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Domestic Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

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Final rule.


The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) dated June 24, 2012, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.


This final rule is effective on July 31, 2012. The incorporation by reference of the DMM dated June 24, 2012 is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 31, 2012.


Lizbeth Dobbins (202) 268-3789.


The most recent issue of the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) is dated June 24, 2012. This issue of the DMM contains all Postal Service domestic mailing standards, and continues to: (1) Increase the user's ability to find information; (2) increase confidence that users have found all the information they need; and (3) reduce the need to consult multiple chapters of the Manual to locate necessary information. The issue dated June 24, 2012, sets forth specific changes, including new standards throughout the DMM to support the standards and mail preparation changes implemented since the version issued on July 5, 2011.

Changes to mailing standards will continue to be published through Federal Register notices and the Postal Bulletin, and will appear in the next online version available via the Postal Explorer® Web site at:

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service hereby amends 39 CFR Part 111 as follows:


1. The authority citation for

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.

2. Amend § 111.3 by adding a new entry to the table at the end of paragraph (f), as follows:

Amendment to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.
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(f) * * *

Transmittal letter for issueDatedFederal Register publication
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DMMJune 24, 2012[Insert FR citation for this rule].

3. Amend § 111.4 by removing “August 9, 2011” and adding “July 31, 2012” in its place.

Stanley F. Mires,

Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.

[FR Doc. 2012-18590 Filed 7-30-12; 8:45 am]