The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to implement a process to remove overweight items from the postal network.
The Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 20, 2018, (83 FR 17518-17519) to amend the DMM to add a process, which included a fee, for removing overweight items that are found in the postal network. Items that exceed the 70 pound weight limit are nonmailable and are not provided service.
The final rule is scheduled for publication Federal Register Notice (“FRN”) August 29, 2018, the effective date for the rule.
Once it is published it will be available on this page in an official form. Until then, you can download the unpublished PDF version – USPS Overweight Items FRN Rule Notice 2018-18481