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254 Postage Payment and Documentation

1.0 Basic Standards for Postage Payment

1.1 Postage Payment Options

[6-2-14] Mailing fees must be paid for the current 12-month period at the Postal Service facility where postage is paid for the mailing.

a. Permit imprint may be used for identical-weight pieces provided the mail can be separated at acceptance into groups that each contain pieces subject to the same zone and same combination of prices (e.g., all are zone 4, with an NDC presort discount).

b. Except for plant-verified drop shipments (see 705.17.0), Electronic Verification System (eVS) shipments (see 705.2.9), and metered mail drop shipments (see 705.19.0), 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 DNDC or ASF, at a DSCF, or at the parent Post Office of a DDU. Except for manifested mail using eVS under 705.2.9, postage and fees are paid to the Post Office that verifies the mailings. The mailer must ensure that Form 8125 accompanies plant-verified drop shipments along with mailing documentation.

1.2 NDC as Agent

[6-2-14] The DNDC may verify and accept mail if authorized by PS Form 4410, Authorization for NDC Acceptance, to act as an agent for the parent Post Office where the mailer's account, or license is held (see Exhibit 1.2).

Exhibit 1.2 NDC/ASF Parent Post Office

Facility

Parent Post Office

Zone Chart

Albuquerque ASF

Albuquerque NM 87101-9998

870

Atlanta NDC

Atlanta GA 30304-9998

300

Billings ASF

Billings MT 59101-9998

590

Buffalo ASF

Buffalo NY 14240-9998

140

Chicago NDC

Chicago IL 60607-9998

600

Cincinnati NDC

Cincinnati OH 45234-9998

410

Dallas NDC

Dallas TX 75260-9998

750

Denver NDC

Denver CO 80202-9998

800

Des Moines NDC

Des Moines IA 50318-9998

500

Detroit NDC

Detroit MI 48233-9998

480

Fargo ASF

Fargo ND 58102-9998

580

Greensboro NDC

Greensboro NC 27420-9998

270

Jacksonville NDC

Jacksonville FL 32203-9998

320

Kansas City NDC

Kansas City KS 66106-9998

640

Los Angeles NDC

Los Angeles CA 90052-9998

900

Memphis NDC

Memphis TN 38101-9998

375

Minneapolis NDC

Minneapolis MN 55401-9998

540

New Jersey Int’l & NDC

Newark NJ 07102-9998

070

Oklahoma City ASF

Oklahoma City OK 73125-9998

730

Philadelphia NDC

Philadelphia PA 19104-9998

080

Phoenix ASF

Phoenix AZ 85026-9998

850

Pittsburgh NDC

Pittsburgh PA 15290-9998

150

St. Louis NDC

Saint Louis MO 63155-9998

620

Salt Lake City ASF

Salt Lake City UT 84199-9998

840

San Francisco NDC

Oakland CA 94615-9998

945

Seattle NDC

Seattle WA 98109-9998

980

Sioux Falls ASF

Sioux Falls SD 57101-9998

570

Springfield NDC

Springfield MA 01101-9998

010

Washington NDC

Southern MD 20790-9998

206

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2.0 Mailing Documentation

2.1 Completing Postage Statements

[6-2-14] All metered and permit imprint mailings of 50 pieces or more, except manifested mail using eVS under 705.2.9, must be accompanied by a postage statement completed and signed by the mailer (in duplicate if the mailer wants a receipted copy). A change made to any postage statement requires the mailer (agent) to correct the postage statement and document the correction. See 203.1.0 and 203.2.0 for postage statement and documentation standards.

2.2 Other Documentation

[6-2-14] When presented for acceptance, documentation of postage by entry office and presort level (e.g., by DNDC, ONDC Presort and NDC Presort mail and by 5-digit ZIP Code for DSCF and DDU prices) is required under 705.2.0 through 705.4.0. Except for DSCF, mail palletized under the alternate preparation option that requires separate documentation, other documentation is not required when the correct price is affixed to each piece, or when each piece is of identical weight and the pieces are separated by zone and within each zone are grouped by pieces subject to the same combination of prices. DSCF mail palletized under the alternate preparation option in 705.8.0 must submit the detailed documentation required in 705.8.20.2.