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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 Department’s “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– AA24) 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 015MSWa; 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, transmit

ting the Agency's final rule-Approval and cific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources. Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Penn 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090899B] received Sep 4262. A letter from the Chairman, Surface sylvania; Large Municipal Waste Combustors tember 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Transportation Board, transmitting the (MWCs) [PA118–4080a; FRL-6426–1] received 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources. Board's final rule-Removal, Revision and August 17, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4254. A letter from the Director, Office of Redesignation of Miscellaneous Regulations 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce. Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fish [STB EX Parte No. 572 (Sub-No. 1) received

4246. A letter from the Director, Office of eries Service, National Oceanic and Atmos September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Regulatory Management and Information, pheric Administration, transmitting the Ad 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on TransporEnvironmental Protection Agency, transmit ministration's final rule-Atlantic Highly tation and Infrastructure. ting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Migratory Species Fisheries: Atlantic Promulgation of Air Quality State Bluefin Tuna [I.D. 071399A] received Sep

197.4 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE Implemtation Plans (SIP); Interim Final De tember 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

A message from the Senate by Mr. termination that Louisiana Continues to 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

Lundregan, one of its clerks, anCorrect the Deficiencies of its Enhanced In 4255. A letter from the Deputy Assistant spection and Maintenance (I/M) SIP Revision Administrator for Fisheries, National Ma

nounced that the Senate agrees to the [LA-49–1–7411; FRL-6422–3] received August rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

report of the Committee of Conference 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to Atmospheric Administration, transmitting on the disagreeing votes of the two the Committee on Commerce.

the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of Houses on the amendment of the Sen4247. A letter from the Director, Office of the Northeastern United States; Fishery ate to the bill (H.R. 2490) “An Act makRegulatory Management and Information, Management Plan for the Summer Flounder,

ing appropriations for the Treasury DeEnvironmental Protection Agency, transmit Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Rec

partment, the United States Postal ting the Agency's final rule - Approval and reational Measures for the 1999 Fisheries

Service, the Executive Office of the Promulgation of State Plans for Designated [Docket No. 990422103–9209–02; I.D. 031099B] Facilities and Pollutants: South Carolina (RIN: 0648–AL75) received September 14, 1999,

President, and certain Independent [SC-36-1-9932a; FRL-6426-8] received August pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com

Agencies, for the fiscal year ending 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to mittee on Resources.

September 30, 2000, and for other purthe Committee on Commerce.

4256. A letter from the Acting Director, Of

poses." 4248. A letter from the Assistant Secretary fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma The message also announced that the for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Fish and rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

Senate agrees to the report of the ComWildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Atmospheric Administration, transmitting

mittee of Conference on the distransmitting the Department's final rule the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of

agreeing votes of the two Houses on Eagle Transportation Permits for American the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Indians and Public Institutions (RIN: 1018– Northern Rockfish in the Central Regulatory

the amendment of the Senate to the AB81) received September 14, 1999, pursuant Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No.

bill (H.R. 2587) “An Act making approto 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 990304062–9062-01; I.D. 090199C) received Sep priations for the government of the Resources.

tember 14, 1999,

1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. District of Columbia and other activi4249. A letter from the Acting Director, Of 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources. ties chargeable in whole or in part fice of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Depart 4257. A letter from the Acting Director, Of

against the revenues of said District ment of Commerce, transmitting the Admin fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma

for the fiscal year ending September 30, istration's final rule—Fisheries of the Exclu rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and sive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Atmospheric Administration, transmitting

2000, and for other purposes. Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of

The message also announced that the [Docket No. 990304063–9063-01; I.D. 083099D] the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pe

Senate had passed bills and a concurreceived September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 lagic Shelf Rockfish in the Central Regu rent resolution of the following titles, U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Re latory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket in which the concurrence of the House sources.

No. 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090199D] received is requested: 4250. A letter from the Acting Assistant September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

S. 299. An Act to elevate the position of DiAdministrator for Fisheries, National Ma 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

rector of the Indian Health Service within rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 4258. A letter from the Acting Director, OfAtmospheric Administration, transmitting fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma

the Department of Health and Human Serv

ices to Assistant Secretary for Indian the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

Health, and for other purposes. the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South At Atmospheric Administration, transmitting

S. 401. An Act to provide for business delantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mex the Administration's final rule—Fisheries of ico; Red Snapper Management Measures the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pa

velopment and trade promotion for Native

Americans, and for other purposes. [Docket No. 990506119-9236-02; I.D. 040799B] cific Ocean Perch in the Central Regulatory

S. 406. An Act to amend the Indian Health (RIN: 0648-AM66) received September 14, 1999, Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No.

Care Improvement Act to make permanent pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090299A) received Sep

the demonstration program that allows for mittee on Resources. tember 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

direct billing of medicare, medicaid, and 4251. A letter from the Acting Assistant 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

other third party payors, and to expand the Administrator for Fisheries, National Ma 4259. A letter from the Acting Director, Ofrine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

eligibility under such program to other fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma

tribes and tribal organizations. Atmospheric Administration, transmitting rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

S. 613. An Act to encourage Indian ecothe Administration's final rule-Fisheries off Atmospheric Administration, transmitting

nomic development, to provide for the disWest Coast States and in the Western Pa the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of

closure of Indian tribal sovereign immunity cific; Northern Anchovy Fishery; Quotas for the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska;

in contracts involving Indian tribes, and for the 1999-2000 Fishing Year [Docket No. Atka Mackerel to Vessels Using “Other

other purposes. 990823233–9233-01; I.D. 072799C] (RIN: 0648– Gear” in the Eastern Aleutian District and

S. 614. An Act to provide for regulatory reAM20) received September 14, 1999, pursuant Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and

form in order to encourage investment, busito 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Aleutian Islands [Docket No. 990304063–9063–

ness, and economic development with reResources. 01; I.D. 090399A) received September 14, 1999,

spect to activities conducted on Indian 4252. A letter from the Acting Director, Of pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com

lands. fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma mittee on Resources.

S. Con. Res. 56. Concurrent resolution exrine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 4260. A letter from the Acting Assistant

pressing the sense of Congress regarding the Atmospheric Administration, transmitting Administrator for Fisheries, National Ma

importance of "family friendly" programthe Administration's final rule—Fisheries of rine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and

ming on television. the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atmospheric Administration, transmitting Shortraker and Rougheye Rockfish in the the Administration's final rule-Disaster As

The message also announced that Mr. Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alas sistance for Northeast Multispecies Fishery LEAHY is added as a conferee, on the ka [Docket No. 990304062–9062–01; I.D. 090899C] Failure [Docket No. 990520139–9221–02; I.D. part of the Senate, to the bill (H.R. received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 050799B] (RIN: 0648–AM68) received Sep 2670) “An Act making appropriations U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Re tember 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

for the Departments of Commerce, Jussources. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

tice, and State, the Judiciary, and re4253. A letter from the Acting Director, Of 4261. A letter from the Director, Office of fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, National Oce

lated agencies for the fiscal year endrine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and anic and Atmospheric Administration, trans

ing September 30, 2000, and for other Atmospheric Administration, transmitting mitting the Administration's final rule-At purposes." the Administration's final rule-Fisheries of lantic Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; The message also announced that the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pa Atlantic Bluefin Tuna [I.D. 072999A] received pursuant to Public Law 99–498, the

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