Rules of Practice Before the Board of Contract Appeals
The Postal Service is amending its rules regarding small claims (expedited) and accelerated proceedings before the Board of Contract Appeals.
Electronic Verification System (eVS) for Parcel Select Mailings
This final rule delays the date set for the required use of electronic data and automated processes of the Electronic Verification System (eVS) for permit imprint Parcel Select[reg] manifest mailings, which currently are paper-driven and rely on manual processes for handling verification and postage reconciliations. The delay in required use also extends to Standard Mail[reg] machinable parcels and parcels from other Package Services subclasses (Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, or Media Mail[reg]) that are authorized to be commingled with permit imprint Parcel Select parcels. Parcel mailers and shippers may continue to use eVS as an option if they meet the required business standards and technical specifications in the Domestic Mail Manual.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
In this final rule, the Postal ServiceTM amends its regulations on authorization to manufacture and distribute postage evidencing systems. The amendment corrects language that conflicts with the way we do business with PC Postage vendors.
Customs Forms for Priority Mail To or From “969” ZIP Codes and 96799
The Postal ServiceTM is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual to require customs declarations on certain Priority Mail[supreg] mailpieces to or from ZIP CodeTM 96799 and ZIP CodesTM beginning with the prefix 969.