[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 190 (Friday, September 30, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 67171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22517]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 111


Enterprise Payment System and Enterprise PO Boxes Online

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to provide an 
enhanced method for commercial customers to pay for and manage their 
services online using a single account.

DATES: Effective Date: September 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ingrid Molinary at (202) 268-4138, or 
Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268-2158.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service published an interim 
final rule (81 FR 48711) on July 26, 2016, to enhance online payment 
options for commercial customers, with a comment period which ended 
August 26, 2016. The Postal Service did not receive any customer 
comments.
    The U.S. Postal Service is upgrading its payment architecture for 
business customers. The new Enterprise Payment System (EPS) will 
replace the current product-centric payment system with a centralized 
account management system enabling commercial customers to pay for and 
manage their services online using a single account.
    EPS has been designed to be part of USPS products and services 
offered through the existing Business Customer Gateway (BCG) portal. 
Commercial customers who want to use EPS will need to be a registered 
BCG user, request access to EPS and open an Enterprise Payment Account 
(EPA) to pay for their products and services. EPA requires that the 
customers fund the account via Electronic Funds Transfer--either 
Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit or ACH Credit.
    The first feature of EPS will allow business customers to open, 
close, and pay for their PO Boxes and Caller Service numbers (including 
reserved numbers) online using the new Enterprise PO Boxes Online 
(EPOBOL). EPS customers are required to have an EPA to pay for EPOBOL 
service. Future phases of EPS will provide commercial customers 
functionality to pay for additional services.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111

    Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.

    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.
    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows:

PART 111--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 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, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 
3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.


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2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows:

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail 
Manual (DMM)

* * * * *

500 Additional Mailing Services

* * * * *

508 Recipient Services

* * * * *

4.0 Post Office Box Service

* * * * *

4.4 Basis of Fees and Payment

* * * * *

4.4.3 Payment

[Revise third sentence and add e to text in 4.4.3 as follows:]

    * * * Customers may pay the fee using one of the following methods:
    * * * e. Online using an Enterprise Payment Account (EPA) when 
business customers are registered at the Enterprise PO Boxes Online 
(EPOBOL) system. The EPA with automatic yearly renewal (at twice the 
semi-annual fee) is the required payment method for EPOBOL customers.
* * * * *

5.0 Caller Service

* * * * *

5.5 Basis of Fees and Payment

* * * * *

5.5.5 Payment

[Add text at the end of 5.5.5 as follows:]

    * * * Registered customers may also pay the fee online using an 
Enterprise Payment Account (EPA). The EPA with automatic yearly renewal 
(at twice the semi-annual fee) is the required payment method for 
EPOBOL customers.
* * * * *
    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to 
reflect these changes.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-22517 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
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