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(1) 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 § 135.3 for size and weight restrictions.
(2) For catalogs weighing up to 10 pounds, see paragraph (b) of this section.
(3) For books and library books, see paragraph (c) and (d) of this section.
(4) For 16-millimeter films, 16millimeter film catalogs and related materials, see paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.
(5) 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
(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,” unless the mailer is authorized to use a company permit imprint as provided in § 145.3(c). The words “Bulk Catalog Rate” shall be printed within the permit imprint. The position of the imprint may be varied to that automatic data processing equipment may be utilized to simultaneously print the address, imprint and any other information.
(ii) Mailing statement. The mailer must submit with each mailing a statement on Form 3605 showing:
(a) Weight of a single piece.
(6) 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 postage at the per piece rate and at the pound rate.
(h) Name and address of mailer and permit number.
(iii) Separation required. The mailer must separate mailing pieces by parcel post zones so that postage may be verified. Mail for each parcel post zone must 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. Use No. 3 mail sacks 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, combine the pieces in sacks for mixed States by parcel post zones. Label each sack to include parcel post zone separation and destination.
(iv) Separations recommended. In addition to the separations required in subdivision (iii) of this subparagraph, it is recommended that the mailer separate the pieces to the finest extent possible in the manner prescribed by $ 134.4(c) of this chapter.
(v) Maximum weight in a sack. The total weight of pieces placed in one sack must not exceed 70 pounds.
(2) Optional handling of bulk mailings of catalogs weighing in excess of 2 pounds when addressed for delivery in local parcel post zone only. Address labels and unaddressed catalogs weighing in excess of 2 pounds, at the option of the mailer, may be mailed separately for local delivery at the office of mailing subject to all of the following conditions:
(i) The address labels, which may not measure less than 3 by 444 inches, must show the full name and ZIP Code address of the sender and addressed and must be sorted by the mailer to the fourth and fifth digit of the ZIP Code.
(ii) Postage must be paid by permit imprints for each label, including labels returned as undeliverable. The imprint may be placed on the catalog or on the label. See $ 145.1(a) of this chapter. The imprints must be prepared in the manner prescribed in subparagraph (1) (i) of this paragraph.
(iii) The mailer must submit with each mailing a statement on Form 3605 showing:
(a) The weight of a single piece.
(6) Total number of pieces in the mailing.
(c) Total number of pounds in the mailing.
(d) Total per piece charge.
(f) Sum of postage at the per piece rate and at the pound rate.
(g) Name and address of mailer and permit number.
(iv) The total weight of pieces placed in sacks, cartons, crates or any other types of containers must not exceed 70 pounds.
(v) The address labels must be sent to the postmaster at the mailing (delivery) office by the mailer.
(vi) Address labels bearing incorrect, nonexistent or any other undeliverable addresses will be corrected or endorsed to show why they are undeliverable and returned under cover to the mailer. Each envelope shall be rated with postage due at the rate of 10 cents for each address label contained in the envelope. At the request of the mailer, the postmaster will notify the mailer, at mailer's expense and by means specified by mailer, of the number of address labels being returned. The request for notification must accompany the labels. Correctly addressed
labels will be held awaiting arrival of
(vii) Catalogs will be deposited at the
returned under cover to the mailer. As
(3) Single piece rates for individual
Books; 16-millimeter or nar. 12 cents...... 6 cents.
rower width films and
cal students. See $1335.2
Books; printed music; 5 cents..-... 2 cents.
8 135.2 Classification.
(a) Description. (1) Fourth-class mall
mailable live animals, and all other mat-
(2) Zone rates in $ 135.1(a) are ap-
(3) Catalogs and similar printed ad-
(4) Only the following specifically de-
(i) Books, including books issued to
(ii) 16-millimeter films or narrower
(iii) Printed music whether in bound
(iv) Printed objective test materials
Fourth-Class Rate-Objective Test Ma-
(v) Sound recordings, including inci-
(vi) Playscripts and manuscripts for
(vii) Printed educational reference
(viii) Looseleaf pages, and binders
NOTE: When two or more articles described
(i) The following specific items when loaned or exchanged between schools, colleges, or universities, and public li
ies, museums, and herbaria, nonprofit religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor, veterans, or fraternal organizations or associations; or when cooperatively processed by libraries; or loaned or exchanged between libraries, organizations, or associations, and their members, readers, or borrowers, may be mailed at the library rate: :
(a) Books, consisting wholly of reading matter, scholarly bibliography, or reading matter with incidental blank spaces for notations and containing no advertising other than incidental announcements of books.
(6) Printed music, whether in bound form or in sheet form.
(c) Bound volumes of academic theses in typewritten or duplicated form.
(d) Periodicals, whether bound or unbound.
(e) Sound recordings. (See also subparagraph (5) (ii) (b).)
(f) Other library materials in printed, duplicated, or photographic form or in the form of unpublished manuscripts.
(g) Museum materials, specimens, collections, teaching aids, printed matter, and interpretative materials intended to inform and to further the educational work and interests of museums and herbaria.
(ii) The following specific items when sent to or from schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, museums, and herbaria and to or from nonprofit religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor, veterans, or fraternal organizations or associations, may be mailed at the library rate:
(a) 16-millimeter or narrower width films; filmstrips; transparencies; slides; microfilms; all of which must be positive prints in final form for viewing.
(b) Sound recordings.
(c) Museum materials, specimens, collections, teaching aids, printed matter, and interpretative materials intended to inform and to further the educational work and interests of museums and herbaria.
(d) Scientific or mathematical kits, instruments, or other devices.
(e) Catalogs of the materials in paragraphs (5) (ii) (a), (b), (c), and (d) having 24 or more pages, at least 22 of which are printed, and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such materials.
(6) The address and each piece mailed at the rates provided by $ 135.1 (c) and (d) must include the complete ZIP Code. When 5,000 or more identical pieces are mailed at these rates during a single day and there are enough pieces for the same destination to fill approximately onethird of a sack, they must be presorted and placed in sacks under the instructions contained in § 134.4(c) of this chapter as follows: Subparagraph (2); and subdivisions (i) (b), (ii) (b), (iii) (b), (iv) (b), and (v) (b) of subparagraph (6). When 1,000 or more but less than 5,000 identical pieces are mailed at these rates during a single day and there are enough pieces for the same destination to fill approximately one-third of a sack, they must be presorted and placed in sacks under the instructions in § 134.4(c) of this chapter as follows: Subparagraph (2); and subdivisions (ii) (b), (iii) (b), (iv) (d), and (v) (b) of subparagraph (6).
(b) Application of rates. (1) The rates in $ 135.1 (a) and (b) are applied on the basis of weight of the individual piece and the zone between the sectional center facilities of the post offices of mailing and delivery. Articles addressed to military post offices overseas (Army, Air Force, Fleet post offices, and Naval vessels) require postage at the zone rate applicable between mailing office and post office shown in the address.
(2) There is a local zone which is defined by the Postmaster General from time to time and eight numbered zones which are determined as follows:
(i) The United States and its territories and possessions are divided into units of area 30 minutes square, identical with a quarter of the area formed by the intersecting parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Each unit of area is designated by a number. :
(ii) The zones are based on a straight line distance between the unit of area in which the dispatching sectional center of the mailing post office is located and the unit of area in which the receiving sectional center facility of the post office of address is located, measured from the center of one unit to the nearest point in the other.