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EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
(Senate - April 25, 2013)

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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-1326. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, an addendum to a 
     certification, transmittal number: DDTC 13-056, of the 
     proposed sale or export of defense articles and/or defense 
     services to a Middle East country regarding any possible 
     affects such a sale might have relating to Israel's 
     Qualitative Military Edge over military threats to Israel; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-1327. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 
     9384-2) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-1328. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Bacillus mycoides isolate J; Time-Limited 
     Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance'' (FRL No. 
     9383-1) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-1329. A communication from the Acting Under Secretary of 
     Defense (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting a report on 
     the approved retirement of Vice Admiral William R. Burke, 
     United States Navy, and his advancement to the grade of vice 
     admiral on the retired list; to the Committee on Armed 
     Services.
       EC-1330. A communication from the Assistant Director, 
     Executive and Political Personnel, Department of Defense, 
     transmitting, a report relative to a vacancy in the 
     Department of the Navy, received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 23, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Armed Services.
       EC-1331. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to Yemen that 
     was originally declared in Executive Order 13611 on May 16, 
     2012; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
       EC-1332. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to Burma that 
     was declared in Executive Order 13047 of May 20, 1997; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-1333. A communication from the Assistant to the Board of 
     Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Definitions 
     of `Predominantly Engaged In Financial Activities' and 
     `Significant' Nonbank Financial Company and Bank Holding 
     Company'' (RIN7100-AD64) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 22, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-1334. A communication from the Director of Congressional 
     Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Evaluations 
     of Explosions Postulated to Occur at Nearby Facilities and on 
     Transportation Routes Near Nuclear Power Plants'' (Regulatory 
     Guide 1.91) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Environment and 
     Public Works.
       EC-1335. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; 
     Oregon: Open Burning and Enforcement Procedures'' (FRL No. 
     9793-5) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
       EC-1336. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality 
     Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Volatile Organic 
     Compounds Emissions Reductions Regulations'' (FRL No. 9806-6) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
       EC-1337. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Federal Plan Requirements for Hospital/Medical/
     Infectious Waste Incinerators Constructed On or Before 
     December 1, 2008, and Standards of Performance for New 
     Stationary Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste 
     Incinerators'' (FRL No. 9802-3) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 23, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-1338. A communication from the Chief of the Publications 
     and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue Service, Department 
     of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``Applicable Federal Rates--May 2013'' (Rev. 
     Rul. 2013-11) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 23, 2013; to the Committee on Finance.
       EC-1339. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Clearing Exemption 
     for Swaps Between Certain Affiliated Entities'' (RIN3038-
     AD47) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on April 22, 2013; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-1340. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 
     transmitting, pursuant to

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     law, the 2012 annual report on voting practices in the United 
     Nations; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-1341. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report consistent with the 
     Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq 
     Resolution of 2002 (P.L. 107-243) and the Authorization for 
     the Use of Force Against Iraq Resolution (P.L. 102-1) for the 
     December 22, 2012-February 19, 2013 reporting period; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-1342. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to section 
     36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (DDTC 13-014); to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-1343. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Visas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as Amended'' (RIN1400-AD39) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 19, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-1344. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of 
     State, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
     the issuance of a determination to waive certain restrictions 
     on maintaining a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) 
     Office in Washington and on the receipt and expenditure of 
     PLO funds for a period of six months; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
       EC-1345. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, an annual 
     report on mining activities as required by the Mine 
     Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-1346. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
     entitled ``Report to Congress on Dual Language Learners in 
     Head Start and Early Head Start Programs''; to the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-1347. A communication from the Members of the Railroad 
     Retirement Board, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Board's 
     Congressional Justification of Budget Estimates Report for 
     fiscal year 2014; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-1348. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     the Employment and Training Administration, Department of 
     Labor, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-
     Agricultural Employment H-2B Program, Part 2'' (RIN1205-AB69) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 22, 2013; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions.
       EC-1349. A communication from the Acting Director, Office 
     of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``2012 
     Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal 
     Regulations and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal 
     Entities''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1350. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Personnel Management, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Prevailing Rate Systems; 
     Redefinition of the St. Louis, MO; Southern Missouri; 
     Cleveland, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal 
     Wage System Wage Areas'' (RIN3206-AM70) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 23, 2013; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1351. A communication from the President and Chief 
     Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Corporation's fiscal year 
     2012 annual report relative to the Notification and Federal 
     Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1352. A communication from the Acting Director, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Agency's fiscal year 2012 annual report relative to 
     the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and 
     Retaliation Act of 2002; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1353. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Personnel Management, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Office's fiscal year 2012 annual report relative to the 
     Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and 
     Retaliation Act of 2002; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1354. A communication from the Federal Liaison Officer, 
     Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Changes to Implement the Technical Corrections to the 
     Leahy-Smith America Invents Act as to Inter Partes Review'' 
     (RIN0651-AC83) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 16, 2013; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1355. A communication from the Principal Deputy 
     Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, 
     Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Annual Report to Congress for the Office of Justice Programs' 
     Bureau of Justice Assistance for fiscal year 2011; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1356. A communication from the Chief of the Office of 
     Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and 
     Explosives, Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Importation of Defense 
     Articles and Defense Services--U.S. Munitions Import List'' 
     (RIN1140-AA46) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 22, 2013; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1357. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement 
     Agency, Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Schedules of Controlled 
     Substances: Placement of Methylone Into Schedule I'' (Docket 
     No. DEA-357) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 15, 2013; to the Committee on the Judiciary; 
     to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1358. A communication from the General Counsel, 
     Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of 
     Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Registry for Attorneys and Representatives'' 
     (RIN1125-AA39) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 15, 2013; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1359. A communication from the General Counsel, 
     Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of 
     Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Forwarding of Asylum Applications to the 
     Department of State'' (RIN1125-AA65) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on April 15, 2013; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1360. A communication from the Chief Justice of the 
     Supreme Court of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal 
     Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the 
     United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1361. A communication from the Chief Justice of the 
     Supreme Court of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence that 
     have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States; 
     to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1362. A communication from the Chief Justice of the 
     Supreme Court of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate 
     Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the 
     United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1363. A communication from the Chief Justice of the 
     Supreme Court of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy 
     Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the 
     United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1364. A communication from the Chief Justice of the 
     Supreme Court of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 
     that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United 
     States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1365. A communication from the Principal Deputy 
     Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, 
     Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled ``Debt Collection Recovery Activities of the 
     Department of Justice for Civil Debts Referred for Collection 
     Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012''; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
       EC-1366. A communication from the Principal Deputy 
     Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, 
     Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled ``Report of the Attorney General to the 
     Congress of the United States on the Administration of the 
     Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended for the 
     six months ending June 30, 2012''; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
       EC-1367. A communication from the Chairman of the United 
     States Commission on Civil Rights, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Commission's Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2014-
     2018; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-1368. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Sustainable Fisheries, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Fisheries of 
     the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies 
     Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 19'' (RIN0648-BC48) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 24, 2013; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
       EC-1369. A communication from the Acting Deputy Director, 
     Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 
     Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska'' 
     (RIN0648-XC575) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 24, 2013; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
       EC-1370. A communication from the Acting Deputy Director, 
     Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 
     Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska'' 
     (RIN0648-XC582) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 24, 2013; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
       EC-1371. A communication from the Chief of Staff, Media 
     Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to

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     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Accessible Emergency 
     Information, and Apparatus Requirements for Emergency 
     Information and Video Description: Implementation of the 
     Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility 
     Act of 2010. . . .'' (RIN3065-AJ85) received during recess of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 19, 2013; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
       EC-1372. A communication from the Deputy Chief Counsel for 
     Regulations and Security Standards, Transportation Security 
     Administration, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Provisions for Fees Related to Hazardous Materials 
     Endorsements and Transportation Worker Identification 
     Credentials'' ((49 CFR Part 1572) (Amendment No. 1572-10)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 23, 2012; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
       EC-1373. A communication from the Assistant General Counsel 
     for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency, Department 
     of Energy, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards 
     for Distribution Transformers'' (RIN1904-AC04) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on April 24, 2013; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
       EC-1374. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
     entitled ``Innovative Products and Treatments to Achieve 
     Abstinence From Tobacco Use, Reductions in Consumption of 
     Tobacco, and Reductions in the Harm Associated With Continued 
     Tobacco Use''; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions.
       EC-1375. A communication from the Diversity and Inclusion 
     Programs Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
     System, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Board's fiscal 
     year 2012 annual report relative to the Notification and 
     Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 
     2002; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
       EC-1376. A communication from the Chairman, Merit Systems 
     Protection Board, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Board's 
     fiscal year 2012 Annual Performance Report and the fiscal 
     years 2013-2014 Annual Performance Plan; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-1377. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, Office of the 
     Under Secretary of Defense (Readiness and Force Management), 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a compilation of fiscal year 
     2012 reports from the Department of Defense Components 
     relative to the implementation of the Notification and 
     Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 
     2002; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.

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