This rule corrects outdated or incorrect information in the text of the cautionary label required to be placed on rented postage meters.
Effective September 15, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stanley F. Mires, (202) 268-2958.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Amendment of part 501 is necessary to ensure that the cautionary labels required to be placed on rented postage meters contain current information.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 501
- Administrative practice and procedure
For the reasons set forth above, the Postal Service amends 39 CFR part 501 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 501—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Revise § 501.23(r)(1) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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(1) The cautionary label must be placed on all meters in a conspicuous and highly visible location. Words printed in capital letters should be emphasized, preferably printed in red. The minimum width of the label should be 3.25 inches, and the minimum height should be 1.75 inches. The label should read as follows:
RENTED POSTAGE METER—NOT FOR SALE PROPERTY OF [NAME OF MANUFACTURER]
Use of this meter is permissible only under U.S. Postal Service license. Call [Name of Manufacturer] at (800) ###-#### to relocate/return this meter.
WARNING! METER TAMPERING IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE. IF YOU SUSPECT METER TAMPERING, CALL POSTAL INSPECTORS AT 1-800-654-8896
REWARD UP TO $50,000 for information leading to the conviction of any person who misuses postage meters resulting in the Postal Service not receiving correct postage payments.
Previous versions of the cautionary label are out of date, and should be replaced by the manufacturer when the meter is returned by the licensee for any reason or inspected under § 501.26.
Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 04-20095 Filed 9-14-04; 8:45 am]
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