Postal Service November 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

International Mail: New Postal Rates and Fees
Document Number: C5-23007
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-23391
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 05-23171
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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.
International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia
Document Number: 05-23008
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Under an agreement negotiated by the United States government with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, mail destined to those two countries will now use the international rate schedules. This final rule amends the International Mail Manual (IMM) to include the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia in all international products and services, and add them to the individual country listings.
International Mail: New Postal Rates and Fees
Document Number: 05-23007
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service \TM\ is adopting new international mail postage rates and fees. The total international rate increase is 5.9 percent. 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.
Domestic Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia
Document Number: 05-23006
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) to remove references to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. Mail to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia is no longer treated as domestic mail.
Postal Service Board of Governors Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-22508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service Board of Governors Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-22507
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Proposal To Require the Electronic Verification System (e-VS) for Destination Entry Parcel Shipments
Document Number: 05-22156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to require the use of the Electronic Verification System (e-VS) which is an electronic manifest system, for postage manifesting and payment of all Parcel Select mailings. This includes all Standard Mail machinable parcels or other Package Services Parcels (Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, or Media Mail) authorized for commingling with Parcel Select Mailings. This requirement would contribute to reduced costs and greater efficiencies. The Postal Service is also exploring expanding the program to all parcel mailings in the future. The proposed rule is being published with an intended implementation date of no sooner than 1 year from the date of publication of the Federal Register final rule. The proposed rule would apply as follows: Parcel shippers/consolidators and mailers claiming Parcel Select rates would be required to use e-VS for postage manifesting and payment. Parcel shippers/consolidators and mailers who commingle Standard Mail machinable parcels or other Package Services parcels with Parcel Select as authorized by Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), 705.6.0 and 705.7.0, would be required to use e-VS for postage manifesting and payment.
Bundling Flat-Size and Irregular Parcel Mail-Bundle Integrity
Document Number: 05-21777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes that mailers use two bands to secure all bundles of presorted rate flat-size mail and irregular parcels that are not shrinkwrapped. This proposal would remove the option to secure bundles up to 1 inch thick with only one band.