[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63433-63434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24929]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Mailing Services: Proposed Price Changes--CPI

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: In October 2013, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing 
services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), 
effective on January 26, 2014. The Postal Service proposes to revise 
various sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal 
Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) to reflect these new 
price changes.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the manager, Product 
Classification, U.S. Postal Service[supreg], 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., RM 
4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. You may inspect and photocopy all 
written comments at USPS[supreg] Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant 
Plaza SW., 11th Floor N, Washington DC by appointment only between the 
hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 1-202-268-
2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of the 
commenter, may be sent to: MailingStandards@usps.gov, with a subject 
line of ``January 2014 International Mailing Services Price Change--
CPI.'' Faxed comments are not accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Klutts at 813-877-0372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed prices are or will be available 
under Docket Number R2013-10 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web 
site at www.prc.gov.
    This proposed rule includes price changes for First-Class Mail 
International[supreg] and international extra services.

First-Class Mail International

    This proposed rule would increase prices for single-piece First-
Class Mail International letters, postcards, and flats by approximately 
2.1 percent. Specifically, there would be no increase for postcards, 
letters, or the nonmachinable surcharge; flats would be increased by 
6.4 percent.
    Under this proposal, the 2-ounce letter-size price to Canada will 
continue as the same price for a 1-ounce letter-size price to Canada.

International Extra Services and Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee

    The Postal Service proposes to increase prices for international 
market dominant extra services by approximately 1.5 percent, for the 
following:

 Certificate of Mailing (5.5%)
 Registered MailTM (1.2%)
 Return Receipt (2.9%)
 International Business ReplyTM Cards and Envelopes 
(2.9%)
 Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee (4.5%)

    Although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act [5 U.S.C.

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553(b), (c)] regarding proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the 
Postal Service invites public comment on the following proposed 
revisions to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
International Mail Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code 
of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.
    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR 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.

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2. Revise the following sections of the Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows:

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International 
Mail Manual (IMM)

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Individual Country Listings

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Extra Services

Certificate of Mailing (313)

    [For each country that offers certificate of mailing service, 
revise the fees to read as follows:]

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                     Individual pieces                           Fee
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Individual article (PS Form 3817)..........................        $1.25
Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed               0.45
 (minimum 3)...............................................
Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)..         1.25
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                      Bulk quantities                            Fee
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First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)...................        $7.50
Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).........         0.90
Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606.............................         1.25
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International Business Reply Service (382)

    [For each country that offers International Business Reply service, 
revise the fees to read as follows:]
    Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.80; Cards $1.30.
* * * * *

Registered Mail (330)

    [For each country that offers international Registered Mail 
service, revise the fee to read as follows:]
    Fee: $13.10.
* * * * *

Return Receipt (340)

    [For each country that offers international return receipt service, 
revise the fee to read as follows:]
    Fee: $3.60.
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    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to 
reflect these changes if our proposal is adopted.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2013-24929 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]
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