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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]
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,
(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
(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
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.
mixed States by postal zones. Each sack 1 and 2.
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
(d) Library rate.
(R.S. 161, as amended; sec. 207(b), 43 Stat.
CODIFICATION: Paragraph (b) was revised
(c) Special fourth-class rate.
Kind of mail (rate restricted to
the items specifically named by
Books; printed music, bound vol-
Books; 16-millimeter films and 16-
[Paragraphs (c) and (d) revised, 29 F.R. 563,
(a) Description. (1) Fourth-class
(2) Zone rates in § 25.1 (a) are appli guides or scripts prepared solely for use
(3) Catalogs and similar printed ad- sible on title labels, protective sleeves,
on the address side of each package.
Manuscript" must be placed conspicu-
mation for distribution to doctors, hos-
“Special Fourth-Class Rate Medical
placed on the address side. Example:
"Special Fourth-Class RateBooks and
(5) Only the articles specifically de-
of each package. Each package must
The identification statement “Special loaned or exchanged between schools,
scientific, philanthropic, agricultural,