Extended Mail Forwarding Service

CourtPostal Service
Citation87 FR 11587
Record Number2022-04308
Published date02 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2022)]
                [Rules and Regulations]
                [Pages 11587-11588]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-04308]
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                POSTAL SERVICE
                39 CFR Part 111
                Extended Mail Forwarding Service
                AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.
                ACTION: Final rule.
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                SUMMARY: The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United
                States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) section
                507.2.0 to add a new product offering that will allow customers to
                extend mail forwarding service.
                DATES: Effective Date: July 10, 2022.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iwon Kaiyuan at (202) 268-4899 or
                Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268-7281.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DMM currently provides that customers
                who submit a permanent change-of-address (COA) request generally
                receive mail forwarding service for 12 months at no cost. After the 12-
                month forwarding period, the mail is returned to the sender or disposed
                of by the USPS[supreg].
                 The Postal Service initiated a Market Test, Extended Mail
                Forwarding service, (Docket No. MT2020-2, PRC Order No. 5591) on July
                20, 2020, to provide customers with an option to extend their
                forwarding service for a fee. Extended Mail Forwarding service provides
                customers the option to extend forwarding service beyond the 12-month
                period in six-month increments or by an additional 6, 12, or 18 months,
                or any combination, not to exceed 18 months. Customers can extend a
                permanent COA order by purchasing Extended Mail Forwarding service at a
                Post Office or online through the COA Application (MoversGuide) on
                USPS.com.
                 On February 14, 2022, the Postal Service filed a request with the
                Postal Regulatory Commission to make the Extended Mail Forwarding
                service market test a permanent offering. Documents pertinent to the
                request are available in Docket No. MC-2022-40.
                 The Postal Service believes this new offering will provide
                customers with a service that will enhance their mailing experience.
                 The Postal Service adopts the following changes to Mailing
                Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual
                (DMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.
                See 39 CFR 111.1.
                 We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to
                reflect these changes.
                List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111
                 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.
                 Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows:
                [[Page 11588]]
                PART 111--[AMENDED]
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                1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 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, 401-404, 414, 416, 3001-3018, 3201-3220, 3401-
                3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3629, 3631-3633, 3641, 3681-3685, and 5001.
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                2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service,
                Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows:
                Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail
                Manual (DMM)
                * * * * *
                500 Additional Mailing Services
                * * * * *
                507 Mailer Services
                * * * * *
                2.0 Forwarding
                2.1 Change-of-Address Order
                2.1.1 Normal Time Limit
                 [Revise the text of 2.1.1 to read as follows:]
                2.1.1 Normal Time Limit
                 Records of change-of-address orders are kept by Post Offices for
                forwarding and for address correction purposes as follows:
                 a. A record of permanent change-of-address orders is kept by Post
                Offices for 18 months, from the end of the month when the change takes
                effect. Generally, forwarding is available for the first 12 months, see
                1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 for additional information.
                 b. A record of change-of-address orders from general delivery to a
                permanent local address without time limit is kept 6 months.
                 c. A record of change-of-address orders to other than a permanent
                local address is kept 30 days.
                 [Revise the heading and text of 2.1.2 to read as follows:]
                2.1.2 Extended Mail Forwarding Service
                 Customers may extend a permanent change-of-address order for up to
                an additional 18 months of forwarding by purchasing Extended Mail
                Forwarding service at a Post Office or online through the Change of
                Address Application (MoversGuide) on USPS.com. Extended Mail Forwarding
                service may be purchased in six month increments or by an additional 6,
                12, or 18 months, or any combination, not to exceed 18 months. See
                Notice 123--Price List for fees.
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                Index
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                E
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                 [Add ``Extended Mail Forwarding Service'' alphabetically under
                ``E''.]
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                Joshua J. Hofer,
                Attorney, Ethics & Legal Compliance.
                [FR Doc. 2022-04308 Filed 3-1-22; 8:45 am]
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