronesia, Federated States of’’ as follows:] * Country Document service rate group Marshall Islands, Republic of ....................................................................................................................................... Micronesia, Federated States of .................................................................................................................................. No Service .. No Service .. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Non-Document service rate group No Service. No Service. 54511 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules Document service rate group Country * * * 280 * 283 Weight and Size Limits * * 283.23 * * * * * * * Exceptional Size Limits [Revise item b by adding the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to read as follows:] * * * * * b. Maximum length: 60 inches Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches Azerbaijan 290 * * * * * * * * * * * * * Presorted Mail * * * * [Revise the Foreign Exchange Office and Country Rate Groups table by adding ‘‘Marshall Islands, Republic of’’ and ‘‘Micronesia, Federated States of’’ as follows:] 292.4 Preparation Requirements for Individual Items * * Exhibit 292.442 Foreign Exchange Office and Country Rate Groups * 292 International Priority Airmail Service * * * * Sortation Requirements for 292.442 Commercial Services * * 292.44 IPA Great Britain and Northern Ireland Japan Macao Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Federated States of * * * * * Parcel Post * * * Rate group Country 3-letter exchange office code 3 .................. 3 .................. Marshall Islands, Republic of .............................................................................................................. Micronesia, Federated States of ......................................................................................................... MAJ ............. PNI .............. * * * * 294 Publishers’ Periodicals 294.42 * * * * * * * * Sacking and Labeling * * * * * * * Country MAJ ............. PNI .............. * Marshall Islands, Republic of ............................................................................. Micronesia, Federated States of ........................................................................ * * World Map [Insert the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia at map reference M5.] * * * * * World Map Index [Add references for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to the world map index as follows:] Micronesia, Federated States of—M5 Marshall Islands, Republic of—M5 * * * * * VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 MAJURO. POHNPEI. * [Revise the Publishers’ Periodicals labeling, routing, and rate group information table as follows:] Destination exchange office code * Exchange office Exhibit 294.42 Publishers’ Periodicals— All Countries (Except Canada) Labeling, Routing, and Rate Group Information 294.4 Makeup Requirements for Publishers’ Periodicals * Non-Document service rate group Routing code * 945 945 Observations ........................ ........................ * Index of Countries and Localities [Revise the references for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia by removing the note ‘‘See DMM 608’’ and adding the appropriate IMM page number.] * * * * * Publishers’ periodical rate group * 6 6 * Restrictions None furnished. Observations None furnished. Customs Forms Required (123) Letter-post: PS Form 2976 or 2976–A (see 123.61) Parcel Post: PS Form 2976–A inside 2976–E (envelope) Individual Country Listings [Add an individual country listing for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.] Size Limits Country Conditions for Mailing— Marshall Islands, Republic of Prohibitions (130) None furnished. Letter-post: See 243.2 Parcel Post: Maximum length: 60 inches Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 54512 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules Postal/Post Cards (250) $0.34 Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES— Continued Weight not over (ozs.) AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ Letter-post rate $0.48 0.85 1.20 1.55 1.90 2.25 AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES— Continued Weight not over (ozs.) Letter-post rate 7 ............................................ 8 ............................................ 12 .......................................... 16 .......................................... 20 .......................................... 24 .......................................... 28 .......................................... 32 .......................................... 36 .......................................... 2.60 2.95 4.25 5.35 6.45 7.55 8.65 9.75 10.90 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 Letter-post rate .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... 12.00 13.15 14.25 15.40 16.55 17.65 18.80 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) AIRMAIL PARCEL POST RATES Weight not over (lbs.) 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Parcel post rate 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 $50.30 51.55 52.85 54.05 55.25 56.50 57.70 58.95 60.15 61.40 62.60 63.85 65.05 66.25 67.45 68.70 69.90 71.15 72.35 73.60 74.80 76.05 77.25 78.50 79.70 80.95 82.10 83.40 84.55 85.85 87.00 88.25 89.45 90.70 91.95 Weight Not Over 11 lbs ....................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ..................................................................................................................................... $29.15 2.65 Weight Limit: 70 lbs. AIRMAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M-BAGS (260) Weight Limit: 4 pounds VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) Not Available ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES—Continued ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... Letter-post rate $4.10 4.85 5.55 6.20 Weight not over (ozs.) 32 36 40 44 48 52 ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES—Continued Letter-post rate .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... 54513 6.85 7.50 8.15 8.80 9.45 10.10 Weight not over (ozs.) Letter-post rate 56 .......................................... 60 .......................................... 64 .......................................... 10.75 11.40 12.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) ECONOMY MAIL PARCEL POST RATES Weight not over (lbs.) 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................................................................................................................................................. 36 ................................................................................................................................................. 37 ................................................................................................................................................. $9.35 9.85 10.40 10.85 11.35 12.30 12.80 13.20 13.65 14.10 14.55 15.00 15.40 15.80 16.20 16.60 17.05 17.40 17.85 18.30 18.70 19.10 19.45 19.85 20.20 20.55 20.95 21.30 21.65 22.05 22.40 22.65 23.00 Weight not over (lbs.) 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Parcel post rate $23.40 23.70 24.10 24.45 24.80 25.15 25.45 25.80 26.15 26.50 26.85 27.20 27.50 27.85 28.20 28.55 28.90 29.20 29.55 29.90 30.20 30.55 30.90 31.25 31.55 31.90 32.20 32.55 32.85 33.20 33.50 33.85 34.20 Weight Limit: 70 lbs. ECONOMY MAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M-BAGS (260) Regular: Weight Not Over 11 lbs ................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................................................................................................................. Books and Sheet Music: Weight Not Over 11 lbs ................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................................................................................................................. Weight Limit: 66 lbs. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 $17.05 1.55 10.45 0.95 54514 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules ECONOMY MAIL BOOKS AND SHEET MUSIC RATES (295) Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 ECONOMY MAIL PUBLISHER’S PERIODICALS RATES (294) Weight not over (ozs.) Rate .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... $1.80 2.25 2.35 2.50 2.60 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.30 3.75 3.85 3.95 4.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) Note: This is a bulk mail service that is subject to a minimum entry requirement of 200 pieces or 50 pounds of qualifying contents. See 295. Matter for the Blind (270) Free when sent as Economy Mail. Weight Limit: 15 lbs. ECONOMY MAIL PUBLISHER’S PERIODICALS RATES (294)—Continued Weight not over (ozs.) Rate 1 ............................................ 2 ............................................ 3 ............................................ 4 ............................................ 5 ............................................ 6 ............................................ 7 ............................................ 8 ............................................ 12 .......................................... 16 .......................................... 20 .......................................... 24 .......................................... 28 .......................................... 32 .......................................... 36 .......................................... 40 .......................................... 44 .......................................... 48 .......................................... 52 .......................................... 56 .......................................... 60 .......................................... 64 .......................................... $0.60 0.63 0.66 0.69 0.72 0.75 0.78 0.81 0.90 0.99 1.25 1.34 1.44 1.53 1.78 1.88 1.97 2.06 2.32 2.41 2.50 2.60 Rate Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) $.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center. Special Services Certificate of Mailing—See 313 for fees COD and Certified—NOT for International Mail Insurance (320)—NOT Available International Business Reply Service (373)—NOT Available International Money Order (371)—NOT Available International Reply Coupons (372)— NOT Available Recorded Delivery (360)—NOT Available Registered Mail (330)—NOT Available Restricted Delivery (350)—NOT Available Return Receipt (340)—NOT Available Global Express Guaranteed (210)—NOT Available GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL (EMS) (220) Weight not over (lbs.) 0.5 ................................................................................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 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VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Weight not over (lbs.) Rate Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $15.00 19.35 20.10 23.65 27.15 30.60 34.10 37.55 39.55 41.65 43.60 45.95 49.05 51.55 53.30 55.30 57.50 59.65 61.75 63.80 65.95 68.05 70.15 72.30 74.35 76.45 78.60 80.65 82.80 84.90 87.00 89.15 91.30 93.30 95.50 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Rate $99.70 102.00 104.40 106.75 109.15 111.55 114.00 116.30 118.70 120.90 122.95 125.20 127.35 129.40 131.55 133.75 135.85 138.05 140.15 142.30 144.50 146.60 148.80 151.00 153.35 155.85 158.20 160.55 163.05 165.40 167.90 170.30 172.90 175.40 177.90 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54515 GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL (EMS) (220)—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) Weight not over (lbs.) Rate 35 ................................................................................................................................................. Rate 97.75 Weight Limit: 70 lbs. Insurance (221.3)—NOT Available Size Limits (223.2) Maximum length: 36 inches. Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches. Return Receipt Service (221.4): NOT Available. Reciprocal Service Name: There is no reciprocal service. Country Code: MH. Areas Served: All. * * * * * [Add an individual country listing for the Federated States of Micronesia.] Customs Forms Required (123) Letter-post: PS Form 2976 or 2976–A (see 123.61). Parcel Post: PS Form 2976–A inside 2976–E (envelope). Size Limits Letter-post: See 243.2. Parcel Post: Maximum length: 60 inches. Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches. Postal/Post Cards (250) $0.34. Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted. Country Conditions for Mailing— Micronesia, Federated States of Prohibitions (130) None furnished. Restrictions None furnished. AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 1 2 3 4 5 Observations None furnished. Letter-post rate ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ $0.48 0.85 1.20 1.55 1.90 AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES— Continued Weight not over (ozs.) Letter-post rate 6 ............................................ 7 ............................................ 8 ............................................ 12 .......................................... 16 .......................................... 20 .......................................... 24 .......................................... 28 .......................................... 32 .......................................... 36 .......................................... 40 .......................................... 44 .......................................... 48 .......................................... 52 .......................................... 56 .......................................... 60 .......................................... 64 .......................................... 2.25 2.60 2.95 4.25 5.35 6.45 7.55 8.65 9.75 10.90 12.00 13.15 14.25 15.40 16.55 17.65 18.80 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) AIRMAIL PARCEL POST RATES Weight not over (lbs.) 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VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM $5.90 6.75 8.20 9.60 11.00 12.20 13.40 14.75 16.05 17.25 18.55 19.80 21.10 22.35 23.60 24.90 26.15 27.45 28.70 30.00 31.20 32.50 33.80 35.05 36.35 37.55 38.85 40.15 41.40 42.70 15SEP1 Weight not over (lbs.) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Parcel post rate $50.30 51.55 52.85 54.05 55.25 56.50 57.70 58.95 60.15 61.40 62.60 63.85 65.05 66.25 67.45 68.70 69.90 71.15 72.35 73.60 74.80 76.05 77.25 78.50 79.70 80.95 82.10 83.40 84.55 85.85 54516 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules AIRMAIL PARCEL POST RATES—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 31 32 33 34 35 Parcel post rate ................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................. Weight not over (lbs.) 43.90 45.20 46.50 47.75 49.00 Parcel post rate 66 67 68 69 70 87.00 88.25 89.45 90.70 91.95 Weight Not Over 11 lbs ....................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ..................................................................................................................................... $29.15 2.65 Weight Limit: 70 lbs. AIRMAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M–BAGS (260) Weight Limit: 66 pounds Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) NOT Available ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES—Continued ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... Letter-post rate $4.10 4.85 5.55 6.20 Weight not over (ozs.) 32 36 40 44 48 52 ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES—Continued Letter-post rate .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... 6.85 7.50 8.15 8.80 9.45 10.10 Weight not over (ozs.) Letter-post rate 56 .......................................... 60 .......................................... 64 .......................................... 10.75 11.40 12.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) ECONOMY MAIL PARCEL POST RATES Weight not over (lbs.) 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VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM $9.35 9.85 10.40 10.85 11.35 12.30 12.80 13.20 13.65 14.10 14.55 15.00 15.40 15.80 16.20 16.60 17.05 17.40 17.85 18.30 18.70 19.10 19.45 19.85 20.20 20.55 20.95 21.30 21.65 22.05 22.40 22.65 15SEP1 Weight not over (lbs) 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Parcel post rate $23.40 23.70 24.10 24.45 24.80 25.15 25.45 25.80 26.15 26.50 26.85 27.20 27.50 27.85 28.20 28.55 28.90 29.20 29.55 29.90 30.20 30.55 30.90 31.25 31.55 31.90 32.20 32.55 32.85 33.20 33.50 33.85 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54517 ECONOMY MAIL PARCEL POST RATES—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) Parcel post rate 37 ................................................................................................................................................. Weight not over (lbs) 23.00 Parcel post rate 70 34.20 Weight Limit: 70 lbs. ECONOMY MAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M–BAGS (260) Regular: Weight Not Over 11 lbs ................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................................................................................................................. Books and Sheet Music: Weight Not Over 11 lbs ................................................................................................................................................................... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................................................................................................................. $17.05 $1.55 10.45 0.95 Weight Limit: 66 lbs. ECONOMY MAIL BOOKS AND SHEET MUSIC RATES (295) Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 ECONOMY MAIL PUBLISHERS’ PERIODICALS RATES (294) Weight not over (ozs.) Rate .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... .......................................... $1.80 2.25 2.35 2.50 2.60 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.30 3.75 3.85 3.95 4.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) Note: This is a bulk mail service that is subject to a minimum entry requirement of 200 pieces or 50 pounds of qualifying contents. See 295. Matter for the Blind (270) Free when sent as Economy Mail. Weight limit: 15 lbs. ECONOMY MAIL PUBLISHERS’ PERIODICALS RATES (294)—Continued Weight not over (ozs.) Rate 1 ............................................ 2 ............................................ 3 ............................................ 4 ............................................ 5 ............................................ 6 ............................................ 7 ............................................ 8 ............................................ 12 .......................................... 16 .......................................... 20 .......................................... 24 .......................................... 28 .......................................... 32 .......................................... 36 .......................................... 40 .......................................... 44 .......................................... 48 .......................................... 52 .......................................... 56 .......................................... 60 .......................................... 64 .......................................... $0.60 0.63 0.66 0.69 0.72 0.75 0.78 0.81 0.90 0.99 1.25 1.34 1.44 1.53 1.78 1.88 1.97 2.06 2.32 2.41 2.50 2.60 Rate Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) $0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center. Special Services Certificate of Mailing—See 313 for fees COD and Certified—NOT for International Mail Insurance (320)—NOT Available International Business Reply Service (373)—NOT Available International Money Order (371)—NOT Available International Reply Coupons (372)— NOT Available Recorded Delivery (360)—NOT Available Registered Mail (330)—NOT Available Restricted Delivery (350)—NOT Available Return Receipt (340)—NOT Available Global Express Guaranteed (210)—NOT Available GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL (EMS) (220) Weight not over (lbs.) 0.5 ................................................................................................................................................ 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... 9 ................................................................................................................................................... 10 ................................................................................................................................................. 11 ................................................................................................................................................. 12 ................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Weight not over (lbs.) Rate Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $15.00 19.35 20.10 23.65 27.15 30.60 34.10 37.55 39.55 41.65 43.60 45.95 49.05 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 Rate $99.70 102.00 104.40 106.75 109.15 111.55 114.00 116.30 118.70 120.90 122.95 125.20 127.35 54518 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL (EMS) (220)—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Weight not over (lbs.) 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Insurance (221.3) NOT Available Size Limits (223.2) Maximum length: 36 inches Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches Return Receipt Service (221.4): NOT Available Reciprocal Service Name: There is no reciprocal service. Country Code: FM Areas Served: All * * * * * We will publish an amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect these changes if our proposal is adopted. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 05–18259 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [I.D. 090905A] RIN 0648–AS66 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Essential Fish Habitat Amendment VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Availability of fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of Generic Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plans (FMP) of the Gulf of Mexico (EFH Amendment 3) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). EFH Amendment 3 would amend each of the seven Council FMPs -coral and coral reef resources, coastal migratory pelagics, red drum, reef fish, shrimp, spiny lobster, and stone crab- to describe and identify essential fish habitat (EFH); minimize to the extent practicable the adverse effects of fishing on EFH; and encourage conservation and management of EFH. This amendment would establish additional habitat areas of particular concern (HAPC), restrict fishing activities within HAPCs to protect EFH, and require a weak link in bottom trawl gear to protect EFH. The intended effect of EFH Amendment 3 is to facilitate long-term protection of EFH, and, thus, better conserve and manage fishery resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern time, on November 14, 2005. DATES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • E-mail: 0648–AS66.NOA@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following document identifier: 0648–AS66–NOA. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. • Fax: 727–824–5308, Attention: Peter Hood. Copies of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and EFH Amendment 3, which includes a Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analyses (IRFA), may be obtained from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: 813–348–1630; fax: 813–348–1711; e-mail: gulfcouncil@gulfcouncil.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood, 727–824–5305; fax 727– 824–5308; e-mail: peter.hood@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EFH Amendment 3 addresses fisheries under the FMPs for coral and coral reef resources, coastal migratory pelagics, red drum, reef fish, shrimp, spiny lobster, and stone crab. The FMPs were prepared by the Council, except for the FMPs for coastal migratory pelagics and spiny lobster, which were prepared jointly by the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils. All of these FMPs, except the spiny lobster and stone crab FMPs, are implemented under the authority of the E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 178 (Thursday, September 15, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54510-54518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18259]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and 
Federated States of Micronesia

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: Under an agreement negotiated by the United States government 
with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of 
Micronesia, mail destined to those two countries will now use the 
international rate schedules. This proposal would amend the 
International Mail Manual (IMM) to include the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia in all international 
products and services and add them to the individual country listings.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Mailing Standards, 
Attn: Obataiye Akinwole, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 
RM 3436, Washington DC 20260-3436. You may also fax written comments to 
202-268-4955. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments 
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at USPS Headquarters 
Library, 11th Floor North, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202-268-7262, 
or Thomas P. Philson at 202-268-7355.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States government negotiated an 
agreement with two former United States Trust Territories, the Republic 
of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. As a 
part of that agreement, mail destined to those two countries will now 
use the international rate schedules. As provided in the agreement, 
international rates will be phased in over a period of not less than 
five years, beginning no sooner than 2006.
    For all international services with domestic equivalents, rates 
will be phased in using the difference between the domestic rates and 
the international rates. These services include Express Mail, Air 
Letters, Postcards, Publishers' Periodicals, Air Parcel Post, Economy 
Parcel Post, and Books and Sheet Music.
    For international services without domestic equivalents, phased 
rates were derived by selecting a lower rate country group. After the 
phasing period, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated 
States of Micronesia will be in country group 5 for Economy Letter 
Post, Airmail M-Bags, and Economy M-Bags and country group 7 for 
International Priority Airmail (IPA). To phase in these rates over at 
least five years the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated 
States of Micronesia have been assigned to country group 3 for those 
services during the first phase. Aerogramme service does not have a 
domestic equivalent; however, there is only one worldwide rate 
available.
    Initially, three international services will not be offered for 
mail destined to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated 
States of Micronesia: Global Express Guaranteed[supreg] 
(GXGTM), Global Priority Mail[supreg] (GPM), and 
International Surface Air Lift (ISAL). These services require special 
transportation arrangements and may be offered in the future.
    The rates, fees, and conditions of mailing proposed in this notice, 
if adopted, would become effective concurrent with any domestic rates 
adopted as a result of the current proceedings before the Postal Rate 
Commission (Docket No. R2005-1). All regulatory changes necessary to 
implement this proposal are given below.
    Although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act [5 U.S.C. 553 (b), (c)] regarding proposed 
rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service invites public 
comment on the following proposed revisions to the International Mail 
Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal 
Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.

PART 20--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408.
    2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows.

                                                                 Country Rate Group List
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                              Economy
                         Country                                EMS           Airmail       parcel post     Letter-post      GXG rate      IPA \1\ ISAL
                                                                            parcel post        rate            rate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marshall Islands........................................              13              14              13               6  ..............               3
Micronesia, Federated States of.........................              13              14              13               6  ..............              3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ ISAL service not available to all countries. See Individual Country Listings for availability.

* * * * *

2 Conditions for Mailing

210 Global Express Guaranteed

* * * * *

213 Service Areas

* * * * *

213.2 Destinating Countries and Rate Groups

* * * * *
    [Revise the Destinating Countries and Rate Groups table by adding 
``Marshall Islands, Republic of'' and ``Micronesia, Federated States 
of'' as follows:]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Document service      Non-Document
            Country                   rate group      service rate group
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marshall Islands, Republic of..  No Service.........  No Service.
Micronesia, Federated States of  No Service.........  No Service.

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                              * * * * * * *
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280 Parcel Post

* * * * *

283 Weight and Size Limits

* * * * *

283.23 Exceptional Size Limits

    [Revise item b by adding the Republic of the Marshall Islands and 
the Federated States of Micronesia to read as follows:]
* * * * *
b. Maximum length: 60 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
    Azerbaijan
    Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Japan
    Macao
    Marshall Islands, Republic of
    Micronesia, Federated States of
* * * * *

290 Commercial Services

* * * * *

292 International Priority Airmail Service

* * * * *

292.4 Preparation Requirements for Individual Items

* * * * *

292.44 Sortation Requirements for IPA

* * * * *

292.442 Presorted Mail

* * * * *

Exhibit 292.442 Foreign Exchange Office and Country Rate Groups

    [Revise the Foreign Exchange Office and Country Rate Groups table 
by adding ``Marshall Islands, Republic of'' and ``Micronesia, Federated 
States of'' as follows:]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          3-letter
    Rate group          Country       exchange  office  Exchange  office
                                            code
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3................  Marshall          MAJ..............  MAJURO.
                    Islands,
                    Republic of.
3................  Micronesia,       PNI..............  POHNPEI.
                    Federated
                    States of.
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

294 Publishers' Periodicals

* * * * *

294.4 Makeup Requirements for Publishers' Periodicals

* * * * *

294.42 Sacking and Labeling

* * * * *

Exhibit 294.42 Publishers' Periodicals--All Countries (Except Canada) 
Labeling, Routing, and Rate Group Information

    [Revise the Publishers' Periodicals labeling, routing, and rate 
group information table as follows:]

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Publishers'
  Destination exchange  office                Country              Routing code    Observations     periodical
              code                                                                                  rate group
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAJ.............................  Marshall Islands, Republic of.             945  ..............               6
PNI.............................  Micronesia, Federated States               945  ..............               6
                                   of.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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World Map

    [Insert the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated 
States of Micronesia at map reference M5.]
* * * * *

World Map Index

    [Add references for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the 
Federated States of Micronesia to the world map index as follows:]

Micronesia, Federated States of--M5
Marshall Islands, Republic of--M5
* * * * *

Index of Countries and Localities

    [Revise the references for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and 
the Federated States of Micronesia by removing the note ``See DMM 608'' 
and adding the appropriate IMM page number.]
* * * * *

Individual Country Listings

    [Add an individual country listing for the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands.]

Country Conditions for Mailing--Marshall Islands, Republic of 
Prohibitions (130)

    None furnished.

Restrictions

    None furnished.

Observations

    None furnished.

Customs Forms Required (123)

Letter-post: PS Form 2976 or 2976-A (see 123.61)
Parcel Post: PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)

Size Limits

Letter-post: See 243.2
Parcel Post: Maximum length: 60 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

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Postal/Post Cards (250) $0.34
Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted

                        Airmail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Letter-post
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.......................................................           $0.48
2.......................................................            0.85
3.......................................................            1.20
4.......................................................            1.55
5.......................................................            1.90
6.......................................................            2.25
7.......................................................            2.60
8.......................................................            2.95
12......................................................            4.25
16......................................................            5.35
20......................................................            6.45
24......................................................            7.55
28......................................................            8.65
32......................................................            9.75
36......................................................           10.90
40......................................................           12.00
44......................................................           13.15
48......................................................           14.25
52......................................................           15.40
56......................................................           16.55
60......................................................           17.65
64......................................................           18.80
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                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                            Airmail Parcel Post Rates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Parcel post     Weight not      Parcel post
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           rate        over  (lbs.)        rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...............................................................           $5.90              36          $50.30
2...............................................................            6.75              37           51.55
3...............................................................            8.20              38           52.85
4...............................................................            9.60              39           54.05
5...............................................................           11.00              40           55.25
6...............................................................           12.20              41           56.50
7...............................................................           13.40              42           57.70
8...............................................................           14.75              43           58.95
9...............................................................           16.05              44           60.15
10..............................................................           17.25              45           61.40
11..............................................................           18.55              46           62.60
12..............................................................           19.80              47           63.85
13..............................................................           21.10              48           65.05
14..............................................................           22.35              49           66.25
15..............................................................           23.60              50           67.45
16..............................................................           24.90              51           68.70
17..............................................................           26.15              52           69.90
18..............................................................           27.45              53           71.15
19..............................................................           28.70              54           72.35
20..............................................................           30.00              55           73.60
21..............................................................           31.20              56           74.80
22..............................................................           32.50              57           76.05
23..............................................................           33.80              58           77.25
24..............................................................           35.05              59           78.50
25..............................................................           36.35              60           79.70
26..............................................................           37.55              61           80.95
27..............................................................           38.85              62           82.10
28..............................................................           40.15              63           83.40
29..............................................................           41.40              64           84.55
30..............................................................           42.70              65           85.85
31..............................................................           43.90              66           87.00
32..............................................................           45.20              67           88.25
33..............................................................           46.50              68           89.45
34..............................................................           47.75              69           90.70
35..............................................................           49.00              70           91.95
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                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
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           Airmail Direct Sack to One Addressee--M-Bags (260)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weight Not Over 11 lbs..................................          $29.15
Each additional pound or fraction of a pound............            2.65
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                         Weight Limit: 4 pounds
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Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) Not Available

                     Economy Mail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Letter-post
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
16......................................................           $4.10
20......................................................            4.85
24......................................................            5.55
28......................................................            6.20
32......................................................            6.85
36......................................................            7.50
40......................................................            8.15
44......................................................            8.80
48......................................................            9.45
52......................................................           10.10
56......................................................           10.75
60......................................................           11.40
64......................................................           12.05
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
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                                         Economy Mail Parcel Post Rates
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                                                                    Parcel post     Weight not     Parcel  post
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           rates       over  (lbs.)        rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5...............................................................           $9.35              38          $23.40
6...............................................................            9.85              39           23.70
7...............................................................           10.40              40           24.10
8...............................................................           10.85              41           24.45
9...............................................................           11.35              42           24.80
10..............................................................           12.30              43           25.15
11..............................................................           12.80              44           25.45
12..............................................................           13.20              45           25.80
13..............................................................           13.65              46           26.15
14..............................................................           14.10              47           26.50
15..............................................................           14.55              48           26.85
16..............................................................           15.00              49           27.20
17..............................................................           15.40              50           27.50
18..............................................................           15.80              51           27.85
19..............................................................           16.20              52           28.20
20..............................................................           16.60              53           28.55
21..............................................................           17.05              54           28.90
22..............................................................           17.40              55           29.20
23..............................................................           17.85              56           29.55
24..............................................................           18.30              57           29.90
25..............................................................           18.70              58           30.20
26..............................................................           19.10              59           30.55
27..............................................................           19.45              60           30.90
28..............................................................           19.85              61           31.25
29..............................................................           20.20              62           31.55
30..............................................................           20.55              63           31.90
31..............................................................           20.95              64           32.20
32..............................................................           21.30              65           32.55
33..............................................................           21.65              66           32.85
34..............................................................           22.05              67           33.20
35..............................................................           22.40              68           33.50
36..............................................................           22.65              69           33.85
37..............................................................           23.00              70           34.20
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                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


         Economy Mail Direct Sack to One Addressee--M-Bags (260)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Regular:
  Weight Not Over 11 lbs................................          $17.05
  Each additional pound or fraction of a pound..........            1.55
Books and Sheet Music:
  Weight Not Over 11 lbs................................           10.45
  Each additional pound or fraction of a pound..........            0.95
---------------------------------------------------------
                          Weight Limit: 66 lbs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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             Economy Mail Books and Sheet Music Rates (295)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       Rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
16......................................................           $1.80
20......................................................            2.25
24......................................................            2.35
28......................................................            2.50
32......................................................            2.60
36......................................................            3.05
40......................................................            3.15
44......................................................            3.25
48......................................................            3.30
52......................................................            3.75
56......................................................            3.85
60......................................................            3.95
64......................................................            4.05
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: This is a bulk mail service that is subject to a minimum entry
  requirement of 200 pieces or 50 pounds of qualifying contents. See
  295.

Matter for the Blind (270)

    Free when sent as Economy Mail. Weight Limit: 15 lbs.

            Economy Mail Publisher's Periodicals Rates (294)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       Rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.......................................................           $0.60
2.......................................................            0.63
3.......................................................            0.66
4.......................................................            0.69
5.......................................................            0.72
6.......................................................            0.75
7.......................................................            0.78
8.......................................................            0.81
12......................................................            0.90
16......................................................            0.99
20......................................................            1.25
24......................................................            1.34
28......................................................            1.44
32......................................................            1.53
36......................................................            1.78
40......................................................            1.88
44......................................................            1.97
48......................................................            2.06
52......................................................            2.32
56......................................................            2.41
60......................................................            2.50
64......................................................            2.60
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 $.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey
  International and Bulk Mail Center.

Special Services

Certificate of Mailing--See 313 for fees
COD and Certified--NOT for International Mail
Insurance (320)--NOT Available
International Business Reply Service (373)--NOT Available
International Money Order (371)--NOT Available
International Reply Coupons (372)--NOT Available
Recorded Delivery (360)--NOT Available
Registered Mail (330)--NOT Available
Restricted Delivery (350)--NOT Available
Return Receipt (340)--NOT Available
Global Express Guaranteed (210)--NOT Available

                                         Global Express Mail (EMS) (220)
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                                                                                    Weight not
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           Rate        over  (lbs.)        Rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.5.............................................................          $15.00              36          $99.70
1...............................................................           19.35              37          102.00
2...............................................................           20.10              38          104.40
3...............................................................           23.65              39          106.75
4...............................................................           27.15              40          109.15
5...............................................................           30.60              41          111.55
6...............................................................           34.10              42          114.00
7...............................................................           37.55              43          116.30
8...............................................................           39.55              44          118.70
9...............................................................           41.65              45          120.90
10..............................................................           43.60              46          122.95
11..............................................................           45.95              47          125.20
12..............................................................           49.05              48          127.35
13..............................................................           51.55              49          129.40
14..............................................................           53.30              50          131.55
15..............................................................           55.30              51          133.75
16..............................................................           57.50              52          135.85
17..............................................................           59.65              53          138.05
18..............................................................           61.75              54          140.15
19..............................................................           63.80              55          142.30
20..............................................................           65.95              56          144.50
21..............................................................           68.05              57          146.60
22..............................................................           70.15              58          148.80
23..............................................................           72.30              59          151.00
24..............................................................           74.35              60          153.35
25..............................................................           76.45              61          155.85
26..............................................................           78.60              62          158.20
27..............................................................           80.65              63          160.55
28..............................................................           82.80              64          163.05
29..............................................................           84.90              65          165.40
30..............................................................           87.00              66          167.90
31..............................................................           89.15              67          170.30
32..............................................................           91.30              68          172.90
33..............................................................           93.30              69          175.40
34..............................................................           95.50              70          177.90

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35..............................................................           97.75
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                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
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Insurance (221.3)--NOT Available

Size Limits (223.2)

Maximum length: 36 inches.
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches.
Return Receipt Service (221.4): NOT Available.
Reciprocal Service Name: There is no reciprocal service.
Country Code: MH.
Areas Served: All.
* * * * *
    [Add an individual country listing for the Federated States of 
Micronesia.]

Country Conditions for Mailing--Micronesia, Federated States of 
Prohibitions (130)

    None furnished.

Restrictions

    None furnished.

Observations

    None furnished.

Customs Forms Required (123)

Letter-post: PS Form 2976 or 2976-A (see 123.61).
Parcel Post: PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope).

Size Limits

Letter-post: See 243.2.
Parcel Post: Maximum length: 60 inches.
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches.
Postal/Post Cards (250) $0.34.
Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted.

                        Airmail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Letter-post
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.......................................................           $0.48
2.......................................................            0.85
3.......................................................            1.20
4.......................................................            1.55
5.......................................................            1.90
6.......................................................            2.25
7.......................................................            2.60
8.......................................................            2.95
12......................................................            4.25
16......................................................            5.35
20......................................................            6.45
24......................................................            7.55
28......................................................            8.65
32......................................................            9.75
36......................................................           10.90
40......................................................           12.00
44......................................................           13.15
48......................................................           14.25
52......................................................           15.40
56......................................................           16.55
60......................................................           17.65
64......................................................           18.80
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                            Airmail Parcel Post Rates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Parcel post     Weight not      Parcel post
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           rate        over  (lbs.)        rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...............................................................           $5.90              36          $50.30
2...............................................................            6.75              37           51.55
3...............................................................            8.20              38           52.85
4...............................................................            9.60              39           54.05
5...............................................................           11.00              40           55.25
6...............................................................           12.20              41           56.50
7...............................................................           13.40              42           57.70
8...............................................................           14.75              43           58.95
9...............................................................           16.05              44           60.15
10..............................................................           17.25              45           61.40
11..............................................................           18.55              46           62.60
12..............................................................           19.80              47           63.85
13..............................................................           21.10              48           65.05
14..............................................................           22.35              49           66.25
15..............................................................           23.60              50           67.45
16..............................................................           24.90              51           68.70
17..............................................................           26.15              52           69.90
18..............................................................           27.45              53           71.15
19..............................................................           28.70              54           72.35
20..............................................................           30.00              55           73.60
21..............................................................           31.20              56           74.80
22..............................................................           32.50              57           76.05
23..............................................................           33.80              58           77.25
24..............................................................           35.05              59           78.50
25..............................................................           36.35              60           79.70
26..............................................................           37.55              61           80.95
27..............................................................           38.85              62           82.10
28..............................................................           40.15              63           83.40
29..............................................................           41.40              64           84.55
30..............................................................           42.70              65           85.85

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31..............................................................           43.90              66           87.00
32..............................................................           45.20              67           88.25
33..............................................................           46.50              68           89.45
34..............................................................           47.75              69           90.70
35..............................................................           49.00              70           91.95
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


           Airmail Direct Sack to One Addressee--M-Bags (260)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weight Not Over 11 lbs..................................          $29.15
Each additional pound or fraction of a pound............            2.65
---------------------------------------------------------
                         Weight Limit: 66 pounds
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) NOT Available

                     Economy Mail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Letter-post
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
16......................................................           $4.10
20......................................................            4.85
24......................................................            5.55
28......................................................            6.20
32......................................................            6.85
36......................................................            7.50
40......................................................            8.15
44......................................................            8.80
48......................................................            9.45
52......................................................           10.10
56......................................................           10.75
60......................................................           11.40
64......................................................           12.05
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                         Economy Mail Parcel Post Rates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Parcel post     Weight not      Parcel post
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           rate         over  (lbs)        rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5...............................................................           $9.35              38          $23.40
6...............................................................            9.85              39           23.70
7...............................................................           10.40              40           24.10
8...............................................................           10.85              41           24.45
9...............................................................           11.35              42           24.80
10..............................................................           12.30              43           25.15
11..............................................................           12.80              44           25.45
12..............................................................           13.20              45           25.80
13..............................................................           13.65              46           26.15
14..............................................................           14.10              47           26.50
15..............................................................           14.55              48           26.85
16..............................................................           15.00              49           27.20
17..............................................................           15.40              50           27.50
18..............................................................           15.80              51           27.85
19..............................................................           16.20              52           28.20
20..............................................................           16.60              53           28.55
21..............................................................           17.05              54           28.90
22..............................................................           17.40              55           29.20
23..............................................................           17.85              56           29.55
24..............................................................           18.30              57           29.90
25..............................................................           18.70              58           30.20
26..............................................................           19.10              59           30.55
27..............................................................           19.45              60           30.90
28..............................................................           19.85              61           31.25
29..............................................................           20.20              62           31.55
30..............................................................           20.55              63           31.90
31..............................................................           20.95              64           32.20
32..............................................................           21.30              65           32.55
33..............................................................           21.65              66           32.85
34..............................................................           22.05              67           33.20
35..............................................................           22.40              68           33.50
36..............................................................           22.65              69           33.85

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37..............................................................           23.00              70           34.20
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                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


         Economy Mail Direct Sack to One Addressee--M-Bags (260)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Regular:
  Weight Not Over 11 lbs................................          $17.05
  Each additional pound or fraction of a pound..........           $1.55
Books and Sheet Music:
  Weight Not Over 11 lbs................................           10.45
  Each additional pound or fraction of a pound..........            0.95
---------------------------------------------------------
                          Weight Limit: 66 lbs.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Economy Mail Books and Sheet Music Rates (295)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       Rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
16......................................................           $1.80
20......................................................            2.25
24......................................................            2.35
28......................................................            2.50
32......................................................            2.60
36......................................................            3.05
40......................................................            3.15
44......................................................            3.25
48......................................................            3.30
52......................................................            3.75
56......................................................            3.85
60......................................................            3.95
64......................................................           4.05
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Note: This is a bulk mail service that is subject to a minimum entry
  requirement of 200 pieces or 50 pounds of qualifying contents. See
  295.

Matter for the Blind (270)

    Free when sent as Economy Mail. Weight limit: 15 lbs.

            Economy Mail Publishers' Periodicals Rates (294)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Weight not over  (ozs.)                       Rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.......................................................           $0.60
2.......................................................            0.63
3.......................................................            0.66
4.......................................................            0.69
5.......................................................            0.72
6.......................................................            0.75
7.......................................................            0.78
8.......................................................            0.81
12......................................................            0.90
16......................................................            0.99
20......................................................            1.25
24......................................................            1.34
28......................................................            1.44
32......................................................            1.53
36......................................................            1.78
40......................................................            1.88
44......................................................            1.97
48......................................................            2.06
52......................................................            2.32
56......................................................            2.41
60......................................................            2.50
64......................................................            2.60
---------------------------------------------------------
                    Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 $0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey
  International and Bulk Mail Center.

Special Services

Certificate of Mailing--See 313 for fees
COD and Certified--NOT for International Mail
Insurance (320)--NOT Available
International Business Reply Service (373)--NOT Available
International Money Order (371)--NOT Available
International Reply Coupons (372)--NOT Available
Recorded Delivery (360)--NOT Available
Registered Mail (330)--NOT Available
Restricted Delivery (350)--NOT Available
Return Receipt (340)--NOT Available
Global Express Guaranteed (210)--NOT Available

                                         Global Express Mail (EMS) (220)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    Weight not
                     Weight not over  (lbs.)                           Rate        over  (lbs.)        Rate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.5.............................................................          $15.00              36          $99.70
1...............................................................           19.35              37          102.00
2...............................................................           20.10              38          104.40
3...............................................................           23.65              39          106.75
4...............................................................           27.15              40          109.15
5...............................................................           30.60              41          111.55
6...............................................................           34.10              42          114.00
7...............................................................           37.55              43          116.30
8...............................................................           39.55              44          118.70
9...............................................................           41.65              45          120.90
10..............................................................           43.60              46          122.95
11..............................................................           45.95              47          125.20
12..............................................................           49.05              48          127.35

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13..............................................................           51.55              49          129.40
14..............................................................           53.30              50          131.55
15..............................................................           55.30              51          133.75
16..............................................................           57.50              52          135.85
17..............................................................           59.65              53          138.05
18..............................................................           61.75              54          140.15
19..............................................................           63.80              55          142.30
20..............................................................           65.95              56          144.50
21..............................................................           68.05              57          146.60
22..............................................................           70.15              58          148.80
23..............................................................           72.30              59          151.00
24..............................................................           74.35              60          153.35
25..............................................................           76.45              61          155.85
26..............................................................           78.60              62          158.20
27..............................................................           80.65              63          160.55
28..............................................................           82.80              64          163.05
29..............................................................           84.90              65          165.40
30..............................................................           87.00              66          167.90
31..............................................................           89.15              67          170.30
32..............................................................           91.30              68          172.90
33..............................................................           93.30              69          175.40
34..............................................................           95.50              70          177.90
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Weight Limit: 70 lbs.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Insurance (221.3) NOT Available
Size Limits (223.2)
    Maximum length: 36 inches
    Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (221.4): NOT Available
Reciprocal Service Name: There is no reciprocal service.
Country Code: FM
Areas Served: All
* * * * *
    We will publish an amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect these 
changes if our proposal is adopted.

Neva R. Watson,
Attorney, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 05-18259 Filed 9-14-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-12-P