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456 Enter and Deposit

1.0 Verification and Deposit

1.1 Verification and Entry

All presorted destination entry and barcoded discount mailings must be presented for verification and acceptance at the post office where the permit or license is held. All such mailings must be deposited at locations and times specified by the postmaster or designee at the office that verifies and accepts the mailing. Plant‑verified drop shipment (PVDS) mailings must be presented for verification, acceptance, and entry under 705.15.0. Plant‑loaded mailings must be presented as specified by the applicable standards and the plant load agreement. Metered mail may be deposited at other than the licensing post office only as permitted under 705.17.0. [D700.2.2]

1.2 Office of Mailing

Parcel Post must be mailed at the post office from which the zone rate postage was computed, except under 1.3 and 1.4. [E710.2.1]

1.3 Redirected Mailings

A mailer who presents large mailings of zoned Parcel Post mail may be authorized or directed to deposit such mailings at another postal facility when processing or logistics make such an alternative desirable for the USPS, subject to these conditions:

a. Zoned postage need not be recomputed if both the original post office of mailing and the alternative facility use the same zone chart for computing zoned postage, based on the 3‑digit prefix of their ZIP Codes.

b. Postage must be recomputed on pieces in mailings redirected to a postal facility that uses a different zone chart for computing zoned postage.

c. Postage for pieces claimed at the Parcel Post Intra‑BMC local zone rates must be recomputed at the applicable zone rate for the alternative postal facility. Postage also may be recomputed for other pieces that are ineligible for the Parcel Post Intra‑BMC local zone rates but could become eligible at the postal facility to which the mailing is redirected. [E710.2.2]

1.4 BMC Acceptance

A mailer may present Parcel Post at a BMC for acceptance if:

a. Metered postage is paid through a postage meter licensed at the BMC parent post office, or permit imprint postage is paid through an advance deposit account at the BMC parent post office or another post office in the BMC service area, unless otherwise permitted by standard.

b. Zoned postage is computed from the BMC parent post office.

c. The BMC is authorized by Form 4410 to act as acceptance agent for the entry post office. [E710.2.3]

1.5 Drop Shipment Information

Essential information for entering drop shipment Parcel Post mailings at specific postal facilities can be found in the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1 for address). There is a charge for the Drop Shipment Product. [D700.2.4]

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2.0 Parcel Select

2.1 Definitions

Parcel Select is destination entry Parcel Post. Destination entry discounts apply to Parcel Post mailings prepared as specified in 705.8.0, Preparation for Pallets, and 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, and addressed for delivery within the service area of a destination bulk mail center, sectional center facility, or delivery unit where they are deposited by the mailer. For this standard, the following destination facility definitions apply:

a. A destination bulk mail center (DBMC) includes all bulk mail centers (BMCs) and auxiliary service facilities (ASFs) under L601 and L602, and designated sectional center facilities (SCFs) under 2.5, Acceptance at Designated SCF.

b. A destination sectional center facility (DSCF) includes all facilities listed under L005. Mail that is prepared on pallets for 5‑digit ZIP Codes listed in Exhibit 2.6, BMC Deposit of DSCF Rate Pallets, must be entered at the BMC shown in the exhibit instead of at the SCF serving the 5‑digit ZIP Codes of the delivery addresses appearing on mailpieces unless an exception has been granted under 2.2.3a, DSCF and DDU Rates. Those 5‑digit machinable parcels not required to be entered at a BMC under Exhibit 2.6, BMC Deposit of DSCF Rate Pallets, and all 3‑digit nonmachinable parcels sorted to the 3‑digit level and claimed at the DSCF rate must be deposited at an SCF listed in L005.

c. A destination delivery unit (DDU) is a facility that delivers to the addresses appearing on the deposited pieces in a destination entry rate Parcel Post mailing. Refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1 for address) to determine the location of a 5‑digit delivery facility. There is a charge for the Drop Shipment Product. When the Drop Shipment Product shows that mail for a single 5‑digit ZIP Code area is delivered out of more than one postal facility, use the facility from which the majority of city carrier routes are delivered as the facility at which the DDU mail must be entered, unless the 5‑digit ZIP Code is listed in Exhibit 2.7, Delivery Facility Exceptions to the "Majority of City Carriers" Rule, or Exhibit 2.8, Delivery Facilities Different From Those in the Drop Shipment Product. L606 is used only for mailings prepared using the optional 5‑digit scheme sort. [E751.1.1]

2.2 Rate Eligibility for Parcel Select Rates

2.2.1 Basic Standards

For Parcel Select rates, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 2.0 and the following criteria:

a. Pieces may be bedloaded, on pallets, in pallet boxes on pallets, in sacks, or in other authorized containers as specified in 2.3 through 2.6 in Parcel Select, depending on the facility at which the pieces are deposited.

b. Pieces may not be plant‑loaded.

c. Pieces must be part of a single mailing of 50 or more pieces that are eligible for and claimed at any Parcel Post rate. When Parcel Post mailings are submitted under PVDS procedures, mailers may use the total of all line items for all destinations on a PVDS register or PVDS postage statement to meet the 50‑piece minimum volume requirement for destination entry rate mailings. This means that a mailer may enter fewer than 50 pieces at an individual destination, provided there is a total of at least 50 Parcel Post pieces for all of the entry points for that single mailing job listed on the PVDS register or PVDS postage statement.

d. Pieces must be deposited at a destination BMC or destination ASF or other equivalent facility, destination SCF, or destination delivery unit, as applicable for the rate claimed and as specified by the USPS.

e. Pieces must be addressed for delivery within the ZIP Code ranges that the applicable entry facility serves. [E751.1.2]

2.2.2 DBMC Rates

For DBMC rates, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 2.1 through 2.6 and the following:

a. Pieces must be part of a Parcel Post mailing that is deposited at a BMC or ASF under L601 or L602.

b. Except as provided in Exhibit 2.2.2, BMC/ASF—DBMC Rate Eligibility, pieces deposited at each BMC or ASF must be addressed for delivery within the ZIP Code range of that facility.

c. Pieces must be within a ZIP Code eligible for DBMC rates under Exhibit 2.2.2, and if sacked or palletized must be prepared in accordance with 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, and 705.8.0, Preparation for Pallets. Mail meeting the additional criteria in 2.5 may be deposited at an SCF. [E751.1.3]

Exhibit 2.2.2 BMC/ASF—DBMC Rate Eligibility

Eligible Destination ZIP Codes

Entry Facility

005, 068-079, 085-098, 100-119, 124-127

BMC New Jersey NJ 00102

010-067, 120-123, 128,129

BMC Springfield MA 05500

130-136, 140-149 [Except machinable parcels]

ASF Buffalo NY 140

130-136, 140-168, 260-266, 439-447 [Machinable parcels only or machinable parcels combined with bedloaded nonmachinable parcels]

BMC Pittsburgh PA 15195

150-168, 260-266, 439-447 [Except machinable parcels]

BMC Pittsburgh PA 15195

080-084, 137-139, 169-199

BMC Philadelphia PA 19205

200-212, 214-239, 244, 254, 267, 268

BMC Washington DC 20499

240-243, 245-249, 270-297, 376

BMC Greensboro NC 27075

298, 300-312, 317-319, 350-352, 354-368, 373, 374, 377-379, 398, 399

BMC Atlanta GA 31195

299, 313-316, 320-342, 344, 346, 347, 349.

BMC Jacksonville FL 32099

369-372, 375, 380-397, 700, 701, 703-705, 707, 708, 713, 714, 716, 717, 719-729

BMC Memphis TN 38999

250-253, 255-259, 400-418, 421, 422, 425-427, 430-433, 437, 438, 448-462, 469-474

BMC Cincinnati OH 45900

434-436, 465-468, 480-497

BMC Detroit MI 48399

500-516, 520-528, 612, 680, 681, 683-689

BMC Des Moines IA 50999

498, 499, 540-551, 553-564, 566

BMC Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55202

570-577

ASF Sioux Falls SD 570

565, 567, 580-588

ASF Fargo ND 580

590-599, 821

ASF Billings MT 590

463, 464, 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 600-611, 613

BMC Chicago IL 60808

420, 423, 424, 475-479, 614-620, 622-631, 633-639

BMC St. Louis MO 63299

640, 641, 644-658, 660-662, 664-679, 739

BMC Kansas City KS 64399

730, 731, 734-738, 740, 741, 743-746, 748, 749

ASF Oklahoma City OK 730

706, 710-712, 718, 733, 747, 750-799, 885

BMC Dallas TX 75199

690-693, 800-816, 820, 822-831, 856, 857

BMC Denver CO 80088

832-834, 836, 837, 840-847, 898, 979

ASF Salt Lake City UT 840

850, 852, 853, 855, 859, 860, 863, 864

ASF Phoenix AZ 852

865, 870-875, 877-884

ASF Albuquerque NM 870

889-891, 893, 900-908, 910-928, 930-935

BMC Los Angeles CA 90901

894, 895, 897, 936-966

BMC San Francisco CA 94850

835, 838, 970-978, 980-986, 988-994

BMC Seattle WA 98000

[Exhibit E751.1.3]

2.2.3 DSCF and DDU Rates

For DSCF and DDU rates, pieces must meet the applicable standards in 2.1 through 2.6 and the following criteria:

a. For DSCF rates, be part of a mailing of parcels sorted to 5‑digit scheme or 5‑digit destinations and deposited at a designated SCF under L005 (or at a BMC under Exhibit 2.6, BMC Deposit of DSCF Rate Pallets); addressed for delivery within the ZIP Code service area of that SCF under L005; and prepared under 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, or 705.8.0, Preparation for Pallets. Nonmachinable parcels sorted to 3‑digit ZIP Code prefixes and claimed at a DSCF rate must be entered at a designated SCF under L005 and are subject to the nonmachinable surcharge. For 5‑digit ZIP Code areas listed under Exhibit 2.6, BMC Deposit of DSCF Rate Pallets, mail prepared on pallets must be entered at the corresponding BMC facility shown in that Exhibit (not at the SCF) unless an exception is requested 15 days in advance of the mailing in writing and granted by the Area Manager, Operations Support, having jurisdiction over the BMC and SCF. Exceptions, if granted, will be for a limited time. Mailers must not prepare mail on pallets (including pallet boxes on pallets) for the DSCF rate if the 5‑digit delivery facility is unable to handle pallets. Refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1) to determine which 5‑digit delivery facilities can handle pallets (including pallet boxes on pallets). There is a charge for the Drop Shipment Product. When the Drop Shipment Product shows that mail for a single 5‑digit ZIP Code area is delivered out of more than one postal facility, use the facility where the majority of city carrier routes are located for purposes of determining if the delivery facility can handle pallets, unless the 5‑digit ZIP Code is listed in Exhibit 2.7, Delivery Facility Exceptions to the "Majority of City Carriers" Rule, or Exhibit 2.8, Delivery Facilities Different From Those in the Drop Shipment Product. For ZIP Codes in Exhibit 2.7 and Exhibit 2.8 use the name of the facility associated with the 5‑digit ZIP Code on the respective exhibit along with the Drop Shipment Product to determine if pallets may be prepared for one of those 5‑digit areas.

b. For DDU rates, be part of a Parcel Post mailing prepared in accordance with 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, or 705.8.0, Preparation for Pallets, and deposited at a designated DDU facility that delivers parcels to the addresses appearing on the pieces. There is no required minimum number of pieces that must be deposited for the DDU rate and no specific preparation requirements; however, the pieces must be part of a mailing of at least 50 Parcel Post rate pieces and must be prepared by 5‑digit scheme (optional) and 5‑digit sorts. To determine the location for entry of 5‑digit scheme sorted pieces, use Column B of L606. To determine the location for entry of 5‑digit sorted pieces or whether a 5‑digit delivery facility can handle pallets (and pallet boxes), refer to the Drop Shipment Product maintained by the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1). There is a charge for the Drop Shipment Product. When the Drop Shipment Product shows that mail for a single 5‑digit ZIP Code area is delivered out of more than one postal facility, use the facility from which the majority of city carrier routes are delivered as the facility at which the DDU mail must be entered and to determine whether that facility can handle pallets, unless the 5‑digit ZIP Code is listed in Exhibit 2.7, Delivery Facility Exceptions to the "Majority of City Carriers" Rule, or Exhibit 2.8, Delivery Facilities Different From Those in the Drop Shipment Product. For ZIP Codes in Exhibit 2.7 and Exhibit 2.8 use the name of the facility associated with the 5‑digit ZIP Code on the respective exhibit as the facility at which DDU mail must be entered for that 5‑digit ZIP Code. This facility name should be used along with the Drop Shipment Product to determine if that facility can handle pallets. If a DDU facility cannot handle pallets, and a mailer transports mail to the DDU facility on pallets, the driver will have to unload the pallets into a container specified by the delivery unit. [E751.1.4]

2.2.4 Postage Payment

Postage payment for DBMC, DSCF, and DDU rate mail is subject to the same standards that apply generally to Parcel Post. Except for plant‑verified drop shipments (see 705.15.0) or metered mail drop shipment (see 705.17.0), the mailer must have a meter license or permit imprint authorization at the destination facility parent post office for mailings deposited for entry at a DBMC or ASF, at a destination sectional center facility, or at the parent post office of a destination delivery unit. Postage and fees are paid to the post office that verifies the mailings. The mailer must ensure that Form 8125 accompanies all plant‑verified drop shipments. [E751.1.5]

2.2.5 BMC as Agent

The DBMC may act as acceptance agent only for its parent post office (see Exhibit 2.2.5) and only if authorized by Form 4410 for each mailer depositing DBMC entry rate mail. [E751.1.6]

Exhibit 2.2.5 BMC/ASF Parent Post Office

Facility

Parent Post Office

Zone Chart

Albuquerque ASF

Albuquerque NM 87101-9998

870

Atlanta BMC

Atlanta GA 30304-9998

300

Billings ASF

Billings MT 59101-9998

590

Buffalo ASF

Buffalo NY 14240-9998

140

Chicago BMC

Chicago IL 60607-9998

600

Cincinnati BMC

Cincinnati OH 45234-9998

410

Dallas BMC

Dallas TX 75260-9998

750

Denver BMC

Denver CO 80202-9998

800

Des Moines BMC

Des Moines IA 50318-9998

500

Detroit BMC

Detroit MI 48233-9998

480

Fargo ASF

Fargo ND 58102-9998

580

Greensboro BMC

Greensboro NC 27420-9998

270

Jacksonville BMC

Jacksonville FL 32203-9998

320

Kansas City BMC

Kansas City KS 66106-9998

640

Los Angeles BMC

Los Angeles CA 90052-9998

900

Memphis BMC

Memphis TN 38101-9998

375

Minneapolis BMC

Minneapolis MN 55401-9998

540

New Jersey Int'l & BMC

Newark NJ 07102-9998

070

Oklahoma City ASF

Oklahoma City OK 73125-9998

730

Philadelphia BMC

Philadelphia PA 19104-9998

080

Phoenix ASF

Phoenix AZ 85026-9998

850

Pittsburgh BMC

Pittsburgh PA 15290-9998

150

St. Louis BMC

Saint Louis MO 63155-9998

620

Salt Lake City ASF

Salt Lake City UT 84199-9998

840

San Francisco BMC

Oakland CA 94615-9998

945

Seattle BMC

Seattle WA 98109-9998

980

Sioux Falls ASF

Sioux Falls SD 57101-9998

570

Springfield BMC

Springfield MA 01101-9998

010

Washington BMC

Southern MD 20790-9998

206

[Exhibit E751.1.6]

2.3 Preparation for Parcel Select

2.3.1 Bedloaded Parcels

A mailer may present bedloaded DBMC parcels if the mailer's vehicle has a road‑to‑bed height of 50 (2) inches. If applicable, the mail to be entered at different destinations must be separated to prevent mixing of mailings for deposit at different destinations. DBMC rate mailings may be bedloaded for deposit at BMCs/ASFs and DDU rate mailings may be bedloaded for deposit at DDUs. Refer to the Drop Shipment Product available from the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) (see 608.8.1 for address) to determine dock requirements for a DDU facility. (There is a charge for the drop shipment product.) [E751.2.1]

2.3.2 Containers

DBMC rate mailings (if not bedloaded), DDU rate mailings (if not bedloaded), and all DSCF rate mailings must be prepared as follows:

a. Machinable parcels for which a DBMC, DSCF, or DDU rate is claimed must be sacked under 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, or prepared on pallets under 705.8.0.

b. For DBMC rate, nonmachinable parcels that each weigh 35 pounds or less must be sacked under 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, if the parcels do not contain perishables and the size of the parcels allows a sack to hold at least two pieces. DBMC rate nonmachinable parcels that cannot be sacked in this manner or that weigh more than 35 pounds must be transported as outside (unsacked) pieces. If authorized in advance by the USPS, DBMC rate nonmachinable parcels may be palletized.

c. For DSCF rate, if sacked under 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, must contain at least seven pieces per sack. If the sack is overflow from a 5‑digit scheme, 5‑digit, or 3‑digit sack that contains at least seven pieces, then a sack may contain fewer than seven pieces. For DSCF rate, if sacked under 705.8.0 as overflow from a 5‑digit scheme, 5‑digit, or 3‑digit pallet that meets the applicable pallet minimum, may contain any number of pieces. Machinable and nonmachinable pieces may be included in the same sack.

d. For DSCF rate, 5‑digit scheme, 5‑digit, and 3‑digit sacks may be bedloaded or be placed on SCF pallets that are labeled and otherwise prepared under 705.8.0.

e. For DSCF rate and DDU rate, nonmachinable parcels may be palletized (including pallet boxes on pallets). Nonmachinable parcels may be combined with machinable parcels on 5‑digit scheme, 5‑digit, and 3‑digit pallets (including pallet boxes on pallets) claimed at DSCF or DDU rates under 705.8.0.

f. For DDU rate, there are no minimums for sacks, pallets, or pallet boxes on pallets. DDU rate mail must be separated by 5‑digit scheme and 5‑digit (even if bedloaded) and, if placed in sacks or on pallets (including boxes on pallets), it must be properly labeled to the 5‑digit scheme or 5‑digit destination. Machinable and nonmachinable pieces may be combined in 5‑digit scheme and 5‑digit sacks or on 5‑digit scheme and 5‑digit pallets (including pallet boxes). [E751.2.2]

2.4 Deposit for Parcel Select

2.4.1 Mailer Transport

The mailer must transport the PVDS mailing from the place where it was verified to the destination postal facility (BMC, SCF, or delivery unit), appropriate to the mailing and the rate claimed. [E751.3.0]

2.4.2 Freight

Drop shipments are freight until deposited and accepted as mail at the destination facility. The mailer may request use of a numbered PVDS band seal to secure mailer vehicles transporting plant‑verified drop shipments. [E751.4.1]

2.4.3 Mail Separation and Presentation

Destination entry rate mail must be verified under a PVDS system (705.15.0) or be presented for verification and acceptance at a BMEU located at a destination BMC, destination sectional center facility, or other designated destination postal facility. Only PVDS mailings may be deposited at a destination delivery unit not co‑located with a post office or other postal facility having a BMEU. When presented to the USPS, destination entry mailings must meet the following requirements:

a. Each piece of DBMC, DSCF, or DDU rate Parcel Post must be marked "Parcel Post" or "Parcel Select."

b. Separation by zone for DBMC rate mailings is required only for permit imprint mailings of identical‑weight pieces that are not mailed using a postage payment system under 705.2.0, Manifest Mailing System (MMS), 705.3.0, Optional Procedure (OP) Mailing System, or 705.4.0, Alternate Mailing System (AMS), or not mailed under 455.4.1.4, Commingled Zones.

c. Each mailing must be separated from other mailings for verification. For PVDS, destination entry rate mailings for deposit at one destination postal facility must be separated from mailings for deposit at other facilities to allow for reconciliation with each accompanying Form 8125, 8125‑C, or 8125‑CD.

d. Mail must be separated from freight transported on the same vehicle.

e. If Periodicals mail is on the same vehicle as Parcel Post, then the Periodicals mail should be loaded toward the tail of the vehicle so that, for each destination entry, Periodicals mail can be offloaded first.

f. Form 8125, 8125‑C, or 8125‑CD must accompany all PVDS mailings. [E751.4.2]

2.4.4 BMC as Agent

The DBMC may verify and accept mail if authorized by Form 4410 to act as agent for the parent post office where the mailer's account or license is held. [E751.4.3]

2.4.5 Appointments

Appointments must be made for destination entry rate mail as follows:

a. Except for local mailers, for mailings of perishable commodities (601.9.0) under 2.4.6, Exception to Scheduling Standard, appointments for deposit of destination entry rate mail at BMCs, ASFs, and SCFs must be scheduled through the appropriate appointment control center at least one day in advance. Same day appointments may be granted by a control center on the basis of a telephone request. All appointments for BMC loads must be scheduled by the appropriate BMC control center. Appointments for SCFs and ASFs must be scheduled through the appropriate district control center. Appointments may be made up to thirty (30) calendar days prior to a desired appointment date. Mailers must comply with the scheduled mail deposit time and location. The mailer must cancel any appointment by notifying the appropriate control center at least a day in advance of a scheduled appointment time.

b. Electronic appointments may be made by mailers/agents using a USPS‑issued computer logon ID. Electronic appointments or cancelations must be made at least 12 hours prior to the desired time and date. All information required by the USPS appointment system regarding a mailing must be furnished.

c. For deposit of DDU mailings, an appointment must be made by contacting the DDU at least 24 hours in advance. If the appointment must be canceled, a mailer must notify the DDU at least a day in advance of a scheduled appointment. Recurring (standing) appointments will be allowed if shipment frequency is weekly or more often. [E751.4.4]

2.4.6 Exception to Scheduling Standard

Exceptions are as follows:

a. The scheduling standard in 2.4.5, Appointments, does not apply when a mailer deposits mailings for verification and acceptance at the local post office serving the facility where the mail was prepared, if the mailings are not verified under a plant load authorization or plant‑verified drop shipment postage payment system authorization. Under this exception, the mailer may claim the DBMC rates for mailings or portions of such mailings deposited at the local post office if the local post office is the DBMC/ASF or designated SCF that meets the application standards.

b. Exceptions to the scheduling standard are made for shipments of products recognized by the Postal Service as perishables under 601.9.0. While an appointment is not required for shipments of perishables, the destination facility must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of deposit to facilitate timely handling of the load.

c. No appointment is required for shipments containing 100% Periodicals mail, nor is notification to the destination facility of their arrival required. An advance notice of 24 hours is recommended to facilitate the development of facility unloading schedules. [E751.4.5]

2.4.7 Redirection by USPS

A mailer may be directed to transport destination entry rate mailings to a facility other than the designated DDU, SCF, or BMC due to facility restrictions, building expansions, peak season mail volumes, or emergency constraints. [E751.4.6]

2.4.8 Advance Scheduling

A mailer must schedule deposit of destination rate mailings at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the proper district, BMC control center, or destination delivery unit. Appointments at delivery units must be made by calling the delivery unit at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments for ASFs, SCFs, or for any multistop loads must be made through the USPS district control center. Appointments for BMC loads must be scheduled by the proper BMC control center. When making an appointment, or as soon as available, the mailer must provide the control center or DDU with the following information:

a. Mailer's name and address and telephone number of the mailer's agent or local contact.

b. Description of what is being mailed, product name, number of mailings, volume of mail, how prepared, and whether containerized (e.g., pallets). For DDU entries, the mailer also must provide the 5‑digit ZIP Code(s) of the mail being deposited.

c. Where the mailing was verified.

d. Postage payment method.

e. Requested date and destination facility for mailing.

f. Vehicle identification number, size, and type. [E751.4.7]

2.4.9 Deposit Conditions

Deposit of mail also is subject to these conditions:

a. Destination facilities may refuse mailings that are unscheduled or late (i.e., if vehicles arrive more than 2 hours after the scheduled appointment at ASFs, BMCs, or SCFs and more than 20 minutes late at delivery units). If a mailing is refused, a mailer is permitted to make a new appointment.

b. A mailer may request recurring appointments, renewable for a 6‑month period, by writing to the BMC control center or the district control center that administers the service area in which the destination facility is located. The mailer must present comparable mailings (by product and volume) on a consistent frequency of at least once a week. Failure to adhere to scheduled appointment procedures can cause revocation of the recurring appointment.

c. Drop and pick procedures may be approved by the BMC for Parcel Post mailers only. The BMC specifies the time limit for vehicle retrieval. [E751.4.8]

2.4.10 Recurring Appointments

Recurring refers to a drop shipment that is delivered to a destination office with a frequency of at least once a week on the same time and day(s). Mailings must be of a comparable product in terms of mail class, size, volume, and containerization (pallets, pallet boxes, etc.). A request to establish recurring appointments must be written on company letterhead to the postal facility manager/postmaster. The drop shipment appointment control office/postmaster will respond to all requests within 10 days. Recurring appointments may be made for a period not to exceed 6 months. Thereafter, a new application must be submitted to ensure that up‑to‑date mailer information is on file. Written request for an additional 6 months may be made within 60 days prior to the expiration of a current arrangement. Failure to adhere to scheduled appointments or other abuse of the procedures will result in revocation of recurring appointment privileges. Requests for recurring appointments must include the following:

a. Name, address, and telephone number of the mailer.

b. Transportation agent's name (contact person) and telephone number(s).

c. Mail volume and preparation (sacks/parcels).

d. Containerization.

e. Size and type of trailer(s) transporting mail.

f. Frequency/schedule. [E751.4.9]

2.4.11 Vehicle Unloading

Unloading of destination entry mailings is subject to these conditions:

a. Properly prepared containerized loads (e.g., pallets) are unloaded by the USPS at BMCs, ASFs, and SCFs. The USPS does not unload or permit the mailer (or mailer agent) to unload palletized loads that are unstable or severely leaning or that have otherwise not maintained their integrity in transit.

b. The driver must unload bedloaded shipments within 8 hours of arrival at BMCs, ASFs, and SCFs. Combination containerized and bedloaded drop shipment mailings are classified as bedloaded shipments for unload times. The USPS may assist in unloading.

c. At delivery units, the driver must unload all mail, whether bedloaded, sacked, or palletized (including pallet boxes on pallets) within 1 hour of arrival. If pallets (including pallet boxes on pallets) are stacked, the driver is required to unload, unstack, and unstrap them. If a DDU facility cannot handle pallets, and a mailer transports mail to the DDU facility on pallets, the driver must unload the pallets into a container specified by the delivery unit. The driver may be required to place bedloaded pieces in containers provided by the delivery unit in order to maintain separation by 5‑digit ZIP Codes or to place containerized mail so as to maintain the separation of 5‑digit ZIP Codes.

d. When driver unloading is required, the driver or assistant must stay with and continue to unload the vehicle once at the dock.

e. The driver must remove the vehicle from USPS property after unloading. The driver and assistant are not permitted in USPS facilities except the dock and designated driver rest area. [E751.4.10]

2.4.12 Demurrage

The USPS is not responsible for demurrage or detention charges incurred by a mailer who presents destination rate mailings. [E751.4.11]

2.4.13 Appeals

Mailers who believe that they are denied equitable treatment may appeal to the manager, Customer Service (district), responsible for the destination postal facility. [E751.4.12]

2.4.14 Documentation

A postage statement must accompany each destination entry rate mailing. Any other documentation must be submitted as required by the standards for the rate claimed or the postage payment method used. [E751.4.13]

2.5 Acceptance at Designated SCF

A mailing that is otherwise eligible for the DBMC rate may be deposited and accepted at an SCF designated by the USPS when it benefits the USPS and:

a. The mailing contains only machinable parcels prepared in 5‑digit scheme and 5‑digit sacks, pallets, or containers and nonmachinable parcels prepared under 2.3.2, Containers.

b. All DBMC rate parcels are for delivery within the service area of the SCF at which they are deposited by the mailer.

c. Postage on all parcels deposited at the SCF is computed using the zone chart for that postal facility.

d. The marking required by 455.4.0, Preparation for Parcel Post, contains the correct information.

e. The mailer is directed to deposit the mailing at that SCF by the district control center in whose area is located the BMC or ASF where the DBMC parcels would otherwise be deposited. [E751.5.0]

2.6 DSCF Mail Entered at a Designated BMC

DSCF rate mail prepared on pallets (including pallet boxes on pallets) that is for a 5‑digit ZIP Code listed in Exhibit 2.6 must be entered at the corresponding BMC facility listed on that exhibit instead of at the DSCF unless an exception has been granted under 2.2.3a, DSCF and DDU Rates. Sacked DSCF rate mail for the 5‑digit ZIP Codes in Exhibit 2.6 must be entered at the DSCF.

[E751.6.0]

Exhibit 2.6 BMC Deposit of DSCF Rate Pallets

BMC

Destination ZIP Code

Atlanta

30006-08, 30-37, 60-69, 71, 80-86, 88-90

30305-07, 19, 24, 28-29, 38, 40-42, 45-46, 59, 60, 62-63, 66, 76

31101

39901

Chicago

53140-44

53401-08

60016-17, 19, 25, 53, 56, 68, 70, 76-77

60103, 05-07, 20-23, 31, 33, 60-65, 76

60409, 11-12, 15, 22, 25, 30-36, 38-41, 46, 53-59, 62-65, 67, 73, 77-78, 82, 90

60504-05, 15-17, 21-23, 25-26, 40, 42, 63-68, 98, 99

60601, 05, 08-60, 67, 81, 90, 93-94

60714

60803-05

Cincinnati

None

Dallas

None

Denver

69190

80001-19, 32, 40-42, 44, 46-47

80110-15, 20-30, 50-56, 60-63, 65-67

80215, 21-22, 24-29, 31-33, 35-37, 41, 51

80401-19

80521-28, 53-54

80631-39

Des Moines

None

Detroit

48007, 21, 25-26, 34, 37, 45, 46, 66-73, 75-76, 80-84, 86, 89, 91-93, 98-99

48103-04, 06-09, 11-13, 20-28, 30, 34, 41, 50-54, 61-62, 70, 74, 80, 82-88, 92, 95, 97-98

48204, 20-21, 27-28, 35

48310-18, 40, 42, 43, 97

Greensboro

27101-02

27408-10

27514-16

27701

Jacksonville

31520-25, 27

32003, 65, 67, 73, 80, 84-86, 91-92, 95

32173-76

32205, 07, 10-11, 16, 20-21, 24-25, 30, 36, 38-39, 45, 47, 54, 77

32901-12, 19, 22-32, 34-37, 40-41, 51-56, 58-69, 76-78

33427-29, 31-34, 54, 60-67, 81, 86-88, 96-99

33755-67, 70-79

33880-85, 88

34101-06, 08-10, 12-14, 16-17, 19-20

34470-82

34945-51, 54, 79-82, 94-97

Kansas City

64013-15, 50-51, 55-56, 58

64116-19, 51, 53-54, 57-61, 63-64, 67, 88, 90

66002, 44-49

Los Angeles

90220-23, 40-42, 80

Memphis

38018, 88

38115, 18, 25, 33-35, 38-39, 41, 75, 81, 83-84, 93, 95

38614

38732, 33

Minneapolis/St. Paul

None

New Jersey

None

Philadelphia

19001-99

19111, 14-16, 19-20, 24, 28, 34-37, 40, 44, 49, 52, 54-55, 60

Pittsburgh

None

St. Louis

62002, 40

62220-23, 26

63005-06, 11, 17, 21-22, 24, 31-34, 42-45, 74

63104-41, 43-44, 46-47, 51, 57-58

63301-04

San Francisco

93921-23

94002-03, 10-12, 22-28, 30, 35, 39-43, 59, 61-65, 70, 85-89

94401-99

94503, 06, 13, 15-16, 18-24, 26-27, 29, 33, 35-45, 55-56, 58-61, 63, 70, 74-75, 77-81, 83, 85, 89-99

94801-04, 06-08, 20, 50

Seattle

98002-04, 23, 31, 35, 63-64, 92-93

Springfield

None

Washington

None

[Exhibit E751.6.0]

2.7 Delivery Facility Exceptions to the "Majority of City Carriers" Rule

For ZIP Codes in Exhibit 2.7 use the name of the facility associated with the 5‑digit ZIP Code in that exhibit as the facility at which DDU rate mail for that 5‑digit ZIP Code must be entered and, for both DDU and DSCF mail, to determine whether that 5‑digit facility can handle pallets. See 2.1 and 2.2.2. This listing identifies 5‑digit ZIP Codes that are exceptions to the "majority of city carriers rule" that is used to determine the parcel facility for a 5‑digit ZIP Code in instances where a ZIP Code is served by multiple facilities. The name of the primary facility for parcel delivery is listed beside each 5‑digit ZIP Code. Additional information about the facility including drop ship address and whether the facility can handle a pallet is included in the Drop Shipment Product. At a future date this list will be available in the Drop Shipment Product. [E751.7.0]

Exhibit 2.7 Delivery Facility Exceptions to the "Majority of City Carriers" Rule

zip code

Facility Name

Drop site key

Alabama

 

 

36130

Montgomery

EY10814

Alaska

 

 

99701

Main Office

SZ10189

99709

Main Office

SZ10189

99801

Mendenhall

SZ10198

California

 

 

92623

Harvest Station

SZ24031

92693

San Juan Capistrano

PZ22821

94087

Sunnyvale

PZ23492

94304

Palo Alto

PZ22396

 

 

 

Florida

 

 

34482

Paddock Branch

BY22630

34747

Celebration

BY27124

 

 

 

Georgia

 

 

31704

Albany

PX10019

Iowa

 

 

52401

Cedar Rapids

EW10239

Kansas

 

 

66044

Jayhawk

SW20762

Kentucky

 

40763

Williamsburg

PX16803

41730

Hyden

PX15380

42338

Hartford

PX15261

Louisiana

 

 

70503

Oil Center

SY24264

71201

Monroe

EY26868

 

 

 

Maine

 

 

04043

Kennebunk

PV24959

04402

Eastern Maine Carrier Annex

4V24870

 

 

 

Michigan

 

 

48170

Plymouth

PY12584

Minnesota

 

 

55369

Maple Grove

BY25765

55378

Burnsville

BY24936

56387

Waite Park

BY26611

Missouri

 

 

64113

Country Club

SW16257

Montana

 

 

59102

Billings

PZ13046

59103

Billings

PZ13046

 

 

 

New Hampshire

 

 

03224

Tilton

PV25759

New Jersey

 

 

07470

Wayne

PV11690

New York

 

 

10583

Scarsdale Main Post Office

PV15954

North Carolina

 

 

27706

Durham

PY15179

28018

Forest City

PY15338

28309

Lafayette

SY15700

Ohio

 

 

45013

Hamilton

PX21234

Pennsylvania

 

 

19136

Holmesburg Carrier Unit

SX18929

Texas

 

 

75501

Texarkana

EW26504

75903

Lufkin

EW24562

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

22320

Alexandria

PX26003

22405

Fredericksburg

PX26669

23433

Driver

SX26514

23521

L C Page

SX26952

 

 

 

Washington

 

 

98055

Renton

PZ17357

98223

Smokey Point Branch

SZ17464

98324

Carbonado

PZ16562

98375

South Hill Annex

BZ17481

98387

Spanaway

PZ17488

98687

East Vancouver DCU

4Z18088

 

 

 

West Virginia

 

 

25801

Beckley

PX28152

[Exhibit E751.7.0]

2.8 Delivery Facilities Different from Those in the Drop Shipment Product

For ZIP Codes in Exhibit 2.8 use the name of the facility associated with the 5‑digit ZIP Code in that exhibit as the facility at which DDU rate mail for that 5‑digit ZIP Code must be entered and, for both DDU and DSCF mail, to determine whether that 5‑digit facility can handle pallets. Parcel Post mailings for the ZIP Codes shown must be deposited at the facilities listed in order to qualify for destination delivery unit rates. The listing identifies 5‑digit ZIP Codes and facilities that are different from the ones indicated in the Drop Shipment Product for letters and flats. At a future date this information will be available in the Drop Shipment Product. [E751.8.0]

Exhibit 2.8 Delivery Facilities Different From Those in the Drop Shipment Product

zip codes served

Destination Delivery Unit Location

Drop site key

Alaska

 

 

99702

Fairbanks
5400 Mail Trail
Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998

SZ10189

California

 

 

92684

Westminster
15030 Goldenwest Circle
Westminster, CA 92685-9998

PZ23848

94102-05, 07, 08, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21-26, 28-30, 40, 41, 46, 47, 59, 64

Napolean Street Parcel Post Annex
180 Napolean Street
San Francisco, CA 94124-9711

SZ22122

 

 

 

Florida

 

 

34278

Manasota P&DC
850 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-3249

EY22324

Maryland

 

 

20852

Rockville
500 N Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20850-9998

PV24288

Massachusetts

 

 

02456, 59, 61, 64-66, 68, 95

Newtonville Post Office
897 Washington Street
Newtonville, MA 02460-9998

BV22179

Mississippi

 

 

39563

Pascagoula
911 Jackson Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39567-9998

PY14174

Minnesota

 

 

55102

Saint Paul
180 Kellogg Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55101-9997

PY26254

Montana

 

 

59401, 04, 05, 14

Great Falls Annex
1409 14th Street SW
Great Falls, MT 59404-9998

EZ13197

New Jersey

 

 

08837

Edison
2101 State Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817

PV10401

New York

 

 

10001-07, 09, 10-14, 16, 18, 19, 23-25, 36, 38, 41, 60, 69, 90, 95, 98

10102-07, 10, 14, 17-23, 25, 32, 33, 38, 57, 58, 60, 99

10211-13, 65, 69-71, 73, 75, 77-82

Central Parcel Post Facility
341 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10199-9991

EV19160

10017, 21, 22, 28, 44, 55

10126, 28, 30, 31, 51-55, 62, 64-78

FDR Station
909 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022-9998

V13429

10045

10267

Church Street Station
380 W 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001-9998

SV12586

10020

10124, 85

Times Square Station
340 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-9998

SV16531

10026

Manhattanville Station
365 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-9998

SV14509

10029, 30, 31, 35, 37, 39

East Side Parcel Post Annex
500 E 132nd Street
Bronx, NY 10454-4619

G000083

10032, 33, 34

Fort George Station
4558 Broadway
New York, NY 10040-9998

SV13396

10043, 79, 81, 87

10116

JAF
441 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001-9998

SV14060

10156

Murray Hill Finance Station
115 E 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

SV14818

10451

Highbridge Station
1315 Inwood Avenue

Bronx, NY 10452-9998

SV13862

10461

Soundview
1687 Gleason Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472-9998

SV16156

10603, 05

White Plains
100 Fisher Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601-1953

PV17010

10803, 04

New Rochelle
255 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-9998

PV14957

11101-06, 09

Long Island City Parcel Post Annex
4310 10th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-9998

SV15304

11354, 58, 67

Flushing Main Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355-9998

SV14481

11360, 62, 63

Bayside Annex
41-29 216th Street
Flushing, NY 11361-9998

4V12091

11374, 78, 85

Woodside Post Office
3925 61st Street
Flushing, NY 11377-9998

SV17090

13088

Bayberry Station
Bayberry Plaza
7608 Oswego Road
Liverpool, NY 13090

BV12081

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

15201

Bloomfield
5182 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-9998

SX17251

15223

Glenshaw
1541 Butler Park Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15116-9998

PX18635

15225

Woods Run Annex
2840 New Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-9998

4X1C586

15240

Oakland
347 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-9998

SX1A281

15244

Greentree
770 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

BX18723

17735

Canton
55 Troy Street
Canton, PA 17724-9998

PX17496

 

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

 

00901, 08, 20, 21, 34, 68

GPO
585 Ave FD Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 00936-9998

PV17274

00925, 27

Cupey Station
369 Ave San Claudio
Cupey, PR 00926-9998

SV18853

00956, 57

Bayamon
100 Ave Ramon L. Rodriguez
Bayamon, PR 00959-9998

BV17152

South Carolina

 

 

29632, 34

Clemson Post Office
519 College Avenue
Clemson, SC 29631

PX23702

Tennessee

 

 

37616

Chuckey
8140 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy
Chuckey, TN 37641-9998

PX25010

Virginia

 

 

37625

Main Post Office
1116th Street
Bristol, TN 37621-9998

PX24953

Washington

 

 

98057

Renton Main Office
17200 116th Avenue SE
Renton, WA 98058-9998

PZ17357

98907

Yakima Main Office
205 W. Washington Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903-9998

PZ17764

98405

Tacoma General Carrier Facility
3825 S. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98409-9998

SZ18343

[Exhibit E751.8.0]