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Summary of Changes

The Summary of Changes lists revisions to this edition of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) by effective date and by module.

1.0 Summary of Changes by Effective Date

1.1 July 15, 2007

R2006-1 Pricing Change for Periodicals Mail
We revised standards throughout the DMM to support the Periodicals portion of 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 Periodicals prices reflect changes in operations and the marketplace and will enhance efficiency, offer more choices, and ensure that all types of Periodicals mail cover their costs. The new prices and mailing standards for Periodicals are effective on July 15, 2007. We published this information in the June 7 and June 21, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Mailpiece Design for Flat-Size Mail
We revised 101.2.1, 301.1.0, 301.3.2, 601.1.2, and 707.26.0 to give mailers more design options for flat-size mailpieces. We published this information in the July 19, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.2 July 5, 2007

AADC Letter Trays on SCF Pallets
We revised 246.3.0, 705.8.10, and 707.29.3.2 to allow mailers to place automation area distribution center (AADC) trays of Periodicals and Standard Mail letters on sectional center facility (SCF) pallets. We published this information in the July 5, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Mailing Lists for Automation Mailings
We revised 708.3.0 to allow mailers to use a new process, Direct Delivery Point Validation or "DirectDPV," as a valid coding method to qualify address lists for use in automation rate mailings. We published this information in the July 5, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Precancelation Handstamps and Electroplates
We revised 604.3.0 to discontinue use of all USPS precancelation handstamps and precancelation electroplates. We published this information in the July 5, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.3 June 21, 2007

Letter-Size Mailability
We revised 601.1.1, 601.1.4, and 601.1.5 to clarify the impact of address orientation on letter-size mailpieces. We published this information in the June 21, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.4 June 8, 2007

Customs Forms
We added 608.2.4 to require customs declarations on all Priority Mail pieces weighing 16 ounces or more sent to or from ZIP Codes beginning with the prefix 969 and to or from ZIP Code 96799. We published this information in the June 21 and July 5, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.5 June 7, 2007

Detached Address Labels (DALs)
We revised 602.4.2.1, 602.4.2.5, and 602.4.4.2 to allow advertising on the front of detached address labels (DALs) that are barcoded and meet automation letter standards. We published this revision in the June 7, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

Labeling Lists
We revised labeling lists L001, L004, L007, L201, L606, and L801 to reflect changes in mail processing operations. We published this revision in the June 7, 2007, Postal Bulletin.

1.6 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.

1.7 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.

1.8 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.

1.9 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

2.1 100—Retail Mail Letters, Cards, Flats, and Parcels Design Standards

101.2.1 is revised to give mailers more design options for flat-size mailpieces. Effective 7-15-07.

2.2 200—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.

246.3.2 and 246.3.3 are revised to allow mailers to place automation area distribution center (AADC) trays of Periodicals and Standard Mail letters on sectional center facility (SCF) pallets. Effective 7-5-07.

2.3 300—Discount Flats Design Standards

301.1.0 and 301.3.2 are revised to give mailers more design options for flat-size mailpieces. Effective 7-15-07.

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.

2.4 400—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.

2.5 500—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.

2.6 600—Basic Standards for All Mailing Services

601.1.1, 601.1.4, and 601.1.5 are revised to clarify the impact of address orientation on letter-size mailpieces. Effective 6-21-07.

601.1.2 is revised to give mailers more design options for flat-size mailpieces. Effective 7-15-07.

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

602.4.2.1, 602.4.2.5, and 602.4.4.2 are revised to allow advertising on the front of detached address labels (DALs) that are barcoded and meet automation letter standards. Effective 6-7-07.

604.3.0 is revised to discontinue use of all USPS precancelation handstamps and precancelation electroplates. Effective 7-5-07.

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

608.2.4 is added to require customs declarations on all Priority Mail pieces weighing 16 ounces or more sent to or from ZIP Codes beginning with the prefix 969 and to or from ZIP Code 96799. Effective 6-8-07.

2.7 700—Special Standards

705.8.10.1, 705.8.10.2, and 707.29.3.2 are revised to allow mailers to place automation area distribution center (AADC) trays of Periodicals and Standard Mail letters on sectional center facility (SCF) pallets. Effective 7-5-07.

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.

707.26.0 is revised to give mailers more design options for flat-size mailpieces. Effective 7-15-07.

708.3.1.3, 708.3.3, and 708.3.6 are revised to allow mailers to use a new process, Direct Delivery Point Validation or "DirectDPV," as a valid coding method to qualify address lists for use in automation rate mailings. Effective 7-5-07.

2.8 Appendix 1—Labeling Lists

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

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