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1-5 Test Packages

Packaging that does not meet the minimum requirements in this publication may be permitted under a "test" status. The manager at the originating bulk mail center (BMC) is authorized to approve this test status. Contact the local postmaster for the address of the nearest BMC.

If the BMC manager approves the test packaging and the packaging achieves acceptable performance levels, the mailer may continue using the packaging. If the BMC manager disapproves test status, the mailer may appeal this decision with an RCSC (see Appendix B for addresses).

If a mailer asks to use packaging that deviates significantly from postal requirements, the manager of Mail Preparation and Standards at Postal Service Headquarters must be notified. If the deviation cannot be resolved by the accepting postmaster, the BMC manager, or the business mail entry manager, the mailer's request is referred to the rates and classification service center.

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