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[74 Stat. 654]
[74 Stat. 654]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

PXJBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960

[74 ST AT.

CHAPTER 51—NONMAILABLE MATTER Sec.

4001. 4002. 4003. 4004. 4005. 4006. 4007.

Nonmailable matter. Nonmailable fourth class matter. Mail bearing a fictitious name or address. Delivery of mail to persons not residents of the place of address. Fraudulent and lottery matter. "Unlawful" matter. Detention of mail for temporary periods.

§ 4001. Nonmailable matter (a) Matter, the deposit of which in the mails is punishable under sections 1302, 1341, 1342, 1461, 1463, 1714, 1715, 1716, 1717, or 1718 of title 18, is nonmailable. (b) Except as provided in section 4002 of this title, nonmailable matter which reaches the office of delivery, or which may be seized or detained for violation of law, shall be disposed of as the Postmaster General directs. § 4002. Nonmailable fourth class matter (a) Matter of the fourth class is nonmailable which— (1) exceeds the prescribed size and weight limits; or (2) is of a character perishable within the period required for transportation and delivery. (b) Matter made nonmailable by this section which by inadvertence reaches the office of destination may be delivered in accordance with its address, if the party addressed furnishes the name and address of the sender. If the person addressed refuses to furnish the information, the package shall be disposed of as the Postmaster General directs. § 4003. Mail bearing a fictitious name or address (a) Upon evidence satisfactory to the Postmaster General that any person is using a fictitious, false or assumed name, title or address in conducting, promoting or carrying on or assisting therein, by means of the postal service of the United States, an activity in violation of sections 1302, 1341, and 1342 of title 18, the Postmaster General may— (1) withhold mail so addressed from delivery; and (2) require the party claiming the mail to furnish proof to him of the claimant's identity and right to receive the mail. (b) The Postmaster General may issue an order directing that mail, covered by subsection (a), be forwarded to a dead letter office as fictitious matter, or be returned to the senders when the— (1) party claiming the mail fails to furnish proof of his identity and right to receive the mail; or (2) the Postmaster General is satisfied that the mail is addressed to a fictitious, false or assumed name, title or address. § 4004. Delivery of mail to persons not residents of the place of address 'Whenever the Postmaster General is satisfied that letters or parcels sent in the mail are addressed to places not the residence or regular business address of the person for whom they are intended, to enable the person to escape identification, he may deliver the mail only upon identification of the persons so addressed. § 4005. Fraudulent and lottery matter (a) Upon evidence satisfactory to the Postmaster General that any person is engaged in conducting a scheme or device for obtaining money or property through the mail by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; or engaged in conducting a lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme for the distribution of money