US (United States) Code. Title 39: Postal Service

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39 USC TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

-MISC1-

THIS TITLE WAS ENACTED BY PUB. L. 86-682, SEC. 1, SEPT. 2, 1960, 74

STAT. 578, AND WAS REVISED AND REENACTED BY PUB. L. 91-375, SEC. 2,

AUG. 12, 1970, 84 STAT. 719

Part Sec.

I. General 101

II. Personnel 1001

III. Modernization and Fiscal Administration 2001

IV. Mail Matter 3001

V. Transportation of Mail 5001

TABLE I

THIS TABLE LISTS THE SECTIONS OF FORMER TITLE 39, THE POSTAL

SERVICE, AND INDICATES THE SECTIONS OF TITLE 39, AS ENACTED IN

1960, WHICH COVERED SIMILAR AND RELATED SUBJECT MATTER.

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Title 39 Title 39

Former Sections 1960 Revision Sections

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1-3 701

4, 5 707

6 710

7 709

8 1, 510

9 509

10, 11 2102

11a Rep.

12 2102

13 Rep.

14 2102

31 3311

31a 3311, 3314

31b 3311, 3312

31c Rep.

31d 3313

32 3312

33 Rep.

34 502

35 Rep.

36 502

37 2405

38 2209, 3315

39 3315

39a 3315, 3317

40 2406

41 Rep.

42, 43 2208

44 2404

45 2208-2210

46, 47 2209

48 Rep.

49, 49a 2403

50, 51 Rep.

52 2008, 6420

53-54a, 55 Rep.

56, 56a 711

57-57c Rep.

57d 711

58-60a, 61-68 Rep.

69, 70 704

81 Rep.

82 703

83-103a Rep.

103b 3334

104-108 Rep.

109 3555

110-112d, 113-120 Rep.

121 3555

122 Rep.

123 3556

124-127 Rep.

128 3332

129-131 Rep.

132 502

133 Rep.

133a 3336

134-136 Rep.

136a 3335

137-139a, 140 Rep.

141-145 712

151 6106

152 6001

153, 153a 6002

153b Rep.

154 3116

155, 156 6003

157 502

158 705, 6004

159-160a 705

161 705, 2011

162 6002, 6005

163 Rep.

164 2004

165 2501, 6006

166 Rep.

167 2009, 6006, 6007

168 Rep.

169, 169a 6007

170 Rep.

171 501

172 Rep.

173, 174 3115

175, 176 Rep.

191 6005

192 Rep.

192a 3339

193 Rep.

194, 195 3113

196 3114

197, 197a, 198 Rep.

199 3543

200-207a, 208-211 Rep.

212 6009

213-215 3337

216-219 3338

221 4251, 4451, 4551

221a 4251, 4451

222 4251

223 4252

224 4351

225 4058, 4365

226 4354

226a 4352, 4357

226b Rep.

227 4353

228 4366

229 4355

230 4356

231 4368; T. 18 Sec. 1733

232 4352

233 4369

234 4367; T. 18 Sec. 1734

235 4451, 4555

236-238 4451

239 4060

240 4002, 4551, 4555

240a, 240b 4552

241 Rep.

242 2001

243 4001, 4002, 4058

244 5006, 5007

245, 245a Rep.

245a-1 5006

245a-2 5010

245b Rep.

245b-1 5007

245c 5009

245d Rep.

245d-1 5007

246 to 246a-1 Rep.

246b 507

246c 5007, 5008

246c-1 5008

246d, 246e Rep.

246f 507

247 Elim.

248 4059

249 4365, 4453, 4555

250 4058, 4251

251 4058

252, 253 Rep.

254 6438

255 4003

256 4001, 4057

257 4004

258 4001, 4003

259 4005, 4057

259a 4006

259b, 259c 4007

260 Rep.

260a 507, 5012

261 4105

270 2301

270a 2302

270b 2303

270c 2304

270d 2305

270e 2306

271 4051, 4052

272 Rep.

272a 4109, 4110

273 4052, 4053

273a 4052

274 Rep.

275 2501, 2505

276 Rep.

276a 2501

276b, 276c Rep.

276d 6006

277, 278 Rep.

278a 4101, 4102, 4103, 4105

278b 4106

279 708

280 4054, 4251, 4253

281 Rep.

282 4052

283 4358, 4359, 4363, 4364

284 4361

285 4052

286 4358

287-289 Rep.

289a 2302, 4352, 4358, 4359, 4360,

4362, 4452

290 4652

290a 4052, 4452

290a-1 4052, 4451, 4452

291 Rep.

291a 4052

291b 4421, 4422

292 4553

292a 4052, 4554, 6008

293-293b Rep.

293c 4653

294, 294a Rep.

295 4052, 4364

296-299 Rep.

300 4055

301, 302 Rep.

302a 4651

303 4253, 4254, 4303

321 4152, 4153

321-1 4152

321a 5003

321b-321h Rep.

321i 2302, 4155, 4156

321j 4157

321k 4158

321l 4152, 4158, 4159

321m 4160

321n 4154

321o 2302, 4166

321p 2302, 4156, 5004

321q 2302, 4156

321r 4156, 4165, 4167

322 Rep.

323 4152

324 Rep.

325 4163

325a Elim.

326 4162

327 4161

328 Rep.

329 4164

330 4152

331 4451, 4653, 4654

332-334 Rep.

335 4165

336 4167

337 Rep.

338 4152

351 2501

352 2004

353 Rep.

354 2503, 2510

355 2004

355a 2204

356 2503, 4251

357 2503

358 2502

358a 4251

359 Rep.

360 2504

361 Rep.

362 2503

363, 364 Rep.

365 2507

366 Rep.

367 2507

368 2508

368a 2508, 2509

369 Rep.

370 2507

371 2506

381 5001

381a 5005, 5011

382, 383 Rep.

383a 2204

384 Rep.

384a 5001

385 5002

386 Rep.

387 5001, 5005

338 Rep.

388a 5010

401-405 Rep.

406 4101, 4108

407 Rep.

408 4107, 4108

409 4103

410 4102

411 4105

421, 422 Rep.

422a 6412

422b 6413

423 Rep.

423a, 423b 6427

423c 6428

424 6402, 6405

425 6402, 6417

425a 6401, 6420

426 6402, 6418, 6419

427 6419

428 6417

429 6402, 6411

430 6402

431 Rep.

432 6421

433 6402, 6437

434 6401, 6402, 6407, 6414, 6415,

6416, 6422, 6423, 6424, 6425

435 6402, 6426

436 6402, 6405

437 6413

438 Rep.

439 6439

440 6424

441 Rep.

442 6424

443 6434

444, 445 6429

446 6430

447 6431, 6436

448 6432

449 6405, 6408

450 6410

451 6402

461 Rep.

462 4301, 4302

462a 4301, 4304

463 Rep.

463a 4303

464 Rep.

465 6301

465a-465f, 466-468 Rep.

469 4301

469a-469s Rep.

470 6303

471, 472 Rep.

473, 474 6402

475 4301, 4302, 4303, 4305, 6301

476 2102

481 6101, 6105

482 6101, 6106, 6402

483 6101, 6106

484, 485 6101

486 6101, 6402

487 6101

487a 6408

488 4304, 6102

488a 4304, 6302

488b 6302

489 6440

490, 491 Rep.

492 6166

493 6402

494 902

495 4056

496 902

497 905

498 904

499 906

500 901

501 6107

502-506 Rep.

507 6433

508 Rep.

521 Rep.

522 4159

523 6203

524 Rep.

525 6203

526-528 Rep.

529 6203

530-536 Rep.

537, 538 6204

539 6203, 6207

540 6202

541 6203

541-1 Rep.

541a 6202, 6214

542, 543 6208

544-547 6209

548 Elim.

549 6208

550 Rep.

551 6209

552 Rep.

553 6209

554 Elim.

555 6210

556 6206

557 Elim.

558 6210

559 6211

560, 561 6203

562 6214

563 6207

564 6205

565 6215

566 6206

567, 568 6207

569 Rep.

570 6207, 6208

571 6215

572 Rep.

573 6203

574, 575 Rep.

576 6212

577 2102

578 6401, 6403, 6423

579 6403

601, 601a, 602, 602a, Rep.

603-607a, 608-618a, 619-623

624 3333

625 3556

626 Rep.

627 3555

628, 629 Rep.

630 3582

631 3111

632, 632a 3333

633-637 Rep.

638 3116

639 4370

640 Rep.

651 6101, 6402

652 6101, 6402

653 6101

654 6101, 6409

655 6304, 6435

656 6106, 6406

657-666 Rep.

667 6403, 6404

668 Rep.

669 6103

670, 671 Rep.

672 706

673, 674 Rep.

691-693a, 694, 695 Rep.

696 502

697-699 Rep.

700 903

701 3555

702 Rep.

703 3556

704 3112

711 5101, 5102

712 506

713 2209, 5102, 5103

714 2209, 3316

715 2005

716 Rep.

716a 5102

717-719 Rep.

720 5102

721, 722 Rep.

723 5103, 5104

724 5102

725, 726 Rep.

727 5103

727a 2204

728 5103

728a 2202, 5103

729 5103

730, 731 Rep.

732 4005, 4057

733-738 Rep.

738a 5105

739 Rep.

751 5203, 5204, 5205

752 Rep.

753 5206

754 5210

755 5207, 5208

756 5211, 5213

756a 5223

757 5213

758 5213, 5217, 5219, 5220

759 5203, 5214, 5215, 5216, 5217,

5218, 5219, 5221

760, 761 Rep.

762 5212

763-765 Rep.

766 5201

767 5222

768 5206, 5208

769 5203

770 5209

771 5224

781 Rep.

782 1

783 1, 2209

784 1

785 708

786 2201

787, 788 Rep.

789 2408

790 2410

791 1, 2407

792, 793 Rep.

794 2207, 2208, 2401, 2402

794a 2202

794b 2211

794c 2206

794d 2302

794e Rep.

794f 509, 2101, 2102

794g Rep.

795 2212

801 Rep.

802 2006

803, 804 2004

805 508

806-808 Rep.

809 2004

809a-811 Rep.

812 3104

813-819 Rep.

820 3331

821-823a, 824-824e, 825 Rep.

826 2331

827, 828 Rep.

829 2007

829a, 829b 2203

830 6305

831-833 Rep.

834 3302

835, 836 Rep.

837 See T. 28 Sec. 2710

838 See T. 28 Sec. 2711

839 See T. 28 Sec. 2712

840 See T. 28 Sec. 2713

841 See T. 28 Sec. 2714

842 See T. 28 Sec. 2715

843 See T. 28 Sec. 2716

844 See T. 28 Sec. 2717

845 Rep.

846 See T. 28 Sec. 2718

847, 847a 504

848, 848a Rep.

848b 2202

851-856b, 857-861b, 862-862c Rep.

862d 3557

863-867a, 868-876c, 877-878b, Rep.

879-890

901 2115

902 2104-2108, 2110

903 2103

904 2110

905 2113

906 2111

907 2111, 2112, 2114

908 2109

909 2116

951 1, 3101

952 Rep.

961 3301, 3501

962 3502

963 3333, 3511-3531, 3582

964 3335

965 Rep.

971 3333, 3542

972 3543

973 702, 3544

974 3541

975 Rep.

981 3333, 3552, 3556, 3557

982 3553

983 Rep.

984 3558

991 3551

992 3559

993 3554

994 3555

995 Rep.

1001 3333, 3541

1002 3571

1003 3573

1004 3574

1005 3575

1006 3302, 3572

1007 3101, 3333, 3581

1007a 3576

1008 2008, 3542

1009 3543

1010 3544

1021 Rep.

1031 702

1032 3105

1033-1038 Rep.

1051 6351

1052 6352

1053 6106, 6352

1054 6353

1055 6354

1056 6355

1071 2231

1072 2232

1073 2233

1074 2234

1075 2332

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TABLE II

THIS TABLE LISTS THE SECTIONS OF FORMER TITLE 39, THE POSTAL

SERVICE, AND INDICATES THE SECTIONS OF TITLE 39, POSTAL SERVICE, AS

REVISED IN 1970, WHICH COVER SIMILAR AND RELATED SUBJECT MATTER.

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Title 39 Title 39

1960 Revision Sections New Sections

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1 See 102, 2001

2 See 403

301 See 201

302 See 203

303 See 207

304 See 203

305 See 204

306 See 206

307 See 204

308 Rep.

308a See 204

309 See 402

501 See 202, 401, 403, 404

502 Elim.

503 See 2002

504 See 403

505 See 407

506 See 408

507 See 404, 3622

508 See 401

509 See 404

510 See 401

701 See 403, 404

702 See 403

703, 704 Elim.

705 See 404, 406

706 Elim.

707-710 See 404

711 Rep.

712 See 406, 2601

901 601

902 602

903 603

904 604

905 605

906 606

2001-2006 See 401

2007-2009 See 404

2010 2201

2011 See 404

2101, 2102 See 401

2103 See 401, 2002

2104-2106 See 401

2107 Elim.

2108 See 401

2109 Elim.

2110-2112 See 401

2113 See 2002

2114 See 401, 410

2115 See 401, 2002

2116 See 2402

2201 See 2002, 2004, 2401

2202 See 2003

2203 See 2401

2204 See 2603

2205 Elim.

2206 See 2008

2207, 2208 See 401, 2008

2209 See 1001

2210 See 2601

2211 See 401, 2008

2212 See 2601

2231-2234 See 2003, 2010

2301 See 101

2302 See 101, 403, 3621-3623, 3641,

3661

2303 See 2009, 3401, 3403, 3621-3623,

3627, 3641, 3661

2304 See 2402, 3601, 3621-3628, 3641,

3661

2305 Elim.

2306 See 1005, 3621

2331 See 2402

2332 Rep.

2401 See 2601

2402 2602

2403, 2404 See 2601

2405, 2406 Elim.

2407 See 404

2408 2605

2409 See 2603

2410 2604

2411, 2501-2505 See 404

2506 405

2507-2510 See 404

3101 Elim.

3103 1011

3104 1009

3105 See 1001, 1006

3106 See 1003

3107 Elim.

3108 See 1001

3111 Elim.

3112 See 1010

3113, 3114 See 1001

3115 See 1008

3116, 3301-3303, 3311, 3312 See 1001

3313, 3314 Elim.

3315 See 1001

3316, 3317 Elim.

3331 See 1001

3332 Elim.

3333 See 1001, 1006

3334 See 1005

3335 See 1001

3336 Elim.

3337 See 1007

3338, 3339 Elim.

3501 See 1003

3502, 3511-3531, 3541-3544 Elim.

3551 See 1001

3552-3557 Elim.

3558 Rep.

3559, 3560 Elim.

3571 See 1001

3572-3577, 3581, 3582 Elim.

4001, 4002 See 3001

4003 3003

4004 3004

4005 3005

4006 3006

4007 3007

4008 Elim.

4009 3008

4010 3002

4051, 4052 See 404

4053, 4054 Elim.

4055 See 3681

4056 Elim.

4057 See 404, 3623

4058-4060 Elim.

4101-4103 See 404

4104 See 407

4105 See 404

4106 Elim.

4107 See 404

4108 Elim.

4109 See 404

4110 Elim.

4151 3201

4152 3202

4153 3203

4154 3204

4155 3205

4156 3206

4157 Rep.

4158 See 3207

4159 3208

4160 3209

4161 See 3210

4162 See 3211

4163 3212

4164 3213

4165 3214

4166 3215

4167 See 3216

4168 3217

4169 See 3401

4170 See 3402

4171 3218

4251 See 3623

4252 See 3682

4253, 4254, 4301, 4302 Elim.

4303 See 3401

4304 Elim.

4305 See 3682

4351-4357 Elim.

4358 See 3626, 3627

4359 See 3626, 3627

4360, 4361 Rep.

4362-4368 Elim.

4369 See 3685

4370 Elim.

4421 See 3626, 3627

4422 See 3626, 3627

4451 Elim.

4452 See 3626, 3627

4453, 4551 Elim.

4552 See 3682

4553 Elim.

4554 See 3626, 3627, 3682, 3683

4555-4559 Elim.

4560 See 3401

4651 Elim.

4652 Rep.

4653 See 3403

4654 3404

4655 3405

5001-5013, 5101-5105, 5201-5229 Elim.

6001, 6002 See 404

6003, 6004 Elim.

6005 See 101

6006-6009 Elim.

6101 See 5001

6102 Elim.

6103 See 5002

6104 See 5005

6105 5003

6106 See 5004

6107 See 101

6201 See 5201

6202 See 5202, 5210

6203 See 5007, 5203

6204 See 5203, 5204

6205 See 5204

6206 See 5205

6207 See 5206

6208 See 5207

6209 See 5208

6210 See 5209

6211 Elim.

6212 See 3662

6213 See 5210

6214 See 5211

6215 See 5212

6216 See 5213

6301 See 5401

6302, 6303 See 5402

6304 See 5403

6305, 6351-6355 Elim.

6401 See 5201

6402 See 5005, 5215

6402a See 5214

6403 See 5005

6404 5601

6405 See 5605

6406 5602

6407 See 5005

6408 See 5605

6409 Elim.

6410 5603

6411, 6412 See 5005

6413 See 5005, 5605

6414, 6415 Elim.

6416 See 5005

6417-6421 Elim.

6422, 6423 See 5005

6424-6431 Elim.

6432 5006

6433 See 5007

6434 Elim.

6435 5604

6436-6440 Elim.

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TABLE III

THIS TABLE LISTS THE SECTIONS OF TITLE 39, POSTAL SERVICE, AS

REVISED IN 1970, AND INDICATES THE SECTIONS OF FORMER TITLE 39, THE

POSTAL SERVICE, WHICH COVERED SIMILAR AND RELATED SUBJECT MATTER.

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Title 39 Title 39

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101 2301, 2302, 6005, 6107

102 1

201 301

202 501

203 302, 304

204 305, 307, 308a

205

206 306

207 303

208

401 501, 508, 510, 2001-2006,

2101-2106, 2108, 2110-2112,

2114, 2115, 2207, 2208, 2211

402 309

403 2, 501, 504, 701, 702, 2302

404 501, 507, 509, 701, 705,

707-710, 2007-2009, 2011, 2407,

2411, 2501-2505, 2507-2510,

4051, 4052, 4057, 4101-4103,

4105, 4107, 4109, 6001, 6002

405 2506

406 705, 712

407 505, 4104

408 506

409

410 2114

411, 412

601 901

602 902

603 903

604 904

605 905

606 906

1001 2209, 3105, 3108, 3113, 3114,

3116, 3301-3303, 3311, 3312,

3315, 3331, 3333, 3335, 3551,

3571

1002

1003 3106, 3501

1004

1005 2306, 3334

1006 3105, 3333

1007 3337

1008 3115

1009 3104

1010 3112

1011 3103

1201-1209

2001 1

2002 503, 2103, 2113, 2115, 2201

2003 2202, 2231-2234

2004 2201

2005-2007

2008 2206-2208, 2211

2009 2303

2010 2231-2234

2201 2010

2401 2201, 2203

2402 2116, 2304, 2331

2601 712, 2210, 2212, 2401, 2403, 2404

2602 2402

2603 2204, 2409

2604 2410

2605 2408

3001 4001, 4002

3002 4010

3003 4003

3004 4004

3005 4005

3006 4006

3007 4007

3008 4009

3009-3011

3201 4151

3202 4152

3203 4153

3204 4154

3205 4155

3206 4156

3207 4158

3208 4159

3209 4160

3210 4161

3211 4162

3212 4163

3213 4164

3214 4165

3215 4166

3216 4167

3217 4168

3218 4171

3401 2303, 4169, 4303, 4560

3402 4170

3403 2303, 4653

3404 4654

3405 4655

3601 2304

3602-3604

3621 2302-2304, 2306

3622 507, 2302-2304

3623 2302-2304, 4057, 4251

3624 2304

3625 2304

3626 2304, 4358, 4359, 4421, 4422,

4452, 4554

3627 2303, 2304, 4358, 4359, 4421,

4422, 4452, 4554

3628 2304

3641 2302-2304

3661 2302-2304

3662 6212

3681 4055

3682 4252, 4305, 4552, 4554

3683 4554

3684

3685 4369

5001 6101

5002 6103

5003 6105

5004 6106

5005 6104, 6402, 6403, 6407,

6411-6413, 6416, 6422, 6423

5006 6432

5007 6203, 6433

5201 6201, 6401

5202 6202

5203 6203, 6204

5204 6204, 6205

5205 6206

5206 6207

5207 6208

5208 6209

5209 6210

5210 6202, 6213

5211 6214

5212 6215

5213 6216

5214 6402a

5215 6402

5401 6301

5402 6302, 6303

5403 6304

5601 6404

5602 6406

5603 6410

5604 6435

5605 6405, 6408, 6413

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POSITIVE LAW

This title was enacted into law by Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 2, Aug.

12, 1970, 84 Stat. 719, which provided that: "Title 39, United

States Code, is revised and reenacted, and the sections thereof may

be cited as 39 U.S.C. Sec. _".

EFFECTIVE DATES

Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 15, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 787, provided

that:

"(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, this

section and sections 9 through 13 of this Act [set out as notes

below and under sections 1001, 1003, 1201, and 2004 of this title],

and sections 202, 203, 205(b) and (c), 206, and 401(2), and

subchapter I of chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code

[sections 3601 to 3604 of this title], as enacted by section 2 of

this Act, shall become effective on the date of enactment of this

Act [Aug. 12, 1970]. Except as otherwise provided in this Act [see

Short Title note set out under section 101 of this title] the other

provisions of this Act shall become effective within 1 year after

the enactment of this Act [Aug. 12, 1970] on the date or dates

established therefor by the Board of Governors and published by it

in the Federal Register. References to the Postal Service in any

provision of this Act [see Short Title note set out under section

101 of this title] (other than a provision referred to in the first

sentence of this subsection) which becomes effective before the

Postal Service commences operations shall be held and considered to

refer to the Post Office Department until the Postal Service

commences operations.

"(b) Sections 3010 and 3011 of title 39, United States Code, as

enacted by section 2 of this Act, and sections 1735, 1736, and 1737

of title 18, United States Code, as enacted by section 6(j) of this

Act, shall become effective on the first day of the sixth month

which begins after the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 12,

1970]."

The provisions of Title 39, as revised by Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 2,

Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 719, are effective on the following dates:

Effective Aug. 12, 1970, pursuant to section 15(a) of Pub. L.

91-375:

Sections 202, 203, 205(b), (c), 206, 401(2), and 3601 to 3604.

Effective Feb. 1, 1971, pursuant to section 15(b) of Pub. L.

91-375:

Sections 3010 and 3011.

Effective Jan. 16, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-5 of the

Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service:

Sections 207 and 402.

Effective Jan. 20, 1971, pursuant to Resolution Nos. 71-7, 71-8

and 71-10 of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service:

Sections 101, 204, 403, 404(2), 410(b)(1), (c)(4), 1003, 2004,

2401(b)(c), 3621 to 3628, 3641 and 3681 to 3685.

Effective Mar. 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-13 of the

Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service:

Sections 1001 and 1002.

Effective Apr. 13, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-14 of the

Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service:

Section 410(a), (b)(2) to (6), (c)(1) to (3), (5), (6).

Effective July 1, 1971, all other provisions of Title 39,

pursuant to Resolution No. 71-9 of the Board of Governors, which

provided in part: "The Board of Governors establishes July 1, 1971,

as the date upon which the Postal Service shall commence

operations. All provisions of the Act [Pub. L. 91-375] not made

effective on an earlier date shall become effective upon the

commencement of operations."

SAVINGS PROVISION

Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 5, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 774, provided

that:

"(a) All orders, determinations, rules, regulations, permits,

contracts, certificates, licenses, and privileges -

"(1) which have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to

become effective -

"(A) under any provision of law amended by this Act [see

Short Title note set out under section 101 of this title]; or

"(B) in the exercise of duties, powers, or functions which

are transferred under this Act [see Short Title note set out

under section 101 of this title];

by (i) any department or agency, any functions of which are

transferred by this Act [see Short Title note set out under

section 101 of this title], or (ii) any court of competent

jurisdiction; and

"(2) which are in effect at the time the United States Postal

Service commences operations, shall continue in effect according

to their terms until modified, terminated, superseded, set aside,

or repealed by the Postal Service (in the exercise of any

authority vested in it by this Act [see Short Title note set out

under section 101 of this title]), by any court of competent

jurisdiction, or by operation of law.

"(b) The provisions of this Act [see Short Title note set out

under section 101 of this title] shall not affect any proceedings

pending at the time this section takes effect before any department

or agency (or component thereof), the functions of which are

transferred by this Act but such proceedings shall be continued

before the Postal Service. Orders shall be issued in such

proceedings, appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall

be made pursuant to such orders, as if this Act had not been

enacted; and orders issued in any such proceedings shall continue

in effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or repealed by

the Postal Service (in the exercise of any authority vested in it

by this Act), by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation

of law.

"(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection -

"(A) the provisions of this Act [see Short Title note set out

under section 101 of this title] shall not affect suits commenced

prior to the date this section takes effect; and

"(B) in all such suits proceedings shall be had, appeals taken,

and judgments rendered, in the same manner and effect as if this

Act [see Short Title note set out under section 101 of this

title] had not been enacted.

No suit, action, or other proceeding commenced by or against any

officer in his official capacity as an officer of any department or

agency, functions of which are transferred by this Act [see Short

Title note set out under section 101 of this title] shall abate by

reason of the enactment of this Act. No cause of action by or

against any department or agency, functions of which are

transferred by this Act, or by or against any officer thereof in

his official capacity shall abate by reason of the enactment of

this Act. Causes of actions, suits, actions, or other proceedings

may be asserted by or against the Postal Service or such official

of that Service as may be appropriate and, in any litigation

pending when this section takes effect, the court may at any time,

on its own motion or that of any party, enter an order which will

give effect to the provisions of this subsection.

"(2) If before the date on which any provision of this Act [see

Short Title note set out under section 101 of this title] takes

effect, any department or agency, or officer thereof in his

official capacity, is a party to a suit, and under this Act-

"(A) such department or agency is transferred to the Postal

Service; or

"(B) any function of such department, agency, or officer is

transferred to the Postal Service;

such suit shall be continued by the Postal Service.

"(d) The amendment of any statute by this Act [see Short Title

note set out under section 101 of this title] shall not release or

extinguish any criminal prosecution, penalty, forfeiture, or

liability incurred under such statute, unless the amending Act

shall so expressly provide, and such statute shall be treated as

still remaining in force for the purpose of sustaining any proper

action or prosecution for the enforcement of such prosecution,

penalty, forfeiture, or liability.

"(e) With respect to any function, power, or duty transferred by

this Act [see Short Title note set out under section 101 of this

title] and exercised after the effective date of this Act,

reference in any other Federal law to any department or agency,

officer, or office so transferred, or functions of which are so

transferred, shall be deemed to mean the officer or agency of the

Postal Service in which this Act vests such function after such

transfer.

"(f) Provisions of title 39, United States Code, in effect

immediately prior to the effective date of this section, but not

reenacted by this Act [see Short Title note set out under section

101 of this title], shall remain in force as rules or regulations

of the Postal Service established by this Act, to the extent the

Postal Service is authorized to adopt such provisions as rules or

regulations, until they are revoked, amended, or revised by the

Postal Service.

"(g) Notwithstanding section 202 of title 39, United States Code,

as enacted by section 2 of this Act, Governors of the Board of

Governors of the Postal Service may be paid $300 a day for not more

than 60 days of meetings in each of the first 2 years following the

effective date of such section 202 [see section 15(b) of Pub. L.

91-375 set out as an Effective Date note above]."

Provisions of section 5 of Pub. L. 91-375 effective within 1 year

after Aug. 12, 1970, on date established therefor by the Board of

Governors of the United States Postal Service and published by it

in the Federal Register, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set

out as an Effective Date note above.

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CORRESPONDING REFERENCES

Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 6(o)-(q), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 783,

provided that:

"(o) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of law

(other than this Act [see Short Title note set out under section

101 of this title] or a provision of law amended by this Act),

regulation, rule, record, or document to the Post Office

Department, the Postal Service, the postal field service, the field

postal service, or the departmental service or departmental

headquarters of the Post Office Department, such reference shall be

considered a reference to the United States Postal Service. Any

reference to any officer or employee of the Post Office Department,

the Postal Service, the postal field service, the field postal

service, or the departmental service or departmental headquarters

of the Post Office Department shall be deemed a reference to the

appropriate officer or employee of the United States Postal

Service.

"(p) Whenever reference is made in any provision of law (other

than this Act [see Short Title note set out under section 101 of

this title] or provision of law amended by this Act), regulation,

rule, record, or document to a postal inspector or chief postal

inspector of the Post Office Department, such reference shall be

deemed to be a reference to the appropriate officer or employee of

the United States Postal Service who performs duties related to the

inspection of postal matters.

"(q) Whenever reference is made in any law to title 39, United

States Code, or provision of that title, as such title or provision

existed prior to the effective date of this section [see Effective

Date note set out above], that reference shall be considered a

reference to the appropriate provision of title 39, as amended by

section 2 of this Act, unless no such provision is included

therein."

Provisions of section 6(o) to (q) of Pub. L. 91-375 effective

within 1 year after Aug. 12, 1970, on date established therefor by

the Board of Governors and published by it in the Federal Register,

see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as an Effective Date

note above.

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SEPARABILITY; LEGISLATIVE CONSTRUCTION

Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 11, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 785, provided

that:

"(a) If a part of title 39, United States Code, as enacted by

section 2 of this Act, is held invalid, the remainder of such title

shall not be affected thereby; and if any other part of this Act

[see Short Title note set out under section 101 of this title] is

held to be invalid, the remainder of the Act shall not be affected

thereby.

"(b) An inference of a legislative construction is not to be

drawn by reason of a chapter in title 39, United States Code, as

enacted by section 2 of this Act in which a section is placed nor

by reason of the caption or catchline."

Provisions of section 11 of Pub. L. 91-375 effective Aug. 12,

1970, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as an Effective

Date note above.

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TITLE REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This title is referred to in title 49 sections 5126, 41901.

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39 USC PART I - GENERAL 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART I - GENERAL

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PART I - GENERAL

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Chap. Sec.

1. Postal Policy and Definitions 101

2. Organization 201

4. General Authority 401

6. Private Carriage of Letters 601

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