USPS announces several domestic mail advisory notices
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
The USPS announced several new Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) advisory notices in the last two weeks. The notices follow below by date.
June 7, 2010
Booklets: New Optional Design for Letter-Sized Booklets
New Deflection Standards for Commercial Flat-Size Mail
New Facing Identification Mark (FIM) E Pattern
Click-N-Ship Insurance Indemnity Coverage Increase-Feasibility Test Extension
Labeling List Changes
June 4, 2010
Change in Intelligent Mail Barcode Requirements for Letter-Size and Flat-Size Business Reply Mail, Courtesy Reply Mail
This advance announcement is intended to provide customers with reasonable time to use up existing stock. We will be publishing a Federal Register proposed rule to require BRM flats (in addition to letters as stated above) to use an Intelligent Mail Barcode as of May 2011. In addition, in the Federal Register proposed rule, Courtesy Reply Mail that does include a barcode must bear an Intelligent Mail barcode effective May 2011.
Published Federal Register Notices & Approaching DMM Revisions
Business Reply Mail Online Application Option - eliminates the option to apply for a Business Reply Mail permit online. The application for applying online for Qualified Business Reply Mail is also being eliminated.
Restricting the Mailing of Replica or Inert Explosive Devices - adds new standards for items that are replicas or inert explosive devices must be sent by Registered Mail service only.
Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) - Nonpostal Documentation - clarifies that postal employees may, upon request, sign a bill-of-lading for a mailer's transportation provider as a courtesy to the customer. However, PS Form 8125 is the sole source of evidence for USPS purposes of the transfer of the custody of pieces entered at the time of induction. [This article will be in the July 1 Postal Bulletin].
Treatment of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco as Nonmailable Matter - implements the specific provisions of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which restricts the mailability of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco sent through the U.S. Postal Service. [Effective date is June 29, 2010].
June 2, 2010
New MailPro Available
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