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Title 39Chapter IIISubchapter E → Part 3040


Title 39: Postal Service


PART 3040—PRODUCT LISTS AND THE MAIL CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE


Contents

Subpart A—Product Lists and the Mail Classification Schedule

§3040.101   Applicability.
§3040.102   Product lists.
§3040.103   Notice of product list change.
§3040.104   Mail Classification Schedule.
§3040.105   Modifications to the Mail Classification Schedule.
Appendix A to Subpart A of Part 3040—Market Dominant Product List
Appendix B to Subpart A of Part 3040—Competitive Product List

Subpart B—Requests Initiated by the Postal Service To Modify the Product Lists

§3040.130   General.
§3040.131   Contents of a request.
§3040.132   Supporting justification.
§3040.133   Docket and notice.
§3040.134   Review.
§3040.135   Further proceedings.

Subpart C—Requests Initiated by Users of the Mail to Modify the Product Lists

§3040.150   General.
§3040.151   Contents of a request.
§3040.152   Supporting justification.
§3040.153   Docket and notice.
§3040.154   Postal Service notice and reply.
§3040.155   Review.
§3040.156   Further proceedings.

Subpart D—Proposal of the Commission to Modify the Product Lists

§3040.170   General.
§3040.171   Contents of a proposal.
§3040.172   Supporting justification.
§3040.173   Docket and notice.
§3040.174   Postal Service notice and reply.
§3040.175   Review.
§3040.176   Further proceedings.

Subpart E—Requests Initiated by the Postal Service To Make Material Changes or Minor Corrections to the Mail Classification Schedule

§3040.180   Material changes to product descriptions.
§3040.181   Supporting justification for material changes to product descriptions.
§3040.182   Docket and notice of material changes to product descriptions.
§3040.183   Commission review of material changes to product descriptions.
§§3040.184-3040.189   [Reserved]
§3040.190   Minor corrections to product descriptions.
§3040.191   Docket and notice of minor corrections to product descriptions.
§3040.192   Commission review of minor corrections to product descriptions.

Subpart F—Size and Weight Limitations for Mail Matter

§3040.210   General.
§3040.211   Limitations applicable to market dominant mail matter.
§3040.212   Limitations applicable to competitive mail matter.

Authority: 39 U.S.C. 503; 3622; 3631; 3642; 3682.

Source: 72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020.

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Subpart A—Product Lists and the Mail Classification Schedule

Source: 81 FR 38954, June 15, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

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§3040.101   Applicability.

(a) The rules in this part require the Postal Regulatory Commission to establish and maintain lists of Postal Service products and a Mail Classification Schedule.

(b) The product lists shall categorize postal products as either market dominant or competitive. As established, the market dominant and competitive product lists shall be consistent with the market dominant products identified in 39 U.S.C. 3621(a) and the competitive products identified in 39 U.S.C. 3631(a). The market dominant and competitive product lists shall also include products identified as market tests pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3641 and nonpostal pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 404(e).

(c) The Mail Classification Schedule shall provide current price and classification information applicable to the products appearing on the market dominant and competitive product lists.

(d) Once established, the product lists and the Mail Classification Schedule may be modified subject to the procedures specified in this part.

[81 FR 38954, June 15, 2016. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.102   Product lists.

(a) Market dominant product list. The market dominant product list shall be published in the Federal Register at appendix A to subpart A of part 3040—Market Dominant Product List.

(b) Competitive product list. The competitive product list shall be published in the Federal Register at appendix B to subpart A of part 3040—Competitive Product List.

[85 FR 9658, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.103   Notice of product list change.

(a) Whenever the Postal Regulatory Commission issues a final order that modifies the list of products in the market dominant category or the competitive category, it shall cause notice of such change to be published in the Federal Register.

(b) Notice shall be submitted to the Federal Register for publication within 6 months of the issue date of the applicable final order that affects the change.

(c) Modifications pending publication in the Federal Register are effective immediately upon written direction from the Postal Regulatory Commission.

(d) The Federal Register document shall:

(1) Identify modifications to the current list of market dominant products and the current list of competitive products; and

(2) Indicate how and when the previous product lists have been modified.

[81 FR 38954, June 15, 2016. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.104   Mail Classification Schedule.

(a) The Postal Regulatory Commission shall publish a Mail Classification Schedule (including both current and previous versions) on its website at http://www.prc.gov. Copies of the Mail Classification Schedule also shall be available during regular business hours for reference and public inspection at the Postal Regulatory Commission located at 901 New York Avenue NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268-0001.

(b) The Mail Classification Schedule shall include, but shall not be limited to:

(1) Front matter, including:

(i) A cover page identifying the title of the document as the Mail Classification Schedule, the source of the document as the Postal Regulatory Commission (including Commission seal), and the publication date;

(ii) A table of contents;

(iii) A table specifying the revision history of the Mail Classification Schedule; and

(iv) A table identifying Postal Service trademarks; and

(2) Information concerning market dominant products, including:

(i) A copy of the Market Dominant Product List;

(ii) Descriptions of each market dominant product organized by the class of product, including:

(A) Where applicable, the general characteristics, size and weight limitations, minimum volume requirements, price categories, and available optional features of each market dominant product;

(B) A schedule listing the rates and fees for each market dominant product;

(C) Where applicable, the identification of a product as a special classification within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10) for market dominant products;

(D) Where applicable, the identification of a product as an experimental product undergoing a market test; and

(E) Where applicable, the identification of a product as a nonpostal product; and

(3) Information concerning competitive products, including:

(i) A copy of the competitive product list; and

(ii) Descriptions of each competitive product, including:

(A) Where applicable, the general characteristics, size and weight limitations, minimum volume requirements, price categories, and available optional features of each competitive product;

(B) A schedule listing the current rates and fees for each competitive product of general applicability;

(C) The identification of each product not of general applicability within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) for competitive products;

(D) Where applicable, the identification of a product as an experimental product undergoing a market test; and

(E) Where applicable, the identification of a product as a nonpostal product; and

(4) A glossary of terms and conditions; and

(5) A list of country codes for international mail prices.

[81 FR 38954, June 15, 2016. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.105   Modifications to the Mail Classification Schedule.

(a) Whenever the Postal Regulatory Commission issues a final order that modifies the Mail Classification Schedule, it shall update the Mail Classification Schedule appearing on its website at http://www.prc.gov in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Modification to the Mail Classification Schedule shall be incorporated within 3 months of the issue date of the final order.

(c) Modifications pending incorporation into the Mail Classification Schedule are effective immediately upon written direction from the Postal Regulatory Commission.

[81 FR 38954, June 15, 2016. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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Appendix A to Subpart A of Part 3040—Market Dominant Product List

(An asterisk (*) indicates an organizational class or group, not a Postal Service product.)

First-Class Mail*

Single-Piece Letters/Postcards

Presorted Letters/Postcards

Flats

Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Mail International

Inbound Letter Post

USPS Marketing Mail (Commercial and Nonprofit)*

High Density and Saturation Letters

High Density and Saturation Flats/Parcels

Carrier Route

Letters

Flats

Parcels

Every Door Direct Mail—Retail

Periodicals*

In-County Periodicals

Outside County Periodicals

Package Services*

Alaska Bypass Service

Bound Printed Matter Flats

Bound Printed Matter Parcels

Media Mail/Library Mail

Special Services*

Ancillary Services

International Ancillary Services

Address Management Services

Caller Service

Credit Card Authentication

International Reply Coupon Service

International Business Reply Mail Service

Money Orders

Post Office Box Service

Customized Postage

Stamp Fulfillment Services

Negotiated Service Agreements*

Domestic*

International*

Inbound Market Dominant Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators

Nonpostal Services*

Alliances with the Private Sector to Defray Cost of Key Postal Functions

Philatelic Sales

Market Tests*

Plus One

Commercial PO Box Redirect Service

[85 FR 45316, July 28, 2020]

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Appendix B to Subpart A of Part 3040—Competitive Product List

(An asterisk (*) indicates an organizational class or group, not a Postal Service product.)

Domestic Products*

Priority Mail Express

Priority Mail

Parcel Select

Parcel Return Service

First-Class Package Service

USPS Retail Ground

International Products*

Outbound International Expedited Services

Inbound Parcel Post (at UPU rates)

Outbound Priority Mail International

International Priority Airmail (IPA)

International Surface Air Lift (ISAL)

International Direct Sacks-M-Bags

Outbound Single-Piece First-Class Package International Service

Inbound Letter Post Small Packets and Bulky Letters

Negotiated Service Agreements*

Domestic*

Priority Mail Express Contract 53

Priority Mail Express Contract 54

Priority Mail Express Contract 55

Priority Mail Express Contract 56

Priority Mail Express Contract 57

Priority Mail Express Contract 60

Priority Mail Express Contract 61

Priority Mail Express Contract 62

Priority Mail Express Contract 64

Priority Mail Express Contract 65

Priority Mail Express Contract 74

Priority Mail Express Contract 75

Priority Mail Express Contract 77

Priority Mail Express Contract 78

Priority Mail Express Contract 79

Priority Mail Express Contract 80

Parcel Return Service Contract 11

Parcel Return Service Contract 13

Parcel Return Service Contract 14

Parcel Return Service Contract 15

Parcel Return Service Contract 16

Parcel Return Service Contract 17

Parcel Return Service Contract 18

Priority Mail Contract 80

Priority Mail Contract 125

Priority Mail Contract 153

Priority Mail Contract 203

Priority Mail Contract 231

Priority Mail Contract 234

Priority Mail Contract 237

Priority Mail Contract 271

Priority Mail Contract 288

Priority Mail Contract 292

Priority Mail Contract 295

Priority Mail Contract 319

Priority Mail Contract 327

Priority Mail Contract 334

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Priority Mail Contract 570

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Priority Mail Contract 624

Priority Mail Contract 625

Priority Mail Contract 626

Priority Mail Contract 627

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 13

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 48

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 51

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 55

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 56

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 57

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 59

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 62

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Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 99

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Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 106

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Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 109

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 110

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 111

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 112

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 113

Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 114

Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 3

Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 7

Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 8

Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 9

Parcel Select & Parcel Return Service Contract 10

Parcel Select Contract 9

Parcel Select Contract 20

Parcel Select Contract 25

Parcel Select Contract 27

Parcel Select Contract 29

Parcel Select Contract 34

Parcel Select Contract 35

Parcel Select Contract 36

Parcel Select Contract 37

Priority Mail—Non-Published Rates 1

Priority Mail—Non-Published Rates 2

First-Class Package Service Contract 75

First-Class Package Service Contract 78

First-Class Package Service Contract 79

First-Class Package Service Contract 82

First-Class Package Service Contract 85

First-Class Package Service Contract 87

First-Class Package Service Contract 89

First-Class Package Service Contract 91

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First-Class Package Service Contract 104

First-Class Package Service Contract 105

First-Class Package Service Contract 106

First-Class Package Service Contract 107

First-Class Package Service Contract 108

First-Class Package Service Contract 109

First-Class Package Service Contract 110

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 15

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 16

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 17

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 20

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 21

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 23

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 24

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 25

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 27

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 28

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 29

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 30

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 31

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 32

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 35

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 36

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 37

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 38

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 39

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 40

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 43

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 44

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 45

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 46

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 47

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 48

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 51

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 52

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 53

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 55

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 56

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 57

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 58

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 59

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 61

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 62

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 63

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 65

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 66

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 67

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 68

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 69

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 9

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 26

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 48

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 49

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 53

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 54

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 55

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 56

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 57

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 59

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 61

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 62

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 64

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 67

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 69

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 70

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 71

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 72

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 73

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 74

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 77

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 79

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 80

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 81

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 83

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 85

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 86

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 87

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 88

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 92

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 93

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 94

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 95

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 97

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 98

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 99

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 100

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 102

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 103

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 104

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 105

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 108

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 109

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 110

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 111

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 112

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 113

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 114

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 115

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 116

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 117

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 118

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 119

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 120

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Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 124

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Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 127

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Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 134

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Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 149

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 150

Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 151

Priority Mail Express & First-Class Package Service Contract 1

Priority Mail Express & First-Class Package Service Contract 3

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 1

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 2

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 3

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 4

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 5

Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service & Parcel Select Contract 6

Outbound International*

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS) Contracts

GEPS 3

GEPS 5

GEPS 6

GEPS 7

GEPS 8

GEPS 9

GEPS 10

Global Bulk Economy (GBE) Contracts

Global Plus Contracts

Global Plus 1C

Global Plus 1D

Global Plus 1E

Global Plus 2C

Global Plus 3

Global Plus 4

Global Plus 5

Global Plus 6

Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts

Global Reseller Expedited Package Services 1

Global Reseller Expedited Package Services 2

Global Reseller Expedited Package Services 3

Global Reseller Expedited Package Services 4

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 2

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 3

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 4

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 5

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 6

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 7

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 8

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 9

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 10

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 11

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 12

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 13

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 14

Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS)—Non-Published Rates 15

Priority Mail International Regional Rate Boxes—Non-Published Rates

Outbound Competitive International Merchandise Return Service Agreement with RoyalMail Group, Ltd.

Priority Mail International Regional Rate Boxes Contracts

Priority Mail International Regional Rate Boxes Contracts 1

Competitive International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators

Competitive International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1

Competitive International Merchandise Return Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 2

Alternative Delivery Provider (ADP) Contracts

ADP 1

Alternative Delivery Provider Reseller (ADPR) Contracts

ADPR 1

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contracts

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket Contracts

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket 2

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket 3

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket 4

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket 5

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service & Commercial ePacket-6

Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & Commercial ePacket Contracts

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contracts

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 1

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 2

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 3

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 4

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 5

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 6

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 7

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 8

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service Contract 9

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contracts

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 1

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 2

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 3

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 4

International Priority Airmail, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 5

International Priority Airmail Contracts

International Priority Airmail Contract 1

International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contracts

International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 1

International Priority Airmail, International Surface Air Lift, Commercial ePacket, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International & First-Class Package International Service with Reseller Contract 2

Inbound International*

International Business Reply Service (IBRS) Competitive Contracts

International Business Reply Service Competitive Contract 1

International Business Reply Service Competitive Contract 3

Inbound Direct Entry Contracts with Customers

Inbound Direct Entry Contracts with Foreign Postal Administrations

Inbound Direct Entry Contracts with Foreign Postal Administrations

Inbound Direct Entry Contracts with Foreign Postal Administrations 1

Inbound EMS

Inbound EMS 2

Inbound Air Parcel Post (at non-UPU rates)

Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators

Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Postal Operators 1

Special Services*

Address Enhancement Services

Greeting Cards, Gift Cards, and Stationery

International Ancillary Services

International Money Transfer Service—Outbound

International Money Transfer Service—Inbound

Premium Forwarding Service

Shipping and Mailing Supplies

Post Office Box Service

Competitive Ancillary Services

Nonpostal Services*

Advertising

Licensing of Intellectual Property other than Officially Licensed Retail Products (OLRP)

Mail Service Promotion

Officially Licensed Retail Products (OLRP)

Passport Photo Service

Photocopying Service

Rental, Leasing, Licensing or other Non-Sale Disposition of Tangible Property

Training Facilities and Related Services

USPS Electronic Postmark (EPM) Program

Market Tests*

[85 FR 45316, July 28, 2020]

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Subpart B—Requests Initiated by the Postal Service To Modify the Product Lists

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§3040.130   General.

The Postal Service, by filing a request with the Commission, may propose a modification to the market dominant product list or the competitive product list. For purposes of this part, modification shall be defined as adding a product to a list, removing a product from a list, or moving a product from one list to the other list.

[81 FR 38957, June 15, 2016. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.131   Contents of a request.

A request to modify the market dominant product list or the competitive product list shall:

(a) Provide the name, and class if applicable, of each product that is the subject of the request;

(b) Provide a copy of the Governor's decision supporting the request, if any;

(c) Indicate whether the request proposes to add a product to the market dominant list or the competitive list, remove a product from the market dominant list or the competitive list, or transfer a product from the market dominant list to the competitive list or from the competitive list to the market dominant list;

(d) Indicate whether each product that is the subject of the request is:

(1) A special classification within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10) for market dominant products;

(2) A product not of general applicability within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) for competitive products; or

(3) A non-postal product.

(e) Provide all supporting justification upon which the Postal Service proposes to rely; and

(f) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed changes therein in legislative format.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.132   Supporting justification.

Supporting justification shall be in the form of a statement from one or more knowledgeable Postal Service official(s) who sponsors the request and attests to the accuracy of the information contained within the statement. The justification shall:

(a) Demonstrate why the change is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code;

(b) Explain why, as to market dominant products, the change is not inconsistent with each requirement of 39 U.S.C. 3622(d), and that it advances the objectives of 39 U.S.C. 3622(b), taking into account the factors of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c);

(c) Explain why, as to competitive products, the addition, deletion, or transfer will not result in the violation of any of the standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633;

(d) Verify that the change does not classify as competitive a product over which the Postal Service exercises sufficient market power that it can, without risk of losing a significant level of business to other firms offering similar products:

(1) Set the price of such product substantially above costs;

(2) Raise prices significantly;

(3) Decrease quality; or

(4) Decrease output.

(e) Explain whether or not each product that is the subject of the request is covered by the postal monopoly as reserved to the Postal Service under 18 U.S.C. 1696 subject to the exceptions set forth in 39 U.S.C. 601;

(f) Provide a description of the availability and nature of enterprises in the private sector engaged in the delivery of the product;

(g) Provide any information available on the views of those who use the product on the appropriateness of the proposed modification;

(h) Provide a description of the likely impact of the proposed modification on small business concerns; and

(i) Include such information and data, and such statements of reasons and bases, as are necessary and appropriate to fully inform the Commission of the nature, scope, significance, and impact of the proposed modification.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.133   Docket and notice.

The Commission will establish a docket for each request to modify the market dominant list or the competitive product list, promptly publish notice of the request in the Federal Register, and post the filing on its website. The notice shall include:

(a) The general nature of the proceeding;

(b) A reference to legal authority to which the proceeding is to be conducted;

(c) A concise description of the proposals for changes in the Mail Classification Schedule;

(d) The identification of an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the docket;

(e) A specified period for public comment; and

(f) Such other information as the Commission deems appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.134   Review.

The Commission shall review the request and responsive comments. The Commission shall either:

(a) Approve the request to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists;

(b) Institute further proceedings to consider all or part of the request if it finds that there is substantial likelihood that the modification is inconsistent with statutory policies or Commission rules, and explain its reasons for not approving the request to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists;

(c) Provide an opportunity for the Postal Service to modify its request; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.135   Further proceedings.

If the Commission determines that further proceedings are necessary, a conference shall be scheduled to consider the concerns expressed by the Commission. Written statements commenting on the Commission's concerns shall be requested, to be filed 7 days prior to the conference. Upon conclusion of the conference, the Commission shall promptly issue a ruling to:

(a) Provide for a period of discovery to obtain further information;

(b) Schedule a hearing on the record for further consideration of the request;

(c) Explain the reasons for not going forward with additional proceedings and approve the request to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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Subpart C—Requests Initiated by Users of the Mail to Modify the Product Lists

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§3040.150   General.

Users of the mail, by filing a request with the Commission, may propose a modification to the market dominant product list or the competitive product list. For purposes of this part, modification shall be defined as adding a product to a list, removing a product from a list, or transferring a product from one list to the other list.

[81 FR 38957, June 15, 2016. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.151   Contents of a request.

A request to modify the market dominant product list or the competitive product list shall:

(a) Provide the name, and class if applicable, of each product that is the subject of the request;

(b) Indicate whether the request proposes to add a product to the market dominant list or the competitive list, remove a product from the market dominant list or the competitive list, or move a product from the market dominant list to the competitive list or from the competitive list to the market dominant list;

(c) Indicate whether each product that is the subject of the request is:

(1) A special classification within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10) for market dominant products;

(2) A product not of general applicability within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b) for competitive products; or

(3) A non-postal product.

(d) Provide all supporting justification upon which the proponent of the request proposes to rely; and

(e) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed changes therein in legislative format.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.152   Supporting justification.

Supporting justification shall be in the form of a statement from a knowledgeable proponent of the request who attests to the accuracy of the information contained within the statement. The justification shall:

(a) Demonstrate why the change is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of 39 U.S.C.;

(b) Explain why, as to market dominant products, the change is not inconsistent with each requirement of 39 U.S.C. 3622(d), and that it advances the objectives of 39 U.S.C. 3622(b), taking into account the factors of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c);

(c) Explain why, as to competitive products, the addition, deletion, or transfer will not result in the violation of any of the standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633.

(d) Verify that the change does not classify as competitive a product over which the Postal Service exercises sufficient market power that it can, without risk of losing a significant level of business to other firms offering similar products:

(1) Set the price of such product substantially above costs;

(2) Raise prices significantly;

(3) Decrease quality; or

(4) Decrease output.

(e) Explain whether or not each product that is the subject of the request is covered by the postal monopoly, as reserved to the Postal Service under 18 U.S.C. 1696 subject to the exceptions set forth in 39 U.S.C. 601;

(f) Provide a description of the availability and nature of enterprises in the private sector engaged in the delivery of the product;

(g) Provide any information available on the views of those who use the product on the appropriateness of the proposed modification;

(h) Provide a description of the likely impact of the proposed modification on small business concerns; and

(i) Include such information and data, and such statements of reasons and bases, as are necessary and appropriate to fully inform the Commission of the nature, scope, significance, and impact of the proposed modification.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.153   Docket and notice.

The Commission will establish a docket for each request to modify the market dominant list or the competitive product list, promptly publish notice of the request in the Federal Register, and post the filing on its website. The notice shall include:

(a) The general nature of the proceeding;

(b) A reference to legal authority to which the proceeding is to be conducted;

(c) A concise description of the proposals for changes in the Mail Classification Schedule;

(d) The identification of an Office of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the docket;

(e) A specified period for public comment; and

(f) Such other information as the Commission deems appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.154   Postal Service notice and reply.

The Secretary of the Commission shall forward to the Postal Service a copy of the request. Within 28 days of the filing of the request, the Postal Service shall provide its preliminary views in regard to the request. The Postal Service may include suggestions for appropriate Commission action in response to the request.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.155   Review.

The Commission shall review the request, the Postal Service reply, and any public comment to determine whether the proposed modification to the market dominant and competitive product lists complies with applicable statutory requirements and the Commission's rules, and whether the proposed modification is consistent with the position of the Postal Service as expressed in its reply. The Commission shall either:

(a) Approve the request to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists, but only to the extent the modification is consistent with the position of the Postal Service;

(b) Reject the request;

(c) Institute further proceedings to consider the request to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.156   Further proceedings.

If the Commission determines that further proceedings are necessary, a conference shall be scheduled to consider the merits of going forward with the request. Upon conclusion of the conference, the Commission shall promptly issue a ruling to:

(a) Provide for a period of discovery to obtain further information;

(b) Schedule a hearing on the record for further consideration of the request;

(c) Explain the reasons for not going forward with formal proceedings; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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Subpart D—Proposal of the Commission to Modify the Product Lists

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§3040.170   General.

The Commission, of its own initiative, may propose a modification to the market dominant product list or the competitive product list. For purposes of this part, modification shall be defined as adding a product to a list, removing a product from a list, or transferring a product from one list to the other list.

[81 FR 38957, June 15, 2016. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.171   Contents of a proposal.

A proposal to modify the market dominant product list or the competitive product list shall:

(a) Provide the name, and class if applicable, of each product that is the subject of the proposal;

(b) Indicate whether the proposal would add a product to the market dominant list or the competitive list, remove a product from the market dominant list or the competitive list, or move a product from the market dominant list to the competitive list or from the competitive list to the market dominant list;

(c) Indicate whether each product that is the subject of the proposal is:

(1) A special classification within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c)(10) for market dominant products;

(2) A product not of general applicability within the meaning of 39 U.S.C. 3632(b) for competitive products; or

(3) A non-postal product.

(d) Provide justification supporting the proposal; and

(e) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed changes therein in legislative format.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.172   Supporting justification.

Supporting justification shall:

(a) Provide an explanation for initiating the docket;

(b) Explain why, as to market dominant products, the change is not inconsistent with each requirement of 39 U.S.C. 3622(d), and that it advances the objectives of 39 U.S.C. 3622(b), taking into account the factors of 39 U.S.C. 3622(c);

(c) Explain why, as to competitive products, the addition, subtraction, or transfer will not result in the violation of any of the standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633;

(d) Verify that the change does not classify as competitive a product over which the Postal Service exercises sufficient market power that it can, without risk of losing a significant level of business to other firms offering similar products:

(1) Set the price of such product substantially above costs;

(2) Raise prices significantly;

(3) Decrease quality; or

(4) Decrease output.

(e) Explain whether or not each product that is the subject of the request is covered by the postal monopoly as reserved to the Postal Service under 18 U.S.C. 1696 subject to the exceptions set forth in 39 U.S.C. 601;

(f) Provide a description of the availability and nature of enterprises in the private sector engaged in the delivery of the product;

(g) Provide any information available on the views of those who use the product involved on the appropriateness of the proposed modification;

(h) Provide a description of the likely impact of the proposed modification on small business concerns; and

(i) Include such information and data, and such statements of reasons and bases, as are necessary and appropriate to fully inform the Postal Service and users of the mail of the nature, scope, significance, and impact of the proposed modification.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.173   Docket and notice.

The Commission will establish a docket for each request to modify the market dominant list or the competitive product list, promptly publish notice of the request in the Federal Register, and post the filing on its website. The notice shall include:

(a) The general nature of the proceeding;

(b) A reference to legal authority to which the proceeding is to be conducted;

(c) A concise description of the proposals for changes in the Mail Classification Schedule;

(d) The identification of an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the docket;

(e) A specified period for public comment; and

(f) Such other information as the Commission deems appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.174   Postal Service notice and reply.

The Secretary of the Commission shall forward to the Postal Service a copy of the notice of proposal. Within 28 days of the filing of the proposal, the Postal Service shall provide its preliminary views in regard to the proposal. The Postal Service may include suggestions for appropriate further procedural steps.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.175   Review.

The Commission shall review the Postal Service reply and public comment. The Commission shall either:

(a) Approve the proposal to modify the market dominant and competitive product lists, but only to the extent the modification is consistent with the position of the Postal Service;

(b) Withdraw the proposal;

(c) Institute further proceedings to consider the proposal, identifying relevant issues that may require further development; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.176   Further proceedings.

If the Commission determines that further proceedings are appropriate, a conference shall be scheduled to consider the merits of going forward with the proposal. Upon conclusion of the conference, the Commission shall promptly issue a ruling to:

(a) Provide for a period of discovery to obtain further information;

(b) Schedule a hearing on the record for further consideration of the proposal;

(c) Explain the reasons for not going forward with formal proceedings; or

(d) Direct other action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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Subpart E—Requests Initiated by the Postal Service To Make Material Changes or Minor Corrections to the Mail Classification Schedule

Source: 80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

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§3040.180   Material changes to product descriptions.

(a) Whenever the Postal Service proposes material changes to a product description in the Mail Classification Schedule, no later than 30 days prior to implementing the proposed changes, it shall submit to the Commission a request to change the product description in the Mail Classification Schedule.

(b) The request shall:

(1) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed changes therein in legislative format; and

(2) Provide all supporting justification for the changes upon which the Postal Service proposes to rely.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.181   Supporting justification for material changes to product descriptions.

(a) Supporting justification for changes to a product description in the Mail Classification Schedule shall include a description of, and rationale for, the proposed changes to the product description; and the additional material in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

(b)(1) As to market dominant products, explain why the changes are not inconsistent with each requirement of 39 U.S.C. 3622(d) and part 3030 of this chapter; or

(2) As to competitive products, explain why the changes will not result in the violation of any of the standards of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and part 3035 of this chapter.

(c) Describe the likely impact that the changes will have on users of the product and on competitors.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9658, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.182   Docket and notice of material changes to product descriptions.

(a) The Commission shall take the actions identified in paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section.

(b) Establish a docket for each request to change a product description in the Mail Classification Schedule;

(c) Publish notice of the request on its website;

(d) Designate an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the docket; and

(e) Provide interested persons with an opportunity to comment on whether the proposed changes are consistent with title 39 and applicable Commission regulations.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.183   Commission review of material changes to product descriptions.

(a) The Commission shall review the request and any comments filed. The Commission shall take one of the actions identified in paragraphs (b) through (g) of this section.

(b) Approve the proposed changes, subject to editorial corrections, and change the Mail Classification Schedule to coincide with the effective date of the proposed change;

(c) Reject the proposed changes;

(d) Provide the Postal Service with an opportunity to amend the proposed changes;

(e) Direct the Postal Service to make an appropriate filing under a different section;

(f) Institute further proceedings; or

(g) Direct other action that the Commission considers appropriate.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§§3040.184-3040.189   [Reserved]

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§3040.190   Minor corrections to product descriptions.

(a) The Postal Service shall ensure that product descriptions in the Mail Classification Schedule accurately represent the current offerings of the Postal Service.

(b) The Postal Service shall submit minor corrections to product descriptions in the Mail Classification Schedule by filing notice with the Commission no later than 15 days prior to the effective date of the proposed corrections.

(c) The notice shall:

(1) Explain why the proposed corrections do not constitute material changes to the product description for purposes of §3040.180;

(2) Explain why the proposed corrections are consistent with any applicable provisions of title 39; and

(3) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed corrections therein in legislative format.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9659, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.191   Docket and notice of minor corrections to product descriptions.

(a) The Commission shall take the actions identified in paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section.

(b) Establish a docket for each proposal to correct a product description in the Mail Classification Schedule;

(c) Publish notice of the proposal on its website;

(d) Designate an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the docket; and

(e) Provide interested persons with an opportunity to comment on whether the proposed corrections are consistent with title 39 and applicable Commission regulations.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated and amended at 85 FR 9615, 9660, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.192   Commission review of minor corrections to product descriptions.

(a) The Commission shall review the notice and any comments filed. The Commission shall take one of the actions identified in paragraphs (b) through (g) of this section.

(b) Approve the proposed corrections, subject to editorial corrections, and change the Mail Classification Schedule to coincide with the effective date of the proposed change;

(c) Reject the proposed corrections;

(d) Provide the Postal Service with an opportunity to amend the proposed corrections;

(e) Direct the Postal Service to make an appropriate filing under a different section;

(f) Institute further proceedings; or

(g) Direct other action that the Commission considers appropriate.

[80 FR 35575, June 22, 2015. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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Subpart F—Size and Weight Limitations for Mail Matter

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§3040.210   General.

Applicable size and weight limitations for mail matter shall appear in the Mail Classification Schedule as part of the description of each product.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.211   Limitations applicable to market dominant mail matter.

(a) The Postal Service shall inform the Commission of updates to size and weight limitations for market dominant mail matter by filing notice with the Commission 45 days prior to the effective date of the proposed update. The notice shall:

(1) Include a copy of the applicable sections of the Mail Classification Schedule and the proposed updates therein in legislative format;

(2) Describe the likely impact that the proposed update will have on users of the product(s) and on competitors; and

(3) Describe how the proposed update is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code.

(b) The Commission shall provide notice of the proposed update in the Federal Register and seek public comment on whether the proposed update is in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code.

(c) If the Commission finds the proposed update in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of 39 U.S.C., the Commission shall review the proposed Mail Classification Schedule language for formatting and conformance with the structure of the Mail Classification Schedule, and subject to editorial changes, shall change the Mail Classification Schedule to coincide with the effective date of the proposed update.

(d) If the Commission finds the proposed update not in accordance with the policies and the applicable criteria of chapter 36 of title 39 of the United States Code, the Commission may direct other action as deemed appropriate.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007, as amended at 84 FR 32317, July 8, 2019. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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§3040.212   Limitations applicable to competitive mail matter.

The Postal Service shall notify the Commission of updates to size and weight limitations for competitive mail matter pursuant to subpart E of this part.

[72 FR 63698, Nov. 9, 2007. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020]

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