International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, 70976-70982 [05-23008]

Download as PDF 70976 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST—Continued Country Suriname .................................................................................................. Swaziland ................................................................................................. Sweden .................................................................................................... Switzerland ............................................................................................... Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) ................................................................... Taiwan ...................................................................................................... Tajikistan .................................................................................................. Tanzania .................................................................................................. Thailand ................................................................................................... Togo ......................................................................................................... Tonga ....................................................................................................... Trinidad & Tobago ................................................................................... Tristan da Cunha ..................................................................................... Tunisia ...................................................................................................... Turkey ...................................................................................................... Turkmenistan ........................................................................................... Turks & Caicos Islands ............................................................................ Tuvalu ...................................................................................................... Uganda ..................................................................................................... Ukraine ..................................................................................................... United Arab Emirates ............................................................................... Uruguay .................................................................................................... Uzbekistan ............................................................................................... Vanuatu .................................................................................................... Vatican City .............................................................................................. Venezuela ................................................................................................ Vietnam .................................................................................................... Wallis & Futuna Islands ........................................................................... Western Samoa ....................................................................................... Yemen ...................................................................................................... Zambia ..................................................................................................... Zimbabwe ................................................................................................. Airmail parcel post EMS ................ 11 7 7 10 8 7 10 9 11 ................ 12 ................ 11 10 7 ................ ................ 10 7 10 12 ................ 8 7 12 8 ................ 8 10 10 11 Economy parcel post 12 10 7 7 10 9 6 10 8 10 8 12 10 10 10 7 12 8 10 7 10 13 7 8 7 12 9 9 8 10 10 11 Letterpost 12 10 7 6 10 8 6 10 8 10 8 12 11 10 10 7 12 8 11 7 10 12 7 8 6 12 8 9 8 11 11 11 GXG 5 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 IPA & ISAL 1 5 8 6 6 ................ 3 ................ 8 4 8 ................ 3 ................ 8 7 8 3 8 8 8 7 5 8 5 3 5 4 4 ................ 7 8 8 6 8 3 3 8 7 8 8 7 8 7 6 8 8 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 6 8 7 3 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 1 ISAL service not available to all countries. See Individual Country Listings for availability. groups appear in this table for Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia for EMS, Airmail Parcel Post, Economy Parcel Post, and Air Letter-post; see ‘‘International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia’’ elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register for corresponding rates. 2 Rate INSURANCE SPECIAL SERVICES FEES POSTAL SERVICE [In dollars] Description Parcel post indemnity not over Canada 50 .............................. 100 ............................ 200 ............................ 300 ............................ 400 ............................ 500 ............................ 600 ............................ 675 ............................ 700 ............................ Add’l Indemnity* ........ All other countries 1.35 2.30 3.35 4.40 5.45 6.50 7.55 8.60 N/A N/A 1.95 2.75 3.80 4.85 5.90 6.95 8.00 N/A 9.05 1.05 *Each additional $100 or fraction. See individual country listings for maximum indemnity. [In dollars] Global express guaranteed indemnity not over (U.S. $) 100 ............................................. Add’l Indemnity* ......................... All countries No fee. 0.75 *Each additional $100 or fraction. See individual country listings for maximum indemnity. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 Fee International Postal Money Orders International Reply Coupons ........ International Business Reply Card International Business Reply Envelope (up to 2 oz) .................... Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee ............................................ Certificate of Mailing ..................... Recorded Delivery ........................ Express Mail Merchandise Insurance over $100 ......................... Restricted Delivery ....................... Registered Mail ............................. Return Receipt .............................. Pickup Fee .................................... $3.45 1.85 0.85 1.25 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia Postal Service. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: 4.75 0.95 2.40 SUMMARY: Under an agreement negotiated by the United States government with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated 1.05 States of Micronesia, mail destined to 3.70 those two countries will now use the 7.90 international rate schedules. This final 1.85 rule amends the International Mail 13.25 Manual (IMM) to include the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the * * * * * Federated States of Micronesia in all international products and services, and Neva R. Watson, add them to the individual country Attorney, Legislative. listings. [FR Doc. 05–23007 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] EFFECTIVE DATE: 12:01 a.m., Sunday, BILLING CODE 7710–12–P January 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202–268–7262, or Thomas P. Philson at 202–268–7355. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations On September 15, 2005, the Postal Service TM published in the Federal Register (70 FR 54510) a notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt international rate schedules for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. This change from charging domestic rates for mail to these countries is based on an agreement negotiated between the United States and the two former United States Trust Territories. We requested comments on our proposal by October 17, 2005, and received two responses: one from a private individual, and one from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The private individual asked why the transitioned rate for airmail letter-post is less than the nontransitioned rate for aerogrammes. He envisions situations where customers might purchase aerogrammes at the full rate and alter them into airmail letter-post to secure the lower price. His solution is to print another aerogramme at the letter-post rate. He also asked if there are similar plans to change to international rates for the Republic of Palau and if Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and the International Mail Manual (IMM) will be amended to cover the transfer of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to the international rate schedules. Finally, he expressed concern that certain special services are not initially available for the two countries. First, no agreement has been negotiated with the Republic of Palau, and discussion of an agreement is outside the scope of this rule. We will revise the DMM to remove references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia and amend the IMM to add country pages for these two listings. As for the possibility that mailers may alter aerogrammes to receive the lower rate, we agree that this possibility exists. However, due to the relatively low volume of aerogrammes worldwide and the relatively low potential cost savings on each altered aerogramme, we do not believe this situation will be common or will result in any serious revenue loss. In fact, the letter-post rate to Canada and Mexico is currently below the aerogramme rate, and this rate relationship has not caused the problem SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 noted by the private individual. In addition, printing and stocking two aerogrammes with different postage rates would be costly. We note that enclosures are not permitted in aerogrammes. We have been advised by the private individual that mailers may try to send aerogrammes with enclosures, and we will monitor the situation and take action if necessary. Under the conditions of the agreement between the United States and the governments of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, certain special services will be discontinued, including money orders, Registered Mail TM service, collect on delivery (COD), and recorded delivery. These special services may be offered in the future but would require a negotiated agreement. We note that there are other countries where international special services are not available because there are no agreements with those postal administrations to allow for those services. The comments from the Republic of the Marshall Islands centered on the timing of the implementation of the agreement and concerns about possible burdens and adverse effects that may be caused by the implementation. The comments mainly reflect previous arguments against adopting international rates. During the negotiation of the agreement, we reached a compromise that mail going to the Republic of the Marshall Islands would not be subject to international rates and conditions until 2006 and the change would be phased in over a period of at least five years. The rates that we adopt comply with that agreement. 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, we derived phased rates 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 included in country group 5 for Economy Letter Post, Airmail M-Bags, and Economy M-Bags and country PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 70977 group 7 for International Priority Airmail (IPA). To phase in these rates over at least 5 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 the following 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 (GXG TM), Global Priority Mail (GPM), and International Surface Air Lift (ISAL). These services require special transportation arrangements and may be offered in the future. After reviewing and considering the comments, we adopt the following changes 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. For the reasons discussed above, the Postal Service hereby adopts the following amendments to the International Mail Manual which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations (see 39 CFR part 20). PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408. I 2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows. 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:] E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 70978 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Document service rate group Country Non-document service rate group * * * * * * Marshall Islands, Republic of ...................................................................................................................................... No Service ... * No Service. * * * * * * Micronesia, Federated States of ................................................................................................................................. No Service ... * No Service. * * * 280 Parcel Post * * 283 Weight and Size Limits * * 283.2 * * * * * * * 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 * * * * * * Rate group * * 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:] * 292 International Priority Airmail Service * * * 3-Letter exchange office code Country Exchange office * 3 ................................. * * * * * Marshall Islands, Republic of ............................................................................................... MAJ ............. EBE ............. * MAJURO. EBEYE. * 3 ................................. * * * * * Micronesia, Federated States of .......................................................................................... PNI .............. KSA ............. TKK ............. * POHNPEI. KOSRAE. TRUK. * * * 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 * * Islands, Republic of’’ and ‘‘Micronesia, Federated States of’’ as follows:] [Revise the Publishers’ Periodicals labeling, routing, and rate group information table by adding ‘‘Marshall * Destination exchange office code Country MAJ ....................... Marshall Islands, Republic of ................................................................... 945 ........................ * PNI ......................... * * * * Micronesia, Federated States of .............................................................. * ........................ * 945 * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 * 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 * Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Routing code * Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Observations * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Publishers’ periodical rate group 6 6 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES— Continued World Map [Insert the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia at map reference M5.] * * * * * Weight not over (ozs.) World Map Index [Add references for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to the world map index in alphabetical order as follows:] * * * * Marshall Islands, Republic of .............. * M5 * * * * Micronesia, Federated States 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) No list furnished. Restrictions No list furnished. Observations No list 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/Postcards (250) $0.34. Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted. AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) Letterpost rate 1 .................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 $0.48 Jkt 208001 Letterpost rate 2 .................................................... 3 .................................................... 4 .................................................... 5 .................................................... 6 .................................................... 7 .................................................... 8 .................................................... 12 .................................................. 16 .................................................. 20 .................................................. 24 .................................................. 28 .................................................. 32 .................................................. 36 .................................................. 40 .................................................. 44 .................................................. 48 .................................................. 52 .................................................. 56 .................................................. 60 .................................................. 64 .................................................. 0.85 1.20 1.55 1.90 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.) Parcel post rate 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... 35 .......... $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 43.90 45.20 46.50 47.75 49.00 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 66 67 68 69 70 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 $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 AIRMAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M-BAGS (260) Weight Not Over 11 lbs. ............... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................. Sfmt 4700 $29.15 2.65 Weight Limit: 66 pounds Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) NOT Available ECONOMY MAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 Letterpost rate .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. $4.10 4.85 5.55 6.20 6.85 7.50 8.15 8.80 9.45 10.10 10.75 11.40 12.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) ECONOMY MAIL PARCEL POST RATES Weight not over (lbs.) Parcel post rate 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... 35 .......... 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 Limit: 70 lbs. Weight Limit: 70 lbs. PO 00000 Parcel post rate 70979 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 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 70980 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 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. Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) 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 .................................................... 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 $0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) 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.) Rate 0.5 ......... 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... 35 .......... $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 97.75 Weight not over (lbs.) 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 $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 Weight Limit: 70lbs. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 to read as follows:] Country Conditions for Mailing— Micronesia, Federated States of Prohibitions (130) No list furnished. Restrictions No list furnished. Observations No list 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/Postcards (250) $0.34. Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted. AIRMAIL LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) Letterpost rate 1 .................................................... 2 .................................................... 3 .................................................... 4 .................................................... 5 .................................................... 6 .................................................... 7 .................................................... 8 .................................................... 12 .................................................. 16 .................................................. 20 .................................................. 24 .................................................. 28 .................................................. 32 .................................................. 36 .................................................. 40 .................................................. 44 .................................................. 48 .................................................. 52 .................................................. 56 .................................................. 60 .................................................. 64 .................................................. $0.48 0.85 1.20 1.55 1.90 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.) Parcel post rate 1 ............ $5.90 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 Weight not over (lbs.) 36 Parcel post rate $50.30 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations AIRMAIL PARCEL POST RATES— Continued Weight not over (lbs.) Parcel post rate 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... 35 .......... Weight not over (lbs.) 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 43.90 45.20 46.50 47.75 49.00 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 ECONOMY MAIL PARCEL POST RATES Parcel post rate 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 Limit: 70 lbs. Parcel post rate 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... 35 .......... 36 .......... 37 .......... Weight not over (lbs.) $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 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 $29.15 $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. 2.65 Weight Limit: 66 pounds Global Priority Mail (GPM) (230) NOT Available. 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 LETTER-POST RATES Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 Letterpost rate .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. $4.10 4.85 5.55 6.20 6.85 7.50 8.15 8.80 9.45 10.10 10.75 11.40 12.05 Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 ECONOMY MAIL BOOKS AND SHEET MUSIC RATES (295) Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 PO 00000 .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 ECONOMY MAIL BOOKS AND SHEET MUSIC RATES (295)—Continued Parcel post rate ECONOMY MAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M–BAGS (260) AIRMAIL DIRECT SACK TO ONE ADDRESSEE—M-BAGS (260) Weight Not Over 11 lbs. ............... Each additional pound or fraction of a pound ................................. Weight not over (lbs.) 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 70981 Weight not over (ozs.) Rate 64 .................................................. 4.05 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. Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) 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.) 1 .................................................... 2 .................................................... 3 .................................................... 4 .................................................... 5 .................................................... 6 .................................................... 7 .................................................... 8 .................................................... 12 .................................................. 16 .................................................. 20 .................................................. 24 .................................................. 28 .................................................. 32 .................................................. 36 .................................................. 40 .................................................. 44 .................................................. 48 .................................................. 52 .................................................. 56 .................................................. 60 .................................................. 64 .................................................. Rate $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 $0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center. Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.) 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 E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2 70982 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL (EMS) (220) Weight not over (lbs.) 39 CFR Part 111 Rate 0.5 ......... 1 ............ 2 ............ 3 ............ 4 ............ 5 ............ 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ 9 ............ 10 .......... 11 .......... 12 .......... 13 .......... 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... 22 .......... 23 .......... 24 .......... 25 .......... 26 .......... 27 .......... 28 .......... 29 .......... 30 .......... 31 .......... 32 .......... 33 .......... 34 .......... $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 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3626, 5001. POSTAL SERVICE 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 66 67 68 69 70 Rate Domestic Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States $99.70 of Micronesia 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 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. * * * * * Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 05–23008 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Nov 22, 2005 Jkt 208001 Postal Service. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: 2. Amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows. I 600 Basic Standards for all Mailing Services SUMMARY: The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to remove references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. Mail to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia is no longer treated as domestic mail. EFFECTIVE DATE: 12:01 a.m., Sunday, January 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202–268–7262. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service published a final notice of rulemaking entitled ‘‘International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia’’ elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. This final notice of rulemaking adopts international rate schedules for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. The United States government negotiated this agreement with the two former United States Trust Territories. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. I For the reasons discussed above, the Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to remove references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. The DMM is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR part 111. * * * 601 * 9.0 Perishables * * 9.3 Live Animals * * 9.3.7 * * * Sfmt 4700 * * * * * [Revise 9.3.7 by removing references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.] * * * * * 9.3.9 Other Insects [Revise 9.3.9 by removing references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.] * * * * * 608 Postal Information and Resources * * 2.0 Domestic Mail * * 2.2 Mail Treated as Domestic * * * * * * * * * * * [Revise 2.2 by removing the listings for Marshall Islands, Republic of the, and Micronesia, Federated States of.] * * * * * Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 05–23006 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: Fmt 4701 * Mailed to Pacific Islands I Frm 00020 * Mailability * BILLING CODE 7710–12–P PART 111—[AMENDED] PO 00000 * E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 23, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 70976-70982]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23008]


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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: Final 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 final rule amends 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.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 12:01 a.m., Sunday, January 8, 2006.

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 15, 2005, the Postal Service 
TM published in the Federal Register (70 FR 54510) a notice 
of proposed rulemaking to adopt international rate schedules for the 
Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of 
Micronesia. This change from charging domestic rates for mail to these 
countries is based on an agreement negotiated between the United States 
and the two former United States Trust Territories.
    We requested comments on our proposal by October 17, 2005, and 
received two responses: one from a private individual, and one from the 
Republic of the Marshall Islands.
    The private individual asked why the transitioned rate for airmail 
letter-post is less than the nontransitioned rate for aerogrammes. He 
envisions situations where customers might purchase aerogrammes at the 
full rate and alter them into airmail letter-post to secure the lower 
price. His solution is to print another aerogramme at the letter-post 
rate. He also asked if there are similar plans to change to 
international rates for the Republic of Palau and if Mailing Standards 
of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and the 
International Mail Manual (IMM) will be amended to cover the transfer 
of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of 
Micronesia to the international rate schedules. Finally, he expressed 
concern that certain special services are not initially available for 
the two countries.
    First, no agreement has been negotiated with the Republic of Palau, 
and discussion of an agreement is outside the scope of this rule. We 
will revise the DMM to remove references to the Republic of the 
Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia and amend the 
IMM to add country pages for these two listings.
    As for the possibility that mailers may alter aerogrammes to 
receive the lower rate, we agree that this possibility exists. However, 
due to the relatively low volume of aerogrammes worldwide and the 
relatively low potential cost savings on each altered aerogramme, we do 
not believe this situation will be common or will result in any serious 
revenue loss. In fact, the letter-post rate to Canada and Mexico is 
currently below the aerogramme rate, and this rate relationship has not 
caused the problem noted by the private individual. In addition, 
printing and stocking two aerogrammes with different postage rates 
would be costly. We note that enclosures are not permitted in 
aerogrammes. We have been advised by the private individual that 
mailers may try to send aerogrammes with enclosures, and we will 
monitor the situation and take action if necessary.
    Under the conditions of the agreement between the United States and 
the governments of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the 
Federated States of Micronesia, certain special services will be 
discontinued, including money orders, Registered Mail TM 
service, collect on delivery (COD), and recorded delivery. These 
special services may be offered in the future but would require a 
negotiated agreement. We note that there are other countries where 
international special services are not available because there are no 
agreements with those postal administrations to allow for those 
services.
    The comments from the Republic of the Marshall Islands centered on 
the timing of the implementation of the agreement and concerns about 
possible burdens and adverse effects that may be caused by the 
implementation. The comments mainly reflect previous arguments against 
adopting international rates. During the negotiation of the agreement, 
we reached a compromise that mail going to the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands would not be subject to international rates and conditions 
until 2006 and the change would be phased in over a period of at least 
five years. The rates that we adopt comply with that agreement.
    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[reg], Air 
Letters, Postcards, Publishers' Periodicals, Air Parcel Post, Economy 
Parcel Post, and Books and Sheet Music.
    For international services without domestic equivalents, we derived 
phased rates 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 included 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 5 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 the following 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[reg] (GXG 
TM), Global Priority Mail[reg] (GPM), and International 
Surface Air Lift (ISAL). These services require special transportation 
arrangements and may be offered in the future.
    After reviewing and considering the comments, we adopt the 
following changes 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.
    For the reasons discussed above, the Postal Service hereby adopts 
the following amendments to the International Mail Manual which is 
incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations (see 39 
CFR part 20).

PART 20--[AMENDED]

0
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.


0
2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows.

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:]

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                                                                                      Non-document service rate
                       Country                         Document service rate group              group
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Marshall Islands, Republic of.......................  No Service..................  No Service.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Micronesia, Federated States of.....................  No Service..................  No Service.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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280 Parcel Post

* * * * *

283 Weight and Size Limits

* * * * *

283.2 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:]

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                                                                   3-Letter  exchange
             Rate group                        Country                office code            Exchange  office
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
3...................................  Marshall Islands,         MAJ....................  MAJURO.
                                       Republic of.             EBE....................  EBEYE.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
3...................................  Micronesia, Federated     PNI....................  POHNPEI.
                                       States of.               KSA....................  KOSRAE.
                                                                TKK....................  TRUK.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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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 by adding ``Marshall Islands, Republic of'' and 
``Micronesia, Federated States of'' as follows:]

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                                                                                                    Publishers'
  Destination  exchange  office code            Country            Routing code    Observations     periodical
                                                                                                    rate group
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAJ..................................  Marshall Islands,                     945  ..............               6
                                        Republic of.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PNI..................................  Micronesia, Federated                 945  ..............               6
                                        States 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 in alphabetical 
order as follows:]

 
 
 
 
                                * * * * *
Marshall Islands, Republic of..................  M5
 
                                * * * * *
Micronesia, Federated States 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)
    No list furnished.
Restrictions
    No list furnished.
Observations
    No list 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/Postcards (250) $0.34.
Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted.

                        Airmail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Letter-
                   Weight not over  (ozs.)                     post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Weight
        Weight not over  (lbs.)            Parcel    not over    Parcel
                                         post rate    (lbs.)   post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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-
                   Weight not over  (ozs.)                     post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Weight
        Weight not over  (lbs.)            Parcel    not over    Parcel
                                         post rate    (lbs.)   post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weight Limit: 70 lbs.


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         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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)

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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
$0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey
  International and Bulk Mail Center.
Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)

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
        Weight not over  (lbs.)             Rate     not over     Rate
                                                      (lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
35.....................................      97.75  .........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weight Limit: 70lbs.

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 to read as follows:]

Country Conditions for Mailing--Micronesia, Federated States of

Prohibitions (130)
    No list furnished.
Restrictions
    No list furnished.
Observations
    No list 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/Postcards (250) $0.34.
    Aerogrammes (250) $0.75 Enclosures NOT permitted.

                        Airmail Letter-Post Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Letter-
                   Weight not over  (ozs.)                     post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Weight
        Weight not over  (lbs.)            Parcel    not over    Parcel
                                         post rate    (lbs.)   post rate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1......................................      $5.90         36     $50.30

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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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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-
                   Weight not over  (ozs.)                     post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Weight
        Weight not over  (lbs.)            Parcel    not over    Parcel
                                         post rate    (lbs.)   post 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)

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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
$0.25 per pound discount for drop shipments tendered at the New Jersey
  International and Bulk Mail Center.
Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)

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

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                     Global Express Mail (EMS) (220)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Weight
        Weight not over  (lbs.)             Rate     not over     Rate
                                                      (lbs.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
* * * * *

Neva R. Watson,
Attorney, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 05-23008 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-12-P