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House Report 111-703 - REPORT ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 111TH CONGRESS

[House Report 111-703]
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 426

111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Report 111-703

                          REPORT ON ACTIVITIES

                       DURING THE 111TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




January 3, 2011.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

                COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota, Chairman
TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania,            FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma, Ranking 
    Vice Chairman                        Minority Member
MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina        BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa             JERRY MORAN, Kansas
JOE BACA, California                 TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON, Illinois
DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California        SAM GRAVES, Missouri
DAVID SCOTT, Georgia                 MIKE ROGERS, Alabama
JIM MARSHALL, Georgia                STEVE KING, Iowa
STEPHANIE HERSETH SANDLIN, South     RANDY NEUGEBAUER, Texas
    Dakota                           K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
HENRY CUELLAR, Texas                 JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
JIM COSTA, California                JEAN SCHMIDT, Ohio
BRAD ELLSWORTH, Indiana              ADRIAN SMITH, Nebraska
TIMOTHY J. WALZ, Minnesota           DAVID P. ROE, Tennessee
STEVE KAGEN, Wisconsin               BLAINE LUETKEMEYER, Missouri
KURT SCHRADER, Oregon                GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania
DEBORAH L. HALVORSON, Illinois       BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana
KATHLEEN A. DAHLKEMPER,              CYNTHIA M. LUMMIS, Wyoming
    Pennsylvania                     THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
BOBBY BRIGHT, Alabama
BETSY MARKEY, Colorado
FRANK KRATOVIL, Jr., Maryland
MARK H. SCHAUER, Michigan
LARRY KISSELL, North Carolina
JOHN A. BOCCIERI, Ohio
SCOTT MURPHY, New York
WILLIAM L. OWENS, New York
EARL POMEROY, North Dakota
TRAVIS W. CHILDERS, Mississippi
WALT MINNICK, Idaho
                                 ------                                

                           Professional Staff

                    Robert L. Larew, Chief of Staff
                     Andrew W. Baker, Chief Counsel
                Liz Friedlander, Communications Director
                 Nicole Scott, Minority Staff Director
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                                  Committee on Agriculture,
                                 Washington, D.C., January 3, 2011.

    Hon. Lorraine C. Miller,
    Clerk of the House of Representatives,
    Washington, D.C.

    Dear Ms. Miller: 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 111th Congress.
    With best wishes, I am
            Sincerely,
                           Hon. Collin C. Peterson,
                                                  Chairman.
                             C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
I. Summary of Organization, Jurisdiction, and Oversight Plan of 
  the Committee on Agriculture...................................     1
    A. Organization..............................................     1
    B. Committee Jurisdiction....................................     3
    C. Oversight Plan............................................     7
II. Committee Activities During the 111th Congress...............    15
    A. Main Legislative Activities...............................    15
    B. Statistical Summary of Activities.........................    19
    C. Digest of Bills Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee 
      on Which Action Has Been Taken.............................    19
        1. Bills Enacted into Law................................    19
        2. Bills Acted on by the Committee Included in the Other 
          Laws Enacted...........................................    48
        3. Bills Vetoed..........................................    51
        4. Bills Acted on by Both Houses But Not Enacted.........    52
        5. Bills Acted on by the House But Not the Senate........    53
        6. Concurrent Resolution Approved........................    72
        7. Bills Reported to the House But Not Considered........    72
        8. Bills Ordered Reported But Not Reported...............    77
        9. Bill Defeated in the House............................    79
    D. Oversight.................................................    79
        1. Oversight Hearings....................................    79
        2. Legislative Hearings..................................    94
    E. Printed Hearings..........................................    95
    F. Meetings Not Printed......................................   100
    G. Committee Prints..........................................   101
    H. Watersheds................................................   101
III. Appendix....................................................   101
    A. Executive Communications..................................   101
    B. Statutory and Special Reports.............................   160


                                                 Union Calendar No. 426
111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     111-703

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 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 111TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 3, 2011.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

    In accordance with rule XI, clause 1(d), of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee on Agriculture 
reports herewith on its activities during the 111th Congress.

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


                            a. organization

    The House of Representatives established the total 
authorized membership of the Committee on Agriculture for the 
111th Congress at 46, with a party division of 28 Democratics 
and 18 Republicans. Among the Committee members were 15 
Representatives who were serving their first terms (Schrader, 
Halvorson, Dahlkemper, Massa, Bright, Markey, Kratovil, 
Schauer, Kissell, Boccieri, Minnick, Roe, Luetkemeyer, Thompson 
of Pennsylvania, and Cassidy).

                        SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

    (Ratio includes ex officio Members.)
    (Collin C. Peterson, Chairman, and Frank D. Lucas, Ranking 
Minority Member, were ex officio Members of all Subcommittees.)
    The Committee organized on January 28, 2009, into six 
Subcommittees, five of which were assigned jurisdiction over 
major agricultural commodities and one that dealt with various 
related agricultural operations. The six Subcommittees were 
constituted as follows:

       Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
                             (Ratio 19-13)

TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania, Chairman
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia, Ranking Minority MemberERSETH SANDLIN, South 
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  Dakota
SAM GRAVES, Missouri                 DEBORAH L. HALVORSON, Illinois
MIKE ROGERS, Alabama                 KATHLEEN A. DAHLKEMPER, 
STEVE KING, Iowa                     Pennsylvania
RANDY NEUGEBAUER, Texas              BETSY MARKEY, Colorado
JEAN SCHMIDT, Ohio                   MARK H. SCHAUER, Michigan
ADRIAN SMITH, Nebraska               LARRY KISSELL, North Carolina
ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio                JOHN A. BOCCIERI, Ohio
BLAINE LUETKEMEYER, Missouri         MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina
GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania         JIM COSTA, California
                                     BRAD ELLSWORTH, Indiana
                                     TIMOTHY J. WALZ, Minnesota
                                     ERIC J.J. MASSA, New York
                                     BOBBY BRIGHT, Alabama
                                     FRANK KRATOVIL, Jr., Maryland
                                     WALT MINNICK, Idaho
                                     EARL POMEROY, North Dakota
                                     ------

    Jurisdiction: Soil, water, and resource conservation, small 
watershed program, energy and biobased energy production, rural 
electrification, agricultural credit, and agricultural 
research, education and extension services.

                                 ------                                

   Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and 
                          Forestry (Ratio 7-5)

  JOE BACA, California, Chairman
JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska, Ranking Minority Member Texas
STEVE KING, Iowa                     STEVE KAGEN, Wisconsin
JEAN SCHMIDT, Ohio                   KURT SCHRADER, Oregon
------                               KATHLEEN A. DAHLKEMPER, 
                                     Pennsylvania
                                     TRAVIS W. CHILDERS, Mississippi

    Jurisdiction: Agency oversight, review and analysis, 
special investigations, food stamps, nutrition and consumer 
programs, forestry in general, and forest reserves other than 
those created from the public domain.

                                 ------                                

      Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
                              (Ratio 12-8)

LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa, Chairman
JERRY MORAN, Kansas, Ranking Minority MemberSHALL, Georgia
TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON, Illinois         BRAD ELLSWORTH, Indiana
SAM GRAVES, Missouri                 TIMOTHY J. WALZ, Minnesota
STEVE KING, Iowa                     KURT SCHRADER, Oregon
K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas            STEPHANIE HERSETH SANDLIN, South 
ROBERT E. LATTA, Ohio                Dakota
BLAINE LUETKEMEYER, Missouri         BETSY MARKEY, Colorado
                                     LARRY KISSELL, North Carolina
                                     DEBORAH L. HALVORSON, Illinois
                                     EARL POMEROY, North Dakota
                                     TRAVIS W. CHILDERS, Mississippi

    Jurisdiction: Program and markets related to cotton, 
cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry 
beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk 
management including crop insurance and commodity exchanges.

                                 ------                                

    Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture (Ratio 7-5)

  DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California, 
             Chairman
JEAN SCHMIDT, Ohio, Ranking Minority Member.J. MASSA, New York
JERRY MORAN, Kansas                  JIM COSTA, California
TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON, Illinois         KURT SCHRADER, Oregon
------                               FRANK KRATOVIL, Jr., Maryland
                                     ------

    Jurisdiction: Fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, 
marketing and promotion orders, plant pesticides, quarantine, 
adulteration of seeds, and insect pests, and organic 
agriculture.

                                 ------                                

       Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (Ratio 12-8)

  DAVID SCOTT, Georgia, Chairman
RANDY NEUGEBAUER, Texas,  Ranking Minority Memberalifornia
BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia              STEVE KAGEN, Wisconsin
MIKE ROGERS, Alabama                 FRANK KRATOVIL, Jr., Maryland
STEVE KING, Iowa                     TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas            LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa
ADRIAN SMITH, Nebraska               JOE BACA, California
DAVID P. ROE, Tennessee              DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California
                                     BETSY MARKEY, Colorado
                                     WALT MINNICK, Idaho
                                     ------

    Jurisdiction: Livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and 
seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such 
commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare, and grazing.

                                 ------                                

Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and 
                    Foreign Agriculture (Ratio 7-5)

  MIKE McINTYRE, North Carolina, 
             Chairman
K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas, Ranking Minority Member Alabama
DAVID P. ROE, Tennessee              JIM MARSHALL, Georgia
GLENN THOMPSON, Pennsylvania         HENRY CUELLAR, Texas
                                     LARRY KISSELL, North Carolina
                                     WALT MINNICK, Idaho

    Jurisdiction: Peanuts, sugar, tobacco, marketing orders 
relating to such commodities, rural development, farm security 
and family farming matters, biotechnology, foreign agricultural 
assistance, and trade promotion programs, generally.

                       b. committee jurisdiction

    Under Rules adopted by the House of Representatives for the 
111th Congress, the Committee on Agriculture's (hereinafter 
also referred to as Committee) jurisdiction (See Rule X, clause 
1 of the Rules of the House of Representatives) extended to--

    (1) Adulteration of seeds, insect pests, and protection of 
        birds and animals in forest reserves.

    (2) Agriculture generally.

    (3) Agricultural and industrial chemistry.

    (4) Agricultural colleges and experiment stations.

    (5) Agricultural economics and research.

    (6) Agricultural education extension services.

    (7) Agricultural production and marketing and stabilization 
        of prices of agricultural products, and commodities 
        (not including distribution outside of the United 
        States).

    (8) Animal industry and diseases of animals.

    (9) Commodity exchanges.

    (10) Crop insurance and soil conservation.

    (11) Dairy industry.

    (12) Entomology and plant quarantine.

    (13) Extension of farm credit and farm security.

    (14) Inspection of livestock, poultry, meat products, and 
        seafood and seafood products.

    (15) Forestry in general, and forest reserves other than 
        those created from the public domain.

    (16) Human nutrition and home economics.

    (17) Plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering.

    (18) Rural electrification.

    (19) Rural development.

    (20) Water conservation related to activities of the 
        Department of Agriculture.

    The revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of 
Representatives for the 107th Congress (House Document No. 106-
320) 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 and meat 
        products to include inspection of poultry, seafood, and 
        seafood products, and added subparagraph (20) relating 
        to water conservation (sec. 202(a), H. Res. 6, Jan. 4, 
        1995, p. 464). Clerical and stylistic changes were 
        effected when the House recodified its rules in the 
        106th Congress (H. Res. 5. Jan. 6, 1999, p. 47).
          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), and in addition to the 
        Committee on Energy and Commerce, amending Horse 
        Protection Act to prevent the shipping, transporting, 
        moving, delivering, or receiving of horses to be 
        slaughtered for human consumption (July 13, 2006, p. 
        5270).
          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). The Committee on Natural 
        Resources, and not this Committee, has jurisdiction 
        over a bill to convey land that is part of a National 
        Forest created from the public domain (March 23, 2004, 
        p. 1344). It has also exercised jurisdiction of bills 
        relating to agricultural colleges and experiment 
        stations (IV, 4152), incorporation of agricultural 
        societies (IV, 4159), and establishment of a highway 
        commission (IV, 4153), to discourage fictitious and 
        gambling transactions in farm products (IV, 4161; VII, 
        1861), to regulate the transportation, sale and 
        handling of dogs and cats intended for use in research 
        and the licensing of animal research facilities (July 
        29, 1965, p. 18691); and to designate an agricultural 
        research center (May 14, 1995, p. 11070). The Committee 
        shares with the Committee on the Judiciary jurisdiction 
        over a bill comprehensively amending the Immigration 
        and Nationality Act and including food stamp 
        eligibility requirements for aliens (Sept. 19, 1995, p. 
        25533).
          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 P.L. 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 
        program 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 January 28, 2009 to 
also fulfill the General Oversight Responsibility reporting 
requirements of Rule X 2(d)(1) of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
    The following outline was prepared in consultation with the 
Ranking Minority Member and approved by the Full Committee 
which was forwarded to the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform and the Committee on House Administration on 
January 28, 2009:

      Oversight Plan House Committee on Agriculture 111th Congress

    The Committee expects to exercise appropriate oversight 
activity with regard to the following issues:

2008 Farm Bill and Current Agricultural Conditions

   Review the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 
        implementation of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
        Act of 2008 (FCEA) of 2008;

   Review the current state of health of the U.S. farm 
        economy;

   Review USDA's initial and subsequent implementation 
        of FCEA payment limit and adjusted gross income 
        provisions;

   Review USDA's implementation of the Fair and 
        Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004;

   Review USDA's implementation of Improper Payments 
        Information Act of 2002;

   Review the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) management 
        controls for Finality Rule and equitable relief 
        decisions;

   Review the impact of weather conditions on crop 
        production;

   Review USDA's activities regarding implementation of 
        the U.S. Warehouse Act;

   Review of market situation, including impact of crop 
        reports and projections;

   Review colony collapse disorder and other long term 
        threats to pollinator health on specialty crop 
        production;

   Review USDA's implementation of the U.S. Grain 
        Standards Act; and

   Review the increase in agribusiness consolidation.

Energy

   Review USDA's effort to promote the utilization of 
        on-farm generated electricity;

   Review activities funded by the Biomass Research and 
        Development Act (BRDA) and input from the external BRDA 
        Advisory Board;

   Review availability of agriculture and forestry 
        feedstocks for renewable energy production;

   Review current status of research on energy crops 
        and feedstocks;

   Review the availability of biofuel pumps and 
        approved fuels;

   Assess implementation of energy programs authorized 
        in FCEA;

   Review current provisions in existing law that 
        support agriculture-based energy production and use;

   Review implementation of the Biobased Products 
        Program;

   Review of the roles of USDA and its agencies in 
        promoting the reliance on renewable energy sources;

   Review the implementation of the Renewable Fuels 
        Standard (RFA); and

   Review the current status of energy infrastructure 
        and the ability to get electricity to the electric 
        power grid.

Conservation and the Environment

   Review the impact of regulatory activities carried 
        out pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or 
        any proposed legislative changes to such Act, on 
        agricultural producers;

   Review the impact of the Administration's regulatory 
        activity relative to methyl bromide on production of 
        agriculture in the U.S.;

   Review of EPA's resource needs as they pertain to 
        the collection of pesticide user fees;

   Review any proposed legislation to implement the 
        Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 
        the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants to the 
        Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, 
        and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed 
        Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and 
        Pesticides in International Trade, Review the 
        International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for 
        Food and Agriculture;

   Review budget and program activities of the Natural 
        Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), including 
        staffing shortages;

   Review NRCS Fiscal Year 2008 financial statement;

   Review implementation of all of USDA's conservation 
        programs;

   Review of EPA's rule on permit trading under the 
        Clean Water Act (CWA) and its potential benefits to 
        U.S. agriculture;

   Review of potential impacts of EPA's Clean Air Act 
        (CAA) regulatory program on U.S. agriculture;

   Review ongoing discussions and potential 
        consequences for American agriculture under the United 
        Nations Climate Change Conference, including the 
        upcoming conference in Copenhagen, Denmark;

   Review EPA's implementation of the Food Quality 
        Protection Act (FQPA), FIFRA and Pesticide Registration 
        Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA II); Review the impact of 
        litigation and rulemaking concerning FIFRA, ESA, CAA, 
        CWA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
        Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the 
        Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act 
        (EPCRA) and for impacts agricultural operations;

   Review the EPA's regulatory actions in regard to 
        pesticide evaluations;

   Review of EPA's regulation of Animal Feeding 
        Operations;

   Review of the non-emergency haying and grazing 
        provisions of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP);

   Review of the operation of the Resource, 
        Conservation and Development Program;

   Review of easement programs and Department of 
        Transportation and Department of Justice regulations; 
        and

   Review of Total Maximum Daily Load strategies and 
        impacts on production agriculture.

Federal Crop Insurance and Risk Management

   Review USDA's implementation of crop insurance 
        provisions of the FCEA;

   Review the effectiveness of the Supplemental Revenue 
        Assistance Payments Program;

   Review the role and effectiveness of the Federal 
        Crop Insurance Program;

   Review USDA's and the Risk Management Agency's (RMA) 
        administration and oversight of the Federal Crop 
        Insurance Program;

   Review the availability of crop insurance as a risk 
        management tool;

   Review USDA's activities designed to find and reduce 
        crop insurance program waste, fraud, and abuse;

   Review RMA's combination of revenue protection crop 
        insurance programs;

   Review the operations of the Commodity Futures 
        Trading Commission (CFTC);

   Review the growing consolidation and 
        internationalization of futures exchange trading;

   Review market machinations for exchange traded 
        energy and agricultural future products;

   Review Over-the-Counter (OTC) trading and its impact 
        on markets;

   Review enforcement and oversight capabilities of the 
        CFTC both domestically and internationally; and

   Review the role of the CFTC in light of potential 
        climate change legislation.

Agriculture Trade and International Food Aid

   Review ongoing multilateral, regional, and bilateral 
        trade negotiations (including WTO accession agreements) 
        to assess their potential impact on U.S. agriculture;

   Review implementation of existing trade agreements 
        and commitments and proposed new trade agreements and 
        commitments to determine:

        (1) whether they are consistent with current U.S. law;

        (2) whether they will promote economic development in 
        rural areas of the U.S.;

        (3) their impact or potential impact on current 
        production of import sensitive agricultural 
        commodities, and on exports of U.S. agricultural 
        products; and

        (4) their impact or potential impact on the overall 
        competitiveness of the U.S. agricultural sector, 
        including the production, processing and distribution 
        of agricultural products.

   Monitor existing trade agreements to ensure trading 
        partners are meeting obligations and enforcing trade 
        commitments;

   Review farm export programs to determine how well 
        they are promoting the interests of U.S. agriculture 
        and examine proposals to improve, modify or expand such 
        programs;

   Assess U.S. food aid programs to determine their 
        impact or potential impact on the reduction of world 
        hunger. In particular, the Committee will examine the 
        potential impact of multilateral trade negotiations on 
        the effectiveness of U.S. food aid programs; and

   Address sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) barriers 
        and other technical barriers to U.S. agricultural 
        exports and examine USDA efforts to eliminate such 
        barriers.

Agricultural Research and Promotion

   Review implementation of biosecurity protocols at 
        USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) laboratories;

   Review USDA's implementation of research, education 
        and extension programs authorized in FCEA;

   Review the administration of the ARS research 
        stations and worksites;

   Review USDA's continuing ability to conduct foreign 
        animal disease research, training and diagnostic 
        programs at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility 
        following the transfer of the center to the Department 
        of Homeland Security;

   Assess Federal efforts to facilitate research and 
        development of aquacultural enterprises, specifically 
        focusing on the activities of the Joint Committee on 
        Aquaculture;

   Review implementation of USDA's regulation on 
        organic standards;

   Review implementation of USDA collection of organic 
        production and market data;

   Review implementation of National Institute of Food 
        and Agriculture (NIFA);

   Review coordination between ARS, Economic Research 
        Service (ERS), NIFA and action agencies in USDA such as 
        NRCS and FSA in order to prevent duplicative research;

   Review operation of the National Agricultural 
        Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory 
        Board;

   Review USDA's efforts to expand research and 
        development of pathogen reduction technologies;

   Evaluate the current mix of research funding 
        mechanisms to ensure maximum benefits from these 
        investments to producers, processors and consumers;

   Review administration of USDA's agricultural 
        marketing and promotion programs;

   Review of coordination between USDA and DOE on 
        energy research programs;

   Review of Congressional appropriation process and 
        implications on research funding under ARS, ERS, NASS 
        and NIFA;

   Review of ARS, ERS, NASS and NIFA national program 
        priorities;

   Oversight of research grant process to coordinate 
        and prevent overlapping research; and

   Review the potential for research and technology 
        transfer to address the needs of both the biofuels and 
        livestock industries.

Biotechnology

   Review current regulations and research regarding 
        animal and plant biotechnology;

   Review the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 
        findings regarding cloned animal products and 
        regulation of genetically engineered animals;

   Assess USDA's efforts to develop and promote 
        benefits of biotechnology for increasing agricultural 
        productivity and combating hunger globally; and

   Review USDA's management and controls over incidents 
        involving unapproved release of biotechnology-derived 
        material.

U.S. Forest Service Administration

   Review U.S. Forest Service (USFS) budget, with 
        special attention to land acquisition and easement 
        programs;

   Continue to monitor the effectiveness and efficiency 
        of the Forest Service fire management program, 
        including the impact of hazardous fuels management, 
        forest health efforts and fire preparedness;

   Review the impact of fire expenses on other USFS 
        program delivery; and

   Assess the use of research funds to inform on a 
        long-term basis, sustainable forest practices.

Dairy

   Review options to improve the efficiency and 
        effectiveness of dairy programs;

   Review efficiency of Federal Market Order System;

   Review implementation of the Milk Income Loss 
        Contract (MILC) Program; and

   Review implementation of the Milk Regulatory Equity 
        Act.

Outreach and Civil Rights

   Review implementation of Section 14012 of the FCEA;

   Review the implementation of the Office of Advocacy 
        and Outreach;

   Monitor USDA's outreach efforts to small and 
        minority farmers/ranchers;

   Review of the operations of the office of the 
        Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights;

   Review of the delivery of USDA services and outreach 
        efforts on Indian reservations and tribal lands;

   Review current status of Agricultural Census and 
        efforts to reach undercounted farmers and ranchers; and

   Review participation of minority farmers in FSA 
        County/Local Committees as well as outreach to increase 
        participation in County Committee elections.

USDA General Administration

   Review confidentiality of information provided to 
        USDA by agricultural producers;

   Review USDA's field office structure for the purpose 
        of delivering commodity, conservation, energy and rural 
        development programs; and

   Review the administrative structure of USDA for 
        effectiveness and additional efficiencies.

Farm Credit, Rural Development, and the Rural Economy

   Review Farm Credit Administration's (FCA) regulatory 
        program and activities regarding the Farm Credit System 
        (FCS) to assure the FCS' safety and soundness;

   Review of Farmer Mac activities and programs;

   Review of Beginning Farmer education efforts in FSA 
        loan programs and graduation efforts;

   Review of FSA credit programs and participation;

   Review of the Rural Electrification Act (REA);

   Review of the farm economy and access to credit;

   Review implementation of rural development policies 
        and authorities contained in FCEA and the Consolidated 
        Farm and Rural Development Act:

     Oversight of the USDA's Rural Broadband Access 
            Loan and Loan Guarantee Program;

     Oversight of new Rural Microentrepreneur 
            Assistance Program;

     Oversight of the implementation of the USDA's 
            Telecommunications Programs; and

     Review the status of the Rural Telephone Bank;

   Assess state of rural water systems and 
        effectiveness of Federal funding to build and upgrade 
        those systems;

   Assess rural infrastructure and business needs and 
        effectiveness of USDA programs targeted to those needs;

   Review of agriculture lending practices;

   Review of definition of ``rural'' under rural 
        development programs; and

   Review of rural development loan programs and 
        default rates.

USDA Food and Nutrition Programs

   Review food and nutrition programs including the 
        Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), fruit 
        and vegetable initiatives, the Emergency Food 
        Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution on 
        Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and other commodity 
        distribution programs;

   Assess the level of success and participation by 
        states in SNAP and determine barriers to expanded SNAP 
        participation;

   Review buying patterns of SNAP recipients and the 
        availability of healthy foods with an emphasis on 
        isolated rural and urban areas;

   Review efforts by state SNAP administrators to 
        modernize and streamline their programs; and

   Review the Community Food Project Program to ensure 
        cooperative grants are working.

Food Safety

   Review USDA's administration of meat and poultry 
        inspection laws and the FDA's food inspection 
        activities to ensure the development of scientifically 
        sound systems for food safety assurance;

   Review USDA's implementation of the new catfish 
        inspection program;

   Review USDA's efforts to educate consumers regarding 
        safe food handling practices and streamline the 
        assessment and approval of food safety technologies;

   Review implementation of new protocols for meat, 
        poultry, eggs, or seafood safety inspection; and

   Review USDA's enforcement of the Humane Methods of 
        Slaughter Act and humane handling regulations.

Plant and Animal Health

   Review enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act;

   Assess Federal efforts to reduce threats to human, 
        animal, and plant health due to predatory and invasive 
        species; and

   Assess the national animal identification program 
        system.

Livestock Marketing

   Assess the effectiveness of the Grain Inspection, 
        Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) in 
        determining market manipulation in the livestock 
        industry;

   Review structural changes in agribusiness and the 
        potential cost and benefits for agricultural producers; 
        and

   Review the USDA's mandatory livestock price 
        reporting system.

Homeland and Agricultural Security

   Oversight of USDA's preparedness against terrorist 
        threats to agriculture production; and

   Review of agriculture inspection activities under 
        the Department of Homeland Security.

Miscellaneous

   Review implementation of the Specialty Crop 
        Competitiveness Act;

   Review of the impact of transportation 
        infrastructure issues on agriculture and forestry;

   Review USDA's implementation and enforcement of the 
        country of origin labeling rule; and

   Assess operation of the Fruit and Vegetable (FAV) 
        planting prohibition.

Consultation With Other Committees To Reduce Duplication

   With Natural Resources Committee on forestry issues 
        and other public land issues;

   With Science Committee on Research;

   With Ways and Means and Education and Labor on 
        nutrition programs;

   With Ways and Means on trade issues;

   With Homeland Security on importation of animal and 
        plant material;

   With Judiciary on immigrant agricultural labor;

   With Energy and Commerce on food safety and biomass 
        energy programs both existing and new; and

   With any other committee as appropriate.

           II. Committee Activities During the 111th Congress


                     a. main legislative activities

    The Committee on Agriculture reported or otherwise 
considered a variety of bills in the 111th Congress covering 
many of the diverse areas within its jurisdictional interests.
    Some of the major activities of the Committee during the 
111th Congress included the following:

An Ambitious Agenda for the House Agriculture Committee

   The Agriculture Committee approached its business in 
        an open, transparent approach and maintained the strong 
        bipartisan tradition of the Committee.

   During the 111th Congress, the House Agriculture 
        Committee held 75 Committee hearings and nine business 
        meetings.

   The Committee heard testimony from Administration 
        officials on 66 occasions, including 50 appearances by 
        U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives, five 
        from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, two 
        from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two from 
        the Department of Commerce, two from the Securities 
        Exchange Commission, one from the Department of 
        Homeland Security, one from the Department of the 
        Treasury, one from the Department of Energy and one 
        from the Environmental Protection Agency.

   Additional testimony was offered by university 
        researchers, nonprofit organizations, consumer groups, 
        trade groups, and farmers and ranchers from across the 
        United States. Additional testimony was offered by 
        university researchers, nonprofit organizations, 
        consumer groups, trade groups, and farmers and ranchers 
        from across the United States.

Preparing to Write the 2012 Farm Bill

   The House Agriculture Committee held 16 farm bill 
        hearings to prepare to write the 2012 Farm Bill. 
        Hearings have been held in Washington, D.C. and across 
        the country in nine different states.

   The Agriculture Committee heard that in general, the 
        2008 Farm Bill is working well for most farmers and 
        ranchers, although many witnesses suggested that 
        efforts to simplify and expand access to farm bill 
        programs would be helpful.

   While the current farm bill is popular, Chairman 
        Peterson cautioned that there will be no new money 
        available to write the 2012 Farm Bill, so we need to be 
        sure that we are spending the money we have in our 
        budget in the wisest and most effective way possible. 
        He asked farm bill stakeholders to take a look at the 
        current programs and to see if there are ways that we 
        can better use the funding available to provide a 
        safety net that will work for farmers and ranchers.

Advancing Financial Reform Legislation

   The Agriculture Committee played a leading role in 
        the successful passage of H.R. 4173--The Wall Street 
        Reform & Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into 
        law on July 21, 2010.

   The Agriculture Committee was very involved in 
        developing the financial reform legislation, 
        particularly provisions that address increased 
        volatility and speculation in the derivatives markets 
        and that strengthen oversight and increase transparency 
        in the markets for futures, options and over-the-
        counter products and swaps.

   The process of drafting the Agriculture Committee's 
        derivatives legislation included numerous opportunities 
        for Administration officials, stakeholders and 
        interested parties to provide input to the Committee on 
        the issue. The full Committee and the Subcommittee on 
        General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held six 
        hearings on the issue this year, including one joint 
        hearing with the House Financial Services Committee.

   The Agriculture Committee approved two bipartisan, 
        reform-minded measures (H.R. 977 in February 2009 and 
        H.R. 3795 in October 2009) to address financial 
        derivatives. Both bills passed the Committee by voice 
        vote, and provisions from those bills were included in 
        the final financial reform law that was enacted.

   The Committee's actions on financial markets reform 
        built on the efforts started during the 110th Congress 
        when the Committee held five oversight hearings to 
        review concerns related to commodity and energy markets 
        and derivatives trading. Those hearings were held both 
        before and after the 2008 credit and financial crisis, 
        in which derivatives played a contributing role in the 
        crisis.

Mandatory Price Report Act

   On July 29, 2010 the Committee passed legislation 
        that would authorize the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
        (USDA) to produce national reports on marketing of 
        cattle, swine, lambs, and products of such livestock 
        including the price and volume of wholesale pork cuts 
        through Fiscal Year 2015. Current authority to produce 
        a similar report terminates September 30, 2010. The 
        bill also would require the Secretary of Agriculture to 
        establish an electronic reporting system for dairy 
        product information.

   The Senate companion bill was signed into Public Law 
        September 27, 2010.

Expanding Agricultural Trade and Travel to Cuba

   On June 30, 2010 the Committee passed historic 
        legislation that will greatly expand trade of U.S. 
        agriculture products and travel to Cuba.

   H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export 
        Enhancement Act, is a bipartisan bill introduced by 
        Chairman Peterson and cosponsored by 71 Members of 
        Congress. The bill passed the Committee by a vote of 
        25-20.

   Approximately 140 groups have expressed strong 
        support for H.R. 4645, including the U.S. Chamber of 
        Commerce, National Farmers Union, American Farm Bureau 
        Federation, and Human Rights Watch. The House 
        Agriculture Committee also received a letter signed by 
        more than 70 pro-democracy Cuban leaders that strongly 
        encouraged passage of H.R. 4645.

   Texas A&M University has released a study on the 
        potential impact of H.R. 4645 on U.S. agriculture and 
        found, ``If U.S. travel and financial restrictions are 
        removed, up to $365 million/year in additional U.S. 
        exports could result, requiring $1.1 billion in 
        business activity and 6,000 new jobs.'' The study also 
        included estimated impact on several U.S. states, 
        including Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, 
        Arkansas, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, 
        Nebraska, New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Study 
        information is available online at: http://
        cnas.tamu.edu/.

Encouraging Energy Efficiency Projects in Rural Communities

   On July 14, 2010 the Agriculture Committee passed 
        the Rural Energy Savings Program Act (H.R. 4785) to 
        encourage energy efficiency projects in rural 
        communities.

   The bill passed the House of Representatives on 
        September 16, 2010 by a recorded vote 240 yeas to 172 
        nays.

   The bill authorizes the U.S. Department of 
        Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Utilities Service to make 
        interest-free loans to eligible entities, including 
        rural electric cooperatives, which will subsequently 
        make loans to qualified consumers to implement energy 
        efficiency measures.

   The program will provide funds to retrofit 
        residences and small businesses with structural 
        improvements and investments in cost-effective, 
        commercial off-the-shelf technologies to reduce energy 
        costs and consumption. Consumers will repay the loans 
        through their electricity bills at an interest rate 
        below three percent.

Climate Change Legislation

   In March 2009, the Agriculture Committee created the 
        climate change questionnaire and distributed it to over 
        400 organizations to gather input on proposals to 
        reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For years, farmers, 
        ranchers, and forest landowners have been participating 
        in agricultural programs that result in carbon 
        reduction, and the goal of the questionnaire was to 
        identify ways that these practices could be recognized 
        and incorporated into climate change legislation. The 
        questionnaire was sent to a diverse group, including 
        commodity, conservation, forestry, research, energy, 
        business, and nonprofit interests and was also provided 
        to the public.

   The bill passed the House of Representatives on June 
        26, 2009 by a recorded vote of 219 yeas to 212 nays.

   The bill will allow farmers, ranchers and forestland 
        owners to fully participate in a market-based carbon 
        offset program, earning income for activities they 
        undertake to address global climate change.

Contributing to Food Safety Legislation

   The Committee worked with the authors of H.R. 2749, 
        the Food Safety Enhancement Act to ensure that 
        livestock and grain producers are not subject to 
        unnecessary regulations and that producers selling 
        their products directly to consumers and other farmers 
        are protected from excessive fees and requirements. 
        Provisions negotiated by Chairman Peterson ensure that 
        the knowledge and expertise of USDA will be utilized 
        when drafting new food safety standards.

Monitoring the State of the Farm Economy

   The Committee has held hearings to review the state 
        of the farm economy, credit conditions in rural 
        America, current conditions for rural entrepreneurship 
        and business development, economic conditions facing 
        the pork industry, and several hearings on economic 
        conditions in the dairy industry.

Ensuring that Rural Broadband Continues to Grow

   The Committee has held two hearings in the 111th 
        Congress to review USDA's role in expanding broadband 
        deployment to rural areas. The American Recovery and 
        Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided $7.2 billion 
        primarily for broadband grant programs, with $2.5 
        billion of that amount going to broadband programs at 
        USDA's Rural Utilities Service. These grants, loans, 
        and grant/loan combinations awarded under the Recovery 
        Act are intended to support new broadband 
        infrastructure in underserved rural areas, fueling 
        short term job creation and the long term benefits that 
        access to high-speed telecommunications services can 
        provide. The Committee has examined USDA's Recovery Act 
        awards to ensure that areas with the greatest needs are 
        prioritized.

Exploring the Relationship between Nutrition and Health

   Since 2010, the Committee has held four hearings to 
        explore the link between nutrition programs and health, 
        including the incidence of hunger and obesity in the 
        United States and innovative programs to promote 
        wellness. Witnesses at these hearings identified two 
        major factors that must be addressed when combating 
        obesity--nutrition education and access to healthy 
        foods.

Overseeing and Strengthening Conservation Programs

   In the 111th Congress, the Committee has held five 
        hearings regarding conservation program use and 
        implementation in rural America.

   On July 1, 2010 the Committee heard testimony from 
        Technical Assistance Providers and USDA on the status 
        of implementing current conservation programs.

                  b. statistical summary of activities

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

    Number of bills referred:





House bills................................................        173
Senate bills...............................................          1
House joint resolutions....................................          0
House concurrent resolutions...............................          4
Senate joint resolutions...................................          0
Senate concurrent resolutions..............................          1
House resolutions..........................................         19
                                                            ------------
    Total..................................................        198



    (2) Disposition of Bills Containing Items Under the 
        Jurisdiction of the Committee on Agriculture





Bills enacted into law.....................................          5
Bills acted on by the Committee included in other bills              3
 that became law...........................................
Bills vetoed...............................................          0
Bills acted on by both Houses, but not enacted.............          4
Bills acted on by the House but not the Senate.............         20
Concurrent Resolutions approved............................          0
Bills reported to the House but not considered.............          2
Bills ordered reported, but not reported...................          4
Bills defeated in the House................................          0



    (3) Statistics on hearings and markups:


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                                                   Open business    Washington
                                                     meetings        hearings     Field hearings       Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Full Committee..................................               9              13              10              32

Subcommittees:

  General Farm Commodities and Risk Management..               0              11               0              11
  Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.................               0               8               0               8
  Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty                  0               8               0               8
   Crops, and Foreign Agriculture...............
  Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research.....               0              13               0              13
  Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition,                 0               7               3              10
   and Forestry.................................
  Horticulture and Organic Agriculture..........               0               3               0               3
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................               9              63              13              85
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 c. digest of bills within the jurisdiction of the committee on which 
                         action has been taken


1. Bills Enacted into Law

            Public Law 111-101 (H.R. 1713)
    To name the South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory 
of the Department of Agriculture in Lane, Oklahoma, and the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 310 
North Perry Street in Bennington, Oklahoma, in honor of former 
Congressman Wesley ``Wes'' Watkins (approved November 30, 
2009).
    Designates: (1) the South Central Agricultural Research 
Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture in Lane, Oklahoma, 
as the ``Wes Watkins Agricultural Research Laboratory''; and 
(2) the United States Postal Service facility located at 310 
North Perry Street, Bennington, Oklahoma, as the ``Wes Watkins 
Post Office.''
    Legislative History: H.R. 1713 was introduced by 
Representative Dan Boren on March 25, 2009. The bill was 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture, in addition to the 
Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform. On 
September 16, 2009 the bill passed the House under suspension 
of the rules by a voice vote. On November 4, 2009, the Senate 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee reported 
the bill without amendment and without a written report. The 
bill passed the Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent 
and was cleared for the White House on November 9, 2009. The 
bill was presented to the President on November 20, 2009 and on 
November 30, 2009 it was signed and became P.L. No. 111-101.
            Public Law 111-203 (H.R. 4173)
    A bill to promote the financial stability of the United 
States by improving accountability and transparency in the 
financial system, to end ``too big to fail'', to protect the 
American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from 
abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes 
(approved July 21, 2010).
    Consumer Protections with Authority and Independence: 
Creates a new independent watchdog, housed at the Federal 
Reserve, with the authority to ensure American consumers get 
the clear, accurate information they need to shop for 
mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products, and 
protect them from hidden fees, abusive terms, and deceptive 
practices.
    Ends Too Big to Fail Bailouts: Ends the possibility that 
taxpayers will be asked to write a check to bail out financial 
firms that threaten the economy by: creating a safe way to 
liquidate failed financial firms; imposing tough new capital 
and leverage requirements that make it undesirable to get too 
big; updating the Fed's authority to allow system-wide support 
but no longer prop up individual firms; and establishing 
rigorous standards and supervision to protect the economy and 
American consumers, investors and businesses.
    Advance Warning System: Creates a council to identify and 
address systemic risks posed by large, complex companies, 
products, and activities before they threaten the stability of 
the economy.
    Transparency & Accountability for Exotic Instruments: 
Eliminates loopholes that allow risky and abusive practices to 
go on unnoticed and unregulated--including loopholes for over-
the-counter derivatives, asset-backed securities, hedge funds, 
mortgage brokers and payday lenders.
    Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: Provides 
shareholders with a say on pay and corporate affairs with a 
non-binding vote on executive compensation and golden 
parachutes.
    Protects Investors: Provides tough new rules for 
transparency and accountability for credit rating agencies to 
protect investors and businesses.
    Enforces Regulations on the Books: Strengthens oversight 
and empowers regulators to aggressively pursue financial fraud, 
conflicts of interest and manipulation of the system that 
benefits special interests at the expense of American families 
and businesses.
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

   Independent Head: Led by an independent director 
        appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

   Independent Budget: Dedicated budget paid by the 
        Federal Reserve system.

   Independent Rule Writing: Able to autonomously write 
        rules for consumer protections governing all financial 
        institutions--banks and non-banks--offering consumer 
        financial services or products.

   Examination and Enforcement: Authority to examine 
        and enforce regulations for banks and credit unions 
        with assets of over $10 billion and all mortgage-
        related businesses (lenders, servicers, mortgage 
        brokers, and foreclosure scam operators), payday 
        lenders, and student lenders as well as other non-bank 
        financial companies that are large, such as debt 
        collectors and consumer reporting agencies. Banks and 
        Credit Unions with assets of $10 billion or less will 
        be examined for consumer complaints by the appropriate 
        regulator.

   Consumer Protections: Consolidates and strengthens 
        consumer protection responsibilities currently handled 
        by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 
        Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance 
        Corporation, Federal Reserve, National Credit Union 
        Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban 
        Development, and Federal Trade Commission. Will also 
        oversee the enforcement of Federal laws intended to 
        ensure the fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory access 
        to credit for individuals and communities.

   Able to Act Fast: With this Bureau on the lookout 
        for bad deals and schemes, consumers won't have to wait 
        for Congress to pass a law to be protected from bad 
        business practices.

   Educates: Creates a new Office of Financial 
        Literacy.

   Consumer Hotline: Creates a national consumer 
        complaint hotline so consumers will have, for the first 
        time, a single toll-free number to report problems with 
        financial products and services.

   Accountability: Makes one office accountable for 
        consumer protections. With many agencies sharing 
        responsibility, it's hard to know who is responsible 
        for what, and easy for emerging problems that haven't 
        historically fallen under anyone's purview, to fall 
        through the cracks.

   Works with Bank Regulators: Coordinates with other 
        regulators when examining banks to prevent undue 
        regulatory burden. Consults with regulators before a 
        proposal is issued and regulators could appeal 
        regulations they believe would put the safety and 
        soundness of the banking system or the stability of the 
        financial system at risk.

   Clearly Defined Oversight: Protects small business 
        from unintentionally being regulated by the CFPB, 
        excluding businesses that meet certain standards.

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council:

   Expert Members: Made up of ten Federal financial 
        regulators and an independent member and five nonvoting 
        members, the Financial Stability Oversight Council will 
        be charged with identifying and responding to emerging 
        risks throughout the financial system. The Council will 
        be chaired by the Treasury Secretary and include the 
        Federal Reserve Board, SEC, CFTC, OCC, FDIC, FHFA, 
        NCUA, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 
        an independent appointee with insurance expertise. The 
        five nonvoting members include OFR, FIO, and state 
        banking, insurance, and securities regulators.

   Tough to Get Too Big: Makes recommendations to the 
        Federal Reserve for increasingly strict rules for 
        capital, leverage, liquidity, risk management and other 
        requirements as companies grow in size and complexity, 
        with significant requirements on companies that pose 
        risks to the financial system.

   Regulates Nonbank Financial Companies: Authorized to 
        require, with a \2/3\ vote and vote of the chair, that 
        a nonbank financial company be regulated by the Federal 
        Reserve if the council believe there would be negative 
        effects on the financial system if the company failed 
        or its activities would pose a risk to the financial 
        stability of the U.S.

   Break Up Large, Complex Companies: Able to approve, 
        with a \2/3\ vote and vote of the chair, a Federal 
        Reserve decision to require a large, complex company, 
        to divest some of its holdings if it poses a grave 
        threat to the financial stability of the United 
        States--but only as a last resort.

   Technical Expertise: Creates a new Office of 
        Financial Research within Treasury to be staffed with a 
        highly sophisticated staff of economists, accountants, 
        lawyers, former supervisors, and other specialists to 
        support the council's work by collecting financial data 
        and conducting economic analysis.

   Make Risks Transparent: Through the Office of 
        Financial Research and member agencies the council will 
        collect and analyze data to identify and monitor 
        emerging risks to the economy and make this information 
        public in periodic reports and testimony to Congress 
        every year.

   No Evasion: Large bank holding companies that have 
        received TARP funds will not be able to avoid Federal 
        Reserve supervision by simply dropping their banks. 
        (the ``Hotel California'' provision)

   Capital Standards: Establishes a floor for capital 
        that cannot be lower than the standards in effect today 
        and authorizes the Council to impose a 15:1 leverage 
        requirement at a company if necessary to mitigate a 
        grave threat to the financial system.

    Limiting Large, Complex Financial Companies and Preventing 
Future Bailouts No Taxpayer Funded Bailouts: Clearly states 
taxpayers will not be on the hook to save a failing financial 
company or to cover the cost of its liquidation.

   Discourage Excessive Growth & Complexity: The 
        Financial Stability Oversight Council will monitor 
        systemic risk and make recommendations to the Federal 
        Reserve for increasingly strict rules for capital, 
        leverage, liquidity, risk management and other 
        requirements as companies grow in size and complexity, 
        with significant requirements on companies that pose 
        risks to the financial system.

   Volcker Rule: Requires regulators implement 
        regulations for banks, their affiliates and holding 
        companies, to prohibit proprietary trading, investment 
        in and sponsorship of hedge funds and private equity 
        funds, and to limit relationships with hedge funds and 
        private equity funds. Nonbank financial institutions 
        supervised by the Fed also have restrictions on 
        proprietary trading and hedge fund and private equity 
        investments. The Council will study and make 
        recommendations on implementation to aid regulators.

   Extends Regulation: The Council will have the 
        ability to require nonbank financial companies that 
        pose a risk to the financial stability of the United 
        States to submit to supervision by the Federal Reserve.

   Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Regulation: 
        Provides a specific framework for promoting uniform 
        risk-management standards for systemically important 
        financial market utilities and systemically important 
        payment, clearing, and settlement activities conducted 
        by financial institutions.

   Funeral Plans: Requires large, complex financial 
        companies to periodically submit plans for their rapid 
        and orderly shutdown should the company go under. 
        Companies will be hit with higher capital requirements 
        and restrictions on growth and activity, as well as 
        divestment, if they fail to submit acceptable plans. 
        Plans will help regulators understand the structure of 
        the companies they oversee and serve as a roadmap for 
        shutting them down if the company fails. Significant 
        costs for failing to produce a credible plan create 
        incentives for firms to rationalize structures or 
        operations that cannot be unwound easily.

   Liquidation: Creates an orderly liquidation 
        mechanism for FDIC to unwind failing systemically 
        significant financial companies. Shareholders and 
        unsecured creditors bear losses and management and 
        culpable directors will be removed.

   Liquidation Procedure: Requires that Treasury, FDIC 
        and the Federal Reserve all agree to put a company into 
        the orderly liquidation process to mitigate serious 
        adverse effects on financial stability, with an up 
        front judicial review.

   Costs to Financial Firms, Not Taxpayers: Taxpayers 
        will bear no cost for liquidating large, interconnected 
        financial companies. FDIC can borrow only the amount of 
        funds to liquidate a company that it expects to be 
        repaid from the assets of the company being liquidated. 
        The government will be first in line for repayment. 
        Funds not repaid from the sale of the company's assets 
        will be repaid first through the claw back of any 
        payments to creditors that exceeded liquidation value 
        and then assessments on large financial companies, with 
        the riskiest paying more based on considerations 
        included in a risk matrix

   Federal Reserve Emergency Lending: Significantly 
        alters the Federal Reserve's 13(3) emergency lending 
        authority to prohibit bailing out an individual 
        company. Secretary of the Treasury must approve any 
        lending program, and such programs must be broad based 
        and not aid a failing financial company. Collateral 
        must be sufficient to protect taxpayers from losses.

   Bankruptcy: Most large financial companies that fail 
        are expected to be resolved through the bankruptcy 
        process.

   Limits on Debt Guarantees: To prevent bank runs, the 
        FDIC can guarantee debt of solvent insured banks, but 
        only after meeting serious requirements: \2/3\ majority 
        of the Board and the FDIC Board must determine there is 
        a threat to financial stability; the Treasury Secretary 
        approves terms and conditions and sets a cap on overall 
        guarantee amounts; the President activates an expedited 
        process for Congressional approval.

    Reforming Federal Reserve:

   Federal Reserve Emergency Lending: Limits the 
        Federal Reserve's 13(3) emergency lending authority by 
        prohibiting emergency lending to an individual entity. 
        Secretary of the Treasury must approve any lending 
        program, programs must be broad based, and loans cannot 
        be made to insolvent firms. Collateral must be 
        sufficient to protect taxpayers from losses.

   Audit of the Federal Reserve: GAO will conduct a 
        one-time audit of all Federal Reserve 13(3) emergency 
        lending that took place during the financial crisis. 
        Details on all lending will be published on the Federal 
        Reserve website by December 1, 2010. In the future GAO 
        will have on-going authority to audit 13(3), emergency 
        lending, and discount window lending, and open market 
        transactions.

   Transparency--Disclosure: Requires the Federal 
        Reserve to disclose counterparties and information 
        about amounts, terms and conditions of 13(3) emergency 
        lending and discount window lending, and open market 
        transactions on an on-going basis, with specified time 
        delays.

   Supervisory Accountability: Creates a Vice Chairman 
        for Supervision, a member of the Board of Governors of 
        the Federal Reserve designated by the President, who 
        will develop policy recommendations regarding 
        supervision and regulation for the Board, and will 
        report to Congress semi-annually on Board supervision 
        and regulation efforts.

   Federal Reserve Bank Governance: GAO will conduct a 
        study of the current system for appointing Federal 
        Reserve Bank directors, to examine whether the current 
        system effectively represents the public, and whether 
        there are actual or potential conflicts of interest. It 
        will also examine the establishment and operation of 
        emergency lending facilities during the crisis and the 
        Federal Reserve banks involved therein. The GAO will 
        identify measures that would improve reserve bank 
        governance.

   Election of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents: 
        Presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks will be elected 
        by class B directors--elected by district member banks 
        to represent the public--and class C directors--
        appointed by the Board of Governors to represent the 
        public. Class A directors--elected by member banks to 
        represent member banks--will no longer vote for 
        presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks.

   Limits on Debt Guarantees: To prevent bank runs, the 
        FDIC can guarantee debt of solvent insured banks, but 
        only after meeting serious requirements: \2/3\ majority 
        of the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC board 
        determine there is a threat to financial stability; the 
        Treasury Secretary approves terms and conditions and 
        sets a cap on overall guarantee amounts; the President 
        initiates an expedited process for Congressional 
        approval.

    Bringing Transparency and Accountability to the Derivatives 
Market:

   Closes Regulatory Gaps: Provides the SEC and CFTC 
        with authority to regulate over-the-counter derivatives 
        so that irresponsible practices and excessive risk-
        taking can no longer escape regulatory oversight.

   Central Clearing and Exchange Trading: Requires 
        central clearing and exchange trading for derivatives 
        that can be cleared and provides a role for both 
        regulators and clearing houses to determine which 
        contracts should be cleared.

   Market Transparency: Requires data collection and 
        publication through clearing houses or swap 
        repositories to improve market transparency and provide 
        regulators important tools for monitoring and 
        responding to risks.

   Financial safeguards: Adds safeguards to system by 
        ensuring dealers and major swap participants have 
        adequate financial resources to meet responsibilities. 
        Provides regulators the authority to impose capital and 
        margin requirements on swap dealers and major swap 
        participants, not end-users.

   Higher standard of conduct: Establishes a code of 
        conduct for all registered swap dealers and major swap 
        participants when advising a swap entity. When acting 
        as counterparties to a pension fund, endowment fund, or 
        state or local government, dealers are to have a 
        reasonable basis to believe that the fund or 
        governmental entity has an independent representative 
        advising them.

    Office of Minority and Women Inclusion:

   At Federal banking and securities regulatory 
        agencies, the bill establishes an Office of Minority 
        and Women Inclusion that will, among other things, 
        address employment and contracting diversity matters. 
        The offices will coordinate technical assistance to 
        minority-owned and women-owned businesses and seek 
        diversity in the workforce of the regulators.

    Mortgage Reform:

   Require Lenders Ensure a Borrower's Ability to 
        Repay: Establishes a simple Federal standard for all 
        home loans: institutions must ensure that borrowers can 
        repay the loans they are sold.

   Prohibit Unfair Lending Practices: Prohibits the 
        financial incentives for subprime loans that encourage 
        lenders to steer borrowers into more costly loans, 
        including the bonuses known as ``yield spread 
        premiums'' that lenders pay to brokers to inflate the 
        cost of loans. Prohibits pre-payment penalties that 
        trapped so many borrowers into unaffordable loans.

   Establishes Penalties for Irresponsible Lending: 
        Lenders and mortgage brokers who don't comply with new 
        standards will be held accountable by consumers for as 
        high as 3 years of interest payments and damages plus 
        attorney's fees (if any). Protects borrowers against 
        foreclosure for violations of these standards.

   Expands Consumer Protections for High-Cost 
        Mortgages: Expands the protections available under 
        Federal rules on high-cost loans--lowering the interest 
        rate and the points and fee triggers that define high 
        cost loans.

   Requires Additional Disclosures for Consumers on 
        Mortgages: Lenders must disclose the maximum a consumer 
        could pay on a variable rate mortgage, with a warning 
        that payments will vary based on interest rate changes.

   Housing Counseling: Establishes an Office of Housing 
        Counseling within HUD to boost homeownership and rental 
        housing counseling.

    Raising Standards and Regulating Hedge Funds:

   Fills Regulatory Gaps: Ends the ``shadow'' financial 
        system by requiring hedge funds and private equity 
        advisors to register with the SEC as investment 
        advisers and provide information about their trades and 
        portfolios necessary to assess systemic risk. This data 
        will be shared with the systemic risk regulator and the 
        SEC will report to Congress annually on how it uses 
        this data to protect investors and market integrity.

   Greater State Supervision: Raises the assets 
        threshold for Federal regulation of investment advisers 
        from $30 million to $100 million, a move expected to 
        significantly increase the number of advisors under 
        state supervision. States have proven to be strong 
        regulators in this area and subjecting more entities to 
        state supervision will allow the SEC to focus its 
        resources on newly registered hedge funds.

    New Requirements and Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies:

   New Office, New Focus at SEC: Creates an Office of 
        Credit Ratings at the SEC with expertise and its own 
        compliance staff and the authority to fine agencies. 
        The SEC is required to examine Nationally Recognized 
        Statistical Ratings Organizations at least once a year 
        and make key findings public.

   Disclosure: Requires Nationally Recognized 
        Statistical Ratings Organizations to disclose their 
        methodologies, their use of third parties for due 
        diligence efforts, and their ratings track record.

   Independent Information: Requires agencies to 
        consider information in their ratings that comes to 
        their attention from a source other than the 
        organizations being rated if they find it credible.

   Conflicts of Interest: Prohibits compliance officers 
        from working on ratings, methodologies, or sales; 
        installs a new requirement for NRSROs to conduct a 1 
        year look-back review when an NRSRO employee goes to 
        work for an obligor or underwriter of a security or 
        money market instrument subject to a rating by that 
        NRSRO; and mandates that a report to the SEC when 
        certain employees of the NRSRO go to work for an entity 
        that the NRSRO has rated in the previous twelve months.

   Liability: Investors can bring private rights of 
        action against ratings agencies for a knowing or 
        reckless failure to conduct a reasonable investigation 
        of the facts or to obtain analysis from an independent 
        source. NRSROs will now be subject to ``expert 
        liability'' with the nullification of Rule 436(g) which 
        provides an exemption for credit ratings provided by 
        NRSROs from being considered a part of the registration 
        statement.

   Right to Deregister: Gives the SEC the authority to 
        deregister an agency for providing bad ratings over 
        time.

   Education: Requires ratings analysts to pass 
        qualifying exams and have continuing education.

   Eliminates Many Statutory and Regulatory 
        Requirements to Use NRSRO Ratings: Reduces over-
        reliance on ratings and encourages investors to conduct 
        their own analysis.

   Independent Boards: Requires at least half the 
        members of NRSRO boards to be independent, with no 
        financial stake in credit ratings.

   Ends Shopping for Ratings: The SEC shall create a 
        new mechanism to prevent issuers of asset backed-
        securities from picking the agency they think will give 
        the highest rating, after conducting a study and after 
        submission of the report to Congress.

    Gives Shareholders a Say on Pay and Creating Greater 
Accountability:

   Vote on Executive Pay and Golden Parachutes: Gives 
        shareholders a say on pay with the right to a non-
        binding vote on executive pay and golden parachutes. 
        This gives shareholders a powerful opportunity to hold 
        accountable executives of the companies they own, and a 
        chance to disapprove where they see the kind of 
        misguided incentive schemes that threatened individual 
        companies and in turn the broader economy.

   Nominating Directors: Gives the SEC authority to 
        grant shareholders proxy access to nominate directors. 
        Also requires directors to win by a majority vote in 
        uncontested elections. These requirements can help 
        shift management's focus from short-term profits to 
        long-term growth and stability.

   Independent Compensation Committees: Standards for 
        listing on an exchange will require that compensation 
        committees include only independent directors and have 
        authority to hire compensation consultants in order to 
        strengthen their independence from the executives they 
        are rewarding or punishing.

   No Compensation for Lies: Requires that public 
        companies set policies to take back executive 
        compensation if it was based on inaccurate financial 
        statements that don't comply with accounting standards.

   SEC Review: Directs the SEC to clarify disclosures 
        relating to compensation, including requiring companies 
        to provide charts that compare their executive 
        compensation with stock performance over a 5 year 
        period.

   Enhanced Compensation Oversight for Financial 
        Industry: Requires Federal financial regulators to 
        issue and enforce joint compensation rules specifically 
        applicable to financial institutions with a Federal 
        regulator.

    Improvements to Bank and Thrift Regulations:

   Volcker Rule: Implements a strengthened version of 
        the Volcker rule by not allowing a study of the issue 
        to undermine the prohibition on proprietary trading and 
        investing a banking entity's own money in hedge funds, 
        with a de minimis exception for funds where the 
        investors require some ``skin in the game'' by the 
        investment advisor--up to 3% of tier 1 capital in the 
        aggregate

   Abolishes the Office of Thrift Supervision: Shuts 
        down this dysfunctional regulator and transfers 
        authorities mainly to the Office of the Comptroller of 
        the Currency, but preserves the thrift charter.

   Stronger lending limits: Adds credit exposure from 
        derivative transactions to banks' lending limits.

   Improves supervision of holding company 
        subsidiaries: Requires the Federal Reserve to examine 
        non-bank subsidiaries that are engaged in activities 
        that the subsidiary bank can do (e.g., mortgage 
        lending) on the same schedule and in the same manner as 
        bank exams, provides the primary Federal bank regulator 
        backup authority if that does not occur.

   Intermediate Holding Companies: Allows use of 
        intermediate holding companies by commercial firms that 
        control grandfathered unitary thrift holding companies 
        to better regulate the financial activities, but not 
        the commercial activities.

   Interest on business checking: Repeals the 
        prohibition on banks paying interest on demand 
        deposits.

   Charter Conversions: Removes a regulatory arbitrage 
        opportunity by prohibiting a bank from converting its 
        charter (unless both the old regulator and new 
        regulator do not object) in order to get out from under 
        an enforcement action.

   Establishes New Offices of Minority and Women 
        Inclusion at the Federal financial agencies.

    Insurance:

   Federal Insurance Office: Creates the first ever 
        office in the Federal Government focused on insurance. 
        The Office, as established in the Treasury, will gather 
        information about the insurance industry, including 
        access to affordable insurance products by minorities, 
        low- and moderate-income persons and underserved 
        communities. The Office will also monitor the insurance 
        industry for systemic risk purposes.

   International Presence: The Office will serve as a 
        uniform, national voice on insurance matters for the 
        United States on the international stage.

   Streamlines regulation of surplus lines insurance 
        and reinsurance through state-based reforms.

    Interchange Fees:

   Protects Small Businesses from Unreasonable Fees: 
        Requires Federal Reserve to issue rules to ensure that 
        fees charged to merchants by credit card companies for 
        debit card transactions are reasonable and proportional 
        to the cost of processing those transactions.

    Credit Score Protection:

   Monitor Personal Financial Rating: Allows consumers 
        free access to their credit score if their score 
        negatively affects them in a financial transaction or a 
        hiring decision. Gives consumers access to credit score 
        disclosures as part of an adverse action and risk-based 
        pricing notice.

    SEC and Improving Investor Protections:

   Fiduciary Duty: Gives SEC the authority to impose a 
        fiduciary duty on brokers who give investment advice--
        the advice must be in the best interest of their 
        customers.

   Encouraging Whistleblowers: Creates a program within 
        the SEC to encourage people to report securities 
        violations, creating rewards of up to 30% of funds 
        recovered for information provided.

   SEC Management Reform: Mandates a comprehensive 
        outside consultant study of the SEC, an annual 
        assessment of the SEC's internal supervisory controls 
        and GAO review of SEC management.

   New Advocates for Investors: Creates the Investment 
        Advisory Committee, a committee of investors to advise 
        the SEC on its regulatory priorities and practices; the 
        Office of Investor Advocate in the SEC, to identify 
        areas where investors have significant problems dealing 
        with the SEC and provide them assistance; and an 
        ombudsman to handle investor complaints.

   SEC Funding: Provides more resources to the 
        chronically underfunded agency to carry out its new 
        duties.

    Reducing Risks Posed by Securities:

   Skin in the Game: Requires companies that sell 
        products like mortgage-backed securities to retain at 
        least 5% of the credit risk, unless the underlying 
        loans meet standards that reduce riskiness. That way if 
        the investment doesn't pan out, the company that 
        packaged and sold the investment would lose out right 
        along with the people they sold it to.

   Better Disclosure: Requires issuers to disclose more 
        information about the underlying assets and to analyze 
        the quality of the underlying assets.

    Better Oversight of Municipal Securities Industry:

   Registers Municipal Advisors: Requires registration 
        of municipal advisors and subjects them rules written 
        by the MSRB and enforced by the SEC.

   Puts Investors First on the MSRB Board: Ensures that 
        at all times, the MSRB must have a majority of 
        independent members, to ensure that the public interest 
        is better protected in the regulation of municipal 
        securities.

   Fiduciary Duty: Imposes a fiduciary duty on advisors 
        to ensure that they adhere to the highest standard of 
        care when advising municipal issuers.

    Effects of the Mortgage Crisis:

   Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Provides $1 
        billion to states and localities to combat the ugly 
        impact on neighborhood of the foreclosure crisis--such 
        as falling property values and increased crime--by 
        rehabilitating, redeveloping, and reusing abandoned and 
        foreclosed properties.

   Emergency Mortgage Relief: Building on a successful 
        Pennsylvania program, provides $1 billion for bridge 
        loans to qualified unemployed homeowners with 
        reasonable prospects for reemployment to help cover 
        mortgage payments until they are reemployed.

   Foreclosure Legal Assistance: Authorizes a HUD 
        administered program for making grants to provide 
        foreclosure legal assistance to low- and moderate-
        income homeowners and tenants related to home ownership 
        preservation, home foreclosure prevention, and tenancy 
        associated with home foreclosure.

    For Investors:

   Public Disclosure: Requires public disclosure to the 
        SEC payments made to the U.S. Government relating to 
        the commercial development of oil, natural gas, and 
        minerals on Federal land.

   SEC Filing Disclosure: The SEC must require those 
        engaged in the commercial development of oil, natural 
        gas, or minerals to include information about payments 
        they or their subsidiaries, partners or affiliates have 
        made to a foreign government for such development in 
        their annual reports and post this information online.

    Congo Conflict Minerals:

   Manufacturers Disclosure: Requires those who file 
        with the SEC and use minerals originating in the 
        Democratic Republic of Congo in manufacturing to 
        disclose measures taken to exercise due diligence on 
        the source and chain of custody of the materials and 
        the products manufactured.

   Illicit Minerals Trade Strategy: Requires the State 
        Department to submit a strategy to address the illicit 
        minerals trade in the region and a map to address links 
        between conflict minerals and armed groups and 
        establish a baseline against which to judge 
        effectiveness.

   Deposit Insurance Reforms: Permanent increase in 
        deposit insurance for banks, thrifts and credit unions 
        to $250,000, retroactive to January 1, 2008.

   Restricts U.S. Funds for Foreign Governments: 
        Requires the Administration to evaluate proposed loans 
        by institutions such as the IMF or World Bank to a 
        middle-income country if that country's public debt 
        exceeds its annual Gross Domestic Product, and oppose 
        loans unlikely to be repaid.

    Legislative History: H.R. 4173 was introduced by 
Representative Barney Frank on December 2, 2009. The bill was 
referred to the House Financial Services Committee in addition 
to the House Agriculture Committee, the House Energy and 
Commerce Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, the House 
Rules Committee, the House Budget Committee, the House 
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the House Ways 
and Means Committee. The bill passed the House by recorded vote 
of 223 to 202 on December 11, 2009. The Senate Committee on 
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs discharged the bill by 
Unanimous Consent and passed the Senate in lieu of S. 3217 with 
an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote of 
59 to 39 on May 20, 2010. A conference report (H. Rept. 111-
527) was filed on June 29, 2010. The conference report was 
agreed to in the House by recorded vote of 237 to 192 on June 
30, 2010. The conference report was agreed to in the Senate by 
recorded vote of 60 to 39, was cleared for the White House, and 
was presented to the President on July 15, 2010. On July 21, 
2010 the bill was signed by the President and became P.L. No. 
111-203. (Note: See also the discussion of H.R. 977 and H.R. 
3795 under ``2. Bills Acted on by the Committee Included in 
Other Laws Enacted.'')
            Public Law 111-231 (H.R. 511)
    To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to terminate 
certain easements held by the Secretary on land owned by the 
Village of Caseyville, Illinois, and to terminate associated 
contractual arrangements with the Village (approved August 16, 
2010).
    This Act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to 
terminate easements held by the Secretary of Agriculture on 
land owned by Caseyville, Illinois and to terminate contractual 
arrangements associated with that Village.
    Legislative History: H.R. 511 was introduced by 
Representative Jerry F. Costello on January 14, 2009. The bill 
was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. It was 
reported by the House Committee on Agriculture (H. Rept. 111-
253) on September 10, 2009. On September 15, 2009 the bill 
passed the House under suspension of the rules by a voice vote. 
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 
reported the bill without a written report on December 16, 
2009. On August 5, 2010 the bill passed the Senate without 
amendment by Unanimous Consent and was cleared for the White 
House. It was presented to the President on August 10, 2010. On 
August 16, 2010 it was signed by the President and became P.L. 
No. 111-231.
            Public Law 111-233 (H.R. 3509)
    To reauthorize state agricultural mediation programs under 
title V of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 (approved August 
16, 2010).
    This Act amends section 506 of the Agricultural Credit Act 
of 1987 (7 U.S.C. 5106) by extending through 2015 the $7.5 
million authorization of appropriations for agricultural 
mediation programs authorized under title V of the Agricultural 
Credit Act of 1987.
    Legislative History: H.R. 3509 was introduced by Chairman 
Peterson on July 31, 2009, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On March 3, 2010 a mark-up regarding the 
legislation was held and the bill was ordered to be reported by 
voice vote. On March 17, 2010 the bill was considered under 
suspension of the rules. On March 18, 2010 the bill passed the 
House by a vote of 382 yeas to 26 nays. On March 19, 2010 the 
bill was received in the Senate and was referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. On August 5, 
2010 the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and 
Forestry discharged the bill by Unanimous Consent and the bill 
passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Also on that date, the 
bill was cleared for the White House. The bill was presented to 
the President on August 10, 2010. On September 16, 2010, the 
bill was signed by the President and became P.L. No. 111-233.
            Public Law 111-239 (S. 3656)
    The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 amends the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to: (1) extend reporting 
requirements for livestock daily markets through September 30, 
2015; (2) establish mandatory reporting for wholesale pork 
cuts; and (3) direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish, 
and implement without 1 year, an electronic price reporting 
system for diary products (approved September 27, 2010).
    This Act, known as the ``Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 
2010,'' extends the authority of section 260 of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to September 30, 2015; a 
conforming amendment extends the authority of section 942 of 
the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act to September 30, 2015. 
The measure also amends the Agricultural Marketing Act to 
provide for mandatory reporting of wholesale pork cuts, and 
directs the Secretary to conduct a negotiated rulemaking 
process to develop a proposed rule regarding the reporting of 
wholesale pork cuts. The measure amends the Agricultural Trade 
Act of 1978 to require exporters of pork to report information 
to the Secretary, including the type, quantity and destination 
of exported pork products.
    Additionally, the Act directs the Secretary to establish an 
electronic reporting system for dairy, and further provides 
that the Secretary publish the information reported through the 
electronic reporting system by 3:00 p.m. ET, each Wednesday. 
The electronic reporting system must be implemented not later 
than 1 year following enactment of the Act.
    Legislative History: This Act was introduced in the Senate 
on July 27, 2010 by Senator Blanche Lincoln. On August 5, 2010, 
the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry 
reported the bill without amendment and without a written 
report. On that same day, the bill passed the Senate without 
amendment by Unanimous Consent. On September 15, 2010, the 
motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill in the House was 
agreed to by voice vote. It was cleared for the White House 
that same day. On September 21, 2010 the S. 3656 was presented 
to the President. On September 27, 2010 the President signed 
the bill and it became P.L. No. 111-239. (Note: See also the 
discussion of H.R. 5852 under ``2. Bills Acted on by the 
Committee Included in Other Laws Enacted.'')

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 111-11 (S. 22/H.R. 146)
    An Act to designate certain land as components of the 
National Wilderness Preservation System, to authorize certain 
programs and activities in the Department of the Interior and 
the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes (approved 
March 30, 2009).
    The Act includes measures affecting the National Park 
Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and 
U.S. Geological Survey within the Department of the Interior as 
well as the Forest Service within the Agriculture Department, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the 
Commerce Department and the Smithsonian Institution. The Act 
combines wilderness designations, land conveyances and 
exchanges, river and trail designations, historic preservation 
measures, and important water settlements.
    Among the Act's most prominent individual pieces are 
wilderness proposals in West Virginia, California, New Mexico, 
Colorado and Oregon, authorization for the National Landscape 
Conservation System within the BLM, important forest landscape 
restoration legislation, the San Joaquin River Restoration 
Settlement, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, and 
the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act.
    The Act: strengthens our National Park System as it nears 
its centennial anniversary; improves forest health; facilitates 
better management of our public lands through authorization of 
the National Landscape Conservation System; and increases the 
quantity and quality of water provided to numerous local 
communities. Additionally, invaluable historic and cultural 
resources, including the sacred ground of American 
battlefields, will receive better protection under this 
legislation.
    There are provisions in the Act which Broaden the 
definition of ``casual collecting'' to include ``vertebrate 
fossils'', not only ``invertebrate'' and ``plant fossils.'' The 
bill provides additional discretion to the Secretary to permit 
the collection of vertebrate relics and requires the Secretary 
to permit ``casual collecting.'' The bill removes the 
requirement that resources must be ``preserved for the public 
in an approved repository.'' It also narrows the scope of 
violations that will subject a person to criminal penalties.
    The Act subjects persons found guilty of violating the 
criminal law provisions to a Class A misdemeanor and a fine, or 
imprisonment, or both. The legislation mandates that persons 
found guilty of its criminal law provisions are subject to 
being fined or imprisoned for up to 5 years, or both. It also 
subjects persons found guilty of violating the criminal law 
provisions, where the commercial value of the paleontological 
resources involved and the cost of restoration and repair 
exceeds $500, to a Class D felony and a fine, imprisonment, or 
both. Additionally the bill mandates that such persons are 
subject to being fined or imprisoned for up to 2 years, or 
both.
    The bill authorizes the Secretary, with respect to civil 
penalty violations, to determine the value of the 
paleontological resources at issue, rather than using their 
``scientific'' or ``fair market'' value. The bill clarifies 
that any penalties may be used to acquire sites with similar 
resources, but must be from a willing seller. The bill removes 
a section contained in the Paleontological Resources Subtitle 
of S. 22 that curtails the Secretary's authority to disclose to 
the public information regarding the nature and specific 
location of paleontological resources.
    Legislative History: This Act originated from two bills, S. 
22 and H.R. 146. S.22 was introduced in the Senate by Senator 
Jeff Bingaman on January 7, 2009. It passed the Senate with 
amendments by a Roll Call vote of 73 Yeas to 21 Nays on January 
15, 2009. On March 11, 2009, the motion to suspend the rules 
and pass the bill in the House failed to get \2/3\ of the votes 
required for the bill to pass. The roll call vote was 282 Yeas 
to 144 Nays.
    H.R. 146, the House companion bill to S. 22, was introduced 
in the House of Representatives on January 6, 2009 by 
Representative Rush Holt. On March 3, 2009, the bill passed the 
House on a motion to suspend the rules with a roll call vote of 
394 Yeas to 13 Nays. On March 19, 2009, H.R. 146 passed the 
Senate having acquired the requisite 60 vote majority with an 
amendment and an amendment to the Title by a roll call vote of 
77 Yeas to 20 Nays. On March 25, 2009 the House motion to agree 
to the Senate amendments passed by a roll call vote of 285 Yeas 
to 140 Nays. On that same day H.R. 146 was cleared for the 
White House. On March 30, 2009 H.R. 146 was presented to and 
signed by the President. This Act became P.L. No. 111-11 that 
same day.
            Public Law 111-291 (H.R. 4783)
    The Claims Resettlement Act of 2010.
    The Claims Resettlement Act resolves claims against the 
government related to the Cobell class action lawsuit, the 
Pigford class action lawsuit, as well as tribal water rights 
claims for the White Mountains Apache, Crow, Toas Pueblo and 
Aamodt Tribes.
    Title II of the Act contains funding to implement the terms 
of the settlement in the Pigford lawsuit resolving claims 
against the government. It includes anti-fraud provisions and 
is estimated to cost $1.15 billion.
    Legislative History: H.R. 4783 was introduced by 
Representative Sander Levin on March 9, 2010 and referred to 
the Committee on Ways and Means and in addition to the 
Committee on the Budget. On March 10, 2010, the bill passed the 
House, without amendment under suspension of the rules by a 
voice vote. On March 26, 2010, the measure was referred to the 
Senate Committee on Finance. On November 19, 2010, the Senate 
Committee on Finance was discharged and the measure passed the 
Senate, amended, by unanimous consent. On November 30, 2010, 
the House agreed to the Senate Amendments by a recorded vote of 
256 yeas to 152 nays, clearing the measure for the White House. 
December 8, 2010 signed by the President into P.L. 111-291.
            Public Law 111-296 (S. 3307)
    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
    S. 3307 was introduced by Senator Blanche L. Lincoln on May 
5, 2010, and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition and Forestry. Also on that date, the bill was placed 
on the Senate Calendar and passed the Senate, with an 
amendment, by Unanimous Consent.
    On August 9, 2010 the bill was received in the House, and 
was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in 
addition to the Committee on the Budget. On December 2, 2010 
the bill passed the House without amendment by a recorded vote 
of 264 yeas to 157 nays clearing the measure for the White 
House. December 13, 2010 signed by the President into P.L. 111-
296.
    S. 3307 reauthorizes child nutrition programs.
    Section 241 amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 by 
removing the existing nutrition education program under section 
11(f) and adding a new section 28 at the end. It permits state 
agencies administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program to implement a nutrition education and obesity 
prevention program for eligible individuals that promotes 
healthy food choices consistent with the most recent Dietary 
Guidelines for Americans. State agencies may use funds provided 
through this section for any evidence-based allowable use of 
funds identified by the Administrator of the Food and Nutrition 
Service of the Department of Agriculture in consultation with 
the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
of the Department of Health and Human Services, including 
individual and group-based nutrition education as well as 
community and public health approaches. Mandatory funding for 
this section is set at $375,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2011, and 
indexed for inflation each fiscal year thereafter. The initial 
allocation of nutrition education funding provided for under 
this section is intended to be proportional for each state to 
its share of total Federal reimbursement for Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program nutrition education activities in 
Fiscal Year 2009. This determination will be based on the 
state's final Fiscal Year 2009 SNAP SF-269 reports, which were 
due to the Secretary in February 2010 and serve as the basis 
for the annual close out of the State Administrative Cost 
grants.
    Section 401 amends section 6(e)(1)(B) of the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act to extend through September 
30, 2020, authority to classify bonus commodity purchases as 
support which meets the requirement that not less than 12 
percent of the assistance provided to schools participating in 
the National School Lunch Program be provided in the form of 
commodities.
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    FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
    H.R. 2751 was introduced by Representative Betty Sutton on 
June 8, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. 
The bill as original introduced was the Consumer Assistance to 
Recycle and Save Act. However, on December 19, 2010 the Senate 
struck all after the enacting clause and inserted an amendment 
that was identical to S. 510 as previously passed by the 
Senate. On December 21, 2010 the House agreed to the Senate 
amendment by a recorded vote of 215 yeas to 144 nays, clearing 
the measure for the President. (Note: See also the discussion 
of H.R. 2749 under ``5. Bills Act on by the House But Not the 
Senate.'')
    The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act grants the Food 
and Drug Administration authorities it needs to better oversee 
the safety of the nation's food supply. The bill includes 
expanded authority for FDA to inspect records relating to food, 
and requires FDA to increase inspections of high-risk food 
facilities. In addition, it provides for the creation of a more 
accurate registry of all food facilities serving American 
consumers, improved traceability of the history of food in the 
event of a food borne illness outbreak, certification of 
certain foreign food imports as meeting all food safety 
requirements, and protection for whistleblowers that bring 
attention to important food safety information.

Appropriations

            Public Law 111-8 (H.R. 1105)
    Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2009, and for other purposes (approved March 11, 
2009).
    The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 appropriates FY 2009 
funds for the following Department of Agriculture (Department) 
programs and services: (1) Office of the Secretary of 
Agriculture (Secretary); (2) Office of the Chief Economist; (3) 
National Appeals Division; (4) Office of Budget and Program 
Analysis; (5) Office of Homeland Security; (6) Office of the 
Chief Information Officer; (7) Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer; (8) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil 
Rights; (9) Office of Civil Rights; (10) Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Administration; (11) agriculture 
buildings and facilities and rental payments; (12) hazardous 
materials management; (13) departmental administration; (14) 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations; 
(15) Office of Communications; (16) Office of the Inspector 
General; (17) Office of the General Counsel; (18) Office of the 
Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; (19) 
Economic Research Service; (20) National Agricultural 
Statistics Service; (21) Agricultural Research Service; (22) 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; 
(23) Native Americans Institutions Endowment Fund; (24) 
extension and integrated activities; (25) Office of the Under 
Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs; (26) Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service; (27) Agricultural 
Marketing Service; (28) Grain Inspection, Packers and 
Stockyards Administration; (29) Office of the Under Secretary 
for Food Safety; (30) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (31) 
Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
Services; (32) Farm Service Agency; (33) Risk Management 
Agency; (34) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and (35) 
Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.
    The Act appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of 
the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment; and 
(2) Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    The Act appropriates funds for the following: (1) Foreign 
Agricultural Service; (2) Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954 (P.L. 480) program account, title I 
ocean freight differential grants, and title II grants; (3) 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) export loans program 
account; and (4) McGovern-Dole international food for education 
and child nutrition program grants.
    The Act appropriates funds for the following: (1) Food and 
Drug Administration (FDA); and (2) Farm Credit Administration.
    The Act makes appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 
related agencies for FY 2009.
    The Act makes appropriations for FY 2009 to the Department 
of the Interior for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for: (1) 
land and resource management; (2) construction; (3) land 
acquisition; (4) Oregon and California grant lands; (5) range 
improvements; (6) service charges, deposits, and forfeitures 
with respect to public lands; and (7) miscellaneous trust 
funds. Rescinds unobligated amounts available from proceeds 
from: (1) the sale of water; and (2) receipts from mineral 
leasing activities on certain naval oil shale reserves. 
Requires BLM to collect mining law administration fees in FY 
2009 and thereafter.
    The Act makes appropriations for FY 2009 to the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for: (1) science and 
technology; (2) environmental programs and management; (3) the 
Office of Inspector General; (4) buildings and facilities; (5) 
the Hazardous Substance Superfund; (6) the Leaking Underground 
Storage Tank Trust Fund Program; (7) expenses to carry out 
EPA's responsibilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 
concerning oil spill response; and (8) state and tribal 
assistance grants for environmental programs and infrastructure 
assistance.
    The Act makes appropriations for FY 2009 to the Department 
of Agriculture for the Forest Service for: (1) forest and 
rangeland research; (2) state and private forestry; (3) the 
National Forest System; (4) capital improvement and 
maintenance; (5) land acquisitions, including specified 
National Forest areas in Utah, Nevada, and California; (6) 
range rehabilitation, protection, and improvement; (7) gifts, 
donations, and bequests for forest and rangeland research; (8) 
Federal land management in Alaska; and (9) wildland fire 
management.
    The Act makes FY 2009 appropriations to the United States 
Agency for International Development (USAID) for: (1) operating 
expenses; (2) a civilian stabilization initiative; (3) capital 
investments and information technology; and (4) the Office of 
Inspector General.
    The Act makes FY 2009 appropriations for: (1) expenses of 
the President in carrying out certain programs under the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (2) global health and child 
survival; (3) specified development assistance; (4) 
international disaster assistance; (5) democratic transition 
assistance; (6) development credit authority; (7) the Economic 
Support Fund; (8) promotion of democracy; (9) the International 
Fund for Ireland; (10) assistance for Europe, Eurasia, and 
Central Asia; (11) international narcotics control and law 
enforcement; (12) counter-drug activities in the Andean region 
of South America; (13) nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, and 
demining related programs; (14) migration and refugee 
assistance and the United States Emergency refugee and 
Migration Assistance Fund; (15) the Peace Corps; (16) the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation; (17) the Inter-American 
Foundation; (18) the African Development Foundation; and (19) 
the Department of the Treasury for international affairs 
technical assistance activities and debt restructuring.
    Legislative History: On February 23, 2009 H.R. 1105 was 
introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative 
David Obey and referred to the Committee on Appropriations as 
well as the Committee on Budget. On February 25, 2009 the bill 
passed the House by a roll call vote of 242 yeas and 178 nays. 
On March 10, 2009 the bill passed the Senate without amendment 
by voice vote. The bill was presented to and signed by the 
President on March 11, 2009. On that same date the bill became 
P.L. 111-8.
            Public Law 111-32 (H.R. 2346)
    Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
    Title I of this Act make appropriates FY 2009 funds for 
title II grants under P.L. 480 (donation of U.S. commodities 
for emergency and private assistance abroad).
    (Sec. 101) Makes unobligated amounts for the emergency 
conservation program available to the Secretary of Agriculture 
for natural disaster recovery efforts.
    (Sec. 102) Appropriates FY 2009 funds for the principal 
amount of: (1) direct farm ownership loans; (2) direct 
operating loans; and (3) unsubsidized guaranteed operating 
loans.
    (Sec. 103) Appropriates FY 2009 funds for loan costs, 
including loan modifications, for: (1) direct farm ownership 
loans; (2) direct operating loans; and (3) unsubsidized 
guaranteed operating
    Legislative History: H.R. 2346 was introduced by 
Representative David Obey and reported as an original measure 
by the Committee on Appropriations on May 12, 2009, H. Rept. 
111-105. On May 14, 2009 the bill passed the House by a 
recorded vote of 368 yeas to 60 nays. On May 21, 2009 the 
measure passed the Senate, amended, by a recorded vote of 86 
yeas to 3 nays. A Conference Report was filed in the House on 
June, 12, 2009, H. Rept. 111-151. The Conference Report passed 
the House on June 16, 2009 by a recorded vote of 226 yeas to 
202 nays. On that same date, the Conference Report passed the 
Senate by a recorded vote of 91 yeas to 5 nays. The bill was 
signed by the President on June 24, 2009 into P.L. 111-32.
            Public Law 111-80 (H.R. 2997)
    Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other 
purposes.
    This Act makes appropriations for Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for 
other purposes.
    Appropriates FY 2010 funds for the following Department of 
Agriculture (Department) programs and services: (1) Office of 
the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary); (2) Office of Tribal 
Relations; (3) Office of the Chief Economist; (4) National 
Appeals Division; (5) Office of Budget and Program Analysis; 
(6) Office of Homeland Security; (7) Office of Advocacy and 
Outreach; (8) Office of the Chief Information Officer; (9) 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer; (10) Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; (11) Office of Civil 
Rights; (12) Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Administration; (13) agriculture buildings and facilities and 
rental payments; (14) hazardous materials management; (15) 
departmental administration; (16) Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Congressional Relations; (17) Office of 
Communications; (18) Office of the Inspector General; (19) 
Office of the General Counsel; (20) Office of the Under 
Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; (21) Economic 
Research Service; (22) National Agricultural Statistics 
Service; (23) Agricultural Research Service; (24) National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture; (25) Native American 
Institutions Endowment Fund; (26) extension and integrated 
activities; (27) Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing 
and Regulatory Programs; (28) Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service; (29) Agricultural Marketing Service; (30) 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; (31) 
Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; (32) Food Safety 
and Inspection Service; (33) Office of the Under Secretary for 
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; (34) Farm Service 
Agency; (35) state mediation grants; (36) grassroots water 
protection; (37) dairy indemnity program; (38) Agricultural 
Credit Insurance Fund Program Account; (39) Risk Management 
Agency; (40) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and (41) 
Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.
    Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the 
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment; and (2) 
Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the 
Under Secretary for Rural Development; (2) rural development 
salaries and expenses; (3) Rural Housing Service; (4) Rural 
Community Facilities Program Account (5) Rural Business-
Cooperative Service; (6) rural development loans; (7) rural 
cooperative grants; (8) rural microenterprise; (9) Rural Energy 
for America Program; (10) Rural Utilities Service; (11) rural 
electrification and telecommunications loans; and (12) distance 
learning, telemedicine, and broadband.
    Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the 
Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; and 
(2) Food and Nutrition Service.
    Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Foreign 
Agricultural Service; (2) Public Law 480 (P.L. 480) program 
title I and title II grants; (3) Commodity Credit Corporation 
export loans program account; and (4) McGovern-Dole 
international food for education and child nutrition program 
grants.
    Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA); (2) Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
(CFTC); and (3) Farm Credit Administration.
    (Sec. 708) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for 
the Safe Meat and Poultry Inspection Panel.
    (Sec. 712) Prohibits, without Congressional notification, 
funds available under this Act or under previous appropriations 
Acts from being used through a reprogramming of funds to: (1) 
eliminate or create a new program; (2) relocate or reorganize 
an office or employees; (3) privatize Federal employee 
functions; or (4) increase funds or personnel for a project for 
which funds have been denied or restricted. Prohibits, without 
Congressional notification, funds available under this Act or 
under previous appropriations Acts from being used through a 
reprogramming of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10%, whichever 
is less: (1) to augment an existing program; (2) to reduce by 
10% funding or personnel for any existing program; or (3) that 
results from a reduction in personnel which would result in a 
change in existing programs.
    (Sec. 713) Prohibits the use of funds for user fee 
proposals that fail to provide certain budget impact 
information.
    (Sec. 714) Prohibits the use of funds to close or relocate 
a Rural Development office unless the Secretary determines the 
cost effectiveness and/or enhancement of program delivery.
    (Sec. 715) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
being used to close or relocate the FDA Division of 
Pharmaceutical Analysis in St. Louis, Missouri, outside the 
city or county limits.
    (Sec. 716) Appropriates funds for Rural Development program 
purposes in communities suffering from extreme out-migration 
that are in Empowerment Zone-designated areas.
    (Sec. 717) Limits funds made available in FY 2010 or 
preceding fiscal years under P.L. 480 to reimburse the 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) for the release of certain 
commodities under the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act.
    (Sec. 718) Appropriates funds for a grant to the National 
Center for Natural Products Research for construction or 
renovation to carry out the research objectives of the natural 
products research grant issued by the FDA.
    (Sec. 719) Makes funds available in the current fiscal year 
for agricultural management assistance under the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act and for specified conservation programs under the 
Food Security Act of 1985 until expended for obligations made 
in the current fiscal year.
    (Sec. 720) Prohibits fund use under this Act by any 
executive branch entity to produce a prepackaged news story for 
U.S. broadcast or distribution unless it contains audio or text 
notice that it was produced or funded by such executive entity.
    (Sec. 721) Limits funds to carry out the environmental 
quality incentives program under the Food Security Act of 1985.
    Prohibits the use of CCC funds for dam rehabilitation under 
the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act.
    Reduces the maximum amount of FY 2010 funds available for 
domestic food assistance programs under the Act of August 24, 
1935, before amounts in excess of such maximum must be 
transferred to carry out the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act.
    Limits funds to carry out the fresh fruit and vegetable 
program until October 1, 2010.
    Rescinds specified unobligated amounts for domestic food 
assistance programs under the Act of August 24, 1935.
    (Sec. 722) Makes eligible for economic development and job 
creation assistance under the Rural Electrification Act in the 
same manner as a borrower under such Act any former Rural 
Utilities Service borrower that has repaid or prepaid an 
insured, direct or guaranteed loan under such Act, or any not-
for-profit utility that is eligible to receive an insured or 
direct loan under such Act.
    (Sec. 723) Appropriates funds for an agricultural pest 
facility in Hawaii.
    (Sec. 724) Appropriates funds to develop and test new food 
products to improve the nutritional delivery of humanitarian 
food assistance under the McGovern-Dole and the P.L. 480 (title 
II) programs.
    (Sec. 725) Prohibits the Department from using funds under 
this Act to implement the risk-based inspection program in any 
location until the Office of Inspector General of the 
Department has reported to the Food Safety and Inspection 
Service and appropriate Congressional Committees regarding the 
data used in the program's development.
    (Sec. 726) Directs the Secretary, until receipt of the 2010 
Decennial Census, to consider: (1) the unincorporated area of 
Los Osos, California, Imperial, California, and the Harrisville 
Fire District, Rhode Island, eligible for rural water and waste 
disposal loans and grants; (2) the unincorporated community of 
Thermalito in Butte County, California, and Nogales, Arizona, 
eligible for rural housing loans and grants; and (3) Lumberton, 
North Carolina, and Sanford, North Carolina eligible for rural 
community facilities loans and grants.
    Authorizes the Secretary, until receipt of the 2010 
Decennial Census, to fund certain rural community facility 
projects for communities and municipal districts and areas in 
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island that applied for 
funding-eligible projects with the appropriate Rural 
Development field offices prior to August 1, 2009.
    (Sec. 727) Appropriates funds for the Bill Emerson National 
Hunger Fellowship Program and the Mickey Leland International 
Hunger Fellowship Program.
    (Sec. 728) Appropriates funds for: (1) the Wisconsin 
Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection; (2) 
the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods, and Markets; (3) 
development of a national carbon inventory and accounting 
system prototype for forestry and agriculture; (4) the 
International Food Protection Training Institute; and (5) the 
Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention.
    (Sec. 729) Directs the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service to provide financial and technical assistance through 
the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program to carry 
out: (1) the Alameda Creek Watershed Project in Alameda County, 
California; (2) the Hurricane Katrina-Related Watershed 
Restoration project in Jackson County, Mississippi; (3) the 
Pidcock-Mill Creeks Watershed project in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania; (4) the Farmington River Restoration project in 
Litchfield County, Connecticut; (5) the Lake Oscawana 
Management and Restoration project in Putnam County, New York; 
(6) the Richland Creek Reservoir in Paulding County, Georgia; 
(7) the Pocasset River Floodplain Management Project in Rhode 
Island; (8) the East Locust Creek Watershed Plan Revision in 
Missouri; (9) the Little Otter Creek Watershed project in 
Missouri; (10) the DuPage County Watershed project in Illinois; 
(11) the Dunloup Creek Watershed Project in Fayette and Raleigh 
Counties, West Virginia; (12) the Dry Creek Watershed project 
in California; and (13) the Upper Clark Fork Watershed project 
in Montana.
    (Sec. 730) Amends the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act regarding the program for at-risk school children to: 
(1) make Connecticut, Nevada, Wisconsin, and the District of 
Columbia program participants; and (2) increase the total 
number of program states from 10 to 13.
    (Sec. 731) Prohibits, regarding the specialty crop research 
initiative, funds from being used to prohibit the provision of 
certain in-kind support from non-Federal sources.
    (Sec. 732) Makes unobligated balances for salaries and 
expenses for the Farm Service Agency and the Rural Development 
mission area under this Act available for information 
technology expenses through September 30, 2011.
    (Sec. 733) Authorizes the Secretary to permit a state 
agency to use funds provided in this Act to exceed a specified 
maximum amount of liquid concentrate infant formula when 
issuing liquid infant formula to participants.
    (Sec. 734) Amends the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act to exclude combat pay from household income in 
calculating a child's eligibility for free or reduced price 
meals under the school lunch program.
    Amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to require states to 
exclude combat pay from family income in making eligibility 
determinations under the special supplemental nutrition program 
for women, infants, and children (WIC).
    (Sec. 735) Appropriates funds to obtain and add to an 
anhydrous ammonia fertilizer nurse tank a substance to reduce 
the amount of methamphetamine produced from anhydrous ammonia 
removed from the nurse tank.
    (Sec. 736) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used 
for first-class travel by employees of agencies funded under 
this Act in contravention of the Federal Travel Regulation 
System.
    (Sec. 737) Requires certain agencies providing 
international food assistance to provide the appropriate 
Congressional Committees with specified cost-savings 
alternatives.
    (Sec. 738) Appropriates funds to the Kansas Farm Bureau 
Foundation for workforce development initiatives to address 
rural out-migration.
    (Sec. 739) Appropriates funds to the Farm Service Agency 
for a pilot program to demonstrate the use of new technologies 
that increase the growth rate of reforested hardwood trees on 
private non-industrial forests lands, enrolling lands on the 
coast of the Gulf of Mexico that were damaged by Hurricane 
Katrina in 2005.
    (Sec. 740) Directs the FDA Commissioner (Commissioner) to 
establish review groups to recommend solutions for the 
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of: (1) rare diseases; and 
(2) neglected diseases of the developing world.
    Directs the Commissioner to report to Congress regarding 
such groups' recommendations.
    (Sec. 741) Appropriates funds for: (1) direct reimbursement 
payments for geographically disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; 
and (2) compensation to durum wheat producers for fungicide 
costs to control Fusarium head blight (wheat scab).
    (Sec. 742) Rescinds unobligated amounts for training and 
education programs under the supplemental nutrition assistance 
program (formerly known as the food stamp program).
    (Sec. 743) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used 
to establish or implement a rule allowing U.S. importation of 
processed poultry or processed poultry products from the 
People's Republic of China (PRC) unless the Secretary notifies 
Congress that the Department will: (1) not provide preferential 
consideration to PRC applications to export poultry or poultry 
products to the United States; (2) conduct audits of inspection 
systems and on-site reviews of slaughter and processing 
facilities, laboratories and other control operations before 
any Chinese facilities are certified as eligible to ship 
poultry or poultry products to the United States; (3) implement 
an increased level of port of entry re-inspection; (4) 
establish and conduct an information sharing program with other 
countries importing processed poultry or processed poultry 
products from the PRC; (5) make lists of certified export 
facilities in the PRC and sanitary on-site inspection 
information publicly available; and (6) report to the 
appropriate Congressional Committees.
    Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to 
promulgate any proposed or final rule allowing U.S. importation 
of poultry slaughtered or poultry products produced from 
poultry slaughtered in the PRC unless such rule is promulgated 
in accordance with Executive Order 12866.
    (Sec. 744) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used 
to inspect horses for slaughter purposes.
    (Sec. 745) Amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act and the 
Trade Act of 1974 to include multiyear assistance/multiyear 
production loss coverage under the supplemental agricultural 
disaster assistance programs.
    (Sec. 746) Provides that if a school is closed for at least 
5 consecutive days during a pandemic influenza emergency in FY 
2010 each household containing at least one member who is an 
eligible child attending such school shall be eligible to 
receive specified assistance pursuant to a state-approved plan.
    (Sec. 747) Requires that certain projects intended for 
nonprofit entities be awarded under an open competition.
    (Sec. 748) Appropriates funds for purchases of cheese and 
other dairy products to assist dairy producers who have 
suffered economic losses.
    (Sec. 749) Amends the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act to: (1) extend the waiver of the use of weighted 
averages for nutrient analysis of menu items and foods under 
the school lunch or school breakfast programs through September 
30, 2010; (2) extend state food safety inspection audit and 
reporting requirements, and the requirement that the Secretary 
audit such reports, through 2010; (3) extend funding for the 
summer food service program and other year-round feeding 
programs for children in California through FY 2010; (4) extend 
funding for administrative training for, and related state 
supervision of, school meal programs through October 1, 2009; 
and (5) extend funding for the clearinghouse that provides 
information to nongovernmental groups that assist low-income 
individuals or communities regarding food assistance and self-
help activities through FY 2010.
    Directs the Secretary to: (1) carry out demonstration 
projects to develop methods of providing access to food for 
children in urban and rural areas during the summer months; (2) 
provide for an independent evaluation of such projects; and (3) 
report annually to the appropriate Congressional Committees 
regarding such projects. Provides project funding as of October 
1, 2009.
    Directs the Secretary to provide grants to state agencies 
administering the national school lunch program with the lowest 
rates of children certified for free: (1) to improve such 
rates; and (2) for related administrative assistance. Provides 
funding as of October 1, 2009.
    Directs the Secretary, in carrying out the WIC program, to 
provide performance bonus payments to state agencies that 
demonstrate: (1) the highest proportion of breastfed infants; 
or (2) the greatest improvement in proportion of breastfed 
infants. Provides funding as of October 1, 2009.
    Directs the Secretary to make payments to state educational 
agencies for grants to eligible school food authorities for 
equipment purchases. Provides funding as of October 1, 2009.
    Provides grants to state agencies administering the child 
and adult care food program to improve the health and nutrition 
of children in child care settings. Provides funding as of 
October 1, 2009.
    Legislative History: On June 23, 2009, H.R. 2997 was 
introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative 
Rosa DeLauro and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 
On that same date, the Committee on Appropriations filed a 
report on the measure. On July 9, 2009 the bill passed the 
House by the Yeas and Nays: 266-160. On August 4, 2009 the bill 
passed the Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote: 80-17. On 
September 30, 2009 a conference report was filed in the House. 
The House passed the conference report by a roll call vote of 
263 Yeas to 162 Nays on October 7, 2009. The conference report 
was agreed to in the Senate on October 8, 2009 by a roll call 
vote of 76 Yeas to 22 Nays and was cleared for the White House 
that same day. The bill was presented to the President on 
October 16, 2009. It was signed by the President on October 21, 
2009 and became P.L. No. 111-80.
            Public Law 111-88 (H.R. 2996)
    An Act making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the Fiscal Year 
ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
    The Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 
Year 2010, which provides the resources necessary to meet 
Federal stewardship obligations and to help protect the 
environment, including funding for the Department of the 
Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest 
Service and other related agencies helps communities and public 
lands by focusing on five priority areas:

    1. Water infrastructure and environmental protection needs.

    2. Firefighting and fuels reduction on Federal lands.

    3. Bolstering our public land management agencies.

    4. Protecting public lands through the Land and Water 
        Conservation Fund.

    5. Helping the most vulnerable in Indian Country.

    The bill includes $32.2 billion in discretionary budget 
authority, a $4.7 billion increase over the Fiscal Year 2009 
enacted level. The majority of that increase goes to clean and 
safe drinking water infrastructure ($2 billion), restoration of 
the Great Lakes ($415 million), climate change ($155 million), 
wildfire suppression ($526 million), and meeting Native 
American needs ($705.7 million).
    Recognizing that the recent increases in the length and 
severity of wildfire seasons have been accompanied by 
exponential increases in the cost of woodland fire suppression, 
the conference agreement includes the Federal Land Assistance, 
Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act of 2009, which is 
intended to help create a dedicated, steady and predictable 
funding stream for wildfire suppression activities.
    Legislative History: On June 23, 2009, H.R. 2996 was 
introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative 
Norman D. Dicks. On that same day, the House Committee on 
Appropriations reported an original measure, House Report No: 
111-180. On June 26, 2009 the House Passed the bill by a roll 
call vote of 254 Yeas to 173 Nays. On July 7, 2009 the Senate 
Appropriations Committee reported the bill with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, Senate Report No: 111-38. On 
September 24, 2009 the H.R. 2996 passed the Senate with an 
amendment by a roll call vote of 77 Yeas to 21 Nays. On October 
28, 2009 a conference report was filed (House Report 111-316). 
The conference report was agreed to in the House by a roll call 
vote of 247 Yeas to 178 Nays on October 29, 2009. That same 
day, the Senate passed the conference report by a roll call 
vote of 72 Yeas to 28 Nays and the bill was cleared for the 
White House. On October 30, 2009 it was presented to and signed 
by the President and became P.L. No. 111-88.
            Public Law 111-212 (H.R. 4899)
    An Act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
    This Act appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the 
Department of Agriculture for the Farm Service Agency's 
Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program Account, the 
Emergency Forest Restoration Program, and the Foreign 
Agricultural Service's Food for Peace Title II Grants for 
emergency relief and rehabilitation for Haiti.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of Commerce for: (1) the Economic Development Administration 
for disaster relief, recovery, and restoration of 
infrastructure in states that experienced damage from severe 
storms and flooding during March-May 2010; and (2) the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for expenses 
related to commercial fishery failures. Rescinds funds made 
available for the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration for the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Program.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of Defense (DOD) for: (1) military personnel, operation and 
maintenance (including for relief activities in Haiti), 
procurement, and research, development, test, and evaluation; 
(2) the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund; (3) the Iraq Security 
Forces Fund; (4) the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle 
Fund; (5) Defense Working Capital Funds; (6) the Defense Health 
Program; and (7) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to DOD for FY 2010 
to the Corps of Engineers for Investigations, the Mississippi 
River and Tributaries, Operation and Maintenance, and Flood 
Control and Coastal Emergencies.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of the Treasury for Salaries and Expenses for necessary 
expenses for emergency relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction 
aid, and other expenses and disaster-response activities 
related to Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010. 
Rescinds specified funds made available to the Office of 
Inspector General for Salaries and Expenses.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS) for: (1) the Coast Guard, including 
for necessary expenses and other disaster-response activities 
related to the earthquake in Haiti; (2) the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster relief; and (3) United 
States Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) for necessary 
expenses and other disaster response activities related to the 
Haiti earthquake.
    (Sec. 603) Directs the FEMA Administrator to consider the 
non-Federal match requirement for assistance provided by FEMA 
under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act with respect to hazard mitigation to be 
satisfied for Hurricane Katrina.
    (Sec. 607) Requires the Assistant Secretary for the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to issue a 
security directive that requires a commercial foreign air 
carrier that operates flights in and out of the United States 
to check the list of individuals that TSA has prohibited from 
flying not later than 30 minutes after such list is modified 
and provided to such carrier, except for such carriers that are 
enrolled in the Secure Flight program or that are Advance 
Passenger Information System Quick Query compliant.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to: (1) the 
Department of Labor for Departmental Management for mine safety 
activities and legal services related to the Department's 
caseload before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review 
Commission; (2) the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) for necessary expenses for emergency relief, 
reconstruction aid, and other expenses and disaster-response 
activities related to Haiti following the earthquake; and (3) 
the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
    Appropriates specified funds to: (1) the House of 
Representatives for a payment to Joyce Murtha, widow of John P. 
Murtha, late a Representative from Pennsylvania; and (2) the 
Capitol Police to purchase and install a portion of a new radio 
system.
    Makes specified amounts provided for Safety Belt 
Performance Grants available to the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration (NHTSA) for designated traffic and 
highway safety functions and makes corresponding rescissions. 
Rescinds specified amounts made available for the Consumer 
Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community 
Development Fund for disaster relief, long-term recovery, and 
restoration of infrastructure, housing, and economic 
revitalization in areas affected by severe storms and flooding 
from March through May of 2010 for which the President declared 
a major disaster.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to the Department 
of Commerce for Economic Development Assistance Programs to 
carry out planning, technical, and other assistance in states 
affected by the incidents related to the discharge of oil in 
connection with the explosion on, and sinking of, the mobile 
offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Makes funds available 
to NOAA for Operations, Research, and Facilities to respond to 
economic impacts on fishermen and fishery-dependent businesses 
once the Secretary of Commerce determines that resources 
provided, including by the responsible parties under the Oil 
Pollution Act, are insufficient to respond to such impacts 
following an incident related to a spill of national 
significance. Makes funds available for scientific 
investigations and sampling as a result of the incidents 
related to the discharge of oil and use of oil dispersants that 
began in 2010 in connection with the Deepwater Horizon.
    Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to: (1) HHS for the 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food safety monitoring 
and response activities in connection with that oil spill; (2) 
the Department of the Interior for increased inspections and 
other activities related to emergency offshore oil spill 
incidents in the Gulf of Mexico; (3) the Department of Justice 
(DOJ) for litigation expenses resulting from incidents related 
to the oil discharge in connection with the Deepwater Horizon; 
and (4) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Science 
and Technology for a study of potential human and environmental 
risks and impacts of the release of crude oil and application 
of dispersants and other mitigation measures.
    (Sec. 2001) Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to 
authorize advances from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, 
subject to specified limitations and reporting requirements.
    (Sec. 2002) Prohibits the use of funds made available by 
this Act to levy a fine or hold any person liable for 
construction or renovation work performed in any state under 
the final rules entitled ``Lead; Renovation, Repair, and 
Painting Program; Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet; Notice of 
Availability; Final Rule'' and ``Lead; Amendment to the Optout 
and Recordkeeping Provisions in the Renovation, Repair, and 
Painting Program.''
    (Sec. 2004) Appropriates supplemental FY 2010 funds to: (1) 
NOAA to provide fisheries disaster relief related to the 
Deepwater Horizon oil discharge and to conduct an expanded 
stock assessment of the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; and 
(2) the Department of Commerce for the National Academy of 
Sciences to conduct a study of the long-term ecosystem service 
impacts of that discharge. Makes corresponding rescissions of 
NOAA funds.
    (Sec. 3005) Amends the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 
1998 to extend the authorization of appropriations for 3 years.
    Authorizes the National Park Service Recreation Fee Program 
account to be available in FY 2010 and FY 2011 for the cost of 
adjustments and changes within the original scope of contracts 
for National Park Service projects funded by the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and for associated 
administrative costs when no funds are otherwise available for 
such purposes.
    Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize 
the immediate disbursement of funds in response to a spill of 
national significance under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, at 
the request of a producing state or coastal political 
subdivision, for certain projects specifically designed to 
respond to the spill.
    Legislative History: On March 12, 2010 H.R. 4899 was 
introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative 
David Obey. On the same date, the bill was referred to the 
Committee on Appropriations as well as the Committee on the 
Budget. On March 24, 2010 the bill passed the House by a roll 
call vote of 239 Yeas to 175 Nays. On May 14, 2010 the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations filed a report with an amendment. 
The Senate passed the bill with amendment on May 27, 2010 by 
roll call vote of 67 Yeas to 28 Nays. On July 1, 2010 the House 
motion to concur with the Senate amendment to the bill text 
with the second portion of the divided question passed by a 
roll call vote of 239 Yeas to 182 Nays and 1 Present. On that 
same date three other motions that the House concur in the 
Senate amendment to the text with the third, fourth, and firth 
portion of the divided question failed. On July 27, 2010 the 
House motion to suspend the rules and recede and concur in the 
Senate amendment passed by a roll call vote of 308 Yeas to 114 
Nays. On the same date, the bill was cleared for the White 
House and presented to and signed by the President and became 
P.L. No. 111-212.
            Public Law 111-322 (H.R. 3082)
    H.R. 3082, Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R. 3082 was introduced by Representative Chet Edwards on 
June 26, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 
On December 8, 2010, the bill became the vehicle for FY 2011 
continuing appropriations and food safety legislation. On that 
same date, the bill passed the House by a vote of 212 yeas to 
206 nays. On December 9, 2010 the bill was received in the 
Senate. On December 19, 2010, the bill was referred to the 
Senate Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report 
back forthwith with an amendment. On December 21, 2010, the 
measure passed the Senate, amended, and without the food safety 
language. On that same date, the House agreed to the Senate 
amendment by a recorded vote of 193 yeas to 165 nays. Also on 
December 21, 2010 the bill was signed by the President into 
Public Law 111-322.
    The House amendment to H.R. 3082 freezes FY 2011 
discretionary appropriations at the FY 2010 level; providing 
$45.9 billion less than the President requested for the year. 
Within that ceiling, the bill adjusts funding between programs 
and accounts to deal with current demands and workloads and 
avoid furloughs. Overall, the bill includes $513 billion for 
the Department of Defense, $4.9 billion above 2010; $75.2 
billion for military construction and veterans, $1.4 billion 
below 2010; and $501.4 billion for all other appropriations, 
$3.5 billion below 2010. It also includes $159 billion for the 
war, as the President requested; prohibits funding for 
Congressional earmarks; freezes non-military Federal pay for 2 
years, as requested by the President; and allows fee funded 
programs to continue to be financed from fees.

2. Bills Acted on by the Committee Included in the Other Laws Enacted

            H.R. 977, Derivatives Markets Transparency and 
                    Accountability Act
    H.R. 977 was introduced by Chairman Peterson on February 
11, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in 
addition to the Committee on Financial Services. On February 
12, 2009, the Committee on Agriculture ordered reported the 
bill, amended, by a voice vote. The measure was reported to the 
House on December 19, 2009, H. Rept. 111-385, Part I, and 
sequentially referred to the Judiciary. On that same date the 
Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged. The bill was then placed on the Union 
Calendar with no further action taking place. (Note: For 
further action, see the discussion of P.L. 111-203 (H.R. 4173) 
under ``1. Bills Enacted into Law.'')
    The bill requires that over-the-counter transactions--as a 
condition for eligibility for exceptions to Commodity Exchange 
Act requirements--be settled and cleared through a Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated designated clearing 
organization, unless exempted by the CFTC in accordance with 
specified criteria. In some cases, the clearing requirement 
could be met through a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 
regulated clearing agency or a properly regulated foreign 
clearinghouse. The bill also gives CFTC the authority, with the 
President's consent, to suspend naked credit default swap 
trading whenever a SEC short selling suspension order is in 
effect. The bill also requires foreign boards of trade that 
offer direct electronic access to U.S. traders to share trading 
data and adopt speculative position limits on certain 
contracts. The bill further requires CFTC to set trading limits 
for physical commodities other than excluded commodities. The 
bill also provides CFTC authority to criminally prosecute 
people who violate commodities legislation. It also limits 
eligibility for hedge exemptions to bona fide hedgers, improves 
transparency by requiring that CFTC disaggregate and separately 
report the trading activity of index funds and swap dealers in 
agriculture and energy markets, authorizes new CFTC employees 
to enforce manipulation and prevent fraud, and authorizes CFTC 
to take corrective action if it finds disruption in over-the-
counter markets for energy and gas.
            H.R. 3795, Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market Act of 2009
    H.R. 3795 was introduced by Representative Barney Frank on 
October 13, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Financial 
Service and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture. On 
October 15, 2009, the Committee on Financial Service ordered 
reported the bill, amended, by a recorded vote of 43 yeas to 26 
nays. On October 21, 2009, the Committee on Agriculture ordered 
reported the bill, amended, by a voice vote. (Note: For further 
action, see the discussion of P.L. 111-203 (H.R. 4173) under 
``1. Bills Enacted into Law.'')
    The Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 amends 
the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to place specified 
derivatives, swaps, securities-based swaps, swap dealers, and 
swap participants under the jurisdiction of a Prudential 
Regulator, which may be: (1) the Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System; (2) the Office of the Comptroller of 
the Currency; and (3) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
(FDIC).
    Directs the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 
the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate 
jointly uniform implementing regulations.
    Repeals the exclusion from CFTC regulation of: (1) 
derivative transactions; (2) electronic trading facilities; (3) 
swap transactions; and (4) certain transactions in exempt 
commodities.
    Makes unlawful for any person, other than an eligible 
contract participant, to enter into a swap unless it is subject 
to the rules of a board of trade designated as a contract 
market.
    Directs the CFTC to: (1) monitor swap activity and 
transaction data; and (2) identify specific swap contracts 
which are required to be cleared.
    Prescribes trade execution rules. Revises registration 
(including voluntary registration) requirements and core 
principles for derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs). 
Requires each DCO to designate a compliance officer.
    Amends the Legal Certainty for Bank Products Act of 2000 to 
authorize a Federal banking agency to subject to its oversight 
any identified banking product that is a swap or security-based 
swap.
    Requires the CFTC to make aggregate swap data on swap 
trading volumes and positions available to the public.
    Sets forth registration requirements and standards for: (1) 
swap repositories; (2) swap dealers and major swap 
participants; and (3) swap execution facilities.
    Requires a swap dealer, futures commission merchant, or DCO 
by or through which funds or other property are held as margin 
or collateral to secure the obligations of a counterparty under 
a swap (which is to be cleared by or through a DCO) to 
segregate, maintain, and use the funds or other property for 
the counterparty's benefit. Prescribes a similar assets 
segregation requirement in the case of a swap that is not 
submitted to a DCO for clearing (over-the-counter swap).
    Amends the CEA to repeal authority for: (1) a board of 
trade to elect to operate as a registered derivatives 
transaction execution facility; and (2) exemption from CFTC 
regulation for certain boards of trade.
    Requires the market and mechanism for executing 
transactions provided by a board of trade designated as a 
contract market to protect the price discovery process of 
trading in the board's centralized market.
    Authorizes the CFTC to set limits on the aggregate number 
or amount of positions in contracts based upon the same 
underlying commodity that may be held by any person, including 
any group or class of traders, for each month across various 
specified kinds of contracts, including swap contracts.
    Extends CFTC regulatory authority over foreign boards of 
trade.
    Grants the CFTC primary enforcement authority over swap 
markets regulation.
    Amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to apply its cease 
and desist proceedings to specified parties in swap 
transactions.
    Amends the CEA to subject retail commodity transactions to 
CFTC jurisdiction.
    Prescribes reporting and recordkeeping requirements for 
certain large swap transactions.
    Authorizes the CFTC and the SEC to ban swap transactions 
detrimental to financial market stability.
    Directs the SEC, CFTC, the Prudential Regulators, the 
financial stability regulator, and the Office of Derivatives 
Supervision to coordinate with foreign regulatory authorities 
regarding establishment of consistent international standards 
for the regulation of swaps and information-sharing 
arrangements.
    Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit 
certain foreign domiciliaries from participating in financial 
activities in the United States.
    Repeals the prohibition against regulation of security-
based swaps.
    Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to set forth: 
(1) a clearing requirement for security-based swaps; (2) 
requirements for security-based swaps and alternative swap 
execution facilities; and (3) position limits and position 
accountability for security-based swaps and large trader 
reporting.
    Requires registration of security-based swap repositories, 
security-based swap dealers, and major security-based swap 
participants.
    Requires a security-based swap dealer or clearing agency by 
or through which funds or other property are held as margin or 
collateral to secure the obligations of a counterparty under a 
security-based swap (which is to be cleared by or through a 
derivatives clearing agency) to segregate, maintain, and use 
the funds or other property for the counterparty's benefit. 
Prescribes a similar assets segregation requirement in the case 
of a security-based swap that is not submitted to a derivatives 
clearing agency for clearing (over-the-counter swap).
    Sets forth recordkeeping and reporting requirements for 
certain security-based swaps.
    Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 with respect to 
security-based swaps.
            H.R. 5852, Mandatory Price Report Act
    H.R. 5852, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act was introduced 
by Chairman Peterson on July 26, 2010 and referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture. On July 29, 2010 the Committee 
ordered reported the bill, without amendment, by a voice vote. 
(Note: For further action, see the discussion of P.L. 111-239 
(S. 3656) under ``1. Bills Enacted into Law.'')
    This Act, known as the ``Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 
2010,'' extends the authority of section 260 of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to September 30, 2015; a 
conforming amendment extends the authority of section 942 of 
the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act to September 30, 2015. 
The measure also amends the Agricultural Marketing Act to 
provide for mandatory reporting of wholesale pork cuts, and 
directs the Secretary to conduct a negotiated rulemaking 
process to develop a proposed rule regarding the reporting of 
wholesale pork cuts. The measure amends the Agricultural Trade 
Act of 1978 to require exporters of pork to report information 
to the Secretary, including the type, quantity and destination 
of exported pork products.
    Additionally, the Act directs the Secretary to establish an 
electronic reporting system for dairy, and further provides 
that the Secretary publish the information reported through the 
electronic reporting system by 3:00 p.m. ET, each Wednesday. 
The electronic reporting system must be implemented not later 
than 1 year following enactment of the Act.

3. Bills Vetoed

    None.

4. Bills Acted on by Both Houses But Not Enacted

            H. Res. 81/S. Res. 411, Recognizing importance of the 
                    hardwoods industry
    H. Res. 81 was introduced by Representative Brad Ellsworth 
on January 22, 2009, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On September 15, 2009, the bill was placed on the 
Suspension calendar. Also on that date, the bill passed the 
House by voice vote. No further action was taken on the bill 
after it passed the House.
    Among its provisions, H. Res. 81 acknowledges the 
importance and sustainability of the United States hardwood 
industry, and notes that hardwoods have been awarded the 
highest conservation crop rating available under the Department 
of Agriculture Environmental Benefits Index.
    The legislation recognizes that United States hardwoods are 
an abundant, sustainable, and legal resource under United 
States rule of law; and urges that United States hardwoods and 
products derived from those hardwoods be given full 
consideration in any program directed at constructing 
environmentally preferable commercial, public, or private 
buildings.
            H. Res. 270, S. Res. 374, recognizing the establishment of 
                    Hunters for Hungry Program
    H. Res. 270 was introduced on March 19, 2009 by 
Representative Phil Gingrey, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On July 20, 2009 the bill was placed on Suspension 
calendar and considered by the House. On July 21, 2009 the bill 
passed the House by a voice vote of 418-1. No further action 
was taken on the legislation after it passed the House.
    H. Res. 270 recognizes the establishment of Hunters for the 
Hungry programs across the United States and the contributions 
of those programs to efforts to decrease hunger and help feed 
those in need. The bill acknowledges the cooperative efforts of 
hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, state meat 
inspectors, and hunger relief organizations to decrease hunger 
in the United States and help feed those in need.
            H. Con. Res. 164, Recognizing the 40th anniversary of FNS
    H. Con. Res. 164 was introduced on July 10, 2009 by 
Representative James P. McGovern and referred to the Committee 
on Agriculture. On July 20, 2009 the bill was placed on the 
Suspension calendar and considered by the House. On July 21, 
2009 the bill was considered as unfinished business and passed 
the House by a voice vote of 422-0. Also on that date the bill 
was received by the Senate, where it passed by Unanimous 
Consent.
    Among its provisions, H. Con. Res. 164 acknowledges that 
the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture 
has been promoting sound nutrition and fighting hunger in the 
United States since 1969, and notes that the Food and Nutrition 
Service supports schools in the United States by providing 
children with nutritious breakfasts and lunches and promotes 
wellness policies to ensure that children have a healthy start 
in life.
    The legislation: recognizes the valuable historic and 
continued contribution of the Food and Nutrition Service and 
its employees to the citizens of the United States; commends 
the efforts of states, territories, local governments and 
nonprofit charitable and faith-based organizations to end 
hunger and provide nutritious food to citizens of the United 
States; encourages the continued efforts to educate the 
citizens of the United States about the importance of eating 
nutritiously and living a healthy lifestyle; and recognizes and 
reaffirms the commitment of the United States to end hunger in 
the United States and continue to lead the world in ending 
global hunger.
            S. Con. Res. 62, 75th anniversary of NRCS
    S. Con. Res. 62 was introduced by Senator Blanche Lincoln 
on March 29, 2010, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On that same date, the bill was passed by the 
Senate by Unanimous Consent. On May 11, 2010 the bill was 
passed by House under suspension of the rules by a voice vote.
    S. Con. Res 62 recognizes the outstanding professional 
public servants, both past and present, of the United States 
Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation 
Service on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, and 
acknowledges the importance of the Federal agency that has 
helped our farmers and ranchers practice smart conservation on 
private land since its inception in 1935.
    The legislation recognizes that the United States depends 
as much today on productive soils and an abundant, high-quality 
water supply as we did 75 years ago, and salutes the NRCS 
professionals, both past and present, who have worked alongside 
America's local farmers and ranchers for 75 years to help 
preserve our essential natural resources. As well as providing 
the scientific and technical assistance to implement the most 
advanced conservation practices in the world.

5. Bills Acted on by the House But Not the Senate

            H. Res. 317, Recognizing region in Kansas as Animal Health 
                    Corridor
    H. Res. 317 was introduced by Representative Dennis Moore 
on April 1, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 
On September 15, 2009, the resolution passed the House under 
suspension of the rules by a recorded vote of 312 yeas to 108 
nays and 1 present.
    H. Res. 317 recognizes the region from Manhattan, Kansas, 
to Columbia, Missouri, as the ``Kansas City Animal Health 
Corridor.'' Further recognizes the Kansas City Animal Health 
Corridor as the national center of the animal health industry, 
based on the concentration of animal health and nutrition 
businesses and educational and research assets. The House of 
Representatives expresses its commitment to establishing a 
favorable business environment and supporting animal health 
research to foster the continued growth of the animal health 
industry.
            H. Res. 507, Supporting the goals of National Dairy Month
    H. Res. 507 was introduced by Representative Joe Courtney 
on June 4, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 
On July 21, 2009, the resolution passed the House under 
suspension of the rules by a recorded vote of 428 yeas to 0 
nays.
    H. Res. 507 recognizes that June has been celebrated as 
National Dairy Month since 1939, and resolves that the House of 
Representatives supports the goals of National Dairy Month. 
Recognizes the importance the dairy industry has played in the 
economic and nutritional well being of Americans, and commends 
dairy farmers for their continued hard work and commitment to 
the United States economy and to the preservation of open 
space. Encourages Americans to show continued support for the 
dairy industry and dairy farmers.
            H. Res. 1368, Supporting the goals of National Dairy Month
    H. Res. 1368 was introduced by Representative Joe Courtney 
on May 18, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 
On June 14, 2010, the resolution passed House under suspension 
of the rules by a recorded vote of 359 yeas to 0 nays.
    H. Res. 1368 recognizes that June has been celebrated as 
National Dairy Month since 1939, and resolves that the House of 
Representatives supports the goals of National Dairy Month. 
Recognizes the importance the dairy industry has played in the 
economic and nutritional well being of Americans, and commends 
dairy farmers for their continued hard work and commitment to 
the United States economy and to the preservation of open 
space. Encourages Americans to show continued support for the 
dairy industry and dairy farmers.
            H. Res. 1383, Honoring Dr. Larry Case on retirement of 
                    National FFA
    H. Res. 1383 was introduced by Representative Blaine 
Luetkemeyer on May 20, 2010 and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On June 14, 2010 the bill was considered under 
suspension of rules and passed by House on June 15, 2010 by a 
recorded vote of 409 yeas to 0 nays.
    H. Res. 1383 recognizes the contributions and the 
retirement of National FFA Advisor Dr. Larry Case. Recognizes 
the work Dr. Case has done to educate and encourage students to 
develop livelong skills in the field of agriculture, leading 
the organization in tremendous membership growth, promoted the 
importance of agriculture education, and helped empower 
countless individuals to build a brighter future for 
agriculture. Appreciating Dr. Case's tireless dedication, 
service, and leadership, and wishing him well in his 
retirement.
            H. Res. 1460, Recognizing the role of pollinators
    H. Res. 1460 was introduced by Representative Alcee L. 
Hastings on June 22, 2010 and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On June 29, 2010 the resolution was considered 
under suspension of the rules and passed by the House on July 
1, 2010 by a recorded vote of 412 yeas to 0 nays and 1 present.
    H. Res. 1460 recognizes the importance of pollinators in 
agriculture and in maintaining our diverse ecosystem. 
Recognizing National Pollinator Week, which takes place from 
June 21 to 27, 2010. Recognizing the impact pollination 
products have on the United States consumption and economy, 
recognizing new threats emerging against these animals and that 
the continues education of Americans is necessary to protect 
and encourage pollinators' growth and survival.
            H. Res. 1558, Expressing sense of House that fruit and 
                    vegetable commodity producer display American flag 
                    on label
    H. Res. 1558 was introduced by Representative Dennis 
Cardoza on July 26, 2010 and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On July 28, 2010 the resolution was considered 
under suspension of the rules and passed by the House on July 
30, 2010 by a recorded vote of 403 yeas to 1 nay.
    H. Res. 1558 expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that fruit and vegetable and commodity 
producers are encouraged to display the American flag on labels 
of products grown in the United States, reminding us all to 
take pride in the healthy bounty produced by American farmers 
and workers.
            H. Con. Res. 95, Recognizing the importance of Forest 
                    Service Experimental Forest and Rangers
    H. Con. Res. 95 was introduced by Representative Travis 
Childers on April 2, 2009, and referred to the Agriculture 
Committee. On April 28, 2009, the Committee referred the bill 
to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition and Forestry and the Subcommittee on Conservation, 
Credit, Energy, and Research. On September 15, 2009 the bill 
was placed on the Suspension calendar, was considered by the 
House, and passed the House by voice vote. On September 16, 
2009 the Senate received the bill and referred the legislation 
to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. No 
further action has occurred on the bill since it was received 
by the Senate.
    The general provisions of the Act of June 4, 1897 (commonly 
known as the Organic Administration Act of 1897; 16 U.S.C. 551) 
and section 4 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources 
Research Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1643) authorize the Secretary 
of Agriculture of designate experimental forests and ranges. H. 
Con. Res. 95 recognizes the important contributions that the 77 
experimental forests and ranges within the National Forest 
System have made in understanding and conserving the 
environment and ensuring that natural resources in the United 
States remain a source or pride and enjoyment.
            H.R. 940, Conveyance of National Forest System in Louisiana
    H.R. 940 was introduced by Representative Rodney Alexander 
on February 10, 2009 and referred to the Agriculture Committee. 
On April 23, 2009 the Committee referred the bill to the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and 
Forestry. On July 29, 2009, the Committee held a mark-up 
regarding the legislation and ordered, by voice vote, that the 
bill be reported. Also on that date, the Subcommittee 
discharged the bill. On September 10, 2009, the Agriculture 
Committee reported the bill, and the bill was placed on the 
Union Calendar. On September 15, 2009, the legislation was 
considered under suspension of the rules, and passed the House 
by voice vote. On September 16, 2009, the bill was received by 
the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. No further action has 
occurred on the bill since being received by the Senate.
    H.R. 940 authorizes the sale of certain federally owned 
land in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The 
Secretary of Agriculture is given the authority to sell two 
parcels of land consisting of 50.08 acres--which includes 47.92 
acres containing campsites plus an adjoining 2.16 acre parcel 
of land that also contains campsites. The Forest Service is 
interested in the sale of this land so it will no longer be 
obligated to provide maintenance to the area that the campsites 
occupy. Money from the sale will be placed in account for 
Forest Service to purchase additional land in Kisatchie 
National Forest in the future.
            H.R. 1002, Pisgah National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act
    H.R. 1002 was introduced by Representative Heath Shuler on 
February 11, 2009 and referred to the Agriculture Committee. On 
April 23, 2009 the Committee referred the bill to the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and 
Forestry. On July 29, 2009, the Committee held a mark-up 
regarding the legislation and ordered, by voice vote, that the 
bill be reported. Also on that date, the Subcommittee 
discharged the bill. On September 10, 2009, the Agriculture 
Committee reported the bill, and the bill was placed on the 
Union Calendar. On September 15, 2009, the legislation was 
considered under suspension of the rules, and passed the House 
by voice vote. On September 16, 2009, the bill was received by 
the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. No further action has 
occurred on the bill since being received by the Senate.
    H.R. 1002 authorizes the Forest Service to alter the 
boundaries of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina to 
give better access to the Catawba Falls. The bill modifies the 
boundaries of the forest to include a parcel of land consisting 
of 301 acres.
    In the 1990's, the Forest Service purchased 239 acres 
adjacent to the falls to ensure its preservation. Another 
adjacent private parcel of 88 acres has become available, 
making possible parking and trailhead expansion for the falls 
area. The Foothills Conservancy purchased this land but would 
like to sell it to the Forest Service and have it included 
within the Pisgah boundary. The bill would permit the sale of 
privately held land by the Forest Service and alter the 
boundary of the National Forest.
            H.R. 1612, Public Lands Service Act
    H.R. 1612 was introduced by Representative Raul M. Grijalva 
on March 19, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources, and in addition the Committees on Agriculture, and 
Education and Labor. On April 23, 2009 the Agriculture 
Committee referred the bill to the Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. On October 23, 
2009, the Committee on Agriculture discharged the bill, and the 
legislation was placed on the Union Calendar. On March 20, 2010 
the bill passed the house by a vote of 288-116. On September 
27, 2010 the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural resources 
reported the legislation as an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. On that same date, the bill was placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar. No further action regarding the 
bill has occurred since the bill was placed on the Senate 
Calendar.
    H.R. 1612 amends the Public Land Corps Act of 1993 by: 
expanding the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, 
Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for 
young Americans; helping restore the nation's natural, 
cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic 
resources; training a new generation of public land managers 
and enthusiasts; and promoting the value of public service.
            H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act
    H.R. 2454 was introduced by Representative Henry A. Waxman 
on May 15, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, 
Financial Services, Education and Labor, Science and 
Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural 
Resources, Agriculture and Ways and Means. On June 5, 2009, the 
Agriculture Committee was granted an extension for further 
consideration of the legislation ending not later than June 19, 
2009. The Agriculture Committee discharged the bill on June 19, 
2009, and the bill was placed on the Union Calendar. On June 
26, 2009 the bill passed the House by a recorded vote of 219-
212. On July 6, 2009 the bill was received in the Senate. On 
July 7, 2009 the bill was placed on the Senate Legislative 
Calendar. No further action has occurred on the bill since it 
was placed on the Senate Calendar.
    H.R. 2454 authorizes the Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
to establish an offset credit program for agricultural and 
forestry practices. Under the program, USDA is to establish 
methodologies for the type of practices that are being done on 
or to the land for, among other objectives, quantifying 
greenhouse gas benefits, quantifying baselines and 
additionality, and quantifying leakage. Other objectives of the 
program include: establishing rules for third-party 
verification; approving offset project plans; certifying 
project implementation based on the submission a verification 
report; establishing a repository for reporting and record 
keeping; and conducting audits.
    USDA must publish in the Federal Register a list of the 
types of agricultural and forestry practices that are eligible 
to generate offset credits. USDA must periodically add and 
revise the list of eligible practices. USDA must also consider 
petitions to add types of practices to the list.
    USDA is authorized to establish for each type of eligible 
offset practice a standardized methodology for: (1) 
establishing current activity baselines; (2) determining 
additionality; (3) determining the extent to which GHG 
reductions or avoidance, or GHG sequestration exceed the 
relevant baseline, taking uncertainty into account; (4) 
accounting for and mitigating potential leakage, if any, 
excluding international indirect land use changes--any 
reductions due to leakage must meet a [95 percent] certainty 
threshold.
    USDA must give due consideration to methodologies for 
offset practices that exist as of the date of the enactment of 
the legislation. USDA is required, as part of the 
methodologies, to establish a formula that takes into account: 
the components of the practice; the characteristics of the land 
on which the practice is applied; the crop produced; and any 
other factors deemed appropriate by the Secretary of 
Agriculture.
    USDA has to establish requirements to account for and 
address reversals, including a requirement to report any 
reversal for which offset credits have been issued.
    USDA is required to prescribe mechanisms to account for the 
full credit replacement of any reversal of sequestration of GHG 
for which an offset credit has been issued including: (1) an 
offsets reserve; (2) insurance; (3) a mechanism that allows for 
term contracts where [the user of the credits] retains 
liability for reversals during the crediting period as well as 
upon termination of the crediting period; and (4) any other 
mechanism determines is necessary, taking into account whether 
the reversal was intentional or unintentional.
    To establish the offsets reserve, USDA is authorized to, 
before any offset credits are issued: subtract and reserve, 
from the quantity of offset credits to be issued, a quantity of 
offset credits based on the risk of reversal; hold the reserved 
credits in the offsets reserve; and register the credits with 
the offset registry.
    For unintentional reversals, USDA is authorized to remove 
and cancel credits from the offsets reserve to fully account 
for the tons of carbon dioxide equivalent that are no longer 
reduced, avoided, or sequestered. For intentional reversals, 
the offset project developer for the offset practice that 
caused the reversal is required to place into the offsets 
reserve a quantity of offset credits that are equal in number 
to the number of offset credit that were canceled due to the 
reversal.
    The Secretary is authorized to specify crediting periods 
for each offset practice type within an offset project and to 
establish provisions for reenrollment for subsequent crediting 
periods. Crediting periods are to have a term of up to: [5] 
years for agricultural sequestration practices; [20] years for 
forestry sequestration practices; and [10] years for other 
practices.
    An offset practice, within an offset project, is eligible 
to generate offset credits only during the crediting period. In 
addition, an offset practice, within an offset project, only 
remains eligible to generate offset credits during the 
crediting period subject to the methodologies and practice type 
eligibility list that applied as of the date of the project's 
approval.
    An offset project developer can reenroll for a subsequent 
crediting period, after a crediting period ends. Reenrollment 
in a subsequent crediting period is subject to the 
methodologies and practice type eligibility list in effect 
during the original crediting period. USDA may limit the number 
of subsequent crediting periods available for a particular 
practice type.
    USDA is required to apply conservative assumptions or 
methods to ensure the environmental integrity of the program.
    An offset project developer must submit an offset project 
plan to USDA for approval. USDA is authorized to specify the 
required components of the offset project plan, including: the 
designation of the offset project developer; a list and 
schedule of the of the practices to be implemented; and any 
other information USDA deems necessary to determine whether the 
offset practice, within the project, is eligible to receive 
offset credits.
    The Secretary must, at least 90 days after receiving a 
complete offset project plan, either approve deny the plan in 
writing. If the plan is approved, USDA must provide an estimate 
of the number of the offset credits to be earned. If the plan 
is denied, USDA must provide the reasons for the denial.
    USDA is authorized to establish mechanisms for appeals and 
review of determinations regarding offset project plans. Once 
an offset project plan is approved, the offset project 
developer does not have to resubmit the plan during the 
crediting period.
    USDA is authorized to establish requirements to verify that 
offset practices in an approved offset project plan have been 
implemented. Offset project developers must submit a 
verification report prepared by an accredited third-party 
verifier. Verification reports are to include items such as: 
the name and contact information of the offset project 
developer; a certifications that the project plan has been 
implemented and that conflict of interest requirements have 
been complied with; and any other information USDA deems 
necessary.
    USDA is required to establish a process and requirements 
for the periodic accreditation of third-party verifiers to 
ensure that they are professionally qualified and have no 
conflicts of interest. Third-party verifiers are to be listed 
in a publicly accessible database, which USDA must maintain and 
update.
    USDA is authorized to, not later than 90 days after 
receiving a complete verification report, make a written 
determination of the quantity of GHG emissions avoided or 
reduced or GHG sequestered as a result of the offset practice 
included in an approved and verified offset project plan. USDA 
is also authorized to, each year, issue one offset credit to an 
offset project developer for each ton of carbon dioxide 
equivalent it determines has been reduced, avoided, or 
sequestered during the crediting period. USDA must establish a 
process and procedures for appealing the determination. Offset 
credits are to be issued not later than 14 days after the date 
on which USDA makes the determination.
    The Secretary is required to obtain from the Administrator 
of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a unique serial 
number to allow for the registration of each offset credit that 
is issued.
    Unless otherwise specified in a legally binding contract or 
agreement, the initial ownership of an offset credit is to lie 
with the offset project developer. Additionally, offset credits 
can be sold, traded, or transferred, unless they have expired 
or have been retired or used for compliance.
    The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish, 
within USDA, the ``USDA Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and 
Sequestration Advisory Committee.'' The Committee will provide 
scientific and technical advice on the establishment and 
implementation of the agricultural and forestry offset program. 
The Committee will be composed of up of ten members who are 
qualified by their education, training, and experience to 
evaluate scientific and technical information regarding the 
offset credit program.
    The Advisory Committee is authorized to: provide options 
and recommendations to the Secretary regarding methodologies; 
make available to the Secretary advice and comment on areas 
where further knowledge is required to appraise the adequacy of 
existing, revised, or proposed methodologies and describe the 
research efforts necessary to provide the required information; 
make available to the Secretary advice and comment on ways to 
safeguard or improve the environmental integrity of offset 
practice types; and provide options and recommendations 
regarding new practice types.
    The Advisory Committee is required to submit to the 
Secretary, and make available to the public, an analysis of: 
scientific and technical information regarding agricultural and 
forestry practices that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas 
emissions or sequester greenhouse gases; review approved and 
potential practice types, methodologies, scientific studies, 
and other relevant information needed to evaluate the offset 
program; and recommend changes to offset methodologies and 
procedures to ensure that the practices reduce or avoid 
greenhouse gas emissions or sequester greenhouse gases.
    To avoid duplication, the Advisory Committee is to 
coordinate its activities with those of other Federal advisory 
committees who are working in related areas. To the extent 
possible, the Advisory Committee is to use the research data 
and services of the research, education, extension agencies of 
the Department of Agriculture.
    The Secretary has the discretionary authority to provide 
administrative and funding support to enable the Advisory 
Committee to carry out its duties. The Advisory Committee is to 
submit a report to Congress, each fiscal year.
    The Secretary is authorized to conduct annual random audits 
of offset projects and the practices of third-party verifiers.
    The Secretary is authorized to issue one offset credit for 
each ton of carbon dioxide equivalent that is reduced, avoided, 
or sequestered under any regulatory GHG emissions program the 
Secretary determines are issued under a state or regional GHG 
regulatory program, or meet the standards of reporting programs 
including, the Climate Registry, the Chicago Climate Exchange, 
and the GHG Registry.
    Early offset credits are not to apply to any credits that 
have expired or that have been retired or canceled. Early 
offset credits can only be issued for reductions or avoidance 
of GHG emissions or sequestration of GHG that occur after the 
start date and before the earlier of the following: (1) the end 
of a crediting period specified in a program qualified under 
this section; or (2) the end of the 10 year period beginning on 
the date of enactment of the legislation.
    The Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency are required to, at least once 
every 5 years: (1) review program operation; and (2) based on 
new or updated information from the program operation review, 
and taking into consideration the recommendations of the 
Advisory Committee, make recommendations to Congress regarding 
operation of the offset credit program.
            H.R. 2476, Ski Areas Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 
                    Act
    H.R. 2476 was introduced by Representative Diana DeGette on 
May 19, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and 
in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources. On June 22, 
2010 the Agriculture Committee referred the bill to the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and 
Forestry. On June 30, 2009 a mark-up session was held regarding 
the legislation and the bill, which had been amended, was 
ordered to be reported by voice vote. Also on that date, the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and 
Forestry discharged the bill. On July 30, 2010, the bill was 
considered under suspension of the rules, and was passed by the 
House on a voice vote. On August 2, 2010 the bill was received 
in the Senate. On September 30, 2010 the bill was placed on the 
Senate Legislative Calendar. No further action has occurred on 
the bill since it was placed on the Senate Calendar.
    The Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 2476 
amends the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 (NFSAPA) 
by: (1) enabling snow sports (in addition to Nordic and alpine 
skiing) to be permitted on National Forest System land, subject 
to ski area permits issued by the Secretary of Agriculture 
(``Secretary'') under section 3 of NFSAPA; and (2) clarifying 
Secretary's authority to permit appropriate additional seasonal 
or year-round recreational activities on National Forest System 
land, subject to ski area permits issued by the Secretary under 
section 3 of NFSAPA.
    The bill allows ski areas and associated facilities to be 
covered under NFSAPA, and authorizes the Secretary to issue 
``ski area permits,'' within the National Forest System, for 
skiing, other snow-sports, and such other seasonal or year-
round recreational activities associated with mountain resorts.
    A new subsection is created within section 3 of NFSAPA that 
provides the Secretary with the discretionary authority to 
allow the holder of a ski area permit on National Forest System 
land to provide, on the land subject to the permit, other 
seasonal or year-round natural resource-based recreational 
activities and associated facilities or improvements (in 
addition to skiing and other snow-sports) that the Secretary 
determines to be appropriate.
    The Secretary is required to promulgate rules and 
regulations within 18 months of the enactment of the 
legislation and, to the extent practicable and with the consent 
of existing permit holders, convert all existing ski area 
permits or leases on National Forest System land into ski area 
permits which conform to the provisions of the legislation.
            H.R. 3175, Convey land to Miami-Dade County Florida
    H.R. 3175 was introduced by Representative Lincoln Diaz-
Balart on July 10, 2009 and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On July 29, 2009 the Committee on Agriculture 
ordered reported the bill without amendment by a voice vote. A 
report was filed on September 10, 2009, H. Rept. 111-252. On 
September 15, 2009, the bill passed the House under suspension 
of the rules by voice vote. The Senate received the bill on 
September 16, 2009 and referred the bill to the Senate 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry with no 
further action taking place.
    This Act would allow for the sale of approximately 2 acres 
of land at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Subtropical 
Horticulture Research Station in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    The Subtropical Horticulture Research Station was created 
in 1898, and has been at its current location since 1923. The 
160 acre site conducts and supports environmentally sound 
research on tropical and subtropical crops.
    The 2 acre plot of land would be sold at market value to 
Miami-Dade County for the purpose of building a fire station in 
the village of Palmetto Bay, a community of 25,000. Palmetto 
Bay, along with that of neighboring South Coral Gables, is 
currently facing below-average fire-fighter response times as 
compared to other municipalities in the region.
    ARS has worked with the County and the village in 
identifying land that could be used for the fire station, and 
USDA has indicated that the County has the funding to move 
forward with the purchase.
    In addition to the sale allowance, H.R. 3175 directs that 
the proceeds from the sale go to the ARS budget for the 
station's operation, upkeep and maintenance. The County would 
also be responsible for all transaction and personnel costs 
associated with the conveyance of the property as well as a 
$50,000 payment to cover administrative costs.
            H.R. 3519, Veterinarian Services Investment Act
    H.R. 3519 was introduced by Representative Adrian Smith on 
July 31, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. On 
July 28, 2010, the Committee on Agriculture ordered reported 
the bill, amended, by a voice vote. On September 15, 2010, the 
bill passed the House, as amended, under suspension of the 
rules by a voice vote. The bill was received in the Senate on 
September 16, 2010 and referred to the Senate Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry with no further action 
taking place.
    This Act, known as the ``Veterinarian Services Investment 
Act,'' establishes a competitive grant program under which 
qualified entities must conduct programs or activities that 
will substantially relieve veterinarian shortage situations, 
support private veterinary practices engaged in public health 
activities, or support veterinarians who are participating in 
or have completed the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment 
program.
    Grants may be used to relieve veterinarian shortage 
situations and support veterinary services, including by: 
assisting veterinarians with equipping veterinary offices, 
sharing in reasonable overhead costs, or establishing mobile 
veterinary facilities (for these grants, grant recipients must 
sign terms of service agreements with the Secretary); covering 
expenses, other than those available under the Veterinary 
Medicine Loan Repayment program, for veterinary students and 
others to attend training programs in food safety or food 
animal medicine; and continuing education for veterinarians and 
others, including tele-veterinary medicine and other distance-
based learning.
    Grant recipients must provide 50 percent matching funds. 
The measure prohibits grant funds from being used for 
construction of a building or facility.
            H.R. 3534, Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources 
                    Act of 2009
    H.R. 3534 was introduced by Representative Nick J. Rahall 
on September 8, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources. On July 15, 2010, the Natural Resources Committee 
ordered the bill to be reported in an Amendment in the Nature 
of a Substitute by a vote of 27-21. On July 28, 2010, the bill 
was referred sequentially to the Committee on Agriculture for a 
period ending not later than July 28, 2010. On that same date, 
the Agriculture Committee discharged the bill and the 
legislation was placed on the Union Calendar. On July 30, 2010, 
the Natural Resources Committee filed a supplemental report 
regarding the bill. Also on that date, the bill passed the 
House by a vote of 209-193. On August 4, 2010, the bill was 
placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. No further 
proceedings have been taken on the bill since it was placed on 
the Senate Calendar.
    H.R. 3454 provides greater efficiencies, transparency, 
returns, and accountability in the administration of Federal 
mineral and energy resources by consolidating administration of 
various Federal energy minerals management and leasing programs 
into one entity to be known as the Office of Federal Energy and 
Minerals Leasing of the Department of the Interior.
            H.R. 3954, Florida National Forest Land Adjustment Act
    H.R. 3954 was introduced by Representative Allen Boyd on 
October 28, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. 
On March 3, 2010 the Committee held a mark-up regarding the 
legislation and ordered the bill to be reported by voice vote. 
On March 17, 2010, the bill was considered under suspension of 
the rules and passed the House by a vote of 418-1. On March 18, 
2010, the bill was received in the Senate and referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. No further 
action on the bill has occurred since it was received by the 
Senate.
    H.R. 3954 provides that Congress finds that certain lands 
in the State of Florida were conveyed, subject to deed 
restrictions that they could only be used for public purposes, 
to the United States under the authority of section 32(c) of 
the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, and are now part of the 
Blackwater River and Withlacoochee State Forests.
    The bill provides that Congress finds the deed restrictions 
to have impeded the ability of the state to remedy boundary and 
encroachment problems involving the lands, and that the release 
of the restrictions by the Secretary of Agriculture 
(``Secretary'') would further the purposes for which the lands 
are being managed and would alleviate future Federal 
responsibilities with respect to the lands.
    The Secretary is authorized to release, convey, and 
quitclaim to the State of Florida, all right, title, and 
remaining interest of the United States in and to those lands 
within or adjacent to the Blackwater River and Withlacoochee 
State Forests that were conveyed under the authority of section 
32(c) of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act or under any other 
law authorizing conveyance subject to restrictions or 
reversionary interest retained by the United States.
    Conveyances are to be subject to the following terms and 
conditions: (1) the state has to cover, or reimburse, the 
Secretary for the reasonable costs incurred to make the 
conveyances--however, the Secretary cannot seek reimbursement 
for administrative overhead costs; (2) all net proceeds from 
any sale, exchange, or other disposition of the real property 
subject to deed restrictions is to be used for the acquisition 
of lands, or interests in lands, within or adjacent to units of 
the state forest and park systems; (3) boundary encroachments 
must be affirmatively addressed and resolved in accordance with 
state law for the affected state forests; and (4) that the 
United States is indemnified and held harmless with regard to 
any boundary disputes related to any parcel of land at issue.
    The legislation provides that Congress finds that there are 
intermingled Federal and state lands within units of the 
National Forest System in Florida that are of comparable 
quantity, quality, and of approximate equal value and that 
interchanging those lands would be in the public interest by 
facilitating more efficient public land management.
    The bill provides a definition for the term ``approximate 
equal value'' to mean a comparative estimate of the value 
between the lands to be interchanged, regarding which, without 
the necessity of an appraisal, the elements of value, such as 
physical characteristics and other amenities, are readily 
apparent and substantially similar.
    The State of Florida is authorized to convey to the United 
States the lands designated for interchange on two maps; also 
authorizes the Secretary to convey and quitclaim to the state 
those National Forest System lands in the Ocala National Forest 
and the Apalachicola National Forest designated for interchange 
on the maps.
    Any land interchange is required to be subject to such 
reservations and rights-of-way as may be mutually acceptable to 
the Secretary and the authorized officer of the state.
    The Secretary is authorized, in the event that any of the 
lands designated for interchange are found to be in whole or 
part unacceptable for interchange, to substitute or modify the 
lands to be interchanged, insofar as it is mutually agreed that 
the lands are of comparable quality and approximately equal 
value.
    The Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of the 
Florida National Forest Land Management Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-
152; 117 Sta. 1919), is authorized to convey, by means of sale, 
or exchange, all right, title and interest in and to a parcel 
of land comprising approximately 114 acres, located within 
Township 1 South, Range 1 West, section 25, Leon County, 
Florida, designated as tract W-1979.
    The Secretary is also authorized, with respect to the 
proceeds derived from the sale of tract W-1979, to acquire 
lands, and interests to lands, for inclusion in the 
Apalachicola National Forest; and to cover the disposal costs 
incurred by the Secretary to carry out the sale of the 
tract.The Secretary is required to use the net proceeds derived 
from the sale of three tracts of land designated in the Florida 
National Forest Land Management Act of 2003, to acquire, 
construct, or maintain administrative improvements for units of 
the national Forest System Land in Florida.
            H.R. 4658, Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Land 
                    Consolidation Act of 2010
    H.R. 4658 was introduced on February 23, 2010 by 
Representative John J. Duncan, Jr., and referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture. On June 22, 2010 the Committee 
referred the bill to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. On June 30, the bill was 
discharged by the Subcommittee and a mark-up regarding the 
legislation was held. Also on that date, the Committee ordered 
an amended version of the legislation to be reported. On July 
28, 2010, the bill was considered under suspension of the rules 
and passed the House by voice vote. On July 29, 201, the bill 
was received by the Senate. On August 5, 2010, the bill was 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and 
Forestry. No further action on the bill has occurred since it 
was received by the Senate.
    The Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 4658 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the Towee 
Falls Baptist Church all right, title and interest of the 
United States in and to an approximately 66.5 acre parcel of 
National Forest System land in the Cherokee National Forest 
that surrounds the church.
    The parcel of land, which surrounds the church, contains a 
cemetery. The parcel has been maintained by the church under a 
special use permit. The church is willing to purchase the 
parcel at fair market value in order to make needed expansions 
to the cemetery and church buildings. Proceeds from the sale of 
the parcel will be used to purchase a 102 acre parcel of land, 
known as the ``Doc Rogers tract,'' from the Monroe County 
Tennessee Board of Education.
    The Forest Service is extremely interested in purchasing 
the parcel from the School Board because of its proximity to 
the Benton MacKaye Hiking Trail, which feeds into the 
Appalachian Trail. Inclusion of the Doc Rogers tract into the 
Cherokee National Forest boundary is supported by the local 
community. The local community believes that greater use of the 
adjacent trail will benefit the community.
            H.R. 4785, Rural Energy Savings Act
    H.R. 4785 was introduced on March 9, 2010 by Representative 
James E. Clyburn and referred to the Committee on Agriculture 
and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. On May 
12, 2010 the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Research 
held a hearing on the legislation. On July 14, 2010 the 
Committee, by voice vote, ordered an amended version of the 
legislation to be reported. On September 14, 2010 the 
Agriculture Committee reported the amended bill and the Energy 
and Commerce Committee discharged the legislation. Also on that 
date, the bill was placed on the Union Calendar. On September 
16, 2010, the bill passed the House by a recorded vote of 240-
172. On September 20, 2010, the legislation was received in the 
Senate and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources. No further action on the bill has occurred since it 
was received by the Senate.
    H.R. 4785 establishes a program to provide rural consumers 
and rural electric cooperatives with the tools necessary lower 
the amount of electric power used in homes, farms, and small 
businesses, thereby decreasing the costs of energy for rural 
communities.
    The base text of the bill authorizes the Secretary of 
Agriculture (``Secretary'') to make zero-interest loans to 
eligible entities, which are to use the loan funds to make low-
interest loans to qualified consumers for the purpose of 
implementing energy efficiency measures on the qualified 
consumers' property.
    As a condition of receiving a loan under the program, the 
eligible entity is required to: establish a list of energy 
efficiency measures that are expected to decrease the qualified 
consumers' energy use or cost; prepare an implementation plan 
for use of the loan funds; and provide for appropriate 
measurement and verification to ensure the effectiveness of the 
energy efficiency loans made by the eligible entity. To help 
defray initial start-up costs, the base text of the bill 
authorizes the Secretary to provide eligible entities with 
``jump-start'' grants.
    The base text of the bill requires the Secretary to provide 
eligible entities with a 10 year schedule for loan fund 
advances. Loans made by the eligible entity to the qualified 
consumer must not exceed three percent interest. Loan funds 
must be used to finance energy efficiency measures for the 
purpose of decreasing energy usage or costs for the qualified 
consumer by an amount such that the 10 year loan term would not 
cause an undue financial burden on the qualified consumer. Loan 
funds cannot be used to fund energy efficiency measures to 
personal property, unless the personal property becomes 
attached to real property as a fixture, or is a manufactured 
home.
    Loans made to qualified consumers are to be repaid through 
charges on the qualified consumers' electric bill. Also, in 
order for a qualified consumer to receive a loan under the 
program, the consumer must agree to have an energy audit 
conducted on his or her property. The purpose of the energy 
audit is to determine the impact of the proposed energy 
efficiency measures on the qualified consumers' energy costs 
and consumption.
    The base text of the bill requires the Secretary to enter 
into one or more contracts with a qualified entity for a number 
of purposes, including: developing and completing a protocol 
for measurement and verification for the Rural Utilities 
Service (``RUS''); establishing a national measurement and 
verification committee consisting of representatives of 
eligible entities; providing training in measurement and 
verification; and developing a program to provide technical 
assistance and training for employees of qualified entities.
    The base text of the legislation allows eligible entities, 
or groups of eligible entities, that already have already 
established energy efficiency programs that would meet the 
requirements laid out in the bill, to enter into agreements 
with the Secretary to establish fast-start energy efficiency 
loan demonstration projects.
    The base text authorizes $993 million in appropriations for 
Fiscal Year 2010 to carry out the program. Of that amount: $755 
million is to be appropriated to cover the costs of direct 
loans to eligible entities; $25 million is to be appropriated 
for measurement and verification activities; $2 million is to 
be appropriated for the contract for training and technical 
assistance; and $200 million is to be appropriated for jump-
start grants. Another $1.1 million is to be appropriated for 
each of the Fiscal Years 2010 through 2019 to provide the RUS 
with funds to allow it to hire ten additional employees to 
carry out the loan program.
    During a hearing held by the Subcommittee on Conservation, 
Credit, Energy, and Research, a number of Members expressed 
concerns about the legislation. The Members who expressed 
concerns were concerned about the grant funding contained in 
the legislation, the loan authorization amount, the loan 
repayment structure, the authorization of new spending, and the 
idea of creating a new program.
    In an effort to address some of the concerns expressed by 
the Members who had concerns, an Amendment in the Nature of a 
Substitute (``ANS'') was drafted. The ANS retains the concept 
that the Secretary is to make zero-interest loans to eligible 
entities, which are then to use the loan funds to make low-
interest loans to qualified consumers for the purpose of 
implementing energy efficiency measures on the qualified 
consumers' property.
    The ANS, however, narrowed the focus of the legislation so 
that the program is restricted to ``rural areas''. Current RUS 
borrowers will be eligible for the program, but those not 
currently borrowing from RUS will have to meet the rural area 
test to participate in the program. The rural area definition 
contained in the ANS is the same definition that is used in the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.
    Because some Members were concerned that the loan repayment 
structure contained in the base text because was structured 
like a line of credit, the ANS changed the loan repayment 
structure so that any loan made to an eligible entity has a 20 
year term. Additionally, the ANS struck the jump-start grant 
provisions. Instead of providing jump-start grant funding, the 
ANS allows eligible entities to receive a special loan advance 
to help defray the upfront costs for eligible entities to get 
their program up and running. The special loan advance is not 
to exceed more than four percent on the loan funds to be 
distributed. The ANS also requires the qualified consumer to 
agree to have an energy audit conducted on his or her property 
as a condition of receiving a loan. The purpose of the energy 
audit is to discover where problems in energy usage occur and 
provide a way for consumers to correct any problems.
    The ANS allows energy efficiency incentives made available 
under any other Act, including rebates, grants or any other 
payments, to be used to reduce the amount of the qualified 
consumers' loan.
    The ANS requires the Secretary to: develop a protocol for 
eligible entities and qualified entities to use in measuring 
energy consumption and verifying the effectiveness of energy 
efficiency measures; establish a measurement and verification 
advisory committee; enter into one or more cooperative 
agreements with qualified entities to provide technical 
assistance and training to the employees of eligible entities; 
and establish a process to compile and maintain a directory of 
energy efficiency auditors that are used by eligible entities. 
However, The Secretary is prohibited from: developing, 
adopting, or implementing a public labeling system that rates 
and compares the energy performance among qualified consumers; 
or requiring the public disclosure of an energy performance 
evaluation or rating developed for any qualified consumer.
    The ANS maintains the $993 million appropriation contained 
in the base text. However, of that amount, the ANS calls for 
not less than 76 percent to be appropriated to cover the costs 
of direct loans to eligible entities; not less than 2.5 percent 
to be appropriated for developing the protocol for eligible 
entities and qualified entities to use in measuring energy 
consumption and verifying the effectiveness of energy 
efficiency measures; and not less than 0.2 percent to be 
appropriated for establishing the measurement and verification 
advisory committee. The ANS retains the $1.1 million 
appropriation for ten additional RUS employees to carry out the 
program.
    During the July 14 mark-up of the legislation, the 
Committee adopted three amendments: one amendment prohibits the 
Secretary from using the authority given to the Secretary under 
the legislation to promulgate regulations that would establish 
an energy labeling program for a qualified consumer's property; 
a second amendment requires the Secretary to conduct an audit 
of the program to ensure that Federal funds are being provided 
to eligible entities, in accordance with the purpose of the 
Act; and the third amendment struck the $1.1 million 
appropriation for the ten additional RUS employees to carry out 
the program.
            H.R. 5414, Conveyance of land in South Carolina
    H.R. 5414 was introduced by Representative Henry E. Brown, 
Jr. on May 26, 2010, and referred to the Committee on 
Agriculture. On June 18, the bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and 
Forestry. On June 30, 2010, the Subcommittee discharged the 
bill. Also on that date, a mark-up regarding the legislation 
was held and the legislation was ordered to be reported by 
voice vote. On July 30, 2010, the bill was considered under 
suspension of the rules and the legislation passed the House by 
a vote of 408-0. On August 2, 2010 the Senate received the 
bill. On August 5, 2010 the bill was referred to the Committee 
on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. No further proceedings 
have occurred regarding the bill since its referral in the 
Senate.
    H.R. 5414 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to sell 
and quitclaim to the First Baptist Church of Bonneau, located 
in Bonneau, South Carolina, all right, title and interest of 
the United States in and to an approximately 3 acre parcel of 
National Forest System land in the Francis Marion National 
Forest.
    Since 1946, the church has held the 3 acre parcel, which 
contains a cemetery, under a special use permit. The church has 
made requests over the years to expand the special use permit 
area to accommodate the expansion of the cemetery.
    The church is willing to purchase the parcel at fair market 
value. When the conveyance is completed, the special use 
authorization is to be terminated. However, use of the conveyed 
parcel is to be restricted to cemetery purposes. Structures may 
not be erected on the conveyed parcel of land, other than for 
monumentation or cemetery maintenance facilitates.
    Money from the sale of the conveyed parcel is to be placed 
in a Sisk Act Treasury account and is to be used to buy 
suitable land within the Francis Marion National Forest when it 
become available.
            H.R. 5669, Conveyance of land in Story County, Iowa
    H.R. 5669 was introduced by Representative Tom Latham on 
July 1, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Agriculture. On 
July 28, 2010, the bill passed the House, amended, under 
suspension of the rules by a voice vote. On August 5, 2010, the 
bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry with no further action taking place.
    The Act requires conveyance of approximately 44 acres of 
federally owned land administered by the Agricultural Research 
Service which comprises part of the National Animal Disease 
Center (the property) in the City of Ames, Iowa, to the City of 
Ames and its assigns.
    Requires the city: (1) to pay to the Secretary of 
Agriculture (USDA) the market value of the property, to be 
determined by an appraisal; and (2) at closing, to pay or 
reimburse the reasonable transaction and administrative costs 
associated with the conveyance incurred by the Secretary. 
Requires the city and the Secretary to bear their own attorneys 
fees.
    Requires the Secretary to meet disclosure requirements for 
hazardous substances, but to otherwise not be required to 
remediate or abate such substances or any other hazardous 
pollutants, contaminants, or waste that might be present on the 
property at the time of closing.
    Bars requiring the Secretary to mitigate or abate any lead-
based paint or asbestos-containing building materials present 
on the property at the time of closing. Sets forth the 
procedure the Secretary shall follow if the property has such 
paint or building materials present on it at that time.
    Requires the deposit of funds received from the conveyance 
into the Treasury to be credited to the Agricultural Research 
Service and to be: (1) used for the acquisition of land and 
interests and other related purposes of the National Animal 
Disease Center; and (2) considered to authorize the acquisition 
of land as may be necessary for the USDA to carry out its work.

Other Bills of Interest:

Legislative:

            H.R. 885, Improved Financial and Commodity Markets 
                    Oversight and Accountability Act
    The Improved Financial and Commodity Markets Oversight and 
Accountability Act was introduced by Representative John Larson 
on February 4, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform. On May 18, 2009, the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform reported the measure, amended, 
to the House, H. Rept. 111-114. On June 8, 2010 the Committee 
on Agriculture agreed to not seek a sequential referral of the 
bill by an exchange of letters with the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform. On that same date the bill passed the 
House, as amended, under suspension of the rules by a voice 
vote. The measure was ordered reported with amendment to the 
Senate by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
Government Affairs on July 29, 2009. On March 16, 2010, the 
measure was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under 
General Orders with no further action taking place.
    H.R. 885 amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG Act) 
by elevating five financial regulatory agencies--the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, the National Credit Union 
Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System--from `Designated 
Federal Entities' (DFEs) to `establishments' for the purposes 
of the IG Act. This change primarily affects the process for 
appointment of Inspectors General (IGs) at the agencies. The 
position of inspector general at `establishments' is a 
presidential appointment made with the advice and consent of 
the Senate.
    As amended, H.R. 885 also ensures that the changes made by 
the legislation do not interfere with existing pay structures 
and personnel systems at these agencies, as they relate to the 
position of inspector general and other employees. 
Additionally, the legislation clarifies subpoena authority for 
these inspectors general and requires agency heads to report to 
Congress on recommendations made by the inspectors general
            H.R. 2749, Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
    H.R. 2749 was introduced by Representative John Dingell on 
June 8, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. On June 17, 2009 the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
ordered reported the bill, amended, to the House. On June 28, 
2009 the Committee on Agriculture agreed to not seek a 
sequential referral by an exchange of letters with the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. On July 29, 2009, the bill 
was reported to the House, as amended, H. Rept. 111-234. On 
that same date the bill failed passage by House under 
suspension of the rules by a recorded vote of 280 yeas to 150 
nays (\2/3\ required). The Rules Committee reported a rule, H. 
Res. 691 to provide for consideration of the measure and on 
June 30, 2009, the bill passed the House by recorded vote of 
283 yeas to142 nays. On August 3, 2009 the measure was received 
in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions with no further action taking 
place. (Note: The companion bill, S. 510 passed the Senate on 
November 30, 2010 by recorded vote 73 yeas to 25 nays. However, 
the bill was not received in the House due to a revenue-raising 
fee issue that could violate the Constitution's origination 
clause). For further action see P.L. 111-XXX (H.R. 2751) under 
``1. Bill Enacted into Law, Other Bills of Interest''.
    This Act, known as the ``Food Safety Enhancement Act of 
2009,'' establishes a regulatory framework for food other than 
meat, poultry and egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS). The measure specifies that food is exempt from 
the Act to the extent that it is regulated by USDA, and, 
further, that livestock and poultry intended for slaughter 
under USDA/FSIS inspection are also exempt from the 
requirements of the Act.
    Title I--Food Safety: Defines the scope of the regulated 
entities, and mandates that all food establishments that fall 
within the definition of the term ``facility'' pay annual 
registration fees to the Department of Health and Human 
Services' (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Requires 
regulated facilities to establish hazard analysis and 
preventive controls and to conduct monitoring and verification 
to ensure that those controls are effective. Mandates that the 
Secretary of HHS establish science-based performance standards 
that facilities must meet in order to minimize or prevent 
significant foodborne contaminants, as identified by the 
Secretary.
    Directs the Secretary of HHS, in coordination with the 
Secretary of Agriculture, to establish regulations for fruits, 
vegetables, nuts or fungi for which the Secretary of HHS has 
determined that such regulations are necessary to minimize the 
risk of serious adverse health consequences or death.
    Establishes record-keeping requirements for facilities and 
farms, and authorizes the Secretary of HHS to have access to 
such records. Directs the Secretary to establish a trace-back 
system for food, and requires coordination with the Secretary 
of Agriculture in issuing regulations to implement such trace-
back system.
    Authorizes the Secretary of HHS to order any person who 
distributes an article of food to recall that food if the 
Secretary determines that the food presents an imminent threat 
of serious adverse health consequences or death. Authorizes the 
Secretary to collect fees from entities that are subject to 
additional inspection as a result of violating a requirement of 
the Act or that have been subject to a food recall.
    Directs the Secretary of HHS to enhance foodborne illness 
surveillance systems, including by: coordinating with Federal, 
state and local surveillance systems; developing improved 
epidemiological tools; improving attribution of foodborne 
illness outbreaks to specific foods; and expanding the capacity 
of surveillance systems to better identify infectious agents. 
Requires the Secretary to develop and implement strategies to 
improve the foodborne illness surveillance systems of state and 
local agencies. Further directs the Secretary to coordinate 
with state, private and public organizations to design and 
implement a national public education program on food safety. 
Mandates that the Secretary work with states and other entities 
to develop regional and national advisories related to food 
safety.
    Authorizes the Secretary of HHS to prohibit or restrict the 
movement of an article of food within a state or portion of a 
state if--after determining that there is no less drastic 
action that is feasible and would be adequate to prevent the 
imminent threat of serious adverse health consequences or 
death--the Secretary has credible evidence that: such food is 
located in or originated from such state or portion of the 
state; and the article of food presents an imminent threat of 
serious adverse health consequences or death. Requires that the 
Secretary take such action only after consulting with the 
Governor or other appropriate official of the affected state. 
Further requires that 14 days after initiating such an action, 
and each 14 days thereafter that the action continues, the 
Secretary publish in the Federal Register findings supporting 
the need to continue the action.
    Authorizes the Secretary to institute civil penalties 
against any person who violates a provision of section 301 of 
the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act relating to food.
    Title II--Miscellaneous: Amends the definition of 
``misbranding'' in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
require labels on processed foods to identify the country in 
which the final processing occurs and on non-processed food to 
identify the country of origin of the food.
    Authorizes the Secretary to collect fees for the issuance 
of export certificates for food.
    Requires that importers of food be registered with the 
Secretary of HHS; mandates that the Secretary collect annual 
fees for importer registrations. Directs the Secretary to 
promulgate regulations establishing good importer practices 
that specify the measures that importers take to ensure that 
imported food is in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act.
    Prohibits the owner of any farm or food establishment from 
delaying or limiting inspection or refusing entry to an 
inspector. Prohibition extends to owners of foreign food 
establishments that export food to the U.S.
    Authorizes the Commissioner of Food and Drug to issue 
subpoenas for the attendance and testimony of witnesses and 
production of records related to any hearing or investigation 
regarding a food-related violation of the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, or the Federal 
Anti-Tampering Act.
    Provides protection to employees who provide information to 
or assist in an investigation by a Federal agency, Member of 
Congress, or a supervisor of the employee if the employee 
reasonably believes there has been a violation of any Federal 
law related to food safety. The protection prohibits 
discharging, demoting, suspending, threatening, harassing or 
otherwise discriminating against such an employee.
    Asserts extraterritorial Federal jurisdiction over any 
violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act relating 
to food intended for import into the U.S.
    Directs the Secretary of HHS to notify Congress as to 
whether scientific data support a determination that there is a 
reasonable certainty of no harm from the use of food and 
beverage containers made with bisphenol A. If such a 
determination cannot be made, further directs the Secretary to 
notify Congress as to the actions the Secretary will take to 
protect the public health.

6. Concurrent Resolution Approved

    None.

7. Bills Reported to the House But Not Considered

            H.R. H.R. 3818, the Private Fund Investment Advisers 
                    Registration Act of 2009
    H.R. 3818 was introduced by Representative Paul Kanjorski 
on October 19, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Financial 
Services. On October 26, 2009, the Committee on Financial 
Services ordered reported the bill, as amended, by a recorded 
vote of 67 yeas to 1 nay. On December 16, 2010, the Committee 
on Financial Serviced reported the bill, as amended, H. Rept. 
111-686, Part I. On that same date, the bill was sequentially 
referred to the Committee on Agriculture for a period ending 
not later than December 17, 2010. On December 17, 2010, the 
Committee on Agriculture was discharged and the bill was placed 
on the Union Calendar with not further action taking place.
    The Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 
2009 amends the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to apply 
registration requirements to a private fund investment adviser.
    Subjects to SEC recordkeeping requirements any registered 
investment adviser who advises private funds. Authorizes the 
SEC to make such records, especially those relating to systemic 
risk, available to the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System and any other entity that has systemic risk 
responsibility.
    Exempts venture capital fund advisers from the registration 
requirements of this Act. Directs the SEC to require such 
advisers, however, to maintain records and make annual reports 
to the SEC.
    Modifies SEC rulemaking authority. Instructs the SEC and 
the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to promulgate 
rules jointly for the mandatory reports filed by certain 
registered investment advisers.
            H.R. 4645, Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement 
                    Act
    H.R. 4645 was introduced by Chairman Collin Peterson on 
February 23, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and 
Financial Services. On June 30, 2010, the Agriculture Committee 
ordered by recorded vote, 25 yeas to 20 nays, that the bill be 
reported. On September 29, 2010, the Agriculture Committee 
reported the bill to the House floor H. Rept. 111-653, Pt. 1. 
No further action on the bill has occurred.
    H.R. 4645 prohibits the President from: (1) regulating or 
prohibiting travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or lawful 
permanent residents or any transactions incident to such 
travel; and (2) restricting direct transfers from a Cuban 
financial institution to a U.S. financial institution executed 
in payment for a product authorized for sale under the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000.
    The bill also amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export 
Enhancement Act of 2000 to define `payment of cash in advance' 
as the payment by the purchaser of an agricultural commodity or 
product and the receipt of such payment by the seller prior to: 
(1) the transfer of title of such commodity or product to the 
purchaser; and (2) the release of control of such commodity or 
product to the purchaser.
            H.R. 4678, Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act 
                    of 2010
    H.R. 4678 was introduced by Representative Betty Sutton on 
February 24, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce and in addition to the Committees Ways and Means, and 
Agriculture. On July 21, 2010, the Committee on Ways and Means 
ordered reported the bill, as amended, by a recorded vote of 31 
yeas to 22 nays. On December 16, 2010, the Committee on Ways 
and Means reported the bill, as amended, H. Rept. 111-683 Part 
I. the Committee on Ways Means and the Committee on Agriculture 
were both granted an extension for further consideration ending 
not later than December 22, 2010. No further action on the bill 
has occurred.
    The Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010 
directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (with respect to 
drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biological products), the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (with respect to 
consumer products), and the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) (with respect to chemical substances, new chemical 
substances, and pesticides) to require foreign manufacturers 
and producers of such products (or components used to 
manufacture them), in excess of a minimum value or quantity, to 
establish a registered agent in the United States who is 
authorized to accept service of process on their behalf for the 
purpose of all civil and regulatory actions in state and 
federal courts. Requires the registered agent to be located in 
a state with a substantial connection to the importation, 
distribution, or sale of the products. Directs the Secretary of 
Commerce to establish, maintain, and make available to the 
public a registry of such agents.
    Deems a foreign manufacturer or producer of products 
covered under this Act that registers an agent to consent to 
the personal jurisdiction of the state or federal courts of the 
state in which the agent is located for the purpose of any 
civil or regulatory proceeding.
    Prohibits importation into the United States of a covered 
product (or component part that will be used in the United 
States to manufacture a covered product) if the product (or 
component part) or any part of the product (or component part) 
was manufactured or produced outside the United States by a 
manufacturer or producer who does not have a registered agent 
whose authority is in effect on the date of the importation.
    Requires the Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner 
of Food and Drugs to jointly study the feasibility and 
advisability of requiring foreign producers of food distributed 
in commerce to establish a registered agent in the United 
States who is authorized to accept service of process on behalf 
of such producers for the purpose of all civil and regulatory 
actions in state and federal courts.
            H.R. 5105, To establish a Chief Veterinary Officer in the 
                    Department of Homeland Security and for other 
                    purposes.
    H.R. 5105 was introduced by Representative Mike D. Rogers 
on April 21, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Homeland 
Security, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture. On 
April 28, 2010, the Committee on Homeland Security referred the 
bill to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, 
and Science and Technology. The Subcommittee was discharged 
from further consideration on June 23, 2010. Also on that date, 
the Committee on Homeland Security held a mark-up session and 
ordered that the bill reported with amendments by Unanimous 
Consent. On June 18, 2010, the Committee on Agriculture 
refereed the bill to the Subcommittee on Horticulture and 
Organic Agriculture. On November 30, 2010, the Committee on 
Homeland Security reported the bill, as amended, H. Rept. 111-
668, Part I. The Committee on Agriculture was granted an 
extension for further consideration ending not later than 
December 22, 2010.
    H.R. 5105 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to 
establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Chief 
Veterinary Officer, who shall: (1) head the division of DHS 
with primary responsibility for veterinary issues, food 
defense, and agriculture security; and (2) have primary 
responsibility within DHS for responsibilities relating to 
veterinary medicine and veterinary public health.
    The bill further requires that such Officer: (1) be a 
veterinarian who possesses a demonstrated ability in and 
knowledge of veterinary public health and emergency 
preparedness; (2) be appointed by the DHS Secretary; and (3) 
report directly to the Chief Medical Officer (or to the 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs if the Assistant 
Secretary is not serving as Chief Medical Officer).
    This Act amends Title III of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 to establish a Chief Veterinary Officer in the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS).
    The measure establishes within DHS a Chief Veterinary 
Officer (CVO), who shall be appointed by the Secretary of DHS 
and shall report to the Chief Medical Officer. The CVO must be 
a veterinarian with demonstrated ability in veterinary public 
health and emergency preparedness.
    The CVO will head the division of DHS responsible for 
veterinary issues, food defense, and agriculture security, and 
will have primary duties within the Department relating to 
veterinary medicine and veterinary public health, including: 
advising the Secretary on veterinary public health, food 
defense, and agricultural security issues; leading the 
Department's initiatives related to overall domestic 
preparedness for and collective response to agricultural 
terrorism; leading the Department's initiatives related to 
food, animal and agricultural incidents; and serving as the 
Department's principal point of contact for veterinary homeland 
security issues for the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, 
Health and Human Services, and other Federal agencies, as well 
as for state, local, and tribal governments.
            H.R. 5498, WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010
    H.R. 5498 was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell on 
June 20, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Homeland 
Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, 
Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence (Permanent Select). On 
November 18, 2010, Committee on Homeland Security reported the 
bill, as amended, H. Rept. 111-569, part I. On that same date 
the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation, Foreign Affairs 
and Intelligence were discharged. However, the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce received was granted an extension for 
further consideration ending not later than December 22, 2010.
    This bill, known as the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act 
of 2010, seeks to enhance homeland security by improving 
efforts to prevent, deter, prepare for, detect, attribute, 
respond to, and recover from an attack with a weapon of mass 
destruction.
    The measure requires the Director of National Intelligence 
to develop and implement: (1) a National Intelligence Strategy 
for Countering the Threat from Weapons of Mass Destruction 
(WMD); and (2) a National Intelligence Strategy for Countering 
Biological Threats.
    Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in 
the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), a unit for WMD intelligence and 
information sharing. Directs the DHS Secretary to: (1) produce 
biennial Bioterrorism Risk Assessments to identify and assess 
the evolving terrorist risk of a biological attack or other 
phenomena that may have serious health consequences for the 
United States; and (2) establish, in consultation with the 
Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture and Health and 
Human Services, enhanced biosecurity measures for persons or 
laboratories that possess, use, or transfer Tier I Material 
Threat Agents (agents and toxins that are determined by the 
Secretary to present a material threat to the population).
    Directs the Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture 
and Health and Human Services to provide the DHS Secretary with 
a list of laboratories and other locations where Tier I 
Material Threat Agents are present.
    Authorizes the Secretary, acting through the Administrator 
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to: (1) 
award grants based on risk to academic and nonprofit 
organizations and to state, local, and tribal governments that 
possess, use, or transfer Tier I Material Threat Agents to 
enhance security at laboratories; and (2) assist such entities 
in improving and promoting individual and community 
preparedness and collective response to WMD and terrorist 
attacks involving biological, chemical, radiological, and 
nuclear weapons against the United States.
    Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish procedures, with 
appropriate controls on access, for the sharing of homeland 
security information with state, local, and tribal government 
officials; (2) periodically review and recommend updates to 
criminal laws that relate to the evolving risks of misuse of 
life sciences by terrorists and others and conduct 
investigations and enforce criminal violations of customs and 
export laws; (3) ensure that homeland security information 
concerning terrorist threats is provided to state, local, and 
tribal authorities and the public; (4) examine the state of 
domestic and global biosurveillance and submit to appropriate 
Congressional Committees a national strategy for 
biosurveillance; (5) carry out a program in DHS to detect a 
biological attack or event; and (6) carry out a program for 
system assessment and validation of emergency response 
equipment at DHS (SAVER Program).
    Establishes in DHS: (1) a National Export Enforcement 
Coordination Network; (2) an Integrated Consortium of 
Laboratory Networks; and (3) a National Bioforensics Analysis 
Center.
    Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop voluntary guidance 
for responding to a release of chemical, biological, 
radiological, or nuclear material for police, fire, emergency 
medical services, emergency management, and public health 
personnel and make such guidance available to state, local, and 
tribal governments, nongovernmental organizations, the private 
sector, and the public; (2) acquire, use, and disseminate 
timely integrated plume models (assessments of the location and 
prediction of the spread of pathogens resulting from an 
explosion or release of nuclear, radioactive, chemical, or 
biological substances) to enable rapid response activities 
following a chemical, biological, nuclear, or radiological 
release; (3) develop and issue guidance for clean-up and 
restoration of indoor and outdoor areas that have been affected 
by the release of a biological agent; and (4) complete within 
90 days after the enactment of this Act methods to rapidly 
screen travelers at ports of entry.
    Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) 
periodically update a National Medical Countermeasure 
Dispensing Strategy to enhance preparedness and collective 
response to an attack with any chemical, biological, 
radiological, or nuclear material; and (2) review the adequacy 
of domestic vaccination and antimicrobial dispensing policy, 
guidance, and information provided to the public in light of 
any known terrorist risk of a biological attack or other 
phenomena that may have serious health consequences for the 
United States.
    Directs the Secretary of State to: (1) support efforts in 
other countries to develop mechanisms and capabilities for 
reporting to United Nations organizations validated data on 
biological attacks or other phenomena that may have serious 
health consequences for the United States; (2) establish and 
build capacity to effectively implement legislation 
criminalizing the development or use of biological weapons or 
acts of bioterrorism; (3) convene and lead an interagency task 
force on best practices for global biopreparedness; and (4) 
promote implementation of and compliance with the Biological 
and Toxin Weapons Convention.

8. Bills Ordered Reported But Not Reported

            H.R. 3795, Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market Act of 2009
    H.R. 3795 was introduced by Representative Barney Frank on 
October 13, 2009 and referred to the Committee on Financial 
Service and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture. On 
October 15, 2009, the Committee on Financial Service ordered 
reported the bill, amended, by a recorded vote of 43 yeas to 26 
nays. On October 21, 2009, the Committee on Agriculture ordered 
reported the bill, amended, by a voice vote. (Note: For further 
action, see the discussion of P.L. 111-203 (H.R. 4173) under 
``1. Bills Enacted into Law.'')
    The Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 amends 
the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to place specified 
derivatives, swaps, securities-based swaps, swap dealers, and 
swap participants under the jurisdiction of a Prudential 
Regulator, which may be: (1) the Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System; (2) the Office of the Comptroller of 
the Currency; and (3) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
(FDIC).
            H.R. 5509, Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and 
                    Improvement Act
    H.R. 5509 was introduced by Representative Holden on June 
10, 2010 and referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture. 
On July 28, 2010, the bill was ordered reported by the 
Committee on Agriculture, amended, by a voice vote. No further 
was taken.
    The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement 
Act amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly 
known as the Clean Water Act or CWA) to establish: (1) 
financial reporting requirements for restoration activities in 
the Chesapeake Bay watershed; and (2) the Independent 
Evaluation and Technical Advisory Committee to review and 
report on restoration activities in the Bay ecosystem and to 
provide recommendations to the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Secretary of the 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) on such activities. Authorizes 
appropriations for FY 2010-FY 2015.
    Authorizes a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for nitrogen, 
phosphorus, or sediment for the Bay and its tributaries to 
include load expressions for wasteload allocations or load 
allocations using time frames other than daily for sectors 
where non-daily allocations are most appropriate to implement 
applicable water quality standards. Sets forth provisions 
governing issuing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System permits for discharges that include waste load 
allocations that are consistent with TMDL plans.
    Authorizes individuals or entities undertaking land 
development activities to be permitted to meet requirements for 
managing stormwater by on-site infiltration by paying to offset 
them through the establishment of equivalent stormwater 
management practices off-site within the Bay ecosystem.
    Establishes an independent Chesapeake Bay Nutrient and 
Sediment Trading Commission in the Office of the Chesapeake Bay 
Program to: (1) administer the nitrogen and phosphorus trading 
program for Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, 
Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to ensure 
that credits are generated to attract market participants and 
facilitate trading mechanisms among and within such 
jurisdictions to meet water quality goals; (2) operate a 
registry for interstate water quality trading; and (3) develop 
a system to allow for trading to occur between point source and 
non-point source dischargers in Bay states. Terminates the 
Commission on September 30, 2015.
    Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the 
Secretary to: (1) establish standards for risk assessment, 
conservation planning, verification, water quality, and 
auditing practices that states can incorporate into their 
Chesapeake Bay management plan under the CWA; (2) provide 
conservation technical assistance to educate agricultural and 
private forest landowners in the Bay regarding water quality 
requirements; (3) publish a list of eligible agricultural and 
forestry activities that result in environmental service 
benefits; and (4) establish a pilot program for the Bay 
watershed for the facilitation of creating environmental 
service markets.
            H.R. 5852, Mandatory Price Reporting Act
    H.R. 5852, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act was introduced 
by Representative Peterson on July 26, 2010 and referred to the 
Committee on Agriculture. On July 29, 2010 the Committee 
ordered reported the bill, without amendment, by a voice vote. 
(Note: For further action, see the discussion of P.L. 111-239 
(S. 3656) under ``1. Bills Enacted into Law.'')
    This Act, known as the ``Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 
2010,'' extends the authority of section 260 of the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to September 30, 2015; a 
conforming amendment extends the authority of section 942 of 
the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act to September 30, 2015. 
The measure also amends the Agricultural Marketing Act to 
provide for mandatory reporting of wholesale pork cuts, and 
directs the Secretary to conduct a negotiated rulemaking 
process to develop a proposed rule regarding the reporting of 
wholesale pork cuts. The measure amends the Agricultural Trade 
Act of 1978 to require exporters of pork to report information 
to the Secretary, including the type, quantity and destination 
of exported pork products.
    Additionally, the Act directs the Secretary to establish an 
electronic reporting system for dairy, and further provides 
that the Secretary publish the information reported through the 
electronic reporting system by 3:00 p.m. ET, each Wednesday. 
The electronic reporting system must be implemented not later 
than 1 year following enactment of the Act.

9. Bill Defeated in the House

    None.

                              d. oversight

    The Committee on Agriculture and its Subcommittees were 
active in their oversight functions, holding a number of 
oversight hearings during the course of the 111th 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 useful in preparing legislation for consideration 
in the House of Representatives.
    As part of its hearings, the Committee and its 
Subcommittees reviewed the way the particular Federal agency or 
department (usually the Department of Agriculture) administered 
existing laws related to the subject matter of the legislation 
before, or to be considered by, the Committee. In some cases, 
legislation favorably reported to the House carries a 
termination date (a ``sunset'') to ensure that in the future 
Congress will again review the effectiveness and the methods 
with which the Executive Branch of Government has carried out 
the letter and the spirit of that statute.
    In keeping with the objective of the Oversight Plan as 
submitted to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
and House Administration, the Committee and its Subcommittees 
conducted the following chronological oversight hearings during 
the 111th Congress (Note: To see a copy of the Oversight Plan 
as submitted, see ``I. Summary of Organization, Jurisdiction, 
and Oversight Plan of the Committee on Agriculture''.):

1. Oversight Hearings

    March 11, 2009: Hearing To Review Animal Identification 
Systems. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the progress in 
implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). 
There were conflicting opinions expressed concerning the 
implementation of a mandatory identification system. Dr. John 
Clifford, Deputy Administrator for the USDA indicated his 
support for a mandatory identification system. Other 
stakeholders, however, expressed dissent with this opinion. 
Testimony was heard from eight witnesses on three separate 
panels.
    March 25, 2009: Hearing To Review the USDA Administration 
of Conservation Program Contracts. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-3.
    The purpose of this hearing was to inspect the 
implementation of the Conservation Title and hear the USDA's 
observation on the changing business environment in which 
programs operate, the working relationships with the USDA 
Conservation's partners and the opportunities and challenges 
faced by implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill. The presence of 
non-compliance and gaps in enforcement were also discussed. 
Five witnesses on two panels gave testimony in this hearing.
    March 26, 2009: Hearing To Review Tobacco Production in the 
United States. Subcommittee on Rural Development, 
Biotechnology, Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-4.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review tobacco 
production in America which makes up a significant part of the 
Southern farm economy. The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
agricultural economists and co-operative presidents on current 
proposals for increased regulation by the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA), and the challenges tobacco farmers are 
facing given decreasing exports, increasing competition and the 
current state of the economy. Testimony from five witnesses was 
heard on a single panel.
    March 26, 2009: Hearing To Review the State of Obesity in 
the United States. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-5.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the problem of 
obesity in the United States. The Subcommittee heard testimony 
from health and obesity experts about the most current 
statistics on obesity and the many implications of obesity on 
public health and communities. Many expressed concern about the 
need to address this issue as one involving the physical health 
of the country, but also the potential of obesity to impact the 
economic wellbeing of the country as well. Testimony was heard 
from five witnesses on two separate panels.
    March 31, 2009: Hearing To Review Innovative Approaches to 
Rural Development. Subcommittee on Rural Development, 
Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-6.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review innovative 
approaches to rural development. Topics discussed include 
securing sufficient infrastructure investment to connect 
dispersed populations, provide services to rural citizens, and 
attracting job opportunities in rural areas. Testimony was 
heard from educators, community leaders, and researchers on 
approaches to rural development. Five witnesses were heard on a 
single panel.
    April 1, 2009: Hearing To Review the State of the Farm 
Economy. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management. Hearing Serial No. 111-7.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine both short- and 
long-term trends in prices, input costs, land value and farm 
output. Also discussed were the broader macroeconomic factors 
that influence agricultural and energy markets. The hearing was 
held a day after the Agriculture Department's release of the 
results of its survey of farmers' planting intentions for 2009 
as well as its quarterly grain stocks report. Many conveyed the 
importance of a strong farm economy to rural American and how, 
in recent times, farmers and ranchers have been overlooked. It 
was also noted that we must have a stable and reliable farm 
economy in order to provide American citizens with the most 
safe, plentiful and affordable food supply in the world. There 
were seven witnesses on two panels, including Dr. Joe Glauber, 
Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    April 2, 2009: Hearing To Review Current Food Safety 
Systems. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-8.
    The purpose of this hearing was to begin discussion on the 
Federal food safety systems, a top priority in the Committee's 
oversight plan for the 111th Congress. This was the first of 
three hearings that the Agricultural Committee plans to hold 
this year to consider food safety issues. Most agreed that 
while the food safety system in place does a good job most of 
the time, there are some gaps in the system that need some 
attention through modernization and improvements. Testimony was 
given by seven witnesses on two separate panels.
    April 22, 2009: Hearing To Review Producers' Views on the 
Effectiveness of the Federal Crop Insurance Program. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-9.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review agricultural 
producers' views on the effectiveness and operations of the 
Federal crop insurance program. This was the first of a series 
of hearings examining the efficiency of crop insurance 
programs. It was expressed that farmers depend on the program 
as a critical tool for risk management. There were ten 
witnesses on two panels representing specific crop 
organizations and broad-based farm groups. Additionally, 
actuarial methodology of crop insurance was presented by a 
research from Iowa State University.
    April 23, 2009: Hearing To Review Federal Food Safety 
Systems at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Subcommittee on 
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-10.
    The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food safety system. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from USDA Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) Administrator, Alfred Almanza and 
from representatives of meat, poultry and egg product producers 
and processors. Many expressed the importance of food safety 
for American families and went on to say that the current 
system is working well, but some challenges remain and they 
must ensure that the USDA and FSIS have the resources they need 
to meet those challenges. Testimony was given by eight 
witnesses on two separate panels.
    April 29, 2009: Hearing To Review the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil 
Rights. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-11.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Civil Rights. Specifically the hearing focused on USDA's 
handling of civil rights violations and the findings of a GAO 
report released in October 2008 entitled ``Recommendations and 
options to Address Management Deficiencies in the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.'' The Subcommittee heard 
testimony from the Honorable Joe Leonard Assistant Secretary 
for Civil Rights and the author of the recent GAO report. 
Testimony was also heard by Lisa Shames, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment Division, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    May 5, 2009: Hearing To Review the National Animal 
Identification System. Subcommittee on Livestock, Diary, and 
Poultry and Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emerging 
Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-12.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the 
identification system's role in protecting U.S. producers and 
consumers from the effects of an animal disease outbreak. This 
was a joint hearing held by the Subcommittee on Livestock, 
Dairy, and Poultry and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, 
Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. Both Subcommittees 
supported the system as a necessary tool to mitigate outbreaks 
and spread of disease by allowing disease propagation to be 
effectively tracked through this system. Testimony was given by 
five witnesses on two separate panels.
    May 6, 2009: Hearing To Review the Impact of the Indirect 
Land Use and Renewable Biomass Provisions in the Renewable Fuel 
Standard. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and 
Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-13.
    The purpose of the hearing was to review the impact of the 
indirect land use and renewable biomass provisions. Many 
expressed concern about the EPA's proposed rule, indicating 
that the provisions could potentially harm the biofuels 
industry. Testimony was heard from eight witnesses on two 
separate panels, including Dr. Joe Glauber, Chief Economist for 
the USDA.
    May 14, 2009: Hearing To Review Food Safety Standards for 
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. Subcommittee on 
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-
14.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the current 
strategies and standards used by the horticulture and organic 
sectors to prevent, monitor and control potential food safety 
hazards. The Subcommittee heard testimony from panel I 
comprised of Dr. David Acheson who is Associate Commissioner 
for Foods at the Food and Drug Administration and David Shipman 
who is Acting Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing 
Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Panel II 
testimony was heard from seven other witnesses.
    May 21, 2009: Hearing To Review Low Carbon Fuel Standard 
Proposals. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-15.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the proposals to 
implement low carbon fuel standards and efforts to reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions on state and Federal levels. Many 
expressed concern on the renewable fuel provisions and went on 
to state the need for flexible, practical energy policies. 
Testimony was heard from four witnesses on a single panel.
    June 3, 2009: Hearing To Review the Future of Our Nation's 
Forests. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-16.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the future of 
U.S. forestry policy in the United States. The Subcommittee 
heard testimony from Panel I which consisted of the Deputy 
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. Panel II testimony was heard from 
six other witnesses.
    June 4, 2009: Hearing To Review Implications of the CFTC v. 
Zelener Case. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management. Hearing Serial No. 111-17.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the implications 
of CFTC v. Zelener, a 2004 Federal circuit court decision that 
impacted the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ability to 
protect consumers engaging in contracts in the foreign currency 
exchange (forex) market. Many stressed the importance of making 
sure fraudulent activity is not taking place in the market 
place. The Subcommittee heard testimony from three witnesses 
about the changes the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008 made to clarify the CFTC's authority to police the forex 
markets and the implications Zelener decision may still have 
for consumers.
    June 10, 2009: Hearing To Review Rural Development Programs 
Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Status of 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds for These 
Programs. Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, 
Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 
111-18.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's rural development programs and the 
status of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for 
these programs. The Subcommittee heard testimony from Under 
Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager, who spoke 
about USDA's rural development programs as well as American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds targeted for those 
programs. Testimony was given by seven witnesses on two 
separate panels.
    June 11, 2009: Hearing To Review Credit Conditions in Rural 
America. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and 
Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-19.
    The purpose of this hearing was the review the credit 
conditions in rural America. The Subcommittee heard testimony 
from two panels of witnesses, including officials from the Farm 
Service Agency, the Farm Credit Administration, and Farmer Mac, 
which all play a role in providing credit assistance to farmers 
and ranchers. Many expressed concern for the challenges 
agricultural credit is facing in the current economic crisis. 
The Subcommittee heard from two panels which consisted of seven 
witnesses included rural lenders and economic forecasters.
    June 24, 2009: Hearing To Review Implementation of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-21.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review implementation of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA). Many 
expressed the importance of examining how the farm bill is 
being implemented and the effectiveness of various farm 
programs. The Subcommittee heard testimony from a panel 
consisting of five witnesses. The witnesses represented major 
farm and commodity producer groups.
    June 25, 2009: Hearing To Review Implementation of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-21.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review implementation of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA). This was 
the second hearing to discuss farm bill programs. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from USDA Farm and Foreign 
Agricultural Services (FFAS) Under Secretary James Miller.
    July 9, 2009: Hearing To Review Rural Broadband Programs. 
Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty 
Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-22.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review Federal efforts 
to expand broadband access in rural areas. The Subcommittee 
heard testimony from two panels which included officials 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department 
of Commerce, as well as from telecommunications companies and 
organizations. Many expressed the vital need of high speed 
broadband Internet in rural areas. The Subcommittee heard from 
two panels which consisted of seven witnesses.
    July 10, 2009: Joint Hearing to Examine the Regulation of 
Over-the-Counter Derivatives. House Agriculture Committee. 
House Financial Services Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-23.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the regulation 
of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Secretary of the 
Treasury Timothy F. Geithner appeared before the two Committees 
to discuss the OTC derivative regulatory proposal the 
Administration released last month. Many expressed the need of 
the two Committees working together with the Administration in 
order to move forward in bringing order to the OTC markets. The 
two Committees heard testimony from one panel consisting of one 
witness.
    July 14, 2009: Hearing To Review Economic Conditions Facing 
the Dairy Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-24.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the economic 
conditions facing the dairy industry. It was noted that this 
would be the first hearing in a series of hearing over the next 
few weeks all focused on discussing the economic situation 
facing the dairy industry. The monthly all-milk price has been 
steadily declining since the summer of 2007 and USDA project 
the price to decline later this year to its lowest annual 
average since 1979. The Subcommittee heard testimony from three 
panels that consisted of a total of seven witnesses.
    July 16, 2009: Hearing To Review Current Issues in Food 
Safety. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-25.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review current issues in 
food safety. This was the fourth hearing on food safety held by 
House Agriculture Committee and its Subcommittee this year. 
Witnesses included farmers, ranchers, consumer group 
representatives, and government officials from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration. The hearing consisted of eleven witnesses on 
two panels.
    July 20, 2009: Hearing To Review Forest Resource Management 
in Northern Wisconsin. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-26.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review forest resource 
management issues in the region. Wisconsin's forested land is 
16 million acres, and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National forest 
covers more than 1.5 million acres or almost 10% of Wisconsin's 
forest land. Forest management issues and the health of the 
paper and timber industry are important issues in Wisconsin. 
The Subcommittee heard testimony from two panels that consisted 
of six witnesses.
    July 21, 2009: Hearing To Review Economic Conditions Facing 
the Dairy Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-24.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the economic 
conditions facing the dairy industry. It was the second of 
three scheduled hearings in the month of July to review the 
problems facing the dairy industry. Many stressed the 
importance of Congress working with local dairy farmers to find 
long term solutions for the dairy industry. The Subcommittee 
heard from one panel that consisted of six witnesses which 
included dairy farmers from Georgia, Wisconsin and Texas.
    July 28, 2009: Hearing To Review Economic Conditions Facing 
the Dairy Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-24.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the economic 
conditions facing the dairy industry. It was the third hearing 
in a series of three scheduled during the month of July to 
review the economic conditions in the dairy industry. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from one panel of seven witnesses 
including dairy farmers and presidents from various unions, 
councils, federations, and companies.
    July 30, 2009: Hearing To Review the P.L. 83-566 Watershed 
Proposals for the Dunloup Creek Watershed and the Cape Cod 
Water Resources Restoration Project. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-27.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review two watershed 
proposals that require approval from Congress before they can 
move forward. All P.L. 566 watershed proposals that cost more 
than $5 million must be approved by Congress. It was noted that 
the P.L. 566 watershed program is oversubscribed and 
underfunded, but the testimony demonstrated the need for these 
projects to be authorized, and the common good that may result 
upon their completion. The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
the Honorable Bill Delahunt representing the 10th District of 
Massachusetts and from Mr. Dave White, Chief of the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service.
    August 5, 2009: Hearing To Examine New and Innovative Ways 
To Improve Nutrition and Wellness Programs. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-28.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine new and 
innovative ways to improve nutrition and wellness programs. 
Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and poor 
nutrition has led to negative impacts on quality of life. Many 
expressed that by studying innovative approaches that are 
working in communities across America, we can learn how to 
better combat this problem and lower the burden of health care 
costs we all share. The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
medical and health care professionals and from academic and 
nonprofit representatives regarding new and successful 
approaches to decrease obesity, improve health and prevent 
illness.
    September 17, 2009: Hearing To Review Proposed Legislation 
by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Regarding the Regulation 
of Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets. Full Committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-29.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the Treasury 
Department's legislative proposal regulating the over-the-
counter (OTC) market for derivatives. Witnesses representing 
exchanges, clearinghouses, and end-users testified at today's 
hearing about legislative language released by the Treasury 
Department. Many stressed the need to find ways to provide 
greater transparency to the over-the-counter derivatives 
market.. The Committee heard from two panels consisting of six 
witnesses. This was the first of two scheduled hearings on the 
matter.
    September 22, 2009: Hearing To Review Proposed Legislation 
by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Regarding the Regulation 
of Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets. Full Committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-29.
    The purpose of this hearing was to continue the review of 
the Treasury's Departments legislative proposals regulating the 
over-the-counter (OTC) market for derivatives. Chairman Gary 
Gensler of the CFTC and Chairman Mary Schapiro of the SEC 
testified before the Committee about the Administration's 
proposal to regulate OTC products and the role of the two 
agencies in financial market reform legislation. Many expressed 
the desire to enact strong legislation that can bring order to 
the unregulated (OTC) derivatives markets while preserving the 
ability of end-users to effectively hedge their price. This was 
the second of two hearings.
    September 30, 2009: Hearing To Review the Implementation of 
the Research Title of the 2008 Farm Bill. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-30.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review implementation of 
the research title of the 2008 Farm Bill. Many stressed that 
changes made in the 2008 Farm Bill will enhance cooperation and 
maximize efficiency throughout USDA's research agencies. 
Agricultural research is in high demand, and is an important 
investment in the future of our food, fiber, and fuel system. 
The Subcommittee heard from three witnesses from the 
agricultural industry including Dr. Rajiv Shah, Under Secretary 
for Research, Education and Economics at the USDA
    October 7, 2009: Hearing To Review the Implementation of 
the Conservation Title of the 2008 Farm Bill. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-31.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the implantation 
of the conservation title of the 2008 Farm Bill. The 2008 Farm 
Bill strengthened the conservation programs by allocating an 
additional $4 billion for the programs and by including several 
important reforms and improvements. The Subcommittee heard from 
two witnesses who are officials with the USDA that are charged 
with implementing these programs.
    October 21, 2009: Hearing To Examine the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Rural Business Programs and To Review Current 
Conditions for Rural Entrepreneurship and Business Development. 
Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty 
Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-32.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine how the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture is working with partners to expand 
entrepreneurship and business development in rural America. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from the Administrator of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Rural Business and Cooperative 
Programs and from Community Development and other organizations 
focused on rural development.
    October 22, 2009: Hearing To Review the Economic Conditions 
Facing the Pork Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-33.
    The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the economic 
crisis that U.S. pork producers are experiencing. Since 
September 2007, the U.S. Pork Industry has lost an estimated 
$4.6 billion, or about $21 for each hog sold. Rising feed 
costs, energy costs, the global economic downturn, trade 
barriers, and misperceptions about the recent outbreak of H1N1 
have impacted the pork producers. The Subcommittee heard from 
Mr. Michael Scuse, Deputy Under Secretary, Farm Service Agency, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture and other witnesses.
    October 28, 2009: Hearing To Review Implementation of the 
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Title of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Subcommittee on 
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-
34.
    The purpose of this hearing was to examine the 
implementation of farm bill provisions regarding specialty 
crops, organic agriculture, and plant pest and disease 
management. This is the first farm bill to contain a separate 
title for issues related to specialty crops and organic 
agriculture. The bill dedicated almost $3 billion in funding 
over 5 years to area, including nutrition, farmers markets, 
plant, pest and disease management, trade, and conservation. 
Testimony was heard from the Administrator of the Agricultural 
Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
    October 29, 2009: Hearing To Review the Future of Next 
Generation Biofuels. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, 
Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-35.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review opportunities and 
challenges facing the development of next generation biofuels. 
Officials with the Department of Agriculture provided testimony 
about USDA research and financing activities for next 
generation biofuels. Witnesses representing companies and 
organizations focused on developing advanced biofuels also 
testified, updating the Subcommittee about the current and 
future direction of the industry.
    November 17, 2009: Hearing To Review the Financial 
Stability Improvement Act Discussion Draft. Full Committee. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-36.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the Financial 
Stability Improvement Act discussion draft because of 
provisions that fall under the Agriculture Committee's 
jurisdiction. The language creates a Financial Services 
Oversight Council make up of several agencies including the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which would be given 
powers to identify certain financial players and activities 
that could pose a systemic risk to the economy. The Federal 
Reserve would be given broad powers in the draft, with the 
ability to impose standards despite the objection or expertise 
of Council member agencies, In addition, the draft contained 
loan retention provisions affecting the Farm Credit 
Administration, which oversees a nationwide network of 
borrower-owned lenders that provide credit and related services 
to farm country. Testimony was heard from the Chairman of the 
Commodity Future Trading Commission, Commissioner of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, and Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer of the Farm Credit Administration.
    November 19, 2009: Hearing To Review Rural Broadband 
Programs Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 
Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty 
Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-37.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the progress made 
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of 
Commerce to award grants to expand broadband access in rural 
areas. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
provided the USDA's Rural Service and the Department of 
Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration with $7.2 Billion to expand access to broadband 
services. Currently, RUS and NTIA are reviewing applications 
for these funds. Testimony was heard from the Administrator for 
Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.
    December 2, 2009: Hearing To Review the Potential Economic 
Impacts of Climate Change on the Farm Sector. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-38.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review economic analyses 
that consider the potential economic impacts of climate change 
on the farm sector. The Committee heard from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Chief Economist and witnesses 
representing academic institutions and research organization 
provided testimony about the results of analyses of the 
potential economic impacts on agricultural associated with 
climate change and climate changes legislation.
    December 3, 2009: Hearing To Review the Costs and Benefits 
of Agriculture Offsets. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, 
Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-39.
    The purpose of this hearing was to continue review on 
climate change issues by examining the costs and benefits of 
agriculture offset proposals. The Committee heard from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Chief Economist, the Congressional 
Budget Office's Assistant Director for Microeconomic studies, 
and five professors with significant experience in agricultural 
and environmental economics testified about offset proposals in 
general and within the context of climate change legislation.
    December 9, 2009: Hearing To Review the Regulatory and 
Legislative Strategies in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 
Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-40.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the regulatory 
and legislative proposals to improve the condition of the 
Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Subcommittee heard from officials 
representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania 
Department of Agriculture, as well as from agricultural groups 
working to improve the watershed
    January 25, 2010: Hearing To Review the Federal Nutrition 
Program. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-41.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review Federal nutrition 
programs. Members and witnesses at the hearing discussed 
participation rates in Federal nutrition programs as well as 
their role in combating obesity and disease. The hearing 
included testimony from California state administrators, 
doctors, academics, and public health representatives.
    March 3, 2010: Hearing To Review Implementation of Changes 
to the Commodity Exchange Act Contained in the 2008 Farm Bill. 
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-42.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the 
implementations of changes to the Commodity Exchange Act 
contained in the 2008 Farm Bill. The Subcommittee heard from 
the Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission Gary Gensler.
    March 10, 2010: Hearing To Review USDA's Information 
Technology Systems. Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial No. 111-43.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the status of 
information technology systems at the United States Department 
of Agriculture. Technology continues to advance at a dizzying 
rate. To serve farmers and agricultural producers more 
efficiently, USDA must integrate technological advancements 
into its existing infrastructure. The Committee heard testimony 
from the USDA's Chief Information Officer and from the USDA 
Farm Service Agency's Administrator.
    March 10, 2010: Hearing to Review U.S. Agricultural sales 
to Cuba. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-44.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review U.S. Agricultural 
sales to Cuba. Cuba relies on imports for most of its food 
needs. Currently the U.S. has policies that hold 
agriculturalists from selling their products in Cuba. Cuba is 
currently importing most of its food from Brazil due to the 
policy restrictions on the U.S. The Committee heard testimony 
from several individuals including Bob Stallman, President of 
American Farm Bureau and Roger Johnson, President of National 
Farmers Union.
    March 23, 2010: Hearing to Review Rural Water 
Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Rural Development, 
Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-45.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review efforts to 
improve rural water infrastructure. Currently the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service administers 
many programs that provide loans, grants, loan guarantees and 
technical assistance for drinking water, and sanitary sewers in 
rural communities with populations under 10,000 people. There 
are 16 agencies involved in administering more than 88 programs 
that target rural development. The Subcommittee heard testimony 
from witnesses on two panels on how RUS is meeting the demands 
for clean water and how they are assisting communities.
    April 14, 2010: Hearing To Review Access to Healthy Foods 
for Beneficiaries of Federal Nutrition Programs and Explore 
Innovative Methods To Improve Availability. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-46.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review access to healthy 
foods for beneficiaries of Federal nutrition programs as well 
as to explore innovative methods to improve availability. 
Better access to affordable, healthy, and fresh foods is 
absolutely critical to addressing the obesity epidemic in many 
of underserved communities. The Committee heard from two panels 
consisting of seven witnesses. Witnesses included Rocco 
DiSpirito, bestselling cookbook author and chef, and Ellie 
Krieger, Food Network chef and nutritionist.
    April 20, 2010: Hearing To Review Dairy Policy. Full 
Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-47.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review dairy policy 
challenges and opportunities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The 
Committee heard testimony from the Pennsylvania Secretary of 
Agriculture, a professor of agriculture economics, and a panel 
of witnesses representing dairy farmers and processors in 
Pennsylvania.
    April 21, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy 
in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-48, pt. 1.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill, a major 
piece of legislation that authorizes government farm support, 
conservation, energy, trade, marketing, food assistance, and 
rural development programs over several years. Many of the 
provisions of the current farm bill, the Food, Conservation and 
Energy Act of 2008 will expire in September 2012. Testimony was 
heard from Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA.
    April 22, 2010: Hearing To Review Proposals To Establish 
Exchanges Trading ``Movie Futures''. Subcommittee on General 
Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial No. 111-
49.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review two proposals 
received by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to create 
exchanges that would trade derivatives based on box office 
receipts. Mitigating financial risk is a primary reason for 
futures exchanges. Senate Agriculture Committee recently passed 
legislation that would prohibit an exchange on movie box office 
derivatives. The Committee heard testimony from six witnesses 
on two different panels.
    April 30, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy 
in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill, a major 
piece of legislation that authorizes government farm support, 
conservation, energy, trade, marketing, food assistance, and 
rural development programs over several years. This is the 
first in a series of hearings scheduled across the country to 
consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. The 
hearing was held in Des Moines, Iowa. Seven Members of Congress 
were in attendance. Testimony was heard from nine witnesses on 
two different panels.
    May 1, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill, a major 
piece of legislation that authorizes government farm support, 
conservation, energy, trade, marketing, food assistance, and 
rural development programs over several years. This is the 
second in a series of hearings scheduled across the country to 
consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. The 
hearing was held in Nampa, Idaho. Six Members of Congress 
attended and heard testimony from ten witnesses on two separate 
panels.
    May 3, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. This is 
the third in a series of hearings scheduled across the country 
to consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. 
The hearing was held in Fresno, California. Seven Members of 
Congress attended the hearing and heard testimony from eleven 
witnesses.
    May 4, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill, a major 
piece of legislation that authorizes government farm support, 
conservation, energy, trade, marketing, food assistance, and 
rural development programs over several years. This is the 
fourth in a series of hearings scheduled across the country to 
consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. The 
hearing was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Eight Members of 
Congress attended the hearing and heard testimony from eight 
witnesses on two separate panels.
    May 13, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill, with agriculture economists and 
academics. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-48, pt. 1.
    The purpose of this hearing was to continue to review the 
U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with 
economists and academics who study the issues and trends facing 
agriculture and rural America. Testimony was heard from eight 
witnesses on two panels.
    May 14, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to continue to review the 
U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. This 
is the fifth in a series of hearings scheduled across the 
country to consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm 
policy. The hearing was held in Morrow, Georgia. Nine Members 
of Congress attended and heard testimony from eleven witnesses.
    May 15, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. This is 
the sixth in a series of hearings scheduled across the country 
to consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. 
The hearing was held in Troy, Alabama. Six Members of Congress 
attended and heard testimony from nine witnesses on two 
separate panels.
    May 17, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. This is 
the seventh in a series of hearings scheduled across the 
country to consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm 
policy. The hearing was held in Lubbock, Texas. Eight Members 
of Congress attended and heard testimony from thirteen 
witnesses on two separate panels.
    May 18, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. This is 
the eighth in a series of hearings scheduled across the country 
to consider new ideas regarding Federal food and farm policy. 
The hearing was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Twelve 
Members of Congress attended the hearing and heard testimony 
from eleven witnesses on a variety of farm policy issues.
    June 9, 2010: Hearing To Review the Implementation of the 
2008 Farm Bill Energy Title. Subcommittee on Conservation, 
Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-51.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review renewable energy 
and energy efficiency policies authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill 
as the Committee begins to prepare for the next farm bill. The 
2008 Farm Bill provided $1 billion to fund programs that 
promote growth in the renewable energy industry and help rural 
small businesses invest in energy efficiency projects. 
Testimony was heard from Cheryl Cook, Deputy Under Secretary 
for Rural Development within the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
    June 17, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Farm Safety Net 
Programs in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-52.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review U.S. farm safety 
net programs in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. The Subcommittee 
heard from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under 
Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Jim 
Miller.
    June 23, 2010: Hearing To Review the Food Distribution 
Program on Indian Reservations. Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-53.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the Federal Food 
Distribution Program for Indian Reservations. This program 
provides food to low-income households, including the elderly, 
on Indian reservations, and to Native American families 
residing in designated areas near reservations. FDPIR is 
administered at the Federal level by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and 
administered locally by either Indian Tribal Organizations 
(ITOs) or state government agencies. Currently, there are 
approximately 271 tribes receiving benefits under FDPIR through 
99 ITOs and five state agencies. Testimony was heard from the 
Honorable Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition 
and Consumer Services, USDA, as well as the Honorable Andy 
Joseph, Jr., Chairman of the Northwest Portland Area Indian 
Health Board and Ms. Norma Merriman, Group Leader of the 
Cherokee Nation Human Services in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
    June 24, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Farm Safety Net 
Programs in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-52.
    This hearing was the second held by the Subcommittee to 
review the existing commodity programs and look ahead to the 
next farm bill. Testimony was heard from commodity groups and 
producers on two separate panels.
    June 28, 2010: Hearing To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in 
Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Full Committee. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-48, pt. 2.
    This was the ninth in a series of field hearings scheduled 
across the country to consider new ideas regarding Federal food 
and farm policy. The hearing was held in Fayetteville, North 
Carolina. Four Members of Congress attended the hearing and 
heard testimony from eight witnesses on a variety of farm 
policy issues.
    July 1, 2010: Hearing To Review the Administration and 
Delivery of Conservation Programs. Subcommittee on 
Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 
111-54.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the technical 
assistance capacity of USDA Conservation Programs. This hearing 
provided an opportunity to hear from those on the front lines 
of this effort to make certain that the delivery mechanisms are 
in place to give land owners access to the expertise they need 
to make proper land management decisions and implement 
conservation practices. Testimony was heard from Natural 
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White and Farm 
Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess.
    July 20, 2010: Hearing To Review Rural Development Programs 
in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Subcommittee on Rural 
Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign 
Agriculture. Hearing Serial No. 111-55.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's rural development programs in 
preparation for the 2012 Farm Bill. This hearing provided a 
good overview of the strengths and the weaknesses of our rural 
development programs given their current resources. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from Dallas P. Tonsager, Under 
Secretary for Rural Development at USDA and from rural economic 
development stakeholders utilizing rural development programs 
across America.
    July 20, 2010: Hearing To Review Livestock and Related 
Programs at USDA in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. Subcommittee 
on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. Hearing Serial No. 111-56.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review livestock and 
related programs at USDA in preparation for the 2012 Farm Bill. 
Many expressed that this hearing was an extremely productive 
one, and allowed the Subcommittee to explore in depth a wide 
array of issues with the Department. It also brought to light 
several issues that will have to be investigated more 
thoroughly in the future. The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs 
Edward M. Avalos.
    July 21, 2010: Hearing To Review Specialty Crop and Organic 
Agriculture Programs in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. 
Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. Hearing 
Serial No. 111-57.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review speciality crop 
and organic agriculture programs in advance of the 2012 Farm 
Bill. According to USDA's Economic Research Service, specialty 
crops account for approximately 50 percent of all U.S. cash 
receipts of farm crops. The Subcommittee heard from producers 
from operations of various sizes that grow a diversity of 
products, and they provided insight on U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill program implementation at the 
ground level.
    July 22, 2010: Hearing To Review the State of the Crop 
Insurance Industry. Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities 
and Risk Management. Hearing Serial No. 111-58.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review current issues 
facing the U.S. crop insurance industry. The U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and crop insurance companies recently finished the 
process of renegotiating the Standard Reinsurance Agreement 
(SRA), which governs the relationship between the Federal 
Government and private companies that deliver crop insurance 
products to farmers. The SRA outlines risk sharing and 
reimbursements that the Federal Government provides to crop 
insurance companies in order to ensure that farmers and 
ranchers have access to adequate risk management tools. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from Mr. Bill Murphy, the 
Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency as well as 
various crop insurance agencies.
    July 28, 2010: Hearing To Review Quality Control Systems in 
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Subcommittee on 
Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. 
Hearing Serial No. 111-59.
    The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Subcommittee heard 
testimony from government officials as well as advocacy and 
industry groups about efforts to reduce the error rate in the 
SNAP program and to combat fraud and abuse in the system. The 
2008 Farm Bill made substantial improvements to the SNAP 
program by increasing program benefits and clarifying 
eligibility standards. The farm bill also increased the penalty 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can levy on 
fraudulent retailers. The Subcommittee heard from seven 
witnesses on two separate panels.
    December 15, 2010: Hearing To Review Implementation of 
Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act Relating to Position Limits. Subcommittee on 
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Hearing Serial 
No. 111-60.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review implementation of 
the position limits within the Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act. The law sets a January 17, 2011 deadline for 
the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to announce 
the proposed rule for position limits. Two panels of witnesses 
testified before the Subcommittee that included Chairman 
Gensler and Commissioner Chilton of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission.

2. Legislative Hearings

    February 3, 2009: Hearing To Review Derivatives 
Legislation. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-1
    The purpose of this hearing was to review legislation 
addressing the derivatives markets. This was the first in a 
series of hearings to review this topic. The Committee heard 
from multiple stakeholder groups regarding the Derivatives 
Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009: a bill 
designed to bring increased transparency to futures markets and 
to organize the over-the-counter market for swaps and other 
credit derivatives. Testimony was heard from eight witnesses on 
two separate panels. (Note: See the discussion of H.R. 4173 
under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law'' and also the discussion of 
H.R. 977 and H.R. 3795 under ``2. Bills Acted on by the 
Committee Included in Other Laws Enacted.'')
    February 4, 2009: Hearing To Review Derivatives 
Legislation. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-1.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review legislation 
addressing the transparency and oversight of derivative 
markets. Specifically discussed was the Derivatives Markets 
Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009, which is designed 
to bring transparency and order to futures markets and other 
credit derivatives. It represents a broadened version of a 
bipartisan bill passed by the House in September 2008 with more 
than 280 votes (H.R. 6604). Testimony was heard from fifteen 
witnesses on three separate panels. (Note: See the discussion 
of H.R. 4173 under ``1. Bills Enacted Into Law'' and also the 
discussion of H.R. 977 and H.R. 3795 under ``2. Bills Acted on 
by the Committee Included in Other Laws Enacted.'')
    June 11, 2009: Hearing To Review Pending Climate 
Legislation. Full Committee. Hearing Serial No. 111-20.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review pending climate 
change legislation under consideration by Congress. Many 
Members of the Committee had serious concerns bout how climate 
change legislation would affect people living in their 
districts. The Agriculture Committee heard testimony from 
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and from representatives of 
conservation, energy, and agriculture-related organizations. 
The Committee heard from three panels which consisted of nine 
witnesses. (Note: See also the discussion of H.R. 2454 under 
``5. Bills Acted On By the House But Not the Senate.'')
    May 12, 2010: Hearing To Review H.R. 4785, the Rural Energy 
Savings Program Act. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, 
Energy, and Research. Hearing Serial No. 111-50.
    The purpose of this hearing was to review the Rural Energy 
Savings Program Act, which would encourage energy efficiency 
projects in rural communities. The bill which was introduced by 
Representative James Clyburn would allow the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service to make interest-free 
loans to certain organizations that would then make loans 
available to qualified consumers who want to implement energy 
efficiency measures. Testimony was heard from nine witnesses on 
three separate panels that included Members of Congress. (Note: 
See also the discussion of H.R. 4785 under ``5. Bills Acted On 
By the House But Not the Senate.'')

                          e. printed hearings





     111-1   Hearing To Review Derivatives Legislation. Full Committee.
              February 3, 2009, February 4, 2009.
     111-2   Hearing To Review Animal Identification Systems.
              Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. March 11,
              2009.
     111-3   Hearing To Review the USDA Administration of Conservation
              Program Contracts. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit,
              Energy, and Research. March 25, 2009.
     111-4   Hearing To Review Tobacco Production in the United States.
              Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology,
              Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. March 26, 2009.
     111-5   Hearing To Review the State of Obesity in the United
              States. Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight,
              Nutrition, and Forestry. March 26, 2009.
     111-6   Hearing To Review Innovative Approaches to Rural
              Development. Subcommittee on Rural Development,
              Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture.
              March 31, 2009.
     111-7   Hearing To Review the State of the Farm Economy.
              Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk
              Management. April 1, 2009.
     111-8   Hearing To Review Current Food Safety Systems. Full
              Committee. April 2, 2009.
     111-9   Hearing To Review Producers' Views on the Effectiveness of
              the Federal Crop Insurance Program. Subcommittee on
              General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. April 22,
              2009.
    111-10   Hearing To Review Federal Food Safety Systems at the U.S.
              Department of Agriculture. Subcommittee on Livestock,
              Dairy, and Poultry. April 23, 2009
    111-11   Hearing To Review the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
              Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight,
              Nutrition, and Forestry. April 29, 2009.
    111-12   Hearing To Review the National Animal Identification
              System. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. May
              5, 2009.
    111-13   Hearing To Review the Impact of the Indirect Land Use and
              Renewable Biomass Provisions in the Renewable Fuel
              Standard. Joint hearing--Subcommittee on Emerging Threats,
              Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, Committee on
              Homeland Security and Subcommittee on Conservation,
              Credit, Energy, and Research, Committee on Agriculture.
              May 6, 2009.
    111-14   Hearing To Review Food Safety Standards for Horticulture
              and Organic Agriculture. Subcommittee on Horticulture and
              Organic Agriculture. May 14, 2009.
    111-15   Hearing To Review Low Carbon Fuel Standard Proposals. Full
              Committee. May 21, 2009.
    111-16   Hearing To Review the Future of Our Nation's Forests.
              Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight,
              Nutrition, and Forestry. June 3, 2009.
    111-17   Hearing To Review Implications of the CFTC v. Zelener Case.
              Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk
              Management. June 4, 2009.
    111-18   Hearing To Review Rural Development Programs Operated by
              the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Status of American
              Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds for These Programs.
              Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology,
              Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. June 10, 2009.
    111-19   Hearing To Review Credit Conditions in Rural America.
              Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. June 11, 2009.
    111-20   Hearing To Review Pending Climate Legislation. Full
              Committee. June 11, 2009.
    111-21   Hearing To Review Implementation of the Food, Conservation,
              and Energy Act of 2008. Subcommittee on General Farm
              Commodities and Risk Management. June 24, 2009, June 25,
              2009.
    111-22   Hearing To Review Rural Broadband Programs. Subcommittee on
              Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and
              Foreign Agriculture. July 9, 2009.
    111-23   Hearing To Examine the Regulation of Over-the-Counter
              Derivatives. Joint hearing--Committee on Financial
              Services and Committee on Agriculture. July 10, 2009.
    111-24   Hearing To Review Economic Conditions Facing the Dairy
              Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
              July 14, 2009, July 21, 2009, July 28, 2009.
    111-25   Hearing To Review Current Issues in Food Safety. Full
              Committee. July 16, 2009.
    111-26   Hearing To Review Forest Resource Management in Northern
              Wisconsin. Subcommittee on Department Operations,
              Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. July 20, 2009
              (Appleton, WI).
    111-27   . Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. July 30, 2009.
    111-28   Hearing To Examine New and Innovative Ways To Improve
              Nutrition and Wellness Programs. Subcommittee on
              Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry.
              August 5, 2009 (Lincoln, NE).
    111-29   Hearing To Review Proposed Legislation by the U.S.
              Department of the Treasury Regarding the Regulation of
              Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets. Full Committee.
              September 17, 2009, September 22, 2009.
    111-30   . Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. September 30, 2009.
    111-31   . Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. October 7, 2009.
    111-32   Hearing To Examine the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
              Rural Business Programs and To Review Current Conditions
              for Rural Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
              Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Special
              Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. October 21, 2009.
    111-33   Hearing To Review the Economic Conditions Facing the Pork
              Industry. Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
              October 22, 2009.
    111-34   . Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.
              October 28, 2009.
    111-35   Hearing To Review the Future of Next Generation Biofuels.
              Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. October 29, 2009.
    111-36   Hearing To Review the Financial Stability Improvement Act
              Discussion Draft. Full Committee. November 17, 2009.
    111-37   Hearing To Review Rural Broadband Programs Funded by the
              American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Subcommittee on
              Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and
              Foreign Agriculture. November 19, 2009.
    111-38   Hearing To Review the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate
              Change on the Farm Sector. Subcommittee on Conservation,
              Credit, Energy, and Research. December 2, 2009.
    111-39   Hearing To Review the Costs and Benefits of Agriculture
              Offsets. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. December 3, 2009.
    111-40   Hearing To Review the Regulatory and Legislative Strategies
              in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Subcommittee on
              Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. December 9,
              2009.
    111-41   Hearing To Review the Federal Nutrition Program.
              Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight,
              Nutrition, and Forestry. January 25, 2010 (Colton, CA).
    111-42   . Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk
              Management. March 3, 2010.
    111-43   Hearing To Review USDA's Information Technology Systems.
              Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight,
              Nutrition, and Forestry. March 10, 2010.
    111-44   Hearing To Review U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba. Full
              Committee. March 11, 2010.
    111-45   Hearing To Review Rural Water Infrastructure. Subcommittee
              on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and
              Foreign Agriculture. March 23, 2010.
    111-46   Hearing To Review Access to Healthy Foods for Beneficiaries
              of Federal Nutrition Programs and Explore Innovative
              Methods To Improve Availability. Subcommittee on
              Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry.
              April 14, 2010
    111-47   Hearing To Review Dairy Policy. Full Committee. April 20,
              2010 (Harrisburg, PA).
111-48, Pt.  . Full Committee. April 21, 2010, May 13, 2010.
          1
111-48, Pt.  . Full Committee. April 30, 2010 (Des Moines, IA), May 1,
          2   2010 (Nampa, ID), May 3, 2010 (Fresno, CA), May 4, 2010
              (Cheyenne, WY), May 14, 2010 (Morrow, GA), May 15, 2010
              (Troy, AL), May 17, 2010 (Lubbock, TX), May 18, 2010
              (Sioux Falls, SD), June 28, 2010 (Fayetteville, NC).
    111-49   Hearing To Review Proposals To Establish Exchanges Trading
              ``Movie Futures''. Subcommittee on General Farm
              Commodities and Risk Management. April 22, 2010.
    111-50   . Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. May 12, 2010.
    111-51   . Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and
              Research. June 9, 2010.
    111-52   . Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk
              Management. June 17, 2010, June 24, 2010.
    111-53   Hearing To Review the Food Distribution Program on Indian
              Reservations. Subcommittee on Department Operations,
              Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry. June 23, 2010.
    111-54   Hearing To Review the Administration and Delivery of
              Conservation Programs. Subcommittee on Conservation,
              Credit, Energy, and Research. July 1, 2010.
    111-55   . Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology,
              Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. July 20, 2010.
    111-56   . Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. July 20,
              2010.
    111-57   . Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.
              July 21, 2010.
    111-58   Hearing To Review the State of the Crop Insurance Industry.
              Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk
              Management. July 22, 2010.
    111-59   Hearing To Review Quality Control Systems in the
              Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Subcommittee on
              Department Operation, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry.
              July 28, 2010.
    111-60   Hearing To Review Implementation of Provisions of the Dodd-
              Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
              Relating to Position Limits. Subcommittee on General Farm
              Commodities and Risk Management. December 15, 2010.


                        f. meetings not printed

    January 28, 2009--Full Committee. Open business meeting--
Organizational meeting for the 11th Congress. Approval by voice 
vote of the Committee rules.
    February 12, 2009--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 977.
    March 12, 2009--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of the Budget Views and Estimates 
Letters for FY 2010, offering budget recommendations of the 
Committee on Agriculture for the agencies and programs under 
the jurisdiction of the Committee on Agriculture.
    July 29, 2009--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 511; H.R. 940; H.R. 1002; and 
H.R. 3175.
    October 21, 2009--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 3795.
    March 3, 2010--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 3509; H.R. 3954; and the Budget 
Views and Estimates Letters for FY 2011, offering budget 
recommendations of the Committee on Agriculture for the 
agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the Committee 
on Agriculture.
    June 30, 2010--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by recorded vote of H.R. 4645 (25 yeas, 20 nays, 1 not 
voting); and approval by voice vote of H.R. 2476; H.R. 4658; 
and H.R. 5414.
    July 14, 2010--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 4785.
    July 28, 2010--Full Committee. Open business meeting. 
Approval by voice vote of H.R. 5509; H.R. 3519; and H.R. 5852.

                          g. committee prints

    Compilation of Responses to Climate Change Questionnaire, 
May 2009. Part I and II.
    Compilation of Responses to Farm Bill Feedback 
Questionnaire, September 2010.

                             h. watersheds

    On May 19, 2009, the Natural Resources Conservation Service 
(NRCS) in concurrence the Office of Management and Budget, 
submitted to the Committee the plan for a water resources 
restoration project in the Cape Code Watershed, Barnstable 
County, Massachusetts and the plan for a voluntary floodplain 
buyout in the Dunloup Creek Watershed, Fayette and Raleigh 
Counties, West Virginia.
    On July 30, 2009, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, 
Energy, and Research held a hearing to review the P.L. 83-566 
Watershed Proposals for the Dunloup Creek Watershed and the 
Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Projects.
    On October 21, 2009 the full Committee met in an open 
business meeting and approved both projects by a voice vote. A 
letter was sent to the Secretary of Agriculture on that same 
date notifying the Department of the Committee's action. (Note: 
For further discussion see ``D. Oversight 1. Oversight 
Hearings.'' July 30, 2009: Review the P.L. 83-566 Watershed 
Proposals for the Dunloup Creek Watershed and the Cape Cod 
Water Resources Restoration Projects.

                             III. Appendix


                      a. executive communications

    E.C. 6--Jan. 7, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Cattle from Mexico; 
Addition of Port at San Luis, AZ [Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0095] 
(RIN: 0579-AC63) Received January 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 46--Jan. 13, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
``Major'' final rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Section 610 
Review [Docket No. AMS-FV-08-0010; FV08-984-610 Review] 
Received January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 47--Jan. 13, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
``Major'' final rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Section 610 
Review [Docket No. AMS-FV-08-0009; FV08-966-610 Review] 
Received January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 48--Jan. 13, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
``Major'' final rule--Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington; 
Section 610 Review [Docket No. AMS-FV-08-0008, FV08-927-610 
Review] Received January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 77--Jan. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Farm Program Payment Limitation and 
Payment Eligibility for 2009 and Subsequent Crop, Program, or 
Fiscal Years (RIN: 0560-AH85) Received January 7, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 78--Jan. 14, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; 
Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live 
Fish [Docket No. APHIS-2007-0038] (RIN: 0579-AC74) Received 
January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 79--Jan. 14, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Change in Disease Status of Surrey 
County, England, Because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease [Docket No. 
APHIS-2007-0124] Received January 12, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 148--Jan. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department Agricultural Marketing Service, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Cotton Board Rules and Regulations; 
Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2008 Amendments) 
[Docket No.: AMS-CN-08-0040; CN-08-002] Received January 7, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 149--Jan. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial Exemption to the 
Minimum Grade Requirements [Docket No.: AMS FV-08-0090; FVO9-
966-1 IFR] Received January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 150--Jan. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Final 
Decision on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing 
Agreements and to Orders and Termination of Proceeding [Docket 
No.: AO-14-A76, et al.; DA-07-01; AMS-DA-07-0116] Received 
January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 151--Jan. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Decreased Assessment 
Rate [Docket No.: AMS-FV-08-0060;FV08-993-1 FIR] Received 
January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 152--Jan. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Lamb Promotion and Research Program: Procedures To 
Request Conduct of a Referendum [Docket No.: LS-08-0041] 
Received January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 177--Jan. 21, 2009: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting a document entitled, ``Gasoline 
Savings From Ethanol Use by State''.
    E.C. 239--Jan. 26, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Direct and Counter-Cyclical 
Program and Average Crop Revenue Election Program (RIN: 0560-
AH84) Received January 21, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 240--Jan. 26, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Emamectin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0261; FRL-8397-9] Received January 
13, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 241--Jan. 26, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Extract of Chenopodium 
ambrosioides near ambrosioides; Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0528; FRL-8396-2] Received 
January 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 252--Jan. 26, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spiromesifen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0262; FRL-8398-8] Received January 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 270--Jan. 27, 2009: Letter from Chief, Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Revision of the Hawaiian and 
Territorial Fruits and Vegetables Regulations [Docket No.: 
APHIS-2007-0052] (RIN: 0579-AC70) Received January 21, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 293--Jan. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Farm Loan Programs (RIN: 0560-AH82) 
Received January 21, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 294--Jan. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Milk Income Loss Contract Program and 
Price Support Program for Milk (RIN: 0560-AH83) Received 
January 21, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 505--Feb. 10, 2009: Letter from Chief, Retailer 
Management Branch, Benefit Redemption Division, FNS, USDA, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Food Stamp Program: Revisions to Bonding Requirements for 
Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns (RIN: 0584-AD44) 
Received February 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 506--Feb. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulations 
Policy and Mgmt. Staff, Department of Health and Human 
Services, transmitting the Department's final rule--Listing of 
Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Labeling: Cochineal Extract and Carmine Declaration 
[Docket No.: FDA-1998-P-0032 (formerly Docket No.: 1998P-0724)] 
(RIN: 0910-AF12) Received February 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 551--Feb. 11, 2009: Letter from Under Secretary 
Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting reports on the Mendocino National Forest Fire 
Management Plan and the Cultural and Historic Resources, 
pursuant to P.L. 109-362,  7(b).
    E.C. 610--Feb. 23, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Rules Relating to Reparation 
Proceedings (RIN: 3038-AC59) Received February 12, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 611--Feb. 23, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Proceedings Before the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission (RIN: 3038-AC50) Received February 
12, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 612--Feb. 23, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Exemption From Registration for 
Certain Firms With Regulation 30.10 Relief (RIN: 3038-AC26) 
Received February 12, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 613--Feb. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Program Dev. 
And Regulatory Analysis, Rural Development Utilities Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Amending the Household Water Well System Grant Program 
Regulations (RIN: 0572-AC12) Received February 12, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 614--Feb. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Legislative 
Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Technical Service Provider Assistance 
(RIN: 0578-AA48) Received February 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 641--Feb. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Legislative 
Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--State Technical Committees (RIN: 0578-
AA51) Received February 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 642--Feb. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Legislative 
Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Regional Equity (RIN: 0578-AA44) 
Received February 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 685--Feb. 26, 2009: Letter from Director, Program Dev. 
And Regulatory Analysis, Rural Development Utilities Programs, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Amending the Water and Waste Program Regulations (RIN: 
0572-AC11) Received February 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 686--Feb. 26, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California and Imported Table Grapes; Change in Regulatory 
Periods [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-06-0184; FV03-925-1IFR] Received 
February 17, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 798--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Famoxadone; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1192; FRL-8400-9] Received February 
26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 799--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluazifop-P-butyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0066; FRL-8401-1] 
Received February 26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 800--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propoxycarbazone; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0065; FRL-8400-4] 
Received February 26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 801--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0097; FRL-8399-3] Received February 
26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 802--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorothalonil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1106; FRL-8402-7] Received February 
26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 803--Mar. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dimethomorph; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0258; FRL-8401-6] Received February 
26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 861--Mar. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Direct and Counter-Cyclical 
Program and Average Crop Revenue Election Program (RIN: 0560-
AH84) Received March 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 893--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0105; FV09-932-1IFR] Received March 3, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 894--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of 
Southeastern California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: 
AMS-FV-08-0107; FV09-925-2IFR] Received March 3, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 895--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of 
Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 
2008-2009 Crop Year for Tart Cherries [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-
0089; FV09-930-1FR] Received March 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 896--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Changes in 
Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-08-0108; FV09-916/917-1 IFR] Received March 3, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 897--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Relaxation of 
Handling and Import Regulations [Docket No.: AMS-FV-08-0036; 
FV08-946-1 FIR] Received March 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 898--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crops--Import 
Regulations; Proposed Revision to Reporting Requirements 
[Docket No.: AMS-FV-07-0110; FV07-944/980/999-1 FR] Received 
March 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 899--Mar. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Farm Program Payment Limitation and 
Payment Eligibility for 2009 and Subsequent Crop, Program, or 
Fiscal Years (RIN: 0560-AH85) Received March 3, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 911--Mar. 18, 2009: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's 2009 compensation program adjustments, 
including the Agency's current salary range structure and the 
performance-based merit pay matrix, in accordance with section 
1206 of the Financial Institutions, Reform, Recovery, and 
Enforcement Act of 1989.
    E.C. 1025--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's report entitled, 
``2008 Packers and Stockyards Program Annual Report'', pursuant 
to the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended.
    E.C. 1026--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, 
monoester with 1,2-propanediol, polymer with a-[4-(ethenyloxy) 
butyl]-w-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) and 2,5-furandione; 
Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0620; FRL-8396-9] Received 
March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1027--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, polymer 
with a-[4-(ethenyloxy) butyl]-w-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl) and 1,2-propanediol mono-2-propenoate, potassium 
sodium salt; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0617 FRL-
8397-2] Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1028--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, polymer 
with a-[4-(ethenyloxy) butyl]-w-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl), sodium salt; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0621; FRL-8397-1] Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1029--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, 2-
hydroxyethyl ester, polymer with a-[4-(ethenyloxy)butyl]-w-
hyroxypoly (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl); Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0618; FRL-8396-7] Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1030--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, polymer 
with a-[4-(ethenyloxy) butyl]-w-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2-
ethanediyl) and 2,5-furandione, sodium salt; Tolerance 
Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0619; FRL-8396-8] Received March 10, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1031--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus mycoides isolate 
J; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0303; FRL-8400-2] Received March 10, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1032--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Benfluralin, Carbaryl, 
Diazinon, Dicrotophos, Fluometruon, Formetanate Hydrochloride, 
Glyphosate, Metolachlor, Napropamide, Norflurazon, Pyrazon, and 
Tau-Fluvalinate; Technical Amendment [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1170; 
FRL-8402-1] Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1033--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorimuron-ethyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0301; FRL-8402-6] 
Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1034--Mar. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Protection of 
Stratospheric Ozone: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements 
for the Import of Halon-1301 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing 
Vessels [EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0131; FRL-8779-6] (RIN: 2060-AM46) 
Received March 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1231--Apr. 21, 2009: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Organization; Eligibility and 
Scope of Financing; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies 
and Operations, and Funding Operations; Definitions; and 
Disclosure to Shareholders; Director Elections (RIN: 3052-AC43) 
Received April 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1291--Apr. 22, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Swine Health Protection; Feeding of 
Processed Product to Swine [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0120] (RIN: 
0579-AC91) Received April 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1422--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Policy 
Issuances Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Requirements for the Disposition of 
Cattle that Become Non-Ambulatory Disabled Following Ante-
Mortem Inspection--Received March 30, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1423--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Management Analyst, 
Rural Development, RUS, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Policies, Types of Loans, 
Loan Requirements--Telecommunications (RIN: 0572-AC13) Received 
March 26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1424--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator 
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Cabbage Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB99) Received 
March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1425--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Modification of Pesticide 
Tolerance Revocation for Diazinon [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1170; FRL-
8410-1] Received April 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1426--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyhalofop-butyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0361; FRL-8406-8] 
Received April 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1427--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spiromesifen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0272; FRL-8406-6] Received April 3, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1428--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiamethoxam; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0167; FRL-8407-8] Received April 3, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1429--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Captan, 2,4-D, Dodine, 
DCPA, Endothall, Fomesafen, Propyzamide, Ethofumesate, 
Permethrin, Dimethipin, and Fenarimol; Technical Amendment 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0097; FRL-8407-2] Received March 27, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1431--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prothioconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0327; FRL-8403-9] Received 
March 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1432--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Quinoxyfen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0362; FRL-8405-2] Received March 
27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1433--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Castor Oil, Ehtoxylated, 
Oleate; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0666; FRL-8399-8] 
Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1434--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dinotefuran; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0845; FRL-
8401-5] Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1435--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpropathrin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0875; FRL-8400-8] Received March 
23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1436--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Propiconazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1202; FRL-8403-7] Received March 
23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1437--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thymol; Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0081; FRL-8404-
4] Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1438--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Triethanolamine; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0346; FRL-8404-1] Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1439--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tristyrylphenol 
Ethoxylates (CAS Reg. No. 70559-25-0) and (CAS Reg. No. 99734-
09-5); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0095; FRL-8404-7] Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1442--Apr. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus subtilis MBI 
600; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0762; FRL-8408-7] Received March 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1592--May 5, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Electronic Filing of Disclosure 
Documents (RIN: 3038-AC 67) Received April 3, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1593--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Import/Export User Fees [Docket No.: 
APHIS-2006-0144] (RIN: 0579-AC59) Received March 30, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1594--May 5, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Marketing Assistance Loans 
and Loan Deficiency Payments (RIN: 0560-AH87) Received April 
24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1595--May 5, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Sugar Program (RIN: 0560-
AH86) Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1596--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection 
Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select 
Agent and Toxin List; Delay of Compliance Date for Newly 
Registered Entities [Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0033] (RIN: 0579-
AC53) Received April 14, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1597--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Sweet Oranges and 
Grapefruit from Chile [Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0115] (RIN: 0579-
AC83) Received April 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1598--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Revision of the Hawaiian and 
Territorial Fruits and Vegetables Regulations; Technical 
Amendment [Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0052] (RIN: 0579-AC70) 
Received April 7, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1599--May 5, 2009: Letter from Director, Policy 
Issuances Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling 
of Muscle Cuts of Beef (including Veal), Lamb, Chicken, Goat, 
and Pork; Ground Beef, Ground Lamb, Ground Chicken, Ground 
Goat, and Ground Pork--Received April 14, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1600--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; 
State and Zone Designations; New Mexico [Docket No.: APHIS-
2008-0124] Received March 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1601--May 5, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--National Poultry Improvement Plan and 
Auxiliary Provisions; Correcting Amendment [Docket No.: APHIS-
2007-0042] (RIN: 0579-AC78) Received April 24, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1602--May 5, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AB98) Received 
April 14, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1623--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment 
Percentages for the 2009-2010 Marketing Year [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-
08-0104; FV09-985-1 FR] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1624--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; 
Modification of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-08-0094; FV09-948-1 IFR] Received April 24, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1625--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Docket No.: AMS-FV-08-0095; FV09-
920-1 FIR] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1626--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Regulations Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities 
Act, 1930; Section 610 Review [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0013; FV08-
379] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1627--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Partial Exemption to the 
Minimum Grade Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS FV-08-0090; FV09-966-
1 FIR] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1628--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of 
Michigan, et al.; Change to Fiscal Period [Docket No. AMS-FV-
08-0066; FV08-930-2 FIR] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1629--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Milk in the Appalachian and Southeast Marketing Areas; 
Order To Terminate Proceeding on Proposed Amendments to 
Marketing Agreements and Orders [Doc. Nos.: AMS-DA-07-0133; AO-
388-A15; AO-366-A44; DA-03-11-B] Received April 24, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1630--May 6, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Final 
Free and Reserve Percentages for 2008-09 Crop Natural (Sun-
Dried) Seedless Raisins [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0114; FV09-989-1 
IFR] Received April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1658--May 7, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Penoxsulam; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0526; FRL-8411-9] Received April 
24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1778--May 13, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Morpholine 4-C6-12 Acyl 
Derivatives; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0105; FRL-8409-1] Received April 31, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1806--May 14, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Table Eggs From Regions 
Where Exotic Newcastle Disease Exists [Docket No.: APHIS-2007-
0014] (RIN: 0579-AC47) Received May 11, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1807--May 14, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines and Tangelos Grown in 
Florida and Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation of Size 
Requirements for Grapefruit [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0002; FV09-
905-1 IFR] Received May 11, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1808--May 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Calcium Lactate 
Pentahydrate; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0093; FRL-8412-5] Received May 11, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1809--May 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Candida oleophila Strain 
O; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0164; FRL-8412-9] Received May 11, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1819--May 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methoxyfenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0020; FRL-8410-3] Received May 11, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1910--May 20, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carbofuran; Final 
Tolerance Revocations [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162; FRL-8413-3] 
Received May 13, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1928--May 21, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Iodosulfuron-methyl-
sodium; Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0275; FRL-8412-6] 
Received May 15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1993--Jun. 3, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acibenzolar-S-methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0270; FRL-8413-7] 
Received May 20, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1994--Jun. 3, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus thuringiensis 
Cry1A.105 protein; Time Limited Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0101; FRL-8417-3] Received May 
20, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 1995--Jun. 3, 2009: Letter from Chairman of the Board, 
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, transmitting the 
Corporation's final rule--Premiums (RIN: 3055-AA10) Received 
April 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2035--Jun. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information 
Order [Document Number: AMS-FV-09-0019; FV-09-703] Received May 
18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2036--Jun. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Order Amending Marketing 
Order No. 984; Correcting Amendment [Doc. No.: AO-192-A7; AMS-
FV-07-0004; FV06-984-1 C] Received May 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2037--Jun. 8, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment 
Percentages for the 2009-2010 Marketing Year [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-
08-0104; FV09-985-1 FR] Received May 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2038--Jun. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Change in Regulatory Period 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-309-0012; FV09-959-1 IFR] Received May 18, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2039--Jun. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information 
Order; Termination [Document Number: AMS-FV-09-0006; FV-09-701] 
Received May 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2078--Jun. 9, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Longan From Taiwan 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0161] (RIN: 0579-AC89) Received May 20, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2079--Jun. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Etoxazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0554; FRL-8413-5] Received May 27, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2080--Jun. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Exemptions from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Amendments [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0923; FRL-8417-9] Received May 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2091--Jun. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metconazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0514; FRL-8408-6] Received May 5, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2092--Jun. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Novaluron; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0166; FRL-
8409-8] Received May 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2142--Jun. 15, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Residues of Silver in 
Foods from Food Contact Surface Sanitizing Solutions; Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0395; FRL-
8412-1] Received June 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2245--Jun. 17, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine 
and Regulations [Docket No.: APHIS-2006-0153] (RIN: 0579-AC25) 
Received June 9, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2246--Jun. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Aspergillus flavus AF36 
on Pistachio; Extension of Temporary Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0158; FRL-8416-7] 
Received June 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2247--Jun. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Triflumizole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0312; FRL-8414-6] Received June 2, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2285--Jun. 18, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas [Docket 
No.: APHIS-2009-0036] Received June 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2358--Jun. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Alkyl Amine 
Polyalkoxylates; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0738; FRL-8418-6] Received June 12, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2429--Jun. 25, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Conflicts of Interest in Self-
Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations (RIN: 3038-AC28) 
Received June 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2430--Jun. 25, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Confidential Information and 
Commission Records and Information (RIN: 3038-AC44) Received 
June 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2546--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Significant Price Discovery Contracts 
on Exempt Commercial Markets (RIN: 3038-AC76) Received June 22, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2547--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-, 
monobutyl ester, Polymer with methoxyethene, sodium salt; 
Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0851; FRL-8418-7] Received 
June 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2548--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, butyl 
ester, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and N-(hydroxymethyl)-2-
propenamide; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0047; FRL-
8418-4] Received June 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2549--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acetochlor; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0384; FRL-8417-8] Received June 18, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2550--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Data Requirements for 
Antimicrobial Pesticides; Technical Amendment [EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-
0387; FRL-8418-5] Received June 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2551--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0007; FRL-8417-5] Received June 18, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2552--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxirane, 2-methyl-, 
Polymer with Oxirane; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0861; FRL-8420-9] Received June 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2553--Jul. 9, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Starch, oxidized, 
polymers with Bu acrylate, tert-Bu acrylate and styrene; 
Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0856; FRL-8418-8] Received 
June 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2574--Jul. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorantraniliprole; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0770; FRL-8413-6] 
Received June 26, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2575--Jul. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Triallate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0386; FRL-8421-2] Received June 22, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2627--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mandipropamid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0461; FRL-8422-5] Received July 8, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2628--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Indoxacarb; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0271; FRL-8424-9] Received July 8, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2629--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Buprofezin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0589; FRL-8421-3] Received July 8, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2630--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, 2-
methyl-, polymers with Bu acrylate, Et acrylate, Me 
methacrylate and polyethylene glycol methacrylateC16-18-alkyl 
ethers; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0256; FRL-8422-3] 
Received July 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2631--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyazofamid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0731; FRL-8423-5] Received July 2, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2632--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--d-Phenothrin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0140; FRL-8417-4] Received July 2, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2633--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dodecanedioic acid, 1,12-
dihydrazide and Thiophene, 2,5-dibromo-3-hexyl-; Significant 
New Use Rules [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0898; FRL-8398-5] (RIN: 2070-
AB27) Received July 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2634--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyglyceryl Phthalate 
Ester of Coconut Oil Fatty Acids; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0888; FRL-8423-1] 
Received July 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2635--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyrimethanil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0478; FRL-8423-6] Received July 2, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2636--Jul. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium 1,4-Dialkyl 
Sulfosuccinates; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0739; FRL-8423-2] Received July 2, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2706--Jul. 17, 2009: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--User Fees; Export Certification 
for Plants and Plant Products [Docket No.: APHIS-2006-0137] 
(RIN: 0579-AC22) Received July 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2707--Jul. 17, 2009: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Movement of Hass Avocados From 
Areas Where Mexican Fruit Fly or Sapote Fruit Fly Exist [Docket 
No.: APHIS-2006-0189] (RIN: 0579-AC67) Received July 2, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2745--Jul. 21, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Basic Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC23) Received July 1, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2767--Jul. 22, 2009: Letter from Chairman and CEO, 
Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's 
final rule--Definitions; Disclosure to Shareholders; Accounting 
and Reporting Requirements; Disclosure and Accounting 
Requirements (RIN: 3052-AC35) Received July 1, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2805--Jul. 24, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--S-Abscisic Acid; 
Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2009-0189; FRL-8427-3] Received July 22, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2826--Jul. 27, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Grape Crop Insurance Provisions and Table Grape Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC09) Received July 21, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2868--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenamidone; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0458; FRL-8423-8] Received July 15, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2869--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dichlormid; Time-Limited 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0477; FRL-8422-2] 
Received July 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2870--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ethylene oxide adducts of 
2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decynediol, the ethylene oxide content 
averages 3.5, 10, or 30 moles; Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0710; FRL-8425-7] Received July 
24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2871--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpyroximate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0556; FRL-8420-6] Received July 24, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2872--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--N,N,N,N,-Tetrakis-(2-
Hydroxypropyl) Ethylenediamine; Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0130; FRL-8429-3] Received July 
24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2873--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium monoalkyl and 
dialkyl (C6-C16) phenoxybenzenedisulfonates and related acids; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0665; FRL-8421-7] Received July 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2874--Jul. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium N-oleoyl-N-methyl 
taurine; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0725; FRL-8426-8] Received July 24, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 2978--Jul. 31, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Conservation Reserve Program 
(RIN 0560-AH80) Received July 28, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3011--Jul. 31, 2009: Letter from Assistant Secretary 
for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce, 
transmitting the Department's ``Major'' final rule--Broadband 
Technology Opportunities Program (RIN: 0660-ZA28) Received July 
13, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3012--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pasteuria usage; 
Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2008-0881; FRL-8429-1] Received July 29, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3013--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Alkyl Alcohol Alkoxylate 
Phosphate and Sulfate Derivatives; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0131; FRL-8424-6] 
Received July 29, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3014--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methl 
Poly(Oxyethylene)C8-C18 Alkylammonium Chlorides; Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0042; FRL-8424-
4] Received July 29, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3015--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--N-alkyl (C8-C18) Primary 
Amines and Acetate Salts; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0046; FRL-8428-9] Received July 29, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3016--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulation 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium salts of N-alkyl 
(C8-C18)-beta-iminodipropionic acid; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0098; FRL-8425-5] 
Received July 29, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3194--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental 
Relations, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting a 
draft of proposed legislation to collect certain fees under the 
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as 
indicated in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget.
    E.C. 3202--Sep. 8, 2009: Letter from Acting Fiscal 
Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting 
the annual reports that appear on page 119-144 of the March 
2009 ``Treasury Bulletin'', pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 9602(a).
    E.C. 3245--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Conservation Stewardship 
Program (RIN: 0578-AA43) Received August 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3246--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Environmental Quality 
Incentives Program (RIN: 0578-AA45) Received August 5, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3247--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid 
Ethyl Ester; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2009-0373; FRL-8428-3] Received August 27, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3248--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Avermectin B1 and its 
delta-8,9-isomer; Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0806 
FRL-8427-7] Received August 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3249--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carbon Black; Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0129; FRL-
8426-3] Received August 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3250--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Inert Ingredients; 
Extension of Effective Date of Revocation of Certain Tolerance 
Exemptions with Insufficient Data for Reassessment [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0601; FRL-8431-8], pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3251--Sep. 10, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinetoram; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0805; FRL-8426-9] Received August 
27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3295--Sep. 14, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--National Poultry Improvement Plan and 
Auxiliary Provisions; Technical Amendment [Docket No.: APHIS-
2007-0042] (RIN: 0579-AC78) received August 7, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3296--Sep. 14, 2009: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Grape Crop Insurance Provisions and Table Grape Crop Insurance 
Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC09) received August 14, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3297--Sep. 14, 2009: Letter from Acting Director, 
Bureau of Land Management Chief, Forest Service, Department of 
the Interior Department of Agriculture, transmitting 2008 
report, ``Monitoring Fuel Treatments Across the Continental 
United States for Overall Effectiveness and Effects on Aquatic 
and Terrestrial Habitat, Air and Water Quality''.
    E.C. 3298--Sep. 14, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0041; FRL-8430-5] received August 12, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3381--Sep. 15, 2009: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's Status Report on 
the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act 
Pilot Project for Fiscal Year 2008.
    E.C. 3384--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Wetlands Reserve Program (RIN: 0578-
AA47) Received August 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3385--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--1,2-ethanediamine, 
N,N,N,N-tetramethyl-, polymer with 1,1-oxybis[2-
chloroethane] Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0285; FRL-8430-6] Received August 19, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3386--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Chlorantraniliprole; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0770; FRL-8413-6] 
Received August 19, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3387--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Alkyl Alcohol 
Alkoxylates; Exemption from the Requirement of Tolerance [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2009-0145; FRL-8430-1] Received August 4, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3389--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Bacillus 
thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein; Time Limited Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance; Correction [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0101 FRL-8428-7] Received August 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3390--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Polyoxyethylene 
polyoxypropylene mono(di-sec-butylphenyl) ether; Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0944; FRL-8429-
4] Received August 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3391--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sodium Alyl 
Naphthalenesulfonate Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0099; FRL-8428-6] Received 4, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3392--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Sodium and Ammonium 
Naphthalenesulfonate Formaldehyde Condensates; Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0490; FRL-8428-
5] Received August 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3407--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Amine Salts of Alkyl 
(C8-C24) Benzenesulfonic Acid (Dimethylamniopropylamine, 
Isopropylamine, Mono-, Di-, and Triethanolamine); Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0889; FRL-
8430-2] Received August 4, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3452--Sep. 16, 2009: Letter from Acting Assistant 
Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 
transmitting the 2008 annual report on the operation of the 
Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and the Tropical Forest 
Conservation Act.
    E.C. 3716--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methoxyfenozide; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0012; FRL-8433-8] 
received September 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3717--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide Tolerance 
Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0043; FRL-8432-2] received September 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3718--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Acetochlor; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0002; FRL-8434-1] Received 
September 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3719--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Aminopyralid; Pesticide 
Tolerance [OPP-2004-0139; FRL-7724-8] Received September 8, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3720--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azinphos-methyl, 
Disulfoton, Esfenvalerate, Ethalene oxide, Fenvalerate, et al.; 
Tolerance Actions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0834;FRL-8426-2] Received 
September 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3721--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0876; FRL-8431-2] Received 
September 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3722--Sep. 23, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Saflufenacil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0352; FRL-8430-4] Received 
September 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3803--Sep. 25, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Meptyldinocap; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0854; FRL-8429-7] received 
September 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3804--Sep. 25, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0810; FRL-8434-2] received 
September 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3805--Sep. 25, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tembotrione; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0813; FRL-8431-5] received 
September 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3806--Sep. 25, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiram; Pesticide 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0020; FRL-8431-9] received September 
16, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3807--Sep. 25, 2009: Letter from Chairman and CEO, 
Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's 
final rule--Farm Credit Administration Board Meetings; Sunshine 
Act (RIN: 3052-AC58) received September 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3838--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Country of Origin Labeling of Packed 
Honey [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0075; FV-08-330] (RIN: 0581-AC89) 
received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3839--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Changes in 
Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-08-0108; FV09-916/917-1 FIR] received August 25, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3840--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California; Decreased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-
0107; FV09-925-2 FIR] received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3841--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0038; FV09-922-1 
IFR] received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3842--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0044; FV09-959-2 IFR] received August 25, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3843--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Modification of the 
Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0094; 
FV09-948-1 FIR] received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3844--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0105; FV09-932-1 FIR] received August 25, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3845--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California and Imported Table Grapes; Relaxation of Handling 
Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0106; FV09-925-1 FIR] 
received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3846--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting 
Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2009 Amendments) [Doc. No.: 
AMS-CN-09-0015; CN-09-002] received August 25, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3847--Sep. 29, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Marketing Service, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--User Fees for 2009 
Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers [Doc. No.: AMS-
CN-09-0011; CN-09-001] received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3865--Sep. 30, 2009: Letter from Acting Associate 
Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in 
California; Decreased Assessment Rates [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-
0013; FV09-916/917-2 IFR] August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3866--Sep. 30, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order; 
Section 610 Review [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0110; FV-08-704], 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3867--Sep. 30, 2009: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Almonds Grown in California; Revision of Outgoing Quality 
Control Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0045; FV08-981-2 IFR] 
Received August 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3877--Oct. 1, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final ``Major'' rule--Farm Storage Facility Loan 
and Sugar Storage Facility Loan Programs (RIN: 0560-AH60) 
Received September 24, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3878--Oct. 1, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ametryn, Amitraz, 
Ammonium Soap Salts of Higher Fatty Acids, Bitertanol, Coppers, 
et al., Tolerance Actions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0251; FRL-8431-7] 
received September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3879--Oct. 1, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Boscalid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0624; FRL-8431-1] received 
September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3939--Oct. 1, 2009: Letter from Director, Child 
Nutrition Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Marketing and Sale of Fluid Milk in 
Schools [FNS-2005-0009] (RIN: 0584-AD83) received September 3, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3960--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Final 
Free and Reserve Percentages for 2008-09 Crop Natural (Sun-
Dried) Seedless Raisins [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0114; FV09-989-1 
FIR] received September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3961--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Change in Reporting 
Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0017; FV08-920-2 FR] received 
September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3962--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Vegetables, Import Regulations; Partial Exemption to the 
Minimum Grade Requirements for Fresh Tomatoes [Doc. No.: AMS 
FV-08-0097; FV09-980-1 FR] received September 10, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3963--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Decreased Assessment 
Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0048; FV09-993-1 IFR] received 
September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3964--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in 
Florida; Order Amending Marketing Order No. 905 [Doc. No.: AO-
85-A10; AMS-FV-07-0132; FV08-905-1] received September 10, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3965--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain Designated Counties in 
Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon and Imported Irish Potatoes; 
Relaxation of Size Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0062; 
FV08-945-1 FR] received September 10, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3966--Oct. 6, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Avermectin B1 and its 
delta-8,9-isomer; Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0806; 
FRL-8427-7] received August 27, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3992--Oct. 7, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final ``Major'' rule--Livestock Forage Disaster 
Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and 
Farm-Raised Fish; Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance 
(RIN: 0560-AH94) Received September 30, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3993--Oct. 7, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiamethoxam; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0814; FRL-8436-5] Received 
September 28, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3994--Oct. 7, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Halosulfuron-methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0003; FRL-8436-7] 
Received September 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 3995--Oct. 7, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metolachlor, S-
Metolachlor, Bifenazate, Buprofezin, and 2,4-D; Tolerance 
Actions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0239; FRL-8438-9]Received September 
18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4064--Oct. 9, 2009: Letter from Administrator: 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal 
Assistance Programs--Specific Administrative Provisions for the 
New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RIN: 0524-
AA60) received September 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4065--Oct. 9, 2009: Letter from Administrator: 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal 
Assistance Programs--General Award Administrative Provisions 
and Program-Specific Administrative Provisions for the 
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (RIN: 0524-AA28) received 
September 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4066--Oct. 9, 2009: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; 
State and Zone Designations; New Mexico [Docket No.: APHIS-
2008-0124] received September 25, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4067--Oct. 9, 2009: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--User Fees for Agricultural 
Quarantine and Inspection Services [Docket No.: APHIS-2009-
0048] (RIN: 0579-AC99) received September 29, 2009, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4068--Oct. 9, 2009: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Commuted Travel time [Docket No.: 
APHIS-2009-0055] received September 29, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4074--Oct. 13, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Sweet Oranges and 
Grapefruit From Chile; Technical Amendment [Docket No.: APHIS-
2007-0115] (RIN: 0579-AC83) Received September 16, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4075--Oct. 13, 2009: Letter from Administrator; 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal 
Assistance Programs--Specific Administrative Provisions for the 
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development (RIN: 0524-AA59) 
Received September 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4160--Oct. 20, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--C10-C18-Alkyl dimethyl 
amine oxides; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0690; FRL-8437-3] received October 1, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4161--Oct. 20, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0713; FRL-8793-2] received October 
1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4237--Oct. 23, 2009: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Catastrophic Risk Protection 
Endorsement; Group Risk Plan of Insurance Regulations; and the 
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions (RIN: 0563-
AC19) Received October 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4327--Oct. 28, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Azoxystrobin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0076; FRL-8794-4] received October 
13, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4356--Oct. 29, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Inert Ingredients; 
Extension of Effective Date of Revocation of Certain Tolerance 
Exemptions with Insufficient Data for Reassessment [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0601; FRL-8794-1] received October 14, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4644--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Regulatory Analyst, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--United States Standards for Rough Rice, Brown Rice for 
Processing, and Milled Rice (RIN: 0580-AA94) received October 
23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4645--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Amendments to Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer 
Information Order [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0047; FV-08-702-FR] 
(RIN: 0581-AC82) received November 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4646--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Change in Regulatory Period 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0012; FV09-959-1 FIR] received November 5, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4647--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines and Tangelos Grown in 
Florida and Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation of Size 
Requirements for Grapefruit [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0002; FV09-
905-1 FIR] received November 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4648--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Almonds Grown in California; Revision of Outgoing Quality 
Control Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0045; FV08-981-2 FIR] 
received November 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4649--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Cotton Research and Promotion Program: Designation of 
Cotton-Producing States; Secretary's Decision and Referendum 
Order on Proposed Amendments to the Cotton Research and 
Promotion Order [Doc. No.: AMS-CN-09-0032; CN-08-003] received 
November 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4650--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington; Increased 
Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0037; FV09-927-1 FR] 
received November 5, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4651--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Decreased 
Assessment Rates [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0013; FV09-916/917-2 IFR] 
received November 3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4652--Nov. 16, 2009: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fresh Prunes Grown in Designated Counties in Washington 
and in Umatilla County, OR; Increased Assessment Rate [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-09-0040; FV09-924-1 FR] received November 5, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4659--Nov. 17, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Tomatoes From Souss-
Massa-Draa, Morocco [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0017] (RIN: 0579-
AC77) Received November 6, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4660--Nov. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ulocladium oudemansii (U3 
Strain); Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0760; FRL-8436-6] received October 29, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4661--Nov. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Certain Polyurethane 
Polymer; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0478; FRL-8796-3] 
received November 2, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4662--Nov. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Methamidophos; Tolerance 
Actions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0261; FRL-8796-1] received November 2, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4663--Nov. 17, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide Inert 
Ingredients; Revocation of Tolerance Exemption for Sperm Oil 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1125; FRL-8350-6] received November 2, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4715--Nov. 19, 2009: Letter from Management and 
Program Analyst, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Sale and Disposal of National Forest 
System Timber; Down payment and Periodic Payments (RIN: 0596-
AC80) received October 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4716--Nov. 19, 2009: Letter from Chief, PRAB/Office of 
Research and Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition 
Program Regulations, Nondiscretionary Provisions of P.L. 110-
246, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (RIN: 0584-
AD92) received October 23, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4746--Dec. 1, 2009: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Citrus Canker; Movement of Fruit from 
Quarantined Areas [Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0023] (RIN: 0579-
AC96) Received October 22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4777--Dec. 2, 2009: Letter from Regulatory Analyst, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or 
Replacements After Inspection (RIN: 0580-AB09) received October 
22, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4778--Dec. 2, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Grassland Reserve Program (RIN: 0578-
AA53) received November 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4779--Dec. 2, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyriproxyfen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0018; FRL-8795-3] received October 
21, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4948--Dec. 9, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program 
(RIN: 0578-AA49) Received November 18, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 4949--Dec. 9, 2009: Letter from Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Farm and Ranch Lands Protection 
Program (RIN: 0578-AA46) Received November 18, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5006--Dec. 11, 2009: Letter from Regulatory Liaison, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import 
Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2006 Tarrif-Rate Quota Year 
November 20, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5007--Dec. 11, 2009: Letter from Regulatory Liaison, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (RIN: 0551-AA71) 
Received November 20, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5026--Dec. 14, 2009: Letter from Regulatory Liaison, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child 
Nutrition Program and Food for Progress Program (RIN: 0551-
AA78) received November 20, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5027--Dec. 14, 2009: Letter from Managing Associate 
General Counsel, Government Accountability Office, transmitting 
a report entitled ``Farm Storage Facility Loan and Sugar 
Storage Facility Loan Programs''.
    E.C. 5076--Dec. 15, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Novaluron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0769; FRL-8799-6] received December 
3, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5077--Dec. 15, 2009: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clothianidin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0945; FRL-8793-6] received December 
8, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5199--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; 
Decreased Assessment Rate [Doc. No: AMS-FV-09-0038; FV09-922-
1FIR] Received December 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5200--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pistachios Grown in California; Changes to Handling 
Regulations [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0031; FV09-983-1FR] received 
December 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5201--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate 
and Changes to Regulations Governing Reporting and 
Recordkeeping [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0020; FV09-984-3FR] received 
December 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5202--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0063; FV09-966-2IFR] received December 1, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5203--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, 
CA; Increased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0045; FV09-
987-2FR] received December 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5204--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Onions Grown in South Texas; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0044; FV09-959-2FIR] received December 1, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5205--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pistachios Grown in California; Order Amending Marketing 
Order No. 983 [Doc. No.: AO-FV-08-0147; AMS-FV-08-0051; FV08-
983-1] received December 1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5206--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, 
CA; Changes to Nomination Procedures and a Reporting Date [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-09-0035; FV09-987-1FR] received December 1, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5207--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Basic Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC23) received December 8, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5208--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Regulatory Analyst, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Poultry Contracts; Initiation, Performance, and 
Termination (RIN: 0580-AA98) Received December 9, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5209--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Dairy Economic Loss 
Assistance Payment Program (RIN: 0560-AI07) received January 7, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5210--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenpyroximate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0556; FRL-8799-2] received December 
1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5211--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0330; FRL-8799-9] received December 
1, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5212--Jan. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cold Pressed Neem Oil; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-
1025; FRL-8434-5] received December 8, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5688--Jan. 22, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Swine Health Protection; Feeding of 
Processed Product to Swine [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0120] (RIN: 
0579-AC91) Received December 17, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5689--Jan. 22, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Vegitable Import Regulations; Modification of Potato 
Import Regulations [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0018; FV08-980-1 FR] 
Received 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5690--Jan. 22, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Potato Research and Promotion Plan; Assessment Increase 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0024; FV-09-706FR] Received December 16, 
2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5748--Jan. 26, 2010: Letter from Chief, PRAB, Office 
of Research & Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--The Emergency Food Assistance 
Program: Amendments to Requirements Regarding the Submission of 
State Plans and Allowability of Certain Administrative Costs 
(RIN: 0584-AD94) received December 16, 2009, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5749--Jan. 26, 2010: Letter from Acting NRCS Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Agricultural Management Assistance 
Program (RIN: 0578-AA50) received December 17, 2009, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5750--Jan. 26, 2010: Letter from Acting NRCS Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Regional Equity (RIN: 0578-AA44) 
received December 17, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5872--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Electric Program: Definition of Rural Area (RIN: 0572-
AC15) Received January 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5873--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--National Veterinary Accreditation 
Program [Docket No.: APHIS-2006-0093] (RIN: 0579-AC04) Received 
December 14, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5874--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from NRCS Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Compliance With NEPA (RIN: 0578-AA55) 
received January 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5875--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Supplemental Revenue Assistance 
Payments Program (RIN: 0560-AH90) received January 7, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5876--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from Deputy Director, 
Regulations Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health 
and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; 
Paracoccus Pigment [Docket No.: FDA-2007-C-0456] (formerly 
Docket No.: 2007-C-0245) received January 7, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5877--Feb. 2, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Risk-Based Capital 
Requirements (RIN: 3052-AC51) Received January 7, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5934--Feb. 3, 2010: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--General Administrative Regulations; 
Subpart X--Interpretations of Statutory and Regulatory 
Provisions received January 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 5935--Feb. 3, 2010: Letter from NRCS Acting Farm Bill 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--State Technical Committees received 
January 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6046--Feb. 5, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acrylic acid-benzyl 
methacrylate-1-propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-
propen yl)amino]-, monosodium salt copolymer; Tolerance 
Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0662; FRL-8801-1] received December 
29, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6057--Feb. 22, 2010: Letter from Deputy Director, 
Regulations Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health 
and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; 
Astaxanthin Dimethyldisuccinate [Docket No.: FDA-2007-C-0044] 
(Formerly Docket No.: 2007C-0474) received December 1, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6129--Feb. 23, 2010: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis & Development, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Change in Disease Status of the 
Republic of Korea With Regard to Foot-and-Mouth Disease and 
Rinderpest [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0147] received January 8, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6192--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-propenoic acid, butyl 
ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, methyl 2-methyl-2-
propenoate and 2-propenoic acid; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2009-0 691; FRL-8800-6] received December 15, 2009, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6193--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2,6-
Diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN); Time-Limited Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0802; FRL-8798-5] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6194--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenazate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0126; FRL-8804-1] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6195--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorimuron Ethyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0009; FRL-8798-1] 
received December 15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6196--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dinotefuran; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0013; FRL-8803-1] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6197--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Endothall; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0730; FRL-8804-8] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6198--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenarimol; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0536 and 2007-0097; FRL-8793-5] 
received December 15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6199--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0704; FRL-8803-4] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6200--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Glyphosate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0385; FRL-8408-1] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6201--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mesotrione; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0811; FRL-8799-1] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6202--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prometryn; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0773; FRL-8801-8] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6203--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prosulfuron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0276; FRL-8800-8] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6204--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Quinclorac; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0937; FRL-8800-7] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6205--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Rimsulfuron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0004; FRL-8796-9] received December 
15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6206--Feb. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tribenuron methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0005; FRL-8797-9] 
received December 15, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6230--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis and Development, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Importation of Hass 
Avocados From Peru [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0126] (RIN: 0579-
AC93) received January 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6231--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Triticonazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0276; FRL-8808-6] received January 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6232--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0876; FRL-8804-2] received January 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6233--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Oxirane, 2-Methyl-, 
Polymer with Oxirane, Dimethyl Ether; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2009-0675; FRL-8805-3] received January 22, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6234--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Novaluron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0273; FRL-8807-2] received January 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6235--Feb. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid, 2-
ethylhexyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene and 2-
methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-
HQ-OPP-2009-0699; FRL-8807-4] received January 22, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6275--Feb. 26, 2010: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis and Development, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Importation of Cooked 
Pork Skins [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0032] (RIN: 0579-AC80) 
received December 17, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6276--Feb. 26, 2010: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis and Development, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Importation of Swine 
Hides and Skins, Bird Trophies, and Ruminant Hides and Skins 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2006-0113] (RIN: 0579-AC11) received 
December 17, 2009, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6277--Feb. 26, 2010: Letter from Chief, Regulatory 
Analysis and Development, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Change in Disease 
Status of the Republic of Korea With Regard to Foot-and-Mouth 
Disease and Rinderpest [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0417] received 
January 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6350--Mar. 2, 2010: Letter from Acting Assistant 
Director, Directives and Regulations Branch, ORMS, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
National Forest System Land and Resource Management Planning 
(RIN: 0596-AB86) received January 19, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6392--Mar. 4, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Electronic Filing of Financial Reports 
and Notices (RIN: 3038-AB87) received January 26, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6393--Mar. 4, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Revised Adjusted Net Capital 
Requirements for Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing 
Brokers (RIN: 3038-AC66) received January 26, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6394--Mar. 4, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Commodity Pool Operator Periodic 
Account Statements and Annual Financial Reports (RIN: 3038-
AC38) received January 26, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6395--Mar. 4, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Payment Eligibility and Payment 
Limitation; Miscellaneous Technical Corrections (RIN: 0560-
AH85) received January 26, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6477--Mar. 10, 2010: Letter from Management and 
Program Analyst, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Sale and Disposal of National Forest 
System Timber; Special Forest Products and Forest Botanical 
Products (RIN: 0596-AB81) received February 23, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6478--Mar. 10, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--1,2,3-Propanetriol, 
Homopolymer Diisooctadecanoate; Exemption from the Requirement 
of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0213; FRL-8813-8] received 
February 24, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6479--Mar. 10, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trichoderma asperellum 
strain ICC 012; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0750; FRL-8800-9] received February 24, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6508--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
``Major'' final rule--National Organic Program; Access to 
Pasture (Livestock) [Doc. No.: AMS-TM-06-0198] (RIN: 0581-AC57) 
received February 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6509--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Office of Research 
and Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Food Stamp Program: 
Eligibility and Certification Provisions of the Farm Security 
and Rural Investment Act of 2002 [FNS-2007-0006] (RIN: 0584-
AD30) received March 5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6510--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Laminarin; Exemption from 
the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0529; FRL-8812-
1] received February 19, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6511--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Nicosulfuron; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0569; FRL-
8812-5] received February 19, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6512--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trichoderma gamsii strain 
ICC 080; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0749; FRL-8799-4] received February 19, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6513--Mar. 11, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's 2010 compensation program adjustments, 
including the Agency's current salary range structure and the 
performance-based merit pay matrix, in accordance with section 
1206 of the Financial Institutions, Reform, Recovery, and 
Enforcement Act of 1989.
    E.C. 6549--Mar. 12, 2010: Letter from Regulatory Analyst, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Registration, Five Year Terms (RIN: 0580-AB03) received 
February 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6550--Mar. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acetamiprid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0289; FRL-8809-9] received February 
16, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6551--Mar. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Amendment [EPA-AQ-OPP-
2008-0923; FRL-8809-4] received February 16, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6552--Mar. 12, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Inert Ingredients; 
Extension of Effective Date of Revocation of Certain Tolerance 
Exemptions with Insufficient Data for Reassessment [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0601; FRL-8812-3] received February 16, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6584--Mar. 15, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Securities and Exchange Commission, transmitting Final 
Commission's final rule--Final Model Privacy Form Under the 
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act [Release Nos.: 34-61003, IA-2950, IC-
28997; File No. S7-09-07] (RIN: 3235-AJO6) received February 
17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6611--Mar. 16, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Establishment of Honey Packers and Importers Research, 
Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order 
and Suspension of Assessments Under the Honey Research, 
Promotion, and Consumer Information Order [Docket No.: AMS-FV-
06-0176; FV-03-704-FR] (RIN: 0581-AC37) received March 8, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6612--Mar. 16, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0063; FV09-966-2 FIR] received March 8, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6631--Mar. 17, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Beauveria bassiana HF23; 
Amendment of Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0316; FRL-8814-6] received March 2, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6654--Mar. 18, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California and Imported Table Grapes; Change in Regulatory 
Periods [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-06-0184; FV03-925-1 FIR] received 
February 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6674--Mar. 19, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information 
Order; Referendum Procedures [Docket No.: AMS-FV-07-0077; FV-
07-705-FR] (RIN: 0581-AC79) received February 28, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6675--Mar. 19, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Choline chloride; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0671; FRL-8802-4] received March 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6676--Mar. 19, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dibenzylidene Sorbitol; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0610; FRL-8802-5] received March 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6677--Mar. 19, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals) [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0824; FRL-8801-9] received March 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6744--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Acting Director, NRCS 
Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Healthy Forests 
Reserve Program (RIN: 0578-AA53) received March 8, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6745--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Acting Director, NRCS 
Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Agricultural 
Management Assistance Program (RIN: 0578-AA50) received March 
8, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6746--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Acting Director, NRCS 
Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Technical Service 
Provider Assistance (RIN: 0578-AA48) received March 5, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6747--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0325; FRL-8813-7] received March 
11, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6748--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-
(1-hydroxy-2,6,6,-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-
penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid; Amendment to an Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0127; FRL-8814-5] 
received March 11, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6749--Mar. 23, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tetraethoxysilane, 
Polymer with Hexamethyldisiloxane; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2009-0845; FRL-8814-3] received March 11, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6808--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Office of Research 
and Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Food Distribution Program on Indian 
Reservations: Resource Limits and Exclusions, and Extended 
Certification Periods [FNS-2007-0042] (RIN: 0584-AD12) received 
March 5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6809--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Chief, Office of 
Research and Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Commodity Supplemental Food 
Program (CSFP): Amendment Removing Priority Given to Women, 
Infants and Children Before the Elderly in Program 
Participation [FNS-2009-0015] (RIN: 0584-AD93) received March 
5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6810--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Acting Director, NRCS 
Legislative Affairs Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Compliance with NEPA 
(RIN: 0578-AA55) received March 8, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6811--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Agricultural Inspection and AQI User 
Fees Along the U.S./Canada Border [Docket No.: APHIS-2006-0096] 
(RIN: 0579-AC06) received March 11, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6812--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza; 
Voluntary Control Program and Payment of Indemnity [Docket No.: 
APHIS-2005-0109] (RIN: 0579-AB99) received March 11, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6813--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Regulation of the Interstate Movement 
of Lemons from Areas Quarantined for Mediterranean Fruit Fly 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0002] received March 22, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6814--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Department Director, 
Regulations Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health 
and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; 
Paracoccus Pigment; Confirmation of Effective Date [Docket No.: 
FDA-2007-C-0456] (formerly Docket No. 2007C-0245), pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6815--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spiromesifen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0262; FRL-8436-9] received March 
16, 2010.
    E.C. 6816--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0540; FRL-
8808-4] received March 16, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6817--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Dithianon; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0460; FRL-8808-8] received March 
16, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6818--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorantraniliprole; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0261; FRL-8809-3] 
received March 16, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6992--Apr. 13, 2010: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting proposal to implement the 
settlement of a case involving claims of alleged 
discrimination.
    E.C. 6995--Apr. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ammonium Salts of Fatty 
Acids (C8-C18 Saturated); Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0652; FRL-8809-6] received March 23, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6996--Apr. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cloquintocet-mexyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0714; FRL-8816-3 ] 
received March 23, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 6997--Apr. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clopyralid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0092; FRL-8814-2] received March 
23, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7022--Apr. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Potato Research and Promotion Plan [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-
0024; FV-09-706C] received April 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7023--Apr. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flutolanil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0553; FRL-8817-9] received March 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7061--Apr. 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Aminopyralid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0141; FRL-8808-9] received April 8, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7062--Apr. 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Chlorantraniliprole; 
Extension of Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0770; FRL-8820-3] received April 8, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7063--Apr. 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Nicosulfuron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0057; FRL-8818-4] received April 8, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7064--Apr. 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pendimethalin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0673; FRL-8817-4] received April 8, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7065--Apr. 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Revisions to the Arizona 
State Implementation Plan; Pinal County [EPA-R09-OAR-2009-0521; 
FRL-9096-8] received April 8, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7168--Apr. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Alkyl (C12-C16) Dimethyl 
Ammonio Acetate; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0479; FRL-8816-5] received April 7, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7169--Apr. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Kasugamycin; Pesticide 
Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0695; FRL-
8808-7] received April 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7170--Apr. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thifensulfuron methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0134; FRL-8818-9] 
received April 7, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7199--Apr. 27, 2010: Letter from Regulatory Analyst, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Swine Contract Library (RIN: 0580-AB06) received April 
11, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7200--Apr. 27, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flumioxazin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0885; FRL-8810-3] received February 
17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7255--Apr. 29, 2010: Letter from Regulatory Officer, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import 
Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Year 
received April 8, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7256--Apr. 29, 2010: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's report entitled, 
``2009 Packers and Stockyards Program Annual Report'', pursuant 
to the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended.
    E.C. 7283--May 3, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California and Imported Table Grapes; Relaxation of Handling 
Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0085; FV10-925-1 IFR] 
received April 12, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7284--May 3, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Relaxation of the 
Handling Regulation for Area No. 3 [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0115; 
FV09-948-2 IFR] received April 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7285--May 3, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Changes in Hourly Fee Rates for Science and Technology 
Laboratory Services--Fiscal Years 2010-2012 [Document Number: 
AMS-ST-09-0016] (RIN: 0581-AC98) received April 12, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7286--May 3, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Changes in 
Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarines and Peaches [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-09-0090; FV10-916/917-1 IFR] received April 12, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7287--May 3, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Citrus Seed Imports; Citrus Greening 
and Citrus Variegated Chlorosis [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0052] 
(RIN: 0579-AD07) received April 12, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7351--May 6, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyglyceryl Phthalate 
Ester of Coconut Oil Fatty Acids; Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Correction [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0888; FRL-8436-3] received April 16, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7384--May 7, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyromazine; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0866; FRL-8801-6] received April 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7385--May 7, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Difenoconazole Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0162; FRL-8817-3] received April 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7386--May 7, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imidacloprid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0722; FRL-8818-5] received April 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7404--May 11, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous 
Products and Patent Term Restoration; Nonsubstantive Amendments 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0069] received April 21, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7405--May 11, 2010: Letter from Chairman and CEO, Farm 
Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's final 
rule--Organization; Eligibility and Scope of Financing; Funding 
and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding 
Operations; Definitions; and Disclosure to Shareholders; 
Director Elections (RIN: 3052-AC43) received April 20, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7434--May 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department'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; Changes to Reporting Dates [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0073; 
FV10-929-1FR] received April 26, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7435--May 12, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Papayas From Colombia 
and Ecuador [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0050] (RIN: 0579-AC95) 
received April 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7436--May 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Order 
Amending the Orders [Doc. No.: AMS-DA-09-0007; AO-13-A78, et 
al.; DA-09-02] received April 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7437--May 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department'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; Revised Nomination and Balloting Procedures [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-09-0070; FV09-929-1FR] received April 21, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7438--May 12, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--U.S. Honey Producer Research, Promotion, and Consumer 
Information Order; Referendum Procedures [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-07-
0091; FV-07-706-FR] (RIN: 0581-AC78) received April 21, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7439--May 12, 2010: Letter from Acting Under Secretary 
Research, Education, and Economics, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Veterinary Medicine 
Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) (RIN: 0524-AA43) received April 
21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7460--May 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Final 
Free and Reserve Percentages for 2009-10 Crop Natural (Sun-
Dried) Seedless Raisins [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0075 and FV10-989-
1 IFR] received May 12, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7527--May 19, 2010: Letter from Chief, PRAB Office and 
Research and Analysis, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program, Regulation Restructuring: Issuance Regulation Update 
and Reorganization To Reflect the End of Coupon Issuance 
Systems (RIN: 0584-AD48) received April 26, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7528--May 19, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program 
and Average Crop Revenue Election Program, Disaster Assistance 
Programs, Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency 
Payments Program, Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments 
Program, and Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility; 
Clarifying Amendments (RIN: 0560-AH84) received April 26, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7529--May 19, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tebuconazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0611; FRL-8821-4] received April 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7560--May 20, 2010: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Florida Avocado Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC22) 
received April 26, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7561--May 20, 2010: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations, 
Basic Provisions; and Various Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 
0563-AB96) received April 27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7562--May 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--a-(p-Nonylphenol)-w-
hydroxypoly(oxyeth lene) Sulfate and Phosphate Esters; Time-
Limited Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0892; FRL-8826-3] received May 14, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7563--May 20, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--a-[p-(1,1,3,3-
Tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]-w-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene); Time-
Limited Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0890; FRL-8824-3] received May 14, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7613--May 21, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Noxious Weeds; Old World Climbing Fern 
and Maidenhair Creeper [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0097] received 
May 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7638--May 25, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; Loan 
Purchases from FDIC (RIN: 3052-AC62) received May 11, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7649--May 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyprodinil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0551; FRL-8818-8] received April 
28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7650--May 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Phosphate Ester, 
Tallowamine, Ethoxylated; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0165; FRL-8816-4] received April 28, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7651--May 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spirodiclofen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0139; FRL-8820-4] received April 
28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7694--May 28, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Clethodim; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0307; FRL-8822-7] received May 10, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7695--May 28, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluazinam; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0032; FRL-8824-5] received May 10, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7696--May 28, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flutriafol; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0184; FRL-8812-6] received May 10, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7725--Jun. 8, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0089; FV10-932-1FR] received May 18, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7726--Jun. 8, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Cotton Research and Promotion Program: Designation of 
Cotton-Producing States [Doc. No.: AMS-CN-10-0027; CN-08-003] 
(RIN: 0581-AC84) received May 18, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7814--Jun. 9, 2010: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Rural 
Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RIN: 0570-AA71) received 
May 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7815--Jun. 9, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Boscalid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0268; FRL-8826-4] received May 25, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7816--Jun. 9, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diquat Dibromide; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0920; FRL-8827-7] 
received May 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7817--Jun. 9, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Novaluron; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0273; FRL-8825-3] received May 25, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7818--Jun. 9, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prothioconazole; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0279; FRL-8828-6] 
received May 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7850--Jun. 10, 2010: Letter from Director of 
Legislative Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's 
``Major'' final rule--Conservation Stewardship Program (RIN: 
0578-AA43) received June 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7861--Jun. 14, 2010: Letter from Lead Regulatory 
Analyst, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Swine Contract Library (RIN: 0580-
AB06) received May 20, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7862--Jun. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Sodium 1,4-Dialkyl 
Sulfosuccinates; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0739; FRL-8825-2] received June 9, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7886--Jun. 15, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Tomatoes From Souss-
Massa-Draa, Morocco; Technical Amendment [Docket No.: APHIS-
2008-0017] (RIN: 0579-AC77) received May 21, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7887--Jun. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Coat Protein of Plum Pox 
Virus; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0763; FRL-8826-9] received May 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7910--Jun. 15, 2010: Letter from Secretary, Department 
of Transportation, transmitting results of a study required by 
Section 6206 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(P.L. 110-246).
    E.C. 7947--Jun. 17, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tree Assistance Program (RIN: 0560-
AH96) received June 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7948--Jun. 17, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Emerald Ash Borer; Addition of 
Quarantined Areas in Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, 
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin [Docket No.: APHIS-
2009-0098] received June 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7949--Jun. 17, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-
Resistant Varieties [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0035] received June 
3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7950--Jun. 17, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Conservation Reserve Program; 
Transition Incentives Program (RIN: 0560-AH80) received June 3, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7997--Jun. 22, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propenoic acid polymer, 
with 1,3-butadiene and ethenylbenzene; Tolerance Exemption 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0033; FRL-8827-4] received June 2, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 7998--Jun. 22, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Farmer Mac Investments 
and Liquidity (RIN: 3052-AC56) received June 3, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8061--Jun. 24, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Silver Nitrate; Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0663; FRL-
8824-9] received June 9, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8100--Jun. 24, 2010: Letter from Acting Fiscal 
Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting 
the annual reports that appear on pages 119-145 of the March 
2010 ``Treasury Bulletin'', pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 9602(a).
    E.C. 8101--Jun. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bacillus thuringiensis 
eCry3.1Ab Protein in Corn; Temporary Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0609; FRL-8829-9] 
received June 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8102--Jun. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide Management and 
Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; 
Change to Labeling Compliance Date [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0327; FRL-
8830-7] received June 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8103--Jun. 25, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trifloxystrobin; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0278; FRL-8829-2] 
received June 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8137--Jun. 29, 2010: Letter from Director--National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Competitive and 
Noncompetitive Nonformula Federal Assistance Programs--
Administrative Provisions and Subpart K for Biomass Research 
and Development Initiative (RIN: 0524-AA61) received June 15, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8217--Jul. 1, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Account Class (RIN: 3038-AC94) 
received June 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8218--Jul. 1, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--User Fees for 2010 Crop Cotton Classification Services to 
Growers [AMS-CN-10-0001; CN-10-001] (RIN: 0581-AC99) received 
June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8219--Jul. 1, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern 
California and Imported Table Grapes; Relaxation of Handling 
Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0085; FV10-925-1 FIR] 
received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8220--Jul. 1, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Sweet Onions Grown in the Walla Walla Valley of Southeast 
Washington and Northeast Oregon; Changes to Reporting and 
Assessment Due Dates [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0020; FV10-956-1 FR] 
received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8258--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
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; Order 
Amending Marketing Order No. 930 [Doc. No.: AO-370-A8; AMS-FV-
06-0213; FV07-930-2] received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8259--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil 
Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment 
Percentages for the 2010-2011 Marketing Year [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-
09-0082; FV10-985-1 FR] received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8260--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; 
Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2009-2010 Crop 
Year [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0069; FV09-930-2 FR] received June 
22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8261--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in 
Washington; Change in the Handling Regulation [Doc. No.: AMS-
FV-09-0033; FV09-923-1 FR] received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8262--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order; 
Increase Membership [Document Number: AMS-FV-09-0022; FV-09-
705] received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8263--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Increased 
Assessment Rates [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0091; FV10-916/917-2 FR] 
received June 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8264--Jul. 13, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus 
Psyllid; Quarantine and Interstate Movement Regulations [Docket 
No.: APHIS-2008-0015] (RIN: 0579-AC85) received June 22, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8303--Jul. 14, 2010: Letter from Acting, 
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Value-Added Producer Grant Program (RIN: 0570-AA79) received 
June 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8304--Jul. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiamethoxam; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0737; FRL-8830-4] received June 21, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8411--Jul. 20, 2010: Letter from Office of Research 
and Analysis, Chief, PRAB, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program: Quality Control Provisions of 
Title IV of P.L. 107-171 [FNS-2009-0045] (RIN: 0584-AD31) 
received June 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8456--Jul. 21, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pasteuria usgae; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-
0179; FRL-8831-9] received June 24, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8525--Jul. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Reimbursement Transportation Cost 
Payment Program for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and 
Ranchers (RIN: 0560-AI08) received July 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8526--Jul. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Terpene Constituents of 
the Extract of Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides (a-
Terpinene, d-Limonene and p-Cymene) as Synthetically 
Manufactured; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0237; FRL-8831-4] received July 6, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8527--Jul. 26, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Homobrassinolide; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-
1187; FRL-8831-2] received July 6, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8528--Jul. 26, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Farm Credit Administration Board 
Meetings; Assessment and Apportionment of Administrative 
Expenses; Standards of Conduct and Referral of Known or 
Suspected Criminal Violations; Loan Policies and Operations; 
Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and 
Funding Operations; General Provisions; and Title IV 
Conservators, Receivers, and Voluntary Liquidations; Technical 
Changes (RIN: 3052-AC63) received July 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8566--Jul. 27, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Voluntary Public Access and Habitat 
Incentive Program (RIN: 0560-AH98) received July 14, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8606--Jul. 28, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--South American Cactus Moth 
Regulations; Quarantined Areas [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0037] 
received July 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8728--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Dairy Product Price Support Program 
and Dairy Indemnity Payment Program (RIN: 0560-AH88) received 
July 30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8729--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Asian Longhorned Beetle; Quarantined 
Area and Regulated Articles [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0004] 
received July 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8730--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Voluntary Public Access and Habitat 
Incentive Program (RIN: 0560-AH98) received July 19, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8731--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous 
Products and Patent Term Restoration; Nonsubstantive Amendments 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0069] received July 14, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8732--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Relaxation of Handling 
Regulation for Area No. 3 [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0115; FV09-948-2 
FIR] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8733--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Order Amending Marketing 
Order No. 920 [Doc. No.: AO-FV-08-0174; AMS-FV-08-0085; FV08-
920-3] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8734--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Conservation Reserve Program (RIN: 
0560-AH80) received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8735--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--National Sheep Industry Improvement Center [Doc. No.: 
AMS-LS-08-0064] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8736--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Temporary Change to 
the Handling Regulations and Reporting Requirements [Doc. No.: 
AMS-FV-10-0052; FV10-946-1IR] received July 28, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8737--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico; 
Modification of the Aflatoxin Regulations [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-
0031; FV10-983-1IR] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8738--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Fresh Prunes Grown in Designated Counties in Washington 
and in Umatilla County, OR; Suspension of Reporting and 
Assessment Requirements [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0054; FV10-924-
2IR] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8739--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Final 
Free and Reserve Percentages for 2009-10 Crop Natural (Sun-
Dried) Seedless Raisins [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0075; FV10-989-
1FIR] received July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8740--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Changes to District 
Boundaries [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0085; FV08-920-3IR] received 
July 28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8741--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--National Organic Program; Amendments to the National List 
of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops) [Document Number: 
AMS-NOP-09-0081; TM-09-04 FR] (RIN: 0581-AC93) received July 
28, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8742--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Acting Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-
Resistant Varieties [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0035] received 
August 4, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8743--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Wheat and Oilseed Programs; Durum 
Wheat Quality Program (RIN: 0560-AH72) received July 30, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8744--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Extramural 
Agreements Division, Department of Agriculture, transmitting 
the Department's final rule--General Administrative Policy for 
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreements (RIN: 0518-AA03) received 
August 18, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8745--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Program Development 
and Regulatory Analysis, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Special Evaluation 
Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program (RIN: 
0572-AC14) received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8746--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Development 
Utilities Program, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued 
for Electrification or Telephone Purposes (RIN: 0572-ZA06) 
received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8747--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Transportation, transmitting the Department's 
final rule--Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Changes 
in Handling Requirements for Fresh Nectarine and Peaches [Doc. 
No.: AMS-FV-09-0090; FV10-916/917-1 FIR] received July 28, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8748--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), 
a-isotridecyl-w-methoxy; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0692; FRL-8830-6] received July 16, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8749--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-propenoic acid, 2-
methyl-, C12-16-alkyl esters, telomers with 1-dodecanethiol, 
polyethylene-polypropylene glycol ether with propylene glycol 
monomethacrylate (1:1), and styrene 2,2-(1,2-diazenediyl)bis 
[2-methylbutanenitrile]; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0272; FRL-8837-5] received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8750--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-(2hydroxy-3, 5-di-
tert-amylphenyl) benzotriazole and Phenol, 2-(2H-benzotriazole-
2-yl)-6-dodecyl-4-methyl; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0601 and EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0602; FRL-
8836-3] received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8751--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Diethylene Glycol (DEG); 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0474; FRL-8838-9] received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8752--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--N-alkyl (C8-C18) Primary 
Amines and Acetate Salts; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0046; FRL-8836-4] received August 
13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8753--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Prohydrojasmon, propyl-3-
oxo-2-pentylcyclo-pentylacetate; Temporary Exemption From the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0048; FRL-8839-4] 
received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8754--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--1-Naphthaleneacetic Acid; 
Time-Limited Tolerance, Technical Correction [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0465; FRL-8831-6] received June 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8755--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mevinphos; Proposed Data 
Call-in Order for Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0423 
FRL-8835-7] received July 27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8756--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Halosulfuron-methyl; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0797; FRL-8835-8] 
received July 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8757--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Castor Oil, Ethoxylated, 
Dioleate; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0232; FRL-8835-
3] received July 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8758--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pymetrozine; Regulation 
Denying NRDC's Objections on Remand [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0190; FRL-
8836-8] received August 2, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8759--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Acetamiprid, 
Mepiquat; Order Denying NRDC's Objections on Remand: 
Environmental Protection Agency [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0190; FRL-
8836-7] received August 2, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8760--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-Propanol, 1,1,1-
nitrilotris-; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0138; FRL-8825-6] received July 21, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8761--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Trichoderma hamatum 
isolate 382; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0407; FRL-8835-6] received July 21, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8762--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Alkyl Alcohol Alkoxylate 
Phosphate Derivatives; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0131; FRL-8836-5] received August 
18, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8763--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Mancozeb; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0541; FRL-8841-1] received August 
18, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8764--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flubendiamide; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0099; FRL-8836-2] received August 
18, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8765--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--2-methyl-1,3-propanediol; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-
0185; FRL-8838-3] received August 18, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8766--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from 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; Capital 
Adequacy; Capital Components-Basel Accord Tier 1 and Tier 2 
(RIN: 3052-AC61) received July 19, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8767--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Loan Policies and Operations; 
Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management [6705-01-P] 
(RIN: 3052-AC60) received July 30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8768--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Chairman and CEO, 
Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's 
final rule--Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators (RIN: 
3052-AC52) received August 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 8857--Sep. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0528; FRL-8834-8] received July 16, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9664--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; 
Increased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0050; FV10-922-1 
FR] received September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9665--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Increase in 
License Fees [Document No.: AMS-FV-08-0098] (RIN: 0581-AC92) 
received September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9666--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Changes to the Quality 
Regulations for Shelled Walnuts [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-09-0036; 
FV09-984-4 FR] received September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9667--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--National Organic Program; Amendment to the National List 
of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock) [Document 
Number: AMS-NOP-10-0051; NOP-10-041R] (RIN: 0581-AD04) received 
September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9668--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Cold Treatment Regulations [Docket 
No.: APHIS-2006-0050] received September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9669--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Budget Coordinator, 
Research, Education & Economics, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--United States 
Department of Agriculture Research Misconduct Regulations for 
Extramural Research (RIN: 0524-AA34) received September 1, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9670--Sep. 28, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Order 
Amending the Orders [Doc. No.: AMS-DA-09-0062; AO-14-A73, et 
al.; DA-03-10] received September 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9779--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Operation, in the Ordinary Course, of 
a Commodity Broker in Bankruptcy (RIN: 3038-AC90) received 
September 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9780--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Executive Director, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the 
Commission's final rule--Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail 
Foreign Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries (RIN: 3038-
AC61) received October 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9781--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Competitive and 
Noncompetitive Non-formula Federal Assistance Programs--General 
Award Administrative Provisions (RIN: 0524-AA58) received 
September 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9782--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Acting Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-
Resistant Varieties [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0088] received 
September 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9783--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Cotton Program Changes for Upland 
Cotton, Adjusted World Price, and Active Shipping Orders (RIN: 
0560-AH81) received September 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9784--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, Risk 
Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Common Crop Insurance Regulations; 
Stonefruit Crop Insurance Provisions (RIN: 0563-AC21) received 
September 13, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9785--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--National Veterinary Accreditation 
Program; Currently Accredited Veterinarians Performing 
Accredited Duties and Electing to Participate [Docket No.: 
APHIS-2006-0093] (RIN: 0579-AC04) received September 29, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9786--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Department 
of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule--
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance 
Programs--Specific Administrative Provisions for the New Era 
Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RIN: 0524-AA60) 
received September 27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9787--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Tart Cherries Grown in the State of Michigan, et al.; 
Increased Assessment Rate for the 2010-2011 Crop year for Tart 
Cherries [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0029; FV10-930-2 FR] received 
September 27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9788--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Walnuts Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate 
[Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0060; FV10-984-1 IR] received September 
27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9789--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Avocados Grown in South Florida; Increased Assessment 
Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0067; FV10-915-1 IR] received 
September 27, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9790--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Egg Research and Promotion Order; Referendum Procedures 
[Doc. No.: AMS-PY-09-0116] received September 27, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9791--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Conservation Loan Program (RIN: 0560-
AI04) received October 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9792--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; 
State and Zone Designations; Minnesota [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-
0097] received October 6, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9793--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Acting Congressional 
Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Fresh Unshu Oranges 
From the Republic of Korea Into the Continental United States 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0022] (RIN: 0579-AD14) received October 
14, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9794--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Thiabendazole; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0910; FRL-8842-7] received August 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9795--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Choline hydroxide; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0233; FRL-8841-6] received August 30, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9796--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spiromesifen; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0682; FRL-8841-9] received August 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9797--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Bifenazate; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0890; FRL-8840-9] received August 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9798--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acetic Acid Ethenyl 
Ester, Polymer with Oxirane; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-
2010-0429; FRL-8841-2] received August 30, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9799--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acetic Acid; Exemption 
from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0561; FRL-
8833-8] received July 9, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9800--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Castor Oil, Ethoxylated, 
Oleate; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0231; FRL-8834-4] 
received July 9, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9801--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Cyazofamid; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0801; FRL-8833-1] received July 9, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9802--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Hexythiazox; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0325; FRL-8833-6] received July 9, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9803--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Residues of Quaternary 
Ammonium Compounds, N-Alkyl (C12-14) Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl 
Ammonium Chloride; Exemption from the Requirement of a 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0533; FRL-8833-2] received July 9, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9804--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Carbaryl; Order Denying 
NRDC's Objections and Requests for Hearing [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-
0347; FRL-8843-7] received September 14, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9805--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--S-metolachlor; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0814; FRL-8842-3] received 
September 14, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9806--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fenarimol; Pesticide 
Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0623; FRL-8844-6] received September 
14, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9807--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Ammonium Formate; 
Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-
0121; FRL-8839-3] received September 14, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9808--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acephate, Cacodylic acid, 
Dicamba, Dicloran, et al.; Tolerance Actions [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0262; FRL-8842-1] received September 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9809--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0677; FRL-8845-7] September 28, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9810--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spinosad; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0616; FRL-8844-1] September 28, 
2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9811--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide Management and 
Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment; 
Change to Labeling Compliance Date [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0327; FRL-
8848-8] received October 5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 9812--Nov. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Technical Amendments to 
Pesticide Regulations [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0756; FRL-8844-7] 
received September 9, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10327--Nov. 17, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Order; 
Section 610 Review [Document Number AMS-FV-10-0007] received 
October 32, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10328--Nov. 17, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Importation of Mexican Hass Avocados; 
Additional Shipping Options [Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0016] (RIN: 
0579-AD15) received November 1, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10390--Nov. 18, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flubendiamide; Pesticide 
Tolerances; Technical Correction [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0099; FRL-
8849-2] received November 5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10391--Nov. 18, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flumioxazin; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0781; FRL-8850-3] received November 
5, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10419--Nov. 29, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's ``Major'' final rule--Biomass Crop Assistance 
Program (RIN: 0560-AH92) received November 16, 2010, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10420--Nov. 29, 2010: Letter from Director, Program 
Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Specifications and 
Drawings for Construction of Direct Buried Plant received 
October 25, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10584--Dec. 1, 2010: Letter from Assistant Secretary, 
Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the 2009 
annual report on the operation of the Enterprise for the 
Americas Initiative and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act.
    E.C. 10587--Dec. 2, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Isoxaben; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0504; FRL-8845-6] received November 
9, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10652--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Removal of Varietal Restrictions on 
Apples From Japan [Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0020] (RIN: 0579-
AD08) received November 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10653--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Change in Disease Status of Japan 
Because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease [Docket No.: APHIS-2010-0077] 
received November 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10654--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Update of Noxious Weed Regulations 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2007-0146] (RIN: 0579-AC97) received 
November 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10655--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Congressional Review 
Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas in 
Arizona, California, and Texas [Docket No.: APHIS-2009-0079] 
received November 15, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10656--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased Assessment 
Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0057; FV10-993-1 FR] received 
November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10657--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Kiwifruit Grown in California; Changes to District 
Boundaries [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-08-0085; FV08-920-3 FIR] received 
November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10658--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information 
Order; Reapportionment [Document No.: AMS-FV-10-0010] received 
November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10659--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside Country, 
CA; Increased Assessment Rate [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-0059; FV10-
987-2 FR] received November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10660--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Acting Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Sorghum Promotion and Research Program: Procedures for 
the Conduct of Referenda [Doc. No.: AMS-LS-10-0003] November 
29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10661--Dec. 7, 2010: Letter from Administrator, 
Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final 
rule--Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico; 
Modification of the Aflatoxin Regulations [Doc. No.: AMS-FV-10-
0031; FV10-983-1 FIR] received November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10716--Dec. 8, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Tristyrylphenol 
ethoxylates; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance 
[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0095; FRL-8851-6] received November 23, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10757--Dec. 9, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Acequinocyl; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0812; FRL-8851-7] received November 
16, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10792--Dec. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Emergency Forest Restoration Program 
and Emergency Conservation Program (RIN: 0560-AH89) received 
December 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10793--Dec. 13, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Review Group, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the 
Department's final rule--Commodity Assessments; Loans, 
Purchases, and Other Operations (RIN: 0560-AI00) received 
December 2, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10794--Dec. 13, 2010: Letter from Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the 
Administration's final rule--Standards of Conduct and Referral 
of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations; Disclosure to 
Shareholders; and Disclosure to Investors in System-wide and 
Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm Credit System; 
Compensation Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits (RIN: 
3052-AC41) received December 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10856--Dec. 14, 2010: Letter from Director of 
Legislative Affairs, NRCS, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Wildfife Habitat 
Incentive Program (RIN: 0578-AA49) received November 19, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10857--Dec. 14, 2010: Letter from Director of 
Legislative Affairs, NRCS, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Wildlife Habitat 
Incentive Program (RIN: 0578-AA49) received November 19, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10873--Dec. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--N,N,N,N,-Tetrakis-(2-
Hydroxypropyl) Ethylenediamine (NTHE); Exemption from the 
Requirement of a Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0130; FRL-8851-8] 
received November 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10874--Dec. 14, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Polyoxyalkylated Glycerol 
Fatty Acid Esters; Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0661; 
FRL-8852-2] received November 22, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10896--Dec. 15, 2010: Letter from Director--National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Competitive and 
Noncompetitive Nonformula Federal Assistance Programs--
Administrative Provisions for the Sun Grant Program (0524-AA64) 
received November 29, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10897--Dec. 15, 2010: Letter from Director, Regulatory 
Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Spiroxamine; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0136; FRL-8850-9] received November 
30, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 10956--Dec. 16, 2010: Letter from Director, National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Establishment of New 
Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority (RIN No.: A-0521-
AA63) received December 8, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A).
    E.C. 11023--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
Policy Issuances Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Permission To Use Air 
Inflation of Meat Carcasses and Parts [Docket No.: FSIS-2007-
0039] (RIN: 0583-AD33) received December 17, 2010, pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11024--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
Policy Issuances Division, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Uniform Compliance 
Date for Food Labeling Regulations [Docket No.: FSIS-2010-0031] 
(RIN: 0583-AD) received December 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11025--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Pesticide 
Tolerance Crop Grouping Program II; Revisions to General 
Tolerance Regulations [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766; FRL-8853-8] (RIN: 
2070-AJ28) received December 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11026--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Metrafenone; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0732; FRL-8854-6A] 
received December 3, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); 
to the Committee on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11027--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
RegulatoryManagement Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Extension of Tolerances 
for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals) [EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-
0981; FRL-8857-5] received December 17, 2010, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11028--Dec. 21, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
RegulatoryManagement Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 
transmitting the Agency's final rule--Flutolanil; Pesticide 
Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0775; FRL-8855-7] received December 
17, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee 
on Agriculture.
    E.C. 11186--Dec. 22, 2010: A letter from the Acting 
Congressional Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, 
transmitting the Department's final rule--Gypsy Moth Generally 
Infested Areas; Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Ohio, and Virginia 
[Docket No.: APHIS-2008-0083] received December 22, 2010, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 
Agriculture.
    E.C. 11187--Dec. 22, 2010: A letter from the Director, 
Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Imazosulfuron; 
Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0205; FLR-8857-4] 
received December 21, 2010, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); 
to the Committee on Agriculture.

                    b. statutory and special reports

    USDA: USDA AMS Dairy Programs Report to Congress, Vol. 24. 
Submitted by USDA, July 1, 2008.
    USAID and USDA: Report on efforts taken by the 
Administrator of USAID and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
improve planning for food and transportation procurement, as 
pursuant to Section 3022(b) of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008, amending Section 413 of the Food for Peace 
Act. Submitted by USAID and USDA, November 7, 2008.
    USDA: Copy of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board 
Specialty Crop Committee's final report containing suggestions 
from the listening session conducted during Fiscal Year 2008. 
Submitted by USDA, November 20, 2008.
    USDA: Report to the Senate and House Agriculture Committees 
outlining the progress that has been made in implementing the 
organic production and market data initiatives described in 
Section 10302 and identifying additional production and 
marketing data needs, as required by Section 10302 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted 
by USDA, December 29, 2008.
    USDA: Annual Summary of Pesticide Data Program, Calendar 
Year 2007. Submitted by USDA, December 2008.
    CFTC: Report: FY 2008 Performance and Accountability 
Report. Submitted by Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
2008.
    USDA: Letter from Eldon Gould to Collin C. Peterson 
submitted by the Risk Management Agency enclosing evaluation 
reports covering the Strawberry Dollar Plan pilot crop 
insurance program and the Cherry Dollar Plan pilot crop 
insurance program, as required in section 523(a)(5) of the 
Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended through P.L. 110-246. 
Submitted by Risk Management Agency of USDA, January 8, 2009.
    FCA: Letter from Leland A. Strom to Collin C. Peterson 
enclosing a final rule adopted by the Farm Credit Act of 1971, 
as amended, provided under 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1). Submitted by 
FCA, January 8, 2009.
    USDA: Report: Evaluation report submitted by the Risk 
Management Agency covering the Group Risk Program (GRP) 
Rangeland New Index pilot crop insurance program, as required 
in section 523(a)(5) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as 
amended through P.L. 110-246. Submitted by Risk Management 
Agency of USDA, January 9, 2009.
    USDA: Charter for the Forestry Research Advisory Council, 
in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, January 12, 2009.
    USDA: Charter for the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee, 
in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, January 12, 2009.
    R-CALF USA: Letter requesting immediate retraction of 
USDA's veterinary services December 22, 2008, Memorandum No. 
575.19 that continues to unlawfully mandate registration of 
producers' premises under National Animal Identification System 
(NAIS). Submitted by R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America, 
January 12, 2009.
    USDA: Charter for the Forest Resource Coordinating 
Committee, in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, January 13, 2009.
    USDA: Charter for the Environmental Services Advisory 
Committee, in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, January 14, 2009.
    USDA: Report on USDA's competitive sourcing policy and 
budget for contracting out, as required by USDA's annual 
appropriations acts. Submitted by USDA, January 15, 2009.
    USDA: Letter transmitting the report on the information 
technology challenges and needs of the Farm Service Agency 
(FSA), as required by section 1618 of the Food, Conservation, 
and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). Submitted by USDA, January 
15, 2009.
    USDA: Report on factors that affect the export of specialty 
crops, as pursuant to Section 3203(d) of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
January 16, 2009.
    OMB: Report discussing the implementation of section 6002 
of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), P.L. 94-
580, and section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment 
Act (FSRIA), for Fiscal Years 2004 through 2007. Submitted by 
Office of Management and Budget, January 16, 2009.
    USDA: Letter from Edward T. Schafer to Collin C. Peterson 
submitting a study of prior local and regional procurements for 
food aid programs conducted by other donor countries, private 
voluntary organizations, and the World Food Program of the 
United Nations, as pursuant to Section 3206(b) of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
January 16, 2009.
    USDA: BioPreferred Strategic Management Plan for Fiscal 
Years (FY) 2009 through 2012. Submitted by USDA, January 16, 
2009.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the Advisory Committee on 
Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, in compliance with 
P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by 
USDA, January 16, 2009.
    CFTC: Letter from Michael V. Dunn to Collin C. Peterson 
offering his assistance as the Committee moves forward on 
legislation related to the nation's commodity markets, along 
with a press release outlining his priorities for the 
Commission. Submitted by CFTC, January 23, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service, entitled 
``Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, 
Chicken, Goat Meat, Wild and Farm-Raising Fish and Shellfish, 
Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, 
and Macadamia Nuts,'' as pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of 
title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by GAO, January 30, 2009.
    GPO: Report: Economic Report of the President, transmitted 
to the Congress January 2009 together with the Annual Report of 
the Council of Economic Advisers. Submitted by Government 
Printing Office, January 2009.
    USDA: Intent of Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to 
release a copy of current lists of almond growers, raisin 
growers, and pistachio growers covered by a Federal Marketing 
Order, as required by Section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937. Submitted by USDA, February 9, 2009.
    USDA: Report on implementation of concluded appeals to the 
National Appeals Division (NAD) from the Risk Management Agency 
(RMA), as pursuant to Section 14009(b) of the Food, Energy, and 
Conservation Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, February 9, 2009.
    FCA: Letter from Leland A. Strom to Collin C. Peterson 
enclosing copy of Farm Credit Administration's letter of 
September 29, 2008, providing information to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Federal 
Information Security Management Act and OMB's implementation 
guidance instructions. Submitted by Farm Credit Administration, 
February 11, 2009.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Industry 
Representatives pertaining to the implementation of the 
mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Final Rule (74 FR 
2658). Submitted by USDA, February 20, 2009.
    CFTC: Letter from Michael V. Dunn to Peter Orszag stating 
that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 
respectfully wishes to appeal OMB's initial FY 2010 Budget 
proposal for the Commission. Submitted by CFTC, February 23, 
2009.
    USDA: Report on the Activities of the Foreign Market 
Development Cooperator Program as required by the Agricultural 
Trade Act of 1978. February 25, 2009.
    USAID: Report on the provision of agriculture commodities 
to foreign countries in FY 2008, as pursuant to Section 
3018(f)(2) of the Food for Peace Act. Submitted by USAID, 
February 28, 2009.
    ASA: American Sugar Alliance--Sugar Policy Briefing Book. 
Submitted by ASA.
    USDA: Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Summary of 2007 Data. 
Submitted by Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, March 5, 
2009.
    EPA: Office of the Inspector General audit report of the 
Pesticide Registration Fund (known as the PRIA Fund) for Fiscal 
Years 2008 and 2007 as mandated by the Pesticide Registration 
Improvement Act. March 9, 2009.
    USDA: Annual Report as required by the Packers and 
Stockyards Act, 1921, on the industries regulated by the Act 
and on USDA's enforcement efforts under the Act. Submitted by 
USDA, March 10, 2009.
    USDA: Notification of USDA estimates and projections for 
sugar beets 2009 crop year. Submitted by USDA, March 10, 2009.
    USDA: Report on the National Appeals Division (NAD) as 
required by Section 14009 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, March 11, 2009.
    USDC: Report to Congress on Activities Undertaken by the 
Department of Commerce pursuant to Sec. 906(b) of the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. Submitted 
by USDC, March 10, 2009.
    USDA: Report on the number of Equitable Relief Decisions 
Made by the FSA, NRCS and NAD as required by Sec. 1613 of the 
Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Submitted by 
USDA, March 17, 2009.
    USDA: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Organic Program 
Cost Share Programs 2009 Report as required by Sec. 10301 of 
P.L. 110-246. Submitted by USDA, March 17, 2009.
    USDA: Notification of the Agricultural Marketing Service 
(AMS) request under FOIA for a list of pistachio growers 
covered by a Federal Marketing Order. Submitted by USDA, March 
19, 2009.
    FCA: Proposed amendments to Title 12, Chapter VI of the 
Code of Federal Regulations as promulgated by the Farm Credit 
Administration (FCA). Submitted by FCA, March 17, 2009.
    CFTC: CFTC rulemaking implementing legislative provisions 
relating to significant price discovery contracts traded or 
executed on exempt commercial markets (ECMs). Submitted by 
CFTC, March 17, 2009.
    CFTC: Report on CFTC's Federal Employee Antidiscrimination 
and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) for FY 2008. 
Submitted by CFTC, March 20, 2009.
    MLBA: Resolution: Adopted by the Minnesota Livestock 
Breeder's Association at their 113th Annual Meeting held in St. 
Paul, MN on March 19, 2009. Submitted by Minnesota Livestock 
Breeder's Association, March 25, 2009.
    CFTC: Renewal Charter of the Commission's Agricultural 
Advisory Committee pursuant to Sections 9(c) and 14(b)(1) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Submitted 
by CFTC, March 26, 2009.
    President's Advisory Council: 2008 Annual Report to the 
President from the President's Advisory Council on Financial 
Literacy. Submitted by the President's Advisory Council, March 
31, 2009.
    USDT: Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. 
Department of the Treasury, Report of Licensing Activities 
pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement 
Act of 2000. Submitted by USDT, March 31, 2009.
    CFTC: Semiannual Report of the Office of the Inspector 
General (OIG) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for 
the period from October 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009, in 
accordance with the requirements of Section 5 of the Inspector 
General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by CFTC, March 31, 
2009.
    Humane Society Legislative Fund: Publication entitled 
``Humane Scorecard: The 110th Congress in Review.'' Submitted 
by Humane Society Legislative fund, March 31, 2009.
    CBO: A Review of CBO's Activities in 2008 under the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Submitted by CBO, March.
    USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's report on U.S. International 
Assistance for Fiscal Year 2008 pursuant to the Food for Peace 
Act, Section 407(f)(1)(A). Submitted by USAID, April 3, 2009.
    USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development's 
Agricultural Strategy Report for 2008, pursuant to the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, P.L. 110-252. Submitted 
by USAID, April 7, 2009.
    CBO: A study ``The Impact of Ethanol Use on Food Prices and 
Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.'' Submitted by CBO, April 8, 2009.
    FCSIC: Final Rule adopted by the Farm Credit System 
Insurance Corporation under the provisions of the Farm Credit 
Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by FCSIC, April 9, 2009.
    USDA: Office of Inspector General--Investigations Western 
Region San Francisco, California. Submitted by USDA, April 13, 
2009.
    FCA: Letter from Leland A. Strom to Collin C. Peterson 
enclosing proposed amendments to title 12, chapter VI of the 
Code of Federal Regulations as promulgated by the Farm Credit 
Administration. Submitted by FCA, April 18, 2009.
    NAREEE: National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education and Economics (NAREEE) Board Relevancy and Adequacy 
of Funding Report. Submitted by NAREEE, April 21, 2009.
    State of North Dakota: Resolution No. 4021 forwarded by the 
Secretary of State, ND, regarding inspection of horses. 
Submitted by the State of North Dakota Secretary of State, 
April 22, 2009.
    State of Maine: Resolution H.P. 1009 forwarded by the Clerk 
of the House, memorializing the U.S. Congress to amend the 
Federal order system to ensure that Maine dairy farmers will 
receive a sustainable prices for their milk. Submitted by State 
of Maine, April 24, 2009.
    Farm Foundation: Report ``The 30-Year Challenge: 
Agriculture's Strategic Role in Feeding and Fueling a Growing 
World''. Submitted by Farm Foundation, April 28, 2009.
    FCSIC: 2008 Annual Report by the Farm Credit System 
Insurance Corporation ``Protecting Investors in Agriculture and 
Rural America'' in accordance with section 5.64 of the Farm 
Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by FCSIC, April 30, 
2009.
    FCA: Semiannual Management Report on the Status of Audits 
by the Inspector General of FCA pursuant to section 5 of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by FCA, 
May 6, 2009.
    Washington State Democrats: Resolution to restore full 
funding to USDA Market-Access Program in the Proposed White 
House Budget. Submitted by Washington State Democrats, May 7, 
2009.
    CFTC: Letter from Terry S. Arbit to Collin C. Peterson 
forwarding three documents relating to the charters of two of 
the Commission's advisory committees, as pursuant to the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by CFTC, May 8, 2009.
    CFTC: FY 2008 Federal Information Security Management Act 
Report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Submitted 
by CFTC, May 11, 2009.
    USDA: USDA's Annual Report of the Notification and Federal 
Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) 
of 2002. Submitted by USDA, May 14, 2009.
    Embassy of Vietnam: Letter from Ambassador Le Cong Phung to 
Congressman Peterson bringing up several agriculture matters of 
urgent concern to Vietnam, such as the definition of 
``catfish.'' Submitted by Embassy of Vietnam, May 15, 2009.
    USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service submission of 
the Dunloup Creek Watershed, Fayette and Raleigh Counties, West 
Virginia and the Cape Code Water Resources Restoration Project, 
Massachusetts. Submitted by USDA, May 19, 2009.
    FCC: Report ``Bringing Broadband to Rural America'', 
pursuant to P.L. 110-246 (2008 Farm Bill). Submitted by FCC, 
May 22, 2009.
    Minnesota Holstein Association: Letter from the Minnesota 
Holstein Association Board of Directors to Collin Peterson 
announcing the passage of 37 resolutions at their 99th Annual 
Meeting and thanking him for his dedication to the dairy 
industry. Submitted by Minnesota Holstein Association, May 22, 
2009.
    NRCS: Letter from Dave White to Collin C. Peterson stating 
that NRCS is terminating a WRP easement located in Marion 
County, South Carolina, as pursuant to requirements of the 
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), 16 U.S.C. 3837e(b)(2)(B). 
Submitted by NRCS, May 22, 2009.
    State of Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council: Findings 
related to Federal Programs Related to Biofuels in the State of 
Wisconsin. Submitted by State of Wisconsin Joint Legislative 
Council, May 26, 2009.
    FCA: Letter from Charles R. Rawls to Collin C. Peterson 
explaining that the FCA is working with other agencies to write 
regulations that will implement the Secure and Fair Enforcement 
for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act). Because the SAFE 
Act requires the Agencies to implement statutory requirements 
by July 29, 2009, FCA will not be able to send the proposed 
regulations to the House Committee on Agriculture and the 
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry 30 days 
prior to publication in the Federal Register, as is the usual 
requirement. Submitted by FCA, May 27, 2009.
    John Deere: Letter from Charlie Stamp to Collin Peterson 
enclosing the company's 2008 Global Citizenship Summary Report. 
Submitted by John Deere, May 27, 2009.
    CBO: Report entitled ``Potential Impacts of Climate Change 
in the United States.'' Submitted by Congressional Budget 
Office, May 2009.
    OMB: Budget of the U.S. Government for Fiscal Year 2010. H. 
Doc. 111-3. Submitted by OMB, May.
    Department of Commerce: Report of the export licensing 
actions taken by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of 
Industry and Security (BIS) relating to exports of agricultural 
commodities to Cuba during January through March 2009, as 
required by Section 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and 
Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) (Title IX of Pub. L. 106-
387), as amended. Submitted by Department of Commerce, June 1, 
2009.
    Riverland Community College: Copy of 2008 Annual Farm 
Business Analysis Summary for Southeastern Minnesota. Submitted 
by Riverland Community College, June 2, 2009.
    NSTC: Report: ``Social, Behavioral and Economic Research in 
the Federal Context.'' Submitted by National Science and 
Technology Council, June 3, 2009.
    USDA: Letter reporting intent of the Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) to release a copy of a current list of California 
almond growers covered by a Federal Marketing Order, as 
required under Section 1663 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 
amending the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, and 
pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 608d(2). Submitted by USDA, June 5, 2009.
    Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Analysis reports 
entitled ``The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change 
Mitigation Policies,'' ``Addressing Competitiveness in U.S. 
Climate Change Policy,'' as well as recent testimony from 
Eileen Claussen before the House Energy and Environment 
Subcommittee. Submitted by Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 
June 5, 2009.
    USDA: Semiannual Report to Congress published by the Office 
of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), highlighting accomplishments from October 1, 2008, 
through March 31, 2009. Submitted by USDA, June 9, 2009.
    State of New York, Department of Agriculture and Markets: 
Letter from Patrick Hooker, President of the Northeast 
Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), 
expressing their collective concern about the current milk 
price situation and our request for action by NMPF to take 
immediate steps to improve milk prices for dairy farmers. 
Submitted by State of New York, Department of Agriculture and 
Markets, June 9, 2009.
    The Pew Charitable Trusts: Report entitled ``The Clean 
Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments 
Across America.'' Submitted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, June 
10, 2009.
    USDA: Annual report describing the progress made by USDA in 
investigating the cause of colony collapse disorder and in 
finding appropriate strategies to reduce colony loss, as 
stipulated by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, 
Section 7204(h)(4). Submitted by USDA, June 10, 2009.
    FCA: Letter from Leland A. Strom to Collin C. Peterson 
enclosing a final rule adopted by the Farm Credit 
Administration (FCA) Board under the provisions of the Farm 
Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by Farm Credit 
Administration, June 12, 2009.
    USDA: Charter for the Black Hills National Forest Advisory 
Board, in compliance with P.L. 92-463. Submitted by USDA, June 
16, 2009.
    USDA: Report regarding the Department of Agriculture costs 
and time associated with compliance for leasing procedures of 
the General Services Administration relative to the previous 
independent leasing procedures of the Department of 
Agriculture; the additional staffing needs associated with the 
procedures; and the value added to the leasing process and the 
ability of the Department to secure best-value leases by 
complying with the General Services Administration leasing 
procedures, as requested by Section 1620 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, June 
16, 2009.
    USDA: Report on implementation of concluded appeals to the 
National Appeals Division (NAD) from the Risk Management Agency 
(RMA), as pursuant to Section 14009(b) of the Food, Energy, and 
Conservation Act of 2008. Submitted by the Risk Management 
Agency (RMA) of USDA, June 17, 2009.
    USDA: Thank you letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. 
Peterson thanking him for his letter of May 4, 2009 to 
President Obama regarding negative impacts to U.S. pork 
producers resulting from the emergence of the 2009-H1N1 
influenza virus currently circulating, primarily within the 
human population. Submitted by USDA, June 17, 2009.
    The Pew Charitable Trusts: Letter from Phyllis Cuttino 
attaching highlights of media coverage of ``The Clean Energy 
Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across 
America'' report, as well as a ``Clean Energy Economy'' ad. 
Submitted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, June 18, 2009.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
reporting key findings from a study evaluating the role of 
animal manure as a source of fertilizer, and its other uses, as 
directed by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(Title XI, Sec. 11014). Submitted by USDA, June 18, 2009.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
reporting key findings from a 1 year study assessing the extent 
of areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, 
identifying characteristics and causes of such areas, 
considering how limited access affects local populations, and 
outlining recommendations to address the problem, as directed 
by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Title VII, 
Sec. 7527). Submitted by USDA, June 18, 2009.
    State of New York, Soil and Water Conservation Committee: 
Letter to Henry Waxman from The New York State Soil and Water 
Conservation Committee commending his efforts in establishing 
the first comprehensive bill designed to dramatically reduce 
anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Submitted by the State of New 
York, Soil and Water Conservation Committee, June 18, 2009.
    EPA: Audit Report of the Pesticides Reregistration and 
Expedited Processing Fund (known as the FIFRA Fund) for Fiscal 
Years 2008 and 2007 dated June 23, 2009, as mandated by the 
Food Quality Protection Act. Submitted by EPA, Office of 
Inspector General, June 24, 2009.
    Department of the Treasury: Quarterly report for the period 
January 1-March 31, 2009, submitted under 906(b) of the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. Submitted 
by Department of the Treasury, June 29, 2009.
    USDA: Report regarding the progress made in implementing 
the provisions of the subtitle, as pursuant to Section 1546 of 
the Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA), 7 U.S.C. 4207. 
Submitted by USDA, June 29, 2009.
    USDA: Report: Agriculture Secretary's study of food 
purchases by schools participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (NSLP) through a nationally representative survey, as 
directed by Section 4307 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted by USDA, June 30, 2009.
    U.S. Global Change Research Program: Reports entitled 
``Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-
Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources (SAP 4.4)'' and ``Coastal 
Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic 
Region (SAP 4.1).'' Submitted by United States Global Change 
Research Program, June 2009.
    USDA: Report to Congress: ``Manure Use for Fertilizer and 
for Energy.'' Submitted by USDA, June 2009.
    CBO: Report entitled ``The Budget Long-Term Budget 
Outlook.'' Submitted by CBO, June 2009.
    National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and 
Economics Advisory Board: A report on agriculture research 
needs of Invasive Species. Submitted by National Agriculture 
Research, Extension Education and Economics Advisory Board, 
July 1, 2009.
    National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and 
Economics Advisory Board: A report on Commodity Crops laying 
the foundation for proposed investigation of topics identified 
therein as high priority for different commodities. Submitted 
by National Agriculture Research, Extension Education and 
Economics Advisory Board, July 6, 2009.
    NRCS: Second report (June 2009) of actions taken by the 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with regard to 
final decisions returned by the National Appeals Division (NAD) 
to NRCS, as required by Section 14009 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted 
by NRCS, July 9, 2009.
    NGC: Booklet: ``Solving the Climate Change Puzzle.'' 
Submitted by Natural Gas Council, July 10, 2009.
    USDA: Report: ``Perennial Crops, Pecans and the Federal 
Crop Insurance Program,'' as required by section 12030 of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
July 14, 2009.
    USAID: Letter submitting the U.S. Agency for International 
Development's Agricultural Strategy Report for 2009, as 
pursuant to the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, P.L. 
110-252. Submitted by USAID, July 16, 2009.
    EPA: Letter supporting the charter renewal of the 
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) in accordance 
with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 9(c). Submitted by 
Environmental Protection Agency, July 17, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), entitled 
``Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments'' 
(RIN: 0560-AH87), as pursuant to section 801 (a)(2)(A) of title 
5, U.S.C. Submitted by Government Accountability Office, July 
21, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), entitled 
``Sugar Program'' (RIN: 0560-AH86), as pursuant to section 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by Government 
Accountability Office, July 21, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), entitled 
``Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and Average Crop Revenue 
Election Program'' (RIN: 0560-AH84), as pursuant to section 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by Government 
Accountability Office, July 21, 2009.
    USDA: Report on implementation of concluded appeals to the 
National Appeals Division (NAD) from the Farm Service Agency 
(FSA), as pursuant to Section 14009 of the Food, Conservation, 
and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, July 21, 2009.
    USDA: Report to Congress on the ``Substantially Underserved 
Trust Areas'' (SUTA), as required by Section 6105 of Title VI 
of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by 
USDA, July 22, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), entitled ``Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell 
Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation'' (RIN: 
0910-AC14), as pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, 
U.S.C. Submitted by Government Accountability Office, July 24, 
2009.
    Food Export Association of the Midwest USA: 2008 Annual 
Report and list of company participants in the Market Access 
Program by Congressional district for Fiscal Years 2003-2008. 
Submitted by Food Export Association of the Midwest USA, July 
27, 2009.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Letter from R. Bruce Josten to 
Chairmen Peterson and Rangel and Ranking Members Lucas and Camp 
urging them to approve legislation to bring the United States 
into full compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) 
ruling in the dispute settlement case brought by Brazil (DS 
267) regarding U.S. cotton subsidies. Submitted by U.S. Chamber 
of Commerce, July 30, 2009.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Section 
9(c). Submitted by United States Environmental Protection 
Agency, July 31, 2009.
    USDA: Annual report to Congress pertaining to the 
administrative expenses of the current 18 active programs 
established under commodity promotion laws. Submitted by the 
Secretary of USDA, July 31, 2009.
    USDA: A report entitled, ``Production, Prices, Employment, 
and Trade in Northwest Forest Industries, All Quarters 2008.'' 
Submitted by USDA (Forest Service), July 2009.
    USDA: OIG's August 11, 2009 report of the most serious 
management challenges believed to confront USDA and its 
agencies. Submitted by the USDA Inspector General, August 12, 
2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, national 
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), entitled ``Conservation 
Stewardship Program'' (RIN: 0578-AA43), as pursuant to section 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by the Government 
Accountability Office, August 17, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), entitled 
``Environmental Quality Incentives Program'' (RIN: 0578-AA45), 
as pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. 
Submitted by the Government Accountability Office, August 17, 
2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), entitled 
``Wetlands Reserve Program'' (RIN: 0578-AA47), as pursuant to 
section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by the 
Government Accountability Office, August 17, 2009.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Analysis of 
proposed Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009. 
Submitted by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, August 
17, 2009.
    USDA: A copy of a video entitled ``Paths to Progress: USDA 
Agricultural Advisors in Afghanistan.'' Submitted by the USDA, 
August 18, 2009.
    An International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural 
Development: An Article entitled, ``Laboratory Lifeline,'' 
providing an overview of IFDC's history. Submitted by An 
International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural 
Development, August 26, 2009.
    Farm Credit Administration: A direct final rule amending 
Title 12, chapter VI of the Code of Federal Regulations, 
adopted by the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board) under 
the provisions of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. 
Submitted by the Farm Credit Administration, August 26, 2009.
    CBO: Report entitled ``The Budget and Economic Outlook: An 
Update.'' Submitted by CBO, August 2009.
    USDA: Report on the plans developed by the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for funding provided under 
Section 10201 of the Act for Plant Pest and Disease Management 
and Disaster Prevention, requested by the Food, Conservation, 
and Energy Act (Farm Bill) of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
September 1, 2009.
    USDA: Notice to inform the House Committee on Agriculture 
that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation will be 
renegotiating the Standard Reinsurance Agreement for the 2011 
reinsurance year, in accordance with section 1207 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by the Risk 
Management Agency, September 8, 2009.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the Grain Inspection Advisory 
Committee, pursuant to P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, September 9, 2009.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the Fruit and Vegetable 
Industry Advisory Committee, pursuant to P.L. 92-463, the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, September 9, 
2009.
    DOE: Draft entitled, ``Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, 
KS,'' (DOE/EIS-0407D) (Abengoa Biorefinery Project EIS). 
Submitted by the Department of Energy, September 11, 2009.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Children's Health Protection 
Advisory Committee (CHPAC) in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 
section 9(c). Submitted by EPA, September 17, 2009.
    USDA: Report entitled, ``A Report to Congress on the USDA's 
Oversight of FSA's IT Modernization,'' pursuant to House Report 
111-181. Submitted by USDA, September 17, 2009.
    White House: Thank you letter to the Chairman for his July 
30 letter to the President regarding the normalization of 
relations between Armenia and Turkey. Submitted by the White 
House, September 17, 2009.
    National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board: Final report on Climate 
Change and Agriculture. Submitted by NAREEE, September 23, 
2009.
    William M. Daly: Letter in regards to dietary concerns and 
fluid milk. Submitted by William M. Daly, September 25, 2009.
    USDA: Report entitled, ``Characteristics of Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program Households: FY 2008.'' Submitted 
by the USDA, September 30, 2009.
    CBO: Report entitled ``The Economic Effects of Legislation 
to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.'' Submitted by CBO, 
September 2009.
    Department of the Treasury: Quarterly report for the period 
April-June 30, 2009, discussing activities undertaken by the 
Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, 
pursuant to Section 906(a)(1) of the Trade Sanctions reform and 
Export Enhancement Act of 2000. Submitted by the Department of 
the Treasury, October 1, 2009.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for Eastern Region Resource 
Advisory Committees, pursuant to P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, October 1, 2009.
    State Agency Farm Land and Forest Land Protection: Annual 
Report on the impact of state agency actions on the 
conversation of farm and forest lands, pursuant to Section 3.2-
206 of the Code of Virginia. Submitted by the Commonwealth of 
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 
October 6, 2009.
    USDA: A copy of the charter for the National Urban and 
Community Forestry Advisory Council, pursuant to P.L. 92-463, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, October 
15, 2009.
    USDA: 2009 Annual Activities Report of the Consultative 
Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and forced Labor in 
Imported Agricultural Products (Consultative Group), Submitted 
by the USDA, October 23, 2009.
    USDA: Copies of the charters for the Northern region, the 
Rocky Mountain Region, the Southwestern Region, the 
Intermountain Region, the Pacific Southwest Region, the Pacific 
Northwest Region, the Southern Region, and the Alaska region--
Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees. Submitted by 
the USDA, October 23, 2009.
    USDA: Annual report entitled, ``Major Forest Insect and 
Disease Conditions in the United States, 2008 Update.'' 
Submitted by the USDA, October 26, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule issued by the Department of 
Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation entitled, ``Farm 
Storage Facility Loan and Sugar Storage Facility Loan 
Programs,'' pursuant to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. 
Submitted by the GAO, October 28, 2009.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Pesticide Program Dialogue 
Committee (PPDC) in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 sec. 
9(c), Submitted by the EPA, October 30, 2009.
    USDA: A report to Congress entitled, ``Direct Certification 
in the National School Launch Program: State implementation 
Progress.'' Submitted by the USDA, October 30, 2009.
    KPMG LLP (Government Institute): Executive Guide to High 
Performance in Federal Financial Management, November 4, 2009.
    EPA: Charter renewal of EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 sec. 9(c), Submitted by 
the EPA, November 6, 2009.
    Farm Credit Administration: Semiannual report prepared by 
the Inspector General of the FCA for the period of April 1, 
2009 through September 30, 2009, pursuant to section 5 of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978. Submitted by the FCA, November 
6, 2009.
    Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office 
(CBO): A CBO Paper--The National Flood Insurance Program: 
Factors Affecting Actuarial Soundness, November 2009. Submitted 
by the CBO, November 10, 2009.
    USDA: The Department's Performance and Accountability 
Report for Fiscal Year 2009. Submitted by USDA, November 13, 
2009.
    Department of Commerce: Report to Congress on the export 
licensing actions taken by the Department of Commerce's Bureau 
of industry and Security (BIS) relating to exports of 
agricultural commodities to Cuba during July through September 
2009. Submitted by the Department of Commerce, November 17, 
2009.
    USDA: California Citrus Dollar Plan Pilot Program 
Evaluation (Final Evaluation Report) as required in section 
523(a)(5) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, amended through 
P.L. 110-246. Submitted by the USDA, November 18, 2009.
    USDA: Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Annual Report 
to the United States Congress, pursuant to Section 87 of the 
U.S. Grain Standards Act. Submitted by USDA, November 24, 2009.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Semiannual 
Report of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the period from April 
1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. Submitted by the U.S. 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, November 30, 2009.
    USDA: A report entitled, ``Reaching Those in Need: State 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates 
in 2007.'' Submitted by USDA, November 30, 2009.
    USDA: A letter in response to the Chairman's October 2, 
2009 correspondence concerning the continuing adverse market 
conditions impacting the U.S. pork industry. Submitted by the 
USDA, November 30, 2009.
    USDA: A letter informing the Committee of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ongoing activities to 
establish, staff, and allocate resources for the Advocacy and 
Outreach (OAO). Submitted by USDA, November 30, 2009.
    Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (FCSIC): A copy of 
the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation's consolidated 
report to the President addressing the requirements of the 
Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act and the Inspector 
General Act of 1978. Submitted by FCSIC, November 30, 2009.
    GAO: Report on a major rule issued by the Department of 
Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation entitled, 
``Conversation Reserve Program,'' pursuant to section 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by the GOA, December 
1, 2009.
    USDA: A preliminary report to Congress on the 2008 
Aquaculture Grant Program in response to the Congressional 
directive found at 102(d)(4) of the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009. Submitted by USDA, December 3, 2009.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the Advisory Committee on 
Minority Farmers, in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, December 3, 2009.
    USDA: Proposed extension of the Emergency Conservation 
Program (ECP) to American Samoa and other territories of the 
United States, as necessary. Submitted by USDA, December 8, 
2009.
    USDA: Copy of the Semiannual Report to Congress published 
by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of 
Agriculture. Submitted by USDA, December 10, 2009.
    Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature (Senate): Copy 
of Senate Joint Resolution No. 16-14, entitled, ``A Senate 
Joint Resolution to respectfully request that the United States 
Congress amend a provision of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008, or that the United States Congress amend a 
provision of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, or 
that the Secretary of Agriculture waive the same to benefit 
small farm producers in western Pacific.'' Submitted by 
Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature (Senate), December 
18, 2009.
    USDA: A copy of the charter Advisory Committee on Emerging 
Markets in compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, December 28, 2009.
    Department of the Treasury: The quarterly report for the 
period July 1-September 30, 2009, submitted under section 
906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act 
of 2000 (the ``Act''). Submitted by the Department of the 
Treasury, December 31, 2009.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Local Government Advisory 
Committee (LGAC) in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
Submitted by the EPA, December 31, 2009.
    USDA: The first annual report to Congress describing the 
status and results of each pilot project operated under USDA's 
authority which evaluates health and nutrition promotion in the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Submitted by 
USDA, December 31, 2009.
    USDA: Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Annual Report 
to Congress. Submitted by USDA, January 4, 2010.
    USDA: Report on implementation of concluded appeals to the 
National Appeals Division (NAD) from the Risk Management Agency 
(RMA). Submitted by USDA, January 13, 2010.
    USDA: The Department's 2009 Conference Transparency Report, 
detailing all conferences sponsored by USDA or attended by USDA 
employees during the period of July 1, 2008, through June 30, 
2009. Submitted by USDA, January 19, 2010.
    USDA (RMA): Report to Congress on progress made in 
developing and improving Federal crop insurance for organic 
crops. Submitted by Risk Management Agency (RMA), January 28, 
2010.
    Executive Office of the President--Office of Management and 
Budget: Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2011 
(President's Budget). Submitted by the Executive Office of the 
President, February 1, 2010.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA), entitled ``Dairy 
Economic Loss Assistance Payment Program'' (RIN: 0560-A107). 
Submitted by GAO, February 2, 2010.
    USDA: Charter for the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee in 
compliance with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act. Submitted by USDA, February 9, 2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities 
Advisory Committee (FRRCC) in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
Submitted by the EPA, February 19, 2010.
    Department of Commerce: Department of Commerce: Report to 
Congress on the export licensing actions taken by the 
Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
relating to exports of agricultural commodities to Cuba during 
October through December 2009. Submitted by the Department of 
Commerce, February 22, 2010.
    USDA: Report describes the number of requests for equitable 
relief that producers filed pursuant to section 1613(b) and (e) 
of the 2002 Farm Bill and section 278(d) of the Department of 
Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994. Submitted by USDA, 
February 24, 2010.
    South Dakota Senate: Copy of Senate Concurrent Resolution 
No. 4. Submitted by South Dakota Senate, March 9, 2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Environmental Financial 
Advisory board (EFAB) in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
Submitted by EPA, March 11, 2010.
    USDA: Study and evaluation of the purchasing processes 
principally devoted to perishable agricultural commodities 
provided in Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935. Required 
under Section 10101 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 
2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted by USDA, March 13, 2010.
    USAID: Report on the provisions of agriculture commodities 
to foreign countries in FY 2009. Submitted by USAID, March 18, 
2010.
    USDA: Report on factors that affect the export of specialty 
crops. Required under Section 3202 (d) of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, March 
19, 2010.
    USDA: Report on wholesale pork cuts directed by Section 
11001 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. 
Submitted by the USDA, March 22, 2010.
    USDA: Report on the Activities of the Foreign Market 
Development Cooperator Program, required by Section 702 of the 
Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as amended. Submitted by USDA, 
March 29, 2010.
    National Corn Growers Assoc.: Copy of the 2010 annual corn 
industry almanac World of Corn. Submitted by National Corn 
Growers Assoc. March 29, 2010.
    USDA: A copy of the charter for the Collaborative Forest 
Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee. In compliance with 
P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by 
USDA, March 30, 2010.
    EPA: EPA Office of Inspector General audit reports of the 
Pesticide Registration Fund (PRIA Fund) and the Pesticides Re-
registration and Expedited Processing Fund (FIFRA Fund) for the 
Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008. Submitted by the EPA, March 31, 
2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the Human Studies Review Board 
(HSRB) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Submitted by 
EPA, March 31, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): A direct final rule 
amending Title 12, chapter VI of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, adopted by the FCA Board under the provisions of 
the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by the FCA, 
March 31, 2010.
    Department of the Treasury: The quarterly report for the 
period October 1-December 31, 2009. Submitted under section 
906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act 
of 2000 (the ``Act''). Submitted by the Department of the 
Treasury, April 2, 2010.
    USDA: 2009 Packers and Stockyard Program Annual Report, 
Submitted by the USDA, April 5, 2010.
    EPA: Response to letter written March 11, 2010, discussing 
the how canola oil was not in the final rules revised in the 
Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). Submitted by EPA, April 
6, 2010.
    EPA: Response to letter written February 4, 2010 to 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa 
Jackson, which expressed concerns about the agency's decision 
to reevaluate the pesticide atrazine. Submitted by the EPA, 
April 6, 2010.
    Minnesota Livestock Breeders' Association (MLBA): 
Resolutions adopted by the MLBA at the 114th Annual Meeting on 
March 18th, 2010. Submitted by MLBA, April 7, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): Proposed amendments to 
title 12, chapter VI of the Code of Federal Regulations as 
promulgated by the FCA. Submitted FCA, April 15, 2010.
    USDA: Response to letter of March 18, 2010, regarding the 
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) 
Submitted by USDA, April 15, 2010.
    EPA: Response to letter on March 16, 2010 regarding to 
reduce spray drift from aerial pesticide application. Submitted 
by EPA, April 20, 2010.
    USDA: Report pursuant to section 1546 of the Farmland 
Protection Policy Act (FPPA), 7 U.S.C. 4207. Required under 
Section 1546 of the FPPA. Submitted by the USDA, April 23, 
2010.
    Embassy of the Argentine Republic: presents complements to 
the House Committee on Agriculture. Submitted by the Embassy of 
the Argentine Republic, April 28, 2010.
    USDA (HRM): Response to letter of April 6, 2010 that 
requested information on the Department of Agriculture's use of 
the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) authority and other 
like authorities to place government employees in outside 
organizations for extended periods of time. Submitted by USDA 
Office of Human Resource Management, April 29, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): Semiannual report by the 
Inspectors General of the FCA for the period of October 1, 2009 
through March 31, 2010, pursuant to section 5 of the Inspector 
General Act of 1978 as amended (Act). Submitted by FCA April 
30, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of charter for the Collaborative Forest 
Restoration Technical Advisory Panel in compliance with P.L. 
92-463 the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, 
May 4, 2010.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Charter of the 
newly established Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging 
Regulatory Issue. In pursuant to Section 9(c) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2  9(c) and relevant 
implementing regulations. Submitted by the U.S. Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, May 10, 2010.
    USDA: Report describing the expenditures for each state 
under the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. 
Required under Section 10301 of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted by USDA, May 10, 
2010.
    USDA: Report containing payment statistics, by state, 
related to enrollments in the Wetlands Reservation Program, the 
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, the Grassland Reserve 
Program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and the 
Agriculture Water Enhancement Program. Required under Section 
1241(h) of the Food Security Act of 1985, added by Section 2705 
of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm 
Bill). Submitted by the USDA, May 10, 2010.
    USDA: Notification that the USDA has completed its review 
of all application forms and processes for conservation 
programs and is implementing the streamline activities required 
under Section 1244(i) of the Food Security Act of 1985. 
Submitted by USDA, May 11, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): Advance notice of 
proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) by the Farm Credit Administration. 
Submitted by FCA, May 13, 2010.
    USDA: Fifth annual report under the NO FEAR Act, in 
accordance with the requirements of the NO FEAR Act of 2002 
(P.L. 107-174) Submitted by USDA, May 13, 2010.
    USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS): Letter to inform 
that a request has been received by the AMS under the Freedom 
of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. Section 552, for a list of 
pistachio growers covered by Federal Marketing Order. Submitted 
by the USDA (AMS), May 14, 2010.
    U.S. Department of Commerce (Under Secretary for Industry 
and Security): Report on the export licensing action taken by 
the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS) relating to exports of agricultural commodities of Cuba 
during January through March 2010. Section 906(b) of the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) 
(Title IX of P.L. 106-387), as amended. Submitted by U.S. 
Department of Commerce (Under Secretary for Industry and 
Security), May 14, 2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the EPA Board of Scientific 
Counselors (BOSC) in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
Submitted by EPA, May 14, 2010.
    NAREEE: Copy of the Board's final report on the stated 
priorities for funded agriculture research, extension, 
education and economic activities conducted by the USDA. 
Submitted by NAREEE May 14, 2010.
    USDA: Annual Report on administrative expenses of programs 
established under commodity promotion laws. Required under 
Section 501(d) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and 
Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7401). Submitted by the USDA, May 
18, 2010.
    USDA: annual information on the administrative expenses of 
programs established under commodity promotion laws. Required 
under section 501(d) of the Federal Agricultural Improvement 
and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7401). Submitted by USDA May 
18, 2010.
    USDA: copy of the charter of the National Organic Standards 
Board, in compliance with P.L. 92-463 the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. Submitted by USDA May, 18, 2010.
    USDA: Report required under Section 2210 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, May 
24, 2010.
    EPA: Copies of the proposed rules that will amend the 
pesticide container and containment regulations. Required under 
Section 25(a)(3) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Submitted by EPA June 3, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of Semiannual Report to Congress from the Office 
of Inspector General. Submitted by USDA, June 3, 2010.
    Chambre Des Communes: Letter from Ottawa, Canada notice 
regarding the intent to become a country and to be recognized 
as a country. Submitted by Chambre Des Communes, June 9, 2010.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (U.S. CFTC): 
Renewal of the Commission's Global Markets Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to Section 9(c) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
5 U.S.C. App. 2,  9(c). Submitted by U.S. CFTC, June 10, 2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) in accordance with 
the provision of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C. App. 2. Submitted by EPA June 11, 2010.
    Minnesota Soybean Growers Association: Letter regarding a 
story in the magazine The Farmer on a study at the University 
of Minnesota. Submitted by Minnesota Soybean Growers 
Association June 11, 2010.
    USDA NRCS: Report on the implementation status of final 
decisions issued by the National Appeals Division (NAD). 
Required under Section 14009 of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Submitted by USDA NRCS June 
14, 2010.
    USDA: Report Implementing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program (SNAP) in Puerto Rico: A Feasibility Study. Submitted 
by USDA June 14, 2010.
    USDA: USDA's Strategic Plan for FYs 2010-2015, Submitted by 
USDA June 15, 2010.
    GAO: Report on the major rule promulgated by the USDA CCC, 
entitled ``Conservation Stewardship Program'' pursuant to 
section 801 (a)(2)(A) of title 5. Submitted by GAO June 17, 
2010.
    EPA: Full text draft of the EPA's FY 2011-2015 Strategic 
Plan. Submitted by EPA June 18, 2010.
    USDA: Report describing the activities of the Consultative 
Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in 
Imported Agriculture Products. Required by Section 3205 (h) of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy act of 2008. Submitted by 
USDA June 18, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): The final rule adopted by 
the Farm Credit Administration Board under provisions of the 
Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. Submitted by FCA June 18, 
2010.
    USDA: Report on U.S. International Food Assistance Report 
2009 required by Section 407 of the Food for Peace Act as 
amended by Section 3018 of the 2008 Farm Bill. Submitted by 
USDA June 21, 2010.
    Congressional Hunger Center (CHC): Report covering the 
program activities and funds expended for the Bill Emerson and 
Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowship Programs, required by the 2008 
Farm Bill. Submitted by CHC June 23, 2010.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: New charter of 
the Commission's Technology Advisory Committee in pursuant to 
Section 9(c) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2  9(c). Submitted by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission June 24, 2010.
    EPA: Draft copy of a proposed rule entitled ``Declaration 
of Prion as a Pest under FIFRA and Amendment of EPA's 
Regulatory Definition of Pests to Include Prion.'' Required 
under Sections 25(a)(3) of the FIFRA. Submitted by EPA, June 
24, 2010.
    USDA: Notice that the 2009 annual bulletin will be 
available electronically due to lack of fund. Submitted by 
USDA, June 25, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the National Advisory 
Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection in compliance with 
P.L. 92-463. Submitted by USDA, June 25, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration (FCA): Copy of an advanced 
notice of proposed rulemaking by FCA. Submitted by FCA June 30, 
2010.
    Food Export Association of the Midwest U.S.A.: Food 
Export--Midwest's 2009 annual report. Submitted by Food Export 
Association of the Midwest U.S.A., June 30, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of charter for the Reestablishment of the 
National Organic Standards Board, in compliance with P.L. 92-
463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by USDA, 
July 1, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Secretary Vilsack to Dr. W. Ron DeHaven 
on April 27, 2010 regarding Food Animal Residue Avoidance 
Database (FARAD). Submitted by USDA, July 1, 2010.
    Department of Commerce: A copy of the Department's 
Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2009. 
Submitted by the Secretary of Commerce, January 2010.
    The National Grange: Legislative Policy Book and Grassroots 
Training Manual 2009. Submitted by The National Grange, 2009.
    National Potato Council: Statistical Yearbook 2009. 
Submitted by National Potato Council, 2009.
    Department of the Treasury: Report entitled ``Financial 
Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation.'' Submitted by The 
Department of the Treasury.
    USDA: A copy of the Department's Annual Plan (October 1, 
2009-September 30, 2010) FY 2010. Submitted by USDA Office of 
Inspector General, January 2010.
    Minnesota Holstein Association: Resolutions that were 
passed at the 100th Annual Meeting, held March 4-6, 2010. 
Submitted by Minnesota Holstein Association.
    USDA: Copy of the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Summary of 
2008 Data. Submitted by USDA, April 2010.
    State of Mississippi, Department of Agriculture and 
Commerce: Copy of a letter from Lester Spell to Thomas J. 
Vilsack encouraging the USDA to work with the Mississippi 
Department of Agriculture and Commerce in administering 
disaster assistance to aquaculture producers. Submitted by 
State of Mississippi, Department of Agriculture and Commerce, 
August 4, 2010.
    USDA: Report on implementation of concluded appeals to the 
National Appeals Division (NAD) from the Farm Service Agency 
(FSA) pursuant to Section 14009 of the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by the USDA, August 11, 2010.
    USDA: A letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
responding to a letter sent by Collin C. Peterson on July 16, 
2010 regarding the deregulation of two lines of Roundup Ready 
(RR) alfalfa. Submitted by USDA, August 17, 2010.
    USDA: Annual report on the ``Sustainability Underserved 
Trust Areas'' (SUTA) provision pursuant to Section 6105 within 
Title VI of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. 
Submitted by USDA, August 20, 2010.
    USDA: Three reports on organic crops entitled ``Revised 
Written Rating Report'', ``Report on Research of Additional 
Price Elections'', and ``Final Development of Additional Price 
Elections Report''. Submitted by USDA, August 25, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
notifying him of the approved organizational structure of the 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Section 
251(f) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 
1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)), as added by section 7511(a)(4) of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, P.L. No. 110-246 
(2008 Farm Bill). Submitted by USDA, August 26, 2010.
    DOI, USDA, CEQ, EPA: Joint letter from Ken Salazar, Thomas 
J. Vilsack, Nancy Sutley, and Lisa Jackson to Collin C. 
Peterson regarding updating him about America's Great Outdoors 
Initiative. Submitted by DOI, USDA, CEQ, and EPA, August 30, 
2010.
    USDA: Letter from USDA to the Collin C. Peterson regarding 
ongoing efforts to transform the National Agricultural 
Statistic's (NASS) business process for collecting, processing, 
analyzing, and disseminating agricultural statistics. Submitted 
by USDA, August 30, 2010.
    Midwestern Governors Association (MGA): Letter to Collin C. 
Peterson and Frank D. Lucas from the MGA providing preliminary 
comments related to the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill including a 
copy of a report entitled, ``Policy Recommendations and 
Objectives for the Farm Bill 2007''. Submitted by MGA, August 
30, 2010.
    USDA: Report from the USDA, Office of Inspector General 
(OIG) on the most serious management challenges for the USDA as 
required by the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000. Submitted by 
USDA, August 31, 2010.
    USDA: A letter from Thomas J. Vilsack responding to a 
letter sent by Collin C. Peterson on June 23, 2010 the 
authorization use of the 4-H name and emblem by Harris Farms. 
Submitted by USDA, September 1, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
regarding the selection of the Massachusetts Department of 
Transitional Assistance (DTA) to conduct a pilot study with 
appropriations authorized under section 4141 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-234). Submitted 
by USDA, September 7, 2010.
    Embassy of Canada: A letter to Collin C. Peterson and Frank 
D. Lucas from Gary Doer regarding the Foreign Manufacturers 
Legal Accountability Act. Submitted by the Embassy of Canada, 
September 9, 2010.
    Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG): Report entitled 
``Planting the Seeds for Public Health: How the Farm Bill Can 
Help Farmers to Produce and Distribute Healthy Foods''. 
Submitted by FLAG, September 10, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
regarding anticipated redistribution of budget authority for 
selected Rural Development programs funded under the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and under the 
Agriculture Appropriations Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-80). Submitted 
by USDA, September 14, 2010.
    DOI: Copy of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee 
charter pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 
provision to the General Services Administration's regulation 
41 CFR part 102-3.70. Submitted by DOI, September 15, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
informing him of actions the USDA will be taking to reestablish 
producers' purchasing power utilizing authorities of Section 32 
of the Act of August 24, 1935. Submitted by USDA, September 15, 
2010.
    USDA: Copy of status and disposition of cases returned to 
the USDA by the National Appeals Division for Business and 
Cooperative Programs in accordance with Section 14009 of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
September 16, 2010.
    EPA: Charter renewal of the National Environmental Justice 
Advisory Council (NEJAC) in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
Submitted by EPA, September 16, 2010.
    USDA: Notice to inform publication of a 60 day notification 
in the Federal Register announcing their intent to review the 
Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and 
Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States pursuant to 
Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Submitted by the 
USDA, September 21, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
regarding the Committee's proposed industry changes in light of 
the USDA's review of the Minimum Quality and Handling Standards 
for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States 
(7 CFR Part 996). Submitted by USDA, September 21, 2010.
    USDA: 5 year evaluation of the Southwest Ecological 
Restoration Institutes located in Arizona, Colorado, and New 
Mexico, in compliance with the Southwest Forest Health and 
Wildlife Prevention Act (P.L. 108-317, 16 U.S.C. 6701 (2004)), 
Section 7. Submitted by USDA, September 21, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of status and disposition of cases returned to 
the USDA by the National Appeals Division for Rural Development 
Housing and Community Facilities Programs in accordance with 
Section 14009 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008. Submitted by the USDA, September 22, 2010.
    Farm Credit Administration: Letter from Fair Credit 
Administration (FCA) to Colin Peterson regarding implementation 
of a final rule, effective on October 1, 2010, issued by the 
FCA and under the SAFE and Farm Credit Act. Submitted by FCA, 
September 23, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the Reestablishment of the 
Land between the Lakes Advisory Board in compliance with P.L. 
92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted by the 
USDA on September 24, 2010.
    EPA: Copy of a proposed rule entitled ``Revisions to EPA's 
Rule on Protections for Subjects in Human Research Involving 
Pesticides'' identified in the Regulatory Agenda under RIN 
2070-AJ76. Notification to the Committee required under Section 
25(a)(3) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (FIFRA). Submitted by the EPA, September 28, 2010.
    National Pork Producers Council: Letter to Collin C. 
Peterson commending his signing of a letter to the USDA urging 
them to conduct an economic analysis on its recently proposed 
GIPSA rule on buying and selling of livestock and poultry. 
Submitted by the National Pork Producers Council, October 6, 
2010.
    American Farm Bureau Federation: Letter extending 
appreciation and support of the leadership taken by the 
Committee on Agriculture in addressing the 6th Circuit Court's 
requirement to establish an additional permit under the Clean 
Water Act for pesticide application. Submitted by the American 
Farm Bureau Federation, October 13, 2010.
    Committee on Agriculture: Request to the U.S. Department of 
State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consult the 
House and Senate Agriculture Committees regarding the EPA 
request for an appropriate year for the agency to stop 
requesting nominations for critical use exemptions (CUE) for 
methyl bromide for 2013. See 75 Fed. Reg. 41177 (July 15, 
2010). Submitted by Collin C. Peterson, October 13, 2010.
    USDA: Letter from Thomas J. Vilsack to Collin C. Peterson 
regarding the Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) proposed rule 
published on June 22, 2010. Submitted by USDA, October 15, 
2010.
    National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and 
Economics Advisory Board (NAREEEAB). Copy of the Board's report 
entitled ``Report on Sustainability in Support of Food 
Security''. Submitted by NAREEEAB, October 22, 2010.
    Asia Society: Copy of Asia Society's 38th Williamsburg 
Conference Report on ``The Security Implication of Climate 
Change in the Asia-Pacific Food Security, Water Security, and 
Adaptation''. Submitted by the Asia Society, October 27, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of report that assesses the effectiveness of 
state and local efforts to directly certify children for free 
school meals under the National School Lunch Program for school 
year (SY) 2009-2010 as required under section 4301 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Submitted by USDA, 
October 29, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of the charter for the National Advisory 
Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods in compliance 
with P.L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Submitted 
by USDA, November 1, 2010.
    USDA: Report to Congress on progress made in developing and 
improving Federal crop insurance for Specialty Crops as 
required by section 508(a)(6)(B) of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Act. Submitted by USDA, November 4, 2010.
    USDA: A letter from Thomas J. Vilsack responding to a 
letter sent by Collin C. Peterson on August 10, 2010 pertaining 
to limitations for payments under the Repowering Assistance 
Program (Section 9004). Submitted by USDA, November 9, 2010.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA), entitled ``Crop 
Assistance Program'' (RIN: 0560-AI11) pursuant to section 
801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by GAO, November 9, 
2010.
    USDA: A letter from Thomas J. Vilsack responding to a 
cosigned letter sent by Collin C. Peterson regarding the brown 
marmorated stink bug and actions to be taken by the 
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) in the short- and long-term. 
Submitted by USDA, November 10, 2010.
    GAO: Report on a major rule promulgated by the Department 
of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, entitled 
``Biomass Crop Assistance Program'' (RIN: 0560-AH92) pursuant 
to section 801(a)(2)(A) of title 5, U.S.C. Submitted by GAO, 
November 10, 2010.
    EPA: Notification of the charter renewal of the National 
Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC) in accordance 
with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C. App. 2. Submitted by EPA, November 10, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of the USDA's Annual Plan (October 1, 2010-
September 30, 2011) FY 2011. Submitted by USDA Office of 
Inspector General, November 11, 2010.
    Social Security Administration: Copy of the Social Security 
Administration's Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. Submitted by the Social Security 
Administration, November 14, 2010.
    USDA: Report on ``Areas Rural in Character'' as required by 
Section 6018 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. 
Submitted by USDA, November 22, 2010.
    FCSIC: Report of the Farm Credit System Insurance 
Corporation's consolidated report to the President addressing 
requirements of the Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act 
and the Inspector General Act of 1978. Submitted by FCSIC, 
November 23, 2010.
    FCA: Semiannual management Report on the Status of Audits 
prepared for the period April 1, 2010 through September 20, 
2010. Submitted by FCA, November 30, 2010.
    USDA: Copy of USDA's 2010 Conference Transparency Report as 
required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2010. 
Submitted by USDA, December 1, 2010.
    Harvest Land Cooperative: Resolution of the Board of 
Directors of Harvest Land Cooperative. Submitted by Harvest 
Land Cooperative.
    1st Farm Credit Service: 2009 annual report, Principles 
with Passion. Submitted by 1st Farm Credit Services.
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (U.S. CFTC): Copy 
of Semiannual Report of the Office of the Office of the 
Inspector General (OGI) of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission for the period from October 1, 2009-March 31, 2010. 
Submitted by U.S. CFTC.
    USDA Office of Inspector General: Copy of most recent 
strategic plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2015. Submitted by USDA 
Office of Inspector General.
    John Deere: 2009-2010 Deere and Company Global Citizenship 
Summary Report.