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Domestic Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

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Postal ServiceTM.


Final rule.


The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) dated July 11, 2016, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.


This final rule is effective on September 29, 2016. The incorporation by reference of the DMM dated July 11, 2016, is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of September 29, 2016.

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Lizbeth Dobbins (202) 268-3789.

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The most recent issue of the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) is dated July 11, 2016. 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 July 11, 2016, sets forth specific changes, including new standards throughout the DMM to support the standards and mail preparation changes implemented since the version issued on January 25, 2015.

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:

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List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Incorporation by reference
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In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service hereby amends 39 CFR part 111 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows:

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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.

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2. In § 111.3 amend paragraph (f) by revising the last entry in the table and adding a new entry at the end of the table to read as follows:

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Amendment to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual.
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DMM 300January 25, 201580 FR 13492 [INSERT FR CITATION FOR THIS RULE].
DMM 300July 11, 2016.
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3. Amend § 111.4 by removing “July 31, 2012” and adding “September 29, 2016”.

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Stanley F. Mires,

Attorney, Federal Compliance.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23335 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]