Change Request Detail
No.
1050
Date
9/15/2006
Submitter
Type of Request
Pertaining to more than one, or not sure
Status
DSMO Process Completed
Business Reason
X12 Code Sources 22 and 51 refer to United States Postal Service Publication 65, "National 5-Digit ZIP Code and Post Office Directory".  According to the notice at http://www.usps.com/ncsc/addressinfo/zipcodedirectories.htm , "Printed copies of the Publication 65, National 5-Digit ZIP Code and Post Office Directory and Publcation 66, ZIP+4 Code State Directory have been discontinued."
Suggestion
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, Publication #5-2, May, 1987, may be used for 'state' codes.

The United States Postal Service online ZIP code lookup system or AIS viewer is a possible replacement for U.S. postal codes.
DSMO Category
C
Recommendation
Approve. While DSMO agrees that code source references do need to contain current information, selection of specific code sources must be done in coordination with all other Subcommittees within X12 to meet cross industry needs. X12N will pursue updating the code source reference to reflect the current distribution of the code set by the US Postal Service.
Appeal Recommendation