Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 74.djvu/622

This page needs to be proofread.
[74 Stat. 582]
[74 Stat. 582]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

582

57 Stat. 380.

PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960

[74 S T A T.

§ 508. Sale of maps, opinions of General Counsel, and transcripts of hearings The Postmaster General may sell, at such rates as he determines to be fair and reasonable, but not exceeding the cost thereof— (1) post route and rural delivery maps; (2) opinions of the General Counsel; and (3) transcripts of hearings before the Department. § 509. Rewards The Postmaster General may offer and pay rewards for information and services in connection with violations of the postal laws. § 510. Disposal of wastepaper The Postmaster General, subject to the provisions of sections 366380 of title 44, may sell as wastepaper or otherwise dispose of the files of papers that are not needed in the transaction of current business and have no permanent value or historical interest. CHAPTER 7—POST OFFICES Sec. 701. 702. 703. 704. 705. 706. 707. 708. 709. 710. 711. 712.

Establishment and discontinuance of post offices. Classes of post offices. Distributing offices; clerk hire. Reimbursement for equipment on discontinuance of office. Branch post offices and stations. Postal agencies In other countries. Hours of service. Box rents to be prepaid. Arrival and departure of mail. Mailing up mail. Method of determining gross receipts. Armed Forces postal clerks.

§ 701. Establishment and discontinuance of post offices (a) The Postmaster General may— (1) establish post offices as he deems expedient: (2) discontinue post offices when the efficiency of the service requires or revenues are endangered from any cause; and (3) consolidate post offices, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section. (b) The Postmaster General may not discontinue post offices at county seats as a result of a consolidation. This subsection does not apply to— (1) Cambridge, Massachusetts; or (2) Towson, Maryland; or (3) Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri. § 702. Classes of post offices At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Postmaster General shall divide post offices into four classes on the basis of gross annual postal receipts for the preceding calendar year. H e shall place in the first class those post offices at which those receipts are $40,000 or more. He shall place in the second class those post offices at which those receipts are $8,000 or more, but less than $40,000. H e shall place in the third class those post offices at which those receipts are $1,500 or more, but less than $8,000. He shall place in the fourth class those offices at which those receipts for each of two consecutive calendar years are less than $1,500, or where in any calendar year those receipts are less than $1,400.