[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 50 (Monday, March 16, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13492-13493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05760]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mail Manual; Incorporation by Reference

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

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 January 26, 2015, updated with Postal 
Bulletin revisions through January 8, 2015, and its incorporation by 
reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule is effective on March 16, 2015. The 
incorporation by reference of the IMM is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of March 16, 2015.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Mail Manual was issued on 
January 26, 2015, and was updated with Postal Bulletin revisions 
through January 8, 2015. 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 user's 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 June 24, 
2012. 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:


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

[[Page 13493]]

    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) and, in paragraph (b), 
revising the table headings 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 Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM or International 
Mail Manual), issued January 26, 2015. 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) * * *

      International Mail  Manual                Date of issuance
                                * * * * *
IMM..................................  January 26, 2015.

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 January 26, 
2015, are applicable with respect to the international mail services of 
the Postal Service.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Requirements.
[FR Doc. 2015-05760 Filed 3-13-15; 8:45 am]