Postal Service 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unpaid and Shortpaid Information-Based Indicia Postage Meters and PC Postage Products-Comment Period Extended
Document Number: E9-30867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: U.s. Postal Service, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On November 18, 2009, the Postal Service published in the Federal Register (74 FR 59494) a proposed rule to implement revenue assurance procedures for information-based indicia (IBI) postage generated from postage evidencing systems. An automated process will be implemented to detect mailpieces with unpaid or shortpaid IBI postage.
Move Update Assessment Charges for Automation and Presort First-Class Mail and All Standard Mail Mailings
Document Number: E9-30619
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service issues this notice to revise the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 providing new Move Update assessment procedures, and to clarify the Performance-Based Verification process.
Advertisements for Animals and Sharp Instruments for Use in Animal Fighting Ventures are Nonmailable
Document Number: E9-29723
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 601.9.3.1, 601.11.20, and 601.12.5.7, to align our standards with section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
Eligibility for Commercial Flats Failing Deflection
Document Number: E9-29612
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is filing this proposed rule to describe the applicable prices for commercial flat-size mail failing to meet new deflection standards, to be effective on June 7, 2010.
International Product Change-Canada Post-United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Competitive Services
Document Number: E9-29384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add the Canada PostUnited States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Competitive Services to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
Privacy Act of 1974, Data Comparison Program-Postal Service and Public Sex Offender Registries
Document Number: E9-29383
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) plans to conduct an ongoing data comparison program to identify any current Postal Service employees who are required by law to register on a public registry of sex offenders. These registries contain information about individuals who are statutorily required to register, having committed offenses of sexual violence against adults or children, certain other crimes against victims who are minors, or other comparable offenses. Under the guidelines created by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Walsh Act), the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web site (NSOPW) was created and coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as a cooperative effort between the agencies hosting public sexual offender registries and the Federal government. The NSOPW is a search tool allowing a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders through a number of search options. The Postal Service has procured software that enables it to conduct multiple simultaneous queries of the NSOPW via a secure line to the DOJ NSOPW. The software queries the public registries for each employee and returns a match, if found, to a secured database. No Postal Service employee information is ever shared with the DOJ or stored outside of the Postal Service's control. The Postal Service will compare its payroll database of current employees against public records using the NSOPW search tool. The Postal Service is undertaking this initiative to ascertain the suitability of individuals for certain positions or employment and to protect the integrity of its brand.
Privacy Act of 1974, Computer Matching Program-United States Postal Service and the Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense
Document Number: E9-28901
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (USPS[supreg]) plans to participate as a source agency in a computer matching program with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of this agreement is to verify continuing eligibility for the TRICARE Reserve Select Program (TRS) by identifying TRS recipients who are eligible for or receiving health coverage under Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), and to terminate TRS benefits if appropriate.
Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products
Document Number: E9-28828
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for competitive products.
International Product Change-Inbound International Expedited Services 1
Document Number: E9-28830
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Inbound International Expedited Services 1 to the Competitive Product List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
International Product Change-Canada Post-United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Market-Dominant Services
Document Number: E9-28767
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of its intent to file a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add the Canada Post- United States Postal Service Contractual Bilateral Agreement for Inbound Market-Dominant Services to the Market-Dominant Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and of its exercise of its authority to adjust rates for that product pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3622.
Establishment of Prices and Classifications for Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) Rates
Document Number: E9-28766
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Inbound Air Parcel Post at Universal Postal Union (UPU) Rates to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice
Document Number: E9-28587
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: United States Postal Service, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Unpaid and Shortpaid Information-Based Indicia Postage Meters and PC Postage Products
Document Number: E9-27628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to implement revenue assurance procedures for information-based indicia (IBI) postage generated from postage evidencing systems. An automated process will be implemented to detect mailpieces with unpaid or shortpaid IBI postage. This automated process will supplement and enhance current procedures.
International Product and Price Changes
Document Number: E9-26987
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect changes to the prices for the following Shipping Services:
Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes for Shipping Services
Document Number: E9-26986
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[reg]), to reflect changes to prices and mailing standards for the following Shipping Services:
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-26545
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Postal Service Board of Governors, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
New Move Update Assessment Procedures for January 2010 for Automation and Presort First-Class Mail and All Standard Mail Items
Document Number: E9-25462
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission a notice of revisions to policies and procedures for determining postage adjustments for mailings of First-Class Mail[supreg] and Standard Mail[supreg] pieces that are determined to
Return Address Requirement -Outbound International Commercial Bulk Mailings
Document Number: E9-25461
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[reg]) to require that mailpieces prepared as a commercial bulk mailing must bear
Nonmailable Items Prohibited in All Outbound International Mail-Update
Document Number: E9-25363
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising and adding new standards which codify that replica and inert explosive devices, and counterfeit and pirated items are nonmailable in outbound international mail.
United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-25364
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Stamped Mail Over 13 Ounces Must Be Presented at a Retail Service Counter
Document Number: E9-24332
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[reg]) to require all mailpieces weighing more than 13 ounces bearing only postage stamps be presented to a Postal Service employee at a retail service counter in a Post Office\TM\.
Customer Deposit of International Mailpieces
Document Number: E9-24331
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) to require all mailpieces weighing more than 13 ounces and bearing only postage stamps be presented to an employee at a retail service counter in a Post OfficeTM.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-22241
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Census Bureau Electronic Export Information Requirements When Sending Shipments Internationally
Document Number: E9-21307
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
New Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) issued by the U.S. Census Bureau require Postal Service revisions to its mailing standards and customs label requirements for customers mailing items internationally.
U.S. Census Bureau Electronic Export Information Requirements When Sending Shipments Between or to U.S. Territories, Possessions, and Freely Associated States
Document Number: E9-21306
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
New Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) issued by the U.S. Census Bureau require the Postal Service to revise its standards and customs label requirements for customers mailing items between the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and from the United States to the Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).
First-Class Mail Incentive Program
Document Number: E9-21072
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to add section 709.3 which introduces new standards for a special volume incentive program for mailers of commercial (automation and/or Presort) First-Class Mail[supreg] cards, letters and/or flats with mail volume exceeding their individual USPS[supreg]-determined threshold levels. The program period will be from October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
Advertisements for Animals and Sharp Instruments for Use in Animal Fighting Ventures Are Nonmailable
Document Number: E9-18420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise our mailing standards pertaining to animal fighting ventures. We intend to harmonize our standards with section 26 (7 U.S.C. 2156) of the Animal Welfare Act as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-18019
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-18015
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Express Mail Refunds for Shipments of Live Animals
Document Number: E9-17124
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising its standards for postage refunds for Express Mail[supreg] shipments of live animals in an effort to maintain the economic viability of shipping animals via Express Mail service.
Price Marking Requirements for Commercial Base and Commercial Plus Pricing
Document Number: E9-16205
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is implementing new price marking requirements on Express Mail[supreg] and Priority Mail[supreg] pieces mailed at commercial base and commercial plus prices. The new markings are needed to fulfill our revenue reporting and revenue assurance requirements.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-16373
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
International Product Change-Direct Entry Parcels Contracts, International Return Service, and Harmonization Service
Document Number: E9-14391
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add International Direct Entry Parcels Contracts, International Return Service, and Harmonization Service to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-14177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: United States Postal Service Board of Governors, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-13612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Customs Label Requirements When Mailing Items Internationally
Document Number: E9-13078
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service has revised its customs label requirements when mailing items internationally. This revision will comply with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Post Regulations.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-13065
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-13063
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Standard Mail Volume Incentive Program (aka Summer Sale)
Document Number: E9-11321
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to add section 709.2 which introduces new standards for a special volume incentive program for mailers of Standard Mail[supreg] letters and flats with mail volume exceeding their individual USPSTM- determined threshold levels. The program period will be from July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009.
Privacy Act of 1974, System of Records
Document Number: E9-10999
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify three of its Privacy Act Systems of Records: USPS 810.200, https://www.usps.gov Ordering, Payment, and Fulfillment; USPS 880.000, Post Office and Retail Services; and USPS 900.000, International Services. The proposed modifications reflect changes regarding how Customs declaration forms are collected, analyzed, and reported to appropriate Federal authorities. The proposed modifications to USPS 880.000, Post Office and Retail Services, reflect administrative updates as well as the sharing of certain claims data with foreign posts as a result of changes to title 39 of the United States Code.
International Product Change-Royal Mail Group Inbound Air Parcel Post Agreement
Document Number: E9-10355
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add the Royal Mail Group Inbound Air Parcel Post Agreement to the Competitive Products List pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642.
Rules of Practice Before the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals
Document Number: E9-10336
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains the final revisions to the rules of procedure before the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals (Board), which will govern all proceedings before the Board. These rules of procedure completely replace and supersede the prior rules.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-9595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Mailing Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E9-9376
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act requires the Postal Service to prescribe regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in the mail, and to prescribe regulations for the conduct of proceedings to determine the implementation of civil penalties, clean- up costs and damages for violations of these hazardous materials regulations. Accordingly, the Postal Service is adopting new rules of practice for its Office of the Judicial Officer.
International Product and Price Changes; Correction
Document Number: E9-8512
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service published in the Federal Register of February 25, 2009, a document concerning international product and price changes for implementation in May 2009. Inadvertently, Exhibit 292.452 included in that document, did not include all destination countries and price groups. This document corrects the table.
Mail Covers
Document Number: E9-9158
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Postal Service is amending the Code of Federal Regulations to revise the definitions of sealed mail and unsealed mail to reflect current classifications.
Change in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products; Correction
Document Number: E9-9036
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service published in the Federal Register of February 24, 2009 (74 FR 8434), in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(2), a Notice document providing the February 3, 2009 Decision of the Governors of the United States Postal Service on Changes in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Certain Competitive Products (Governors Decision No. 09-01), and a record of the proceedings in connection with the Decision. The Decision did not include planned increases to pickup on demand fees for Express Mail[supreg], Priority Mail[supreg], GXG, Express Mail International (EMI), and Priority Mail International (PMI) services to conform to the change in the Pickup on Demand\TM\ service fee for Parcel Post[supreg] Single-Piece, which was raised in Postal Regulatory Commission Docket No. R2009-2 from $14.75 to $15.30. This document accordingly sets forth a correction to the prior notice to give effect to the planned change in Pickup on Demand fees for competitive services, to include Express Mail, Priority Mail, GXG, EMI, and PMI services.
New Standards for Letter-Sized Booklets
Document Number: E9-8532
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service adopts new Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to reflect changes to the construction and sealing of letter-sized booklets mailed at automation, presorted machinable or carrier route letter prices. We also adopt a definition of booklets and clarify weight standards for letter-sized mail.
Express Mail Refunds for Shipments of Live Animals
Document Number: E9-8531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise its refund guarantees for Express Mail[supreg] shipments of live animals in an effort to maintain the economic viability of shipping animals as a service.