Postal Service February 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inspection Service Authority; Seizure and Forfeiture
Document Number: 2012-4396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise its regulations with regard to forfeiture authority and proceedings. These new provisions would implement specific requirements in compliance with the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000.
Notice of Availability: Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Mail Processing Network Rationalization Initiative (Formerly Known as the “Network Optimization” Initiative), Nationwide
Document Number: 2012-3082
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
To comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Postal Service has prepared and is making available a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Mail Processing Network Rationalization Initiative (the ``Proposed Action''), which is national in scope. This PEA evaluated the environmental impacts of the Proposed Action versus taking No Action. Based on the results of the PEA, the Postal Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) indicating that the Proposed Action will not have a significant impact on the environment.
Office of Inspector General; Contractor Requirements
Document Number: 2012-2941
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule establishes standards of qualification and responsibility for contractors employed by the Office of Inspector General. The rule also emphasizes consistency in contractor selection, and clarifies the OIG's exclusive authority to set qualifications and standards for its own contractors, as well as ensure the use of contracting best practices as established by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other applicable sources in making contract awards.
Periodicals-Recognition of Distribution of Periodicals via Electronic Copies
Document Number: 2012-2374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions