International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference, 70964 [05-23171]

Download as PDF 70964 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2005 / Rules and Regulations POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference Postal Service. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of Issue 31 of the International Mail Manual (IMM), and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. EFFECTIVE DATE: This final rule is effective on November 23, 2005. The incorporation by reference of Issue 31 of the IMM is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of November 23, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole, (202) 268–7262. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issue 31 of the International Mail Manual was issued on May 31, 2005. It replaced the previous issue of the IMM, and contained all IMM revisions from August 5, 2004 through May 12, 2005. The International Mail Manual is available to the public on a subscription basis only from: New Orders, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7954. The subscription price for one issue is currently $36 to addresses in the United States, and $50.40 to all foreign addresses. The IMM is also published and available to all users on the Internet at https://pe.usps.gov. reference therein with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register.’’ In conformity with that provision, with 39 U.S.C. section 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the U.S. Postal Service hereby incorporates by reference its International Mail Manual (IMM), Issue 31, dated May 31, 2005. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (b) The current Issue of the IMM is incorporated by reference in paragraph (a) of this section. Successive Issues of the IMM are listed in the following table: International Mail Manual I Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408. § 20.2 Effective date of the International Mail Manual. 2. Sections 20.1 and 20.2 are revised to read as follows: The provisions of the International Mail Manual Issue 31, effective May 31, 2005 are applicable with respect to the international mail services of the Postal Service. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 Foreign relations; Incorporation by reference. I In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service hereby amends 39 CFR Part 20 as follows: PART 20—INTERNATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: I § 20.1 International Mail Manual; incorporation by reference. 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To the extent possible, the targeted increase is 5.4 percent, consistent with our domestic rate filing with the Postal Rate Commission. We are implementing this international pricing change at the same time as our domestic pricing change. 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. On September 15, 2005, the Postal Service published in the Federal Register (70 FR 54493) a notice of proposed changes in international postage rates. We requested comments by October 17, 2005, and received one comment from a private individual. The private individual asked why the 1-ounce airmail letter-post rate is less than the rate for aerogrammes to Canada and Mexico. 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. We agree that aerogramme users could possibly alter their aerogrammes to receive the lower rate. Because of the relatively low volume of aerogrammes worldwide and the relatively low potential cost savings on each altered aerogramme, however, we do not believe this practice will be common or will result in 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23NOR2.SGM 23NOR2

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International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference; Republic of the 
Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia; New Postal Rates 
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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of Issue 31 of the 
International Mail Manual (IMM), and its incorporation by reference in 
the Code of Federal Regulations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This final rule is effective on November 23, 2005. The 
incorporation by reference of Issue 31 of the IMM is approved by the 
Director of the Federal Register as of November 23, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole, (202) 268-7262.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issue 31 of the International Mail Manual 
was issued on May 31, 2005. It replaced the previous issue of the IMM, 
and contained all IMM revisions from August 5, 2004 through May 12, 
2005.
    The International Mail Manual is available to the public on a 
subscription basis only from: New Orders, Superintendent of Documents, 
P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The subscription price for 
one issue is currently $36 to addresses in the United States, and 
$50.40 to all foreign addresses. The IMM is also published and 
available to all users on the Internet at https://pe.usps.gov.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations; Incorporation by reference.

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In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service 
hereby amends 39 CFR Part 20 as follows:

PART 20--INTERNATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE

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

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408.

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2. Sections 20.1 and 20.2 are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.1  International Mail Manual; incorporation by reference.

    (a) Section 552(a) of Title 5, U.S.C., relating to the public 
information requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, provides 
in pertinent part that ``* * * matter reasonably available to the class 
of persons affected thereby is deemed published in the Federal Register 
when incorporated by reference therein with the approval of the 
Director of the Federal Register.'' In conformity with that provision, 
with 39 U.S.C. section 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the 
U.S. Postal Service hereby incorporates by reference its International 
Mail Manual (IMM), Issue 31, dated May 31, 2005. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (b) The current Issue of the IMM is incorporated by reference in 
paragraph (a) of this section. Successive Issues of the IMM are listed 
in the following table:

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      International Mail Manual                Date of issuance
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Issue 1.............................  November 13, 1981.
Issue 2.............................  March 1, 1983.
Issue 3.............................  July 4, 1985.
Issue 4.............................  September 18, 1986.
Issue 5.............................  April 21, 1988.
Issue 6.............................  October 5, 1988.
Issue 7.............................  July 20, 1989.
Issue 8.............................  June 28, 1990.
Issue 9.............................  February 3, 1991.
Issue 10............................  June 25, 1992.
Issue 11............................  December 24, 1992.
Issue 12............................  July 8, 1993.
Issue 13............................  February 3, 1994.
Issue 14............................  August 4, 1994.
Issue 15............................  July 9, 1995.
Issue 16............................  January 4, 1996.
Issue 17............................  September 12, 1996.
Issue 18............................  June 9, 1997.
Issue 19............................  October 9, 1997.
Issue 20............................  July 2, 1998.
Issue 21............................  May 3, 1999.
Issue 22............................  January 1, 2000.
Issue 23............................  July 1, 2000.
Issue 24............................  January 1, 2001.
Issue 25............................  July 1, 2001.
Issue 26............................  January 1, 2002.
Issue 27............................  June 30, 2002.
Issue 28............................  January 1, 2003.
Issue 29............................  July 1, 2003.
Issue 30............................  August 1, 2004.
Issue 31............................  May 31, 2005.
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Sec.  20.2  Effective date of the International Mail Manual.

    The provisions of the International Mail Manual Issue 31, effective 
May 31, 2005 are applicable with respect to the international mail 
services of the Postal Service.

Neva R. Watson,
Attorney, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 05-23171 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]
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