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and Conditions for Special Classes and postage as provided for "Local”, “1 and the Directory for International Mail. 2” and “g”, with respect to such matter,
(b) Classification. (1) Description. when mailed in the Canal Zone and des(2) Application of rates.
tined for the Canal Zone, and the United (C) Weight and size limitations.
States, its Territories and Possessions. (d) Payment of postage, and mark (c) Books, and 16-millimeter films and ings required. (1) Single piece mailings. 16-millimeter film catalogs. The rates
(2) Bulk mailings, except that a per of postage as provided for such matter, mit to mail third-class matter in bulk when mailed in the Canal Zone and desunder the provisions outlined in 39 CFR tined for the Canal Zone, and the United shall be obtained from the Director of States, its Territories and Possessions. Posts.
(d) Library books, 16-millimeter films, (e) Nonprofit organizations. (1) Types. 16-millimeter film catalogs and related
(2) Applications to mail third-class materials. The rates of postage as promatter at special rates shall be made on vided for such matter mailed by public Form 3624 to the Director of Posts. libraries and certain nonprofit organi
(3) The approval to mail third-class zations, under the conditions outlined matter at special rates may be revoked and when addressed for delivery in the if the authorization was given to an or Canal Zone and the United States, its ganization or association which was not Territories and Possessions. qualified or which becomes unqualified.
CROSS REFERENCES: Rates for fourth-class (f) Permissible additions.
matter, see 39 CFR 135. Nonprofit organiza(g) Permissible enclosures.
tions, see § 67.148 in this part 67. (h) Sealing.
$ 67.142 Classification. (31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 35 F.R. 19180, Dec. 18, 1970)
(a) Description. With respect to the CROSS REFERENCE: See 39 CFR Part 134
classification of fourth-class matter, the (third class), Part 222 (rates and conditions provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the for specific classes), and Appendix to Sub description of such matter, are applicable chapter C (Directory of International Mail). to and within the Canal Zone. & 67.132 Customs requirements for do
(b) Application of rates. The rates mestic destinations.
made applicable by § 67.141 (a) and (b)
are applied on the basis of weight of the Third-class matter containing dutiable
individual piece and zone (or distance) articles addressed for delivery in the to which mailed. United States, its Territories and Pos
(c) Zones. There are three parcel post sessions, is subject to customs treatment
zones, as follows: by the United States Customs Service on
(1) Local. This applies to parcels arrival in the United States. It should
mailed at a main post office, its branches have an invoice or paper form of customs
or units, addressed for delivery at that declaration, Form 2976-A, enclosed, or Form 2976 “Green” customs sticker
main post office, its branches or units.
(2) Zones 1 and 2. These apply to affixed, to expedite its handling by the Customs Service. All invoices or Forms,
parcels mailed at any post office, branch enclosed or affixed, shall be properly
or unit, addressed for delivery in the completed.
Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama,
and not included in "Local” zone. FOURTH CLASS
(3) Zone 8. This applies to parcels $ 67.141 Rates for fourth-class matter. mailed at any post office, branch or unit, With respect to rates for fourth-class
for delivery at post offices in the United matter, provisions of 39 CFR are appli
States, its Territories and Possessions. cable to and within the Canal Zone, as CROSS REFERENCE: Description of fourthfollows:
class matter, see 89 CFR 135.2(a). (a) Fourth class (parcel post) zone § 67.143 Weight and size limits. rates. The zone rates of postage as provided for "Local”, “1 and 2” and “8”,
(a) Weight. Each addressed piece of with respect to such matter, when mailed
fourth-class matter must weigh 16 in the Canal Zone, and destined for the
ounces or more but not more than 70 Canal Zone, Panama, and the United pounds. States, its Territories and Possessions. (b) Size. The maximum size of a piece
(b) Catalogs and similar printed ad of fourth-class matter is 100 inches in vertising matter. The zone rates of length and girth combined. There is no
minimum size. To compute the size of a parcel :
(1) Measure the longest side to determine the length.
(2) Measure the distance around the parcel at its thickest part to determine the girth.
(3) Add the length and girth.
(c) Two or more packages. Two or more packages may be mailed as a single parcel if they are about the same size or shape or if they are parts of one article. They must be securely wrapped or fastened together, and must not, together, exceed the weight or size limit.
CROSS REFERENCE: Illustration for computing size of a parcel, see 39 CFR 135.3(b). § 67.144 Payment of postage.
Postage for fourth-class mail may be paid by the use of Canal Zone:
(a) Adhesive postage stamps.
(c) Permit imprints. § 67.145 Written additions; enclosures;
sealing. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to written additions on, enclosures with and sealing of, fourth-class mail, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
CROSS REFERENCE: Written additions, enclosures, and sealing with respect to fourthclass mail, see 39 CFR 135.5 to 135.7. 867.146 Place of mailing.
Fourth-class articles may be mailed at a post ofice or branch. § 67.147 Customs requirements for do
mestic destinations. (a) All mail matter addressed for delivery in the United States, its Territories and Possessions, known or believed to contain dutiable articles is subject to customs treatment by the United States Customs Service on arrival in the United States, its Territories or Possessions.
(b) All parcels, fourth-class matter, mailed in the Canal Zone addressed for delivery in the United States, its Territories and Possessions, shall have a properly completed “Customs Declaration Tag," Form 2966, securely attached to the address side of the parcel. This requirement includes parcels containing books, printed matter, and similar material. § 67.148 Nonprofit organizations.
The rates made applicable by $ 67.141 (d) are restricted to mailings mailed by,
or addressed to, nonprofit organizations or associations as outlined in 39 CFR.
CROSS REFERENCE: See 39 CFR 135.1(d) and 135.2(a) (6).
AIRMAIL 8 67.161 Domestic destinations.
(a) Rates—(1) Canal Zone. There is no airmail service between points within the Canal Zone.
(2) United States, its Territories and Possessions and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The domestic postage rates, for airmail, set forth in 39 CFR, are applicable.
(b) Classification and articles acceptable. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the description of airmail for the purpose of classification, and to articles acceptable for airmail, apply to and within the Canal Zone.
(c) Application of rates. Postage is charged on airmail (except postal and post cards) according to weight at rates prescribed by paragraph (a) (2) of this section, regardless of the class of mail. Air post cards must conform to the size and conditions prescribed for post cards.
(d) Weight and size limits; additions and enclosures. With further respect to airmail, the provisions of 39 CFR, relating to weight and size limits, and additions and enclosures are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
(e) Payment of postage. Postage for airmail may be paid by the use of Canal Zone:
(1) Adhesive postage stamps.
(f) Marking and sealing. Place the word AIRMAIL, prominently on the address side of flat mail and on the top, bottom, and sides of parcels. The return address must be shown in the address side of each air parcel mailed at the pound rate. Airmail may be sealed or left unsealed without affecting the air rate. (31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 33 F.R. 4800, Mar. 21, 1968]
CROSS REFERENCE: Airmail, description for classification purposes, articles acceptable, weight and size limits, and additions and enclosures, see 39 CFR 136.2(a) (b), 136.3, 136.5. $ 67.162 Customs requirements for do
mestic destinations. Customs requirements for airmail articles containing merchandise and addressed for delivery in the United States.
its Territories and Possessions are as vided the country concerned has indifollows:
cated a willingness to accept them. (a) Sealed articles weighing up to but Consult 39 CFR for the list of those not including 16 ounces shall have a countries. Green Customs Label, Form 2976, prop (d) Prepayment-(1) Short paid and erly completed, securely affixed.
unpaid-(i) Short paid with Canal Zone (b) Articles weighing 16 ounces or return address. Return for additional more shall have “Customs Declaration postage. Tag" (Form 2966) properly completed (ii) Short paid with other than Canal and attached to the address side of the Zone return address. Dispatch to approparcel.
priate exchange office for proper T-stamp $ 67.163 Foreign destinations.
endorsement and rating of deficient post
age for onward dispatch by airmail. The following regulations govern air (iii) Unpaid with Canal Zone return mail for foreign destinations:
address. Return for postage. (a) Postal union mail; parcel post. (iv) Unpaid with other than Canal Postal union mail of any category may be Zone return address. Obliterate airmail sent by air. With respect to articles sent markings, endorse ordinary-Not airby air, the weight limits, dimensions and mail and dispatch to appropriate exother conditions provided therefor by 39
change office for proper T-stamp enCFR, except the requirements thereof as dorsement and onward dispatch by to postage rates, are applicable to and surface. within the Canal Zone. Parcel post may (2) [Reserved] not be sent by air to foreign countries.
(e) Marking of Postal Union mail. (b) Rates-(1) Letter and letter The provisions of 39 CFR, with respect to packages, Postal Union "Other Arti the marking of Postal Union airmail, are cles." These rates are based on a two applicable to and within the Canal Zone. zone structure, except Panama, as (f) Air letter sheets-(1) Availability follows:
and use. Air letters (aerogrammes), Cents per
which can be folded into the form of an
half ounce envelope and sealed, may be sent by air Panama
11 to all countries. These sheets, without Zone A. North America, Caribbean Is imprinted postage, are sold at all Canal lands, Bahamas, Bermuda, St. Pierre,
Zone post offices at 2 cents each. All Miquelon, South America, and Central
parts of the sheets may be used for the America except Panama-
20 Zone B. All other countries-
sender's message, except the address side.
No enclosures are permitted. The use of (2) Postcards (single).
tape or stickers to seal air letters is proCents
hibited. Air letter sheets may be sent each
under registration upon payment of the Panama
required registry fee in addition to the All other countries.
postage. (3) Aerogrammes (air-letter sheets). (2) Private manufacture. Air letters
without imprinted postage approved for each
mailing by the Canal Zone Postal Service, Panama
and those authorized for mailing as air All other countries.
20 letters by the United States Post Office
Department, may be accepted as air let(4) Other articles. Same rates as for
ters when deposited in the Canal Zone letter.
Postal Service and postage prepaid with (5) Air Parcel Post. There is no air
Canal Zone postage stamps. Air letters parcel post service from the Canal Zone
without imprinted postage authorized for to foreign destinations.
mailing by regulations of the Universal (c) Packages. Packages up to the
Postal Union may be accepted as air ietlimit of weight prescribed for letters con
ters when deposited in the Canal Zone taining dutiable articles (merchandise)
Postal Service and postage prepaid with may be accepted for dispatch by air pro
Canal Zone postage stamps. 1 Consult 39 CFR for list of countries to
(3) Containing enclosures. Air letters which articles liable to customs duties (mer
(aerogrammes) that have been placed in chandise) may be forwarded in letters and the mail, and are observed to contain letter packages.
enclosures, are dispatched as follows:
(i) By air if postage is prepaid at the upon payment of a fee of $1 in addition airmail letter rate.
to the regular surface rate of postage. (ii) Otherwise, by surface, after cross These parcels must be marked with the ing out the “Air Letter-Aerogramme large letters PAL (parcel air lift) on the Par Avion” markings.
address side, preferably below the post(31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at
age and above the name of the addressee. 31 F.R. 14552, Nov. 15, 1966; 36 F.R. 12977, Postal employees shall at time of July 10, 1971)
acceptance place these letters on all such CROSS REFERENCE: International mail, see
parcels. 39 CFR Ch. 1, Subchapter B.
(b) Preparation-Military Return Ad
dress or Military Address: To be eligible MAIL PRIVILEGES FOR MEMBERS OF
for Airlift Service from the Canal Zone, ARMED FORCES
the mail matter must show either a Mili§ 67.171 Mail privileges for members of
tary Return Address or a Military the U.S. Armed Forces and friendly
Address. nations in the Canal Zone.
(1) Military Return Address. The re
turn address should show grade, full (a) Airlift mail: The following items
name including first and middle name of Armed Forces personnel mail, when
or initial, service number, organization, addressed to locations where United
post office box and Canal Zone post office States domestic postage rates apply, are or APO or FPO designation. (There given airlift on a space available basis should be sufficient information in the between the Canal Zone and a point of return address to identify the mailer as embarkation within the United States a member of the Armed Forces or a and to final destination, except parcels dependent.) defined in subparagraph (3) of this para
(2) Military Address. The Military Adgraph, which will be given surface trans
dress must include an Army Post Office portation within the United States:
or a Fleet Post Office (APO or FPO) (1) First-class letter mail including
designation. postal and post cards.
(c) The eligible mail matter may be (2) Sound recorded communications
mailed at any Canal Zone Post Office. having the character of personal cor
(d) The provisions of 39 CFR, relating
to the weight and size limits and prorespondence. Markings required on this
hibitions concerning Armed Forces percategory of mail are as required by 39
sonnel mall are applicable to and within CFR.
the Canal Zone. (3) Parcels of any class paid at sur
(e) The provisions of 39 CFR, relating face postage rates not exceeding 5 pounds to letters sent postage collect and letters in weight and not exceeding 60 inches in sent free by Armed Forces personnel are length and girth combined. From point applicable to and within the Canal Zone. of embarkation in the United States to [33 F.R. 4800, Mar. 21, 1968] delivery point within the United States,
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAIL AND FREE or to point of debarkation to overseas
MAIL APO's and FPO's, these parcels will be transported by surface means. From U.S.
$ 67.181 Franked matter. debarkation point to overseas APO's and The provisions of 39 CFR, relating, in FPO's these parcels will be given airlift connection with franked matter, to: on a space available basis. These parcels (a) Description; must be marked with the large letters (b) Persons authorized to use the SAM (space available mail) on the frank; address side, preferable below the post (c) Matter that may be franked; age and above the name of the addressee. (d) Marking required; Postal employees shall at time of (e) Period during which the frank acceptance place these letters on all such may be used; parcels.
(f) Restrictions; and (4) Parcels other than a parcel mailed (g) Weight and size limitsairmail not exceeding 30 pounds in are applicable to and within the Canal weight or 60 inches in length and girth Zone. combined, will be transported by air on a CROSS REFERENCE: Franked matter, despace available basis to final destination, scription, etc., see 39 CFR 137.1 (b) to (e).
§ 67.182 Official mail (penalty matter).
(a) Description. The description of oficial mail, as provided by 39 CFR, is applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
(b) Collection of postage. Penalty mail is sent without prepayment of postage.
(c) Preparation. Envelopes, cards, labels, tags, and wrappers used in transmitting official mail under the penalty privilege shall bear in the upper right corner of the address side the printed statement of the penalty of misuse: "Penalty for Private Use to Avoid Payment of Postage, $300.” The printed statement of the penalty statement may not be handwritten or typewritten. They shall also show over the words "Official Business" in the upper left corner of the address side, the name and address of the department, bureau, office, or officer.
(d) Prepaid postage. Official mail which is not sent as penalty mail, except as provided by paragraph (c) of this section, shall have postage prepaid. The regular rates and conditions apply, except that postage on official mail weighing in excess of 4 pounds may be paid at the fourth-class rates.
(e) Postage and fees paid. The indicia, “Postage and Fees Paid," authorized to certain departments and agencies by the United States Post Office Department, may not be used on official mail deposited in the Canal Zone, except:
(1) When deposited by United States military or naval vessel calling at or transiting the Panama Canal; or
(2) On self-addressed envelopes furnished by a department or agency in the United States authorized to use the "Postage and Fee Paid" indicia, for convenience in submitting official information desired by that United States Government department or agency.
(f) Restrictions on use. The use of markings authorized on official mail as prescribed by paragraph (c) of this section may not be placed on other mail to avoid payment of postage or special service fees. The following restrictions apply to the use of official envelopes, cards, labels, and tags prepared as indicated by such paragraph (c);
(1) Any department or office authorized to use the penalty privilege may furnish self-addressed envelopes or la
bels to persons or concerns for their convenience in submitting official information desired by any United States Government department or agency. Reply envelopes may not be furnished to bidders or contractors, or to enable private persons or concerns to send free reports or other information which they are required by law to make.
(2) Official mail may not be sent in penalty envelopes by special delivery or as certified mail without prepayment of the fee or by airmail without prepayment of postage.
(3) Subparagraph (2) of this paragraph does not apply to official matter of the Postal Service.
(g) Weight limits. The weight limits on official mail are as follows:
(1) Canal Zone destinations: 70 pounds.
(2) United States Territories and Possessions: 4 pounds.
(3) An article or package of official matter, or a number of articles or packages of official matter, constituting, in fact, a single shipment, addressed for delivery in the United States, its Territories and Possessions, exceeding 4 pounds, may not be admitted to the mails under the penalty privileges, except stamped paper and supplies of the Postal Service, and books or documents published or circulated by order of Congress when mailed by the Superintendent of Documents. Official matter in packages exceeding the 4-pound limit, if otherwise mailable, will be accepted on payment of postage at the fourth-class rates. Such parcels may be sealed or unsealed and may include written matter when mailed at those rates.
(h) Size. There is no size limit prescribed for penalty mail.
CROSS REFERENCE: Official mall, description, and departments and agencies to which indicia “Postage and Fees Paid" is authorized by Federal postal regulations, see 39 CFR 137.2(b) and (c) (1) (11). $ 67.183 Mail to Government depart
ments. With respect to mail sent to Government departments, the provisions of 39 CFR, relating to census mail, and to Immigration and Naturalization Service