Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
This final rule describes a new price category under Express Mail, Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope, established by the Governors of the United States Postal Service®. The new price category is available under Docket Number CP2012-39 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web site at
The new Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope measures 12.5 inches x 9.5 inches and is available to retail, commercial base, and commercial plus customers at the same price currently offered for the Flat Rate Envelope and Legal Flat Rate Envelope. In addition, all other standards that apply to Express Mail apply to the Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope. The USPS®-produced Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope is not available at retail Post Office
The Postal Service adopts the following changes to
Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service.
Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows:
5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.
There are three types of USPS-produced Express Mail Flat Rate Envelopes: A regular-size envelope, a padded envelope, and a legal-size envelope.* * *
Express Mail packaging provided by the USPS must be used only for Express Mail. The USPS-produced Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope and Legal Flat Rate Envelope are not available at retail Post Office locations but may be ordered online at
We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes.