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e-CFR Data is current as of October 29, 2014

Title 39Chapter ISubchapter C → Part 111


Title 39: Postal Service


PART 111—GENERAL INFORMATION ON POSTAL SERVICE


Contents
§111.1   Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual; incorporated by reference of regulations governing domestic mail services.
§111.2   Availability of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.
§111.3   Amendments to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.
§111.4   Approval of the Director of the Federal Register.
§111.5   [Reserved]

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

Source: 44 FR 39852, July 6, 1979, unless otherwise noted.

§111.1   Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual; incorporated by reference of regulations governing domestic mail services.

Section 552(a) of title 5, U.S.C., relating to the public information requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, provides in pertinent part that “* * * matter reasonably available to the class of persons affected thereby is deemed published in the Federal Register when incorporated by reference therein with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register.” In conformity with that provision, and with 39 U.S.C. section 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the U.S. Postal Service hereby incorporates by reference in this part, the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, a looseleaf document published and maintained by the Postal Service.

[62 FR 14827, Mar. 28, 1997, as amended at 69 FR 59139, Oct. 4, 2004; 70 FR 14535, Mar. 23, 2005]

§111.2   Availability of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.

(a) Copies of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, both current and previous issues, are available during regular business hours for reference and public inspection at the U.S. Postal Service Library, National Headquarters in Washington, DC. Copies of only the current issue are available during regular business hours for public inspection at area and district offices of the Postal Service and at all post offices, classified stations, and classified branches. The Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual is available for examination on the Internet at http://pe.usps.gov.

(b) A copy of the current Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual is on file at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

(c) Subscriptions to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual can be purchased by the public from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402-9375.

[62 FR 14827, Mar. 28, 1997, as amended at 69 FR 18803, Apr. 9, 2004; 69 FR 59139, Oct. 4, 2004; 70 FR 14535, Mar. 23, 2005]

§111.3   Amendments to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.

(a) Except for interim or final regulations published as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, only notices rather than complete text of changes made to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual are published in the Federal Register. These notices are published in the form of one summary transmittal letter for each issue of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual. A complete issue of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, including the text of all changes published to date, will be filed with the Director, Office of the Federal Register. Subscribers to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual receive the latest issue of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual from the Government Printing Office.

(b) When the Postal Service invites comments from the public on a proposed change to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, the proposed change and, if adopted, the full text of the interim or the final regulation is published in the Federal Register.

(c) The Postal Bulletin contains the full text of all interim and final regulations published as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, and the full text of all other changes to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual that are summarized in the notices published under paragraph (a) of this section, except for nonsubstantive changes and corrections of typographical errors. The Postal Bulletin is a biweekly document issued by the Postal Service to amend and revise policies and procedures. A 1-year subscription to the Postal Bulletin and certain back copies can be purchased by the public from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402-9371.

(d) Interim regulations published in full text or referenced as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, are published, as appropriate, in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual in full text or referenced at the place where they would appear if they become final regulations.

(e) Announcements of changes to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual not published in the Federal Register as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section and not published in the Postal Bulletin as provided in paragraph (c) are not deemed final under the provisions of this part 111.

(f) For references to amendments to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual adopted under paragraph (b) of this section after issuance of the most recent transmittal letter (termed Summary of Changes in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual) listed below, see §111.3 in the List of CFR Sections affected at the end of this volume.

Transmittal letter for issueDatedFederal Register publication
1July 30, 197944 FR 39742.
2May 15, 198045 FR 42616.
3July 30, 198045 FR 73925.
4Oct. 1, 198046 FR 10154.
5Mar. 1, 198146 FR 25446.
6July 7, 198146 FR 58079.
7Nov. 1, 198147 FR 8179.
8Jan. 21, 198247 FR 8358.
9May 1, 198247 FR 27266.
10Aug. 1, 198247 FR 43952.
11Jan. 20, 198348 FR 10649.
13Dec. 29, 198349 FR 18304.
14Apr. 12, 198449 FR 26228.
15July 12, 198449 FR 33248.
16Sept. 27, 198449 FR 47232.
17Dec. 20, 198450 FR 5580.
18Feb. 21, 198550 FR 12019.
19June 7, 198550 FR 30834.
20Nov. 14, 198551 FR 8495.
21Sept. 4, 198651 FR 43910.
22Jan.22, 198752 FR 10750.
23May 1, 198752 FR 23981.
24Sept. 20, 198752 FR 34778.
25Dec. 20, 198752 FR 48437.
26April 3, 198853 FR 18557.
27June 19, 198853 FR 21821.
28Sept. 18, 198853 FR 35315.
29Dec.18, 198853 FR 49658.
30Mar. 19, 198954 FR 9212.
31June 18, 198954 FR 27880.
32Sept. 17, 198954 FR 37795.
33Dec. 17, 198954 FR 50619.
34Mar. 18, 199055 FR 10061.
35June 17, 199055 FR 24561.
36Sept. 16, 199055 FR 40658.
37Dec. 16, 199056 FR 1112.
38Feb. 24, 199156 FR 11513.
39June 16, 199156 FR 56015.
40September 15, 199156 FR 56013.
41December 15, 199157 FR 21611.
42March 15, 199257 FR 21613.
43June 21, 199257 FR 37884.
44September 20, 199261 FR 67218.
45December 20, 199261 FR 67218.
46July 1, 199361 FR 67218.
47April 10, 199461 FR 67218.
48January 1, 199561 FR 67218.
49September 1, 199561 FR 67218.
50July 1, 199661 FR 60190.
51January 1, 199761 FR 64618.
52July 1, 199762 FR 30457.
53January 1, 199862 FR 63851.
54January 10, 199964 FR 39.
55January 10, 200065 FR 1321.
56January 7, 200166 FR 8370.
57June 30, 200267 FR 46875.
58August 10, 200368 FR 66018.
Premier EditionJanuary 6, 200570 FR 14535.
Issue 300January 8, 200673 FR 25509.
Issue 300July 15, 200773 FR 25509.
Issue 300May 12, 200875 FR 31702.
Issue 300May 11, 200975 FR 31702.
Issue 300May 7, 200873 FR 25508.
Issue 300May 11, 200975 FR 31702.
DMM 300July 5, 201176 FR 48722.
DMMJune 24, 201277 FR 45246.

[45 FR 40115, June 13, 1980]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §111.3, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov.

§111.4   Approval of the Director of the Federal Register.

Incorporation by reference of the publication now titled the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual was approved by the Director of the Federal Register under 5 U.S.C 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51 on July 31, 2012.

(5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408, 3001-3011, 3201-3218, 3403-3405, 3601, 3621; 42 U.S.C. 1973cc-13, 1973cc-14)

[49 FR 47389, Dec. 4, 1984, as amended at 70 FR 14535, Mar. 23, 2005; 73 FR 25509, May 7, 2008; 75 FR 31702, June 4, 2010; 76 FR 48722, Aug. 9, 2011; 77 FR 45247, July 31, 2012]

§111.5   [Reserved]



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