EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 9
(Senate - February 02, 2005)

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                  EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS 

  The following communications were laid before the Senate, together 
with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as 
indicated:

       EC-385. A communication from the Chairman, Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     monthly report on the status of licensing and regulatory 
     duties; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-386. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of the 
     Army, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on flood 
     control at Antelope Creek at Lincoln, Nebraska; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-387. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report on the incidence and severity of sediment 
     contamination in surface waters of the United States, 
     National sediment quality survey; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-388. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report on Fiscal Year 2003 implementation of the 
     Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-389. A communication from the Executive Director for 
     Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report on Year 2004 inventory of 
     commercial activities and inherently government functions; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-390. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Guidelines on Awarding 
     Section 319 Grants to Indian Tribes Requests for Grants 
     Proposals for Watershed Projects'' (FRL 7849-3) received on 
     December 31, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-391. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
     Pennsylvania; Revision to the 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan 
     for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area to Reflect the Use of 
     MOBILE6'' (FRL 7845-6) received on December 17, 2004; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-392. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Minnesota: Minneapolis-
     St. Paul Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan Update'' (FRL 7846-
     7) received on December 17, 2004; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-393. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York State 
     Implementation Plan Revision; 1-Hour Ozone Control Program'' 
     (FRL 7845-8) received on December 17, 2004; to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-394. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``National 
     Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation 
     of Authority to Louisiana'' (FRL 7847-8) received on December 
     17, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-395. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``North 
     Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste 
     Management Program Revision'' (FRL 7847-9) received on 
     December 17, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-396. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``10 CFR Parts 
     25 and 95: Broadening Scope of Access Authorization and 
     Facility Security Clearance Regulations'' (RIN3150-AH52) 
     received on December 17, 2004; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-397. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plan Kentucky: 1-Hour Ozone 
     Maintenance Plan Update for Edmonson Area'' (FRL 7847-9) 
     received on December 17, 2004; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-398. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits 
     Program: State of Missouri'' (FRL 7850-3) received on 
     December 17, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-399. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Ocean 
     Disposal; Designation of a Dredged Material Disposal Site in 
     Rhode Island Sound'' (FRL 7848-2) received on December 17, 
     2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-400. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``OMB 
     Approvals Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Technical 
     Amendment'' (FRL 7849-9) received on December 17, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-401. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Protection 
     of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses 
     from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide'' (FRL 7850-8) received 
     on December 17, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works. 
       EC-402. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland, 
     Control of VOC Emissions from yeast Manufacturing 
     Correction'' (FRL 7815-5) received on December 31, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-403. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Michigan: Oxides of 
     Nitrogen'' (FRL 7849-1) received on December 31, 2004; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-404. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Availability 
     of Federally-Enforceable State Implementation Plans for All 
     States'' (FRL 7852-2) received on December 31, 2004; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-405. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Revisions to 
     the Arizona State Implementation Plan, Maricopa County 
     Environmental Services Department; Revisions to the 
     California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality 
     Management District; Disapproval of State Implementation Plan 
     Revisions, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control 
     District'' (FRL 7847-6) received on December 31, 2004; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-406. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; Amendments to the Size Thresholds for Defining 
     Major Sources and to the NSR Offset Rations for Sources of 
     VOC and NOX'' (FRL 7855-3) received on December 31, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-407. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; Approval of Minor Clarifications to Municipal 
     Regulations'' (FRL 7855-1) received on December 31, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-408. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; Excess Volatile Organic Compound and Nitrogen 
     Oxides Emissions Fee Rule'' (FRL 7853-9) received on December 
     31, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

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       EC-409. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; VOC Emissions Standards for Consumer Products'' 
     (FRL 7854-7) received on December 31, 2004; to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-410. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; VOC Emissions Standards for Mobile Equipment Repair 
     and Refinishing'' (FRL 7852-6) received on December 31, 2004; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-411. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; VOC Emissions Standards for Portable Fuel 
     Containers and Spouts'' (FRL 7853-5) received on December 31, 
     2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-412. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of 
     Columbia; VOC Emission Standards for Solvent Cleaning'' (FRL 
     7853-3) received on December 31, 2004; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-413. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; 
     Approval of the Control of VOC Emissions from Municipal Solid 
     Waste Landfills in Northern Virginia'' (FRL 7853-7) received 
     on December 31, 2004; to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works. 
       EC-414. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; 
     Excess Volatile Organic Compound and Nitrogen Oxides 
     Emissions Fee Rule'' (FRL 7853-1) received on December 31, 
     2004; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-415. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``National 
     Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source 
     Categories: Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants From the 
     Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Other 
     Processes Subject to the Negotiated Regulation for Equipment 
     and Leaks'' (FRL 7852-3) received on December 31, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-416. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Air Quality 
     Designations and Classifications for the Fine Particles 
     (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards'' (FRL 7856-1) 
     received on January 3, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works . 
       EC-417. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; 
     Recodification and SIP Renumbering of the New Mexico 
     Administrative Code for Albuquerque/Bernalillo County'' (FRL 
     7856-3) received on January 3, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-418. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; 
     Victoria County Maintenance Plan Update'' (FRL 7856-7) 
     received on January 3, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works. 
       EC-419. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Clarification of Address for Documents Filed with EPA's 
     Environmental Appeals Board'' (FRL 7855-6) received on 
     January 3, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-420. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``New York: 
     Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management 
     Program Revision'' (FRL 7857-8) received on January 13, 2005; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-421. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York State 
     Implementation Plan Revision'' (FRL 7852-5) received on 
     January 13, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-422. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation; Idaho; Revised 
     Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference'' (FRL 
     7842-3) received on January 11, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-423. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation; West Virginia; 
     Redesignation of the City of Weirton Including Clay and 
     Butler Magisterial Districts SO2 Nonattainment Area and 
     Approval of the Maintenance Plan'' (FRL 7852-8) received on 
     January 11, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works. 
       EC-424. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and 
     Pollutants; Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Negative 
     Declaration'' (FRL 7858-5) received on January 11, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 
       EC-425. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Peanuts, 
     Tree Nuts, Milk, Soybeans, Eggs, Fish, Crustacea, and Wheat; 
     Exemption From the Requirements of a Tolerance'' (FRL 7694-5) 
     received on January 11, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works. 
       EC-426. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Protection 
     of Stratospheric Ozone: Leak Repair Requirements for 
     Appliances Using Substitute Refrigerants'' (FRL 7858-7) 
     received on January 11, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
       EC-427. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Ocean 
     Dumping; Designation of Sites Offshore Palm Beach Harbor, 
     Florida and Offshore Port Everglades Harbor, Florida'' (FRL 
     7861-7) received on January 11, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
       EC-428. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``10 CFR Part 30: Security Requirements for Portable Gauges 
     Containing Byproduct Material'' (RIN3150-AH06) received on 
     January 13, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
       EC-429. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``NRC Enforcement Policy'' received on January 13, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-430. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Fish and Wildlife Service, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Regulations for Nonessential Experimental Populations of 
     the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Gray Wolf'' 
     (RIN1018-A T61) received on January 11, 2005; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-431. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas 
     for Air Quality Planning Purposes: Washington, Yakima County 
     Nonattainment Area Boundary Revision'' (FRL 7866-3) received 
     on February 1, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works.
       EC-432. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas 
     for Air Quality Purposes: Washington, Yakima PM-10 
     Nonattainment Area Limited Maintenance Plan'' (FRL 7866-4) 
     received on February 1, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
       EC-433. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Effluent 
     Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New 
     Source Performance Standards for the Transportation Equipment 
     Cleaning Point Source Category'' (FRL 7866-7) received on 
     February 1, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
       EC-434. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``National 
     Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites'' (FRL 
     7864-1) received on February 1, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
       EC-435. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; 
     Definitions and General Requirements'' (FRL 7863-5) received 
     on February 1, 2005; to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works.

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       EC-436. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Low Emission 
     Vehicle Program'' (FRL 7851-1) received on February 1, 2005; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-437. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Approval and 
     Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Ohio'' (FRL 7862-8) 
     received on February 1, 2005; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
       EC-438. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Georgia: 
     Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management 
     Program Revision'' (FRL 7864-6) received on February 1, 2005; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-439. A communication from the Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Multiple Chemicals; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency 
     Exemptions'' (FRL 7688-6) received on December 7, 2004; to 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-440. A communication from the Congressional Review 
     Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition 
     to Quarantined Area'' (Doc. No. 04-130-1) received on January 
     5, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
       EC-441. A communication from the Administrator, Food and 
     Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Waiver of 
     the Requirement to Use Weighted Averages in the National 
     School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' received on 
     January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
       EC-442. A communication from the Director, Office of Energy 
     Policy and New Uses, Department of Agriculture, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Guidelines 
     for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement'' 
     (RIN0503-AA26) received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-443. A communication from the Acting Under Secretary, 
     Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Guaranteed 
     Rural Rental Housing Program; Secondary Mortgage Market 
     Participation'' (RIN0575-AC28) received on January 24, 2005; 
     to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-444. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Procurement and Property Management, Department of 
     Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Agriculture Acquisition Regulation; 
     Miscellaneous Amendments'' (RIN0599-AA11) received on January 
     24, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
       EC-445. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Confidential 
     Information and Commission Records and Information'' received 
     on January 24, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-446. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``In the Matter of the 
     Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., Petition for Expansion of 
     the Definition of an Eligible Commercial Entity Under Section 
     1a(11)(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act'' received on January 
     24, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
       EC-447. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Collection of Claims 
     Owed the United States Arising from Activities Under the 
     Commission's Jurisdiction'' (RIN3038-AC03) received on 
     January 24, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
       EC-448. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Fees for Reviews of 
     the Rules Enforcement Programs of Contract Markets and 
     Registered Futures Associations'' received on January 24, 
     2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
       EC-449. A communication from the Administrator, Food and 
     Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``National 
     School Lunch Program: Requirement for Variety of Fluid Milk 
     in Reimbursable Meals'' (RIN0584-AD55) received on January 
     24, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
       EC-450. A communication from the Regulations Officer, 
     Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``National 
     Forest System Land and Resource Management Planning'' (36 CFR 
     219) received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-451. A communication from the Acting Administrator, Food 
     Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations'' 
     (RIN0583-AD05) received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-452. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Flurozypyr; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions'' 
     (FRL 7695-2) received on January 25, 2005; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-453. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Chlorfenapyr; Pesticide Tolerance'' (FRL7696-5) received on 
     January 25, 2005; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
       EC-454. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
     Exemptions'' (FRL7691-2) received on January 25, 2005; to the 
     Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-455. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Quinoxyfen; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions'' 
     (FRL7695-3) received on January 25, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-456. A communication from the Principal Deputy Associate 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Bifenazate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions'' 
     (FRL7696-2) received on January 25, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-457. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of 
     a proposed license for the export of major defense equipment 
     sold commercially under a contract in the amount of 
     $25,000,000 or more to Greece; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-458. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination for 
     the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Africa, 
     received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-459. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination 
     confirmed for the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
     of Africa, received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
       EC-460. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination for 
     the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy 
     and Program Coordination, received on January 24, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-461. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination 
     confirmed for the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
     for Policy and Program Coordination, received on January 24, 
     2005; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-462. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination for 
     the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and 
     the Near East, received on January 24, 2005; to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-463. A communication from the Executive Director and 
     Chief of Staff, Agency for International Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a nomination 
     confirmed for the position of Assistant Administrator, Bureau 
     for Asia and the Near East, received on January 24, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-464. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of 
     Governors, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     vacancy in the position of International Broadcasting Bureau 
     Director, received on December 1, 2005; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
       EC-465. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the annual report on the Benjamin A. Gilman 
     International Scholarship Program; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
       EC-466. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to the Arms Export Control act, the certification of 
     a proposed license for the export of defense articles or 
     defense services sold commercially under a contract in the 
     amount of $50,000,000 or more to Columbia; to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-467. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to

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     the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of a proposed 
     license for the export of defense articles or defense 
     services sold commercially under contract in the amount of 
     $50,000,000 or more to Bolivia; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-468. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, the certification of 
     a proposed manufacturing license agreement with Russia; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-469. A communication from the Assistant Legal Adviser 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of the texts and background 
     statements of international agreements, other than treaties, 
     with Canada, Norway, Japan, Armenia, Latvia, Cape Verde, and 
     China; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-470. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report on the actions taken by the 
     United States at the United Nations to show the 
     inappropriateness of Sudan's membership on the Commission on 
     Human Rights; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-471. A communication from the Assistant Legal Adviser 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of the texts and background 
     statements of international agreements, other than treaties, 
     with Honduras, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Hungary, and Iraq; 
     to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-472. A communication from the Assistant Legal Adviser 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of the texts and background 
     statements of international agreements, other than treaties, 
     with Canada, China, United Kingdom, South Korea, Marshall 
     Islands, and Liberia; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-473. A communication from the Assistant Legal Adviser 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of the texts and background 
     statements of international agreements, other than treaties, 
     with Thailand; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-474. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the 
     Foreign Affairs Council Assessment on Secretary Colin 
     Powell's State Department; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-475. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to Executive Order 13346 of July 8, 2004, the annual 
     certification of the effectiveness of the Australia Group; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-476. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, Presidential Determination Number 2005-14, 
     relative to Israel, and the periodic report provided for 
     under Section 6 of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-477. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the Certification to the Congress for 
     Venezuela, and a modification to the 2004 Certification to 
     Congress relating to Trinidad and Tobago and Panama; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-478. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the two-part report to Congress on various 
     conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
       EC-479. A communication from the Director of the Peace 
     Corps, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on Fiscal 
     Year 2004 Competitive Sourcing Requirements; to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-480. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the notification of the State Department's 
     intent to obligate $200,000 in Nonproliferation and 
     Disarmament Fund assistance for NDF Proposal Number 236; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-481. A communication from the Assistant Administrator, 
     Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, Agency for 
     International Development, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report on competitive sourcing activities during Fiscal Year 
     2004; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-482. A communication from the Acting Assistant Secretary 
     for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, notification of certain restrictions of 
     Presidential Determination 2005-09 with respect to the 
     Russian Federation; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-483. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-
     Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer 
     Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits'' 
     received on January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-484. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer 
     Plans; Valuation of Assets; Expected Retirement Age'' 
     received on January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-485. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Disclosure to Participants; Benefits Payable 
     in Single-Employer Plans'' received on January 5, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-486. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer 
     Plans; Valuation of Assets; Expected Retirement Age'' 
     received on January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-487. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-
     Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer 
     Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits'' 
     received on January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-488. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Disclosure to Participants; Benefits Payable 
     in Single-Employer Plans'' received on January 5, 2005; to 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-489. A communication from the Director, Regulations 
     Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Irradiation in the Production, Processing and 
     Handling of Food'' (Doc. No. 2003F-0088) received on January 
     24, 2005; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
       EC-490. A communication from the Director, Regulations, 
     Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Irradiation in the Production, Processing and 
     Handling of Food'' (Doc. No. 1993F-0357) received on January 
     24, 2005; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
       EC-491. A communication from the Human Resources 
     Specialist, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Department of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the 
     discontinuation of service in acting role, and a nomination 
     confirmed for the position of Assistant Secretary for Policy; 
     to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-492. A communication from the Human Resources 
     Specialist, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Department of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a vacancy and 
     the designation of acting officer for the position of 
     Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-493. A communication from the Director, Corporate Policy 
     and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-
     Employer Plans; Allocations of Assets in Single-Employer 
     Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits'' 
     received on January 5, 2005; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-494. A communication from the Director, Regulations 
     Policy and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Medical 
     Devices; general Hospital and Personal use Devices; 
     Classification of Implantable Radiofrequency Transponder 
     System for Patient Identification and Health Information'' 
     (Doc. No. 2004N-0477) received January 5, 2005; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-495. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Fiscal Year 2004 
     report on competitive sourcing activities; to the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-496. A communication from the Secretary of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the International 
     HIV/AIDS Workplace Program for Fiscal Year 2004; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-497. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Fiscal Year 2004 
     FAIR Act inventory; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-498. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Department of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Fiscal Year 2004 report 
     for the Buy American Act; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-499. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration and Management, Competitive Sourcing Official, 
     Department of Labor, transmitting, pursuant

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     to law, the Fiscal Year 2004 Report on Competitive Sourcing 
     Activities; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
       EC-500. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Report on 
     Services Implementation of Title II of the Public Health 
     Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Responses Act of 
     2002; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
       EC-501. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Report on 
     the Fiscal Year 2002 Low Income Home Energy Assistance 
     Program; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.

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