[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 83450-83451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27020]



39 CFR Part 111

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: On October 9, 2020, the Postal Service (USPS[supreg]) filed a 
notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory 
Commission (PRC), effective January 24, 2021. This final rule contains 
the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to implement the changes coincident 
with the price adjustments.

DATES: Effective Date: January 24, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268-2158 or 
Dale Kennedy at (202) 268-6592.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 18, 2020, the PRC favorably 
reviewed the price adjustments proposed by the Postal Service. The 
price adjustments and DMM revisions are scheduled to become effective 
on January 24, 2021. Final prices are available under Docket No. R2021-
1 (Order No. 5757) on the Postal Regulatory Commission's website at 

Seamless Acceptance Incentive

    USPS is providing a $.001 per mailpiece incentive. The incentive is 
available for First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Periodicals and 
Bound Printed Matter mail flats that use the Full-Service Intelligent 
Mail barcode (IMb) option. The change provides an incentive to the 
Electronic Documentation (eDoc) submitters (with a Seamless CRID and an 
Enterprise Payment System Account) for adoption of the program. The 
incentive would be based on the eDoc submitter's Customer Registration 
    A Seamless Mailer is defined by their CRID's status in PostalOne! 
as ``Seamless Acceptance.'' Note: Seamless Parallel does not qualify 
for the discount. The proposal is to allow Electronic Documentation 
(eDoc) submitters to receive a Seamless Acceptance incentive for the 
pieces that claim Full-Service prices in the mailing, provided the eDoc 
submitter has an Enterprise Payment account that is used for the 
     The incentive is available to all eDoc submitters with a 
Seamless Acceptance CRID and an Enterprise Payment account who enroll 
in PostalOne!
     The incentive is applied to the Enterprise Payment account 
that corresponds with the permit selected during registration to 
receive the discount.
     A permit that corresponds with an Enterprise Payment trust 
or ACH debit account must be selected, in PostalOne!, to receive the 
incentive. Trust accounts will receive the incentive upon postage 
statement finalization and ACH debit accounts will receive the 
incentive as a daily aggregate.
     Mail.dat changes: No impact--Use existing Segment Record's 
(.seg) ``eDoc Sender CRID'' field to identify the CRID of the eDoc 
     Mail.XML changes: No impact--Use existing 
OpenMailingGroupRequest > MailingGroupData > MailingFacilityfield to 
identify the CRID of the eDoc submitter.
     Postage Statement Changes: No impact--For eligible 
mailings the postage may be paid using any authorized payment account.
     Intelligent Mail for Small Business--Mailing Agent CRID 
(same as Permit Holder CRID) is used as the eDoc Submitter CRID.

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     Business Mail Entry Unit--Hard-copy Postage Statement 
entry (only for contingency)--Mailing Agent CRID must be populated on 
the Postage Statement.
     Shipping Services File (SSF) Changes: No impact.
     Indicium Creation Record (ICR) File: No impact.
     Price Change Type/Product Type: Market Dominant Comments 
on Proposed Changes and USPS Responses.
    The Postal Service did not receive any formal comments on the 
October 15, 2020 proposed rule (85 FR 65311).
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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:


1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as 

    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.

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)

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Notice 123 (Price List)

    [Revise prices as applicable.]
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    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to 
reflect these changes.

Joshua J. Hofer,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-27020 Filed 12-21-20; 8:45 am]