Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Publication Date:January 01, 2019
 
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S.I. No.149of2019

Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Commission for Communications Regulation, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 16(9) of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (No. 21 of 2011), hereby makes the following regulations:

Citation and Commencement

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

(2) These Regulations, the Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 and the Principal Regulations may be cited together as the Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) Regulations 2012 to 2019 and shall be construed together as one.

(3) These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 May 2019.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations “Principal Regulations” means the Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 280 of 2012).

Amendment

3. (1) Regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended by substituting for the definition of “deferred delivery” the following:

“ 'deferred delivery' means deposited at a delivery office at one of the specified locations for delivery within the State one day later than would otherwise be the case using the 'D+n' formula”;

(2) Regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended by substituting for the definition of “delivery only” the following:

“ 'delivery only' means deposited at a delivery office at one of the specified locations for delivery within the State using the 'D+n' formula”;

(3) Regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended by inserting following the definition of “foreign” the following:

“ 'foreign postal packets deposited in bulk' means a substantial number of similar foreign postal packets deposited with a universal postal service provider at the same place and time, pre-sorted by country of destination and prepaid by postal franking machine or prepaid posting under special licence, to be transported and distributed to the addressees as marked on each of the postal packets;”

(4) Regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations is amended by substituting for the definition of “postal packets deposited in bulk” the following:

“ 'postal packets deposited in bulk' means either:

(a) a minimum number of 200 letters and large envelopes capable of being processed by automated equipment, with a minimum auto-sort...

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