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AMENDMENT BY MR. PANETTA

Insert a new paragraph (3) at the end of subsection (b) as follows:

"(3) The authority for each program provided in this subsection shall apply only for such period as the applicable program is administered by the Secretary of Agriculture.".

AMENDMENT BY MR. DASCHLE AND MR. JONES (TENN.) TO H.R. 3683

Insert at the end of section 346 (b) (1) the following:

"Not more than 75 percent of the insured loans authorized

for farm ownership purposes and not more than 75 percent
of the insured loans authorized for farm operating purposes

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may' be for persons other than low income limited resource

borrowers."

AMENDMENT TO THE OPERATING LOAN SECTION BY MR. GLICKMAN

Sec. 312(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act is amended by deleting "and" before (10) and inserting after the words "without assistance under this paragraph." and preceding the words "For the purposes of this subtitle"-

"and, (11) assisting farmers and ranchers in reducing their dependence on non-renewable resources by encouraging the development and construction of solar energy systems, including the modification of existing systems."

AMENDMENT TO REAL' ESTATE LOAN SECTION

BY MR. GLICKMAN

Paragraph (1) of Sec. 303(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development
Act is amended to read--

"(1) the term "improving farms" includes, but is not limited to,
the acquisition, installation, and modification of any qualified
non-fossil energy system located on a family farm; and"

AMENDMENT TO RURAL INDUSTRIALIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BY MR. GLICKMAN

Section 310B(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act is
amended at the end of the first sentence by inserting immediately before
the period--

"and reducing the reliance on non-renewable energy resources by
encouraging the development and construction of solar energy
systems, including the modification of existing systems. For
the purposes of this subsection the term "solar energy" means
energy derived from sources (other than fossil fuels) and
technologies included in the Federal Non-Nuclear Research
and Development Act of 1974, as amended."

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Witnesses:

The following represented the Environmental Protection
Agency and responded to Member's questions:

Mr. Steven D. Jellinek, Assistant Administrator for Toxic
Substances, EPA.

Statements Filed:

None

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Thursday, May 3, 1979
Full Committee
Business Meeting
Extension of FIFRA
H.R. 3546

Action Taken:

By unanimous voice vote Fithian amendment regarding certifi-
cation and training program agreed to,

By roll call vote of 22 yeas-11 nays Mathis amendment on Mirex adopted.

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By roll call vote of 22 yeas-14 nays Mathis amendment on legis-
lative veto approved.
Without objection Mathis amendment on sunset provision reformed.
By show of hands vote of 17 yeas-6 nays Mathis sunset amendment
agreed to.

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By voice vote H.R. 3546, amended, ordered reported to the House in the presence of a quorum.

Chairman Foley called the meeting to order for the purpose of considering H.R. 3546, legislation to extend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended. Mr. de la Garza, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Department Investigations, Oversight, and Research, was recognized to explain the provisions of the bill.

Mr. Fithian was recognized to offer and explain the following amendment:

On line 9, strike out "$62,250,000" and insert in
lieu thereof: "$60,250,000, and an additional amount
not in excess of $6,000,000 to provide the States
for the conduct of applicator training and certifi-

cation programs". The amendment would provide funding for the certification and and training program. Mr. de la Garza advised that he had no objection to the Pithian proposal. Discussion occurred and by a unanimous voice vote the Fithian amendment was agreed to.

Mr. Mathis was recognized to offer and explain the attached amendment which would provide for the temporary emergency use of the pesticide Mirex during the 1979 and 1980 calendar years. Discussion occurred and by a show of hands vote of 12 yeas-7 nays the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Harkin requested a recorded vote and 7 Members sustained the request. The vote follows:

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Thus, by a roll call vote of 22 yeas-11 nays the Mathis amendment was agreed to.

Mr. Mathis offered and explained the attached amendment providing for legislative veto of EPA regulations within 90 calendar days of promulgation. Discussion occurred on the amendment. By a show of hands vote of 14 yeas-11 nays the amendment was agreed to. The Chairman requested a recorded vote and 7 Members sustained the request. The vote follows:

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