Seamless Acceptance Program, 12181-12182 [2017-03911]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows: ■ Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) * * 700 Special Standards * * * * * * * * 20.4 705 Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems * * * * * [Add new section 20.0, to read as follows:] 20.0 eInduction Option 20.1 Description Electronic Induction (eInduction) is an electronic alternative to using the following paper PS Forms: 8125, 8125C, 8125CD, and 8017 for all containers entered at the dock of a processing facility or claiming a Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) discount. eInduction uses Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb) scans to determine container payment and delivery status, and verifies payment and entry location by matching IMcb scan data to electronic documentation (eDoc) information. Containers are eligible for eInduction at certain designated facilities. Additional information, including information regarding verification and associated assessments, is provided in Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, at https://postalpro.usps.com/node/581. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES 20.2 Approval Mailers may seek authorization to participate in the eInduction program by contacting Business Mailer Support (BMS); see 608.8 for contact information. 20.3 General Eligibility Standards First-Class Mail, Periodicals, USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats, and Bound Printed Matter presorted or carrier route barcoded flats and packages are eligible for eInduction. All containers entered under eInduction must: a. Be labeled with a USPS placard and a unique Intelligent Mail container VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 barcode. All required pallets and similar containers (such as all-purpose containers, hampers, and gaylords) and all containers prepared under 8.0 must display container placards that include accurately encoded Intelligent Mail container barcodes (IMcb) as described in 708.6.6. Mailing documentation must indicate each container participating in eInduction. b. Be part of a mailing using an approved electronic method to transmit a postage statement and mailing documentation to the PostalOne! system. c. Not include containers included on paper 8125/8017 forms. d. Be included on a scheduled FAST appointment when entered at a USPS processing facility. Additional Standards 20.4.1 Special Support for Continuous Mailers Mailers who cannot generate a finalized postage statement two hours before container entry may request approval for an eInduction Continuous Mailer ID, (MID). Once approved, mailers using an authorized Continuous MID in the IMcb may enter any container with the approved MID in the IMcb prior to the receipt of electronic documentation. Mailers are required to submit an eDoc and generate a finalized postage statement for all eInduction Continuous MID containers within one calendar day of the unload scan. Mailers may request authorization for a continuous MID through the Business Customer Gateway. The USPS must approve the mailer request before the mailer may participate in the continuous MID process. * * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–03912 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Seamless Acceptance Program Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to add the mail preparation requirements governing participation in the Seamless Acceptance Program. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DATES: 12181 Effective Date: March 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Dyer at (207) 482–7217 or Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268–2158. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking on January 13, 2017, (82 FR 4231–4232) to add the mail preparation requirements governing participation in the Seamless Acceptance Program, which included a 30-day comment period. The Postal Service received one customer comment. Comments on Proposed Changes and USPS Response The Postal Service received 1 formal response on the proposed general language for the Seamless Acceptance Program proposal. The responder was seeking additional information on a related technical guide to the programming intricacies for qualifying for the Seamless option. Since the general language for the DMM does not include nor will it incorporate technical guidance, the comments are not relevant to this Final Rule. The commentary was shared with the appropriate postal personnel for response. Summary of Changes To Be Implemented Seamless Acceptance is an option for entering commercial mailings. It leverages full-service mailing technology by using scans from USPS® mail processing equipment and hand held devices to automate verification and payment for commercial First-Class Mail cards, letters, and flats, Periodicals, USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats, and Bound Printed Matter flats. Mailers may participate in the Seamless Acceptance Program by contacting the PostalOne! Helpdesk at 1–800–522– 9085. To participate in the Seamless Acceptance Program, mailers must meet the standards in DMM 705.22.0. Additional information, including information regarding verification and associated assessments under the Seamless Acceptance Program, is provided in Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, at https://postalpro.usps.com/node/581. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. The Postal Service adopts the following changes to 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. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows: E:\FR\FM\01MRR1.SGM 01MRR1 12182 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows: ■ Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) * * * * 700 Special Standards * * * * * c. Participate in the Seamless Parallel Program. d. Participate in eInduction under 20.0 for DMU-verified origin entry or destination entry-drop shipments. 22.3.1 Intelligent Mail Barcode Exception Under special circumstances where mailers are unable to use an Intelligent Mail Barcode on every piece an exception may be granted by Business Mailer Support (BMS); see 608.8 for contact information. * * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. * 705 Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems [FR Doc. 2017–03911 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P * * * * * [Add new section 22.0, to read as follows:] 22.0 Seamless Acceptance Program FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 22.1 Description 47 CFR Part 64 Seamless Acceptance uses Intelligent Mail barcodes, electronic documentation (eDoc), and scans from USPS mail processing equipment and hand held devices, to automate verification of and payment for FirstClass Mail cards, letters, and flats, Periodicals, USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats, and Bound Printed Matter flats. Additional information, including information regarding verification and associated assessments on the Seamless Acceptance Program is available in Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, available at https://postalpro.usps.com/ node/581. 22.2 Approval Mailers may seek authorization to participate in the Seamless Acceptance Program by contacting the PostalOne! Helpdesk at 1–800–522–9085. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES 22.3 Basic Standards First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats and BPM barcoded flats are potentially eligible for Seamless Acceptance. All mailpieces, including basic and nonautomation, must be prepared as outlined in 23.0; mailers must meet the following standards: a. Meet all the content and price eligibility standards for the price claimed. b. Prepare 90% Full-Service eligible volume. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 [WC Docket No. 12–375, FCC 15–136] Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of OMB approval. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the annual reporting and certification requirement, consumer disclosure requirement, and one-time data collection associated with the Commission’s Inmate Calling Services Order (Order), FCC 15–136, published on December 18, 2015. DATES: The one-time data collection was approved by OMB under OMB Control No. 3060–1221 on January 9, 2017. The annual reporting and certification requirements and the consumer disclosure requirements in 47 CFR 64.6060 and 64.6110, published at 80 FR 79135, December 18, 2015 were approved by OMB under OMB Control No. 3060–1222 on January 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gil Strobel, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418–1520, or email: gil.strobel@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on January 9, 2017, OMB approved the annual reporting and certification requirement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and consumer disclosure requirement, relating to the rules contained in the Commission’s Order. The OMB Control Number for the annual reporting, certification, and consumer disclosure requirements is 3060–1222. This document further announces that, on January 9, 2017, OMB approved the onetime data collection associated with the Order. The OMB Control Number for the one-time data collection is 3060–1221. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the OMB approval of the forms associated with the annual reporting and certification requirements and with the one-time data collection, as well as OMB’s approval of the consumer disclosure requirements. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Nicole Ongele, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– A620, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Please include the relevant OMB Control Number, 3060–1222 or 3060–1221, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@ fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Synopsis As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received the final OMB approval on January 9, 2017, for the annual reporting, certification, and consumer disclosure requirements and one-time data collection contained in the modifications to the Commission’s rules in 47 CFR part 64 and in the Commission’s Order. Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number.The OMB Control Numbers are 3060–1222 and 3060–1221. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. E:\FR\FM\01MRR1.SGM 01MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 39 (Wednesday, March 1, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12181-12182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03911]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 111


Seamless Acceptance Program

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to add the 
mail preparation requirements governing participation in the Seamless 
Acceptance Program.

DATES: Effective Date: March 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Dyer at (207) 482-7217 or 
Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268-2158.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking on January 13, 2017, (82 FR 4231-4232) to add the 
mail preparation requirements governing participation in the Seamless 
Acceptance Program, which included a 30-day comment period. The Postal 
Service received one customer comment.

Comments on Proposed Changes and USPS Response

    The Postal Service received 1 formal response on the proposed 
general language for the Seamless Acceptance Program proposal. The 
responder was seeking additional information on a related technical 
guide to the programming intricacies for qualifying for the Seamless 
option. Since the general language for the DMM does not include nor 
will it incorporate technical guidance, the comments are not relevant 
to this Final Rule. The commentary was shared with the appropriate 
postal personnel for response.

Summary of Changes To Be Implemented

    Seamless Acceptance is an option for entering commercial mailings. 
It leverages full-service mailing technology by using scans from 
USPS[supreg] mail processing equipment and hand held devices to 
automate verification and payment for commercial First-Class Mail 
cards, letters, and flats, Periodicals, USPS Marketing Mail letters and 
flats, and Bound Printed Matter flats. Mailers may participate in the 
Seamless Acceptance Program by contacting the PostalOne! Helpdesk at 1-
800-522-9085. To participate in the Seamless Acceptance Program, 
mailers must meet the standards in DMM 705.22.0. Additional 
information, including information regarding verification and 
associated assessments under the Seamless Acceptance Program, is 
provided in Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail 
Acceptance for Letters and Flats, at https://postalpro.usps.com/node/581.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

    Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.

    The Postal Service adopts the following changes to 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.
    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows:

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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); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-
1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 
3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

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2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows:

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail 
Manual (DMM)

* * * * *

700 Special Standards

* * * * *

705 Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems

* * * * *
    [Add new section 22.0, to read as follows:]

22.0 Seamless Acceptance Program

22.1 Description

    Seamless Acceptance uses Intelligent Mail barcodes, electronic 
documentation (eDoc), and scans from USPS mail processing equipment and 
hand held devices, to automate verification of and payment for First-
Class Mail cards, letters, and flats, Periodicals, USPS Marketing Mail 
letters and flats, and Bound Printed Matter flats. Additional 
information, including information regarding verification and 
associated assessments on the Seamless Acceptance Program is available 
in Publication 6850, Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for 
Letters and Flats, available at https://postalpro.usps.com/node/581.

22.2 Approval

    Mailers may seek authorization to participate in the Seamless 
Acceptance Program by contacting the PostalOne! Helpdesk at 1-800-522-
9085.

22.3 Basic Standards

    First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and USPS Marketing Mail letters and 
flats and BPM barcoded flats are potentially eligible for Seamless 
Acceptance. All mailpieces, including basic and nonautomation, must be 
prepared as outlined in 23.0; mailers must meet the following 
standards:
    a. Meet all the content and price eligibility standards for the 
price claimed.
    b. Prepare 90% Full-Service eligible volume.
    c. Participate in the Seamless Parallel Program.
    d. Participate in eInduction under 20.0 for DMU-verified origin 
entry or destination entry-drop shipments.

22.3.1 Intelligent Mail Barcode Exception

    Under special circumstances where mailers are unable to use an 
Intelligent Mail Barcode on every piece an exception may be granted by 
Business Mailer Support (BMS); see 608.8 for contact information.
* * * * *
    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to 
reflect these changes.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-03911 Filed 2-28-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-12-P