[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 8465]
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[FR Doc No: E9-3961]



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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 25, 2009 / 
Rules and Regulations

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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of Issue 35 of the 
International Mail Manual (IMM), and its incorporation by reference in 
the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective on February 25, 
2009. The incorporation by reference of Issue 35 of the IMM is approved 
by the Director of the Federal Register as of February 25, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christy Bonning, (202) 268-2108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issue 35 of the International Mail Manual 
was issued on May 12, 2008. It replaced all previous editions. Issue 35 
of the IMM continues to serve the objectives of the Postal Service's 
Transformation Plans, the 2004-2008 Five-Year Strategic Plan, the 
Strategic Transformation Plan 2006-2010, and Vision 2013, Plan for 
2009-2013 to enable the Postal Service to fulfill its long-standing 
mission of providing affordable, universal mail service. The Plans' key 
strategies include improving operational efficiency, supporting growth 
through added value to customers, and enhancing the Postal Service's 
performance-based culture.
    In addition, Issue 35 sets forth specific changes such as new 
mailing standards and pricing for shape-based First-Class Mail 
International Service: Postcards, Letters, Large Envelopes (Flats), and 
Packages (Small Packets), expanded country price groups for First Class 
Mail International service to nine price groups to align with Express 
Mail International and Priority Mail International services, commercial 
base pricing and commercial volume pricing for Express Mail 
International and Priority Mail International Services. Issue 35 also 
corrects various printing and format errors and omissions in the 
previous Issue.
    The International Mail Manual is available to the public on a 
subscription basis only from: New Orders, Superintendent of Documents, 
P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The subscription price for 
one issue is currently $42 to addresses in the United States, and 
$58.80 to all foreign addresses. The IMM is also published and 
available to all users on the Internet at http://pe.usps.gov.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations; Incorporation by reference.

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In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service 
hereby amends 39 CFR Part 20 as follows:

PART 20--INTERNATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE

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1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408, 3622, 
3632, and 3633.


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2. Section 20.1 is revised 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, 
with 39 U.S.C. section 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the 
U.S. Postal Service hereby incorporates by reference its International 
Mail Manual (IMM), Issue 35, dated May 12, 2008. 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) The current Issue of the IMM is incorporated by reference in 
paragraph (a) of this section. Successive Issues of the IMM are listed 
in the following table:

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      International mail manual                 Date of issuance
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Issue 1..............................  November 13, 1981.
Issue 2..............................  March 1, 1983.
Issue 3..............................  July 4, 1985.
Issue 4..............................  September 18, 1986.
Issue 5..............................  April 21, 1988.
Issue 6..............................  October 5, 1988.
Issue 7..............................  July 20, 1989.
Issue 8..............................  June 28, 1990.
Issue 9..............................  February 3, 1991.
Issue 10.............................  June 25, 1992.
Issue 11.............................  December 24, 1992.
Issue 12.............................  July 8, 1993.
Issue 13.............................  February 3, 1994.
Issue 14.............................  August 4, 1994.
Issue 15.............................  July 9, 1995.
Issue 16.............................  January 4, 1996.
Issue 17.............................  September 12, 1996.
Issue 18.............................  June 9, 1997.
Issue 19.............................  October 9, 1997.
Issue 20.............................  July 2, 1998.
Issue 21.............................  May 3, 1999.
Issue 22.............................  January 1, 2000.
Issue 23.............................  July 1, 2000.
Issue 24.............................  January 1, 2001.
Issue 25.............................  July 1, 2001.
Issue 26.............................  January 1, 2002.
Issue 27.............................  June 30, 2002.
Issue 28.............................  January 1, 2003.
Issue 29.............................  July 1, 2003.
Issue 30.............................  August 1, 2004.
Issue 31.............................  May 31, 2005.
Issue 35.............................  May 12, 2008.
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3. Section 20.2 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.2  Effective date of the International Mail Manual.

    The provisions of the International Mail Manual Issue 35, effective 
May 12, 2008 are applicable with respect to the international mail 
services of the Postal Service.

Neva R. Watson,
Attorney, Legislative.
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