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Extra Services Refund Time Limit
Document Number: 2021-03406
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to revise the time limit for extra service refunds.
Addressing Standards
Document Number: 2020-29031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising its pending proposal to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) in various sections of Addressing, to update addressing standards.
Treatment of E-Cigarettes in the Mail
Document Number: 2021-03393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, to incorporate new statutory restrictions on the mailing of electronic nicotine delivery systems. Such items would be subject to the same prohibition as cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, subject to many of the same exceptions.
Bylaws of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
Document Number: 2021-00485
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Bylaws of the Board of Governors are being amended to address a variety of issues. Many of the amendments are designed to clarify, in both form and substance, existing provisions, and also to increase their accuracy and align them to current practice. Additions and deletions have also been made to better conform the Bylaws to existing law.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2021-02747
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
New Outbound Commercial Provider Initiative (OCPI) Program Information; Opportunity for Comments; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service published a document in the Federal Register of February 1, 2021, concerning an advance notification of and introduction to the Outbound Commercial Provider Initiative (OCPI) program. This document updates the expected implementation date of the OCPI program and adds an item to the list of examples of products that are not within the scope of the OCPI program.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2021-02150
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
New Outbound Commercial Provider Initiative (OCPI) Program Information; Opportunity for Comments
Document Number: 2020-28968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is providing an advance notification and introduction to the Outbound Commercial Provider Initiative (OCPI) program. This document provides general information on the OCPI program, related mailing requirements, and shipping standards. The Postal Service is exploring the advisability of the OCPI program and providing support to mailers to assure their ability to adhere to the new OCPI program guidelines.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2021-01343
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Inspection Service Authority; Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2021-00447
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document updates postal regulations by implementing inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties that may be imposed under consumer protection and mailability provisions enforced by the Postal Service pursuant to the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act and the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. These adjustments are required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This document includes the adjustments for 2021 for statutory civil monetary penalties subject to the 2015 Act.
Privacy Act; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-00530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal ServiceTM (USPSTM) is proposing to create a new Customer Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to support the implementation of enhanced scanning functionality at the USPS Mail Recovery Center (MRC) in order to improve the customer experience. The new SOR will also bring related functions under one new SOR as described below.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2021-00117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, and Parcel Select Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29318
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29317
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29316
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29314
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29313
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29312
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, & First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29310
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29309
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29308
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29306
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-29305
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Extra Services Refund Time Limit
Document Number: 2020-27802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising its pending proposal to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) in subsection 604.9.2 to revise the time limit for extra service refunds.
International Product Change-International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Agreement: Postal ServiceTM
Document Number: 2020-29035
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add an International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Competitive Product List in the Mail Classification Schedule.
International Product Change-International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Agreement: Postal ServiceTM
Document Number: 2020-29032
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add an International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Competitive Product List in the Mail Classification Schedule.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28451
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28450
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28448
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, and Parcel Select Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28446
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28444
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-28443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
International Mailing Services: Mailing Services Product and Price Changes
Document Number: 2020-27021
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 15, 2020, the Postal Service published proposed product and price changes to reflect a notice of price adjustments filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC found that price adjustments contained in the Postal Service's notification may go into effect on January 24, 2021. The Postal Service will revise Notice 123, Price List to reflect the new prices.
New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products
Document Number: 2020-27020
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 9, 2020, the Postal Service (USPS[supreg]) filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective January 24, 2021. This final rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to implement the changes coincident with the price adjustments.
Notice of Changes to Postal Service Standard 4C
Document Number: 2020-27886
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is updating the Postal Operations Manual (POM) to revise Standard 4C concerning apartment parcel locker ratios.
Modified System of Records
Document Number: 2020-27514
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to enhance an ongoing initiative to identify, prevent and mitigate potentially fraudulent activity within the Change-of-Address and Hold Mail processes.
Authorization To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems; Correction
Document Number: 2020-27100
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On December 4, 2020, the Postal Service published a final rule concerning decertifying and withdrawing all non-Intelligent Mail Indicia compliant Postage Evidencing Systems. That document incorrectly listed the date decertified indicia may not be recognized as valid postage for use or refunds in one section of the rule edits. This document corrects the final regulation.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27081
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27080
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27078
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27077
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27076
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2020-27075
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.