[House Report 106-1042]
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 604
106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                    106-1042


                         REPORT ON ACTIVITIES


                       DURING THE 106TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 OF THE

                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES





January 2, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed




                               __________


                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                     LARRY COMBEST, Texas, Chairman

BILL BARRETT, Nebraska,              CHARLES W. STENHOLM, Texas,
    Vice Chairman                        Ranking Minority Member
JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio                GARY A. CONDIT, California
THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois            COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia              CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California
RICHARD W. POMBO, California         EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina
CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida           DAVID MINGE, Minnesota
NICK SMITH, Michigan                 EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama
TERRY EVERETT, Alabama               EARL POMEROY, North Dakota
FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma             TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
HELEN CHENOWETH-HAGE, Idaho          SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia
JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana          BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi
SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia             JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois                 MARION BERRY, Arkansas
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina
BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado               DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota          BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee        CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana
JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana              LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa
KEN CALVERT, California              DAVID D. PHELPS, Illinois
GIL GUTKNECHT, Minnesota             KEN LUCAS, Kentucky
BOB RILEY, Alabama                   MIKE THOMPSON, California
GREG WALDEN, Oregon                  BARON P. HILL, Indiana
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho            JOE BACA, California
DOUG OSE, California                 ------ ------
ROBIN HAYES, North Carolina
ERNIE FLETCHER, Kentucky

                           Professional Staff

                William E. O'Conner, Jr., Staff Director

                     Lance Kotschwar, Chief Counsel

                Stephen Haterius, Minority Staff Director

                 Keith Williams, Communications Director

                                  (ii)


                      LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                  Committee on Agriculture,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2001.

    Mr. Jeff Trandahl
    Clerk of the House of Representatives,
    Washington, DC.

    Dear Mr. Trandahl: Pursuant to rule XI, clause 1(d), of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, I herewith submit to the 
House a report of the activities of the Committee on 
Agriculture during the 106th Congress.
    With best wishes, I am

        Sincerely,
                                             Larry Combest,
                                                          Chairman.


                             C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
I. Summary of organization, jurisdiction, and oversight plan of 
  the Committee on Agriculture...................................     1
        A. Organization..........................................     1
        B. Jurisdiction..........................................     3
        C. Oversight Plan........................................     7
II. Committee activities during the 106th Congress...............    12
        A. Main legislative activities...........................    12
        B. Statistical summary of activities.....................    17
        C. Digest of bills within the jurisdiction of the 
          Committee on Agriculture on which some action has been 
          taken..................................................    17
        D. Oversight.............................................    43
        E. Watershed projects....................................    62
        F. Printed Hearings......................................    63
        G. Meetings not printed..................................    71
        H. Committee prints......................................    72
III. Appendix....................................................    72
        A. Executive communications..............................    72
        B. Presidential Messages.................................   155
        C. Presidential Proclamations and other documents of 
          interest...............................................   155
        D. Statutory reports.....................................   157
        E. Memorials.............................................   185
        F. Petitions.............................................   188



                                                 Union Calendar No. 604
106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                    106-1042

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 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 106TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Combest, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

    In accordance with rule XI, clause 1(d), of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee on Agriculture 
reports herewith on its activities during the 106th Congress.

  I. Summary of Organization, Jurisdiction, and Oversight Plan of the 
                       Committee on Agriculture.


                            A. ORGANIZATION

    With the passage of House Resolution 6 and House Resolution 
7 on January 6, 1999, the House of Representatives established 
the total authorized membership of the Committee on Agriculture 
for the 106th Congress at 51, with a party division of 27 
Republicans and 24 Democrats. Among the committee members were 
11 Representatives who were serving their first terms (Calvert, 
Riley, Walden, Simpson, Ose, Hayes, Fletcher, Boswell, Phelps, 
Lucas of Kentucky, Thompson of California, and Hill).
    The committee organized on January 20, 1999, and committee 
rules were adopted without subcommittee jurisdictions or 
ratios. However, on February 10, 1999, the committee met and 
organized into four subcommittees, three of which were assigned 
jurisdiction over major agricultural commodities and one of 
which dealt with various related agricultural operations. The 
four subcommittees were constituted as follows:

                        SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
   (Ratio includes ex officio members. Larry Combest, chairman, and 
 Charles W. Stenholm, ranking minority member, were ex officio members 
                         of all subcommittees)

                        Commodity Subcommittees
 General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit
                             (Ratio 11-10)

 BILL BARRETT, Nebraska, Chairman

DAVID MINGE, MN,                     JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio,
     Ranking Minority Member             Vice Chairman
BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi      NICK SMITH, Michigan
DAVID D. PHELPS, Illinois            FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma
BARON P. HILL, Indiana               SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia
EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina       JERRY MORAN, Kansas
EARL POMEROY, North Dakota           JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota
TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania             WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr. Georgia       DOUG OSE, California
JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine           ROBIN HAYES, North Carolina

        Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture (Ratio 12-11)

  RICHARD W. POMBO, California, 
             Chairman

COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota,       JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio,
     Ranking Minority Member             Vice Chairman
TIM HOLDEN, California               BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
GARY A. CONDIT, Pennsylvania         TERRY EVERETT, Alabama
CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California         FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma
MARION BERRY, Arkansas               HELEN CHENOWETH-HAGE, Idaho
MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina        JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado
BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina        KEN CALVERT, California
LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa             GIL GUTKNECHT, Minnesota
KEN LUCAS, Kentucky                  BOB RILEY, Alabama

    Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops 
                          (Ratio 18-16)

    THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois, 
             Chairman

GARY A. CONDIT, California,          BILL BARRETT, Nebraska,
     Ranking Minority Member             Vice Chairman
CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California         NICK SMITH, Michigan
EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama            TERRY EVERETT, Alabama
EARL POMEROY, North Dakota           FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia
JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine           RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina        JERRY MORAN, Kansas
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota
BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina        WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana          GIL GUTKNECHT, Minnesota
LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa             BOB RILEY, Alabama
KEN LUCAS, Kentucky                  GREG WALDEN, Oregon
MIKE THOMPSON, California            MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
JOE BACA, California                 DOUG OSE, California
                                     ROBIN HAYES, North Carolina
                                     ERNIE FLETCHER, Kentucky

                        Operational Subcommittee
   Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and 
                         Forestry (Ratio 11-10)

 BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia, Chairman

EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina,      THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois,
    Ranking Minority Member              Vice Chairman
MARION BERRY, Arkansas               RICHARD W. POMBO, California
BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi      CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida
DAVID D. PHELPS, Illinois            JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana
BARON P. HILL, Indiana               SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia
MIKE THOMPSON, California            RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
DAVID MINGE, Minnesota               JERRY MORAN, Kansas
JOE BACA, California                 JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana
------ ------                        GREG WALDEN, Oregon

                       B. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION

    Under rules adopted by the House of Representatives for the 
106th Congress, the Committee on Agriculture's (hereinafter 
also referred to as committee) jurisdiction (See rule X, clause 
1 of the Rules of the House of Representatives) extended to----
          (1) Adulteration of seeds, insect pests, and 
        protection of birds and animals in forest reserves.
          (2) Agriculture generally.
          (3) Agricultural and industrial chemistry.
          (4) Agricultural colleges and experiment stations.
          (5) Agricultural economics and research.
          (6) Agricultural education extension services.
          (7) Agricultural production and marketing and 
        stabilization of prices of agricultural products, and 
        commodities (not including distribution outside of the 
        United States).
          (8) Animal industry and diseases of animals.
          (9) Commodity exchanges.
          (10) Crop insurance and soil conservation.
          (11) Dairy industry.
          (12) Entomology and plant quarantine.
          (13) Extension of farm credit and farm security.
          (14) Inspection of livestock, poultry, meat products, 
        and seafood and seafood products.
          (15) Forestry in general, and forest reserves other 
        than those created from the public domain.
          (16) Human nutrition and home economics.
          (17) Plant industry, soils, and agricultural 
        engineering.
          (18) Rural electrification.
          (19) Rural development.
          (20) Water conservation related to activities of the 
        Department of Agriculture.
    The revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of 
Representatives for the 106th Congress (House Document No. 105-
358) provides the following concerning the Committee on 
Agriculture: \1\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    \1\ References are to the volume and section of Hinds' (volumes I-
V, e.g., IV, 500) and Cannon's (volumes VI-VIII, e.g., VI, 400) 
Precedents of the House of Representatives, and to the Congressional 
Record by date and page (e.g., January 3, 1953, p. 500).

          ``This committee was established in 1820 (IV, 4149). 
        In 1880 the subject of forestry was added to its 
        jurisdiction, and the committee was conferred authority 
        to receive estimates of and to report appropriations 
        (IV, 4149). However, on July 1, 1920, authority to 
        report appropriations for the U.S. Department of 
        Agriculture was transferred to the Committee on 
        Appropriations (VII, 1860).
          The basic form of the present jurisdictional 
        statement was made effective January 2, 1947, as a part 
        of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 
        812). Subparagraph (7) was altered by the 93d Congress, 
        effective January 3, 1975, to include jurisdiction over 
        agricultural commodities (including the Commodity 
        Credit Corporation) while transferring jurisdiction 
        over foreign distribution and nondomestic production of 
        commodities to the Committee on International Relations 
        (House Resolution 988, 93d Congress, October 8, 1974, 
        p. 34470). Nevertheless, the committee has retained a 
        limited jurisdiction over measures to release CCC 
        stocks for such foreign distribution (September 14, 
        1989, p. 20428). Previously unstated jurisdictions over 
        commodities exchanges and rural development were 
        codified effective January 3, 1975.
          The 104th Congress consolidated the committee's 
        jurisdiction over inspection of livestock and meat 
        products to include inspection of poultry, seafood, and 
        seafood products, and added subparagraph (20) relating 
        to water conservation (section. 202(a), House 
        Resolution 6, January 4, 1995, p.464). Clerical and 
        stylistic changes were effected when the House 
        recodified its rules in the 106th Congress (House 
        Resolution 5. January 6, 1999, p. ______).
          The committee has had jurisdiction of bills for 
        establishing and regulating the Department of 
        Agriculture (IV, 4150), for inspection of livestock and 
        meat products, regulation of animal industry, diseases 
        of animals (IV, 4154; VII, 1862), adulteration of 
        seeds, insect pests, protection of birds and animals in 
        forest reserves (IV, 4157; VII, 1870), the improvement 
        of the breed of horses, even with the cavalry service 
        in view (IV, 4158; VII, 1865).
          The committee, having charge of the general subject 
        of forestry, has reported bills relating to timber, and 
        forest reserves other than those created from the 
        public domain (IV, 4160). It has also exercised 
        jurisdiction of bills relating to agricultural colleges 
        and experiment stations (IV, 4152), incorporation of 
        agricultural societies (IV, 4159), and establishment of 
        a highway commission (IV, 4153), to discourage 
        fictitious and gambling transactions in farm products 
        (IV, 4161; VII, 1861), to regulate the transportation, 
        sale and handling of dogs and cats intended for use in 
        research and the licensing of animal research 
        facilities (July 29, 1965, p. 18691); and to designate 
        an agricultural research center (May 14, 1995, 
        p.______). The committee shares with the Committee on 
        the Judiciary jurisdiction over a bill comprehensively 
        amending the Immigration and Nationality Act and 
        including food stamp eligibility requirements for 
        aliens (September 19, 1995, p.______).
          The House referred the President's message dealing 
        with the refinancing of farm-mortgage indebtedness to 
        the committee, thus conferring jurisdiction (April 4, 
        1933, p. 1209). The committee has jurisdiction over a 
        bill relating solely to executive level position in the 
        Department of Agriculture (March 2, 1976, p. 4958) and 
        has jurisdiction over bills to develop land and water 
        conservation programs on private and non-Federal lands 
        (June 7, 1976, p. 16768).''

    Some of the specific areas in which the Committee on 
Agriculture exercises its jurisdiction or that have been 
created for the committee by historical reference include:
           (1) Public Law 480, 83d Congress, the restoration, 
        expansion, and development of foreign markets for U.S. 
        agricultural products; and the effect of the General 
        Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (and the North American 
        Free Trade Agreement), bilateral free trade agreements, 
        the European Community, and other regional economic 
        agreements and commodity marketing and pricing systems 
        on United States agriculture.
           (2) All matters relating to the establishment and 
        development of an effective Foreign Agricultural 
        Service.
           (3) Matters relating to rural development, including 
        rural telephone companies, farm credit banks, farm 
        rural housing loans, rural water supply, rural flood 
        control and water pollution control programs, and loans 
        for rural firehouses, community facilities, and 
        businesses.
           (4) Production and use of energy from agricultural 
        and forestry resources.
           (5) Matters relating to the development, use, and 
        administration of the National Forests, including, but 
        not limited to, development of a sound program for 
        general public use of the National Forests consistent 
        with watershed protection and sustained-yield timber 
        management, study of the forest fire prevention and 
        control policies and activities of the Forest Service 
        and their relation to coordinated activities of other 
        Federal, State, and private agencies; Forest Service 
        land exchanges; and wilderness and similar use 
        designations applied to National Forest land.
           (6) Price spreads of agricultural commodities 
        between producers and consumers.
           (7) The formulation and development of improved 
        programs for agricultural commodities; matters relating 
        to the inspection, grading, and marketing of such 
        commodities, including seafood; and food safety 
        generally.
           (8) Matters relating to trading in futures contracts 
        for all commodities and similar instruments, including 
        commodity options and commodity leverage contracts.
           (9) The administration and operation of agricultural 
        programs through State and county committees and the 
        administrative policies and procedures relating to the 
        selection, election, and operation of such committees.
           (10) The administration and development of small 
        watershed programs under Public Law 566, 83d Congress, 
        as amended, and the development of resource 
        conservation and development programs for rural areas.
           (11) Programs of food assistance or distribution 
        supported in whole or in part by funds of the 
        Department of Agriculture, including but not limited to 
        the Food Stamp Program and the Commodity Distribution 
        Program.
           (12) Aquaculture programs of the Department of 
        Agriculture.
           (13) Sugar legislation, including import control 
        programs that stabilize domestic prices.
           (14) All matters relating to pesticides, the Federal 
        Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as 
        amended, the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control 
        Act of 1972, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
        Rodenticide Act Amendments of 1988, and the Food 
        Quality Protection Act of 1996, including, but not 
        limited to, the registration, marketing, and safe use 
        of pesticides, groundwater contamination, and the 
        coordination of the pesticide program under FIFRA with 
        food safety programs.
           (15) Agricultural research programs, including, but 
        not limited to, the authorization of specific research 
        projects and agricultural biotechnology development 
        efforts.
           (16) All matters relating to the Commodity Credit 
        Corporation Charter Act.
           (17) Legislation relating to the control of the 
        entry into the United States of temporary, nonresident 
        aliens for employment in agricultural production.
           (18) Legislation relating to the general operations 
        and the Organic Act of the Department of Agriculture, 
        the Commodity Credit Corporation, Federal Crop 
        Insurance Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, Farm 
        Credit System, Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
        Corporation, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
           (19) Producer-funded research, promotion, and 
        consumer and industry information programs for 
        agricultural commodities.
           (20) Legislation regarding reclamation water 
        projects where the pricing of water delivered by such 
        projects is affected by whether the water will be used 
        in the production of a crop for which an acreage 
        reduction programs is in effect.
           (21) Legislation regarding reclamation water 
        projects for which the Secretary of Agriculture is 
        required to make a determination regarding commodity 
        availability prior to the determination of the price to 
        be charged for the delivery of such project water.
           (22) Legislation establishing the level of fees 
        charged by the Federal Government for the grazing of 
        livestock on Federal lands.
           (23) Legislation governing the Federal regulation of 
        transactions involving swaps contracts, hybrid 
        financial instruments, and derivative securities and 
        financial products.
           (24) Legislation regarding the Federal Reserve Board 
        with respect to its authority to regulate the 
        establishment of appropriate levels of margin on stock 
        index futures contracts.

    The committee also reviews and studies, on a continuing 
basis, the current and prospective application, administration, 
execution, and effectiveness of those laws, or parts of laws, 
the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of the 
committee, and the organization and operation of the Federal 
agencies and entities having responsibilities in or for the 
administration and execution thereof. In addition, the 
committee, along with other standing committees of the House, 
has the function of reviewing and studying on a continuing 
basis the effect or probable effect of tax and other fiscal and 
monetary policies affecting subjects within their jurisdiction.

                           C. OVERSIGHT PLAN

    The Committee on Agriculture met on February 10, 1999, to 
fulfill the General Oversight Responsibility reporting 
requirements of rule X 2(d)(1) of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
    The following outline was prepared in consultation with the 
ranking minority member and approved by the full committee 
which was forwarded to the Committee on Government Reform and 
the Committee on House Administration on February 15, 1999:

 OVERSIGHT PLAN, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE FOR THE 106TH CONGRESS

    The committee expects to exercise appropriate oversight 
activity of the following issues. While committee and 
subcommittee leadership will be coordinating this oversight 
activity to make the best possible use of committee resources, 
they are listed under the auspices of the full committee.

             1996 Farm Bill and Current Economic Conditions

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation 
of the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act 
of 1996, as well as current U.S. agricultural economic 
conditions, including:
                 Hearing on the current U.S. farm 
                economy;
                 Hearing on current livestock prices;
                 The implementation of crop and market 
                loss payments made available under the Omnibus 
                Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental 
                Appropriations for fiscal year 1999.
                 USDA's implementation of the 
                Nonrecourse Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan 
                Deficiency Payments provisions;
                 The impact of funding shortfalls under 
                the Special Marketing Provisions for Upland 
                Cotton;
                 The impact of the termination of the 
                Milk Price Support Program on U.S. dairy 
                producers;
                 Hearings relative to USDA's ongoing 
                efforts to consolidate and reform Federal Milk 
                Marketing Orders;
                 The impact of the possible extension 
                of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact as 
                well as the possibility of other regional 
                compacts, on the U.S. dairy industry;
                 The operation of specialty crop 
                programs;
                 The progress of the Commission on 21st 
                Century Production Agriculture; and
                 Ways to improve the FAIR Act to 
                strengthen the safety net for U.S. agricultural 
                producers.

               Federal Crop Insurance and Risk Management

         The Federal Crop Insurance Program, including 
        implementation of crop insurance provisions contained 
        in the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education 
        Reform Act of 1998, as well as relevant General 
        Accounting Office (GAO) reports recently completed or 
        now in progress; and
         Activities of USDA carried out pursuant to 
        section 192 of the FAIR Act. Section 192 requires the 
        Secretary of Agriculture to work with the Commodity 
        Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the implementation 
        of producer risk management education programs.

                           Agricultural Trade

         Hearings on U.S. agricultural trade and the 
        role of the Federal Government in promoting exports and 
        securing a more favorable export environment through 
        the reduction of trade barriers;
         The administration's agricultural export 
        promotion strategy, USDA's export programs (including 
        the Export Enhancement Program, the Market Access 
        Program, General Sales Manager credits, and Foreign 
        Market Development), as well as food assistance 
        programs (including the Food Security Commodity Reserve 
        and U.S. commitments under international agreements);
         The administration's plans for new trade 
        agreements and expansion of existing trade agreements 
        affecting U.S. agriculture, including the World Trade 
        Organization (WTO) Agricultural Agreement, the Free 
        Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and accession of 
        countries, such as China, to the WTO;
         USDA's implementation of trade agreements and 
        related issues to ensure compliance of other countries' 
        trade obligations, including:
                 The Uruguay Round of the General 
                Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 
                including dispute settlement provisions, 
                European Union (EU) issues such as the EU meat 
                hormone ban, tariff rate quotas, EU crop 
                subsidies, biotechnology, and state trading 
                enterprises;
                 Issues relating to the North American 
                Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), including 
                Canada's use of high tariffs for dairy, 
                poultry, eggs, barley, and margarine products; 
                tomato and avocado imports from Mexico; and 
                Canadian exports of wheat, barley, and other 
                agricultural commodities into the United 
                States; and
                 Harmonization of sanitary and 
                phytosanitary standards (SPS), including those 
                provided by international organizations setting 
                such standards; the administration's position 
                regarding the use of international standards 
                versus U.S. standards; and incorporation of new 
                technologies and products into SPS standards.
         Implementation of the trade title of the 1996 
        FAIR Act;
         Implementation of changes made under the FAIR 
        Act to Public Law 480, including third country 
        monetization, maximum administrative funding levels, 
        the Farmer-to-Farmer Program, and expanded authority 
        for sales on credit;
         Food assistance programs to ensure that 
        program goals are being met in the most recent uses of 
        the program;
         Extension of fast track trade negotiating 
        authority;
         The impact of sanctions on U.S. agricultural 
        exports;
         Current labeling requirements and other 
        technical barriers to trade the United States faces as 
        an exporter of meat, perishables, and other 
        agricultural products to major export destinations;
         Examination of which markets offer the 
        greatest opportunity to increase sales of U.S. 
        agricultural product, such as Asia or Latin America, 
        and what forums are best suited to open those markets, 
        such as the FTAA, APEC, or the WTO; and
         The potential impact of trade proposals such 
        as the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) parity and the 
        Africa Trade Opportunity Act on U.S. agriculture.

                       The Commodity Exchange Act

         Hearings on the reauthorization of the 
        Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). The current authorization 
        expires at the end of fiscal year 2000 and the 
        congressionally-imposed moratorium on Commodity Futures 
        Trading Commission (CFTC) rulemaking in the area of 
        over-the-counter derivatives expires on April 1, 1999; 
        and
         CFTC budget and annual performance plan, as 
        well as the commission's compliance with the Government 
        Performance and Results Act.

                  Agricultural Research and Promotion

         USDA's implementation of the Agricultural 
        Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, 
        including provisions relative to competitive and 
        special grants and precision agriculture;
         The U.S. regulatory process governing 
        biotechnology relevant to production agriculture, as 
        well as the Federal agencies responsible for such 
        regulation, including the Animal and Plant Health 
        Inspection Service (APHIS), the Food and Drug 
        Administration (FDA), and the EPA;
         Agricultural marketing and promotion programs; 
        and
         Federal efforts to facilitate research and 
        development of aquacultural enterprises, specifically 
        focusing on the activities of the Joint Committee on 
        Aquaculture, chaired by the Secretary of Agriculture 
        and including the Secretaries of Interior and Commerce.

                    Conservation and the Environment

         Budget and program activities of USDA's 
        Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS);
         The regulatory activities of the NRCS and the 
        Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relative to 
        concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO's) 
        (including safe harbor agreements) and their impact on 
        the livestock industry and other agricultural 
        producers;
         USDA's 18th Conservation Reserve Program sign-
        up;
         The potential impacts of the EPA's National 
        Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and 
        particulate matter on agricultural producers;
         The potential consequences for production 
        agriculture in the United States should the mandates 
        contained in the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations' 
        Framework Convention on Climate Change be implemented 
        by treaty, law, or regulation;
         The status of Public Law 566, the Small 
        Watershed Program;
         The impact of regulatory activities carried 
        out pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or 
        any proposed legislative changes to such Act, on 
        agricultural producers;
         The impact of laws or regulations relative to 
        the rights of agricultural producers to use legally 
        acquired property, ranging from actual Federal 
        acquisition to regulatory actions that restrict or 
        prohibit lawful activities that affect the value of 
        private property;
         USDA Forest Service's management of public 
        lands under its jurisdiction, including a review of 
        agency policy governing grazing and other uses of these 
        lands which require users to secure a permit;
         Federal efforts to reduce threats to human, 
        animal, and plant health due to predatory and invasive 
        species;
         The impact of EPA's regulatory activity 
        relative to methyl bromide on production agriculture in 
        the United States;
         EPA's implementation of the Food Quality 
        Protection Act (FQPA);
         The NRCS' regulatory activity relative to the 
        Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP);
         USDA Forest Service's management of the 
        National Forest System, including the Agency's fiscal 
        and financial accountability, strategic planning and 
        performance measurement under the Government 
        Performance and Results Act, efforts to address the 
        Nation's declining forest health, and Federal laws and 
        regulations affecting the management of private forest 
        lands; and
         The Secretary of Interior's activities 
        pursuant to section 390 of the FAIR Act, a provision 
        authorizing $200 million toward the restoration of the 
        Everglades ecosystem in south Florida.

         Farm Credit, Rural Development, and the Rural Economy

         Farm Service Agency (FSA) credit issues, 
        including the status of the Preferred Lender Program, 
        efforts to streamline the application process, agency 
        loan funding shortfalls, and efficacy of direct versus 
        guaranteed lending;
         The effectiveness of the Federal Agricultural 
        Mortgage Corporation (FarmerMac) in providing liquidity 
        to rural financial institutions;
         The Farm Credit Administration's regulatory 
        responsibilities relative to the Farm Credit System, as 
        well as their individual and collective efforts to 
        ensure the System's financial soundness;
         The availability of credit to agricultural 
        producers in view of low commodity prices;
         The status of the Rural Business-Cooperative 
        Service's Business and Industry loan program; and
         The potential impact of electrical industry 
        deregulation on agricultural producers and rural 
        residents.

               Welfare Reform and Food Nutrition Programs

    Hearings on the effect of the Personal Responsibility and 
Work Opportunity Act on the Food Stamp Program and the 
efficient and effective management of the program. USDA's Food 
and Nutrition Service is responsible for overseeing the 
implementation of this reform by the States. The committee will 
review and evaluate the following issues:
         Revision of the simplified Food Stamp Program 
        to ensure that States have the necessary flexibility to 
        simplify the program;
         Harmonization of welfare and food stamp 
        programs by States;
         Implementation of work requirement for able-
        bodied individuals and use of waivers by States to 
        allow able-bodied persons aged 18 to 50 to receive 
        benefits;
         The timetable for nationwide implementation of 
        the State's use of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) 
        systems to improve the distribution of food benefits;
         Effectiveness of provisions designed to curb 
        trafficking and fraud, particularly implementation of 
        laws terminating food stamp benefits for prisoners and 
        deceased individuals;
         Adequacy of USDA data collection to support 
        comprehensive evaluation of the impact of food stamp 
        reforms; and
         Consolidation of food distribution programs to 
        improve distribution and delivery of food;
         Implementation and funding level of the 
        Emergency Food Assistance Program, formally known as 
        TEFAP.

           Food Safety, Administrative and Regulatory Issues

         Aggressive oversight, reviews, and 
        investigations relative to the Food Safety Inspection 
        Service's administration of the meat and poultry 
        inspection laws, the Food and Drug Administration's 
        food inspection activities, including seafood and 
        seafood products to ensure that policies and resources 
        are focused on developing scientifically sound systems 
        for food safety assurance;
         USDA's efforts to educate consumers regarding 
        safe food handling practices, the development of pre-
        exposure and post-exposure interventions to reduce the 
        frequency and severity of food borne illnesses, 
        expanded research and development of pathogen reduction 
        technologies, as well as streamlined, science-based 
        policies relative to assessment and approval of food 
        safety technologies;
         USDA's implementation of new protocols for 
        meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood safety inspection, 
        including the implementation of Hazard Analysis 
        Critical Control Point (HACCP) for medium- and small-
        sized plants;
         USDA's Civil Rights settlement, which is 
        pending Court approval on March 2, 1999;
         The issue of new drug development, approval, 
        and availability for animal agriculture as well as the 
        implementation of the Animal Drug Availability Act;
         USDA's proposed rule on organic standards;
         The effectiveness of the Grain Inspection, 
        Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) in 
        monitoring the potential for market manipulation in the 
        livestock industry;
         Hearing on the issue of concentration of 
        agribusiness in and the potential impact on 
        agricultural producers;
         The Grain Inspection Act in anticipation of 
        the act's reauthorization in 2000, including any 
        administration proposal;
         The adequacy of agricultural labor and the 
        agricultural guest worker program, H2A;
         USDA operations, including agency operations, 
        reorganization efforts, administrative convergence, 
        management improvements, compliance with the Government 
        Performance and Results Act, and the impact on client 
        services;
         USDA's Year 2000 readiness.

           II. COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES DURING THE 106TH CONGRESS


                     A. MAIN LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES

    The Committee on Agriculture reported or otherwise 
considered a variety of bills in the 106th Congress covering 
many of the diverse areas within its jurisdictional interest. A 
considerable portion of the committee's work in the first 
session of the 106th Congress was devoted to developing the 
Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (H.R. 2559) which was 
signed into Public Law 106-224 on June 20, 2000.
     With abundant world supplies and declining export demand, 
the committee also spent a considerable amount of time during 
the first and second sessions of the 106th Congress developing 
legislation to supplement farm income and expand overseas 
markets. This lead to the enactment of funding packages to 
supplement fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 farm income 
and again to legislation to expand crop insurance coverage and 
increase Federal premium subsidies.
    In addition to legislative activity, the committee began 
the process of making permanent improvements to the current 
farm bill, which expires in 2002, by holding 10 field hearings 
across the country and five in Washington to hear from farmers 
and policy experts on the proper role of the Government for the 
future of U.S. agriculture.
     Other major activities of the committee during the 106th 
Congress included the following:

Crop Insurance

    The committee completed nearly a year of work that began in 
the first session of the 106th Congress by enacting H.R. 2559 
(Public Law 106-224), the ``Agricultural Risk Protection Act.'' 
This legislation builds on the premium discounts provided by 
Congress for the 1999 and 2000 crop years. The chart below 
provides a comparison of the premium assistance offered at each 
coverage level (percentage of yield insured) under old law and 
under Public Law 106-224. For example, if a producer elects the 
75 percent coverage level, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) would pay 24 percent of total premium under old law and 
55 percent of total premium under Public Law 106-224.
  

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                     COVERAGE LEVEL                         50     55     60     65     70     75     80     85
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Old Law.................................................    55%    46%    38%    42%    32%    24%    17%    13%
P.L. 106-224............................................    67%    64%    64%    59%    59%    55%    48%    38%
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    The act requires that the percentage of total premium FCIC 
must pay toward the purchase of each coverage level, above, 
applies to traditional Multi-Peril Corp Insurance (MPCI) 
policies that cover production losses as well as to revenue 
insurance policies, such as Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC), that 
cover production and price losses.
    The act protects Actual Production History (APH) from the 
effects of multiple year disasters so insurable yields better 
reflect what farmers have proven they can grow. New law allows 
producers that record a yield of less than 60 percent of the 
long-term county average to exclude that low yield and use 60 
percent of that county average yield in the calculation of 
their APH.
    The act requires the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) to review the premium rates charged for insurance 
coverage and lower any premiums that are too high.
    The act eliminates the unworkable ``area loss'' trigger of 
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) so producers 
of crops that are not now insurable can receive assistance for 
losses on their individual farms regardless of whether the loss 
was widespread throughout the area.
    The act cracks down on fraud, waste and abuse perpetrated 
by agents, loss adjusters, companies, farmers, or any other 
person through stiff penalties, including fines equal to the 
amount improperly gained by the violator or $10,000, whichever 
is greater, and debarment from all farm programs.
    The act expedites the research and development of new and 
innovative policies to meet the unique needs of producers of 
all crops from all regions and empowers the real experts--
farmers, farmer-owned cooperatives, producer trade 
associations, colleges and universities, and others--to conduct 
new policy research and development with the help of 
reimbursements and contracts so producers receive the quality 
coverage they need.

Economic Assistance

    The committee held three oversight hearings to review the 
agricultural economy and saw enacted into law several bills in 
response to the severe economic conditions in rural America, 
providing a total $15.8 billion in supplemental agricultural 
assistance for 1999 and 2000.
    In 1999, with agriculture prices continuing to remain 
depressed, Congress provided a total of $8.7 billion to 
producers by making an additional 100 percent Agricultural 
Market Transition Act (AMTA) payment (referred to as Market 
Loss Assistance) totaling $5.465 billion, $475 million in 
oilseed assistance, $200 million for livestock assistance, $122 
million for dairy, $328 million for tobacco and $1.2 billion in 
single year disaster assistance.
    In 2000, as part of H.R. 2559, Congress provided $7.1 
billion in additional agricultural economic assistance to help 
producers cope with the continuation of low commodity prices.

Mandatory Price Reporting

    As a result of the House Committee on Agriculture's 
February 10, 1999 hearing on livestock prices, a bipartisan 
call went out from the committee for packers and producers to 
enter into good faith discussions toward a productive 
compromise on mandatory price reporting.
     After many months of complex and, at times, contentious 
work, the two sides were able to craft a proposal that balanced 
the needs of interested parties against the potential pitfalls 
of market disruption.
    The legislation, passed in October, 2000 as part of the 
fiscal year 2000 Agriculture appropriations bill (Public Law 
106-78), would require hog processing plants that slaughter an 
average of 100,000 hogs or more annually to submit purchases 
daily to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cattle plants that 
slaughter 125,000 head or more a year would also be required to 
submit purchases daily to the USDA. These thresholds 
effectively capture 94 percent of these livestock markets by 
requiring 10 percent of all plants to report.
    The primary goal of a mandatory price reporting requirement 
is to provide producers with more accurate and timely 
information to allow the market transparency they seek for 
efficient price discovery. At the same time, care had to be 
taken to ensure that mandatory price reporting did not 
inadvertently cause packers to reveal proprietary data to their 
competitors.
    Final rulemaking is virtually complete; USDA will be 
implementing the law in the very near future.

Biomass Research

    The Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 was 
included in title III of the conference report to the 
Agricultural Risk Protection Act (Public Law 106-224). Title 
III of the act authorizes research to promote the conversion of 
biomass into biobased industrial products.
    The development of the biomass industry will benefit the 
agriculture community. Biomass products can be derived from 
plants, crop residues, wastes, and other organic sources. 
Organic waste products once deemed worthless have the potential 
of becoming valuable commodities such as plastics and fuel. 
Byproducts such as corn cobs, sugarcane stalks, and rice hulls 
could create power and cleaner air.

Plant Protection

    The Plant Protection Act of 2000 (PPA), was included as 
part of the conference report on H.R. 2559, the Agricultural 
Risk Protection Act of 2000, and was developed in recognition 
of the new challenges facing the Plant Protection and 
Quarantine program of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service under the developing global market in agricultural 
commodities.
    The PPA addresses the three main goals of the Plant 
Protection and Quarantine program:
    (1) Safeguard America's abundant plant resources from 
invasive plant pests;
    (2) Expeditiously secure admission of an increasing volume 
of goods and passengers into the United States; and
    (3) Facilitate agricultural trade in compliance with 
international obligations and standards.
    PPA consolidates 11 previous plant quarantine laws that 
date back to 1913 and which comprised a patchwork of sometimes 
confusing and inadequate authorities. PPA law is intended to 
eliminate duplication, inconsistencies, and confusion regarding 
the appropriate application of provisions.
    In addition to consolidation and streamlining of existing 
statutory authorities, the law would grant several new 
authorities to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 
Included among these provisions, the Department is granted 
authority to issue administrative subpoenas when involved in an 
investigation of suspected violations of the act.

Dairy

    The 1996 farm bill required the Secretary of Agriculture to 
reform the Federal milk marketing order system, which USDA 
administers, and to consolidate the 31 existing orders into 
between 10 and 14 new orders. Due to controversy that developed 
as a result of the Secretary's proposed pricing formulas under 
the revised system, the Congress modified the final order of 
the Secretary through passage of H.R. 1402 on September 22, 
1999. H.R. 1402 was subsequently reintroduced as H.R. 3428 and 
incorporated into the fiscal year 2000 omnibus appropriations 
(Public Law 106-113).
    This legislation required the Secretary to implement the 
``Option 1-A'' location based differentials for class I (fluid) 
milk when implementing the final rule to consolidate Federal 
milk marketing orders.
    Required the Secretary to enter into formal rulemaking 
procedures to evaluate and revise the pricing formulas for 
class III (cheese) and class IV (powder) adopted as part of 
USDA's final rule. This rulemaking would be required to be 
completed by January 1, 2001.
    Required the Secretary to implement a 5-year pilot program 
of price-forward contracting for milk used for manufactured 
dairy products (i.e., all products except fluid milk) in 
federally regulated milk orders to allow producers and 
cooperatives to voluntarily contract with handlers.
    Decoupled consent for the Northeastern Interstate Dairy 
Compact with market order consolidation in order to extend 
congressional consent through September 30, 2001.

Trade

    Twenty-five percent of U.S. farm income is derived from 
agricultural trade. Therefore, with exports being vital to the 
prosperity and success of U.S. farmers and ranchers, the 
committee worked and saw enacted legislation that will help 
enhance U.S. trade polices. For instance, H.R. 4444, which was 
signed into Public Law 106-286, will grant permanent normal 
trade relations with the People's Republic of China. The law 
will not only improve China's prospects for entry into the 
World Trade Organization, but most importantly will present a 
significant opportunity for U.S. farmers and ranchers to take 
advantage of China's lucrative export market.
    Other provisions affecting agricultural trade were also 
contained in H.R. 17, the Selective Agricultural Embargoes Act 
of 1999, which laid out congressional procedures for the 
approval or disapproval of future embargos on agricultural 
products that are not a part of an embargo on all products to a 
country. Amendments nearly identical to H.R. 17 passed both the 
House and Senate in the fiscal year 2001 agriculture 
appropriations measures that exempted food and medical products 
from current and future U.S. unilateral economic sanctions. 
Such products could be sold to buyers in five currently 
sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, and 
Sudan).
     H.R. 434, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which 
was signed into Public Law 106-200. Provisions in the law allow 
for a rotation in the types of products targeted for trade 
retaliation (``carousel retaliation''), which requires the USTR 
to periodically revise the list of goods subject to retaliation 
when a foreign country fails to comply with a WTO ruling.

Grain Standards

    The reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act will 
provide the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards 
Administration with the essential authority to continue the 
inspection of grain, both domestically and internationally. 
Also included in this legislation was a rewrite of the U.S. 
Warehouse Act which authorizes electronic warehouse receipts 
for commodities other than cotton.

Commodity Futures Modernization

    The committee labored over the passage of H.R. 4541, the 
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, which was reported 
by all three committees of jurisdiction and passed by the House 
on October 19, 2000 by a vote of 377 yeas to 4 nays. This 
measure revamped U.S. futures laws to make them more conductive 
to the modern finance industry; make our domestic exchanges 
more competitive in the changing international markets; and 
provided legal certainty for risk management tools that have 
become so important to financial institutions worldwide.
    On December 14, 2000, H.R. 5660 was introduced that 
contained major provisions of the House passed version of H.R. 
4541. These provisions were included as part of the conference 
report (H. Rept. 106-1033) that accompanied H.R. 4577, the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act. (Note.--For further action see 
Public Law 106-______, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law.'')

                  B. STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

(1) Statistics on bills referred to the Committee on Agriculture

    Number of bills referred:

House bills.......................................................   217
Senate bills......................................................    12
House joint resolutions...........................................     0
House concurrent resolutions......................................     6
Senate concurrent resolutions.....................................     0
House resolutions.................................................     1
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     Total........................................................   236

Disposition of bills containing items under the jurisdiction of the 
Committee on Agriculture

Bills enacted into law............................................    18
Bills acted on by the committee included in other bills that 
    became law....................................................     7
Bills vetoed......................................................     0
Bills acted on by both Houses, but not enacted....................     1
Bills passed by the House but not considered by the Senate........     9
Concurrent resolutions passed.....................................     0
Bills reported to the House but not considered....................     3
Bills defeated in the House.......................................     2
(2) Statistics on hearings and markups

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                                                                business    Washington     Field        Total
                                                                meeting      hearings     hearings
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Full committee..............................................           11           22           12           45
Subcommittees:
    General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and                2            7            1           10
     Credit.................................................
    Livestock and Horticulture..............................            1            8            4           13
    Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops..........            2           11            5           18
    Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and                    1           17            3           21
     Forestry...............................................
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      Total.................................................           17           65           25          107
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 C. DIGEST OF BILLS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON WHICH 
                       SOME ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN

1. Bills enacted into law

            Public Law 106-2 (H.R. 882)

    To nullify any reservation of funds during fiscal year 1999 
for guaranteed loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act for qualified beginning farmers or ranchers, 
and for other purposes (approved March 15, 1999).
    This act provided that funds reserved until April 1, 1999 
for guaranteeing loans to beginning farmers and ranchers under 
the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers provisions of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act be made available 
for purposes of guaranteeing loans to producers. The act also 
provided that beginning farmers and ranchers be given priority 
to the extent practicable by the Secretary for any funds made 
available for purposes of guaranteeing farm loans pursuant to a 
supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1999.

            Public Law 106-7 (H.R. 1212, S. 756)

    To protect producers of agricultural commodities who 
applied for a Crop Revenue Coverage PLUS supplemental 
endorsement for the 1999 crop year (approved April 1, 1999).
    This act required the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to 
extend the sales closing date for crop insurance for a 14-day 
period beginning on the date of enactment of the bill, but no 
later than April 12, 1999, for producers who applied for Crop 
Revenue Coverage PLUS (CRCPLUS) for the 1999 crop year. During 
this time period, such producers could obtain new insurance at 
equivalent or lesser coverage levels for crops subject to 
CRCPLUS, and such producers could transfer other policies with 
the insurer to whom they applied for CRCPLUS to another 
approved insurance provider.

            Public Law 106-41 (S. 604, H.R. 1135)

    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to complete a land 
exchange with Georgia Power Company (approved August 5, 1999).
    This act directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to 
the Georgia Power Company about 1,275 acres of Federal land 
located in Lake Oconee, GA, and a cash payment of about 
$23,250. In exchange, the company would convey to the Secretary 
about 1,175 acres of land in and near the Chattachoochee and 
Oconee National Forests in the State of Georgia. This exchange, 
which was an agreement between the Forest Service and the 
Company will, result in consolidation and more efficient 
management of national forests, increased protection of 
wildlife and habitats and improved recreational access for 
citizens.

            Public Law 106-47 (S. 1543)

    To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to release 
and protect the release of tobacco production and marketing 
information (approved August 13, 1999).
    This act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to provide 
to State government producer tobacco marketing information. 
Furthermore, the information provided to States shall only be 
used for purposes of calculating and dispersing tobacco 
settlement money to tobacco producers.

             Public Law 106-96 (H.R. 609)

    To amend the Export Apple and Pear Act to limit the 
applicability of the act to apples (approved November 12, 
1999).
    The Export Apple and Pear Act, enacted on June 10, 1933, 
required that apples and pears meet certain standards prior to 
export in order to ensure only high quality U.S. fruit moves in 
foreign commerce. U.S. pear producers and shippers recommended 
that pears should be dropped from the act so that they can 
increase the volume of pear exports.
    This act eliminated pears from the act, thereby allowing 
U.S. exporters greater flexibility in the changing 
international marketplace and the opportunity to increase 
exports.

            Public Law 106-102 (S. 900, H.R. 10)

    To enhance competition in the financial services industry 
by providing a prudential framework for the affiliation of 
banks, securities firms, and other financial service providers, 
and for other purposes (approved November 12, 1999).
    The Committee on Agriculture was appointed as conferees to 
title V, ``Privacy'' of H.R. 10/S.900. H.R. 10 was introduced 
in the House on January 6, 1999 and was referred to the 
Committee on Banking and Financial Services and the Committee 
on Commerce. On July 1, 1999 the Committee of the Whole House 
on the State of the Union adopted an amendment to H.R. 10 
dealing with the regulation of disclosure of non-public 
information of financial institution customers. The House 
passed H.R. 10, with the privacy amendment, on July 1, 1999.
    The privacy title had not previously been considered or 
debated in any committee of the House. Consequently, the 
Committee on Agriculture was not permitted to review those 
provisions of title V, which affected entities within the 
jurisdiction of the committee. By letter to the Speaker, the 
chairman requested that the committee be appointed conferees to 
the conference on S. 900 in order to address those provisions 
of title V concerning the jurisdiction of the committee.
    Title V prohibited the disclosure of certain customer 
information by financial institutions. Falling within the ambit 
of the definition of ``financial institution'' were the Federal 
Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and certain entities 
chartered and operating under the Farm Credit Act, and certain 
entities regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act. Title V did not provide 
any means by which the Farm Credit Administration nor the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission would be authorized to 
take part in rule making proceedings affecting their respective 
regulatees.
    The Committee on Agriculture requested that the definition 
of ``financial institution'' exclude any person or entity with 
respect to any financial activity that is subject to the 
jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under 
the Commodity Exchange Act and does not include the Federal 
Agricultural Mortgage Corporation or any entity chartered and 
operating under the Farm Credit Act of 1971. Such exclusion was 
agreed to by the Conference and appears in sections 509(3)(B) 
and (C) and 527(4)(D) of the act.

            Public Law 106-156 (H.R. 2632, S. 1843)

    To designate certain Federal lands in the Talladega 
National Forest in the State of Alabama as the Dugger Mountain 
Wilderness (approved December 9, 1999).
    This act designated as wilderness approximately 9,200 acres 
of Federal land in the Talladega National Forest in the State 
of Alabama. According to the Forest Service, the land was 
currently being managed as a wilderness study area. Therefore, 
designating the land as wilderness will have little impact on 
how the land is currently being administered.

            Public Law 106-171 (S. 1733, H.R. 2709)

    To amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to provide for a 
national standard of interoperability and portability 
applicable to electronic food stamp benefit transactions 
(approved February 11, 2000).
    This act provides for a national standard of 
interoperability and portability for the food stamp program. 
Requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set specific 
standards for States with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) 
systems so that food stamp participants can redeem their 
benefits in neighboring States. Under the food stamp coupon 
system, participants can redeem benefits in any retail food 
store. EBT portability is simply allowing recipients of 
benefits under the food stamp program to redeem those benefits 
without regard to State borders at the stores they choose. 
(Note.--See also discussion under ``D. Oversight. 2. 
Legislative hearings. June 17, 1999: Review of H.R. 852.'')

            Public Law 106-222 (S. 777, H.R. 852)

    To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an 
electronic filing and retrieval system to enable farmers and 
other persons to file paperwork electronically with selected 
agencies of the Department of Agriculture and to access public 
information regarding the programs administered by these 
agencies (approved June 20, 2000).
    This act requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish 
a user-friendly electronic filing and retrieval system, which 
would allow farmers to download forms from the Internet and 
submit completed and modified forms. Within 2 years, the 
completed system must be fully operational, allowing farmers to 
retrieve and file all relevant forms with USDA. (Note.-- See 
also discussion under ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative hearings. 
August 5, 1999, Review of the Food Stamp Program and H.R. 
2709.'')

            Public Law 106-224 (H.R. 2559, S. 225)

    To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the 
safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater 
access to more affordable risk management tools and improved 
protection from production and income loss, to improve the 
efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program 
(approved June 20, 2000).
    Title I--Crop Insurance provisions of Public Law 106-224 
build on the 30 percent premium discount provided to producers 
for the 1999 crop year. Producers participating in the Federal 
Crop Insurance Program will receive additional premium 
assistance at all levels of buy-up coverage--encouraging 
producers to purchase better coverage for less premium. The act 
also affords producers greater flexibility in buying coverage 
that best fits their farm. Producers with good insurance or 
production experience may receive a performance-based discount 
on premiums.
    Producers choosing innovative plans of insurance, such as 
revenue or cost of production insurance, would receive an equal 
percentage of premium assistance that producers choosing 
traditional Multi-Peril Crop Insurance would receive ``making 
these plans of insurance that protect price as well as 
production risk more affordable to producers.
     The act continues the standard catastrophic risk 
protection (CAT) coverage (insuring 50 percent of yield at 55 
percent of price) at a fee of $100. The act also allows 
producers to select an alternative CAT coverage based on area 
yields and losses that provides a higher combination of yield 
and price protection than the standard CAT coverage.
    Producers are currently penalized with lower insurable 
yields that do not reflect their productive capability and 
coverage needs as a result of multiple-year disasters. The 
conference report ensures that farmers can better insure the 
yields they have proven they can produce by allowing producers 
that record a yield of less than 60 percent of the long-term 
county average to exclude that low yield and use 60 percent of 
that county average yield in the calculation of their Actual 
Production History (APH).
     The act requires the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) to review the premium rates charged for insurance 
coverage and lower any premiums that are too high.
     The act establishes new procedures for insuring multiple 
crops on the same land, with provisions for traditional double-
cropping areas. Producers also have more flexibility with 
regard to prevented planting coverage.
     The act changes the unworkable area loss requirements of 
the Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) and replaces it with 
an individual loss trigger allowing producers of crops for 
which there is not an insurance policy to have risk protection 
similar to CAT coverage, with an equal fee.
    The act enhances provisions concerning fraud, waste and 
abuse to build a stronger crop insurance program and lower 
producer costs. The act directs the Secretary to develop and 
implement a coordinated plan for the FCIC and the Farm Service 
Agency (FSA) to reconcile producer information annually. The 
FSA will also assist the FCIC with investigating claims of 
waste, fraud or abuse and FSA State committees will review 
insurance policies for program vulnerabilities to reduce waste 
and abuse. The act also directs the FCIC to establish methods 
to identify producers, agents and loss adjusters who may be 
abusing the program. The act provides for tougher penalties and 
program disqualification for producers, agents, loss adjusters 
and others who defraud the crop insurance program.
    The act makes a substantial investment in research and 
development by allowing experts to research and develop new 
policies, rather than the FCIC. This provision will increase 
the quality and quantity of insurance available to producers 
and make insurance policies available more quickly. The FCIC 
would have the authority to enter into contracts for research 
and development for underserved States and commodities, 
including specialty crops.
    The act provides for expanded pilot authorities, including 
coverage for livestock and also for a pilot program on premium 
rate reduction.
    The act provides for the Secretary of Agriculture to 
establish competitive grants to educate producers in 
underserved areas about the full range of risk management 
options and expands the dairy options pilot program to 300 
counties.
    The act adds one additional farmer to the Board of 
Directors of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation so that 
four active farmers would serve on the board. This provision 
would also require that at least one member of the board be a 
specialty crop producer.
    The FCIC will make crop insurance information available 
electronically and will develop methods to allow producers and 
insurance providers to submit information electronically.
    Title II of Public Law 106-224 provides producers with 
current Agricultural Market Transition Act (AMTA) contracts a 
payment to mitigate economic losses. Delivering the payment 
through the AMTA structure ensures USDA makes payments to the 
greatest number of producers quickly and efficiently, prior to 
the end of fiscal year 2000. The payments under this provision 
will total $5.466 billion nationwide.
    Title II provides oilseed producers with direct payments to 
mitigate losses due to continued low prices. Producers growing 
oilseeds eligible to obtain a marketing assistance loan in the 
2000 crop year will be eligible to receive payments estimated 
at 15 cents per bushel. To compensate for depressed cotton seed 
prices, producers and cotton seed handlers will be eligible for 
a payment for the 2000 crop. At a payment rate of approximately 
$20 per ton, these payments total $100 million nationally.
    The act provides for infrastructure improvements for 
growers of specialty crops. Specifically, the section provides 
$59.45 million for the Perishable Agricultural Commodity Act, 
1930 (PACA) reserve fund and the inspection service reserve 
fund to maintain the cost of licensing and inspection fees at 
the current level. The section also provides $11.55 million to 
make improvements to the system used for inspecting fruits and 
vegetables. This section also provides $200 million to be used 
by the Secretary to purchase specialty crops that experienced 
low prices in the 1998 and 1999 crop years. This section also 
provides $25 million to compensate growers for losses resulting 
from plum pox virus, Pierce's disease and citrus canker. This 
section also provides loans, up to 3 years in term, for apple 
producers that are suffering economic losses resulting from low 
prices.
    Title II provides a payment to peanut producers for the 
2000 peanut crop. In total, peanut producers would receive $47 
million in economic assistance, which equates to $30.50 per ton 
for quota peanuts and $16 for additional peanuts. Title II 
provides $340 million in total payments to tobacco farmers to 
compensate for economic losses. Due to continued depressed wool 
and mohair prices, producers will receive a direct payment of 
20 cents per pound of wool and 40 cents per pound of mohair 
produced for the 1999 marketing year--totaling $11 million. To 
mitigate the economic situation for honey producers, a recourse 
loan will be established.
    Title II provides a payment to producers of wheat, oats, 
and barley who elect to graze their crop rather than harvest it 
mechanically. Payment will be made for the 2001 crop only.
    However, producers of AMTA contract crops produced on a 
farm that does not have an AMTA contract are made eligible for 
a loan deficiency payments for 2000 crop year crops.
    Title II provides $10 million for farmland preservation and 
$40 million to provide cost-share assistance for special 1-year 
conservation contracts.
    Title II directs the Secretary to use $15 million to award 
competitive grants to producers to facilitate greater 
participation in markets for value-added agricultural 
commodities.
     Title II provides $7 million for psuedorabies vaccination 
costs incurred by pork producers and $6 million for bovine 
tuberculosis control and eradication efforts.
    Title II provides USDA with authority to make 18-month no-
interest loans to producers of 1999 crop grass, forage, 
vegetable and sorghum seed that have not received payments from 
AgriBiotech (ABT) as a result of bankruptcy proceedings 
involving ABT.
     Title III--Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, 
incorporated text of S. 935, which authorizes competitive 
grants, contracts and other financial incentives to promote the 
use of biobased industrial products.
    Title IV--Plant Protection, includes a revised version of 
the Plant Protection Act (H.R. 1504), which consolidates and 
enhances the authority of the Secretary to regulate in 
interstate and foreign commerce, the movement of any plant, 
plant product, biological control organism, or noxious weed if 
the Secretary determines the action is necessary to prevent the 
introduction or dissemination of a plant pest or noxious weed.
    Title V--Inspection Animals, provides for civil penalties 
of up to $10,000 for causing harm to or interfering with a 
Department of Agriculture inspection animal. (Note.--See also 
discussion under ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative hearings. 
October 19, 1999. Review of H.R. 2827.'')

            Public Law 106-330 (H.R. 4285)

    To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain 
administrative sites for National Forest System lands in the 
State of Texas, to convey certain National Forest System land 
to the New Waverly Gulf Coast Trades Center, and for other 
purposes (approved October 19, 2000).
    This act gives authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to 
sell certain Forest Service administrative sites in the Davy 
Crockett, Sabine, and Angelina National Forests in Texas at 
fair market value, and to authorize the conveyance of 
approximately 57 acres of National Forest land, at fair market 
value, to the Waverly Gulf Coast Trades Center.

            Public Law 106-393 (H.R. 2389, S.1608)

    To restore stability and predictability to the annual 
payments made to States and counties containing National Forest 
System lands and public domain lands managed by the Bureau of 
Land Management for use by the counties for the benefit of 
public schools, roads, and other purposes (approved October 30, 
2000).
    The act provides each county an election to either receive 
current revenue sharing payments (25 percent payment for Forest 
Service counties and 50 percent payment for Bureau of Land 
Management counties) or to receive a guaranteed safety net 
payment. Safety-net payments amount to a county's share of the 
State's high 3-year average between 1986 and 1999, indexed 
annually for inflation. Counties receiving the safety-net 
payment may use between 80 percent and 85 percent of the total 
payment for roads and schools. For counties receiving all 
safety net payments (less than $100,000) they may elect to use 
the total payment amount for road and schools. The act also 
authorizes the use of project funds reserved for projects on 
Federal or private land that benefit Federal land and 
resources. Furthermore, the act establishes resource advisory 
committees representing a broad cross-section of interest to 
approve project proposals prior to their submission to the 
Secretary. The act requires the Secretaries of Agriculture and 
the Interior to ensure that proposed projects comply with 
Federal laws, regulations, and policies, comply with applicable 
resources management plans, and be approved by local advisory 
committees. There is also established a pilot program 
authorizing separate contracts for the removal and sale of 
merchantable material for a fixed percentage of projects 
involving merchantable material. The act authorizes the use of 
project funds for county projects for search and rescue on 
Federal land, community service work camps, recreation and 
conservation easements, forest-related after school program, 
fire prevention programs and planning and community forestry. 
(Note.--See also the discussion under ``D. Oversight. 
Legislative hearings. July 15, 1999Review of H.R. 2389.'')

            Public Law 106-399 (H.R. 4828)

    To designate wilderness areas and a cooperative management 
and protection area in the vicinity of Steens Mountain in 
Harney County, Oregon, and for other purposes (approved October 
30, 2000).
    This act designates the Steens Mountain Wilderness Area to 
maintain the cultural, economic, ecological, and social health 
of the Steens Mountain area in Harney County, Oregon. (Note.--
H.R. 4828 was introduced on July 12, 2000 and referred to the 
Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on 
Agriculture. However, on October 2, 2000, the Committee on 
Agriculture waived further consideration by letter to the 
Chairman of the Committee on Resources in the interest of 
expediting the passage of the legislation.)

            Public Law 106-472 (H.R. 4788, S. 3001)

    To amend the United States Grain Standards Act to extend 
the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to collect fees 
to cover the cost of services performed under that act, extend 
the authorization of appropriations for that act, and improve 
the administration of that act, to reenact the United States 
Warehouse Act to require the licensing and inspection of 
warehouses used to store agricultural products and provide for 
the issuance of receipts, including electronic receipts, for 
agricultural products stored or handled in licenses warehouses, 
and for other purposes (approved November 9, 2000.)
    This act reauthorizes the U.S. Grain Standards Act and 
provides authority for the Grain Inspection, Packers and 
Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) and the Federal Grain 
Inspection Service (FGIS). The act also provides new legal 
authority for FGIS to collect fees to cover administrative and 
supervisory expenses associated with grain inspection as well 
as fees for the testing of equipment utilized in performing 
official inspection, official weighing or supervision of 
weighing of grain.
    The act also makes several revisions to the Warehouse Act 
by authorizing and standardizing electronic documents and 
allowing their transfer from buyer to seller across State and 
international boundaries. The act authorizes warehouse 
operators to enter into contracts or agreements with depositors 
to allocate available storage space and protect the integrity 
of State warehouse laws and regulations from Federal 
preemption.
    Other provisions included in the act:
     H.R. 728, the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 
1999, which helps small communities raise financial resources 
to repair dams by providing grants and cost-share assistance;
    H.R. 4965, which extends the filing deadline for producers 
to make claims arising from a false inspection certificate 
issued at the Hunts Point Terminal Market; and
     H.R. 5224, the International Food Relief Partnership Act, 
which authorizes grants to private, non-profit organizations 
for stockpiling and rapid transportation, delivery, and 
distribution of shelf-stable prepackaged foods to needy 
individuals in foreign countries. (Note.--For further action, 
see the discussion under ``2. Bills Acted on By the Committee 
Included in Other Laws Enacted, H.R. 728, H.R. 4965, and H.R. 
5224,'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted on By the 
House But Not By the Senate, H.R. 728, H.R. 4965 and H.R. 
5224.'')

            Public Law 106-471 (H.R. 4646, S. 2865)

    To designate certain National Forest System lands within 
the boundaries of the State of Virginia as wilderness areas, 
and for other purposes (approved November 9, 2000).
    The act designates approximately 6,500 acres in the George 
Washington National Forest as the ``Priest Wilderness Area,'' 
and another area of approximately 4,800 acres as the ``Three 
Ridges Wilderness Area.'' (Note.--See also the discussion under 
``D. Oversight. Legislative hearings. September 19, 2000. 
Review of H.R. 4646.'')

            Public Law 106-506 (H.R. 3388, S. 1925)

    To promote environmental restoration around the Lake Tahoe 
basin (approved November 13, 2000.)
    This act enables the Forest Service to plan and implement 
significant new environmental restoration activities and forest 
management activities to address degradation of the Lake Tahoe 
ecosystem, including sedimentation, dead and dying trees, loss 
of water clarity, groundwater contamination and increased risk 
of catastrophic forest fires. (Note.--H.R. 3388 was introduced 
and referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to 
the Committees on Agriculture, and Transportation and 
Infrastructure. However, on August 15, 2000, the Committee on 
Agriculture waived further consideration by letter to the 
Chairman of the Committee on Resources in the interest of 
expediting the passage of the legislation.)

            Public Law 106-526 (S. 1936)

    To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or 
exchange all or part of certain administrative sites and other 
National Forest System land in the State of Oregon and use the 
proceeds derived from the sale or exchange for National Forest 
System purposes (approved November 22, 2000).
    This act will authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to 
sell or exchange specified National Forest System Land and 
improvements in Oregon. In addition, the act will give the 
right of first refusal to purchase the Bend Pine Nursery to the 
Bend Metro Park and Recreation District while requiring 
proceeds to be deposited in the fund established under the Sisk 
Act. Furthermore, it will allow proceeds to be used for the 
acquisition, construction, or improvements of the Deschutes 
National Forest, and acquisition of land in the State of 
Oregon. (Note.--On September 6, 2000, S. 1936 was referred to 
the Committee on Resources. On October 5, 2000, the Committee 
on Resources reported S. 1936 after an exchange of letters with 
the Committee on Agriculture wherein it did seek a sequential 
referral in the interest of expediting the passage of the 
legislation.)

            Public Law 106-532 (S. 2773)

    To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to enhance 
dairy markets through dairy product mandatory reporting, and 
for other purposes (approved November 22, 2000.)
    The act establishes a mandatory program of price and sales 
volume reporting of products used by the USDA to establish the 
minimum monthly prices under the Federal Milk Order system. 
While a voluntary program had previously been administered by 
the USDA, concerns had been raised over the accuracy and 
timeliness of some reports. In addition to codifying the 
existing program, the legislation provides authority for the 
Secretary of Agriculture to enforce reporting mandates.

Other laws

    Several bills acted on by other authorizing committees, but 
not acted on by the Committee on Agriculture, were enacted with 
provisions relating to matters within the committee's 
jurisdiction. Following are abbreviated summaries of these 
bills, including some of the relevant provisions:

Legislative matters

            Public Law 106-5 (H.R. 808)

    To extend for 6 additional months the period for which 
chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted 
(approved March 30, 1999).
    Chapter 12 is a specialized form of bankruptcy relief 
available only to a family farmer with regular annual income. 
It permits eligible family farmers to reorganize their debts 
pursuant to a repayment plan. Last Congress chapter 12 was 
extended until April 1, 1999 as part of the Omnibus 
Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act. 
This act reenacted chapter 12 for the period beginning on April 
1, 1999 and ending on October 1, 1999. It also specifies that 
all cases commenced or pending under chapter 12 shall be 
conducted and determined under such chapter as if such chapter 
were continued in effect after October 1, 1999.

            Public Law 106-53 (S. 507, H.R. 1480)

    To provide for the conservation and development of water 
and related resources, to authorize the United States Army 
Corps of Engineers to construct various projects for 
improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and 
for other purposes (approved August 17, 1999).
    This act authorizes $6.3 billion for projects and programs 
of the Army Corps of Engineers civil works program. The act 
responds to pressing water infrastructure priorities, policy 
initiatives to update existing water resources programs, and 
programs to restore, protect, and enhance the aquatic 
environment. The act also authorizes 114 new water resources 
projects including 45 major Corps projects, modifies 75 
existing authorized projects, and authorizes the Corps to 
conduct 60 studies to address a variety of water resources 
problems and opportunities.
    Specifically of interest is the Natural Resources 
Conservation Service (NRCS) small watershed program and the 
authorization of the Secretary of the Army to complete the 
NRCS's flood control program at Llagas Creek, California.

            Public Law 106-70 (H.R. 1606)

    To extend for 9 additional months the period for which 
chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted 
(approved October 9, 1999).
    This act extends Public Law 106-6 for an additional 9 
months for which family farmers can reorganize their debts. 
(Note.--See the description of ``Public Law 106-5 under 1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law; Other Laws.'')

            Public Law 106-181 (H.R. 1000)

    To amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize 
programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other 
purposes (approved April 5, 2000).
    This act authorizes approximately $40 billion over 3 years 
through fiscal year 2003 for the airport improvement program 
(AIP), air traffic control facilities and equipment, and 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operations. Included in 
this Act was a provision to ensure that airlines will continue 
to be able to carry animals while information is collected to 
determine whether there is a problem that warrants stronger 
legislative remedies. Toward this end, scheduled U.S. airlines 
will be required to provide monthly report to the Department of 
Transportation (DOT) describing any incidents involving animals 
that they carry. DOT and the Department of Agriculture must 
enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to determine 
that the Department of Agriculture receives this information. 
DOT must publish data on incidents and complaints involving 
animals in its monthly consumer reports or other similar 
publications.

            Public Law 106-200 (H.R. 434)

    To authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-
Sahara Africa, expand trade benefits to the countries in the 
Caribbean Basin, renew the generalized system of preferences, 
and reauthorize the trade adjustment assistance programs 
(approved May 18, 2000).
    This act contains a provision of H.R. 2991 included in 
section 407 of H.R. 434. It amends the Trade Act of 1974 to 
create a ``carousel'' effect for products on a World Trade 
Organization (WTO) sanctioned retaliation list.
    If the United States issues a retaliation list because a 
country fails to implement a WTO decision, the act requires the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) to review the list of 
retaliatory goods every 6 months. The act further directs the 
USTR to change the goods that are on the list by changing the 
whole list within specific parameters.

            Public Law 106-286 (H.R. 4444)

    To authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment 
(normal trade relations treatment) to the People's Republic of 
China, and to establish a framework for relations between the 
United States and the People's Republic of China (approved 
October 10, 2000).
    This act grants the President the authority to exempt the 
People's Republic of China from title IV of the Trade Act by 
submitting to the Congress a report outlining the terms and 
conditions for the People's Republic of China's accession into 
the WTO, which must be a least equivalent to those agreed to in 
the November 15, 1999, bilateral agreement. The act also 
enforces the product-specific safeguard established under the 
U.S-China Bilateral Trade Agreement and establishes clear 
standards for Presidential implementation of the provisions to 
provide relief to injured U.S. industries and workers. However, 
for U.S. farmers and ranchers, with permanent Normal Trade 
Relations status, agricultural trade is expected to increase by 
as much as $2 billion annually by 2005.

Appropriations

            Public Law 106-31 (H.R. 1141, S.544)

    Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal 
Year Ending September 30, 1999, and for other purposes 
(approved May 21, 1999).
    This act provided funds for emergency farm credit needs and 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) operations, while also addressing 
immediate shortfalls in the current year's USDA budget by 
providing $109.6 million to replenish USDA loan accounts; 
$42.75 million to cover Farm Service Agency salaries and 
expenses; $70 million for additional Livestock Disaster 
Assistance payments; $28 million to fund Conservation Reserve 
Program technical assistance to farmers and ranchers for the 
remainder of fiscal year 1999 and $35 million for fiscal year 
2000; and $145 million in emergency assistance available to 
agricultural producers.

            Public Law 106-78 (H.R. 1906, S. 1233)

    Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes 
(approved October 22, 1999).
    This act provided $8.7 billion in emergency farm aid for 
income and disaster assistance and is designed to expedite 
delivery of funds to producers, including $1.2 billion for 
natural disasters, $5.5 billion for market loss payments, 
including $125 million for dairy producers and $200 million 
livestock losses; $650 million for crop insurance premium 
subsidy and for crop insurance associated costs; and $475 
million in direct payments to oilseed producers. The act also 
provided full funding for the Cotton Step 2 marketing 
assistance throughout the current farm bill; eased the limit on 
Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) and Marketing Loan Gains from 
$75,000 to $150,000 to better reflect their farm income as that 
of a small business, and included Mandatory Livestock Pricing 
Reporting language.

            Public Law 106-113 (H.R. 3194)

    Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes (approved 
November 29, 1999).
    This act which was a compromise final appropriation bill 
included an additional $576 million in emergency disaster 
assistance for agriculture and implementation of the dairy 
reform known as Option 1-A. Also included was an extension for 
2 years for the Northeast Dairy Compact. (Note.-- See also the 
discussion under ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative hearings. June 
24, 1999. Review of H.R. 1402.'')

            Public Law 106-246 (H.R. 4425)

    Making appropriations for military construction, family 
housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of 
Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for 
other purposes (approved July 13, 2000).
    This act provided emergency supplemental appropriations for 
the Department of Agriculture by providing $210.4 million for 
farm and conservation programs, including $81 million for 
marketing loan forgiveness and $77.56 million for Farm Service 
Agency expenses.
    The act also requires the Environmental Protection Agency 
to contract with the National Academy of Science for a review 
of the science used to develop and implement Total Maximum 
Daily Loans (TMDL) and to conduct a comprehensive assessment of 
the costs associated with the development and implementation of 
TMDL's that shall include, (1) the potential State resources 
that will be required, (2) the projected annual costs to the 
regulated community in both the private and public sectors, (3) 
analysis, responding to concerns raised by the Comptroller 
General, and (5) the projected costs to small businesses.

            Public Law 106-291 (H.R. 4578)

    Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2001, and for other purposes (approved October 11, 2000).
    This act appropriated $18.8 billion in new fiscal year 2001 
budget authority. Approximately half of the funding, $8.4 
billion, finances Interior Department programs to manage and 
study the Nation's animal, plant, and mineral resources and 
support Indian programs. The balance of the measure's funds 
support other, non-Interior agencies such as the Forest Service 
in the Department of Agriculture. Furthermore, the act provided 
instructions for the use of $1.8 billion for wildfire 
suppression, rehabilitation and prevention and requires the 
Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to engage State and 
local government as joint decision-making partners in the use 
of these appropriations.
    The act also establishes a national advisory committee to 
develop recommendations for long-term policy ensuring that 
counties adjacent to Federal forest lands receive sufficient 
funding for the benefit of public education and other public 
purposes.

            Public Law 106-377 (H.R. 4635)

    Making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans 
Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry 
independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and 
offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for 
other purposes (approved October 27, 2000).
    This act appropriates $23.6 billion in new budget authority 
for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of Energy, Army Corps 
of Engineers, and related programs. Included in this Act, is a 
provision that directs the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) to contract expeditiously the National Academy of 
Sciences (NAS) for a review of the quality of science used to 
develop and implement Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) that 
directs that the final report be submitted to Congress by June 
1, 2001. The provision further directed EPA to conduct a 
comprehensive assessment of the potential State resources which 
will be required for the development and implementation of 
TMDLs and to present the results of the study to Congress 
within 120 days of enactment. (Note.--See also the discussion 
under ``D. Oversight. 1. Oversight hearings. May 22, 2000: 
Review of the impact of the proposed Total Maximum Daily Loan 
(TMDL) regulations on agriculture and silvaculture'' and ``June 
19, 2000: Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Total 
Maximum Daily Loan Program and the impacted on agricultural and 
silvaculture industries.'')

            Public Law 106-387 (H.R. 4461)

    Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
purposes (approved October 28, 2000).
    This act provided $3.5 billion in emergency disaster funds, 
including a provision that lifts limits to $150,000 this crop 
year on Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) and provided legislation 
that lifts the ban on food and medicine exports to Cuba, Iran, 
Libya, North Korea and Sudan. Also included is the Hunger 
Relief Act, a $1.6 billion program (over 5 years, $66 million 
in fiscal year 2001). This legislation conforms the vehicle 
allowance in the Food Stamp program to the higher levels set in 
the TANF program, and increases the housing deduction from $280 
to $340.

            Public Law 106-554 (H.R. 4577)

    Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health 
and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes 
(approved December 21, 2000).
    This act referred to as the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2001, included H.R. 5660, the Commodity Futures 
Modernization Act of 2000. This bill contained major provisions 
of H.R. 4541 as passed by the House. These provisions are in 
titles I and II of the act and provide regulatory relief for 
the domestic futures exchanges, legal certainty for over-the-
counter derivatives, and allow trading of single stock futures.
    The agreement (H.R. 5660) added two new titles not included 
in the House passed bill. Title III, Legal Certainty for Swap 
Agreements, provides the guidelines for the SEC's role in 
regulating equity based swaps.
    Title IV, the ``Legal Certainty for Bank Products Act of 
2000'' excludes banking products from the Commodity Exchange 
Act and provides guidelines to determine the regulator for new 
products if regulators disagree on who should regulate the 
product.(Note.--For further action, see the discussion of H.R. 
4541, under ``5. Bills acted on by the House but not the 
Senate.'')

            Public Law 106-553 (H.R. 4942)

    Making appropriations for the government of the District of 
Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part 
against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes (approved 
December 21, 2000).
    This act contains Commerce, Justice, and State 
appropriations, as well as a compromise between the competing 
House and Senate versions of rural satellite legislation (H.R. 
3615) that, among other things, included a change in the 
composition of the Board to include members from the Federal 
Reserve Board and from the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, 
and Agriculture. The compromise (title X of H.R. 5548) further 
requires full collateral on loans, that the loan program be 
technologically neutral, and provides that Internet and Weather 
Service Signals are additional considerations under the act. 
(Note: For further action see the discussion of H.R. 3615, 
under ``5. Bills Acted on By the House By Not the Senate.'')

2. Bills acted on by the committee included in other laws enacted

            H.R. 3615 included in Public Law 106-553 (H.R. 4577)

    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, 
Public Law 106-553'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted 
on by the House But Not the Senate, H.R. 3615.''
             H.R. 728 included in Public Law 106-472 (H.R. 4788)
    See the discussion under ``1.Bills Enacted Into Law, Public 
Law 106-472'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted on By 
the House But Not the Senate, H.R. 728.''
            H.R. 1402 included in Public Law 106-113 (H.R. 3194)
    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted into Law. 
Public Law 106-113'' and under ``5. Bills Acted on By the House 
But Not the Senate, H.R. 1402.''
             H.R. 2827 included in Public Law 106-224 (H.R. 2559)
    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted into Law. 
Public Law 106-224.''
    The Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops held a hearing on the National Sustainable 
Fuels and Chemicals Act on October 19, 1999. See also the 
discussion under ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative Oversight, 
October 19, 1999: Review of H.R. 2827.''
    On February 29, 2000, the companion bill S. 935, passed the 
Senate, amended, and was referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture and in addition to the Committee on Science.
             H.R. 4965 included in Public Law 106-472 (H.R. 4788)
    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, 
Public Law 106-472'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted 
on By the House But Not the Senate, H.R. 4965.''
            H.R. 5224 included in Public Law 106-472 (H.R. 4788)
    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, 
Public Law 106-472'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted 
on By the House But Not the Senate, H.R. 5224.''

3. Vetoed bills

    There were three bills vetoed by the President during the 
106th Congress that contained tax cuts, which would have 
benefited U.S. farmers and ranchers. While none of the bills 
were referred to the Committee on Agriculture, following is an 
abbreviated summary of the bills, including the relevant 
provisions:
            H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
                    phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year 
                    period (vetoed on August 31, 2000).
    H.R. 8, known as the ``Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000'' 
was reported by the Committee on Ways and Means (H. Rept. 106-
651), amended, and passed by the House of Representatives on 
June 9, 2000 by a vote of 279 yeas to 136 nays. On July 14, 
2000, the Senate passed the measure by a vote 59 yeas to 39 
nays. The President vetoed H.R. 8 on August 31, 2000 and the 
House unsuccessfully voted to override the veto on September 7, 
2000 by a vote of 274 yeas to 157 nays (two-thirds required for 
passage).
    Currently family owned businesses (composed of 50 percent 
or more of business or farm assets) are exempt from taxes on 
estates valued up to 1.3 million. The act repealed the step-up 
in basis, applying a carry-over basis instead to estates of 
more than $1.3 million.
    The act reduced rates and repealed the Federal estate, 
gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes over a 10-year 
period, beginning with a reduction of the tax immediately and 
eliminating it completely in 2010. The plan would also simplify 
portions of the generation skipping transfer tax rules prior to 
repeal and would expand the ability of farmers and ranchers to 
use conservation easements in their estate planning.
            H.R. 2488, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to 
                    sections 105 and 211 of the concurrent resolution 
                    on the budget for fiscal year 2000 (vetoed on 
                    September 23, 1999).
    H.R. 2488, know as the ``Taxpayer Refund Act of 1999'' was 
reported by the Committee on Ways and Means (H. Rept. 106-238), 
amended, on July 16, 1999 and passed by the House of 
Representatives on July 22, 1999 by a vote of 223 yeas to 208 
nays. On July 30, 1999, the Senate struck all the language 
after the enacting clause and substituted the language of 
S.1429, as amended, and passed the bill by unanimous consent. 
The Conference Report (H. Rept. 106-289) was filed and passed 
by the House on August 5, 1999 by a vote of 221 yeas to 206 
nays. That same day the Senate passed the Conference Report by 
a vote of 50 yeas to 49 nays. The President vetoed the bill on 
September 23, 1999.
    A provision of the act was designed to help farmers and 
ranchers through tough economic times by providing them with a 
tax benefit during the good times by allowing them to make 
contributions to an account under the Fish, Farm and Ranch Risk 
Management Act (FFARRM). Contributions to FFARRM accounts are 
tax deductible and limited to 20 percent of the taxable income 
that is attributable to eligible businesses. Amounts deposited 
in a FFARRM account could remain for up to 5 years and must be 
distributed after that period of time.
            H.R. 4810, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to 
                    section 103(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on 
                    the budget for fiscal year 2001 (vetoed August 5, 
                    2000).
    H.R. 4810, known as the ``Marriage Tax Relief 
Reconciliation Act'' was introduced on July 10, 2000 and 
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The bill passed 
the House of Representatives on July 12, 2000. On July 18, 
2000, the Senate struck all the language after the enacting 
clause and substitute the language of S. 2839, as amended, and 
passed the bill by a vote of 61 yeas to 38 nays. The Conference 
Report (H. Rept. 106-765) was filed and passed by the House on 
July 20, 2000 by a vote of 271 yeas to 156 nays. The next day 
the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 60 yeas to 34 nays. 
The President vetoed the bill on July August 5, 2000.
    According to the Joint Committee on Taxation of the 
Congress, under current law, a married couple with two children 
making $50,000 would pay $3,425 in Federal taxes; by 
eliminating the marriage penalty that couple would pay $3,185, 
saving $240. That amounts to a 7 percent reduction in their 
taxes. The same couple earning $75,000 would have their taxes 
reduced by 13 percent. At an annual income of $200,000, the 
couple would receive a 3.9 percent reduction.

4. Bills acted on by both houses but not enacted

    None.

5. Bills acted on by the House but not by the Senate

            H.R. 17, to amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to 
                    require the President to report to Congress on any 
                    selective embargo on agricultural commodities, to 
                    provide a termination date for the embargo, to 
                    provide greater assurances for contract sanctity, 
                    and for other purposes
    H.R. 17 was introduced on January 6, 1999 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture and in addition to the Committee 
on International Relations. The Committee on Agriculture 
reported H.R. 17, without amendments, on May 20, 1999 (H. Rept. 
106-154, part 1). The Committee on International Relations 
reported H.R. 17, without amendments, on June 14, 1999 (H. 
Rept. 106-154, part 2). The bill then passed the House of 
Representatives on June 15, 1999 under suspension of the rules 
by a voice vote.
    H.R. 17 was similar in intent and construction to the prior 
provisions of the Export Administration Act of 1979 that 
expired on August 20, 1994. The Export Administration Act of 
1979 required that ``If the President imposes export controls 
on any agricultural commodity in order to carry out the policy 
set forth in [this Act], the President shall immediately 
transmit a report on such action to the Congress, setting forth 
the reasons for the controls in detail and specifying the 
period of time, which may not exceed 1 year, that the controls 
are proposed to be in effect.''
    H.R. 17 required that if the President acts to implement an 
embargo of any agricultural commodity to any country, the 
President must submit a report to Congress within 5 days of 
imposing the embargo that described the reasons for the embargo 
and the period of time the embargo would in effect. The bill 
also provided that if within 100 days of receiving the 
President's report, a joint resolution must be enacted that 
approves the embargo, the embargo will end on the date 
determined by the President or 1 year after the date of 
enactment of the joint resolution, whichever is earlier. If a 
joint resolution disapproving the embargo is enacted during 
that 100-day period, the embargo would terminate at the end of 
that 100-day period.
    The bill also granted an exception providing that an 
embargo may take effect during any period in which there is a 
state of war declared by Congress or a national emergency 
declared by the President.
    The bill also clarified that ``plant nutrient materials'' 
are included in the category of agricultural commodities in the 
section of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, regarding 
contract sanctity. Therefore the protection afforded 
agricultural commodities in regard to suspension of trade and 
contract sanctity would apply to plant nutrient materials.
     Furthermore, plant nutrient materials under export sales 
contracts would be protected from suspension of trade, as long 
as the contract is entered into before the suspension of trade 
is announced and the contract terms require delivery within 270 
days after suspension of trade is imposed.
            H.R. 169, to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to 
                    expand the pilot investigation for the collection 
                    of information regarding prices paid for the 
                    procurement of cattle and sheep for slaughter and 
                    of muscle cuts of beef and lamb to include swine 
                    and muscle cuts of swine.
    H.R. 169 was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture on January 6, 1999 and passed by the House of 
Representatives, amended, under suspension of the rules on 
February 9, 1999.
    The bill would have simply added hogs and pork products to 
the pilot investigation on beef and lamb prices that was 
authorized during the 105th Congress as part of (Public Law 
105-277) the Omnibus Appropriations package. During the 105th 
Congress, when the Omnibus bill was being crafted, the pork 
producers declined to be included in the USDA pilot 
investigation. However, with drastic declines in live hog 
prices, the pork producers reconsidered and ultimately reversed 
its decision.
    (Note.--For further action see the discussion under ``1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 106-78'' and the discussion 
under ``A. Main Legislative Activities. Mandatory Price 
Reporting.'')
            H.R. 701, to provide Outer Continental Shelf Impact 
                    Assistance to State and local governments, to amend 
                    the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, 
                    the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978, 
                    and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act 
                    (commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) 
                    to establish a fund to meet the outdoor 
                    conservation and recreation needs of the American 
                    people, and for other purposes.
    The Committee on Resources reported H.R. 701, as amended, 
on February 16, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-499, part 1). The bill was 
then sequentially referred to the Committee on Agriculture 
until March 17, 2000 and to the Committee on the Budget until 
March 31, 2000.
    H.R. 701 established a new program that provided Outer 
Continental Shelf Impact assistance to State and local 
governments and amended several other statutes to create a fund 
for the purchase of land for parks, renovation of historic 
properties, creation of new wildlife habitat and areas and 
incentives to assist in the recovery of threatened and 
endangered species. The Conservation and Reinvestment Fund 
(CARA) would receive revenues from leased oil and gas tracts 
within defined areas of the Outer Continental Shelf. The Fund 
would then allocate the funds to State and local governments in 
accordance with the various titles of the bill.
    Title VII of H.R. 701 which falls within the Committee on 
Agriculture's jurisdiction, provided $150 million for annual 
funding dedicated to conservation easement and other landowner 
incentives to assist in the recovery of threatened and 
endangered species. The Committee on Agriculture and the 
Committee on Resources worked diligently on compromise language 
to address this committee's concerns regarding the 
implementation of that title.
     Therefore, in an exchange of letters between the 
respective chairmen of the committees, the Committee on 
Agriculture waived its further consideration of the bill on 
March 17, 2000, and the bill with the compromise language 
passed the House on May 11, 2000, by a vote of 315 yeas to 102 
nays.
            H.R. 728, to amend the Watershed Protection and Flood 
                    Prevention Act to authorize the Secretary of 
                    Agriculture to provide cost share assistance for 
                    the rehabilitation of structural measures 
                    constructed as part of water resource projects 
                    previously funded by the Secretary under such Act 
                    or related laws.
    H.R. 728 was introduced on February 11, 1999 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the 
Committees on Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure. 
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported the 
measure, amended, on November 18, 1999 (H. Rept. 106-484 part 
1) and the Committee on Agriculture reported the measure on 
April 4, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-484 part 2).
    On July 17, 2000, a compromise passed the House of 
Representatives, amended, under suspension of the rules, by a 
voice vote, that would have given the Secretary of Agriculture 
the authority to provide financial assistance to local 
organizations for up to 65 percent of the total costs for those 
dams built under the Small Watershed Program. The measure 
authorized a total of $90 million over the next 5 years 
beginning in 2001, to help rehabilitate the Nation's watershed 
projects. (Note.--For further action, see the discussion of 
Public Law 106-472 under ``1. Bill Enacted Into Law,'' and the 
discussion under ``2. Bills Acted on By the Committee Included 
in Other Laws Enacted, H.R. 728'' and ``D. Oversight. 2. 
Oversight hearings. April 15, 1999: Review of Bexar-Medina-
Atascosa Counties Small Watershed Project and H.R. 728, The 
Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 1999.'' )
            H.R. 1402, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to 
                    implement the class I milk price structure know as 
                    Option 1-A as part of the implementation of the 
                    final rule to consolidate Federal milk marketing 
                    orders.
    H.R. 1402 was introduced on April 14, 1999 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. The Committee on Agriculture 
reported H.R. 1402, amended, on July 19, 1999 (H. Rept. 106-
239) and it was passed by the House of Representatives on 
September 22, 1999 by a vote of 285 yeas to 140 nays.
    H.R. 1402 required the Secretary of Agriculture to 
implement the class I ``Option 1-A'' milk price structure when 
implementing the final rule to consolidate Federal milk 
marketing orders. Option 1-A reflects the status-quo pricing 
structure in which milk marketing orders require milk 
processors to pay a certain minimum price for farm milk based 
on how the milk is used.
    The bill also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to 
enter into formal rulemaking, on an emergency basis, to develop 
pricing formulas for class III and IV milk within 10 months, 
and prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from collecting 
assessments from milk producers or handlers to administer the 
Federal milk market order program if the final rule regarding 
class III and class IV pricing formulas is delayed.
    The bill reduces the processors'' manufacturing allowance 
for cheese from 17.02 cents per pound of cheese to 14.7 cents 
per pound as an interim while developing regulations regarding 
class III and class IV pricing formulas.
    The bill extended for 1 year the dairy price support 
program at its current level while delaying implementation of 
the Recourse Loan Program for the same period of time.
    Finally, the act required the Secretary to establish a 
forward pricing program so that producers and cooperatives may 
enter into contracts with handlers on a voluntary basis in 
order to manage risk and reduce the negative impacts of price 
volatility.
    (Note.--For further action on this provision, see the 
discussion of Public Law 106-113 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law'' and ``2. Bill Acted on the Committee Included in Other 
Laws Enacted.'')
            H.R. 3615, to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 
                    to ensure improved access to the signals of local 
                    television stations by multichannel video providers 
                    to all households which desire such service in 
                    unserved and underserved rural areas by December 
                    31, 2006.
    H.R. 3615 was introduced on February 10, 2000 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the 
Committees on Commerce, and the Judiciary. On March 1, 2000, 
the Committee on Agriculture reported H.R. 3615, amended (H. 
Rept. 106-508 part 1), and the Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration on March 31, 2000. On 
April 6, 2000, the Committee on Commerce reported the bill, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-508 part 2). The bill then passed the 
House of Representatives, as amended, under a rule, by a vote 
of 375 yeas to 37 nays on April 13, 2000.
    H.R. 3615 amended the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 in 
order to provide local television networks to rural satellite 
customers and authorized the Administrator of the Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) to provide loan guarantees to rural 
communities for building or improving satellite, cable 
television and multi-channel video distribution infrastructures 
to ensure improved access of local television signals into 
unserved or underserved rural areas by December 31, 2006.
    (Note.--For further action on this provision, see the 
discussion of Public Law 106-553, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law,'' the discussion of H.R. 3615 under ``2. Bills Acted on by 
the Committee Included in Other Laws Enacted,'' and the 
discussion ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative Oversight. February 
9, 2000: Review of proposed legislation to establish a loan 
guarantee program to promote the delivery of direct-to-home 
satellite services to rural America.'')
            H.R. 4541, to reauthorize and amend the Commodity Exchange 
                    Act to promote legal certainty, enhance 
                    competition, and reduce systemic risk in markets 
                    for futures and over-the-counter derivatives, and 
                    for other purposes.
    H.R. 4541 was introduced on May 25, 2000, and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees 
on Banking and Financial Services, and Commerce. On June 29, 
2000, the Committee on Agriculture reported the bill, amended, 
(H. Rept. 106-711 part 1), and on September 6, 2000, both the 
Committee on Banking and Financial Services, and the Committee 
on Commerce reported the bill, amended, (H. Rept. 106-711 part 
2, and part 3). On October 19, 2000, the bill passed the House 
of Representatives, amended, under suspension of rules by a 
vote of 377 yeas to 4 nays.
    The bill as passed contained provisions from the three 
reported committee bills (Agriculture, Banking and Financial 
Services, and Commerce), including a compromise concerning the 
Commodity Exchange Act (CEAct): legal certainty for over-the-
the counter derivatives and swap transactions and regulatory 
relief for Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 
regulated futures and option markets. Transactions in foreign 
currencies, government securities and other described financial 
instruments that are excluded under current law by the so-
called ``Treasury Amendment'' may continue to trade exclusive 
of CFTC jurisdiction. This provision would allow banks and 
other regulated financial institutions to offer these products 
to their customers while leaving the CFTC with the authorities 
to bring enforcement actions against fraudulent bucket shops 
selling foreign currency futures and options illegally.
    The bill gave no jurisdiction to CFTC over transactions in 
excluded commodities (non-agricultural) if they are traded 
between defined eligible contract participants and are not 
conducted on a trading facility that generally is described as 
a facility where bids and offers may be executed between 
multiple participants. Transactions in excluded commodities may 
be conducted on electronic trading facilities if the 
transactions are on a bilateral basis between eligible contract 
participants. Securities or depository instruments with futures 
or option components (hybrid instruments) that meet a 
predominance test will not be subject to CFTC jurisdiction.
    The bill did, however, give the CFTC defined and limited 
jurisdiction over certain exempt commodities (energy products 
and metal) that are traded among eligible contract participants 
and are not traded on a trading facility. With the exception of 
the commodity options, eligible commercial entities were not 
subject to the Commodity Exchange Act's fraud provisions. 
Eligible commercial entities may conduct principal-to-principal 
trades on electronic trading facilities, and the CFTC may 
enforce its anti-fraud and anti-manipulation status and 
regulations as described in the bill.
    Swap transactions on commodities other than agricultural 
commodities are excluded specifically from CFTC jurisdiction, 
as long as they are traded among qualified participants.
    The measure allowed designated contract markets within 
boards of trade to establish and enforce its own rules to 
ensure fair and equitable markets with limited CFTC oversight 
so long as the contract market maintained trading standards and 
adhered to the 18 core principles. Futures and future options 
on agricultural commodities enumerated in the CEAct must be 
conducted on a registered contract market.
    A board of trade operating contract markets may elect to 
operate as a registered derivatives transaction execution 
facility (DTEF) under conditions that set out the commodities 
that may be traded and persons that may trade on the DTEF. 
Because only sophisticated parties may trade or private 
individuals may trade only through a registered futures broker, 
they may trade in this less-regulated environment where they 
must adhere to nine core principles. DTEF's may trade excluded 
and exempt commodities.
    The measure required for all clearinghouses, systems or 
organizations to be regulated by a Federal regulator. 
Derivatives clearing organizations, clearing transactions 
excluded from the CEAct may register with the CFTC and meet 
certain core principles. Federal banking regulators will be the 
default regulator for any clearing system otherwise not 
regulated.
    Also included was a compromise of the Shad-Johnson reforms 
dealing with the trading of single stock futures and futures 
based on narrow-based stock indexes. The tax treatment of 
single stock transactions in security futures and security 
option contracts also has required reconciliation to ensure 
that neither the options or futures market has a competitive 
trading advantage. Reconciliation of tax treatment between 
security futures and security option contracts will be left to 
the Department of the Treasury to resolve by regulation. Major 
disagreements resolved were margin levels and margin setting, 
the definition of a narrow-based index that may contain one or 
two heavily-weighted stocks, commencement of stock futures 
trading and overall SEC authorities to intervene in stock 
futures trading.
    (Note.--For further action, see the discussion of Public 
Law 106-554, under ``1. Bills Enacted Law'' and for further 
discussion ``A. Main Legislative Activities. Commodity Futures 
Modernization'' and also the discussion under ``D. Oversight. 
1. Oversight hearings. May 18, May 19, May 20, and June 8, 
1999: Review of the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures 
Trade Commission'' and ``D. Oversight 2. Legislative Oversight. 
June 14, 2000: Review of H.R. 4541, the Commodity Futures 
Modernization Act of 2000.'')
             H.R. 4965, To amend the Perishable Agricultural 
                    Commodities Act, 1930, to extend the time period 
                    during which persons may file a complaint alleging 
                    the preparation of false inspection certificates at 
                    Hunts Point Terminal Market, Bronx, New York.
    H.R. 4965 was introduced on July 26, 2000 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. On October 17, 2000, H.R. 4965 
passed the House of Representatives under suspension of rules 
by a voice vote.
    The act amends the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 
1930 by adding at the end the following: ``Notwithstanding the 
preceding sentence, a person that desires to file a complaint 
under this section involving the allegation of false inspection 
certificates prepared by graders of the Department of 
Agriculture at Hunts Point Terminal Market, Bronx, New York, 
prior to October 27, 1999, may file the complaint until January 
1, 2001.''
    (Note.--For further action on this provision, see the 
discussion of Public Law 106-472, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law,'' the discussion of H.R. 4965 under ``2. Bills Acted on by 
the Committee Included in Other Laws Enacted,'' and the 
discussion under ``D. Oversight. 1. Oversight hearings. July 
27, 2000: Reviewing illegal activities at the Hunts Point 
Marketing Terminal.'' )
            H.R. 5224, to amend the Agricultural Trade Development and 
                    Assistance Act of 1954 to authorize assistance for 
                    the stockpiling and rapid transportation, delivery, 
                    and distribution of shelf stable prepackaged foods 
                    to needy individuals in foreign countries.
    H.R. 5224 was introduced on September 20, 2000, and 
referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in 
addition to the Committee on Agriculture. On September 21, 
2000, the Committee on International Relations ordered 
reported, the bill, amended. On September 25, 2000, the measure 
passed the House of Representatives, amended, under suspension 
of the rules, by a voice vote, after the Committee on 
Agriculture discharged itself from further consideration by 
letter to the Chairman of the Committee on International 
Relations.
    The bill promotes public-private partnerships to leverage 
the donation of nutritious foods by volunteers to needy 
families throughout the world in times of famine, disaster, or 
other critical need. The bill authorizes the Agency for 
International Development (AID) to make matching grants to 
American non-profit institutions that are engaged in the 
processing and delivery of donated food for consumption by the 
less fortunate throughout the world in times of great need. The 
bill also authorizes AID to stockpile long shelf life food for 
rapid delivery to other places in the globe in times of crises, 
famine, or other need. Additionally, the bill encourages AID to 
make grants to non-profit organizations that provide matching 
or in-kind contributions and thereby serve to strengthen the 
international food relief effort carried out by non-profits and 
authorizes the AID to pre-position commodities overseas in 
anticipation of critical needs and to expedite the delivery of 
emergency food relief.
    (Note.--For further action on this provision, see the 
discussion of Public Law 106-472, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law.'')

6. Concurrent resolutions approved

    None.

7. Bills reported to the House but not considered

            H.R. 1523, to establish mandatory procedures to be followed 
                    by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land 
                    Management in advance of the permanent closure of 
                    any forest road so as to ensure local public 
                    participation in the decisionmaking process.
    H.R. 1523, known as the Forest Roads-Community Right-To-
Know Act, was introduced on April 22, 1999 and referred to the 
Committee on Resources and in addition to the Committee on 
Agriculture.
    The Committee on Resources reported H.R. 1523, as amended, 
on May 3, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-604, part 1). In the report filed 
by the Committee on Resources is a copy of an exchange of 
letters between the respective chairmen of the committees 
(Agriculture and Resources) explaining the reasons expediting 
this legislation. Therefore, on May 3, 2000, the Committee on 
Agriculture was discharged from further consideration.
    H.R. 1523 provided that permanent road closures, including 
road decommissioning, would no longer be done by the Forest 
Service or Bureau of Land Management without adequate public 
notice and local government and public involvement. It 
specifically allows short-term closures that the agencies may 
deem necessary. However, the bill does not affect valid and 
existing rights.
            H.R. 1524, to authorize the continued use on public lands 
                    of the expedited processes successfully used for 
                    windstorm-damaged national forests and grasslands 
                    in Texas.
    H.R.1524 was introduced on April 22, 1999 and referred to 
the Committee on Resources. On October 31, 2000, the Committee 
on Resources reported the bill, without amendment, (H. Rept. 
106-1021), and the Committee on Agriculture did not seek a 
sequential referral by an exchange of letters between the 
respective Committee Chairmen.
    H.R. 1524 would require the Secretaries of Agriculture and 
the Interior to request from the appropriate officials in the 
executive branch the authority to remove in an expedited manner 
dead or damaged trees on about 247,000 acres of Federal land. 
The bill would require the officials considering the 
Secretaries'' requests to consider them promptly and either 
approve or disapprove them. The measure would also require the 
officials to report to the Congress on the reasons for their 
decision within 90 days of receiving a request from the 
Secretaries.
            H.R. 3661, to help ensure general aviation aircraft access 
                    to Federal land and to the airspace over that land.
    H.R. 3661 was introduced on February 15, 2000 and referred 
to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the 
Committees on Agriculture, and Transportation, and 
Infrastructure. On September 12, 2000, the Committee on 
Resources reported the bill, amended, (H. Rept. 106-841, part 
1), and the Committee on Agriculture was discharged from 
further consideration by an exchange of letters between the 
respective Chairmen of the Committees.
    H.R. 3661 would establish new requirements related to 
aircraft landing strips on Federal lands managed by the 
Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior. It would prohibit 
the secretaries from closing certain aircraft landing strips 
for more than 180 days a year without the approval of the head 
of the aviation department of the State in which the landing 
strip is located. The bill also would require the secretaries 
to maintain those landing strips in consultation with State 
aviation departments and other interested parties and would 
authorize them to enter into cooperative agreements for that 
purpose. Finally, the bill would direct the secretaries to 
develop a national policy for managing certain landing strips 
under their jurisdiction.
            S. 1288, to provide incentives for collaborative forest 
                    restoration projects on National Forest System and 
                    other public lands in New Mexico, and for other 
                    purposes.
    S. 1288, known as the ``Community Forest Restoration Act'' 
passed the Senate on November 19, 1999, and referred to the 
Committee on Resources on January 27, 2000. On October 6, 2000, 
the Committee on Resources reported the bill, without 
amendment, and the bill was then sequentially referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture. On October 13, 2000, the Committee on 
Agriculture was discharged from further consideration of the 
bill.
    S. 1288 would direct the Forest Service to establish a 
cooperative program for forest restoration in New Mexico to 
provide grants for experimental forest restoration projects. 
The bill also would authorize appropriations of $5 million a 
year for that program and would specify the eligibility 
requirements for projects to receive funding under the program 
and would direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convene an 
advisory committee to recommend projects that meet those 
criteria.

8. Bills defeated in the House

            House Concurrent Resolution 296, Expressing the sense of 
                    the Congress regarding the necessity to expedite 
                    the settlement process for discrimination claims 
                    against the Department of Agriculture brought by 
                    African-American farmers.
    House Concurrent Resolution 296 was introduced on March 30, 
2000 and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in 
addition to the Committee on Agriculture.
    On May 8, 2000, House Concurrent Resolution 296 failed 
passage under suspension of the rules by a vote of 216 yeas to 
180 nays (two-thirds majority vote required for passage).
    The resolution called for whatever resources necessary to 
be committed to expediting the settlement process concerning 
claims of racism perpetrated on African-American farmers by the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, so that the claims could be 
resolved as quickly as possible.
    Furthermore, the resolution expressed the sense of Congress 
that the Attorney General and Secretary of Agriculture should 
strictly follow the consent decree issued in the discrimination 
case.
    H.R. 3085, to provide for discretionary spending offsets 
for fiscal year 2000.
            H.R. 3085 was introduced on October 14, 1999 and referred 
                    to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition 
                    to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation 
                    and Infrastructure, Resources, Commerce, Education 
                    and the Workforce, and the Budget.
    On October 19, 1999, H.R. 3085 failed passage under 
suspension of the rules by a vote of 0 yeas to 419 nays with 5 
present (two-thirds majority vote required for passage).
    H.R. 3085 included $19.2 billion in discretionary spending 
offsets with tax increases as well as new and increased user 
fees that were outlined in the President's fiscal year 2000 
budget.
    Included were provisions that established new user fees on 
the poultry and egg industries to cover the cost of plant 
inspections.

9. Other bills acted on by the committee

            H.R. 1275, to amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the 
                    interstate movement of live birds for the purpose 
                    of having the birds participate in animal fighting.
    H.R. 1275 was introduced on March 24, 1999 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. On April 13, 2000, the 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture held a business 
meeting and ordered reported the bill, amended, to the full 
committee by a voice vote. On September 13, 2000, the full 
committee held a hearing to review the legislation and received 
testimony from representatives from the law enforcement, the 
Humane Society of the United States, the United Gamefowl 
Breeders Association, the American Poultry Association, and the 
American Animal Husbandry Coalition.
    The bill amended the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the 
interstate movement of live birds with the intent of having the 
birds participate in fighting ventures.
    (Note.--For further action, see the discussion of H.R. 1275 
under ``D. Oversight. 2. Legislative hearings. September 13, 
2000: Review of H.R. 1275, Prohibition of Interstate Movement 
of Live Birds.'')
            H.R. 2962, to provide for the issuance of a promotion, 
                    research, and information order applicable to 
                    certain handlers of Hass avocados.
    H.R. 2962 was introduced on September 28, 1999 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture. On April 13, 2000, the 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture held a hearing and 
business meeting and ordered reported H.R. 2962, amended, to 
the full committee.
    ``The Hass Avocado Promotion, Research and Information Act 
of 2000'' was a self-help national checkoff program that 
allowed avocado growers to fund and operate a coordinated 
marketing effort to expand the domestic market. The avocado 
promotion program was to be operated at a no net cost to the 
Nation's taxpayer and would have been funded by the U.S. 
avocado growers and avocado importers.
    (Note.--For further action, see the discussion under `` D. 
Oversight. 2. Legislative hearings. April 13, 2000: Review of 
H.R. 2962, the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and 
Information Act.'')

                              D. OVERSIGHT

1. Oversight hearings

    The Committee on Agriculture and its subcommittees were 
active in their oversight functions, holding a number of 
oversight hearings both in the field and in Washington, DC, 
during the course of the 106th Congress. The hearings related 
to the application, administration, and effectiveness of laws 
that lie within the committee's jurisdiction as well as the 
organization and operation of the Department of Agriculture and 
other Federal agencies having responsibility for the 
administration of such laws. The hearings often resulted in 
recommendations for improvements in the administration of the 
laws, regulations and policies in effect in the executive 
branch as they related to the committee's jurisdiction. 
Information gathered at these hearings was later useful in 
preparing legislation for consideration in the House of 
Representatives.
    As part of its hearings, the committee and its 
subcommittees reviewed the way the particular Federal agency or 
department (usually the Department of Agriculture) administered 
existing laws related to the subject matter of the legislation 
before, or to be considered by, the committee. In some cases, 
legislation favorably reported to the House carries a 
termination date (a ``sunset'') to ensure that in the future 
Congress will again review the effectiveness and the methods 
with which the executive branch of Government has carried out 
the letter and the spirit of that statute.
    In keeping with the objective of the Oversight Plan as 
submitted to the Committee on Government Reform, the committee 
and its subcommittees conducted the following chronological 
oversight hearings during the 106th Congress:

            Oversight hearings, 106th Congress--chronological listing

     February 10, 1999: Review of Livestock Prices. Full 
committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-1.
    The full committee began its work in the 106th Congress 
with a hearing on the causes of low prices currently facing the 
livestock industry. Six witnesses testified before the 
committee which included industry groups, and the Chief 
Economist from the Department of Agriculture. The issues of 
price reporting, country of origin labeling and the changing 
structure of the livestock industry were among the topics 
addressed. (Note.--For further action relating to this hearing, 
see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public 
Law 106-78, ``A. Main Legislative Activities. Mandatory Price 
Reporting,'' and ``5. Bills Acted on By the House But Not By 
the Senate. H.R. 169.'')
    February 11, 1999: Review of agribusiness consolidation. 
Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-5.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the state of the 
farm economy and to focus on the impact of the ongoing 
structural consolidation of the agricultural community. 
Testimony was received from four witnesses who underscored the 
complex nature of agribusiness consolidation. While some 
witnesses encouraged aggressive government oversight of 
consolidation, others cautioned the committee about the 
pitfalls of interventionist policies.
     February 12, 1999: Review of agricultural credit 
conditions and outlook. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. Hearing Serial 
No. 106-2.
    The subcommittee heard testimony from five witnesses 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm 
Credit Administration, the American Bankers Association, the 
Farm Credit Council, and the Independent Bankers Association of 
America regarding the dire situation of farmers facing the 
lowest commodity prices in years and its effect on the 
availability of farm credit.
     February 15, 1999: Review of the state of the agricultural 
economy. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-4.
    This was a field hearing held in Grand Island, NE to review 
the state of the agriculture economy. Fourteen witnesses 
appeared before the committee representing the Department of 
Agriculture (State and Federal), producers, agribusiness, and 
commodity organizations.
    February 24, 1999: Review of Forest Service Forest Health 
Risk Maps. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-11.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review Forest Service 
forest health risk maps with emphasis on how to restore and 
sustain the long-term health and productivity of U.S. forests, 
how to restore financial and performance accountability to the 
Forest Service, both for how it spends taxpayer dollars and for 
what it accomplishes, and how to examine the role of the Forest 
Service with regard to private forestland management. Ten 
witnesses appeared before the subcommittee representing the 
Forest Service (Federal and State), universities, associations, 
and forestry constituent groups.
    March 3, 1999: Review of agricultural biotechnology. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-6.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the status of 
biotechnology in U.S. agriculture, its future potential for 
farmers and ranchers, and its impact on exports of U.S. 
agricultural commodities and products. Eleven witnessed 
appeared before the subcommittee representing the Farm and 
Foreign Agriculture Service of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, the Agricultural Affairs Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative, farmers' organizations, agribusinesses, and 
commodity organizations.
     March 4, 1999: Review of the Loan Deficiency Payment 
Program. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. Hearing Serial No. 106-8.
    This was the first of several hearings reviewing the 
staffing, budget, and workload requirements of the Loan 
Deficiency Payments Program with emphasis placed on the 
adequate delivery of services from USDA. Testimony was received 
from the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National 
Legislative Chairman of the National Association of Farm 
Service Agency County Office Employees.
     March 10, 1999: Review of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Program. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 106-3, and part II.
    After three forums held in Georgia and North Carolina in 
February, 1999 on crop insurance, a series of hearings were 
held to identify potential reforms to the Federal crop 
insurance program. The subcommittee review brought together 
USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator Ken Ackerman as well 
as a dozen representatives from farmer organizations, commodity 
groups, the insurance industry and lenders.
    (Note.--For further action relating to the hearing, see the 
discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 106-
224 and the discussion under ``A. Main Legislative Activities, 
Crop Insurance.'')
     March 11, 1999: Review of the Forest Service Fiscal Year 
2000 Budget. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-7.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the Forest 
Service's funding request in the fiscal year 2000 budget. In 
doing so, the subcommittee questioned the Agency's performance 
and whether Congress should give the Forest Service more money 
as requested. The subcommittee also questioned what the 
Agency's priorities should be assuming current funding levels. 
Appearing before the subcommittee were eleven witnesses 
representing the General Accounting Office, the U.S. Forest 
Service, State Foresters, forestry supported organizations and 
Members of Congress.
     March 18, 1999: Review of USDA's implementation of 
disaster assistance and the operation of other programs. Full 
committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-9.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the USDA's 
implementation of disaster assistance and the operation of 
other programs that were a part of the omnibus appropriations 
bill passed by Congress in 1998 that provided $5.9 billion in 
additional agriculture spending, including $2.5 billion in 
disaster assistance. Appearing before the committee were 
officials from USDA, including the Secretary of Agriculture, 
Dan Glickman. Chairman Combest questioned the Secretary about 
the delays that continued to plague implementation of the 
disaster program and also questioned the administration's 
commitment to certain programs that had received no funding in 
the President's budget.
     March 24, 1999: Review of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's Proposed Rule on Plant-Pesticides. Subcommittee on 
Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops and the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-10.
    This was a joint hearing which brought together 
representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
industry groups, and the scientific community to review the 
potential effects and costs of implementing a controversial new 
pesticide rule regulating the use of plants' natural defenses 
against pests. During the hearing , it was requested that EPA 
consider re-proposing the rule and provide for a new comment 
period to address issues raised at the hearing including 
replacing the term ``plant-pesticide'' and ``plant expressed 
protectant, expanding the proposed exemptions, and performing a 
thorough cost-benefit analysis of the new rule.
     March 29, 1999: Review of livestock and horticulture 
issues affecting California. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-12.
    This was a field hearing held in Stockton, California that 
was designed as a broad overview of agricultural issues 
concerning livestock and horticulture in a State whose farmers 
and ranchers lead the Nation in the production of over 75 
commodities. Fourteen witnesses appeared before the 
subcommittee testifying of the challenges, obstacles and 
opportunities on such varied and diverse issues as livestock, 
poultry, dairy, fruits, vegetables, water usage and the farm 
labor supply.
     April 14, 1999: Review of USDA Forest Service Inventory 
and Analysis. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-13.
     The purpose of this hearing was to review the Forest 
Service's implementation of a law enacted in the 105th Congress 
that would improve the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. 
Five witnesses appeared before the subcommittee representing 
the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, State 
Foresters, universities, and industry representatives.
     April 15, 1999: Review of Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties 
Small Watershed Project and H.R. 728, The Small Watershed 
Rehabilitation Amendments of 1999.
    Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. Hearing Serial No. 106-14.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review a proposal to 
improve a watershed project in Texas and to consider 
legislation responding to the maintenance and improvement 
involving a large number of similar projects originally funded 
by the Federal Government. Under Public Law 83-566, the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service of USDA in the 105th Congress 
submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture the watershed 
plan-environmental impact statement for improvements in the 
Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement 
District No. 1, the Medina Valley Soil and Water Conservation 
District and the Alamo Soil and Water Conservation District in 
south central Texas. Four witnesses appeared before the 
subcommittee representing the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service of the USDA, local conservation districts and Members 
of Congress. (Note.--For further action regarding this hearing, 
see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, P.L. 106-
472,'' ``2. Bills Acted on By the Committee Included in Other 
Laws Enacted, H.R. 728,'' ``5. Bills Acted on By the House But 
Not the Senate, H.R. 728,'' and the discussion under ``E. 
Watershed Projects.'')
     April 22, 1999: Review of the implementation of the Food 
Quality Protection Act. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-16
    The purpose of the hearing was to review the implementation 
of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and to hold the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accountable for its 
actions in the implementation process. Bipartisan concerns were 
expressed about how the law would be implemented and whether a 
consistent, science based framework would be employed. The 
importance of the process by which the FQPA amendments are 
implemented was stressed by the subcommittee because of the 
potential of bringing major changes to the system of food 
production, disease control and other public health programs. 
Ten witnesses testified including Representative Doc Hastings 
and representatives from the USDA, EPA, and several commodity 
organizations.
     April 28, 1999: Review of country-of-origin labeling for 
meat and produce. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-15.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the issue of 
country-of-origin labeling for meat and produce. Although the 
subcommittee has been gathering information on this subject for 
some time, this hearing gave a broad overview of the 
philosophies, the costs, the benefits, and the alternatives to 
mandated country-of-origin labeling. Fourteen witnessed 
appeared before the subcommittee representing the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, the General Accounting Office, 
producer organizations, and Members of Congress.
     April 29, 1999: Review of price reporting for livestock. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 
106-17.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the issue of 
mandatory price reporting for livestock and its possible 
implications and benefits for both producers and packers. 
Appearing before the subcommittee were eight witnesses, 
representing agribusiness and industry organizations. (Note.--
For further action relating to this hearing, see the discussion 
under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-78,'' ``A. 
Main Legislative Activities. Mandatory Price Reporting,'' and 
``5. Bills Acted on By the House But Not By the Senate. H.R. 
169.'')
    May 3, 1999: Review of the Federal Crop Insurance Program. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-3 part III.
    This was a field hearing in Lexington, KY to review the 
Federal Crop Insurance Program. This is a continuation of the 
series of field hearings the subcommittee held around the 
country to gather information and ideas to make crop insurance 
more effective for producers. Five witnesses appeared before 
the subcommittee representing agribusiness and industry groups. 
(Note.--For further action relating to the hearing, see the 
discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 106-
224'' and the discussion under ``A. Main Legislative 
Activities, Crop Insurance.'')
    May 5, 1999: Review of Federal milk marketing order reform. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 
106-20.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the USDA's final 
decision on the reform of Federal Milk Marketing Orders. The 
hearing was designed for the subcommittee to continue to 
exercise its oversight responsibilities with regard to the 
ongoing reform of America's dairy industry as outlined and 
mandated under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform 
Act of 1996, also known as the farm bill. The subcommittee 
heard from 18 witnesses, including several House 
representatives, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials 
representing the Agriculture Marketing Service, the Chief 
Economist, agribusiness and industry groups.
    Testimony received during this oversight hearing of USDA's 
regulatory effort to reform the system of Federal Milk 
Marketing Orders led to legislative activity resulting in 
modifications to the final regulation promulgated by the USDA . 
(Note : For further action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills 
Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-113'' and the discussion under 
``A. Main Legislative Activities, Dairy.'')
     May 18, May 19, May 20, and June 8, 1999: Review of the 
reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-18.
     The purpose of the hearings was to debate the 
reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trade Commission 
(CFTC). The subcommittee identified some guidelines for a 
successful reauthorization process: (1) create and maintain a 
cooperative process through open dialog; (2) focus on 
maintaining and fostering the competitiveness of U.S. markets; 
(3) encourage regulatory efficiency; and (4) maintain market 
integrity. Subcommittee members heard testimony from a total of 
28 witnesses during the series of hearings. Witnesses 
represented the CFTC, trade boards, market exchanges, commodity 
groups, banks, and exchange and securities organizations.
    Testimony received during these oversight hearings led to 
the introduction of H.R. 4541, the Commodity Futures 
Modernization Act of 2000. (Note.--For further action, see the 
discussion under ``5. Bills Acted on By The House But Not the 
Senate. H.R. 4541'' and the discussion under ``A. Main 
Legislative Activities, Commodity Futures Modernization.'')
     May 18, 1999: Review of Forest Service payments to 
counties. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-19.
     The purpose of the hearing was to review a proposal put 
forth by a grass roots movement called the National Forest 
Counties and Schools Coalition to resolve the continuing 
problems facing rural communities under the ``25 percent county 
payment'' system. The system worked on the premise that in 
counties where the Forest Service was the dominant landowner, 
the Government would share 25 percent of the revenue derived 
from the forest with the impacted communities to finance 
schools and local road infrastructure. After timber sales 
plummeted 75 percent from historic averages, the Government 
defaulted on its obligations under the contract, and the 
affected communities suffered. The subcommittee heard testimony 
from seven first time congressional witnesses representing the 
National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition. The coalition, 
which represents nearly 400 organizations in over 30 States, 
presented its set of principles for addressing the 25 percent 
payment problem.
    This hearing led to the introduction of H.R. 2389, the 
County Schools Funding Revitalization Act. (Note.--For further 
action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, 
Public Law 106-393.'')
     May 26, 1999: Review of the effects of electric 
deregulation on rural areas and an examination of legislative 
proposals. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. Hearing Serial No. 106-21.
     The purpose of the hearing was to review the possible side 
effects of a federally-mandated deregulation of the Nation's 
electric power generation, transmission, and distribution 
system on rural areas. Rural areas face significant 
difficulties in competing for electricity and other utilities 
due to low populations, absence of economies of scale, and a 
smaller percentage of individual customers which all lead to 
greater costs associated with providing service to these areas. 
The subcommittee discussed the proposed introduced by the 
administration and expressed concern as to whether deregulation 
was actually being achieved by this legislation (H.R. 1828). 
Seven witnesses appeared before the subcommittee including 
representatives from the USDA and the Department of Energy, 
university economists, and industry experts.
     June 9, 1999: Review of economic sanctions and the effect 
on U.S. agriculture. Full Committee on Agriculture. Hearing 
Serial No. 106-26.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the effect of 
sanctions on United States agriculture, focusing on how it 
affects the prosperity of farmers and ranchers. Members urged 
the Clinton administration to move quickly on its policy of 
removing agricultural products from unilateral sanctions and to 
expand this policy to allow credit guarantees and other export 
assistance. The committee heard from nine witnesses. The 
administration was represented by the Secretary of Agriculture 
and the Under Secretary of State for Economics, Business, and 
Agricultural Affairs. One Member of Congress and several 
agribusiness and industry organization representatives 
appeared.
    Several bills were introduced in the 106th Congress 
addressing unilateral sanctions on food and medicine. However, 
the fiscal year 2001 Agriculture appropriations included a 
provision eliminating unilateral food (including agriculture 
products such as cotton) and medicine sanctions on Libya, Iran, 
North Korea, Sudan, and Cuba. (Note.--For further action, see 
the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 
106-387.'')
    June 16, 1999: Review of structure and policies of the Loan 
Deficiency Payment Program. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 
106-24.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the proposed 
change to a national, uniform LDP rate. The committee received 
testimony from the chief proponent of the change, the Honorable 
Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture. The committee expressed concern over the ability 
of the proposed uniform LDP rate to create a more equitable 
market for farmers.
     June 21, 1999: To review the implementation of the 
Northwest Forest Plan. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial 106-23.
     The subcommittee held a hearing in Medford, Oregon, to 
review the implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan. The 
plan called for 80 percent of the forests in the Pacific 
Northwest to be placed in reserves and 20 percent to be 
available for harvest in order to achieve sustainable forestry. 
The committee expressed concern over whether the implementation 
of the Plan was actually helping to achieve this goal. Eleven 
witnesses testified before the committee, including 
representatives from the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Department of Interior, Department of Commerce, 
and several State and local forest organizations. The committee 
urged the Federal agencies to work with each other and the 
affected parties to ensure that the Plan is carried out to meet 
its objectives.
     June 23, 1999: Review of the Administration's Preparations 
for the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial. Full 
committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-27.
     The purpose of the hearing was to review the 
administration's preparation for the 1999 World Trade 
Organization (WTO) Ministerial. After hearing testimony from 
the Secretary of Agriculture, Committee members criticized the 
administration for categorizing supplemental Agricultural 
Marketing Transition (AMTA) Payments as trade distorting 
payments, and the committee requested the Secretary to change 
the classification of the payments for WTO purposes. A new 
round of multilateral trade negotiations will begin at the WTO 
ministerial meeting in November, 1999. These negotiations will 
provide a unique opportunity for United States agriculture to 
further reduce tariffs, open new markets, and address unfair 
trade practices around the world. The committee also heard 
testimony from 12 other witnesses including the United States 
Trade Representative and representatives from numerous 
commodity organizations.
    After the WTO meeting in Seattle, WA, several bills were 
introduced and ultimately enacted that greatly affect 
producers. For example, H.R. 4444, the Permanent Normal Trade 
Relations for China, was signed by the President into Public 
Law 106-286. This measure will lower trade barriers to provide 
U.S. farmers better access to a market of 1.2 billion people. 
The Trade and Development Act of 2000, was signed by the 
President into Public Law 106-200. This measure included a 
provision for periodic revision of WTO approved retaliation 
lists, better known as the carousel law. Another provision of 
the Trade and Development Act is the Caribbean Basin 
Initiative, which removes duties and quotas on certain 
Caribbean apparel exports made from U.S. textile components. 
(Note.--For further action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills 
Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-200; Public Law 106-286 and 
Public Law 106-387'' and the discussion under ``A. Main 
Legislative Activities, Trade.'')
     August 3, 1999: Review of Food Quality Protection Act 
(FQPA) implementation on public health. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-29.
    This hearing was third in the series held to review the 
USDA's and EPA's implementation of the Food Quality Protection 
Act and resultant impacts on public health. The subcommittee 
heard testimony from 11 witnesses representing the USDA, EPA, 
National Cotton Council, Bayer Corporation, American Crop 
Protection Organization, Chemical Specialties Manufacturers 
Association, Harvard School of Public Health, Mississippi 
Department of Health, Mosquito Control Association, National 
Pest Control Association, Responsible Industry for a Sound 
Environment, and American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer 
and Rancher Committee.
     August 5, 1999: Review of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission's authority to provide United States futures 
exchanges with regulatory relief. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management, Research , and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 
106-32.
    The subcommittee heard testimony from four Commodity 
Futures Trading Commissioners (CFTC) and representatives from 
the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and 
New York Mercantile Exchange to examine whether the CFTC is 
providing effective regulatory relief to the U.S. exchanges.
     August 10, 1999: Review of the status and prospects of 
American wine production. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-33.
    The subcommittee held this field hearing in Lodi, 
California to review the status and prospects of American wine 
production. Ten witnesses testified to the economic 
contributions of the wine industry and the need for policy 
changes to ensure its future growth.
     September 14 and 15, 1999: Review of the farm financial 
crises. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-34.
     In the first of a series of two hearings held to review 
the farm financial crises, representatives from 10 various 
farmer, commodity, and lending organizations gathered to 
present testimony before the full committee. In addition, 10 
Members of Congress submitted statements for the record. These 
testimonies served to witness the dire state of the U.S. 
agricultural economy and offered suggestions on how Congress 
could help alleviate the situation.
    The committee concluded its review of the farm financial 
crises with the Secretary of Agriculture, the Honorable Dan 
Glickman, who testified to some of the possible causes of the 
financial crises, as well as to the administration's focus on 
what direction should be taken by Congress to help farmers 
weather these difficult times. Written testimony was also 
submitted by five Members of Congress and by the National 
Association of Conservation Districts.
    The Congress provided a total of $25.6 billion in 
supplemental agricultural assistance for 1998 through 2000. In 
1998, Congress approved $6.1 billion; in 1999, Congress 
approved $9.1 billion; and assistance for 2000 totals $10.6 
billion. (Note.--For further action, see the discussion under 
``1 Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-31, Public Law 106-
78, Public Law 106-113, Public Law 106-224 and Public Law 106-
387, and the discussion under ``A. Main Legislative Activities. 
Economic Assistance.'')
     September 18, 1999: Review of the agricultural economy. 
Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-35.
    The full committee held this field hearing in Hutchison, 
KS, to review the negative impacts suffered by the State due to 
the current financial crises facing agriculture. U.S. 
Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and USDA Chief 
Economist Keith Collins gave testimony. They were joined by 
several Kansas farmers and representatives of Kansas farmer 
organizations. These witnesses impressed upon the committee the 
difficulties faced by farmers in the State and in the rest of 
the Nation. (Note.--For further action, see the discussion 
under ``1 Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-31, Public Law 
106-78, Public Law 106-113, Public Law 106-224 and Public Law 
106-387,'' and the discussion under ``A. Main Legislative 
Activities. Economic Assistance.'')
     October 6, 1999: Review of USDA's Russian Food Aid 
Program. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-36.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the United States 
Department of Agriculture's Russian Food Aid Program. USDA 
Secretary Dan Glickman and USDA Inspector General Roger C. 
Viadero gave testimony. Also among those who testified were the 
Honorable Marcy Kaptur and representatives from several 
commodity organizations. The hearing was held shortly after 
Russia's official request to the U.S. Government for additional 
food aid in fiscal year 2000.
     October 14, 1999: Review of USDA's Civil Rights Programs 
and Responsibilities. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-37.
    This hearing was held for the purpose of reviewing USDA's 
civil rights programs and responsibilities. The committee heard 
testimony from six witnesses. Ms. Rosalind D. Gray, Director, 
Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
testified that the Department had made incredible strides in 
implementing new civil rights reforms and implored the 
committee to enact certain legislation that would enable the 
Department to continue in this endeavor. However, many 
representatives of black farmer organizations and otherwise 
socially disadvantaged groups testified that the USDA had 
committed horrible crimes against their constituencies in the 
past, and that these inequities were continuing today. Among 
these witnesses were Mr. Stephon [sic] J. Bowens, executive 
director, Land Loss Prevention Project, and Mr. John W. Boyd, 
Jr., president, National Black Farmers Association.
    House Concurrent Resolution 296, a resolution expressing 
the sense of the Congress regarding the necessity to expedite 
the settlement process for discrimination claims against the 
Department of Agriculture brought on by African-American 
farmers, was introduced on March 30, 2000, and considered by 
the House under suspension of the rules on May 8, 2000. 
(Note.--For further action on H. Con. Res. 296, see the 
discussion under ``8. Bills Defeated in the House, H. Con. Res. 
296.'')
     October 20, 1999: Review of the administration's 
preparations for the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) 
Ministerial. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-39.
    Chairman Combest pledged close consultation between the 
committee and the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department 
of Agriculture during the course of WTO negotiations. This 
hearing provided Members of the committee the opportunity to 
question USTR Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky and USDA Secretary 
Dan Glickman about the Government's planning for the upcoming 
Seattle negotiations. Chairman Combest stressed the importance 
that throughout this process, it is essential that these 
worldwide trade negotiations proceed under the close scrutiny 
of the farm sector represented by the Committee on Agriculture 
because world trade can provide greater opportunities for the 
success of our farmers and ranchers when the terms are fair to 
all concerned. (Note.--For further action, see the discussion 
under ``1 Bill Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-200; Public Law 
106-286 and Public Law 106-387'' and the discussion under ``A. 
Main Legislative Activities, Trade.'')
     October 28, 1999: Review of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's new agricultural and silvicultural regulatory 
programs. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-40.
    The purpose of this hearing was intended to be a broad 
review of several new rules and guidelines that the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated that 
would have a terribly negative impact on farmers, ranchers, and 
timber workers. Chairman Goodlatte criticized EPA for its 
disregard of existing laws passed by Congress to protect the 
environment and the use of unscientific methods in promulgating 
new regulations. Among the witnesses that addressed the 
concerns of the subcommittee were Mr. J. Charles Fox, EPA, Ms. 
Glenda Humiston, USDA, Mr. John Barrett, EPA's TMDL Federal 
Advisory Committee, Mr. Robert J. Olszewski, The Timber 
Company, Mr. Ron Jones, Texas Institute for Applied 
Environmental Research, and Mr. Arthur Nash, Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality.
     January 31, 2000: Review of Invasive Species. Subcommittee 
on Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-42.
    This was a field hearing held in Lake Alfred, Florida to 
review issues concerning invasive, harmful, and non-native 
species facing the United States. Florida, being one of several 
States that stands on the front lines in the fight against 
invasive and harmful species, has more than it shares of 
problems. Invasive species are dealt with under a patchwork of 
Federal and State laws and regulations administered by a wide 
variety of Federal agencies. This hearing brought together 
various agencies of Federal, State, and local governments, 
growers, farm bureaus, and retailers to ensure that all is 
being done to protect our States from harmful species.
     February 15, 2000: Review of the President's Working Group 
on Financial Markets Report on the over-the-counter derivatives 
markets and the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). Subcommittee on 
Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial 
No. 106-43.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the findings of 
the President's Working Group contained in a Committee-
requested report on over-the-counter derivatives and the 
Commodity Exchange Act. Testimony was received from 
representatives of the Working Group, U.S. futures exchanges, 
over-the-counter markets, and securities and option exchanges. 
(Note.--For further action, see the discussion under ``5. Bills 
Acted on By The House But Not the Senate, H.R. 4541'' and the 
discussion under ``A. Main Legislative Activities, Commodity 
Futures Modernization.'')
     February 22, 2000: Review of the status of Pierce's 
Disease on the winegrape industry. Subcommittee on Livestock 
and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-44.
    This was a field hearing held in Rutherford, CA, to review 
the effects concerning the recent and severe outbreak of 
Pierce's Disease on winegrapes. Nearly 90 percent of America's 
wine is produced in California and it generates about 112,000 
jobs annually with an additional 40 to 50 thousand during 
harvest time. Pierce's Disease represents a serious and 
substantial threat to this thriving agricultural sector; 
however, it also places citrus, stone fruits and almonds at 
risk. The subcommittee received testimony from 11 witnesses 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the California 
Department of Food and Agriculture, California Farm Bureau, 
universities, growers and producers.
     March 6, 17, 18, 27, 29; April 1, 3, 12; May 1, 2, 12, 13, 
July 12, 19 and 26 2000. Review of Federal Farm Policy. Full 
committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-50 part I and II.
    For 3 months, as producers prepared for another challenging 
year of poor commodity prices and uneven yields, Members of the 
House Committee on Agriculture traveled to 10 cities throughout 
rural America, convening field hearings on farm policy that 
were heard over the committee's Internet site as they occurred. 
Allowing for the broadest discussion possible, the committee 
encouraged testimony beyond the effect of the current farm 
bill, to seek producer specifics on what is working--and what 
can work better--in all areas of Federal farm policy. Producers 
were strongly supportive of the flexibility of the ``Freedom to 
Farm'' concept, and in agreement with Committee Members 
critique of the Federal Government's failure to pursue other 
promised elements of the market-oriented legislation: tax 
relief, reducing regulatory burdens, and the opening of more 
world markets for American agricultural products.
    Under the leadership and initiative of Chairman Combest, 
and the support of Ranking Minority Member Stenholm, these farm 
policy field hearings enjoyed high attendance--totaling more 
than 2,500 present in the audiences, 181 witnesses, and a high 
degree of participation by Members of the committee. While 
producers were unable to agree on specifics for new policy 
initiatives, the personal involvement of Committee on 
Agriculture Members traveling thousands of miles to listen to 
local farmers and ranchers in their communities contributed to 
expressions of producer confidence in Members' willingness to 
continue to work for consensus.
    The committee concluded this comprehensive review with a 
series of hearings in Washington, DC, and heard from leaders of 
national farm organizations, national commodity organizations 
and producer groups that face many issues distinct to their 
industries.
     March 8, 2000: Review of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Forest Service Budget Request for fiscal year 2000. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-45.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the fiscal year 
2001 budget of the Forest Service. While it was recognized that 
the Forest Service was making efforts to become more financial 
and performance accountable, the subcommittee stressed concern 
over a $380 million budget increase request. Witnesses 
consisted of officials from the administration.
     March 22, 2000: Review of the United States Grain 
Standards Act. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, 
Resource Conservation, and Credit. Hearing Serial No. 106-46.
    The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the 
reauthorization of certain authorities of the Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration, specifically the Federal 
Grain Inspection Service. Testimony was received from 
administration officials and industry representatives.
    This hearing led to the introduction of H.R. 4788, the 
United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2000. 
(Note.--For further action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills 
Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-472.'')
     March 31, 2000: Review of the Conservation Reserve 
Program, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and other 
conservation matters affecting U.S. agriculture. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
Hearing Serial 106-49.
    This was a field hearing held in Mankato, MN, to review the 
Conservation Reserve Program, Conservation Reserve Enhancement 
Program, and other conservation matters affecting U.S. 
agriculture. Testimony was received from 12 witnesses 
representing the Department of the Army, the Department of 
Agriculture (both State and Federal), conservation districts, 
agribusinesses and producers.
     March 31, 2000: Review of the Federal Tobacco Program. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research and Speciality Crops. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-48.
    This was a field hearing held in Lexington, KY, to review 
the challenges that producers and growers of tobacco face 
today. Testimony was received from eight witnesses, all of whom 
expressed concern over the anti-tobacco sentiments.
     May 17, 2000: Review of the administration's proposal for 
permanent normal trade relations with China. Full committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-52.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
administration's proposal for permanent trade relations with 
China. Ten witnesses testified before the committee, that 
included the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, 
the U.S. Trade Representative, and various members from 
commodity groups. During the hearing, the witnesses and the 
Members expressed overwhelming support for Permanent Normal 
Trade Relations with China. (Note.--For further action, see the 
discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-
286'' and the discussion under ``A. Main Legislative 
Activities, Trade.'')
     May 22, 2000: Review of the impact of the proposed Total 
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations on agriculture and 
silvaculture. Public field hearing in Wingate, NC. Subcommittee 
on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-53.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the impact of the 
proposed Total Maximum Daily Load regulations on agriculture 
and silvaculture. Fourteen witnesses testified before the 
committee that included a representative from the USDA, EPA, 
various forestry representatives, and affected producers. 
Members questioned the witnesses about a hand-written letter 
from the EPA to the USDA about things ``getting out of hand.'' 
Members expressed their frustrations and concerns about the 
TMDL rules to the USDA and EPA. (Note.--For further action, see 
the discussion, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 
106-377.'')
     June 19, 2000: Review of the Environmental Protection 
Agency's Total Maximum Daily Load Program and the impacts on 
agriculture and silvaculture industries. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry public 
field hearing in Lonoke, AR. Hearing Serial No. 106-53.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the EPA's Total 
Maximum Daily Load Program and the impacts on agriculture and 
silvaculture industries. Ten witnesses testified before the 
subcommittee that included a representative from the USDA 
Natural Resources Conservation Service, the EPA Water Quality 
Protection Division, and various aquaculture, tree farmer, and 
livestock producers. Members expressed their frustrations and 
concerns about the proposed TMDL rules and urged the EPA to 
withdraw the new regulations. (Note.--For further action, see 
the discussion, under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 
106-377.'')
     June 21, 2000: Review of the administration's export and 
market promotion programs. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 
106-55.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
administration's export and market promotion programs. The 
Secretary of Agriculture was the only witness that testified 
before the committee. The Secretary was questioned about 
various USDA export programs such as the Export Enhancement 
Program (EEP) and the Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) and 
the extent to which they are used to assist U.S. farmers and 
ranchers. The hearing also provided a venue to compare 
expenditures on U.S. programs to those of other countries.
     June 29, 2000: Review of the factors affecting domestic 
and international agricultural input prices. Full committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-56.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the factors 
affecting domestic and international agricultural input prices. 
Two panels, consisting of nine witnesses, testified before the 
committee. Witnesses included representatives from the General 
Accounting Office, National Center for Food and Agricultural 
Policy, and various seed trade groups.
     July 13, 2000: Review of the Implications of Banning 
Methyl Bromide for Fruit and Vegetable Production. Subcommittee 
on Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-57.
    The purpose of this hearing was to exercise the 
subcommittee's oversight responsibility with regard to the 
implications American fruit and vegetable production would have 
should methyl bromide be banned from use. Also discussed was 
the availability of possible transition products and the 
economic consequences of a pending ban. The subcommittee heard 
testimony from 10 witnesses representing producers and growers, 
agribusinesses, and representatives of the scientific 
community.
     July 27, 2000: Reviewing illegal activities at the Hunts 
Point Marketing Terminal. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-58.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the illegal 
activity that occurred at Hunts Point Terminal Market, located 
in the Bronx, NY, where 21 people, including eight USDA 
inspectors, were charged with bribery and fraud. Witnesses 
included the Inspector General of USDA, the Administrator of 
Agricultural Marketing Service of USDA, and various groups 
representing producers and growers.
    Legislation to extend the time period during which persons 
may file a complaint alleging the preparation of false 
inspection certificates at Hunts Point Terminal Market was 
introduced on July 26, 2000, and passed by the House of 
Representatives on October 17, 2000, under suspension of the 
rules. (Note.--For further action regarding that legislation, 
see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public 
Law 106-472,'' and the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted on by 
the House But Not By the Senate, H.R. 4965.'')
     September 20, 2000: Review of the Inspector General's 
Report on USDA's Office of the Under Secretary for Natural 
Resources and Environment and the Urban Partnership Program. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-62.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements reviewing the Inspector General report on 
the Urban Resources Partnership Program of the Office of the 
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Among 
other items discussed, the audit revealed funds originally 
appropriated for agricultural conservation measures that were 
diverted to questionable uses without congressional approval. 
Officials from the Department of Agriculture testified.
     September 27, 2000: Review of the implementation of P.L. 
106-224, the Agricultural Risk Protection Act. Full committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-63.
    Early in 1999, the Committee on Agriculture began working 
with farmers of all crops from every region of the country to 
strengthen the crop-loss side of the farm safety net. The 
result of this effort was the enactment of the Agricultural 
Risk Protection Act (Public Law 106-224), the most sweeping 
improvement to the Federal Crop Insurance Program in its 62-
year history. The committee received testimony from the 
Secretary of Agriculture and representatives from the crop 
insurance industry regarding the implementation of that act.
     October 4, 2000: Review of wildfire risks on Federal 
lands. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-65.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the causes of 
this year's (2000) catastrophic western wildfires and to 
examine a new plan designed by the Western Governors 
Association that was included in House-passed Interior 
appropriations bill to prevent future disasters. Governor 
Kempthorne of Idaho was the only witness; however, a panel of 
witnesses were also available to answer technical questions .
    The Interior appropriations bill (H.R. 4578) was signed 
into Public Law 106-291 on October 11, 2000. (Note.--For 
further discussion on this provision, see Public Law 106-291 
under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law.'')

2. Legislative hearings

     June 17, 1999: Review of H.R. 852, the Freedom to E-File 
Act. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-22.
     The purpose of the hearing was to review H.R. 852, the 
Freedom to E-file Act, a bill requiring the United States 
Department of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and 
retrieval system, enabling farmers to file all required 
paperwork with the USDA and to access public information on 
farm programs, quarterly trade, production reports, and other 
similar information through the Internet. The subcommittee 
heard testimony from five witnesses representing the USDA, 
Women Involved in Farm Economics, the National Association of 
County Office Employees, American Farm Bureau, and Fiserv, Inc. 
(Note.--For further action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills 
Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-222.'')
     June 24, 1999: Review of H.R. 1402, to require the 
Secretary of Agriculture to implement the class I milk price 
structure known as Option 1-A as part of the implementation of 
the final rule to consolidate Federal milk marketing orders. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 
106-25.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review and discuss this 
bill, which would require the Secretary of Agriculture to 
implement the class I milk price structure known as option 1-A 
as part of the implementation of the reform of Federal milk 
marketing orders. This hearing was another step in the ongoing 
process of reforming America's dairy industry as outlined and 
mandated under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform 
Act of 1996, commonly known as the farm bill. The subcommittee 
heard from 19 witnesses, including Members of Congress, 
industry groups, dairy farmers and Minnesota Governor Jesse 
Ventura to help gauge how deep, rational, reasonable, and how 
far-sighted the support was for H.R. 1402. (Note.--For further 
action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, 
Public Law 106-113,'' ``5. Bills Acted on By the House But Not 
the Senate, H.R. 1402,'' and the discussion under ``A. Main 
Legislative Activities, Dairy.'')
     July 15, 1999: Review of H.R. 2389, County Schools Funding 
Revitalization Act of 1999. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial 
No. 106-28.
    The purpose of this hearing was to discuss H.R. 2389, the 
County Schools Funding Revitalization Act of 1999. The focus of 
the discussion was how to best ensure the restoration and 
maintenance of the well-being of rural school children. the 
subcommittee received testimony from 10 witnesses including 
Members of Congress, rural school district administrators, 
county officials, a National Forest Counties and Schools 
Coalition representative, a representative of the Pacific Coast 
Federation of Fishermen's Association, and James R. Lyons, 
Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. (Note.--For further action, see the 
discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-
393.'')
     July 22, 1999: Review of the Conservation Reserve Program 
(CRP) and introduction of H.R. 408. Subcommittee on General 
Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. Hearing 
Serial No. 106-30.
    The subcommittee heard testimony from seven witnesses 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several 
conservation and wildlife groups in an attempt to review the 
USDA's administration of the Conservation Reserve Program. H.R. 
408 was also introduced to expand the current acreage 
limitation of 36.4 million acres to 40 million acres.
     August 5, 1999: Review of the Food Stamp Program and H.R. 
2709, Electronic Benefit Transfer Interoperability and 
Portability Act. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-31.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review many aspects of 
the Food Stamp Program with special emphasis on State 
flexibility within the program, EBT interoperability, and 
caseload reduction. Another issue for the subcommittee's review 
was the Electronic Benefit Transfer Interoperability and 
Portability Act of 1999 that would afford food stamp 
beneficiaries the ability to redeem their benefits in any 
eligible store regardless of location. Testimony from eleven 
witnesses was heard. Among them were Shirley R. Watkins, USDA 
Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, 
representatives from various State and Federal agencies, and 
representatives of lending organizations. (Note.--For further 
action, see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law. 
Public Law 106-171.'')
     October 19, 1999: Review of H. R. 2827 ``the National 
Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals Act of 1999. Subcommittee on 
Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial 
No. 106-38.
    Eight witnesses gave testimony before the subcommittee to 
emphasize possible benefits to be realized through the 
incentives provided in H. R. 2827 to fund bio-energy research. 
Among the witnesses were Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado, the 
Honorable I. M. Gonzales, Under Secretary for Research, 
Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 
Honorable Dan W. Reicher, Assistant Secretary for Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, and 
several representatives from industry, commodity, and research 
groups. (Note.--For further action, see the discussion under 
``1 Bills Enacted Into Law, P.L. 106-224,'' and the discussion 
under ``2. Bills Acted on By the Committee Included in Other 
Laws Enacted.'')
     February 9, 2000: Review of proposed legislation to 
establish a loan guarantee program to promote the delivery of 
direct-to-home satellite services to rural America. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-41.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review proposed 
legislation to establish a loan guarantee program to promote 
the delivery of direct-to-home satellite services in rural 
America. The predominate issue discussed was how the 
legislation would allow satellite providers to become more 
effective competitors with cable operators. Furthermore, the 
subcommittee examined the prospects of enabling rural America 
to benefit from local news coverage, weather reports, 
information related to natural disasters or community 
emergencies, local sports, politics, and other information that 
is vital to the integrity of communities across the country. 
Testimony was taken from Members of Congress, the 
administration, and various television station and trade 
association representatives.
    On February 10, 2000, H.R. 3615 was introduced and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the 
Committees on Commerce, and the Judiciary. Two of the three 
Committee reported the bill and the measure passed the House of 
Representatives on April 13, 2000. (Note.--For further action, 
see the discussion under ``5. Bill Acted on By the House But 
Not the Senate.'')
     April 6, 2000: Review of H.R. 3453, the Emergency Food 
Assistance Act of 1999. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-51.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review legislation 
introduced by subcommittee Chairman Goodlatte that would 
increase available funds for the Emergency Food Assistance 
Program (TEFAP). Six witnesses presented testimony before the 
subcommittee on how H.R. 3453 simply would allow the Secretary 
of Agriculture to spend up to $25 million of unused Employment 
and Training money on TEFAP commodity purchases.
     April 13, 2000: Review of H.R. 2962, the Hass Avocado 
Promotion, Research and Information Act. Subcommittee on 
Livestock and Horticulture. Hearing Serial No. 106-47.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review legislation that 
would allow avocado growers to fund and operate a coordinated 
marketing effort to expand domestic and foreign markets. 
Testimony was received from the Chairman of the California 
Avocado Commission, and the U.S. General Counsel of the Chilean 
Exporters Association and Chilean Fresh Fruit Association. 
(Note.--For further discussion, see ``9. Other Bills Acted on 
by the Committee.'')
     June 14, 2000: Review of H. R. 4541, the Commodity Futures 
Modernization Act of 2000. Subcommittee on Risk Management, 
Research, and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 106-54.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 4541, the 
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. One panel 
consisting of four witnesses testified before the subcommittee. 
Witnesses included C. Robert Paul, General Counsel of the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Lewis Sachs, Assistant 
Secretary for Financial Markets at the U.S. Department of 
Treasury; Patrick Parkinson, Associate Director of the Federal 
Reserve System; and Annette Nazareth, Director, Division of 
Market Regulations at the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
(Note.--For further action see the discussion ``A. Main 
Legislative Activities, Commodity Futures Modernization'' and 
the discussion under ``5. Bills Acted on by the House But Not 
the Senate, H.R. 4541.'')
     June 28, 2000: Review of H.R. 4502, the Water Pollution 
Program Improvement Act of 2000, and the impact of EPA's 
proposed total maximum daily loan (TMDL) rules on agriculture 
and silviculture. Full committee. Hearing Serial No. 106-53.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 4502, a bill 
to improve the implementation of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act by preventing the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) from overriding congressional intent and State authority 
by imposing new rules regulating TMDL's from non-point 
pollution sources.
    Seven witnesses appeared before the committee that 
represented the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, and the General Accounting Office. 
(Note.--For further action, see the discussion, under ``1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law, Public Law 106-377.'')
     September 13, 2000: Review of H.R. 1275, Prohibition of 
Interstate Movement of Live Birds. Full committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 106-59.
    Prior to this hearing the Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture held a business meeting and reported, H.R. 1275, 
as amended, on April 13, 2000. However, because H.R. 1275 
generated a considerable degree of interest, both favorably and 
unfavorably, the full committee held a hearing that included 
witnesses representing the Human Society of the United States, 
the United Gamefowl Breeders Association, the American Poultry 
Association, the American Animal Husbandry Coalition, and 
representatives from law enforcement. Witnesses testified both 
for and against the bill explaining the principle behind the 
need for the legislation for Federal action and the possible 
unintended consequences of the legislation. (Note.--For further 
discussion, see ``9. Other Bills Acted on by the Committee.'')
     September 13, 2000: Review of H.R. 4013, the Upper 
Mississippi River Basin Conservation Act. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resources Conservation, and Credit. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-60.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 4013, a bill 
to establish a cooperative effort of the Department of 
Agriculture and the Department of the Interior to reduce 
sediment and nutrient loss in the Upper Mississippi River 
Basin. Six witnesses testified before the committee including 
Members of Congress, officials from Departments of Agriculture 
and the Interior, and the Upper Mississippi River Basin 
Association.
     September 19, 2000: Review of H.R. 4646, a bill to 
designate certain National Forest System lands within the 
boundaries of the State of Virginia as wilderness areas, and 
for other purposes. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 106-61.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements in review of H.R. 4646, and the current 
status of National Forest System lands within the State of 
Virginia. Five witnesses appeared before the subcommittee 
representing the Forest Service, the Southern Environmental Law 
Center, the Central and Southwest Appalachian Trail Conference, 
the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Montebello Volunteer 
Fire Department and Rescue Squad. (Note.--For further action, 
see the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law, Public 
Law 106-471.'')
     September 26, 2000: Review of H.R. 1144, Country-of-Origin 
Meat Labeling Act. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. 
Hearing Serial No. 106-64.
     The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements in review of H.R. 1144, a bill to amend the 
Federal Meat Inspection Act to require that all meat and meat 
food products, whether domestic or imported, bear a label 
notifying the ultimate purchaser of meat and meat food products 
of the country-of-origin, of the livestock that is the source 
of the meat. This hearing was another step in the ongoing study 
of country-of-origin labeling that had been conducted by the 
subcommittee, USDA, as well as the GAO. The subcommittee heard 
from 12 witnesses representing producers, agribusinesses, and 
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials.

            E. Watershed Projects--Hearings and Action Taken

    On November 12, 1998, the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service (NRCS), in concurrence with the Office of Management 
and Budget, submitted to the committee the Watershed Plan 
Environmental Impact Statement for the works of improvement in 
the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties' water conservation area in 
Texas.
    On February 11, 1999, the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties 
Water Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement of 
Texas, was referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit.
    On April 15, 1999, the Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit held a hearing 
to review the status of aging small watershed projects, as well 
as the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Small Watershed Project 
under P.L. 83-566.
    On June 30, 1999, the full committee met in an open 
business meeting and approved the project by a voice vote.
    (Note.--For further discussion see ``D. Oversight 1. 
Oversight hearings, April 15, 1999: Review of the Bexar-Medina-
Atascosa Counties Small Watershed Project.'')

                    F. Printed Hearings (By Subject)

    ADMINISTRATION'S PREPARATION FOR THE 1999 WORLD TRADE 
ORGANIZATION MINISTERIAL (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. June 23, 1999. Serial No. 106-27.
    ADMINISTRATION'S PREPARATION FOR THE 1999 WORLD TRADE 
ORGANIZATION MINISTERIAL (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. October 20, 1999. Serial No. 106-39.
    AGRIBUSINESS CONSOLIDATION. Full committee. February 11, 
1999. Serial No. 106-5.
    AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. March 3, 1999. 
Serial No. 106-6.
    AGRICULTURAL CREDIT OUTLOOK, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
February 12, 1999. Serial No. 106-2.
    AGRICULTURAL INPUT PRICES, REVIEW FACTORS AFFECTING 
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL. Full committee. June 29, 2000. 
Serial No. 106-56.
    AGRICULTURAL RISK PROTECTION ACT, REVIEW OF THE 
IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 106-224, THE (Secretary Dan 
Glickman.) Full committee. September 27, 2000. Serial No. 106-
63.
    AGRICULTURE ECONOMY, REVIEW THE STATE OF THE. Full 
committee. Field hearing. February 15 (Grand Island, NE), 1999. 
Serial No. 106-4.
    BEXAR-MEDINA-ATASCOSA COUNTIES SMALL WATERSHED PROJECT AND 
SMALL WATERSHED REHABILITATION AMENDMENTS OF 1999. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
H.R. 728. April 15, 1999. Serial No. 106-14.
    COMMODITY FUTURES MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2000. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. H.R. 4541. 
June 14, 2000. Serial No. 106-54.
    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, REAUTHORIZATION OF 
THE. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty 
Crops. May 18, 19, 20, June 8, 1999. Serial No. 106-18.
    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION'S AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE 
U.S. FUTURES EXCHANGES WITH REGULATORY RELIEF, REVIEW THE. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
August 5, 1999. Serial No. 106-32.
    CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM, CONSERVATION RESERVE 
ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, AND OTHER MATTERS AFFECTING U.S. 
AGRICULTURE, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. Field hearing. 
March 31 (Mankato, MN), 2000. Serial No. 106-49.
    CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF USDA'S 
ADMINISTRATION OF THE. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. July 22, 1999. 
Serial No. 106-30.
    COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. April 28, 1999. Serial No. 106-15.
    COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING ACT. Subcommittee on Livestock 
and Horticulture. H.R. 1144. September 26, 2000. Serial No. 
106-64.
    COUNTY SCHOOLS FUNDING REVITALIZATION ACT OF 1999. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. H.R. 2389. July 15, 1999. Serial No. 106-28.
    ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND THE EFFECT ON U.S. AGRICULTURE 
(Secretary Dan Glickman). Full committee. June 9, 1999. Serial 
No. 106-26.
    ELECTRIC DEREGULATION ON RURAL AREAS, THE EFFECTS OF, AND 
AN EXAMINATION OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
May 26, 1999. Serial No. 106-21.
    EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1999, THE. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 
3453. April 7, 2000. Serial No. 106-40.
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S NEW AGRICULTURAL AND 
SILVICULTURAL REGULATORY PROGRAMS, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
October 28, 1999. Serial No. 106-40.
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S PROPOSED RULE ON PLANT 
PESTICIDES, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee on Risk Management, 
Research, and Specialty Crops and Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Joint hearing. 
March 24, 1999. Serial No. 106-10.
    FARM ECONOMY, REVIEW OF THE. Full committee. Field hearing. 
September 18 (Hutchinson, KS), 1999. Serial No. 106-35.
    FARM FINANCIAL CRISES, THE (Secretary Dan Glickman, 
September 15). Full committee. September 14, 15, 1999. Serial 
No. 106-34.
    FARM POLICY, REVIEW OF FEDERAL. Full committee. March 6 
(Lubbock, TX); March 17 (Memphis, TN); March 18 (Auburn, AL); 
March 27 (Raleigh, NC); March 29; April 1 (West Chester, OH); 
April 3 (Kutztown, PA); April 12, 2000. Serial No. 106-50, Part 
1.
    FARM POLICY, REVIEW OF FEDERAL. Full committee. May 1, 
(Woodland, CA); May 2, (Sioux Falls, SD); May 12, (Boise, ID); 
May 13, (Peoria, IL); July 12, 19, 26, 2000. Serial No. 106-50 
Part 2 (Final).
    FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Field 
hearings. February 16 (Perry, GA), February 16 (Douglas, GA), 
and February 18 (Laurinburg, NC), 1999. Serial No. 106-3.
    FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. March 10, 
1999. Serial No. 106-3, Part II.
    FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Field 
hearing. May 3 (Lexington, KY), 1999. Serial No. 106-3, Part 
III.
    FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDERS, REVIEW OF OPTION 1-A. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. June 24, 1999. 
Serial No. 106-25.
    FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT, REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 
THE. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. April 22, 1999. Serial No. 106-16.
    FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT IMPLEMENTATION ON PUBLIC 
HEALTH, THE IMPACT OF. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. August 3, 1999. Serial No. 
106-29.
    FOOD STAMP PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. August 5, 1999. Serial No. 106-31.
    FOREST HEALTH MAPS. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. February 24, 1999. Serial 
No. 106-11.
    FOREST SERVICE BUDGET REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001, REVIEW 
THE USDA. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. March 8, 2000. Serial No. 106-45.
    FOREST SERVICE FISCAL YEAR 2000 BUDGET. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
March 11, 1999. Serial No. 106-7.
    FOREST SERVICE FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS. Subcommittee 
on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
April 14, 1999. Serial No. 106-13.
    FOREST SERVICE PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. May 
18, 1999. Serial No. 106-19.
    FREEDOM TO E-FILE ACT, THE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 852. June 
17, 1999. Serial No. 106-22.
    HASS AVOCADO PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ACT OF 
1999, THE. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. H.R. 
2962. April 13, 2000. Serial No. 106-47.
    HUNTS POINT MARKETING TERMINAL, ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AT THE. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. July 27, 2000. 
Serial No. 106-58.
    INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT ON USDA'S OFFICE OF THE UNDER 
SECRETARY FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT AND THE URBAN 
PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, REVIEW THE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. September 20, 
2000. Serial No. 106-62.
    INVASIVE SPECIES. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Field hearing. January 31 (Lake Alfred, FL), 
2000. Serial No. 106-42.
    LIVESTOCK AND HORTICULTURE ISSUES AFFECTING CALIFORNIA, 
REVIEW OF. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Field 
hearing. March 29 (Stockton, CA), 1999. Serial No. 106-12.
    LIVESTOCK PRICES. Full committee. February 10, 1999. Serial 
No. 106-1.
    LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENT PROGRAM, REVIEW THE STRUCTURE AND 
POLICIES OF THE (Sec. Glickman). Full committee. June 16, 1999. 
Serial No. 106-24.
    LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENT WORKLOAD ISSUES. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
March 4, 1999. Serial No. 106-8.
    LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE DELIVERY OF DIRECT-
TO-HOME SATELLITE SERVICES TO RURAL AMERICA. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 
3615. February 9, 2000. Serial No. 106-41.
    MANDATORY PRICE REPORTING FOR LIVESTOCK. Subcommittee on 
Livestock and Horticulture. April 29, 1999. Serial No. 106-17.
    METHYL BROMIDE FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION, THE 
IMPLICATIONS OF BANNING. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. July 13, 2000. Serial No. 106-57.
    NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE 
STATE OF VIRGINIA AS WILDERNESS AREAS, DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. H.R. 4646. September 19, 2000. Serial No. 106-61.
    NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS ACT OF 1999, THE 
AND BIOMASS RESEARCH. Subcommittee on Risk Management, 
Research, and Specialty Crops. H.R. 2827. October 19, 1999. 
Serial No. 106-38.
    NORTHWEST FOREST PLAN, REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. Field hearing. June 21 (Medford, OR), 1999. 
Serial No. 106-23.
    PERMANENT NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA, THE 
ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL FOR (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. May 17, 2000. Serial No. 106-52.
    PIERCE'S DISEASE. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Field hearing. February 22 (Rutherford, CA), 
2000. Serial No. 106-44.
    PRESIDENT'S WORKING GROUP ON FINANCIAL MARKETS REPORT ON 
OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES MARKETS AND THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE 
ACT. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty 
Crops. February 15, 2000. Serial No. 106-43.
    PROHIBITION OF INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF LIVE BIRDS FOR ANIMAL 
FIGHTING. Full committee. H.R. 1275. September 13, 2000. Serial 
No. 106-59.
    TOBACCO PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL. Subcommittee on 
Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Field hearing. 
March 31 (Lexington, KY), 2000. Serial No. 106-48.
    TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD REGULATIONS ON AGRICULTURE AND 
SILVICULTURE, THE IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Field hearings. May 22 (Wingate, NC); June 19 (Lonoke, AR), 
2000. Full committee, June 28 (H.R. 4502), 2000. Serial No. 
106-53.
    UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN CONSERVATION ACT, THE. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. H.R. 4013. September 13, 2000. Serial 
No. 106-60.
    U.S. GRAIN STANDARDS ACT, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
March 22, 2000. Serial No. 106-46.
    USDA'S CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. October 14, 1999. Serial No. 106-37.
    USDA'S EXPORT AND MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAMS. Full 
committee. June 21, 2000. Serial No. 106-55.
    USDA'S FINAL DECISION FOR THE REFORM OF FEDERAL MILK 
MARKETING ORDERS. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. 
May 5, 1999. Serial No. 106-20.
    USDA'S IMPLEMENTATION OF DISASTER ASSISTANCE AND THE 
OPERATION OF OTHER PROGRAMS, REVIEW OF (Secretary Dan 
Glickman). Full committee. March 18, 1999. Serial No. 106-9.
    USDA'S RUSSIAN FOOD AID PROGRAM (Secretary Dan Glickman). 
Full committee. October 6, 1999. Serial No. 106-36.
    WILDFIRE RISKS ON FEDERAL LANDS. Full committee. October 4, 
2000. Serial No. 106-65.
    WINE PRODUCTION, THE STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF AMERICAN. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Field hearing. 
August 10 (Lodi, CA), 1999. Serial No. 106-33.

                    Printed Hearings (By Serial No.)

    106-1 LIVESTOCK PRICES. Full committee. February 10, 1999.
     106-2 REVIEW OF THE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT OUTLOOK. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. February 12, 1999.
    106-3 REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
Field hearings. February 16 (Perry, GA), February 16 (Douglas, 
GA), and February 18 (Laurinburg, NC), 1999.
    106-3, Part II. REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE 
PROGRAM. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops. March 10, 1999.
    106-3, Part III. REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE 
PROGRAM. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops. Field hearing. May 3 (Lexington, KY), 1999.
    106-4 REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE AGRICULTURE ECONOMY. Full 
committee. Field hearing. February 15 (Grand Island, NE), 1999.
    106-5 AGRIBUSINESS CONSOLIDATION. Full committee. February 
11, 1999.
    106-6 AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. March 3, 1999.
    106-7 FOREST SERVICE FISCAL YEAR 2000 BUDGET. Subcommittee 
on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
March 11, 1999.
    106-8 LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENT WORKLOAD ISSUES. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
March 4, 1999.
    106-9 REVIEW OF USDA'S IMPLEMENTATION OF DISASTER 
ASSISTANCE AND THE OPERATION OF OTHER PROGRAMS (Secretary Dan 
Glickman). Full committee. March 18, 1999.
    106-10 REVIEW THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S 
PROPOSED RULE ON PLANT PESTICIDES. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management, Research, and Specialty Crops and Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Joint hearing. March 24, 1999.
    106-11 FOREST HEALTH MAPS. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. February 24, 
1999.
    106-12 REVIEW OF LIVESTOCK AND HORTICULTURE ISSUES 
AFFECTING CALIFORNIA. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Field hearing. March 29 (Stockton, CA), 1999.
    106-13 U.S. FOREST SERVICE FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. April 14, 1999.
    106-14 BEXAR-MEDINA-ATASCOSA COUNTIES SMALL WATERSHED 
PROJECT AND SMALL WATERSHED REHABILITATION AMENDMENTS OF 1999. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. H.R. 728. April 15, 1999.
    106-15 COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING. Subcommittee on 
Livestock and Horticulture. April 28, 1999.
    106-16 REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOOD QUALITY 
PROTECTION ACT. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. April 22, 1999.
    106-17 MANDATORY PRICE REPORTING FOR LIVESTOCK. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. April 29, 1999.
    106-18 REAUTHORIZATION OF THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING 
COMMISSION. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops. May 18, 19, 20, June 8, 1999.
    106-19 FOREST SERVICE PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. May 
18, 1999.
    106-20 USDA'S FINAL DECISION FOR THE REFORM OF MILK 
MARKETING ORDERS. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. 
May 5, 1999.
    106-21 THE EFFECTS OF ELECTRIC DEREGULATION ON RURAL AREAS 
AND AN EXAMINATION OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
May 26, 1999.
    106-22 THE FREEDOM TO E-FILE ACT. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 
852. June 17, 1999.
    106-23 REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORTHWEST FOREST 
PLAN. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Field hearing. June 21 (Medford, OR), 
1999.
    106-24 REVIEW THE STRUCTURE AND POLICIES OF THE LOAN 
DEFICIENCY PAYMENT PROGRAM (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. June 16, 1999.
    106-25 REVIEW OF OPTION 1-A, FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDERS. 
Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. June 24, 1999.
    106-26 ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND THE EFFECT ON U.S. 
AGRICULTURE (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full committee. June 9, 
1999.
    106-27 THE ADMINISTRATION'S PREPARATIONS FOR THE 1999 WORLD 
TRADE ORGANIZATION MINISTERIAL (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. June 23, 1999.
    106-28 THE COUNTY SCHOOLS FUNDING REVITALIZATION ACT OF 
1999. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 2389. July 15, 1999.
    106-29 THE IMPACT OF THE FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT 
IMPLEMENTATION ON PUBLIC HEALTH. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. August 3, 1999.
    106-30 REVIEW OF USDA'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONSERVATION 
RESERVE PROGRAM. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, 
Resource Conservation, and Credit. July 22, 1999.
    106-31 REVIEW THE OPERATIONS OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. August 5, 1999.
    106-32 REVIEW THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION'S 
AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE U.S. FUTURES EXCHANGES WITH REGULATORY 
RELIEF. Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops. August 5, 1999.
    106-33 THE STATUS AND PROSPECTS OF AMERICAN WINE 
PRODUCTION. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Field 
hearing. August 10 (Lodi, CA), 1999.
    106-34 THE FARM FINANCIAL CRISES (Secretary Dan Glickman, 
September 15). Full committee. September 14, 15, 1999.
    106-35 REVIEW OF THE FARM ECONOMY. Full committee. Field 
hearing. September 18 (Hutchinson, KS), 1999.
    106-36 USDA'S RUSSIAN FOOD AID PROGRAM (Secretary Dan 
Glickman). Full committee. October 6, 1999.
    106-37 USDA'S CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. October 14, 1999.
    106-38 THE NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS ACT OF 
1999 AND BIOMASS RESEARCH. Subcommittee on Risk Management, 
Research, and Specialty Crops. H.R. 2827. October 19, 1999.
    106-39 THE ADMINISTRATION'S PREPARATIONS FOR THE 1999 WORLD 
TRADE ORGANIZATION MINISTERIAL (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. October 20, 1999.
    106-40 REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S NEW 
AGRICULTURAL AND SILVICULTURAL REGULATORY PROGRAMS. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. October 28, 1999.
    106-41 LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE DELIVERY OF 
DIRECT-TO-HOME SATELLITE SERVICES TO RURAL AMERICA. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. February 9, 2000.
    106-42 INVASIVE SPECIES. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Field hearing. January 31 (Lake Alfred, FL), 
2000.
    106-43 THE PRESIDENT'S WORKING GROUP ON FINANCIAL MARKETS 
REPORT ON OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES MARKETS AND THE 
COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT. Subcommittee on Risk Management, 
Research, and Specialty Crops. February 15, 2000.
    106-44 PIERCE'S DISEASE. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. Field hearing. February 22 (Rutherford, CA), 
2000.
    106-45 REVIEW THE USDA FOREST SERVICE BUDGET REQUEST FOR 
FISCAL YEAR 2001. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. March 8, 2000.
    106-46 REVIEW OF THE U.S. GRAIN STANDARDS ACT. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
March 22, 2000.
    106-47 THE HASS AVOCADO PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND 
INFORMATION ACT OF 1999. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. H.R. 2962. April 13, 2000.
    106-48 REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL TOBACCO PROGRAM. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. Field 
hearing. March 31 (Lexington, KY), 2000.
    106-49 REVIEW OF THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM, 
CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, AND OTHER 
CONSERVATION MATTERS AFFECTING U.S. AGRICULTURE. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities, Resource Conservation, and Credit. 
Field hearing. March 31 (Mankato, MN), 2000.
    106-50, Part 1 REVIEW OF FEDERAL FARM POLICY. Full 
committee. March 6 (Lubbock, TX); March 17 (Memphis, TN); March 
18 (Auburn, AL); March 27 (Raleigh, NC); March 29; April 1 
(West Chester, OH); April 3 (Kutztown, PA); April 12, 2000.
    106-50 Part 2 (Final) REVIEW OF FEDERAL FARM POLICY. Full 
committee. May 1, (Woodland, CA); May 2, (Sioux Falls, SD); May 
12, (Boise, ID); May 13, (Peoria, IL); July 12, 19, 26, 2000.
    106-51 THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1999. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, 
and Forestry. H.R. 3453. April 7, 2000.
    106-52 THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL FOR PERMANENT NORMAL 
TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA (Secretary Dan Glickman). Full 
committee. May 17, 2000.
    106-53 THE IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD 
REGULATIONS ON AGRICULTURE AND SILVICULTURE. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Field hearings. May 22 (Wingate, NC); June 19 (Lonoke, AR), 
2000. Full committee, June 28 (H.R. 4502), 2000.
    106-54 THE COMMODITY FUTURES MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2000. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops. 
H.R. 4541. June 14, 2000.
    106-55 USDA'S EXPORT AND MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAMS. Full 
committee. June 21, 2000.
    106-56 REVIEW FACTORS AFFECTING DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL 
AGRICULTURAL INPUT PRICES. Full committee. June 29, 2000.
    106-57 THE IMPLICATIONS OF BANNING METHYL BROMIDE FOR FRUIT 
AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION. Subcommittee on Livestock and 
Horticulture. July 13, 2000.
    106-58 ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AT THE HUNTS POINT MARKETING 
TERMINAL. Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. July 27, 
2000.
    106-59 PROHIBITION OF INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF LIVE BIRDS 
FROM ANIMAL FIGHTING. Full committee. H.R. 1275. September 13, 
2000.
    106-60 THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN CONSERVATION ACT. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. H.R. 4013. September 13, 2000.
    106-61 DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM LANDS 
WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AS WILDERNESS 
AREAS. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. H.R. 4646. September 19, 2000.
    106-62 REVIEW THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT ON USDA'S 
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND 
ENVIRONMENT AND THE URBAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
September 20, 2000.
    106-63 REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 106-224, 
THE AGRICULTURAL RISK PROTECTION ACT (Secretary Dan Glickman). 
Full committee. September 27, 2000.
    106-64 COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN MEAT LABELING ACT. Subcommittee on 
Livestock and Horticulture. H.R. 1144. September 26, 2000.
    106-65 WILDFIRE RISKS ON FEDERAL LANDS. Full committee. 
October 4, 2000.

                        G. Meetings not Printed

    Full committee. Open business meeting. Organizational 
meeting. January 20, 1999.
    Full committee. Open business meeting. Organizational 
meeting, approval of Committee Oversight Plan, and ordered 
reported to House by voice vote: H.R. 17, Selective 
Agricultural Embargoes Act of 1999, and H.R. 609, Export Apple 
Act. February 10, 1999.
    Full committee. Open business meeting. Approved by voice 
vote budget views and estimates letter for fiscal year 2000 to 
be forwarded to Committee on the Budget. February 25, 1999.
    Full committee. Open business meeting. Approved by voice 
vote the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Conservation 
Plan, and ordered reported H.R. 1402, Option 1-A, Federal Milk 
Marketing Orders, amended, by record vote (32 yeas-15 nays) to 
House. June 30, 1999.
    Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit: Ordered reported to full committee by 
voice vote H.R. 728, the Small Watershed Rehabilitation 
Amendments of 1999. July 20, 1999.
    Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty 
Crops. Ordered reported to full committee by voice vote H.R. 
2559, the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 1999, as amended. 
July 21, 1999.
    Full committee. Considered H.R. 2559, the Agricultural Risk 
Protection Act of 1999, as amended. July 30, 1999.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, by voice vote to 
House, H.R. 2559, the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 1999. 
August 3, 1999.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, by voice vote to 
House, H.R. 2389, the County Schools Funding Revitalization Act 
of 1999. September. 23, 1999.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, by voice vote to 
House, H.R. 728, The Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments 
of 1999. October 27, 1999.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
record vote (41 yeas-0 nays) H.R. 3615, Rural Local Broadcast 
Signal Act. February 16, 2000.
    Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition 
and Forestry. Ordered reported, amended, to full committee by 
voice vote, H.R. 852, Freedom to E-File Act. March 23, 2000.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
voice vote, H.R. 852, Freedom to E-File Act. March 29, 2000.
    Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture. Ordered 
reported, amended, by voice vote to full committee: H.R. 2962, 
Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 2000; 
and H.R. 1275, Prohibition of interstate movement of live birds 
for animal fighting. April. 13, 2000.
    Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty 
Crops. Forwarded, amended, by voice vote to full committee, 
H.R. 4541, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. 
June 22, 2000.
    Full committee. Ordered reported, amended, by voice vote to 
House, H.R. 4541, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 
2000. June 27, 2000.
    Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Resource 
Conservation, and Credit. Forwarded, amended, by voice vote to 
full committee, H.R. 4788, the United States Grain Standards 
Authorization Act of 2000. July 25, 2000.

                          H. Committee Prints

    A Ceremony Unveiling the Portrait of the Honorable Robert 
F. (Bob) Smith. February 11, 1999.

                              III. Appendix


                      A. Executive Communications

    27--January 19, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted 
Percentages for the 1998-99 Crop Year for Tart Cherries [Docket 
No. FV98-930-1 FR] Received January 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    117--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Walnuts Grown in 
California; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-984-1 
FR] Received January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    118--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Revised Quality and 
Handling Requirements and Entry Procedures for Imported Peanuts 
for 1999 and Subsequent Import Periods [Docket No. FV98-999-1 
FR] Received January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    119--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Nebraska-
Western Iowa Marketing Area; Termination of Certain Provisions 
of the Order [Docket No. DA-98-11] Received January 7, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    542--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Marketing Order 
Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far 
West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 
1999-2000 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV-99-985-1 FR] Received 
January 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    545--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Olives Grown in 
California; Modification to Handler Membership on the 
California Olive Committee [Docket No. FV99-932-2 IFR] Received 
February 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    546--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Beef Promotion and 
Research; Reapportionment [No. LS-98-002] Received February 3, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    547--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting the Volume 
of Small Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV98-905-4 FIR] 
Received February 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    548--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced 
in California; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-993-1 
FR] Received February 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    749--February 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sweet Onions Grown in 
the Walla Walla Valley of southeast Washington and northeast 
Oregon; Order Amending Marketing Agreement and Order No. 956 
[Docket Nos. 98AMA-FV-956-1; FV98-956-1] Received February 9, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    750--February 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Nebraska-
Western Iowa Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain Provisions 
of the Order [DA-98-10] Received February 9, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    958--March 10, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in 
Oregon and Washington; Establishment of Final Free and 
Restricted Percentages for the 1998-99 Marketing Year [Docket 
No. FV99-982-1 IFR] Received March 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    959--March 10, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, 
Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Additional Option for Handler 
Diversion and Receipt of Diversion Credits [Docket No. FV99-
930-1 IFR] Received March 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    960--March 10, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Increase in Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV99-989-2 IFR] Received March 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    961--March 10, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Relaxations to Substandard and 
Maturity Dockage Systems [FV99-989-1 FIR] Received March 3, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1055--March 16, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Final Free and Reserve Percentages 
for 1998-99 Zante Currant Raisins [Docket No. FV99-989-3 IFR] 
Received March 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1302--April 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Table Grapes 
(European or Vinifera Type); Grade Standards [Docket Number FV-
98-302] Received March 30, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1762--April 28, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Nectarines and 
Peaches Grown in California; Revision of Handling Requirements 
for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Docket No. FV99-916-2 FR] 
Received April 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1763--April 28, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds Grown in 
California; Revision of Reporting Requirements [Docket No. 
FV99-981-1 FR] Received April 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1901--May 6, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported 
Grapefruit; Relaxation of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red 
Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-905-1 FIR] Received April 
6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1902--May 6, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Olives Grown in 
California; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-932-1 
FR] Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1903--May 6, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the New 
England and Other Marketing Areas; Decision on Proposed 
Amendments to Marketing Agreements and to Orders [DA-97-12] 
Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2050--May 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department Of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced 
in California: Undersized Regulation for the 1999-2000 Crop 
Year [Docket No. FV99-993-2 FR] Received May 5, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2051--May 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department Of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Melons Grown in South 
Texas; Change in Container Regulation [Docket No. FV99-979-1 
IFR] Received May 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2252--May 20, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Avocados Grown in 
South Florida; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-915-1 
FR] Received May 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2314--May 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Cranberries Grown in 
the States of Massachusetts, et al.; Temporary Suspension of a 
Provision on Producer Continuance Referenda Under the Cranberry 
Marketing Order [Docket No. FV99-929-1 IFR] Received May 10, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2415--June 7, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Iowa 
Marketing Area; Revision [DA-99-02] Received May 17, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2529--June 8, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Increase in Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV99-989-2 FIR] Received May 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2571--June 10, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Peanut Promotion, 
Research, and Information Order; Procedures [Docket No. FV-98-
703-FR] Received April 23, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2678--June 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--1999 Amendment to 
Cotton Board Rules and Regulations Adjusting Supplemental 
Assessment on Imports [CN-99-002] Received June 11, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2679--June 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown In California; Final Free and Reserve Percentages 
for 1998-99 Zante Currant Raisins [Docket No. FV99-989-3 FIR] 
Received June 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2754--June 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Revision of the Sampling 
Techniques for Whole Block and Partial Block Diversions and 
Increasing the Number of Partial Block Diversions Per Season 
for Tart Cherries [Docket No. FV99-930-2 IFR] Received June 11, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3217--July 26, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in 
Oregon and Washington; Establishment of Final Free and 
Restricted Percentages for the 1998-99 Marketing Year [Docket 
No. FV99-982-1 FIR] Received June 30, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3218--July 26, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Olives Grown in 
California; Modification to Handler Membership on the 
California Olive Committee [Docket No. FV99-932-2 FIR] Received 
June 30, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3275--July 30, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al,; Additional Option for 
Handler Diversion and Receipt of Diversion Credits [Docket No. 
FV99-930-1 FIR] Received June 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3382--August 3, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Decreased Assessment Rates 
[Docket No. FV99-930-3 IFR] Received July 28, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3384--August 3, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Grapes Grown in a 
Designated Area of southeastern California and Imported Table 
Grapes; Revision in Minimum Grade, Container, and Pack 
Requirements [Docket No. FV98-925-3 FIR] Received July 16, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3389--August 3, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Amendments to Rules 
of Practice Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act 
(PACA) [Docket Number FV98-358] Received July 16, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3648--August 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Iowa 
Marketing Area; Termination of Proceeding [DA-99-02] Received 
August 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3649--August 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Melons Grown in South 
Texas; Change in Container Regulation [Docket No. FV99-979-1 
FIR] Received August 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3650--August 5, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in 
California; Changes in Minimum Size, Pack, Container, and 
Inspection Requirements [Docket No. FV98-920-4 FR] Received 
August 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3651--August 5, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Rules of Practice 
Governing Proceedings Under the Egg Products Inspection Act 
[Docket No. PY-99-003] Received August 2, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3652--August 5, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds Grown in 
California; Revisions to Requirements Regarding Credit for 
Promotion and Advertising Activities [Docket No. FV99-981-2 FR] 
Received August 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3653--August 5, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Peanut Promotion, 
Research, and Information Order [FV-98-702-FR] Received August 
4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3862--September 8, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Use of Estimated Trade Demand to 
Compute Volume Regulation Percentages [Docket No. FV99-989-4 
FR] Received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3863--September 8, 1999; letter from the Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial 
Exemption From the Handling Regulation for Producer Field-
Packed Tomatoes [Docket No. FV98-966-2 IFR] Received August 24, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3864--September 8, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges and 
Grapefruit Grown In Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-906-2 FR] Received August 24, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3865--September 8, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Soybean Promotion and 
Research Program: Procedures to Request a Referendum [NO. LS-
98-001] Received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3974--September 9, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Pork Promotion, 
Research and Consumer Information Order-Decrease in Importer 
Assessments [No. LS-99-03] Received August 17, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4023--September 13, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the New 
England and Other Marketing Areas; Order Amending the Orders 
[DA-97-12] Received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4120--September 14, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges and 
Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Changes 
to Pack Requirements [Docket No. FV99-906-3 IFR] Received 
September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4267--September 21, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown 
in Georgia; Fiscal Period Change [Docket No. FV99-955-1 IFR] 
Received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4350--September 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fresh Prunes Grown in 
Designated Counties in Washington and Umatilla County, Oregon; 
Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-924-1 FR] Received 
September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4351--September 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the southwest 
Plains Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain Provisions of the 
Order [DA-99-06] Received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4352--September 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Colorado; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-948-1 
FR] Received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4389--September 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sweet Cherries Grown 
in Designated Counties in Washington; Change in Pack 
Requirements [Docket No. FV99-923-1 FIR] Received September 17, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4390--September 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, California, and in All Counties 
in Oregon, Except Malheur County; Temporary Suspension of 
Handling Regulations and Establishment of Reporting 
Requirements [Docket No. FV99-947-1 FIR] Received September 17, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4475--September 27, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Central 
Arizona Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain Provisions of the 
Order [DA-99-05] Received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4476--September 27, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Revision of the Sampling 
Techniques for Whole Block and Partial Block Diversions and 
Increasing the Number of Partial Block Diversions Per Season 
for Tart Cherries [Docket No. FV99-930-2 FIR] Received 
September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4557--September 29, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting the Volume 
of Small Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-905-3 IFR] 
Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4575--September 30, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced 
in California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-993-3 
FR] Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4649--October 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Modification of 
Procedures for Limiting the Volume of Small Red Seedless 
Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-905-4 IFR] Received September 29, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4650--October 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Increase in Fees and 
Charges for Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading [Docket No. PY-99-
004] (RIN: 0581-AB54) Received September 29, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4651--October 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection; 
Subpart B-Regulations [Docket No. TB-99-07] Received September 
29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4714--October 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Avocados Grown in 
South Florida and Imported Avocados; Revision of the Maturity 
Requirements for Fresh Avocados [Docket No. FV99-915-2FR] 
Received October 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4815--October 19, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the New 
England and Other Marketing Areas; Delay of Effective Date [DA-
97-12] Received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4816--October 19, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sweet Cherries Grown 
in Designated Counties in Washington; Change in Pack 
Requirements [Docket No. FV99-923-1 IFRC] Received October 13, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4999--October 28, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in 
Florida; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-966-1 IFR] 
Received October 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5038--November 1, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Domestically Produced 
and Imported Peanuts; Change in the Maximum Percentage of 
Foreign Material Allowed Under Quality Requirements [Docket 
Nos. FV99-997-2 IFR, FV99-998-1 IFR, and FV99-999-1 IFR] 
Received October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5040--November 1, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Walnuts Grown in 
California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-984-3 
IFR] Received October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5041--November 1, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Refrigeration 
Requirements for Shell Eggs [Docket No. PY-99-002] Received 
October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5322--November 15, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Milk in the Central 
Arizona and New Mexico-West Texas Marketing Areas; Suspension 
of Certain Provisions of the Orders [DA-99-05 and DA-99-09] 
Received November 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5323--November 15, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Milk in the Texas and 
Eastern Colorado Marketing Areas; Suspension of Certain 
Provisions of the Orders [DA-99-08 and DA-99-07] Received 
November 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5439--November 18, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Milk in the New England 
and Other Marketing Areas; Exemption of Handlers Operating 
Plants in Clark County, Nevada, From Order Requirements [Docket 
No. DA-00-01] Received November 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5478--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, 
Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting 
the Volume of Small Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-
905-3-FIR] Received November 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5479--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds 
Grown in California; Revisions to Requirements to Regarding 
Credit For Promotion and Advertising Activities [Docket No. 
FV99-981-4 IFR] Received November 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5480--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, 
Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida and 
Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation of the Minimum Size Requirement 
for Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-905-6 IFR] 
Received November 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5481--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds 
Grown in California; Salable and Reserve Percentages for the 
1999-2000 Crop Year [Docket No. FV99-981-3FR] Received November 
22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5483--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Papayas 
Grown in Hawaii; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-
928-1 FR] Received November 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5484--November 22, 1999; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Walnuts 
Grown in California; Reporting Walnuts Grown Outside of the 
United States and Received by California Handlers [Docket No. 
FV99-984-2 FR] Received November 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5572--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Tobacco Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection; 
Subpart B-Regulations [Docket No. TB-99-10] (RIN: 0581-AB65) 
Received December 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5573--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower 
Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Changes to Pack Requirements 
[Docket No. FV99-906-3 FIR] Received December 16, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5574--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Avocados Grown in South Florida; 
Relaxation of Container and Pack Requirements [Docket No. FV00-
915-1 IFR] Received December 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5575--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida; Modification of Procedures for 
Limiting the Volume of Small Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket 
No. FV99-905-4 FIR] Received December 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5586--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; 
Changing the Term of Office and Nomination Deadlines [Docket 
No. FV00-955 2 IFR] Received January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5587--January 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; 
Fiscal Period Change [Docket No. FV99-955-1 FIR] Received 
January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6017--February 7, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Olives Grown in California; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [DOcket No. FV00-932-1 IFR] Received January 
28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6018--February 7, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Establishment of Interim and Final Free and 
Restricted Percentages for the 1999-2000 Marketing Year [Docket 
No. FV00-982-1 IFR] Received January 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6019--February 7, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV99-966-1 FIR] Received January 
28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6020--February 7, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-959-1 FR] Received January 28, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6249--February 29, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Walnuts 
Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV99-984-3 FIR] Received January 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6544--March 13, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Revision of 
Reporting Requirements [Docket No. FV99-916-3FR] Received 
February 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6545--March 13, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Marketing Order Regulating the Handeling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment 
Percentages for the 2000-2001 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV00-
985-1 FR] Received February 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6590--March 15, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds 
Grown in California; Revisions to Requirements Regarding Credit 
for Promotion and Advertising Activities [Docket No. FV99-981-4 
FIR] Received February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6592--March 15, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions 
Grown in South Texas; Change in Container Requirements [Docket 
No. FV00-959-2 IFR] Received February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6620--March 16, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Dairy Programs, Department of Agricultural, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Southern 
Illinois-Eastern Missouri Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain 
Provisions of the Order [DA-00-02] Received January 7, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6622--March 16, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Soybean Promotion and Research: The 
Procedures To Request a Referendum Correction [No. LS-99-17] 
Received January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6695--March 21, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Domestically Produced and Imported 
Peanuts; Change in the Maximum Percentage of Foreign Material 
Allowed Under Quality Requirements [Docket Nos. FV99-997-2 FIR, 
FV99-998-1FIR, and FV99-999-1 FIR] Received January 20, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6714--March 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administratior, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; 
Changes in Producer District Boundaries [Docket No. FV00-993-1-
FIR] Received March 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6863--March 30, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Olives Grown in California; Revisions 
to Handling Requirements [Docket No. FV99-932-3 FR] Received 
February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6571--March 14, 2000; letter from the Office of the 
Administrator, Agricultural Research Center, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--National 
Agricultural Library Fees for Loans and Copying--Received 
February 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6714--March 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administratior, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; 
Changes in Producer District Boundaries [Docket No. FV00-993-1-
FIR] Received March 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6715--March 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; 
Changing the Term of Office and Nomination Deadlines [Docket 
No. FV00-955 2 FIR] Received March 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6742--March 23, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agriculture Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; 
Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-955-1 FR] Received 
February 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6743--March 23, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation 
of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red Seedless Grapefruit 
[Docket No. FV99-905-6 FIR] Received February 11, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7002--April 10, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and 
Allotment Percentage for class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 
1999-2000 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV00-985-3 IFR] Received 
February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7004--April 10, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial 
Exemption From the Handling Regulation for Producer Field-
Packed Tomatoes [Docket No. FV98-966-2 FIR] Received February 
23, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7149--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch, Agricultural Marketing 
Service, transmitting the Department's final rule--Increase in 
Fees for Federal Seed Testing and Certification Services 
[Docket No. LS-99-05] Received March 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7152--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Seed Regulatory and Testing 
Branch, Department of Agricultural, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Amendments to Regulations Under the 
Federal Seed Act [No. LS-94-012] (RIN: 0581-AB55) Received 
March 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7154--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Revision of 
Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Docket 
No. FV00-916-1 IFR] Received March 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7157--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and 
Allotment Percentage for class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 
1999-2000 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV00-985-3 IFR] Received 
March 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7158--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Services, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Avacodos Grown in South Florida; Relaxation of Container 
and Pack Requirements [Docket No. FV00-915-1 FIR] Received 
March 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7160--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Fruits and Vegetables, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Blueberry Promotion, Research, and 
Information Order; Referendum Procedures [FV-99-702-FR] 
Received March 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7161--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Melons Grown in South Texas; Increased Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV00-979-1 FR] Received March 7, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7162--May 2, 2000; letter from the Associate Administrator, 
Livestock and Seed Program, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Pork Promotion and 
Research [No. LS-98-007] Received March 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7575--May 15, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Marketing Order Regulating the 
Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FVOO-985-4 IFR] Received April 7, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7660--May 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Final Free and Reserve Percentages for 1999-2000 
Crop Natural (Sun-Dried) Seedless and Zante Currant Raisins 
[Docket No. FV00-989-4 IFR] Received April 12, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7661--May 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Olives Grown in California; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-932-1 FIR] Received April 17, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8098--June 13, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Release 
of the Reserve Established for the 1999-2000 Crop Year [Docket 
No. FV00-981-1 IFR] Received May 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8153--June 15, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Tobacco Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection; 
Subpart B-Regulations [Docket No. TB-99-07] (RIN: 0581-AB75) 
Received May 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8154--June 15, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Marketing Order Regulating the 
Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of 
Administrative Rules and Regulations Governing Issuance of 
Additional Allotment Base to New Producers [Docket No. FV-00-
985-2 FR] Received May 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8182--June 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins 
Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Changes in Reporting 
Requirements [Docket No. FV00-989-1 FR] Received March 23, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8242--June 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Dairy, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Milk in the New England and Other 
Marketing Areas; Order Amending the Orders; Correction [Docket 
No. DA-97-12] Received May 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8243--June 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced on the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and 
Allotment Percentage for class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 
1999-2000 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV00-985-3 FIR] Received 
May 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8300--June 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions 
Grown in South Texas; Change in Container Requirements [Docket 
No. FV00-959-2 FIR] Received May 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8301--June 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Fruit & Vegetable Programs, PACA Branch, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Amendments to Rules of Practice Under the Perishable 
Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA); Correction [Docket No. 
FV00-363] Received May 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8302--June 22, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agriculture Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; 
Undersized Regulation for the 2000-2001 Crop Year [Docket No. 
FV00-993-2 FR] Received May 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8323--June 23, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, PACA Branch, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Recognizing 
Limited Liability Companies [Docket No. FV99-361] Received May 
5, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8325--June 23, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Increase in Compensation Rate for Handlers' 
Services Performed Regarding Reserve Raisins [Docket No. FV00-
989-2 FR] Received May 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8342--June 26, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain 
Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon; 
Modification of Handling Regulations [Docket No. FV00-945-1 
IFR] Received May 5, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8438--July 10, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Tobacco Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection; 
Subpart B--Regulations [Docket No. TB-99-10] (RIN: 0581-AB65) 
Received June 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8439--July 10, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of 
Michigan, et al.; Authorization of Japan as an Eligible Export 
Outlet for Diversion and Exemption Purposes [Docket No. FV00-
930-4 IFR] Received June 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8440--July 10, 2000--Refrigeration Requirements for Shell 
Eggs [Docket No. PY-99-002] (RIN: 0581-AB60) Received June 2, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8520--July 13, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Kiwifruit Grown in California; Temporary Suspension of 
Inspection and Pack Requirements [Docket No. FV00-920-1 FR] 
Received June 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8616--July 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Changes 
in Fees for Federal Meat Grading and Certification Services 
[Docket No. LS-98-12] (RIN: 0581-AB83) Received May 30, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8617--July 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Tobacco Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Fees and 
Charges for Mandatory Inspection; Fee Increase [Docket No. TB-
00-10] (RIN: 0581-AB87) Received May 30, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8624--July 17, 2000; letter from the Agricultural Marketing 
Service, Cotton Program, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Revision of User Fees 
for 2000 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers [Docket 
No. CN-99-003] (RIN: 0581-AB57) Received June 7, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8625--July 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fluid Milk Promotion Order; Amendments to the Order [DA-
00-07] Received June 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8626--July 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Cotton Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grade Standards and Classification for American Pima 
Cotton [Docket No. CN-00-003] (RIN: 0581-AB82) Received June 9, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8627--July 17, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Cotton Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Revision of Cotton Classification Procedures for 
Determining Upland Cotton Color Grade [Docket No. CN-00-001] 
(RIN: 0581-AB67) Received June 9, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8909--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Avocados Grown in South Florida; 
Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-915-2 FR] Received 
June 5, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8912--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Report 
Regarding Interhandler Transfers of Walnuts [Docket No. FV00-
984-1 FR] Received June 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8913--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Release 
of the Reserve Established for the 1999-2000 Crop Year [Docket 
No. FV00-981-1 FIR] Received June 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8914--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Fresh Bartlett Pears Grown in Oregon 
and Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-931-
1 IFR] Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8915--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and 
Siskiyou Counties, California, and in all Counties in Oregon, 
except Malheur County; Suspension of Handling, Reporting, and 
Assessment Collection Regulations [Docket No. FV00-947-1 IFR] 
Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8916--July 19, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Cranberries Grown in States of 
Massachusetts, Rhode Isalnd, Connecticut, New Jersey, 
Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long 
Island in the State of New York; Establishment of Marketable 
Quantity and Allotment Percentage and Other Modifications Under 
the Cranberry Marketing Order [Docket No. FV00-929-2 FR] 
Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9053--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--Pork 
Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Program: 
Procedures for the Conduct of Referendum [No. LS-99-14] 
Received July 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9054--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Final Rule for Dairy Forward Pricing Pilot Program 
[Docket No. DA-00-06] Received July 18, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9055--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Increase in Desirable Carryout Used to Compute 
Trade Demand [Docket No. FV00-989-3 FR] Received July 18, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9057--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV00-985-4 FIR] Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9058--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins 
Produced from Grapes Grown in California; Final Free and 
Reserve Percentages for 1999-2000 Crop Natural (Sun-Dried) 
Seedless and Zante Currant Raisins [Docket No. FV00-989-4 FIR] 
Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9059--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; Establishment of 
Interim and Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 1999-
2000 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV00-982-1 FIR] Received July 
6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9060--July 20, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions 
Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur 
County, OR; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-958-1 
FR] Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9181--July 24, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order [FV-99-
701-FR] (RIN: 0581-AB78) Received July 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9432--July 27, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Tobacco Programs, Department of Agricutlure, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection 
[Docket No. TB-99-02] (RIN: 0581-AB75) Received July 27, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9489--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-982-2 
FR] Received August 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9492--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, USDA, Fruits and Vegetables, Research and 
Promotion Branch, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Honey Research, Promotion, and 
Consumer Information Order; Revision of Subpart C-Referendum 
Procedures [FV-00-702 FR] Received August 7, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9493--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in 
California; Revision of Handling Requirements for Fresh 
Nectarines and Peaches [Docket No. FV00-916-1 FIR] Received 
August 9, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9494--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-920-3 IFR] Received 
August 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9495--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown on Certain 
Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon; 
Modification of Handling Regulations [Docket No. FV00-945-1 
FIR] Received August 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9496--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tart Cherries in the States of 
Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and 
Wisconsin, Decreased Assessment Rates [Docket No. FV00-930-3 
FR] Received August 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9497--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Cranberries Grown in the States of 
Massachusetts, et al.; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV00-929-4 IFR] Received August 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9498--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Winter Pears Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Establishment of Quality Requirements for the 
Beurre D'Anjou Variety of Pears [Docket No. FV00-927-1 FR] 
Received August 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9511--September 6, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV00-905-1 FR] Received August 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10053--September 18, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Winter Pears Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Establishment of Quality Requirements for the 
Beurre D'Anjou Variety of Pears; Correction [Docket No. FV00-
927-1 FRC] Received September 5, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10054--September 18, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agriculture Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Kiwifruit Grown in California and Imported Kiwifruit; 
Relaxation of the Minimum Materity Requirement [Doc No. FV00-
920-2-FR] Received September 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10188--September 21, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, Agricultral Marketing 
Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting the Volume of Small Red 
Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV00-905-4 IFR] Received 
September 18, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10189--September 21, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Cranberries Grown in the States of 
Massachuetts, et al., Temporary Suspensions of Provisions in 
the Rules and Regulations [Docket No. FV00-929-6 IFR] Received 
September 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10333--September 28, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, 
Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Increase 
in the Minimun Size Requirements for Dancy, Robinson, and 
Sunburst Tangerines [Docket No. FV00-905-3 FR] Received 
September 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10375--September 29, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Increase 
in Fees and Charges for Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading 
[Docket No. PY-00-002] (RIN: 0581-AB89) Received September 28, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10397--October 2, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in 
California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-989-5 
IFR] Received September 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10663--October 23, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Sweet Onions Grown in the Walla 
Walla Valley of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon; 
Revision of Administrative Rules and Regulations [Docket No. 
FV00-956-1 IFR] Received October 18, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10693--October 24, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Olives Grown in California; 
Modification to Handler Membership on the California Olive 
Committee [Docket No. FV00-932-3-FR] Received October 23, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10729--October 26, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program, Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Soybean Promotion and Research: Amend 
the Order To Adjust Representation on the United Soybean Board 
[No. LS-00-04] Received October 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10814--October 31, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-920-3 FIR] Received 
October 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10866--November 2, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Fresh Bartlett Pears Grown in Oregon 
and Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV00-931-
1 FIR] Received November 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10867--November 2, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Pork 
Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Program: 
Amendment to Procedures for the Conduct of Referendum [No. LS-
00-10] Received November 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10869--November 2, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Science and 
Technology Program, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Changes in Fees for Science and 
Technology (S&T) Laboratory Service [Docket No. S&T-99-008] 
(RIN: 0581-AB91) Received November 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10938--November 14, 2000; letter from the Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and 
Siskiyou Counties, California, and in all Counties in Oregon, 
Except Malheur County; Suspension of Handling, Reporting, and 
Assessment Collection Regulations [Docket No. FV00-947-1 FIR] 
Received November 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    26--January 19, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Veterinary Services User Fees; Embryo Collection Center 
Approval Fee [Docket No. 98-005-2] Received December 28, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    111--February 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Captive 
Cervids [Docket No. 92-076-2] (RIN: 0579-AA53) Received January 
7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    112--February 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Export Certification; Accreditation of Non-Government 
Facilities [Docket No. 95-071-2] (RIN: 0579-AA75) Received 
January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    114--February 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pine Shoot Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket 
No. 98-113-1] Received January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    115--February 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Liechtenstein Because of BSE 
[Docket No. 98-119-1] Received January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    121--February 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pseudorabies in Swine; Payment of Indemnity [Docket No. 
98-123-2] (RIN: 0579-AB10) Received January 13, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    469--February 10, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 
95-086-2] Received January 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    541--February 23, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Fruits and Vegetables [Docket No. 97-107-
3] Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1056--March 16, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Noxious Weeds; Update of Weed Lists [Docket No. 98-063-2] 
Received March 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1468--April 13, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis; Procedures 
for Retaining Class Free State Status [Docket No. 98-060-2] 
Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2154--May 17, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Karnal Bunt; Reclassification of Regulated Areas [Docket 
No. 96-016-36] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received April 30, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2206--May 19, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Commuted Traveltime Periods: Overtime Services Relating 
to Imports and Exports [Docket No. 99-022-1] Received May 11, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2414--June 7, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 99-033-1] Received May 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2665--June 18, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Horses From Australia and New Zealand; Quarantine 
Requirements [Docket No. 98-069-2] Received June 15, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2858--July 12, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Imported Fire Ant; Quarantined Areas and Treatment 
[Docket No. 98-125-1] Received May 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2859--July 12, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Karnal Bunt Regulated Areas [Docket No. 96-016-24] (RIN: 
0579-AA83) Received June 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2860--July 12, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area 
[Docket No. 98-083-4] Received June 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2861--July 12, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 98-082-4] Received June 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2862--July 12, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; Designation of Quarantined Area 
[Docket No. 99-044-1] Received June 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3116--July 20, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Kansas [Docket No. 99-051-1] Received July 9, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3190--July 22, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Karnal Bunt; Compensation for the 1997-1998 Crop Season 
[Docket No. 96-016-35] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received July 12, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3234--July 27, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 98-082-5] Received July 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3385--August 3, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Licensing Requirements for Dogs and Cats [Docket No. 97-
018-4] (RIN: 0579-AA95) Received July 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3386--August 3, 1999; letter from the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, Congressional Review Coordinator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Noxious Weeds; Permits and Interstate Movement [Docket 
No. 98-091-1] (RIN: 0579-AB08) Received July 26, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3387--August 3, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Cut Flowers [Docket No. 98-021-2] Received July 16, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3388--August 3, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 
95-086-3] Received July 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3483--August 4, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas [Docket No. 99-042-1] 
Received July 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3728--August 5, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Texan (Splenetic) Fever in Cattle; Incorporation by 
Reference [Docket No. 96-067-2] Received August 2, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3729--August 5, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products and 
Patent Term Restoration; Nonsubstantive Technical Changes 
[Docket No. 97-117-1] Received August 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3861--September 8, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly: Removal of Quarantined Area 
[Docket No. 98-083-5] Received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3866--September 8, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Update 
of Incorporation by Reference for Rabies Vaccine [Docket No. 
97-103-2] Received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3975--September 9, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area 
[Docket No. 98-083-6] Received September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4021--September 13, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Horses From Morocco; Change in Disease Status [Docket No. 
98-055-2] Received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4121--September 14, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada 
[Docket No. 98-110-1] (RIN: 0579-AB11) Received August 24, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4265--September 21, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
USDA, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
final rule--High-Temperature Forced-Air Treatments for Citrus 
[Docket No. 96-069-4] Received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4526--September 28, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriential Fruit Fly; Designation of Quarantined Area 
[Docket No. 99-076-1] Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4527--September 28, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Addition of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 99-075-1] Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4628--October 4, 1999; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Veterinary Services User Fees; Import of Entry Services 
at Ports [Docket No. 98-006-2] Received September 24, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4817--October 19, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 
97-118-2] Received October 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4818--October 19, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Belgium Because of BSE 
[Docket No. 97-115-2] Received October 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4844--October 20, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State Designations; 
California, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico [Docket No. 99-063-1] 
Received October 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4863--October 21, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition to 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 99-033-2] Received October 19, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4894--October 25, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; 
State Designations [Docket No. 99-008-1] Received October 20, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4921--October 26, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket 
No. 99-044-2] Received October 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4961--October 27, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Animal Welfare; Perimeter Fence Requirements [Docket No. 
95-029-2] Received October 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5100--November 2, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Aeration of Imported Logs, Lumber, and 
Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles That Have Been Fumigated 
[Docket No. 99-057-1] Received October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5195--November 5, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Imported Fire Ants; Quarantined Areas 
and Treatment Dosage [Docket No. 99-078-1] Received November 3, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5196--November 5, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker Regulations [Docket No. 99-080-1] Received 
November 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5391--November 17, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Removal of 
Quarantined Area [Docket No. 98-083-7] Received November 16, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5392--November 17, 1999; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--User Fees; Agricultural Quarantine and 
Inspection Services [Docket No. 98-073-2] (RIN: 0579-AB05) 
Received November 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5568--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Mexican Haas Avocado Import Program 
[Docket No. 99-020-2] Received December 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5576--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Veterinary Services User Fees [Docket No. 98-004-1] 
Received December 2, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5577--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Veterinary Services User Fees; Biosecurity Level Three 
Laboratory Inspection Fee [Docket No. 98-052-2] Received 
December 2, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5578--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Kansas [Docket No. 99-051-2] Received December 2, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5579--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation From Europe of Rhododendron Established in 
Growing Media [Docket No. 89-154-5] (RIN: 0579-AB00) Received 
December 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5584--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Portugal Because of African 
Swine Fever [Docket No. 99-096-1] Received January 7, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5585--January 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Export Certification; Heat Treatment of Solid Wood 
Packing Materials Exported to China [Docket No. 99-100-1] 
Received January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5878--January 31, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly; Regulated Areas, Regulated Articles, 
and Treatments [Docket No. 99-075-2] Received December 20, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5950--February 2, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Liechtenstein Because of BSE 
[Docket No. 98-119-2] Received December 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6117--February 10, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 00-004-1] Received February 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6150--February 14, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Horses From Qatar; Change in Disease Status [Docket No. 
97-131-3] Received January 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6197--February 15, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas [Docket No. 99-042-2] 
Received February 8, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6573--March 14, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Melon Fruit Fly [Docket No. 99-097-1] Received February 
22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6621--March 16, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State Designations; 
California, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico [Docket No. 99-063-2] 
Received February 8, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6694--March 21, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Pork and Pork Products From Yucatan and 
Sonora, Mexico [Docket No. 97-079-2] (RIN: 0579-AA91) Received 
January 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6744--March 23, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Field Study; Definition, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6770--March 27, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Imported Fire Ant; Quarantined Areas 
and Treatment [Docket No.98-125-2] Received January 31, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6875--April 3, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Pork and Pork Products [Docket No. 95-027-
2] Received January 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6950--April 5, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review, 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Pink 
Bollworm Regulated Areas [Docket No. 00-009-1] Received 
February 29, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7001--April 10, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary 
Provisions [APHIS Docket No. 98-096-2] Received February 22, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7006--April 10, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Ports Designated for Exportation of Horses; Dayton, OH 
[APHIS Docket No. 99-102-1] Received February 22, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7155--May 2, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Poultry Meat and other Poultry Products 
from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico [APHIS Docket No. 98-034-2] 
Received March 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7156--May 2, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Veterinary Services User Fees; Export Certificate 
Endorsements [APHIS Docket No. 98-003-02] Received March 27, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7159--May 2, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation and Interstate Movement of Certain Land 
Tortoises [Docket No. 00-016-1] Received March 17, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7456--May 4, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Arkansas [Docket No. 97-108-2] Received March 6, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7623--May 16, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Ports Designated for Exportation of Horses; Dayton, OH 
[Docket No. 99-102-2] Received April 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7624--May 16, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Johne's Disease in Domestic Animals; Interstate Movement 
[Docket No. 98-037-2] Received April 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7716--May 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Wood Chips From Chile [Docket No. 96-031-
2] (RIN: 0579-AA82) Received April 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7737--May 22, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Change in Disease Status of the 
Republic of South Africa Because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease and 
Rinderpest [Docket No. 98-029-2] Received April 19, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8033--June 7, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Imported Fire Ant; Quarantined Areas and Treatment Dosage 
[Docket No. 99-078-2] Received May 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8034--June 7, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Imported Fire Ant; Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 00-007-
1] Received May 10, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8078--June 12, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket 
No. 99-076-2] Received May 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8324--June 23, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 00-004-2] Received May 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8437--July 10, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pine Shoot Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket 
No. 99-101-1] Received June 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8465--July 11, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Plum Pox [Docket No. 00-034-1] Received June 1, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8521--July 13, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Pork and Pork Products from Mexico 
Transiting the United States [Docket No. 98-095-3]--Received 
June 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8522--July 13, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Inspection Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Mexican 
Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area [Docket No. 
99-075-4] Received June 9, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8523--July 13, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Grapefruit, Lemons, and Oranges From 
Argentina [Docket No. 97-110-5] (RIN 0579-AA92) Received June 
15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8615--July 17, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Noxious Weeds; Update of Weed and Seed Lists [Docket No. 
99-064-2] Received May 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8618--July 17, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Inspection Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Veterinary Services User Fees; Pet Food Facility Inspection and 
Approval Fees [Docket No. 98-045-2] Received June 20, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8621--July 17, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Hawaii Animal Import Center [Docket No. 98-013-2] 
Received June 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8622--July 17, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada 
[Docket No. 98-110-2] (RIN: 0579-AB11) Received June 20, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8830--July 18, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Melon Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 
99-097-2] Received June 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8910--July 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone 
Designations [Docket No. 00-055-1] Received June 27, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8911--July 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Bovine Parts from Argentina [Docket No. 
00-038-1] Received June 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8917--July 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of the Republic of Korea Because 
of Rinderpest and Foot-and-Mouth Disease [Docket No. 00-033-2] 
Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8918--July 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Japan Because of Rinderpest 
and Foot-and-Mouth Disease [Docket No. 00-031-2] Received July 
12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8920--July 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Scrapie Pilot Projects [Docket No. 99-
067-2] Received June 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9056--July 20, 2000; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Interstate Movement of Certain Land Tortoises [Docket No. 
00-016-2] Received July 18, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9488--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Spainish Pure Breed Horses from Spain [Docket No. 99-054-
2] Received July 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9490--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Louisiana [Docket No. 99-052-1] Received July 31, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9500--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Poultry Products from Mexico Transiting the United States 
[Docket No. 98-094-2] Received August 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9501--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Export Certification; Heat Treatment of Solid Wood 
Packing Materials Exported to China [Docket No. 99-100-2] 
Received August 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9502--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas [Docket No. 99-077-2] (RIN: 
0579-AB17) Received August 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9503--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 98-084-2] Received August 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9504--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket 
No. 99-044-3] Received August 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9505--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 98-082-6] Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9506--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket 
No. 99-076-3] Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9507--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pine Shoot Beetle; Regulated Articles [Docket No. 99-082-
2] Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9508--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Imported Fire Ant; Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 00-007-
2] Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9509--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Changes in Disease Status in Denmark Because of BSE 
[Docket No. 00-030-2] Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9510--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of Portugal Because of African 
Swine Fever [Docket No. 99-096-2] Received August 23, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9512--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Import
    Export User Fees [Docket No. 97-058-2] (RIN: 0579-AA87) 
Received August 29, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9513--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Plum Pox [Docket No. 00-034-2] Received August 30, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9514--September 6, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 
00-036-1] Received August 30, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9909--September 11, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Deaprtment of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Quarantined Areas, Regulated 
Articles, Treatments [Docket No. 97-056-18] Received September 
6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9989--September 13, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pink Bollworm Regulated Areas [Docket No. 00-009-2] 
Received September 1,2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10052--September 18, 2000; letter from the Chief, 
Regulatory Analysis and Development, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Plum Pox Compensation 
[Docket No. 00-035-1] (RIN: 0579-AB19) Received September 11, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10190--September 21, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Animal Semen [Docket No. 99-023-2] 
Received September 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10191--September 21, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of East Anglia Because of Hog 
Cholera [Docket No. 00-080-1] Received September 15, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10263--September 25, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker; Addition to Quarantined Areas; Correction 
[Docket No. 00-036-2] Received September 22, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10264--September 25, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Melon Fruit Fly Regulations; Regulated Areas, Regulated 
Articles and Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 99-097-3] 
Received September 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10637--October 19, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Citrus Canker; Payments for Commercial Citrus Tree 
Replacement [Docket No. 00-037-1] (RIN: 0579-AB15) Received 
October 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10731--October 26, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle, Bison, and Captive Cervids; State 
and Zone Designations [Docket No. 99-038-5] Received October 
24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10817--October 31, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Commuted Traveltime Periods: Overtime Services Relating 
to Imports and Exports [Docket No. 00-049-1] Received October 
30, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10818--October 31, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Change in Disease Status of KwaZulu-Natal Province in the 
Republic of South Africa Because of Rinderpest and Foot-and-
Mouth Disease [Docket No. 00-104-1] Received October 31, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10868--November 2, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coodinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Imported Fire Ant; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket 
No. 00-076-1] Received November 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10934--November 14, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Louisiana [Docket No. 99-052-2] Received November 14, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10935--November 14, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; 
Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm [Docket No. 00-028-1] 
Received November 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10936--November 14, 2000; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Spanish Pure Breed Horses from Spain [Docket No. 00-109-
1] Received November 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6520--March 9, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, 
Research Education, and Economics, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Stakeholder Input 
Requirements for Recipients of Agricultural Research, 
Education, and Extension Formula Funds (RIN: 0584-AA23) 
Received February 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    30--January 19, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
and Foreign Agricultural Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Disaster Set-Aside 
Program--Second Installment Set-Aside (RIN: 0560-AF65) Received 
January 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    540--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Implementation of Preferred Lender 
Program and Streamlining of Guaranteed Regulations (RIN: 0560-
AF38) Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    543--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tobacco--Importer Assessments (RIN: 
0560-AF 52) Received February 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    752--February 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Small Hog Operation Payment Program 
(RIN: 0560-AF70) Received February 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    975--March 11, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Implementation of Preferred Lender 
Program and Streamlining of Guaranteed Loan Regulations (RIN: 
0560-AF38) Received February 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1246--March 24, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Recourse Loan Regulations for Mohair 
(RIN: 0560-AF63) Received March 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1498--April 14, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (RIN: 
0560-AF66) Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1499--April 14, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--End-Use Certificate Program (RIN: 
0560-AF64) Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1761--April 28, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Recourse Loan 
Regulations for Honey (RIN: 0560-AF62) Received March 16, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1848--May 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--1998 Marketing Quotas and Price 
Support Levels for Fire-Cured (type 21), Fire-Cured (types 22-
23), Maryland (type 32), Dark Air-Cured (types 35-36), Virginia 
Sun-Cured (type 37), Cigar-Filler (type 41), Cigar-Filler and 
Binder (types 42-44 and 53-55), and Cigar Binder (types 51-52) 
Tobaccos (RIN: 0560-AF 20) Received April 13, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1981--May 11, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Suspension of Collection of Recapture 
Amount for Borrowers with Certain Shared Appreciation 
Agreements (RIN: 0560-AF80) Received April 27, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2049--May 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dairy Market Loss 
Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AF67) Received May 5, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2253--May 20, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program (RIN: 0560-AF46) Received April 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2294--May 24, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--1998 Single-Year and 
Multi-Year Crop Loss Disaster Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-
AF75) Received May 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3233--July 27, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Implementation of Preferred Lender 
Program and Streamlining of Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs Loan 
Regulations; Correction (RIN: 0560-AF38) Received July 26, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4020--September 13, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Flood Compensation Program (RIN: 
0560-AF57) Received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4022--September 13, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Small Hog Operation Payment 
Program (RIN: 0560-AF70) Received September 3, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4266--September 21, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--1998-Crop Peanuts, National 
Poundage Quota, National Average Price Support Level For Quota 
and Additional Peanuts, and Minimum Commodity Credit 
Corporation Export Edible Sales Price for Additional Peanuts 
(RIN: 0560-AF 81) Received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4922--October 26, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Amendments to the Regulations for Cotton Warehouses--
Electronic Warehouse Receipts and Other Provisions (RIN: 0560-
AE60) Received October 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5193--November 5, 1999; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Streamlining of Regulations for Real 
Estate and Chattel Appraisals (RIN: 0560-AF69) Received 
November 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5194--November 5, 1999; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--1999 Livestock Indemnity Program; 1998 
Single-Year and Multi-Year Crop Loss Disaster Assistance 
Program (RIN: 0560-AF82) Received November 3, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5390--November 17, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Providing Notice to Deliquent Farm 
Loan Program Borrowers of the Potential for Cross-Servicing 
(RIN: 0560-AF89) Received November 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5477--November 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Dairy Indemnity Payment Program 
(RIN: 0560-AG 10) Received November 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5482--November 22, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Debarment and Suspension (RIN: 
0560-AF47) Received November 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5569--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator and 
Executive, Farm Service Agency, Commodity Credit Corporation, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--1999 Marketing Quota and Price Support for Flue-Cured 
Tobacco (RIN: 0560-AF49) Received December 7, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6572--March 14, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--1999 Crop and Market Loss Assistance 
(RIN: 0560-AG13) Received February 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6716--March 22, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Streamlining of Regulations for Real 
Estate and Chattel Appraisals; Correction (RIN: 0569-AF69) 
Received March 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6949--April 5, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Amendments to Regulations Governing 
the Peanut Quota and Price Support Programs (RIN: 0560-AF61) 
Received February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7164--May 2, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--1999-Crop Peanuts National Poundage Quota (RIN: 0560-
AF48) Received March 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8155--June 15, 2000; letter from the Administrator, FSA, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Disaster Set-Aside Program--Second Installment Set-Aside 
(RIN: 0560-AF91) Received May 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8299--June 22, 2000; letter from the Administrator, FSA, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (RIN: 0560-AG00) 
Received May 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8464--July 11, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Agricultural Disaster and Market Assistance (RIN: 0560-
AG14) Received June 2, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8908--July 19, 2000; letter from the Administrator, FSA, 
Deaprtment of Agirculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Lamb Meat Adjustment Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AG17) 
Received June 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8919--July 19, 2000; letter from the Administrator & 
Executive VP, CCC, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Commodity Credit Corporation (RIN: 
0560-AF51) Received June 29, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9499--September 6, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
FSA, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
final rule--Handling Payments from the Farm Service Agency 
(FSA) to Delinquent FSA Farm Loan Program Borrowers (RIN: 0560-
AG24) Received August 16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9532--September 6, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Farm Loan Programs Account Servicing Policies--Servicing Shared 
Appreciation Agreements (RIN: 0560-AF78) Received August 10, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9910--September 11, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Streamling of the Emergency Farm 
Loan Program Loan Regulations (RIN:0560-AF72) Received 
September 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10728--October 26, 2000; letter from the Administrator and 
Executive Vice President, Farm Service Agency, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--2000 
Marketing Quotas and Price Support Levels for Fire-Cured (Type 
21), Fire-Cured (Types 22-23), Dark Air-Cured (Types 35-36), 
Virginia Sun-Cured (Type 37), and Cigar-Filler and Binder 
(Types 42-44 and 53-55) tobaccos (RIN: 0560-AF86) Received 
October 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10730--October 26, 2000; letter from the Executive Vice 
President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of 
Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Tobacco and Peanuts Division, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Amendments to 
Regulations Governing the Peanut Poundage Quota and Price 
Support Programs (RIN: 0560-AF61) Received October 26, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10746--October 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Amendments to the Regulations for 
Cotton Warehouses Regarding the Delivery of Stored Cotton (RIN: 
0560-AF13) Received October 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10815--October 31, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Farm Reconstitutions and Market 
Assistance for Cottonseed, Tobacco, and Wool and Mohair (RIN: 
0560-AG19) Received October 30, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10816--October 31, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--2000 Crop Agricultural Disaster 
and Market Assistance (RIN: 0560-AG18) Received October 30, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10937--November 14, 2000; letter from the Executive Vice 
President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of 
Agriculture, Warehouse and Inventory Division, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Bioenergy Program (RIN: 0560-AG16) 
Received November 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    360--February 8, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS: 
FDPIHO--Oklahoma Waiver Authority (RIN: 0584-AB56) Received 
January 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2725--June 24, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Consumer Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: Retailer 
Integrity, Fraud Reduction and Penalties (RIN: 0584-AC46) 
Received May 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4232--September 17, 1999; letter from the Under Secretary 
for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's ``Major'' final 
rule--Food Stamp Program: Food Stamp Provisions of the Balanced 
Budget Act of 1997 (RIN: 0584-AC63) Received September 8, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4264--September 21, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Food and Consumer Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefit Adjustments [Amdt No. 378] 
(RIN: 0584-AC61) Received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4794--October 18, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--School Nutrition Service: 
Nondiscretionary Technical Amendments (RIN: 0584-AC01) Received 
October 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6090--February 9, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Food Distribution Programs: 
Implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Welfare Reform) 
Received January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6649--March 20, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Food Distribution Programs: 
Definition of ``Indian Tribal Household'' (RIN: 0584-AB67) 
Received January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6876--April 3, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Food Distribution Program on 
Indian Reservations: Disqualification Penalities for 
Intentional Program Violations (RIN: 0584-AC65) Received 
January 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8241--June 20, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, Food, 
Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Payment of Certain Administrative Costs of State Agencies 
[Amdt. No. 385] (RIN: 0584-AB66) Received May 22, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9298--July 25, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Nutrition Services, USDA, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefit Adjustments (RIN:0584-AC61) 
Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9375--July 26, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, Food, 
Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Recipient Claim Establishment and Collection Standards (RIN 
0584-AB88) Received July 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9515--September 6, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Health and Human 
Services, transmitting the Department's final rule--Food 
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions 
and Miscellaneous Provisions (RIN: 0584-AC81) Received August 
16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9988--September 13, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Systems Interoperability and 
Portability (RIN:0584-AC91) Received September 7, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10514--October 10, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--FOOD 
STAMP PROGRAM, REGULATORY REVIEW: Electronic Benefit Transfer 
(EBT) Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 [Amendment No. 390] 
(RIN: 0584-AC44) Received October 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10708--October 25, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Food 
Stamp Program: Non-Discretionary Provisions of the Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 
(RIN: 0584-AC41) Received October 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    539--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Agency 
Responsibilities, Organization, and Terminology [Docket No. 97-
045F] Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    544--February 23, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Performance Standards 
for the Production of Certain Meat and Poultry Products [Docket 
No. 95-033F] Received February 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2863--July 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Use of Soy Protein 
Concentrate, Modified Food Starch, and Carrageenan as Binders 
in Certain Meat Products [Docket No. 94-015DF] (RIN: 0583-AB82) 
Received June 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3730--August 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fee Increase for 
Inspection Services [Docket No. 98-052F] (RIN: 0583-AC54) 
Received August 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3731--August 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Designation of the 
State of Alaska Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act [Docket no. 99-036F] Received 
August 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4263--September 21, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Use of Soy Protein 
Concentrate, Modified Food Starch, and Carrageenan as Binders 
in Certain Meat Products [Docket No. 94-015N] (RIN: 0583-AB82) 
Received August 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4652--October 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Safety Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Addition of Mexico to 
the List of Countries Eligible to Export Poultry Products into 
the United States [Docket No. 97-006F] (RIN: 0583-AC33) 
Received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4712--October 12, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Scale Requirements 
for Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments, and Replacement 
After Inspection--Received October 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5099--November 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Sanitation of Requirements for Official Meat and Poultry 
Establishments [Docket No. 96-037F] Received October 28, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5570--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Generic E. coli 
Testing for Sheep, Goats, Equines, Ducks, Geese, and Guineas 
[Docket No. 97-004F] (RIN: 0583-AC32) Received December 10, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5571--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Rules of Practice [Docket No. 95-025F] (RIN: 0583-AC34) 
Received December 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5580--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fee Increase for Meat 
and Poultry Inspection Services [Docket No. 99-045F] Received 
January 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5581--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Ingredients and 
Sources of Radiation Listed or Approved for Use in the 
Production of Meat and Poultry Products [Docket No. 88-026F] 
(RIN: 0583-AB02) Received January 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5582--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Scale Requirements 
for Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments, and Replacement 
After Inspection [Docket No. 99-016F] Received January 12, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5583--January 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Exemption of Retail 
Operations from Inspection Requirements [Docket No. 99-055R] 
Received January 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5877--January 31, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sanitation 
Requirements for Official Meat and Poultry Establishments 
[Docket No. 96-037F] Received November 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6741--March 23, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Additives for 
Use in Meat and Poultry Products: Sodium Diacetate, Sodium 
Acetate, Sodium Lactate and Potassium Lactate [Docket No. 99-
028DF] Received January 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7163--May 2, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Food Labeling; 
Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of Term: Healthy [Docket 
No. 99-050IF] (RIN: 0583-AC65) Received March 22, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8829--July 18, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Elimination of 
Requirements for Partial Quality Control Programs [Docket No. 
97-001F] (RIN: 0583-AC35) Received June 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9491--September 6, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fee Increase for Egg 
Products Inspection--Year 2000 [Docket No. 99-012F] (RIN: 0583-
AC71) Received August 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10745--October 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Termination of 
Designation of the State of North Dakota with Respect to the 
Inspection of Meat and Meat Food Products [Docket No. 00-038F] 
Received October 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    792--March 2, 1999; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Sugar to be Imported and Re-exported in Refined Form or 
in Sugar Containing Products, or Used for the Production of 
Polyhydric Alcohol (RIN: 0551-AA39) Received February 22, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2603--June 15, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Programs to Help Develop Foreign 
Markets for Agricultural Commodities (Foreign Market 
Development Cooperator Program) (RIN: 0551-AA26) Received June 
14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5000--October 28, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Programs to Help Develop Foreign Markets for Agriculture 
Commodities (Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program) 
(RIN: 0551-AA26) Received October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6771--March 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing (RIN 0551-AA58) 
Received January 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7439--May 2, 2000; letter from the General Sales Manager 
and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting a report on sales and barter of 
commodities donated under section 416(b) of the Agricultural 
Act of 1949.
    8623--July 17, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agriculture Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Adjustment of Appendices to the 
Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 
2000 Tariff-Rate Quota Year--Received June 12, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    29--January 19, 1999; letter from the Deputy Under 
Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Small 
Business Timber Sale Set-aside Program; Appeal Procedures On 
Recomputation Of Shares--Received January 13, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1206--March 23, 1999; letter from the Chief, Forest 
Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Administration of the Forest 
Development Transportation System: Temporary Suspension of Road 
Construction and Reconstruction in Unroaded Areas (0596-AB68) 
Received February 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2254--May 20, 1999; letter from the Acting Associate Chief, 
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Landownership Adjustments: Land 
Exchanges--Received May 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3375--August 2, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, Secretary of the Army, transmitting notification 
of the intention of the Departments of the Army and Agriculture 
to interchange jurisdiction of civil works and Forest Service 
acquired lands and interests in lands at the Willow Island 
Locks and Dam navigation project, adjacent to the Wayne 
National Forest in the State of Ohio, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 
505a.
    3482--August 4, 1999; letter from the Deputy Under 
Secretary, National Resources and Environment, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Land 
Uses; Appeal of Decisions Relating to Occupancy and Use of 
National Forest System Lands; Mediation of Grazing Disputes 
(RIN: 0596-AB59) Received July 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3637--August 4, 1999; letter from the Acting Associate 
Chief, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
an annual report of Forest Service accomplishments.
    5324--November 15, 1999; letter from the Deputy Under 
Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Administration; Cooperative Funding (RIN: 0596-AB63) Received 
November 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8486--July 11, 2000; letter from the Assistant Secretary 
for Policy Management and Under Secretary for Natural Resources 
and Environment, Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, 
transmitting a draft bill, ``To authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to establish 
permanent recreational fee authority.''
    10288--September 26, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, 
Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Urban 
and Community Forestry Assistance Program--Received September 
25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10902--November 13, 2000; letter from the Secretary, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--National Forest System Land and Resource Management 
Planning (RIN: 0596-AB20) Received November 8, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    116--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Tolerances for Moisture Meters (RIN: 0580-AA60) Received 
January 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    751--February 25, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fees for Rice Inspection (RIN: 0580-AA67) Received 
February 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1847; May 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Official Testing Service for Corn Oil, Protein, and Starch 
(RIN: 0580-AA62) Received April 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7153 May 2, 2000; letter from the Regulatory Liaison, Grain 
Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA (RIN: 
0580-AA70) Received March 27, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7574 May 15, 2000; letter from the Regulatory Liaison, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Regulations Issued under the Packers and Stockyards Act 
(RIN: 0580-AA64) Received April 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    122--February 2, 1999; letter from the Chief, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Conservation Farm 
Option (RIN: 0578-AA20) Received January 11, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4161--September 15, 1999; letter from the Director, 
Conservation Operations Division, Natural Resources 
Conservation Service, USDA, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Technical Assistance (RIN: 0578-AA22) Received August 24, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1497--April 14, 1999; letter from the Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
assist crop producers who were adversely affected by an 
insurance company's sale of a private insurance policy called 
CRCPLUS.
    1594--April 20, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
provide for livestock price reporting.
    2546--June 9, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to establish a 
trust for the benefit of the cash seller of livestock until the 
cash seller receives payment in full for the livestock.
    2547--June 9, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Agricultural Fair Practices Act to authorize 
administrative enforcement by the Secretary of Agriculture.
    3381--August 3, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual Animal Welfare Enforcement 
Report for fiscal year 1998, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2155.
    3647--August 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Office 
of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy 
Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 1999 
Tariff-Rate Quota Year--Received July 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3735--August 5, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide educational 
assistance, technical assistance, and research services to 
nonagricultural cooperatives of rural residents.
    4383--September 22, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
establish the basis for reimbursement for services provided by 
Working Capital Fund activities for USDA and other Federal 
entities, and for the recovery of all costs for service 
provided to any entity; to ensure adequate capitalization of 
the Fund; and to establish appropriate levels of operating 
reserves for the Fund.
    4386--September 22, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to restore food stamp 
eligibility to certain elderly aliens residing in the United 
States on August 22, 1996.
    4862 October 20, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
facilitate the administration and enforcement of voluntary 
commodity inspection and grading programs, the tobacco 
inspection program, and marketing agreements and orders.
    5394--November 17, 1999; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
reform the State inspection of meat and poultry in the United 
States.
    7073--April 12, 2000; letter from the Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting a draft bill, ``To amend the 
United States Grain Standards Act to extend the authority of 
the Secretary of Agriculture to collect fees, to extend the 
authorization of appropriations for such Act, and to improve 
the administration of such Act.''
    8237--June 19, 2000; letter from the Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting a report entitled, ``Preparing For 
Drought In The 21st Century.''
    8326--June 23, 2000; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft bill, ``to provide a safety 
net to protect agricultural producers from short-term market 
and production fluctuations, to encourage conservation 
practices, and for other purposes.''
    8466--July 11, 2000; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft bill entitled, ``U.S. 
Department of Agriculture Mediation and Arbitration for 
Agriculture Products in Foreign Commerce Act of 2000.''
    9433--July 27, 2000; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft bill, ``To expand eligibility 
for emergency farm loans.''
    9481--September 6, 2000; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual animal welfare enforcement 
report for fiscal year 1999, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2155.
    10218--September 21, 2000; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft bill entitled, ``Conversion 
of Non-Federal Farm Service Agency County Committee Employees 
to Federal Civil Service Status.''
    28--January 19, 1999; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Administrative 
Regulations; Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory 
Provisions--Received January 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2413--June 7, 1999; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Grape Crop Insurance Provisions--Received May 17, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3092--July 19, 1999; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Onion Crop Insurance Provisions--Received June 30, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4477--September 27, 1999; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General 
Administrative Regulations; Submission of Policies and 
Provisions of Policies, and Rates of Premium (RIN: 0563-AB15) 
Received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4713--October 12, 1999; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General 
Administrative Regulations; Interpretations of Statutory and 
Regulatory Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB74) Received October 5, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6591--March 15, 2000; letter from the Administrator, RMA, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Potato Crop Insurance 
Certified Seed Endorsement--Received January 11, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7003--April 10, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--General Administrative Regulations; 
Reinsurance Agreement-Standards for Approval; Regulations for 
the 1997 and Subsequent Reinsurance Years--Received February 
23, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7005--April 10, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Forage Production Crop Provisions; and Forage Seeding Crop 
Provisions--Received February 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8628--July 17, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' rule--Catastrophic Risk Protection 
Endorsement; Regulations for the 1999 and Subsequent 
Reinsurance Years; Group Risk Plan of Insurance Regulations for 
the 2000 and Succeeding Crop Years, and the Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations; Basic Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB81) 
Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9482--September 6, 2000; letter from the the Administrator, 
Risk Management Agency, the Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Fig, Pear, Walnut, Almond, Prune, Table Grape, 
Peach, Plum, Apple and Stonefruit Crop Insurance Provisions--
Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10374--September 29, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
RMA, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Rice Crop 
Insurance Provisions--Received September 28, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6089--February 9, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary of 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Rural Business Opportunity Grants 
(RIN: 0570-AA05) Received December 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10747--October 27, 2000; letter from the Under Secretary, 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan 
Program--Domestic Lamb Industry Adjustment Assistance Program 
Set Aside (RIN: 0570-AA31) Received October 26, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2820--July 1, 1999; letter from the Under Secretary, Rural 
Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Community Programs Guaranteed Loans 
(RIN: 0575-AC17) Received May 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2984--July 13, 1999; letter from the Under Secretary, Rural 
Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Community Facilities Grant Program 
(RIN: 0575-AC10) Received June 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    113--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Electric Overhead Distribution Lines; 
Specifications and Drawings for 24.9--14.4 kV Line 
Construction--Received January 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    120--February 2, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--RUS Fidelity and Insurance 
Requirements for Electric and Telecommunications Borrowers 
(RIN: 0572-AA86) Received January 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1904--May 6, 1999; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Distance Learning and Telemedicine 
Loan and Grant Program (RIN: 0572-AB31) Received April 6, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7524--May 10, 2000; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Load Forecasts (RIN: 
0572-AB05) Received March 29, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7525--May 10, 2000; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Post-Loan Policies 
and Procedures for Insured Electric Loans--Received March 29, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8619--July 17, 2000; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General and Pre-Loan 
Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and Guaranteed Loans 
(RIN: 0572-AB52) Received May 30, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8620--July 17, 2000; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Specifications and 
Drawings for Underground Electric Distribution--Received May 
24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9180--July 24, 2000; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--General Policies, Types of Loans, Loan 
Requirement-Telecommunications Program (RIN: 0572-AB53) 
Received July 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10289--September 26, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Reduction in Minimum 
TIER Requirements (RIN: 0572-AB51) Received September 20, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10290--September 26, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General Policies, 
Types of Loans, Loan Requirements--Telecommunications Program 
(RIN: 0572-AB56) Received September 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10312--September 27, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--RUS Form 397, Special 
Equipment Contract (Including Installation) (RIN: 0572-AB35) 
Received September 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10565--October 16, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Electric Engineering, 
Architectural Services and Design Policies and Procedures (RIN: 
0572-AB54) Received October 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1--January 6, 1999; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Trading Hours Received January 4, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    421--February 9, 1999; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Voting by Interested 
Members of Self-Regulatory Organization Governing Boards and 
Committees Received January 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    422--February 9, 1999; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Temporary Licenses 
for Associated Persons, Floor Brokers, Floor Traders and 
Guaranteed Introducing Brokers Received January 11, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2293--May 24, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Revision of Federal Speculative 
Position Limits and Associated Rules (RIN: 3038-AB32) Received 
May 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    618--June 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule--
Fees for Applications for Contract Market Designation, Audits 
of Leverage Transaction Merchants, and Reviews of the Rule 
Enforcement Programs of Contract Markets and Registered Futures 
Associations Received May 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2722--June 24, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Performance of Certain Functions 
by National Futures Association With Respect to Those Foreign 
Firms Acting in the Capacity of a Futures Commission Merchant. 
Received June 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2723--June 24, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Rules of Practice; Final Rules; 
Correction Received June 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2724--June 24, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Fees for Applications for Contract 
Market Designation Received June 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2817--July 1, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Recordkeeping Received June 4, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2818--July 1, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Economic and Public Interest 
Requirements for Contract Market Designation Received June 4, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2819--July 1, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Representations and Disclosures 
Required by Certain IBs, CPOs and CTAs Received June 3, 
1999,pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3254--July 29, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Chicago Board of Trade Petition 
for Exemption From the Statutory Dual Trading Prohibition in 
the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Futures Contract Traded on the 
Project A Electronic Trading System Received June 28, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3481--August 4, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Performance of Certain Functions 
by the National Futures Association with Respect to Regulation 
9.11. Received July 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3646--August 4, 1999; letter from the Chairman, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve, Chairperson, Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, Secretary of the Treasury, 
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, transmitting the 
report of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets on 
Hedge Funds, Leverage, and the Lessons of Long-Term Capital 
Management (LTCM).
    4231--September 17, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Review of Exchange Disciplinary, 
Access Denial or Other Adverse Actions Review of NFA Decisions 
Corrections Received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5176--November 4, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Order Granting the London Clearing 
House's Petition for an Exemption Pursuant to section 4(c) of 
the Commodity Exchange Act Received November 3, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5177--November 4, 1999; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Foreign Futures and Options 
Transactions Received November 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5469--November 18, 1999; letter from the Chairman of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, Chairman of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, Secretary of Treasury, Chairman of 
the Board of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting the 
President's Working Group on Financial Markets entitled ``Over-
the-Counter Derivatives Markets and the Commodity Exchange 
Act.''
    5566--January 27, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Trade Options on the Enumerated 
Agricultural Commodities (RIN: 3038-AB43) Received December 21, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7150--May 2, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures TradingCommission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Use of Electronic Signatures by 
Customers, Participants and Clients of Registrants Received 
March 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7151--May 2, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Exemption from Registration as a 
Commodity Trading Advisor (RIN: 3038-AB48) Received March 16, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7736--May 22, 2000
     Letter from the Acting Executive Director, Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the Commission's final 
rule--Minimum Financial Requirements for Futures Commission 
Merchants and Introducing Brokers (RIN: 3038-AB51) Received 
April 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7807--May 24, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Commodity Pool Operators; 
Exclusion for Certain Otherwise Regulated Persons from the 
Definition of the Term ``Commodity Pool Operator'' (RIN: 3038-
AB34) Received April 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9483--September 6, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Exemption From Registration for 
Certain Foreign FCMS and IBs (RIN: 3038-AB46) Received August 
16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9484--September 6, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Exemption from Certain Part 4 
Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators With Respect to 
Offerings to Qualified Eligible Persons and for Commodity 
Trading Advisors With Respect to Advising Qualified Eligible 
Persons (RIN: 3038-AB37) Received August 16, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9485--September 6, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Final Rules Concerning Amendments 
to Insider Trading Regulation (RIN: 3038-AB35) Received August 
16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9486--September 6, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Minimum Financial Requirements for 
Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers Amendments 
to the Provisions Governing Subordination Agreements Included 
in the Net Capital of a Futures Commission Merchant or 
Independent Introducing Broker (RIN: 3038-AB54) Received August 
28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.801(a)(1)(A).
    9487--September 6, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Minimum Financial Requirements for 
Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers Amendments 
to the Provisions Governing Subordination Agreements Included 
in the Net Capital of a Futures Commission Merchant or 
Independent Introducing Broker (RIN: 3038-AB54) Received August 
22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10460--October 5, 2000; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Profile Documents for Commodity 
Pools (RIN: 3038-AB60) Received October 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2--January 6, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Picloram; Time-
Limited Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300748; FRL-6039-4] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received December 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3--January 6, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Copper-
ethylenediamine complex; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300777; FRL-6052-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
December 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4--January 6, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dicamba (3,6-
dichloro-o-anisic acid); Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300767; FRL-
6049-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 28, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    123--February 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300768; FRL-6050-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received January 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    124--February 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Revocation of 
Tolerances and Exemptions from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
for Canceled Pesticide Active Ingredients; Correction [OPP-
300735A; FRL-6044-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 7, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    125--February 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300774; 
FRL-6053-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 7, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    307--February 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300763; FRL 
6047-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    308--February 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300771; FRL 
6051-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    309--February 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300770; FRL-
6049-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 20, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    361--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300772; FRL-
6050-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 27, 1999, pursuant to 
5U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    362--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenbuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300776; FRL-
6054-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 27, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    363--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Lambda-
cyhalothrin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300780; FRL-6056-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 27, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    364--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Rescission of 
Cryolite Tolerance Revocations; Final Rule, Delay of Effective 
Date [OPP-300788; FRL-6058-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 
27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    365--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Revocation of 
Tolerances for Canceled Food Uses; Correction [OPP-300733A;FRL-
6043-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 27, 1999, pursuant to 
5U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    366--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information,Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Partial 
Withdrawal of Cryolite Tolerance Revocations [OPP-300788;FRL-
6058-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 27, 1999, pursuant to 
5U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    367--February 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diflufenzopyr; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300778; FRL 6053-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received January 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    417--February 9, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300790; 
FRL-6059-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 5, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    418--February 9, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--3,7-Dichloro-8-
quinoline carboxylic acid; Pesticide Tolerances forEmergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300781; FRL-6055-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
February 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    419--February 9, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cymoxanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300782; FRL-6056-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received February 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    420--February 9, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propyzamide; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300791; 
FRL-6060-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 5, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    549--February 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenbuconazole; 
Reestablishment of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
300789; FRL 6059-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 9, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    550--February 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cinnamaldehyde; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300769;FRL-
6049-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 10, 1999, pursuant 
to 5U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    912--March 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Formic Acid; 
Tolerance Exemptions [OPP-300451A; FRL-5600-4] Received 
February 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1009--March 15, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300794; FRL-
6062-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 23, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1010--March 15, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dicamba (3,6-
dichloro-o-anisic acid); Pesticide Tolerance, Technical 
Correction [OPP-300767A; FRL-6049-2] Received February 26, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1057--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300801; FRL-6064-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1058--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dicloran; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300806; 
FRL 6065-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 11, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1059--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maneb (manganous 
ethylenebisdithio-carbamate); Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300809; FRL-6067-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1060--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin: 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300804; 
FRL-6063-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 11, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1061--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Phase 2 Emission 
Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Nonhandheld Engines At 
or Below 19 Kilowatts (RIN: 2060-AE29) Received March 11, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1062--March 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Establishment of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300810; 
FRL-6068-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 11, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1154--March 22, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--2,4-D; Time-
Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300800; FRL-6065-3] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received March 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1155--March 22, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carboxin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300798; 
FRL-6065-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 5, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1156--March 22, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maleic hydrazide; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300796; 
FRL-6064-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 5, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1157--March 22, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metolachlor; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300795; FRL-
6062-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1207--March 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxirane, methyl-, 
polymer with oxirane, mono [2-(2-butoxyethoxy) ethyl]ether; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300793; FRL-
6059-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1303--April 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cinnamaldehyde; 
Exemption from the requirement of a Tolerance; Correction [OPP-
300769A; FRL-6069-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 17, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1304--April 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300802; 
FRL-6066-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 17, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C.801(a)(1)(A).
    1305--April 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300808; 
FRL 6066-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 17, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1306--April 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Norflurazon; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300803; 
FRL-6063-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 17, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1469--April 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Quinclorac; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300820; FRL-6069-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 23, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1500--April 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenbuconazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300824; 
FRL-6069-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 23, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1501--April 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300805; FRL-
6066-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 23, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1502--April 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Arsanilic acid 
[(4-aminophenyl) arsonic acid]; Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300822; FRL-6069-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
March 23, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1533--April 15, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300837; 
FRL-6074-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 6, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1712--April 26, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Potato Leaf Roll 
Virus Resistance Gene (also known as orf1
    orf2 gene); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[OPP-300530A; FRL-6052-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 10, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1791--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyprodinil; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300833; FRL-
6073-3] (RIN: 2070-AB-78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1792--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300831; 
FRL-6072-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1793--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluthiacet-
methyl; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300829; FRL 6072-2] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1794--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions; Correction [OPP-
300771A; FRL-6071-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1795--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen (2-
[1-methyl-2-(4-phenoxyphenoxy) ethoxy]pyridine; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300830; FRL-6071-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
April 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1796--May 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3,5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2--(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hyrazide; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300839; FRL-
6073-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1822--May 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300842; 
FRL-6075-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1823--May 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxyfluorfen; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300834; 
FRL-6073-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 9, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1849--May 5, 1999; letter from the Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting a report to 
Congress on the 1993 Survey of Certified Commercial Applicators 
of Non-Agricultural Pesticides.
    1949--May 10, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300852; 
FRL-6077-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 22, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1950--May 10, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluroxypyr 1-
Methylheptyl Ester; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300845; FRL-6073-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
April 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1951--May 10, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sulfosate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300849; F RL-6076-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1982--May 11, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Beauveria 
bassiana (ATCC #74040); Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300821;FRL-6068-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
April 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1983--May 11, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph, 
(E,Z) 4-[3-(4-chlorophenyl) -3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) -1-oxo-2-
propenyl]morpholine; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300857; FRL-
6079-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2101--May 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Iprodione; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300807; FRL 6064-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2102--May 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300846; 
FRL-6074-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 4, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2103--May 14, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300835; FRL-6073-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2207--May 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300832; FRL-
6073-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2208--May 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diflubenzuron; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300844; FRL-6075-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2209--May 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clofentezine; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300843; FRL-6075-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2210--May 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Emamectin 
Benzoate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300856; FRL-6079-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received May 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2255--May 20, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mepiquat 
Chloride; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions, 
Correction [OPP-300719A; FRL-6075-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
April 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2256--May 20, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethyl 
phosphate of 3-hydroxy-N-methyl-cis-crotonamide (monocrotophos) 
Final rule; Tolerance Revocations [OPP-300836; FRL-6074-4] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78)Received April 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2257--May 20, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sulfosulfuron; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300853; FRL-6078-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2258--May 20, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methacrylic 
Copolymer; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-
300848; FRL-6077-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 11, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2353--May 26, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300864; FRL-6081-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2354--May 26, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300855; FRL-
6079-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2383--May 27, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clomazone; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300861; 
FRL-6080-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 24, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2384--May 27, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Aspergillus 
flavus AF36; Pesticide Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300860; FRL-
6081-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2385--May 27, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Aminoethoxyvinylglycine; Temporary Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
300858; FRL-6080-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 24, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2416--June 7, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Difenoconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300863; FRL-6081-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2417--June 7, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Terbacil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300862; 
FRL-6080-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 25, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C.801(a)(1)(A).
    2418--June 7, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenhexamid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300866; FRL-6082-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2650--June 17, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300828; FRL-6072-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2651--June 17, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Avermectin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300825; FRL-
6070-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2666--June 18, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propamocarb 
Hydrochloride; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300826; FRL-6070-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 6, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2726--June 24, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Kresoxim-methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300873; FRL-6085-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2727--June 24, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300840; 
FRL-6074-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 6, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2777--June 29, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Certain Plant 
Regulators; Cytokinins, Auxins, Gibberellins, Ethylene, and 
Pelargonic Acid; Exemptions from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[OPP-300690B; FRL-6076-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 8, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2778--June 29, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sethoxydim; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300859; FRL-6080-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2779--June 29, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diphenylamine; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300773A; FRL-6077-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2864--July 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Difenoconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance; Technical Amendment [OPP-300863A; FRL-
6089-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2865--July 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyfluthrin: 
[cyano[4-fluoro-3-phenoxyphenyl]-methyl-3--[2,2-
dichloroethenyl] -2,2-dimethyl--cyclopropane carboxylate]; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300887; FRL-6088-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2866--July 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Aminoethoxyvinylglycine; Temporary Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
300858; FRL-6080-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 9, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2867--July 12, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sulfosate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300878; FRL-6086-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3061--July 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexaconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300871; FRL-6084-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3062--July 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300877; FRL-
6086-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3063--July 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyprodinil; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300876; FRL-
6086-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3064--July 16, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Aspergillus 
flavus AF36; Exemption from Temporary Tolerance, Technical 
Amendment [OPP-300860A; FRL-6087-3] Received June 24, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3157--July 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bentazon; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300883; 
FRL 6087-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 2, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3158--July 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Mangement and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fosetyl-Al; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300892; FRL-6090-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 2, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3159--July 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imazamox; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300879; FRL-
6086-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 2, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3160--July 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300884; FRL-
6088-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3161--July 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions; Correction [OPP-
300705A; FRL-6089-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 13, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3390--August 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3, 5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300896; FRL-
6092-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3391--August 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3,5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300886; FRL-
6088-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3392--August 3, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fosetyl-Al; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300889; FRL-
6089-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3484--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hydrogen 
Peroxide; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-
300872; FRL-6083-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 17, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3485--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propargite; 
Revocation of Certain Tolerances [OPP-300891; FRL-6089-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received July 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3486--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dalapon, 
Fluchloralin, et al.; Various Tolerance Revocations [OPP-
300841A; FRL-6093-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 19, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3487--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Biphenyl, Calcium 
cyanide, and Captafol, et al.; Final Tolerance Actions [OPP-
300898; FRL-6092-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 19, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3488--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bentazon, 
Cyanazine, Dicrotophos, Diquat, Ethephon, Oryzalin, Oxadiazon, 
Picloram, Prometryn, and Trifluralin; Tolerance Actions [Opp-
300847A; FRL-6093-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 19, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3489--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zinc Phosphide; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300893; 
FRL-6090-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 21, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3490--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Formaldehyde; 
Revocation of Exemptions from the Requirement of Tolerances 
[OPP-300868A; FRL-6097-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 29, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3491--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenbutatin oxide, 
Glyphosate, Linuron, and Mevinphos; Tolerance Actions [OPP-
300906; FRL-6096-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 29, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3492--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300880; FRL-
6086-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3493--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; 
Pesticide Tolerances For Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300882; FRL-
6086-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3494--August 4, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300901; 
FRL-6092-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 27, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3654--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diuron; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300881; FRL 6087-2] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3655--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300894; FRL-6090-2] (RIN:2070-AB78) 
Received July 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3656--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Re-estabilshment of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300902; FRL-6094-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 27, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3657--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Paraquat; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300874; 
FRL-6084-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 25, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3658--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300888; FRL-6089-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3659--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300870; FRL-6085-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received June 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3732--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--N-(4-
fluorophenyl)--N-(1-methylethyl)-2 [[5-(trifluoromethyl)-1,3,4-
thiadiazol -2y] oxy]acetamide; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300897; FRL-6091-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3733--August 5, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium Chlorate; 
Extension of Exemption from Requirement of a Tolerance for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300895; FRL-6091-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3867--September 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Propiconazole; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300899; FRL-6093-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 27, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3868--September 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glufosinate Ammonium; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300900; FRL-6092-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3869--September 8, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Pyriproxyfen; Re-establishment of Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300909; FRL-6098-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4024--September 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Avermectin B1 and its delta-8, 9-isomer; Pesticide Tolerance 
[OPP-300916; FRL-6380-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 3, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4025--September 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Chlorfenapyr; Re-Establishment of Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300910; FRL-6095-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 26, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4026--September 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Cymoxanil; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300903; FRL-6094-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 26, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4027--September 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300904; FRL-6094-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 26, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4233--September 17, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Buprofezin; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300907; FRL-6096-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 18, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4268--September 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Pyridate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300905; FRL-6094-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 18, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4269--September 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Desmedipham; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemption 
[OPP-300908;FRL-6096-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 18, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4270--September 21, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Carfentrazone-ethyl; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemption [OPP-300912; FRL-6097-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4391--September 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--2,6-
Disopropylnapthalene; Temporary Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [OPP-300918; FRL-6381-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4392--September 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300920; FRL-6381-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received September 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4393--September 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Sulfentrazone; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300903; FRL-6097-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4394--September 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tebuconazole; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300919; FRL-6381-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4395--September 23, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tebufenozide; Benzoic Acid, 3,5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-
2-(4-ethylbenzolyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300914; 
FRL-6380-1] (RIN: 2070-AB) Received September 17, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4478--September 27, 1999; letter from the Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the annual report on conditional registration of pesticides for 
1997 and 1998, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 136w-4.
    4528--September 28, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300922; FRL-6382-5] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4576--September 30, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300921; FRL-6382-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4577--September 30, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Pymetrozine; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300929; FRL-6385-6] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4578--September 30, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tebufenozide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300923; FRL-6383-6] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4665--October 6, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Mangement and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imazapic-
Ammonium; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [FRL-
6382-3] Received October 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4755--October 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Rhizobium 
inoculants; Exemption from the Requirement of Tolerance [OPP-
300915; FRL-6380-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4756--October 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulation Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ethalfluralin; 
Reestablishment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300925; FRL-6383-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 5, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4757--October 13, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300936; 
FRL-6386-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 5, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4819--October 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3, 5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300928; FRL-
6382-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4820--October 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sethoxydim; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300932; FRL-
6385-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4821--October 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyrithiobac 
Sodium Salt; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300935; FRL-
6386-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 15, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4822--October 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agecny's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300917; FRL-6381-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4823--October 19, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metolachlor; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300934; 
FRL-6386-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 15, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5101--November 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propargite; 
Partial Stay of Order Revoking Certain Tolerances [OPP-300891A; 
FRL-6390-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 28, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5102--November 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300937; 
FRL-6387-4] (RIN: 2070-AB70) Received October 28, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5103--November 2, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glufosinate 
Ammonium; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300945; FRL-6391-5] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received October 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5325--November 15, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zinc 
phosphide; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-200943; FRL-6389-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 8, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5393--November 17, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Paraquat; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300949; FRL-6392-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 16, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5440--November 18, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Herbicide Safener HOE-107892; Extension of Tolerance for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300933; FRL-6385-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5441--November 18, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300946; FRL-6390-5] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received November 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5442--November 18, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Clopyralid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300938; FRL-6388-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 17, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5443--November 18, 1999; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Avermectin B1 and its delta-8,9-isomer; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300948; FRL-6391-8] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received November 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5588--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--2, 4-
dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid; Re-establishment of Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300952; FRL-6396-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received December 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5589--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clomazone; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300939; FRL-
6388-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 10, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5590--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--N-Acyl Sarcosines 
and Sodium N-acyl sarcosinates; Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [FRL-6386-6] Received December 1, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5591--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tetraconazole [(+
    -)-2-(2,4-dicholorop eny)-3-(1H-1, 2, 4-triazol-1-yl) 
propyl 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl ether]; Pesticide Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300931; FRL-6384-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received December 1, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5592--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300947; FRL-
6390-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 7, 1999, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5593--January 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Evironmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300957; 
FRL-6398-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 21, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5879--January 31, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300955; 
FRL-6395-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 15, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5880--January 31, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metsulfuron 
methyl; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300950; FRL-6391-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 15, 
1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6021--February 7, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Phosphine; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300961; FRL-6484-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received January 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6151--February 14, 2000; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Mepiquat Chloride; Pesticide Tolerance [FRL-6485-4] Received 
January 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6152--February 14, 2000; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maneb; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300954; 
FRL-6394-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 5, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6250--February 29, 2000; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--N,N-
diethyl-2-(4-methylbenzyloxy) ethylamine hydrochloride; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300964; FRL-6486-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received January 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6251--February 29, 2000; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300960; FRL-6399-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received January 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6439--March 6, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300980; FRL-6493-2] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received March 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6440--March 6, 2000; letter from the Office of Regulatory 
Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300981; FRL-6492-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
March 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6441--March 6, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300969; FRL-
6490-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 11, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6442--March 6, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Emamectin 
Benzoate; Pesticide Tolerance Technical Correction [OPP-
300958A; FRL-6489-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 11, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6479--March 8, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bentazon; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300978-FRL-6492-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6480--March 8, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diclosulam; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300977; FRL-6492-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6864--March 30, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300963; FRL-
6485-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 20, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6865--March 30, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Emamectin 
Benzoate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300958; FRL-6398-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 13, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6877--April 3, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glufosinate 
ammonium; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300953; FRL-6394-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 5, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7007--April 10, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyoxyethylated 
Sorbitol Fatty Acid Esters; Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300971; 
FRL-6490-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 24, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7008--April 10, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ethoxylated 
Propoxylated C12-C15 Alcohols; Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300973; 
FRL-6491-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 24, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7009--April 10, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethyl Silicone 
Polymer With Silica; Silane, Dichloromethyl-, Reaction Product 
With Silica; Hexamethyldisilizane, Reaction Product With 
Silica; Tolerance Exemptions [OPP-300972; FRL-6490-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received February 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7107--April 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zinc Phosphide; 
Extension
    Amendment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300975; FRL-6489-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 22, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7108--April 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Furilazole; Time-
Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300968; FRL-6490-3] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7109--April 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acrylic Graft 
Copolymer, Polyester Block Copolymer and Polyester Random 
Copolymer; Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300970; FRL-6490-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received February 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7165--May 2, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dichlormid; Time-
Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300988; FRL-6498-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received March 23, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7166--May 2, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cucurbitacins; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300965; FRL-
6485-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 16, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7167--May 2, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glufosinate 
Ammonium; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300986; FRL-6498-1] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received March 24, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7168--May 2, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyvinyl 
Acetate, Carboxyl Modified Sodium Salt; Tolerance Exemption 
[OPP-300942; FRL-6389-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 1, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7169--May 2, 2000; letter from the Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the annual report on conditional registration of pesticides 
during Fiscal Year 1999, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 136w-4.
    7526--May 10, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; 
Pesticide Tolerance Technical Correction [OPP-300960A; FRL-
6551-9] Received March 31, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7527--May 10, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ethoxylated 
Propoxylated (C12-C15) Alcohols; Tolerance Exemption, Technical 
Correction [OPP-300973A; FRL-6498-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
March 31, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7738--May 22, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyridate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300989; FRL-6550-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7808--May 24, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenopropathrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300992; FRL-6554-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 18, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7809--May 24, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiabendazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300993; 
FRL-6554-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 18, 2000, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7875--June 6, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenhexamid; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300991; FRL-6553-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8123--June 14, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300994; FRL-6555-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8183--June 19, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3,5-dimethyl-1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300999; FRL-
6555-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 19, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8184--June 19, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Consolidation of 
Certain Food and Feed Additive Tolerance Regulations [OPP-
300756; FRL-6043-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 17, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8185--June 19, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Consolidation of 
Certain Food and Feed Additive Tolerance Regulations [OPP-
300753; FRL-6041-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 17, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8343--June 26, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300913A; FRL-6556-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8344--June 26, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; Re-
establishment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300996; FRL-6554-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 4, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8345--June 26, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Harpin Protein; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300984; FRL-
6497-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8346--June 26, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin: 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300995; FRL-6554-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8373--June 27, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mancozeb; Re-
establishment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
301001; FRL-6556-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 16, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8403--June 28, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prohexadione 
Calcium; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300998; FRL-6555-2] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received May 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8524--July 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azinphos-Methyl, 
Revocation and Lowering of Certain Tolerances; Tolerance 
Actions [OPP-301003; FRL-6557-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 
16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8525--July 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trichoderma 
Harzianum Rifai Strain T-39; Exemption from the Requirement of 
a Tolerance [OPP-300924; FRL-6383-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
June 16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8526--July 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clodinafop-
propargyl; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301009; FRL-6590-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received June 16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8527--July 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cloquintocet-
mexyl; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301010; FRL-6592-4] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received June 16, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8528--July 13, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dicamba, 
Pesticide Tolerances; Technical Amendment [OPP-300767A; FRL-
6558-5] (RIN: 2070-Ab78) Received May 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8629--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyprodinil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-301006; 
FRL-6590-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 7, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8630--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidaloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301004; FRL-
6558-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 7, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8631--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; 
Re-establishment of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
301020; FRL-6596-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 12, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8632--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Informtation, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Azoxystrobin or Methyl (E)-2-[2-[6-(-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-
yloxy]phenyl]-3-; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-301012; FRL-6594-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8633--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301022; 
FRL-6596-7] (RIN: 2070-AB) Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8634--July 17, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Humic Acid, 
Sodium Salt, Exemption Tolerance [OPP-301017; FRL-6595-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB) Received July 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8898--July 18, 2000; letter from the Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting proposed bills, 
with section-by-section summaries, to amend the Toxic 
Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, 
Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
    8921--July 19, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301008; FRL-
6590-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 5, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8922--July 19, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-301007; 
FRL-6590-3] (RIN: 2070-AB) Received July 5, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9061--July 20, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Enviornmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prallethrin 
[(RS)-2-methyl-4-oxo-3-(2-ropynyl) cyclopent-2-enyl (1RS)-cis, 
trans-chrysanthemate]; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300987; FRL-
6499-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 21, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9062--July 20, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301018; FRL-6595-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9063--July 20, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyridaben; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301013; FRL-6593-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 6, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9096--July 20, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Vinclozolin; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-301015; FRL-6594-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9182--July 24, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trifloxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301014; FRL-6594-6] (RIN:2070-AB78) 
Received July 13, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9183--July 24, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus 
subtillis Strain QST 713; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300997;FRL-6555-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
June 28, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9184--July 24, 2000; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methoxyfenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-2-(3,5-dimethylbenzoyl)-2-
(1,1-dimethylethyl) hydrazide; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
300983;FRL-6496-5] (RIN:2070-AB78) Received June 28, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9299--July 25, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Fenbuconazole; Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301021; FRL-6596-6] (RIN: 2070-
AB) Received July 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9376--July 26, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301023; FRL-6597-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received July 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9516--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Avermectin; Extension of Tolerance for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301027; FRL-6598-8] (RIN: 2070-AB) 
Received August 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9517--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Carfentrazone-ethyl; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-301025; FRL-6597-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9518--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerance 
[OPP-301019; FRL-6596-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 1, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9519--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301024; FRL-6597-9] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received August 1, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9520--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Pymetrozine; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301033; FRL-6599-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 4, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9521--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301035; FRL-6736-8] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received August 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9522--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Sodium Chlorate; Extension of 
Exemption from Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301031; 
FRL-6599-3] (RIN: 2070-AB) Received August 4, 2000, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9523--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Zinc Phosphide; Pesticide Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301029; FRL-6598-9] (RIN: 2070-
AB) Received August 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9524--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental ProtectionAgency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301036; FRL-6737-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received August 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9525--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Mancozeb; Pesticide Tolerance 
Technical Correction [OPP-301028; FRL-6736-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9526--September 6, 2000; letter from the Small Business 
Advocacy Chair, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Coumaphos; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301039; FRL-6738-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9527--September 6, 2000; letter from the Regulatory 
Management Staff, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Fosetyl-Al; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301032; FRL-6599-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 15, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9528--September 6, 2000; letter from the Regulatory 
Management Staff, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Acibenzolar-S-Methyl; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-301037; FRL-6737-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 15, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9529--September 6, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301034; FRL-6736-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 25, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9530--September 6, 2000; letter from the Regulatory 
Management Staff, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Dimethenamid; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301038; FRL-6738-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9531--September 6, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin (2-Tert-butylimonp-3-
isopropyl -5-phenyl-1, 3, 5-thiadiazinan-4-one); Time-Limited 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-301040; FRL-6740-1] (RIN: 2070-AB) 
Received August 29, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10055--September 18, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301046; FRL-6744-5] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received September 14, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10134--September 20, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301045; FRL-6742-6] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received September 12, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10135--September 20, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerance 
[OPP-301005; FRL-6589-3] (RIN: 2070-AB) Received September 12, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10219--September 22, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Diflubenzuron; Pesticide Tolerance 
Technical Correction [OPP-301041; FRL-6741-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 19, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10220--September 22, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301053; FRL-6746-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 19, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10221--September 22, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protective Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301043; FRL-6741-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 19, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10291--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Mefenoxam; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301042; FRL-6741-1] (RIN: 2070-2078) 
Received September 22, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10292--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Yucca Extract; Exemption From the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-301067; FRL-6748-3] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received September 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10293--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Methacrylic Acid-Methyl Methacrylate-
Polyethylen Glycol Methyl Ether Methacrylate Copolymer; and 
Maleic Anhydride-ox-Methylstyrene Copolymer Sodium Salt; 
Tolerance Exemption [OPP-301059; FRL-6745-2] Received September 
25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10294--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301061; FRL-6746-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 25, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10295--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Halosulfuron-methyl; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-301058; FRL-6746-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
September 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10296--September 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Ethametsulfuron-methyl; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301048; FRL-6744-1] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10313--September 27, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Dimethyl silicone polymer with silica; 
silane, dichloromethyl-reaction product with silica; 
hexamethyldisilizane, reaction product with silica; Tolerance 
Exemption [OPP-301055; FRL-6745-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
September 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10314--September 27, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301047; FRL-6744-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10315--September 27, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerance 
[OPP-301069; FRL-6749-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10334--September 28, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph, (E,Z) 4-[3-(4-
chlorophenyl) -3-(3, 4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-oxo-2-propeny 
morpholine; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-301062; FRL-6747-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received September 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10335--September 28, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Flucarbazone-sodium; Time-Limited 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-301052; FRL-6745-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10336--September 28, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Indoxacarb; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-
301064; FRL-6747-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 26, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10337--September 28, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Propamocarb hydrochloride; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-301057; FRL-6745-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
September 26, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10376--September 29, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Triallate, (S-2,3,3-trichloroallyl 
diisopropylthiocarbamate); Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-301063; 
FRL-6744-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 26, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10515--October 10, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Phosphorous Acid; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-301030; FRL-6599-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB) Received October 4, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10566--October 16, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301049; FRL-6742-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 11, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10593--October 17, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Zinc phosphide; Extension of 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301065; FRL-6748-1] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10594--October 17, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301070; FRL-6749-5] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received October 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10595--October 17, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Norflurazon; Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301066; FRL-6748-2] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received October 17, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10664--October 23, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Time Limited Tolerances for Pesticide 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-181051A; FRL-6749-7] (RIN: 2070-AD15) 
Received October 20, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10732--October 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--(N-(4-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl) 
-2-[[5-(trifluoromethyl)-1, 3, 4-thiadiazol-2-yl]oxy]acetamide 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301073; 
FRL-6751-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 25, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10733--October 26, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301072; FRL-6750-5] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received October 25, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10850--November 1, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Sodium o-nitophenolate, sodium p-
nitrophenolate, sodium 5-nitroguaiacolate, and the End-Use 
Product Atonik Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance 
and TemporaryExemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[OPP-301043; FRL-6740-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 31, 
2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10903--November 13, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Sulfentrazone; Pesticide Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301074; FRL-6751-7] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received November 3, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10904--November 13, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; Extension of Tolerance 
for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-301077; FRL-6753-3] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received November 8, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10905--November 13, 2000; letter from the Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
the Agency's final rule--Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate; Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-301060; FRL-6747-3] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 8, 2000, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    126--February 2, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
annual report of the Farm Credit Administration for fiscal year 
1998, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(3).
    1307--April 12, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting 
notification of the 1999 compensation program adjustments, 
including the Agency's current salary range structure and the 
performance-based merit pay matrix.
    1458--April 12, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
proposed fiscal year 2000 budget.
    1470--April 13, 1999; letter from the Chairman, Farm Credit 
Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting 
the Administration's final rule--Organization; Disclosure to 
Shareholders; FCS Board Compensation Limits (RIN: 3052-AB79) 
Received April 6, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2530--June 8, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan 
Policies and Funding Operations; Investment Management (RIN: 
3052-AB76) Received May 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3393--August 3, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations 
Leasing; General Provisions; Accounting and Reporting 
Requirements (RIN: 3052-AB63) Received June 24, 1999, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3734--August 5, 1999; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Standards of Conduct; Loan 
Policies and Operations; General Provisions; Regulatory Burden 
(RIN: 3052-AB85) Received August 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4271--September 21, 1999; letter from the Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Funding and 
Fiscal, Loan Policies and Operations; FCB Assistance to 
Associations (RIN: 3052-AB80) Received September 9, 1999, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7775--May 23, 2000; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; 
Participations (RIN: 3052-AB87) Received April 24, 2000, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8529--July 13, 2000; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Standards of Conduct (RIN: 3052-
AB95) Received June 21, 2000, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.801(a)(1)(A).
    127--February 2, 1999; letter from the United States Court 
of Appeals, transmitting an opinion of the Court.
    551--February 23, 1999; letter from the Clerk, United 
States Court of Appeals, transmitting an opinion of the United 
States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 
No. 98-5021--Deaf Smith County Grain Processors, Inc. v. Dan 
Glickman, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture.
    2352--May 25, 1999; letter from the Secretary of Energy, 
transmitting a draft of proposed legislation which would 
provide a more competitive electric power industry.
    2798--June 29, 1999; letter from the Acting Assistant 
Attorney General, Department of Justice, transmitting a draft 
of proposed legislation to improve the asset forfeiture 
program.
    2855--July 1, 1999; letter from the Secretary of Commerce, 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, transmitting a draft of 
proposed legislation entitled ``Voluntary Seafood Inspection 
Performance Based Organization Act of 1999.''
    2857--July 1, 1999; letter from the Director, Office of 
Management and Budget, transmitting a draft of proposed 
legislation which would implement proposals in the President's 
fiscal year 2000 budget to offset discretionary spending.
    3727--August 5, 1999; letter from the Fiscal Assistant 
Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting the 
Department's March 1999 ``Treasury Bulletin,'' pursuant to 26 
U.S.C. 9602(a).
    5470--November 18, 1999; letter from the Acting, Executive 
Office of the President, transmitting a legislative proposal 
entitled, ``Southeast Europe Trade Preference Act.''
    8077--June 9, 2000; letter from the Secretary of the 
Treasury, transmitting draft legislation entitled, ``Consumer 
Financial Privacy Act.''
    10662--October 19, 2000; letter from the General Counsel, 
Department of Defense, transmitting a draft of proposed 
legislation entitled the ``Supplemental Subsistence Benefit for 
Certian Members of the Armed Forces.''

                        B. Presidential Messages

    5 February 9, 1999; Communication from the President of the 
United States, transmitting a report entitled the ``1999 
National Drug Control Strategy.''
    32 June 15, 1999; Communication from the President of the 
United States, transmitting the report of the Commodity Credit 
Corporation for fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, pursuant 
to 15 U.S.C. 714(k).

     C. Presidential Proclamations, and other documents of interest

    Budget of the United States Government. Fiscal Year 2000. 
Submitted February 1, 1999.
    Executive order, Invasive Species. Order No. 13112, 
February 3, 1999.
    Executive order, Blocking Property of the Governments of 
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), the 
Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Montenegro, and 
Prohibiting Trade Transactions Involving the Federal Republic 
of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) in Response to the 
Situation in Kosovo. Order No. 13121. April 30, 1999.
    Executive order, Blocking Property and Prohibiting 
Transactions with Taliban. Order No. 13129. July 4, 1999.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Facilitate Positive 
Adjustment to Competition From Imports of Lamb Meat. 
Proclamation No. 7208. July 7, 1999.
    Executive order, Further Amendments to Executive order 
12757, Implementation of the Enterprise for the Americas 
Initiative. Order No. 13131. July 22, 1999.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Provide for the Efficient and 
Fair Administration of Action Taken with Regard to Imports of 
Lamb Meat and for Other Purposes. Proclamation No. 7214. July 
30, 1999.
    Executive order, federalism. Order No. 13132. August 4, 
1999.
    Executive order, Developing and Promoting Biobased Products 
and Bioenergy. Order No. 13134. August 12, 1999.
    Six Month Periodic Report on the National Emergency with 
Respect to Iran. House Document 106-131. September 23, 1999.
    Executive order, Environmental Review of Trade Agreements. 
Order No. 13141. November 16, 1999.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Biotechnology Month, 
2000. Proclamation No. 7269. January 19, 2000.
    Budget of the United States Government. Fiscal Year 2001. 
House Document 106-162. February 7, 2000.
    Economic Report of the President. House Document 106-161. 
February, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. Global Science and Technology 
Week, 2000. Proclamation No. 7304. May 5, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Defense Transportation 
Day and National Transportation Week, 2000. Proclamation No. 
7308. May 15, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. World Trade Week, 2000. 
Proclamation No. 7310. May 19, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Modify the Quantitative 
Limitations Applicable to Imports of Wheat Gluten. Proclamation 
No. 7314. May 26, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Extend Nondiscriminatory 
Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of 
Albania and Kyrgyzstan. Proclamation No. 7326. June 29, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Amend the Generalized System 
of Preferences. Proclamation No. 7328. July 6, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. To Modify Duty-Free Treatment 
Under the Generalized System of Preferences. Proclamation No. 
733528. August 27, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Farm Safety and Health 
Week, 2000. Proclamation No. 7341. September 15, 2000.
    Executive order, President's Commission on Improving 
Economic Opportunity in Communities Dependent on Tobacco 
Production While Protecting Public Health. Order No. 13168. 
September 22, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. National School Lunch Week, 
2000. Proclamation No. 7355. October 6, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Forest Products Week, 
2000.Proclamation No. 7366. October 14, 2000.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Farm-City Week, 
2000.Proclamation No. 7379. November 16, 2000.

                          D. Statutory Reports

    USDA: Letter regarding compliance on providing advice and 
assistance to the U.S. dairy industry, consistent with the 
obligation of the United States as a member of the World Trade 
Organization, required by section 150 of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by 
USDA, January 11, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of the National Drought Policy 
Commission, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, January 15, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases for Green Mountain National 
Forest, Vermont, and Hoosier National Forest, Indiana, and 
proposed land exchange for Nantahala National Forest, North 
Carolina, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, January 22, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California raisin and 
grape growers covered by Federal marketing orders for raisins 
and grapes grown in California, required by section 1663 of the 
Food Security Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, January 25, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Request for waiver of Food 
Stamp Program requirements under demonstration project 
authority, required by the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1997, Public Law 104-193. 
Submitted by USDA, January 26, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Relaxing the FSP Vehicle Asset 
Test: Findings from the North Carolina Demonstration, required 
by the 1991 Technical Amendments to the 1990 farm bill. 
Submitted by USDA, January 26, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
entitled Pseudorabies in Swine; Payment of Indemnity, required 
by section 801(a)(2)(A) of title V, United States Code. 
Submitted by GAO, January 29, 1999.
    GAO Performance and Accountability Series: Major Management 
Challenges and Program Risks--A Government-wide Perspective 
(GAO/OCG-99-1), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January, 
1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, December 1998, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-99-3), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January, 
1999.
    Welfare Reform: Few States Are Likely to Use the Simplified 
Food Stamp Program (GAO/RCED-99-43), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, January, 1999.
    Job Corps: Links with Labor Market Improved but Vocational 
Training Performance Overstated (GAO/HEHS-99-15), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, January, 1999.
    Credit Reform: Key Credit Agencies Had Difficulty Making 
Reasonable Loan Program Cost Estimates (GAO/AIMD-99-31), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January, 1999.
    U.S. Census Monitoring Board: Report to Congress of the 
Congressional Members, February 1, 1999, required by law. 
Submitted by U.S. Census Monitoring Board, February 1, 1999.
    USDA: 2000 Budget Summary, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 1, 1999.
    USDA: Commodity Estimates Book--fiscal year 2000 
President's Budget, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 1, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule which would amend 
FCA regulations concerning the release of information under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), required by 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A). Submitted by FCA, February 3, 1999.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Y2K Plans/Funding 
Requirements, pursuant to Public Law 105-277. Submitted by 
CFTC, February 4, 1999.
    Financial Management: Forest Service's Efforts to Achieve 
Financial Accountability (GAO/AIMD-99-68R), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February 8, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Ozark National Forest, 
Arkansas, and proposed land exchange for Ouachita National 
Forest, Arkansas, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, February 9, 1999.
    Western National Forests: Nearby Communities Are 
Increasingly Threatened by Catastrophic Wildfires (GAO/T-RCED-
9--79), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February 9, 
1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases for George Washington 
National Forest, Virginia, Mark Twain National Forest, 
Missouri, and Chequamegan National Forest, Wisconsin, required 
by section 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, 
Public Law94-588, as amended. Submitted by USDA, February 10, 
1999.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the National Dairy Promotion 
and Research Program and the National Fluid Milk Processor 
Promotion Program, July 1, 1998, required by 7 U.S.C. 4514 and 
7 U.S.C. 6407. Submitted by USDA, February 10, 1999.
    USDA: Letter notifying change in the allocation of the rate 
of price support for milk as reflected in the purchase prices 
of nonfat dry milk and butter, required by section 141(d)(1) of 
the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, February 11, 1999.
    Congressional Budget Office: An Assessment of the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act in 1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by CBO, February 17, 1999.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Annual Report fiscal 
year 1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by CFTC, February 18, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Preliminary papers on issues 
related to the exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) 
derivatives markets, pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
February 19, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Chequamegon National 
Forest, Wisconsin, and proposed land exchanges for Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, and Kisatchie National Forest, 
Louisiana, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, February 19, 1999.
    USDA: Plan for Updating Nutrient Composition Database, 
required by section 611 of Public Law 105-185, the Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. 
Submitted by USDA, February 23, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land exchange for George Washington National 
Forest, Virginia, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, February 24, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Methodological Considerations 
for a Study of Pesticide Differentials in the United States and 
Canada (GAO/NSIAD-99-74R), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, February 26, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications, January 1999 (GAO/OPA-
99-4), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Comptroller General's 1998 
Annual Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by GAO, February, 1999.
    Economic Research Service: Foreign Agricultural Trade of 
the United States (FATUS), Calendar Year 1997 Supplement, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, February, 1999.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Annual Report of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Fiscal Year 1997, required by the 
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, February, 1999.
    Agency Performance Plans, Examples of Practices That Can 
Improve Usefulness to Decisionmakers (GAO/GGDAIMD-99-69), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1999.
    USDA: Farmland Protection Policy Act Annual Report for 
Fiscal Year 1997, required by the Farmland Protection Policy 
Act, as amended by title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
Public Law 99-198. Submitted by USDA, March 2, 1999.
    GAO: Letter confirming Terms of the Work for assessment of 
the adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Service's 
methodology to determine the funds for common administrative 
costs attributable to the Food Stamp Program that were included 
in the States' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block 
grants, required by the Agriculture, Research, Extension and 
Education Reform Act of 1998, Public Law 105-185. Submitted by 
GAO, March 4, 1999.
    USDA: Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program 18th 
Signup, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, March 4, 1999.
    USDA: Office of the Chief Financial Officer Federal 
Managers' Financial Integrity Act Report, Fiscal Year 1998, 
required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act 
(FMFIA). Submitted by USDA, March 5, 1999.
    Results Act: Observations on CFTC'S Fiscal Year 2000 Annual 
Performance Plan (GAO/GGD-99-51), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, March 15, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Report to the Secretary of 
Federal Crop Insurance Reform, March 1999, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 15, 1999.
    Crop Insurance: Additional Actions Could Further Improve 
Program's Financial Soundness (GAO/T-RCED-99-123), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March 17, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Characteristics of Food Stamp 
Households: Fiscal Year 1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 19, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Who is Leaving the Food Stamp 
Program: An Analysis of Caseload Changes from 1994 to 1997, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, March 19, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit Report Food and 
Nutrition Service Child and Adult Care Food Program Review of 
State Agency Oversight State of California, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 22, 1999.
    USDA: Rural Development Policy and Strategy Report, 
required by the Rural Development Policy Act of 1980. Submitted 
by USDA, March 23, 1999.
    Risk Management Agency: Notice of intent to establish Risk 
Management Advisory Committee; request for nominations and 
comments, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, March 25, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Alternative Agricultural Research & Commercialization 
Corporation's Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 1997, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, March 26, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange for Ottawa National 
Forest, Michigan, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, March 26, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Green Mountain 
National Forest, Vermont, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, March 26, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit Report Food and 
Nutrition Service Child and Adult Care Food Program 
Administration of 2-Percent Funds, State of California, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, March 29, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Evaluation of the Office of 
Civil Rights' Efforts to Implement Civil Rights Settlements, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, March 29, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final Rule amending FCA 
regulations on Farm Credit System bank director compensation, 
required by section 5.17(c)(1) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, 
as amended. Submitted by FCA, March 30, 1999.
    USDA: Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform New England, et 
al., Final Decision, required by section 143 of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by 
USDA, March 31, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal of Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry 
Inspection, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, March 31, 1999.
    USDA: Inspection of Imported Meat, Poultry, Other Foods, 
Animals, and Plants From NAFTA Countries, 1977 Report of the 
Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Congress, required by the 
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1993. 
Submitted by USDA, March, 1999.
    Farm Service Agency: Stewardship Incentive Program, From 
Inception of Program through 1998 Fiscal Year, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March, 
1999.
    Farm Service Agency: Emergency Conservation Program, 1998 
Fiscal Year Statistical Summary, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March, 1999.
    U.S. Agriculture: Grain Fungus Creates Financial Distress 
for North Dakota Barley Producers (GAO/RCED-99-59), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1999.
    Food Security: Factors That Could Affect Progress Toward 
Meeting World Food Summit Goals (GAO/NSIAD-99-15), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Assignments of Potential 
Interest to the House Committee on Agriculture (GAO/OP-99-02-
H1), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Abstracts of Reports and 
Testimony, Fiscal Year 1998 (GAO/OIMC/OPA-99-2A) and Indexes 
for Abstracts of Reports and Testimony, Fiscal Year 1998 (GAO/
OIMC/OPA-99-2B), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, March, 
1999.
    USDA: President's Council on Food Safety Assessment of the 
NAS Report, Ensuring Safe Food from Production to Consumption, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, April 1, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: WIC Nutrition Education 
Assessment Study, Final Report, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 2, 1999.
    Charters: Renewal of Agricultural Advisory Committees for 
Trade, Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC) 
and Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade 
(ATACs), required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, April 2, 1999.
    USDA: Statistical summaries of the end user identification 
program for imported Flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
section 1166 of the Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by 
USDA, April 5, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill, the Department of Agriculture Livestock 
Price Reporting Act of 1999, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 7, 1999.
    Agriculture in Transition: Farmers' Use of Risk Management 
Strategies (GAO/RCED-99-90), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April 7, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Semiannual Report on the 
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, December 31, 1998, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by FCA, April 16, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA Commodity Credit Corporation entitled Livestock 
Assistance Program, required by section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 
5, U.S. Code. Submitted by GAO, April 16, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Administrative Expenses of 
Research and Promotion Boards Supervised by AMS, 1999, required 
by section 501(d) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, April 16, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Review of Risk Management 
Agency's Federal Crop Insurance Program To Strengthen Its 
Program Integrity and Safety Net Provisions--Revisions to the 
Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, April 19, 1999.
    Charter: Seventh Renewal Charter of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Financial Products Advisory Committee, 
required by section 9(c) and section 14(b)(1) of Public Law 92-
463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by CFTC, 
April 20, 1999.
    Fresh Produce: Potential Consequences of Country-of-Origin 
Labeling (GAO/RCED-99-112), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April 21, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases for Chippewa National Forest, 
Minnesota; Ocala National Forest, Florida; Nantahala National 
Forest, North Carolina; and Jefferson National Forest, 
Virginia, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, April 21, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 
1921, to establish a trust for the benefit of the cash seller 
of livestock until the cash seller receives payment in full for 
the livestock, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, April 22, 1999.
    GAO: Rural Business-Cooperative Service Guaranteed Business 
and Industry Loans Terms of the Work, pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April 22, 1999.
    Department of the Treasury: Report of the President's 
Working Group on Financial Markets entitled Hedge Funds, 
Leverage, and the Lessons of Long-Term Capital Management, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by DOT, 
April 29, 1999.
    Charter: Eighth Renewal Charter of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Agricultural Advisory Committee, required by 
Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by CFTC, April 29, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Kentucky, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, April 30, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Huron-Manistee National 
Forest, Michigan, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, April 30, 1999.
    Agricultural Trade: Changes Made to Market Access Program, 
but Questions Remain on Economic Impact (GAO/NSIAD-99-38), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1999.
    Food Security: Factors That Could Affect Progress Toward 
Meeting World Food Summit Goals (GAO/NSIAD-99-15), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, February 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-99-5), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 
1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, March, 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-99-6), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 
1999.
    Food Safety: The Agricultural Use of Antibiotics and Its 
Implications for Human Health (GAO/RCED-99-74), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1999.
    Congressional Budget Office: Maintaining Budgetary 
Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by CBO, April, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Rural Rental Housing Program 
Uncovering Program Fraud and Threats to Tenant Health and 
Safety, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, May 3, 1999.
    USDA: U.S. Action Plan on Food Security, Solutions to 
Hunger, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, May 4, 1999.
    USDA: Final rule on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program 
for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), WIC/Food Stamp Program 
(FSP) Venor Disqualification, required by the Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 
Public Law 104-193. Submitted by USDA, May 4, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill, Agricultural Fair Practices Enforcement 
Authority Act of 1999, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, May 5, 1999.
    The Commodity Exchange Act: Issues Related to the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission's Reauthorization (GAO/GGD-99-74), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 5, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Office of Inspector General 
Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 1998 to March 31, 
1999, and Semiannual Management Report on the Status of Audits, 
March 1999, required by section 5 of the Inspector General Act 
of 1978, as amended. Submitted by FCA, May 6, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of independent prune 
growers covered by a Federal marketing order for prunes grown 
in California, required by section 1663 of the Food Security 
Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act 
of 1937. Submitted by USDA, May 10, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange for Mark Twain 
National Forest, Missouri, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, May 10, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: Storeowners Seldom Pay Financial 
Penalties Owed for Program Violations (GAO/RCED-99-91), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 11, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal of the Urban Wet Weather Flows Advisory 
Committee, required by section 9(c) and section 14(b)(1) of 
Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the 
Negotiated Rulemaking Act. Submitted by EPA, May 14, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for the Daniel Boone National 
Forest, Kentucky, and proposed land exchange for the Coeur 
d'Alene, St. Joe, and Kaniksu National Forests. Idaho, required 
by section 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, 
Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted by USDA, May 20, 1999.
    Securities and Exchange Commission: 1998 Annual Report of 
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by SEC, May 21, 
1999.
    Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Needs to Accelerate Time 
Frames for Completing Contingency Planning (GAO/AIMD-99-178), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 21, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule on Funding and 
Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding 
Operations, and Investment Management, required by section 
5.17(c)(1) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971. Submitted by FCA, 
May 25, 1999.
    Ecosystem Planning: Northwest Forest and Interior Columbia 
River Basin Plans Demonstrate Improvements in Land-Use Planning 
(GAO/RCED-99-64), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 
26, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA CCC entitled 1998 Single-Year and Multi-Year Crop Loss 
Disaster Assistance Program, required by section 801(a)(2)(a) 
of title 5, United States Code. Submitted by GAO, May 27, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: USDA Office of Inspector 
General Semiannual Report to Congress, fiscal year 1999--First 
Half, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, Public Law 
95-452. Submitted by USDA, May 28, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: EPA Office of Inspector 
General Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 1998 through 
March 31, 1999, and Management's Semiannual Report to the 
Congress on Audits, October 1, 1998 through March 31, 1999, 
required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, Public Law 95-
452. Submitted by EPA, May 28, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: United States Department of 
Labor Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the 
Congress, October 1, 1998--March 31, 1999, required by the 
Inspector General Act of 1978, Public Law 95-452. Submitted by 
DOL, May, 1999.
    USDA: Commission of 21st Century Production Agriculture 
report on The Status of U.S. Agriculture, December 1998, 
required by sections 183 and 184(a) of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, May, 
1999.
    Federal Power: Implications of Reduced Maintenance and 
Repairs of Federal Hydropower Plants (GAO/RCED-99-63), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 1999.
    Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute: 1999 World 
Agricultural Outlook, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by FAPRI, May, 1999.
    Food Safety: Experiences of Four Countries in Consolidating 
Their Food Safety Systems (GAO/RCED-99-80), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, May, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications, April 1999 (GAO/OPA-99-
7), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 1999.
    Select Committee, United States House of Representatives: 
U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with 
the People's Republic of China, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by Select Committee, May, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Mark Twain 
National Forest, Missouri, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, June 4, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: Relatively Few Improper Benefits 
Provided to Individuals in Long-Term Care Facilities (GAO/RCED-
99-151), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 4, 1999.
    Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan (GAO/RCED-99-
187), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 7, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to replace the current method of 
calculating payments to States based on Forest Service receipts 
to provide for greater stability and predictability of such 
payments, and for other purposes, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 7, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 
1921, to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to take 
administrative actions against live poultry dealers who violate 
section 202 of the Act, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 8, 1999.
    Congressional Research Service: Agriculture--A Glossary of 
Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2nd Edition, pursuant to request. 
Submitted by CRS, June 8, 1999.
    Farmer Mac: Revised Charter Enhances Secondary Market 
Activity, but Growth Depends on Various Factors (GAO/GGD-99-
85), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 10, 1999.
    CFTC: Office of the Inspector General Annual Report for the 
period ending March 31, 1999, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
Public Law 95-452. Submitted by USDA, June 10, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Mark Twain 
National Forest, Missouri, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, June 11, 1999.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Animal Welfare 
Report, Fiscal Year 1998, required by the Animal Welfare Act. 
Submitted by USDA, June 11, 1999.
    Forest Service: Amount of Timber Offered, Sold, and 
Harvested, and Timber Sales Outlays, Fiscal Years 1992 Through 
1997 (GAO/RCED-99-174), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
June 15, 1999.
    USDA: 65th Anniversary issue of Rural Cooperatives, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, June 16, 1999.
    USDA Budgets: Analysis of USDA's Budgets, Fiscal Year 1999-
2000 (GAO/RCED-99-201R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
June 17, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final Rule clarifying existing 
regulations and providing Farm Credit System institutions with 
more regulatory guidance about leasing activities, required by 
section 5.17(c) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. 
Submitted by FCA, June 18, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Commitments by the European 
Union and the United States to Reduce Agricultural Export 
Subsidies (GAO/NMSIAD-99-198R), pursuant to request. Submitted 
by GAO, June 18, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of growers for peaches, 
nectarines, and other stone fruit in the State of California 
covered by a Federal marketing order, required by section 1663 
of the Food Security Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural 
Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, June 21, 
1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of all growers in the 
State of California whose commodities are covered by a Federal 
marketing order, required by section 1663 of the Food Security 
Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act 
of 1937. Submitted by USDA, June 21, 1999.
    International Monetary Fund: Approach Used to Establish and 
Monitor Condition for Financial Assistance (GAO/GGD/NSIAD-99-
168), required by the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1999. 
Submitted by GAO, June 22, 1999.
    International Monetary Fund: Trade Policies of IMF 
Borrowers (GAO/GGD/NSIAD-99-17468), required by the Omnibus 
Appropriations Act of 1999. Submitted by GAO, June 22, 1999.
    International Monetary Fund: Lending Policies (GAO/T-GGD/
NSIAD-99-194), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 22, 
1999.
    Charter: National Nutrition Monitoring Advisory Council, 
required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, June 22, 1999.
    Federal Power: The Role of the Power Marketing 
Administrations in a Restructured Electricity Industry (GAO/T-
RCED/AIMD-99-229), pursuant to request. June 24, 1999.
    Western National Forests: Status of Forest Service's 
Efforts to Reduce Catastrophic Wildfire Threats (GAO/T-RCED-99-
241), pursuant to request. June 29, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, May 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-99-8), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June, 
1999.
    Freedom to Farm: The Record and Outlook, Prepared for 
Coalition for a Competitive Food and Agriculture System by 
Sparks Companies, Inc., pursuant to request. Submitted by 
Sparks, June, 1999.
    Performance Budgeting: Initial Agency Experiences Provide a 
Foundation to Assess Future Directions (GAO/T-AIMD/GGD-99-216), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July 1, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: Households Collect Benefits for Persons 
Disqualified for Intentional Program Violations (GAO/RCED-99-
180), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July 8, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to improve and reform the administration 
of Department of Agriculture programs, and for other purposes, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, July 9, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Food Stamp Program Client 
Enrollment Assistance Demonstration Projects--Final Evaluation 
Report, mandated by the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and 
Trade Act of 1990. Submitted by USDA, July 12, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Characteristics of Food Stamp 
Households, Fiscal Year 1998 (Advance Report), pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, July 12, 
1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Measuring Food Security in the 
United States, Household Food Security in the United States 
1995-1998 (Advance Report), pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, July 14, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of raisin growers 
in the State of California covered by a Federal marketing 
order, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, July 14, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land exchange for Chattahoochee National 
Forest, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, July 19, 1999.
    USDA: Food and Nutrition Service Proposed Rule on Special 
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children 
(WIC), Food Delivery Systems, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, July 22, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of raisin growers 
in the State of California covered by a Federal marketing 
order, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, July 22, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of tree fruit 
handlers in the State of California covered by a Federal 
marketing order for peaches and nectarines, required by section 
1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, amending the 
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by 
USDA, July 22, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: States Face Reduced Federal 
Reimbursements for Administrative Costs (GAO/RCED/AIMD-99-231), 
required by Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education 
Reform Act of 1998. Submitted by GAO, July 23, 1999.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended March 31, 1999, made under section 5 and 
11 of the CCC Charter Act, required by section 161(b)(3) of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted by 
USDA, July 23, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule that amends FCA 
regulations on the release of information under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA), required by section 5.17(c)(1) of the 
Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by FCA, July 27, 
1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture 
to provide educational assistance, technical assistance, and 
research services to nonagricultural cooperatives of rural 
residents, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 28, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal of Environmental Laboratory Advisory 
Board, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, July 29, 1999.
    U.S. Geological Survey: The Quality of Our Nation's Waters, 
Nutrients and Pesticides--A Summary, May 1999, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by U.S. Department 
of the Interior, July 30, 1999.
    Export Promotion: U.S. Export Assistance Centers Seek to 
Improve Services (GAO/NSIAD-99-180), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, July, 1999.
    Sugar Program: Changing the Method for Setting Import 
Quotas Could Reduce Cost to Users (GAO/RCED-99-209), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: Various Factors Have Led to Declining 
Participation (GAO/RCED-99-185), pursuant to request. Submitted 
by GAO, July, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule reducing the 
regulatory burden on the Farm Credit System, required by 
section 5.17(c) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. 
Submitted by FCA, August 2, 1999.
    USDA Information Security: Weaknesses at National Finance 
Center Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure 
(GAO/AIMD-99-195), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
August 3, 1999.
    Conservation Reserve Program: Funding Requirements for the 
Natural Resources Conservation Service's Technical Assistance 
(GAO/RCED-99-247R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
August 5, 1999.
    USDA: Report of the Strategic Planning Task Force on USDA 
Research Facilities, required by the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, August 
6, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2 years Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, August 6, 1999.
    Forest Service: Livestock Grazing on the Kiowa National 
Grassland in Union County, NM, Environmental Assessment, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, August 9, 1999.
    USDA: Draft bill entitled the Elderly Nutrition Benefits 
Act of 1999, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, August 11, 1999.
    U.S. Agency for International Development: Implementation 
Report on the Africa: Seeds of Hope Act, required by section 
301 of Africa: Seeds of Hope Act, Public Law 105-384. Submitted 
by USAID, August 13, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land exchange and purchase for Sumter 
National Forest, South Carolina, required by section 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, 
as amended. Submitted by USDA, August 13, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: U.S. Government Interagency 
Team Trip to Russia--Office of Inspector General's Observations 
on the Implementation of the Russian Food Aid Agreements, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, August 13, 1999.
    USDA: The Effects of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement on Agriculture and the Rural Economy, required by 
subtitle B, section 321(i) of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act of 1994. Submitted by USDA, August 
16, 1999.
    U.S. State Department: Final rule to permit the export of 
agricultural commodities that were previously banned under U.S. 
economic sanctions, pursuant to request. Submitted by U.S. 
State Department, August 16, 1999.
    USDA: Fiscal year 1998 Annual Report of National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, August 17, 1999.
    USDA: Charter for renewal of National Urban and Community 
Forestry Advisory Council, required by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. Submitted by USDA, August 23, 
1999.
    USDA: Draft legislation to establish the basis for 
reimbursement for services provided by Working Capital Fund 
activities for USDA and other Federal entities, and for 
recovery of all costs for service provided to any entity; to 
ensure adequate capitalization of the Fund; and to establish 
appropriate levels of operating reserves for the Fund, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 
23, 1999.
    Office of Management and Budget: OMB Sequestration Update 
Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2000, 
required by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (BEA), as 
amended. Submitted by OMB, August 25, 1999.
    Rural Development: Rural Business-Cooperative Service 
Business Loan Losses (GAO/RCED-99-249), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, August 25, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land exchanges for Tahoe National Forest and 
Eldorado National Forest, California, and Pike National Forest, 
Colorado, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, August 30, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review--June, 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Food Stamp Participants' Food 
Security and Nutrition Availability, July 1999; Customer 
Service in the Food Stamp Program, July 1999; and Food Stamp 
Participants' Access to Food Retailers, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 2, 1999.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of almond growers in the 
State of California covered by a Federal marketing order for 
almonds, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, September 7, 1999.
    USDA: Farmer Mac II Summary Information for the Year Ended 
December 31, 1998, annual report on the operations of this 
secondary market, required by section 711 of the Agricultural 
Credit Act of 1987, amending the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act. Submitted by USDA, September 7, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule to remove the 
requirement that banks obtain prior approval before making 
certain transfers of capital to associations, required by 
section 5.17(c)(1) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971. Submitted by 
FCA, September 8, 1999.
    USDA: Draft legislation to authorize the imposition of 
civil penalties for persons who harm animals used for official 
inspection by the Department of Agriculture, and for other 
purposes, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, September 8, 1999.
    USDA: Farmland Protection Policy Act Annual Report for 
Fiscal Year 1998, required by Farmland Protection Policy Act 
amendments made by title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
Public Law 99-198. Submitted by USDA, September 9, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Semiannual Report on the 
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation as of June 30, 1999, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by FCA, September 14, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service entitled Milk in the New 
England and Other Marketing Areas; Order Amending the Orders, 
required by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
of 1996, Public Law 104-121. Submitted by GAO, September 16, 
1999.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA Food and Nutrition Service entitled Food Stamp Program, 
Food Stamp Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, 
required by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
of 1996, Public Law 104-121. Submitted by GAO, September 17, 
1999.
    USDA: Proposed land exchange for Eldorado National Forest, 
California, and proposed land purchase for Ozark National 
Forest, Arkansas, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, September 20, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period Industrial Non-Hazardous 
Waste Policy Dialogue Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, September 
28, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period National Environmental 
Justice Advisory Council, required by Public Law 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, September 28, 
1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period Children's Health 
Protection Advisory Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, September 
29, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period Blue Mountains Natural 
Resources Institute Advisory Board, required by Public Law 92-
463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, 
September 29, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit Report for Fiscal 1998 
Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and 
Expedited Processing Fund, required by the Food Quality 
Protection Act, Public Law 104-170. Submitted by EPA, September 
29, 1999.
    Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of USDA High-
Impact Programs Improving, But More Action Is Needed (GAO/AIMD-
99-284), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September 30, 
1999.
    USDA: The Use of Food Stamps to Purchase Vitamin and 
Mineral Supplements, required by the Personal Responsibility 
and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, September 
30, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, July 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, July 1999, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule on Organization; 
Termination of Farm Credit Status, required by Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 94-588, 
as amended. Submitted by FCA, October 4, 1999.
    USDA: Draft legislation to facilitate the administration 
and enforcement of voluntary commodity inspection and grading 
programs, the tobacco inspection program, and marketing 
agreements and orders, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 5, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule on Federal 
Agricultural Mortgage Corporation risk-based capital 
requirements, required by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted 
by FCA, October 7, 1999.
    Foreign Assistance: North Korea Restricts Food Aid 
Monitoring (GAO/NSIAD-00-35), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, October 8, 1999.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange for Apalachicola 
National Forest, Florida, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, October 13, 1999.
    Forest Service: A Framework for Improving Accountability 
(GAO/RCED/AIMD-00-2), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October 13, 1999.
    Risk Management Agency: Report on progress and expected 
timetable for expanding crop insurance coverage to new and 
specialty crops, required by section 508(a)(6)(B) of the 
Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
October 15, 1999.
    Food Stamp Program: How States Are Using Federal Waivers of 
the Work Requirement (GAO/RCED-00-5), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, October 20, 1999.
    Forest Service: Annual Report for USDA Forest Service 
Southern Research Station, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 22, 1999.
    Charter: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, required by 
Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, October 25, 1999.
    Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation: Consolidated 
report, required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity 
Act and the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1978. Submitted 
by Federal Credit System Insurance Corporation, October 27, 
1999.
    Managing for Results: Strengthening Regulatory Agencies' 
Performance Management Practices (GAO/GGD-00-10), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, October 28, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: USDA's use of liquidating and 
financing accounts for farm credit programs (direct loans and 
loan guarantees) to cover the cost of administrative 
settlements of alleged discriminatory treatment of African-
American farmers (B-280396.2). Submitted by GAO. October 28, 
1999.
    USDA: Draft bill to reform the State inspection of meat and 
poultry in the United States, and for other purposes, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, 
November 2, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Evaluation report of the Urban 
Resources Partnership Program, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, November 2, 1999.
    Budget Surpluses: Experiences of Other Nations and 
Implications for the United States (GAO/AIMD-00-23), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, November 2, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Office of the Inspector General 
Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1, 1999 to September 
30, 1999, and Semiannual Management Report on the Status of 
Audits, April 1--September 30, 1999, required by the Inspector 
General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by FCA, November 2, 
1999.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Quarterly Summary Expenditure 
Report, for the quarter ended June 30, 1999, required by 
section 5 and 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter 
Art. Submitted by USDA, November 4, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for a 2-year period the Environmental 
Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board, required by Public 
Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by 
EPA, November 8, 1999.
    Federal Crop Insurance Program: Report on the role of the 
private sector in the Federal crop insurance program, required 
by section 535, Public Law 105-185, the Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. Submitted by USDA, 
November 10, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Nantahala National Forest, 
North Carolina, and Jefferson National Forest, Virginia, and 
proposed land exchange for St. Joe National Forest, Idaho, 
required by section 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act 
of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
November 10, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area 
Advisory Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, November 10, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: A Report to Congress on Options 
for a National Database to Track Participation in Federal 
Means-Tested Public Assistance Program, required by section 
2(a) of Public Law 105-379. Submitted by USDA, November 12, 
1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period the Pesticide Program 
Dialogue Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, November 12, 1999.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the National Dairy Promotion 
and Research Program and the National Fluid Milk Processor 
Promotion Program, July 1, 1999, required by the Dairy 
Production Stabilization Act of 1983 and the Fluid Milk 
Promotion Act of 1990. Submitted by USDA, November 12, 1999.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period the National Advisory 
Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous 
Substances, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, November 12, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of the Technology Advisory 
Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by CFTC, November 12, 1999.
    Charter: Reestablishment of Forestry Research Advisory 
Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, November 15, 1999.
    Long-Term Capital Management: Regulators Need to Focus 
Greater Attention on Systemic Risk (GAO/GGD-00-3), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, November 22, 1999.
    Social Security: Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 
1999, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by SSA, November 22, 1999.
    USDA: Report of the Strategic Planning Task Force on USDA 
Research Facilities, required by section 884 of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, Public Law 104-
127. Submitted by USDA, November 22, 1999.
    Federal Crop Insurance Corporation: General Administrative 
Regulations; Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory 
Provisions, required by section 553 of the Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, Public 
Law 105-185. Submitted by USDA, November 24, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Report on the Evaluation of 
Statewide Nutrition Support Networks, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, November 24, 1999.
    U.S. Office of Special Counsel: Comments on report from 
USDA reviewing disclosures of information allegedly evidencing 
a violation of law, rule, or regulation and an abuse of 
authority by officials of USDA Farmers Home Administration, now 
Rural and Economic Community Development, Albuquerque, NM, 
required by section 1213, Public Law 101-12, the Labor and 
Employment, Federal Employees, Whistleblower Protection Act of 
1989. Submitted by OSC, November 24, 1999.
    Food Assistance: Efforts to Control Fraud and Abuse in the 
Child and Adult Care Food Program Should Be Strengthened (GAO/
RCED-00-12), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November 
29, 1999.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Semiannual Report of 
the Office of the Inspector General for the period ending 
September 30, 1999, required by section 5 of the Inspector 
General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by CFTC, November 
29, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: USDA Office of Inspector 
General Semiannual Report to Congress, fiscal year 1999--Second 
Half, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, Public Law 
95-452. Submitted by USDA, November 29, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit Report on Assessment of 
the Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization 
Corporation, Management Lacking Over High Risk Investments, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, November 30, 1999.
    U.S. Office of Special Counsel: Comments on report from 
USDA reviewing disclosures of information allegedly evidencing 
a violation of law, rule, or regulation by officials of Denver 
Wildlife Research Center, APHIS, Denver, Colorado, required by 
section 1213, Public Law 101-12, the Labor and Employment, 
Federal Employees, Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. 
Submitted by OSC, November 30, 1999.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Equity for Rural 
America from Wall Street to Main Street, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by Federal Reserve Bank, 
November, 1999.
    EPA: Implementing the Food Quality Protection Act Progress 
Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by EPA, November, 1999.
    GAO: USDA Marketing Assistance Loan Program Should Better 
Reflect Market Conditions (GAO/RCED-00-9), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, November, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of Advisory Committee on Small 
Farms, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, December 1, 1999.
    USDA: 1999 Annual Report of the Grain Inspection, Packers 
and Stockyards Administration, required by the United States 
Grain Standards Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, December 2, 
1999.
    U.S. Office of Special Counsel: Comments on report from 
USDA reviewing disclosures of information allegedly evidencing 
an abuse of authority by, officials at the USDA Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Mexico City, Mexico, required by section 
1213, Public Law 101-12, the Labor and Employment, Federal 
Employees, Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. Submitted by 
OSC, December 2, 1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: WIC Head Start Coordination 
Study Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, December 2, 1999.
    Food Safety and Inspection Service: 1997 Report of the 
Secretary of Agriculture to the Congress on the FSIS Meat and 
Poultry Inspection Program, required by the Federal Meat 
Inspection Act, as amended by the Wholesome Meat Act of 1967, 
and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, as amended by the 
Wholesome Poultry Products Act of 1968. Submitted by USDA, 
December 3, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule to allow Farm 
Credit System service corporations to sell stock to non-System 
entities and System institutions to adopt bylaws permitting the 
State on unlimited amounts of certain classes of equities, 
required by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
of 1996, Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted by FCA, 
December 10, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule amending title 12, 
Chapter VI, of the Code of Federal Regulations, required by 
section 5.17(c)(1) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971. Submitted by 
FCA, December 10, 1999. certain classes of equities, required 
by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 
Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted by FCA, December 10, 
1999.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Trends in Food Stamp Program 
Participation Rates: Focus on September 1997, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, December 
16, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of Fixed Anchors in Wilderness 
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee, required by Public 
Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by 
USDA, December 16, 1999.
    Charter: Establishment of Edward R. Madigan United States 
Agricultural Export Excellence Board of Evaluators, required by 
Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, December 16, 1999.
    Farm Credit Administration: Evaluation of management 
controls, required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity 
Act of 1982. Submitted by FCA, December 17, 1999.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases for Sewee, SC, and Lake 
Tarleton, NH, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, December 20, 1999.
    Office of Inspector General: EPA Office of Inspector 
General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1, 1999 
through September 30, 1999, and Management's Semiannual Report 
to Congress on Audits, April 1, 1999 through September 30, 
1999, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, Public Law 
95-452. Submitted by EPA, December, 1999.
    General Accounting Office: Terms of the Work of study to 
evaluate USDA's authority and effectiveness in implementing the 
Packers and Stockyards Act, required by section 223 of Public 
Law 106-78, the Agriculture Appropriations Act of 2000. 
Submitted by GAO, January 6, 2000.
    Charter: Renewal of Grain Inspection Advisory Committee, 
required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, January 12, 2000.
    USDA: Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Imported 
Fresh Muscle Cuts of Beef and Lamb, required by Public Law 105-
277, the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1999. Submitted by USDA, 
January 12, 2000.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Kentucky, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, January 13, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIL) for a list of almond growers 
in the State of California covered by a Federal marketing order 
for almonds, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act 
of 1985, amending the Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, January 13, 2000.
    Charter: Renewal for 2 years of Local Government Advisory 
Committee, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, January 14, 2000.
    Food and Consumer Service: USDA's progress in planning for 
the implementation of death match requirements in the Food 
Stamp Program, required by Public Law 105-379, Denial of Food 
Stamps for Deceased Individuals. Submitted by USDA, January 18, 
2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of independent 
prune growers in the State of California covered by a Federal 
marketing order for prunes. Submitted by USDA, January 19, 
2000.
    Biotechnology: Information on Prices of Genetically 
Modified Seeds in the United States and Argentina (GAO/RCED/
NSIAD-00-55), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January 
21, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for lists of nectarine and 
peach growers in the State of California covered by Federal 
marketing orders for nectarines and peaches. Submitted by USDA, 
January 24, 2000.
    The White House: Letter in support on permanent Normal 
Trade Relations (NTR) with China, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by The White House, January 24, 
2000.
    Beef and Lamb: Implications of Labeling by Country of 
Origin (GAO/RCED-00-44), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
January 27, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of growers covered 
by a Federal marketing order for tart cherries. Submitted by 
USDA, January 28, 2000.
    Food Safety and Inspection Service: Report on Meat and 
Poultry Recalls, required by the fiscal year 2000 Agriculture 
Appropriations Act, Public Law 106-78. Submitted by USDA, 
January 31, 2000.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: FAS Chart dated December 7, 
1999, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, January, 2000.
    Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute: 
Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the January 2000 
FAPRI/AFPC Baseline, pursuant to request. Submitted by FAPRI, 
January-February, 2000.
    The White House: Climate Update, January 31, 2000, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by The White 
House, February 1, 2000.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase in Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, required by section 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of Act, Public Law 94-558, 
as amended. Submitted by USDA, February 3, 2000.
    USDA: Draft legislation to amend the United States Grain 
Standards Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of 
Agriculture to collect fees, to extend the authorization of 
appropriations for such Act, and to improve the administration 
of such Act, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, February 4, 2000.
    USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture 2001 Budget Summary, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, February 7, 2000.
    U.S. Infrastructure: Funding Trends and Opportunities to 
Improve Investment Decisions (GAO/RCED/AIMD-00-35), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February 7, 2000.
    Charter: Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture, 
required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, February 10, 2000.
    Food Safety and Inspection Service: Report on evaluating 
FSIS' staffing needs and relocation costs pertaining to the 
introduction of Consumer Safety Officers into the FSIS 
workforce, required by fiscal year 2000 Agriculture 
Appropriations Act, Public Law 106-78. Submitted by USDA, 
February 15, 2000.
    The White House: President Clinton's fiscal year 2001 
Climate Change Budget, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by The White House, February 16, 2000.
    Charter: First Renewal Charter of the Global Markets 
Advisory Committee required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by CFTC, February 16, 2000.
    The White House: Letter supporting passage of Permanent 
Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status to China, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by The White House, 
February 16, 2000.
    CFTC: A New Regulatory Framework, Report of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission Staff Task Force, February 2000, 
pursuant to overnight procedures. Submitted by CFTC, February 
22, 2000.
    Charter: Renewal of Plant Variety Protection Board, 
required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, February 22, 2000.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA Farm Service Agency entitled 1999 Crop and Market Loss 
Assistance, required by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104-121. Submitted by GAO, 
February 29, 2000.
    USDA: Air Quality Policy on Agricultural Burning, 
Recommendation from the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, February 29, 2000.
    Financial Regulatory Coordination: The Role and Functioning 
of the President's Working Group (GAO/GGD-00-46), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February, 2000.
    School Meal Programs: Few Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness 
Reported (GAO/RCED-00-53). pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, February, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of growers in the 
State of Michigan covered by a Federal marketing order for tart 
cherries, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, March 2, 2000.
    USDA: Plan for implementing a Common Computing Environment 
(CCE), Service Center Modernization Plan of the USDA County-
Based Agencies, required by Public Law 106-78, providing 
appropriations to the Department of Agriculture and Related 
Agencies for fiscal year 2000. Submitted by USDA, March 2, 
2000.
    Federal Land Management: Land Acquisition Issues Related to 
the Baca Ranch Appraisal (GAO/RCED-00-76), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, March 2, 2000.
    USDA: Marketing Mexico Fruits & Vegetables 1998-1999, 
required by section 321(e) of the North American Free-Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act of 1993. Submitted by USDA, March 
3, 2000.
    Food Assistance: Financial Information on WIC Nutrition 
Services and Administrative Costs (GAO/RCED-00-66), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March 6, 2000.
    USDA: Background for National Organic Program Revised 
Proposed Rule, required by the Organic Foods Production Act of 
1990, Public Law 101-624. Submitted by USDA, March 7, 2000.
    Charter: Revised charter for Advisory Committee on 
Agricultural Biotechnology, required by Public Law 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, March 8, 
2000.
    Status of Open Recommendations: Improving Operations of 
Federal Departments and Agencies (GAO/OCG-00-4), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March 9, 2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Two Audit Reports involving 
Rural Utilities Service, Electric Generation and Distribution 
Borrower Investments, and Telephone Loan Program Policies and 
Procedures, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, March 13, 2000.
    U.S. Office of Special Counsel: Comments on report from 
USDA reviewing disclosures of information allegedly evidencing 
violations of law, rule, or regulation, a substantial and 
specific danger to public health of safety, and an abuse of 
authority by official of the USDA FSIS, Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota, required by section 1213, Public Law 101-12, the Labor 
and Employment, Federal Employees, Whistleblower Protection Act 
of 1989. Submitted by OSC, March 13, 2000.
    The White House: Memorandum concerning China Permanent 
Trade Relations, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by The White House, March 13, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), for lists of lime and 
avocado growers in the State of Florida covered by Federal 
marketing orders for limes and avocados, required by section 
1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, amending the 
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by 
USDA, March 14, 2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit report on Office of 
Civil Rights Status of the Implementation of Recommendations 
Made in Prior Evaluations of Program Complaints, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 15, 
2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit report on Office of 
Civil Rights Management of Employment Complaints, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 17, 
2000.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period the Environmental 
Financial Advisory Board, required by Public Law 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, March 24, 
2000.
    Charter: Establishment for 2 years Land Between The Lakes 
Advisory Board, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, March 24, 2000.
    Office of Management and Budget: List of Forms used for 
existing Federal grant programs, required by section 515 of 
fiscal year 2000 Treasury and General Government Appropriations 
Act. Submitted by OMB, March 29, 2000.
    Pork Industry: Trade Barriers and Other Factors Limit 
Federal Programs' Potential to Increase Exports (GAO/RCED-00-
41), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, March, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Pesticide Data Program 
Annual Summary Calendar Year 1998, required by Food Quality 
Protection Act of 1996, Public Law 104-170. Submitted by USDA, 
March, 2000.
    Forest Service Planning: Better Integration of Broad-Scale 
Assessments Into Forest Plans Is Needed (GAO/RCED-00-56), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GA0, March, 2000.
    Food Safety: FDA's Use of Faster Tests to Assess the Safety 
of Imported Foods (GAO/RCED-00-65), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, March, 2000.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange in Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, required by section 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, 
as amended. Submitted by USDA, April 3, 2000.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended September 30, 1999, made under section 5 
and 11 of the CCC Charter Act, required by section 161(b)(3) of 
the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted 
by USDA, April 4, 2000.
    CFTC and SEC: Issues Related to the Shad-Johnson 
Jurisdictional Accord (GAO/GGD-00-89), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April 6, 2000.
    Farm Credit Administration: Semiannual Report on the 
operations and financial condition of the Federal Agricultural 
Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by FCA, April 14, 2000.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases in Mark Twain National 
Forest, Missouri; Cedar Creek PU, Missouri; Chippewa National 
Forest, Minnesota; and Hoosier National Forest, Indiana, 
required by section 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act 
of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
April 17, 2000.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Characteristics of Food Stamp 
Households, Fiscal Yedar 1998, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 20, 2000.
    USDA: Draft bill entitled the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Mediation and Arbitration for Agriculture Products 
in Foreign Commerce Act of 2000, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 21, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for lists of raisin growers, 
and table grape growers in the State of California covered by 
Federal marketing orders for raisins and grapes, required by 
section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, amending the 
Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, April 
27, 2000.
    Food Stamp Program: Better Use of Electronic Data Could 
Result in Disqualifying More Recipients Who Traffic Benefits 
(GAO/RCED-00-61), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 
2000.
    Foreign Assistance: Donation of U.S. Planting Seed to 
Russia in 1999 Had Weaknesses (GAO/NSIAD-00-91), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, April, 2000.
    Pesticides: Improvements Needed to Ensure the Safety of 
Farmworkers and Their Children (GAO/RCED-00-40), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, April, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of almond growers 
in the State of California covered by a Federal marketing order 
for almonds, required by section 1663 of the Food Security Act 
of 1985, amending the Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, May 2, 2000.
    USDA: Draft bill to provide a safety net to protect 
agricultural producers from short-term market and production 
fluctuations, to encourage conservation practices, and for 
other purposes, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, May 3, 2000.
    Commodity Exchange Act: Issues Related to the Regulation of 
Electronic Trading Systems (GAO/GGD-00-99), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, May 5, 2000.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Nanatahala National 
Forest, North Carolina, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, May 11, 2000.
    USDA: Executive summaries to audit reports issued by USDA 
Office of Inspector General during the month of March 2000, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, May 11, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a list of almond growers 
in the State of California covered by a Federal marketing order 
for almonds. Submitted by USDA, May 12, 2000.
    General Accounting Office: Terms of work on study of USDA 
State Office Collocation, pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, May 12, 2000.
    USDA: Selection of six school districts to participate in 
the School Breakfast Pilot Research Project, mandated by 
section 18(e)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act. Submitted by USDA, May 18, 2000.
    USDA: National Drought Policy Commission Report Preparing 
for Drought in the 21st Century, required by the National 
Drought Policy Act. Submitted by USDA, May 18, 2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Audit survey of the National 
Resources Conservation Service's oversight and evaluation 
activities and Audit Survey of Rates and Yields for Crop 
Insurance Pilot Program, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, May 23, 2000.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by USDA, CCC, 
entitled Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, required by Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public 
Law 104-121. Submitted by GAO, May 24, 2000.
    Charter: Renewal for 2-year period the Board of Scientific 
Counselors, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, May 26, 2000.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Evaluation of Asset 
Accumulation Initiatives, required by Public Law 103-66. 
Submitted by USDA, May 30, 2000. EPA, May 26, 2000.
    Farm Credit Administration: Office of Inspector General 
Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 1999 to March 31, 
2000, and Semiannual Management Report on the Status of Audits, 
October 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000, required by section 5 of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by FCA, 
May 30, 2000.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Semiannual Report of 
the Office of the Inspector General for the Period Ending March 
31, 2000, and Management Report on the Status of Audits, 
October 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000, required by section 5 of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by CFTC, 
May 30, 2000.
    USDA: Office of Inspector General Seminal Report to 
Congress, fiscal year 2000--First Half, required by section 5 
of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, May 30, 2000.
    USDA-USDOI: Draft bill to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to establish 
permanent recreational fee authority, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA and USDOI, May 30, 
2000.
    Natural Resources Conservation Service: Additional Actions 
Needed to Strengthen Program and Financial Accountability (GAO/
RCED-00-83), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 2000.
    USDA: Commitment to Progress--Civil Rights at the United 
States Department of Agriculture, April 2000, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, May, 2000.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Superior National Forest, 
Minnesota, and proposed land exchange, Ottawa National Forest, 
Michigan, required by section 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, May, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Administrative Expenses of 
Research and Promotion Boards Supervised by AMS, 2000, required 
by section 501(d) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, June 6, 2000.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for lists of lime growers and 
avocado growers in the State of Florida covered by Federal 
marketing orders for limes and avocados, required by section 
1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, amending the 
Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, June 7, 
2000.
    Charter: Re-establishment of National Organic Standards 
Board, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, June 7, 2000.
    Sugar Program: Supporting Sugar Prices Has Increased Users' 
Costs While Benefiting Producers (GAO/RCED-00-126), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, June 9, 2000.
    Inspector General: Food Safety Initiative, The 
Effectiveness of Food Safety and Inspection Service Activities 
After Reorganization Under the Hazard Analysis and Critical 
Control Point System, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 21, 2000.
    GAO: Report on major rule promulgated by USDA, CCC, 
entitled Agricultural Disaster and Market Assistance, required 
by Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 
Public Law 104-121. Submitted by GAO, June 21, 2000.
    USDA: Plan of Agricultural Research Service to amend a 
contract to procure and install energy efficient equipment at 
the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland, 
required by section 155 of Public Law 102-486, the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992. Submitted by USDA, June 22, 2000.
    Risk Management Agency: Report on the operation of the 
Cotton Harvest Incentive (CHI) Pilot Insurance Program, 
required by section 508(m)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, June 23, 2000.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Jefferson 
National Forest, Virginia, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, June 28, 2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Executive summaries to audit 
reports issued by USDA, OIG, during the month of May 2000, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, June 30, 2000.
    Department of Energy: 1999 Department of Energy Fleet 
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report, April 22, 2000, 
required by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 
1998, Public Law 105-388, which amended the Energy Policy Act 
of 1992, Public Law 102-486. Submitted by DOE, July 3, 2000.
    Food Safety: Improvements Needed in Overseeing the Safety 
of Dietary Supplements and ``Functional Foods'' (GAO/RCED-00-
156), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July 11, 2000.
    Charter: National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and 
Fetal Nutrition, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, July 13, 2000.
    USDA: Draft bill to expand eligibility for emergency farm 
loans, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, July 13, 2000.
    USDA: Statistical summaries of the end user identification 
program for imported Flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
section 1166 of the Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by 
USDA, July 14, 2000.
    USDA: Statistical summaries of the end user identification 
program for imported Flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
section 1166 of the Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by 
USDA, July 14, 2000.
    USDA: Statistical summaries of the end user identification 
program for imported Flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
section 1166 of the Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by 
USDA, July 14, 2000.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase in Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Kentucky, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, July 17, 2000.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase in Francis Marion National 
Forest, South Carolina, required by section 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, July 21, 2000.
    USDA: Draft bill Conversion of Non-Federal Farm Service 
Agency County Committee Employees to Federal Civil Service 
Status, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, July 26, 2000.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Annual Report of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Fiscal Year 1998, required by the 
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, July, 2000.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase in Daniel Boone National 
Forest, Kentucky, required by section 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, Public Law 94-558, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, August 2, 2000.
    Charter: Reestablishment for 2 years of the Task Force on 
Agricultural Air Quality, required by Public Law 92-463, The 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, August 9, 
2000.
    Charter: Revised charter for National Drought Policy 
Commission, required by Public Law 92-463, The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, August 9, 2000.
    Information Security: USDA Needs to Implement its 
Departmentwide Information Security Plan (GAO/AIMD-00-217), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August 10, 2000.
    USDA: Animal Welfare Enforcement Report, Fiscal Year 1999, 
as required by the Animal Welfare Act. Submitted by USDA, 
August 23, 2000.
    Invasive Species: Federal and Selected State Funding to 
Address Harmful, Nonnative Species (GAO/RCED-00-219), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, August 24, 2000.
    Office of Inspector General: Notification of beginning 
audit of USDA's fiscal year 2000 consolidated financial 
statements, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, August 25, 2000.
    U.S. Agency for International Development: Report 
explaining why USAID could not satisfy the subminimum tonnage 
level set forth in section 204(a)(2) of Public Law 480 for 
fiscal year 1999, required by section 204(a)(3), Agricultural 
Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, 
Public Law 480. Submitted by USAID, August 28, 2000.
    USDA: Risk Management Agency Chart, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August, 2000.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the National Dairy Promotion 
and Research Program and the National Fluid Milk Processor 
Promotion Program, July 1, 2000, required by the Dairy 
Production Stabilization Act of 1983 and the Fluid Milk 
Promotion Act of 1990. Submitted by USDA, September, 2000.
    Pork Promotion Program: Petition Validation Process Needs 
to Be Strengthened (GAO/RCED-00-274), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, September 28, 2000.
    Department of Defense: Draft legislation to provide a 
supplemental subsistence benefit to certain memebers of the 
Armed Forces of the United States, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by DOD, September 28, 2000.
    Program Evaluation: Studies Helped Agencies Measure or 
Explain Program Performance (GAO/GGD-00-204), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, September 29, 2000.
    Food Irradiation: Available Research Indicates That 
Benefits Outweigh Risks (GAO/RCED-00-217), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, September, 2000.
    Financial Management: Impact of RUS' Electricity Loan 
Restructurings (GAO/AIMD-00-288), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, September, 2000.
    Foreign Assistance: U.S. Food Aid Program to Russia Had 
Weak Internal Controls (GAO/NSIAD/AIMD-00-329), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, September, 2000.
    Economic Development: Multiple Federal Programs Fund 
Similar Economic Development Activities (GAO/RCED/GGD-00-220), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 2000.--Food 
and Nutrition Service: Characteristics of Food Stamp 
Households, Fiscal Year 1999 (Advance Report), pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 
17, 2000.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Study of Direc to Certification 
in the National School Lunch Program, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 18, 2000.
    Food Safety: Controls Can Be Strengthened to Reduce the 
Risk of Disease Linked to Unsafe Animal Feed (GAO/RCED-00-255), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October, 2000.
    Financial Management: Billions in Improper Payments 
Continue to Require Attention (GAO-01-44) pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, October, 2000.
    USDA: Stakeholder Symposium Proceedings, National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, October, 2000.
    USDA: Chart for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, October, 2000.
    GAO: Report on major rule promulgated by USDA, Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC) entitled 200 Crop Agricultural 
Disaster and Market Assistance, required by Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104-
121. Submitted by GAO, November 14, 2000.
    Land Management Agencies: Ongoing Initiative to Share 
Activities and Facilities Needs Management Attention (GAO-01-
50), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November 21, 2000.
    Risk Management Agency: E-Business Implementation Plan and 
Policy Guidance, required by Freedom to E-File Act, Public Law 
106-222. Submitted by USDA, November 30, 2000.
    GAO: Determining Performance and Accountability Challenges 
and High Risks (GAO-01-159SP), pursuant to request. Submitted 
by GAO, November, 2000.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Annual Report of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Fiscal Year 1999, required by the 
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, November, 2000.

                              E. Memorials

    27--April 29, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Idaho, relative to Senate Joint Memorial No. 104 memorializing 
that they support the passage of the Imported Meat Labeling Act 
of 1999; by the First Session of the 106th Congress.
    40--April 29, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Idaho, relative to Senate Joint Memorial No. 101 memorializing 
that they strongly support aggressive, immediate and continued 
management activities on all acres of Douglas fir bark beetle 
infested lands on all Idaho national forests, and specifically 
on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
    60--May 10, 1999; Memorial of the House of Representatives 
of the State of Kansas, relative to House Concurrent Resolution 
No. 5017 urging Congress to direct the EPA to immediately 
initiate appropriate administrative rulemaking to ensure that 
the policies and standards it intends to apply in evaluating 
pesticide tolerances are subject to thorough public notice and 
comment prior to final tolerance determinations being made by 
the Agency.
    90--June 7, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Kansas, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1616 
memorializing Congress to remove or restrict the use of trade 
sanctions as they apply to agricultural products and that 
Congress ensure that the use of trade sanctions will result in 
meaningful results.
    124--June 29, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of New Hampshire, relative to 
House Resolution No. 9 memorializing the Federal Government to 
make full funding of the Land and Resource Management Plan its 
highest priority regarding its ownership and management of the 
White Mountain National Forest.
    141--June 29, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Hawaii, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 132 S.D. 1 
memorializing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to 
implement the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act using sound 
science and real-world data from the data call-in process for 
realistic risk assessments.
    143--June 29, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Hawaii, relative to House Resolution No. 56 H.D. 1 
memorializing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to 
implement the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act using sound 
science and real-world data from the data call-in process for 
realistic risk assessments.
    147--June 29, 1999; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Idaho, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 28 
memorializing support for the efforts of the U.S. Department of 
Justice to accomplish the much needed program coordination 
through the creation of the National Domestic Preparedness 
Office.
    173--July 30, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1022 memorializing Congress and the 
Department of Justice to closely monitor any large corporation 
that controls the production, processing and marketing of 
agriculture's food and fiber.
    178--August 2, 1999; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Montana, relative to House Joint Resolution No. 26 
memorializing the current Federal Government policies on 
national forest road closures and obliteration be suspended and 
that Congress reaffirm its directives that forest lands be 
managed in accordance with forest plans that provide for 
multiple-use management.
    179--August 3, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Colorado, relative to House 
Joint Resolution No. 99-1043 memorializing Congress to pass 
legislation requiring labels that disclose the country of 
origin on meats, poultry, and fresh produce.
    180--August 3, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Illinois, relative to House 
Joint Resolution No. 12 memorializing Congress and the 
Department of Agriculture to re-examine our national 
agricultural policy and give due attention and action to remedy 
the current agricultural economic dilemma.
    181--August 3, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of New Hampshire, relative to 
House Joint Resolution No. 7 memorializing support for the 
continued management of the White Mountain National Forest for 
multiple uses as a part of the National Forest System.
    202--August 3, 1999; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Idaho, relative to House Joint Memorial No. 5 
memorializing support for the stabilization of payments of the 
U.S. Forest Service to county governments through the State 
Treasurer.
    205--August 4, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Louisiana, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 60 
memorializing Congress to restore National Resource 
Conservation Service's budget in order that it can continue to 
serve the conservation and environmental needs of Louisiana.
    212--August 4, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Louisiana, relative to Senate Resolution No. 51 memorializing 
Congress to adopt legislation which would allow the sale of 
food and other humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba.
    213--August 4, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Louisiana, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 124 
memorializing Congress to provide funding for the construction 
of the Big Creek Recreation Access Project.
    214--August 4, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Michigan, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 27 and House Resolution No. 51 
memorializing Congress to investigate the issue of apple juice 
concentrate from other countries being sold in the American 
Market at prices below cost.
    215--August 6, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1015 memorializing Congress to enact 
legislation relating to a national country-of-origin labeling 
law.
    216--August 6, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1014 memorializing Congress to take 
certain actions regarding the Export Enhancement Program.
    217--August 6, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1019 memorializing Congress to enact 
legislation to restore the ``safety net'' for family farmers so 
that these farmers and the rural communities of which they are 
a part can remain productive.
    218--August 6, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1020 memorializing Congress to enact 
legislation that requires packers to report all prices given 
and received for livestock.
    221--August 6, 1999; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1022 memorializing Congress, the 
Department of Justice, and the Department of Agriculture to 
take certain actions relating to large corporations.
    285--November 18, 1999; Memorial of the Senate of the State 
of Michigan, relative to Senate Resolution No. 68 to 
memorialize the Congress of the United States to end tobacco 
subsidies and to redirect this support to food-processing 
agricultural activities.
    303--March 30, 2000; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
West Virginia, relative to Senate Resolution No. 4 
memorializing the U.S. Congress to adopt legislation 
establishing loan guarantee programs or other mechanisms for 
the delivery of local television satellite signals to markets 
not receiving local television satellite signals.
    317--June 6, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the State 
of Kansas, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 5050 
urging Congress to pass legislation allowing State-inspected 
meat and meat products to be shipped interstate and to pass 
legislation increasing the number of poultry to be slaughtered 
at home and offered for sale to the consumer.
    318--June 6, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the State 
of Wisconsin, relative to 1999; Senate Joint Resolution 13 
memorializing Congress to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act 
to allow for the interstate shipment of State-inspected meat.
    336--June 7, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the State 
of Utah, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 
memorializing the U.S. Congress to provide funds sufficient to 
relieve Utahns of the devastating economic impact of the 
State's cricket and grasshopper infestion.
    340--June 7, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the State 
of Idaho, relative to Senate Joint Memorial No. 106 
memorializing the Senate and the House of Representatives to 
request the U.S. Forest Service not move forward with the final 
rule based on the October 5, 1999 proposal.
    348--June 8, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the State 
of Idaho, relative to Senate Joint Memorial No. 105 
memorializing the U.S. Forest Service to extend the deadline to 
submit comments on the NOI by 120 days.
    349--June 12, 2000; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Michigan, relative to House 
Resolution No. 288 memorializing the Congress of the United 
States to provide funding for increased Bovine Tuberculosis 
Testing and Research in Michigan and for Federal 
Indemnification and Financial Assistance for the Federal 
Indemnification and Financial Assistance for the Federally 
Required Destruction of Michigan Cattle.
    360--June 29, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Hawaii, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 37 
memorializing the 20th legislature of the State of Hawaii for 
the responsible use of agricultural biotechnology for the 
benefit of Hawaii's people.
    361--June 29, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Georgia, relative to Senate Resolution No. 478 
memorializing the Congress of the United States to address 
potential Federal monetary assessments that could be placed on 
southeastern peanut growers, including Georgia peanut growers, 
when the 2000; peanut crop is harvested; and for other 
purposes.
    386--July 10, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Louisiana, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 
42 memorializing the U.S. Congress to financially assist in the 
implementation of a dairy waste management program in 
Louisiana.
    400--July 10, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Idaho, relative to House Joint Memorial No. 8 
petitioning the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States in Congress Assembled, and to the congressional 
delegation representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of 
the United States to quickly harmonize and equalize laboratory 
testing of potatoes so that there is mutual acceptance of each 
country's respective test results.
    401--July 10, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of Iowa, relative to House Joint Memorial No. 9 
memorializing Congress and the Canadian Parliament concerning 
issues of communication, production data, animal health 
regulations, and the Pacific Cattle Project.
    448--July 26, 2000; Memorial of the legislature of the 
State of New Hampshire, relative to House Joint Resolution 
memorializing Congress to pass legislation ensuring improved 
access to local television for households in unserved and 
underserved rural areas.
    449--July 27, 2000; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Illinois, relative to House 
Resolution No. 553 memorializing the U.S. Congress to 
acknowledge the differences between the hallucinogenic drug 
known as marijuana and the agricultural crop known as hemp; and 
to assist United States' producers by clearly authorizing the 
commercial production of industrial hemp.
    486--October 31, 2000; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relative 
to Resolution No. 104 memorializing the United States Forest 
Service Chief and the Pennsylvania congressional delegation 
support proper timber harvesting as a management tool to ensure 
better forest health in Pennsylvania.

                              F. Petitions

    70--November 18, 1999; Petition of the Town Board of 
Southampton, relative to Resolution No. 1199 petitioning the 
Federal Government to permit the Suffolk County Department of 
Health to have access to and participate in monitoring health 
related activity at the Plum Island Disease Center.
    86--June 6, 2000; Petition of city of Cordova, relative to 
Resolution No. 04-00-17 supporting the Conservation and 
Reinvestment Act of 1999 HR 701 and S.2123.
    87--June 6, 2000; Petition of Kodiak Island Borough, 
relative to Resolution No. 2000-13 supporting the Conservation 
and Reinvestment Act of 1999 H.R. 701 and S. 2123.
    88--June 6, 2000; Petition of Downers Grove Board of Park 
Commissioners, relative to Resolution No. 00-3 urging Congress 
to pass H.R. 701 and S. 2123 the Conservation Reinvestment Act 
(CARA) during its session in 2000.
    95--July 10, 2000; Petition of the People of Chefornak, AK, 
relative to Resolution H.R. 701 petitioning the Congress to 
vote on and pass the Conservation and Reinvestment Act.
    96--July 10, 2000; Petition of Lan-Oak Park District Board 
of Commissioners, Lansing, IL, relative to a resolution urging 
Congress to pass legislation to provide full and permanent 
funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to pass 
H.R. 701 and S. 2123, the Conservation and Reinvestment Act 
(CARA) during its session in 2000.
    97--July 10, 2000; Petition of City Council of Trenton, MI, 
relative to Resolution 2000-19 petitioning the 106th Congress 
to support the Conservation and Reinvestment Act by advancing 
CARA H.R. 701.
    102--July 26, 2000; Petition of city of Kaktovik, Office of 
the Mayor, relative to Resolution No. 00-04 petitioning the 
U.S. Congress to support the Conservation and Reinvestment Act 
of 1999: H.R. 701 and S.2123.
    103--July 27, 2000; Petition of Essex County Board of 
Supervisors, clerk, Essex, NY, relative to Resolution No. 101 
petitioning the House of Representatives to amend the 
Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 to include a 
provision stating that if any county, town, city or village has 
more than 20 percent publicly owned land, the governing body of 
such municipality must approve of the acquisition of any 
property or property rights with such municipality through the 
use of CARA funds in whole or in part.