Preferred Area Law and Legal Definition

According to 39 CFR 776.3 (Title 39 - Postal Service; Chapter I - United States Postal Service; Subchapter K - Environmental Regulations; Part 776 - Floodplain And Wetland Procedures; Subpart A - General Provisions), preferred area means “the specific geographical area proposed for a new postal facility, as developed by the operations organization within the Postal Service. A preferred area's boundaries are unique for each proposed facility based on the operational and customer service needs of the Postal Service.”