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Introduced in House (07/18/2001)

Amends Federal Postal law to require the U.S. Postal Service to adhere to an equitable tender policy in selecting carriers of non-priority bypass mail to any point served by more than one carrier in Alaska. Changes the requirement that such a carrier operate at least three scheduled flights each week to any point to a requirement of at least one, two, or three scheduled flights.

Allows the Service to offer equitable tender of non-priority bypass mail at mainline service rates to a bush carrier providing service within Alaska from a hub point to a bush point if the bush point is also being served by a mainline carrier.

Requires the Service to select only existing mainline carriers to provide non-priority bypass mail service to hub points in Alaska, except in certain circumstances. Permits the Service to select a carrier other than an existing mainline carrier if: (1) the Service determines that service to the hub point is deficient and provides written notice of such determination to existing mainline carriers to the hub point; and (2) after the 30-day period following issuance of such notice, the Service determines that deficiencies in service to the hub point have not been cured.