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How to find information about 'offshore' ZIP Codes, (and EP EXC) when using ADC PT, NDC PT, and SCF PT parameters in MailStream Plus

When using ADC PT, NDC PT, and SCF PT, when position 8=Y, *ALL* of the ENT PTs for those facilities will be internally generated.  It doesn't matter whether position 9=N (do not include offshore ZIP Codes), or an EP EXC parameter is used to exclude an ADC, NDC, or SCF.  ALL of the applicable ENT PT entry points will be generated.  And they will all be validated as far as requested discounts, etc.

What position xxx PT position 9=N or EP EXC does is control whether records will be put *into* specific entry points. 
If position 9=N to not include offshore ZIP Codes, then no records with offshore ZIP Codes will be put into that facility's entry point.  Likewise, if EP EXCs are used, then no records will be put into any excluded entry points.
Instead, in both cases, the pieces will go to the job's next available level (or default) entry point.
 
What is an offshore ZIP Code?
As of the Nov 2015 Postal Reference Files, there are 12 ZIP Codes that are considered offshore when using ADC PT, NDC PT, and SCF PTs.  They are ZIP Codes that start with the following 3-digits-
006
007
008
009
967
968
969
995
996
997
998
999

A special word about 15 other ZIP Codes as-of the Nov 2015 Postal Reference Files, which start with the following 3-digits-
090
091
092
093
094
095
096
097
098
340
962
963
964
965
966
These 3-digits are all for APOs, FPOs,and DPOs.  When using SCF PT, they have no SCF to go to per the USPS L005 Labeling List, so will go to the job's next available level (or default) entry point.  With ADC PT or NDC PT they will go to their assigned ADC or NDC entry point.
UPDATED:  April 21, 2017