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(2) Approval or denial. The applica- tice of the decision will be given tion Form 3624 together with any sup organization through the postmaster porting papers will be sent to the postal [28 F.R. 1470, Feb. 15, 1963) services center. (Pending a decision,

Prior Amendments bulk mailings subject to the minimum per piece charge may be handled in ac 1962: 27 F.R. 1417, Feb. 15. cordance with paragraph (c) of this

$ 24.6 Permissible additions. section.) The postmaster at the postal

The additions authorized for fou services center will approve or deny the application. The application Form 3624

class mail in g 24.5(b) are permiss

with matter mailed at third-class r and any supporting papers will be returned with the decision to the post

of postage. master where the application was filled (27 F.R. 11766, Nov. 29, 1962] for notification of the applicant.

8 24.7 Enclosures. (3) Appeal. The decision of the post

(a) Books and catalogs mailed at 1 master at the postal services center may

rates—(1) Permissible. • • . be appealed by the applicant, in writing

(v) An invoice. (See 8 25.5(b) ( to the postmaster where the application

(Subdivision (v) amended, 27 F.R. 1: was filed. The postmaster will forward

Nov. 29, 1962) the appeal through the postal services center to the Bureau of Operations, Classification and Special Services Division. (b) All other third-class matterThe appeal must be accompanied by the Permissible. An invoice (see $ 25. original application and all supporting (2) of this chapter); manuscripts papers.

companying proof sheets (see $ 25. (c) Temporary mailings. Until final (1) (vi) (b) of this chapter). action is taken on the application, post (Subparagraph (1) amended, 28 F.R. age paid on the mailings may be at the Feb. 15, 1963) special rates, provided the mailer de

Prior Amendments posits with the postmaster an amount

1962: 27 F.R. 11766, Nov. 29. sufficient to cover the additional postage at the higher rates. See $ 24.1(b) (1) and (2). This deposit will be returned $ 24.8 Sealing. to the mailer if the application is ap (a) Examination. Third-class 1 proved. If the application is denied, the must be prepared by the m

must be prepared by the mailer so 1 deposit will not be returned. The de it can be easily examined. Third-c posit will be converted into postage-due mail which is not sealed or secured

mail which is not sealed stamps, and the stamps canceled and that it may be handled by machine given to the mailer if no appeal is made. not recommended. Mailing of se: If appeal is made, action concerning the articles at the third-class rates of p deposit will be deferred.

age is deemed to be with the consen (d) Revocation. The approval may be the mailer to postal inspection of revoked if the authorization was given contents. to an organization or association which (b) Marking. All sealed pieces ma was not qualified or which becomes un at the third-class postage rates must qualified. The postmaster who approved legibly marked with the two wo the application will notify the organiza “Third Class.” The marking may tion of the pending cancellation of the be within or part of a meter stamp, i authorization and of the reasons for the mit imprint, the markings required cancellation. The organization will be $ 24.4(b) (3) or a decorative design. allowed 10 days within which to file & [28 F.R. 1470, Feb. 15, 1963) written statement why the authorization should not be canceled. When no an

PART 25—FOURTH CLASS swer is filed, the postmaster will cancel Soo. the authorization. If an answer is filed, 25.1 Rates. (Revised) decision will be made by the Bureau of

25.2 Classification. (Amended]

25.3 Weight and size limits. (Amender Operations, Classification and Special

25.5 Additions. (Revised] Services Division, whether the authori- 25.6 Enclosures. (Revised) zation shall be continued in effect. No- 25.9 Library materials. Deleted]

25.1 Rates. (a) Fourth Class (parcel post) zone rates.

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EXCEPTIONS

NOTE: The total charge for each bulk maila. Parcels weighing less than 10 pounds,

ing shall be the sum of the charges derived and measuring over 84 inches but not ex

by applying the applicable pound rate to the

total number of pounds and by applying the ceeding 100 inches in length and girth com

applicable piece rate to the total number of bined, are chargeable with a minimum rate equal to that for a 10-pound parcel for the

pieces. zone to which addressed. See § 25.3 of this (i) Postage. Postage must be paid by chapter for size and weight restrictions.

permit imprints. Each imprint must b. For catalogs weighing up to 10 pounds,

show name of the post office, permit see paragraph (b) of this section. c. For books and library books, see para

number, and the words “U.S. Postage graphs (c) and (d) of this section.

Paid”. The words "Bulk Catalog Rate" d. For 16-millimeter films, 16-millimeter

shall be printed within the permit imfilm catalogs and related materials, see para print. The position of the imprint may graphs (c) and (d) of this section.

be varied so that automatic data proce. Gold mailed within Alaska or from Alas. essing equipment may be utilized to sika to other States and U.S. possessions: 2 multaneously print the address, imprint cents each ounce or fraction, regardless of and any other information. distance.

(ii) Mailing statement. The mailer CODIFICATION: Paragraph (a) was revised,

shall submit with each mailing a state29 F.R. 475, Jan. 18, 1964; 29 F.R. 502, Jan. 21, ment on Form 3605, Statement of Mail1964. Subsequently, the cross-reference was ing Fourth-Class Catalogs at Bulk Rates, added to Exception a, 29 F.R. 16252, Dec. 4,

showing: 1964.

(a) Weight of a single piece. (b) Catalogs and similar printed ad- (b) Number of pieces addressed for vertising matter in bound form having delivery in each zone. 24 or more pages at least 22 of which are (c) Total number of pieces in the printed, weighing 16 ounces or more but mailing. not exceeding 10 pounds(1) Rates for (d) Number of pounds for delivery in bulk mailings of separately addressed each zone. identical pieces in quantities of not less

(e) Total per piece charge for each than 300 mailed at one time.

zone. TABLE I

(f) Total pound rate postage for each CATALOGS WEIGHING 1 TO 2.5 POUNDS

zone.

(g) Sum of the postage at the per Zone Piece rate Bulk pound piece rate and at the pound rate.

(h) Name and address of the mailer

and the permit number. Cents Cents

(iii) Separation required. The mailer Local.

shall separate the mailing pieces by 1 and 2...

postal zones in order that postage may

be verified. Mail for each postal zone 7.6

shall be further separated and placed in 9.0

sacks by cities or States of destination 10.7

in each instance where there are 10 or more pieces for the same post office or

State or where five or more catalogs TABLE II

weigh 10 or more pounds. No. 3 mail CATALOGS WEIGHING OVER 2.5 POUNDS TO 10 POUNDS

sacks shall be used except when greater

volume requires the use of No. 2 mail Zone

Piece rate Bulk pound

rate

sacks. When there is insufficient vol

ume for a direct sack, or a State sack, Cents Cents

the pieces shall be combined in sacks for Local.

1.8

mixed States by postal zones. Each sack 1 and 2.

3.5 3-----

shall be labeled to include postal zone 4.4

separation and destination. 5....

7.0 (iv) Separation recommended. In ad8.6

dition to the separations required, it is recommended in order to facilitate han

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(d) Library rate.

Rate (without
regard to zone)

(R.S. 161, as amended; sec. 207(b), 43 Stat.
1067, sec. 7, 45 Stat. 942; 5 U.S.C. 22, 39 U.S.C.
247 (1958 ed.), 39 U.S.C. 501)

CODIFICATION: Paragraph (b) was revised
29 F.R. 475, Jan. 18, 1964. Subsequently,
subparagraph (1) (i) was revised, 29 F.R.
16252, Dec. 4, 1964.

(c) Special fourth-class rate.

Kind of mail (rate restricted to

the items specifically named by
or to the organizations named
in $ 25.2(a)(5))

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Books; printed music, bound vol-
umes of academic theses; sound
recordings; periodicals; other
library materials; 16-millimeter
films; filmstrips; transparencies;
slides; microfilms; and scientific
or mathematical kits, instru-
ments, or other devices; also,
catalogs, guides or scripts for
some of these material. See
$ 25.2

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Books; 16-millimeter films and 16-
millimeter film catalogs (Rate
applies for films and catalogs ex-
cept when mailed to commercial
theatres); printed music, printed
objective test materials, sound
recordings, manuscripts for
books, periodical articles, and
music; printed educational ref-
erence charts permanently proc-
essed for preservation; and
looseleaf pages, and binders
therefor, consisting of medical
information for distribution to
doctors, hospitals, medical
schools, and medical students.
See. & 25.2(a)(4) ........--------

[Paragraphs (c) and (d) revised, 29 F.R. 563,
Jan. 23, 1964)

Prior Amendments
1963: 28 F.R. 1471, Feb. 15.
$ 25.2 Classification.

(a) Description. (1) Fourth-class
mail includes merchandise, printed
matter, mailable live animals, and other
matter not included in the first-, second-,
or third-class.

(2) Zone rates in § 25.1 (a) are appli guides or scripts prepared solely for use
cable to all fourth-class mail, except that with such recordings. Miscellaneous
items described in § 25.1 (b), (c), and advertisements, including trademarks,
(d) may be mailed at the special rates of persons or concerns other than the
shown in those paragraphs if desired. record manufacturer, are not permis-

(3) Catalogs and similar printed ad- sible on title labels, protective sleeves,
vertising matter in bound form, having jackets, cartons, and wrappers, and such
24 or more pages at least 22 of which are advertisements may not be mailed as en-
printed, weighing 16 ounces or more but closures. The identification statement
not exceeding 10 pounds, may be ac “Special Fourth-Class RateSound Re-
cepted at the zone rates in § 25.1(b) (1) cordings" must be placed conspicuously
and (2)

on the address side of each package.
(4) Only the following specifically de (vi) Manuscripts for books, periodical
scribed articles may be mailed at the articles, and music. The identification
Special Fourth-Class Rate provided by statement "Special Fourth-Class Rate-
§ 25.1(c):

Manuscript" must be placed conspicu-
(i) Books of 24 pages or more, at least ously on the address side of each pack-
22 of which are printed, permanently age.
bound for preservation consisting wholly (vii) Printed educational reference
of reading matter or scholarly bibliog charts, permanently processed for pres-
raphy or reading matter with incidental ervation. The identification statement
blank spaces for notations and contain “Special Fourth-Class Rate-Educa-
ing no advertising matter other than tional Reference Charts" must be placed
incidental announcements of books. conspicuously on the address side of each
Advertising includes paid advertising and package.
publishers' own advertising Advertis (viii) Looseleaf pages, and binders
ing may be in display, classified, or edi therefor, consisting of medical infor-
torial style. The identification state-

mation for distribution to doctors, hos-
ment “Special Fourth-Class Rate pitals, medical schools, and medical
Books" must be placed conspicuously on students. The identification statement
the address side of each package.

“Special Fourth-Class Rate Medical
(ii) 16-millimeter films, which must Information” must be placed conspicu-
be positive prints in final form for ously on the address side of each pack-
viewing, and 16-millimeter film catalogs age.
of 24 pages or more, at least 22 of NOTE: When two or more articles described
which are printed, except films and film in this section are mailed in the same pack-
catalogs sent to commercial theaters. age, the appropriate descriptive terms shall
The identification statement "Special be combined in the identification statement
Fourth-Class Rate-16 mm Films” or

placed on the address side. Example:
“16 mm Film Catalog” must be placed

"Special Fourth-Class RateBooks and
conspicuously on the address side of

Sound Recordings."
each package.

(5) Only the articles specifically de-
(iii) Printed music whether in bound scribed in this subparagraph may be
form or in sheet form. The identifica mailed at the fourth-class library rate
tion statement “Special Fourth-Class provided by $ 25.1(d). The identifica-
Rate—Printed Music" must be placed tion statement "Library Rate" must be
conspicuously on the address side of placed conspicuously on the address side
each package.

of each package. Each package must
(iv) Printed objective test materials show in the address or the return ad-
and accessories thereto used by or in dress the name of a school, college, uni-
behalf of educational institutions for versity, public library, or the name of a
testing ability, aptitude, achievement, non-profit religious, educational, scien-
interests, and other mental and personal tific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor,
qualities with or without answers, test veterans, or fraternal organization or
scores, or identifying information re association. No permit is required.
corded thereon in writing or by mark. (i) The following specific items when

The identification statement “Special loaned or exchanged between schools,
Fourth-Class RateObjective Test Ma- colleges, or universities and public libra-
terials" must be placed conspicuously ries, nonprofit religious, educational,
on the address side of each package.

scientific, philanthropic, agricultural,
(v) Sound recordings, including inci labor, veterans, or fraternal organiza-
dental announcements of recordings and tions or associations; or when coopera-

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