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12 July 2012 Postal Bulletin – Semi-Annual Index

Today’s Postal Bulletin can be found here.

While there don’t seem to be any changes in this edition that will affect presorting of the mail, there is an interesting article if you’re a fan of musical productions and dance. The USPS will be introducing a new set of Forever stamps honoring “Innovative Choreographers,” and the article includes info about their lives and accomplishments as well as other general info about dance. If there’s a dancer in your house, too, they might find that article interesting even if they’re not a regular fan of the Bulletin!

There’s also a short article on enhancements to the USPS mobile app for Android. The two new features appear to be the ability to get supplies and to scan those much-talked-about QR codes and barcodes.

Ah, but back to the nitty-gritty: there are 3 DMM revisions in today’s Bulletin. As I mentioned they should not affect our Presort product, but they may affect your preparation in some specific cases. The changes are:

  • New Option for Mailing Discs in Automation Letter Envelopes (window envelopes will be allowed in certain circumstances, effective 4 Sep)
  • Certificate of Bulk Mailing for Permit Imprint Mailings (use of form 3606 for a bulk mailing of identical weight pieces will be allowed for cases where postage is paid by permit, in addition to the previously allowed stamps or meter stamps, effective 6 Aug)
  • Alternative Marking Options for Parcels Containing Hazardous Materials (if you’re sending things that would qualify under this heading you probably already realize you will need to read about the changes, effective 6 Aug, as there’s no way to summarize them briefly in an accurate way right here 😉

One last note on this PB – it includes the semi-annual index of all the issues that appeared in the first six months of this year, so if you are looking for something that you know was printed since January (and you can’t or don’t want to do an internet search for it) there’s a listing here of all the articles so far.

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