[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 78720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30705]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 111


Deferral of Compliance Date: Full-Service Intelligent Mail 
Barcode Requirement To Qualify for Automation Prices

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule; partial deferral of compliance date.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service gives notice that it is deferring the 
previously-announced compliance date of January 26, 2014, for mailers 
to use full-service Intelligent Mail[supreg] to qualify for automation 
prices when mailing First-Class Mail[supreg], Standard Mail[supreg]; 
Periodicals[supreg], and Bound Printed Matter[supreg] mailpieces.

DATES: The compliance date of the relevant portions of the final rule 
published April 18, 2013 (78 FR 23137) is delayed indefinitely.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizbeth J. Dobbins at 202-268-3781.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Order No. 1890 (November 21, 2013), the 
Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) determined that the price changes 
proposed in Docket No. R2013-10 could take effect as scheduled only if 
the Postal Service elected to defer the requirement for mailers to use 
full-service Intelligent Mail to qualify for automation prices.
    Consistent with this Order, the United States Postal 
Service[supreg] hereby gives notice that the January 26, 2014, deadline 
to comply with the full-service Intelligent Mail requirements to 
qualify for automation prices, previously published on April 18, 2013, 
in a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 23137-23149), is 
deferred until further notice. Specifically, this deferral applies to 
the requirements specified in DMM 233.5.1 (First-Class commercial 
letters and cards); DMM 243.6.1.2, 243.6.4.1, 243.6.5.1, and 243.7.1 
(Standard Mail letters); DMM 333.5.1 (First-Class automation flats); 
DMM 343.7.1 (Standard Mail automation flats); DMM 363.4.1 and 363.6.1 
(Bound Printed Matter flats); DMM 705.24.1 (advanced preparation and 
special postage payment systems); and DMM 707.13.4, 707.14.1, and 
707.14.2 (Periodicals). See, 78 FR 23146-23148.
    All other requirements that were published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 23137-23149) will be implemented on January 26, 2014.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2013-30705 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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