Contents
I000 Information

I020 References

I022 Subject Index

A

accelerated reply mail, D920.7.0

additional entry for Periodicals, D230

application, D230.3.0

cancellation, D230.6.0

fee, R200.5.0

Address Information System (AIS) products, A930

address labels

detached address labels (DALs), A060

on Periodicals, A010.7.2

address services

Address Change Service (ACS), F030.2.0

address correction, F010.1.0, R900.1.0

carrier route schemes, A930.4.0

Delivery Statistics Product, A930.1.0

FASTforward, F010.3.0

mailing list services, A910

fees, R900.13.0

sequencing for cards and electronic files, A920

fees, R900.2.0

addressing

alternative addressing formats, A020

for automation mailings, A800

change of address, F010.1.0

to commercial mail receiving agencies, A010.5.3

content, A010.1.0

detached address labels (DALs), A060

elements of a complete address, A010.3.0

exceptional address, A020.4.0

military mail, A010.6.0

“occupant”-style addressing, A020.3.0

for Periodicals, A010.7.0

placement, A010.1.0

return address, A010.4.0

return address required, A010.4.4

simplified address, A020.2.0

advertising

in nonprofit and classroom Periodicals, E270.1.3

in nonprofit Standard Mail, E670.5.0

pandering, C033

in Periodicals, E211.11.0

sexually-oriented material, C032

aerosols, C010.2.5

air transportation prohibitions for hazardous materials, C023.1.10

ancillary service endorsements

clear space, M012.4.4

explanation of each endorsement by class of mail, F010

placement on the mailpiece, M012.4.0

with return address, M012.4.3

type size, M012.4.4

animals

adult fowl, C022.3.0

bees, C022.3.8

cold-blooded, C022.2.3

container for mailing, C022.3.11

day-old poultry, C022.3.0

dead, C022.4.0

furs or pelts, C022.5.0

insects, C022.3.9

nonmailable, C022.7.0

scorpions, C022.3.10

special permits for animals mailed to Pacific islands, C022.3.7

warm-blooded, C022.3.6

APO. See military mail.

appeals, for decision made about mailing standards, G020.3.0

aspect ratio, C810.2.2

automation cards, C810

labels, C810.6.0

enclosed in letters, C810.9.0

mail preparation, M810

size, C810.2.0

tabs and wafer seals, C810.4.0

automation flats, C820

labels, C820.8.0

mail preparation, M820

polywrap, C820.4.0

reply mail enclosed in an automation flat, C810.9.0

size for AFSM 100, C820.2.0

size for UFSM 1000, C820.3.0

tabs and wafer seals, C820.6.0

automation letters, C810

heavy letters, C810.8.5

labels, C810.6.0

mail preparation, M810

reply mail enclosed in an automation letter, C810.9.0

size, C810.2.0

tabs and wafer seals, C810.4.0

automation mailings, general

addressing, A800

Bound Printed Matter flats, E712

First-Class Mail, E140

mailings with different payment methods, P960

Periodicals, E240

reply mail enclosed in mailing, C810.9.0

size and shape, C800

Standard Mail, E640

Standard Mail Enhanced Carrier Route, E640.2.0

automation (barcoded) parcels, C850

B

ballots, E080

barcodes

in address block, C840.2.5

barcode clear zone

for letters, C840.2.1

for machinable parcels, C850.3.0

certification, C840.10.0

dimensions and spacing, C840.4.0, C850.2.1

on flats, C840.3.0

general standards for letters and flats, C840

human-readable information, C850.2.5

on inserts, C840.2.4

on letters, C840.2.0

location, C850.3.0

on parcels, C850

on sack labels, M032

on tray labels, M032

reflectance, C840.5.0, C850.2.3

second barcode on flats, C840.3.3

skew, C840.6.0

types

5-digit barcode, C840.1.2, C840.8.0

concatenated, C850.1.3

Confirm, S941.2.0

Delivery Confirmation, C850.1.3, S918.3.0

delivery point barcode (DPBC), C840.9.0

integrated, C850.1.3

POSTNET barcode, C840.1.1

Signature Confirmation, C850.1.3, S919.3.0

USS Code, C850.1.1

UUC/EAN, C850.1.1

ZIP+4 barcode, C840.1.3, C840.8.0

window envelope, C840.7.0

batteries

battery-powered devices, C024.17.0

nonspillable batteries, C023.10.4

bees, C022.3.8

bills and invoices, E110.1.5

biological products, C023.8.4

bird stamp, for hunting migratory birds, S020.4.1

blind, free matter for, E040

what may be mailed, E040.2.0, E040.3.0

who is qualified, E040.1.3

book rate. See Media Mail.

books

packaging for mailing, C010.7.1

Bound Printed Matter

calculating postage, P013.5.3, P013.5.6, P013.9.0

combining with other Package Services, E753

definition, E712.1.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E712.2.0

for destination entry, E752

mail preparation

barcoded flats, M820.6.0

bundles of flats on pallets, M045.3.3

bundles of irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

bundling, M020.1.6

bundling for mail on pallets, M045.2.4

carrier route flats, M723.2.0

carrier route irregular parcels, M723.3.0, M723.4.0

carrier route machinable parcels, M723.5.0

combined machinable parcels, M073

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5

presorted flats, M722.2.0

presorted irregular parcels, M722.3.0, M722.4.0

presorted machinable parcels, M722.5.0

sacks of flats on pallets, M045.3.3

sacks of irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

for single-piece rates, M721.1.0

mailing fee, E752.1.4

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

for barcoded flats, M012.3.0

for carrier route flats, M723.2.1

for carrier route irregular parcels, M723.3.1

for carrier route rates, M723.1.0

for presorted flats, M722.2.0

for presorted irregular parcels, M722.3.1

for presorted rates, M722.1.0

for single-piece rates, M721.1.0

rate eligibility

for barcoded flats, E712.2.0

for carrier route rates, E712.2.0

for DBMC rates, E752.2.0

for DDU rates, E752.4.0

for DSCF rates, E752.3.0

for presorted rates, E712.2.0, E712.3.0

for single-piece rates, E712.2.0

rates, R700.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

boxes

acceptable sizes and load, C010.3.1

post office boxes, D910

bulk mail. See Standard Mail.

bulk mail system, C010.7.0

bulk parcel return service (BPRS), S924

annual accounting fee, S924.3.3

annual permit fee, S924.3.1

application for a permit, S924.2.1

fees, R900.3.0

format for bulk parcel return service label, S924.5.0

general information, S924.1.0

how postage and fees are applied, S924.3.0

placement of bulk parcel return service label, S924.4.0

sample of a bulk parcel return service label, S924.5.0

bundles, M020

of Bound Printed Matter, M020.1.6

of cards, M020.2.1

counter-stacking, M020.1.2

facing slips for carrier route mail, M020.3.0

of flats, M020.2.2

labeling, M020.1.3

of Periodicals, M020.1.8, M210.2.0

on pallets, M020.1.5

in sacks, M020.1.8

securing, M020.1.4

of Standard Mail, M020.1.8

business reply mail (BRM), S922

annual accounting fee, S922.3.3

annual permit fee, S922.2.3

application for a permit, S922.2.2

distributed by agents of the permit holder, S922.8.0

fees and per piece charges, R900.4.0

format, S922.5.0, S922.6.0

general information, S922.1.0

official U.S. government mail, E060.11.0

physical characteristics, S922.4.0

postage and fees computation, S922.3.0

qualified business reply mail (QBRM), E150, S922.7.0

refunds for postage affixed to business reply mail, P014.2.10

renewal of annual accounting fee, S922.3.4

renewal of annual permit, S922.2.4

sample of business reply mail, S922.5.1

weight-averaged business reply mail, S922.9.0

C

caller service, D920

accelerated reply mail, D920.7.0

application for service, D920.2.1

fees, D920.4.0, R900.5.0

refunds, D920.5.0

reserved caller service number, D920.1.5

reserved caller service number fee, D920.1.5

Capital One Services, Inc. NSA, G910

cards

automation. See automation cards.

bundling, M020.2.1

eligibility for First-Class Mail card rates, E110.3.0, E130.2.1

rates, for First-Class Mail, R100

size, C100.2.0

carrier route

See also Bound Printed Matter, Enhanced Carrier Route, First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail.

carrier route information lines, M014

carrier route schemes, A930.4.0

facing slips on bundles, M020.3.0

sequencing requirements, M050

submitting cards for sequencing, A920.2.0

certificate of mailing, S914

for bulk quantities, S914.1.2

fees, R900.6.0

other special services that can be added, S914.1.7

what may be mailed, S914.1.0

certified mail, S912

fees, R900.7.0

filling out label, S912.2.5

other special services that can be added, S912.1.4

requesting a delivery record, S912.1.5

required label, S912.2.3

what may be mailed, S912.1.2

church. See nonprofit.

cigarette lighters, C023.4.4

City State Product, A930.2.0

claims, S010

criteria for approval, S010.2.11

filing, S010.2.0

filing a duplicate claim, S010.2.10

reasons for denial, S010.2.14

time limit for filing, S010.2.2

clinical specimens, C023.8.4

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS), A950

certification and testing, A950.6.0

dates for matching and coding, A950.3.0

documentation submitted with a mailing, A950.5.0

software certification and configuration, A950.2.0

collect on delivery (COD), S921

claims, S010

delivery of items, S921.4.0

with Express Mail, S921.1.9

fees, R900.8.0

mailing procedures, S921.3.0

with registered mail, S921.1.8

required forms, S921.2.0

special services that can be added, S921.1.4

what may be mailed, S921.1.2

where to mail, S921.3.7

commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

addressing requirements, D042.2.0

delivery to, D042.2.0

forwarding mail to CMRA customers, F020.2.7

Confirm, S941

confirmation. See Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation.

congressional frank

addressing, E050.2.0

delivery, E050.2.0

containers

boxes, C010.3.1

envelopes, C010.3.8

paper bags and wraps, C010.3.3

plastic bags and film, C010.3.0

content identifier numbers (CINs), M032.1.0

contraceptives and abortion devices, C024.19.0

copyrights of the USPS, G013.2.0

corrosives, C023.10.0

Customized MarketMail, C600, E660, M660

D

dead mail, F010.8.0

delivery, types of

city delivery service, D042.9.0

highway contract delivery service, D042.11.0

rural delivery service, D042.10.0

Delivery Confirmation, S918

barcodes on privately printed labels, S918.3.0

electronic file transmission for electronic option, S918.4.0

electronic option, S918.1.4

fees, R900.10.0

labels, S918.2.0

retail option, S918.1.4

special services that can be added, S918.1.6

what may be mailed, S918.1.3

where to mail, S918.5.0

delivery of mail, D042

to agent, D042.2.0

accountable mail, D042.1.7

to commercial mail receiving agency, D042.2.0

Express Mail, D042.1.7

to hotels, institutions, and schools, D042.5.0

to individual at a business, D042.4.0

to military units, D042.8.0

refusal by addressee, D042.1.0

delivery statistics

Delivery Statistics File, A930.1.0

general, A930.5.0

destination entry. See individual classes of mail, under rate eligibility.

detached address labels (DALs), A060

with Bound Printed Matter, A060.1.4

disposing of, A060.4.1

label preparation, A060.2.0

mail preparation, A060.3.0

with Periodicals, A060.1.2

postage computation, A060.5.0

with Standard Mail, A060.1.3

undeliverable DALs, A060.2.0

drop shipment, D071

Express Mail, D071.1.0, M072

metered mail, D072

Priority Mail, D071.2.0, M072

drug paraphernalia, C024.12.0

drugs, C024.11.0

dry ice, C022.2.4, C023.11.4

duck stamp. See bird stamp.

E

election boards, mailing list services, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

enclosures

incidental First-Class Mail, E070.5.0

in Package Services, E070.4.0

in Periodicals, E070.3.0

in Standard Mail, E070.4.0

 

endorsements. See ancillary service endorsements.

Enhanced Carrier Route

See also carrier route and Standard Mail.

density requirements, E630

eligibility for automation rates, E640.2.0

rate eligibility, E630

residual shape surcharge, E630.5.0

sequencing requirements, M050

envelopes

Express Mail, C010.6.2

green-bordered, C010.6.2

Priority Mail, C010.6.2

with postage affixed, sold by USPS, P021.1.0, P021.2.0

reusable, C010.6.4

window envelopes, C010.6.1

exceptional dispatch for Periodicals, D210.3.0

application, D210.3.5

rates, D210.3.4

experimental rates and classifications, G900

flat-rate box, G995

outside-county Periodicals copalletization drop shipment, G991, G992

parcel return services, G993

explosives, C023.2.0

Express Mail

claims, S010

with COD, S921.1.9

deposit, D500.2.0

drop shipment, D071.1.0, M072

fees, E500.2.0, R500.2.0

flat-rate envelope, E500.1.6

insurance, R900.11.0, S500

mail preparation

for drop shipment, M072

for Express Mail, M500

with other classes of mail, E070

postage calculation, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

postage payment options, P500

postage refunds, P014.5.0

rate eligibility

for Custom Designed Service, E500.4.0

for Express Mail Military Service, E500.7.0

for flat-rate envelope, E500.1.6

for Next Day Service, E500.5.0

for Second Day Service, E500.6.0

rates, R500

refunds, P014.5.0

reship service, D500.3.0

service objectives, D500.1.0

size, C500

special services, S500

undeliverable mail, F010.5.5

F

facing identification mark (FIM), C100.5.0

examples of, C100.5.2

required use, C100.5.1

specifications and position, C100.5.3

firearms

antiques, C024.2.0

definitions, C024.1.1

pistols, revolvers, and other concealable firearms, C024.1.0

rifles and shotguns, C024.3.0

who may mail, C024.1.3, C024.1.5, C024.1.7

firm holdout, D930.2.0

First-Class Mail

See also Priority Mail.

combined with other classes of mail, E070, M071

definition, E110.1.0

deposit, D100.2.0

documentation for mailings, E110.5.0

incidental enclosure with another class of mail, E070.5.0

keys and identification devices, P013.2.6

mail preparation

automation carrier route letters, M810.2.1

automation flats, M820.2.0

automation flats (tray-based option), M820.3.0

automation letters, M810.2.0

bundling for presorted flats, M130.4.1

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.1.0, M950.1.0

presorted flats, M130.4.0

presorted machinable cards and letters, M130.2.0

presorted nonmachinable cards and letters, M130.3.0

presorted parcels, M130.5.0

single-piece rates, M110

mailing fee, E110.4.1, R100.13.1

markings required on each mailpiece

general, M012.2.0, M071

for presorted rates, M130.1.0

for single-piece rates, M110

nonmachinable surcharge, C050.2.2, C100.4.0, E130

postage calculation, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

postage payment options, P100

presort mailing fee, E110.4.1

presort verification, D100.3.0

rate eligibility

for automation rates, E140

for carrier route rates, E140.1.3

for presorted rates, E130.3.0

for single-piece rates, E130.2.0

rates, R100

service objectives, D100.1.0

size, C100

standardized documentation, P012.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.1

weight, C100

flammables and combustibles

liquids, C023.4.0

solids, C023.5.0

flat-rate box. See Priority Mail.

flat-rate envelope. See Express Mail and Priority Mail.

flats

automation. See automation flats.

bundling, M020.2.2

size, C050.3.0

 

 

forms, I021

forwarding mail

See also individual classes of mail and returned mail.

general information, F020

instructions by the sender, F030.4.0

postage charged for forwarding mail, F020.3.0

with special services, F010, F030.4.2

Fourth-Class Mail. See Package Services.

FPO. See military mail.

fragrance sample, C024.15.0

fraud, how to report, G011.5.0

franked mail, for Members of Congress, E050

free mail

for blind and other handicapped persons, E040

for Members of Congress, E050

for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

furs or pelts, C022.5.0

G

gases, C023.3.0

general delivery, D930.1.0

government mail. See U.S. government.

guns, C024.1.0, C024.3.0

H

handicapped, free matter for, E040

what may be mailed, E040.2.0, E040.3.0

who is qualified, E040.1.3

hazardous materials

See also restricted matter.

batteries, C023.10.4

biological products, C023.8.4

cigarette lighters, C023.4.4

clinical specimens, C023.8.4

corrosives, C023.10.0

explosives, C023.2.0

flammable and combustible liquids, C023.4.0

flammable solids, C023.5.0

gases, C023.3.0

general, C023

infectious substances, C023.8.0

matches, C023.5.3

medical devices, used, C023.8.2

oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, C023.6.0

packaging and markings, C023.1.8

radioactive material, C023.9.0

rulings, C023.1.6

sharps, C023.8.5

shipping papers, C023.1.9

toxic substances, C023.7.0

heavy letter mail, C810.8.5

high-density carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

high-density items

packaging, C010.7.2

holidays, G011.1.5

I

ice

dry ice, C022.2.4, C023.11.4

water ice, C022.2.3

identification statement for Periodicals, required elements, E211.10.5

imprint. See permit imprint.

indicia. See permit imprint.

infectious substances, C023.8.0

information-based indicia (IBI), P030

insects, C022.3.9

inspection by USPS

of Express Mail, E500.1.1

of First-Class Mail, E110.1.3

of Package Services, C700.3.0

of Periodicals, E211.1.4

of Standard Mail, C600.5.0, E610.1.2

insurance

See also claims.

bulk insurance, S913.3.0

claims, S010.2.0

delivery of insured items, S913.4.0

Express Mail insurance, R900.11.0, S500

fees, R900.12.0

label, S913.2.3

other special services that can be added, S913.1.5

what may be mailed, S913.1.2

irregular parcels, C050.5.0

K

keys

fee for additional post office box keys, R900

general information about mailing, E120.2.4, E130.2.2

for post office boxes, D910.7.0

rates for return through the mail, R100.11.0

knives, C024.5.0

known office of publication, for Periodicals, E211.4.0

L

labeling lists

for automation rate mailings, L800

for general use, L000

for Standard Mail and Package Services, L600

labels

barcoded labels, M032

for pallets, M031.4.0

for sacks, M031.1.0, M031.2.0, M032.1.0, M032.3.0

for trays, M031.1.0, M031.3.0, M032.1.0, M032.2.0

letters

automation. See automation letters.

nonmachinable criteria, C050.2.2

size, C050.2.0

Library Mail

combined with other Package Services, E753

definition, E713.1.0

discounts for barcoded machinable parcels, E714.1.0

mail preparation

combined machinable parcels, M073

flats, M740.2.0

flats on pallets, M045.3.3

irregular parcels, M740.3.0

irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

machinable parcels, M740.4.0

mailing fee, E714.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

postage calculation, P013.5.4, P013.9.0

rate eligibility, E714.2.0

rates, R700.4.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

what may be mailed, E714.1.0

line-of-travel (LOT)

sequencing requirements, M050

submitting cards for sequencing, A920.2.0

liquids, nonhazardous, C024.9.0

liquor, C024.7.0

locksmithing devices, C024.10.0

LOT. See line-of-travel.

lottery materials, C031.3.0

M

machinable parcels, C050.4.0

magnetic tapes

packaging, C010.7.5

magnetized materials, C023.12.0

mail receptacles, D041

for apartments, D042.9.7

custom-built mail receptacles, D041.2.2

door slots, D042.9.6

location, D041.2.7

maintenance of, D042.9.3

manufacturer specifications, D041.2.1

newspaper receptacles, D041.2.11

mailboxes. See mail receptacles.

mailgrams, P040.6.0

mailing fee

for Bound Printed Matter, E752.1.4, R700.5.1

for First-Class Mail, E110.4.1, R100.13.1

for Library Mail, E714.3.2, R700.5.3

for Media Mail, E713.3.2, R700.5.3

for Parcel Post, E711.2.3, R700.5.1

for Standard Mail, E610.6.0, R600.8.1

mailing list services, A910

basic information, A910.1.0

for election boards and voter commissions, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

fees, A910.2.0, R900.13.0

list correction, A910.3.0

occupant lists, A910.4.0

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, A910.5.0

mailing systems

alternate mailing systems, P930

manifest mailing systems, P910

optional procedure mailing systems, P920

plant-verified drop shipment, P950

manifest mailing systems, P910

application for authorization, P910.4.0

keyline codes, P910.3.0

marking, on mailpieces, M012

See also individual classes of mail.

imitation markings, P022.4.0

of injurious or harmful items, C021.4.0

master keys for motor vehicles, C024.10.0

advertising for, C031.4.2

matches, C023.5.3

Media Mail

combined with other Package Services, E753

definition, E713.1.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E713.2.0

mail preparation

combined machinable parcels, M073

flats, M730.2.0

flats on pallets, M045.3.3

irregular parcels, M730.3.0

irregular parcels on pallets, M045.3.4

machinable parcels, M730.4.0

mailing fee, E713.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0

postage calculation, P013.5.2, P013.9.0

rate eligibility, E713.2.0

rates, R700.3.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

what may be mailed, E713.1.0

merchandise return service, S923

adding special services, S923.4.0

annual accounting fee, S923.3.4

annual permit fee, S923.2.5

application for a permit, S923.2.1

fees, R900.14.0

general information, S923.1.0

label format and example, S923.5.0

official U.S. government mail, E060.12.0

postage and fees, S923.3.0

merged bundles of flats. See Periodicals, under mail preparation, and Standard Mail, under mail preparation.

meter. See metered mail and postage meter.

metered mail

drop shipment of, D042

postage refunds, P014.3.0

where to mail, P030.11.0

military mail, E010, E020

free mail for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

military address, E030.2.4

military ordinary mail (MOM), E010.2.2

for retirees, D010.2.4

money orders, S020

cashing, S020.2.0

fees, R900.16.0

payable to another party, S020.2.6

where to purchase, S020.1.1

N

negotiated service agreements, G910

newspaper receptacles, D041.2.11

next-day service. See Express Mail.

nonmachinable

criteria for letters, C050.2.2

criteria for Parcel Post, C700.2.0

nonmailable matter

animals and plants, C022.7.0

general, C021

due to noxious odors, C024.8.0

due to packaging, C010.9.0

written, printed, and graphic materials, C031

nonprofit

Periodicals

application for authorization, E270.5.0

eligibility for Periodicals rates, E270

types of organizations, E270.2.0

Standard Mail

application for authorization, E670.7.0

application for authorization at additional offices, E670.7.0

eligibility for Standard Mail rates, E670

identification of authorized organization on Standard Mail, E670.6.0

marking, M012.2.0

organization types, E670.2.0

revenue deficiencies, P011.5.0

what may be mailed, E670.5.0

O

occupant lists, A910.4.0

OCR read area, A010.1.3

optional endorsement lines (OELs), M013

list for each sort level, M013.1.0

required format, M013.2.0

optional procedure mailing systems, P920

application for authorization, P920.2.0

overnight delivery. See Express Mail.

oversized rate for Parcel Post, E711.2.2

P

Package Services

See also Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, Media Mail, and Parcel Post.

combining with other classes of mail, E070, E710.1.6, M071

deposit, D700.2.0

mail preparation

combining machinable parcels, M073

combining parcels, E753

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.9.0

markings, M012.3.0, M071

nonmachinable parcels, C700.2.0

parcel return services experiment, G993

postage calculation, P013.5.0, P013.9.0

postage payment options, P700

rates, R700

service objectives, D700.1.0

size, C700.1.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

weight limits, E710.1.2

packages. See bundles.

packaging, for mailing, C010.2.0

animals, C022.3.11

closure and sealing, C010.5.0

containers, C010.3.0

cushioning, C010.4.0

high-density items, C010.7.2

liquids, C010.2.4

magnetic tapes, C010.7.5

nonmailable matter, C010.9.0

soft goods, C010.7.3

sound recordings, C010.7.4

special envelopes, C010.6.0

stationery, C010.2.3

pallet box. See pallets.

pallets

bundles on pallets, M045.2.0

flats on pallets, M041.6.0

general standards, M041

labels, M031.4.0

minimum and maximum loads, M041.5.0

pallet boxes, M041.4.0

physical characteristics, M041.1.2

securing bundles for pallets, M020.1.5

stacking pallets, M041.3.0

top caps, M041.2.0

what may be mailed on pallets, M045.1.0

pandering advertisements, C033

parcel airlift service (PAL), S930

fees, R900.17.0

marking, S930.2.5

special services that can be added, S930.2.3

what may be mailed, S930.2.2

Parcel Post

See also Package Services.

combined with other Package Services, E753

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E711.2.2

for BMC Presort, E711.2.2

for destination entry, E711.2.2, E751

for OBMC Presort, E711.2.2

mail preparation

BMC Presort rates, M045.10.0

combined machinable parcels, M073

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5, M045.10.1, M045.11.1

machinable parcels in sacks, M710.4.0

nonmachinable parcels on pallets, M045.10.2, M045.11.2

OBMC Presort rates, M045.11.0

Parcel Select DBMC rates, M045.3.5

Parcel Select DDU rates, M045.14.0, M710.3.0

Parcel Select DSCF rates, M045.12.0, M045.13.0, M710.2.0

mailing fee, E711.2.3

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.3.0, M710.1.0

nonmachinable parcels, C700.2.0

parcel return services experiment, G993

postage calculation, P013.5.2, P013.9.0

Parcel Post (cont.)

rate eligibility

for BMC Presort discount, E711.2.2

for Inter-BMC rates, E711.2.2

for Intra-BMC rates, E711.2.2

for OBMC Presort discount, E711.2.2

for oversized rates, E711.2.2

for Parcel Select DBMC rates, E751.1.3

for Parcel Select DDU rates, E751.1.4

for Parcel Select DSCF rates, E751.1.4

rates, R700.1.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.4

parcel return services experiment, G993

Parcel Select. See Parcel Post.

Parcels. See Package Services.

PAVE, M011

penalty mail, for U.S. government, E060

See also official mail.

authorization, E060.2.0

Express Mail, E060.13.0

merchandise return service, E060.12.0

organizations eligible to mail, E060.3.0

payment of postage, E060.2.0

via meter, E060.7.0

via permit imprint, E060.6.0

via postage stamps and stationery, E060.9.0

Periodicals, E060.13.0

prepared by contractors, E060.15.0

reply mail, E060.10.0, E060.11.0

what may be mailed, E060.5.0

Periodicals

address correction, F010.5.2

addressing, A010.7.0

advertising

calculating percentage, P013.7.0

copies, E215.1.3

definition of, E211.11.0

in nonprofit and classroom publications, E270.1.3

public service announcement, E211.11.2

applications

appeal of a denied application, E213.3.7

fee for additional entry application, R200.5.0

fee for original application, E213.1.9, R200.5.0

fee for re-entry, R200.5.0

how to apply, E213.1.0

how to apply for additional entry, D230.3.0

how to apply for nonprofit rates, E270.5.0

how to apply for re-entry, E214

mailing while application is pending, E213.2.0

attachments, C200.1.8

back orders and reprints, E211.9.0

carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

categories of Periodicals authorization

foreign, E212.5.0

general, E212.1.0

institutions and societies, E212.2.0

news agent, E212.6.0

requester, E212.4.0

state departments of agriculture, E212.3.0

combining with other classes of mail, E070, M071, P070

Periodicals (cont.)

complimentary copies, E215.1.7

definition and characteristics, E211.2.0

of an “edition,” E211.8.0

of an “issue,” E211.7.0

of “multiple issues,” E211.7.4, E211.7.5

deposit, D210

documentation, E211.12.0

exceptional dispatch, D210.3.0

exchange copies, E215.1.5

expired subscription copies, E215.1.6

fees, R200.5.0

frequency of publication, E211.5.0

general standards, E211

gift subscriptions, E215.1.4

identification statement, E211.10.5

known office of publication, E211.4.0

label carrier, C200.1.10

loose enclosures, C200.1.4

mail preparation

automation flats, M820.4.0

automation letters, M810.3.0

bundles on pallets, M045.3.1, M045.4.0

bundling, M020.1.8

bundling for carrier route rates, M220.2.0

bundling for presorted rates, M210.2.0

carrier route flats in sacks, M220.4.0

carrier route irregular parcels in sacks, M220.4.0

carrier route letters in trays, M220.3.0

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.2.0, M950.2.0

combined flats on pallets, M045.8.2

merged flats in sacks, M920.1.4

merged flats on pallets, M920.1.5, M930.1.5, M940.1.5

presorted flats in sacks, M210.4.0

presorted irregular parcels in sacks, M210.4.0

presorted letters in trays, M210.3.0

sacks on pallets, M045.3.1

trays on pallets, M045.3.1

markings for enclosures, M071

nonsubscriber/nonrequestor copies, E215.2.0

outside-county copalletization experiment, G991, G992

physical characteristics

components of, C200.1.0

covers, C200.1.6

mailpiece construction, C200.3.0

printed features, C200.4.0

printed sheets, E211.3.0

size, C200.5.0

wrappers, C200.1.7, C200.3.0

postage calculation, P013.3.0, P013.7.0

postage payment options, P200

prohibited matter, C200.2.2

proof copies, for advertisers, E215.1.8

Periodicals (cont.)

rate eligibility

for automation rates, E240

for carrier route rates, E230

for copies mailed by the public, E217.6.0

for destination entry rates, E250

for In-County rates, E217.4.0

for Nonprofit rates, E270

for Outside-County Classroom rates, E217.2.0

for Outside-County Nonprofit rates, E217.2.0

for Outside-County Science-of-Agriculture rates, E217.3.0

for presorted rates, E220

rates

all rates and fees, R200

In-County, R200.3.0

Outside-County, R200.1.0, R200.2.0

records maintained by the publisher, E216

return address, A010.7.4

Ride-Along piece, E260

sample copies, E215

service objectives, D210.1.0

standardized documentation, P012.2.0, P012.3.0

statement of ownership, E216.3.0

supplements, C200.1.5

undeliverable mail, F010.5.2

perishables, C022

permit imprint, P040

application fee, R900.18.0

content of the permit imprint indicia, P040.3.0

format of the permit imprint indicia, P040.4.0

general information, P040.1.0

minimum quantity for a mailing, P040.5.1

placement on a mailpiece, P040.2.4

samples of permit imprint indicia, P040.4.0

standards for mailing, P040.5.0

pesticides, C024.14.0

pickup service, D010

fees for Express Mail, R500.2.1

fees for Parcel Post, R700.5.2

fees for Priority Mail, R100.13.2

pistols, C024.1.0

plant load operations, D020

application, D020.2.0

expedited shipments, D020.4.0

mail preparation, M074

plant-verified drop shipment (PVDS), P950

for Package Services, P950.5.0

for Periodicals, P950.2.4

for Standard Mail, P950.4.0

plants

general mailability, C022.6.0

nonmailable plants, C022.7.0

polywrap

for automation flats, C820.4.0

certification process, C820.4.5

identification statement, C820.4.4

specifications for AFSM 100, C820.4.1

post office box service, D910

application for service, D910.2.1

fees, D910.4.0, R900.20.0

keys, D910.7.0

locks, D910.7.0

refunds, D910.6.0

post offices. See U.S. Postal Service.

postage

See also individual classes of mail.

computing postage, P013

payment for mailings of mixed classes, P070

postage due, P011.3.0

refunds, P014

revenue deficiencies, P011.3.0, P011.4.0

unpaid mail, P011.1.0

postage meters, P030

application for license, P030.2.0

approved providers, P030.1.3

date corrections, P030.10.1

defective meters, P030.3.11

format elements for meter stamps, P030.9.0

meters taken outside the United States, P030.3.15

postage corrections, P030.10.2

resetting, P030.3.0

fees, R900.15.0

revocation of a meter license, P030.2.4

types of devices, P030.1.2

postage stamps, P022, P023

application for permit to use precanceled stamps, P023.2.0

Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, P022.1.6

Heroes of 2001 semipostal stamp, P022.1.6

imitation stamps, P022.4.0

precanceled stamps, P023

validity of stamps, P022.2.0

postage statement, P012.4.0

postcard. See card.

poultry

adult fowl and chickens, C022.3.0

day-old, C022.3.2

precanceled stamps. See postage stamps.

presort

See also individual classes of mail.

definitions of terms, M011.1.0

Presort Accuracy Validation and Evaluation program, (PAVE), M011

presort mailing fee. See mailing fee.

presort verification

First-Class Mail, D100.3.0

presorting. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC)

address and phone number, G042

Priority Mail

combining with other classes of mail, E070

drop shipment, D071.2.0, M072

eligibility for single-piece rates, E120.2.0

flat-rate box, G995

flat-rate envelope, E120.2.2

mail preparation

for drop shipment, M072

for single-piece rate, M120

marking required on each mailpiece, E120.1.4, M120

postage calculation, P013.2.0, P013.6.0

rates, R100.10.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.1

weight, minimum and maximum, E120.1.0

Private Express Statutes, G011.4.0

publications. See Periodicals.

Puerto Rico, G011.2.1

Q

qualified business reply mail (QBRM)

See also business reply mail.

authorization to participate, E150.2.0

eligibility for rates, E150.3.0

fees, E150.3.3, R900.4.0

quarantines, delivery of mail during, D042.10.4

R

radioactive material, C023.9.0

rates and fees. See individual classes of mail.

recall of mail, D030

procedure, D030.2.0

who may recall, D030.1.0

reflectance

barcodes, C840.5.0, C850.2.3

refunds, P014

application for postage refund, P014.2.7

for Express Mail, P014.5.0

for metered mail, P014.3.0

for postage and fees, P014.2.0

for stamps, P014.1.0

for stamps affixed to business reply mail, P014.2.10

value-added, P014.4.0

registered mail, S911

claims, S010, S911.4.0

delivery of registered items, S911.4.0

fee amount, R900.21.0

fee assessment, S911.4.0

refunds, S911.2.4

required label, S911.3.4

sealing a registered item, S911.3.6

special services that can be added, S911.1.5

what may be mailed, S911.1.2

religious organization. See nonprofit.

reply mail

See also business reply mail (BRM).

bulk parcel return service, S924

courtesy reply mail, C810.9.0

merchandise return service, S923

metered reply mail, P030.10.4

repositional notes. See repositionable notes.

repositionable notes, C810.7.0

residual shape surcharge, C600.3.0, R600.6.0

restricted delivery, S916

delivery of items, S916.3.0

fees, R900.22.0

refunds, S916.1.6

special services that can be added, S916.1.7

after time of mailing, S916.2.2

at time of mailing, S916.2.1

what may be mailed, S916.1.2

restricted matter

controlled substances, C024.11.0

drug paraphernalia, C024.12.1

drugs, C024.11.0

noxious odors, C024.8.0

return address

with ancillary services, A010.4.3

general, A010.4.0

on Periodicals, A010.7.4

when required, A010.4.4

return receipt, S915

delivery of return receipt items, S915.3.0

fees, R900.23.0

label, S915.1.5

refunds, S915.1.6

request for delivery information, S915.4.0

request after time of mailing, S915.2.2

special services that can be added, S915.1.7

what may be mailed, S915.1.2

return receipt for merchandise, S917

delivery of return receipt for merchandise items, S917.3.0

fees, R900.24.0

mailing procedure, S917.2.2

required label, S917.2.4

special services that can be added, S917.1.3

what may be mailed, S917.1.2

returned mail, F030.5.0

reusable mailpieces, C010.6.0

revenue deficiency

general, P011.4.0

nonprofit Standard Mail, P011.5.0

Ride-Along piece for Periodicals, E260

S

sacks

general standards, M033

labels, M031.1.0, M031.2.0, M032.1.0, M032.3.0

maximum weight, M033.1.1

saturation carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

scheme sort. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

scorpions, C022.3.10

Second-Class Mail. See Periodicals.

sexually-oriented material, C032

sharps, C023.8.5

shipper paid forwarding

annual accounting fee, F030.2.5

fee, R900.25.0

how it works, F020.3.5, F030.2.5

how to sign up, F030.2.5

shipping papers for hazardous materials, C023.1.9

shortpaid mail, P011.1.0

Signature Confirmation, S919

barcodes on privately printed labels, S919.3.0

electronic file transmission for electronic option, S919.4.0

electronic option, S919.1.4

fees, R900.26.0

labels, S919.2.0

retail option, S919.1.4

special services that can be added, S919.1.7

what may be mailed, S919.1.2

where to mail, S919.5.0

simplified address, A020.2.0

size

automation cards and letters, C810

automation flats, C820

automation parcels, C850

Express Mail, C500

First-Class Mail, C100

flats, C050.3.0

general, maximum and minimum, C010.1.0

letters, C050.2.0

machinable parcels, C050.4.0

nonmachinable letters, C050.2.2

nonmachinable parcels, C050.5.0, C050.6.0

nonmailable, C010.1.1

Package Services, C700.1.0

Periodicals, C200.5.0

Standard Mail, C600.1.0

skill contests, C031.7.0

sorting mail. See individual classes of mail, under mail preparation.

sound recordings

packaging, C010.7.4

special handling, S930

fees, R900.27.0

required marking on each piece, S930.1.6

special services that can be added, S930.1.3

what may be mailed, S930.1.2

special services

See also individual services.

forwarding mail with special services, F010, F030.4.2

holding mail with special services, F030.4.4

treatment of undeliverable mail, F010.4.5

with mixed classes of mail, S070

Special Standard Mail. See Media Mail.

specimens, C023.8.4

stamps. See postage stamps.

Standard Mail

applications for nonprofit rates

authorization, E670.7.0

authorization at additional offices, E670.7.0

mailing while application is pending, E670.9.0

bundling, M020.1.8

carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

combining with other classes of mail, E070, E610.4.0, M071

definition, E610.4.0

deposit of, D600.2.0

discounts

for barcoded machinable parcels, E610.5.4, R600.7.0

for destination entry, E650

enclosures and attachments, E610.4.0

fees, E610.6.0, R600.8.0

general standards for any Standard Mail mailing, E610.8.0

mail preparation

automation carrier route letters, M810.2.1

automation flats, M820.5.0

automation letters, M810.2.0

bundles on pallets, M045.3.2, M045.4.0, M045.5.0

bundling for enhanced carrier route rates, M620.2.0

bundling for irregular parcels, M610.4.0

bundling for mail on pallets, M045.2.4

bundling for presorted flats, M610.4.0

combined automation and presorted flats, M910.3.0, M950.3.0

combined flats on pallets, M045.8.3

combined machinable parcels, M073

Customized MarketMail, M660

enhanced carrier route flats, M620.4.0

enhanced carrier route irregular parcels, M620.5.0

enhanced carrier route letters and cards, M620.3.0

machinable parcels on pallets, M045.3.5, M045.9.1

merged flats in sacks, M920.2.4

merged flats on pallets, M920.2.5, M930.2.4, M940.2.4

presorted flats, M610.4.0

presorted irregular parcels, M610.4.0

presorted machinable letters and cards, M610.2.0

presorted machinable parcels, M610.6.0

presorted nonmachinable letters and cards, M610.3.0

sacks on pallets, M045.3.2

trays on pallets, M045.3.2

markings required on each mailpiece, M012.2.0, M071

for enhanced carrier route rates, M620.1.0

for presorted rates, M610.1.0

nonprofit rates, what may be mailed, E670.5.0

postage calculation, P013.4.0, P013.8.0

Standard Mail (cont.)

postage payment options, P600

rate eligibility

for automation rates, E640

barcoded discount for machinable parcels, E610.5.4, E620.5.0, R600.7.0

for destination entry discounts (DBMC, DSCF, DDU), E650

for Enhanced Carrier Route Rates, E630, E640.2.0

for nonprofit rates, E670

for presorted rates, E620

residual shape surcharge for parcels, E610.5.5, E620.3.0, R600.6.0

rates, R600

for nonprofit Standard Mail, R600.3.0, R600.4.0

for regular Standard Mail, R600.1.0, R600.2.0

service objectives, D600.1.0

shipper paid forwarding, F030.2.5

size, C600

special services that can be added, E610.9.0

standardized documentation, P012.2.0

undeliverable mail, F010.5.3

Standard Mail (A). See Standard Mail.

Standard Mail (B). See Package Services.

staples, C010.5.6, C810.3.2, C820.5.2

statement of ownership, management, and circulation for Periodicals, E216.3.0

stationery, P021

aerogrammes, P021.3.2

personalized stamped envelopes sold by USPS, P021.2.0

plain stamped envelopes sold by USPS, P021.1.0

rates and fees, R000

stamped cards, P021.3.1

sweepstakes, C031.6.0

T

tabbing, C810.4.0, C820.6.0

tape

for sealing mailpieces, C010.5.0

territories and possessions of the U.S., G011.2.0

Third-Class Mail. See Standard Mail.

toxic substances, C023.7.0

trademarks of the USPS, G013.1.0

trays

general standards, M033

labels, M031.1.0, M031.3.0, M032.1.0, M032.2.0

of letters, M033.2.1

sizes, M033.1.3

sleeving and strapping, M033.1.5

U

undeliverable mail

endorsements, F010.4.1

First-Class Mail, F010.5.1

Package Services, F010.5.4

Periodicals, F010.5.2

Priority Mail, F010.5.1

with special services, F010.4.5

Standard Mail, F010.5.3

U.S. Department of Transportation

regulation of hazardous materials, C023.1.0

U.S. government mail

Department of State mail, E020

free mail for U.S. armed forces, E030.2.0

military address, E030.2.4

military mail, E010, E020

official mail for Members of Congress, E050

official mail for U.S. government, E060

prepared by contractors, E060.15.0

voting materials, E080

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

address for USPS functional areas, for correspondence, G043

appealing decision made about mailing standards, G020.3.0

business mail entry offices, addresses and phone numbers, G042

copyrights, G013.2.0

Domestic Mail Manual, general information, G020.1.0

holidays recognized, G011.1.5

philatelic services offered by USPS, G090

post offices, general information, G011.1.0

postal inspection of mail. See inspection.

Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC), address and phone number, G042

Private Express Statutes, G011.4.0

requesting exceptions to mailing standards, G020.3.0

service to territories and possessions of the United States, G011.2.0

trademarks, G013.1.0

where to report complaints, G011.3.0

where to report crimes, G011.5.0

V

voting

absentee balloting materials, E080

voter registration commissions, mailing list services, A910.2.4, A910.6.0, R900.13.3

W

walk sequence carrier route sequencing requirements, M050

window envelopes and inserts, C840

Z

Z4CHANGE

list matching, A950.3.2

ZIP Code, A010.2.0

sorting cards by 5-digit ZIP Code, A910.5.0

ZIP+4 code, A010.2.2

zone charts, G030.1.3

zones, for computing postage, G030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMM Issue 58 Updated 12-9-04