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be omitted when the packages are placed in a State sack and the top piece in the package is turned or covered so that the individual address on the pieces does not show, thereby indicating that the package is to be opened for distribution.
(6) Sacks. Sacks containing State packages plus any packages for five-digit ZIP Code delivery units, mixed city packages, and SCF packages not sacked as provided for by subdivisions (i) (b) and (ii) (b) of this subparagraph must be labeled in the following manner:
Kansas City MO DIS 640
Fr Star San Francisco CA (v) Mixed States packages and sacks-(a) Packages. All pieces remaining after the packages required by subdivisions (1) (a), (ii) (a), (111) (a), and (iv) (a) of this subparagraph, have been prepared must be combined in a Mixed States package and labeled "Mixed States."
(6) Sacks. Sacks containing Mixed States packages must be labeled in the following manner:
Chicago IL DIS 600
Fr Record Chicago IL (d) Special services. The registry, insurance, special delivery, certified, and C.O.D. services may not be used for third-class matter mailed at bulk rates. (39 U.S.C. 4363, 4422) 126 F.R. 11547, Dec. 6, 1961, as amended at 28 F.R. 1470, Feb. 15, 1963, 29 F.R. 563, Jan. 23, 1964, 29 F.R. 16125, Dec. 3, 1964, 30 F.R. 1846, Feb. 10, 1965, 30 F.R. 8480, July 2, 1965, 26 F.R. 11752, Sept. 15, 1965) § 24.5 Nonprofit organizations.
(a) Types—(1) What may qualify. Only the following organizations or associations not organized for profit and none of the net income of which benefits any private stockholder or individual may by authorized to mail pieces at the rates provided for such organizations by $ 24.1(b) (1) and (2).
(2) What may not qualify. The fol lowing and similar organizations do not
come within the prescribed categories even though they may be organized on a nonprofit basis: Automobile clubs; business leagues; chambers of commerce; citizens' and civic improvement associations; individuals; municipal, county, or State governmental bodies; mutual insurance associations; political organizations; service clubs such as Civitan, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary; social and hobby clubs; associations of rural electric cooperatives; and trade associations.
(b) Application-(1) Filing. Application on Form 3624, “Application to Mail at Special Bulk Third-Class Rates for Qualified Nonprofit Organizations" or “Associations", must be filed by the organization or association at the post office where mailings will be deposited.
- (2) Approval or denial. The application Form 3624 together with any supporting papers will be sent to the postal services center. (Pending a decision, bulk mailings subject to the minimum per piece charge may be handled in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.) The postmaster at the postal services center will approve or deny the application. The application Form 3624 and any supporting papers will be returned with the decision to the postmaster where the application was filed for notification of the applicant.
(3) Appeal. The decision of the postmaster at the postal services center may be appealed by the applicant, in writing to the postmaster where the application was filed. The postmaster will forward the appeal to the postal services center. If, after a review of the file, the postmaster at the postal services center is still of the opinion that the organization does not qualify, he shall furnish a statement of the reasons for his denial action to the Bureau of Operations, Classification and Special Services Division. The complete file, including the original application and all supporting papers, should be submitted. The papers will be returned to the postmaster at the postal services center with notification of decision on the appeal.
(c) Temporary mailings. Until final action is taken on the application, postage paid on the mailings may be at the special rates, provided the mailer deposits with the postmaster an amount suficient to cover the additional postage at the higher rates. See § 24.1(b) (1) and (2). This deposit will be returned to the mailer if the application is approved. If the application is denied, the deposit will not be returned. The deposit will be converted into postage-due stamps, and the stamps canceled and given to the mailer if no appeal is made. If appeal is made, action concerning the deposit will be deferred.
(d) Revocation. The approval may be revoked if the authorization was given to an organization or association which was not qualified or which becomes unqualified. The postmaster who approved the application will notify the organization of the pending cancellation of the authorization and of the reasons for the cancellation. The organization will be allowed 10 days within which to file & written statement why the authorization should not be canceled. When no answer is filed, the postmaster will cancel the authorization. If an answer is filed, decision will be made by the Bureau of Operations, Classification and Special Services Division, whether the authorization shall be continued in effect. Notice of the decision will be given the organization through the postmaster. [28 F.R. 1470, Feb. 15, 1963, as amended at 30 F.R. 2313, Feb. 20, 1965) & 24.6 Permissible additions.
The additions authorized for fourthclass mail in $ 24.5(b) are permissible with matter mailed at third-class rates of postage. (27 F.R. 11766, Nov. 29, 1962] 8 24.7 Enclosures.
(a) Books and catalogs mailed at bulk rates provided by $ 24.1(b) (1). The following specifically named items and no others may be enclosed loose provided they relate exclusively to the book or catalog they accompany:
(1) Single reply envelope or reply post card, or both.
(2) Single order form.
(3) Printed circular. Circulars fastened securely along the entire bound
edge by means of paste, stitches, or staples are not loose enclosures.
(4) If no circular is enclosed, a printed price list listing only articles featured in the catalog and showing only the same prices and discounts as the catalog.
(5) An invoice. (See § 25.5(b) (2) of this chapter.)
(6) Samples of merchandise attached to pages.
(b) All other third-class matter. The following are permissible enclosures:
(1) An invoice (see $ 25.5(b) (2) of this chapter).
(2) Manuscripts accompanying related proof sheets (see $ 25.5(b) (1) (vi) (b) of this chapter). (30 F.R. 7392, June 4, 1965) $ 24.8 Sealing.
(a) Examination. Third-class mail must be prepared by the mailer so that it can be easily examined. Third-class mail which is not sealed or secured so that it may be handled by machines is not recommended. Mailing of sealed articles at the third-class rates of postage is deemed to be with the consent of the mailer to postal inspection of the contents.
(b) Marking. All sealed pieces mailed at the third-class postage rates must be legibly marked with the two words “Third Class.” The marking may not be within or part of a meter stamp, permit imprint, the markings required by § 24.4(b) (3), or a decorative design. See $ 21.2(a) (1) (v) of this chapter regarding matter sealed and not marked. [28 F.R. 1470, Feb. 15, 1963, 30 F.R. 13361, Oct. 21, 1965)
PART 25-FOURTH CLASS Sec. 25.1 Rates. 25.2 Classification. 25.3 Weight and size limits. 25.4 Payment of postage. 25.5 Additions. 25.6 Enclosures. 25.7 Sealing. 25.8 Place of mailing.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 25 issued under R.S. 161, as amended, sec. 101, 64 Stat. 1050, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 22, 31 U.S.C. 695, 39 U.S.C. 501, 4058, 4551-4555, 6008.
EXCEPTIONS a. Parcels weighing less than 10 pounds, and measuring over 84 inches but not exceeding 100 inches in length and girth combined, are chargeable with a minimum rate equal to that for a 10-pound parcel for the zone to which addressed. See $ 25.3 of this chapter for size and weight restrictions.
b. For catalogs weighing up to 10 pounds, see paragraph (b) of this section.
c. For books and library books, see paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.
d. For 16-millimeter films, 16-millimeter film catalogs and related materials, see paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.
e. Gold mailed within Alaska or from Alaska to other States and U.S. possessions: 2 cents each ounce or fraction, regardless of distance.
(b) Catalogs and similar printed advertising matter in bound form having 24 or more pages at least 22 of which are printed, weighing 16 ounces or more but not exceeding 10 pounds—(1) Rates for bulk mailings of separately addressed identical pieces in quantities of not less than 300 mailed at one time.
be varied so that automatic data processing equipment may be utilized to simultaneously print the address, imprint and any other information.
(ii) Mailing statement. The mailer shall submit with each mailing a statement on Form 3605, Statement of Mailing Fourth-Class Catalogs at Bulk Rates, showing:
(a) Weight of a single piece.
(b) Number of pieces addressed for delivery in each zone.
(c) Total number of pieces in the mailing.
(d) Number of pounds for delivery in each zone.
(e) Total per piece charge for each zone.
(f) Total pound rate postage for each zone.
(g) Sum of the postage at the per piece rate and at the pound rate.
(h) Name and address of the mailer and the permit number.
(iii) Separation required. The mailer shall separate the mailing pieces by postal zones in order that postage may be verified. Mail for each postal zone shall be further separated and placed in sacks by cities or States of destination in each instance where there are 10 or more pieces for the same post office or State or where five or more catalogs weigh 10 or more pounds. No. 3 mail sacks shall be used except when greater volume requires the use of No. 2 mail sacks. When there is insufficient volume for a direct sack, or a State sack, the pieces shall be combined in sacks for mixed States by postal zones. Each sack shall be labeled to include postal zone separation and destination.
(iv) Separation recommended. In addition to the separations required, it is recommended in order to facilitate handling and to expedite delivery that the mailer further separate the mailing to the finest extent possible and place in direct sacks by complete five digit ZIP Code number, by the first three digits of a ZIP Code number, or by the first two digits of a ZIP Code number where, for any one of these separations, there are 10 or more pieces or five or more catalogs weighing 10 or more pounds. Each sack will be labeled to show the postal zone, the destination or distribution post office, and the three digit ZIP Code number. In the case of a direct sack for a delivery unit of a large post office the name of the post office and the five digit ZIP Code number will be shown.
NOTE: The total charge for each bulk mailing shall be the sum of the charges derived by applying the applicable pound rate to the total number of pounds and by applying the applicable piece rate to the total number of pieces.
(i) Postage. Postage must be paid by permit imprints. Each imprint must show name of the post office, permit number, and the words "U.S. Postage Paid”. The words “Bulk Catalog Rate" shall be printed within the permit imprint. The position of the imprint may
Books; 16-millimeter films and 16-
& 25.2 Classification.
(a) Description. (1) Fourth-class
(2) Zone rates in § 25.1(a) are appli-
(3) Catalogs and similar printed ad-
(4) Only the following specifically de-
(i) Books of 24 pages or more, at least
(ii) 16-millimeter films, which must