EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 7
(Senate - January 22, 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-2. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory 
     Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Fluroxypyr; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 9371-1) 
     received during recess of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on January 9, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
       EC-3. A communication from the Director of Defense 
     Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law,the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; 
     Contracting Activity Updates'' ((RIN0750-AH81) (DFARS Case 
     2012-D045)) received during recess of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on January 9, 2013; to 
     the Committee on Armed Services.
       EC-4. A communication from the Director of Defense 
     Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law,the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; 
     Definition of Cost or Pricing Data'' ((RIN0750-AH49) (DFARS 
     Case 2011-D040)) received during recess of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on January 9, 2013; to 
     the Committee on Armed Services.
       EC-5. A communication from the Secretary of Defense, 
     transmitting a report on the approved retirement of 
     Lieutenant General Patrick J. O'Reilly, United States Army, 
     and his advancement to the grade of lieutenant general on the 
     retired list; to the Committee on Armed Services.
       EC-6. A communication from the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of four 
     (4) officers authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     major general and brigadier general, as indicated, in 
     accordance with title 10, United States Code, section 777; to 
     the Committee on Armed Services.

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       EC-7. A communication from the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of three 
     (3) officers authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     major general and brigadier general, as indicated, in 
     accordance with title 10, United States Code, section 777; to 
     the Committee on Armed Services.
       EC-8. A communication from the Chief Counsel, Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Final Flood Elevation Determinations'' ((44 CFR part 67) 
     (Docket No. FEMA-2012-0003)) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on January 3, 2013;to the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-9. A communication from the Chief Counsel, Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations'' ((44 CFR part 
     65) (Docket No. FEMA-2012-0003)) received in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-10. A communication from the Chief Counsel, Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Final Flood Elevation Determinations'' ((44 CFR part 67) 
     (Docket No. FEMA-2012-0003)) received during recess of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     January 7, 2013; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-11. A communication from the Regulatory Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Rules of Practice and Procedure; Rules of Practice 
     and Procedure in Adjudicatory Proceedings; Civil Money 
     Penalty Inflation Adjustments'' (RIN1557-AD61) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; 
     to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-12. A communication from the Regulatory Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Lending Limits'' (RIN1557-AD59) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; to 
     the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-13. A communication from the Regulatory Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Community Reinvestment Act Regulations'' (RIN1557-
     AD60) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on January 3, 2013; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-14. A communication from the Acting Secretary of the 
     Federal Trade Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report relative to the steps that the Federal Trade 
     Commission has taken over the previous years to ensure 
     compliance by payment card network companies with section 
     1075 of Dodd-Frank regulations promulgated thereunder; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-15. A communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic report on 
     the continuation of the national emergency that was declared 
     in Executive Order 13396 on February 7, 2006, with respect to 
     Cote d'Ivoire; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-16. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of the 
     Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled ``2012 Annual Report to Congress on Human 
     Capital Planning''; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-17. 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: Certification of Commercial 
     and Industrial HVAC, Refrigeration and Water Heating 
     Equipment'' (RIN1904-AC90) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Energy and Natural Resources.
       EC-18. 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 for Consumer Products: Test 
     Procedures for Residential Furnaces and Boilers (Standby Mode 
     and Off Mode)'' (RIN1904-AC44) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Energy and Natural Resources.
       EC-19. A communication from the Secretary of Energy, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, an annual report relative to 
     the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for calendar year 2011; to 
     the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
       EC-20. 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; Colorado; Revisions to New Source Review Rules'' (FRL 
     No. 9762-5) received during recess of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on January 9, 2013; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-21. 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 and 
     Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; New 
     Hampshire; Redesignation of the Southern New Hampshire 1997 
     8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area'' (FRL No. 9768-7) received 
     during recess of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on January 9, 2013; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
       EC-22. 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 State Implementation Plans; 
     State of Utah; Smoke Management Requirements for Mandatory 
     Class I Areas under 40 CFR 51.309'' (FRL No. 9636-6) received 
     during recess of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on January 9, 2013; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
       EC-23. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory 
     Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
     for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional 
     Boilers and Process Heaters'' (FRL No. 9676-8) received 
     during recess of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on January 9, 2013; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
       EC-24. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory 
     Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate 
     Matter'' (FRL No. 9761-8) received during recess of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     January 9, 2013; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
       EC-25. A communication from the Director of Congressional 
     Affairs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Regulatory Guide 4.22: 
     `Decommissioning Planning During Operations' '' (RIN3150-
     AI55) received during recess of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on January 9, 2013; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
       EC-26. 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 ``Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 
     Issued at a Premium; Bond Premium Carryforward'' (RIN1545-
     BK45 and RIN1545-BL29) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on January 4, 2013; to the Committee 
     on Finance.
       EC-27. 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 ``Disclosure or Use of Information by 
     Preparers of Returns'' (RIN1545-BI85) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on January 4, 2013; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
       EC-28. 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 ``Employee Plans Compliance Resolution 
     System'' (Revenue Procedure 2013-12) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on January 4, 2013; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
       EC-29. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
     of Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the semiannual report on the continued 
     compliance of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the Russian 
     Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan with the 1974 Trade 
     Act's freedom of emigration provisions, as required under the 
     Jackson-Vanik Amendment; to the Committee on Finance.
       EC-30. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of a manufacturing license 
     agreement pursuant to section 36(d) of the Arms Export 
     Control Act (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-120); to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-31. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-164); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-32. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-155); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-33. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) of the Arms Export 
     Control Act (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-153); to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       EC-34. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-174); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.

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       EC-35. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-142); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-36. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     certification of proposed issuance of an export license 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 12-159); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
       EC-37. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to the International Labor 
     Organization Recommendations concerning National Floors of 
     Social Protection (No. 202), adopted by the 101st session of 
     the International Labor Conference at Geneva; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-38. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to amendment to parts 120 
     and 126 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations 
     (ITAR); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-39. A communication from the Acting Secretary of 
     Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
     the export to the People's Republic of China of an item not 
     detrimental to the U.S. space launch industry; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
       EC-40. A communication from the Director of the Office of 
     Standards, Regulations, and Variances, Mine Safety and Health 
     Administration, Department of Labor, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Criteria and 
     Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties; 
     Inflation Adjustment'' (RIN1219-AB81) received during recess 
     of the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     January 7, 2013; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-41. A communication from the Secretary of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2012 report (covering 
     trade in calendar year 2011) relative to the impact of the 
     Andean Trade Preference Act on U.S. trade and employment; to 
     the Committee on Finance.
       EC-42. A communication from the Administrator of the 
     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to the certification that 
     the Department of Homeland Security has developed a plan for 
     achieving a drug-free workplace; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
       EC-43. A communication from the Associate General Counsel 
     for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence 
     and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security, received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on January 2, 2013; 
     to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
       EC-44. A communication from the Deputy Director, Office of 
     Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Statistical Programs of the United States Government: 
     Fiscal Year 2013''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-45. A communication from the Acting Chief Privacy and 
     Civil Liberties Officer, Office of Privacy and Civil 
     Liberties, Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Exemption of Privacy Act 
     System of Records of the Department of Justice, Federal 
     Bureau of Investigation (FBI) `FBI Data Warehouse System, 
     (JUSTICE/FBI-022)' '' (CPCLO Order No. 014-2021) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on January 3, 2013; 
     to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-46. A communication from the Secretary, Judicial 
     Conference of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, a report relative to the continuing need for bankruptcy 
     judgeships; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-47. A communication from the Chairman of the United 
     States Commission on Civil Rights, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, a report relative to the United States Commission on 
     Civil Rights renewing the charter of its federal advisory 
     committees; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-48. A communication from the Acting Assistant Attorney 
     General, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of 
     Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Annual Report of 
     the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for 
     2010; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       EC-49. A communication from the Principal Deputy Assistant 
     Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department 
     of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report 
     from the Attorney General to Congress relative to the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act; to the 
     Committee on Rules and Administration.
       EC-50. A communication from the Deputy General Counsel, 
     Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans 
     Affairs, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Copayments for Medications in 2013'' (RIN2900-
     AO58) received during recess of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on January 8, 2013; to the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
       EC-51. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-486, ``Pedestrian and Bicyclist 
     Protection Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-52. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-487, ``Driver Privacy Protection 
     Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-53. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-489, ``Comprehensive Impaired Driving 
     and Alcohol Testing Program Amendment Act of 2012''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-54. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-490, ``District Department of 
     Transportation Accessible Vehicles Fund Temporary Amendment 
     Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-55. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-491, ``Classroom Animal for Educational 
     Purposes Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2012''; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-56. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-512, ``District of Columbia Official 
     Code Title 29 Technical and Harmonizing Amendments Act of 
     2012''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-57. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-513, ``Technology Sector Enhancement 
     Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-58. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-514, ``District Department of 
     Transportation Parking Meter Fund Establishment Temporary 
     Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-59. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-515, ``Reckless Driving Temporary 
     Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-60. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-516, ``Allen Chapel A.M.E. Senior 
     Residential Rental Project Property Tax Exemption 
     Clarification Temporary Act of 2012''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-61. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-517, ``Extension of Time to Dispose of 
     the Eastern Avenue Property Temporary Amendment Act of 
     2012''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-62. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-518, ``Extension of Time to Dispose of 
     the Strand Theater Temporary Amendment Act of 2012''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-63. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-519, ``General Obligation Bonds and 
     Bond Anticipation Notes for Fiscal Years 2013-2018 
     Authorization Temporary Act of 2012''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-64. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-520, ``Processing Sales Tax Clarifying 
     Temporary Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-65. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-521, ``Income Tax Withholding 
     Statements Electronic Submission Temporary Act of 2012''; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-66. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-522, ``Clarification of Personal 
     Property Tax Revenue Reporting Temporary Act of 2012''; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-67. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-523, ``Temporary Assistance for Needy 
     Families Time Delay Temporary Amendment Act of 2012''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
       EC-68. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-524, ``Metropolitan Washington Airports 
     Authority Amendment Act

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     of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
       EC-69. A communication from the Chairman of the Council of 
     the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 19-534, ``Employee Transportation 
     Amendment Act of 2012''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.

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