Plus One Permanent Product

CourtPostal Service
Citation87 FR 1673
Publication Date12 January 2022
Record Number2022-00396
1673
Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Rules and Regulations
comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory
Specialist at ONRR_
RegulationsMailbox@onrr.gov. Your
comments should be as specific as
possible. For example, you should
identify the number of the sections or
paragraphs that you find unclear, which
sections or sentences are too long, the
sections where you feel lists or tables
would be useful, etc.
M. Administrative Procedure Act (APA)
The Inflation Adjustment Acts require
agencies to publish annual inflation
adjustments by January 15 of each year,
notwithstanding section 553 of the APA.
OMB has interpreted this direction to
mean that the usual APA public
procedure for rulemaking—which
includes public notice of a proposed
rule, an opportunity for public
comment, and a delay in the effective
date of a final rule—is not required
when agencies issue regulations to
implement the annual adjustments to
CMPs required by the 2015 Act. See
OMB Memorandum, M–22–07, at page
3–4. Accordingly, ONRR is issuing the
2022 annual adjustments as a final rule
without prior notice or an opportunity
for comment and with an effective date
immediately upon publication in the
Federal Register.
Kimbra G. Davis,
Director for the Office of Natural Resources
Revenue.
List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 1241
Administrative practice and
procedure, Penalties.
Administrative practice and
procedure, Coal, Geothermal energy,
Indian—lands, Mineral royalties,
Natural gas, Oil and gas exploration,
Penalties, Public lands—mineral
resources.
Authority and Issuance
For the reasons discussed in the
preamble, ONRR amends 30 CFR part
1241 as set forth below:
PART 1241—PENALTIES
1. The authority citation for part 1241
continues to read as follows:
Authority: 25 U.S.C. 396 et seq., 396a et
seq., 2101 et seq.; 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 351
et seq., 1001 et seq., 1701 et seq.; 43 U.S.C.
1301 et seq., 1331 et seq., 1801 et seq.
§ 1241.52 [Amended]
2. Amend § 1241.52:
a. In paragraph (a)(2), by removing
‘‘$1,288’’ and adding in its place
‘‘$1,368’’.
b. In paragraph (b) introductory text,
by removing ‘‘$12,891’’ and adding in
its place ‘‘$13,693’’.
§ 1241.60 [Amended]
3. Amend § 1241.60:
a. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory
text, by removing ‘‘$25,780’’ and adding
in its place ‘‘$27,384’’.
b. In paragraph (b)(2), by removing
‘‘$64,452’’ and adding in its place
‘‘$68,462’’.
[FR Doc. 2022–00165 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4335–30–P
POSTAL SERVICE
39 CFR Part 111
Plus One Permanent Product
AGENCY
: Postal Service
TM
.
ACTION
: Final rule.
SUMMARY
: On November 10, 2021, the
Postal Service (USPS
®
) filed a notice of
intent to implement Plus One as a
permanent product with the Postal
Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective
January 9, 2022. This final rule contains
the revisions to Mailing Standards of
the United States Postal Service,
Domestic Mail Manual (DMM
®
) to adopt
Plus One mailpiece as a permanent
product.
DATES
: Effective date: January 9, 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Elke
Reuning-Elliott at (202) 268–4068 or
Jacqueline Erwin at (202) 268–2158.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
November 10, 2021, the Postal Service
filed a request to add Plus One as a new
permanent product offering to USPS
Marketing Mail saturation letters as a
new optional feature. The Postal Service
conducted a two-year market test of Plus
One, beginning September 2019.
Plus One is an advertising card
mailed as an add-on mailpiece with a
USPS Marketing Mail letters marriage
mail envelope. The host mailpiece must
be mailed as a commercial automation
USPS Marketing Mail saturation
marriage mail letter, with a minimum of
90 percent of the mailing being
saturation sorted. The remaining 10
percent must be USPS Marketing Mail
high density and/or high density plus
letters. All mailpieces must be entered
at the destinating sectional center
facility, SCF, and the Plus One add-on
card must be part of the same mailing
as the host piece, addressed to the same
delivery points.
On January 4, 2022, the PRC favorably
reviewed the addition of Plus One as a
permanent Market Dominant product
proposed by the Postal Service. The
price and DMM revisions are scheduled
to become effective on January 9, 2022.
Final product information is available
under Docket No. MC2022–20 (Order
No. 6081) on the Postal Regulatory
Commission’s website at www.prc.gov.
* * * * *
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111
Administrative practice and
procedure, Postal Service.
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.
Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is
amended as follows:
PART 111—[AMENDED]
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.
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)
* * * * *
200 Commercial Letters, Flats, and
Parcels Design Standards
* * * * *
204 Barcode Standards
* * * * *
3.0 Standards for Barcoded Tray
Labels, Sack Labels, and Container
Labels
* * * * *
3.2 Specifications for Barcoded Tray
and Sack Labels
* * * * *
3.2.4 3-Digit Content Identifier
Numbers
Exhibit 3.2.4 3-Digit Content Identifier
Numbers
CLASS AND MAILING
* * * * *
[Revise Exhibit 3.2.4; to read as
follows:]
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USPS MARKETING MAIL
ECR Letters—Barcoded
saturation price—(including Plus
One) high density or high density plus
price—(including Plus One)
* * * * *
600 Basic Standards for All Mailing
Services
* * * * *
602 Addressing
* * * * *
[Add new section 11.0 to 602; to read
as follows:]
11.0 Commercial Plus One Mailpieces
11.1 General
11.1.1 Definition
The commercial mail Plus One
product is a bundled offering consisting
of a host mailpiece and a Plus One card.
Both the host mailpiece and the Plus
One card must meet the applicable basic
standards of a USPS Marketing mail
saturation letter in 245.6.0, be entered at
a destination sectional center facility
(DSCF), and meet automation standards
with a correct mailing address and
intelligent mail barcode, (IMb). The Plus
One mailpiece (card) must meet the
following additional standards:
Have at least a six-month
relationship with the host mailer.
Be addressed to the same delivery
points as the host mailpiece.
Be sorted and presented separately
from the host piece.
Must not exceed 6 inches long by
9.5 inches high.
Must be at least 0.009 inches thick,
card stock.
Must have ‘‘Plus One’’ marking
directly below Permit indicia.
11.1.2 Mail Preparation
Each Plus One mailing must be trayed
and labeled according to 245.6.7.
Palletized mailings must be prepared
according to 705.8.10.3.
11.1.3 Documentation
When requested by USPS, Plus One
mailpiece mailers must provide
standardized documentation according
to 203.3.0, to establish that the
applicable distribution standards are
met. Spoilage of host pieces may affect
eligibility to mail Plus One pieces in the
following manner:
a. File must show that at least 90% of
host pieces are saturation mail, the
remainder may be high density or high
density plus.
b. The total number of Plus One
pieces must be less than or equal to the
number of host pieces.
11.1.4 Extra Services
Items mailed with Plus One
mailpieces may not be combined with
any extra service.
* * * * *
Notice 123 (Price List)
[Revise prices as applicable.]
* * * * *
Ruth B. Stevenson,
Chief Counsel, Ethics and Legal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022–00396 Filed 1–7–22; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE P
POSTAL SERVICE
39 CFR Parts 233 and 273
Inspection Service Authority; Civil
Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
AGENCY
: Postal Service
TM
.
ACTION
: Interim final rule.
SUMMARY
: This document updates postal
regulations by implementing inflation
adjustments to civil monetary penalties
that may be imposed under consumer
protection and mailability provisions
enforced by the Postal Service pursuant
to the Deceptive Mail Prevention and
Enforcement Act and the Postal
Accountability and Enhancement Act,
as well as the civil monetary penalty
that may be imposed by the Postal
Service for false claims and statements
under the Program Fraud Civil
Remedies Act. These adjustments are
required under the Federal Civil
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of
1990, as amended by the Federal Civil
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
Improvements Act of 2015. This
document includes the adjustments for
2022 for the statutory civil monetary
penalties subject to the 2015 Act and all
necessary updates authorized by the
2015 Act for regulatory civil monetary
penalties.
DATES
: Effective January 12, 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Louis DiRienzo, (202) 268–3028,
ljdirienzo@uspis.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation
Adjustment Act Improvements Act of
2015 (2015 Act), Public Law 114–74,
129 Stat. 584, amended the Federal Civil
Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of
1990 (1990 Act), Public Law 101–410,
104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note), to
improve the effectiveness of civil
monetary penalties and to maintain
their deterrent effect. Section 3 of the
1990 Act specifically includes the Postal
Service in the definition of ‘‘agency’’
subject to its provisions.
Beginning in 2017, the 2015 Act
requires the Postal Service to make an
annual adjustment for inflation to civil
penalties that meet the definition of
‘‘civil monetary penalty’’ under the
1990 Act. The Postal Service must make
the annual adjustment for inflation and
publish the adjustment in the Federal
Register by January 15 of each year. The
Postal Service has not completed the
annual adjustments for the civil
monetary penalty that may be imposed
under the Program Fraud Civil
Remedies Act. In order to satisfy the
annual adjustment requirement, the
Postal Service is making all annual
adjustments at this time. Each penalty
will be adjusted as instructed by the
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) based on the Consumer Price
Index (CPI–U) from the most recent
October. OMB has furnished detailed
instructions regarding the annual
adjustment for 2022 in memorandum
M–22–07, Implementation of Penalty
Inflation Adjustments for 2022,
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties
Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements
Act of 2015 (December 15, 2021),
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-
content/uploads/2021/12/M-22-07.pdf.
This year, OMB has advised that an
adjustment multiplier of 1.06222 will be
used. The new penalty amount must be
rounded to the nearest dollar.
The 2015 Act allows the interim final
rule and annual inflation adjustments to
be published without prior public
notice or opportunity for public
comment.
Adjustments to Postal Service Civil
Monetary Penalties
Civil monetary penalties may be
assessed for postal offenses under
sections 106 and 108 of the Deceptive
Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act,
Public Law 106–168, 113 Stat. 1811,
1814 (see, 39 U.S.C. 3012(a), (c)(1), (d),
and 3017 (g)(2), (h)(1)(A)); and section
1008 of the Postal Accountability and
Enhancement Act, Public Law 109–435,
120 Stat. 3259–3261 (see, 39 U.S.C. 3018
(c)(1)(A)). The statutory civil monetary
penalties subject to the 2015 Act and the
amount of each penalty after
implementation of the annual
adjustment for inflation are as follows:
39 U.S.C. 3012(a)—False
Representations and Lottery Orders
Under 39 U.S.C. 3005(a)(1)–(3), the
Postal Service may issue administrative
orders prohibiting persons from using
the mail to obtain money through false
representations or lotteries. Persons who
evade, attempt to evade, or fail to
comply with an order to stop such
prohibited practices may be liable to the
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