[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65639-65640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27360]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mail: Proposed Product Rate and Fee Changes

AGENCY: Postal Service\TM\.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: In October 2011, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing 
services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), 
effective on January 22, 2012. This proposed rule contains the 
revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) that would accompany the new 

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Product 
Classification, U.S. Postal Service[reg], 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., RM 
4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. You may inspect and photocopy all 
written comments at USPS[supreg] Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant 
Plaza, SW., 11th Floor N, Washington, DC by appointment only between 
the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 1-202-
268-2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of 
the commenter, may be sent to: [email protected], with a 
subject line of ``International Mailing Services Price Change.'' Faxed 
comments are not accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202-268-2260, 
or Rick Klutts at 813-877-0372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed prices are or will be available 
under Docket Number R2012-3 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web 
site at http://www.prc.gov.
    This proposed rule includes: Price changes for First-Class Mail 
International[supreg] and extra services.

First-Class Mail International

    This proposed rule would increase prices for single-piece First-
Class Mail International letters by approximately 6.6 percent, while 
the price for postcards is proposed to increase by approximately 7 

International Extra Services

    The Postal Service proposes to increase prices for market dominant 
extra services by approximately 2.2 percent, for the following:
     Certificate of Mailing
     Registered Mail\TM\
     Return Receipt
     Restricted Delivery
     Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee
     International Reply Coupons
     International Business Reply Service
    The prices and fees proposed in this notice, if adopted, would 
become effective concurrent with any domestic prices adopted as a 
result of the current proceedings before the Postal Regulatory 
Commission (Docket No. R2012-3). All regulatory changes necessary to 
implement this proposal are provided below.
    Although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act [5 U.S.C. 553(b), (c)] regarding proposed 
rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service invites public 
comment on the following proposed revisions to the Mailing Standards of 
the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), 
incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 
CFR 20.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.

    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is proposed to be amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as 

    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, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-
3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

2. Revise the following sections of the Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows:
* * * * *

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International 
Mail Manual (IMM)

* * * * *

Individual Country Listings

* * * * *

First-Class Mail International (240)

    [For each country that offers First-Class Mail International 
service, retain the country's Price Group designation (which appears in 
the ``First-Class Mail International'' heading), but remove the three 
price tables for letters, large envelopes (flats), and packages (small 
packets), and insert text to read as follows:]
    For the prices and maximum weights for postcards, letters, large 

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(flats), packages (small packets), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price 
* * * * *
    [Remove the entry ``Postcards (241.22)'' and the price for 
* * * * *

Extra Services

Certificate of Mailing (313)

    [For each country that offers certificate of mailing service, 
revise the fees to read as follows:]

Individual Pieces:
  Individual article (PS Form 3817)............................    $1.15
  Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed             0.44
   (minimum 3).................................................
  Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)....     1.15
Bulk Quantities:
  First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).....................     6.70
  Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)...........     0.80
  Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606...............................     1.15

* * * * *

International Business Reply Service (382)

    [For each country that offers International Business Reply Service, 
revise the fees to read as follows:]

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.50; Cards $1.00
* * * * *

International Reply Coupons (381)

    [For each country that offers international reply coupons, revise 
the fee to read as follows:]

Fee: $2.20

Registered Mail (330)

    [For each country that offers international Registered Mail 
service, revise the fee to read as follows:]

Fee: $11.75
* * * * *

Restricted Delivery (350)

    [For each country that offers international restricted delivery 
service, revise the fee to read as follows:]

Fee: $4.55
* * * * *

Return Receipt (340)

    [For each country that offers international return receipt service, 
revise the fee to read as follows:]

Fee: $2.35
* * * * *
    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to 
reflect these changes if our proposal is adopted.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2011-27360 Filed 10-21-11; 8:45 am]