July DMM Update
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Domestic Mail Manual
is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus,
cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today we updated our
mailing standards to capture the following changes:
Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS)—Nonpostal Documentation
705.15.2.14 which clarifies the use and
purpose of PS Form 8125,
Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance,
as well as other documents that mailers' nonpostal transportation providers
(carriers) may present at the time of induction.
608.8.0 to incorporate the new
Headquarters manager, Revenue Assessment and Control (MRAC) into the
assessment and appeal procedures governing shortages in fees or postage.
Mail Online Application Option
507.9.5.2 to eliminate the option to
obtain a Business Reply Mail® (BRM) permit online. Additionally, the
electronic version of PS Form 6805, Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM)
Application, will also be removed.
Restricting the Mailing of Replica or Inert Explosive Devices
601.12.5 was added to implement a new
standard restricting the mailing of replica or inert explosive devices, such
as simulated grenades that are not dangerous but bear a realistic appearance
to explosive devices, by Registered Mail™ service only.
Deposit of Stamped Mail Over 13 Ounces sent to
APO, FPO, and DPO Destinations—Clarification and Update
We deleted 703.2.1.7 and revised
703.2.3 to clarify the deposit of items
bearing only postage stamps sent to APO, FPO, and DPO destinations.
2010 Standard Mail Incentive Program (aka 2010 Summer Sale)
709.2.0, applicable to the Standard
Mail® Volume Incentive Program that ended on September 30, 2009, with new
standards describing the 2010 Standard Mail Incentive Program.
Treatment of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco as Nonmailable Matter
608.8.0 to describe new standards
pertaining to the mailing of tobacco, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
scheduled DMM update is August 2.