[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66821-66822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23334]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing 
Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail 
Manual (IMM[supreg]) dated July 11, 2016, and its incorporation by 
reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective on September 29, 2016. The 
incorporation by reference of the IMM is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of September 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizbeth Dobbins, (202) 268-3789.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Mail Manual was issued on 
July 11, 2016, and was updated with

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Postal Bulletin revisions through June 23, 2016. It replaced all 
previous editions. The IMM continues to enable the Postal Service to 
fulfill its long-standing mission of providing affordable, universal 
mail service. It continues to: (1) Increase the user's ability to find 
information; (2) increase the user's confidence that they have found 
the information they need; and (3) reduce the need to consult multiple 
sources to locate necessary information. The provisions throughout this 
issue support the standards and mail preparation changes implemented 
since the version of January 25, 2015. The International Mail Manual is 
available to the public on the Postal Explorer[supreg] Internet site at 

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations; Incorporation by reference.

    In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service 
hereby amends 39 CFR part 20 as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

    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. Amend Sec.  20.1 by revising paragraph (a), revising the 
introductory text of the table in paragraph (b), and adding a new entry 
at the end of the table, to read as follows:

Sec.  20.1   International Mail Manual; incorporation by reference.

    (a) Section 552(a) of title 5, U.S.C., relating to the public 
information requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, provides 
in pertinent part that matter reasonably available to the class of 
persons affected thereby is deemed published in the Federal Register 
when incorporated by reference therein with the approval of the 
Director of the Federal Register. In conformity with that provision and 
39 U.S.C. 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the Postal Service 
hereby incorporates by reference its International Mail Manual (IMM), 
issued July 11, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves 
this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 
1 CFR part 51.
    (b) The current Issue of the IMM is incorporated by reference in 
paragraph (a) of this section. Successive Issues of the IMM are listed 
in Table 1:

                        Table 1 to Paragraph (b)
      International Mail Manual                Date of issuance
                                 * * * *
IMM.................................  July 11, 2016.

3. Revise Sec.  20.2 to read as follows:

Sec.  20.2   Effective date of the International Mail Manual.

    The provisions of the International Mail Manual issued July 11, 
2016, are applicable with respect to the international mail services of 
the Postal Service.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-23334 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]