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14 June 2012 Postal Bulletin – Labeling List Changes

Today’s Postal Bulletin is available here.

There’s only one actual DMM Revision today, “Customer Deposit and Pickup of International Mailpieces — Correction,” which won’t affect our software but will be interesting to you if you send international mail.

Just a little further down in the contents under “Mailing and Shipping Services” is another large section of Label List changes. These changes are effective June 15 (tomorrow) and may be used immediately, and they must be used no later than 29 August. These changes will be incorporated into our July MPC directory as part of the monthly directory updates.

There are quite a few pages of changes listed in the Bulletin, but a lot of that is because of changes to the L201 table which take up almost 7 pages on their own or about half of all the changes. That’s because that table is, shall we say, “odd” compared to the others with all the ranges that need to be listed in the middle column. Otherwise the few specifics I looked at seem once again consistent with an explanation of reducing the number of facilities. For example, in the 3DG table L002, the ZIPs 010-013 are changing from Springfield, MA to Hartford, MA, which expands to include those 3DG ranges in addition to its previous 060-069.

Otherwise this Bulletin looks pretty standard – the “normal” minor PO updates and stamp announcements (check them out if you’re a Major League Baseball All-Star fan). There is also an item about Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) highlighting a new look for flat trays, or tubs. The new look includes a warning that those tubs are not for private use. Maybe that means there won’t be any more pictures in the local paper of college students moving into their dorms using flat tubs to carry their stuff!

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