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PRC Issues 2017 Postage Rate Ruling … First Class, Standard Rate Hikes OK’d

The Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2017 postage rate ruling today. It largely approved what the Postal Service requested. The new rates take effect January 22, 2017.

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From the PRC Ruling:

It is ordered:

1. The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to First-Class Mail as of Market Dominant Price Adjustment, filed October 12, 2016, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and may take effect as planned.

2. The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to Standard Mail as identified in the United States Postal Service’s Notice of Market Dominant Price Adjustment, filed October 12, 2016,and revised on October 28, 2016 and November 8, 2016, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and may take effect as planned.

3. The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to Periodicals as identified in the United States Postal Service Notice of Market Dominant Price Adjustment, filed October 12,2016, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and may take effect as planned.

4. The Commission finds that the Postal Service’s planned price adjustments relating to Package Services as identified in the United States Postal Service Notice of Market Dominant Price Adjustment, filed October 12, 2016, are consistent with 39 U.S.C. §§ 3622(d) and 3622(e), and may take effect as planned.

5. Revisions to the Mail Classification Schedule appear below the signature of this Order