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Summary of Changes

The Summary of Changes lists all of the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) since the last printing on January 8, 2006.

1.0 Summary of Changes by Effective Date

1.1 May 14, 2007

R2006-1 Pricing Change
We revised standards throughout the DMM to support the pricing change recommended by the Postal Regulatory Commission in Docket No. R2006-1 and approved by the Governors of the United States Postal Service. Our new prices reflect changes in operations and the marketplace and will enhance efficiency, offer more choices, and ensure that all types of mail cover their costs. We will implement new prices on May 14, 2007, for all classes of mail except Periodicals. We will implement new prices and mailing standards for Periodicals mail on July 15, 2007. We published this information in the April 6, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.2 May 1, 2007

Intelligent Mail Barcodes on Flat-Size Mailpieces
We revised 302.4.0, 302.4.2, 333.5.1, 343.7.1, 363.5.1, 503.13.3, 507.3.2.6, 707.14.1.1, and 708.4.3.1 to allow mailers to use Intelligent Mail barcodes on automation-rate First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flat-size mailpieces in lieu of POSTNET barcodes. We also allow First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes to participate in Confirm Service, and First-Class Mail and Periodicals flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes to participate in OneCode ACS. We published this revision in the April 26, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.3 April 12, 2007

Mailing Adult Fowl
We revised 601.9.3.4 to require mailers to package all mailable adult fowl, including chickens, in approved containers. We published this revision in the April 12, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Realignment of ZIP Codes 448 and 449
We revised 246.3.1, 346.3.1, 366.3.1, 446.3.1, and 466.3.4 to shift destination bulk mail center (DBMC) mailings for 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes 448 and 449 from the Cincinnati, OH, bulk mail center (BMC) to the Pittsburgh, PA, BMC. We published this revision in the April 12, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Labeling Lists
We revised labeling lists L001, L004, L007, L009, L601, L603, L604, L605, L606, and L801 to reflect changes in mail processing operations. We published this revision in the April 12, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.4 March 21, 2007

Authorized Meter Providers
We revised 604.4.1.3 to add a new meter provider to our list of authorized providers. We published this revision in the April 12, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

2.0 Summary of Changes by DMM Module

2.1 200—Discount Letters and Cards Design Standards

246.3.1 is revised to shift destination bulk mail center (DBMC) mailings for 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes 448 and 449 from the Cincinnati, OH, bulk mail center (BMC) to the Pittsburgh, PA, BMC. Effective 4-12-07.

2.2 300—Discount Flats Design Standards

302.4.1, 302.4.2, 333.5.1, 343.7.1, and 363.5.1 are revised to allow mailers to use Intelligent Mail barcodes on automation-rate First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flat-size mailpieces for rate eligibility. First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in Confirm Service, and First-Class Mail and Periodicals flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in OneCode ACS. Effective 5-1-07.

346.3.1 and 366.3.1 are revised to shift destination bulk mail center (DBMC) mailings for 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes 448 and 449 from the Cincinnati, OH, bulk mail center (BMC) to the Pittsburgh, PA, BMC. Effective 4-12-07.

2.3 400—Discount Parcels Design Standards

446.3.1 and 466.3.4 are revised to shift destination bulk mail center (DBMC) mailings for 3-digit ZIP Code prefixes 448 and 449 from the Cincinnati, OH, bulk mail center (BMC) to the Pittsburgh, PA, BMC. Effective 4-12-07.

2.4 500—Additional Services

503.13.3.1, 503.13.3.2, and 507.3.2.6 are revised to allow mailers to use Intelligent Mail barcodes on automation-rate First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flat-size mailpieces for rate eligibility. First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in Confirm Service, and First-Class Mail and Periodicals flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in OneCode ACS. Effective 5-1-07.

2.5 600—Basic Standards for All Mailing Services

601.9.4 is revised to require mailers to package all mailable adult fowl, including chickens, in approved containers. Effective 4-12-07.

604.4.1.3 is revised to add a new meter provider to the list of authorized providers. Effective 3-21-07.

2.6 700—Special Standards

707.14.1.1 and 708.4.3.1are revised to allow mailers to use Intelligent Mail barcodes on automation-rate First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flat-size mailpieces for rate eligibility. First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in Confirm Service, and First-Class Mail and Periodicals flats with Intelligent Mail barcodes may participate in OneCode ACS. Effective 5-1-07.

2.7 Appendix 1—Labeling Lists

Labeling lists are updated frequently to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Please see individual lists.

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