Contents
I000 Information

I020 References

I022 Subject Index

A

accelerated reply mail, D920.7.0

additional entry for Periodicals, D230

cancellation, D230.6.0

fee, R200.5.0

how to apply, D230.3.0

Address Information System (AIS) products, A930

address labels

detached address labels (DALs), A060

on Periodicals, A010.7.2

address services

Address Change Service (ACS), F030.2.0

address correction, F010.1.0, R900.1.0

carrier route schemes, A930.4.0

Delivery Statistics Product, A930.1.0

FASTforward, F010.3.0

mailing list services, A910

fees, R900.13.0

sequencing for cards and electronic files, A920

fees, R900.2.0

addressing

alternative addressing formats, A020

change of address, F010.1.0

content, A010.1.0

detached address labels (DALs), A060

elements of a complete address, A010.3.0

exceptional address, A020.3.0

for automation mailings, A800

for Periodicals, A010.7.0

military mail, A010.6.0

“occupant”-style addressing, A020.2.0

on mail addressed to commercial mail receiving agencies, A010.5.3

placement, A010.1.0

required return address, A010.4.3

return address, A010.4.0

simplified address, A020.1.0

advertising

in nonprofit and classroom Periodicals, E270.1.3

in nonprofit Standard Mail, E670.5.0

in Periodicals, E211.11.0

pandering, C033

sexually-oriented material, C032

aerosols, C010.2.5

air transportation prohibitions for hazardous materials, C023.1.10

ancillary service endorsements

clear space, M012.4.4

explanation of each endorsement by class of mail, F010

placement on the mailpiece, M012.4.0

type size, M012.4.4

with return address, M012.4.3

animals

adult fowl, C022.3.0

bees, C022.3.7

cold-blooded, C022.2.3

container for mailing, C022.3.10

day-old poultry, C022.3.0

dead, C022.4.0

furs or pelts, C022.5.0

insects, C022.3.8

nonmailable, C022.7.0

scorpions, C022.3.9

special permits for animals mailed to Pacific islands, C022.3.6

warm-blooded, C022.3.5

APO. See military mail.

appeals, for decision made about mailing standards, G020.3.0

aspect ratio, C810.2.2

automation cards, C810

enclosed in letters, C810.9.0

labels, C810.6.0

mail preparation, M810

size, C810.2.0

tabs and wafer seals, C810.4.0

automation flats, C820

labels, C820.8.0

mail preparation, M820

polywrap, C820.4.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation flat, C810.9.0

size for AFSM 100, C820.2.0

size for FSM 1000, C820.3.0

tabs and wafer seals, C820.6.0

automation letters, C810

heavy letters, C810.8.5

labels, C810.6.0

mail preparation, M810

reply mail enclosed in an automation letter, C810.9.0

size, C810.2.0

tabs and wafer seals, C810.4.0

automation mailings, general

addressing, A800

Bound Printed Matter flats, E712

First-Class Mail, E140

mailings with different payment methods, P960

Periodicals, E240

reply mail enclosed in mailing, C810.9.0

size and shape, C800

Standard Mail, E640

Standard Mail Enhanced Carrier Route, E640.2.0

automation (barcoded) parcels, C850

B

ballots, E080

barcodes

barcode clear zone

for letters, C840.2.1

for machinable parcels, C850.3.0

certification, C840.10.0

dimensions and spacing, C840.4.0, C850.2.1

general standards for letters and flats, C840

human-readable information, C850.4.0

in address block, C840.2.5

location, C850.3.0

on flats, C840.3.0

on inserts, C840.2.4

on letters, C840.2.0

on parcels, C850

on sack labels, M032

on tray labels, M032

reflectance, C840.5.0, C850.2.2

second barcode on flats, C840.3.3

skew, C840.6.0

types

5-digit barcode, C840.1.2, C840.8.0

concatenated, C850.1.4

Confirm, S941.2.0

Delivery Confirmation, C850.1.4, S918.3.0

delivery point barcode (DPBC), C840.9.0

integrated, C850.1.4

POSTNET barcode, C840.1.1

Signature Confirmation, C850.1.4, S919.3.0

USS Code, C850.1.3

UUC/EAN, C850.1.3

ZIP+4 barcode, C840.1.3, C840.8.0

window envelope, C840.7.0

batteries

battery-powered devices, C024.17.0

nonspillable batteries, C023.10.4

bees, C022.3.7

bills and invoices, E110.1.5

biological products, C023.8.4

bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds, S020.4.1

blind, free matter for, E040

what may be mailed, E040.2.0, E040.3.0

who is qualified, E040.1.3

book rate. See Media Mail.

books

packaging for mailing, C010.8.1

Bound Printed Matter

combined with other Package Services, E753

definition, E712.1.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E712.2.0

for destination entry, E752

how to calculate postage, P013.5.3, P013.5.6, P013.9.0

mail preparation

barcoded flats, M820.6.0

carrier route flats, M723.2.0

carrier route irregular parcels, M723.3.0, M723.4.0

carrier route machinable parcels, M723.5.0

combined machinable parcels, M073

for single-piece rates, M721.1.0

how to package, M020.1.6

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5

packages of flats on pallets, M045.3.3

packages of irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

packaging for mail on pallets, M045.2.4

presorted flats, M722.2.0

presorted irregular parcels, M722.3.0, M722.4.0

presorted machinable parcels, M722.5.0

sacks of flats on pallets, M045.3.3

sacks of irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

mailing fee, E752.1.4

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

for barcoded flats, M012.3.0

for carrier route flats, M723.2.1

for carrier route irregular parcels, M723.3.1

for carrier route rates, M723.1.0

for presorted flats, M722.2.0

for presorted irregular parcels, M722.3.1

for presorted rates, M722.1.0

for single-piece rates, M721.1.0

rate eligibility

for barcoded flats, E712.2.0

for carrier route rates, E712.2.0

for DBMC rates, E752.2.0

for DDU rates, E752.4.0

for DSCF rates, E752.3.0

for presorted rates, E712.2.0, E712.3.0

for single-piece rates, E712.2.0

rates, R700.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

boxes

acceptable sizes and load, C010.3.1

post office boxes, D910

bulk mail. See Standard Mail.

bulk mail system, C010.8.0

bulk parcel return service (BPRS), S924

annual accounting fee, S924.

annual permit fee, S924.3.1

fees, R900.3.0

format for bulk parcel return service label, S924.5.0

general information, S924.1.0

how postage and fees are applied, S924.3.0

how to apply for a permit, S924.2.1

placement of bulk parcel return service label, S924.4.0

sample of a bulk parcel return service label, S924.5.0

business reply mail (BRM), S922

distributed by agents of the permit holder, S922.8.0

fees and per piece charges, R900.4.0

for official U.S. government mail, E060.11.0

format for business reply mail, S922.5.0, S922.6.0

general information, S922.1.0

how annual accounting fee is applied, S922.3.3

how annual permit fee is applied, S922.2.3

how postage and fees are applied, S922.3.0

how to apply for a permit, S922.2.2

how to renew the annual accounting fee, S922.3.4

how to renew the annual permit, S922.2.4

physical characteristics, S922.4.0

qualified business reply mail (QBRM), E150, S922.7.0

refunds for postage affixed to business reply mail, P014.2.12

sample of business reply mail, S922.5.1

weight-averaged business reply mail, S922.9.0

C

caller service, D920

accelerated reply mail, D920.7.0

fees, D920.4.0, R900.5.0

how to apply for service, D920.2.1

refunds, D920.5.0

reserved caller service number, D920.1.5

reserved caller service number fee, D920.1.5

Capital One Services, Inc. NSA, G910

cards

automation. See automation cards.

eligibility for First-Class Mail card rates, E110.3.0, E130.2.1

how to package, M020.2.1

rates, for First-Class Mail, R100

size, C100.2.0

carrier route

See also Bound Printed Matter, Enhanced Carrier Route, First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail.

carrier route information lines, M014

carrier route schemes, A930.4.0

facing slips on packages, M020.3.0

sequencing requirements, M050

submitting cards for sequencing, A920.2.0

certificate of mailing, S914

fees, R900.6.0

for bulk quantities, S914.1.2

other special services that can be added, S914.1.7

what may be mailed, S914.1.0

certified mail, S912

fees, R900.7.0

how to fill out certified label, S912.2.5

other special services that can be added, S912.1.4

requesting a delivery record, S912.1.5

required label, S912.2.3

what may be mailed, S912.1.2

church. See nonprofit.

cigarette lighters, C023.4.4

City State Product, A930.2.0

claims, S010

criteria for approval, S010.2.11

how to file, S010.2.0

how to file a duplicate claim, S010.2.10

reasons for denial, S010.2.14

time limit for filing, S010.2.2

clinical specimens, C023.8.4

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), A950

certification and testing, A950.6.0

dates for matching and coding, A950.3.0

documentation submitted with a mailing, A950.5.0

software certification and configuration, A950.2.0

collect on delivery (COD), S921

combined with Express Mail, S921.1.9

combined with registered mail, S921.1.8

delivery of COD items, S921.4.0

fees, R900.8.0

how to file a claim, S010

how to mail, S921.3.0

other special services that can be added, S921.1.4

required forms, S921.2.0

what may be mailed, S921.1.2

where to mail, S921.3.7

commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

addressing requirements, D042.2.0

delivery to, D042.2.0

forwarding mail to CMRA customers, F020.2.7

Confirm, S941

confirmation. See Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation.

congressional frank

addressing, E050.2.0

delivery, E050.2.0

containers

boxes, C010.3.1

envelopes, C010.3.8

paper bags and wraps, C010.3.3

plastic bags and film, C010.3.0

content identifier numbers (CINs), M032.1.0

contraceptives and abortion devices, C024.19.0

copyrights of the USPS, G013.2.0

corrosives, C023.10.0

Customized MarketMail, C600, E660, M660

D

dead mail, F010.8.0

delivery, types of

city delivery service, D042.9.0

highway contract delivery service, D042.11.0

rural delivery service, D042.10.0

Delivery Confirmation, S918

barcodes on privately printed labels, S918.3.0

electronic file transmission for electronic option, S918.4.0

electronic option, S918.1.4

fees, R900.10.0

other special services that can be added, S918.1.6

required labels, S918.2.0

retail option, S918.1.4

what may be mailed, S918.1.3

where to mail, S918.5.0

delivery of mail, D042

accountable mail, D042.1.7

Express Mail, D042.1.7

refusal by addressee, D042.1.0

to a commercial mail receiving agency, D042.2.0

to an agent, D042.2.0

to an individual at a business, D042.4.0

to hotels, institutions, and schools, D042.5.0

to military units, D042.8.0

delivery statistics

Delivery Statistics File, A930.1.0

general, A930.5.0

destination entry. See individual classes of mail, under rate eligibility.

detached address labels (DALs), A060

disposing of undeliverable material, A060.4.1

label preparation, A060.2.0

mail preparation, A060.3.0

postage computation, A060.5.0

undeliverable DALs, A060.2.0

with Bound Printed Matter, A060.1.4

with Periodicals, A060.1.2

with Standard Mail, A060.1.3

drop shipment, D071

Express Mail, D071.1.0, M072

metered mail, D072

Priority Mail, D071.2.0, M072

drug paraphernalia, C024.12.0

drugs, C024.11.0

dry ice, C022.2.4, C023.11.4

duck stamp. See bird stamp.

E

election boards, mailing list services, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

enclosures

in Package Services, E070.4.0

in Periodicals, E070.3.0

in Standard Mail, E070.4.0

incidental First-Class Mail, E070.5.0

endorsements. See ancillary service endorsements.

Enhanced Carrier Route

See also carrier route and Standard Mail.

density requirements, E630

eligibility for automation rates, E640.2.0

rate eligibility, E630

residual shape surcharge, E630.5.0

sequencing requirements, M050

envelopes

Express Mail, C010.6.2

green bordered, C010.6.2

Priority Mail, C010.6.2

reusable, C010.6.4

window envelopes, C010.6.1

with postage affixed, sold by USPS, P021.1.0, P021.2.0

exceptional dispatch for Periodicals, D210.3.0

how to apply, D210.3.5

rates, D210.3.4

experimental rates and classifications, G900

NetPost Mailing Online, G991

outside-county Periodicals co-palletization drop shipment, G992

presorted Priority Mail, G995

explosives, C023.2.0

Express Mail

combined with COD, S921.1.9

combined with other classes of mail, E070

deposit, D500.2.0

drop shipment, D071.1.0, M072

fees, E500.2.0, R500.2.0

how to calculate postage, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

how to file a claim, S010

insurance, R900.11.0, S500

mail preparation

for all Express Mail, M500

for drop shipment, M072

postage payment options, P500

postage refunds, P014.5.0

rate eligibility

for Custom Designed Service, E500.4.0

for Express Mail Military Service, E500.7.0

for flat-rate envelope, E500.1.6

for Next Day Service, E500.5.0

for Second Day Service, E500.6.0

rates, R500

refunds, P014.5.0

reship service, D500.3.0

service objectives, D500.1.0

size, C500

special services, S500

undeliverable mail, F010.5.5

F

facing identification mark (FIM), C100.5.0

examples of, C100.5.2

required use, C100.5.1

specifications and position, C100.5.3

firearms

antiques, C024.2.0

definitions, C024.1.1

pistols, revolvers, and other concealable firearms, C024.1.0

rifles and shotguns, C024.3.0

who may mail, C024.1.3, C024.1.5, C024.1.7

firm holdout, D930.2.0

First-Class Mail

See also Priority Mail.

combined with other classes of mail, E070, M071

definition, E110.1.0

deposit of, D100.2.0

documentation for mailings, E110.5.0

how to calculate postage, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, E070.5.0

keys and identification devices, P013.2.6

mail preparation

automation carrier route letters, M810.2.1

automation flats, M820.2.0

automation flats (tray-based option), M820.3.0

automation letters, M810.2.0

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.1.0, M950.1.0

packaging for presorted flats, M130.4.1

presorted flats, M130.4.0

presorted machinable cards and letters, M130.2.0

presorted nonmachinable cards and letters, M130.3.0

presorted parcels, M130.5.0

single-piece rates, M110

mailing fee, E110.4.1, R100.13.1

markings required on each mailpiece

for presorted rates, M130.1.0

for single-piece rates, M110

general, M012.2.0, M071

nonmachinable surcharge, C050.2.2, C100.4.0, E130

postage payment options, P100

presort mailing fee, E110.4.1

presort verification, D100.3.0

rate eligibility

for automation rates, E140

for carrier route rates, E140.1.3

for presorted rates, E130.3.0

for single-piece rates, E130.2.0

rates, R100

service objectives, D100.1.0

size, C100

standardized documentation, P012.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.1

weight, C100

flammables and combustibles

liquids, C023.4.0

solids, C023.5.0

flat-rate envelope. See Express Mail and Priority Mail.

flats

automation. See automation flats.

how to package, M020.2.2

size, C050.3.0

forms, I021

forwarding mail

See also individual classes of mail and returned mail.

general information, F020

instructions by the sender, F030.4.0

postage charged for forwarding mail, F020.3.0

with special services, F010, F030.4.2

Fourth-Class Mail. See Package Services.

FPO. See military mail.

fragrance sample, C024.15.0

fraud, how to report, G011.5.0

franked mail, for Members of Congress, E050

free mail

for blind and other handicapped persons, E040

for Members of Congress, E050

for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

furs or pelts, C022.5.0

G

gases, C023.3.0

general delivery, D930.1.0

government mail. See U.S. government.

guns, C024.1.0, C024.3.0

H

handicapped, free matter for, E040

what may be mailed, E040.2.0, E040.3.0

who is qualified, E040.1.3

hazardous materials

See also restricted matter.

batteries, C023.10.4

biological products, C023.8.4

cigarette lighters, C023.4.4

clinical specimens, C023.8.4

corrosives, C023.10.0

explosives, C023.2.0

flammable and combustible liquids, C023.4.0

flammable solids, C023.5.0

gases, C023.3.0

general, C023

infectious substances, C023.8.0

matches, C023.5.3

medical devices, used, C023.8.2

oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, C023.6.0

packaging and markings, C023.1.8

radioactive material, C023.9.0

rulings, C023.1.6

sharps, C023.8.5

shipping papers, C023.1.9

toxic substances, C023.7.0

heavy letter mail, C810.8.5

high-density carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

high-density items

packaging, C010.8.2

holidays, G011.1.5

I

ice

dry ice, C022.2.4, C023.11.4

water ice, C022.2.3

identification statement for Periodicals, required elements, E211.10.5

imprint. See permit imprint.

indicia. See permit imprint.

infectious substances, C023.8.0

information-based indicia (IBI), P030

insects, C022.3.8

inspection by USPS

of Express Mail, E500.1.1

of First-Class Mail, E110.1.3

of Package Services, C700.3.0

of Periodicals, E211.1.4

of Standard Mail, C600.5.0, E610.1.2

insurance

See also claims.

bulk insurance, S913.3.0

delivery of insured items, S913.4.0

Express Mail insurance, R900.11.0, S500

fees, R900.12.0

how to file a claim, S010.2.0

how to fill out insurance label, S913.2.3

other special services that can be added, S913.1.5

what may be mailed, S913.1.2

irregular parcels, C050.5.0

K

keys

fee for additional post office box keys, R900

for post office boxes, D910.7.0

general information about mailing, E120.2.4, E130.2.2

rates for return through the mail, R100.11.0

knives, C024.5.0

known office of publication, for Periodicals, E211.4.0

L

labeling lists

for automation rate mailings, L800

for general use, L000

for Standard Mail and Package Services, L600

labels

barcoded labels, M032

for pallets, M031.4.0

for sacks, M031.1.0, M031.2.0, M032.1.0, M032.3.0

for trays, M031.1.0, M031.3.0, M032.1.0, M032.2.0

letters

automation. See automation letters.

nonmachinable criteria, C050.2.2

size, C050.2.0

Library Mail

combined with other Package Services, E753

definition, E713.1.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E714.1.0

how to calculate postage, P013.5.4, P013.9.0

mail preparation

combined machinable parcels, M073

flats, M740.2.0

flats on pallets, M045.3.3

irregular parcels, M740.3.0

irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

machinable parcels, M740.4.0

mailing fee, E714.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

rate eligibility, E714.2.0

rates, R700.4.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

what may be mailed, E714.1.0

line-of-travel (LOT)

sequencing requirements, M050

submitting cards for sequencing, A920.2.0

liquids, nonhazardous, C024.9.0

liquor, C024.7.0

locksmithing devices, C024.10.0

LOT. See line-of-travel.

lottery materials, C031.3.0

M

machinable parcels, C050.4.0

magnetic tapes

packaging, C010.8.5

magnetized materials, C023.12.0

mail receptacles, D041

custom-built mail receptacles, D041.2.2

door slots, D042.9.6

for apartments, D042.9.7

location, D041.2.7

maintenance of, D042.9.3

newspaper receptacles, D041.2.11

specifications for manufacturers, D041.2.1

mailboxes. See mail receptacles.

mailgrams, P040.6.0

mailing fee

for Bound Printed Matter, E752.1.4, R700.5.1

for First-Class Mail, E110.4.1, R100.13.1

for Library Mail, E714.3.2, R700.5.3

for Media Mail, E713.3.2, R700.5.3

for Parcel Post, E711.2.3, R700.5.1

for Standard Mail, E610.6.0, R600.8.1

mailing list services, A910

basic information, A910.1.0

fees, A910.2.0, R900.13.0

for election boards and voter commissions, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

list correction, A910.3.0

occupant lists, A910.4.0

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, A910.5.0

Mailing Online experiment, G991

mailing systems

alternate mailing systems, P930

manifest mailing systems, P910

optional procedure mailing systems, P920

plant-verified drop shipment, P950

manifest mailing systems, P910

how to apply for authorization, P910.4.0

keyline codes, P910.3.0

marking, on mailpieces, M012

See also individual classes of mail.

imitation markings, P022.4.0

of injurious or harmful items, C021.4.0

master keys for motor vehicles, C024.10.0

advertising for, C031.4.2

matches, C023.5.3

Media Mail

combined with other Package Services, E753

definition, E713.1.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E713.2.0

how to calculate postage, P013.5.2, P013.9.0

mail preparation

combined machinable parcels, M073

flats, M730.2.0

flats on pallets, M045.3.3

irregular parcels, M730.3.0

irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

machinable parcels, M730.4.0

mailing fee, E713.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

rate eligibility, E713.2.0

rates, R700.3.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

what may be mailed, E713.1.0

merchandise return service, S923

adding special services (by the mailer), S923.4.0

adding special services (by the permit holder), S923.4.0

examples of merchandise return service labels, S923.5.6

fees, R900.14.0

for official U.S. government mail, E060.12.0

format for label, S923.5.0

general information, S923.1.0

how postage and fees are applied, S923.3.0

how the annual accounting fee is applied, S923.3.4

how the annual permit fee is applied, S923.2.5

how to apply for a permit, S923.2.1

merged packages of flats. See Periodicals, under mail preparation, and Standard Mail, under mail preparation.

meter. See metered mail and postage meter.

metered mail

drop shipment of, D042

postage refunds, P014.3.0

where to mail, P030.11.0

military mail, E010, E020

for retirees, D010.2.4

free mail for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

military address, E030.2.4

military ordinary mail (MOM), E010.2.2

money orders, S020

fees, R900.16.0

how to cash, S020.2.0

payable to another party, S020.2.6

where to purchase, S020.1.1

N

negotiated service agreements, G910

NetPost Mailing Online experiment, G991

newspaper receptacles, D041.2.11

next-day service. See Express Mail.

nonmachinable

criteria for letters, C050.2.2

criteria for Parcel Post, C700.2.0

nonmailable matter

animals and plants, C022.7.0

due to noxious odors, C024.8.0

due to packaging, C010.10.0

general, C021

written, printed, and graphic materials, C031

nonprofit

Periodicals

eligibility for Periodicals rates, E270

how to apply for nonprofit Periodicals authorization, E270.5.0

types of organizations, E270.2.0

Standard Mail

eligibility for Standard Mail rates, E670

how to apply for nonprofit Standard Mail authorization, E670.7.0

how to apply for nonprofit Standard Mail authorization at additional offices, E670.7.0

identification of authorized organization on Standard Mail, E670.6.0

marking, on Standard Mail, M012.2.0

revenue deficiencies for nonprofit Standard Mail, P011.5.0

types of organizations, E670.2.0

what may be mailed, E670.5.0

O

occupant lists, A910.4.0

OCR read area, A010.1.3

optional endorsement lines (OELs), M013

list of OELs for each sort level, M013.1.0

required format, M013.2.0

optional procedure mailing systems, P920

how to apply for authorization, P920.2.0

overnight delivery. See Express Mail.

oversized rate for Parcel Post, E711.2.2

P

Package Services

See also Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, Media Mail, and Parcel Post.

combining with other classes of mail, E070, E710.1.6, M071

deposit of, D700.2.0

how to calculate postage, P013.5.0, P013.9.0

mail preparation

combining machinable parcels, M073

combining parcels, E753

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.9.0

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0, M071

nonmachinable parcels, C700.2.0

postage payment options, P700

rates, R700

service objectives, D700.1.0

size, C700.1.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

weight limits, E710.1.2

packages, M020

counter-stacking, M020.1.2

facing slips for carrier route mail, M020.3.0

in sacks, M020.1.8

labeling packages of mail, M020.1.3

of Bound Printed Matter, M020.1.6

of cards, M020.2.1

of flats, M020.2.2

of Periodicals, M020.1.8, M210.2.0

of Standard Mail, M020.1.8

on pallets, M020.1.5

securing packages of mail, M020.1.4

packaging, for mailing, C010.2.0

acceptable containers, C010.3.0

animals, C022.3.10

closure and sealing, C010.5.0

cushioning, C010.4.0

high-density items, C010.8.2

liquids, C010.2.4

magnetic tapes, C010.8.5

nonmailable matter, C010.10.0

soft goods, C010.8.3

sound recordings, C010.8.4

special envelopes, C010.6.0

stationery, C010.2.3

pallet box. See pallets.

pallets

flats on pallets, M041.6.0

general standards, M041

how to secure packages for pallets, M020.1.5

labels, M031.4.0

minimum and maximum loads, M041.5.0

packages on pallets, M045.2.0

pallet boxes, M041.4.0

physical characteristics, M041.1.2

stacking pallets, M041.3.0

top caps, M041.2.0

types of mail that can be put on pallets, M045.1.0

pandering advertisements, C033

parcel airlift service (PAL), S930

fees, R900.17.0

other special services that can be added, S930.2.3

required marking on each piece, S930.2.5

what may be mailed, S930.2.2

Parcel Post

See also Package Services.

combined with other Package Services, E753

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E711.2.2

for BMC Presort, E711.2.2

for destination entry, E711.2.2, E751

for OBMC Presort, E711.2.2

how to calculate postage, P013.5.2, P013.9.0

mail preparation

combined machinable parcels, M073

for BMC Presort rates, M045.10.0

for OBMC Presort rates, M045.11.0

for Parcel Select DBMC rates, M045.3.5

for Parcel Select DDU rates, M045.14.0, M710.3.0

for Parcel Select DSCF rates, M045.12.0, M045.13.0, M710.2.0

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5, M045.10.1, M045.11.1

machinable parcels in sacks, M710.4.0

nonmachinable parcels on pallets, M045.10.2, M045.11.2

mailing fee, E711.2.3

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0, M710.1.0

nonmachinable parcels, C700.2.0

rate eligibility

for BMC Presort discount, E711.2.2

for Inter-BMC rates, E711.2.2

for Intra-BMC rates, E711.2.2

for OBMC Presort discount, E711.2.2

for oversized rates, E711.2.2

for Parcel Select DBMC rates, E751.1.3

for Parcel Select DDU rates, E751.1.4

for Parcel Select DSCF rates, E751.1.4

rates, R700.1.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

Parcel Select. See Parcel Post.

Parcels. See Package Services.

PAVE, M011

penalty mail, for U.S. government, E060

See also official mail.

Express Mail, E060.13.0

how to obtain authorization, E060.2.0

merchandise return service, E060.12.0

payment of postage, E060.2.0

via meter, E060.7.0

via permit imprint, E060.6.0

via postage stamps and stationery, E060.9.0

Periodicals, E060.13.0

prepared by contractors, E060.15.0

reply mail, E060.10.0, E060.11.0

what may be mailed, E060.5.0

which organizations are eligible to mail, E060.3.0

Periodicals

address correction, F010.5.2

addressing, A010.7.0

advertising

copies, E215.1.3

definition of, E211.11.0

how to calculate percentage, P013.7.0

in nonprofit and classroom publications, E270.1.3

public service announcement, E211.11.2

applications

appeal of a denied application, E213.3.7

fee for additional entry application, R200.5.0

fee for original application, E213.1.9, R200.5.0

fee for re-entry, R200.5.0

how to apply, E213.1.0

how to apply for additional entry, D230.3.0

how to apply for nonprofit rates, E270.5.0

how to apply for re-entry, E214

mailing while application is pending, E213.2.0

attachments, C200.1.8

back orders and reprints, E211.9.0

carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

categories of Periodicals authorization

foreign, E212.5.0

general, E212.1.0

institutions and societies, E212.2.0

news agent, E212.6.0

requester, E212.4.0

state departments of agriculture, E212.3.0

combining with other classes of mail, E070, M071, P070

complimentary copies, E215.1.7

definition and characteristics, E211.2.0

of an “edition,” E211.8.0

of an “issue,” E211.7.0

of “multiple issues,” E211.7.4, E211.7.5

deposit of, D210

documentation, E211.12.0

exceptional dispatch, D210.3.0

exchange copies, E215.1.5

expired subscription copies, E215.1.6

fees, R200.5.0

frequency of publication, E211.5.0

general standards, E211

gift subscriptions, E215.1.4

how to calculate postage, P013.3.0, P013.7.0

identification statement, E211.10.5

known office of publication, E211.4.0

label carrier, C200.1.10

loose enclosures, C200.1.4

mail preparation

automation flats, M820.4.0

automation letters, M810.3.0

carrier route flats in sacks, M220.4.0

carrier route irregular parcels in sacks, M220.4.0

carrier route letters in trays, M220.3.0

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.2.0, M950.2.0

combined flats on pallets, M045.8.2

how to package, M020.1.8

merged flats in sacks, M920.1.4

merged flats on pallets, M920.1.5, M930.1.5, M940.1.5

packages on pallets, M045.3.1, M045.4.0

packaging for carrier route rates, M220.2.0

packaging for presorted rates, M210.2.0

presorted flats in sacks, M210.4.0

presorted irregular parcels in sacks, M210.4.0

presorted letters in trays, M210.3.0

sacks on pallets, M045.3.1

trays on pallets, M045.3.1

markings for enclosures, M071

nonsubscriber/nonrequestor copies, E215.2.0

outside-county co-palletization experiment, G992

physical characteristics

components of, C200.1.0

covers, C200.1.6

mailpiece construction, C200.3.0

printed features, C200.4.0

printed sheets, E211.3.0

size, C200.5.0

wrappers, C200.1.7, C200.3.0

postage payment options, P200

prohibited matter, C200.2.2

proof copies, for advertisers, E215.1.8

rate eligibility

for automation rates, E240

for carrier route rates, E230

for copies mailed by the public, E217.6.0

for destination entry rates, E250

for In-County rates, E217.4.0

for Nonprofit rates, E270

for Outside-County Classroom rates, E217.2.0

for Outside-County Nonprofit rates, E217.2.0

for Outside-County Science-of-Agriculture rates, E217.3.0

for presorted rates, E220

rates

all Periodicals rates and fees, R200

In-County, R200.3.0

Outside-County, R200.1.0, R200.2.0

records maintained by the publisher, E216

return address, A010.7.4

Ride-Along piece, E260

sample copies, E215

service objectives, D210.1.0

standardized documentation, P012.2.0, P012.3.0

statement of ownership, E216.3.0

supplements, C200.1.5

undeliverable mail, F010.5.2

perishables, C022

permit imprint, P040

application fee, R900.18.0

content of the permit imprint indicia, P040.3.0

format of the permit imprint indicia, P040.4.0

general information, P040.1.0

minimum quantity for a mailing, P040.5.1

placement on a mailpiece, P040.2.4

samples of permit imprint indicia, P040.4.0

standards for mailing, P040.5.0

pesticides, C024.14.0

pickup service, D010

fees for Express Mail, R500.2.1

fees for Parcel Post, R700.5.2

fees for Priority Mail, R100.13.2

pistols, C024.1.0

plant load operations, D020

expedited shipments, D020.4.0

how to apply, D020.2.0

mail preparation, M074

plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS), P950

for Package Services, P950.5.0

for Periodicals, P950.2.4

for Standard Mail, P950.4.0

plants

general mailability, C022.6.0

nonmailable plants, C022.7.0

polywrap

certification process, C820.4.5

for automation flats, C820.4.0

identification statement, C820.4.4

specifications for AFSM 100, C820.4.1

post office box service, D910

fees, D910.4.0, R900.20.0

how to apply for service, D910.2.1

keys, D910.7.0

locks, D910.7.0

refunds, D910.6.0

post offices. See U.S. Postal Service.

postage

See also individual classes of mail.

computing postage, P013

payment for mailings of mixed classes, P070

postage due, P011.3.0

refunds, P014

revenue deficiencies, P011.3.0, P011.4.0

unpaid mail, P011.1.0

postage meters, P030

approved postage providers, P030.1.3

date corrections, P030.10.1

defective meters, P030.3.11

format elements for meter stamps, P030.9.0

how to apply for a meter license, P030.2.0

meters taken outside the United States, P030.3.15

postage corrections, P030.10.2

resetting, P030.3.0

fees, R900.15.0

revocation of a meter license, P030.2.4

types of postage devices, P030.1.2

postage stamps, P022, P023

Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, P022.1.6

Heroes of 2001 semipostal stamp, P022.1.6

how to apply for a permit to use precanceled stamps, P023.2.0

imitation stamps, P022.4.0

precanceled stamps, P023

validity of stamps, P022.2.0

postage statement, P012.4.0

postcard. See card.

poultry

adult fowl and chickens, C022.3.0

day-old poultry, C022.3.1

precanceled stamps. See postage stamps.

presort

See also individual classes of mail.

definitions of terms, M011.1.0

Presort Accuracy Validation and Evaluation program, (PAVE), M011

presort mailing fee. See mailing fee.

presort verification

of First-Class Mail, D100.3.0

presorting. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

Priority Mail

combining with other classes of mail, E070

drop shipment, D071.2.0, M072

eligibility for presorted rates, G995

eligibility for single-piece rates, E120.2.0

how to calculate postage, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

mail preparation

for drop shipment, M072

for presorted rate, G995

for single-piece rate, M120

marking required on each mailpiece

for presorted rate, G995

for single-piece rate, E120.1.4, M120

presorted Priority Mail experiment, G995

rates, R100.10.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.1

weight, minimum and maximum, E120.1.0

Private Express Statutes, G011.4.0

publications. See Periodicals.

Puerto Rico, G011.2.1

Q

qualified business reply mail (QBRM)

See also business reply mail.

authorization to participate, E150.2.0

eligibility for rates, E150.3.0

fees, E150.3.3, R900.4.0

quarantines, delivery of mail during, D042.10.4

R

radioactive material, C023.9.0

rates and fees. See individual classes of mail.

rates and classification service centers (RCSCs)

addresses and phone numbers, G042

recall of mail, D030

how to recall mail, D030.2.0

who may recall, D030.1.0

reflectance

barcodes, C840.5.0, C850.2.2

refunds, P014

for Express Mail, P014.5.0

for metered mail, P014.3.0

for postage and fees, P014.2.0

for stamps, P014.1.0

for stamps affixed to business reply mail, P014.2.12

how to apply for a postage refund, P014.2.9

value-added, P014.4.0

registered mail, S911

delivery of registered items, S911.4.0

fees, R900.21.0

how fees are assessed, S911.4.0

how to file a claim, S010, S911.4.0

other special services that can be added, S911.1.5

refunds, S911.2.4

required label, S911.3.4

sealing a registered item, S911.3.6

what may be mailed, S911.1.2

religious organization. See nonprofit.

reply mail

See also business reply mail (BRM).

bulk parcel return service, S924

courtesy reply mail, C810.9.0

merchandise return service, S923

metered reply mail, P030.10.4

residual shape surcharge, C600.3.0, R600.6.0

restricted delivery, S916

at time of mailing, S916.2.1

delivery of items, S916.3.0

fees, R900.22.0

how to request after time of mailing, S916.2.2

other special services that can be added, S916.1.7

refunds, S916.1.6

what may be mailed, S916.1.2

restricted matter

controlled substances, C024.11.0

drug paraphernalia, C024.12.1

drugs, C024.11.0

noxious odors, C024.8.0

return address

general, A010.4.0

on Periodicals, A010.7.4

when required, A010.4.3

with ancillary services, A010.4.2

return receipt, S915

delivery of return receipt items, S915.3.0

fees, R900.23.0

how to file a request for delivery information, S915.4.0

how to request after time of mailing, S915.2.2

other special services that can be added, S915.1.7

refunds, S915.1.6

required label, S915.1.5

what may be mailed, S915.1.2

return receipt for merchandise, S917

delivery of return receipt for merchandise items, S917.3.0

fees, R900.24.0

how to mail, S917.2.2

other special services that can be added, S917.1.3

required label, S917.2.4

what may be mailed, S917.1.2

returned mail, F030.5.0

reusable mailpieces, C010.6.0

revenue deficiency

general, P011.4.0

nonprofit Standard Mail, P011.5.0

Ride-Along piece for Periodicals, E260

S

sacks

general standards, M033

labels, M031.1.0, M031.2.0, M032.1.0, M032.3.0

maximum weight, M033.1.1

saturation carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

scheme sort. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

scorpions, C022.3.9

Second-Class Mail. See Periodicals.

sexually-oriented material, C032

sharps, C023.8.5

shipper paid forwarding

annual accounting fee, F030.2.5

fee, R900.25.0

how it works, F020.3.5, F030.2.5

how to sign up, F030.2.5

shipping papers for hazardous materials, C023.1.9

shortpaid mail, P011.1.0

Signature Confirmation, S919

barcodes on privately printed labels, S919.3.0

electronic file transmission for electronic option, S919.4.0

electronic option, S919.1.4

fees, R900.26.0

other special services that can be added, S919.1.7

required labels, S919.2.0

retail option, S919.1.4

what may be mailed, S919.1.2

where to mail, S919.5.0

simplified address, A020.1.0

size

automation cards and letters, C810

automation flats, C820

automation parcels, C850

Express Mail, C500

First-Class Mail, C100

flats, C050.3.0

general, maximum and minimum, C010.1.0

letters, C050.2.0

machinable parcels, C050.4.0

nonmachinable letters, C050.2.2

nonmachinable parcels, C050.5.0, C050.6.0

nonmailable, C010.1.5

Package Services, C700.1.0

Periodicals, C200.5.0

Standard Mail, C600.1.0

skill contests, C031.7.0

sorting mail. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

sound recordings

packaging, C010.8.4

special handling, S930

fees, R900.27.0

other special services that can be added, S930.1.3

required marking on each piece, S930.1.6

what may be mailed, S930.1.2

special services

See also individual services.

forwarding mail with special services, F010, F030.4.2

holding mail with special services, F030.4.4

treatment of undeliverable mail, F010.4.5

with mixed classes of mail, S070

Special Standard Mail. See Media Mail.

specimens, C023.8.4

stamps. See postage stamps.

Standard Mail

applications for nonprofit rates

how to apply for authorization, E670.7.0

how to apply for authorization at additional offices, E670.7.0

mailing while application is pending, E670.9.0

carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

combining with other classes of mail, E070, E610.4.0, M071

definition, E610.4.0

deposit of, D600.2.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E610.5.4, R600.7.0

for destination entry, E650

enclosures and attachments, E610.4.0

fees, E610.6.0, R600.8.0

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, E610.8.0

how to calculate postage, P013.4.0, P013.8.0

how to package, M020.1.8

mail preparation

automation carrier route letters, M810.2.1

automation flats, M820.5.0

automation letters, M810.2.0

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.3.0, M950.3.0

combined flats on pallets, M045.8.3

combined machinable parcels, M073

Customized MarketMail, M660

enhanced carrier route flats, M620.4.0

enhanced carrier route irregular parcels, M620.5.0

enhanced carrier route letters and cards, M620.3.0

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5, M045.9.1

merged flats in sacks, M920.2.4

merged flats on pallets, M920.2.5, M930.2.4, M940.2.4

packages on pallets, M045.3.2, M045.4.0, M045.5.0

packaging for enhanced carrier route rates, M620.2.0

packaging for irregular parcels, M610.4.0

packaging for mail on pallets, M045.2.4

packaging for presorted flats, M610.4.0

presorted flats, M610.4.0

presorted irregular parcels, M610.4.0

presorted machinable letters and cards, M610.2.0

presorted machinable parcels, M610.5.0

presorted nonmachinable letters and cards, M610.3.0

sacks on pallets, M045.3.2

trays on pallets, M045.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.2.0, M071

for enhanced carrier route rates, M620.1.0

for presorted rates, M610.1.0

NetPost Mailing Online experiment, G991

nonprofit rates, what may be mailed, E670.5.0

postage payment options, P600

rate eligibility

barcoded discount for machinable parcels, E610.5.4, E620.5.0, R600.7.0

for automation rates, E640

for destination entry discounts (DBMC, DSCF, DDU), E650

for Enhanced Carrier Route Rates, E630, E640.2.0

for nonprofit rates, E670

for presorted rates, E620

residual shape surcharge for parcels, E610.5.5, E620.3.0, R600.6.0

rates, R600

for nonprofit Standard Mail, R600.3.0, R600.4.0

for regular Standard Mail, R600.1.0, R600.2.0

service objectives, D600.1.0

shipper paid forwarding, F030.2.5

size, C600

special services that can be added, E610.9.0

standardized documentation, P012.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.3

Standard Mail (A). See Standard Mail.

Standard Mail (B). See Package Services.

staples, C010.5.6, C810.3.2, C820.5.2

statement of ownership, management, and circulation for Periodicals, E216.3.0

stationery, P021

aerogrammes, P021.3.2

personalized stamped envelopes sold by USPS, P021.2.0

plain stamped envelopes sold by USPS, P021.1.0

rates and fees, R000

stamped cards, P021.3.1

sweepstakes, C031.6.0

T

tabbing, C810.4.0, C820.6.0

tape

for sealing mailpieces, C010.5.0

territories and possessions of the U.S., G011.2.0

Third-Class Mail. See Standard Mail.

toxic substances, C023.7.0

trademarks of the USPS, G013.1.0

trays

general standards, M033

labels, M031.1.0, M031.3.0, M032.1.0, M032.2.0

of letters, M033.2.1

sizes of trays, M033.1.3

sleeving and strapping, M033.1.5

U

undeliverable mail

endorsements used by USPS, F010.4.1

First-Class Mail, F010.5.1

Package Services, F010.5.4

Periodicals, F010.5.2

Priority Mail, F010.5.1

Standard Mail, F010.5.3

with special services, F010.4.5

U.S. Department of Transportation

regulation of hazardous materials, C023.1.0

U.S. government mail

Department of State mail, E020

free mail for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

military address, E030.2.4

military mail, E010, E020

official mail for Members of Congress, E050

official mail for U.S. government, E060

prepared by contractors, E060.15.0

voting materials, E080

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

address for USPS functional areas, for correspondence, G043

appealing decision made about mailing standards, G020.3.0

business mail entry offices, addresses and phone numbers, G042

copyrights of the USPS, G013.2.0

Domestic Mail Manual, general information, G020.1.0

holidays recognized by USPS, G011.1.5

philatelic services offered by USPS, G090

post offices, general information, G011.1.0

postal inspection of mail. See inspection.

Private Express Statutes, G011.4.0

rates and classification service centers (RCSCs), addresses and phone numbers, G042

requesting exceptions to mailing standards, G020.3.0

service to territories and possessions of the United States, G011.2.0

trademarks of the USPS, G013.1.0

where to report complaints, G011.3.0

where to report crimes, G011.5.0

V

voting

absentee balloting materials, E080

voter registration commissions, mailing list services, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

W

walk sequence carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

window envelopes and inserts, C840

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Z4CHANGE

list matching, A950.3.2

ZIP Code, A010.2.0

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, A910.5.0

ZIP+4 code, A010.2.2

zone charts, G030.1.3

zones, for computing postage, G030

DMM Issue 58 (8-10-03)