Postal Service 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11503
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-11501
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Mailings of Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2012-11459
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 601.10.20, to incorporate standards that prohibit the outbound international mailing of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. This prohibition also extends to the mailing of lithium batteries to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location. However, this prohibition does not apply to lithium batteries authorized under DMM 601.10.20 when mailed within the United States or its territories.
Periodicals-Recognition of Distribution of Periodicals via Electronic Copies
Document Number: 2012-11107
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 707.6 to permit limited reporting of electronic copies of Periodicals publications to satisfy the circulation standards for Periodicals qualification. Standards require that at least 50% of the circulated copies be distributed to those who subscribe to a general publication or request a Requester publication.
Product Change-Standard Mail Saturation Flats Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-10860
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice of filing of a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a Standard Mail Saturation Flats negotiated service agreement to the market-dominant product list within the Mail Classification Schedule.
Transfer of Parcel Post to the Competitive Product List
Document Number: 2012-10741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to transfer Parcel Post from the Mail Classification Schedule's Market-Dominant Product List to its Competitive Product List.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-10854
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-10852
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
POSTNET Barcode Discontinuation
Document Number: 2012-10505
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) throughout various sections to discontinue price eligibility based on the use of POSTNETTM barcodes on all types of mail.
Picture Permit Imprint Indicia
Document Number: 2012-10014
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 604.5 to add picture permit imprint indicia standards allowing customers to include business-related color images, such as corporate logos, company brand or trademarks, in the permit indicia area of First-Class Mail[supreg] full-service automation letters and postcards, and all Standard Mail[supreg] letters.
Advance Notice of Implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail Required for Automation Prices
Document Number: 2012-9537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is planning to move to the Full-Service Intelligent Mail[supreg] option to access automation prices for letters, postcards and flats, effective January 2014. The ``Full- Service'' Intelligent Mail program requires use of unique Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMb\TM\) applied to letter, postcard and flat mailpieces, trays, sacks, and containers, such as pallets, and submission of electronic mailing documentation. This plan includes the transition to the use of eDocumentation, along with additional information to support the By/For relationships, and replacement of the 10/24 transition tray label with the full use of the 24-digit tray label Intelligent Mail barcode format. This Federal Register document provides advance information to help mailers prepare and plan for the transition to Full-Service and asks for information about the possible challenges mailers perceive to moving to Full-Service, the operational changes they will have to make, the costs and benefits of those changes, and steps the Postal Service could take to assist mailers in moving to Full-Service. The USPS\TM\ looks forward to mailer feedback on all aspects of this plan. In addition, the USPS strongly encourages current Full-Service users to provide feedback about the benefits and value-added they have experienced by converting to Full-Service.
Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2012-9534
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is adopting an editorial revision of the rules concerning inventory controls for Postage Evidencing Systems (PES). These changes are intended to clarify the rules, and reflect a change in the name of the office responsible for enforcing them.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2012-9396
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule establishes the responsibility of the providers of Postage Evidencing Systems (PES) to notify the U.S. Postal Service[supreg] of any cyber attacks to their systems.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Board of Governors
Document Number: 2012-9394
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-8868
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Intelligent Mail Indicia Performance Criteria With Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-7359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is updating and consolidating the product submission procedures for Postage Evidencing Systems (PES). This involves the replacement of the current Information-Based Indicia Performance Criteria (IBI PC) with new Intelligent Mail Indicia Performance Criteria (IMI PC).
USPS Package Intercept-New Product Offerings
Document Number: 2012-7356
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 507.5 and 508.7 to implement second phase of USPS Package Intercept TM service introducing an electronic process for Commercial customers requesting USPS Package Intercept and other related features.
Bylaws of the Board of Governors
Document Number: 2012-7098
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On March 24, 2010, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service adopted a number of amendments to the Board's Bylaws. These amendments revised and clarified the provisions concerning the election and terms of office of the Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The amendments also formalized the process for notation voting (voting by paper ballot) on routine or administrative matters. This final rule incorporates the changes adopted by the Board.
Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion
Document Number: 2012-6086
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) 709.3 to add a new temporary promotion in the summer of 2012 for Presorted and automation First-Class Mail[supreg] cards, letters and flats, and Standard Mail[supreg] letters and flats bearing two-dimensional mobile barcodes or equivalent print technology.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-5850
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice: Board of Governors
Document Number: 2012-5327
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
POSTNET Barcode Discontinuation
Document Number: 2012-5050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise various sections of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to set the timetable for discontinuing the use of POSTNETTM barcodes on all types of mail for price eligibility.
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
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-1859
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2012-1574
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
International Product Change-Global Plus 1C and 2C Negotiated Service Agreements
Document Number: 2012-766
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby gives notice of its filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Global Plus 1C and 2C Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Products List.