Revisions to the Requirements for Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
In this proposed rule, the Postal ServiceTM proposes to revise the content of Title 39, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 501 (39 CFR 501), Authorization to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Meters. This proposed revision includes updating the regulations, removing obsolete text, and incorporating pertinent portions of the rules for postage meters (Postage Evidencing Systems) formerly contained in section P030 of the Domestic Mail Manual (Issue 58). The proposed text for 39 CFR 501 would also rename Part 501 as ``Authorization to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems'' and integrate the requirements that apply to the distribution and manufacture of PC Postage[supreg] products, a type of Postage Evidencing System. In addition, obsolete references to requirements for manually reset and mechanical meters are proposed to be eliminated.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Postal ServiceTM proposes to revise the existing system of records titled, ``Inspector General Investigative Records 700.300.'' It is being revised to enable the Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) to meet its responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended by the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988, 5 U.S.C. App. 3 Sec. 8G. The modifications amend an existing routine use to further clarify how OIG operations can be subject to integrity and efficiency peer reviews by other offices of Inspectors General or councils comprised of officials from other Federal offices of Inspectors General. It also permits other offices or councils to properly and expeditiously investigate allegations of misconduct by senior OIG officials as authorized by a council, the President, or Congress and to report to the council, the President, or Congress on the investigation.