80 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 89-593-SEPT. 20, 1966
" (2) thirty pounds on matter mailed on or after July 1, 1968, but before July 1, 1969; and "(3) forty pounds on matter mailed on or after July 1, 1969. "(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the maximum size of fourth class mail is— "(1) seventy-two inches in girth and length combined on matter mailed before July 1, 1970; "(2) seventy-eight inches in girth and length combined on matter mailed on or after July 1, 1970, but before July 1, 1971; and "(3) eighty-four inches in girth and length combined on matter mailed on or after July 1, 1971. "(c) The maximum size on fourth class mail is one hundred inches in girth and length combined, and the maximum weight is seventy pounds for parcels— "(1) mailed at, or addressed for delivery at, a second-, third-, or fourth-class post office or on a rural or star route; "(2) containing baby fowl, live plants, trees, shrubs, or agricultural commodities but not the manufactured products of those commodities; "(3) consisting of books, films, and other materials mailed under section 4554 of this title; "(4) addressed to or mailed at any Armed Forces post office outside the fifty States; "(5) addressed to or mailed in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the States of Alaska and Hawaii, or a possession of the United States including the Canal Zone and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; and "(6) consisting of reproducers of sound reproduction records for the blind or parts thereof, and of braille writers and other appliances for the blind or parts thereof, mailed under section 4654 of this title.". SEC. 4. (a) The paragraph under the heading "GENERAL PROVISIONS" under the appropriations for the Post Office Department contained in chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1951 (64 Stat. 1050), as amended by section 213 of the Postal Rate Increase Act, 1958 (72 Stat. 143; 31 U.S.C. 695), is repealed effective as of July 1, 1966. (b) Section 207(b) of the Act of February 28, 1925 (43 Stat. 1067), as amended by section 7 of the Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 942), is repealed as of the effective date of the first section of this Act. SEC. 5. (a) There is hereby established a commission to be known as the Advisory Commission on Parcel Distribution Services (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"). (b) The Commission shall be composed of five members appointed by the President. Three members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. The President shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairman of the Commission and one of the members to serve as Vice Chairman of the Commission. (c) I t shall be the duty of the Commission to make a full and complete study of small parcel distribution services, including parcel post, with a view to making recommendations with respect to— (1) the adequacy of existing services in terms of the needs of the consumer and the shipper; (2) the feasibility of integrating private and public small parcel distribution services through cooperative ventures; (3) methods of improving, coordinating, strengthening, expanding, and making more efficient the private distribution system;
Ante, p. 818.
^^^i use 695 note.
Advisory com Teforstr'ibutio'^ services,
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dil"i^biuo"^^ services, study.