[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)]
[Pages 11700-11701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03664]



Notice of Availability: Beta Test of Electronic Product 
Fulfillment for Addressing and Delivery Management Products

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Customer Support Center (NCSC) is seeking current 
National Change of Address Link (NCOA[supreg]), Delivery Point 
Verification (DPV[supreg]), Delivery Sequence File, Second Generation 
(DSF[supreg]), and Address Matching System-Application Program 
Interface (AMS API) licensees to test a beta web service that allows 
the electronic download of these products through the USPS[supreg] 
Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Web site.

DATES: Interested licensees should submit requests for participation to 
[email protected] on or before March 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested licensees may direct questions or requests for 
additional information to [email protected] to: Mr. Charles B. Hunt, 
Program Manager, Licensing Group, Address Management, U.S. Postal 
Service, 225 N Humphreys Blvd. Ste. 501, Memphis, TN 38188-1001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles B. Hunt at (901) 681-4651, or 
Angela D. Lawson at (901) 681-4458.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service is continuing its efforts 
to minimize production costs, and provide a convenient and more rapid 
method for postal licensees to obtain their data products, by offering 
the capability to download these products via a secure service. These 
large data files are currently not available for electronic transfer, 
however the Postal Service would like to offer the functionality to 
transfer these data files to licensees to ensure industry compatibility 
and security compliance, and identify opportunities for service 
improvement. This functionality will give licensees more flexibility 
and effectiveness with data installation and production management.
    Accordingly, the National Customer Support Center (NCSC) is seeking 
current NCOA[supreg], DPV[supreg], DSF[supreg], and AMS API licensees 
to test a beta web service that allows the electronic download of these 
products through the USPS[supreg] Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) 
Web site. Participation in this beta test is strictly limited to the 
following types of current licensees of the indicated postal products:
     NCOA[supreg]: Full Service Providers, Limited Service 
Providers, End Users, Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) Data Users.
     DPV[supreg]: Licensees,
     DSF[supreg]: Licensees,
     AMS API Product: Licensees.
    Enrollment in this beta service is optional, but participants must 
first complete an agreement that defines the permitted uses of the beta 
service. The materials, hardware, activities, provisions, and other 
assumptions for this beta service are summarized as follows:
    General Parameters:

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     Beta testers (Betas) will support the test with sufficient 
resources to produce an interface in a timely manner.
     All Betas will be current users of the production version 
of the beta products.
     The test period will last no more than 90 days from the 
time materials are provided to Betas.
     Betas will provide feedback that can enhance the fielding 
of the final product or service.
     Betas will sign a confidentiality statement and an 
agreement to participate prior to receiving any materials.
    Duties of Licensees:
     Licensees will provide their own computer hardware.
     Licensees will be responsible for programming resources, 
as Betas will be required to set up a method for downloading the 
electronic files via Web service; there is no USPS-provided interface.
     Licensees must complete an Electronic Product Fulfillment 
Web Access Form (located at http://about.usps.com/forms/ps5116.pdf).
    Postal Service Assistance:
     The Postal Service will provide suggestions regarding the 
minimum computer hardware required for participation.
     The Postal Service will provide a Login ID and password to 
the fulfillment server.
     The Postal Service will provide a document describing the 
location of product files.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2013-03664 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]