39 U.S. Code § 404. Specific powers
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, referred to in subsec. (d)(2)(B), is Pub. L. 91–596, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1590, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 15 (§ 651 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 651 of Title 29 and Tables.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–435, § 403(b)(2), substituted “Subject to the provisions of section 404a, but otherwise without” for “Without” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(6) to (9). Pub. L. 109–435, § 102(a)(1), redesignated pars. (7) to (9) as (6) to (8), respectively, and struck out former par. (6), which read “to provide, establish, change, or abolish special nonpostal or similar services;”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–435, § 1010(e), added subsec. (b). Former subsec. (b) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 109–435, § 604(a), substituted “Postal Regulatory Commission” for “Postal Rate Commission”.
Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 109–435, § 1006(a), added par. (6).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–435, § 1010(e), added subsec. (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (e).
Pub. L. 109–435, § 102(a)(2), added subsec. (c).
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 109–435, § 1010(e), redesignated subsecs. (b) and (c) as (d) and (e), respectively.
1998—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–241 amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “The Postal Service, in making a determination whether or not to close or consolidate a post office, shall consider—
“(A) the effect of such closing or consolidation on the community served by such post office;
“(B) the effect of such closing or consolidation on employees of the Postal Service employed at such office;
“(C) whether such closing or consolidation is consistent with the policy of the Government, as stated in section 101(b) of this title, that the Postal Service shall provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to rural areas, communities, and small towns where post offices are not self-sustaining;
“(D) the economic savings to the Postal Service resulting from such closing or consolidation; and
“(E) such other factors as the Postal Service determines are necessary.”
1976—Pub. L. 94–421 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
Pars. (1), (3) to (9) of subsec. (a) of this section effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–9 of the Board of Governors and par. (2) of subsec. (a) effective Jan. 20, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–10 of the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91–375, set out as a note preceding section 101 of this title.