[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 23, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64724-64725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25996]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal Service\TM\.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing 
Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail 
Manual (IMM[supreg]) dated June 24, 2012, updated with Postal Bulletin 
revisions through June 14, 2012, and its incorporation by reference in 
the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective on October 23, 2012. The 
incorporation by reference of the IMM is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of [October 23, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizbeth Dobbins, (202) 268-3789.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Mail Manual was issued on 
June 24, 2012, and was updated with postal bulletin revisions through 
June 14, 2012. It replaced all previous editions. The IMM continues to 
enable the Postal Service to fulfill its long-standing mission of 
providing affordable, universal mail service. It continues to: (1) 
Increase the user's ability to find information; (2) increase the 
users' confidence that they have found the information they need; and 
(3) reduce the need to consult multiple sources to locate necessary 
information. The provisions throughout this issue support the standards 
and mail preparation changes implemented since the version of April 17, 
2011. The International Mail Manual is available to the public on the 
Postal Explorer[supreg] Internet site at http://pe.usps.com.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations; Incorporation by reference.

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

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1. The authority citation for 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.

2. Amend Sec.  20.1 by revising paragraph (a), revising the caption of 
the table in paragraph (b), and adding a new entry at the end of the 
table, 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 and 
39 U.S.C. 410(b)(1), and as provided in this part, the Postal Service 
hereby incorporates by reference its International Mail Manual (IMM), 
issued June 24, 2012. 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:

         International mail manual                Date of issuance
                              * * emsp;* *
IMM.......................................  June 24, 2012.

3. Revise Sec.  20.2 to read as follows:

Sec.  20.2  Effective date of the International Mail Manual.

    The provisions of the International Mail Manual issued June 24, 
2012, are applicable with respect to the international mail services of 
the Postal Service.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2012-25996 Filed 10-22-12; 8:45 am]