[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29004-29005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13356]



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 January 22, 2017, and its incorporation by 
reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective on June 27, 2017. The incorporation 
by reference of the IMM is approved by the Director of the Federal 
Register as of June 27, 2017.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Mail Manual was issued on 
January 22, 2017, and was updated with Postal Bulletin revisions 
through January 5, 2017. It replaced all previous editions. The IMM 
continues to enable

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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 July 11, 2016. The 
International Mail Manual is available to the public on the Postal 
Explorer[supreg] Internet site at http://pe.usps.com.

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), adding a heading to the 
table in paragraph (b), and adding an 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 January 22, 2017. 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) * * *

                        Table 1 to Paragraph (b)
         International mail manual                Date of issuance
                                 * * * *
IMM.......................................  January 22, 2017.

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 January 22, 
2017, are applicable with respect to the international mail services of 
the Postal Service.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-13356 Filed 6-26-17; 8:45 am]