8-3.2 Establishing or Discontinuing Bypass Mail Points

  1. The Postal Service, either at its own initiative or at the request of a community, may review requests to establish or eliminate a point from bypass mail service. The Postal Service considers, but is not limited to, the following criteria when making its determination:
    1. Current and projected mail volumes (including daily minimum and maximum volumes).
    2. The impact of the change in bypass mail service on the Anchorage or Fairbanks mail processing center’s ability to process mail for delivery within established delivery standards.
    3. The identified capacity constraints of the facilities.
  2. The Postal Service initiates any proceeding for adding or eliminating bypass mail points by complying with all statutory requirements in 39 U.S.C. The statutory requirement currently includes a 12-month public notice period.