Revised Postage and Fee Refund Criteria
The Postal ServiceTM will 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records to enable the Postal Service to collect additional information from customers who register with usps.com online. Such information will include technical information pertaining to the computers, software, and devices that registrants use to access usps.com, as well as information supplied by businesses that participate in promotional marketing campaigns. These changes will enhance the Postal Service's abilities to verify a registrant's identity online, identify and mitigate fraudulent transactions, and to improve usps.com as well as postal products and services. Additional updates are being made to expand the types of business specific information maintained by the Postal Service in the Customer Registration application.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, & First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
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.
National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures
The Postal Service (USPS)TM is publishing this final rule to amend a categorical exclusion (CATEX) in the Postal Service's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing procedures. This document responds to comments received concerning a previously-published interim final rule, and adopts without change the text of the amendments set forth in the interim final rule.
Elimination of Business Reply Mail (BRM) Parcels; Deferral of Enforcement Date
The Postal Service gives notice that it is deferring the previously-announced enforcement date of January 25, 2015, for eliminating mailers' option to use Business Reply Mail[supreg] to pay postage for parcel-shaped items.