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House Report 105-842 - REPORT ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 105TH CONGRESS




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                                                 Union Calendar No. 483

105th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Report 105-842


                          REPORT ON ACTIVITIES

                       DURING THE 105TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 OF THE

                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


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January 2, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                ROBERT F. (BOB) SMITH, Oregon, Chairman

LARRY COMBEST, Texas,                CHARLES W. STENHOLM, Texas,
    Vice Chairman                        Ranking Minority Member
BILL BARRETT, Nebraska               GEORGE E. BROWN, Jr., California
JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio                GARY A. CONDIT, California
THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois            COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California        CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia              EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina
RICHARD W. POMBO, California         DAVID MINGE, Minnesota
CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida           EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama
NICK SMITH, Michigan                 EARL POMEROY, North Dakota
TERRY EVERETT, Alabama               TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma             SCOTTY BAESLER, Kentucky
RON LEWIS, Kentucky                  SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia
HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho               BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi
JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana          SAM FARR, California
ED BRYANT, Tennessee                 JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine
MARK FOLEY, Florida                  MARION BERRY, Arkansas
SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia             VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois                 MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina
JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri             DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina
ROY BLOUNT, Missouri                 CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana
CHARLES W. (CHIP) PICKERING,          JAY W. JOHNSON, Wisconsin
    Mississippi                       LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa
BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee
JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana

                           Professional Staff

                  Paul Unger, Majority Staff Director
                       Greg Zerzan, Chief Counsel
                Stephen Haterius, Minority Staff Director
                     Vernie Hubert, Minority Counsel



                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                  Committee on Agriculture,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 1999.

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

    Dear Mr. Trandahl: Pursuant to Rule XI, clause 1(d), of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, I herewith submit to the 
House a report of the activities of the Committee on 
Agriculture during the 105th Congress.
    With best wishes, I am
            Sincerely,
                                     Robert F. (Bob) Smith,
                                                          Chairman.



                             C O N T E N T S

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I. Summary of organization, jurisdiction, and oversight plan of 
  the Committee on Agriculture...................................     1
        A. Organization..........................................     1
        B. Jurisdiction..........................................     3
        C. Oversight Plan........................................     7
II. Committee activities during the 105th Congress...............    11
        A. Main legislative activites............................    11
        B. Statistical summary of activites......................    13
        C. Digest of bills within the jurisdiction of the 
          Committee on Agriculture on which some action has been 
          taken..................................................    14
        D. Oversight.............................................    42
        E. Printed Hearings......................................    61
        F. Hearings not printed..................................    69
        G. Committee prints......................................    70
III. Appendix....................................................    71
        A. Executive messages....................................    71
        B. Presidential Messages.................................   172
        C. Presidential Proclamations and other documents of 
          interest...............................................   172
        D. Statutory reports.....................................   173
        E. Memorials.............................................   205
        F. Petitions.............................................   207



                                                 Union Calendar No. 483

105th Congress                                                   Report
  2d Session            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                105-842

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 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 105TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 1999.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______


 Mr. Smith of Oregon, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

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

                            A. organization

    With the passage of H. Res. 12 and H. Res. 13 on January 7, 
1997, and H. Res. 36 on February 5, 1997, the House of 
Representatives established the total authorized membership of 
the Committee on Agriculture for the 105th Congress at 50, with 
a party division of 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats. Among the 
Committee members were 16 Representatives who were serving 
their first terms (Emerson, Moran of KS, Blunt, Pickering, Bob 
Schaffer of CO, Thune, Jenkins, Cooksey, Berry, Goode, 
McIntyre, Stabenow, Etheridge, John, Johnson, and Boswell).
    The Committee was organized on January 8, 1997, into 5 
subcommittees, 3 of which were assigned jurisdiction over major 
agricultural commodities and 2 of which dealt with various 
related agricultural operations. The 5 subcommittees were 
constituted as follows:

                        SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 (Ratio includes ex officio Members. Robert F. (Bob) Smith, Chairman, 
 and Charles W. Stenholm, were ex officio members of all Subcommittees)

                        Commodity Subcommittees

                 General Farm Commodities (Ratio 10-8)

                    BILL BARRETT, Nebraska, Chairman                   

LARRY COMBEST, Texas, Vice        DAVID MINGE, Minnesota,              
Chairman                            Ranking Minority Member            
JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio             BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi      
FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma          MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina        
SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia          DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            
JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri          BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina        
JERRY MORAN, Kansas               CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana          
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota       JAY W. JOHNSON, Wisconsin            
JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana                                                

               Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (Ratio 11-9)

                RICHARD W. POMBO, California, Chairman                 

JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio, Vice       COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota,       
Chairman                            Ranking Minority Member            
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia           EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama            
NICK SMITH, Michigan              TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania             
FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma          JAY W. JOHNSON, Wisconsin            
RON LEWIS, Kentucky               GARY A. CONDIT, California           
JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana       CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California         
ROY BLUNT, Missouri               SAM FARR, California                 
CHARLES W. ``CHIP'' PICKERING,    LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa             
Mississippi                                                            
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee                                          

           Risk Management and Specialty Crops (Ratio 12-10)

                  THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois, Chairman                  

LARRY COMBEST, Texas, Vice        GARY A. CONDIT, California,          
Chairman                            Ranking Minority Member            
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California     SCOTTY BAESLER, Kentucky             
RICHARD W. POMBO, California      SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      
NICK SMITH, Michigan              EARL POMEROY, North Dakota           
TERRY EVERETT, Alabama            JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine           
RON LEWIS, Kentucky               VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia       
ED BRYANT, Tennessee              MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina        
MARK FOLEY, Florida               BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina        
SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia          LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa             
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                                                    

                       Operational Subcommittees

 Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture (Ratio 8-6)

                    BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia, Chairman                  

THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois, Vice   EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina,      
Chairman                            Ranking Minority Member            
CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida        BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi      
NICK SMITH, Michigan              MARION BERRY, Arkansas               
MARK FOLEY, Florida               GEORGE E. BROWN, Jr., California     
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois              SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota                                            

      Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research (Ratio 19-16)

                    LARRY COMBEST, Texas, Chairman                     

BILL BARRETT, Nebraska, Vice      CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California,        
Chairman                            Ranking Minority Member            
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California     GEORGE E. BROWN, Jr., California     
RICHARD W. POMBO, California      SAM FARR, California                 
NICK SMITH, Michigan              DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            
TERRY EVERETT, Alabama            CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana          
FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma          COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota        
RON LEWIS, Kentucky               EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina       
HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho            DAVID MINGE, Minnesota               
JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana       EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama            
SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia          EARL POMEROY, North Dakota           
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois              TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania             
JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri          SCOTTY BAESLER, Kentucky             
JERRY MORAN, Kansas               JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine           
CHARLES W. ``CHIP'' PICKERING,    MARION BERRY, Arkansas               
Mississippi                       VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia       
BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado                                                 
WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee                                          
JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana                                                

                       B. COMMITTEE JURISDICTION

    Under Rules adopted by the House of Representatives for the 
105th Congress, the Committee on Agriculture's (hereinafter 
also referred to as Committee) jurisdiction (See Rule X, clause 
1 of the Rules of the House of Representatives) extended to--
          (1) Adulteration of seeds, insect pests, and 
        protection of birds and animals in forest reserves.
          (2) Agriculture generally.
          (3) Agricultural and industrial chemistry.
          (4) Agricultural colleges and experiment stations.
          (5) Agricultural economics and research.
          (6) Agricultural education extension services.
          (7) Agricultural production and marketing and 
        stabilization of prices of agricultural products, and 
        commodities (not including distribution outside of the 
        United States).
          (8) Animal industry and diseases of animals.
          (9) Commodities exchanges.
          (10) Crop insurance and soil conservation.
          (11) Dairy industry.
          (12) Entomology and plant quarantine.
          (13) Extension of farm credit and farm security.
          (14) Inspection of livestock, and poultry, and meat 
        products, and seafood and seafood products.
          (15) Forestry in general, and forest reserves other 
        than those created from the public domain.
          (16) Human nutrition and home economics.
          (17) Plant industry, soils, and agricultural 
        engineering.
          (18) Rural electrification.
          (19) Rural development.
          (20) Water conservation related to activities of the 
        Department of Agriculture.
    The revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of 
Representatives for the 105th Congress (House Document No. 104-
272) provides the following concerning the Committee on 
Agriculture: \1\
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    \1\ References are to the volume and section of Hinds' (volumes I-
V, e.g., IV, 500) and Cannon's (volumes VI-VIII, e.g., VI, 400) 
Precedents of the House of Representatives, and to the Congressional 
Record by date and page (e.g., January 3, 1953, p. 500).

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

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

                           C. OVERSIGHT PLAN

    The Committee on Agriculture met on February 6, 1997, to 
fulfill the General OversightResponsibility reporting 
requirements of Rule X 2(d)(1) of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
    The following outline was prepared in consultation with the 
Ranking Member and approved by the Full Committee which was 
forwarded to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight 
on February 11, 1997:

 OVERSIGHT PLAN, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE FOR THE 105TH CONGRESS

           Forest Ecosystem Health and Public Land Law Reform

    The Committee will conduct a series of hearings to review 
the impact of the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA), and other applicable laws on the Forest Service's 
multiple use management of national forests.
    The Committee will also focus on the management of the 
National Forest System, the structure of the Forest Service, 
and the Forest Service's changing role in administering 
national forest system lands for multiple-use public benefit.

                           Agricultural Trade

    The Committee will conduct oversight hearings on United 
States agricultural trade and the role of the Federal 
government in promoting exports and securing a more favorable 
export environment through the reduction of trade barriers. 
Areas and issues that will be examined include:
        
 Oversight of: Administration's Agricultural 
        Export Promotion Strategy; USDA's export programs 
        (including Export Enhancement, Market Assistance, 
        Export Credit Guarantees, and Foreign Market 
        Development); and food assistance programs (including 
        the Food Security Commodity Reserve and U.S. 
        commitments under international agreements). Monitoring 
        USDA's implementation of trade agreements and related 
        issues to ensure compliance of other countries' trade 
        obligations:
                
 the implementation of Uruguay Round of 
                the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 
                (GATT), including European Union (EU) issues 
                such as the EU meat hormone ban; veterinary 
                equivalency; rice and tariff-free quotas; EU 
                crop subsidies; genetically modified organisms; 
                and state trading enterprises.
                
 issues relating to the North American 
                Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), including: 
                Canada's use of high tariffs for dairy, 
                poultry, eggs, barley, and margarine products; 
                tomato and avocado imports from Mexico; and 
                Canadian exports of wheat, barley, and other 
                agricultural commodities into the U.S.
                
 harmonization of sanitary and 
                phytosanitary standards (``SPS''), including 
                those provided by international organizations 
                setting such standards; the Administration's 
                position regarding the use of international 
                standards versus U.S. standards; and 
                incorporation of new technologies and products 
                into SPS standards.
        
 Implementation of the trade title of the 1996 
        Farm Bill.
        
 Implementation of the 1996 Farm Bill changes 
        to P.L. 480, including: the authorization of entering 
        into agreements with private entities; maximum 
        administrative funding levels; the Farmer-to-Farmer 
        Program; and expanded authority for sales on credit.
        
 Extension of ``fast track'' authority.
        
 Effects of expanding NAFTA for Chile and the 
        accession of China and other countries to the World 
        Trade Organization (WTO).

            Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension

    The 1996 Farm Bill authorized federal programs in 
agricultural research, education, and extension through FY 
1997. The Committee will review existing research authorities 
and take testimony from interested witnesses to determine the 
need for modifications of the authorities.

                         Implementation Issues

    1996 Farm Bill: Title I (the Agricultural Market Transition 
Act--``AMTA'') of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996 (the ``1996 Farm Bill''), made substantial 
changes to the Federal agricultural commodity programs (wheat, 
feed grains, cotton, rice, oilseeds, peanuts, and sugar). The 
Committee (and Subcommittees) will be conducting oversight into 
the operation of AMTA on a commodity-by-commodity basis, 
including the planting flexibility provisions.
    Welfare Reform: The Committee will hold hearings on the 
implementation of the provisions of welfare reform (the 
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act), which 
included significant changes to the food stamp program. USDA's 
Food and Consumer Service is responsible for overseeing 
implementation of these provisions by the states. The Committee 
will review the action of USDA and the states to evaluate the 
following issues:
        
 Harmonization of welfare and food stamp 
        programs by States.
        
 Implementation of work requirement for able-
        bodied individuals.
        
 States' use of electronic benefit transfer 
        (EBT) systems to improve the distribution of food 
        benefits.
        
 Effectiveness of provisions designed to curb 
        trafficking and fraud.
        
 Adequacy of USDA data collection to support 
        comprehensive evaluation of the impact of food stamp 
        reforms.
        
 Consolidation of food distribution programs to 
        improve distribution and delivery of food.
    Pesticide Regulatory Reform: In the 104th Congress the 
Committee, exercising its jurisdiction over the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), worked 
closely with the Commerce Committee to enact the ``Food Quality 
Protection Act (``FQPA''). This was the first comprehensive 
pesticide reform legislation in nearly a decade. In addition to 
key policy reforms, FQPA requires all of the appropriate 
federal agencies to coordinate their activities to ensure 
consumer confidence in the U.S. food supply through efficient, 
science-based regulatory decisions. To that end, the Committee 
is closely monitoring implementation of FQPA and will be 
conducting the necessary oversight to ensure it is administered 
as Congress intended. The Committee anticipates that 
implementation of the FQPA will reveal additional pesticide 
regulatory issues that will be reviewed and evaluated as 
necessary.

                         Conservation Programs

    The 1996 Farm Bill made substantial changes to the 
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the Wetlands Reserve 
Program (WRP), and other conservation provisions as well as 
authorizing a new $200 million/year Environmental Quality 
Incentives Program (EQIP). The Committee will be conducting 
oversight of USDA's administration of these programs to ensure 
that Congressional intent is followed.

                            Risk Management

    Commodity Exchange Act: In April of 1995, Congress extended 
authorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
through fiscal year 2000. Congress moved to expeditiously 
reauthorize CFTC with the understanding that additional 
oversight activities would be conducted during the 
reauthorization period. The Committee will conduct a series of 
hearings in the spring to review reform of the Commodity 
Exchange Act, which governs commodity futures trading.
    1996 Farm Bill Risk Management Provisions: The Committee 
will be conducting oversight activities of the risk management 
provisions of the 1994 Crop Insurance Reform Bill and the 1996 
Farm Bill, including multi-peril crop insurance, crop revenue 
coverage, the noninsured assistance program, the options pilot 
program, and risk management education.

               Environmental Statutes and Related Issues

    The Committee will be conducting oversight into the effects 
on the agricultural sector of the following:
        
 Coastal Zone Management Act.
        
 Endangered Species Act.
        
 Implementation of the recently-enacted Safe 
        Drinking Water Act relative to regulation of 
        agricultural and rural enterprise activities.
        
 Effect of Clean Water Act regulations on 
        agricultural activities and rural enterprises.
        
 Clean Air Act, including EPA regulation of 
        methyl bromide.
        
 Involvement by USDA's Natural Resources and 
        Conservation Service in the implementation of such 
        laws.
        
 Effect of environmental laws and regulations 
        on private property rights.

                  Administrative and Regulatory Issues

    The Committee will be conducting necessary oversight 
activities in the following regulatory and administrative 
areas:
    
 Agricultural Promotion Programs.
    
 Food and Drug Administration regulation of 
tobacco.
    
 Impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
regulations on the agricultural sector and consumer prices, and 
the effectiveness of the H2A guestworker program with respect 
to agricultural labor.
    
 Meat, poultry, and seafood safety inspection.
    
 USDA Reorganization.
    
 Implementation of Food Stamp Electronic Benefit 
Transfer (EBT) system.
    
 Prevention of waste, fraud, and abuse by USDA's 
Food and Consumer Service.
    
 Reform of milk marketing orders.
    
 In-depth oversight of all USDA agency operations, 
reorganization efforts, and management improvements (including 
impacts on client service), and implementation of the 
Government Performance and Results Act.

           Farm Credit, Rural Development, and Rural Economy

    The Committee will be conducting oversight in the following 
areas:
        
 Effectiveness of the regulatory relief 
        provided by the Farm Credit System Reform Act of 1996 
        to both the Farm Credit System and the Federal 
        Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FarmerMac).
        
 Effectiveness of the Farm Credit 
        Administration as a regulator of the Farm Credit System 
        to ensure safety and soundness of the system, including 
        the future role of the Farm Credit System and its 
        relation to the role of the commercial banking 
        community.
        
 Effectiveness of the reforms made to the loan 
        and guaranteed loan programs in the Agricultural Credit 
        Improvement Act of 1992 and the 1996 Farm Bill, 
        including oversight to ensure that these programs are 
        being implemented as intended and what their effect is 
        on the availability of, and equal access to, credit to 
        agricultural producers.
        
 Potential impacts of electrical industry 
        deregulation on the Rural Utilities Service ability to 
        serve rural electric cooperatives in providing electric 
        service to rural communities and their ability to repay 
        federal debt.
        
 Oversight of USDA's administration of the Fund 
        for Rural America (created by the 1996 Farm Bill) to 
        ensure it is being implemented as intended.
    In addition, the Committee will review and investigate 
general legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues 
affecting the jurisdiction of the Committee.

           II. Committee Activities During the 105th Congress

                     a. main legislative activities

    The Committee on Agriculture reported or otherwise 
considered a variety of bills in the 105th Congress covering 
many of the diverse areas within its jurisdictional interest. A 
considerable portion of the Committee's work in the first 
session of the 105th Congress was devoted to developing the 
Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1997 (H.R. 2515).
    The Committee also met its budget responsibilities in the 
reconciliation process through provisions it reported in the 
Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33).
    The Committee also spent a considerable amount of time 
during the first and second sessions of the 105th Congress 
gathering information that was important to reforming, 
repealing, and amending authorities for agricultural research, 
extension, and education programs. This lead to the enactment 
of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform 
Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-185).
    Major activities of the Committee during the 105th Congress 
included the following:

Forestry

    The Committee held 6 oversight hearings covering forest 
health conditions in every region of the country and introduced 
H.R. 2515, the Forestry Recovery and Protection Act of 1997, 
much of which is included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, 
including: authorization to use the Road and Trails Fund for 
forest health projects; additional funding to treat the 40 
million acres at risk of catastrophic wildfire; and report to 
Congress on use of additional funding.
    The Committee also held 3 hearings on Forest Service 
Financial Accountability and introduced H.R. 4149, the Forest 
Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act, most of 
which is also included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, 
which included: a uniform definition of overhead to be applied 
agency-wide; 20% cap on overhead charged to the six off-budget 
funds administered by the USFS; a 10% reduction in the overhead 
charged for road construction; mandatory disclosure of 
anticipated overhead for all programs in each budget request; 
and mandatory reports to Congress on how the agency will 
account for overhead in its general ledger.

Trade

    U.S. farmers and ranchers, since the passage of the Freedom 
to Farm Act, look to the marketplace to sell their products. 
The Committee saw enacted the following:
          (1) Legislation to lift agricultural trade sanctions 
        on India and Pakistan. Pakistan responded immediately 
        by purchasing 300,000 tons of U.S. wheat under the USDA 
        credit guarantee program;
          (2) The Omnibus Appropriations Bill included $18 
        billion to fulfill our obligation to the International 
        Monetary Fund. The importance of agricultural trade in 
        the Asia/Pacific region is best seen by looking at U.S. 
        exports to Japan. In 1997, Japan imported $15 billion 
        worth of U.S. agricultural products. That is 
        approximately 26% of all U.S. agricultural exports for 
        1997. The entire Asia/Pacific region accounted for $27 
        billion worth of U.S. agricultural products, fully 47% 
        of all U.S. agricultural exports. This explains the 
        reason why the Asia/Pacific region is so important to 
        U.S. farmers and ranchers; and
          (3) On July 22, 1998, approved normal trade relations 
        with China. U.S. agriculture exports to China were $2 
        billion last year, a significant increase over 1993 
        exports of less than $500 million. China represents an 
        agriculture market that is vital to the success of U.S. 
        farmers and ranchers.

Research

    The Committee reported and Congress enacted into law the 
``Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 
1998'' (P.L. 105-185), which reformed and reauthorized existing 
agricultural research programs. Among the major provisions of 
the Act are improved mechanisms for user input, accountability 
reforms, leveraging of Federal funds, and a new program 
providing an additional $600 million in competitive 
agricultural research and extension grants. This Act will help 
ensure the scientific base of support necessary for a 
successful future for farmers and the funding supports research 
into food safety, new and alternative commodity uses, precision 
agriculture, farm profitability and agricultural biotechnology.

Crop insurance

    The Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform 
Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-185) made available $500 million to 
stabilize and preserve the crop insurance program for the 
future. Crop insurance is the primary tool available to farmers 
to address disaster and weather-related losses. Without this 
action, the crop insurance program would have ceased to exist.

Farm financial relief

    The Committee saw enacted into law the Emergency Farm 
Financial Relief Act (P.L. 105-228) which allowed farmers to 
receive, at their option, all of the $5.5 billion in 1999 
Freedom to Farm payments at any time during fiscal year 1999.
    This will help farmers marshal all of their financial 
assets to deal with the severe cash shortages that many are 
facing.

Food Stamp Program

    The Committee saw enacted into law Public Law 105-33, the 
Balanced Budget Act of 1997, legislation requiring States to 
use systems established with the Social Security Administration 
to make sure that persons in prison are not receiving food 
stamp benefits. This action was taken based on an investigation 
by the General Accounting Office that found large numbers of 
persons in prison were receiving food stamps as if they were a 
part of a family receiving benefits.
    Also enacted into law was Public Law 105-379, legislation 
to require the States and Federal government to cooperate in 
order to ensure that deceased individuals are purged from Food 
Stamp rolls. The CBO estimates that Act will save American 
taxpayers $17 million and allow states to administer their 
programs more efficiently. Eliminating waste, fraud and abuse 
in welfare programs ensures protection of the taxpayer and 
targets resources to truly needy people.
    In addition, Public Law 105-185, the Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 allocated $2 
billion in savings from food stamp administration accounts, 
food stamp employment and training accounts, and other items. 
Food stamp benefits for certain legal immigrants are restored 
through P.L. 105-185.

Agriculture credit

    The Committee refined certain provisions of the 1996 Farm 
Bill to assure continued access for truly creditworthy farmers 
and ranchers seeking USDA loans. The Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research reported out a bill, H.R. 
4246, which contained many credit reform provisions. Several of 
these provisions were included in the Public Law 105-277, the 
Omnibus Appropriations legislation.

                  b. statistical summary of activities

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

    Number of bills referred:

House bills.......................................................   200
Senate bills......................................................     8
House joint resolutions...........................................     0
House concurrent resolutions......................................     3
Senate concurrent resolutions.....................................     1
House resolutions.................................................     3
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     Total........................................................   215

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

Bills enacted into law............................................    15
Bills acted on by the Committee included in other bills that 
    became law....................................................     2
Bills vetoed......................................................     2
Bills acted on by both Houses, but not enacted....................     0
Bills passed by the House but not considered by the Senate........     7
Concurrent resolutions passed.....................................     0
Bills reported to the House but not considered....................     2
Bills defeated in the House.......................................     2

(2) Statistics on hearings and markups

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                                                                  Open
                                                                business    Washington     Field        Total
                                                                meeting      hearings     hearings
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Full Committee..............................................           10           21            3           34
Subcommittees:
    General Farm Commodities................................            0            8            0            8
    Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry...........................            1            9            1           11
    Risk Management and Specialty Crops.....................            0           13            4           17
    Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign
     Agriculture............................................            1           13            0           14
    Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research...........            3           13            1           17
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      Total.................................................           15           77            9          101
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1. Bills enacted into law

            Public Law 105-10 (H.R. 785)
    To designate the J. Phil Campbell, Senior, Natural Resource 
Conservation Center (approved April 24, 1997).
    This Act designated the Southern Piedmont Conservation 
Research Center located at 1420 Experimental Station Road in 
Watkinsville, Georgia, as the ``J. Phil Campbell, Senior, 
National Resource Conservation Center'' in order to memorialize 
the Franklin D. Roosevelt appointee who was instrumental in 
locating the Center in Watkinsville, Georgia, and maintaining 
funding of the Center and for his profound contribution to 
American agriculture.
            Public Law 105-33 (H.R. 2015)
    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to subsections 
(b)(1) and (c) of section 105 of the concurrent resolution on 
the budget for fiscal year 1998 (approved August 5, 1997).
    Title I of this Act increases spending by a total of $1.5 
billion between FY 1998 and FY 2002 for the food stamp 
employment and training program for certain people, including 
able bodied 18 to 50 year old persons subject to the food stamp 
work requirement. The Act permits states to exemptup to 15% of 
their able-bodied food stamp recipients from the welfare reform law's 
food stamp work requirement. Under welfare reform (P.L. 104-193), able-
bodied individuals, between the ages of 18 and 50 and without 
dependents, could receive food stamps for three months in any three-
year period. After exhausting their three-month benefits, those 
recipients must either work 20 hours per week or enter a job training 
program to continue food stamp benefits.
    In addition, this Act adds $1 billion over five years to 
existing mandatory unmatched federal grants to states for the 
employment and training program for food stamp recipients. The 
measure requires states to spend at least 80% of those federal 
unmatched funds on employment and training for able bodied 
persons between 18 and 50 years who are potentially subject to 
the three-month food stamp benefit time limit. However, in 
order to receive this additional funding, states are required 
to maintain state funding for food stamp employment and 
training at 1996 levels.
    The Act also included provisions that require states to 
establish a system or to use the Social Security Administration 
system to verify that persons in any federal, state or local 
prison are not counted as being part of any household for 
purposes of determining eligibility of the household for Food 
Stamp benefits.
    (Note.--Pursuant to the instructions contained in the H. 
Con. Res. 84, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget--FY 1998, 
the Committee on Agriculture submitted its recommendations to 
the Committee on the Budget on June 16, 1997. These 
recommendations provided direct spending under the provisions 
of the Food Stamp Act of 1977.)
            Public Law 105-49 (H.R. 111)
    To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey a 
parcel of unused agricultural land in Dos Palos, California, to 
the Dos Palos Ag Boosters for use as a farm school (approved 
October 6, 1997).
    This Act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to sell 22 
acres of land in Dos Palos, California, which was held by the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in 
its inventory of land acquired through its farmer lending 
program. The Dos Palos Ag Boosters, a nonprofit group, agreed 
to purchase the land at its fair market value, which will be 
established by FSA, to use as a school to teach middle school 
and high school students how to farm.
            Public Law 105-59 (H.R. 394)
    To provide for the release of a reversionary interest held 
by the United States in 1.92 acres in real property in Iosco 
County, Michigan, in exchange for adequate consideration 
(approved October 10, 1997).
    This Act intended to clear title on 1.92 acres in real 
property in order to facilitate a land exchange under the Small 
Tracts Act of 1983. The 1.92 acres in real property was 
provided to Iosco County for an airport, but a reversionary 
interest was retained by the United States in the event the 
property was ever used for another purpose. Because of a survey 
error, the property has been in private use. However, the 
private party agreed to provide real property of equal value to 
Iosco County in exchange for the 1.92 acres. A release of the 
reversionary interest held by the United States was necessary 
to carry out this exchange.
            Public Law 105-113 (H.R. 2366)
    To transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture the authority 
to conduct the census of agriculture, and for other purposes 
(approved November 21, 1997).
    Transferring the Census of Agriculture from the Department 
of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture was a positive 
move to make government work better by consolidating the 
activities of these two agricultural statistics programs. The 
Census of Agriculture is conducted every 5 years and provides 
important data on the number of farms, land use, production 
expenses, value of production, farm size, land values, crops, 
and livestock production, as well as key demographic 
information on farm operators not available from any other 
source. This data is especially important to the agricultural 
community to measure changes at the local level. The census is 
also intended to assist Congress in considering legislation, 
and in overseeing farm programs.
            Public Law 105-171 (H.R. 3226)
    To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain 
lands and improvements in the State of Virginia, and for other 
purposes (approved April 24, 1998).
    This Act simply allows the Secretary of Agriculture to sell 
or exchange all or parts of certain administrative sites 
(approximately 368 acres) in the George Washington National 
Forest and the Jefferson National Forest, and to use the value 
derived therefrom to acquire a replacement site and to 
construct on the site suitable improvements for national forest 
administrative purposes.
            Public Law 105-185 (S. 1150, H.R. 2534)
    To ensure that federally funded agricultural research, 
extension, and education address high-priority concerns with 
multistate significance, to reform, extend, and eliminate 
certain agricultural research programs, and for other purposes 
(approved June 23, 1998).
    This Act funds agricultural research programs, crop 
insurance, rural development programs, and restores food stamp 
benefits for some legal immigrants. The savings from food stamp 
administration accounts, food stamp employment and training 
accounts, and other items, total $2 billion. The Act also 
allocated $500 million to partially fund crop insurance 
delivery expenses, $600 million to create a new competitive 
agriculture research and extension grants program, $100 million 
for the Fund for Rural America along with an amendment to 
allocate funds within the FFRA over5 years rather than 3, and 
$800 million to provide food stamp benefits for some non-citizens, all 
on a 5-year basis.
            Public Law 105-199 (H.R. 3035)
    To establish an advisory commission to provide advice and 
recommendations on the creation of an integrated, coordinated 
Federal policy designed to prepare for and respond to serious 
drought emergencies (approved July 16, 1998).
    This Act establishes a Commission (National Drought Policy 
Commission) to report to the President and Congress on ways to 
coordinate and improve drought management policies. The 
Commission, to be composed of Federal, State, local and private 
sector representatives is to provide advice and recommendations 
on the creation of an integrated, coordinated Federal policy 
designated to prepare for and respond to serious drought 
emergencies. However, the Commission terminates 90 days after 
submitting its report and recommendations to the President and 
Congress.
            Public Law 105-210 (H.R. 1779)
    To make a minor adjustment in the exterior boundary of the 
Devils Backbone Wilderness in the Mark Twain National Forest, 
Missouri, to exclude a small parcel of land containing 
improvements (approved July 29, 1998).
    This Act provides relief to a private party who made 
improvements to two acres in real property relying upon an 
incorrect survey. The improvements include a garage, water 
well, mailbox, driveway, and other improvements. It is 
estimated that relevant property boundaries have been 
incorrectly described in surveys for the last 100 years. 
However, by excluding the two acres from the Devils Backbone 
Wilderness, the Act permitted the invocation of the Small 
Tracts Act of 1983, P.L. 97-465 (16 U.S.C. Sec. 521c et seq.) 
which in turn would allow for a land exchange or other 
appropriate remedy for the Forest Service.
            Public Law 105-228 (S. 2344, H.R. 4265)
    To amend the Agricultural Market Transition Act to provide 
for the advance payment, in full, of the fiscal year 1999 
payments otherwise required under production flexibility 
contracts (approved August 12, 1998).
    The Emergency Farm Financial Relief Act gives farmers the 
option of receiving all of the Agriculture Market Transition 
Act (AMTA) contract payments for FY 1999 immediately after the 
beginning of the fiscal year. Annual payments are made twice a 
year, in December or January and again in September. The Act 
made $5.5 billion available as much as one year early to help 
farmers with the cash shortage they are experiencing due to low 
prices. However, because all the 1999 AMTA payments occur 
within the same fiscal year, there is no CBO-scored cost. It 
simply allowed Congress to address the current farm cash 
shortage immediately without incurring any additional budget 
cost while giving farmers the flexibility to adjust to their 
individual circumstances.
            Public Law 105-267 (H.R. 3381)
    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of 
the Interior to exchange land and other assets with Big Sky 
Lumber Co. (approved October 19, 1998).
    This Act facilitates an exchange of assets between the 
Federal government and several private parties involving land 
and timber in the State of Montana. Specifically, the bill 
authorizes the exchange of land and other assets, including 
certain timber harvest rights, by the Agriculture and Interior 
Secretaries with the Big Sky Lumber Company for inclusion in 
the Gallatin National Forest and Deerlodge National Forest, in 
accordance with an agreement entered into by both parties on 
July 29, 1998.
    This exchange will complete the 1993 Gallatin Consolidation 
Act (P.L. 103-91), which involves trading federal lands, 
federal timber, timber sales receipts, and cash for 
approximately 54,000 acres of Big Sky Lumber lands.
    (Note.--H.R. 3381 was introduced on March 5, 1998 and 
referred to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the 
Committee on Agriculture. However, on September 15, 1998, the 
Committee on Agriculture waived further consideration of H.R. 
3381 in the interest of expediting the passage of legislation. 
See also the discussion of H.R. 4570 under ``8. Bills Defeated 
in the House.'')
            Public Law 105-336 (H.R. 3874, S. 2286)
    To amend the National School Lunch Act and the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966 to provide children with increased access 
to food and nutrition assistance, to simplify program 
operations and improve program management, to extend certain 
authorities contained in those Acts through fiscal year 2003 
and for other purposes (approved October 31, 1998).
    This Act extends expiring program authorizations for the 
Women, Infants, and Children program, Summer Food Service 
program, assistance for state administrative expenses, and 
commodity assistance through FY 2003. The Act also allows 
states to spend in FY1999 any unspent nutrition services and 
administrative funds in an amount no more than 1 percent of the 
state's total grant; modifies the Summer Food Service program 
to encourage greater participation by private, and nonprofit 
organizations; authorizes federal reimbursement for snacks in 
after-school programs in schools and communities that have an 
educational or enrichment purpose; requires state agencies to 
perform a site visit to private institutions before approving 
them for participation in child and adult care food programs; 
requires schools to undergo an annual food safety inspection by 
a state or local government agency, if not already required; 
allows the Health and Human Services Secretary to accept 
commodities by other federal agencies and to donate them to 
states for distribution througha domestic food administration.
    (Note.--H.R. 3854 was introduced on May 14, 1998 and 
referred to the Committee on Education and Workforce. However, 
on October 1, 1998, the Committee on Agriculture was appointed 
as conferees for the consideration of sections, 2, 101, 104(b), 
106, 202(c) and 202(o) of the House bill and sections 101, 111, 
114, 203(c), 203(r) and titles III and IV of the Senate 
amendment.)
            Public Law 105-359 (H.R. 4501)
    To require the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary 
of the Interior to conduct a study to improve the access for 
persons with disabilities to outdoor recreational opportunities 
made available to the public (approved November 10, 1998).
    This Act directs the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior to study ways to improve access for 
the disabled to outdoor recreation on Federal land.
    (Note.--H.R. 4501 was introduced on August 6, 1998 and 
referred to the Committee on Resources and in addition to the 
Committee on Agriculture. However, on September 10, 1998, the 
Committee on Agriculture waived further consideration by letter 
to the Chairman of the Committee on Resources in the interest 
of expediting the passage of the legislation.)
            Public Law 105-379 (S. 1733)
    To require the Commissioner of Social Security and food 
stamp State agencies to take certain actions to ensure that 
food stamp coupons are not issued for deceased individuals 
(approved November 12, 1998).
    This Act amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to provide for 
the sharing of death and other information between State food 
stamp agencies and the Social Security Administration for the 
purpose of ensuring that food stamp benefits are not issued for 
deceased individuals. The measure also requires each State food 
stamp agency to establish a cooperative arrangement with the 
Social Security Administration to obtain information on 
deceased individuals and use that information to make sure that 
food stamp benefits are not issued on behalf of deceased 
individuals.
    Additionally, the Secretary of Agriculture is required to 
study options for design of a system to track participation in 
federal means-tested programs to ensure that people do not 
receive food stamp benefits in more than one state at the same 
time.
            Public Law 105-385 (H.R. 4283)
    To support sustainable and broad-based agricultural and 
rural development in sub-Saharan Africa, and for other purposes 
(approved November 13, 1998).
    This Act establishes a policy to promote agricultural and 
rural development for individuals in sub-Saharan African 
countries. The Act also calls for U.S. support of governments 
in the region as well as U.S. or African non-governmental 
organizations, universities, businesses, or other international 
agencies dedicated to providing basic nutrition and economic 
opportunities for individuals residing in sub-Saharan Africa.
    Major provisions of the Act:
          (1) directs the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for 
        International Development (AID) to promote programs to 
        improve food security and improve agricultural 
        production, economies, and marketing in rural Africa;
          (2) sets general guidelines for the AID Administrator 
        regarding non-emergency assistant programs under Title 
        II of the 1954 Agricultural Trade Development and 
        Assistance Act;
          (3) authorizes funds for the 1954 Agricultural Trade 
        Development and Assistance Act Commodity Credit 
        Corporations programs for the purpose of acquiring 
        emergency humanitarian food needs from producers or the 
        market to maintain a trust and it authorizes release of 
        such commodities if the release levels maintain the 
        long-term value of the trust;
          (4) requires the AID Administrator to report to 
        Congress on the implementation plans for the Africa 
        Food Security Initiative as well as provide an estimate 
        of anticipated spending costs and total expenditures; 
        and
          (5) renames provisions within the 1996 Food Security 
        Commodity Reserve Act as well as the 1980 Food Security 
        Wheat Reserve Act as the Bill Emerson Humanitarian 
        Trust Act.
    (Note.--H.R. 4283 was introduced on July 21, 1998 and 
referred to the Committee on International Relations and in 
addition to the Committee on Agriculture. However, on September 
10, 1998, the Committee on Agriculture waived further 
consideration in the interest of expediting the passage of the 
legislation.)

Other laws

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

Legislative matters

            Public Law 105-34 (H.R. 2014)
    To provide for reconciliation pursuant to subsections 
(b)(2) and (d) of section 105 of the concurrent resolution on 
the budget for fiscal year 1998 (approved August 5, 1997).
    The Taxpayer Relief Act contained tax benefits affecting 
farmers and ranchers. The highlights are as follows:
          (1) Death Tax Relief--provides immediate increase in 
        the death tax exemption to $1,300,000 for family farms 
        and small businesses, phased-in income in the death tax 
        exemption to $1 million generally, 20-year low/no 
        interest installment payment of death tax on closely-
        held businesses such as farms, clarification of rules 
        relating to special use valuation of farm and business 
        property, special estate tax relief for farm land 
        subject to conservation easements;
          (2) Income Averaging for Farmers--provides for income 
        averaging over a three year period effective until 
        January 1, 2001;
          (3) Alternative Minimum Tax Relief--reverses IRS 
        position on AMT treatment of certain installment sales 
        by farmers, exemption from AMT for small corporations 
        (including family farms operating in corporate form);
          (4) Health Insurance--increases deductibility for the 
        self-employed to 100% (phased-in);
          (5) Broad-based Capital Gains Reduction--10% capital 
        gains rate would apply to individuals in the 15% tax 
        rate bracket (i.e., married couples with taxable 
        incomes of up to $41,200 and single individuals with 
        taxable incomes of up to $24,650), 20% capital gains 
        rate would apply to individuals in the 28% and higher 
        tax brackets, lower capital gains would not be subject 
        to the Alternative Minimum Tax. After 2000, a special 
        10% rate (8% rate for those taxpayers in the 15% 
        bracket) would apply to assets held five years or more;
          (6) Deferral of gain on the sale of stock in farm 
        product refining firms to farm co-ops which supply the 
        firm with raw farm products for refining (thereby 
        permitting the co-op to integrate vertically more 
        easily with correspondingly higher profits for 
        farmers); and
          (7) Favorable tax treatment of livestock sold on 
        account of certain weather-related conditions.
            Public Law 105-178 (H.R. 2400, S. 1173)
    The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
(approved June 9, 1998).
    This Act postpones implementation of the National Ambient 
Air Quality Standards promulgated by the Environmental 
Protection Agency in July 1997 until adequate compliance 
monitoring has taken place. Specifically, the Act requires the 
EPA to use appropriated funds to establish a PM
2.5
 
monitoring network necessary to implement national ambient air 
quality standards under the Clean Air Act not later than 
December 31, 1999. Following three years of air quality 
monitoring, Governors shall, within one year of completing data 
collection, submit to the EPA designations referred to in Sec. 
107(d)(1) of the Clean Air Act. One year after such 
designation, Governors are required to submit State 
implementation plans for bringing non-attainment areas into 
compliance. The Act requires the Administrator of the EPA to 
promulgate such designations on the earlier of 1 year after 
initial designations or December 31, 2005.
            Public Law 105-194 (S. 2282, H.R. 4195)
    To amend the Arms Export Control Act, and for other 
purposes (approved July 14, 1998).
    This Act exempts, through September 30, 1999, Department of 
Agriculture assistance for the purchase of food or other 
agricultural commodities from the prohibition against 
extensions of U.S Government credit, credit guarantees, or 
other financial assistance to countries involved in the 
transfer or use of nuclear explosive devices.
    This Act was passed with some sense of urgency because in 
May of 1998, the President placed sanctions against Pakistan 
and India. Such action represented the potential loss of 
significant market opportunities for U.S. farmers.
            Public Law 105-214 (H.R. 2870)
    To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to facilitate 
protection of tropical forests through debt reduction with 
developing countries with tropical forests (approved July 29, 
1998).
    H.R. 2870 was introduced on November 7, 1997 and referred 
to the Committee on International Relations. The Committee 
ordered H.R. 2870, as amended, to be reported on March 13, 1998 
(H. Rept. 105-443). The House passed H.R. 2870, as amended, on 
March 19, 1998 by a vote of 356 yeas to 61 nays (Roll No. 63). 
The Senate received H.R. 2870, and on July 14, 1998, the Senate 
struck all language after the enacting clause and inserting the 
text of S. 1758 and passed H.R. 2870, as amended, by unanimous 
consent. On July 15, 1998, the House agreed to the Senate 
amendment.
    H.R. 2870 amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to 
establish a Tropical Forest Facility in the Department of the 
Treasury to provide for the administration of debt reduction in 
accordance with this Act. H.R. 2870 affects agriculture because 
the bill authorizes the President to reduce debt owed to the 
United States by eligible countries as a result of concessional 
loans made under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or 
predecessor foreign economic assistance legislation or credits 
extended under the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954.
            Public Law 105-289 (H.R. 1197)
    To amend title 35, United Stated Code, to protect owners 
against the unauthorized sale of plant parts taken from plants 
illegally reproduced, and for other purposes (approved October 
27, 1998).
    H.R. 1197 was introduced on March 20, 1997 and referred to 
the Committee on the Judiciary. On October 9, 1998, H.R. 1197 
was passed by voice vote under suspension of the rules. The 
Senate passed H.R. 1197, as amended, by unanimous consent on 
October 15, 1998. On October 16, 1998, the House suspended the 
rules and agreed to the Senate amendment by a voice vote.
    H.R. 1197 amends the Federal patent law with respect to the 
right in the grant of a plantpatent to exclude others from 
asexually reproducing such plant and adds the right to exclude others 
from using, offering for sale, selling, or importing asexually 
reproduced plants and plant parts.
            Public Law 105-292 (H.R 2431)
    To establish an Office of Religious Persecution Monitoring, 
to provide the imposition of sanctions against countries 
engaged in a patter of religious persecution, and for other 
purposes (approved October 27, 1998).
    This Act targets all countries where religious persecution 
takes place and establishes three entities to ensure that 
combating religious persecution is a top priority of U.S. 
foreign policy. Specifically, the Act appoints an ambassador 
at-large for Religious Liberty, who will head the office on 
International Religious Freedom at the State Department, 
appoints a Special Advisor on Religious Persecution, who will 
serve on the White House National Security Council, and 
appoints a Commission on International Liberty. The Act also 
authorizes $3 million for a 10-member bipartisan commission 
with appointments from Congress and the President to provide an 
outside voice when investigating religious persecution 
incidents.
    Under this Act there is no prohibition on assistance 
involving the provisions of food, including USDA program such 
as P.L. 480, credit guaranties or other commodities related 
assistance.
    Major provisions of the Act:
          (1) establishes a structure for the U.S. government 
        to actively investigate oppression of religious belief 
        and take real action against religious persecution;
          (2) strengthens the State Department country reports 
        and ensures that each country desk at the State 
        Department provides accurate, accessible information to 
        congressional and executive branch and executive branch 
        officials concerning religious prisoners;
          (3) creates a special annual report on religious 
        persecution to compile a country by country review of 
        the status of religious freedom of the world;
          (4) requires the president to take action against all 
        countries that engage in violations of religious 
        freedom by giving the president a list of options to 
        choose in response, ranging from diplomatic protest to 
        terminating diplomatic exchanges to a variety of 
        economic sanctions.

Appropriations

            Public Law 105-18 (H.R. 1871)
    Making emergency supplemental appropriations for recovery 
from natural disasters, and for overseas peacekeeping efforts, 
including those in Bosnia, for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 1997 (approved June 12, 1997).
    H.R. 1871 was referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
and in addition to the Committee on the Budget on June 12, 
1997. It was discharged from both Committees by unanimous 
consent and called up by unanimous consent in the House and 
passed by a vote of 348 yeas to 74 nays. On June 12, 1997 the 
Senate passed the bill without amendment by a vote of 78 yeas 
to 21 nays, clearing the measure for the President.
    This Act appropriated funds for several programs of 
interest to the Committee on Agriculture including: $23,000,000 
for the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program account; 
$70,000,000 for Emergency Conservation Program expenses; 
$9,000,000 for a Tree Assistance Program for small orchardists; 
$50,000,000 for the Disaster Reserve Assistance Program; 
$166,000,000 for Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations; and 
$4,000,000 for the Rural Utilities Assistance Program.
    In addition, the Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture 
to Collect and disseminate information on prices received for 
bulk cheese and to report to the Congressional Agriculture and 
Appropriations Committees on the rate of reporting compliance 
within 150 days of enactment.
            Public Law 105-174 (H.R. 3579)
    Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 1998 and for other purposes (approved 
May 1, 1998).
    H.R. 3579 was reported (H. Rept. 105-469) an original 
measure by the Committee on Appropriations on March 27, 1998. 
The House passed H.R. 1469, as amended on March 31, 1998 by a 
vote of 212 yeas to 208 nays (Roll No. 88). On March 31, 1998, 
the Senate struck all after the enacting clause and substituted 
the language of S. 1768 with an amendment and passed the bill 
by unanimous consent. The Conference Report (H. Rept. 105-504) 
was filed in the House on April 30, 1998. The House passed the 
Conference Report by a vote of 242 yeas 163 nays (Roll No. 
121). The Senate passed the Conference Report by a vote of 88 
yeas to 11 nays (Roll No. 118).
    The Act appropriated funds for several programs of interest 
to the Committee on Agriculture including: $87,400,000 for the 
Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program account; $30,000,000 
for Emergency Conservation Program expenses; $14,000,000 for a 
Tree Assistance Program; $80,000,000 for Watershed and Flood 
Prevention Operations; and $4,000,000 for the Livestock 
Disaster Assistance Program.
    In addition, the Act authorizes the Secretary to spend 
$6,800,000 to implement a dairy production indemnity program to 
compensate producers at a payment rate of $4.00 per 
hundredweight for losses of milk that had been produced but not 
marketed or for diminished production (including diminished 
future production due to mastitis) due to natural disasters 
designated pursuant to a Presidential or Secretarial 
declaration requested during such period.
            Public Law 105-277 (H.R. 4328)
    To make appropriations for the Department of Transportation 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
1999, and for other purposes (approved October 21, 1998).
    Major provisions of the Conference Report (H. Rept. 105-
825) affecting agriculture were divided into three parts, 
Disaster Relief and Market Loan Assistance, together totaling 
$5.975 billion and Tax Relief to improve the economic safety 
net for farmers and ranchers.

Disaster relief

    This Act includes $2.575 billion in total funding to 
address crop disaster losses, which is divided into three 
parts. The Secretary is granted broad authority to create and 
implement a disaster program. This approach is necessary for a 
number of reasons. First, since the growing season is not 
complete, there is an inability to fully define the extent and 
nature of the disaster at this time. Also, as a result of the 
intensity of the weather-related and economic distress, this 
will expedite the delivery of assistance to producers. Finally, 
giving the Secretary maximum flexibility will cut through red 
tape and allow assistance in a manner most beneficial to 
individual producers--
          I. Single Year Disaster. $1.5 billion will be 
        available to assist producers who have been hit by crop 
        losses in 1998;
          II. Multi-Year Disaster. A further $875 million will 
        be available to provide assistance to those producers 
        who have suffered a multiple-year crop loss, especially 
        those farmers in the Upper Midwest battling wheat scab 
        disease and multiyear flooding; and
          III. Livestock Feed Assistance. A $200 million 
        program of livestock feed assistance will provide cost 
        share assistance to livestock producers who lost their 
        1998 supplies of feed to disaster.
    Payments shall be available to all producers of all crops 
who have had crop losses and payments are allowed for quantity, 
quality (including, but not limited to alfatoxin) and severe 
economic losses due to damaging weather or related condition.
    The Secretary is given authority to determine eligible crop 
losses, loss thresholds, eligible persons, payment limitations 
and payment rates.
    The Secretary is also authorized to provide incentives to 
those who purchased crop insurance in 1998, while recipients of 
1998 disaster assistance, who did not purchase crop insurance, 
are required to purchase crop insurance for next two years.

Market loss assistance

    Congress will provide $3.057 billion in payments to 
producers eligible for Freedom to Farm contracts and dairy 
producers. The purpose of this payment is to partially 
compensate producers for loss of markets in 1998 due to 
circumstances beyond their control. These circumstances include 
economic dislocation, unilateral trade sanctions and a failure 
of the government to pursue trade opportunities aggressively.
    The Act provides that this assistance will come in the form 
of a one-time payment similar to the Agriculture Market 
Transition (AMTA) payments under the Farm Bill. The payment 
represents approximately 50% of the AMTA payment received by 
the producer in fiscal year 1998. From the amount allocated for 
market loss assistance, dairy producers will receive payments 
totaling $200 million through a method to be determined by the 
Secretary.

Biodiesel

    The Act also provides assistance to soybean producers, who 
are not eligible for AMTA payments, and through biodiesel 
legislation. This language amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 
to provide fuel use credits to operators of vehicle fleets who 
use fuel containing at least 20 percent biodiesel by volume. It 
is estimated this will create sufficient demand to increase 
prices by up to 14 cents per bushel.

Tax provisions

    Health Insurance Deductibility--Expands deduction of health 
care insurance premiums for self-employed individuals. This 
provision, which increases the deduction by one-third 
immediately, will help producers lower costs and thus remain 
competitive. Currently, self-employed individuals may deduct 
45% of health insurance premiums, this would move to 60% in 
1999, 70% in 2002 and 100% in 2003.
    Income Averaging--Making income averaging a permanent part 
of the tax code gives farmers and ranchers another tool to 
smooth out income spikes that are a part of each farm family's 
life. Assume a farm couple with highly variable income over 
three years of $120,000. The couple would save $3,744 on their 
tax bill using the following years of income: first year--
$35,000, second year--$15,000, and third year--$70,000. With 
income averaging, a tax liability of $21,744 is reduced to 
$18,000.
    Five-year net operating loss carryback--Here the tool works 
in reverse to income averaging: farm operators may carryback a 
net loss in its operations to prior years--up to five years 
back--when the operation paid federal income taxes. Taxpayers 
may receive a tax refund using the net operating loss 
carryback.
    Income deferment--The Act prevents the ``doctrine of 
constructive receipts'' from being applied to AMTA payments. 
Under this provision, tax liability will occur only when 
farmers actually receive a payment. Under current law, 
producers may have incurred this liability when they were 
simply eligible to receive them. This allows producers to more 
effectively manage their finances.
    Other provisions included:
    Minority Farmers--In order to assist minority farmers in 
their appeal of discrimination complaints at the USDA, the Act 
authorizes farmers who have alleged discrimination but have 
been barred by a statute of limitations either to take their 
complaints to federal court or resolve the complaint within the 
dispute resolution procedures at USDA.
    Forestry--The Act authorizes the use of the Roads and 
Trails Fund to carry out and administer projects to improve 
forest health conditions, particularly in the wildland-
community interface where there is an abnormally high risk of 
fire. (Note.--This was a key provision in H.R. 2515. See the 
discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. Bills Defeated in the 
House''.)
    The administrative provisions under the Interior portion of 
the Act require the Forest Service to propose definitions for 
indirect expenditures which shall be implemented on a 
nationwide basis, identify in the FY 2000 budget justification 
planned indirect expenditures from each expanded budget line 
item, limit total indirect expenditures for six mandatory and 
trust funds to 20% in Fiscal Year 2000, and report to Congress 
on how the agency will fully integrate all indirect expenditure 
information into the agency's general ledger system. (Note.--
These provisions, in modified form, are similar to provisions 
in H.R. 4149. See the discussion of H.R. 4149 under ``9. Other 
Bills Acted on by the Committee''.)
    Other key forestry provisions in the Act include the 
following (all found in Title III of the Interior portion):
          (1) prohibits the use of funds to be expended or 
        obligated to fund new revisions of national forest land 
        management plans until new final or interim final rules 
        for forest land management planning are published in 
        the Federal Register. Those national forests which are 
        currently in the revision process, have been court-
        ordered to revise, have forest plans which will reach 
        the 15 year mandated date to revise before or during 
        calendar year 2000, or are within the Interior Columbia 
        Basin Ecosystem study area are exempt from this 
        requirement;
          (2) prohibits the use of Purchaser Road Credit to 
        finance any forest development road. Purchasers of 
        national forest timber shall pay for construction of 
        forest development roads and the cost of such 
        construction shall be reflected in the cost of the bid. 
        Small business concerns may elect that the Secretary of 
        Agriculture construct the road on behalf of the small 
        business concern and pay the Secretary the estimated 
        value of the constructed road. The value of the 
        constructed forest development road shall be considered 
        money received for purposes of determining 25% revenue-
        sharing payments to counties;
          (3) authorizes the Forest Service to enter into no 
        more than 28 stewardship end result contracts with 
        private persons or entities. The land management goals 
        of such contracts may include road and trail 
        maintenance or obliteration, soil productivity, 
        improving fish and wildlife habitat, setting prescribed 
        fires, noncommercial cutting or removal of trees, 
        watershed restoration and maintenance, and control of 
        noxious weeds. The Forest Service may apply the value 
        of timber or other forest products removed as an offset 
        against the cost of services received. The Forest 
        Service may retain receipts from a contract for 
        expenditure without further appropriation at the 
        demonstration project site from which the moneys are 
        collected. If the offset value of forest products 
        exceeds the value of the resource improvement 
        treatments covered under the contract, the Secretary 
        collect any residual receipts and apply such excess to 
        other authorized stewardship demonstration projects; 
        and
          (4) comprises the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library 
        Group Forest Recovery Act. (Note.--See the discussion 
        of H.R. 858 under ``5. Bills Acted on by the House But 
        Not the Senate''.)

Credit

    The Act also--
          (1) restores eligibility for guaranteed and emergency 
        loans for borrowers with past debt relief;
          (2) increase the limits for guaranteed farm ownership 
        and guaranteed operating loans to a combined limit of 
        $700,000 to allow expanded financing for today's high 
        costs in agriculture;
          (3) codified the current regulations concerning the 
        collateral requirements for emergency loans which allow 
        for ability to repay to be considered as a criteria;
          (4) eliminates a provisions which disallows a 
        producer who accepts a CAT or NAP payment from 
        eligibility for emergency loans;
          (5) requires USDA to give borrowers at least one year 
        notice before the provision which establishes term 
        limits for direct and guaranteed loans limits will 
        affect them;
          (6) eliminates the borrower training requirement for 
        guaranteed loans; and
          (7) requires USDA to give borrowers at least one year 
        notice before a shared appreciation agreement comes 
        due.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 4101 under ``3. 
Vetoed Bills''.)

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

            H.R. 1000 included into Public Law 105-33
    See the discussion under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law. 
Public Law 105-33 (H.R. 2015)'' and ``5. Bills Acted On By The 
House But Not The Senate''.
            H.R. 2515, provisions included into Public Law 105-185 and 
                    Public Law 105-277
    See the discussion of ``1. Bills enacted Into Law. Public 
Law 105-185 (S. 1150) and Public Law 105-277 (H.R. 4328)''.

3. Vetoed bills

    There were two bills vetoed by the President during the 
105th Congress that containedprovisions within the Committee on 
Agriculture's jurisdiction, however, the bills was not referred to the 
Committee. Following is an abbreviated summary of the bills, including 
the relevant provisions:
            H.R. 1469, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 
                    recovery from natural disasters and for overseas 
                    peacekeeping efforts, including those in Bosnia
    H.R. 1469 was reported (H. Rept. 105-83) as an original 
measure by the Committee on Appropriations on April 29, 1997. 
The House passed H.R. 1469, as amended on May 15, 1997 by a 
vote of 244 yeas to 178 nays. On May 16, 1997, the Senate 
struck all after the enacting clause and substituted the 
language of S. 672 with an amendment and passed the bill by 
unanimous consent. The Conference Report (H. Rept. 105-119) was 
filed in the House on June 4, 1997. The House passed the 
Conference Report by a vote of 220 yeas to 201 nays (Roll No. 
169). The Senate passed the Conference Report by a vote of 67-
31 (Roll No. 95). The President vetoed H.R. 1469 on June 9, 
1997.
    This Act appropriated funds for several programs of 
interest to the Committee on Agriculture including: $23,000,000 
for the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program account; 
$70,000,000 for Emergency Conservation Program expenses; 
$9,000,000 for a Tree Assistance Program for small orchardists; 
$50,000,000 for the Disaster Reserve Assistance Program; 
$166,000,000 for Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations; and 
$4,000,000 for the Rural Utilities Assistance Program.
    In addition, the Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture 
to Collect and disseminate information on prices received for 
bulk cheese and to report to the Congressional Agriculture and 
Appropriations Committees on the rate of reporting compliance 
within 150 days of enactment.
    (Note.--For further action see the discussion of Public Law 
105-18 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
            H.R. 4101, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
                    Administration, and Related Agencies 
                    Appropriations, 1999
    H.R. 4101 was referred to the Committee on Appropriations 
on February 3, 1998. On June 19, 1998, the Committee on 
Appropriations reported the bill (H. Rept. 105-588). The House 
passed H.R. 4101, as amended, on June 24, 1998 by a vote of 373 
yeas to 48 nays (Roll No. 264). On July 16, 1998, the Senate 
struck all language after the enacting clause and substituted 
the language of S. 2159, as amended, and passed the bill by a 
vote of 97 yeas to 2 nays (Record Vote No. 209). The Conference 
Report (H. Rept. 105-763) was filed in the House on October 2, 
1998. The House passed the Conference Report by a vote of 333 
yeas to 53 nays (Roll No. 479). The Senate passed the 
Conference Report by a vote of 55 yeas to 43 nays (Record Vote: 
298). The President vetoed H.R. 4101 on October 7, 1998.
    H.R. 4101 appropriated $59.9 billion in new FY 1999 budget 
authority for agriculture programs. The Conference Report 
appropriates $13.7 billion in discretionary budget authority 
for agricultural programs in FY 1999, $55 million more than the 
House-passed bill and $100 million less than last year. The 
Report allocated $29 million for executive operations in FY 
1999, $839,000 less than the House level and $1.5 million more 
than last year. The conference provided $838.4 million for the 
ARS in FY 1999. Services included in the ARS are the payments 
for its buildings and facilities, the Economic Research 
Service, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. 
CSREES received $915.3 million, $67.4 million more than the 
House level. Conferees provided $433.5 million for the 
inspection service for FY 1999 and $716.9 million for the FSA 
for FY 1999 which was $10 million less than the House-request. 
The $10 million cut comes from salaries and expenses of the 
agency. The Conference Report agreed to $309.6 million for AFIC 
for FY 1999.
    The Conference report provided $793.1 million for the NRCS. 
This amount included $10.4 million for watershed surveys and 
planning, $99.4 million for watershed and flood prevention 
operations, and $6.3 million for forestry incentive programs.
    The Conference Report appropriated $2.2 billion for rural 
economic and community development programs. The Conference 
agreement appropriated $1.1 billion for the rural housing 
insurance fund and $61 million for salaries and expenses of the 
Rural Housing Service. The conference agreement appropriated 
$20.1 million for the Rural Development Loan Fund Program 
Account and $3.5 million for the Alternative Agriculture 
Research and Commercialization Revolving Fund for FY 1999. The 
bill provides $12.7 million to provide facilities and equipment 
to link rural education and medical facilities with urban 
facilities.
    The Conference Report provided $36.1 billion for domestic 
food programs (which includes child nutrition programs, WIC, 
food stamps, commodity assistance, and others), $58 million 
less than the House-passed bill and $1.5 billion less than FY 
1998. The Conference Report appropriated $554,000 for the Under 
Secretary's office. The Conferees allocated $9.2 billion for 
children's nutrition programs, $22.6 billion for the food stamp 
program, and $131 million for the commodity assistance program.
    The Conference Report provided $1.2 billion for foreign 
assistance and related programs, $228.1 million less than the 
House-passed bill. The Report appropriated $1.1 billion for the 
three main programs under P.L. 480, which serve as the primary 
means for the U.S. provision of food assistance overseas. The 
Conferees allocated $176.6 million in loan subsidies and $16.2 
million for ocean freight differential costs for Title I of the 
P.L. 480 program which provides food commercially to other 
countries under long-term, low-interest loan terms. The 
ConferenceReport appropriated $3.8 million for the account for 
FY 1999.
    The Conference agreement provided $61 million to the CFTC, 
$1.1 million less than the House-passed bill and $2.9 million 
more than FY 1998. Conferees provided $71.4 million in 
emergency appropriations to the Farm Service Agency, of which 
$40 million is for salaries and expenses and the remainder for 
the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program Account for farm 
operating loans.
    Conferees provided $4.2 billion for the Commodity Credit 
Corporation. Of this appropriation, $1.5 billion would go to 
assist crop producers who were badly hurt by crop losses in 
1998 from natural disasters, $675 million would go to support 
producers who suffered multi-year losses, especially in the 
Upper Midwest, $175 million was for livestock feed assistance, 
$1.65 billion would aid farmers eligible for Freedom to Farm 
contracts due to a loss of markets to sell their goods, and 
$200 million was provided for other emergency related 
assistance.
    The Conference Report allowed an exemption for the 
production, importation, and consumption of methyl bromide as 
well as permitted the EPA to exempt the production, 
importation, and consumption of methyl bromide for critical 
uses. The Report also placed a moratorium on the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission's ability to issue regulations 
concerning the over-the-counter derivatives market.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of Public Law 105-277 under 
``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)

4. Bills Acted on by both Houses but not enacted

    None.

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

            H.R. 858, Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery and Economic 
                    Stability Act
    H.R. 858 was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture on 
February 27, 1997. On June 18, 1997, the Committee on Resources 
reported H.R. 858, as amended. (See H. Rept. 105-136, part I.)
    In the report filed by the Committee on Resources is a copy 
of an exchange of letters between the respective Chairmen of 
the Committees (Resources and Agriculture) explaining the 
reasons for expediting this legislation. Therefore, on June 18, 
1997, the Committee on Agriculture was discharged from further 
consideration. The bill, H.R. 858 was then passed by the House 
of Representatives on July 9, 1997 by a vote of 429 yeas to 1 
nay.
    The bill established a five-year project on federal lands 
within the Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, and 
the Sierraville Ranger District of Tahoe National Forest in the 
State of California to maintain community stability and forest 
health.
    The pilot project is based on the Quincy Library Group 
Proposal of 1993, which was developed by a coalition of 
representatives from environmental organizations, the timber 
industry, citizens, and local communities in California.
    The 1993 proposal places a management emphasis on five main 
areas of concern: (1) single tree and small group selective 
harvest; (2) watershed restoration; (3) fuel reduction to 
reduce fire risk; (4) protection of spotted owl habitat; and 
(5) comprehensive monitoring of results. H.R. 858 authorized 
and directed the Forest Service to implement the fuel 
reduction, group selection and monitoring components of the 
proposal in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire and 
improve watersheds, and it deferred certain lands from 
vegetative management activities for the duration of the pilot 
project.
    H.R. 858 included safeguards to ensure that the project 
produced the desire results by (1) not allowing any funding for 
the pilot project to come from any other national forest; (2) 
not allowing the Forest Service to limit other multiple use 
activities to carry out the terms of the pilot project; (3) 
require the Forest Service to use the most cost effective means 
available to carry out the pilot project; and (4) require the 
Forest Service to report annually to Congress on the 
effectiveness of the pilot project.
    (Note.--H.R. 858 was reported by the Senate Committee on 
Energy and National Resources on November 4, 1997. See Senate 
Report 105-138. For further action, see also the discussion of 
Public Law 105-277 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
            H.R. 1000, State verification to ensure prisoner 
                    disqualification from Food Stamp Program
    H.R. 1000 was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture on March 10, 1997. The Committee on Agriculture 
reported H.R. 1000, without amendment, on April 8, 1997 (H. 
Rept. 105-43). H.R. 1000 was then considered and passed by the 
House under suspension of the rules, by a vote of 409 yeas to 0 
nays on April 8, 1997.
    This bill would have required states to establish a system 
to verify that individuals detained in Federal, state, or 
county penal facilities, not be counted as household members 
for purposes of determining eligibility or the level of 
benefits in the food stamp program.
    It also provided that the Secretary could waive the 
verification system requirement where the Secretary determines 
that extraordinary circumstances have made it impracticable for 
the state to obtain the information necessary to establish such 
a system.
    (Note.--For further action on this provision, see the 
discussion of Public Law 105-33 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law'' and ``2. Bills Acted on by the Committee Included in 
Other Laws Enacted''.)
            H.R. 1342, to provide for a one-year enrollment in the 
                    conservation reserve of land covered by expiring 
                    conservation reserve program contracts
    H.R. 1342 was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture on April 16, 1997.The Committee on Agriculture 
reported H.R. 1342, amended, on April 29, 1997 (H. Rept. 105-80) and 
passed by the House of Representatives under suspension of the rules by 
a vote of 325 yeas to 92 nays and 1 present.
    H.R. 1342 allowed farmers who planted fall-seeded crops and 
had Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that were 
expiring in 1997 to enroll the land subject to the expiring 
contract in a one-year CRP contract, and allowed farmers with 
expiring contracts, who would not be entering into new CRP 
contracts, to begin cultivating the acreage in preparation for 
all-seeding that is subject to the expiring CRP contract after 
June 30, 1997, without penalty.
    To be eligible for this one-year CRP contract, the farm on 
which the CRP acreage is located must have had wheat, oats, or 
barley crop acreage base attributed to it when it was enrolled 
in the long-term CRP contract and be located in an area that 
regularly grows fall-seeded crops, and the owner or operator 
must have submitted a bid to enroll the acres in the expiring 
long-term CRP contract into a new long-term CRP contract. 
Additionally, farmers who were awarded a new long-term CRP 
contract before the one-year CRP contract became effective were 
not eligible for one-year contract, and the one-year contract 
could not extend the duration of any such long-term CRP 
contract entered into by a farmer in subsequent CRP signups or 
enrollments. The bill also provided that if the Secretary 
completed enrollment for the bids submitted during the 
enrollment period that ended March 28, 1997 (the 15th signup), 
before this bill was enacted, then the one-year contract 
authority became ineffective.
    The rental rate for the one-year contract would be the rate 
bid by the farmer in USDA's 15th CRP enrollment period, which 
cannot be higher than the maximum county rental rate 
established by the Secretary of Agriculture.
            H.R. 1789, to reauthorize the dairy indemnity program
    H.R. 1789 was introduced on June 4, 1997 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. The Committee on Agriculture 
reported H.R. 1789, without amendments (H. Rept. 105-294) on 
October 2, 1997 and H.R. 1789 passed the House of 
Representatives under suspension of the rules by a voice vote 
on October 21, 1997.
    H.R. 1789 reauthorized the dairy indemnity program for the 
period fiscal year 1998 through fiscal year 2002, and allowed 
for the use of funds appropriated for fiscal year 1998 to be 
used to pay valid claims arising during fiscal year 1997.
    (Note.--For further action see the discussion of Public Law 
105-277 under ``Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
            H.R. 2493, Forage Improvement Act of 1997
    H.R. 2493 was introduced on September 18, 1997 and referred 
to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee 
on Agriculture. On October 22, 1997, both the Committee on 
Resources and the Committee on Agriculture reported H.R. 2493, 
as amended, to the House of Representatives. See House Reports 
105-346, part I and II.
    On October 30, 1997, H.R. 2493 passed the House of 
Representatives, as amended, by a vote of 242 yeas to 182 nays.
    Major provisions of the bill:
          (1) States that the Act does not apply to lands 
        administered as part of the National Park System, the 
        National Wildlife Refuge System, or the Indian trust 
        lands. Clarifies that the Act will not limit or 
        restrict the use of any affected Federal lands for 
        purposes of hunting, fishing, recreation, or any other 
        multiple use currently permitted under Federal and 
        State law. Nor will the Act affect any valid existing 
        rights, reservations, authorizations, or agreement 
        under Federal and State law;
          (2) Promotes uniform direction in administration of 
        Federal lands and their forage resource, requires that 
        the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
        Agriculture provide for consistent and coordinated 
        administration of livestock grazing and applicable 
        Federal land management activities;
          (3) States that provisions of the Act apply to 
        National Forest System lands administered by the 
        Secretary of Agriculture under eight primary statutes, 
        and to lands administered by the Secretary of the 
        Interior under four significant statutes. It also 
        applies to lands managed by either Secretary for 
        grazing purposes on behalf of the head of any other 
        agency;
          (4) Establishes and defines key terms used;
          (5) States that the monitoring of resource conditions 
        and trends shall be performed by qualified persons from 
        Federal, State, and local governments; grazing 
        permittes and lessees, and/or professional consultants 
        retained by the U.S., or a permittee or lessee. This 
        monitoring is to be conducted according to regional or 
        state criteria and protocols. The criteria must be site 
        specific, scientifically valid, and subject to peer 
        review. Data collected in the monitoring phase shall be 
        used to evaluate the effects of ecological changes and 
        management actions, the effectiveness of actions in 
        meeting management objections contained in applicable 
        land use plans, and the appropriateness of resource 
        management objectives;
          (6) Specifies that a person issued a grazing permit 
        or lease may not enter into an agreement with another 
        person to allow grazing on the Federal lands covered by 
        the grazing permit by livestock that are neither owned 
        nor controlled by the person issued the grazing permit;
          (7) Specifies that allotment management plans 
        authorized under existing law may include a written 
        agreement with a qualified grazing permittee, that 
        provides for outcome-based standards for managing 
        grazing activities;
          (8) Directs that the grazing fee formula shall be 
        calculated as a fee per Animal Unit Month which shall 
        be equal to the 12 year average of the total gross 
        annual value of production of beef cattle multiplied by 
        the 12 year average of 6 month Treasury bills divided 
        by 12. Establishes a separate fee for foreign-owned or 
        controlled grazing permits that is either the average 
        grazing fee charged by the State during the previous 
        grazing year or the average grazing fee charged for 
        grazing on private lands in the particular State, 
        whichever is higher; and
          (9) States that this Act shall take effect on the 
        first day of the first grazing season beginning after 
        the date of the enactment and that the Secretary of the 
        Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture are to 
        coordinate in the promulgating new regulations and that 
        the new regulations be published simultaneously.
    (Note.--On September 21, 1998, the Senate Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources, filed a report, without 
amendment. See S. Rept. 105-338. However, no further action was 
taken on this measure.)
            H.R. 4148, to amend the Export Apple and Pear Act to limit 
                    the applicability of the act to apples
    H.R. 4148 was introduced on June 25, 1998 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. On October 5, 1998, H.R. 4148 
passed the House, without amendment, under suspension of the 
rules by a voice vote.
    H.R. 4148 amended the Export Apple and Pear Act to exclude 
pears from such act. The Export Apple and Pear Act, enacted on 
June 10, 1933, required that apples and pears meet certain 
standards prior to export in order to ensure only high quality 
U.S. fruit moves to foreign commerce. Farmers producing pears 
for export today advise the Committee that mandatory Federal 
quality standards are no longer needed to assure the high 
quality of exported pears. Therefore, by eliminating pears from 
the act, farmers would be given greater flexibility in the 
changing international marketplace and the opportunity to 
increase exports.
            H.R. 4647, to amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to 
                    require the President to report to Congress on any 
                    selective embargo on agricultural commodities, to 
                    provide a termination date for the embargo, to 
                    provide greater assurances for contract sanctity, 
                    and for other purposes
    H.R. 4647 was introduced on September 26, 1998 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture. On October 5, 1998, H.R. 4647 
passed the House, without amendment, under the suspension of 
the rules by a voice vote.
    H.R. 4647 amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to 
require that if the President acts to implement an embargo of 
any agricultural commodity to any country, the President must 
submit a report to Congress, within 5 days of imposing the 
embargo, that describes the reasons for the embargo and the 
period of time the embargo will be in effect. This requirement 
would be applicable when there is an embargo of agriculture 
commodities to a country and that embargo does not include all 
exports to that country.
    The bill also provides that if within 100 days of receiving 
the President's report, a joint resolution is enacted that 
approves the embargo, the embargo will end on the date 
determined by the President or 1 year after the date of 
enactment of the joint resolution, whichever is earlier. If a 
joint resolution disapproving the embargo is enacted during 
that 100-day period, the embargo will terminate at the end of 
that 100-day period.
    The bill includes an exception providing that an embargo 
may take effect during any period in which there is a state of 
war declared by Congress or a national emergency declared by 
the President.
    The bill also clarifies that ``plant nutrient materials'' 
are to be included in the category of agricultural commodities 
in the section of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 regarding 
contract sanctity. Therefore the protection afforded 
agricultural commodities in regard to suspension of trade and 
contract sanctity will be applied to plant nutrient materials.
    Plant nutrient materials under export sales contracts will 
be protected from suspension of trade, as long as the contract 
is entered into before the suspension of trade is announced and 
the contract terms require delivery within 270 days after 
suspension of trade is imposed.
    (Note.--H.R. 4647 is similar to H.R. 3654, which was 
sequentially referred to the Committee on International 
Relations. By an exchange of letters between the respective 
Committees, on September 28, 1998, the Committee on 
International Relations agreed to early consideration of the 
bill as introduced. A copy of the letters are printed in the 
Congressional Record after consideration of the bill on October 
5, 1998.)

Other bills

    Several bills acted on by other authorizing committees of 
the House that passed the House of Representatives, but were 
not acted on by the Committee on Agriculture, contained 
provisions relating to matters within the Committee's 
jurisdiction. Following are abbreviated summaries of these 
bills:
            H.R. 10, to enhance competition in the financial services 
                    industry by providing a prudential framework for 
                    the affiliation of banks, securities firms, and 
                    other financial service providers, and for other 
                    purposes
    H.R. 10, the Financial Services Competitiveness Act of 1997 
was introduced on January 7, 1997 and referred to the Committee 
on Banking and Financial Services, and in addition to the 
Committee on Commerce. Although H.R. 10 was never referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture, there are provisions that affect 
agriculture. On July 3, 1997, the Committee on Banking and 
Financial Services reported H.R. 10, as amended (H. Rept. 105-
164, Part I). On November 3, 1997, the Committee on Commerce 
reported H.R. 10, as amended (H. Rept. 105-164, Part III). The 
House passed H.R. 10, as amended, by a recorded vote of 214 
yeas to 213 nays (Roll No. 151) on May 13, 1998.
    H.R. 10 amended the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to 
provide that the classification of a particular product as a 
banking product or a derivative instrument shall not be 
construed as finding or implying that such a product is or is 
not an account, agreement, contract, or transaction for any 
purpose under the CEA.
    H.R. 10 amended the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to allow 
FDIC-insured institutions with under $500 million in assets to 
use advances for the purpose of funding small business, 
agriculture, rural development, and low-income community 
development; and use secured loans for small business, 
agriculture, rural development, and low-income community 
development as collateral for Federal Home Loan Bank advances.
            H.R. 4300, to support enhanced drug interdiction efforts in 
                    the major transit countries and support a 
                    comprehensive supply eradication and crop 
                    substitution program in source countries
    H.R. 4300, the Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act, was 
introduced on July 22, 1998. H.R. 4300 was referred to the 
Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the 
Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, National Security, 
and Transportation and Infrastructure. On September 16, 1998, 
the House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House. Although the 
amendments made to H.R. 4300 fell within the jurisdiction of 
the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Agriculture 
waived its jurisdiction. H.R. 4300, as amended, passed the 
House by a recorded vote of 384 yeas to 39 nays (Roll No. 442).
    H.R. 4300 supported an enhanced drug interdiction effort in 
the major transit countries and supported a comprehensive 
supply eradication and crop substitution program in source 
countries. As it related to agriculture, H.R. 4300 authorized 
appropriations for FY 1999 through 2001 to the Secretary of 
Agriculture to support the counter narcotics research efforts 
of the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research 
Service as well as for the U.S. Agency for International 
Development (AID) for certain alternative crop development 
programs in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. H.R. 4300 also 
required the Director of the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy to develop and report to Congress on a ten-year master 
plan for the use of mycoherbicides to control narcotic crops 
(including coca, poppy, and cannabis) in the United States and 
internationally.
            H.R. 4579, to provide tax relief for individuals, families, 
                    and farming and for other small businesses, to 
                    provide tax incentives for education, to extend 
                    certain expiring provisions and for other purposes
    H.R. 4579, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1998 was introduced 
on September 16, 1998 and referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. The Committee on Ways and Means ordered H.R. 4579, as 
amended, to be reported (H. Rept. 105-739) to the House on 
September 23, 1998. On September 26, 1998, the House passed 
H.R. 4579, as amended, by a recorded vote of 229 yeas to 195 
nays (Roll No. 469).
    Although not referred to the Committee on Agriculture, H.R. 
4579 affects agriculture. H.R. 4579 amended the Taxpayer Relief 
Act of 1997 to permanently extend income averaging for farmers 
and amended the Internal Revenue Code to provide a five-year 
carry-back period for farming losses. H.R. 4579 also amended 
the Agricultural Market Transition Act to disregard the payment 
option provided by the Emergency Farm Financial Relief Act. 
H.R. 4579 expedited death tax relief and expanded health 
insurance deduction to make 100% deductibility effective 
immediately for U.S. farmers and ranchers. H.R. 4579 provided 
an immediate $25,000 deduction for each small business expense.
            H. Con. Res. 213, expressing the sense of the Congress that 
                    European Union is unfairly restricting the 
                    importation of United States agricultural products 
                    and the elimination of such restrictions should be 
                    a top priority in trade negotiations with the 
                    European Union
    H. Con. Res. 213 was introduced on February 11, 1998 and 
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee 
ordered H. Con. Res. 213, as amended, to be reported on August 
3, 1998 (H. Rept. 105-672). Under suspension of the rules, the 
House agreed to H. Con. Res. 213, as amended, by a vote of 420 
yeas to 4 nays (Roll No. 380). (Note.--The Senate passed S. 
Con. 73, a related measure on May 21, 1998.)
    H. Con. Res. 213 expresses the sense of the Congress that: 
(1) many nations, including the European Union, unfairly 
restrict the importation of U.S. agricultural products; (2) the 
elimination of such restrictions should be a top priority of 
any current or future trade negotiation; (3) the President 
should develop a trade agenda which addresses agricultural 
trade barriers in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations 
and pursues full compliance with dispute settlement decisions 
of the World Trade Organization (WTO); (4) in such 
negotiations, the United States should seek to obtain 
competitive opportunities for U.S. exports of agricultural 
products inforeign markets equivalent to those afforded to 
foreign exports in U.S. markets; (5) the U.S. Trade Representative 
(USTR) should not engage in any trade negotiation with the European 
Union that undermines U.S. ability to achieve a successful result in 
the WTO negotiations on agriculture set to begin in December 1999; and 
(6) the President should consult with the Congress with respect to 
trade negotiations in agriculture.

6. Concurrent resolutions approved

    None.

7. Bills reported to the House but not considered

            H.R. 3654, the Selective Agricultural Embargoes Act of 1998
    H.R. 3654 as reported by the Committee on Agriculture 
required the President to report to Congress on any selective 
embargo on agricultural commodities and specified the period 
during which the embargo would be in effect. Additionally, the 
bill clarified that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
credit, credit guarantees or other financial assistance for the 
purchase or provision of food or other agricultural commodities 
were not included in the sanctions provided for in section 102 
of the Arms Export Control Act.
    The bill was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture on April 1, 1998. On June 18, 1998, the Committee 
on Agriculture met and ordered reported H.R. 3654, as amended. 
On July 16, 1998, the Committee on Agriculture reported H.R. 
3654 (see H. Rept. 105-631, part I) and the bill was then 
sequentially referred to the Committee on International 
Relations for a period ending not later than August 7, 1998 for 
consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment that 
fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to 
clause 1(i), rule X.
    On August 6, 1998, the referral of H.R. 3654 to the 
Committee on International Relations was extended until 
September 11, 1998. However, on September 11, 1998, the 
Committee on International Relations was discharged from 
further consideration.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of Public Law 105-194 under 
``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
            H.R. 3297, to suspend the continued development of a 
                    roadless area policy on pubic domain units and 
                    other units of the National Forest System pending 
                    adequate public participation and determination 
                    that a roadless area policy will not adversely 
                    affect forest health
    H.R. 3297 was introduced on February 26, 1998 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture and in addition to the 
Committee on Resources. On October 12, 1998, the Committee on 
Resources reported H.R. 3297, amended. See H. Rept. 105-816, 
part I.
    The bill would have suspended the U.S. Forest Service's 
Roadless Area Moratorium initiative until public hearings are 
held in each unit of the National Forest System to allow for 
adequate public input. The Forest Service announced the 
Roadless Area Moratorium initiative on January 22, 1998. Under 
the initiative, the Forest Service plans to place a moratorium 
on the building or reconstruction of roads in roadless areas 
and other ``special areas'' in the national forests for 18 
months. It will also revise the regulations concerning the 
management of the National Forest System transportation system 
to address changes in how the road system is developed, used, 
maintained and funded.

8. Bills defeated in the House

            H.R. 2515, Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1997
    H.R. 2515 was introduced on September 23, 1997 and referred 
to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the 
Committee on Resources. The Committee on Agriculture reported 
H.R. 2515, as amended, on March 12, 1998 (H. Rept. 105-440, 
Part I). The Committee on Resources waived its jurisdiction by 
an exchange of letters on March 6, 1998. H.R. 2515, as amended, 
failed to pass the House of Representatives on March 27, 1998 
by a recorded vote of 181 yeas to 201 nays (Roll No. 80).
    H.R. 2515 establishes a national program for the recovery 
of damaged or degraded resources and restoring of resilient 
forest conditions on national forest lands. In carrying out the 
program, the Secretary shall publish scientifically-based 
standards and criteria to be used in the selection of recovery 
areas. A Scientific Advisory Panel shall recommend standards 
and criteria to the Secretary.
    The Secretary shall identify annually the total acres to be 
treated in recovery areas using amounts allocated from the 
Forest Recovery and Protection Fund which is established in 
H.R. 2515. The Secretary is also required to report to Congress 
annually on the recovery projects selected, including for each 
project the estimated project cost, duration, management 
objectives (including the expected environmental benefits) and 
economic benefits to local communities. Local line officers are 
required to ensure that the recovery projects selected in each 
recovery area will treat at least the total acreage in that 
recovery area identified by the Secretary as requiring 
treatment. For each completed project, the Secretary is 
required to compare estimated and actual project costs, 
duration, management objectives, and economic benefits to local 
communities. This Act provides interested parties an 
opportunity to petition the Secretary to have specific National 
Forest System lands identified as recovery areas.
    H.R. 2515 establishes a Scientific Advisory Panel to 
provide recommendations to the Secretary on the standards and 
criteria required by the national program, and a monitoring 
plan for the national program.
    H.R. 2515 requires that the Secretary allocate funds and 
conduct advance recovery projects prior to the implementation 
of the national program. This Act authorizes advancerecovery 
projects to allow restoration projects to commence without delay in 
those areas where the need for recovery is well documented or the 
immediate risk of serious resource damage or harm to human life and 
property is imminent. For an 18-month to 2-year period beginning on the 
date of enactment, the Secretary is required to allocate amounts from 
the Forest Recovery and Protection Fund for the purpose of conducting a 
limited number of advance recovery projects on Federal forest lands. 
Advance recovery projects will be selected by regional foresters (or 
their designees) in consultation with the State forester of the State 
in which the projects will be conducted. Priority is given to projects 
on Federal forest lands where the regional forester (or his designee) 
has identified significant risk of loss to human life and property or 
serious resource degradation or destruction due to wildfire, disease 
epidemic, severe insect infestation, wind, flood, or other causes; or 
on Federal forest lands for which thorough forest resource assessments 
have been completed.
    H.R. 2515 authorizes such funds as may be necessary to 
carry out the provisions of this Act for deposit into the 
Forest Recovery and Protection Fund for the fiscal year in 
which this Act is enacted and for each ensuing fiscal year 
through the fifth full fiscal year after the implementation 
date.
    At the request of any chairman of a committee of relevant 
jurisdiction, the Comptroller General is authorized to 
undertake two specific activities: (1) to verify the accuracy 
of the annual reports submitted to Congress by the Secretary, 
and (2) to conduct a comprehensive audit of the implementation 
of this Act at the conclusion of the fourth full fiscal year 
after the implementation date.
    H.R. 2515 requires the Secretary to inventory and analyze 
public and private forests and their resources at least every 
five years as compared to the current eight to ten years. The 
Secretary shall also prepare a State forest inventory for each 
State.
    (Note:--Several provisions of H.R. 2515 were included in 
other bills which became law. See the discussion under ``1 
Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 105-185 (S. 1150) and Public 
Law 105-277 (H.R. 4328)''.)
            H.R. 3989, the User Fee Act of 1998
    H.R. 3989 was introduced on June 3, 1998. H.R. 3989 was 
referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to 
the Committees on Commerce, Agriculture, Resources, the 
Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Banking and 
Financial Services, and International Relations. On June 5, 
1998, the House failed passage of H.R. 3989, as amended, by a 
recorded vote of 0 yeas to 421 yeas and 1 present (Roll No. 
207).
    H.R. 3989 provided for the enactment of user fees proposed 
by the President in his budget submission for fiscal year 1999. 
As it related to agriculture, H.R. 3989 amended the Department 
of Agriculture Reorganization Act to authorize the Secretary of 
Agriculture to collect fees sufficient to cover all or some 
portion of the costs (including administrative costs) of 
providing services under specified agricultural laws. Such fees 
could have been administered by the Animal and Plant Inspection 
Service; the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration; the Food Safety and Inspection Service; the 
Natural Resource Conservation Service; and the Farm Service 
Agency.

Other bills

    Several bills acted on by other authorizing committees of 
the House that were defeated in the House of Representatives, 
but were not acted on by the Committee on Agriculture, 
contained provisions relating to matters within the Committee's 
jurisdiction. Following are abbreviated summaries of these 
bills:
            H.R. 2621, Reciprocal Trade Agreement Authorities Act of 
                    1997
    H.R. 2621 was introduced on October 7, 1997. Although this 
bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and 
additionally to the Committee on Rules, there are significant 
implications for agriculture. The Committee on Ways and Means 
reported H.R. 2621, as amended, to the House on October 23, 
1997 (H. Rept. 105-341, Part I); the Committee on Rules was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2621 on November 
4, 1997. H.R. 2621 failed passage in the House of 
Representatives on September 25, 1998 by a recorded vote of 180 
yeas to 243 nays and 3 present (Roll No. 466).
    As it relates to agriculture, H.R. 2621 required for the 
first time that the U.S. Trade Representative consult with the 
Committee on Agriculture during the negotiation process and 
immediately prior to the initiating of the trade agreement to 
review each and every trade agreement affecting agriculture 
that might be negotiated.
            H.R. 4570, the Omnibus National Parks and Public Lands Act 
                    of 1998
    H.R. 4570 was introduced on September 15, 1998. Although 
H.R. 4570 was referred to the House Committee on Resources, the 
bill contained H.R. 2458, the Community Protection and 
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Act of 1997, which was referred 
primarily to the Committee on Agriculture, H.R. 3381, the 
Gallatin Land Consolidation Act of 1998, which was additionally 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture H.R. 4501, to require 
the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a study to improve the access for persons with 
disabilities to outdoor recreational opportunities made 
available to the public, which was additionally referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture. H.R. 4570, as amended, failed passage 
in the House by a vote of 123 yeas to 302 nays (Roll No. 489) 
on October 7, 1998.
    H.R. 4570 provides for certain boundary adjustments and 
conveyances involving public lands, to establish and improve 
the management of certain heritage areas, historic areas, 
National Parks, wild and scenic rivers, and national trails, to 
protect communities by reducing hazardous fuels levels on 
public lands, and for other purposes.
    As it relates to agriculture, H.R. 4570 authorizes the U.S. 
Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to issue 
timber sale contracts in the urban/wildland interface to help 
prevent catastrophic wildfires and remove excessive buildup of 
hazardous fuels. H.R. 4570 authorizes the Forest Service and 
the BLM to use revenue generated from these sales to reduce 
noncommercial fuels buildup and conduct other forest management 
projects in the sale area to improve forest health, wildlife 
and fish habitat, riparian areas, streams and water quality, or 
achieve other forest objectives. This provision would sunset in 
five years and requires that all projects and activities comply 
with all existing environmental laws.
    H.R. 4570 authorizes the exchange of land and other assets, 
including certain timber harvest rights, by the Secretaries of 
Agriculture and Interior with Big Sky Lumber Company for 
inclusion in the Gallatin National Forest and Deerlodge 
National Forest in Montana, in accordance with an Option 
Agreement entered into by both parties on July 29, 1998.
    The bill also included a study for access to lands for 
individuals with disabilities
    (Note.--For further action, see the discussion under ``1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 105-267 (H.R. 3381) and 
Public Law 105-359 (H.R. 4501)''.)

9. Other bills acted on by the committee

            Agricultural credit (Chairman's Mark)
    On June 24, 1998, the Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research held a business meeting to consider 
a Chairman's Mark regarding eligibility for farm loans.
    The proposed agricultural credit legislation prohibited 
loan guarantees under the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act for borrowers who received debt forgiveness 
under that Act since the enactment of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act.
    On July 16, 1998, H.R. 4246, a bill to improve the 
provision of agricultural credit to farmers and ranchers under 
the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act was introduced 
and reserved for full Committee action.
            H.R. 4149, Forest Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal 
                    Accountability Act of 1998
    H.R. 4149 was introduced on June 25, 1998 and referred to 
the Committee on Agriculture. The Committee held one hearing on 
July 29, 1998 (Committee Hearing Serial No. 105-60) and a 
business meeting on August 6, 1998 in which the bill was 
marked-up. The Committee, by voice vote, ordered H.R. 4149, as 
amended, to be reported.
    H.R. 4149 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare 
a schedule for implementation of an improved reporting system 
to account for costs and revenues associated with Forest 
Service programs. H.R. 4149 requires the Forest Service to 
account annually for the direct and indirect costs associated 
with all of the programs it administers by moving immediately 
to an ``all resources reporting'' system.
    H.R. 4149 requires immediate limitations on the overhead 
the Forest Service may charge to mandatory and trust funds and 
establishes a schedule for eliminating expenditures from such 
funds for overhead. This will require all overhead for the 
administration of such funds to come from annual 
appropriations.
    In each year's budget request, the Secretary must fully 
disclose the amount of overhead needed to administer each 
program administered by the Forest Service. The Forest Service, 
in cooperation with the General Accounting Office and the USDA 
Office of Inspector General, shall develop a five-year 
strategic plan to identify and reduce excessive costs, increase 
the use of private-sector contracting, and establish incentives 
for line officers and other decision-makers to manage with 
greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
    H.R. 4149 establishes third-party audits of the 
implementation of the strategic plan which requires the 
Comptroller General to submit to Congress an annual evaluation 
assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of the 
strategic plan. The Act requires that fiscal reforms be 
structured and implemented so as to improve outputs of goods 
and services to the taxpaying public.
    (Note.--For further action see the discussion under ``1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law. Public Law 105-277 (H.R. 4328)''.)

                              D. OVERSIGHT

1. Oversight hearings

    The Committee on Agriculture and its subcommittees were 
active in their oversight functions, holding a number of 
oversight hearings both in the field and in Washington, D.C., 
during the course of the 105th Congress. The hearings related 
to the application, administration, and effectiveness of laws 
that lie within the Committee's jurisdiction as well as the 
organization and operation of the Department of Agriculture and 
other Federal agencies having responsibility for the 
administration of such laws. The hearings often resulted in 
recommendations for improvements in the administration of the 
laws, regulations and policies in effect in the Executive 
Branch as they related to the Committee's jurisdiction. 
Information gathered at these hearings was later useful in 
preparing legislation for consideration in the House of 
Representatives.
    As part of its hearings, the Committee and its 
subcommittees reviewed the way theparticular Federal agency or 
department (usually the Department of Agriculture) administered 
existing laws related to the subject matter of the legislation before, 
or to be considered by, the Committee. In some cases, legislation 
favorably reported to the House carries a termination date (a 
``sunset'') to ensure that in the future Congress will again review the 
effectiveness and the methods with which the Executive Branch of 
Government has carried out the letter and the spirit of that statute.
    In keeping with the objective of the Oversight Plan as 
submitted to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 
the Committee and its subcommittees conducted the following 
chronological oversight hearings during the 105th Congress:
            Oversight hearings, 105th Congress--chronological listing
    January 16, 1997: To examine the forest ecosystem health 
and the management of the National Forest System in the Pacific 
Northwest. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-1.
    The full Committee began its work in the 105th Congress 
with a hearing in Sun River, Oregon to receive testimony about 
forest ecosystem conditions in the West and on the 
implementation of various strategies for improving forest 
health. Fifteen witnesses appeared before the Committee 
representing scientists, environmentalists, community leaders, 
federal foresters, representatives of the timber industry, and 
officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    (Note.--This was one of several hearings that led to the 
introduction of H.R. 2515, the Forest Recovery and Protection 
Act of 1997, which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture 
and in addition to the Committee on Resources. For further 
action on H.R. 2515, see the discussion under ``8. Bills 
Defeated in the House''.)
    February 21, 1997: To review the availability of 
agricultural credit. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-2.
    The Subcommittee held a hearing in Lubbock, Texas to review 
the factors which affect the availability of credit to 
agricultural producers with emphasis placed on the farm credit 
infrastructure of USDA loan programs, commercial banks, and the 
Farm Credit System. During the hearing, testimony was heard 
from officials of the USDA Farm Service Agency, financial 
lenders, and the Small Business Administration.
    (Note.--This hearing led to the introduction of H.R. 4246, 
the Agricultural Credit Improvement Act of 1998, which was 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture.)
    February 26, 1997: To review the Conservation Reserve 
Program final regulations. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-3.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine and discuss the 
Department of Agriculture's final rule implementing the 
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
    The 1996 Farm Bill directed the Department to issue 
regulations for CRP within 90 days after enactment which ended 
in July, 1996. However, the Department missed that deadline by 
a few months and finally issued a proposed rule at the end of 
September, 1996. By the time of the hearing, the final rule was 
yet to be issued and CRP signup was scheduled to begin soon. 
The Subcommittee expressed displeasure with the lateness of the 
regulation because it left little time for landowners to make 
decisions about the future use of their land when contracts 
would expire in October. The Subcommittee also expressed 
frustration with the complexity of the regulation and discussed 
its details, such as the Environmental Benefits Index, during 
the hearing. The Subcommittee heard testimony from several U.S. 
commodity groups such as the National Association of Wheat 
Growers, National Cotton Council, American Soybean Association, 
National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Ducks Unlimited. 
Representatives of the Department of Agriculture also 
testified.
    (Note.--H.R. 1342 was introduced on April 16, 1997 and 
passed by the House of Representatives on April 29, 1997, for 
further action on H.R. 1342, see the discussion under ``5. 
Bills Acted by the House But Not the Senate''.)
    March 12, 1997: To review the status of electronic benefit 
transfer (EBT) for Food Stamp Program implementation. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition and Foreign 
Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 105-7.
    The purpose of the hearing was to review the status of the 
electronic benefit transfer system (EBT) for the Food Stamp 
Program. The welfare reform bill, Public Law 104-193, passed 
last Congress required States to implement EBT systems for 
delivery of benefits by the year 2002. Testimony was heard from 
officials of USDA, including the Inspector General, OMB, 
Transactive Corporation, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 
MO Dept. of Social Services, U.S. Secret Service, Oregon Dept. 
of Human Resources, MD Dept. of Human Resources, and the San 
Bernardino County Dept. of Public Social Services.
    March 18, 1997: To Review Agriculture Trade in the 21st 
Century. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-4.
    The purpose of the hearing was to review agricultural 
trade, the opportunities for expansion of this trade, and the 
barriers that face exporters. With passage of the Freedomto 
Farm Bill, Public Law 104-127, it was obvious to the Committee that in 
6 years, there would be a declining support system or subsidy system in 
this country and there would be a greater need for a free and fair 
world trade market for American farmers and ranchers. Testimony was 
heard from Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman about the 
implementation of trade agreements, the monitoring of the 
implementation of these agreements by other countries, and how to 
secure fair treatment for American commodities in world trade.
    March 19, 1997: To review the treatment of minority and 
limited resource producers by USDA. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-19.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the treatment of 
minority and limited resource producers by USDA and to create a 
record detailing the allegations against the Department in 
order for the Subcommittee to perform its oversight function. 
Testimony was heard from representatives of the General 
Accounting Office, Land Loss Prevention Project, 
representatives of the National Black Farmers Association, 
Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), Intertribal 
Agriculture Council Board of Directors, and the California 
Highlander Cooperative, Inc.
    (Note.--This hearing (March 19, 1997) and another hearing 
(July 17, 1997) resulted in the introduction of two bills: H.R. 
2185, USDA Accountability and Equity Act of 1997, which was 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture and in addition to the 
Committees on Government Reform and Oversight, and Ways and 
Means; and H.R 2692, Department of Agriculture Civil Rights and 
Efficiency Act of 1997, which was referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. For further action on both bills see the Committee 
Hearing Serial No. 105-34.)
    April 9, 1997: To review the Forest Ecosystem Health in the 
United States. Full Committee on Agriculture jointly with the 
Full Committee on Resources. Hearing Serial No. 105-5.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine a study on 
forest ecosystem health in the United States. The study (the 
Oliver Report) was prepared by a national, interdisciplinary 
panel of highly respected scientists and chaired by Professor 
Chadwick Oliver of the University of Washington. The study 
provided a comprehensive assessment of current forest 
conditions in the country and a broad range of management 
alternatives with their associated trade-offs. Testimony was 
heard from Congressman Charles Taylor and from all of the 
scientists who authored the study. Sitting among the Committee 
Members was Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who 
complimented the Committee and the panel for acting 
consistently with his often repeated admonition to Members of 
Congress that we ``listen, learn, help and lead.''
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. 
Bills Defeated in the House''.)
    April 10, 1997: To review the Implementation of Section 
192, Risk Management Education, of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-6.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
implementation of the risk management education provisions of 
the 1996 Farm Bill. The education of producers concerning the 
availability of various risk management tools has been, and 
will continue to be, of primary importance to the members of 
this committee. Appearing before the Committee were 
representatives of the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, and several representatives representing U.S. 
commodity organizations.
    April 17, 1997: To review the status of the North American 
Free Trade Agreement. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-9.
    The Subcommittee heard testimony from 10 witnesses 
representing the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, farm organizations, and U.S. 
commodity organizations regarding how the North American Free 
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its rules and regulations have 
worked over the past few years.
    April 23, 1997: To review air quality issues relating to 
the agricultural industry. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-10.
    The Subcommittee heard testimony from 6 witnesses 
representing the Natural Resources Conservation Service of 
USDA, university researchers, and agribusinesses regarding the 
magnitude of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal 
concerning air quality and the possible effect it could have on 
agricultural production and processing operations.
    (Note.--For further action on this matter, see the 
discussion of Public Law 105-178 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law''.)
    April 24, 1997: To review the effectiveness of agricultural 
export programs.Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities 
jointly with the Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-11.
    The purpose of this hearing was to create a public record 
on the value of agricultural export programs, and to give 
examples of how these programs expand our exports. Emphasis was 
placed on the ``tools'' of agricultural trade and the fact that 
U.S. farmers and ranchers can compete with farmers and ranchers 
from any country; however, it is the governments of those 
countries against which our farmers cannot compete. The 
Subcommittees received testimony from 10 witnesses representing 
the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, farmers' organizations, agribusinesses, and 
commodity organizations.
    May 8, 1997: To review the status and prospects for trade 
in livestock, dairy, and poultry products between the United 
States and the European Union. Subcommittee on Livestock, 
Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-13.
    The Subcommittee heard testimony from 9 witnesses 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farm 
organizations, commodity organizations and Members of Congress. 
During the hearing, it was noted that there are currently a 
number of trade disputes between the United States and the 
European Union, many of which involve livestock, dairy and 
poultry matters. However, with a stable American population and 
only a modest growth projected in the domestic demand for these 
items, the export market remains the only real path to 
increasing American farm income and making programs such as the 
Dairy Export Incentive Program, the Export Enhancement Program 
and the Market Access Program the tools for American farmers to 
take advantage of trading opportunities.
    May 14, 1997: To review the information technology 
procurement practices at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
The Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 105-15.
    The Subcommittee heard testimony from 2 witnesses, the 
Acting Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and the Director, Information Resources Management 
of the Accounting and Information Management Division of the 
General Accounting Office, regarding management and use of 
information technology (IT) at the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
    May 15, 1997: To review the implementation of dairy reforms 
as outlined under the Federal Agricultural Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996. The Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-12.
    The Subcommittee heard testimony from 13 witnesses 
representing the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, farm, dairy and commodity 
organizations, and agribusiness regarding the ongoing reform of 
America's dairy industry as outlined and mandated under the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996.
    May 20, 1997: To review the financing of roads in the 
National Forests. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-14.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine how both 
construction and reconstruction of roads are financed on the 
National Forests with particular interest in the ``Purchaser 
Road Credit Program''. The Purchaser Road Credit Program is one 
method of financing National Forest roads, and the Subcommittee 
studied whether the program contained a subsidy to companies 
that purchase Forest Service timber. The Subcommittee heard 
testimony from 3 witnesses; 2 representing the Federal Budget 
Consulting Group; and 1 representing the Price Waterhouse LLP.
    June 5, 1997: To receive further scientific comment on the 
Oliver Forest Health Report. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 
105-17.
    The Committee heard testimony from 6 witnesses, all of whom 
were university researchers from across the country, regarding 
the management of the nation's forests. This hearing was the 
third in a series of hearings for the Committee to gather 
information in preparation to lay the foundation for science-
based forest policy that provides a full range of environmental 
social benefits to the citizens of this country
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. 
Bills Defeated in the House''.)
    June 11, 1997: To review the 1997 Conservation Reserve 
Program Contract Announcement. Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-16.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 1997 
Conservation Reserve Program Contract Announcement by the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture and the acceptance of 16.2 million 
acres into the CRP. A panel of four Administration Witnesses 
from the Department of Agriculture appeared and answered 
questions regarding land accepted into the program.
    (Note.--See the discussion of H.R. 1342 under ``5. Bills 
Acted by the House But Not the Senate''.)
    June 12, 1997: To examine forest ecosystem health in the 
Pacific Coast and Southern Regions. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-17.
    This was the fourth in a series of hearings where the 
Committee continued to gather testimony regarding forest health 
and focused on the issues that pertain to specific regions of 
the country as they related to the findings in the Oliver 
Report. Testimony was heard from state foresters, scientists, 
land owners, organizations, and associations.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. 
Bills Defeated in the House''.)
    June 17, 1997: To review the role of federal, state and 
private research. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-20.
    This was the first of a series of hearings to review 
agricultural research, education and extension programs. This 
hearing gave insight into the profile of ongoing research 
efforts by engaging in discussions on the three main elements 
of the agricultural research structure--federal, state and 
private--and their current and future role. Testimony was heard 
from witnesses representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture; 
universities; and farmer supported foundations and 
organizations.
    (Note.--This and several other hearings resulted in the 
enactment of H.R. 2534. See the discussion of Public Law 105-
185 (H.R. 2534) under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
    June 18, 1997: To review public and private partnership 
efforts in agricultural research. Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-20.
    This was the second of a series of hearings to review 
agricultural research, education, and extension programs. This 
hearing focused on how the federal, state and private sectors 
form partnerships and coordinate their activities for research 
and extension. Seven witnesses representing the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, universities, and farmer-supported foundations 
and organizations testified.
    (Note.--See the discussion of Public Law 105-185 (H.R. 
2534) under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
    June 19, 1997: Examination of forest ecosystem health in 
the Inland West and Northeast. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No.105-17.
    This was the fifth in a series of hearings on forest 
health, and the Committee heard testimony from the U.S. Forest 
Service Chief, a panel of state foresters, a panel of forest 
owners/users, and a panel of wildlife preservationists. All of 
the witnesses, including the U.S. Forest Chief, agreed that 
active management is necessary to revive the health of our 
nation's forests after decades of decline and supported the 
principles embodied in the Oliver Report.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. 
Bills Defeated in the House''.)
    June 25, 1997: Review of status and prospects for trade 
between the United States and East Asia. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-18.
    The purpose of this hearing was to inquire as to the 
current status and future prospects for trade between the 
United States and East Asia in the area of livestock, dairy, 
and poultry products. Seven witnesses appeared before the 
Subcommittee representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
farmer organizations, agribusinesses, and commodity 
organizations.
    July 9, 1997: Review of agricultural extension and 
education programs. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-20.
    This was the third in a series of hearings to review 
agricultural research, education and extension programs. This 
hearing focused on agricultural extension and education 
programs. Testimony was received from witnesses representing 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, universities, and farmer-
supported foundations and organizations.
    (Note.--See the discussion of Public Law 105-185 (H.R. 
2534) under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
    July 15, 1997: To review wildfire management in the United 
States. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-21.
    This was the sixth hearing examining the health and 
condition of America's forest resource with emphasis on 
``wildfire''. The U.S. Forest Service, state foresters, 
academia and non-governmental organizations gave testimony 
about the critical condition of our nation's forests as well as 
specific management recommendations to reduce risks, protect 
precious resources, ensure public and community safety, and 
minimize costs.
    (Note.--See also the discussion of H.R. 2515 under ``8. 
Bills Defeated in the House''.)
    July 17, 1997: Review of U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Civil Rights Action Team Report. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-19.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Civil Rights Action Team Report and 
to continue the March 19, 1997, Department Operations, 
Nutrition and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing where 
testimonywas received from several producers concerning their 
allegations of discriminatory treatment by USDA. Witnesses consisted of 
the Secretary of Agriculture and Members of Congress.
    (Note.--This hearing (July 17, 1997) and another hearing 
(March 19, 1997) resulted in the introduction of two bills: 
H.R. 2185, USDA Accountability and Equity Act of 1997, which 
was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and in addition to 
the Committees on Government Reform and Oversight, and Ways and 
Means; and H.R 2692, Department of Agriculture Civil Rights and 
Efficiency Act of 1997, which was referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. For further action on both bills see the Committee 
Hearing Serial No. 105-34.)
    July 22, 1997: Review reauthorization proposals for 
agricultural research legislation. Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-20.
    This was the last of four hearings to review agricultural 
research, education and extension programs. This hearing 
focused on specific proposals for reauthorization legislation 
with the goal of improving efficiencies, eliminating any 
duplication of efforts and striving to accomplish more with the 
same or possibly fewer dollars. Testimony was received from 
witnesses representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture; 
universities; and farmer-supported foundations and 
organizations.
    (Note.--See the discussion of Public Law 105-185 (H.R. 
2534) under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
    July 23, 1997: Review of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission's policy alternatives relating to agricultural trade 
options and other agricultural risk-shifting contracts. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-22.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony from 
the Commission and industry about the risks and benefits of 
lifting the ban on agricultural trade options. Eight witnesses 
testified before the Subcommittee representing the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 
American Farm Bureau Federation, Chicago Board of Trade, 
National Farmers Union, National Grain and Feed Association, 
National Introducing Brokers Association, and The Andersons, 
Inc.
    August 8, 1997: Strategies for increased competitiveness of 
the American dairy industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, 
and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-23.
    The Subcommittee held a hearing in Branson, Missouri to 
exercise its oversight responsibilities with regard to the 
ongoing reform of the American dairy industry. Testimony was 
received from ten witnesses representing dairy farmers, farm 
groups, dairy manufacturers, dairy policy analysts, and State 
officials.
    September 11, 1997: Review of the Public-Private 
Partnership of Food Banks. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-24.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements concerning food banks and the participation 
of the private sector in the delivery of food assistance. 
Testimony was received from eight witnesses representing the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, food banks, and other 
interested parties to describe how public-private partnerships 
have been created for food assistance programs and why they are 
effective.
    September 16, 1997: Review of EPA's National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards on Ozone and PM 2.5. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-30.
    The Committee met to hear testimony from the EPA, Commerce 
Committee Members, academic experts, and farm interest groups 
regarding the regulatory implementation process for the new, 
national ambient air quality standards for ozone and 
particulate matter. Specifically, EPA Administrator Browner was 
to discuss past statements concerning how these air quality 
standards would affect agriculture. Other witnesses testified 
about the science of these new standards as well as regulation 
under the current standards.
    (Note.--For further action on this matter, see the 
discussion of Public Law 105-178 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into 
Law''.)
    September 17, 1997: Review of the proposal concerning 
enhanced public lands stewardship. Subcommittee on Livestock, 
Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-25.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony on 
enhanced public land stewardship, especially concerning the 
proposed legislation drafted by Chairman Smith. Witnesses 
included the Chief of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land 
Management, the Department of the Interior, academics, and 
interested parties.
    September 23, 1997: Review of Fast Track Trade Negotiating 
Authority. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-26.
    The Subcommittee held this hearing in regard to the 
President's proposed fast track trade negotiating authority and 
its impact on the agricultural sector in the global market. 
Testimony was submitted from ten witnesses representing the 
Office of U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, and farm groups.
    (Note.--See the discussion of H.R. 2621 under ``8. Bills 
Defeated in the House''.)
    October 1, 1997: Review of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) 
Statement. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, 
and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 105-27.
    This hearing was held to exercise oversight authority over 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture's implementation of GPRA's 
strategic plan in setting goals, measuring performance, and 
reporting on USDA's accomplishments. Testimony was submitted 
from two witnesses representing the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and GAO.
    October 9, 1997: Review of the Agricultural Economic 
Outlook. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-28.
    The hearing was to review the agricultural markets for the 
near-term and the implications for the U.S. farm economy 
generally. The Subcommittee probed grain prices, planting 
flexibility, ethanol production, the cattle cycle, price 
volatility, and export activity. Three witnesses testified on 
behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, academia, and 
agricultural processing groups.
    October 22, 1997: Review of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission's Government Performance and Results Act Report. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-31.
    The purpose of this hearing was to exercise oversight over 
the CFTC's strategic plan which was submitted under the 
Government Performance and Results Act. Two witnesses testified 
on behalf of the GAO and CFTC in order to explain and answer 
questions on the strategic plan.
    October 29, 1997: Review of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission's Government Performance Results Act Report. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-31.
    This was the second oversight hearing held concerning the 
CFTC's strategic plan submitted under the Government 
Performance and Results Act. Ten witnesses submitted testimony 
concerning the strategic plan on behalf of the stakeholders.
    October 30, 1997: Review of waste and abuse in the 
administration of the Food Stamp Program. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-32.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements concerning waste and abuse in the 
administration of the Food Stamp Program. Specifically, the 
Subcommittee reviewed whether the USDA is doing all that it can 
do to ensure that only those people who are eligible receive 
food stamp benefits. Testimony was received from four witnesses 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, GAO, and other 
groups opposed to government waste and fraud.
    November 5, 1997:  Review of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Program. The Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-33.
    This hearing was the first hearing on crop insurance since 
March, 1995, and much activity concerning crop insurance had 
transpired in the last two years. Therefore, this hearing was 
to review the Federal Crop Insurance Program, to ensure that 
the Government and private sector work together in the most 
efficient manner to serve the U.S. agricultural producer, and 
to design ideas for a better way to handle the program. 
Testimony was submitted from thirteen witnesses on behalf of 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, crop insurers, and 
agricultural commodity groups.
    November 6, 1997: Review of Agricultural transportation 
issues with a focus on the current rail grain situation. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. Hearing Serial No. 
105-35.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements concerning the current rail car shortage in 
the western and southern United States. Nine witnesses, 
representing the National Surface Transportation Board, the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, farm commodity groups, 
railroads, and western interests, testified in order to provide 
the Subcommittee with answers for the country's producers and 
elevators as to when hopper grain cars and boxcars can be 
expected.
    November 13, 1997: Review of the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers' proposal to provide fish passage through the Elk 
Creek Dam in Jackson County, Oregon. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-36.
    This was a field hearing held in Medford, Oregon, to 
receive testimony and written statements from individuals who 
would be most affected by the Corps ofEngineers' proposal to 
dismantle a dam in which the Federal government has already invested 
108 million dollars to allow fish passage. Also at issue was whether or 
not fish were being injured by the trap-and-haul program presently in 
effect. Testimony was received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon Department of 
Fish and Wildlife, Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Josephine 
County Board of Commissioners, Medford Water Commission, Oregon Natural 
Resources Council, and Rogue River Basin Association.
    January 20, 1998: Review of the impact of aflatoxin in 
Southeastern peanuts. Subcommittee on Risk Management and 
Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-37.
    This was a field hearing held in Dothan, Alabama to review 
the impact of aflatoxin in Southeastern peanuts. Fifteen 
witnesses appeared before the Subcommittee representing 
producers, growers, agribusiness, commodity organizations, and 
officials of the Department of Agriculture (State and Federal).
    January 22, 1998: Review of agricultural issues relating to 
the 1999 World Trade Organization Multilateral Trade 
Negotiations. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-38.
    This hearing was held in West Palm Beach, Florida, to 
receive testimony from Florida's agricultural community in an 
effort to prepare for the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Negotiations. Of particular interest to the Subcommittee were 
existing barriers to trade and the Asian market whether or not 
the President had fast track authority. Seven witnesses 
appeared before the Subcommittee representing the Florida Fruit 
and Vegetable Association, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, 
the Sugarcane Growers Cooperative of Florida, the Florida 
Citrus Mutual, the Florida Department of Agriculture and 
Consumer Services, the Florida Farmers and Suppliers Coalition, 
Inc, and the Brooks Tropical, Inc.
    February 3, 1998: Review of the Impact of the Proposed 
Tobacco Settlement on Producers. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management and Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-39.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the impact of the 
proposed tobacco settlement negotiated in June, 1997 between 
the States' attorneys general, the trial lawyers, the public 
health advocates, and the tobacco companies. Testimony was 
received from nine witnesses representing farmers, growers, 
producers, and manufacturers of tobacco, and it was noted that 
a settlement should not pass Congress without provisions to 
address the concerns of those who run the 124,000 tobacco farms 
in the United States.
    February 4, 1998: Review of the Asian financial crisis and 
its impact on U.S. agriculture. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. Hearing Serial No. 105-41.
    Testimony was received from the Under Secretary for Farm 
and Foreign Agricultural Services, USDA, concerning the Asian 
financial crisis and its impact on U.S. agriculture.
    February 5, 1998: Review of the enforcement of anti-fraud 
provisions in the Food Stamp Act. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-40.
    Reducing waste, fraud, and abuse in the Food Stamp Program 
was a top priority for the Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture, and this 
hearing examined what happened after food stamp waste, fraud, 
and abuse had been identified and investigated. Testimony was 
received from four witnesses representing the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, the U.S. Attorney 
for the Southern District of Texas, and the Auditor General 
Office of the State of Florida.
    February 17, 1998: Review of agricultural issues relating 
to the 1999 World Trade Organization Multilateral Trade 
Negotiations. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-38.
    This hearing was held in Riverside, California, to receive 
testimony from California's specialty crops community in an 
effort to prepare for the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Negotiations, and was the second hearing of a series. With 
California being the nation's leader in agricultural exports, 
the stakes were high as the U.S. moved into wider global 
markets. However, Asian markets hold significant promise for 
U.S. agriculture, and the Subcommittee once again heard 
testimony from witnesses regarding the existing trade barriers. 
Nine witnesses appeared before the Subcommittee representing 
local growers, universities, state government officials, and 
farmer organizations.
    February 26, 1998: Review of the status and prospects for 
U.S. trade in livestock, dairy, and poultry products with 
Australia and New Zealand. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, 
and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-43.
    This hearing was the third of a series of hearings which 
the Subcommitteeconducted to examine trade issues affecting the 
commodities under its jurisdiction. However, this hearing was for the 
purpose of reviewing the status and prospects for U.S. trade in 
livestock, dairy, and poultry products with Australia and New Zealand. 
Ten witnesses appeared before the Subcommittee representing USDA, the 
American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Meat Institute, the 
American Sheep Industry Association, the International Dairy Foods 
Association, the Union Milk Marketing Cooperative, the National Pork 
Producers Council, the National Broiler Council, the North American 
Operation, and the Milk Products Holdings (North American) Inc.
    March 5, 1998: Review of the implementation of the 
Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-45.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program 
(EQIP), which was authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill, Public Law 
104-127, in an effort to make conservation dollars produce the 
most benefits possible by operating the conservation program in 
a more efficient manner. With this program being funded through 
the Commodity Credit Corporation at $200 million annually and 
with recent news articles focused on environmental problems 
which had been associated with agriculture, it is imperative to 
assure the public that these issues are being dealt with and 
that federal tax dollars are being spent to prevent real 
problems. Testimony was received from the Acting Deputy Under 
Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture.
    March 11, 1998: Review of the status of U.S. Department of 
Agriculture farm loan programs. Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-44.
    Testimony was received from the Under Secretary for Farm 
and Foreign Agricultural Services, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, on the status of farm loan programs and the effect 
which the reform provisions of the 1996 Farm Bill, Public Law 
104-127, have had on the availability of agricultural credit.
    March 18, 1998: Review of the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Multilateral Negotiations on Agriculture Trade in Europe. Full 
Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-57.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review World Trade 
Organization's multilateral agricultural trade negotiations and 
the major issues that may be included in the next round of 
negotiations. Testimony was received from twelve witnesses 
representing the U.S Department of Agriculture, Office of the 
U.S. Trade Representative, farmer organizations, and 
agribusiness. A series of four hearings were held on this 
issue. Each hearing focused on specific geographical areas of 
the world and the issues related to U.S. exports and barriers 
to those exports. These four hearings reviewed U.S. trade 
opportunities and barriers in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, 
Africa and the Middle East, and the Western Hemisphere.
    March 25, 1998: Review of the effect of the electric 
industry deregulation on rural areas. Subcommittee on Forestry, 
Resource Conservation, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 105-47.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine and discuss the 
possible effect that electric industry deregulation could have 
on the economies of rural areas. Two witnesses appeared before 
the Subcommittee representing the Rural Utilities Service of 
USDA and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
    March 26, 1998: Review of USDA's Proposed Rule for the 
Reform of Federal Milk Marketing Orders. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-46.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the ongoing 
reform of America's dairy industry as outlined and mandated 
under the Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, 
Public Law 104-127. Fourteen witnesses appeared before the 
Subcommittee representing the Federal and State Departments of 
Agriculture, universities, farmer organizations, agribusiness, 
producers and farmers.
    April 1, 1998: Review of agricultural issues relating to 
the 1999 World Trade Organization Multilateral Trade 
Negotiations. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-38.
    This was the third hearing regarding specialty crop issues 
as they related to the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Multilateral Trade Negotiations. Because the Subcommittee's 
jurisdiction encompassed such a large variety of crops, efforts 
to hear from as many of those interested as possible about the 
existing trade barriers, particularly in the Asian markets were 
conducted. This hearing provided for a forum of three witnesses 
in which to express the views of the horticulture, nursery, 
potato, cherry, pear and other important industry segments.
    May 7, 1998: Review of the President's FY 1999 Budget for 
USDA Forest Service. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-52.
    The full Committee received testimony and written 
statements from Administration officials, Members of Congress, 
State Foresters, forest product manufacturers, forest 
associations, and conservation groups on the President's FY 
1999 Budget for the USDA Forest Service. Differences in the 
policy objectives of the Forest Service's Natural Resources 
Agency for the 21st Century and the funding for the objectives 
in the agency's budget were noted.
    (Note.--As a result of this hearing (May 7, 1998) and two 
other hearings (June 4, 1998 and June 11, 1998), H.R. 4149, the 
Forest Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act of 
1998, was introduced and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture on June 25, 1998. For further discussion of H.R. 
4149, see under ``9. Other Bills Acted on By the Committee''.)
    May 12, 1998: Review of the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Multilateral Negotiation on Agricultural Trade--Asia and the 
Pacific. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-57.
    The purpose of this hearing was to look at U.S. trade with 
countries in Asia and the Pacific region. The major issues 
between the U.S. and our trading partners in this region 
included sanitary and phytosanitary measures that were used as 
non-tariff trade barriers, state trading enterprises, and 
improved access to the markets of this region. Testimony and 
written statements were received from Members of Congress and 
several representatives representing commodity groups.
    May 13, 1998: Review of activities of the Environmental 
Protection Agency related to livestock feeding operations. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research 
and the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-50.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements addressing the Environmental Protection 
Agency's need for new regulations regarding livestock feeding 
operations. Six witnesses, who included, Members of Congress, 
officials of the Environmental Protection Agency (Federal and 
State), Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Natural 
Resources Conservation Commission testified before the 
Subcommittees.
    May 20, 1998: Review of the implementation of the Hazard 
Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) inspection system 
by the United States Department of Agriculture. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 105-62.
    Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture testified 
before the Subcommittee on the implementation of the Hazard 
Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Pathogen 
Reduction Rule for meat and poultry inspection.
    May 21, 1998: Review of U.S. Agriculture, the Asian 
Financial Crisis, and the International Monetary Fund. Full 
Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-48.
    This was the second hearing regarding the International 
Monetary Fund (IMF). The Committee received testimony on the 
need to protect U.S. economic interests, particularly the 
agricultural industry, in the face of Asia's current financial 
crisis. Testimony was presented by three Administration 
witnesses, the Honorable Dan Glickman, Secretary of the 
Department of Agriculture; the Honorable Alan Greenspan, 
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; and the Honorable Robert 
E. Rubin, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
    Public Law 105-277 includes full funding ($17.9 billion) 
for the U.S. quota increase for the International Monetary 
Fund, as well as the IMF's New Arrangements to borrow. Funding 
is conditional on, among other items, that borrowing nations 
liberalize trade restrictions and that the IMF operate with 
greater transparency.
    June 4, 1998: Review of off-budget funds administered by 
the Forest Service. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-53.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the overhead 
costs between 1993 and 1997 charged to five off-budget funds 
administered by the Forest Service. Earlier this year, the 
Committee on Agriculture requested that the General Accounting 
Office (GAO) investigate the off-budget funds to better 
understand how much overhead was being charged to these 
accounts as well as why overhead was increasing related to the 
off-budget accounts. The Committee received testimony from four 
witnesses representing the General Accounting Office, the U.S. 
Forest Service, the Forest Service Employees for Environmental 
Ethics, and the California Forestry Association.
    (Note.--See the discussion of H.R. 4149 under ``9. Other 
Bills Acted on by the Committee''.)
    June 10, 1998: Review of the phase-out of methyl bromide. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-55.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statementsaddressing any detrimental effects that could 
result from the implementation of certain provisions of the Clean Air 
Act that require the phase-out of methyl bromide in the United States 
by the year 2001. Eleven witnesses, who included Members of Congress, 
officials of the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, universities, and agricultural producers and 
manufacturers, appeared before the Subcommittee.
    June 10, 1998: Review of the regulation of the over-the-
counter derivatives market. Subcommittee on Risk Management and 
Specialty Crops. Hearing Serial No. 105-54.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the overall 
regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives market to 
determine whether future congressional action would be 
necessary. The Subcommittee received testimony and written 
statements from eleven witnesses representing the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Department of the 
Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Chicago Board of 
Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the New York Mercantile 
Exchange, the Futures Industry Association, Bank of America, 
the Securities Industry Association, End Users of Derivatives 
Association, and the American Bankers Association and American 
Bankers Association Securities Association.
    June 11, 1998: Review of the Forest Service Timber Sale 
Program. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-53.
    This was the third in a series of hearings designed to 
identify trends in overhead and total costs attributed to 
programs administered by the Forest Service and to determine 
their effects on forest management. Testimony and written 
statements were received from Members of Congress, officials of 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, State Foresters, forest 
product manufacturers, and representatives representing 
recreationalists.
    (Note.--See the discussion of H.R. 4149 under ``9. Other 
Bills Acted on by the Committee''.)
    June 17, 1998: Review of 1990 WTO Multilateral Negotiations 
on Agricultural Trade--Africa and Middle East. Full Committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-57.
    This was the third hearing in a series of four to prepare 
for the next round of the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Multilateral Negotiations on agricultural trade. The full 
Committee heard testimony from five witnesses representing 
agricultural producers and growers with the major focus on the 
distinction between developing and developed countries in 
Africa and the Middle East.
    June 25, 1998: Review of the implementation of the Food 
Quality Protection Act. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 105-61.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements reviewing the implementation of the Food 
Quality Protection Act (FQPA). The Food Quality Protection Act 
repealed the unworkable and unscientific Delaney Clause which 
mandated zero tolerance for most pesticides and replaced it 
with a new scientifically based safety standard. Before the 
Subcommittee appeared twelve witnesses representing the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, 
universities and colleges, and agricultural producers and 
growers.
    June 25, 1998: Review of the Administration's use of 
agricultural export programs. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. Hearing Serial No. 105-58.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
Administration's use of agricultural export programs. Testimony 
and written statements were received from Members of Congress 
and officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    July 22, 1998: Review of the 1999 World Trade Organization 
Multilateral Negotiations on Agricultural Trade in the Western 
Hemisphere. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-57.
    This was the fourth and last in a series of hearings on the 
1999 World Trade Organization negotiations with a focus on 
countries in the Western Hemisphere. Specifically, the 
Committee focused on Canada and Mexico which accounted for 30% 
of U.S. agricultural exports in 1997. Six witnesses appeared 
before the Committee and addressed issues such as state trading 
enterprises; access for U.S. dairy, poultry, and eggs; high 
duties on U.S. exports; and sanitary and phytosanitary 
disputes.
    July 30, 1998: Review of the state of the agricultural 
economy. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-63.
     The purpose of this hearing was intended to help define 
the nature of the economic, disease, and weather problems being 
faced in the Upper Midwest, Texas, Oklahoma, and the Southeast 
as well as the agricultural community nationwide. Testimony and 
written statements were received from Members of Congress, 
officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
universities, and farmer-supported foundations and 
organizations.
    (Note.--This hearing resulted in the introduction of H.R. 
4265, the Emergency Farm Financial Relief Act. However, the 
companion bill, S. 2344 was enacted into Public Law 105-228. 
For further discussion of Public Law 105-228, see under ``1. 
Bills Enacted Into Law''.)
    September 2, 1998: Review of Region 6 Roadblocks to 
Responsible Forest Management. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-64.
    This field hearing was held in Portland, Oregon, to review 
the failure of the Summit project by examining the 
communication between the Regional Office of the Forest Service 
and local agency professionals, by examining the role of the 
Regional Forester and the Washington Office in the decision-
making process, and by examining the Forest Service appeals 
process. Nine witnesses appeared before the Committee 
representing the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land 
Management, community leaders, and representatives from 
environmental, labor and forest constituent groups.
    October 8, 1998: Review of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission FY 2000 budget estimate and annual performance plan. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops.
    The purpose of this hearing was to exercise oversight over 
the CFTC's budget and annual performance plan for the year 
2000, specifically, on whether any of GAO's recommendations 
were incorporated into the plan. Two witnesses appeared before 
the Subcommittee which represented the GAO and CFTC in order to 
explain and answer questions regarding the plan.
    October 8, 1998: Review of current U.S. agricultural trade 
issues with Canada. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review issues and 
policies under current trade agreements such as the North 
American Free Trade Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade 
Agreement and their effect on American farmers and ranchers. 
Testimony and written statements were received from Members of 
Congress, and farmer and grower supported organizations.
    (Note.--This hearing lead to the introduction of H.Res. 
583, a resolution expressing the sense of the House with 
respect to barriers between the U.S. and Canada with regard to 
certain agricultural products, which was referred to the 
Committee on Ways and Means and in addition to the Committee on 
Agriculture.)
    November 12, 1998: Review of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Program. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops.
    This field hearing was held in South Dakota and was the 
first in a series of hearings regarding the Federal Crop 
Insurance Program in light of the recent changes that have 
occurred to this program. The purpose of this hearing was to 
hear the views and opinions about the program from producers, 
agents, and companies in the field.

2. Legislative oversight

    April 15, 16, 17, 1997: Reform of the Commodity Exchange 
Act and H.R. 467, the Commodity Exchange Act Amendments of 
1997. Hearing Serial No. 105-8.
    The purpose of these hearings was to review issues related 
to the reform of the Commodity Exchange Act. Testimony was 
received from the Department of Treasury, the Chicago Board of 
Trade, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Chicago 
Mercantile Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission, 
the Federal Reserve System, the New York Mercantile Exchange, 
and other interested groups.
    June 26, 1997: Review of H.R. 1789, the Reauthorization of 
the Dairy Indemnity Program. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, 
and Poultry.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 1789 and the 
need for the reauthorization of this dairy program. Testimony 
was heard from the Farm Service Agency and the American Milk 
Producers.
    (Note.--See the discussion of H.R. 1789 under ``5. Bills 
Acted on by the House But Not the Senate''.)
    October 7, 1997: Review of H.R. 2515, The Forest Recovery 
and Protection Act. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-29.
    This hearing summarized the current status of forest 
deterioration in this country and the necessary steps to 
improve forest conditions. The purpose of the hearing was to 
review H.R. 2515, and the Secretary of Agriculture expressed 
concerns over H.R. 2515. Testimony also was heard from others 
who supported the legislation and emphasized the need for 
better forest management. Other witnesses included the National 
Association of State Foresters, the Wilderness Society, 
academics, and trade associations.
    October 23, 1997: Review of Civil Rights Legislation (H.R. 
2185 and H.R. 2692) andOther Issues. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 105-34.
    This hearing began with a summary from the USDA regarding 
Departmental changes that have occurred since the release of 
the civil rights report, and the Secretary of Agriculture asked 
that no further legislative changes be made until the 
Department reorganization occurs. Others testified regarding 
the USDA's discriminatory practices. Additional testimony was 
received from the National Association of Farmer-Elected 
Committeemen, the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, the 
National Association of Credit Specialists, National 
Association of FSA Committee Employees, the National 
Association of Conservation Districts, the Rural Coalition, 
Black Farmers and Agriculturalist Association, and the National 
Black Farmers Association.
    March 3, 1998: Review of H.R. 3280, USDA Year 2000 
Compliance Enhancement Act. Hearing Serial No. 105-42.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 3280, the 
USDA Year 2000 Compliance Enhancement Act, which clarifies and 
enhances the authorities of the Chief Information Officer of 
the USDA to help the USDA get its information technology 
department in order to satisfactorily deal with the year 2000 
problem. Testimony was received from Congressman Tom Latham; 
the Chief Information Officer of the USDA; and the Director, 
Civil Agencies Information Systems, Accounting, and 
Informational Management of the GAO regarding the need for such 
legislation.
    May 20, 1998: Review of H.R. 3766, the Plant Protection 
Act. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 105-49.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony 
concerning H.R. 3766, the Plant Protection Act, which would 
streamline, modernize, and enhance the authority of the 
Secretary of Agriculture relating to plant protection and 
quarantine, and for other purposes. The Subcommittee received 
testimony from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
of the USDA regarding APHIS's ability to address its mission of 
agricultural protection consistent with the concepts of 
regionalization and risk-based decision-making required under 
GATT. Testimony was also received from the Florida Fruit & 
Vegetable Association, the American Nursery and Landscape 
Association, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and 
Consumer Services, the National Plant Board, and the American 
Seed Trade Association concerning the need for H.R. 3766.
    June 3, 1998: Consideration of H.R. 3654, the Selective 
Agricultural Embargoes Act of 1998. Subcommittee on 
Departmental Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. 
Hearing Serial No. 105-51.
    The purpose of this hearing was to hear testimony 
concerning H.R. 3654 which amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 
1978, to require the President to report to Congress on any 
selective embargo on agricultural commodities, to provide a 
termination date for the embargo, to provide greater assurances 
for contract sanctity, and for other purposes. Testimony was 
received from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA, the 
Farmland Industries, Inc., the Illinois Farm Bureau, and the 
North American Export Grain Association regarding the 
importance of international trade and the need for H.R. 3654.
    June 18, 1998: Review of H.R. 3765, the Recreational Cabin 
Fees. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-56.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review H.R. 3765, a bill 
to gradually increase the fees paid by current holders of 
Forest Service special use permits that authorize the 
construction and occupancy of private recreation houses or 
cabins. The U.S. Forest Service gave testimony opposing H.R. 
3765 because the legislation would make the Recreation 
Residence Program more expensive to administer and less money 
would be collected by the Treasury. Testimony was heard from 
the Oregon Forest Homeowners Association, the Mt. Hood Forest 
Homeowners Association, the June Lake Permittee Association, 
the Sawtooth Forest Cabin Owners Association, the National 
Forest Homeowners Association, and the American Land Rights 
Association concerning the potential for dramatic increases in 
permit fees.
    July 29, 1998: Review of H.R. 4149, the Forest Service Cost 
Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act of 1998. Full 
Committee. Hearing Serial No. 105-60.
    The purpose of this hearing was to hear testimony regarding 
H.R. 4149 and explore the Forest Service's fiscal 
accountability or lack thereof. Testimony was given concerning 
the Forest Service's failure to restore order to the financial 
affairs of the USFS and the legislation's impact on reducing 
indirect expenditures in managing the Forest System. Witnesses 
included the GAO, the Forest Service, USDA, taxpayer groups, 
forestry professionals, and national forest constituents.
    August 5, 1998: Review of H.R. 4366, the Food Stamp 
Verification Act of 1998. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-59.
    The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony and 
written statements on H.R. 4366, which ensures that deceased 
people do not receive Food Stamp benefits. This hearing was 
another step in the continuing fight against the waste, fraud 
and abuse that impacts the Food Stamp Program. Testimony was 
received from the GAO and the Food and Nutrition Service of the 
USDA regarding the fraud and waste within the Food Stamp 
Program and measures needed to be taken to prevent such abuse.
    September 23, 1998: Review of H.R. 4571, the Emergency Food 
Assistance Enhancement Act of 1998. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial 
No. 105-65.
    The purpose of this hearing was to receive testimony and 
written statements reviewing H.R. 4571, a bill that would 
increase the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) 
mandatory commodity purchase account from $100 million to $120 
million. Testimony was received from Representative Tony Hall, 
the USDA, the American Public Human Services Association, 
Second Harvest Food Bank, the American Commodity Distribution 
Association, and the California Emergency Foodlink discussing 
the effects of and need for the increased TEFAP funding.

                    E. Printed Hearings (By Subject)

    AFLATOXIN IN SOUTHEASTERN PEANUTS, REVIEW THE IMPACT OF. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Field 
Hearing. January 20, (Dothan, AL), 1998. Serial 105-37.
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. October 9, 1997. Serial 105-28.
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY, STATE OF THE. Full Committee. July 
30, 1998. October 9, 1997. Serial 105-63.
    AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROGRAMS, REVIEW OF THE 
ADMINISTRATION'S USE OF. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. June 25, 1998. Serial 105-58.
    AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROGRAMS, REVIEW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF. 
Subcommitee on General Farm Commodities and Subcommittee on 
Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Joint Hearing. April 24, 
1997. Serial 105-11.
    AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION PROGRAMS. 
Subcommitee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
June 17, 18, and July 9, 22, 1997. Serial 105-20.
    AGRICULTURAL TRADE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. Full Committee. 
March 18, 1997. Serial 105-4.
    AGRICULTURAL TRADE OPTIONS, REVIEW OF POLICY ALTERNATIVES 
RELATING TO. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. July 23, 1997. Serial 105-22.
    AGRICULTURAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND THE CURRENT RAIL 
GRAIN SITUATION. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. 
November 6, 1997. Serial 105-35.
    AIR QUALITY ISSUES RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY, 
OVERSIGHT OF. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, 
and Research. April 23, 1997. Serial 105-10.
    ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISES. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. February 4, 1998. Serial 105-41.
    AVAILABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL CREDIT, OVERSIGHT OF. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
Field Hearing. February 21 (Lubbock, TX), 1997. Serial 105-2.
    CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION AND OTHER ISSUES. Full Committee. 
H.R. 2185 and H.R. 2692. October 23, 1997. Serial 105-34.
    COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT, REVIEW THE REFORM OF, AND 
PROVISIONS OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1997. 
Subcommittee on Risk Mangement and Specialty Crops. H.R. 467. 
April 15, 16, 17, 1997. Serial 105-8.
    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION'S GOVERNMENT 
PERFORMANCE RESULTS ACT PLAN, REVIEW THE. Subcommittee on Risk 
Mangement and Specialty Crops. October 22, 29, 1997. Serial 
105-31.
    CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM CONTRACT ANNOUNCEMENT, REVIEW 
OF THE 1997. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, 
and Research. June 11, 1997. Serial 105-16.
    CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM FINAL REGULATIONS. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
February 26, 1997. Serial 105-3.
    CURRENT AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES WITH CANADA. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities. October 8, 1998. Serial 105-66.
    DAIRY INDUSTRY, STRATEGIES FOR INCREASED COMPETITIVENESS IN 
THE AMERICAN. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. 
Field Hearing. August 8 (Point Lookout, MO), 1997. Serial 105-
23.
    DAIRY REFORM, OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S 
PROGESS IN IMPLEMENTING. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. May 15, 1997. Serial 105-12.
    ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DEREGULATION IN RURAL AREAS. Subcommittee 
on Forestry, Resource Conseration, and Research. March 25, 
1998. Serial 105-47.
    ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR THE FOOD STAMP 
PROGRAM, OVERSIGHT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. 
March 12, 1997. Serial 105-7.
    EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 1998, THE. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. September 23, 1998. Serial 105-65.
    ENFORCEMENT OF THE ANTI-FRAUD PROVISIONS OF THE FOOD STAMP 
ACT, REVIEW THE. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. February 5, 1998. Serial 
105-40.
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR 
QUALITY STANDARDS FOR OZONE AND PM 2.5. Full Committee. 
September 16, 1997. Serial 105-30.
    ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM, IMPLEMENTATION 
OF. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research. March 5, 1998. Serial 105-45.
    FAST TRACK TRADE NEGOTIATING AUTHORITY. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities. September 23, 1997. Serial 105-26.
    FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. November 5, 1997. 
Serial 105-33.
    FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM, REVIEW OF THE. Subcommittee 
on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. November 12, 1998. 
Serial 105-67.
    FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDERS, USDA'S PROPOSED RULE FOR THE 
REFORM OF. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. March 
26, 1998. Serial 105-46.
    FINANCING OF ROADS IN THE NATIONAL FOREST. Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. May 20, 1997. 
Serial 105-14.
    FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. Full 
Committee. June 4, 11, 1998. Serial 105-53.
    FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. June 25, 1998. Serial 105-61.
    FOOD STAMP VERIFICATION ACT OF 1998. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. H.R. 
4366. August 5, 1998. Serial 105-59.
    FORAGE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1997. Subcommittee on Livestock, 
Dairy, and Poultry. September 17, 1997. Serial 105-25.
    FOREST ECOSYSTEM HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES. Full 
Committee on Agriculture and Full Committee on Resources. Joint 
Hearing. April 9, 1997. Serial 105-5.
    FOREST ECOSYSTEM HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES (Final). Full 
Committee. June 5, 12, 19, 1997. Serial 105-17.
    FOREST RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT OF 1997. Full Committee. 
H.R. 2515. October 7, 1997. Serial 105-29.
    FOREST SERVICE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999, OVERSIGHT OF 
THE. Full Committee. May 7, 1998. Serial 105-52.
    FOREST SERVICE COST REDUCTION AND FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 
OF 1998. Full Committee. H.R. 4149. July 29, 1998. Serial 105-
60.
    HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT SYSTEM, 
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. May 20, 1998. Serial 105-62.
    IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 192 OF THE FEDERAL AGRICULTURE 
IMPROVEMENT AND REFORM ACT OF 1996. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management and Specialty Crops. April 10, 1997. Serial 105-6.
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT PRACTICES AT THE U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. May 14, 1997. 
Serial 105-15.
    LIVESTOCK FEEDING OPERATIONS, ACTIVITIES OF THE 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RELATED TO. Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research and Subcommittee 
on Livestock, Dairy, an Poultry. Joint Hearing. May 13, 1998. 
Serial 105-50.
    MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM IN THE PACIFIC 
NORTHWEST. Full Committee. Field Hearing. January 16 (Sunriver, 
OR), 1997. Serial 105-1.
    METHYL BROMIDE, REVIEW OF THE PHASEOUT OF. Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. June 10, 1998. 
Serial 105-55.
    NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, OVERSIGHT OF THE. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. April 17, 1997. 
Serial 105-9.
    OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES MARKET, REGULATION OF. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. June 10, 
1998. Serial 105-54.
    PLANT PROTECTION ACT, THE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. H.R. 3766. May 
20, 1998. Serial 105-49.
    PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF FOOD BANKS, REVIEW THE. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. September 11, 1997. Serial 105-24.
    RECREATIONAL CABIN FEES. Full Committee. June 18, 1998. 
Serial 105-56.
    REMOVING ROADBLOCKS TO RESPONSIBLE FOREST MANAGEMENT. Full 
Committee. Field Hearing. September 2 (Portland, OR), 1998. 
Serial 105-64.
    SELECTIVE AGRICULTURAL EMBARGOES ACT OF 1998. Subcommittee 
on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. 
H.R. 3654. June 3, 1998. Serial 105-51.
    SPECIALTY CROP AGRICULTURAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE 1999 
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATIONS. Subcommittee on Risk Management and 
Specialty Crops. January 22 (West Palm Beach, FL), February 17 
(Riverside, CA), April 1, 1998. Serial 105-38.
    TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ON PRODUCERS, REVIEW THE IMPACT OF THE 
PROPOSED. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. 
February 3, 1998. Serial 105-39.
    TRADE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE 
CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. May 8, 1997. Serial 105-13.
    TRADE IN LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS BETWEEN THE 
UNITED STATES AND EAST ASIA, STATUS AND PROSPECTS FOR. 
Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. June 25, 1997. 
Serial 105-18.
    TREATMENT OF MINORITY AND LIMITED RESOURCE PRODUCERS BY THE 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture and Full 
Committee. March 19 and July 17, 1997. Serial 105-19.
    U.S. AGRICULTURE, THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS, AND THE 
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. Full Committee. May 21, 1998. 
Serial 105-48.
    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS' PROPOSAL TO RESTORE A FISH 
PASSAGE CORRIDOR THROUGH ELK CREEK DAM. Full Committee. Field 
Hearing. November 13 (Medford, OR), 1997. Serial 105-36.
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FARM LOAN PROGRAMS. 
Subcommittee on on forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research. March 11, 1998. Serial 105-44.
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE ACT. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. March 3, 1998. Serial 105-42.
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND 
RESULTS ACT. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, 
and Foreign Agriculture. October 1, 1997. Serial 105-27.
    UNITED STATES TRADE IN LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY 
PRODUCTS WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. February 26, 1998. Serial 105-
43.
    WASTE AND ABUSE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOOD STAMP 
PROGRAM. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Operations. October 30, 1997. Serial 105-32.
    WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. Full Committee. 
July 15, 1997. Serial 105-21.
    1999 WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS ON 
AGRICULTURAL TRADE, REVIEW OF THE. Full Committee. March 18, 
May 12, June 17, and July 22, 1998. Serial 105-57.

                      Printed Hearings (By Serial)

    105-1 MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM IN THE 
PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Full Committee. Field Hearing. January 16 
(Sunriver, OR), 1997.
    105-2 OVERSIGHT OF THE AVAILABILITIY OF AGRICULTURAL 
CREDIT. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research. Field Hearing. February 21 (Lubbock, TX), 1997.
    105-3 CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM FINAL REGULATIONS. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
February 26, 1997.
    105-4 AGRICULTURAL TRADE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. Full 
Committee. March 18, 1997.
    105-5 FOREST ECOSYSTEM HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES. Full 
Committee on Agriculture and Full Committee on Resources. Joint 
Hearing. April 9, 1997.
    105-6 IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 192 OF THE FEDERAL 
AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT AND REFORM ACT OF 1996. Subcommittee on 
Risk Management and Specialty Crops. April 10, 1997.
    105-7 OVERSIGHT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ELECTRONIC 
BENEFIT TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. March 12, 1997.
    105-8 REVIEW THE REFORM OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT, AND 
PROVISIONS OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1997. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. H.R. 467. 
April 15, 16, 17, 1997.
    105-9 OVERSIGHT OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. April 17, 1997.
    105-10 OVERSIGHT OF AIR QUALITY ISSUES RELATING TO THE 
AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. April 23, 1997.
    105-11 REVIEW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORT 
PROGRAMS. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Joint 
Hearing. April 24, 1997.
    105-12 OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S 
PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING DAIRY REFORM. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. May 15, 1997.
    105-13 THE CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF TRADE 
BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION. Subcommittee 
on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. May 8, 1997.
    105-14 FINANCING OF ROADS IN THE NATIONAL FOREST. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
May 20, 1997.
    105-15 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT PRACTICES AT THE 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. May 14, 1997.
    105-16 REVIEW OF THE 1997 CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM 
CONTRACT ANNOUNCEMENT. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. June 11, 1997.
    105-17 FOREST ECOSYSTEM HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES 
(Final). Full Committee. June 5, 12, 19, 1997.
    105-18 STATUS AND PROSPECTS FOR TRADE IN LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, 
AND POULTRY PRODUCTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND EAST ASIA. 
Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. June 25, 1997.
    105-19 TREATMENT OF MINORITY AND LIMITED RESOURCE PRODUCERS 
BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture and 
Full Committee. March 19 and July 17, 1997.
    105-20 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION 
PROGRAMS. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research. June 17, 18, and July 9, 22, 1997.
    105-21 WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. Full 
Committee. July 15, 1997.
    105-22 REVIEW OF POLICY ALTERNATIVES RELATING TO 
AGRICULTURAL TRADE OPTIONS. Subcommittee on Risk Management and 
Specialty Crops. July 23, 1997.
    105-23 STRATEGIES FOR INCREASED COMPETITVENESS IN THE 
AMERICAN DAIRY INDUSTRY. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Field Hearing. August 8 (Point Lookout, MO), 1997.
    105-24 REVIEW THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF FOOD BANKS. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. September 11, 1997.
    105-25 FORAGE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1997. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. September 17, 1997.
    105-26 FAST TRACK TRADE NEGOTIATING AUTHORITY. Subcommittee 
on General Farm Commodities. September 23, 1997.
    105-27 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S GOVERNMENT 
PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS ACT. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. October 1, 
1997.
    105-28 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities. October 9, 1997.
    105-29 THE FOREST RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT OF 1997. Full 
Committee. H.R. 2515. October 7, 1997.
    105-30 THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S NATIONAL 
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR OZONE AND PM 2.5. Full 
Comnmittee. September 16, 1997.
    105-31 REVIEW THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION'S 
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE RESULTS ACT PLAN. Subcommittee on Risk 
Management and Specialty Crops. October 22, 29, 1997.
    105-32 WASTE AND ABUSE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOOD 
STAMP PROGRAM. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. October 30, 1997.
    105-33 REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM. 
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. November 
5, 1997.
    105-34 CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION AND OTHER ISSUES. Full 
Committee. H.R. 2185 and H.R 2692. October 23, 1997.
    105-35 AGRICULTURAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND THE CURRENT 
RAIL GRAIN SITUATION. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. 
November 6, 1997.
    105-36 U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS' PROPOSAL TO RESTORE A 
FISH PASSAGE CORRIDOR THROUGH ELK CREEK DAM. Full Committee. 
Field Hearing. November 13 (Medford, OR), 1997.
    105-37 REVIEW THE IMPACT OF AFLATOXIN IN SOUTHEASTERN 
PEANUTS. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. 
Field Hearing. January 20 (Dothan, AL), 1998.
    105-38 SPECIALTY CROP AGRICULTURAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE 
1999 WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION NEGOTIATIONS. Subcommittee on 
Risk Management and Specialty Crops. Jan 22 (West Palm Beach, 
FL), February 17 (Riverside, CA), April 1, 1998.
    105-39 REVIEW THE IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED TOBACCO SETTLEMENT 
ON PRODUCERS. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty 
Crops. February 3, 1998.
    105-40 REVIEW THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE ANTI-FRAUD PROVISIONS 
OF THE FOOD STAMP ACT. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. February 5, 1998.
    105-41 ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISES. Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities. February 4, 1998.
    105-42 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE 
ACT. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Agriculture. March 3, 1998.
    105-43 UNITED STATES TRADE IN LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY 
PRODUCTS WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. February 26, 1998.
    105-44 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FARM LOAN PROGRAMS. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
March 11, 1998.
    105-45 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 
INCENTIVES PROGRAM. Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource 
Conservation, and Research. March 5, 1998.
    105-46 USDA'S PROPOSED RULE FOR THE REFORM OF FEDERAL MILK 
MARKETING ORDERS. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. March 26, 1998.
    105-47 ELECTRIC INDUSTRY DEREGULATION IN RURAL AREAS. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
March 25, 1998.
    105-48 U.S. AGRICULTURE, THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS, AND 
THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. Full Committee. May 21, 1998.
    105-49 THE PLANT PROTECTION ACT. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. H.R. 3766. May 
20, 1998.
    105-50 ACTIVITIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 
RELATED TO LIVESTOCK FEEDING OPERATIONS. Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research and Subcommittee 
on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Joint Hearing. May 13, 1998.
    105-51 SELECTIVE AGRICULTURAL EMBARGOES ACT OF 1998. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. H.R. 3654. June 3, 1998.
    105-52 OVERSIGHT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 1999 BUDGET FOR THE 
FOREST SERVICE. May 7, 1998.
    105-53 FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. 
Full Committee. June 4, 11, 1998.
    105-54 REGULATION OF THE OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES 
MARKET. Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. 
June 10, 1998.
    105-55 REVIEW OF THE PHASEOUT OF METHYL BROMIDE. 
Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research. 
June 10, 1998.
    105-56 RECREATIONAL CABIN FEES. Full Committee. June 18, 
1998.
    105-57 REVIEW OF THE 1999 WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION 
MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS ON AGRICULTURAL TRADE. Full 
Committee. March 18, May 12, June 17, July 22, 1998.
    105-58 REVIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S USE OF AGRICULTURAL 
EXPORT PROGRAMS. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. June 
25, 1998.
    105-59 FOOD STAMP VERIFICATION ACT OF 1998. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture. H.R. 
4366. August 5, 1998.
    105-60 FOREST SERVICE COST REDUCTION AND FISCAL 
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1998. Full Committee. H.R. 4149. July 29, 
1998.
    105-61 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT. 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign 
Agriculture. June 25, 1998.
    105-62 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL 
CONTROL POINT SYSTEM. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. May 20, 1998.
    105-63 STATE OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. Full Committee. 
July 30, 1998.
    105-64 REMOVING ROADBLOCKS TO RESPONSIBLE FOREST 
MANAGEMENT. Full Committee. Field Hearing. September 2 
(Portland, OR), 1998.
    105-65 THE EMERTENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 
1998. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Agriculture. September 23, 1998.
    105-66 CURRENT AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES WITH CANADA. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities. October 8, 1998.
    105-67 REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM. 
Subcommittee on Risk Managment and Specialty Crops. November 
12, 1998

                         F. Hearings Not Printed

    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Organizational 
meeting. January 8, 1997.
    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Organizational 
meeting and approval of Committee Oversight Plan. February 6, 
1997.
    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Ordered reported to 
House by voice vote: H.R. 111, Land Conveyance, Dos Palos, 
California; H.R. 394, Release of Reversionary Interest - Iosco, 
Michigan; H.R. 785, J. Phil Campbell Senior Natural Resource 
Conservation Center; and H.R. 1000, Prevention of prisoners 
from consideration as part of household under the Food Stamp 
Act of 1977. March 12, 1997.
    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Ordered reported, 
amended, to House by voice vote: H.R. 1342, One-year enrollment 
of land covered by expiring Conservation Reserve contracts. 
April 17, 1997.
    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Ordered reported, as 
amended, to the Budget Committee, Committee Recommendations for 
Title I--Agriculture for the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
for Fiscal Year 1998, by voice vote. June 12, 1997.
    Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing and 
open business meeting. Ordered reported by voice vote to full 
Committee, H.R. 1789, Reauthorization of the Dairy Indemnity 
Program. June 26, 1997.
    Full Committee. Open business meeting. Ordered reported to 
House by voice vote: H.R. 1779, Boundary Adjustment: Devils 
Backbone Wilderness; H.R. 1789, Extension of Dairy Indemnity 
Program; H.R. 2366, Census of Agriculture Act of 1997; and H.R. 
2493, amended, Forage Improvement Act of 1997. September 24, 
1997.
    Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research. Ordered reported, amended, to full Committee by voice 
vote: H.R. 2534, Agricultural Research, Extension, and 
Education Reauthorization Act of 1997. September 25, 1997.
    Full Committee: Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
voice vote H.R. 2534, the Agricultural Research, Extension, and 
Education Act of 1977. October 29, 1997.
    Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research: Ordered reported, amended, to full Committee by voice 
vote H.R. 2515, the Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1997. 
November 5, 1997.
    Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and 
Foreign Agriculture: Ordered reported, amended, to full 
Committee by voice vote H.R. 3280, the USDA Year 2000 
Compliance Enhancement Act. March 3, 1998.
    Full Committee: Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
voice vote H.R. 2515, the Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 
1998. March 4, 1998.
    Full Committee: Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
voice vote H.R. 3654, the Selective Agricultural Embargoes Act 
of 1998. June 18, 1998.
    Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and 
Research: Ordered reported by voice vote proposed agricultural 
credit legislation, as amended. June 24, 1998.
    Full Committee. Ordered reported, amended, to House by 
voice vote H.R. 4149, the Forest Service Cost Reduction and 
Fiscal Accountability Act of 1998. August 6, 1998.
    Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops. 
Hearing: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's fiscal year 
2000 Budget Estimate and Annual Performance Plan. October 8, 
1998.

                          G. Committee Prints

    Reform of the Commodity Exchange Act, and Provisions of the 
Commodity Exchange Act Amendments of 1997. April 15, 16, 17, 
1997.
                             III. APPENDIX

                      A. Executive Communications

    1--January 7, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual report on foreign 
investment in U.S. agricultural land through December 31, 1995, 
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 3504.
    2--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Change in Quality 
Control Requirements [Docket No. FV96-981-3 FIR] Received 
October 14, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Maine; Termination of 
Marketing Order No. 950 [Docket No. FV95-950-1 FR] Received 
October 14, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Domestically Produced Peanuts Handled by Persons 
Subject to Peanut Marketing Agreement No. 146; Changes in Terms 
and Conditions of Indemnification [Docket No. FV96-998-3 FR] 
Received October 29, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Iowa Marketing Area; Revision of Pool 
Supply Plant Shipping Percentage [DA-96-11] Received October 
30, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial Exemption from 
the Handling Regulation for Single Layer and Two Layer Place 
Packed Tomatoes [Docket No. FV96-966-2 IFR] Received October 
30, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Onions Grown in Certain Designated Counties in 
Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon; Relaxation of Pack and 
Marking Requirements [Docket No. FV96-958-3 FIR] Received 
October 9, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV96-989-3 IFR] Received October 9, 
1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Assessment Rates for Specified Marketing Orders 
[Docket No. FV96-927-2 FIR] Received October 9, 1996, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Eastern Colorado Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-96-13] 
Received October 25, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Olives Grown in California and Imported Olives; 
Establishment of Limited-Use Olive Grade and Size Requirements 
[Docket No. FV96-932-3 FIR] Received October 25, 1996, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    12--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Reduction of 
Reporting Requirements [Docket No. FV96-920-3 IFR] Received 
October 19, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    13--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulations Issued Under the Export Grape and Plum 
Act; Exemption from Size Regulations for Black Corinth Grapes 
[Docket No. FV-96-35-1 IFR] Received October 16, 1996, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    14--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products 
(Inspection, Certification, and Standards) [Docket No. FV-95-
306] Received October 16, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    15--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Assessment Rate for Domestically Produced Peanuts 
Handled by Persons Not Subject to Peanut Marketing Agreement 
No. 146 and for Marketing Agreement No. 146 Regulating the 
Quality of Domestically Produced Peanuts [Docket No. FV96-998-2 
FIR] Received November 25, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    16--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in the Lower Rio 
Grande Valley in Texas; Revision of Pack and Size Requirements 
[Docket No. FV96-906-3 FIR] Received November 25, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    17--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside 
County, California; Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV96-987-1 FIR] 
Received November 21, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    18--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV96-984-1 IFR] Received December 2, 1996, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    19--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Limes Grown in Florida and Imported Limes; Increase 
in the Minimum Size Requirement [Docket No. FV96-911-1 FR] 
Received December 6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    20--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in the Lower Rio 
Grande Valley in Texas; Change in Reporting Requirements 
[Docket No. FV96-906-2 FR] Received December 6, 1996, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    21--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; and Import Regulations (Grapefruit); Relaxation of 
the Minimum Size Requirement for Red Grapefruit [Docket No. 
FV96-905-4 IFR] Received December 6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    22--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Interest and Late 
Payment Charges on Past Due Assessments [Docket No. FV96-981-4 
FR] Received December 6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    23--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV96-989-3 FIR] Received December 
6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    24--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Reduction of 
Reporting Requirements [Docket No. FV-96-920-3 FIR] Received 
December 12, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    25--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods: Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 96-074-1] Received November 19, 1996, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    26--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Horses 
from CEM Countries [Docket No. 95-054-2] Received October 16, 
1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    27--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Louisiana [Docket No. 96-043-1] 
Received October 30, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    28--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Japanese Beetle; 
Domestic Quarantine and Regulations [Docket No. 95-087-2] 
Received November 2, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    29--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, 
and Analogous Products; Licenses, Inspections, Records, and 
Reports [Docket No. 93-072-2] Received October 16, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    30--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods; Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 95-049-1] Received October 16, 1996, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    31--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Exotic Newcastle Disease 
in Birds and Poultry; Chlamydiosis in Poultry [Docket No. 87-
090-3] Received November 5, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    32--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--CEM; Remove Interstate 
Movement Regulations [Docket No. 96-040-1] Received October 18, 
1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    33--January 7, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; New Mexico [Docket No. 96-045-
1] Received November 19, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    34--January 7, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Correction of Trading Records (17 
CFR Part 1) Received November 7, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    35--January 7, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Report for Commission 
Interpretation (Appendix A to Part 3 of Commission Regulations) 
Received November 13, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    36--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's ``Major'' final 
rule--Child Support Deduction (RIN: 9584-AB58) Received October 
8, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    37--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Simplification of Program Rules (RIN: 0584-AB60) (Amendment No. 
364) Received October 8, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    38--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Treatment of Educational and Training Assistance (RIN: 0584-
AB93) (Amendment No. 374) Received October 8, 1996, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    39--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Food 
Stamp Program, Regulatory Review: Alaska, the Commonwealth of 
the Norther Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Demonstration 
Projects (RIN: 0584-AC14) (Amendment No. 371) Received November 
19, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    40--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's ``Major'' final 
rule--Food Stamp Program: Certification Provisions of the 
Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act (RIN: 0584-AB76) 
(Amendment No. 375) Received October 8, 1996, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    41--January 7, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Monthly 
Reporting on Reservations Provision of the Food Stamp Program 
Improvements Act of 1994 (RIN: 0584-AB98) (Amendment No. 365) 
Received October 8, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    42--January 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
November 21, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    43--January 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid 
Pesticide Tolerance; Emergency Exemptions [FRL-5575-1] Received 
November 26, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    44--January 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [FRL-5574-9] 
Received November 26, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    45--January 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Triadimefon; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [FRL-5574-8] 
Received November 26, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    46--January 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metalochlor 
Pesticide Tolerance; Emergency Exemption For Use on Spinach 
[FRL-5574-7] November 26, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    47--January 7, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan 
Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Book-entry 
Procedures for Farm Credit Securities (RIN: 3052-AB73) Received 
December 17, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    48--January 7, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Organization and Functions; 
Privacy Act Regulations; Organization; Loan Policies and 
Operations; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and 
Operations, and Funding Operations; General Provisions; 
Definitions (RIN: 3052-AB61) Received December 17, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    49--January 7, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Accounting and Reporting 
Requirements (RIN: 3052-AB54) Received December 17, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    50--January 7, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Disaster Reserve Assistance Program--Received October 24, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    51--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1996 
Marketing Quotas and Price Support Levels for Fire-Cured (type 
21), Fire-Cured (types 22-23), Dark Air-Cured (types 35-36), 
Virginia Sun-Cured (type 37), Cigar-Filler and Binder (types 
42-44 and 53-55), and Cigar-Filler (type 46) Tobaccos (RIN: 
0560-AE46) Received November 25, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    52--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1996-Crop 
Peanuts Amended National Poundage Quota (RIN: 0560-AE45) 
Received November 25, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    53--January 7, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Dairy Indemnity Payment Program [Workplan Number 96-050] (RIN: 
0560-AE97) Received December 6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    54--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Agreements for the Development of Foreign Markets for 
Agricultural Commodities (RIN: 0551-AA24) Received October 8, 
1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    55--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Agreements for the Development of Foreign Markets for 
Agricultural Commodities (RIN: 0551-AA24) Received November 21, 
1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    56--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Foreign Donation of Agricultural Commodities [7 CFR Part 1499] 
Received December 3, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    57--January 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, transmitting 
the Administration's final rule--Clear Title--Protection for 
Purchasers of Farms Products (RIN: 0580-AA13) Received October 
15, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    932--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV96-955-1 FIR] Received December 26, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    933--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Grading and Inspection, General Specifications for 
Approved Plants and Standards for Grades of Dairy Products: 
Revision of User Fees [DA-96-10] (RIN: 0581-AB43) Received 
January 3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    934--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Middle Atlantic and Certain Other Milk Orders; 
Termination of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-96-15] 
Received January 3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    935--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; Procedures to Limit the Volume of Small Florida Red 
Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV96-905-2 FR] Received January 
3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    936--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Black Hills, South Dakota Marketing 
Area; Termination of the Order [DA-96-12] Received January 3, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    937--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Pacific Northwest Marketing Area; Order 
Amending the Order [Docket No. AO-368-A25; DA-95-01] Received 
January 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    938--January 20, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Fruits 
and Vegetables [Docket No. 95-098-3] Received January 2, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    939--January 20, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle 
and Bison; State Designation [Docket No. 96-092-1] Received 
January 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    940--January 20, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--The Importation of 
Ratites and Hatching Eggs of Ratites [Docket No. 95-044-2] 
Received January 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    941--January 20, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Toxins, and 
Analogous Products; Encephalomyelitis Vaccine, Eastern, 
Western, and Venezuelan, Killed Virus [Docket No. 93-128-2] 
Received January 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    942--January 20, 1997; letter from the Assistant Secretary 
for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Fees for 
Commodity Inspection (Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards 
Administration) (RIN: 0580-AA48) Received December 18, 1996, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    943--January 20, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Rural Business Loan Program 
Streamlining (Rural Business-Cooperative Service) [Workplan 94-
009] (RIN: 0570-AA09) Received January 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    944--January 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--RUS 
Policies on Mergers and Consolidations of Electric Borrowers 
(RIN: 0572-AB24) Received December 20, 1996, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1205--January 20, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Planning and Performing Construction 
and Other Development (Rural Development
    Rural Housing Service) [Workplan No. 93-010] (RIN: 0575-
AB59) Received December 6, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1209--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulations Issued Under the Export Apple and Pear 
Act; Relaxation of Grade Requirements for Apples and Pears 
Shipped to Pacific Ports of Russia [Docket No. FV96-33-1 FIR] 
Received January 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1210--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; 
Establishment of Interim and Final Free and Restricted 
Percentages for the 1996-97 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV96-
982-2 IFR] Received January 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1211--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV96-959-1 IFR] Received January 10, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1212--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Cranberries Grown in the States of Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of 
New York; Change in Reporting Requirements [Docket No. FV96-
929-2 FR] Received January 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1213--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Iowa Marketing Area; Temporary Revision 
of Pool Supply Plant Shipping Percentage [DA-96-16] Received 
January 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1214--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Olives Grown in California and Imported Olives; 
Establishment of Minimum Quality Requirements for California 
and Imported Olives, and Revision of Outgoing Inspection 
Requirements and Procedures for California Olives [Docket No. 
FV96-932-2 FR] Received January 13, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1215--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of 
the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 3 
(Native) Spearmint Oil for the 1996-97 Marketing Year [Docket 
No. FV96-985-3 IFR] Received January 13, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1216--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Peanuts Marketed in the United States; Changes in 
Handling and Disposition Requirements [Docket Nos. FV96-997-
1FR; FV96-998-4FR; FV96-999-3 FR] Received January 13, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1217--January 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Cotton Research and Promotion Program: 
Determination of Sign-up Eligibility, and Procedure for the 
Conduct of a Sign-up Period for Determination of Whether to 
Conduct a Referendum Regarding the 1990 Amendments to the 
Cotton Research and Promotion Act [CN-96-008] Received January 
14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1298--January 21, 1997; letter from the Assistant Attorney 
General of the United States, transmitting a draft of proposed 
legislation entitled ``Environmental Crimes and Enforcement Act 
of 1997''.
    1387--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Florida Grapefruit, Florida Oranges and Tangelos, 
and Florida Tangerines; Grade Standards [Docket No. FV-96-301] 
Received January 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1388--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Shelled Almonds and Almonds in the Shell; Grade 
Standards [Docket No. FV-95-305] Received January 22, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1389--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California; Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV96-925-1 IFR] 
Received January 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1390--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Olives Grown in California; Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV96-932-4 IFR] Received January 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1391--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fluid Milk Promotion Order; Amendments to the Order 
[DA-96-09] Received January 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1392--February 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Cattle Exportations; 
Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Test Requirements [APHIS Docket 
No. 96-005-2] Received January 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1393--February 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Official Brucellosis 
Tests [APHIS Docket No. 96-033-2] Received January 23, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1394--February 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Great Britain Because of Exotic Newcastle Disease [Docket 
No. 97-003-1] Received February 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1395--February 5, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Financial Reporting and Debt-
Equity Ratio Requirements for Futures Commission Merchants and 
Introducing Brokers [17 CFR Parts 1, 3, 145, and 147] Received 
January 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1396--February 5, 1997; letter from the Director of the 
Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Carboxin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300450; FRL-5584-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1397--February 5, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Eligibility and Scope of 
Financing; Loan Policies and Operations; Funding and Fiscal 
Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; 
General Provisions; Definitions; Disclosure to Shareholders; 
Nondiscrimination in Lending; Capital Adequacy and Customer 
Eligibility (RIN: 3052-AB10) Received January 27, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1398--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Implementation of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program Provisions of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996 (RIN: 0560-AE85) Received January 22, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1399--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Disaster 
Reserve Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AF11) Received January 
30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1400--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Update of 
the Parity Price Regulations (RIN: 0560-AF08) Received February 
3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1401--February 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Consumer Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Food Stamp Program: Revisions in Use and Disclosure Rules 
Involving the Sharing of Information Provided by Retail and 
Wholesale Food Concerns with Other Federal and State Agencies 
(RIN: 0584-AC00) Received January 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1670--February 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Fresh 
Hass Avocado Fruit Grown in Michoacan, Mexico [Docket No. 94-
116-5] (RIN: 0579-AA84) Received February 6, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1671--February 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Ports Designated for the 
Exportation of Animals; Georgia [Docket No. 96-054-2] Received 
February 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1672--February 10, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tobacco-Tobacco Loan Program, Importer Assessments (Commodity 
Credit Corporation) (RIN: 0560-AD93) Received February 6, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1673--February 10, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Food and Consumer Service, transmitting the Service's ``Major'' 
final rule--Child and Adult Care Food Program Improved 
Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursements; Correction and 
Extension of Comment Period (RIN: 0584-AC42) Received February 
7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1732--February 11, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glufosinate Ammonium; Tolerances for Residues (FRL 5585-8) 
Received February 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1732--February 11, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glufosinate Ammonium; Tolerances for Residues (FRL 5585-8) 
Received February 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1747--February 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV96-984-1 FIR] Received February 11, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1748--February 13, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Reports by Large Traders; Cash 
Position Reports in Grains (Including Soybeans) and Cotton [17 
CFR Parts 15, 18, and 19] Received February 13, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1749--February 13, 1997; letter from the Director of the 
Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300452; FRL-5585-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 11, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1750--February 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's ``Major'' final 
rule--Conservation Reserve Program--Long-Term Policy [7 CFR 
Part 704] (RIN: 0560-AE95) Received February 12, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1751--February 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Pre-Loan Procedures for Electric Loans (RIN: 0572-AB30) 
Received February 13, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1832--February 25, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV96-966-1 FIR] Received February 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1951--February 27, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; and Import Regulations (Grapefruit); Relaxation of 
the Minimum Size Requirements for Red Grapefruit [Docket No. FV 
96-905-4 FIR] Received February 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1952--February 27, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Melons Grown in South Texas; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV97-979-1 FIR] Received February 21, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1953--February 27, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside 
County, California; Temporary Relaxation of Size Requirements 
for Deglet Noor Dates [Docket No. FV96-987-3 FR] Received 
February 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1954--February 27, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial Exemption from 
the Handling Regulation for Single Layer and Two Layer Place 
Packed Tomatoes [Docket No. FV96-966-2 FIR] Received February 
24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1955--February 27, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of The Netherlands Because of Hog Cholera [Docket No. 97-007-1] 
Received February 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1956--February 27, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Benoxacor; Time-Limited Tolerances for Residues [OPP-300449; 
FRL-5583-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1957--February 27, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glufosinate Ammonium; Tolerances for Residues [PP-5F4578
    R2277A; FRL-5590-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 25, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    1958--February 27, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300454; FRL-5590-8] (RIN: 
2070-AC78) Received February 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    1959--February 27, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Temporary Loan Processing Procedures for Insured Electric 
Loans [Workplan Number 96-014] Received February 21, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2028--March 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiazopyr: 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300455; FRL-5591-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received February 27, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2029--March 4, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Consumer Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Food Assistance in Disaster and Distress Situations [Workplan 
Number 90-0001] (RIN: 0584-AB55) Received February 27, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2113--March 6, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Tennessee [Docket No. 97-009-1] 
Received March 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2114--March 6, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Poultry Inspection: Revision of Finished Product 
Standards With Respect to Fecal Contamination [Docket No. 94-
016F] (RIN: 0583-AC25) Received March 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2135--March 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; 
Quarantine Regulations [Docket No. 96-102-1] Received March 7, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2136--March 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sulfentrazone; 
Establishment of Tolerances [OPP-300459; FRL-5591-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received March 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2137--March 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300458; FRL-
5593-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2138--March 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clofencet; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300457; FRL-5592-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2139--March 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300456; FRL-
5591-7] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received March 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2233--March 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California; Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV96-925-1 FIR] 
Received March 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2234--March 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Olives Grown in California; Assessment Rate [Docket 
No. FV96-932-4 FIR] Received March 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2235--March 13, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV96-959-1 FIR] Received March 12, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2295--March 18, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in the Lower Rio 
Grande Valley in Texas; Reapportionment of Membership on the 
Texas Valley Citrus Committee [Docket No. FV96-906-4 FR] 
Received March 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2296--March 18, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Final Rulemaking Concerning 
Contract Market Rule Review [17 CFR Part 1] Received March 10, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2297--March 18, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Financial Reports of Futures 
Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers and Leverage 
Transaction Merchants [17 CFR Parts 1 and 31] Received March 
10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2298--March 18, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Food 
and Consumer Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer 
Food Service Program for Children and Child and Adult Care Food 
Program: Meat Alternates Used in the Child Nutrition Programs 
[Workplan Number 95-21] (RIN: 0584-AC15) Received March 10, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2326--March 19, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Revised Procedures for Commission 
Review and Approval of Applications for Contract Market 
Designation and of Exchange Rules Relating to Contract Terms 
and Conditions [17 CFR Parts 1 and 5] Received March 10, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2326--March 19, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Revised Procedures for Commission 
Review and Approval of Applications for Contract Market 
Designation and of Exchange Rules Relating to Contract Terms 
and Conditions [17 CFR Parts 1 and 5] Received March 10, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2347--March 20, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300461; FRL-
5595-3] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received March 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2348--March 20, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300460; FRL-
5594-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2349--March 20, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Avermectin B1 and 
Its Delta-8,9,-Isomer; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300465; FRL-
5597-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2466--March 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer 
Information Order; Referendum Procedures [FV-96-709 FR] 
Received March 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2467--March 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, 
and Analogous Products; Biologics Establishment Licenses and 
Biological Product Licenses and Permits [Docket No. 96-055-2] 
Received March 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2493--April 8, 1997; letter from the General Sales Manager 
and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, transmitting 
the annual report on monetization programs for U.S. fiscal 
years 1993, 1994, and 1995, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 1431(b)(9)(B).
    2494--April 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Revisions of Part 46, Regulations Under the 
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) (FV96-351) 
Received March 31, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2495--April 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; 
Revision of Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and 
Peaches (FV-96-916-3 Interim Final Rule) Received April 2, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2496--April 8, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Community Facilities Grant Program 
(Rural Housing Service (RHS)) (RIN: 0575-AC10) Received April 
1, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2497--April 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propamocarb 
Hydrochloride; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300464; FRL-5597-2] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received March 3, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2498--April 8, 1997; letter from the Chairman and CEO, Farm 
Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's final 
rule--Disclosure to Shareholders; Disclosure to Investors in 
Systemwide and Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm 
Credit System; Quarterly Report (RIN: 3052-AB62) Received March 
25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2499--April 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Interim 
Rule: Special Combinations for Flue-Cured Tobacco Allotments 
and Quotas (RIN: 0560-AF14) Received March 31, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2500--April 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Farm 
Credit--Title VI of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (RIN: 0560-AE87) Received March 
26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2680--April 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of The Netherlands Because of BSE [APHIS Docket No. 97-034-1] 
Received April 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2681--April 10, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Commission Rules Relating to 
Investigations [17 CFR Part 11] Received April 7, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2682--April 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300469; FRL-5598-6] Received April 8, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2683--April 10, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Organization and Functions; 
Privacy Act Regulations; Organization; Loan Policies and 
Operations; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and 
Operations, and Funding Operations; General Provisions; 
Definitions (RIN: 3052-AB61) Received April 9, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2767--April 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown In California; 
Final Free and Reserve Percentages for the 1996-97 Crop Year 
for Natural (Sun-Dried) Seedless Raisins [FV97-989-1 IFR] (7 
CFR Part 989) Received April 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2768--April 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; 
Establishment of Interim and Final Free and Restricted 
Percentages for the 1996-97 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV96-
982-2 FIR] (7 CFR Part 982) Received April 14, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2769--April 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Amended 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-946-1 IFR] (7 CFR Part 946) 
Received April 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2770--April 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Sweet Onions Grown in the Walla Walla Valley of 
Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon; Establishment of 
Container Marking Requirements and Special Purpose Shipment 
Exemptions [FV96-956-3 FR] (7 CFR Part 956) Received April 14, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2771--April 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fresh Cut Flowers and Fresh Cut Greens Promotion 
and Information Order; Referendum Procedures [FV-97-701 FR] (7 
CFR Part 1208) Received April 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2772--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sethoxydim; 
Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300467; FRL-
5598-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2773--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Norflurazon; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300470; FRL-
5598-2] Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2774--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300466; FRL-
5597-9] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2775--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300474; FRL-
5600-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2776--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Phosphinothricin 
Acetyltransferase and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its 
Production in All Plants; Exemption From the Requirement of a 
Tolerance On All Raw Agricultural Commodities [OPP-300463; FRL-
5597-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2777--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus 
Thuringiensis Subspecies Kurstaki Cryla(c) and the Genetic 
Material Necessary for Its Production in All Plants; Exemption 
From the Requirement of a Tolerance On All Raw Agricultural 
Commodities [OPP-300462; FRL-5596-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2778--April 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300473; FRL-5600-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2830--April 16, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Northern Ireland and Norway Because of Exotic Newcastle 
Disease [Docket No. 97-021-1] Received April 16, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2878--April 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, 
and Analogous Products; In Vitro Tests for Serial Release 
[APHIS Docket No. 94-051-3] (RIN: 0579-AA66) Received April 18, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2879--April 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Export Certification of 
Animal Products [APHIS Docket No. 93-168-2] Received April 18, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2931--April 23, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading Increase in Fees 
and Charges [Docket No. PY-97-001] Received April 18, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2957--April 24, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Amendment of Sunday 
Packing and Loading Prohibitions [Docket No. FV97-959-1 IFR] 
Received April 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2983--April 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Amendment to Cotton Board Rules and Regulations 
Regarding Import Assessment Exemptions [CN-96-007] Received 
April 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2984--April 28, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Genetically Engineered 
Organisms and Products; Simplification of Requirements and 
Procedures for Genetically Engineered Organisms [APHIS Docket 
No. 95-040-2] (RIN: 0579-AA73) Received April 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2985--April 28, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Garbage; Disposal by 
Cruise Ships in Landfills at Alaskan Ports [APHIS Docket No. 
93-037-2] Received April 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2986--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Kaolin; Pesticide 
Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300477; FRL-5712-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2987--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxyfluorfen; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300478; FRL-
5713-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2988--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenoxycarb; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300476; FRL-
5712-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2989--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300468; FRL-5599-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2990--April 28, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Amendments to the Regulations for the Nonrecourse Cotton Loan 
and Loan Deficiency Payment Programs [Workplan Number 97-001] 
(RIN: 0560-AF12) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2983--April 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Amendment to Cotton Board Rules and Regulations 
Regarding Import Assessment Exemptions [CN-96-007] Received 
April 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2984--April 28, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Genetically Engineered 
Organisms and Products; Simplification of Requirements and 
Procedures for Genetically Engineered Organisms [APHIS Docket 
No. 95-040-2] (RIN: 0579-AA73) Received April 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2985--April 28, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Garbage; Disposal by 
Cruise Ships in Landfills at Alaskan Ports [APHIS Docket No. 
93-037-2] Received April 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    2986--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Kaolin; Pesticide 
Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300477; FRL-5712-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2987--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxyfluorfen; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300478; FRL-
5713-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2988--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenoxycarb; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300476; FRL-
5712-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2989--April 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300468; FRL-5599-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    2990--April 28, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Amendments to the Regulations for the Nonrecourse Cotton Loan 
and Loan Deficiency Payment Programs [Workplan Number 97-001] 
(RIN: 0560-AF12) Received April 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3070--May 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt Regulated 
Areas [Docket No. 96-016-19] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received May 2, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3071--May 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's ``Major'' final rule--Karnal Bunt; 
Compensation for the 1995-1996 Crop Season [Docket No. 96-016-
17] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received May 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3072--May 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Pink Bollworm Regulated 
Areas [Docket No. 97-023-1] Received May 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3073--May 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Zoological Park 
Quarantine of Ruminants and Swine Imported from Countries Where 
Foot-and-Mouth Disease or Rinderpest Exists [APHIS Docket No. 
94-136-2] Received May 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3074--May 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Genetically Engineered 
Organisms and Products; Simplification of Requirements and 
Procedures for Genetically Engineered Organisms [APHIS Docket 
No. 95-040-4] (RIN: 0579-AA73) Received May 2, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3075--May 5, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Electronic Filing of Disclosure 
Documents with the Commission [17 CFR Part 4] Received May 5, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3076--May 5, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Recordkeeping Reports by Futures 
Commission Merchants, Clearing Members, Foreign Brokers, and 
Large Traders [17 CFR Parts 1, 15, 16, and 17] Received May 5, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3077--May 5, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imazapyr; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300471; FRL-5599-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3078--May 5, 1997; letter from the Assistant Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the annual report 
on conditional registration of pesticides during Fiscal Year 
1996, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 136w-4.
    3129--May 5, 1997; letter from the Fiscal Assistant 
Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting the 
Department's March 1997 ``Treasury Bulletin'', pursuant to 26 
U.S.C. 9602(a), 26 U.S.C. 9602(a), 26 U.S.C. 9505, 31 U.S.C. 
331(b), 42 U.S.C. 10222(e)(1), 16 U.S.C. 1606(a), 42 U.S.C. 
2297(g), and 31 U.S.C. 331(b).
    3130--May 6, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Rural Rental Housing (RRH) Assistance 
(Rural Housing Service) [Workplan Numbers 96-009 and 96-010] 
(RIN: 0575-AC15) Received May 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3131--May 6, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Processing Requests for Section 515 
Rural Rental Housing (RRH) Loans (Rural Housing Service) 
[Workplan Number 95-001] (RIN: 0575-AB93) Received May 6, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3132--May 6, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Referral of Known or Suspected 
Criminal Violations [12 CFR Part 617] (RIN: 3052-AB33) Received 
April 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3133--May 6, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1997 
Marketing Quota and Price Support for Flue-Cured Tobacco 
[Workplan Number 96-053] (RIN: 0560-AF00) Received May 6, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3134--May 6, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Amendments to the Peanut Poundage Quota Regulations [Workplan 
Number 96-033] (RIN: 0560-AE82) Received May 6, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3153--May 7, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Small Business 
Innovation Research Grants Program; Administrative Provisions 
[7 CFR Part 3403] (RIN: 0524-AA08) Received May 6, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3154--May 7, 1997; letter from the General Counsel, 
Department of the Treasury, transmitting a draft of proposed 
legislation to authorize debt buybacks and sales for debt swaps 
of certain outstanding concessional obligations under Title I, 
Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act, pursuant to 
31 U.S.C. 1110.
    3155--May 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Paraquat; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300479; FRL-
5713-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3156--May 7, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clomazone; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300481; FRL-
5713-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3179--May 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tobacco Inspection; Grower's Referendum Results 
[Docket No. TB-97-01] Received May 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3180--May 8, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's ``Major'' final rule--Importation of 
Pork from Sonora, Mexico [APHIS Docket No. 94-106-6] (RIN: 
0579-AA71) Received May 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3181--May 8, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Accredited 
Veterinarians; Optional Digital Signature [APHIS Docket No. 96-
075-2] Received May 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3182--May 8, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pork and Pork Products 
from Mexico Transiting the United States [APHIS Docket No. 96-
076-2] Received May 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3183--May 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyfluthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300484; FRL-5715-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 8, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3184--May 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Plant Extract 
Derived From Opuntia Lindheimeri (Prickly Pear Cactus), Quercus 
falcata (Red Oak), Rhus aromatica (Sumac), and Rhizophoria 
mangle (Mangrove): Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300472; FRL-5600-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
May 8, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3185--May 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Aminoethoxyvinylglycine; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300480; FRL-
5713-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 8, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3186--May 8, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual report on the Youth 
Conservation Corps program in the Department for Fiscal Year 
1996, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1705.
    3261--May 12, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Revision of User Fees for 1997 Crop Cotton 
Classification Services to Growers [CN-97-001] Received May 12, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3262--May 12, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300483; FRL-
5715-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3263--May 12, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cymoxanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300485; FRL-
5716-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3324--May 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Emamectin 
Benzoate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300490; FRL-5718-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 13, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3325--May 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carbon Disulfide; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300487; FRL-5716-8] Received May 14, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3326--May 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propamocarb 
Hydrochloride; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300489; FRL-5717-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 14, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3327--May 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300491; FRL-
5718-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3328--May 15, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyridaben; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300492; FRL-5718-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3337--May 16, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information 
Order--Increase in Importer Assessments [Docket No. LS-97-001] 
Received May 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3338--May 16, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle 
and Bison; State Designation [APHIS Docket No. 96-093-1] 
Received May 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3339--May 16, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Fees for Applications for Contract 
Market Designation, Leverage Commodity Registration and 
Registered Futures Association and Exchange Rule Enforcement 
and Financial Reviews [17 CFR Parts 1, 5, and 31] Received May 
13, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3340--May 16, 1997; letter from the General Sales Manager, 
Foreign Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Revised Definition of U.S. Agricultural Commodity for 
Commercial Export Programs [7 CFR Parts 1493 and 1494] Received 
May 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3355--May 16, 1997; letter from the Acting Under Secretary 
for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Child 
Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989 and Other 
Amendments (Food and Consumer Service) [Workplan Number 95-009] 
(RIN: 0584-AC07) Received April 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3402--May 22, 1997; letter from the Associate Chief, U.S. 
Forest Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--Small 
Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program; Appeal Procedures on 
Recomputation of Shares [36 CFR Part 223] (RIN: 0596-AB62) 
Received May 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3418--May 30, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual animal welfare enforcement 
report for fiscal year 1997, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2155.
    3419--May 30, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and Siskiyou 
Counties, California, and in all Counties in Oregon, Except 
Malheur County; Define Fiscal Period and Decrease Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV97-947-1 IFR] Received May 20, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3420--May 30, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Central Arizona Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provision of the Order [DA-97-01] 
Received May 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3421--May 30, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulations Issued Under the Export Grape and Plum 
Act; Exemption From Size Regulations for Black Corinth Grapes 
[Docket No. FV-96-35-1 FIR] Received May 20, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3422--May 30, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Interstate Movement of 
Livestock; Approved Livestock Facilities, Hog Cholera 
Provision, and Livestock Identification [Docket No. 96-041-2] 
Received May 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3423--May 30, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyclanilide; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300496; FRL-5719-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3424--May 30, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pelargonic Acid; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300488
    PP-6F04625; FRL-5716-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 21, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3425--May 30, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300493; FRL-
5718-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3426--May 30, 1997; letter from the Chairman, Farm Credit 
System Insurance Corporation, transmitting its annual report 
for calendar year 1996, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 2277a-13.
    3549--May 30, 1997; letter from the Assistant Attorney 
General of the U.S., transmitting a draft of proposed 
legislation entitled the ``Forfeiture Act of 1997''.
    3550--June 3,, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Gypsy Moth Generally 
Infested Areas [Docket No. 97-038-1] Received May 30, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3551--June 3, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1997 
Marketing Quota and Price Support for Burley Tobacco [Workplan 
Number 96-055] Received May 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3609--June 4, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Apples; Grade Standards [Docket Number FV-97-301] 
Received May 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3641--June 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulation Governing the Fresh Irish Potato 
Diversion Program, 1996 Crop [FV-97-80-01] Received June 3, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3642--June 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Limes Grown in Florida and Imported Limes; Change 
in Regulatory Period [Docket No. FV-97-911-1A IFR] Received 
June 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3643--June 5, 1997; letter from the Acting Under Secretary 
for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Quality 
Control Provisions of the Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief 
Act [Workplan Number 93-018] (RIN: 0584-AB75) Received May 28, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3680--June 6, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imazamox; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300502; FRL-5721-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3681--June 6, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--RUS 
Standard for Acceptance Tests and Measurements of 
Telecommunications Plant [7 CFR Part 1755] Received May 30, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3682--June 6, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Exemptions of RUS Operational Controls under Section 306E of 
the Rural Electrification Act; Timing of Notification to 
Borrowers [7 CFR Part 1710] Received May 30, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3691--June 6, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to 
conduct the Census of Agriculture.
    3693--June 10, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Melons Grown in South Texas; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV97-979-1 FIR] Received June 6, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3694--June 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Imported Fire Ant; 
Approved Treatments [Docket No. 96-063-4] Received June 5, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3695--June 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, 
and Analogous Products; Revision of Standard Requirements for 
Clostridium Perfringens Types C and D Toxoids and Bacterin-
Toxoids [Docket No. 92-090-2] Received June 10, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3696--June 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, 
and Analogous Products; Definition of Biological Products and 
Guidelines [Docket No. 93-152-2] (RIN: 0579-AA65) Received June 
10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3697--June 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300495; FRL-
5719-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3698--June 10, 1997; letter from the Chief, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, transmitting the Service's 
``Major'' final rule--Environmental Quality Incentives Program 
[Workplan Number 96-004] (RIN: 0578-AA19) Received June 2, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3760--June 12, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300494; FRL-
5718-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 11, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3800--June 17, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; 
Final Free and Reserve Percentages for the 1996-97 Crop Year 
for Natural (Sun-Dried) Seedless Raisins [FV97-989-1 FIR] 
Received June 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3801--June 17, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of 
the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentages for Class 3 
(Native) Spearmint Oil for the 1996-97 Marketing Year [FV96-
985-3 FIR] June 16, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3802--June 17, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metolachlor; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300504; FRL-
5722-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3803--June 17, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bromoxynil; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300486B; FRL-5724-9] Received June 
17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3804--June 17, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300497; FRL-
5718-6] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received June 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3805--June 17, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Amending Regulations for Various Commodity Warehouses (RIN: 
0560-AF07) Received June 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3806--June 17, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, transmitting 
the Administration's final rule--Fees for Official Inspection 
and Official Weighing Services [Workplan Number 97-001] (RIN: 
0580-AA52) Received June 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    3879--June 19, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
facilitate the administration and enforcement of voluntary 
commodity inspection and grading programs, the tobacco 
inspection program, marketing orders and agreements, and the 
commodity research and promotion programs.
    3880--June 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program (RIN: 
0572-AB31) June 16, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3881--June 20, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Streamlining the Rural Utilities Service Water and Waste 
Program Regulations (RIN: 0572-AB20) Received June 17, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3932--June 24, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's ``Major'' final rule--Importation of 
Beef from Argentina [Docket No. 94-106-5] (RIN: 0579-AA71) 
Received June 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3933--June 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300506; FRL-
5725-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3934--June 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bentazon; 
Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300496; FRL-
5720-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3935--June 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Terbacil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300348; FRL-
5718-7] (RIN: 2070-AC78) Received June 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    3958--June 26, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Livestock Indemnity Program (Commodity Credit Corporation) 
(RIN: 0560-AF15) Received June 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4039--July 8,, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington: Amended 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-946-1 FIR] Received July 8, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4040--July 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Eastern Colorado Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-97-05] 
Received July 3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4041--July 8, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle 
and Bison; State Designation [Docket No. 97-041-1] Received 
June 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4042--July 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300500; FRL-
5719-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4115--July 9, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Upper Florida Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-97-03] 
Received July 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4116--July 9, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable 
Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 1997-98 Marketing 
Year [Docket No. FV-96-985-4 FR] Received July 9, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4117--July 9, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Papaya, Carambola, and 
Litchi from Hawaii [Docket No. 95-069-2] Received July 9, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4118--July 9, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Gypsy Moth Generally 
Infested Areas [Docket No. 97-038-2] Received July 9, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4119--July 9, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's rule--
Sugar Loan Program Crop Year Definition and Loan Availability 
Period (Commodity Credit Corporation) [Workplan Number 96-046] 
(RIN: 0560-AE94) Received July 8, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4120--July 9, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to impose user fees for 
the inspection of livestock, meat, poultry, and products 
thereof, and egg products.
    4152--July 10, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle 
and Bison; State Designation; Hawaii [Docket No. 97-063-1] 
Received July 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4153--July 10, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300515; FRL-
5731-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4154--July 10, 1997; letter from the Secretary of the 
Interior, transmitting the annual report on the Youth 
Conservation Corps program in the Department for Fiscal Year 
1996, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1705.
    4219--July 16, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Order Amending the 
Marketing Order [Docket No. A0-214-A7; FV93-981-1] Received 
July 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4220--July 16, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Revision to 
Requirements Regarding Inedible Almonds [Docket No. FV97-981-3 
IFR] Received July 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4221--July 16, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Soybean Promotion and Research: Amend the Order to 
Adjust Representation on the United Soybean Board [No. LS-97-
005] Received July 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4222--July 16, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Implementation of the Inventory Property Management Provisions 
of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 
[Workplan Number 96-030] (RIN: 0560-AE88) Received July 15, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4229--July 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Amendment of Sunday 
Packing and Loading Prohibitions [Docket No. FV97-959-1 FIR] 
Received July 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4254--July 22, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Limited Ports; Dayton, 
OH [Docket No. 96-094-2] Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4321--July 23, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Iowa [Docket No. 97-036-1] 
Received July 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4327--July 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cymoxanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300514; FRL-
5730-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4328--July 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300518; FRL-
5731-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4329--July 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300513; FRL-
5730-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4330--July 24, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's ``Major'' final rule--Sodium 
Salt of Acifluorfen; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300516; FRL-5732-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4367--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Sheep Promotion, Research, and Information [No. LS-
97-002] Received July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4368--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer 
Information Order [FV-96-706 FR] Received July 23, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4369--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Carolina and Certain Other Marketing 
Areas; Order Amending the Orders [Docket No. AO-388-A9, et al.; 
DA-96-08] Received July 23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4370--July 28, 1997; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Research Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--National Arboretum [7 CFR Part 500] Received July 25, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4371--July 28, 1997; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--User Fees; Agricultural 
Quarantine and Inspection Services [Docket No. 96-038-3] (RIN: 
0579-AA81) Received July 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4372--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--1890 Institution 
Capacity Building Grants Program; Administrative Provisions 
(RIN: 0524-AA03) Received July 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4373--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Higher Education 
Challenge Grants Program; Administrative Provisions (RIN: 0524-
AA02) Received July 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4374--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300510; FRL-
5729-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4375--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Lambda-
cyhalothrin; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300509; FRL-
5728-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4376--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300511; FRL-
5729-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4377--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Vinclozolin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300507; FRL-5727-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4378--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300508; FRL-5728-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4379--July 28, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fomesafen; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300512; FRL-
5729-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4380--July 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Disaster 
Set-Aside Program--Second Installment Set-Aside [Workplan No. 
96-051] (RIN: 0560-AE98) Received July 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4381--July 28, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Interpretation 
Regarding Use of Electronic Media by Commodity Pool Operators 
and Commodity Trading Advisors for Delivery of Disclosure 
Documents and Other Materials [17 CFR Part 4] Received July 21, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4479--July 31, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fresh Cut Flowers and Fresh Cut Greens Promotion 
and Information Order [FV-97-703] Received July 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4480--July 31, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulations Governing the Fresh Irish Potato 
Diversion Program, 1996 Crop [Docket No. FV-97-80-02] 
(RIN:0581-AA93) Received July 31, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4481--July 31, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300519; FRL-
5732-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4550--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Removal of U.S. Grade Standards and Other Selected 
Regulations [Docket Number FV-95-303] Received August 13, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4551--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Winter Pears Grown in Oregon, Washington, and 
California; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-927-1 
IFR] Received August 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4552--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-993-1 IFR] Received August 5, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4553--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Texas Marketing Area; Suspension of 
Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-97-06] Received August 5, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4554--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Reduced Assessment Rates for Specified Marketing 
Orders [Docket No. FV97-922-2 IFR] Received August 5, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4555--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and Siskiyou 
Counties, California, and in All Counties in Oregon, Except 
Malheur County; Define Fiscal Period and Decrease Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV97-947-1 FIR] Received August 14, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4556--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Amendments to the Perishable Agricultural 
Commodities Act [Docket Number FV96-351A] (RIN: 0581-AB48) 
Received August 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4557--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of 
Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of 
Administrative Rules and Regulations Governing Issuance of 
Additional Allotment Base to New and Existing Producers [Docket 
No. FV97-985-1 FR] Received August 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4558--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Amended Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV97-981-4 FR] Received August 14, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4559--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fresh Peaches Grown in Georgia; Termination of 
Marketing Order No. 918 [Docket No. FV-97-918-1 FR] Received 
August 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4560--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Revision of 
Administrative Rules Pertaining to Delinquent Assessments 
[Docket No. FV97-920-1 FR] Received August 28, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4561--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV97-920-3 IFR] Received August 28, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4562--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Fresh Bartlett Pears Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Reduced Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-931-2 IFR] 
Received August 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4563--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Limes Grown in Florida and Imported Limes; Change 
in Regulatory Period [Docket No. FV97-911-1A FIR] Received 
August 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4564--September 3, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--National Arboretum [7 CFR Part 500] 
Received August 28, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4565--September 3, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Humane Treatment of 
Dogs; Tethering [Docket No. 95-078-2] (RIN: 0579-AA74) Received 
August 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4566--September 3, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Additions to the Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-056-4] 
Received August 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4567--September 3, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of the Dominican Republic Because of Hog Cholera [Docket No. 
97-084-1] Received August 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4568--September 3, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; 
Designation of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-073-1] Received 
September 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4569--September 3, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Italy, Except the Island of Sardinia, Because of African 
Swine Fever [Docket No. 97-002-2] Received September 2, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4570--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Herbicide Safener HOE-107892; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300517; FRL-5731-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4571--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bacillus Cereus Strain BP01; Exemption from the Requirement of 
a Tolerance [OPP-300526; FRL-5735-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4572--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Copper 
Octanoate; Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300524; FRL-5734-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received August 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4573--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300520; FRL-5732-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 6, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4574--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Coat 
Protein of Potato Virus Y and the Genetic Material Necessary 
for its production; Exemption from the requirement of a 
tolerance [OPP-300531; FRL-5738-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 13, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4575--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Replicase Protein of Potato Leaf Roll Virus and the Genetic 
Material Necessary for its production; Exemption from the 
requirement of a tolerance [OPP-300530; FRL-5738-3] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received August 13, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4576--September 3, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300522 FRL-5732-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 6, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4577--September 3, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation; Receivers and Conservators (RIN: 3052-AB72) 
Received August 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4578--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1997 
Marketing Quotas and Price Support Levels for Fire-Cured (type 
21), Fire-Cured (types 22-23), Dark Air-Cured (types 35-36), 
Virginia Sun-Cured (type 37), and Cigar-Filler and Binder 
(types 42-44 and 53-55) Tobaccos (Commodity Credit Corporation) 
[Workplan Number 96-056] (RIN: 0560-AF03) Received August 15, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4579--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Disaster Reserve Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AF11) Received 
August 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4580--September 3, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's 
final rule--Macadamia Tree Crop Insurance Regulations; and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Macadamia Tree Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Part 456 and 457] Received August 
8, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4581--September 3, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's 
final rule--General Crop Insurance Regulations, and Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations; and Peach Crop Insurance Provisions [7 
CFR Parts 403 and 457] Received August 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4582--September 3, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's 
final rule--Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Regulations; and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance 
Provisions [7 CFR Parts 455 and 457] Received August 8, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4583--September 3, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Accounting Requirements for RUS Electric Borrowers (RIN: 
0572-AB36) Received August 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4584--September 3, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Securities 
Representing Investment of Customer Funds Held in Segregated 
Accounts by Futures Commission Merchants [17 CFR Part 1] 
Received August 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4761--September 4, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; 
Issuance of Grower Diversion Certificates [Docket No. FV97-930-
5 IFR] Received September 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4762--September 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300521; FRL-5732-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 8, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4763--September 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300525; FRL-5735-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 8, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4764--September 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Avermectin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300528; FRL-5737-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 19, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4809--September 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--National Poultry 
Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions [Docket No. 96-070-2] 
Received August 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4810--September 5, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mexican Fruit Fly 
Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area [Docket No. 97-085-1] 
Received August 20, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4811--September 5, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Upland Cotton Marketing Year Transition Procedure for Import 
Quotas--Received August 8, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4812--September 5, 1997; letter from the General Sales 
Manager, Foreign Agricultural Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--CCC Facility Guarantee Program (FGP) 
(Commodity Credit Corporation) [Workplan Number 96-001] (RIN: 
0551-AA35) Received August 7, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4871--September 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Potato Research and Promotion Plan; Suspension of 
Portions of the Plan; Amendments of the Regulations Regarding 
Importers' Votes; and Clarification of Reporting Requirements 
[FV-96-703 IFR] Received September 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4872--September 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--1997 Amendment to Cotton Board Rules and 
Regulations Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports [CN-
97-003] Received September 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    4873--September 8, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Tennessee Valley Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-97-09] 
Received September 5, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4874--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Pyridate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300527; FRL-5736-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4875--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Sethoxydim; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300533; FRL-5738-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4876--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Coat 
Proteins of Watermelon Mosaic Virus-2 and Zucchini Yellow 
Mosaic Virus and the Genetic Material necessary for its 
production; Exemption from the requirement of a tolerance [OPP-
300537; FRL-5739-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4877--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Chlorfenapyr; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300529; FRL-5737-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 25, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4878--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Coat 
Protein of Papaya Ringspot Virus and the Genetic Material 
Necessary for its Production; Exemption from the requirement of 
a tolerance [OPP-300538; FRL-5739-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4879--September 8, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Coat 
Protein of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and the Genetic Material 
Necessary for its Production; Exemption from the Requirement of 
a Tolerance [OPP-300539; FRL-5739-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4941--September 9, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Additions to the Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-056-3] 
Received July 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4942--September 9, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triclopyr; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300535; FRL-5738-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 4, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4943--September 9, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Gamma 
Aminobutyric Acid; Pesticide Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300547; 
FRL-5741-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 4, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4944--September 9, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glutamic Acid; Pesticide Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300546; FRL-
5741-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 4, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4945--September 9, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--2,4-D; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300536; FRL-
5738-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 4, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4946--September 9, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Agricultural Fair Practices Act to authorize the 
administrative enforcement of the AFPA by the Secretary of 
Agriculture.
    4947--September 9, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to establish a 
trust for the benefit of the seller of livestock until the 
seller receives payment in full for the livestock.
    4994--September 11, 1997; letter from the Under Secretary 
for Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Rural Cooperative Development 
Grants (RIN: 0570-AA20) Received August 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4995--September 11, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Paraquat; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300542; FRL-5739-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4996--September 11, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Desmedipham; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300532; FRL-5738-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 28, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    4997--September 11, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Cyromazine; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300534; FRL-5738-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 28, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5027--September 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the Tennessee Valley Marketing Area; 
Termination of the Order [DA-97-09] Received September 12, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5028--September 15, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Services, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; Limiting the Volume of Small Florida Red Seedless 
Grapefruit [Docket No. FV97-905-1 IFR] Received September 12, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5029--September 15, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; 
Designation of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-073-2] Received 
September 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5030--September 15, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Additions to Quarantined Areas and Treatments [Docket No. 97-
056-5] Received September 10, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5031--September 15, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
improve the safety net for agricultural producers.
    5082--September 15, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
establish the position of Under Secretary of Agriculture for 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
    5085--September 18, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Amended Assessment Rate for Domestically Produced 
Peanuts Handled by Persons Not Subject to Marketing Agreement 
No. 146, and for Marketing Agreement No. 146 Regulating the 
Quality of Domestically Produced Peanuts [Docket No. FV97-998-3 
IFR] Received September 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5086--September 18, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Imported Seed and 
Screenings [Docket No. 93-126-5] (RIN: 0579-AA64) Received 
September 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5087--September 18, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Reporting Requirements For Risk
    Benefit Information [OPP-60010H; FRL-5739-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB50) Received September 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5088--September 18, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Cloransulam-methyl; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300550; FRL-5744-
2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5089--September 18, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tree 
Assistance Program [Workplan No. 97-011] (RIN: 0560-AF17) 
Received September 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5132--September 18, 1997; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
require that the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services develop and implement a scientific, 
cost-effective strategy to effectively and efficiently address 
the public health risks related to shell eggs and egg products, 
including risks during transportation and storage.
    5134--September 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Fenarimol; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300556; FRL-5745-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 19, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5135--September 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Endothall; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300544; FRL-5740-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 19, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5136--September 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triadimefon; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300549; FRL-5743-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
18, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5137--September 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300543; FRL-5740-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 18, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5138--September 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maneb; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300545; FRL-
5741-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 18, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5139--September 22, 1997; letter from the Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Funding and 
Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding 
Operations; Cumulative Voting (RIN: 3052-AB75) Received 
September 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5140--September 22, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Fees for Official 
Inspection and Official Weighing Services (RIN: 0580-AA56) 
Received September 18, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5161--September 24, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Relaxation in Pack 
Requirements [Docket No. FV97-920-2 FR] Received September 23, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5162--September 24, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Expenses Associated With 
Transporting and Disposing of Tuberculosis-Exposed Animals 
[Docket No. 97-061-1] Received September 24, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5175--September 26, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-993-1 FIR] Received September 
24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5176--September 26, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Cut 
Flowers [Docket No. 95-082-2] Received September 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5177--September 26, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Fruits 
and Vegetables [Docket No. 96-046-3] Received September 25, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5178--September 26, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Foreign Potatoes [Docket 
No. 97-010-2] Received September 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5179--September 26, 1997; letter from the Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and 
Operations; Definitions; Loan Underwriting (RIN: 3052-AB64) 
Received September 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5180--September 26, 1997; letter from the Chief, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (RIN: 0578-
AA21) Received September 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5181--September 26, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Settlement of Debt Owed by Electric Borrowers (RIN: 0572-
AB26) Received September 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5182--September 26, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Rural Telephone Bank and Telecommunications Program Loan 
Policies, Types of Loans, Loan Requirements (RIN: 0572-AB32) 
Received September 16, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5215--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; 
Revision of Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and 
Peaches [Docket No. FV96-916-3 FIR] Received September 29, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5216--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Milk in the New Mexico-West Texas Marketing Area; 
Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-97-07] 
Received September 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5217--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Change in 
Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 [Docket No. FV97-948-1 IFR] 
Received September 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5218--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; 
Suspension of Provisions Concerning Certain Offers of Reserve 
Raisins to Handlers for Free Use [Docket No. FV-97-989-2 FR] 
Received September 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5219--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Specialty Crops; Import Regulations; Extension of 
Reporting Period for Peanuts Imported Under 1997 Import Quotas 
[Docket No. FV97-999-1 IFR] Received September 26, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5220--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Revision to 
Requirments Regarding Inedible Almonds [Docket No. FV97-981-3 
FIR] Received September 26, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5221--September 29, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tree 
Assistance Program [Workplan No. 97-011] (RIN: 0560-AF17) 
Received September 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5275--September 30, 1997; letter from the Chair, Water 
Rights Task Force, transmitting the report of the Federal Water 
Rights Task Force, pursuant to Public Law 104-127, Section 
389(d)(3).
    5304--October 2, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carfentrazone-
ethyl; Temporary Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300554; FRL-5744-8] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5305--October 2, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Exception 
Decisions to Early Entry Prohibition, Worker Protection 
Standard; Technical Amendment [OPP-250122; FRL-5599-3] (RIN: 
2070-AC95) Received October 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5306--October 2, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate 
Oxidoreductase and the Genetic Material Necessary for Its 
Production in All Plants; Exemption From Tolerance Requirement 
On All Raw Agricultural Commodities [OPP-300552; FRL-5745-2] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 2, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5420--October 9, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Standards 
for Approval of Cold Storage Warehouses for Peanuts (RIN: 0560-
AF04) Received October 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5435--October 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; Procedures to Limit the Volume of Small Florida Red 
Seedless Grapefruit; Correction [Docket No. FV96-905-2] 
Received October 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5436--October 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; Reduced 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-982-1 IFR] Received October 
17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5437--October 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Research, Promotion, and Consumer 
Information Order; Referendum Procedures [FV-96-708 FR] 
Received October 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5438--October 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods: Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 97-032-1] Received October 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5439--October 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; 
Designation of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-073-3] Received 
October 14, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5440--October 21, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; California [Docket No. 97-082-
1] Received October 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5441--October 21, 1997; letter from the Acting Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Performance of Certain Functions 
by National Futures Association with Respect to Commodity Pool 
Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors--Received October 10, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5442--October 21, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300560; FRL-
5746-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 16, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5443--October 21, 1997; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan 
Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Book-entry 
Procedures for Farm Credit Securities (RIN: 3052-AB73) Received 
October 6, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5444--October 21, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AF23) 
Received October 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5536--October 22, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-102-1] Received 
October 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5537--October 22, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-056-7] Received 
October 22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5538--October 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300563; FRL-
5748-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 22, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5539--October 22, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyrithiobac 
Sodium Salt; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300548; FRL-
5742-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 22, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5540--October 22, 1997; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Amendment 
to the Production Flexibility Contract Regulations (RIN: 0560-
AF25) Received October 21, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5541--October 22, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Canning and Processing Tomato Endorsement; and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Processing Tomato Provisions 
[7 CFR Parts 401 and 457] Received October 22, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5577--October 23, 1997; letter from the General Sales 
Manager and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Regulations Governing the Financing of Commercial Sales 
of Agricultural Commodities [7 CFR Part 17] Received October 
22, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5599--October 28, 1997; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; 
Assessment Rate and Establishment of Late Payment and Interest 
Charges on Delinquent Assessments [Docket No. FV97-930-1 IFR] 
Received October 27, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5600--October 28, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Prune Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Prune Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 450 and 457] Received October 
23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5601--October 28, 1997; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General Crop 
Insurance Regulations, Canning and Processing Bean Endorsement; 
and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Processing Bean Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 and 457] Received October 
23, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5675--October 29, 1997; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--APHIS Policy Regarding 
Importation of Animals and Animal Products [Docket No. 94-106-
8] (RIN: 0579-AA71) Received October 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5719--November 4,, 1997; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Avermectin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300567; FRL-5750-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 4, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5720--November 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Lambda-
cyhalothrin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300555; FRL-5745-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 4, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5721--November 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ferric Phosphate; 
Establishment of an Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300564; FRL-5749-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
November 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5722--November 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--4-(2,2-difluoro-
1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)- H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300565; FRL-5750-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
November 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5723--November 4, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300570; FRL-
5752-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 4, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5751--November 5, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-984-1 IFR] Received November 
4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5752--November 5, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Interhandler 
transfers of Reserve Obligations [Docket No. FV97-981-2 FR] 
Received November 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5753--November 5, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting the Volume of Small Florida 
Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV97-905-1 IFR] Received 
November 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5806--November 7, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Food and Consumer Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Commodity Supplemental Food Program--
Caseload Assignment (RIN: 0584-AC60) Received October 27, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5813--November 7, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Food and Consumer Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Food Distribution Programs--Reduction of 
the Paperwork Burden (RIN: 0584-AB27) Received October 14, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5818--November 9, 1997; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Corn Gluten; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300505A; 
FRL-5750-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 6, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5878--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Reduced Assessment Rates for Specified 
Marketing Orders [Docket No. FV97-922-2 FIR] Received November 
12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5879--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-920-3 FIR] Received November 
12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5880--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Tobacco Inspection: Subpart C--Standards 
[Docket No. TB-97-05] Received November 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5878--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Reduced Assessment Rates for Specified 
Marketing Orders [Docket No. FV97-922-2 FIR] Received November 
12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5879--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-920-3 FIR] Received November 
12, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5880--November 12, 1997; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Tobacco Inspection: Subpart C--Standards 
[Docket No. TB-97-05] Received November 12, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Fresh Bartlett Pears Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Reduced Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-931-2 FIR] 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5947--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Winter Pears Grown in Oregon, Washington, 
and California; Order Amending the Marketing Order [Docket Nos. 
AO-99-A7; FV96-927-1] Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5948--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Revision to Part 46, Regulations Under 
the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act [Docket No. FV97-
355] Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5949--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Modifications to the Raisin Diversion Program 
[Docket No. FV97-989-3 IFR] Received November 24, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5950--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Mushroom Promotion, Research, and 
Consumer Information Order; Referendum Procedures [FV-97-705 
IFR] Received December 30, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5951--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Change 
in Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 [Docket No. FV97-948-1 
FIR] Received December 31, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5952--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Winter Pears Grown in Oregon and 
Washington; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV97-927-1 
FIR] Received December 31, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5953--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Grading and Inspection, General 
Specifications for Approved Plants and Standards for Grades of 
Dairy Product: Revision of User Fees [DA-97-13] (RIN: 0581-
AB50) Received December 31, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5954--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Pine Shoot Beetle; 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-100-1] Received December 11, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5955--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of an Area From Quarantine [Docket No. 97-056-8] 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5956--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt; Approved 
Treatments [Docket No. 96-016-27] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received 
December 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5957--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Cattle Imported in Bond 
for Feeding and Return to Mexico [Docket No. 94-076-2] Received 
December 9, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5958--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Sliced 
and Pre-Packaged Dry-Cured Pork Products [Docket No. 96-066-2] 
Received November 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5959--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Import
    Export User Fees; Exemptions [Docket No. 96-089-1] Received 
November 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5960--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Removal of Mexican 
Border Regulations [Docket No. 97-037-2] Received December 12, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5961--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; 
Quarantine Regulations [Docket No. 96-102-2] Received November 
17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5962--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mexican Fruit Fly 
Regulations; Addition of Regulated Area [Docket No. 97-113-1] 
Received November 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5963--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Belgium Because of BSE [Docket No. 97-115-1] Received 
November 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5964--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Interstate Movement of 
Imported Plants and Plant Parts [Docket No. 96-061-2] (RIN: 
0579-AA85) Received November 19, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5965--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Luxembourg Because of BSE [Docket No. 97-118-1] Received 
December 17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5966--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt; Additions 
to Regulated Areas [Docket No. 96-016-26] (RIN: 0579-AA83) 
Received December 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5967--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Arkansas [Docket No. 97-108-1] 
Received December 4, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5968--January 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt; 
Compensation for Wheat Seed and Straw in the 1995-1996 Crop 
Season [Docket No. 96-016-25] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received January 
5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5969--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cypermethrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300583; FRL-5755-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5970--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zeta-
Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300577; FRL-5754-8] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5971--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300579; FRL-5754-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5972--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Lambda-
cyhalothrin; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300581; FRL-5755-5] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    5973--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Budget, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tefluthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300576; FRL-5754-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5974--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Budget, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fipronil; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300587; FRL-5757-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 24, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5975--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenarimol; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300559; FRL-
5753-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 24, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5976--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methyl 
Salicylate; Establishment of an Exemption from Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300557; FRL-5746-1] Received November 24, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5977--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fomesafen; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300571; FRL-
5752-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 24, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5978--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300588; FRL-
5758-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 3, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5979--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Revocation of 
Tolerances for Commodities No Longer Regulated for Pesticide 
Residues and Other Actions [OPP-300503A; FRL-5753-1] Received 
December 3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5980--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maleic Hydrazide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300587; FRL-
5754-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 3, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5981--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium Chlorate; 
Exemption from Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300574; FRL-5754-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 3, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5982--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyrimethanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300589; FRL-5758-7] Received December 
3, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5983--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluorine 
Compounds; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300586; FRL-
5756-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 3, 1997, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5984--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300569; FRL-
5751-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 25, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5985--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300580; FRL-5755-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5986--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dipropylene 
Glycol Dimethyl Ether; Final Significant New Use Rule; 
Correction [OPPTS-50621C; FRL-5757-6] (RIN: 2070-AB27) Received 
November 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5987--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyfluthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300582; FRL-5755-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5988--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenvalerate; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300575; FRL-5754-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received November 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5989--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Deltamethrin and 
Tralomethrin; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300584; FRL-5756-2] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 25, 1997, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5990--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300568; FRL-
5750-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 25, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5991--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ethalfluralin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300585; FRL-
5756-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 12, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5992--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Primisulfuron-
methyl; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300573; FRL-5753-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 12, 
1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5993--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorothalonil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300590; FRL-
5759-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 10, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5994--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Tolerance Extension for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300594; FRL-
5760-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 10, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5995--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Tolerance Extension for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300591; FRL-
5760-4] (RIN: 2070-AB780 Received December 10, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5996--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenoxaprop-ethyl; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300597; FRL-5764-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received January 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5997--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300600; 
FRL-5764-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 7, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5998--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300593; FRL-
5760-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 7, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    5999--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dicloran; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300596; FRL-
5762-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 29, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6000--January 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300595; FRL-
5762-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 29, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6001--January 27, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; Loan 
Sales Relief (RIN: 3052-AB78) Received November 25, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6002--January 27, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; 
Interest Rates and Charges (RIN: 3052-AB81) Received December 
17, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6003--January 27, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--1997-Crop 
Peanuts; National Poundage Quota; National Average Support 
Level for Quota and Additional Peanuts; and Minimum Commodity 
Credit Corporation Export Edible Sales Price for Additional 
Peanuts (RIN: 0560-AF01) Received November 19, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6004--January 27, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pea Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Green Pea 
Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 416 and 457] Received 
December 1, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6720--January 27, 1998; letter from the Acting Associate 
Chief, Forest Service, transmitting annual report covering 
major accomplishments of the Forest Service for fiscal year 
1996, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1674(c).
    6724--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Peanuts Marketed in the United States; 
Relaxation of Handling Regulations [Docket Nos. FV97-997-1 IFR 
and FV97-998-1 IFR] Received January 22, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6725--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation 
of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red Seedless Grapefruit 
[Docket No. FV98-905-2 IFR] Received January 23, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6726--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; 
Establishment of Interim and Final Free and Restricted 
Percentages for the 1997-98 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV98-
982-1 IFR] Received January 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6727--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida and Imported 
Tomatoes; Final Rule to Change Minimum Size and Size 
Designation Requirements [Docket No. FV97-966-1 FR] Received 
January 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6728--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of 
Southeastern California; Revision to Container Requirements 
[Docket No. FV98-925-2 IFR] Received January 9, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6729--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of 
Michigan, et al; Temporary Suspension of Proviso for Exporting 
Juice and Juice Concentrate; Establishment of Regulations for 
Handler Diversion [Docket No. FV97-930-4 IFR] Received January 
9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6730--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and 
Tangelos Grown in Florida; Limiting the Volume of Small Florida 
Red Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV97-905-1 FIR] Received 
January 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6731--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of 
Southeastern California; Temporary Suspension of Continuing 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-925-1 IFR] Received January 9, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6732--February 3, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-959-1 IFR] Received January 9, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6733--February 3, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Humane Treatment of Dogs 
and Cats; Wire Flooring [Docket No. 95-100-2] (RIN: 0579-AA78) 
Received January 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6734--February 3, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Horses from Mexico; 
Quarantine Requirements [Docket No. 96-052-3] Received January 
26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6735--February 3, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Restrictions on the 
Importation of Ruminants, Meat and Meat Products From 
Ruminates, and Certain Other Ruminant Products [Docket No. 97-
127-1] Received January 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6736--February 3, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Approval and 
Promulgation of State Implementation Plans for Louisiana: Motor 
Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Correction [LA-33-
1-7374; FRL-5955-9] Received January 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6737--February 3, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Consolidation of 
Certain Food and Feed Additive Tolerance Regulations [OPP-
300572; FRL-5755-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 13, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6738--February 3, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carboxin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300604; 
FRL-5766-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 26, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6739--February 3, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zinc Phosphide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300453; FRL-
5588-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 11, 1997, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6740--February 3, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium 
Bicarbonate and Potassium Bicarbonate; Tolerance Exemptions 
[OPP-300440A; FRL-5572-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 
11, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6741--February 3, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tree 
Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-AF17) Received January 23, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6742--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hybrid Seed Crop 
Insurance Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Hybrid Seed Corn Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AA78) 
Received January 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6743--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Hybrid Sorghum Seed Endorsement and Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations; Hybrid Sorghum Seed Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB03) Received December 15, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6744--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions [7 
CFR Part 457] Received December 29, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6745--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Potato Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Northern 
Potato Crop Insurance Provisions, Central and Southern Potato 
Crop Insurance Provisions, Northern Potato Quality Endorsement 
Crop Insurance Provisions, Northern Processing Potato Quality 
Endorsement Crop Insurance Provisions, Certified Seed Potato 
Endorsement Crop Insurance Provisions, and Northern Potato 
Storage Endorsement Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 422 
and 457] Received December 15, 1997, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    6746--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Basic Provisions; and Various Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB03) Received December 10, 1997, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6747--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pea Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea 
Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Part 457] Received January 8, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6748--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sweet Corn Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Processing 
Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 437 and 457] 
Received January 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    6749--February 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Public Information [7 CFR 
Part 412] Received January 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7033--February 11, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Domestically Produced Peanuts Handled by 
Persons Not Subject to Peanut Marketing Agreement No. 146; 
Marketing Agreement No. 146 Regulating the Quality of 
Domestically Produced Peanuts [Docket No. FV97-998-3 FIR] 
Received January 22, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7034--February 11, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Melons Grown in South Texas; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-979-1 IFR] Received February 
4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7035--February 11, 1998; letter from the Acting 
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Service's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Modifications to the Raisin Diversion Program 
[Docket No. FV97-989-3 FIR] Received February 4, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7036--February 11, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Imported Fire Ant 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-101-1] Received January 28, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7037--February 11, 1998; letter from the Under Secretary 
for Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Intermediary Relending Program 
(RIN: 0570-AA15) Received January 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7038--February 11, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Terbacil; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300611; FRL-5768-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 29, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7039--February 11, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Oxyfluorfen; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300610; FRL-5767-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received January 29, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7040--February 11, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; 
Title IV Conservators, Receivers, and Voluntary Liquidation 
(RIN: 3052-AB09) Received January 30, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7041--February 11, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Housing Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Electric System Operations and Maintenance (RIN: 0572-AA74) 
Received February 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7237--February 12, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Dimethomorph; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300609; FRL-5767-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 10, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7268--February 24, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Peanuts Marketed in the United States; Relaxation 
of Handling Regulations [Docket Nos. FV97-997-1 IFR and FV97-
998-1 IFR] Received February 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7269--February 24, 1998; letter from the Federal Register 
Liaison Officer, Bureau of Land Management, transmitting the 
Bureau's final rule--Federal Timber Contract Payment 
Modification [WO-330-1030-02-24 1A] (RIN: 1004-AC69) Received 
January 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7270--February 24, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Distribution of Risk Disclosure 
Statements By Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing 
Brokers [17 CFR Parts 1, 30, 33, and 190] Received February 17, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7271--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Technical Amendments to Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerance; 
Correction of Effective Date Under Congressional Review Act 
(CRA) [FRL-5959-6] Received February 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7272--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Thiodicarb; Pesticides Tolerance [OPP-300541; FRL-5739-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received February 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7273--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerance [PP 5F4485
    R2232; FRL-5364-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 6, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7274--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bensulfuron Methyl (methyl-2[[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-pyrimidin-2-yl) 
amino] carbonyl] amino] sulfonyl] methyl] Benzoate; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300603; FRL-5766-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7275--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Kaolin; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-
300614; FRL-5769-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 20, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7276--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Vinclozolin; Revocation of Certain Tolerances [OPP-300540A; 
FRL-5769-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 12, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7277--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Benoxacor; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300617; FRL-5771-1] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received February 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7278--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Lambda-cyhalothrin; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300608; FRL-5767-
7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7279--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Flammability Labeling Requirements for Total Release Fogger 
Pesticides [OPP-36189; FRL-5748-7] (RIN: 2070-AC60) Received 
February 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7280--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Norflurazon; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300615; FRL-5770-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 19, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7281--February 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Thiabendazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300607; FRL-5767-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 20, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7282--February 24, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Special Combinations for Tobacco Allotments and Quotas (RIN: 
0560-AE13) Received February 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7574--February 26, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis Testing of 
Livestock Other Than Cattle and Bison [Docket No. 97-062-1] 
Received February 24, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7575--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions; and Dry Bean 
Crop Insurance Regulations (RIN: 0563-AB02) Received February 
20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7576--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dry Bean Crop Insurance 
Regulations [7 CFR Part 433] Received February 20, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7577--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Fresh Market Sweet Corn Endorsement; and Common 
Crop Insurance Regulations, Fresh Market Sweet Corn Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 and 457] Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7578--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Florida Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions 
(RIN: 0563-AB03) Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7579--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pepper Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Fresh 
Market Pepper Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 445 and 
457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7580--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Walnut Crop Insurance 
Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Walnut Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 446 and 457] Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7581--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Raisin Endorsement and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Raisin Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 
and 457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7582--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Regulations and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Seeding Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 414 and 457] Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7583--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Forage Production Crop Insurance Regulations, and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Forage Production Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 415 and 457] Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7584--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Fresh Market Tomato Minimum Value Option, and 
Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Endorsement; and Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations, Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Crop 
Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 and 457] Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7585--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Sugar Beet Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-
AB55) Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7586--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; ELS Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-
AB53) Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7587--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Cranberry Endorsement and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Cranberry Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-
AB54) Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7588--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Texas Citrus Tree Crop Insurance Provisions; and 
Texas Citrus Tree Endorsement (RIN: 0563-AB50) Received 
February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7589--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB53) 
Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7590--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Administrative 
Regulations; Collection and Storage of Social Security Account 
Numbers and Employer Identification Numbers (RIN: 0563-AB26) 
Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7591--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Onion Endorsement; and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Onion Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 
and 457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7592--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Grape Endorsement and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Grape Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 
and 457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7593--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Fresh Plum Endorsement, and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Plum Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 
and 457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7594--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Rice Endorsement; and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Rice Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401 
and 457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7595--February 26, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fresh Tomato (Guaranteed 
Production Plan) Crop Insurance Regulations; Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations, Guaranteed Production Plan of Fresh 
Market Tomato Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 454 and 
457] Received February 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7619--March 2, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in 
Oregon and Washington; Reduced Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV97-982-1 FIR] Received February 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7620--March 2, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions Grown in South 
Texas; Removal of Sunday Packing and Loading Prohibitions 
[Docket No. FV98-959-2 IFR] Received February 27, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7621--March 2, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
and Foreign Agricultural Services, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Procurement of 
Processed Agricultural Commodities for Donation Under Title II, 
Pub. L. 480 (RIN: 0560-AF09), pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7622--March 2, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Marketing Order 
Regulating the Handling of Spearment Oil Produced in the Far 
West; Salable Quanitities and Allotment Percentages for the 
1998-99 Marketing Year [Docket No. FV98-985-1 FR] Received 
Febuary 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7623--March 2, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300620; 
FRL-5772-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 26, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7624--March 2, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hydramethylnon; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300606; FRL-
5767-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 26, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7625--March 2, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300621; 
FRL-5772-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received February 26, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7669--March 3, 1998; letter from the Assistant 
Administrator for Pesticides and Toxic Substances, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting a final rule 
under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 136w(a)(4).
    7686--March 4, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Decreased Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV97-984-1 FIR] Received February 27, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7718--March 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Amendment 
to the Tobacco Marketing Quota Regulations (RIN: 0560-AE96) 
Received March 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7719--March 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Use of Binders in "Ham with Natural Juices" Products 
[Docket No. 96-040 F] (RIN: 0583-AC29) Received March 4, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7720--March 5, 1998; letter from the Manager Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, transmitting the 
Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance Regulations; Table 
Grape Crop Insurance Regulations and Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Table Grape Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Parts 
441 and 457] Received March 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7721--March 5, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, transmitting the 
Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Safflower Seed Crop Insurance Endorsement; and Common Crop 
Insurance Regulations, Safflower Crop Insurance Provisions 
(RIN: 0563-AA79) March 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7722--March 5, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, transmitting the 
Agency's final rule--General Administrative Regulations; 
Ineligibility for Programs Under the General Crop Insurance Act 
(RIN: 0563-AB01) Received March 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7723--March 5, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, transmitting the 
Agency's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Pear 
Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB03) Received February 
24, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7765--March 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--General Regulations; Revision or Removal of 
Selected Sections [Docket No. FV97-900-1 FR] Received March 5, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7766--March 9, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Humane Treatment of Dogs 
and Cats; Temperature Requirements [Docket No. 95-078-3] (RIN: 
0579-AA74) Received March 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7767--March 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Implementation of the Boll Weevil Eradication Loan Program 
(RIN: 0560-AE99) Received March 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7860--March 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Management and Budget, transmitting a report entitled "The 
Economic Effects of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact", 
pursuant to Public Law 105-86.
    7864--March 10, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Food Labeling: Nutrient Content Claims, Definition of 
Term: Healthy [Docket No. 97-035 F] (RIN: 0583-AC47) Received 
March 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7971--March 16, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Services's final rule--Importation of Fruits 
and Vegetables; Papayas from Brazil and Costa Rica [Docket No. 
96-046-5] Received March 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7972--March 16, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance 
Regulations [7 CFR Part 455] Received March 10, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7973--March 16, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Various Endorsements; Fresh Market Tomato 
(Guaranteed Production Plan) Crop Insurance Regulations; and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Various Crop Insurance 
Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401, 454, and 457] Received March 10, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7974--March 16, 1998; letter from the Administrator for 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Use of Two Kinds of 
Poultry Without Label Change [Docket No. 96-007 F] (RIN: 0583-
AC17) Received March 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    7975--March 16, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clomazone; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300616; 
FRL-5770-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 9, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    7976--March 16, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300622; 
FRL-5773-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 9, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8067--March 18, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acephate; 
Technical Amendment [OPP-300613; FRL-5769-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8099--March 19, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in 
Florida and Imported Tomatoes; Final Rule to Change Minimum 
Grade Requirements [Docket No. FV98-966-1 FR] Received March 
18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8100--March 19, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced from 
Grapes Grown in California; Final Free and Reserve Percentages 
for 1997-1998 Crop Natural (Sun-Dried) Seedless and Zante 
Currant Raisins [FV98-989-1 IFR] Received March 18, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8101--March 19, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Titanium Dioxide; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300632; FRL-
5779-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8102--March 19, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Distribution of 
Customer Property Related to Trading on the Chicago Board of 
Trade-London International Financial Futures and Options 
Exchange Trading Link [17 CFR Part 190] Received February 23, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8129--March 23, 1998; letter from the Administrator for 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Electric Transmission Specifications 
and Drawings (34.5 kV to 69 kV and 115 kV to 230 kV) for Use on 
RUS Financed Electric Systems [7 CFR Part 1728] Received March 
9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8171--March 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Bamboo [Docket No. 96-
082-2] Received March 24, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8178--March 25, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Crop Insurance 
Regulations, Various Endorsements; Fresh Market Tomato 
(Guaranteed Production Plan) Crop Insurance Regulations; and 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Various Crop Insurance 
Provisions [7 CFR Parts 401, 454, and 457] Received March 20, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8235--March 26, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Specialty Crops; 
Import Regulations; Extension of Reporting Period for Peanuts 
Imported Under 1997 Import Quotas [Docket No. FV97-999-1 FIR] 
Received March 24, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8236--March 26, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300628; FRL-5778-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8237--March 26, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300625; FRL-5776-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received March 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8273--March 27, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; 
Assessment Rate and Establishment of Late Payment and Interest 
Charges on Delinquent Assessments [Docket No. FV97-930-1 FIR] 
Received March 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8274--March 27, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agriculture Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Voluntary Shell Egg 
Regulations [Docket No. PY-97-003] Received March 25, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8275--March 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300630; 
FRL-5779-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 25, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8288--March 30, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Florida [Docket No. 98-014-1] 
Received March 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8289--March 30, 1998; letter from the General Sales Manager 
and Vice President of Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Foreign Donation of Agricultural Commodities (RIN: 0551-0035) 
Received March 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8305--March 30, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
provide the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to pay 
employees of the Food Safety and Inspection Service working in 
establishments subject to the Federal Meat Inspection Act and 
the Poultry Products Inspection Act for overtime and holiday 
work perfomed by such employees at rates the Secretary deems 
appropriate.
    8307--March 31, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Grapes Grown in a 
Designated Area of Southeastern California; Temporary 
Suspension of Continuing Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-925-1 
FIR] Received March 30, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8308--March 31, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Administrative 
Regulations; Nonstandard Underwriting Classification System 
(RIN: 0563-AB05) Received March 30, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8309--March 31, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Mangement and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300629; 
FRL-5778-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 30, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8341--April 1, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Specifically Approved States Authorized to Receive Mares 
and Stallions Imported from Regions Where CEM Exists [Docket 
No. 97-104-1] Received March 30, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8394--April 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods: Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 98-022-1] Received April 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8395--April 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods: Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 98-017-1] Received April 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8396--April 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis; Increased 
Indemnity for Cattle and Bison [Docket No. 98-016-1] Received 
April 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8397--April 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Oriental Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-073-5] Received 
April 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8398--April 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Official Pseudorabies 
Tests [Docket No. 96-013-2] Received April 7, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8399--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Use of Glycerine as a 
Humectant in Shelf Stable Meat Snacks [Docket No. 95-038 DF] 
(RIN: 0583-AB97) Received March 31, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8400--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions Grown in South 
Texas; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-959-1 FIR] 
Received April 13, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8401--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administratior, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Grapes Grown in a 
Designated Area of Southeastern California; Revision to 
Container Requirements [Docket No. FV98-925-2 FIR] Received 
April 13, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8402--April 21, 1998; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Revision of 
Laboratory Service Fees [Docket Number S&TD-97-001] Received 
April 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8403--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Pathogen Reduction; 
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems--
Sample Collection--Technical Amendments and Corrections: Direct 
Final Rule [Docket No. 97-056 DF] (RIN: 0583-AC40) Received 
April 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8404--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Carrageenan, Locust 
Bean Gum and Xanthan Gum Blend Used as a Binder in Certain 
Cured Pork Products [Docket No. 96-014 DF] (RIN: 0583-AC16) 
Received April 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8405--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Designation of the 
State of Florida Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act [Docket No. 97-050 F] Received 
April 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8406--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fees for Destination 
Market Inspections of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other 
Products [Docket Number FV-97-302] (RIN: 0581-AB51] Received 
April 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8407--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Limes and Avocados Grown in Florida; Establishment of a 
Continuing Assessment Rate for Limes and a Decrease in the 
Continuing Assessment Rate for Avocados [Docket No. FV98-911-1 
FR] Received April 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8408--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Revision of 
Handling and Reporting Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and 
Peaches [Docket No. FV98-916-1 IFR] Received April 7, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8409--April 21, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Apple Crop Insurance Regulations; 
and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Apple Crop Insurance 
Provisions [7 CFR Parts 405 and 457] Received April 7, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8410--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300633; 
FRL-5781-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 31, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8411--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300631; 
FRL-5779-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received March 31, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8412--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus 
thuringiensis subspecies tolworhti Cry9C Protein and the 
Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in Corn; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300612; FRL-
5770-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8413--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Rimsulfuron (N-
((4,6-dimethoxypyrimidi -2-yl)amincarbonyl) -3-(ethylsulfonyl) 
-2-pyridinesulfonamide); Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300639; FRL-
5784-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8414--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyprodinil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300643; FRL-5785-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8415--April 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clethodim; Time-
Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300642; FRL-5784-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received April 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8416--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
General Information, Organization and Functions, and Loan 
Making Authority [7 CFR Part 1700] Received April 8, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8417--April 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--Rural 
Utilities Service Water and Waste Program Regulations [7 CFR 
Parts 1942 and 1951] Received April 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8575--April 21, 1998; letter from the General Sales Manager 
and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual report summarizing the 
availability, distribution and value of commodities donated 
under section 416(b) in FY 1993, FY 1994, and FY 1995, pursuant 
to 7 U.S.C. Article 1431 (b), 416(b).
    8579--April 22, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit 
Fly; Addition to Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 98-046-1] 
Received April 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8580--April 22, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal Plant Health Inspection, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area 
Classifications; Alabama [Docket No. 98-036-1] Received April 
17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8663--April 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-056-9] Received 
April 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8664--April 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-102-2] Received 
April 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8665--April 27, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Georgia [Docket No. 98-018-1] 
Received April 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8666--April 27, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dairy Tariff-Rate 
Import Quota Licensing (7 CFR Part 6) Received April 16, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8667--April 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300637; 
FRL-5783-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 15, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8668--April 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenoxaprop-ethyl; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300635; FRL-5782-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8669--April 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Canola Oil; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-3000623; 
FRL-5773-9] Received April 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8670--April 27, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300644; FRL-5785-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8671--April 27, 1998; letter from the Acting Deputy Chief 
for Operations, Forest Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Notice, Comment, and Appeal Procedures for National 
Forest System Projects and Activities [36 CFR Part 215] 
Received April 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8778--April 29, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300645; 
FRL 5786-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 23, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8779--April 29, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Tolerance Extension for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300641; 
FRL5784-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 23, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8839--May 4,, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et 
al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 1997-98 Crop 
Year for Tart Cherries [FV97-930-6 FR] Received May 1, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8840--May 4, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Esfenvalerate; 
Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300634; FRL-5781-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8841--May 4, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Subordination of Direct Loan Basic Security to Secure a 
Guaranteed Line of Credit (RIN: 0560-AE92) Received April 30, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8842--May 4, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dairy 
Indemnity Payment Program (RIN: 0560-AF-30) Received April 27, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8843--May 4, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final rule--
Cooperative Marketing Associations (RIN: 0560-AF33) Received 
April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8935--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Undersized 
Regulation for the 1998-99 Crop Year [Docket No. FV98-993-1 FR] 
Received May 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8936--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Cantaloups; Grade Standards [Docket Number FV-98-
301] Received May 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8937--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV98-932-1 FR] Received May 1, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8938--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported 
Grapefruit; Relaxation of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red 
Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV98-905-2 FIR] Received April 
27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8939--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Temporary Suspension of a 
Proviso for Exporting Juice and Juice Concentrate; 
Establishment of Rules and Regulations Concerning Exemptions 
from Certain Order Provisions; and Establishment of Regulations 
for Handler Diversion [Docket No. FV97-930-4 FIR] Received 
April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8940--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, 
Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Issuance of Grower Diversion 
Certificates [Docket No. FV97-930-5 FIR] Received April 27, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8941--May 5, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
United States Standards for Rye [7 CFR Parts 800 and 810] 
Received April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8942--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances Correction of 
Effective Date Under Congressional Review Act (CRA) [FRL-5982-
6] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8943--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Sulfentrazone; Establishment of Tolerances 
Correction of Effective Date Under Congresssional Review Act 
(CRA) [FRL-5983-6] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8944--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions Correction of Effective Date Under Congressional 
Review Act (CRA) [FRL-5982-3] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8945--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions Correction; Correction of Effective Date Under 
Congressional Review Act (CRA) [FRL-5983-1] Received April 28, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8946--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Vinclozolin; Pesticide Tolerance Correction of 
Effective Date Under Congressional Review Act (CRA) [FRL-5982-
2] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8947--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions Correction of Effective Date Under Congressional 
Review Act (CRA) [FRL-5982-4] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8948--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Lambda-
cyhalothrin; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300509; FRL-
5728-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8949--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to Cyclanilide; Pesticide Tolerances, Correction; 
Correction of Effective Date Under Congressional Review Act 
(CRA) [FRL-5982-7] Received April 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8950--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cymoxanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300653; FRL-5788-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received April 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8951--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Various Inert 
Ingredients; Tolerance Exemptions [OPP-300649; FRL-5787-9] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    8952--May 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Safener HOE-
107892; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300650; FRL-5788-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received April 29, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8953--May 5, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Changes in Reporting 
Levels for Large Trader Reports [17 CFR Part 15] Received April 
27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    8954--May 5, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Trade Options on the 
Enumerated Agricultural Commodities [CFR Parts 3, 32 and 33] 
Received April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9006--May 7, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of 
Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable 
Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 3 (Native) 
Spearmint Oil for the 1997-1998 Marketing Year [FV98-985-2 IFR] 
Received May 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9007--May 7, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Pine Shoot Beetle; 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-100-2] Received May 6, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9008--May 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Peroxyacetic 
Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-
300654; FRL-5789-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 5, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9009--May 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hydrogen 
Peroxide; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-
300655; FRL-5789-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 5, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9010--May 7, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Post 
Bankruptcy Loan Servicing Notices (RIN: 0560-AE62) Received May 
6, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9035--May 11, 1998; letter from the Office of Regulatory 
Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300651; FRL-5788-2] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9036--May 11, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bentazon; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300646; 
FRL-5787-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 6, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9037--May 11, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Elimination of Prior Approval Requirements for 
Establishment Drawings and Specifications, Equipment, and 
Certain Partial Quality Control Programs [Docket No. 95-032 F] 
(RIN: 0583-AB93) Received April 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9092--May 11, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
reform and improve the administration of certain programs of 
the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
    9095--May 12, 1998; letter from the Deputy Under Secretary, 
Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sale and Disposal of 
National Forest Timber; Indices to Determine Market-Related 
Contract Term Additions (RIN: 0596-AB41) Received May 8, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9096--May 12, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Pesticide Tolerance Correction [OPP-300628A; FRL-5785-4] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received May 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9097--May 12, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300647; FRL-5787-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9098--May 12, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300648; FRL-
5787-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9099--May 12, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bromoxynil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300661; FRL-5790-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received May 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9112--May 13, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Addition to the Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-056-11] 
Received May 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9113--May 13, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diflubenzuron; 
Temporary Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300660; FRL-5790-5] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received May 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9114--May 13, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300640; FRL-
5784-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received May 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9115--May 13, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--N-(4-
fluorophenyl)-N- (1-methylethyl)-2 [[5-(trifluoromethyl)- 
1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]o ]acetamide; Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerance, Correction [OPP-300636A; FRL-5787-6] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received May 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9116--May 13, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Special 
Combinations for Tobacco Allotments and Quotas (RIN: 0560-AF14) 
Received May 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9168--May 18, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Addition to Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-056-12] Received 
May 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9169--May 18, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Procurement and Property Management, transmitting the Office's 
final rule--Agriculture Acquisition Regulation: Preference for 
selected biobased products (RIN: 0599-AA00) Received May 13, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9213--May 21, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Chicago Board of Trade Futures 
Contracts in Corn and Soybeans; Order to Designate Contract 
Markets and Amending Order of November 7, 1997, as Applied to 
Such Contracts--Received May 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9214--May 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Department's final rule--Bacillus 
Thuringiensis Subspecies tolworthi Cry9C Protein and the 
Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in Corn; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300659; FRL-
5790-3] (RIN-2070-AB78) Received May 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9215--May 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hydroxyethylidine 
Diphosphonic Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300658; FRL-5790-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
May 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9295--June 3,, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle 
and Bison; State Designation; Hawaii [Docket No. 97-063-2] 
Received June 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9296--June 3, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Commuted Traveltime 
Periods: Overtime Services Relating to Imports and Exports 
[Docket No. 98-051-1] Received May 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9297--June 3, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--1998 Amendment to 
Cotton Board Rules and Regulations Adjusting Supplemental 
Assessment on Imports [Docket No. CN-98-002] Received May 29, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9298--June 3, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Grapes Grown in a 
Designated Area of Southeastern California and Imported Table 
Grapes; Revision in Minimum Grade, Container, and Pack 
Requirements [Docket No. FV98-925-3 IFR] Received May 29, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9299--June 3, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
General Regulations and Standards for Certain Agricultural 
Commodities (RIN: 0580-AA54) Received May 26, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9300--June 3, 1998; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Melons Grown in South 
Texas; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-979-1 FIR] 
Received May 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9301--June 3, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Hazelnuts Grown in 
Oregon and Washington; Establishment of Interim and Final Free 
and Restricted Percentages for the 1997-98 Marketing Year 
[Docket No. FV98-982- 1 FIR] Received May 29, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9302--June 3, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, transmitting the 
Agency's final rule--General Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Stonefruit Endorsement; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Stonefruit Crop Insurance Provisions (7 CFR Parts 401 and 457) 
Received June 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9440--June 3, 1998; letter from the Acting Fiscal Assistant 
Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting the 
Department's March 1998 "Treasury Bulletin", pursuant to 26 
U.S.C. 9602(a).
    9441--June 4, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Amendment to the 
Production Flexibility Contract Regulations (RIN: 0560-AF25) 
Received June 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9451--June 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300664; FRL-
5793-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9452--June 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300657; 
FRL-5789-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 2, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9453--June 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenbuconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300662; FRL 
5791-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9454--June 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyvinyl 
Chloride; Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300656; FRL-5789-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received June 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9455--June 5, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to impose fees for 
certain programs of the Department of Agriculture, and for 
other purposes.
    9529--June 9, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Peanut Crop Insurance Regulations; 
and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Peanut Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AA85) Received June 4, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9563--June 10, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Health Inspection Service, transmitting 
the Service's final rule--Witchweed; Regulated Areas [Docket 
No. 98-040-1] Received June 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9564--June 10, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt Status of 
the Mexicali Valley of Mexico [Docket No. 97-060-2] (RIN: 0579-
AA88) Received June 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9565--June 10, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Karnal Bunt; 
Compensation for the 1996-1997 Crop Season [Docket No. 96-016-
29] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received June 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9566--June 10, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Grain 
Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Fees 
for Official Inspection and Official Weighing Services (RIN: 
0580-AA59) Received June 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9577--June 11, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Phospholipid: 
Lyso-PE (lysophosphatidylethanolamine); Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300672; FRL-5795-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
June 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9610--June 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Final Free and Reserve Percentages 
for 1997-98 Crop Natural (Sun-Dried) Seedless and Zante Currant 
Raisins [FV98-989-1 FIR] Received June 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9611--June 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Marketing Order 
Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far 
West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage 
for Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 1997-98 Marketing 
Year [Docket No. FV98-985-2 FIR] Received June 10, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9612--June 15, 1998; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Removal of Sunday Packing 
and Loading Prohibitions [Docket No. FV98-959-2 FIR] Received 
June 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9613--June 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Foreign 
Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Agreements for the Development of 
Foreign Markets for Agricutural Commodities [7 CFR Part 1485] 
Received June 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9614--June 15, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300671; 
FRL-5795-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 9, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9615--June 15, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propamocarb 
Hydrochloride; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300670; FRL-5795-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 9, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9616--June 15, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Quizalofop-p 
ethyl ester; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300663; FRL-5793-5] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received June 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9617--June 15, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300668; 
FRL 5794-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 9, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9618--June 15, 1998; letter from the Chairman, Farm Credit 
System Insurance Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's 
annual report for calendar year 1997, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 
2277a-13.
    9642--June 16, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Addition To Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 97-056-13] Received June 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9643--June 16, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Popcorn Crop Insurance 
Regulations, and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Popcorn 
Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB48) Received June 15, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9644--June 16, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tobacco Inspection; 
Growers' Referendum Results [Docket No. TB-97-16] Received June 
15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9661--June 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--EIA; Handling Reactors at Livestock Markets [Docket No. 
97-099-2] Received June 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9736--June 19, 1998; letter from the Assistant Secretary, 
for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison, Department of the 
Treasury, transmitting the annual Report to Congress for 1996 
and 1997 on The Operation of the Enterprise for the Americas 
Facility.
    9804--June 24, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Minimum Financial Requirements for 
Futures Commission Merchants [17 CFR Part 1] Received June 19, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9805--June 24, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Final Rulemaking Permitting 
Futures-Style Margining of Commodity Options [17 CFR Parts 1 
and 33] Received June 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9806--June 24, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Apricots Grown in 
Designated Counties in Washington; Revision in Container 
Regulations [Docket No. FV98-922-1 IFR] Received June 19, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9807--June 24, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Onions Grown in 
Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, 
Oregon; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-958-1 FR] 
Received June 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9808--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300676; FRL-
5797-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9809--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hydrogen 
Peroxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance; 
Correction [OPP-300655A; FRL-5797-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
June 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9810--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Peroxyacetic 
Acid; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance; Correction 
[OPP-300654A; FRL-5797-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 18, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9811--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Recodification of 
Certain Tolerance Regulations [OPP-300627; FRL-5777-7] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received June 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9812--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Benzoic Acid, 3,5-dimethyl-1- (1,1-dimethylethyl) -2-(4-
ethylbenzoyl) hydrazide [OPP-300675; FRL 5796-9] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received June 22, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9813--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Recodification of 
Certain Tolerance Regulations [OPP-300638; FRL-5783-6] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received June 22, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9814--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300667; 
FRL-5794-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received June 17, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9815--June 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Reporting 
Requirements For Risk
    Benefit Information; Amendment and Correction [OPP-60010J; 
FRL-5792-2] (RIN: 2070-AB50) Received June 17, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9816--June 24, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Assessment and Apportionment of 
Administrative Expenses; Technical Change (RIN: 3052-AB83) 
Received June 19, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9855--June 25, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Amendment to Regulation Concerning 
Conduct of Members and Employees and Former Members and 
Employees of the Commission; Receipt and Disposition of Foreign 
Gifts and Decorations [17 CFR Part 1) Received June 19, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9856--June 25, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Changes in Fees for 
Federal Meat Grading and Certification Services [No. LS-96-006] 
(RIN: 0581-AB44) Received June 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9857--June 25, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Southeastern States; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV98-953-1 IFR] Received June 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    9858--June 25, 1998; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tolerances for Moisture Meters (RIN: 0580-AA60) Received 
June 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9859--June 25, 1998; letter from the Acting Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Official Testing Service for Corn Oil, Protein, and 
Starch (RIN: 0580-AA62) Received June 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9860--June 25, 1998; letter from the Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting notification of error on the communication 
submitted June 5, 1998 entitled "Phospholipid: Lyso-PE 
(lysophosphatidylethanolamin ); Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerance".
    9882--July 14, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual report on foreign 
investment in U.S. agricultural land through December 31, 1996, 
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 3504.
    9883--July 14, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Electric Engineering, Architectural 
Services and Design Policies and Procedures (RIN: 0572-AA48) 
Received June 25, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9974--July 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Peanuts Marketed in 
the United States; Relaxation of Handling Regulations [Docket 
Nos. FV97-997-1 FIR and FV97-998-1 FIR] Received June 29, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9975--July 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Revision of User Fees 
for 1998 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers [CN-98-
004] Received June 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    9976--July 15, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Animal Welfare; Primary Enclosures for Dogs and Cats 
[Docket No. 98-044-1] Received July 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10001--July 16, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown 
in the States of Michigan, et al.; Establishment of Rules and 
Regulations for Grower Diversion and a Compensation Rate for 
the Cherry Industry Administrative Board Public Member and 
Alternate Public Member [Docket No. FV97-930-2 FR] Received 
July 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10002--July 16, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Removal of U.S. Grade 
Standards and Other Selected Regulations [Docket Number FV-95-
303] Received July 7, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10043--July 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium Chlorate; 
Extension of Exemption from Requirement of a Tolerance for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300673; FRL-5795-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10065--July 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle, Bison, and 
Captive Cervids; Indemnity for Suspects [Docket No. 98-033-1] 
Received June 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10066--July 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Validated Brucellosis--Free States; 
Oklahoma [Docket No. 98-061-1] Received June 29, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10102--July 21, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area 
Classifications; Louisiana [Docket No. 98-068-1] Received June 
29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10103--July 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300677; FRL-
5797-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10104--July 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Gliocladium 
Catenulatum Strain J1446; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300665; FRL-5794-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
July 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10105--July 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300678; FRL-
5798-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 6, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10106--July 21, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's rule--Organization; Loan Policies and 
Operations; Disclosure to Shareholders; Disclosure to Investors 
in Systemwide and Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the 
Farm Credit System; Other Financing Institutions (RIN: 3052-
AB67) Received July 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10148--July 22, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Tobacco (Quota Plan) Crop 
Insurance Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance (RIN: 0563-
AB47) Received June 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10149--July 22, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas 
[Docket No. 98-072-1] Received July 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10150--July 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Limes and Avocados Grown in Florida; Relaxation of 
Container Dimension, Weight, and Marking Requirements [Docket 
No. FV98-911-2 IFR] Received July 16, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10151--July 22, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Imported Fire Ant Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 97-101-2] Received July 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10152--July 22, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Capsaicin; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 16, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10153--July 22, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300679; 
FRL-6015-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 16, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10154--July 22, 1998; letter from the Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Organization; Funding and Fiscal 
Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; 
Disclosure to Shareholders; Title V Conservators and Receivers; 
Capital Provisions (RIN: 3052-AB58) Received July 16, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10188--July 23, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pseudomonas 
Fluorescens Strain PRA-25; Temporary Exemption From the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300681; FRL-6016-7] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received July 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10189--July 23, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Myclobutanil; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300682; 
FRL-6016-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received July 14, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10190--July 23, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fipronil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300612; FRL-5768-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received July 14, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10191--July 23, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Delegation of 
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for 
Source Categories; State of Arizona; Arizona Department of 
Environmental Quality [FRL-6123-4] Received July 14, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10192--July 23, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to allow the Commodity 
Credit Corporation to use unobligated funds for the Export 
Enhancement Program for certain purposes.
    10269--July 24, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyripoxyfen (2-
[1-methyl-2- (4-phenoxyp enoxy)ethoxy ]pyridine; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-300666; FRL-5794-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
June 29, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10326--July 27, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
extend the United States Department of Agriculture Personnel 
Management Demonstration Project.
    10329--July 28, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Importation of Tomatoes from France, Morocco and Western 
Sahara, Chile, and Spain [Docket No. 97-016-2] (RIN: 0579-AA88) 
Received July 22, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10359--July 29, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Subordination of Direct Loan Security 
to Secure a Guaranteed Line of Credit; Correction (RIN: 0560-
AE92) Received July 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10458--August 3,, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide 
Reporting Requirements for Risk
    Benefit Information [OPP-60010K; FRL-6016-2] (RIN: 2070-
AB50) Received July 30, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10508--August 6, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General 
Administrative Regulations, Subpart U; and Catastrophic Risk 
Protection Endorsement; Regulations for the 1999 and Subsequent 
Reinsurance Years (RIN: 0563-AB68) Received August 3, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10509--August 6, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--General 
Administrative Regulations, Subpart T-Federal Crop Insurance 
Reform, Insurance Implementation; Regulations for the 1999 and 
Subsequent Reinsurance Years; and the Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Basic Provisions; and Various Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB67) Received August 3, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10510--August 6, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Voluntary Poultry 
and Rabbit Grading Regulations [Docket No. PY-97-004] Received 
August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10511--August 6, 1998; letter from the Adminstrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From 
Grapes Grown in California; Increase in Desirable Carryout Used 
to Compute Trade Demand [FV98-989-2 IFR] Received August 3, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10512--August 6, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges and 
Grapefruit Grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-906-1 IFR] Received 
August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10513--August 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300689; FRL-
6018-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10514--August 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluroxypyr 1-
Methylheptyl Ester; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300688; FRL-6018-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10515--August 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flutolanil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300697; FRL-6021-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10542--August 7, 1998; letter from the Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Servicing of Community and Insured 
Business Programs Loans and Grants (RIN: 0572-AB23) Received 
August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10543--August 7, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
National Poultry Improvement Plan; Special Provisions for 
Ostrich Breeding Flocks and Products [Docket No. 97-043-2] 
Received August 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10544--August 7, 1998; letter from the Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Departement's final 
rule--Commuted Traveltime Periods: Overtime Services Relating 
to Imports and Exports [Docket No. 98-076-1] Received August 3, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10545--August 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical 
Amendments to OMB Control Numbers [OPPTS-00246; FRL-5799-8] 
Received July 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10546--August 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Avermectin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300613; 
FRL-6021-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 4, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10547--August 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carfentrazone-
ethyl; Temporary Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300686; FRL-6018-1] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Recieved August 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10548--August 7, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Endothall; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300691; 
FRL 6020-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 4, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10577--August 7, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting the annual report on foreign 
investment in U.S. agricultural land through December 31, 1997, 
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 3504.
    10578--August 7, 1998; letter from the Secretary of 
Agriculture, transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to 
assist States in implementing pathogen reduction reforms to 
their meat and poultry inspection programs.
    10608--September 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Almonds Grown in California; Revision of 
Requirements Regarding Quality Control Program [Docket No. 
FV98-981-1 FR] Received August 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10609--September 9, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; 
Addition of Regulated Areas [Docket No. 98-082-1] Received 
August 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10610--September 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Domestically Produced Peanuts; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Docket Nos. FV98-997-1 IFR and FV98-998-1 IFR] Received August 
11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10611--September 9, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; 
State Designation; Michigan [Docket No. 98-081-1] Received 
August 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10612--September 9, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Addition to 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No: 97-056-14] Received August 11, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10613--September 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Exemption From Area No. 
2 Handling Regulation for Potatoes Shipped for Experimentation 
and the Manufacture of Conversion Into Specified Products 
[Docket No. FV98-948-2 IFR] Received August 14, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10614--September 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; 
Increase in Desirable Carryout Used to Compute Trade Demand 
[Docket No. FV98-989-2 FIR] Received August 14, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10615--September 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300693A; FRL-6021-9] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received August 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10616--September 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Fenpropathrin; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-3000692; FRL 6020-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 21, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10617--September 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate; Exemption From the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [OPP-300684; FRL-6017-6] (RIN: 2070-78AB) 
Received August 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10618--September 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zinc 
Phosphide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300696; FRL-6021-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 21, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10619--September 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Cleaning and Reinspection of Farmers Stock Peanuts (RIN: 0560-
AF56) Received August 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10769--September 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triasulfuron; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300700; FRL 6023-8] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 13, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10770--September 9, 1998; letter from the Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, 
transmitting the Farm Credit Administration 1997 Report on the 
Financial Condition and Performance of the Farm Credit System, 
pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(3).
    10813--September 10, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Official
    Unofficial Weighing Service (RIN: 0580-AA55) Received 
September 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10833--September 11, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information 
Order-Decrease in Importer Assessments [No. LS-98-004] Received 
September 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10834--September 11, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Animal Welfare; Marine 
Mammals, Swim-with-the-Dolphin Programs [Docket No. 93-076-10] 
(RIN: 0579-AA59) Received September 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10850--September 14, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Change in Disease Status 
of Great Britain Because of Exotic Newcastle Disease [Docket 
No. 98-002-2] Received August 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10851--September 14, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-056-16] Received 
August 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10852--September 14, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Area [Docket No. 97-056-15] Received 
August 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10853--September 14, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Papayas Grown in 
Hawaii; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-928-1 FR] 
Received August 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10854--September 14, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Acrylic Acid Terpolymer, Partial Sodium Salts; Tolerance 
Exemption [OPP-300704; FRL-6024-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
September 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10855--September 14, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Herbicide Safener HOE-107892; Pesticide Tolerances for 
Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300703; FRL-6024-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10885--September 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in 
California; Relaxation of Pack Requirements [Docket No. FV98-
920-4 IFR] Received September 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    10886--September 15, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Milk in the Southwest 
Plains Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain Provisions of the 
Order [DA-98-08] Received September 9, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10988--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Propyzamide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300699; FRL-6022-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10989--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Myclobutanil; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300705; FRL-6025-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10990--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Desmedipham; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemption 
[OPP-300707; FRL-6026-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10991--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Trichoderma Harzianum Strain T-39; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Temporary Tolerance [OPP-300698; FRL 6022-1] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10992--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Bacillus Sphaericus; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [OPP-300701; FRL-6024-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
September 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10993--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300706; FRL-6025-6] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10994--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Esfenvalerate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300708; FRL 6026-5] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10995--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Metolachlor; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300685; FRL-6017-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 
11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    10996--September 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Sulfosate; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300709; FRL 6026-6] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received September 11, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11042--September 17, 1998; letter from the President of the 
United States, transmitting the report of the Commodity Credit 
Corporation for fiscal year 1996, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 714k.
    11053--September 18, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triclopyr; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300695; FRL 6021-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 26, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11054--September 18, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300669; FRL-5795-2] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received August 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11084--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Temporary Suspension 
of an Inspection Requirement [Docket No. FV98-920-2 FR] 
Received September 1, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11085--September 22, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Maintenance of Minimum Financial 
Requirements by Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing 
Brokers [17 CFR Part 1] Received August 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11086--September 22, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Orders Eligible for Post-execution 
Allocation [17 CFR Part 1] Received August 28, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11087--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's "Major" final rule--Refrigeration 
and Labeling Requirements for Shell Eggs [Docket No. 97-069 F] 
(RIN: 0583-AC04) Received August 28, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11088--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in 
California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-920-3 
IFR] Received August 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11089--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Nectarines and 
Peaches Grown in California; Revision of Handling and Reporting 
Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Docket No. FV98-
916-1 FIR] Received August 27, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11090--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fluid Milk Promotion 
Order; Amendments to the Order [DA-98-04] Received September 
10, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11091--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment 
Rate [Docket No. FV98-905-3 FR] Received September 10, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11092--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fresh Prunes Grown in 
Designated Counties in Washington and Umatilla County, Oregon; 
Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-924-1 FR] Received 
September 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11093--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Southeastern States; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV98-953-1 FIR] Received September 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11094--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Winter Pears Grown in 
Oregon and Washington; Increased Assessment Rate [Docket No. 
FV98-927-1 FR] Received September 10, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11095--September 22, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Year 2000 Compliance, 
Telecommunications Program (RIN: 0572-AB43) Received August 31, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11096--September 22, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis; Increased Indemnity for Cattle and Bison 
[Docket No. 98-016-2] Received September 10, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11192--September 23, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Specifically Approved 
States Authorized to Receive Mares and Stallions Imported from 
Regions Where CEM Exists [Docket No. 98-059-2] Received 
September 16, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11193--September 23, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Almonds Grown in 
California; Increased Assesment Rate [Docket No. FV98-981-2 FR] 
Received September 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11194--September 23, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's fianl rule--
Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances [OPP-300717; FRL-6027-1] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11228--September 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; State and Area Classifications; 
Florida [Docket No. 98-014-2] Received August 17, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11229--September 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 98-083-1] Received August 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11230--September 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mexican Fruit Fly Regulations; Removal of Regulated Area 
[Docket No. 98-084-1] Received August 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11231--September 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Validated Brucellosis-Free States; Alabama [Docket No. 
98-086-1] Received August 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11232--September 24, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 98-083-2] Received August 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11257--September 25, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
"Major" final rule--Solid Wood Packing Material From China 
[APHIS Docket No. 98-087-1] (RIN: 0579-AB01) Received September 
18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11258--September 25, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Karnal Bunt; Movement From Regulated Areas [Docket No. 
96-016-32] (RIN: 0579-AA83) Received September 21, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11292--September 26, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Isoxaflutole; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300713; FRL-6029-3] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11293--September 26, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Flufenacet; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300712; FRL-
6028-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 21, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11294--September 26, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Glutamic Acid; Technical Amendment and Correction of Pesticide 
Tolerance Exemption [OPP-300598A; FRL-6029-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11302--September 28, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Guaranteed Production Plan of Fresh Market Tomato 
Crop Insurance Provisions [7 CFR Part 457] Received September 
23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11303--September 28, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Nursery Crop 
Insurance Regulations; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Nursery Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB65) Received 
September 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11338--September 29, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown 
in Florida; Limiting the Volume of Small Red Seedless 
Grapefruit [Docket No. FV98-905-4 IFR] Received September 28, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11339--September 29, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Food Safety and Inspection Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Continuous Chilling of Split Poultry Portions 
[Docket No. 95-011 F] (RIN: 0583-AB95) Received September 28, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11387--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acrylic Acid, 
Styrene, -Methyl Styrene Copolymer, Ammonium Salt; and Styrene, 
2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate, Butyl Acrylate Copolymer; Exemption from 
the Requirements of a Tolerance [OPP-300722; FRL 6032-4] (RIN: 
2070-AB78) Received September 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11388--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluroxypyr; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300724; FRL-6033-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received September 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11389--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mepiquat 
Chloride; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-
300719; FRL-6032-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 26, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11390--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebufenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300721; FRL-
6033-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received September 26, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11391--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carfentrazone-
ethyl; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300718; FRL-6032-1] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received September 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11392--October 1, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Zucchini Juice 
Added to Buffalo Gourd Root Powder; Exemption From the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300683; FRL-6017-5] (RIN: 2070-
AB78) Received Septmeber 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11443--October 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Alder Bark; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [OPP-300728; FRL-
6032-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 1, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11444--October 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyridaben; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300725; FRL-
6031-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 1, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11445--October 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300729; 
FRL-6034-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 1, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11446--October 5, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Maleic Hydrazide; 
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300730; 
FRL-6034-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 1, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11514--October 6, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading Increase in Fees 
and Charges [Docket No. PY-98-002] Received October 5, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11515--October 6, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Processed Fruits and Vegetables [Docket No. FV-98-
327] Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11516--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fludioxonil; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300738; FRL-6036-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11517--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyproconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300742; FRL-6036-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11518--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300743; 
FRL-6037-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 5, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11519--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyridate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300737; FRL 6036-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11520--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sethoxydim; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300739; FRL-6034-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11521--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Avermectin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300727; 
FRL-6033-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 5, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11522--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenthrin; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300731; 
FRL 6034-9] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 5, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11523--October 6, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300736; FRL 6036-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11590--October 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Potato Research and Promotion Plan; Suspension of 
Portions of the Plan; Amendments of the Regulations Regarding 
Importers' Votes; and Clarification of Reporting Requirements 
[FV-96-703 FR] Received October 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11591--October 9, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-993-2 FR] Received October 8, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11592--October 9, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; 
Removal of Quarantined Areas [Docket No. 97-056-17] Received 
October 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11593--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph 
[(E,Z) 4-[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-3- (3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)- 1-oxo-2-
propenyl] morpholine]; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300740; FRL-
6036-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11594--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300720; FRL-
6030-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11595--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Paraquat; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300726; 
FRL-6032-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11596--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; 
Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300741; 
FRL-6037-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11597--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; 
Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300732; FRL-6035-2] (RIN: 2070-AB78) 
Received October 8, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11598--October 9, 1998; letter from the Director, Office of 
Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mancozeb; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300714; FRL-
6029-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 8, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11651--October 12, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Long-Range Financial Forecasts of 
Electric Borrowers (RIN: 0572-AA89) Received October 8, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11652--October 12, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Year 2000 Compliance: Electric Program 
[7 CFR Parts 1710 and 1726] Received October 8, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11758--October 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mexican Fruit Fly 
Regulations; Addition of Regulated Area [Docket No. 98-082-2] 
Received October 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11759--October 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Veterinary Diagnostic 
Services User Fees [Docket No. 94-115-2] (RIN: 0579-AA70) 
Received October 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11760--October 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Validated Brucellosis-
Free States; South Carolina [Docket No. 98-101-1] Received 
October 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11761--October 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Brucellosis in Cattle; 
State and Area Classifications; Mississippi [Docket No. 98-097-
1] Received October 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11762--October 20, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Horses 
[Docket No. 95-054-3] Received October 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11763--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Fresh Bartlett Pears 
Grown in Oregon and Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Docket No. FV98-931-1 IFR] Received October 15, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11764--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges and 
Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Decreased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-906-1 FIR] Received October 
15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11765--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Tomatoes Grown in 
Florida; Partial Exemption From the Handling Regulation for 
Producer Field-Packed Tomatoes [Docket No.FV98-966-2 IFR] 
Received October 13, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11766--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Apricots Grown in 
Designated Counties in Washington; Change in Container 
Regulations [Docket No. FV98-922-1 FIR] Received October 15, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11767--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Colorado; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-948-1 
FIR] Received October 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11768--October 20, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Domestic Dates 
Produced or Packed in Riverside County, CA; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-987-1 FR] Received October 15, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11837--October 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Basic Provisions; and Various Crop Insurance 
Provisions; Correction [7 CFR Part 457] Received October 21, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11838--October 21, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Regulation of 
Fallglo Variety Tangerines [Docket No. FV98-905-5 FR] Received 
October 21, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11839--October 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Revocation of Tolerances and Exemptions from the Requirement of 
a Tolerance for Canceled Pesticide Active Ingredients [OPP-
300735; FRL-6035-8] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 20, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11840--October 21, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Revocation of Tolerances for Canceled Food Uses [OPP-300733; 
FRL-6035-6] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received October 20, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11864--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the Service's 
final rule--Regulations Under the Perishable Agricultural 
Commodities Act (PACA); Renewal of License [Docket No. FV98-
359] Received November 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11865--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Mexican Fruit Fly 
Regulations; Addition of Regulated Area [Docket No. 98-082-3] 
Received November 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11866--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Tuberculosis Testing of 
Livestock Other than Cattle and Bison [Docket No. 97-062-2] 
Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11867--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Fruits 
and Vegetables [Docket No. 97-107-2] Received December 3, 1998, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11868--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
transmitting the Service's final rule--Importation of Coffee 
[Docket No. 97-011-2] Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11869--December 17, 1998; letter from the Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Two-Part Documents for Commodity 
Pools [17 CFR Part 4] Received November 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11870--December 17, 1998; letter from the Deputy Executive 
Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting 
the Commission's final rule--Adverse Registration Actions by 
the National Futures Association With Respect to Agricultural 
Trade Option Merchants and Their Associated Persons and 
Applicants for Registration in Either Category--Received 
November 25, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11871--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Electric Program Standard Contract 
Forms (RIN: 0572-AB42) Received November 4, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11872--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, 
Procurement and Property Management, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Uniform Procedures 
for the Acquisition and Transfer of Excess Personal Property 
(RIN: 0500-AA00) Received October 26, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11873--December 17, 1998; letter from the Agricultural 
Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in 
California; Relaxations to Substandard and Maturity Dockage 
Systems [FV99-989-1 IFR] Received October 26, 1998, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11874--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Clear Title--Protection for Purchasers of Farm Products 
(RIN: 0580-AA63) Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11875--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--American 
Indian Livestock Feed Program (RIN: 0560-AF29) Received 
December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11876--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fruit from Hawaii [Docket No. 97-005-2] Received December 
3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11877--December 17, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Cotton and ELS Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions 
(RIN: 0563-AB62) Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11878--December 17, 1998; letter from the Manager, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance 
Regulations; Basic Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB69) Received 
December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11879--December 17, 1998; letter from the Deputy Under 
Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Special 
Uses (RIN: 0596-AB35) Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11880--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown 
in Colorado; Exemption From Area No. 2 Handling Regulation for 
Potatoes Shipped for Experimentation and the Manufacture or 
Conversion Into Specified Products, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11881--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Closure of Harry S Truman Animal Import Center [Docket 
No. 98-070-3] Received November 17, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11882--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 98-083-3] Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11883--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Limes and Avocados 
Grown in Florida; Relaxation of Container Dimension, Weight, 
and Marking Requirements [Docket No. FV98-911-2 FIR] Received 
November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11884--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Nectarines and 
Peaches Grown in California; Relaxation of Quality Requirements 
for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Docket No. FV98-916-2 FIR] 
Received November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11885--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Dairy Promotion and 
Research Order; Amendment to the Order [DA-98-05] Received 
November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11886--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in 
California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No. FV98-920-3 
FIR] Received November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11887--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, 
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported 
Grapefruit; Relaxation of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red 
Seedless Grapefruit [Docket No. FV99-905-1 IFR] Received 
November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11888--December 17, 1998; letter from the Regulatory Review 
Officer, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Domestically Produced Peanuts; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Docket Nos. FV98-997-1 FIR and FV98-998-1 FIR] Received 
November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11889--December 17, 1998; letter from the Regulatory Review 
Officer, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of 
Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--Raisins 
Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Relaxations to 
Substandard and Maturity Dockage Systems [FV99-989-1 IFR] 
Received November 18, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11890--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Special Combinations for Tobacco 
Allotments and Quotas (RIN: 0560-AF14) Received November 12, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11891--December 17, 1998; letter from the Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition to Quarantined Areas 
[Docket No. 98-088-1] Received November 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11892--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's "Major" final rule--Tobacco Warehouses (RIN: 
0560-AD92) Received November 12, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11893--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--1998 Marketing Quota and Price 
Support for Burley Tobacco (RIN: 0560-AF18) Received November 
2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11894--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--1998 Marketing Quota and Price 
Support for Flue-Cured Tobacco (RIN: 0560-AF19) Received 
November 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11895--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York 
[Region II Docket No. NY29-1-187a; FRL-6193-5] Received 
November 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11896--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300759; FRL 6045-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 20, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11897--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Carfentrazone-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300751; FRL 6040-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
November 20, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11898--December 17, 1998; letter from the General Counsel, 
Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's 
final rule--Zinc phosphide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency 
Exemption [OPP-300760; FRL 6046-1] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11899--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Harpin; Temporary
    Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300750; FRL-6040-5] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 15, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11900--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tebufenozide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300766; FRL-6049-4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 15, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11901--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triazamate; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300702; FRL-
6024-5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received December 15, 1998, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11902--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Imidacloprid; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300758; FRL-6045-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 28, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11903--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Primisulfuron-Methyl; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency 
Exemptions [OPP-300755; FRL-6041-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received 
Novmeber 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11904--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions 
[OPP-300745; FRL-6036-3] (RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 23, 
1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11905--December 17, 1998; letter from the Director, Office 
of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental 
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--
Triasulfuron; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP-300700A; FRL-6040-4] 
(RIN: 2070-AB78) Received November 23, 1998, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11906--December 17, 1998; letter from the Chairman and 
Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, 
transmitting the Administration's final rule--Organization; 
Balloting and Stockholder Reconsideration Issues (RIN: 3052-
AB71) Received December 3, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    11907--December 17, 1998; letter from the Administrator, 
Foreign Agricultural Service, transmitting the Service's final 
rule--Regulations Governing the Financing of Commercial Sales 
of Agricultural Commodities (RIN: 0551-AA54) Received November 
5, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    11908--December 17, 1998; letter from the Executive 
Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
transmitting the Commission's final rule--Rules of Practice; 
Final Rules--Received November 2, 1998, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).

                        B. Presidential Messages

    16 February 25, 1997; Communication from the President of 
the United States, transmitting the administration's 1997 
National Drug Control Strategy, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1504.
    94 February 5, 1998; Communication from the President of 
the United States, transmitting the report of the Commodity 
Credit Corporation for fiscal year 1995, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 
714k.
    104 March 3, 1998; Communication from the President of the 
United States, transmitting the administration's 1998 National 
Drug Control Strategy, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1504.

                     C. Presidential Proclamations

    Presidential Proclamation, To Modify Application of Duty-
Free Treatment of Certain Articles Under the Generalized System 
of Preferences, and for Other Purposes. Proclamation No. 6969, 
Jan. 27, 1997.
    Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998. 
Submitted February 6, 1997.
    Economic Report of the President. H.Doc. 105-002. February, 
1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, To Modify Application of Duty-
Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences. 
Proclamation No. 6988. April 11, 1997.
    Executive Order, Amending Executive Order 12752, 
Implementation of the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954, as Amended, and the Food for Progress 
Act of 1985, as Amended. Order No. 13044, April 18, 1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, National Wildlife Week, 1997. 
Proclamation No. 6993, April 19, 1997.
    Executive Order, Protection of Children From Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks. Order No. 13045, April 21, 1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, World Trade Week, 1997. 
Proclamation No. 7004, May 19, 1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, To Modify Duty-Free Treatment 
Under the Generalized System of Preferences. Proclamation No. 
7007, May 30, 1997.
    Executive Order, Federal Actions in the Lake Tahoe Region. 
Order No. 13057, July 26, 1997.
    Executive Order, Prohibiting Certain Transactions With 
Respect to Iran. Order No. 13059, August 19, 1997.
    Executive Order, Federal Support of Community Efforts Along 
American Heritage Rivers. Order No. 13061, September 11, 1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, National Week of Food Recovery, 
1997. Proclamation No. 7019, September 12, 1997.
    Presidential Vetoes, 1989-1996. S. Pub. 105-22. September, 
1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, National Forest Products Week, 
1997. Proclamation No. 7042, October 17, 1997.
    Presidential Proclamation, National Farm-City Week, 1997. 
Proclamation No. 7053, November 21, 1997.
    Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1999. 
Submitted February 2, 1998.
    Economic Report of the President. H.Doc. 105-176. Submitted 
February 10, 1998.
    Executive Order, Waiver Under the Trade Act of 1974 wiht 
Respect to Vietnam. Order No. 13079, April 7, 1998.
    Executive Order, American Heritage Rivers Initiative 
Advisory Committee. Order No. 13080, April 7, 1998.
    1998 Green Book, Background Material and Data on Programs 
Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means. 
WMCP 105-7, May 19, 1998.
    Presidential Proclamation, National Alternative Fuels Week, 
1998. Proclamation No. 7101, May 29, 1998.
    Presidential Proclamation, To Facilitate Positive 
Adjustment to Competition From Imports of Wheat Gluten. 
Proclamation No. 7103, May 30, 1998.
    Executive Order, Blocking Property of the Governments of 
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), the 
Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Montenegro and 
Prohibiting New Investment in the Republic of Serbia in 
Response to the Situation in Kosovo. Order No. 13088, June 9, 
1998.
    Presidential Proclamation, To Modify Duty-Free Treatment 
Under the Generalized System of Preferences. Proclamation No. 
7107, June 30, 1998.
    Executive Order, President's Council on Food Safety. Order 
No. 13100, August 25, 1998.
    Executive Order, Greening the Government Through Waste 
Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition. Order No. 
13101, September 14, 1998.
    Presidential Proclamation. National School Lunch Week, 
1998. Proclamation No. 7137. October 9, 1998.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Forest Products Week, 
1998. Proclamation No. 7142. October 16, 1998.
    Presidential Proclamation. National Farm-City Week, 1998. 
Proclamation No. 7147. November 17, 1998.

                          D. Statutory Reports

    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Armenia, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, Jan. 3, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for October, 1996, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through October, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1997. Submitted by USDA, Jan. 22, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Report on a major rule 
promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Consumer 
Service, entitled ``Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improved 
Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursements'' (RIN: 0584-AC42), 
required by sec. 801(a)(2)(A), title 5, United States Code. 
Submitted by GAO, Jan. 22, 1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed land exchange for Coeur d'Alene 
National Forest, Idaho, required by sec. 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. Submitted by USDA, 
Jan. 23, 1997.
    Farm Programs: Efforts to Achieve Equitable Treatment of 
Minority Farmers (GAO/RCED-97-41), required by sec. 305 of the 
Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture 
Reorganization Act of 1994, P.L. 103-354. Submitted by GAO, 
Jan. 24, 1997.
    Fund for Rural America: Guidelines for Proposal Preparation 
and Submission for Fiscal Year 1997, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA Cooperative State 
Research, Education, and Extension Service, Jan. 29, 1997.
    USDA: 1998 Budget Summary, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 6, 1997.
    Food Safety Inspection Service: Report of the Secretary of 
Agriculture to the U.S. Congress on the FSIS Meat and Poultry 
Inspection Program, required by the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act, as amended by the Wholesome Meat Act of 1967, and the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act, as amended by the Wholesome 
Poultry Products Act of 1968. Submitted by USDA, February 7, 
1997.
    USDA: Report of revised estimates regarding levels of 
programming under the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954 (P.L. 480), pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 11, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for November, 1996, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through November, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997. 
Submitted by USDA, February 11, 1997.
    National Agricultural Statistics Service: Agricultural 
Chemical Usage - 1995 Restricted Use Pesticides Summary, 
required by sec. 1491 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, 
and Trade Act of 1990. Submitted by USDA, February 12, 1997.
    USDA: Inspection of Imported Meat, Poultry, Other Foods, 
Animals, and Plants From NAFTA Countries, 1995 Report of the 
Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Congress, required by the 
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1993. 
Submitted by USDA, February 12, 1997.
    USDA: Letter noting changes made in the rate of support for 
milkfat and nonfat milk solids, as reflected in the purchase 
prices of nonfat dry milk and butter, required by sec. 
141(d)(1) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996. Submitted by USDA, February 12, 1997.
    USDA Procurement: Information on Activities During Fiscal 
Year 1996 (GAO/RCED-97-61R), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, February 18, 1997.
    Commodity Programs: Impact of Support Provisions on 
Selected Commodity Prices (GAO/RCED-97-45), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February 21, 1997.
    Emergency Salvage Sales Program: Forest Service Met Its 
Target, But More Timber Could Have Been Offered for Sale (GAO/
RCED-97-53), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February 
24, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed exchange for Holly 
Springs National Forest, Mississippi, required by sec. 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558. 
Submitted by USDA, February 25, 1997.
    USDA Management: Progress in Meeting the Government 
Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) Requirements (GAO/
RCED-97-65R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February 
26, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for lists of current producers 
covered by a Federal marketing order for raisins grown in 
California, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, February 26. 1997.
    World Trade Organization: Observations on the Ministerial 
Meeting in Singapore (GAO/T-NSIAD-97-92), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, February 26, 1997.
    Natural Resources Conservation Service: National 
Headquarters Reorganization, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 26, 1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed land purchase for Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-588). Submitted 
by USDA, February 28, 1997.
    Clean Water Act: State Revolving Fund Loans to Improve 
Water Quality (GAO/RCED-97-19), pursuant to request. Submitted 
by GAO, February, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Status of Open Recommendations - 
Improving Operations of Federal Departments and Agencies, 
annual report to the Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members, 
Senate and House Committees on Appropriations (GAO/OP-97-1), 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by GAO, 
February, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Abstracts of Reports and 
Testimony: Fiscal Year 1996 (OIMC/OPA-97-1A), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1997.
    Economic Research Service: Agricultural Income and Finance 
Situation and Outlook Report, February 1997, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, February, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Indexes for Abstracts of Reports 
and Testimony: Fiscal Year 1996 (OIMC/OPA-97-1B), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: January 
1997 (GAO/OPA-97-4), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
February, 1997.
    USDA: Organization Chart for Rural Housing Service, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, February, 1997.
    Farm Service Agency: Agricultural Conservation Program - 
60-Year Statistical Summary, 1936 through 1995. Submitted by 
USDA, February, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: High Risk Series: An Overview 
(GAO/HR-9-1); Quick Reference Guide (GAO/HR-97-2); Defense 
Financial Management (GAO/HR-97-3); Defense Contract Management 
(GAO/HR-97-4); Defense Inventory Management (GAO/HR-97-5); 
Defense Weapon Systems Acquisition (GAO/HR-97-6); Defense 
Infrastructure (GAO/HR-97-7); IRS Management (GAO/HR-97-8); 
Information Management and Technology (GAO/HR-97-9); Medicare 
(GAO/HR-97-10); Student Financial Aid (GAO/HR-97-11); 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (GAO/HR-97-12); 
Department of Energy Contract Management (GAO/HR-97-13); and 
Superfund Program Management (GAO/HR-97-14), pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by GAO, February, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed land purchase for 
Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin, required by sec. 17(b) 
of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. 
Submitted by USDA, March 3, 1997.
    USDA Inspector General: Grain Inspection, Packers and 
Stockyards Administration Evaluation of Agency Efforts to 
Monitor and Investigate Anticompetitive Practices in the 
Meatpacking Industry, Washington, D.C. Evaluation Report No. 
30801-0001-Ch, February 1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 4, 1997.
    USDA Inspector General: Farm Service Agency Oversight of 
State-Administered Mediation Programs Needs Strengthening, 
Washington, D.C., Report No. 03801-23-Te, March, 1997, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 
4, 1997.
    USDA: Final 6-Month Report, required by sec. 2001(c)(2), 
P.L. 104-19, the Fiscal Year 1995 Rescissions Act. Submitted by 
USDA, March 5, 1997.
    GAO: Report on major rule promulgated by USDA Farm Service 
Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation, entitled Conservation 
Reserve Program - Long Term Policy, required by sec. 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S. Code. Submitted by GAO, March 6, 
1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Preliminary Reports on 
Class I Price Structure Options, Classification Issues, and 
Identical Order Provisions, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 7, 1997.
    Farm Programs: Finality Rule Should Be Eliminated (GAO/
RCED-97-46), pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by GAO, March 7, 1997.
    Food Stamps: Substantial Overpayments Result From Prisoners 
Counted As Household Members (GAO/RCED-97-54), pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by GAO, March 10, 
1997.
    Charter: Establishment for a two-year period the Microbial 
and Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Advisory Committee, 
required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 
2, sec. 9(c). Submitted by EPA, March 11, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for lists of current producers, 
handlers, and processors covered by a Federal marketing order 
for papayas grown in Hawaii, required by sec. 1663 of the Food 
Security Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, March 12, 1997.
    USDA: USDA Human Nutrition Research and Education 
Activities, FY 1994, December 1996, and FY 1995, January 1997, 
required by sec. 1452(b) of the National Research, Extension, 
and Teaching Policy Act Amendments of 1985. Submitted by USDA, 
March 12, 1997.
    Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected 
GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1998 (GAO/OCG-97-2), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March 14, 1997.
    USDA: Statistical summaries on the end user identification 
program for imported flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
sec. 1166, Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by USDA, March 
14, 1997.
    EPA Office of Inspector General: Audit of the Fiscal 1996 
Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and 
Expedited Processing Fund, Audit Report E1AML6-20-7001-7100125, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by EPA, March 18, 1997.
    USDA: Letter concerning downsizing of USDA, particularly 
field offices of county-based agencies, pursuant to request. 
Submitted by USDA, March 18, 1997.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended September 30, 1996, required by sec. 
161(b)(3) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996, which amended the CCC Charter Act. Submitted by USDA, 
March 18, 1997.
    USDA: Annual Budget Report for the National Nutrition 
Monitoring and Related Research Program, required by sec. 106 
of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act 
of 1990, P.L. 101-445. Submitted by USDA, March 18, 1997.
    Office of Inspector General: Letter enclosing news release 
detailing results of OIG investigation of fraudulent grain 
handling practices of CONAGRA, Inc., pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 19, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed exchange for Superior 
National Forest, Minnesota, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558. Submitted 
by USDA, March 19, 1997.
    Food-Related Services: Opportunities Exist to Recover Costs 
by Charging Beneficiaries (GAO/RCED-97-57), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March 20, 1997.
    USDA: Decision of Secretary Dan Glickman on the Northeast 
Interstate Dairy Compact, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 20, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I. Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of El 
Salvador, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, March 25, 1997.
    Charter: California Spotted Owl Advisory Committee, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, March 25, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule on Disclosure to 
Shareholders, Disclosure to Investors in Systemwide and 
Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm Credit System; 
Quarterly Report, required by sec. 5.17(c)(1) of the Farm 
Credit Act. Submitted by FCA, March 25, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under the 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of independent California 
raisin farmers, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act 
of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, March 25, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed Rule to provide that a 
Farm Credit Bank may eliminate cumulative voting in director 
elections with the consent of 75 percent of the bank's voting 
shareholders, instead of the currently required unanimous 
consent, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by FCA, March 25, 1997.
    Office of Management and Budget: User Fees Proposed for New 
Treatment in FY 1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by OMB, March 28, 1997.
    USDA: Administrative Expenses of Research and Promotion 
Boards Supervised By AMS, FY 1997, required by sec. 501(d) of 
the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, March 31, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for January, 1997, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through January, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997. 
Submitted by USDA, March 31, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Program: Notice of request under the 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of avocado and lime 
growers in Florida, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security 
Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act 
of 1937. Submitted by USDA, March 31, 1997.
    Federal Facilities: EPA's Penalties for Hazardous Waste 
Violations (GAO/RCED-97-42), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, March, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: February 
1997 (GAO/OPA-97-5), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
March, 1997.
    Superfund: EPA Could Further Ensure the Safe Operation of 
On-Site Incinerators (GAO/RCED-97-43), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, March, 1997.
    Office of Inspector General: Review of Allegations in the 
Civil Rights Action Team Report Concerning the Office of the 
Inspector General, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March, 1997.
    Peer Review: EPA's Implementation Remains Uneven (GAO/RCED-
97-95), submitted by GAO, March, 1997.
    USDA: Civil Rights at the United States Department of 
Agriculture, A Report by the Civil Rights Action Team, February 
1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, March, 1997.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the Consolidation and Reform of 
Federal Milk Marketing Orders, required by sec. 143 of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted by 
USDA, April 1, 1997.
    Office of Inspector General: Implementation of Agricultural 
Provisions of NAFTA, March 1977, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 2, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Suriname, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, April 3, 1997.
    Commodity Exchange Act: Legal and Regulatory Issues Remain 
(GAO/GGD-97-50), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April 
7, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule amending Title 12, 
Chapter VI, of the Code of Federal Regulations as promulated by 
the FCA, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by FCA, April 7, 1997.
    Rural Development: Financial Condition of the Rural 
Utilities Service's Loan Portfolio (GAO/RCED-97-82), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, April 7, 1997.
    Charters: Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for 
Trade (ATAC) and the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for 
Trade (APAC), required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, April 7, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Jordan, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, April 9, 1997.
    Rural Utilities Service Telecommunications Program: 
Privatization Study and Recommendations for the Rural Telephone 
Bank, required by House Report 104-172, which accompanied the 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996. Submitted by 
USDA, April 9, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: United States Foreign Food 
Assistance Programs, Fiscal Year 1995, and Fiscal Year, 1996, 
required by sec. 407(f) of the Agricultural Trade Development 
and Assistance Act of 1l54, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
April 9, 1997.
    USDA: Animal Welfare Enforcement Report, Fiscal Year 1996, 
required by the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131-2159). 
Submitted by USDA, April 11, 1997.
    Air Pollution: Information Contained in EPA's Regulatory 
Impact Analyses Can Be Made Clearer (GAO/RCED-97-38), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, April 14, 1997.
    Crop Insurance: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Government 
Costs for Private-Sector Delivery (GAO/RCED-97-70), required by 
the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture 
Reorganization Act of l994, P.L. 103-354. Submitted by GAO, 
April 17, 1997.
    Federal Crop Insurance Corporation: Rate of Return and 
Reinsurance, required by the Federal CropInsurance Reform and 
Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of l994, P.L. 103-
354. Submitted by USDA, April 17, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: A Preliminary Report On 
Alternatives to the Basic Formula Price, April 1997, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April 
18, 1997.
    Packers and Stockyards Programs: USDA's Response to Studies 
on Concentration in the Livestock Industry (GAO/RCED-97-100), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April 23, 1997.
    USDA: Structural and Financial Characteristics of U.S. 
Farms, 1994, 19th Annual Family Farm Report to Congress, 
required by sec. 102 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, 
as amended. Submitted by USDA, April 23, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for February, 1997, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through February, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997. 
Submitted by USDA, April 25, 1997.
    USDA: Notification of intention to terminate the marketing 
order for fresh peaches grown in Georgia (order), required by 
sec. 8(c)(16)(A) of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, April 25, 1997.
    Charter: Seventh Renewal Charter of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Agricultural Advisory Committee, required by 
sec. 9(c) and 14(b)(1) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by CFTC, April 28, 1997.
    USDA: Credit in Rural America, required by sec. 650 of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, April 29, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule amending regulations 
governing the referral of known or suspected criminal 
violations, required by sec. 5.17(c)(1) of the Farm Credit Act, 
as amended. Submitted by FCA, April 30, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under the 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of raisin growers covered 
by a Federal marketing order for raisins grown in California, 
required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, April 30, 1997.
    USDA: Risk Management Agency Organizational Chart, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, April, 
1997.
    Rural Development: New Approach to Empowering Communities 
Needs Refinement (GAO/RCED-97-75), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: March 
1997 (GAO/OPA-97-6), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
April, 1997.
    Financial Institutions and Markets Issue Area: Active 
Assignments (GAO/AA-97-6(2)), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April, 1997.
    Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments (GAO/
AA-97-17(2)), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 
1997.
    Federal Research: DOD's Small Business Innovation Research 
Program (GAO/RCED-97-122), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April, 1997.
    Agricultural Inspection: Improvements Needed to Minimize 
Threat of Foreign Pests and Diseases (GAO/RCED-97-102), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 5, 1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed land exchange for Homochitto 
National Forest, Mississippi, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forests Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. Submitted 
by USDA, May 1, 1997.
    U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal 
Years 1997-98 (GAO/RCED-97-135r), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, May 5, 1997.
    Agricultural Inspection: Improvements Needed to Minimize 
Threat of Foreign Pests and Diseases (GAO/RCED-97-102), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 5, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to transfer to the Secretary of 
Agriculture the authority to conduct the Census of Agriculture, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, May 14, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected 
by Limit on Shelter Deduction (GAO/RCED-97-118), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, May 14, 1997.
    USDA: Denial of request from the North Dakota State Agency 
to amend ``Training, Education, Employment, and Management'' 
welfare reform demonstration project, required by Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, May 15, 1997.
    USDA: Annual report on the facilitation, administration, 
and promotion of secondary market operations for Farm Service 
Agency guaranteed loans, required by sec. 711 of the 
Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, which amended the Consolidated 
Farm and Rural Development Act. Submitted by USDA, May 15, 
1997.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended December 31, 1996, required by sec. 
161(b)(3) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996, which amended the CCC Charter Act. Submitted by USDA, 
May 16, 1997.
    Charter: Renewal Urban Wet Weather Flows Advisory 
Committee, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, May 16, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Revised Preliminary Report 
on Suggested Federal Milk Order Consolidation, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, May 20, 
1997.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA, APHIS, entitled Karnal Bunt; Compensation for 1995-
1996 Crop Season; Final Rule, required by sec. 801(a)(2)(A), 
title 5, United States Code. Submitted by GAO, May 21, 1997.
    School Meal Programs: Sharing Information on Best Practices 
May Improve Programs' Operations (GAO/RCED-97-126), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, May 21, 1997.
    USDA: Commodity Credit Corporation Summary Expenditure 
Report for the Quarter Ended March 31, 1997, made under secs. 5 
and 11 of the CCC Charter Act, pursuant to sec. 161(b)(3) of 
the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act, which 
amended the Charter Act. Submitted by USDA, May 30, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: April 
1997 (GAO/OPA-97-7), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
May, 1997.
    Farm Service Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Address 
Employee Conflict-of-Interest Issues (GAO/RCED-97-104), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for March, 1997, 
and cumulative total for fiscal year 1997 through March, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1997. Submitted by USDA, June 2, 1997.
    Office of Management and Budget: Draft legislation to 
implement provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement 
affecting the Food Stamp Program, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by OMB, June 6, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of requrest under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of raisin growers covered 
by a Federal marketing order for raisins grown in California, 
required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, June 12, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rule promulgated 
by USDA, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) entitled 
Environmental Quality Incentives Program, required by sec. 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code. Submitted by GAO, 
June 12, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 
1921, to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to take 
administrative actions against live poultry dealers who violate 
section 202 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 16, 
1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule to allow any 
commercial bank, trust company, agricultural credit 
corporation, incorporated livestock loan company, savings 
asssociation, credit union, or other financial institution to 
fund or discount, through Farm Credit Banks and agricultural 
credit banks, short- and intermediate-term loans and leases to 
parties who are eligible to borrow from Farm Credit System 
associations, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by FCA, June 17, 1997.
    Office of Inspector General: Evaluation Report on 
Implementation of the Foundation Financial Information System 
Substantial Accomplishments - But is October 1, 1997 
Implementation an Attainable Goal?, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 18, 1997.
    Food and Consumer Service: Request from the Michigan State 
Agency to amend the on-going To Strengthen Michigan Families 
welfare reform demonstration project, required by the Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, June 24, 1997.
    Food and Consumer Service: Food Stamp Program FY 1996 Error 
Rates, Potential Liabilities & Enhanced Funding, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June 27, 
1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed land exchange for Chattahoochee 
National Forest, Georgia, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. Submitted 
by USDA, June 30, 1997.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the National Dairy Promotion 
and Research Program and the National Fluid Milk Processor 
Promotion Program, required by the Dairy Production 
Stabilization Act of 1983 and the Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 
1990. Submitted by USDA, June 30, 1997.
    Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by 
Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings (GAO/AIMD-
97-67), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: A Guide to the Systems, Risks, 
and Issues (GAO/GGD-97-73), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, June, 1997.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Pesticide Data Program, 
Annual Summary Calendar Year 1995, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: May 1997, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June, 1997.
    Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: 
1997 Compilation of Responses to Questions Regarding 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Educational Programs, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
Senate Committee, June, 1997.
    Economic Research Service: Foreign Agricultural Trade of 
the United States (FATUS) Fiscal Year 1996 Supplement, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, June, 
1997.
    Economic Research Service: Foreign Agricultural Trade of 
the United States (FATUS) January/February/March 1997 Final 
Issue, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, June, 1997.
    Rural Development: Availability of Capital for Agriculture, 
Business, and Infrastructure, pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, June, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Food and Agriculture Issue Area 
Plan Fiscal Years 1997-1999 (GAO/IAP-97-12), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, June, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for April, 1997, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through April, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1997. Submitted by USDA, July 2, 1997.
    International Financial Crises: Efforts to Anticipate, 
Avoid, and Resolve Sovereign Crises (GAO/GGD/NSIAD-97-168), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July 7, 1997.
    Rural Development: Financial Condition of the Rural 
Utilities Service's Electricity Loan Portfolio (GAO/T-RCED-97-
198), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July 8, 1997.
    USDA: Letter from Secretary describing perspective on 
recent developments in dairy markets and implications for 
public policy, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 9, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Report on major rules 
promulgated by USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
entitled Importation of Beef from Argentina (GAO/OGC-97-52), 
required by sec. 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code. 
Submitted by GAO, July 9, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Results Act: Observations on 
USDA's Draft Strategic Plan (GAO/RCED-97-196R), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, July 10, 1997.
    Charter: Establishment of National Commission of Small 
Farms, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, July 11, 1997.
    Risk Management Agency: Procedures to Identify 
Simplification Actions to Reduce Administrative and Operating 
Costs, required by sec. 118 of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Reform Act of 1994. Submitted by USDA, July 24, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final Rule amending regulations 
regarding release of information, required by sec. 517(c)(1) of 
the Farm Credit Act, as amended. Submitted by FCA, July 28, 
1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for May, 1997, and 
cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through May, as required 
by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, and P.L. 
104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997. 
Submitted by USDA, July 29, 1997.
    Charter: Renewal for two years the Environmental Laboratory 
Advisory Board, required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by EPA, July 30, 1997.
    Gulf War Illnesses: Enhanced Monitoring of Clinical 
Progress and of Research Priorities Needed (GAO/T-NSIAD-97-
190), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 1997.
    Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected 
Units Are Not Common Across Agencies (GAO/RCED-97-141), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: June 1997 
(GAO/OPA-97-9), pursuant to reqest.Submitted by GAO, July, 
1997.
    USDA: Horse Protection Enforcement Report, Fiscal Year 
1996, required by the Horse Protection Act. Submitted by USDA, 
August 8, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill entitled the Agricultural Fair Practices 
Enforcement Authority Act of 1997, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 11, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 
1921, to establish a trust for the benefit of the seller of 
livestock until the seller receives payment in full for the 
livestock, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, August 11, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to establish the position of Under 
Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, August 15, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: The Results Act - Observations 
on the Office of Management and Budget's July 1997 Draft 
Strategic Plan (GAO/AIMD/GGD/97-169R), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, August 21, 1997.
    Charter: Reestablishment of Forestry Research Advisory 
Council, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, August 26, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to improve the safety net for agricultural 
producers and for other purposes, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 28, 1997.
    Forest Service: Unauthorized Use of the National Forest 
Fund (GAO/RCED-97-216), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
August 29, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for June, 1997, and 
cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through June, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1997, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1997. Submitted by USDA, August 29, 1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed land exchange for Kaniksu 
National Forest and Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Idaho, 
required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act of 
1976, P.L. 94-588, as amened. Submitted by USDA, August 29, 
1997.
    General Accounting Office: Financial Institutions and 
Markets Issue Area Plan, Fiscal Year 1998 (GAO/IAP-97-22), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1997.
    Farm Programs: Impact of the 1996 Farm Act on County Office 
Workload (GAO/RCED-97-214), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, August, 1997.
    Gulf War Illnesses; Reexamination of Research Emphasis and 
Improved Monitoring of Clinical Progress Needed (GAO/T-NSIAD-
97-191), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1997.
    Economic Research Service: Vegetables and Specialties 
Situation and Outlook Yearbook, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony, July 1997 
(GAO/OPA-97-10), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 
1997.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended June 30, 1997, required by sec. 161(b)(3) 
of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, 
which amended the CCC Charter Act. Submitted by USDA, September 
3, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act 
and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to provide for improved 
public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, September 4, 1997.
    USDA: Summary of proposed purchases for Ouachita National 
Forest, Arkansas, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, September 9, 1997.
    USDA: Draft bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture 
and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and 
implement a scientific, cost-effective strategy to effectively 
and efficiently address the public health risks related to 
shell eggs and egg products, including risks during 
transportation and storage, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 11, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Proposed rule to clarify 
leasing authorities of Farm Credit System institutions, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by FCA, 
September 12, 1997.
    Food Assistance: A Variety of Practices May Lower the Costs 
of WIC (GAO/RCED-97-225), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, September 17, 1997.
    Charter: General Conference Committee of the National 
Poultry Improvement Plan, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, September 24, 1997.
    Farm Credit Administration: Final rule on Loan Policies and 
Operations; Definitions; Loan Underwriting, required by sec. 
5.17(c) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted 
by FCA, September 25, 1997.
    Food Safety and Inspection Service: Report to Congress on 
The Egg Products Inspection Act, Fiscal Year, 1996, required by 
The Egg Products Inspection Act. Submitted by USDA, September 
25, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed exchange for Sumter and 
Francis Marion National Forests, South Carolina, required by 
sec. 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 
94-558. Submitted by USDA, September 25, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed purchase for Green 
Mountain National Forest, Vermont, required by sec. 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558. 
Submitted by USDA, September 29, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Environmental Protection Issue 
Area Active Assignments (GAO/AA-97-20(3)), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, September, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Financial Institutions and 
Markets Issue Area Active Assignments (GAO/AA-97-6(3)), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1997.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Organizational 
chart, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, September, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Using the Results Act to Address 
Mission Fragmentation and Program Overlap, pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, September, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony: August 
1997 (GAO/OPA-97-11), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
September, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Forest Service Actions Needed to 
Ensure That Salvage Sale Fund Is Adequately Managed (GAO/RCED-
97-228), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 
1997.
    General Accounting Office: Economic Development Activities 
Oversight of Eight Federal Programs (GAO/RCED-97-193), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1997.
    Agricultural Statistics: New York Agricultural Statistics 
1996-1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by New York Agricultural Statistics Service, 
September, 1997.
    USDA: Organizational chart for Agricultural Marketing 
Service, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, September, 1997.
    USDA: Strategic Plan 1997-2002, A Healthy and Productive 
Nation in Harmony With the Land, required by the General 
Performance and Results Act of 1993. Submitted by USDA, October 
1, 1997.
    Results Act: Observations on USDA's Draft Strategic Plan 
(GAO/T-RCED-98-17), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October 1, 1997.
    USDA: National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant, and 
Fetal Nutrition, 1966 Biennial Report on the Special 
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children 
and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, required by sec. 
17(k) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. Submitted by USDA, 
October 7, 1997.
    USDA: Report on Micronutrient Fortification of Title II 
Commodities, required by title II, sec. 415, the Federal 
Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by 
USDA, October 8, 1997.
    USDA: Farmland Protection Policy Act Annual Report for 
Fiscal Year 1996, required by the Farmland Protection Policy 
Act, as amended by Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
P.L. 99-198. Submitted by USDA, October 14, 1997.
    Food Assistance: Working Women's Access to WIC Benefits 
(GAO/RCED-98-19), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October 16, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Information on the Condition of the National Plant Germplasm 
System (GAO/RCED-98-20), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October 16, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Assistance Available to U.S. 
Agricultural Producers Under U.S. Trade Law (GAO/NSIAD-98-49r), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October 20, 1997.
    USDA: Risk Management--New and Specialty Crops, 1997 Report 
to Congress, required by sec. 508(a)(6)(B) of the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act, as amended by sec. 106 of the Federal Crop 
Insurance and Reform and Department of Agriculture 
Reorganization Act of 1994, P.L. 103-354. Submitted by USDA, 
October 22, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed purchase for Wayne 
National Forest, Ohio, required by sec. 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558. Submitted by USDA, 
October 27, 1997.
    USDA: Fiscal Year 1998 Buyout Plan, October 17, 1997, 
required by the Agriculture Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
1997. Submitted by USDA, October 28, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for August, 1997, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through August, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, 
and P.L. 104-180, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1997. Submitted by USDA, October 30, 1997.
    U.S. Agricultural Exports: Strong Growth Likely But U.S. 
Export Assistance Programs' Contribution Uncertain (GAO/NSIAD-
97-260), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October, 1997.
    OTC Derivatives: Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly 
Sales Practice Disputes (GAO/GGD-98-5), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, October, 1997.
    Managing for Results: Enhancing the Usefulness of GPRA 
Consultations Between the Executive Branch and Congress (GAO/T-
GGD-97-56), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October, 
1997.
    Agencies' Strategic Plans Under GPRA: Key Questions to 
Facilitate Congressional Review (GAO/GGD-10.1.16), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, October, 1997.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Strategic Plan 1997-
2002 - Vision and Strategies for the Future, Facing the 
Challenges of 1997 through 2002, required by the General 
Performance and Results Act of 1993. Submitted by CFTC, 
October, 1997.
    Federal Electricity Activities: The Federal Government's 
Net Cost and Potential for Future Losses, Volume 1 (GAO/AIMD-
97-110) and Volume 2 (GAO/AIMD-97-110A), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, October, 1997.
    USDA: Implementation of the Civil Rights Action Team Report 
at USDA, An Interim Progress Report, September 1997, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, 
October, 1997.
    Budget Issues: Analysis of Long-Term Fiscal Outlook (GAO/
AIMD/OCE-98-19), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: Reports and Testimony, September 
1997, pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October, 1997.
    Economic Research Service: Sugar and Sweetener Situation 
and Outlook Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, October, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed purchase for the Tahoe 
National Forest, California, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558. Submitted 
by USDA, November 4, 1997.
    USDA: Meat and Poultry Inspection 1996 Report to the 
Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Congress, required by sec. 
301(c)(4) and 20(e) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as 
amended, and sec. 27 and sec. 5(c)(4) of the Poultry Products 
Inspection Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, November 5, 
1997.
    Charter: Renewal of the Environmental Protection Agency's 
Science Advisory Board, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, November 7, 1997.
    General Accounting Office: USDA'S Working Capital Fund and 
Modernization of Administrative Processes Program (GAO/RCED-98-
29R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November 14, 1997.
    Automated Export System: Prospects for Improving Data 
Collection and Enforcement Are Uncertain (GAO/NSIAD-98-5), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November 14, 1997.
    Federal Electricity: Retail Competition Could Create 
Government Savings (GAO/RCED-97-244), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, November, 1997.
    Month in Review: October 1997, Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-98-1), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1997.
    Charter: National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and 
Fetal Nutrition, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advsiory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, November, 1997.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed exchanges for 
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, required by sec. 17(b) of 
the National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, December 19, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Guyana, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, December 19, 1997.
    USDA: Report on rate of compliance by cheese manufacturers 
on the weekly cheese price survey conducted by the National 
Statistics Service, required by sec. 1001(c) of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, P.L. 105-18. Submitted by 
USDA, December 22, 1997.
    Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation: Consolidated 
Report, required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity 
Act and the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1978. Submited 
by FCSIC, December 23, 1997.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Armenia, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, December 30, 1997.
    H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program: Changes Could 
Improve Services to Employers and Better Protect Workers (GAO/
HEHS-98-20), required by Division C of the Omnibus Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 1997 (P.L. 104-208) and the conference 
report for the Agricultural Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1997 
(P.L. 104-726). Submitted by GAO, December 31, 1997.
    U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Inspector General 
Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1, 1997-September 30, 
1997, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-
452. Submitted by DOL, December, 1997.
    USDA: 1997 Annual Report of the Grain Inspection, Packers 
and Stockyards Administration, required by the United States 
Grain Standards Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, December, 
1997.
    USDA: 1996 Annual Report of the Inspection of Imported 
Meat, Poultry, Other Foods, Animals, and Plants From NAFTA 
Countries, required by the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA) Implementation Act of 1993. Submitted by USDA, 
December, 1997.
    USDA: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension 
Service Organizational Chart, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, December, 1997.
    USDA: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration Organizational Chart, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, December, 1997.
    Federal User Fees: Budgetary Treatment, Status, and 
Emerging Management Issues (GAO/AIMD-98-11), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, December, 1997.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for September, 
1997, and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1997 through 
September, as required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 
1977, as amended, and P.L. 104-80, the Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1997. Submitted by USDA, Jan 6, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal for a two-year period of the Local 
Government Advisory Committee, required by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, P.L. 92-463. Submitted by EPA, Jan. 16, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Jamaica, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, Jan. 21, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Abuse of the Crop Insurance 
Program in South Texas Audit Report No. 03099-16-Te, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, Jan. 
22, 1998.
    USDA: Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform, New England, Et 
Al., proposed rule, required by sec. 143 of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by 
USDA, Jan. 23, 1998.
    Forest Service: Summary of proposed land purchases for 
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, and Mark Twain National 
Forest, Missouri; and proposed land exchange for Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. Submitted 
by USDA, Jan. 23, 1998.
    Charter: Commission on 21st Century Agriculture, required 
by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted 
by USDA, Jan. 26, 1998.
    Charter: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, required by 
P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by 
USDA, Jan. 26, 1998.
    USDA: Letter completing ``sunset'' of P.L. 102-335, the 
Pacific Yew Act of 1992, required by sec. 8 of P.L. 102-335. 
Submitted by USDA, Jan. 26, 1998.
    USDA: Report on U.S. Department of Agriculture Initiatives 
to Serve Small and Minority Farmers, January 25, 1998, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, Jan. 
27, 1998.
    USDA: The Conservation Reserve Program 16th Signup, 
pursuant to agreed on oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, 
Jan. 29, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of Sri 
Lanka, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, Jan. 30, 1998.
    Inspectors General of the United States: The Journal of 
Public Inquiry, Fall/Winter 1997, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by Inspectors General of the 
US, January, 1998.
    Forest Service: Production, Prices, Employment, and Trade 
in Northwest Forest Industries, First Quarter 1997, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, January, 
1998.
    Agricultural Exports: U.S. Needs a More Integrated Approach 
to Address Sanitary/Phytosanitary Issues (GAO/NSIAD-98-32), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January, 1998.
    Welfare Reform: State and Local Responses to Restricting 
Food Stamp Benefits (GAO/RCED-98-41), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, January, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications, December 1997 (GAO/OPA-
98-3), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, January, 1998.
    USDA: A Time to Act, a report of the USDA National 
Commission on Small Farms, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, January, 1998.
    Economic Research Service: Sugar and Sweetener Situation 
and Outlook Yearbook, December 1997, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, January, 1998.
    USDA: 1999 Budget Summary, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 2, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of El 
Salvador, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, February 3, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Cote d'Ivoire pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, February 3, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Bolivia, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, February 3, 1998.
    U.S. Agency for International Development: Report on why 
USAID could not satisfy the minimum and subminimum tonnage 
levels set forth in sections 204(a)(1) and 204(a)(2) of P.L 480 
for fiscal year 1997, required by sec. 204(a)(3) of the 
Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as 
amended (P.L. 480). Submitted by USAID, February 5, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of the 
State of Eritrea, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, February 6, 1998.
    Forest Service: Highlighted Scientific Findings of the 
Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, May 1997, 
and Evaluation of the Use of Scientific Information in 
Developing the 1997 Forest Plan for the Tongass National 
Forest, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, February 17, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed land exchanges for Chattahoochee and Oconee 
National Forests, Georgia, and Bienville National Forest, 
Mississippi, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, February 18, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Wayne National 
Forest, Ohio, required bysec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, February 18, 1998.
    Office of Inspection General: Letter concerning the report 
Nationwide Data on Minority Participation in Farm Service 
Agency's Farm Loan Program--sec. 17(b) of the national Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as Phase III, issued on 
December 17, 1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, February 20, 1998.
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Charter of the CFTC 
Global Markets Advisory Committee, required by P.L. 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by CFTC, February 25, 
1998.
    USDA: National Research Initiative Competitive Grants 
Program Annual Report Fiscal Year 1997, required by sec. 
2(b)(10), P.L. 89-106. Submitted by USDA, February 27, 1998.
    Child Nutrition Programs: Reauthorization Issues (GAO/RCED-
98-81R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications: January 1998 (GAO/OPA-
98-4), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Forest Service Barriers to 
Generating Revenue or Reducing Costs (GAO/RCED-98-58), pursuant 
to requests. Submitted by GAO, February, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Agriculture Trade Agreements 
Selected Implementation Issues (GAO/T-NSIAD-98-106), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, February, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Nicaragua, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, March 5, 1998.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended September 30, 1997, made under sec. 5 and 
11 of the CCC Charter Act, required by sec. 161(b)(3)of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted by 
USDA, March 6, 1998.
    USDA: Notification of intention to exercise waiver 
authority regarding nutrition assistance programs in the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American 
Samoa, required by sec. 601(c) of P.L. 96-597. Submitted by 
USDA, March 6, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed land exchange for Mark Twain National 
Forest, Missouri, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, March 9, 1998.
    USDA: Draft bill to reform agricultural credit programs of 
the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes, pursuant 
to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 
10, 1998.
    USDA: Administrative Expenses of Research and Promotion 
Boards Supervised by the Agricultural Marketing Service, 
required by sec. 501(d) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement 
and Reform Act of 1996. Submitted by USDA, March 10, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Kentucky, required by sec. 17((b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, March 16, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Grain Inspection Advisory Committee, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, March 16, 1998.
    USDA: Draft bill to provide the Secretary of Agriculture 
with the authority to pay employees of the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) working in establishments subject to 
the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products 
Inspection Act for overtime and holiday work performed by such 
employees at rates the Secretary deems appropriate, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, March 23, 
1998.
    Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration: 
Letter detailing restructuring of Packers and Stockyards 
Programs in order to strengthen ability to investigate 
anticompetitive practices and provide greater flexibility and 
efficiency in enforcing the trade practice and payment 
protection provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 
pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by 
USDA, March 23, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal for two-year periodof Environmental 
Financial Advisory Board, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, March 27, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of Florida citrus growers 
covered by a Federal marketing order for citrus grown in 
Florida, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, March 30, 1998.
    National Weather Service: Events Surrounding Fiscal Year 
1997 Budget (GAO/AIMD-98-69), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, March, 1998.
    Food Stamp Overpayments: Thousands of Deceased Individuals 
Are Being Counted as Household Members (GAO/RCED-98-53), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1998.
    Welfare Reform: Effects of Changes Made to the Summer Food 
Service Program (GAO/T-RCED-98-120), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, March, 1998.
    Government Sponsored Enterprises: Federal Oversight Needed 
for Nonmortgage Investments (GAO/GGD-98-48), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1998.
    Food Assistance: WIC Program Issues (GAO/T-RCED-98-125), 
pursuant to request. Submittedby GAO, March, 1998.
    Food Assistance: Information on Selected Aspects of WIC 
(GAO/T-RCED-98-128), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
March, 1998.
    EPA: Status of Chemicals in Special Review, Februrary, 
1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by EPA, March, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Changes in Nebraska's and Iowa's 
Counties With Large Meatpacking Plant Workforces (GAO/RCED-98-
62), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, March, 1998.
    Economic Research Service: Wheat Situation and Outlook 
Yearbook, March 1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, March, 1998.
    USDA: Draft bill to reform and improve the administration 
of certain programs of the Department of Agriculture, and for 
other purposes, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, April 2, 1998.
    USDA: Letter notifying change in the allocation of the rate 
of price support for milk as reflected in the purchase prices 
of nonfat dry milk and butter, required by sec. 141(d)(1) of 
the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. 
Submitted by USDA, April 8, 1998.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended December 31, 1997, required by sec. 
161(b)(3) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996, which amended the CCC Charter Act. Submitted by USDA, 
April 10, 1998.
    Farm Programs: Administrative Requirements Reduced and 
Further Program Delivery Changes Possible (GAORCED-98-98), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April 20, 1998.
    USDA: Revised estimates regarding transfers and levels of 
programming under the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954 (P.L. 480), required by the Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related 
Agencies Approriations Act, 1998, P.L. 105-86. Submitted by 
USDA, April 21, 1998.
    USDA: Guide to USDA Programs for American Indians and 
Alaska Natives, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, April 21, 1998.
    Food Assistance: Observations on Reducing Fraud and Abuse 
in the Food Stamp Program, pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April 23, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California olive 
growers covered by a Federal marketing order for olives grown 
in California, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act 
of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, April 24, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Jordan, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, April 24, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Angola, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, April 28, 1998.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Information on the 
Availability, Use, and Management of Funds (GAO/RCED-98-114), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April 28, 1998.
    USDA: Letter informing of steps to be taken to improve the 
management of the Forest Service, required by House Report 105-
163 accompanying FY 1998 Interior Appropriations Act, P.L. 105-
83. Submitted by USDA, April 28, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Operation ``Kiddie Care'' 
Iterim Report, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, April 28, 1998.
    Crop Revenue Insurance: Problems With New Plans Need to Be 
Addressed (GAO/RCED-98-111), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April 29, 1998.
    Credit Reform: Greater Effort Needed to Overcome Persistent 
Cost Estimation Problems (GAO/AIMD-98-14), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    Dairy Industry: Information on Marketing Channels and 
Prices for Fluid Milk (GAO/RCED-98-70), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    Food Safety: Agencies' Handling of a Dioxin Incident Caused 
Hardships for Some Producers and Processors (GOA/RCED-98-104), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    Gulf War Veterans: Incidence of Tumors Cannot Be Reliably 
Determined From Available Data (GAO/NSIAD-98-89), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    U.S. Department of Agriculture: Status of USDA's 
Reorganization (GAO/RCED-98-109R), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Information on Trafficking Food Stamp 
Benefits (GAO/RCED-98-77), pursuant to request. Submitted by 
GAO, April, 1998.
    Federal Power: Options for Selected Power Marketing 
Administrations' Role in a Changing Electricity Industry (GAO/
RCED-98-43), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 
1998.
    GAO: Month in Review, March, 1998, Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-98-6), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, April, 1998.
    Cigarette Smuggling: Information on Interstate and U.S.-
Canandian Activity (GAO/T-RCED-98-182), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, May 4, 1998.
    USDA: Letter from Secretary requesting authority to extend 
farmers' price support loans for six months, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, May 6, 1998.
    Forest Service: Weak Contracting Practices Increase 
Vulnerability to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (GAO/RCED-98-88), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 6, 1998.
    Forest Service: Indirect Expenditures Charged to Five Funds 
(GAO/RCED-98-164R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May 
6, 1998.
    Food Assistance: Information on WIC Sole-Source Rebates and 
Infant Formula Prices (GAO/RCED-98-146), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, May 11, 1998.
    USDA: Draft bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture 
to impose fees for certain programs of the Department of 
Agriculture, and for other purposes, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, May 14, 1998.
    USDA: Statistical summaries of the end user identification 
program for imported flue-cured and burley tobacco, required by 
sec. 1166 of the Food Security Act of 1985. Submitted by USDA, 
May 14, 1998.
    Food Safety: Federal Efforts to Ensure Imported Food Safety 
Are Inconsistent and Unreliable (GAO/T-RCED-98-191), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, May 14, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California raisin and 
California table grape growers covered by Federal marketing 
orders for raisins and table grapes grown in California, 
required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, May 15, 1998.
    Charter: Board of Scientific Counselors Advisory Committee 
established for two years, required by Public Law 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, May 27, 1998.
    USDA Office of Inspector General: Semiannual Report to 
Congress for the period October 1, 1997, through March 31, 
1998, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-
452. Submitted by USDA, May 29, 1998.
    Federal Land Management: Appraisal of Crown butte Mines' 
New World Property (GAO/RCED-98-209). required by Public Law 
105-83. Submitted by GAO, May 29, 1998.
    USDOL Office of Inspector General: Semiannual Report to 
Congress for the period October 1, 1997, through March 31, 
1998, required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-
452. Submitted by DOL, May, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Food and Agriculture Issue Area 
Active Assignments (GAO/AA-98-17(2)), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, May, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Financial Institutions and 
Markets Issue Area Active Assignments (GAO/AA-98-67(2)), 
pursuant to request. Submitted May, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Environmental Protection Issue 
Area Active Assignments (GAO/AA-98-20(2)), pursuant to request. 
Submitted by GAO, May, 1998.
    Tobacco: Issues Surrounding a National Tobacco Settlement 
(GAO/RCED-98-110), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 
1998.
    Economic Research Service: Vegetables and Specialties 
Situation and Outlook Report, April 1998, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, May, 1998.
    Farm Programs: Service to Farmers Will Likely Change as 
Farm Service Agency Continues to Reduce Staff and Close offices 
(GAO/RCED-98-136), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 
1998.
    Farm Service Agency: Status of the Farm Loan Portfolio and 
the Use of Three Contracting Provisions for Loan Servicing 
(GAO/RCED-98-141), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 
1998.
    Food Safety: Federal Efforts to Ensure the Safety of 
Imported Foods Are Inconsistent and Unreliable (GAO/RCED-98-
103), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 1998.
    Regulatory Reform: Agencies Could Improve Development, 
Documentation, and Clarity of Regulatory Economic Analyses 
(GAO/RCED-98-142), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, May, 
1998.
    Securities and Exchange Commission: Annual Report of the 
SEC for fiscal year 1997, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by SEC, June 4, 1998.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Animal Welfare 
Report, Fiscal Year 1997, required by the Animal Welfare Act. 
Submitted by USDA, June 5, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Peru, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, June 9, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for January, 1998, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1998 through January, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, June 9, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Guyana, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, June 11, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the National Advisory Committee for 
Tobacco Inspection Services, required by P.L. 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, June 11, 
1998.
    Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Annual Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 1999 
(GAO/RCED-98-212R), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 
11, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the National Advisory Committee for 
Tobacco Inspection Services, required by P.L. 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, June 11, 
1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the Flue-Cured Tobacco Advisory 
Committee, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, June 11, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the Burley Tobacco Advisory Committee, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, June 11, 1998.
    USDA: Study of the Little Sandy Watershed, Mt. Hood 
National Forest, Zigzag Ranger Districts, October 28, 1997, and 
Bull Run Watershed Analysis, required by sec. 605 of the Orgeon 
Resources Conservation Act of l996, P.L. 104-208. Submitted by 
USDA, June 12, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange for Chippewa 
National Forest, Minnesota, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, June 16, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of Hawaiian papaya 
growers covered by a Federal marketing order for papayas grown 
in Hawaii, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, June 19, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology, required by P.L. 92-463, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, June 23, 
1998.
    H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program: Changes Could 
Improve Services to Employers and Better Protect Workers (GAO/
T-HEHS-98-200), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June 24, 
1998.
    USDA: Draft legislation to extend the United States 
Department of Agriculture Personnel Management Demonstration 
Project, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, June 25, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review April 1998 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-98-7), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, June, 
1998.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Horse 
Protection Strategic Plan, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, June, 1998.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Horse 
Protection Strategic Plan, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, June, 1998.
    Public-Private Competitions: Review of San Antonio Depot 
Solicitation (GAO/OGC-98-49), required by P.L. 105-85, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998. 
Submitted by GAO, June, 1998.
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Animal Welfare 
Report, Fiscal Year 1997, required by the Animal Welfare Act. 
Submitted by USDA, June, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Semiannual Report to Congress, 
October 1, 1997 though March 31, 1998, and Management's 
Semiannual Report to Congress on Audits, October 1, 1997 
through March 31, 1998, required by the Inspector General Act 
Amendments of 1988, P.L. 100-504. Submitted by EPA, June, 1998.
    Small Business Administration: Few Reviews of Guaranteed 
Lenders Have Been Conducted (GAO/GGD-98-85), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, June, 1998.
    GAO: Month in Review, May, 1998, Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-98-8), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, June, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Cote d'Ivoire, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 1, 1998.
    USDA: Draft legislation to amend the Agricultural Trade Act 
of 1978 to allow the Commodity Credit Corporation to use 
unobligated funds of the Export Enhancement Program for certain 
purposes, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 7, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Natural Resources Research 
Center, Fort Collins, CO (GAO/GGD-98-143R), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, July 10, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Guatemala, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 13, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Charleston, South 
Carolina, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588. Submitted by USDA, July 
13, 1998.
    Charter: Establishment of Lake Tahoe Basin Advisory 
Committee for two years, required by Public Law 92-463. 
Submitted by USDA, July 15, 1998.
    Risk-Based Capital: Regulatory and Industry Approaches to 
Capital and Risk (GAO/GGD-98-153), pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by GAO, July 20, 1998.
    USDA: Draft legislation to assist States in implementing 
pathogen reduction reforms to their meat and poultry inspection 
programs, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 21, 1998.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended March 31, 1998, made under sec. 5 and 11 
of the CCC Charter Act, required by sec. 161(b)(3) of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted by 
USDA, July 21, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California raisin 
growers covered by a a Federal marketing order for raisins 
grown in California, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security 
Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1937. 
Submitted by USDA, July 23, 1998.
    Forest Service: National Forests and the Organic Act of 
1897 at 100 Years, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, July 29, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of the 
State of Eritrea, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 31, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Zimbabwe, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, July 31, 1998.
    Community Development: Information on the Use of 
Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Tax Incentives (GAO/
RCED-98-203), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 
1998.
    Forest Service: Agency's Response to Our Recommendations on 
the Management of the Knutson-Vandenberg Fund (GAO/T-RCED-98-
240), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Information for Assessing the 
Government's Potential Financial Exposure (GAO/GGD-98-125), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, July, 1998.
    Retail Payments Issue: Experience with Electronic Check 
Presentment (GAO/GGD-98-145), pursuant to request.Submitted by 
GAO, July, 1998.
    National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program: 
Abstracts of Funded Research Fiscal Year 1997, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by GAO, July, 1998.
    National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: 
Policy Statements, March 1998, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by NASDA, July, 1998.
    Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute: FAPRI 1998 
World Agricultural Outlook, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by FAPRI, July, 1998.
    The White House: Budget Program Revisions for the Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC) for FY 1998 and FY 1999, required by 
sec. 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Act and the 
Government Corporation Control Act. Submitted by the White 
House, August 3, 1998.
    Federal Lands: Wildfire preparedness and Suppression 
Expenditures for Fiscal Years 1993 Through 1997 (GAO/T-RCED-98-
247), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August 4, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Audits of the fiscal year 1997 
financial statements for the Forest Service, the Commodity 
Credit Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Agriuclture's 
consolidated statements, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 12, 1998.
    Economic Research Service: Structural and Financial 
Characteristics of U.S. Farms, 1995, 20th Annual Family Farm 
Report to Congress, required by sec. 102 of the Food and 
Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended. Submitted by USDA, August 
10, 1998.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Federal/State Report, Milk: 
Does It Measure Up?--One Year Later--A Report on the Accuracy 
of Net Content Labeling of Milk, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, Federal Trade 
Commission, National Institute of Technology, and Food and Drug 
Administration, August 13, 1998.
    Natural Resources Conservation Service: Documents 
concerning the United Nations' Convention to Combat 
Desertification (CCD), pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 14, 1998.
    Office of the Inspector General: Audit Report on Rural 
Housing Service (RHS) Mutual Self-Help Housing Program in Galt, 
California (Audit Report No. 04801-2-SF), pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, August 17, 1998.
    Charter: Reestablishment of the Task Force on Agricultural 
Air Quality Research, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, August 24, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed land purchase for Green Mountain National 
Forest, Vermont, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, August 25, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for March, 1998, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1998 through March, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, August 25, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for June, 1998, and 
cumulative totals for fiscal year 1998 through June, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, August 25, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Title I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the Government of 
Indonesia, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. 
Submitted by USDA, August 27, 1998.
    CFTC Enforcement: Actions Takes to Strengthen the Division 
of Enforcement (GAO/GGD-98-193), pursuant to request. Submitted 
by GAO, August 28, 1998.
    Commodity Credit Corporation: Summary Expenditure Report 
for the Quarter Ended June 30, 1998, made under sec. 5 and 11 
of the CCC Charter Act, required by sec. 161(b)(3) of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. Submitted by 
USDA, August 31, 1998.
    USDA Service Centers: Multibillion Dollar Effort to 
Modernize Processes and Technology Faces Significant Risks 
(GAO/AIMD-98-168), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
August 31, 1998.
    USDA Telecommunications: Strong Leadership Needed to 
Resolve Management Weaknesses, Achieve Savings (GAO/AIMD-98-
131), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Months in Review, June, 1998, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and other Publications, 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Caribbean Basin Worker Rights 
Progress Made, but Enforcement Issues Remain (GAO/NSIAD-98-
205), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, August, 1998.
    USDA AMS Dairy Division: Federal Milk Order Roform Initial 
Comments, Proposed Rule, and Other Reports, May 1996-January 
1998, pursuant to agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted 
by USDA, September 2, 1998.
    Food and Consumer Service: Technical and Cost Feasibility 
of EBT Equipage in Farmers; Marekets and Mobile Food Retailers: 
A Case Study of Wireless EBT Technologies, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 3, 
1998.
    Food and Consumer Service: Food Stamp EBT Systems and 
Program-Eligible vs. Non-Eligible Food Items, required by sec. 
825(a)(2)(D)(ii) of the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). Submitted by 
USDA, September 3, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California peach and 
nectarine growers covered by Federal marketing orders for 
peaches and nectarines, required by sec. 1663 of the Food 
Security Act of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937. Submitted by USDA, September 8, 1998.
    Food Safety: Weak and Inconsistently Applied Controls Allow 
Unsafe Imported Food to Enter U.S. Commerce (GAO/T-RCED-98-
271), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September 10, 
1998.
    H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program: Experiences of 
Individual Vidalia Onion Growers (GAO/HEHS-98-236R), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, September 10, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Governmental Committee to the United 
States Government Representative to the North American 
Commission for Environmental Cooperation, required by Public 
Law 92-463. Submitted by EPA, September 11, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Advisory Committee to the United States 
Government Representative to the North American Commission for 
Environmental Cooperation, required by Public Law 92-463. 
Submitted by EPA, September 11, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Good Neighbor Environmental Board, 
required by Public Law 92-463. Submitted by EPA, September 11, 
1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of request under 
Freedom of Information Act for a list of California almond 
growers covered by a Federal marketing order for almonds grown 
in California, required by sec. 1663 of the Food Security Act 
of 1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, September 17, 1998.
    Food and Consumer Service: Reaching Those in Need: How 
Effective is the Food Stamp Program, pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 18, 1998.
    Food and Nutrition Service: Final Report of the Evaluation 
of the Nutrient Standard Menu Planning Demonstration and the 
Summary of Findings, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 23, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchases for Wayne National 
Forest, Ohio, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-558, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, September 28, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of the Gulf of Mexico Program Policy 
Review Board, required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
P.L. 92-463. Submitted by EPA, September 29, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Evaluation of the Office of 
Civil Rights' Efforts to Reduce the Backlog of Program 
Complaints, Evaluation Report No. 60801-1-Hq, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, September 
30, 1998.
    GAO Month in Review: July 1998 Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondence, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-98-10), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1998.
    Food Stamp Overpayments: Households in Different States 
Collect Benefits for the Same Individuals (GAO/RCED-98-228), 
pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1998.
    Forest Service: Better Procedures and Oversight Needed to 
Address Indirect Expenditures (GAO/RCED-98-258), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1998.
    Land Management Agencies: Revenue Sharing Payments to 
States and Counties (GAO/RCED-98-261), pursuant to 
request.Submitted by GAO, September, 1998.
    GAO Month in Review: August 1998 Reports, Testimony, 
Correspondnce, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-98-11), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, September, 1998.
    Forest Service: Barriers to Financial Accountability Remain 
(GAO/AIMD-99-1), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, October 
2, 1998.
    Results Act: Observations on CFTC's Annual Performance Plan 
(GAO/T-GGD-99-10). pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
October 8, 1998.
    Agricultural Marketing Service: Notice of intention to 
terminate marketing order for celery grown in Florida, required 
by sec. 8c(16)(A) of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act 
of 1937. Submitted by USDA, October 9, 1998.
    Charter: Establishment of Advisory Committee on Emerging 
Markets, required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. 
92-463. Submitted by USDA, October 9, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of National Advisory Committee on 
Microbiological Criteria for Foods, required by the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, P.L. 463. Submitted by USDA, October 9, 
1998.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases and land exchange for 
Cleveland National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest, 
California, required by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by 
USDA, October 9, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land exchange for Hiawatha 
National Forest, Michigan, required by sec.17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, October 13, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Common Sense Initiative Council, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by EPA, October 16, 1998.
    Environmental Protection Agency: Reregistration Eligibility 
Decision (RED) Fact Sheet on bromoxynil, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by EPA, October 16, 1998.
    Environmental Protection Agency: Reregistration Eligibility 
Decision (RED) Fact Sheet on bromoxynil, pursuant to agreed 
upon oversight procedures. Submitted by EPA, October 16, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Summary of Tital I, Public 
Law 480 concessional sales agreement with the P.T. Sriboga 
Raturaya flour mill, pursuant to agreed upon oversight 
procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 20, 1998.
    Food and Consumer Service: WIC Nutrition Education 
Assessment Study, Baseline Data Report, March 1998, pursuant to 
agreed upon oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 
20, 1998.
    Foreign Agricultural Service: Agreement Between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government 
of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for the Donation of 
Agricultural Commodities Under 416(b), pursuant to agreed upon 
oversight procedures. Submitted by USDA, October 20, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel, required by P.L. 92-
463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, 
October 23, 1998.
    Money Penalties: Securities and Futures Regulators Collect 
Many Fines But Need to Better Use Industrywide Data (GAO/GGD-
99-8), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November 2, 1998.
    Charter: Reestablishment of Provincial Advisory Committees 
to the Provincial Interagency Executive Committees for 12 
provinces, which are areas set up under the Northwest Forest 
Plan, required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, November 2, 1998.
    Charter: Reestablishment of Intergovernmental Advisory 
Committee to the Regional Interagency Executive Committee, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by USDA, November 2, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for August, 1998, 
and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1998 through August, as 
required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, November 5, 1998.
    Welfare Reform: Effects of Reduced Reimbursements on the 
Summer Food Service Program (GAO/RCE-99-20), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, November 10, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, 
required by P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
Submitted by EPA, November 13, 1998.
    Risk Management Agency: Final Report on the operation of 
the Apple Scab Integrated Pest Management (IPM) endorsement 
project pilot program, required by sec. 508(m)(3) of the 
Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
November 13, 1998.
    General Accounting Office: Letter regarding timing of 
review of the adequacy of the methodology used by the Secretary 
of Health and Human Services to determine amounts serving as a 
basis for the reductions in each state's food stamp 
administrative reimbursement, required by the Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, P.L. 
105-185. Submitted by GAO, November 18, 1998.
    Charter: Renewal of National Environmental Education 
Advisory Council, required by Public Law 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by EPA, November 20, 1998.
    Forest Service: Proposed land purchase for Nantahala 
National Forest, North Carolina, required by sec. 17(b) of the 
National Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as 
amended. Submitted by USDA, November 23, 1998.
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indicators of 
Welfare Dependence, Annual Report to Congress, October 1998, 
required by the Welfare Indicators Act of 1994, P.L. 103-432. 
Submitted by USHHS, November 24, 1998.
    Office of Inspector General: Semiannual Report to Congress, 
FY 1998-Second Half, mandated by the Inspector General Act of 
1978, P.L. 95-452, as amended. Submitted by USDA, November 30, 
1998.
    General Accounting Office: Month in Review, September 1998, 
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications 
(GAO/OPA-98-12), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, 
November, 1998.
    Dairy Industry: Information on Prices for Fluid Milk and 
the Factors That Influence Them (GAO/RCED-99-4), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1998.
    U.S. Agricultural Trade: Canadian Wheat Issues (GAO/NSIAD-
99-21), pursuant to request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1998.
    Month in Review October 1998: Resports, Testimony, 
correspondence, and Other Publications (GAO/OPA-99-1), pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1998.
    Office of Compliance: Report on Occupational Safety and 
Health Inspections, required by sec. 215(e) of the 
Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. Submitted by Office 
of Compliance, November, 1998.
    Forest Service: Distribution of Timber Sales Receipts, 
Fiscal Years 1995 Through 1997 (GAO/RCED-99-24), pursuant to 
request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed land purchases for Ouachita National Forest, 
Arkansas, and Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, required 
by sec. 17(b) of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, 
P.L. 94-588, as amended. Submitted by USDA, November, 1998.
    Recreation Fees: Demonstration Fee Program Successful in 
Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved (GAO/RCED-99-7) pursuant 
to request. Submitted by GAO, November, 1998.
    Food Stamp Program: Monthly expenditure for September, 
1998, and cumulative totals for fiscal year 1998 through 
September, as required by sec. 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 
1977, as amended. Submitted by USDA, December 1, 1998.
    USDA: Proposed lands purchases for Angeles National Forest, 
California, and proposed land exchange for Pisgah National 
Forest, North Carolina, required by sec. 17(b) of the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976, P.L. 94-588, as amended. 
Submitted by USDA, December 2, 1998.
    USDA: Horse Protection Enforcement Report, Fiscal Year 
1997, required by the Horse Protection Act. Submitted by USDA, 
December 4, 1998.
    USDA: Year 2000 Supplemental Appropriations Request 
Justification for Fiscal Year 1999, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Executive Summary, pursuant to P.L. 105-277. 
Submitted by USDA, December 7, 1998.
    Charter: Reestablishment of National Wildlife Services 
Advisory Committee, required by the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, P.L. 92-463. Submitted by USDA, December, 1998.

                              E. Memorials

    60--May 7, 1997; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Oklahoma, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 1013 
memorializing Congress to request the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture to take certain action regarding the 
Export Enhancement Program; and directing distribution.
    93--May 22, 1997; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Alaska, relative to Senate Joint Resolution 8 urging the 
United States Congress to give an affirmative expression of 
approval to a policy authorizing the state to regulate, 
restrict, or prohibit the export of unprocessed logs harvested 
from its land and from the land of its political subdivisions 
and the University of Alaska.
    94--May 22, 1997; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Alaska, relative to House Joint Resolution 24(RES) relating 
to challenging the environmental and economic integrity of 
Alaska timber as Christmas decor for the United States Capitol.
    95--May 22, 1997; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Arizona, relative to House Concurrent Memorial 2005 urging 
the Congress of the United States to direct the United States 
Department of Agriculture to establish reasonable, science-
based standards by which American wheat growers can market 
wheat and other grain products containing karnal bunt.
    116--June 5, 1997; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Minnesota, relative to Resolution No. 2 memorializing the 
President, Congress, and the Secretary of Agriculture of the 
United States to design and implement adjustments to the 
Federal milk marketing order system that are equitable to 
Minnesota's family dairy farmers; including reassessment of the 
use of wholesale price indicators derived from trade on the 
Green Bay Cheese Exchange.
    123--June 5, 1997; Memorial of the General Assembly of the 
State of Rhode Island, relative to Senate Resolution 97-S 971 
memorializing the President and the Congress to improve funding 
for Federal assistance programs for legal aliens.
    263--March 23, 1998; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of New Hampshire, relative to 
Resolution Number 55 urging timely responses to damage caused 
to forests by the ice storm of 1998.
    280--April 21, 1998; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Louisiana, relative to Senate Resolution No. 5 memorializing 
the Congress of the United States to support, and to urge and 
request the secretary of agriculture to incorporate, Option 1A 
as the pricing procedure in all Federal milk marketing orders.
    290--April 27, 1998; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Michigan, relative to Senate Resolution No. 151 memorializing 
the Congress of the United States to take certain actions 
regarding the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act 
of 1996.
    301--April 30, 1998; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Oklahoma, relative to House 
Concurrent Resolution No. 1066 memorializing Congress to enact 
Federal laws and regulations to ensure that contract swine and 
poultry growers are given freedom to form cooperative 
associations and organizations, and that protection is given to 
those growers who join growers associations from the hardships 
caused by unfair, deceptive, and unethical bargaining and trade 
practices.
    303--May 4, 1998; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Idaho, relative to House Joint Memorial No. 10 memorializing 
the recognition of state and county rights-of-way under Revised 
Statute 2477 and take appropriate action to invalidate the 
proposed policy change for forest roadless areas.
    307--May 11, 1998; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Hawaii, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 141 
memorializing the United States Congress to restore food stamp 
benefits to legal, noncitizen immigrants who have been denied 
participation in the Federal Food Stamp Program due to Public 
Law 104-193.
    308--May 11, 1998; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Georgia, relative to Senate Resolution 492 memorializing the 
Congress of the United States to take immediate and appropriate 
action to have the State of Georgia declared an agricultural 
disaster area and provide needed assistance to Georgia's farm 
families.
    328--June 3, 1998; Memorial of the Legislature of the State 
of Oklahoma, relative to House Concurrent Resolution 1067 
memorializing the President of the United States and the 
Congress of the United States to study and pass the legislation 
necessary regarding the issue of incorporating poultry growers 
within the protection provided to livestock producers by the 
Federal Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended.
    330--June 5, 1998; Memorial of the House of Representatives 
of the State of Hawaii, relative to House Concurrent Resolution 
No. 43 memorializing that Congress is urged to require that the 
importation of all agricultural products into Hawaii have a 
designation of country or origin and a certification of 
inspection based on United States Department of Agriculture 
standards to verify that each imported product has passed all 
U.S. health and agricultural requirements.
    374--July 15, 1998; Memorial of the Senate of the State of 
Michigan, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 72 
memorializing the Congress of the United States to Take Certain 
Actions Regarding The Implementation Of The Food Quality 
Protection Act Of 1996.
    375--July 23, 1998; Memorial of the House of 
Representatives of the State of Maine, relative to H.P. 1568 
requesting the President of the United States and the United 
States Congress to remove the financial assistance necessary to 
grow the tobacco crop.
    401--October 12, 1998; Memorial of the General Assembly of 
the State of Georgia, relative to House Resolution Number 856, 
urging the United States Congress, the Secretary of 
Agriculture, and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to 
revise comprehensively the existing laws, regulations, and 
policies with respect to the Federal Crop Insurance Program in 
order to adequately protect farmers against unavoidalbe crop 
losses and to prevent the serious reduction in farm operations 
and farm acreage throughtout the Nation.
    407--December 17, 1998 Memorial of the General Assembly of 
the State of California, relative to Assembly Joint Resolution 
77 memorializing the President and the Congress of the United 
States to enact the ``Forest Tax Relief Act,'' which would 
repeal legislation authorizing the United States Forest Service 
to implement a pilot program charging visitors of the Angles, 
Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino national forests 
specified daily and yearly fees to park on national forest 
lands.

                              F. Petitions

    17--June 10, 1997; Petition of the Board of Supervisors, 
County of Santa Barbara, California, relative to a vote of 
support for S. 615 by Senator John H. Chafee and H.R. 761 by 
Representative Barney Frank at their regular session.
    32--February 3, 1998; Petition of Warrensburg Town Board, 
Warrensburg, New York, relative to Resolution No. 185-97 
expressing strong opposition to H.R. 971 and requesting that 
the House of Representatives defeat this bill.