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111 General

The purpose of this publication is to provide information and guidance when mailing potentially hazardous, restricted, or perishable matter to domestic and international destinations.

Certain potentially undesirable, harmful, or dangerous matter is nonmailable by statute or regulation. The standards for nonmailable articles and substances and the special conditions under which some of these articles and substances may be mailed can be found in this publication.

These regulations apply to the military postal system, its employees, and undelivered mail that is or has been in the official custody of this system and its employees.

The regulations for nonmailable matter in written, printed, or graphic form are covered in DMM 601.8.0, 508.9.0, and 508.10.0.