Contents Index

 

I000 Information

I010 Summary of Changes

This Summary of Changes lists all of the revisions to the Domestic Mail Manual since the publication of Issue 57 (6-30-02).

1.0 Summary of changes by effective date

1.1October 1, 2003

A030.1.4, A910.6.1, and A950.1.3 are revised to add National Change of Address Linkage System Product or NCOALink as an additional method for preparing Presorted and automation rate First-Class Mail pieces to meet the Move Update standard. Published in PB 22105 (6-26-03).

1.2August 10, 2003

C600.4.0, E620.4.0, and E660.2.0 are revised to clarify that Customized MarketMail (CMM) pieces, whether letter-size or flat-size, are not subject to the Standard Mail nonmachinable surcharge in E620. Published in PB 22107 (7-24-03).

E660 and M660 are added and C010.1.0, C600, D042.7.0, E110.1.1, E610, E620.3.0, E630.5.0, E650.1.1, E710.1.1, F010.5.3, M011.1.4, M012.2.1, M032 Exhibit .1.3, M072.1.0, Exhibit P040.4.1b, R600, S070.1.1, and S500.2.0 are revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

1.3August 7, 2003

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to delete two ZIP Codes. Published in PB 22108 (8-7-03).

C850.3.1 is revised to allow the placement of the postal routing barcode in locations other than adjacent to the address. Published in PB 22107 (7-24-03).

1.4July 15, 2003

G995 is deleted to reflect the expiration of the experimental classification for Presorted Priority Mail. Published in PB 22108 (8-7-03).

1.5July 10, 2003

C100, C700.1.0, S918.1.0, and S919.1.0 are revised to clarify that, for First-Class Mail or Package Services, Delivery Confirmation or Signature Confirmation may be used only for parcels and not for letter-size or flat-size mail. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

C820.1.0 and C820.4.0 are revised to clarify standards for the use of polywrap for flat-size mailpieces claimed at automation rates and the certification program for polywrap. Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

E650.1.3 and E752.1.2 are revised to clarify the application of the minimum volume requirement for Standard Mail and Bound Printed Matter (BPM) prepared using plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) procedures. Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

M032, M033.2.2, and M910.3.0 are revised to clarify the use of letter trays rather than sacks when preparing and palletizing certain sizes of Standard Mail flat-size pieces and to add co-traying as a option. Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

R900.4.0, S922, S923, and S924 are revised to change all instances of “per piece charges” to “per piece fees.” This change aligns the text in the DMM with the terminology used in the Domestic Mail Classification Schedule (DMCS), which is part of Title 39 Code of Federal Regulations (39 CFR). Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

S500.1.2 and S919.1.5 are revised to add new options for obtaining proof of delivery information for Express Mail and Signature Confirmation. Published in PB 22106 (7-10-03).

1.6June 26, 2003

A030.1.4 is revised to clarify that all ancillary service endorsements, except “Forwarding Service Requested,” meet the Move Update standard for Presorted and automation rate First-Class Mail. Published in PB 22105 (6-26-03).

1.7June 12, 2003

A030 is added; A040 is redesignated as A020; A800.3.0 is deleted; additional portions of Module A are revised; and portions of Module C, Module E, Module F, and Module M are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

C021, C023, C024.18.0, C050.2.2, and F010.5.0 are revised to align the Postal Service mailing standards for Division 6.2 infectious substances with the regulations adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and to incorporate other minor changes and clarifications related to hazardous materials mailing standards. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

D072 is revised to clarify the application process for drop shipment authorization of presorted metered mail and to specify that mailers must pay the applicable mailing fees and meet all other conditions for presenting mail for verification and acceptance at the office(s) of entry. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

E610.2.3 is revised to clarify the eligibility standards for computer-prepared material mailed at Standard Mail rates. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

G091, G092, and G095 are redesignated as G991, G992, and G995, respectively; G900 is redesignated as G090; and G910 is added to provide requirements for negotiated service agreements (NSAs) that would be treated as comparable to those which form the basis for experimental mail classifications established in accordance with Chapter 36 of Title 39 of the United States Code. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

1.8May 30, 2003

M041 is revised by excluding the use of metal strapping or metal banding material for securing pallets of mail, whether an individual pallet of mail, a pallet composed of several individual pallets stacked to form a single unit, or a pallet with a pallet box containing mail. Published in PB 22089 (11-14-02).

1.9May 20, 2003

S911 and S912 are revised to include the toll-free number and clarify the options for retrieving the delivery status of registered mail and certified mail. Published in PB 22103 (5-29-03).

1.10May 1, 2003

E670.11.4 is revised to provide that an organization’s primary authorization to mail at Nonprofit Standard Mail rates will not be revoked for nonuse if the organization has mailed at the nonprofit rates at any additional mailing office based upon that primary authorization. Published in PB 22100 (4-17-03).

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to delete ZIP Codes. Published in PB 22101 (5-1-03).

L001, L004, L007, and L606 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22101 (5-1-03).

Exhibit M013.2.5, M610.2.2, M810.2.2, and M820.5.3 are revised to correct the DMM standards that allow mailers preparing mail on pallets under the option in M045.3.2 to use L802 to label packages, sacks, and trays of mixed ADC mail and mixed AADC mail placed onto BMC and ASF pallets. Published in PB 22101 (5-1-03).

1.11April 20, 2003

G092 (renumbered G992) is added to implement a new experiment testing whether additional rate incentives will encourage the copalletization and drop shipment of individual Periodicals publications. The experiment includes two per piece discounts for copalletization of Periodicals publications that otherwise would have been prepared in sacks. Published in PB 22099 (4-3-03).

G092 (renumbered G992) is revised to specify that certain co-palletization data must be reported on a monthly basis under 3.0 and is not required at the time of mailing. Published in PB 22101 (5-1-03).

1.12April 17, 2003

A010.6.1 and 6.3 are revised to update the addressing requirements for overseas military mail. These revisions remove the requirement that mail sent to APO/FPO addresses include a military person’s grade, rank, or rating in the address line. Published in PB 22100 (4-17-03).

M110.1.0c is corrected to state that all permit imprint mail must be faced and packaged. Published in PB 22100 (4-17-03).

1.13April 3, 2003

C050.2.2, C100.2.7c, E010.2.3, M110.1.0, P014.4.1, P014.4.12, P014.4.13, and P040.1.1 are revised to correct and clarify the text. Published in PB 22099 (4-3-03).

C100.2.6 is revised to further clarify the format standards for displaying a message area on the address side of a First-Class Mail card rate mailpiece that is divided horizontally. Published in PB 22099 (4-3-03).

C810.7.0 is added to allow repositionable notes to be applied to First-Class Mail and Standard Mail letter-size pieces that otherwise qualify for automation letter rates, if certain standards are met. A repositionable note is a 3 inch by 3 inch paper attached to a letter-size mailpiece with an adhesive strip. The note is designed to be removed by the recipient and “repositioned” for future reference or use (e.g., on a telephone, refrigerator, or computer). Published in PB 22099 (4-3-03).

M910 and M950 are revised to provide new mail preparation standards for the co-packaging and co-sacking of flat-size Bound Printed Matter mailpieces. Related revisions are made to M011, M032, M722, and M820 to support the new co-packaging and co-sacking standards. Published in PB 22099 (4-3-03).

1.14March 6, 2003

Revisions were made throughout the DMM to reflect the name change of the organization within the Postal Service that has the authority to issue final agency decisions on customer appeals of mailing standards as provided in DMM G020. That organization is now called “Mailing Standards.” Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

L001, L002, L004, L601, L603, L605, L606, and L801 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

M031.1.7, M031.4.11, M032.1.3, M045.8.2, and M230 are revised and E230.4.0 is deleted to clarify when it is permissible to use the designation “NEWS” rather than the designation “PER” on Line 2 (the content line) of labels that identify sacks, trays, and pallets containing copies of Periodicals publications prepared in combined mailings or in copalletized mailings. Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

M610.2.1 is revised to correct an error in the packaging standards for Standard Mail machinable letter-size pieces. Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

M820.5.1 is revised to clarify the packaging standards for automation rate Standard Mail flat-size pieces sorted using the 5-digit scheme under L007. Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

P023.3.1 and P023.3.2 are revised to clarify the approval process for mailer authorizations to preprint rate markings on precanceled stamps or to use a precancel postmark on adhesive stamps, stamped cards, and stamped envelopes. Published in PB 22097 (3-6-03).

1.15February 6, 2003

M033.2.2c is revised to allow the placement of smaller size pieces in two rows in a single tray, provided that the two rows run parallel to each other, with the address side of the pieces all faced toward the end (short dimension) of the tray and perpendicular to the entire length (long dimension) of the tray. Published in PB 22095 (2-6-03).

M910.1.1h, M910.2.1g, M910.3.1h, M920.2.1m, and M940.2.1l are corrected to remove the references to Manifest Analysis and Certification (MAC) software. Published in PB 22095 (2-6-03).

M920.1.5f, M920.2.5e, M930.1.5f, M930.2.4e, M940.1.5f, and M940.2.4e are corrected to remove the references to 5-digit scheme (L001) pallets. Published in PB 22095 (2-6-03).

M920.2.5, M930.2.4, and M940.2.4 are revised to allow mailers using the advanced preparation options for flat-size mail to place certain mixed ADC packages on ASF or BMC pallets. Published in PB 22095 (2-6-03).

1.16January 23, 2003

F010, F030, and M013 are revised to expand and clarify the standards related to Address Change Service. Published in PB 22094 (1-23-03).

1.17January 9, 2003

Modules E, L, and M are revised to change mail preparation standards for AFSM 100-compatible flat-size mail for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter mailings. In addition, there are changes to Periodicals flat-size and irregular parcel mailings, Standard Mail flat-size mailings, and BPM flat-size and irregular parcel mailings that are placed in certain 3-digit sacks, on 5-digit scheme pallets, and on optional 3-digit pallets. Published in PB 22092 (12-26-02).

L001, L006, and L606 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22093 (1-9-03).

M013.3.2 is revised to allow placement of an Address Change Service participant code on flat-size mailpieces. Published in PB 22093 (1-9-03).

P030 is revised to clarify the required contents and format of meter indicia printed by meters and other postage evidencing systems in USPS facilities. Published in PB 22093 (1-9-03).

1.18January 1, 2003

E670.5.11 is revised to update the maximum value of low-cost items mailable at the Nonprofit Standard Mail rates. Published in PB 22095 (2-6-03).

P014 is revised to update the administrative charges for processing refunds for unused meter stamps and business reply mail pieces returned with postage affixed. Published in PB 22092 (12-26-02).

1.19December 12, 2002

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to add ZIP Codes. Published in PB 22091 (12-12-02).

1.20November 28, 2002

S922.4.0 is amended to allow the “No Postage Necessary” imprint, the business reply legend, and the horizontal bars required on business reply mail to be printed on an insert appearing through an address window. Published in PB 22090 (11-28-02).

1.21November 14, 2002

A040.1.0 (renumbered A020.1.0), A040.4.3 (renumbered E050.2.3), E230.3.3, M220.1.1, and M220.3.0 are revised to clarify the preparation requirements for letters and flats that use the simplified address format. Additionally, all congressional mailings using the simplified address format will use Tag 11 on all containers to ensure appropriate handling through downstream postal processes. Published in PB 22089 (11-14-02).

C200.3.0 and C820.7.0 are revised to reorganize and clarify the existing standards that apply to the uniformity of automation flats. Published in PB 22089 (11-14-02).

E650, E751, E752.2.0, L601, and L602 are revised to include changes to the standards governing the deposit of DBMC rate Standard Mail and Package Services machinable parcels at the Buffalo ASF and the Pittsburgh BMC. Published in PB 22089 (11-14-02).

M032, M033.1.2, M033.2.0, M610.1.1, M610.4.5, M620.1.1, and M820.5.2 are revised to allow mailers to use letter trays rather than sacks when preparing and palletizing certain sizes of Standard Mail flat-size pieces. This option applies to Standard Mail flat-size pieces claimed at automation rates, as well as flat-size pieces claimed at Enhanced Carrier Route rates. Published in PB 22089 (11-14-02).

M050.2.0 is deleted to support new procedures for calculating revenue deficiencies for sequenced mail. Published in PB 22087 (10-17-02).

1.22October 31, 2002

L001 and L606 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22088 (10-31-02).

1.23October 3, 2002

C100 and E110 are revised to clarify and expand the standards that apply to First-Class Mail card rates. Published in PB 22086 (10-3-02).

E610.9.0 and F010.5.0 are revised to allow mailers to use the “Change Service Requested” endorsement with Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation. Published in PB 22086 (10-3-02).

E650.5.4, M013.2.5, M045.3.2, M610, M810.2.2, and M820.5.3 are revised to allow mailers the option of placing onto BMC and ASF pallets specially sorted packages, sacks, and trays of mixed ADC Standard Mail. Published in PB 22086 (10-3-02).

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is corrected to delete five ZIP Codes and add one ZIP Code. Published in PB 22085 (9-19-02).

M013.2.0 is revised and M013.3.0 is added to allow placement of an Address Change Service participant code in a new optional location. Published in PB 22086 (10-3-02).

P030 is revised to clarify the required contents and format of meter indicia. Published in PB 22085 (9-19-02).

1.24September 22, 2002

S941 is added and R900.9.0 is revised to reflect the implementation of Confirm service. Published in PB 22083 (8-22-02).

1.25September 5, 2002

C820 Exhibit 4.1b (renumbered C820.4.2 and C820.4.3) is revised to clarify the wrapping instructions for AFSM 100 polywrapped automation flats. Published in PB 22084 (9-5-02).

L001, L004, and L606 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22084 (9-5-02).

M610.4.3, M820.5.1, and M950.3.2 are revised to change the minimum number of pieces required for 5-digit packages of automation and Presorted rate Standard Mail flats. Published in PB 22083 (8-22-02).

1.26August 8, 2002

E040 is revised to clarify and simplify the eligibility standards for free matter for the blind and other physically handicapped persons. Published in PB 22081 (7-25-02).

M610.1.4 and M620.1.3 are deleted and M820.1.8 and M820.1.10 are revised to eliminate the letter-size preparation requirements for nonautomation Standard Mail pieces combined in a mailing with palletized automation flats. Published in PB 22081 (7-25-02).

1.27July 11, 2002

L001, L004, L606, L801, and L803 are revised to reflect changes in mail processing operations. Published in PB 22080 (7-11-02).

P014 is revised to clarify the refund policy for unused postage evidencing system indicia on mailpieces or labels. Published in PB 22080 (7-11-02).

S918 and S919 are revised to add new language for the preparation and submission of Form 3152. Published in PB 22080 (7-11-02).

1.28June 27, 2002

C850.1.4 is revised to amend the barcode requirements for Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation labels. Published in PB 22079 (6-27-02).

E751Exhibit 6.0 is revised to add a ZIP Code for Parcel Select mail entered at a BMC. Published in PB 22079 (6-27-02).

2.0 Summary of Changes by DMM MOdule

2.1A
Addressing

A010.6.1 and 6.3 are revised to update the addressing requirements for overseas military mail. These revisions remove the requirement that mail sent to APO/FPO addresses include a military person’s grade, rank, or rating in the address line. Effective 4-17-03.

A030 is added; A040 is redesignated as A020; A800.3.0 is deleted; and additional portions of Module A are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Effective 6-12-03.

A030.1.4, A910.6.1, and A950.1.3 are revised to add National Change of Address Linkage System Product or NCOALink as an additional method for preparing Presorted and automation rate First-Class Mail pieces to meet the Move Update standard. Effective 6-26-03.

A030.1.4 is revised to clarify that all ancillary service endorsements, except “Forwarding Service Requested,” meet the Move Update standard for Presorted and automation rate First-Class Mail. Effective 6-26-03.

A040.1.0 (renumbered A020.1.0) and A040.4.3 (renumbered E050.2.3) are revised to clarify the preparation requirements for letters and flats that use the simplified address format. Additionally, all congressional mailings using the simplified address format will use Tag 11 on all containers to ensure appropriate handling through downstream postal processes. Effective 11-14-02.

2.2C
Characteristics and Content

Portions of Module C are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Effective 6-12-03.

C010.1.0 and C600 are revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

C021, C023, C024.18.0, C050.2.2 are revised to align the Postal Service mailing standards for Division 6.2 infectious substances with the regulations adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and to incorporate other minor changes and clarifications related to hazardous materials mailing standards. Effective 6-12-03.

C050.2.2 and C100.2.7c are revised to correct and clarify the text. Effective 4-3-03.

C100 is revised to clarify and expand the standards that apply to First-Class Mail card rates. Effective 10-3-02.

C100 and C700.1.0 are revised to clarify that, for First-Class Mail or Package Services, Delivery Confirmation or Signature Confirmation may be used only for parcels and not for letter-size or flat-size mail. Effective 7-10-03.

C100.2.6 is revised to further clarify the format standards for displaying a message area on the address side of a First-Class Mail card rate mailpiece that is divided horizontally. Effective 4-3-03.

C200.3.0 and C820.7.0 are revised to reorganize and clarify the existing standards that apply to the uniformity of automation flats. Effective 11-14-02.

C600.4.0 is revised to clarify that Customized MarketMail (CMM) pieces, whether letter-size or flat-size, are not subject to the Standard Mail nonmachinable surcharge in E620. Effective 8-10-03.

C810.7.0 is added to allow repositionable notes to be applied to First-Class Mail and Standard Mail letter-size pieces that otherwise qualify for automation letter rates, if certain standards are met. A repositionable note is a 3 inch by 3 inch paper attached to a letter-size mailpiece with an adhesive strip. The note is designed to be removed by the recipient and “repositioned” for future reference or use (e.g., on a telephone, refrigerator, or computer). Effective 4-3-03.

C820 Exhibit 4.1b (renumbered C820.4.2 and C820.4.3) is revised to clarify the wrapping instructions for AFSM 100 polywrapped automation flats. Effective 9-5-02.

C820.1.0 and C820.4.0 are revised to clarify standards for the use of polywrap for flat-size mailpieces claimed at automation rates and the certification program for polywrap. Effective 7-10-03.

C850.1.4 is revised to amend the barcode requirements for Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation labels. Effective 6-27-02.

C850.3.1 is revised to allow the placement of the postal routing barcode in locations other than adjacent to the address. Effective 8-7-03.

2.3D
Deposit, Collection, and Delivery

D042.7.0 is revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

D072 is revised to clarify the application process for drop shipment authorization of presorted metered mail and to specify that mailers must pay the applicable mailing fees and meet all other conditions for presenting mail for verification and acceptance at the office(s) of entry. Effective 6-12-03.

2.4E
Eligibility

Portions of Module E are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Effective 6-12-03.

Module E is revised to change mail preparation standards for AFSM 100-compatible flat-size mail for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter mailings. In addition, there are changes to Periodicals flat-size and irregular parcel mailings, Standard Mail flat-size mailings, and BPM flat-size and irregular parcel mailings that are placed in certain 3-digit sacks, on 5-digit scheme pallets, and on optional 3-digit pallets. Effective 1-9-03.

E010.2.3 is revised to correct and clarify the text. Effective 4-3-03.

E040 is revised to clarify and simplify the eligibility standards for free matter for the blind and other physically handicapped persons. Effective 8-8-02.

E110 is revised to clarify and expand the standards that apply to First-Class Mail card rates. Effective 10-3-02.

E230.3.3 is revised to clarify the preparation requirements for letters and flats that use the simplified address format. Additionally, all congressional mailings using the simplified address format will use Tag 11 on all containers to ensure appropriate handling through downstream postal processes. Effective 11-14-02.

E230.4.0 is deleted since the text on Periodicals publications prepared in combined or copalletized mailings is clarified and expanded in M230. Effective 3-6-03.

E610.2.3 is revised to clarify the eligibility standards for computer-prepared material mailed at Standard Mail rates. Effective 6-12-03.

E610.9.0 is revised to allow mailers to use the “Change Service Requested” endorsement with Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation. Effective 10-3-02.

E620.4.0 and E660.2.0 are revised to clarify that Customized MarketMail (CMM) pieces, whether letter-size or flat-size, are not subject to the Standard Mail nonmachinable surcharge in E620. Effective 8-10-03.

E650, E751, and E752.2.0 are revised to include changes to the standards governing the deposit of DBMC rate Standard Mail and Package Services machinable parcels at the Buffalo ASF and the Pittsburgh BMC. Effective 11-14-02.

E650.1.3 and E752.1.2 are revised to clarify the application of the minimum volume requirement for Standard Mail and Bound Printed Matter (BPM) prepared using plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS) procedures. Effective 7-10-03.

E650.5.4 is revised to allow mailers the option of placing onto BMC and ASF pallets specially sorted packages, sacks, and trays of mixed ADC Standard Mail. Effective 10-3-02.

E660 is added and E110.1.1, E610, E620.3.0, E630.5.0, E650.1.1, and E710.1.1 are revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

E670.5.11 is revised to update the maximum value of low-cost items mailable at the Nonprofit Standard Mail rates. Effective 2-6-03.

E670.11.4 is revised to provide that an organization’s primary authorization to mail at Nonprofit Standard Mail rates will not be revoked for nonuse if the organization has mailed at the nonprofit rates at any additional mailing office based upon that primary authorization. Effective 5-1-03.

E751 Exhibit 6.0 is revised to add a ZIP Code for Parcel Select mail entered at a BMC. Effective 6-27-02.

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is corrected to delete five ZIP Codes and add one ZIP Code. Effective 10-3-02.

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to add ZIP Codes. Effective 12-12-02.

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to delete ZIP Codes. Effective 5-1-03.

E751 Exhibit 8.0 is amended to delete two ZIP Codes. Effective 8-7-03.

2.5F
Forwarding and Related Services

Portions of Module F are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Effective 6-12-03.

F010 and F030 are revised to expand and clarify the standards related to Address Change Service. Effective 1-23-03.

F010.5.0 is revised to allow mailers to use the “Change Service Requested” endorsement with Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation. Effective 10-3-02.

F010.5.0 is revised to incorporate changes and clarifications related to hazardous materials mailing standards. Effective 6-12-03.

F010.5.3 is revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

2.6G
General Information

G091, G092, and G095 are redesignated as G991, G992, and G995, respectively; G900 is redesignated as G090; and G910 is added to provide requirements for negotiated service agreements (NSAs) that would be treated as comparable to those which form the basis for experimental mail classifications established in accordance with Chapter 36 of Title 39 of the United States Code. Published in PB 22104 (6-12-03).

G092 (renumbered G992) is added to implement a new experiment testing whether additional rate incentives will encourage the copalletization and drop shipment of individual Periodicals publications. The experiment includes two per piece discounts for co-palletization of Periodicals publications that otherwise would have been prepared in sacks. Effective 4-20-03.

G092 (renumbered G992) is revised to specify that certain co-palletization data must be reported on a monthly basis under 3.0 and is not required at the time of mailing. Effective 4-20-03.

G995 is deleted to reflect the expiration of the experimental classification for Presorted Priority Mail. Effective 7-15-03.

2.7L
Labeling Lists

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

Module L is revised to change mail preparation standards for AFSM 100-compatible flat-size mail for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter mailings. In addition, there are changes to Periodicals flat-size and irregular parcel mailings, Standard Mail flat-size mailings, and BPM flat-size and irregular parcel mailings that are placed in certain 3-digit sacks, on 5-digit scheme pallets, and on optional 3-digit pallets. Effective 1-9-03.

L601 and L602 are revised to include changes to the standards governing the deposit of DBMC rate Standard Mail and Package Services machinable parcels at the Buffalo ASF and the Pittsburgh BMC. Effective 11-14-02.

2.8M
Mail Preparation and Sortation

Portions of Module M are revised to consolidate many of the critical addressing requirements for Presorted and automation rate mail and to update information for several Address Information System (AIS) products. Effective 6-12-03.

Module M is revised to change mail preparation standards for AFSM 100-compatible flat-size mail for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter mailings. In addition, there are changes to Periodicals flat-size and irregular parcel mailings, Standard Mail flat-size mailings, and BPM flat-size and irregular parcel mailings that are placed in certain 3-digit sacks, on 5-digit scheme pallets, and on optional 3-digit pallets. Effective 1-9-03.

M013 is revised to expand and clarify the standards related to Address Change Service. Effective 1-23-03.

M013.2.0 is revised and M013.3.0 is added to allow placement of an Address Change Service participant code in a new optional location. Effective 10-3-02.

M013.2.5, M045.3.2, M610, M810.2.2, and M820.5.3 are revised to allow mailers the option of placing onto BMC and ASF pallets specially sorted packages, sacks, and trays of mixed ADC Standard Mail. Effective 10-3-02.

Exhibit M013.2.5, M610.2.2, M810.2.2, and M820.5.3 are revised to correct the DMM standards that allow mailers preparing mail on pallets under the option in M045.3.2 to use L802 to label packages, sacks, and trays of mixed ADC mail and mixed AADC mail placed onto BMC and ASF pallets. Effective 5-1-03.

M013.3.2 is revised to allow placement of an Address Change Service participant code on flat-size mailpieces. Effective 1-9-03.

M031.1.7, M031.4.11, M032.1.3, M045.8.2, and M230 are revised to clarify when it is permissible to use the designation “NEWS” rather than the designation “PER” on Line 2 (the content line) of labels that identify sacks, trays, and pallets containing copies of Periodicals publications prepared in combined mailings or in copalletized mailings. Effective 3-6-03.

M032, M033.2.2, and M910.3.0 are revised to clarify the use of letter trays rather than sacks when preparing and palletizing certain sizes of Standard Mail flat-size pieces and to add co-traying as an option. Effective 7-10-03.

M032, M033.1.2, M033.2.0, M610.1.1, M610.4.5, M620.1.1, and M820.5.2 are revised to allow mailers to use letter trays rather than sacks when preparing and palletizing certain sizes of Standard Mail flat-size pieces. This option applies to Standard Mail flat-size pieces claimed at automation rates, as well as flat-size pieces claimed at Enhanced Carrier Route rates. Effective 11-14-02.

M033.2.2c is revised to allow the placement of smaller size pieces in two rows in a single tray, provided that the two rows run parallel to each other, with the address side of the pieces all faced toward the end (short dimension) of the tray and perpendicular to the entire length (long dimension) of the tray. Effective 2-6-03.

M041 is revised by excluding the use of metal strapping or metal banding material for securing pallets of mail, whether an individual pallet of mail, a pallet composed of several individual pallets stacked to form a single unit, or a pallet with a pallet box containing mail. Effective 5-30-03.

M050.2.0 is deleted to support new procedures for calculating revenue deficiencies for sequenced mail. Effective 11-14-02.

M110.1.0 is revised to correct and clarify the text. Effective 4-3-03.

M110.1.0c is corrected to state that all permit imprint mail must be faced and packaged. Effective 4-17-03.

M220.1.1 and M220.3.0 are revised to clarify the preparation requirements for letters and flats that use the simplified address format. Additionally, all congressional mailings using the simplified address format will use Tag 11 on all containers to ensure appropriate handling through downstream postal processes. Effective 11-14-02.

M610.1.4 and M620.1.3 are deleted and M820.1.8 and M820.1.10 are revised to eliminate the letter-size preparation requirements for nonautomation Standard Mail pieces combined in a mailing with palletized automation flats. Effective 8-8-02.

M610.2.1 is revised to correct an error in the packaging standards for Standard Mail machinable letter-size pieces. Effective 3-6-03.

M610.4.3, M820.5.1, and M950.3.2 are revised to change the minimum number of pieces required for 5-digit packages of automation and Presorted rate Standard Mail flats. Effective 9-5-02.

M660 is added and M011.1.4, M012.2.1, M032 Exhibit .1.3, and M072.1.0 are revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

M820.5.1 is revised to clarify the packaging standards for automation rate Standard Mail flat-size pieces sorted using the 5-digit scheme under L007. Effective 3-6-03.

M910 and M950 are revised to provide new mail preparation standards for the co-packaging and co-sacking of flat-size Bound Printed Matter mailpieces. Related revisions are made to M011, M032, M722, and M820 to support the new co-packaging and co-sacking standards. Effective 4-3-03.

M910.1.1h, M910.2.1g, M910.3.1h, M920.2.1m, and M940.2.1l are corrected to remove the references to Manifest Analysis and Certification (MAC) software. Effective 2-6-03.

M920.1.5f, M920.2.5e, M930.1.5f, M930.2.4e, M940.1.5f, and M940.2.4e are corrected to remove the references to 5-digit scheme (L001) pallets. Effective 2-6-03.

M920.2.5, M930.2.4, and M940.2.4 are revised to allow mailers using the advanced preparation options for flat-size mail to place certain mixed ADC packages on ASF or BMC pallets. Effective 2-6-03.

2.9P
Postage and Payment Methods

P014 is revised to update the administrative charges for processing refunds for unused meter stamps and business reply mail pieces returned with postage affixed. Effective 1-1-03.

P014 is revised to clarify the refund policy for unused postage evidencing system indicia on mailpieces or labels. Effective 7-11-02.

P014.4.1, P014.4.12, P014.4.13, and P040.1.1 are revised to correct and clarify the text. Effective 4-3-03.

P023.3.1 and P023.3.2 are revised to clarify the approval process for mailer authorizations to preprint rate markings on precanceled stamps or to use a precancel postmark on adhesive stamps, stamped cards, and stamped envelopes. Effective 3-6-03.

P030 is revised to clarify the required contents and format of meter indicia printed by meters and other postage evidencing systems in USPS facilities. Effective 1-9-03.

P030 is revised to clarify the required contents and format of meter indicia. Effective 10-3-02.

Exhibit P040.4.1b is revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

2.10R
Rates and Fees

R600 is revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

R900.4.0 is revised to change all instances of “per piece charges” to “per piece fees.” This change aligns the text in the DMM with the terminology used in the Domestic Mail Classification Schedule (DMCS), which is part of Title 39 Code of Federal Regulations (39 CFR). Effective 7-10-03.

R900.9.0 is revised to reflect the implementation of Confirm service. Effective 9-22-02.

2.11S
Special Services

S070.1.1 and S500.2.0 are revised to add Customized MarketMail, a new option for mailing nonrectangular and irregular-shaped Regular Standard Mail and Nonprofit Standard Mail pieces. Effective 8-10-03.

S500.1.2 and S919.1.5 are revised to add new options for obtaining proof of delivery information for Express Mail and Signature Confirmation. Effective 7-10-03.

S911 and S912 are revised to include the toll-free number and clarify the options for retrieving the delivery status of registered mail and certified mail. Effective 5-20-03.

S918 and S919 are revised to add new language for the preparation and submission of Form 3152. Effective 7-11-02.

S918.1.0 and S919.1.0 are revised to clarify that, for First-Class Mail or Package Services, Delivery Confirmation or Signature Confirmation may be used only for parcels and not for letter-size or flat-size mail. Effective 7-10-03.

S922, S923, and S924 are revised to change all instances of “per piece charges” to “per piece fees.” This change aligns the text in the DMM with the terminology used in the Domestic Mail Classification Schedule (DMCS), which is part of Title 39 Code of Federal Regulations (39 CFR). Effective 7-10-03.

S922.4.0 is amended to allow the “No Postage Necessary” imprint, the business reply legend, and the horizontal bars required on business reply mail to be printed on an insert appearing through an address window. Effective 11-28-02.

S941 is added to reflect the implementation of Confirm service. Effective 9-22-02.

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)