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Express Mail Sunday/Holiday Delivery Premium

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AGENCY:

Postal Service.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Postal ServiceTM is revising Express Mail® service to reflect a premium of $12.50 in addition to current postage for guaranteed Sunday or holiday delivery of Express Mail pieces.

DATES:

Effective Date: March 3, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bert Olsen, 202-268-7276.

We adopt the following amendments to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1.

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List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

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Accordingly,

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PART 111—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3626, 3632, 3633, 5001.

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2. Revise the following sections of

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100 Retail Letters, Cards, Flats, and Parcels

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110 Express Mail

113 Rates and Eligibility

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Exhibit 1.3 Express Mail Rates—Same Day Airport Service Suspended

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[Add an additional footnote, number 3, to Exhibit 1.3, Express Mail Rate Chart, as follows:]

3. For Sunday/holiday delivery, add $12.50.

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[Renumber current 1.5 through 1.7 as new 1.6 through 1.8, and add new 1.5 as follows:]

1.5 Sunday and Holiday Premium

When delivery is guaranteed for a Sunday or holiday, there is a premium of $12.50, unless paying via an Express Mail Manifesting Agreement. Customers not desiring delivery on a Sunday or a holiday may avoid the premium by opting for guaranteed delivery on the subsequent delivery day.

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700 Special Standards

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705 Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems

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2.0 Manifest Mailing System

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2.6 Express Mail Manifesting Agreements

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2.6.3 Service Guarantee

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[Revise current text to be identified as item b and add a new a as follows:]

a. Mailers using Express Mail Manifesting (EMM) receive Sunday/holiday guaranteed delivery at no additional charge without paying a premium.

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Neva R. Watson,

Attorney, Legislative.

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[FR Doc. E8-1775 Filed 1-31-08; 8:45 am]

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