Periodicals Mail Enclosed With Merchandise Sent at Parcel Post or Bound Printed Matter Rates
This final rule allows sample copies of authorized and pending Periodicals publications to be enclosed with merchandise mailed at Parcel Post or Bound Printed Matter postage rates.
Authorization to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Meters
Under 39 CFR 501.1, only manufacturers and distributors authorized by the Postal Service,\(tm)\ may manufacture and/or distribute postage meters in the United States. This final rule provides that the Postal Service may revoke or suspend, wholly or in part, authorization to distribute postage meters if the authorized entity or its agent makes or distributes false or misleading statements about actions or proposed actions of the Postal Service regarding the postage meter program. In addition, minor editorial changes were made to correct references to sections of part 501 that were in error.
Signature Confirmation Service: Elimination of Signature Waiver Option
This rule changes the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to eliminate the signature waiver option for Signature Confirmation service under DMM S919.1.10. The Postal Service is making this change because the signature waiver option is no longer necessary.
Authorization to Manufacturer and Distribute Postage Meters
This rule clarifies and enhances cautionary label markings required by Postal Service regulation to be placed on all postage meters to provide meter users with basic reminders on leasing, meter movement, and misuse. It also removes the obsolete requirement for the placement of a barcode label containing representation of meter serial numbers. The meter manufacturer must promptly develop and implement a plan to change out the labels on existing meters leased or rented, including rebuilding, manufacturing, servicing, and inspection programs to expedite application of the new label. These plans must be approved by the Postage Technology Management office.