The Postal ServiceTM will revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 507.9.3.2 and 507.9.5.2 to eliminate the option to obtain a Business Reply Mail® (BRM) permit online. Additionally, the electronic version of PS Form 6805, Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) Application, will also be removed.
Effective July 6, 2010.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jenny Kalthoff, 202-268-5466 or Yvonne Gifford, 202-268-8082.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Currently, customers can apply for BRM permits and QBRM authorization online or in person at any Post OfficeTM facility. The ability to obtain a BRM permit online has been available since 2004 and has not sustained the volume of users to support maintaining the system.
Beginning May 2010, the ability to obtain a BRM permit online will be eliminated and customers will be required to visit a Post Office and submit a completed hardcopy PS Form 3615, Mailing Permit Application and Customer Profile, to obtain a BRM permit. In addition, customers requesting authorization for QBRM will also be required to visit a Post Office to complete a printed PS Form 6805.
The Postal Service adopts the following changes 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 111—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Revise the following sections ofEnd Amendment Part
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)
500 Additional Mailing Services
507 Mailer Services
9.0 Business Reply Mail (BRM)
9.3 Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) Basic Standards
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To participate in QBRM, a mailer must have a valid BRM permit, must pay the annual account maintenance fee, and must submit Form 6805 to the postmaster or manager, Business Mail Entry at the Post Office to which the QBRM pieces are to be returned. The USPS reviews Form 6805 and preproduction samples provided by the mailer for compliance with relevant standards. If the mailer's request is approved, the USPS issues the mailer an authorization via the approved Form 6805.
9.5.2 Application Process
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The mailer may apply for a BRM permit by submitting a completed Form 3615 to the Post Office issuing the permit and paying the annual permit fee. If a completed Form 3615 is already on file for the mailer for other permits at that office, then the mailer must submit the annual BRM permit fee and the USPS amends Form 3615 by adding the BRM authorization.
We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR Part 111 to reflect these changes.Start Signature
Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 2010-11869 Filed 5-27-10; 8:45 am]
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