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November 9

November 9, 2006


November DMM Update


Postal Explorer ( always provides the most up-to-date version of the DMM. It’s fully searchable and features fly-out menus and cross-reference links for easy navigation. Today we updated our mailing standards to capture the following changes:


Division 6.2 Infectious Substances
We revised 601.10.17 to change the mailing standards and packaging requirements for Division 6.2 infectious substances. Our revised standards are based on Department of Transportation, World Health Organization, and International Civil Aviation Organization regulations, and we prohibit Category A infectious substances in the mail.


Sharps and Other Regulated Medical Waste Containers
We revised 601.10.17.6 to change the mailing standards for sharps and other regulated medical waste containers. Our new standards promote uniform container testing methods and ensure the integrity of mailpieces containing sharps and other medical waste.


Liquids Packaged in Glass Containers
We revised 601.2.3 to allow mailers of nonhazardous liquids in breakable containers to use packaging certified by the International Safe Transit Association. The revised standards provide mailers with more packaging choices while ensuring the safety of the mail.


Finished Corners for Letter-Size Mailpieces
We revised 101.1.1, 201.1.0, and 601.1.2 to authorize "finished" corners for letter-size, card-type mailpieces made of cardstock. Our revision includes a new exhibit that mailers can use as a template when designing these mailpieces.


We also updated the index to reflect recent changes to our products and services. Our comprehensive index can help you find information by class of mail, type of mailpiece, or other keyword. Each index entry is fully linked to the DMM text…just click and go.


Our next DMM update is scheduled for December 7.