Postal Service January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Implementation of Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirements for Automation Prices; Correction
Document Number: 2014-01974
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects an error in the identification of a certain provision of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), revised in a final rule published in the Federal Register of Thursday, April 18, 2013 (78 FR 23137). The misidentified provision relates to the availability of Intelligent Mail barcode (IMbTM) Tracing as an additional mailing service.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-01384
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
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-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-01383
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
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.
Revised Service Standards for Market-Dominant Mail Products; Postponement of Implementation Date
Document Number: 2014-01382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document announces the postponement of the implementation date for the revised service standards for market-dominant mail products that were scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2014, as part of the Network Rationalization initiative. The new implementation date will be announced by the Postal Service in the Federal Register at least 90 days before it takes effect.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-01243
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to permit the collection and retrieval of additional categories of information from customers who register on usps.com. These changes will enable the Postal Service to verify a customer's identity online. Additionally, the Postal Service is amending this SOR to permit information in this system to be used to identify, prevent, or mitigate the effects of fraudulent transactions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-00962
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify two Customer Privacy Act Systems of Records. These updates are being made to account for additional communication methods that the Postal Service will use to contact customers with regard to the delivery of their mail and packages.
International Mail: Mailing Services Price Changes
Document Number: 2014-00821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 24, 2013, the USPS\TM\ published two proposed rules to revise various sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) to reflect a notice of price adjustments filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC has found that price adjustments contained in the Postal Service's notice may go into effect on January 26, 2014. This final rule revises the IMM to reflect these changes.
National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures
Document Number: 2014-00324
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service (USPS) TM is publishing this interim final rule with request for comments to amend a categorical exclusion, which is currently in the Postal Service's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing procedures. This amendment will make the categorical exclusion (CATEX) more consistent with the intended scope of covered activities and with those CATEXs used by other Federal entities for property disposals.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-31491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
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-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2013-31490
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
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.
Revised Postage and Fee Refund Criteria
Document Number: 2013-31443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service TM proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) section 604.9 to update the hourly charges and related postage threshold used in assessing certain types of postage refunds and to provide the allowable time periods for requesting refunds for extra service fees.
Service Standards for Destination Sectional Center Facility Rate Standard Mail
Document Number: 2013-31442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service seeks public comment on proposed revisions to the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. The revisions would change the service standard (a) from three days to four days for Standard Mail pieces that are eligible for a DSCF rate and that are properly accepted before the day zero Critical Entry Time on a Friday or Saturday, and (b) from four days to five days for DSCF Standard Mail properly accepted at the SCF in San Juan, Puerto Rico and destined to the United States Virgin Islands, and properly accepted DSCF Standard Mail destined to American Samoa.