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and Turks Islands, there is no provision journey and for the protection of the for payment of indemnity in case of loss, contents. rifling, or damage of such parcels.

(6) When an article or parcel cannot (c) Insured parcel post_(1) General be accounted for in consequence of the provisions. Indemnity may be paid for destruction of service records through loss, rifling, or damage, based on actual “force majeure.” value.

(7) When the contents are prohibited, (2) Forwarded or returned to third except as stated in § 72.2 (a) (4) and (c) country. The mailer may be paid only (3). such indemnity for loss, rifling, or dam

(8) When the claimant, with intent to age occurring after redispatch by the defraud, shall declare the contents of a original country of address to a third parcel to be above their real value. country as the country in which the mis (9) For an article or parcel seized by treatment occurred is willing or obligated the customs. to pay under any agreement between the (10) For parcels that contain matter countries involved.

of no intrinsic value or matter which did (3) Canada. Indemnity may be spe

not conform to stipulations of the concially paid as provided in § 72.2(c) (1) for

ventions applicable, or were not posted in loss, rifling, or damage of insured parcels the manner prescribed. However, in the addressed to Canada containing articles event of loss, rifling, or damage of mail prohibited insurance.

erroneously accepted for insurance to (d) Principal exceptions. Indemnity other countries, limited indemnity may may not be paid:

specially be paid as if it had been ad(1) In excess of the limit prescribed

dressed to a domestic destination, i.e., on for the insurance or registry fee paid or

the basis of the indemnity limits for dogreater than that corresponding to the

mestic insured mail. If erroneously actual amount of loss (except registered

accepted as registered mail limited inpostal union), rifling, or damage. Allow

demnity may be specially paid under the ance must be made for depreciation or

conditions in § 72.2(a). If postage was for needed repairs, and, in the absence

erroneously collected at other than of purchase receipts or invoices, the con

parcel post rates, but the parcel was tents must be described in sufficient

otherwise properly accepted for insurdetail.

ance, indemnity may specially be paid (2) To anyone in this country other under § 72.2(c). than the sender, for loss of registered

(11) For indirect loss or loss of profits

in the case of parcels. postal union mail, except on the consent of both the sender and the country of

(12) When no inquiry or application

for indemnity has been made by claimorigin.

ant or his representative within a year (3) For damage or for partial or com

com.mencing with the day following the plete loss or rifling of the contents of

posting of the article or parcel. In the postal union registered articles, except as

case of insured mail with Canada, howstated in $ 72.2(a).

ever, the time limit may be waived when (4) When (i) other countries report

it is satisfactorily established that the delivery of parcels without external trace

delay was unavoidable and not the fault of rifling or damage and acceptance

of the claimant. without reservation concerning the con

(13) For damage which results from dition of the contents, and (ii) when

the inherent vice or quality of the condelivery was made under conditions pre

tents, that is, its inability, due to its scribed by the domestic regulations of the

nature, to withstand the ordinary incicountry of destination for mail of the

dents of the contemplated carriage. same kind, or, on presentation of a regu

(14) When full compensation or reimlar postal identity card.

bursement has otherwise been made by (5) When loss, rifling, or damage has the Postal Service or by any outside firm been caused by the fault or negligence of or corporation whatsoever except on a the sender or the addressee or the repre

pro rata basis as co-insurer. sentative of either, such as failure to en (15) For sentimental values arising dorse the parcel conspicuously to show from association of articles. Also, in the the nature of the contents or to provide absence of a complete description, the adequate packing for the length of the claimant must satisfactorily establish

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the ordinary market value at the timt of mailing, particularly in the case f heirlooms or antiques.

(16) For an amount in excess of thische maximum prescribed for the insurancer registry fee paid, unless responsibilis rests with the United States and it sha: be shown to the satisfaction of the Po master General that the mailer TA charged a fee less than that require to cover the amount of indemnity desITIC through error on the part of the Post Service. On such a showing, the des ciency in fee may be collected from the mailer and postal indemnity paid, with the limit fixed for the higher fee. I or partial responsibility rests with. It other country and the mailer request full coverage at the time of mailing to a deficient and unauthorized insure fee was collected, he may be paid for IL value, less the amount of the deniete fee, but not exceeding the limit fixed I the appropriate insurance fee.

(17) For loss of articles registeret or for official registered mail.

(18) When evidence of insurance erage has not been presented.

(19) In excess of the limits present in § 72.2(a) for domestic registere: * ters bearing foreign return aces which are forwarded pursuant to (b) (2).

(e) When to be instituted. Clases indemnity involving internationa . istered mail, and insured mail for inquiry concerning disposal nas made, shall be instituted only on tions from the postmasters at the priate adjusting exchange offer MAMON in $ 72.2(f), except as other cifically provided for in $ 715 for insured mail to Canada. (f) Adjusting exchange

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New Orleans, LED
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and Turks Islands, there is no provision for payment of indemnity in case of loss, rifling, or damage of such parcels.

(c) Insured parcel post-(1) General provisions. Indemnity may be paid for loss, rifiing, or damage, based on actual value.

(2) Forwarded or returned to third country. The mailer may be paid only such indemnity for loss, rifling, or damage occurring after redispatch by the original country of address to a third country as the country in which the mistreatment occurred is willing or obligated to pay under any agreement between the countries involved.

(3) Canada. Indemnity may be specially paid as provided in $ 72.2(c) (1) for loss, rifling, or damage of insured parcels addressed to Canada containing articles prohibited insurance.

(d) Principal exceptions. Indemnity may not be paid:

(1) In excess of the limit prescribed for the insurance or registry fee paid or greater than that corresponding to the actual amount of loss (except registered postal union), rifling, or damage. Allowance must be made for depreciation or for needed repairs, and, in the absence of purchase receipts or invoices, the contents must be described in sufficient detail.

(2) To anyone in this country other than the sender, for loss of registered postal union mail, except on the consent of both the sender and the country of origin.

(3) For damage or for partial or complete loss or rifling of the contents of postal union registered articles, except as stated in § 72.2(a).

(4) When (i) other countries report delivery of parcels without external trace of rifling or damage and acceptance without reservation concerning the condition of the contents, and (ii) when delivery was made under conditions prescribed by the domestic regulations of the country of destination for mail of the same kind, or, on presentation of a regular postal identity card.

(5) When loss, rifling, or damage has been caused by the fault or negligence of the sender or the addressee or the representative of either, such as failure to endorse the parcel conspicuously to show the nature of the contents or to provide adequate packing for the length of the

journey and for the protection of the contents.

(6) When an article or parcel cannot be accounted for in consequence of the destruction of service records through "force majeure.”

(7) When the contents are prohibited, except as stated in $ 72.2 (a) (4) and (c) (3).

(8) When the claimant, with intent to defraud, shall declare the contents of a parcel to be above their real value.

(9) For an article or parcel seized by the customs.

(10) For parcels that contain matter of no intrinsic value or matter which did not conform to stipulations of the conventions applicable, or were not posted in the manner prescribed. However, in the event of loss, rifling, or damage of mail erroneously accepted for insurance to other countries, limited indemnity may specially be paid as if it had been addressed to a domestic destination, i.e., on the basis of the indemnity limits for domestic insured mail. If erroneously accepted as registered mail limited indemnity may be specially paid under the conditions in $ 72.2(a). If postage was erroneously collected at other than parcel post rates, but the parcel was otherwise properly accepted for insurance, indemnity may specially be paid under $ 72.2(c).

(11) For indirect loss or loss of profits in the case of parcels.

(12) When no inquiry or application for indemnity has been made by claimant or his representative within a year com.mencing with the day following the posting of the article or parcel. In the case of insured mail with Canada, however, the time limit may be waived when it is satisfactorily established that the delay was unavoidable and not the fault of the claimant.

(13) For damage which results from the inherent vice or quality of the contents, that is, its inability, due to its nature, to withstand the ordinary incidents of the contemplated carriage.

(14) When full compensation or reimbursement has otherwise been made by the Postal Service or by any outside firm or corporation whatsoever except on a pro rata basis as co-insurer.

(15) For sentimental values arising from association of articles. Also, in the absence of a complete description, the claimant must satisfactorily establish

the ordinary market value at the time

Chicago, IL 60607 of mailing, particularly in the case of Canada.

San Francisco, CA 94101 heirlooms or antiques.

(16) For an amount in excess of the All other countries (in Pacific area). maximum prescribed for the insurance or registry fee paid, unless responsibility PART 73— POSTAGE REFUNDS rests with the United States and it shall

Sec. be shown to the satisfaction of the Postmaster General that the mailer was

73.1 Who may apply.

73.2 Processing. charged a fee less than that required to cover the amount of indemnity desired, AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 73 through error on the part of the Postal issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407. Service. On such a showing, the defi SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22611, Oct. 20, 1972, unless ciency in fee may be collected from the otherwise noted. mailer and postal indemnity paid, within $ 73.1 Who may apply. the limit fixed for the higher fee. If full or partial responsibility rests with the

Senders may file application as outother country and the mailer requested

lined in § 147.2(b) of this chapter for refull coverage at the time of mailing, but fund of postage, fees, or other charges a deficient and unauthorized insurance paid on international mail for which full fee was collected, he may be paid for full service was not rendered or which was value, less the amount of the deficient

paid in excess of the proper rate. fee, but not exceeding the limit fixed for the appropriate insurance fee.

$ 73.2 Processing. (17) For loss of articles registered free Post offices will process applications as or for official registered mail.

prescribed in § 147.2(f) when the request (18) When evidence of insurance cov

relates to mail originating in the United erage has not been presented.

States, unless there is reason to believe (19) In excess of the limits prescribed in $ 72.2(a) for domestic registered let

that the other country is at fault. Forters bearing foreign return addresses

ward application with the wrapper and which are forwarded pursuant to § 23.4

all supporting papers to the Mail Classi(b) (2).

fication Division, Finance Department, (e) When to be instituted. Claims for U.S. Postal Service, Washington, DC indemnity involving international reg 20260, when there is reason to believe istered mail, and insured mail for which that the other country is at fault or when inquiry concerning disposal has been the request relates to mail originating made, shall be instituted only on instruc

in another country. tions from the postmasters at the appropriate adjusting exchange offices shown

PART 74-INFORMATION APPLIin $ 72.2 (f), except as otherwise specifically provided for in $ 71.5(a) (2) (i) CABLE TO INDIVIDUAL COUNfor insured mail to Canada.

TRIES (f) Adjusting exchange offices. Indemnity claims relating to international 87

$ 74.1 Information applicable to indiinsured or registered mail shall be ad

vidual countries. judicated and approved by the adjusting Detailed information respecting mail exchange office for the country involved service to specific foreign countries, inas indicated below.

cluding restrictions imposed by foreign New York, NY 10001

governments on mail matter for those Europe. Lebanon.

countries, is contained in Postal Service Africa. Pakistan.

Publication 42, International Mail. This Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia

publication may be examined at post ofIran. Syria.

fices, and can be purchased from the Iraq.

Turkey. Israel. Yemen,

Superintendent of Documents, U.S. GovJordan.

ernment Printing Office, Washington, DC New Orleans, LA 70113

20402. Central and South Mexico.

(39 U.S.C. 401, 407) (37 F.R. 22611, Oct. 20, America. West Indies.

1972)

SUBCHAPTER C-POST OFFICE SERVICES (DOMESTIC MAIL)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON POSTAL SERVICE

PART 112_DOMESTIC MAIL SERVICE § 112.1 Domestic mail service.

Domestic mail is mail transmitted within, among and between the United States; its territories and possession; Army-Air Force (APO) and Navy (FPO) post offices; also mail for delivery to the United Nations, N.Y. The term territories and possessions includes: Baker Island.

Navassa Island. Canal Zone.

Commonwealth of Canton Island.

Puerto Rico. Caroline Islands. St. Croix Island. Enderbury Island. St. John Island. Guam.

St. Thomas Island. Howland Island.

Samoa (American). Jarvis Island.

Sand Island. Johnston Island.

Swain's Island. Kingman Reef.

Swan Islands.

Trust Territory of Manua Island.

the Pacific. Mariana Islands.

Virgin Islands Marshall Islands.

(U.S.). Midway Islands. Wake Island. (39 U.S.C. 401) (35 FR 19399, Dec. 23, 1970)

PART 113—SERVICE IN POST OFFICES Sec. 113.1 Establishment of post offices. 113.2 Hours of business. 113.3 General delivery.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 113 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 404.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 113 appear at 35 F.R. 19399, Dec. 23, 1970, unless otherwise noted. 8 113.1 Establishment of post offices.

(a) Where established. Post offices, and branches and stations, are established and maintained at locations considered necessary for the convenience of the postal customer.

(b) Requirements-(1) Post Offices. While there is no fixed minimum population requirement for the establishment of an independent post office, we consider this factor. Post offices are established when we cannot give adequate service through the post office, station or branch now serving the area; through a new station or branch; or by an extension of city, rural or star route delivery.

Post offices are not established solely for community identity.

(2) Stations. Classified, contract, and rural personnel and nonpersonnel stations are established where needed within the service limits of an independent post office. Units established within the corporate limits of the city, town or village where the main post office is located are designated as stations.

(3) Branches. Classified, contract, and rural personnel and nonpersonnel branches are established within the service limits of an independent post ofice. Units established outside of the corporate limits of the city, town or village where the main post office is located are designated as branches. Classified and contract branches cannot be established at locations more than 20 miles outside the corporate limits of the city, town, or village where the main post office is located and must serve a population of not less than 1,500 persons. The 20-mile limitation and 1,500 population requirement do not apply to airports, military installations, rural personnel, and/or nonpersonnel branches. Where the parent post ofice is located in an unincorporated city, town or community, all postal units administratively attached to that post office are designated as branches. $ 113.2 Hours of business.

(a) Business Days, First-, Second-, and Third-Class Offices. (1) Provide window service, including registry service, 842 continuous hours, unless otherwise authorized by the Regional Postmaster General, during the business portion of the day. Consolidate money order service with other window service; except that an exclusive money order window may be provided when more than 350 orders a day are issued, provided the transactions are spread over the entire day and are not concentrated during a brief rush period. Limit exclusive money order windows to 8 hours service a day, usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. When these services are consolidated with others, transact money order business during the hours the joint window is open.

(2) Extend window service whenever it is specifically determined to be in accordance with the needs of the commu

1 See $$ 124.8(d), 131.2(c) (5) (11), and 142.7.

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