(36)             United States Postal Service Interruption and
                     Emergency in the State of California

   A service interruption in United States Postal Service (USPS) in 
the state of California occurred on June 29, 1999, due to the action 
the UNABOM Bomber. The USPS will maintain heightened security procedures 
for mail originating in the State of California. These procedures will be 
in effect until further notice and are as follows:
   Mail destined for California is not affected by these procedures.
   For Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, international air
mail and military mail items weighing less than 12 ounces, normal
collection, distribution, and transportation will remain in effect.
   Mail weighing 12 ounces or more which has been placed into California
collection boxes will be returned to the sender. Postal Service window
clerks will not accept Express Mail, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail,
international air mail or military mail weighing 12 ounces or more.
   Postal Service marketing and sales managers will work with known
shippers to accept mail pieces weighing 12 ounces or more, but this mail
will not be transported on scheduled passenger airlines.
   Parcel post and international surface mail originating California are
not affected by these procedures.
   The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is designating the interruption
in the service of the USPS in the state of California caused by the
UNABOM bomber as a postal service interruption and an emergency within
the meaning of 35 U.S.C. 21(a). Any request to accept a paper or fee
delayed by this emergency should be directed to Jeffrey V. Nase, Patent
Legal Administrator, (703) 305-9285, PK1-520, for patent-related
matters, and to Lynne G. Boresford, Trademark Legal Administrator, (703)
308-8900, 10B10 ST, for trademark-related matters.

June 30, 1995                                             L. J. GOFFNEY for
                                                            BRUCE A. LEHMAN
                                        Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
                                     Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

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