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Federal Register: Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process

Today the Office of the Federal Register has posted a revised proposed rule on Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process with an additional comment period.

SUMMARY: The Postal Service™ is revising its pending proposal to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to introduce a newly proposed measurement and assessment procedure for evaluating address quality for mailers who enter eligible letter- and flat-size pieces of First-Class Mail® (FCM) and USPS Marketing Mail™ (formerly Standard Mail®) that meet the requirements for Basic or Full-Service mailings. In addition, the Postal Service is proposing to extend free Address Change Service (ACS) to mailers who enter qualifying mailpieces. Please submit comments on or before March 29, 2017.

Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015. If sending comments by email, include the name and address of the commenter and send to [email protected] with a subject line of ‘‘Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process.’’ For additional information, go to


The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (

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