[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 8, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 12921]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-04480]

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39 CFR Parts 243, 265, and 266

Conforming Amendments Concerning the Production or Disclosure of 
Material or Information

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Postal Service is amending its regulations to make 
technical and conforming edits following changes to the Postal 
Service's regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.

DATES: These regulations are effective March 8, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natalie A. Bonanno, Chief Counsel, 
Federal Compliance, [email protected], 202-268-2944.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service amended its regulations 
concerning compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
effective December 27, 2016 (81 FR 86270). The Postal Service responded 
to comments and made one additional change to these regulations on 
January 10, 2017 (82 FR 2896). The Postal Service is now amending its 
regulations to update cross references that are affected by these 
amendments, correct the cited fee for duplication, and correct a cross 
reference in subsection 265.14(e)(1) concerning lists of names and 

List of Subjects

39 CFR Part 243

    Administrative practice and procedure.

39 CFR Part 265

    Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Freedom of 
information, Government employees.

39 CFR Part 266


    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Postal Service amends 
39 CFR chapter I as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 243 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 39 U.S.C. 501.

2. In Sec.  243.2, revise paragraph (g) to read as follows:

Sec.  243.2  Quarters.

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    (g) Service of process on postal premises. Postmasters or other 
installation heads shall permit service on postal premises of civil and 
criminal process affecting employees in personal matters, when such 
service of process will not interfere with postal operations. Process 
servers should be directed to the postmaster's or installation head's 
office, where the employee will be called in and service made. Section 
265.11 of this chapter contains rules regarding compliance with 
subpoena duces tecum, court orders, and summonses where official 
business or official records are involved.
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3. The authority citation for part 265 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. App. 3; 39 U.S.C. 401, 403, 
410, 1001, 2601; Pub. L. 114-185.

4. In Sec.  265.9, remove the words ``paragraph (k)'' from paragraph 
(c) introductory text and add in their place the words ``paragraph 
(j)''; and revise paragraph (c)(2) to read as follows:

Sec.  265.9   Fees.

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    (c) * * *
    (2) Duplication. Duplication fees shall be charged to all 
requesters, subject to the restrictions of paragraph (d) of this 
section. A component shall honor a requester's preference for receiving 
a record in a particular form or format where it is readily 
reproducible by the component in the form or format requested. Where 
photocopies are supplied, the component shall provide one copy per 
request at a cost of fifteen cents per page. For copies of records 
produced on tapes, disks, or other media, components shall charge the 
direct costs of producing the copy, including operator time. Where 
paper documents must be scanned in order to comply with a requester's 
preference to receive the records in an electronic format, the 
requester shall pay the direct costs associated with scanning those 
materials. For other forms of duplication, components shall charge the 
direct costs.
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5. In Sec.  265.14, revise paragraph (e)(1) to read as follows:

Sec.  265.14   Rules concerning specific categories of records.

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    (e) * * *
    (1) The Postal Service and its officers and employees shall not 
make available to the public by any means or for any purpose any 
mailing list or other list of names and addresses (past or present) of 
postal patrons or other persons in response to a request under this 
part except that, upon a request in accordance with the procedures of 
Sec.  265.3, the Postal Service will, to the extent required by law, 
provide a listing of postal employees working at a particular postal 
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6. The authority citation for part 266 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 39 U.S.C. 401; 5 U.S.C. 552a.

7. In Sec.  266.4, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows:

Sec.  266.4  Collection and disclosure of information about 

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    (b) * * *
    (3) Names and Addresses of Postal Customers. The disclosure of 
lists of names or addresses of Postal customers or other persons to the 
public is prohibited (39 U.S.C. 412). Names or addresses of Postal 
Service customers will be disclosed only in those cases permitted by 39 
CFR 265.14(d) relating to the Release of Information.
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Ruth B. Stevenson,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-04480 Filed 3-7-17; 8:45 am]