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