[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17921-17922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08687]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.


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SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing 
Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail 
Manual (IMM[supreg]) dated March 5, 2018, and its incorporation by 
reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective on April 25, 2018. The 
incorporation by reference of the IMM is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of April 25, 2018.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Mail Manual was issued on 
March 5, 2018, and was updated with Postal Bulletin revisions through 
February 2, 2018. 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 
22, 2017. 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), and adding a new entry 
at the end of table 1 to paragraph (b), 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 March 5, 2018. 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....................................  March 5, 2018.

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 March 5, 
2018, are applicable with respect to the international mail services of 
the Postal Service.

Ruth Stevenson,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2018-08687 Filed 4-24-18; 8:45 am]