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DMM Advisory 12/10/2004

Following are the most recent revisions to the Domestic Mail Manual, organized by topic.

Eligibility

E213.1.6 is revised to clarify that applicants for Periodicals news agent registry must submit, along with the application, a listing of the publishers, the corresponding titles, and the publication numbers for the qualifying Periodicals publications distributed by the applicant.

General Information

L008 is added and revisions were made across modules E, M, and P to add the 3-digit scheme bundle option to the mail preparation standards for automated flat sorting machine (AFSM) 100-compatible flat-size mail for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Bound Printed Matter (BPM) mailings. Three-digit scheme bundles of flats are prepared using new DMM L008. Effective April 18, 2005, mailers electing to prepare AFSM 100-compatible flats under DMM M930 and M940 will be required to prepare 3-digit scheme packages.

MERLIN Website Redesign

The Postal Service recently launched the MERLIN™ program webpage redesign on www.usps.com. The MERLIN now provides customers with information on how to prepare their mail for automation discounts, to design and print effective mailpieces, to appeal and understand MERLIN program reports and to view sample reports. You can view this area by going to the following link: http://www.usps.com/merlin/.