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Summary of Changes

The Summary of Changes lists revisions to this edition of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) by effective date.

Summary of Changes by Effective Date

July 13, 2015

New Flats Sequencing System (FSS) Sortation Level

We revised 708.1.4 to add a new FSS sortation level. We published this information in the June 11, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Mandatory Use of Customs Declaration PS Form 2976-B on APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail Express

We revised 703.2.3.6 to make mandatory the use of PS Form 2976-B, Priority Mail Express International Shipping Label and Customs Form, on Priority Mail Express® items requiring a customs form to APO/FPO/DPO addresses. We published this information in the June 25, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

May 31, 2015

Clarification of Postage Payment Information for Mail to Military Post Offices

We revised 703.2.7.1 to clarify standards that apply to bulk and commercial mail sent to Military Post Offices (MPOs). We published this information in the April 30, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Click-N-Ship for Business Transitioning to a USPS Meter Label Solution

We revised 705.18.5.7 to update references to the Click-N-Ship for Business™ application. We published this information in the April 30, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Updated Addressing Standards for Military Addresses

We revised 703.2.2.1 to update military addressing standards, specifically APO and FPO military addresses. We published this information in the April 30, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Clarification of Census Bureau Filing Regulations for U.S. Territories

We revised 608.2.5, 608.2.5.1 and 608.2.5.5 to align with regulatory requirements from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (15 C.F.R. §30.16(a)) and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (15 C.F.R. §758.1(b)). We published this information in the May 14, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Minimum Mailability Dimensions

We revised various sections of the DMM to clarify that all mailpieces that are ¼ inch thick or less must be at least 5 inches in length, 3 ½ inches in height and must be at least 0.007 inch in thickness. We published this information in the May 14, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products

We revised various sections of the DMM to implement the changes coincident with the price adjustments and other minor DMM changes. We published this information in the May 14, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

Provision for New First-Class Package Service Commercial Plus Customers

We revised 283.1.4 to add a provision to First-Class Package Service® that allows Commercial Plus® prices for new customers who have a customer commitment agreement with the USPS®. We published this information in the May 14, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Business Reply Mail ZIP Code

We revised 505.1.5.6 to clarify the Postal Service assigns a ZIP + 4® to all Business Reply Mail® pieces that must be printed directly on the piece, unless accepted by standard. We published this information in the May 28, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

April 26, 2015

Domestic Competitive Products Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes

We revised various sections of the DMM to to reflect changes to certain prices and mailing standards for certain Competitive Products. We published this information in the February 5, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Clarification of Content Eligibility for Stand Mail Marketing Parcels

We revised 243 to reaffirm basic eligibility standards for Standard Mail Marketing Parcels. We published this information in the April 2, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Premium Forwarding Service Commercial

We revised 507.3.0 to update the online payment option for Premium Forwarding Service Commercial® (PFS Commercial™) service. We published this information in the April 16, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

Updated Restrictions—Freely Associated States (FAS)

We revised 503.1.0 and 608.2.0 to clarify the references to restrictions for Freely Associated States. We published this information in the April 16, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

March 2, 2015

Products Mailable at Nonprofit Standard Mail Prices

We revised 703.1.6.11 to show that products that are mailed at the Non-profit Standard Mail® prices must meet at least one of three exceptions. We published this information in the February 2, 2015, Postal Bulletin.

January 25, 2015

FSS Facility Pallets

We revised 705.14.2.2 to eliminate “MXD” on the first line of an optional FSS Facility sort placard. We published this information in the November 27, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products

We revised various sections of the DMM to reflect minor mail classification updates, product and service enhancements, and to eliminate outdated references, publications, and forms. We published this information in the December 25, 2014, Postal Bulletin.

Letter Tray Preparation

We revised 203.4.0 to clarify requirements for preparing trays when mailing letter-sized mail. We published this information in the January 8, 2015, Postal Bulletin.