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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-nine, being the first session of the ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the United States, and in the two hundred and twenty third year of the independence of the United States.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1999 (97) 197.1 APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO

TEMPORE The House was called to order by the SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, who laid before the House the following communication:

WASHINGTON, DC,

September 17, 1999. I hereby appoint the Honorable BILL BARRETT to act as Speaker pro tempore on this day.

J. DENNIS HASTERT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. 197.2 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Wednesday, September 15, 1999.

Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal was approved.

197.3 COMMUNICATIONS

Executive and other communications, pursuant to clause 2, rule XIV, were referred as follows:

4231. A letter from the Acting Executive Director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-Review of Exchange Disciplinary, Access Denial or Other Adverse Actions Review of NFA Decisions Corrections—received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4232. A letter from the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Departments “Major" final rule-Food Stamp Program: Food Stamp Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (RIN: 0584 AC63) received September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4233. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Buprofezin; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300907; FRL-6096-3] (RIN: 2070

AB78) received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4234. A letter from the Director, Defense Procurement, Department of Defense, transmitting the Department's final rule-Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Fiscal Year 2000 Contract Action Reporting Requirements [DFARS Case 99-D011/98-D017] received August 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Armed Services.

4235. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmitting the Department's final rule-HUD ACquisition Regulation; Miscellaneous Revisions [Docket No. FR-4115–1-01] (RIN: 2535– A A24) received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4236. A letter from the Assistant Secretary, Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, transmitting the Department's final rule-Industries in American Samoa; Wage Order-received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4237. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleIndirect Food Additives: Adjuvants, Production Aids, and Sanitizers [Docket No. 98F0570) received August 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4238. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleIndirect Food Additives: Adjuvants, Production Aids, and Sanitizers [Docket No. 98F0571) received August 19, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4239. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleOver-the-counter Drug Products Containing Colloidal Silver Ingredients or Silver Salts [Docket No. 96N-0144] received August 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4240. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Arizona [AZ 014 MSWa; FRL-6440-2] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4241. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: California (CA 013MSWa; FRL-6439–9] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4242. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Nevada [NV 015– MSWa; FRL-6440-4] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4243. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Revision of Standards of Performance for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from New Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units—Temporary Stay of Rules as They Apply to Units for which Modification or Reconstruction Commenced after July 9, 1997 [FRL-6437-1] (RIN: 2060AE56) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4244. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Colorado Springs Carbon Monoxide Redesignation to Attainment, Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, and Approval of a Related Revision (CO-001-0032a; FRL-64107] received August 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4245. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitSeptember 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4262. A letter from the Chairman, Surface Transportation Board, transmitting the Board's final rule-Removal, Revision and Redesignation of Miscellaneous Regulations [STB EX Parte No. 572 (Sub-No. 1) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

ting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Pennsylvania; Large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs) [PA118-4080a; FRL 6426-1) received August 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4246. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation

of

Air Quality State Implemtation Plans (SIP); Interim Final Determination that Louisiana Continues to Correct the Deficiencies of its Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) SIP Revision [LA-49-1-7411; FRL-6422–3] received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4247. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: South Carolina (SC-36-1-9932a; FRL-6426-8] received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4248. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, transmitting the Department's final ruleEagle Transportation Permits for American Indians and Public Institutions (RIN: 1018– AB81) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4249. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Department of Commerce, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304063-9063-01; I.D. 083099D) received September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4250. A letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Snapper Management Measures [Docket No. 990506119-9236-02; I.D. 040799B] (RIN: 0648-AM66) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4251. A letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Northern Anchovy Fishery; Quotas for the 1999-2000 Fishing Year [Docket No. 990823233-9233-01; I.D. 072799C) (RIN: 0648– AM20) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4252. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Shortraker and Rougheye Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090899C] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4253. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pa

cific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304062-9062-01; I.D. 090899B] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4254. A letter from the Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fisheries: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna [I.D. 071399A] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4255. A letter from the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Fishery Management Plan for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Recreational Measures for the 1999 Fisheries [Docket No. 990422103-9209-02; I.D. 031099B] (RIN: 0648-AL75) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4256. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304062-9062-01; I.D. 090199C) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4257. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304062-9062-01; I.D. 090199D) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4258. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090299A] received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4259. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel to Vessels Using "Other Gear" in the Eastern Aleutian District and Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (Docket No. 990304063-9063– 01; I.D. 090399A) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4260. A letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Disaster Assistance for Northeast Multispecies Fishery Failure [Docket No. 990520139_9221-02; I.D. 050799B] (RIN: 0648-AM68) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4261. A letter from the Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-At

Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna [I.D. 072999A] received

197.4 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of its

of its clerks, announced that the Senate agrees to the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2490) “An Act making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.'

The message also announced that the Senate agrees to the report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2587) “An Act making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes."

The message also announced that the Senate had passed bills and a concurrent resolution of the following titles, in which the concurrence of the House is requested:

S. 299. An Act to elevate the position of Director of the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services to Assistant Secretary for Indian Health, and for other purposes.

S. 401. An Act to provide for business development and trade promotion for Native Americans, and for other purposes.

S. 406. An Act to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to make permanent the demonstration program that allows for direct billing of medicare, medicaid, and other third party payors, and to expand the eligibility under such program to other tribes and tribal organizations.

S. 613. An Act to encourage Indian economic development, to provide for the disclosure of Indian tribal sovereign immunity in contracts involving Indian tribes, and for other purposes.

S. 614. An Act to provide for regulatory reform in order to encourage investment, business, and economic development with respect to activities conducted on Indian lands.

S. Con. Res. 56. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the importance of “family friendly” programming on television.

The message also announced that Mr. LEAHY is added as a conferee, on the part of the Senate, to the bill (H.R. 2670) “An Act making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes."

The message also announced that pursuant to Public Law 99-498, the

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