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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Rules and Regulations disability rating retroactively in accordance with §§ 3.156(c) and 3.400(q)(2) of this part for the relevant period specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section; or (3) At the time of death, the veteran had a service-connected disability that was continuously rated totally disabling by VA for the period specified in paragraph (a)(2), but was not receiving compensation because: (i) VA was paying the compensation to the veteran’s dependents; (ii) VA was withholding the compensation under authority of 38 U.S.C. 5314 to offset an indebtedness of the veteran; (iii) The veteran had not waived retired or retirement pay in order to receive compensation; (iv) VA was withholding payments under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 1174(h)(2); (v) VA was withholding payments because the veteran’s whereabouts were unknown, but the veteran was otherwise entitled to continued payments based on a total service-connected disability rating; or (vi) VA was withholding payments under 38 U.S.C. 5308 but determines that benefits were payable under 38 U.S.C. 5309. * * * * * PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS’ APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE 5. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a) and as noted in specific sections. Subpart L—Finality 6. Section 20.1106 is revised to read as follows: I § 20.1106 Rule 1106. Claim for death benefits by survivor—prior unfavorable decisions during veteran’s lifetime. Except with respect to benefits under the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 1311(a)(2), VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:17 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 208001 1318, and certain cases involving individuals whose Department of Veterans Affairs benefits have been forfeited for treason or for subversive activities under the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 6104 and 6105, issues involved in a survivor’s claim for death benefits will be decided without regard to any prior disposition of those issues during the veteran’s lifetime. * * * * * (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7104(b)). [FR Doc. 05–23541 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Domestic Mail: New Postal Rates and Fees Postal Service. Notice of implementation of new domestic rates and fees. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service accepted the Postal Rate Commission’s recommendation to increase most postal rates and fees by approximately 5.4 percent. The Board of Governors set 12:01 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006, as the effective date for the new prices. EFFECTIVE DATE: 12:01 a.m., Sunday, January 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Suggs, 202–268–7261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 8, 2005, the Postal Service filed with the Postal Rate Commission a Request for a Recommended Decision on Changes in Rates of Postage and Fees. The Commission designated the filing as Docket No. R2005–1. On November 1, 2005, the Commission issued its Opinion and Recommended Decision. The Governors approved all of the Commission’s recommendations on November 14, 2005. Based on the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 72221 decision of the Governors and Resolution No. 05–9 of the Board of Governors, the Postal Service adopts the new rates and fees and sets an effective date of 12:01 a.m., January 8, 2006. This price increase is the first since 2002. It is needed to fulfill a Federal law passed in 2003 that requires the Postal Service to place $3.1 billion in escrow by September 30, 2006. Customers can find resources and additional information about the price change at usps.com/ratecase. A special issue of the Postal Bulletin with detailed information, new rate and fee tables, and revised ‘‘EZ’’ (simplified) postage statements will be available online December 1, 2005. The Postage Rate Calculators at pe.usps.com will reflect new rates and fees beginning January 8, 2006. The Postal Service adopts the following new rates and fees. Conforming changes will be made throughout Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 3001–3011, 3201–3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3626, 5001. 2. Revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), to adopt the following new rates and fees. I Stanley F. Mires, Chief Counsel, Legislative. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 231 (Friday, December 2, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23488]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 111


Domestic Mail: New Postal Rates and Fees

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Notice of implementation of new domestic rates and fees.

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SUMMARY: The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service accepted the Postal 
Rate Commission's recommendation to increase most postal rates and fees 
by approximately 5.4 percent. The Board of Governors set 12:01 a.m. 
Sunday, January 8, 2006, as the effective date for the new prices.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Suggs, 202-268-7261.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 8, 2005, the Postal Service filed 
with the Postal Rate Commission a Request for a Recommended Decision on 
Changes in Rates of Postage and Fees. The Commission designated the 
filing as Docket No. R2005-1. On November 1, 2005, the Commission 
issued its Opinion and Recommended Decision. The Governors approved all 
of the Commission's recommendations on November 14, 2005. Based on the 
decision of the Governors and Resolution No. 05-9 of the Board of 
Governors, the Postal Service adopts the new rates and fees and sets an 
effective date of 12:01 a.m., January 8, 2006.
    This price increase is the first since 2002. It is needed to 
fulfill a Federal law passed in 2003 that requires the Postal Service 
to place $3.1 billion in escrow by September 30, 2006.
    Customers can find resources and additional information about the 
price change at usps.com/ratecase. A special issue of the Postal 
Bulletin with detailed information, new rate and fee tables, and 
revised ``EZ'' (simplified) postage statements will be available online 
December 1, 2005. The Postage Rate Calculators at pe.usps.com will 
reflect new rates and fees beginning January 8, 2006.
    The Postal Service adopts the following new rates and fees. 
Conforming changes will be made throughout Mailing Standards of the 
United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), incorporated 
by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

    Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.

PART 111--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 
3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3626, 5001.


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2. Revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), to adopt the following new rates and fees.

Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
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