November 8, 2011
is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The
Domestic Mail Manual
is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus,
cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Yesterday, we updated
our mailing standards to include the following changes:
Listing of USPS-Approved Adult Fowl Mailing Containers
to add a reference for a new listing of USPS-approved container vendors for
the mailing of adult fowl and other approved birds.
Centralization of Move Update and ZIP Code Accuracy Standards
463.4.0 to consolidate and
centralize Move Update and ZIP Code accuracy standards into new sections
Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations
to allow Post Office Box (PO Box) fee groups to be merged into a single
location due to Post Office mergers and to have the ability to change a fee
group more than one higher or lower level at a time in limited
Suspension of Periodicals Privileges
to amend the authority for noncompliance from the postmaster to the Pricing
and Classification Service Center (PCSC) when a publisher does not file PS
Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and
Circulation, or publish the information provided on the form.
705.24.0 to introduce new options
designed for the return of merchandise; and to add a new subchapter
505 to consolidate all other USPS
return service standards.
Reassignment of ZIP Codes Between NDCs and ASFs: Revision to Destination
466 to change the exhibits for
destination network distribution center (DNDC) eligibility to reflect the
reassignment of certain 3-digit ZIP Code ranges.
601.12.3 to clarify the standards
surrounding the mailability of firearms.
DMM update is January 22.