Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1127 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (05/23/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S3869 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1116. Mr. COWAN (for himself and Ms. Warren) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 396, strike lines 8 through 12, and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 4202. SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

       Section 4402(a) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment 
     Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007(a)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Of the funds'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) Mandatory funding.--Of the funds'';
       (2) in paragraph (1) (as so designated by paragraph (1)), 
     by striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for 
     each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.''.
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  SA 1117. Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota (for himself and Mr. Crapo) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XII, add the following:

              Subtitle D--National Flood Insurance Program

     SEC. 12301. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the National Flood Insurance program is $24,000,000,000 
     in debt to the United States Treasury, with additional claims 
     from Superstorm Sandy and other disasters still pending;
       (2) in the absence of adequate, risk-based premiums, the 
     National Flood Insurance Program is at risk of being unable 
     to pay claims to policyholders or borrow additional funds 
     from the United States Treasury;
       (3) actions must be taken to balance the need for 
     affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program with 
     the need to pay claims to policyholders;
       (4) the Federal Emergency Management Agency should expedite 
     its study into methods to encourage and maintain 
     participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and 
     methods to educate consumers about the National Flood 
     Insurance Program and the flood risk associated with their 
     property;
       (5) the Federal Emergency Management Agency should report 
     promptly on methods

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     for establishing an affordability framework for the National 
     Flood Insurance Program, including methods to aid individuals 
     to afford risk-based premiums under the National Flood 
     Insurance Program through targeted assistance, including 
     means-tested vouchers, rather than generally subsidized 
     rates; and
       (6) Congress must work to--
       (A) ensure that flood insurance rates are affordable; and
       (B) strengthen the National Flood Insurance Program to 
     ensure that it can pay future claims.

     SEC. 12302. STUDIES OF VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY-BASED FLOOD 
                   INSURANCE OPTIONS.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) Study required.--The Administrator of the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency (referred to in this section as 
     the ``Administrator'') shall conduct a study to assess 
     options, methods, and strategies for making available 
     voluntary community-based flood insurance policies through 
     the National Flood Insurance Program.
       (2) Considerations.--The study conducted under paragraph 
     (1) shall--
       (A) take into consideration and analyze how voluntary 
     community-based flood insurance policies--
       (i) would affect communities having varying economic bases, 
     geographic locations, flood hazard characteristics or 
     classifications, and flood management approaches; and
       (ii) could satisfy the applicable requirements under 
     section 102 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 
     U.S.C. 4012a); and
       (B) evaluate the advisability of making available voluntary 
     community-based flood insurance policies to communities, 
     subdivisions of communities, and areas of residual risk.
       (3) Consultation.--In conducting the study required under 
     paragraph (1), the Administrator may consult with the 
     Comptroller General of the United States, as the 
     Administrator determines is appropriate.
       (b) Report by the Administrator.--
       (1) Report required.--Not later than 18 months after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit 
     to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of 
     the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the 
     House of Representatives a report that contains the results 
     and conclusions of the study conducted under subsection (a).
       (2) Contents.--The report submitted under paragraph (1) 
     shall include recommendations for--
       (A) the best manner to incorporate voluntary community-
     based flood insurance policies into the National Flood 
     Insurance Program; and
       (B) a strategy to implement voluntary community-based flood 
     insurance policies that would encourage communities to 
     undertake flood mitigation activities, including the 
     construction, reconstruction, or improvement of levees, dams, 
     or other flood control structures.
       (c) Report by Comptroller General.--Not later than 6 months 
     after the date on which the Administrator submits the report 
     required under subsection (b), the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall--
       (1) review the report submitted by the Administrator; and
       (2) submit to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services 
     of the House of Representatives a report that contains--
       (A) an analysis of the report submitted by the 
     Administrator;
       (B) any comments or recommendations of the Comptroller 
     General relating to the report submitted by the 
     Administrator; and
       (C) any other recommendations of the Comptroller General 
     relating to community-based flood insurance policies.

     SEC. 12303. AMENDMENTS TO NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE ACT OF 
                   1968.

       (a) Adequate Progress on Construction of Flood Protection 
     Systems.--Section 1307(e) of the National Flood Insurance Act 
     of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4014(e)) is amended by inserting after the 
     second sentence the following: ``Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, in determining whether a community has made 
     adequate progress on the construction, reconstruction, or 
     improvement of a flood protection system, the Administrator 
     shall consider all sources of funding for the construction, 
     reconstruction, or improvement, including Federal, State, and 
     local funds.''.
       (b) Communities Restoring Disaccredited Flood Protection 
     Systems.--Section 1307(f) of the National Flood Insurance Act 
     of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4014(f)) is amended in the first sentence 
     by striking ``no longer does so.'' and inserting the 
     following: ``no longer does so, and shall apply without 
     regard to the level of Federal funding of or participation in 
     the construction, reconstruction, or improvement of the flood 
     protection system.''.

     SEC. 12304. AFFORDABILITY STUDY.

       Section 100236 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform 
     Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-141; 126 Stat. 957) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c), by striking ``Not'' and inserting 
     the following: ``Subject to subsection (e), not'';
       (2) in subsection (d)--
       (A) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) National flood insurance fund.--Notwithstanding''; 
     and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Other funding sources.--To carry out this section, in 
     addition to the amount made available under paragraph (1), 
     the Administrator may use any other amounts that are 
     available to the Administrator.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Alternative.--If the Administrator determines that 
     the report required under subsection (c) cannot be submitted 
     by the date specified under subsection (c)--
       ``(1) the Administrator shall notify, not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this subsection, the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House 
     of Representatives of an alternative method of gathering the 
     information required under this section;
       ``(2) the Administrator shall submit, not later than 180 
     days after the Administrator submits the notification 
     required under paragraph (1), to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Financial Services of the House of Representatives the 
     information gathered using the alternative method described 
     in paragraph (1); and
       ``(3) upon the submission of information required under 
     paragraph (2), the requirement under subsection (c) shall be 
     deemed satisfied.''.
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  SA 1118. Mr. BROWN (for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Cowan, Mrs. 
Gillibrand, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Reed, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Tester, 
Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Whitehouse, and Mr. Wyden) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 380, strike line 24 and all that follows 
     through page 381, line 13, and insert the following:
       (A) in paragraph (1)(B)--
       (i) in clause (i)--

       (I) by striking subclause (I) and inserting the following:
       ``(I) to create or implement a coordinated community plan 
     to meet the food security needs of low-income individuals;'';
       (II) in subclause (II), by inserting ``and effectiveness'' 
     after ``self-reliance'';
       (III) in subclause (III), by inserting ``food access,'' 
     after ``food,''; and

       (ii) in clause (ii), by striking subclause (I) and 
     inserting the following:

       ``(I) infrastructure improvement and development;''; and

       On page 381, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (2) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by striking ``$5,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$10,000,000'';
       On page 381, line 21, strike ``(2)'' and insert ``(3)''.
       On page 381, strike lines 22 through 24 and insert the 
     following:
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
     ``or a nonprofit entity working in partnership with a State, 
     local, or tribal government agency or community health 
     organization'' after ``nonprofit entity'';
       On page 382, strike lines 7 through 10 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(C) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, 
     including increasing access to food services or improving 
     coordination of services and programs;'';
       Beginning on page 382, strike line 19 and all that follows 
     through page 383, line 12, and insert the following:
       (4) in subsection (d), by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(3) develop innovative linkages between the for-profit, 
     nonprofit, and public sectors;
       ``(4) encourage long-term planning activities and 
     multisystem interagency approaches with multistakeholder 
     collaborations (such as food policy councils, food planning 
     associations, and hunger-free community coalitions) that 
     build the long-term capacity of communities to address the 
     food, food security, and agricultural problems of the 
     communities;
       ``(5) develop new resources and strategies to help reduce 
     food insecurity in the community and prevent food insecurity 
     in the future; or
       ``(6) achieve goal 2 or 3 of the hunger-free communities 
     goals.'';
       On page 383, strike lines 13 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       (5) in subsection (f)(2), by striking ``3 years'' and 
     inserting ``5 years'';
       (6) by striking subsection (h) and inserting the following:
       On page 384, line 2, strike the period at the end and 
     insert ``; and''.
       On page 384, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:
       (7) in subsection (i)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``and recommend to the targeted entities'' and inserting 
     ``create a nationally accessible web-based clearinghouse of 
     regulations, zoning provisions, and best practices by 
     government and the private and nonprofit sectors that have 
     been shown to improve community food security, and provide to 
     targeted entities training, technical assistance, and''; and
       (ii) by striking subparagraphs (C) and (D) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(C) health disparities;
       ``(D) food insecurity;''; and

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       (B) in paragraph (4), by striking ``$200,000'' and 
     inserting ``$500,000''.
       On page 396, strike lines 8 through 12 and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 4202. SENIORS FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

       Section 4402 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007) is amended by striking subsection (a) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use to carry 
     out and expand the seniors farmers' market nutrition 
     program--
       ``(1) $23,100,000 for fiscal year 2014; and
       ``(2) $25,600,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 through 
     2018.''.
       On page 420, strike lines 13 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(1) Mandatory funding.--Of the funds of the Commodity 
     Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this 
     section--
       ``(A) $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
       ``(B) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2015;
       ``(C) $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
       ``(D) $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2017; and
       ``(E) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2018.
       Beginning on page 636, strike line 21 and all that follows 
     through page 639, line 2, and insert the following:
       ``(A) Family farm.--The term `family' farm has the meaning 
     given the term in section 761.2 of title 7, Code of Federal 
     Regulations (as in effect on December 30, 2007).
       ``(B) Mid-tier value chain.--The term `mid-tier value 
     chain' means a local and regional supply network (including a 
     network that operates through food distribution centers that 
     coordinate agricultural production and the aggregation, 
     storage, processing, distribution, and marketing of locally 
     or regionally produced agricultural products) that links 
     independent producers with businesses and cooperatives that 
     market value-added agricultural products in a manner that--
       ``(i) targets and strengthens the profitability and 
     competitiveness of small- and medium-sized farms that are 
     structured as family farms; and
       ``(ii) obtains agreement from an eligible agricultural 
     producer group, farmer cooperative, or majority-controlled 
     producer-based business venture that is engaged in the value 
     chain on a marketing strategy.
       ``(C) Value-added agricultural product.--The term `value-
     added agricultural product' means any agricultural commodity 
     or product--
       ``(i) that--

       ``(I) has undergone a change in physical state;
       ``(II) was produced in a manner that enhances the value of 
     the agricultural commodity or product, as demonstrated 
     through a business plan that shows the enhanced value, as 
     determined by the Secretary;
       ``(III) is physically segregated in a manner that results 
     in the enhancement of the value of the agricultural commodity 
     or product;
       ``(IV) is a source of farm-based renewable energy, 
     including E-85 fuel; or
       ``(V) is aggregated and marketed as a locally produced 
     agricultural food product or as part of a mid-tier value 
     chain; and

       ``(ii) for which, as a result of the change in physical 
     state or the manner in which the agricultural commodity or 
     product was produced, marketed, or segregated--

       ``(I) the customer base for the agricultural commodity or 
     product is expanded; and
       ``(II) a greater portion of the revenue derived from the 
     marketing, processing, or physical segregation of the 
     agricultural commodity or product is available to the 
     producer of the commodity or product.

       On page 639, line 5, insert ``on a competitive basis'' 
     after grants.
       On page 640, strike lines 12 through 21 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(i) Priority.--In awarding grants under this subsection, 
     the Secretary shall--

       ``(I) in the case of a grant under subparagraph (A)(i), 
     give priority to--

       ``(aa) operators of small- and medium-sized farms and 
     ranches that are structured as family farms; or
       ``(bb) beginning farmers and ranchers or socially 
     disadvantaged farmers or ranchers; and

       ``(II) in the case of a grant under subparagraph (A)(ii), 
     give priority to projects (including farmer cooperative 
     projects) that best contribute to--

       ``(aa) increasing opportunities for operators of small- and 
     medium-sized farms and ranches that are structured as family 
     farms; or
       ``(bb) creating opportunities for beginning farmers and 
     ranchers or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
       On page 642, line 21, strike ``June 30 of'' and insert 
     ``the date on which the Secretary completes the review 
     process for applications submitted under this section for''.
       On page 643, line 4, strike ``$12,500,000'' and insert 
     ``$20,000,000''.
       On page 663, strike lines 8 through 23 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(ii) Priority.--In making or guaranteeing a loan under 
     this paragraph, the Secretary shall give priority to projects 
     that would--

       ``(I) result in increased access to locally or regionally 
     grown food in underserved communities;
       ``(II) create new market opportunities for agricultural 
     producers; or
       ``(III) support strategic economic and community 
     development regional economic development plans on a 
     multijurisdictional basis.

       ``(iii) Guarantee loan fee and percentage.--In making or 
     guaranteeing a loan under clause (i) the Secretary may waive, 
     incorporate into the loan, or reduce the guarantee loan fee 
     that would otherwise be imposed under this paragraph.
       On page 1025, line 8, strike ``$20,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$30,000,000''.
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  SA 1119. Mr. THUNE (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Brown, 
Mr. Johanns, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. 
Donnelly) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING UNITED STATES FARM 
                   POLICIES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) farming is a uniquely high-risk undertaking that is 
     vital to the United States economy and well-being, as well as 
     to the ability to feed a growing and hungry world;
       (2) commodity prices are inherently linked to the laws of 
     supply and demand;
       (3) Congress has never demonstrated that Congress knows 
     better than the market regarding what the proper price for a 
     commodity should be in any given year and, especially, over 
     the course of multiple years in the future;
       (4) historically, when Congress has set fixed floor prices 
     for commodities at artificially high levels to address low 
     prices and depressed markets, the policies have created 
     market-distorting cycles under which farmers have planted 
     excessive acres of an over-supplied commodity in order to 
     capture Government assistance, which significantly increased 
     Federal outlays at taxpayer expense as prices continued to 
     decline;
       (5)(A) commodities are traded worldwide, and the United 
     States is the leading producer of many of the basic 
     commodities in the world; and
       (B) therefore, the planting decisions American farmers make 
     can impact prices farmers receive around the world;
       (6) Federal assistance provided when Congress has set fixed 
     floor prices for commodities at artificially high levels 
     linked to planting decisions creates oversupplied and 
     depressed markets affecting farmers in the United States and 
     overseas and raises concerns regarding--
       (A) United States commitments to international trading 
     partners, as agreed to in the World Trade Organization 
     Uruguay Round; and
       (B) whether such policies could lead to disputes before the 
     World Trade Organization;
       (7) the United States recently lost a dispute before the 
     World Trade Organization, costing United States taxpayers 
     millions of dollars to maintain current farm policy and avoid 
     retaliation;
       (8) recent crop prices have reached record highs, but 
     market demands are signaling a trend for lower price levels;
       (9) future Federal farm policies that create artificially 
     high crop price floors, especially if the price floors are 
     linked to planting decisions, may result in a new era of 
     taxpayer-funded Federal farm program outlays rather than a 
     market-driven farm economy; and
       (10) addressing market-based risks, such as declining or 
     depressed prices, is difficult because providing assistance 
     in a declining or depressed market can make the situation 
     worse and cause significant unintended consequences for the 
     farmer, the Federal taxpayer, the land, and markets in the 
     United States and around the world.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the Sense of Congress that--
       (1) it is critical to reform Federal farm policy to make 
     that policy--
       (A) more market-oriented; and
       (B) an effective risk management tool for United States 
     farmers;
       (2) Congress should develop market-oriented programs that--
       (A) assist with price or market risks only when needed;
       (B) treat crops equitably; and
       (C) limit the potential risk for market distortion that may 
     make disputes before the World Trade Organization more 
     difficult to defend;
       (3) Congress should not establish any farm assistance 
     program that includes high fixed target prices or planting 
     requirements, especially in combination, due to the risk that 
     such a program will--
       (A) distort markets;
       (B) influence planting decisions; or
       (C) jeopardize vital natural resources, such as soil and 
     water, particularly in sensitive areas prone to natural 
     disasters or with fragile ecosystems; and
       (4) Congress should not require farmers to choose between 
     assistance programs that cover fundamentally different risks 
     as it forces farmers to make choices based on an 
     unforeseeable future.
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  SA 1120. Mr. JOHANNS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1111, after line 20, add the following:

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     SEC. __. REPORT ON FARM RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than December 1, 2014, and each 
     December 1 thereafter until December 1, 2017, the Secretary, 
     acting through the Chief Economist, shall submit to the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
     Senate a report that analyzes--
       (1) the impact of the agriculture risk coverage program 
     under section 1108;
       (2) the interaction of that program with--
       (A) the adverse market payment program under section 1107;
       (B) the marketing loan program under subtitle B of title I;
       (C) the supplemental coverage option under section 
     508(c)(3)(B) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
     1508(c)(3)(B)) (as added by section 11001); and
       (D) other Federal crop insurance programs;
       (3) any distortion caused by the programs described in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2), and any other farm programs as 
     determined by the Chief Economist, on planting and production 
     decisions; and
       (4) any overlap or substitution caused by the programs 
     described in paragraphs (1) and (2)(A) with Federal crop 
     insurance.
       (b) Summary.--Not later than June 1, 2018, the Secretary 
     shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry of the Senate a summary report that analyzes the 
     issues described in subsection (a) over the period of crop 
     years 2014 through 2017.
       (c) New Products.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Administrator of the Risk Management Agency, shall 
     investigate the establishment of new crop insurance products 
     to address the multi-year crop revenue risks of agricultural 
     producers.
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  SA 1121. Mr. SCHATZ (for himself and Mr. Cowan) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1024, strike lines 15 and 16 and insert the 
     following:
     mid-sized farm and ranch operations;
       ``(3) procure mobile payment solutions in the form of 
     attachments, accessories, software, or technical assistance 
     to vendors, subject to the condition that such a grant shall 
     not be used to procure cellular or mobile devices and shall 
     be used to enable technology to increase the availability of 
     wireless points-of-sale for electronic benefit transfer 
     transactions; and
       ``(4) include a strategic plan to maximize the
       On page 1026, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:
       ``(C) Allowable expenses.--The Secretary shall determine a 
     percentage of the grants awarded under subsection (b)(1)(B) 
     that may be used for transaction and operational costs 
     associated with providing the use of benefits under the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program established under 
     the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), 
     with preference given to projects that collaborate with 
     appropriate State agencies on a plan to make their operations 
     sustainable and replicable in the State and outside of the 
     State without outside support over a period of not more than 
     3 years.
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  SA 1122. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Coats) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. EXCLUSION OF FLUORIDE FROM AGGREGATE EXPOSURE 
                   ASSESSMENT.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall 
     exclude naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water and 
     fluoride in dental health products from any determination 
     required under section 408(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, 
     and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(b)(2)) regarding the 
     aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue of 
     sulfuryl fluoride.
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  SA 1123. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 861, between lines 11 and 12, insert the following:

     SEC. 61____. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS UNDER THE RURAL 
                   UTILITIES SERVICE PROGRAM.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, including 
     amendments made by this Act, any amounts used to carry out 
     the rural utilities service program, including amounts for 
     grants and loans, shall be used to provide services to 
     communities that do not already have access to broadband 
     services.
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  SA 1124. Mr. HARKIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 433, strike line 23 and all that follows 
     through page 434, line 5, and insert the following:
       ``(3) Joint financing arrangement.--If a direct farm 
     ownership loan is made under this chapter as part of a joint 
     financing arrangement and the amount of the direct farm 
     ownership loan does not exceed 50 percent of the total 
     principal amount financed under the arrangement, the interest 
     rate on the direct farm ownership loan shall be a rate equal 
     to the greater of--
       ``(A) the difference between--
       ``(i) 2 percent; and
       ``(ii) the interest rate for farm ownership loans under 
     this chapter; or
       ``(B) 2.5 percent.
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  SA 1125. Mr. PRYOR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 573, line 25, strike ``$4,226,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$5,726,000,000''.
       On page 574, line 9, strike ``$1,000,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,500,000,000''.
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  SA 1126. Ms. BALDWIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title XI, insert the following:

     SEC. 11__. LIVESTOCK GROSS MARGIN.

       Section 523(b)(10) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1523(b)(10)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``fiscal year 2004 and 
     each subsequent fiscal year'' and inserting ``each of fiscal 
     years 2004 through 2013''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) $30,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
     2018.
       ``(E) $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2019 and each subsequent 
     fiscal year.''.
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  SA 1127. Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. Coats, and Mr. Inhofe) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. _____. PROHIBITION AND CAP RELATING TO LIFELINE PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the term ``commercial mobile service'' has the meaning 
     given the term in section 332(d)(1) of the Communications Act 
     of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d)(1));
       (2) the term ``eligible telecommunications carrier'' has 
     the meaning given the term in section 214(e) of the 
     Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 214(e)); and
       (3) the term ``Lifeline program'' means the Lifeline 
     program of the Federal Communications Commission set forth 
     under sections 54.400 through 54.417 of title 47, Code of 
     Federal Regulations.
       (b) Prohibition on Universal Service Support of Commercial 
     Mobile Service Through Lifeline Program.--A provider of 
     commercial mobile service may not receive universal service 
     support under sections 214(e) and 254 of the Communications 
     Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 214(e) and 254) for the provision of 
     such service through the Lifeline program.
       (c) Limitation on Aggregate Level of Support for Lifeline 
     Program.--Beginning in fiscal year 2014, and each fiscal year 
     thereafter, eligible telecommunications carriers shall 
     receive, in the aggregate, in universal service support under 
     section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254) 
     for the provision of service through the Lifeline program, an 
     amount that is not more than the amount that eligible 
     telecommunications carriers received in universal service 
     support under such section for the provision of service 
     through the Lifeline program during fiscal year 2008.
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  SA 1128. Mr. HOEVEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 309, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 26__. WETLANDS CERTIFICATION AND DELINEATION.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise and 
     promulgate regulations to implement section 1222(a) of the 
     Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3822(a)).
       (b) Consideration.--In promulgating the regulations 
     described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider--
       (1) any wetland delineated on a map by the Secretary during 
     the period beginning November 29, 1990, and ending on 
     December 3, 1996;
       (2) any revision to the delineation described in paragraph 
     (1) that was made as a

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     result of a final decision (including any subsequent appeal) 
     and certified accordingly; and
       (3) any revision to applicable procedures needed to ensure 
     the use of the calculated average of annual levels of 
     precipitation recorded on a farm during the period beginning 
     on January 1, 1971, and ending on December 31, 2000.
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  SA 1129. Mr. HOEVEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 308, after line 25, add the following:
       (c) Prohibition on Excessive Penalties.--Section 1221 of 
     the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3821) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(f) Prohibition on Excessive Penalties.--The maximum 
     penalty assessed against a person determined to have 
     committed a violation under subsection (a) or ineligible 
     under subsection (c) shall be an amount equal to the product 
     obtained by multiplying--
       ``(1) the net quantity of acres of the specific wetland 
     determined to be subject to noncompliance;
       ``(2) the average land rent for the applicable county for 
     each relevant crop year, as determined by the National 
     Agricultural Statistics Service; and
       ``(3) the number of crop years of determined noncompliance, 
     not to exceed 3 crop years.''.
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  SA 1130. Mr. MANCHIN (for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Coats) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. AGRICULTURAL DISCHARGES.

       Section 402(l) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
     (33 U.S.C. 1342(l)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(3) Certain agricultural discharges.--A permit shall not 
     be required by the Administrator nor shall the Administrator 
     require a State to require a permit under this Act for a 
     routine agricultural discharge caused by runoff from any 
     agricultural area that is not used for the concentrated 
     confinement of animals or the storage or application of 
     animal manure.''.
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  SA 1131. Mr. SANDERS (for himself and Mr. Whitehouse) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table, as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12 __. STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF EXTREME WEATHER 
                   EVENTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

       (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct regional 
     studies of the economic and other risks and vulnerabilities 
     due to extreme weather events and climate change on 
     agriculture in the United States.
       (b) Requirements.--The studies under subsection (a) shall--
       (1) build and expand on previous USDA studies, and updating 
     those analyses based on the most current climate change 
     modeling;
       (2) characterize the economic and other risks due to 
     changes in extreme weather events and climate change over the 
     short-term and long-term, such periods defined as the 
     Secretary determines to be appropriate.
       (3) assess risks and vulnerabilities and the potential 
     economic impacts of climate change and extreme weather on, a 
     range of agricultural sectors important within each region, 
     including for example, dairy, grain, meat and poultry, 
     specialty crops (such as fruits, vegetables, wine, and maple 
     syrup), forestry and forest products, and other agricultural 
     products; and
       (4) consider factors such as changes in the cost of 
     feedstock, changes in fertility and productivity, 
     vulnerability to disease, environmental degradation, and 
     other relevant factors; and
       (5) consider the potential economic impacts to rural 
     economies resulting from direct impacts to agriculture, 
     tourism, and other economic sectors on which rural, 
     agricultural communities depend heavily;
       (6) use a range of sources for purposes of analyzing the 
     economic impacts, including observations from, and the 
     experience of, agriculture producers.
       (7) cooperate with Public and Land Grant Institutions 
     within each region in carrying out these studies.
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  SA 1132. Mr. HARKIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1111, after line 20, insert the following:

     SEC. 11____. NATIONAL DROUGHT COUNCIL AND DROUGHT 
                   PREPAREDNESS PLANS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Council.--The term ``Council'' means the National 
     Drought Council established by this section.
       (2) Critical service provider.--The term ``critical service 
     provider'' means an entity that provides--
       (A) power;
       (B) water, including water provided by an irrigation 
     organization or facility;
       (C) sewer services; or
       (D) wastewater treatment.
       (3) Drought.--The term ``drought'' means a natural disaster 
     that is caused by a deficiency in precipitation--
       (A) that may lead to a deficiency in surface and subsurface 
     water supplies, including rivers, streams, wetlands, ground 
     water, soil moisture, reservoir supplies, lake levels, and 
     snow pack; and
       (B) that causes or may cause--
       (i) substantial economic or social impacts; or
       (ii) physical damage or injury to individuals, property, or 
     the environment.
       (4) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-
     Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b).
       (5) Interstate watershed.--The term ``interstate 
     watershed'' means a watershed that transcends State or tribal 
     boundaries, or both.
       (6) Member.--The term ``member'', with respect to the 
     National Drought Council, means--
       (A) a member of the Council specified or appointed under 
     this section; or
       (B) the designee of a member of the Council.
       (7) Mitigation.--The term ``mitigation'' means a short- or 
     long-term action, program, or policy that is implemented in 
     advance of or during a drought to minimize any risks and 
     impacts of drought.
       (8) Neighboring country.--The term ``neighboring country'' 
     means Canada and Mexico.
       (9) State.--The term ``State'' means--
       (A) the several States;
       (B) the District of Columbia;
       (C) American Samoa;
       (D) Guam;
       (E) the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
       (F) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
       (G) the United States Virgin Islands.
       (10) Trigger.--The term ``trigger'' means the thresholds or 
     criteria that must be satisfied before mitigation or 
     emergency assistance may be provided to an area--
       (A) in which drought is emerging; or
       (B) that is experiencing a drought.
       (11) Under secretary.--The term ``Under Secretary'' means 
     the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and 
     Environment.
       (12) Watershed.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``watershed'' means--
       (i) a region or area with common hydrology;
       (ii) an area drained by a waterway that drains into a lake 
     or reservoir;
       (iii) the total area above a given point on a stream that 
     contributes water to the flow at that point; or
       (iv) the topographic dividing line from which surface 
     streams flow in 2 different directions.
       (B) Exclusions.--The term ``watershed'' does not include an 
     area or region that is larger than a river basin.
       (13) Watershed group.--The term ``watershed group'' means a 
     group of individuals, formally recognized by the appropriate 
     State or States, who represent the broad scope of relevant 
     interests within a watershed and who work together in a 
     collaborative manner to jointly plan the management of the 
     natural resources contained within the watershed.
       (b) National Drought Council.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established in the Office of 
     the Secretary of Agriculture a council to be known as the 
     ``National Drought Council''.
       (2) Membership.--
       (A) Composition.--The Council shall be composed of--
       (i) the Secretary (or the designee of the Secretary);
       (ii) the Secretary of Commerce (or the designee of the 
     Secretary of Commerce);
       (iii) the Secretary of the Army (or the designee of the 
     Secretary of the Army);
       (iv) the Secretary of the Interior (or the designee of the 
     Secretary of the Interior);
       (v) the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
     (or the designee of the Director);
       (vi) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
     Agency (or the designee of the Administrator);
       (vii) 4 members appointed by the Secretary, in coordination 
     with the National Governors Association, each of whom shall 
     be the Governor of a State (or the designee of the Governor) 
     and who collectively shall represent the geographic diversity 
     of the United States;
       (viii) 1 member appointed by the Secretary, in coordination 
     with the National Association of Counties;
       (ix) 1 member appointed by the Secretary, in coordination 
     with the United States Conference of Mayors;

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       (x) 1 member appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, in 
     coordination with Indian tribes, to represent the interests 
     of tribal governments; and
       (xi) 1 member appointed by the Secretary, in coordination 
     with the National Association of Conservation Districts, to 
     represent local soil and water conservation districts.
       (B) Date of appointment.--The appointment of each member of 
     the Council shall be made not later than 120 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act.
       (3) Term; vacancies.--
       (A) Term.--A non-Federal member of the Council appointed 
     under paragraph (2) shall be appointed for a term of 2 years.
       (B) Vacancies.--A vacancy on the Council--
       (i) shall not affect the powers of the Council; and
       (ii) shall be filled in the same manner as the original 
     appointment was made.
       (C) Terms of members filling vacancies.--Any member 
     appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration 
     of the term of a member shall be appointed only for the 
     remainder of that term.
       (4) Meetings.--
       (A) In general.--The Council shall meet at the call of the 
     co-chairs.
       (B) Frequency.--The Council shall meet at least 
     semiannually.
       (5) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Council shall 
     constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings or 
     conduct other business.
       (6) Council leadership.--
       (A) In general.--There shall be a Federal co-chair and non-
     Federal co-chair of the Council.
       (B) Appointment.--
       (i) Federal co-chair.--The Secretary shall be Federal co-
     chair.
       (ii) Non-federal co-chair.--The non-Federal members of the 
     Council shall select, on a biannual basis, a non-Federal co-
     chair of the Council from among the members appointed under 
     paragraph (2).
       (7) Director of the office.--
       (A) In general.--The Director of the Office shall serve as 
     Secretary of the Council.
       (B) Duties.--The Director of the Office shall serve the 
     interests of all members of the Council.
       (c) Duties of the Council.--
       (1) In general.--The Council shall--
       (A) not later than 1 year after the date of the first 
     meeting of the Council, develop a comprehensive National 
     Drought Policy Action Plan that--
       (i)(I) delineates and integrates responsibilities for 
     activities relating to drought (including drought 
     preparedness, mitigation, research, risk management, 
     training, and emergency relief) among Federal agencies; and
       (II) ensures that those activities are coordinated with the 
     activities of the States, local governments, Indian tribes, 
     and neighboring countries;
       (ii) is consistent with--

       (I) this Act and other applicable Federal laws; and
       (II) the laws and policies of the States for water 
     management;

       (iii) is integrated with drought management programs of the 
     States, Indian tribes, local governments, watershed groups, 
     and private entities; and
       (iv) avoids duplicating Federal, State, tribal, local, 
     watershed, and private drought preparedness and monitoring 
     programs in existence on the date of enactment of this Act;
       (B) evaluate Federal drought-related programs in existence 
     on the date of enactment of this Act and make recommendations 
     to Congress and the President on means of eliminating--
       (i) discrepancies between the goals of the programs and 
     actual service delivery;
       (ii) duplication among programs; and
       (iii) any other circumstances that interfere with the 
     effective operation of the programs;
       (C) make recommendations to the President, Congress, and 
     appropriate Federal agencies on--
       (i) the establishment of common interagency triggers for 
     authorizing Federal drought mitigation programs; and
       (ii) improving the consistency and fairness of assistance 
     among Federal drought relief programs;
       (D) encourage and facilitate the development of drought 
     preparedness plans under this Act, including establishing the 
     guidelines under this section;
       (E) based on a review of drought preparedness plans, 
     develop and make available to the public drought planning 
     models to reduce water resource conflicts relating to water 
     conservation and droughts;
       (F) develop and coordinate public awareness activities to 
     provide the public with access to understandable and 
     informative materials on drought, including--
       (i) explanations of the causes of drought, the impacts of 
     drought, and the damages from drought;
       (ii) descriptions of the value and benefits of land 
     stewardship to reduce the impacts of drought and to protect 
     the environment;
       (iii) clear instructions for appropriate responses to 
     drought, including water conservation, water reuse, and 
     detection and elimination of water leaks;
       (iv) information on State and local laws applicable to 
     drought; and
       (v) opportunities for assistance to resource-dependent 
     businesses and industries in times of drought; and
       (G) establish operating procedures for the Council.
       (2) Consultation.--In carrying out this subsection, the 
     Council shall consult with groups affected by drought 
     emergencies.
       (3) Reports to congress.--
       (A) Annual report.--
       (i) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     the first meeting of the Council, and annually thereafter, 
     the Council shall submit to Congress a report on the 
     activities carried out under this section.
       (ii) Inclusions.--

       (I) In general.--The annual report shall include a summary 
     of drought preparedness plans.
       (II) Initial report.--The initial report submitted under 
     clause (i) shall include any recommendations of the Council.

       (B) Final report.--Not later than 7 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Council shall submit to Congress a 
     report that recommends--
       (i) amendments to this section; and
       (ii) whether the Council should continue.
       (d) Powers of the Council.--
       (1) Hearings.--The Council may--
       (A) hold hearings;
       (B) meet and act at any time and place; and
       (C) take any testimony and receive any evidence that the 
     Council considers advisable to carry out this section.
       (2) Information from federal agencies.--
       (A) In general.--The Council may obtain directly from any 
     Federal agency any information that the Council considers 
     necessary to carry out this section.
       (B) Provision of information.--
       (i) In general.--Except as provided in clause (ii), on 
     request of the Secretary or the non-Federal co-chair of the 
     Council, the head of a Federal agency may provide information 
     to the Council.
       (ii) Limitation.--The head of a Federal agency shall not 
     provide any information to the Council that the Federal 
     agency head determines the disclosure of which may cause harm 
     to national security interests.
       (3) Postal services.--The Council may use the United States 
     mail in the same manner and under the same conditions as 
     other agencies of the Federal Government.
       (4) Gifts.--The Council may accept, use, and dispose of 
     gifts or donations of services or property.
       (e) Council Personnel Matters.--
       (1) Compensation of members.--
       (A) Non-federal employees.--A member of the Council who is 
     not an officer or employee of the Federal Government shall 
     serve without compensation.
       (B) Federal employees.--A member of the Council who is an 
     officer or employee of the United States shall serve without 
     compensation in addition to the compensation received for 
     services of the member as an officer or employee of the 
     Federal Government.
       (2) Travel expenses.--A member of the Council shall be 
     allowed travel expenses at rates authorized for an employee 
     of an agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, 
     United States Code, while away from the home or regular place 
     of business of the member in the performance of the duties of 
     the Council.
       (f) Termination of Council.--The Council shall terminate on 
     September 30 of the eighth fiscal year following the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (g) Effect of Section.--This section does not affect--
       (1) the authority of a State to allocate quantities of 
     water under the jurisdiction of the State; or
       (2) any State water rights established as of the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to carry out the activities of the Council 
     $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2021.
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  SA 1133. Ms. MURKOWSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 986, strike lines 21 through 23 and insert the 
     following:
     forest materials.'';
       (3) in paragraph (13) (as redesignated by paragraph (1))--
       (A) in subparagraph (A)--
       (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting ``to 
     be used for the generation of renewable heat or electricity'' 
     after ``materials''; and
       (ii) in clause (i)--

       (I) in subclause (II), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (II) in subclause (III), by inserting ``or'' at the end; 
     and
       (III) by inserting after subclause (III) the following:
       ``(IV) to generate usable heat or electricity;'';

       (iii) in clause (iii), by striking ``in accordance with--'' 
     and all that follows through the end of subitem (bb) and 
     inserting ``in accordance with applicable law and land 
     management plans; or''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B)(ii)--
       (i) in subclause (III), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (ii) in subclause (IV), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(V) byproducts of the manufacture of pulp and paper.''; 
     and

       (4) by inserting after paragraph (13) (as redesignated by 
     paragraph (1)) the following:

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  SA 1134. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 174, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:

     SEC. 16__. PROHIBITION.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a producer on a 
     farm that sells corn to an ethanol production facility shall 
     not be eligible to receive any payment or benefit described 
     in section 1001D(b)(1)(B) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 
     U.S.C. 1308-3a(b)(1)(B)) for that corn.
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  SA 1135. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. REPEAL OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       Section 211 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545) is 
     amended by striking subsection (o).
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  SA 1136. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 168, strike line 8 and insert the following:
     Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333).
       ``(v) A benefit from the renewable fuel program established 
     under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) 
     or any similar biofuel program, as determined by the 
     Secretary.''.
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  SA 1137. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. REFORM OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       (a) Revised Definition of Renewable Fuel.--Section 
     211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) is 
     amended by striking subparagraph (J) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(J) Renewable fuel.--The term `renewable fuel' means fuel 
     that--
       ``(i) is produced from renewable biomass;
       ``(ii) is used to replace or reduce the quantity of fossil 
     fuel present in a transportation fuel; and
       ``(iii) beginning on January 1, 2016, is advanced 
     biofuel.''.
       (b) Applicable Volumes.--Section 211(o)(2)(B)(i) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)(i)) is amended--
       (1) in the table in subclause (I)--
       (A) by striking ``16.55'' and inserting ``11.95'';
       (B) by striking ``18.15'' and inserting ``8.55'';
       (C) by striking ``20.5'' and inserting ``5.5'';
       (D) by striking ``22.25'' and inserting ``7.25'';
       (E) by striking ``24.0'' and inserting ``9.0'';
       (F) by striking ``26.0'' and inserting ``11.0'';
       (G) by striking ``28.0'' and inserting ``13.0'';
       (H) by striking ``30.0'' and inserting ``15.0'';
       (I) by striking ``33.0'' and inserting ``18.0''; and
       (J) by striking ``36.0'' and inserting ``21.0'';
       (2) in subclause (II)--
       (A) in the matter preceding the table, by striking ``2022'' 
     and inserting ``2015''; and
       (B) in the table, by striking the items relating to 
     calendars years 2016 through 2022;
       (3) in subclause (III), in the matter preceding the table, 
     by striking ``of the volume of advanced biofuel required 
     under subclause (II)'' and inserting ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required for calendar years 2010 through 
     2015 under subclause (II), as in effect on the day before the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, and of the volume of renewable fuel required for 
     calendar years 2016 through 2022 under the subclause (I)''; 
     and
       (4) in subclause (IV), by inserting ``, as in effect on the 
     day before the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013'' after ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required under subclause (II)''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Other calendar years.--Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended--
       (A) in clause (ii)(III), by striking ``advanced biofuels in 
     each category (cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based diesel)'' 
     and inserting ``cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based 
     diesel'';
       (B) by striking clause (iii); and
       (C) by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) 
     and (iv), respectively.
       (2) Modification of greenhouse gas reduction percentages.--
     Section 211(o)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(4)) 
     is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (E), in the second sentence, by 
     striking ``20, 50, or 60 percent reduction levels'' and 
     inserting ``applicable percent reduction level''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``(if applicable)'' 
     after ``(2)(A)(i)''.
       (3) Waivers.--Section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545(o)(7)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (D)(i), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2016,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (E)(ii), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2016,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''.
       (d) Applicability and Regulations.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     amendments made by this section to section 211(o) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) shall apply only with 
     respect to calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
       (2) Regulations.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall--
       (A) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, promulgate regulations to carry out the amendments 
     described in paragraph (1), including by amending existing 
     regulations; and
       (B) take any steps necessary to ensure those amendments are 
     carried out for calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
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  SA 1138. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. REFORM OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       (a) Revised Definition of Renewable Fuel.--Section 
     211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) is 
     amended by striking subparagraph (J) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(J) Renewable fuel.--The term `renewable fuel' means fuel 
     that--
       ``(i) is produced from renewable biomass;
       ``(ii) is used to replace or reduce the quantity of fossil 
     fuel present in a transportation fuel; and
       ``(iii) beginning on January 1, 2022, is advanced 
     biofuel.''.
       (b) Applicable Volumes.--Section 211(o)(2)(B)(i) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)(i)) is amended--
       (1) in the table in subclause (I)--
       (A) by striking ``16.55'' and inserting ``15.17'';
       (B) by striking ``18.15'' and inserting ``15.27'';
       (C) by striking ``20.5'' and inserting ``16.0'';
       (D) by striking ``22.25'' and inserting ``16.25'';
       (E) by striking ``24.0'' and inserting ``16.5'';
       (F) by striking ``26.0'' and inserting ``17.0'';
       (G) by striking ``28.0'' and inserting ``17.5'';
       (H) by striking ``30.0'' and inserting ``18.0'';
       (I) by striking ``33.0'' and inserting ``19.5''; and
       (J) by striking ``36.0'' and inserting ``21.0'';
       (2) in subclause (II)--
       (A) in the matter preceding the table, by striking ``2022'' 
     and inserting ``2021''; and
       (B) in the table, by striking the item relating to calendar 
     year 2022;
       (3) in subclause (III), in the matter preceding the table, 
     by striking ``of the volume of advanced biofuel required 
     under subclause (II)'' and inserting ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required for calendar years 2010 through 
     2021 under subclause (II), as in effect on the day before the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, and of the volume of renewable fuel required for 
     calendar year 2022 under subclause (I)''; and
       (4) in subclause (IV), by inserting ``, as in effect on the 
     day before the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013'' after ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required under subclause (II)''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Other calendar years.--Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended--
       (A) in clause (ii)(III), by striking ``advanced biofuels in 
     each category (cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based diesel)'' 
     and inserting ``cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based 
     diesel'';
       (B) by striking clause (iii); and
       (C) by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) 
     and (iv), respectively.
       (2) Modification of greenhouse gas reduction percentages.--
     Section 211(o)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(4)) 
     is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (E), in the second sentence, by 
     striking ``20, 50, or 60 percent reduction levels'' and 
     inserting ``applicable percent reduction level''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``(if applicable)'' 
     after ``(2)(A)(i)''.
       (3) Waivers.--Section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545(o)(7)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (D)(i), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2022,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (E)(ii), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2022,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''.
       (d) Applicability and Regulations.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     amendments made by this section to section 211(o) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) shall apply only with 
     respect to calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
       (2) Regulations.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall--

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       (A) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, promulgate regulations to carry out the amendments 
     described in paragraph (1), including by amending existing 
     regulations; and
       (B) take any steps necessary to ensure those amendments are 
     carried out for calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
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  SA 1139. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 122__. REFORM OF RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD.

       (a) Revised Definition of Renewable Fuel.--Section 
     211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) is 
     amended by striking subparagraph (J) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(J) Renewable fuel.--The term `renewable fuel' means fuel 
     that--
       ``(i) is produced from renewable biomass;
       ``(ii) is used to replace or reduce the quantity of fossil 
     fuel present in a transportation fuel; and
       ``(iii) beginning on January 1, 2014, is advanced 
     biofuel.''.
       (b) Applicable Volumes.--Section 211(o)(2)(B)(i) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)(i)) is amended--
       (1) in the table in subclause (I)--
       (A) by striking ``18.15'' and inserting ``3.75'';
       (B) by striking ``20.5'' and inserting ``5.5'';
       (C) by striking ``22.25'' and inserting ``7.25'';
       (D) by striking ``24.0'' and inserting ``9.0'';
       (E) by striking ``26.0'' and inserting ``11.0'';
       (F) by striking ``28.0'' and inserting ``13.0'';
       (G) by striking ``30.0'' and inserting ``15.0'';
       (H) by striking ``33.0'' and inserting ``18.0''; and
       (I) by striking ``36.0'' and inserting ``21.0'';
       (2) in subclause (II)--
       (A) in the matter preceding the table, by striking ``2022'' 
     and inserting ``2013''; and
       (B) in the table, by striking the items relating to 
     calendars years 2014 through 2022;
       (3) in subclause (III), in the matter preceding the table, 
     by striking ``of the volume of advanced biofuel required 
     under subclause (II)'' and inserting ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required for calendar years 2010 through 
     2013 under subclause (II), as in effect on the day before the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013 , and of the volume of renewable fuel required 
     for calendar years 2014 through 2022 under the subclause 
     (I)''; and
       (4) in subclause (IV), by inserting ``, as in effect on the 
     day before the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013'' after ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required under subclause (II)''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Other calendar years.--Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended--
       (A) in clause (ii)(III), by striking ``advanced biofuels in 
     each category (cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based diesel)'' 
     and inserting ``cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based 
     diesel'';
       (B) by striking clause (iii); and
       (C) by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) 
     and (iv), respectively.
       (2) Modification of greenhouse gas reduction percentages.--
     Section 211(o)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(4)) 
     is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (E), in the second sentence, by 
     striking ``20, 50, or 60 percent reduction levels'' and 
     inserting ``applicable percent reduction level''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``(if applicable)'' 
     after ``(2)(A)(i)''.
       (3) Waivers.--Section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545(o)(7)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (D)(i), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2014,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (E)(ii), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2014,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''.
       (d) Applicability and Regulations.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     amendments made by this section to section 211(o) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) shall apply only with 
     respect to calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
       (2) Regulations.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall--
       (A) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, promulgate regulations to carry out the amendments 
     described in paragraph (1); and
       (B) take any steps necessary to ensure those amendments are 
     carried out for calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.
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  SA 1140. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XII, add the following:

               Subtitle D--Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

     SEC. 12301. DEFINITION OF RENEWABLE FUEL.

       (a) Definition of Renewable Fuel.--
       (1) In general.--Section 211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) is amended by striking subparagraph (J) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(J) Renewable fuel.--The term `renewable fuel' means fuel 
     that--
       ``(i) is produced from renewable biomass;
       ``(ii) is used to replace or reduce the quantity of fossil 
     fuel present in a transportation fuel; and
       ``(iii) beginning on January 1, 2014, is advanced 
     biofuel.''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 211(o)(1)(B)(i) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)(B)(i)) is amended by 
     striking ``renewable fuel'' and inserting ``fuel described in 
     clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (J)''.
       (b) Applicable Volumes.--Section 211(o)(2)(B)(i) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)(i)) is amended--
       (1) in the table in subclause (I)--
       (A) by striking ``18.15'' and inserting ``3.75'';
       (B) by striking ``20.5'' and inserting ``5.5'';
       (C) by striking ``22.25'' and inserting ``7.25'';
       (D) by striking ``24.0'' and inserting ``9.0'';
       (E) by striking ``26.0'' and inserting ``11.0'';
       (F) by striking ``28.0'' and inserting ``13.0'';
       (G) by striking ``30.0'' and inserting ``15.0'';
       (H) by striking ``33.0'' and inserting ``18.0''; and
       (I) by striking ``36.0'' and inserting ``21.0'';
       (2) in subclause (II)--
       (A) in the matter preceding the table, by striking ``2022'' 
     and inserting ``2013''; and
       (B) in the table, by striking the items relating to 
     calendars years 2014 through 2022;
       (3) in subclause (III), in the matter preceding the table, 
     by striking ``of the volume of advanced biofuel required 
     under subclause (II)'' and inserting ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required for calendar years 2010 through 
     2013 under subclause (II), as in effect on the day before the 
     date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs 
     Act of 2013, and of the volume of renewable fuel required for 
     calendar years 2014 through 2022 under the subclause (I)''; 
     and
       (4) in subclause (IV), by inserting ``, as in effect on the 
     day before the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, 
     Food, and Jobs Act of 2013'' after ``of the volume of 
     advanced biofuel required under subclause (II)''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Other calendar years.--Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended--
       (A) in clause (ii)(III), by striking ``advanced biofuels in 
     each category (cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based diesel)'' 
     and inserting ``cellulosic biofuel and biomass-based 
     diesel'';
       (B) by striking clause (iii); and
       (C) by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) 
     and (iv), respectively.
       (2) Applicable percent reduction level.--Section 211(o)(4) 
     of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(4)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (E), in the second sentence, by 
     striking ``20, 50, or 60 percent reduction levels'' and 
     inserting ``applicable percent reduction level''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (F), by inserting ``(if applicable)'' 
     after ``(2)(A)(i)''.
       (3) Waivers.--Section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (42 
     U.S.C. 7545(o)(7)) is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (D)(i), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2014,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (E)(ii), in the second sentence, by 
     inserting ``, if that year is before 2014,'' before 
     ``advanced biofuels''.

     SEC. 12302. CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL REQUIREMENT BASED ON ACTUAL 
                   PRODUCTION.

       (a) Provision of Estimate of Volumes of Cellulosic 
     Biofuel.--Section 211(o)(3) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
     7545(o)(3)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``Not later than'' and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(i) In general.--Not later than''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(ii) Requirements.--

       ``(I) In general.--In determining any estimate under clause 
     (i), with respect to the following calendar year, of the 
     projected volume of cellulosic biofuel production (as 
     described in paragraph (7)(D)(i)), the Administrator of the 
     Energy Information Administration shall--

       ``(aa) for each cellulosic biofuel production facility that 
     is producing (and continues to produce) cellulosic biofuel 
     during the period of January 1 through October 31 of the 
     calendar year in which the estimate is made (in this clause 
     referred to as the `current calendar year')--
       ``(AA) determine the average monthly volume of cellulosic 
     biofuel produced by the facility, based on the actual volume 
     produced by such facility during the period; and
       ``(BB) based on that average monthly volume of production, 
     determine the estimated annualized volume of cellulosic 
     biofuel production for the facility for the current calendar 
     year; and
       ``(bb) for each cellulosic biofuel production facility that 
     begins initial production of (and continues to produce) 
     cellulosic biofuel after January 1 of the current calendar 
     year--
       ``(AA) determine the average monthly volume of cellulosic 
     biofuel produced by the facility, based on the actual volume 
     produced by the facility during the period beginning on the 
     date of initial production of cellulosic biofuel by the 
     facility and ending on October 31 of the current calendar 
     year; and
       ``(BB) based on that average monthly volume of production, 
     determine the estimated

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     annualized volume of cellulosic biofuel production for the 
     facility for the current calendar year.

       ``(II) Calculation.--An estimate under clause (i) with 
     respect to the following calendar year of the projected 
     volume of cellulosic biofuel production (as described in 
     paragraph (7)(D)(i)), shall be equal to the total of the 
     estimated annual volumes of cellulosic biofuel production for 
     all cellulosic biofuel production facilities described in 
     subclause (I) for the current calendar year.''.

       (b) Reduction in Applicable Volume.--Section 
     211(o)(7)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
     7545(o)(7)(D)(i)) (as amended by section 12301(c)(3)(A)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the first sentence, by striking ``based on the'' and 
     inserting ``using the exact''; and
       (2) in the second sentence--
       (A) by striking ``may also reduce'' and inserting ``shall 
     also reduce''; and
       (B) by striking ``by the same or a lesser volume'' and 
     inserting ``by the same volume''.

     SEC. 12303. REDUCTION IN APPLICABLE VOLUME OF RENEWABLE FUEL 
                   CORRESPONDING TO CERTAIN REDUCTIONS IN 
                   APPLICABLE VOLUME OF BIOMASS-BASED DIESEL.

       Section 211(o)(7)(E)(ii) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
     7545(o)(7)(E)(ii)) (as amended by section 12301(c)(3)(B)) is 
     amended in the second sentence by striking ``may also 
     reduce'' and inserting ``shall reduce''.

     SEC. 12304. APPLICABILITY AND REGULATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), the 
     amendments made by sections 12301 through 12303 to section 
     211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) shall apply 
     only with respect to calendar year 2014 and each calendar 
     year thereafter.
       (b) Regulations.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall--
       (1) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, promulgate regulations to carry out the amendments 
     described in subsection (a); and
       (2) take any steps necessary to ensure those amendments are 
     carried out for calendar year 2014 and each calendar year 
     thereafter.

     SEC. 12305. PROHIBITION OF GASOLINE BLENDS WITH GREATER THAN 
                   10-VOLUME-PERCENT ETHANOL.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
     Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not, 
     including by granting a waiver under section 211(f)(4) of the 
     Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)), authorize or otherwise 
     allow the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing 
     greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol.

     SEC. 12306. PROHIBITION OF WAIVERS.

       (a) In General.--Any waiver granted under section 211(f)(4) 
     of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)) before the date 
     of enactment of this Act that allows the introduction into 
     commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-
     percent ethanol for use in motor vehicles shall have no force 
     or effect.
       (b) Certain Waivers.--The waivers described in subsection 
     (a) include the following:
       (1) The waiver entitled, ``Partial Grant and Partial Denial 
     of Clean Air Act Waiver Application Submitted by Growth 
     Energy To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline 
     to 15 Percent; Decision of the Administrator'', 75 Fed. Reg. 
     68094 (November 4, 2010).
       (2) The waiver entitled, ``Partial Grant of Clean Air Act 
     Waiver Application Submitted by Growth Energy To Increase the 
     Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Decision 
     of the Administrator'', 76 Fed. Reg. 4662 (January 26, 2011).

     SEC. 12307. MISFUELING RULE.

       The portions of the rule entitled, ``Regulation to Mitigate 
     the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines with Gasoline 
     Containing Greater Than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and 
     Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline 
     Programs'', 76 Fed. Reg. 44406 (July 25, 2011) to mitigate 
     misfueling shall have no force and effect beginning on the 
     date that is 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1141. Mr. COBURN (for himself and Mr. Risch) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12213. SMALL BUSINESS FAIRNESS AND REGULATORY 
                   TRANSPARENCY.

       Section 609(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) the Department of Agriculture.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1142. Mr. HOEVEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 299, line 18, strike ``May 1, 2013'' and insert 
     ``the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and 
     Jobs Act of 2013''.
       On page 306, strike lines 12 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       ``(A)(i) Subject to clause (ii), in the case of wetland 
     that the Secretary determines was converted after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013 and continues to be
       Beginning on page 306, strike line 21 and all that follows 
     through page 307, line 3.
       On page 307, line 4, strike ``for'' and insert ``For''.
       On page 307, strike lines 13 through 18, and insert the 
     following:
       ``(B) In the case of a wetland that the Secretary 
     determines was converted prior to the date of enactment of 
     the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, 
     ineligibility under this subsection shall not apply.
       On page 307, line 19, strike ``(C)'' and insert ``(D)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1143. Mr. REID (for Ms. Hirono) proposed an amendment to the 
resolution S. Res. 129, recognizing the significance of May 2013 as 
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate 
the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 
to the history of the United States; as follows:

       In the fifth whereas clause of the preamble, strike 
     ``nearly 6 percent'' and insert ``approximately 5.5 percent 
     and 0.4 percent, respectively.''.

                          ____________________