[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 12, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1673-1674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00396]



39 CFR Part 111

Plus One Permanent Product

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: On November 10, 2021, the Postal Service (USPS[supreg]) filed 
a notice of intent to implement Plus One as a permanent product with 
the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective January 9, 2022. This 
final rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to adopt Plus 
One mailpiece as a permanent product.

DATES: Effective date: January 9, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elke Reuning-Elliott at (202) 268-4068 
or Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268-2158.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 10, 2021, the Postal Service 
filed a request to add Plus One as a new permanent product offering to 
USPS Marketing Mail saturation letters as a new optional feature. The 
Postal Service conducted a two-year market test of Plus One, beginning 
September 2019.
    Plus One is an advertising card mailed as an add-on mailpiece with 
a USPS Marketing Mail letters marriage mail envelope. The host 
mailpiece must be mailed as a commercial automation USPS Marketing Mail 
saturation marriage mail letter, with a minimum of 90 percent of the 
mailing being saturation sorted. The remaining 10 percent must be USPS 
Marketing Mail high density and/or high density plus letters. All 
mailpieces must be entered at the destinating sectional center 
facility, SCF, and the Plus One add-on card must be part of the same 
mailing as the host piece, addressed to the same delivery points.
    On January 4, 2022, the PRC favorably reviewed the addition of Plus 
One as a permanent Market Dominant product proposed by the Postal 
Service. The price and DMM revisions are scheduled to become effective 
on January 9, 2022. Final product information is available under Docket 
No. MC2022-20 (Order No. 6081) on the Postal Regulatory Commission's 
website at www.prc.gov.
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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.
    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to 
reflect these changes.
    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, 401-404, 414, 416, 3001-3018, 3201-3220, 3401-
3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3629, 3631-3633, 3641, 3681-3685, 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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200 Commercial Letters, Flats, and Parcels Design Standards

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204 Barcode Standards

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3.0 Standards for Barcoded Tray Labels, Sack Labels, and Container 

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3.2 Specifications for Barcoded Tray and Sack Labels

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3.2.4 3-Digit Content Identifier Numbers

Exhibit 3.2.4 3-Digit Content Identifier Numbers

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    [Revise Exhibit 3.2.4; to read as follows:]

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ECR Letters--Barcoded

    saturation price--(including Plus One) high density or high density 
plus price--(including Plus One)
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600 Basic Standards for All Mailing Services

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602 Addressing

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    [Add new section 11.0 to 602; to read as follows:]

11.0 Commercial Plus One Mailpieces

11.1 General

11.1.1 Definition

    The commercial mail Plus One product is a bundled offering 
consisting of a host mailpiece and a Plus One card. Both the host 
mailpiece and the Plus One card must meet the applicable basic 
standards of a USPS Marketing mail saturation letter in 245.6.0, be 
entered at a destination sectional center facility (DSCF), and meet 
automation standards with a correct mailing address and intelligent 
mail barcode, (IMb). The Plus One mailpiece (card) must meet the 
following additional standards:
     Have at least a six-month relationship with the host 
     Be addressed to the same delivery points as the host 
     Be sorted and presented separately from the host piece.
     Must not exceed 6 inches long by 9.5 inches high.
     Must be at least 0.009 inches thick, card stock.
     Must have ``Plus One'' marking directly below Permit 

11.1.2 Mail Preparation

    Each Plus One mailing must be trayed and labeled according to 
245.6.7. Palletized mailings must be prepared according to 705.8.10.3.

11.1.3 Documentation

    When requested by USPS, Plus One mailpiece mailers must provide 
standardized documentation according to 203.3.0, to establish that the 
applicable distribution standards are met. Spoilage of host pieces may 
affect eligibility to mail Plus One pieces in the following manner:
    a. File must show that at least 90% of host pieces are saturation 
mail, the remainder may be high density or high density plus.
    b. The total number of Plus One pieces must be less than or equal 
to the number of host pieces.

11.1.4 Extra Services

    Items mailed with Plus One mailpieces may not be combined with any 
extra service.
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Notice 123 (Price List)

    [Revise prices as applicable.]
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Ruth B. Stevenson,
Chief Counsel, Ethics and Legal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-00396 Filed 1-7-22; 11:15 am]