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December 1

December 1, 2010


Published Federal Register Notices


The following three Federal Register notices have been posted on the Postal Explorer® website at


Express Mail Open and Distribute and Priority Mail Open and Distribute This final rule adopts revised standards for labeling Express Mail® Open and Distribute containers, revises the Express Mail Open and Distribute service commitment to receipt by end of day (11:59 p.m.), and adds a 5-pound minimum weight requirement for Express Mail Open and Distribute and Priority Mail® Open and Distribute sacks (with a few specified exceptions). The effective date is January 2, 2011.


Clarification of Post Office Box Lock Replacement Fee — This final rule clarifies the applicability of the lock replacement fee for Post Office™ boxes to reflect the current practice of applying the lock replacement fee as a late payment charge when the customer renews a PO Box more than 10 days after the renewal date, whether or not the lock is actually changed. The effective date is January 2, 2011.


Group E Post Office Box Service — This proposed rule clarifies eligibility, simplifies the standards, and facilitates uniform administration for Group E (free) Post Office Box service, which is provided, with restrictions, to customers whose physical addresses do not receive any form of USPS carrier delivery service. Customers are encouraged to comment on or before December 27, 2010.


We encourage you to check out these and other Federal Register notices on Postal Explorer for complete details.