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(6) Veterans' Day, November 11.

(7) Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November.

(8) Christmas, December 25.

(9) Other days set aside by the President as holidays. § 151.3 Post office boxes.

(a) Purpose of boxes. Post ofice boxes and drawers are for the convenience of the public in the delivery of mail. The service affords patrons privacy, and permits them to obtain mail at their convenience during the hours the lobby is kept open.

(b) How to rent a box-(1) Applications. The patron must submit Form 1093, “Application for Post Office Box,” to the postmaster at the post office where the box is located. This form may be obtained from local postmaster. The application will be approved or denied by the postmaster. Furnishing false information on the application is sufficient reason for denial. When the application is approved, a box will be assigned.

(2) Known applicant. A box will be assigned immediately to a known qualified applicant upon submission of an application and payment of rent.

(3) Unknown applicant. Applications from unknown applicants must be treated as follows:

(i) The applicant must present his driver's license, military identification card, or other identification document.

(11) Postmasters will verify that the applicant resides or conducts business at the addresses shown, and that the applicant is served by the telephone number shown.

(c) Rental rates—(1) Main post offices—(i) Office groups. The following nine groups are for use in determining the correct rate category for call and lockboxes at main post offices.

Group A. Post offices offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary level 17, 18, 19, or 20.

Group B. Post offices offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary level 15 or 16.

Group C. Post offices offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary level 13 or 14.

Group D. Post offices offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary levels 11 or 12.

Group E. Post offices offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary levels 8, 9, or 10.

Group F. Post offices not offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary levels 9, 10, or above.

Group G. Post offices not offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary level 8.

Group H. Post offices not offering city delivery service and with the position of the postmaster ranked in salary levels 6 or 7.

Group I. All fourth-class post offices.

(ii) Schedule. The quarterly box rent schedule for main post offices is as follows:

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(2) Rates at stations, branches, annexes, and airport mail facilities-(1) Stations, branches, annexes, and airport mail facilities of first-class offices. (a) With the exception of rural stations and branches stations and branches primarily servicing academic institutions (see subdivision (iii) of this subparagraph) box rent rates at stations, branches, annexes and airport mail facilities affiliated with first-class post offices, regardless of gross annual postal receipts, shall be based on the following:

(1) All classified stations, branches, and airport mail facilities, with or without city carrier service and with the position of the superintendent ranked in salary levels 10 or above, the rates are those prescribed in the box rent schedule for the first group below that of the main office.

(2) At classified stations, branches, and airport mail facilities, with or without city carrier service and with the position of the superintendent ranked in salary levels 9 or below, the rates are those prescribed in the box rent schedule for the second group below that of the main office.

(3) At designated classified stations and branches located very near the main office and at annexes, the rates shall be the same as those charged at the main office.

(4) All contract stations will charge those rates prescribed in the box rent schedule for the second group below that of the main office.

(6) All personnel rural stations and branches shall charge the fees prescribed in the box rent schedule for group I post offices.

(c) At nonpersonnel rural stations and branches, the box rent fee is 60 cents

per fiscal year. If rented after the beginning of the fiscal year, the rate is 5 cents for each month, or portion of a month, remaining in the fiscal year.

(d) Stations and branches with box equipment owned or supplied by an academic institution shall establish box rental charges in accordance with sub. division (iii) of this subparagraph. Stations and branches primarily serving academic institutions with lockbox equipment not owned or supplied by an academic institution shall charge regular applicable box rental rates.

(ii) Stations and branches of secondand third-class offices. (a) with the exception of rural stations and branches or certain stations and branches pri. marily servicing academic institutions, stations and branches of second- and third-class post offices will charge the same rental fees as those charged at the main office.

(b) Rural stations and branches will charge the fees prescribed in subdivi. sion (i) (b) and (c) of this subparagraph.

(c) Stations and branches with box equipment owned or supplied by an academic institution will establish box rental charges in accordance with subdivision (iii) of this subparagraph. Stations and branches primarily servicing academic institutions with lockbox equipment not owned or supplied by the academic insti. tution will charge regular applicable box rental rates.

(iii) Stations and branches servicing academic institutions. The following applies only to stations and branches primarily servicing academic institutions when the box equipment is owned or supplied by the academic institution:

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annual basis or on either a semester or quarterly basis to coincide with the system used by the school. Box rental fees applicable during the summer session of schools operating on a semester basis will be one-half the regular semester rates.

(3) When new rates are effective(i) Adjustment. Box rental rate adjustments shall be made on July 1, the beginning of each fiscal year, when either of the following actions occur:

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rental fee for the largest box will be collected. When there are no boxes of any size available, qualifying patrons (firms regularly receiving 50 or more letters on the first delivery trip), may be provided firm holdout service or firm call service, until a box can be assigned.

(d) Payment of box rent. Box rent must be paid in advance. Form 1538, Box rent receipt, is given for each payment. A box, except those at nonpersonnel rural stations (see subparagraph (5) of this paragraph), may be rented for the following periods: Quarterly; for the balance of the current quarter; for any number of consecutive quarters within the fiscal year; annually (July 1-June 30); or for the remaining portion of the fiscal year. Boxholders of record may during the last quarter of the fiscal year pay rent for the next consecutive quarter or quarters in the ensuing fiscal year. The rent may be paid at the option of the boxholder, as follows:

(1) Quarterly. Quarters begin July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1. Rent may be paid anytime on or before June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, respectively, for any number of consecutive quarters within the fiscal year.

(2) For balance of current quarter. (i) First month of quarter: Entire quarterly rate.

(ii) Second month of quarter: Twothirds of quarterly rate. To determine the amount to be paid, multiply quarterly rate by two, and divide by three. Drop fractions of a cent.

(iii) Third month of quarter: If rented before 21st day, one-third quarterly rate. On or after the 21st day, no rent will be charged for the remaining days in the quarter, but full payment must be made for the following quarter.

(3) Annually. Rent may be paid annually any time on or before June 30. The fiscal year for box rents begins July 1 and ends June 30.

(4) For balance of fiscal year. After June 30, box rents may be paid for the remaining portion of the fiscal year. Rent must be paid for the fractional quarter, if any, computed in accordance with subparagraph (2) of this paragraph and for the remaining full quarters.

(ii) New units. Box rental rates at all new units placed in operation after July 1, will be based on those factors in effect on the opening date of the installation, except that when a post office is discontinued and is reestablished as a classified station or branch of another post office, the rental rates that were in effect at the discontinued post office at the beginning of the fiscal year will continue in effect during the remainder of the fiscal year at the newly established unit.

(4) When boxes of adequate size are not available. When a box large enough to accommodate the daily average mail of a patron is not available, a smaller available box may be assigned. In such cases, if the volume warrants, a bag or other container may be used in lieu of placing the mail in the box. The fee for this service will be equivalent to the rental that would be collected for the size box necessary to accommodate the average daily mail volume. If the average daily mail volume exceeds the capacity of the largest box in the installation, the

(5) At nonpersonnel rural stations (4) Public institutions Mail adand branches. Boxes at nonpersonnel dressed to inmates of a public institution rural stations and branches may be may be deposited in the box rented by it. rented only on a fiscal year basis, or for if consistent with its rules the remaining portion of the fiscal year. (5) Associations. An sssceiation or (See subparagraph (3) of this para society may rent a box, but may not graph.) For each payment collected, the be used for individual members, ather rural carrier will issue Form 1096, Cash than officers addressed by their official Receipt, pending issuance of Form 1538. titles.

(e) Refund of box rent. When & (6) Hotel or boarding house. Mail box is surrendered, no portion of the addressed to guests or transient boarders rent will be refunded to a patron who at a hotel or boarding house will be has paid on a single quarterly basis. A placed in the box assigned to it or its patron renting a box for more than one proprietor. quarter who surrenders the box before

(7) Mail addressed to 102 mundur. the end of the full period for which rent

Mail addressed only to a box mumber has been paid may apply for a refund of

may be delivered to the box hoider as that portion of the box rent that is appli

long as no improper a uniawful business cable to all remaining full quarters with

is conducted in this manner. in the fiscal year. No refund will be

(g) Keys-(1) Eegria. A patron made for the remaining portion of the

renting a key-type leicbox must be supquarter in which the box is surrendered.

plied with one or tw. krs, according to Application for refund should be made

his needs. Renters of exboxes are not on Form 3533 “Application and Vouchers for Refunds of Postage and Fees.” See permitted to obte rise any keys § 147.2 of this chapter.

except those issued arough the post (f) Use of box-(1) Individuals. An office. individual renting a box may have placed (2) Additional Les excess of two in it:

may be obtained 5 ze post office on (i) Mail addressed to himself.

completion FO :194. Application (ii) Mail directed to a temporary for Additiona Les Post Office Box. visitor.

and payment of a ál-cent fee for each (iii) Mail addressed to his care or to

key. Under no circumstances may the the number of his box by persons who

boxholder or scota:n additional wish him to take care of it for them not

keys for the bus sae o his use from more than 30 days.

any other sourze r supplier. (iv) Mail addressed to members of his

(3) Dupluutie Dapücates of lost keys family.

may be secunet ir payment of a 50-cent (v) Mail addressed to his servants or

fee for eact key other employees who live in his house.

(4) Fees uur pendable. Pees for da(vi) Mail addressed to a relative or

plicate ant blational keys are sos other person who lives permanently in his house as do the other members of his refundable family. Boarders or roomers are not

(5) Wir and broken. Wort considered members of the family.

broken kers shall be replaced Tubout (2) Firms or corporations. A firm charge of the damaged key 's surrendere: renting a box may have placed in it:

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rental fee for the largest box will be collected. When there are no boxes of any size available, qualifying patrons (firms regularly receiving 50 or more letters on the first delivery trip), may be provided firm holdout service or firm call service, until a box can be assigned.

(d) Payment of box rent. Box rent must be paid in advance. Form 1538, Box rent receipt, is given for each payment. A box, except those at nonpersonnel rural stations (see subparagraph (5) of this paragraph), may be rented for the following periods: Quarterly; for the balance of the current quarter; for any number of consecutive quarters within the fiscal year; annually (July 1-June 30); or for the remaining portion of the fiscal year. Boxholders of record may during the last quarter of the fiscal year pay rent for the next consecutive quarter or quarters in the ensuing fiscal year. The rent may be paid at the option of the boxholder, as follows:

(1) Quarterly. Quarters begin July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1. Rent may be paid anytime on or before June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, respectively, for any number of consecutive quarters within the fiscal year.

(2) For balance of current quarter. (i) First month of quarter: Entire quarterly rate.

(ii) Second month of quarter: Twothirds of quarterly rate. To determine the amount to be paid, multiply quarterly rate by two, and divide by three. Drop fractions of a cent.

(iii) Third month of quarter: If rented before 21st day, one-third quarterly rate. On or after the 21st day, no rent will be charged for the remaining days in the quarter, but full payment must be made for the following quarter.

(3) Annually. Rent may be paid annually any time on or before June 30. The fiscal year for box rents begins July 1 and ends June 30.

(4) For balance of fiscal year. After June 30, box rents may be paid for the remaining portion of the fiscal year. Rent must be paid for the fractional quarter, if any, computed in accordance with subparagraph (2) of this paragraph and for the remaining full quarters.

(ii) New units. Box rental rates at all new units placed in operation after July 1, will be based on those factors in effect on the opening date of the installation, except that when a post office is discontinued and is reestablished as a classified station or branch of another post office, the rental rates that were in effect at the discontinued post office at the beginning of the fiscal year will continue in effect during the remainder of the fiscal year at the newly established unit.

(4) When boxes of adequate size are not available. When a box large enough to accommodate the daily average mail of a patron is not available, a smaller available box may be assigned. In such cases, if the volume warrants, a bag or other container may be used in lieu of placing the mail in the box. The fee for this service will be equivalent to the rental that would be collected for the size box necessary to accommodate the average daily mail volume. If the average daily mail volume exceeds the capacity of the largest box in the installation, the

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