Postal Service 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-16092
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
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.
Transfer of Additional Post Office Box Locations to Competitive Fee Groups
Document Number: 2014-16091
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice that Post Office BoxTM service for approximately 1,625 locations will be reassigned from their market-dominant fee groups to competitive fee groups.
Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products
Document Number: 2014-16012
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for competitive products.
Addition of “Gift Cards” Price Category to the Competitive Product List
Document Number: 2014-15730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-07
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service hereby provides notice that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add ``Gift Cards'' to the competitive product list as a price category under the ``Greeting Cards and Stationery'' product.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-15600
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-03
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.
Transfer of Inbound Surface Parcel Post (at UPU Rates) to Competitive Product List
Document Number: 2014-15540
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-02
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 Inbound Surface Parcel Post (at UPU rates) from the market-dominant product list to the competitive product list.
Revised Postage and Fee Refund Criteria
Document Number: 2014-14415
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2014-14404
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2014-14306
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-19
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.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-13536
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures
Document Number: 2014-13418
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2014-13042
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting; Cancellation of Closed Session
Document Number: 2014-10865
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-09906
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
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 support the enforcement of United States customs, export control, and export statistics laws with regards to mailpieces exported from the United States. Additionally, the Postal Service is establishing a new Customer Privacy Act SOR to enable the collection and maintenance of electronic customs information received from foreign postal operators with regard to inbound, international mail pieces. Such information is intended to support domestic customs, operations, and other processes related to the international exchange of mail.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09374
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Collection of Delinquent Non-Tax Debts by Administrative Wage Garnishment
Document Number: 2014-09295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service proposes to add a provision to its regulations in order to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), and to allow the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) of the United States Treasury to collect debts owed to the Postal Service, that the Postal Service refers to BFS for collection, by AWG.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-09294
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
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 Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-09292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
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.
Rules of Practice in Proceedings Under Section 5 of the Debt Collection Act
Document Number: 2014-08963
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains the final revisions to the rules of practice before the Judicial Officer in proceedings under section 5 of the Debt Collection Act. These rules of procedure completely replace and supersede the prior rules.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-08091
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify one General Privacy Act Systems of Records. These updates are being made to facilitate the implementation of a complex, self-service password and to account for the collection of additional data elements including challenge questions, challenge answers, and optional email addresses to be used in the password reset process.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-08090
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
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.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-06862
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, & First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-06446
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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.
Service Standards for Destination Sectional Center Facility Rate Standard Mail; Correction
Document Number: 2014-05572
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014, a document concerning revisions to the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. Inadvertently Table 5 and Table 6 of Appendix A to part 121 were amended to contain incorrect information. This document corrects the information in those Tables.
Product Change-Standard Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-05310
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a Standard Mail negotiated service agreement to the market-dominant product list within the Mail Classification Schedule.
Service Standards for Destination Sectional Center Facility Rate Standard Mail
Document Number: 2014-04784
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is revising the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. These changes will allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-04781
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
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: 2014-04778
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
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: 2014-04669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
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.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2014-03539
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule updates the security and revenue protection features of the Computerized Meter Resetting System (CMRS) and the PC postage payment methodology to reflect changes to the audit profession's reporting standards on controls at service organizations.
Change in Rates and Classes of General Applicability for Competitive Products
Document Number: 2014-03664
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for a competitive product.
Rules of Practice in Proceedings Under Section 5 of the Debt Collection Act
Document Number: 2014-03368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
To clarify existing practice, this proposed rule contains a complete revision to the rules of practice before the Judicial Officer in proceedings under section 5 of the Debt Collection Act.
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting: Board Votes To Close February 4, 2014, Meeting
Document Number: 2014-03509
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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.