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September 4

September 4, 2012

 

September DMM Update

 

Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com) is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 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 include the following changes:

 

Periodicals Identification Statement — Optional Instruction for ACS Participants

We revised 707.4.12.5h to provide a modified Identification Statement for mailers who participate in Address Change Service (ACS). We published this information in the August 9, 2012, Postal Bulletin.

 

Revision to General Pallet Preparation Standards

We revised 705.8.5.2 to clarify inconsistent language regarding the option to place bundles of Periodicals flats directly on mixed area distribution center (ADC) pallets. We published this information in the August 9, 2012, Postal Bulletin.

 

Clarification of Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) Eligibility

We revised 246.4.0 to clarify that Standard Mail® letters in ADC trays or automation area distribution center (AADC) trays may be eligible for destination sectional center facility (DSCF) entry prices when the ADC or AADC service area is exactly the same as the corresponding DSCF. We published this information in the August 23, 2012, Postal Bulletin.

 

Mailing of Cremated Remains

We revised 601 to add new section 12.9.3 that will align with existing requirements relating to the mailing of cremated remains provided in other Postal Service™ publications. We published this information in the August 23, 2012, Postal Bulletin.

 

New Pallet and Tray Preparation Options for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail

We revised 235, 245, 335, 345, 705 and 708.6.0 to provide new options for the preparation of pallets, trays and sacks of First-Class Mail® or Standard Mail. We published this information in the August 23, 2012, Postal Bulletin.

 

Our next scheduled DMM update is October 1, 2012.