Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995/Title I/Subtitle A

SUBTITLE A — DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREEdit

Sec. 1011. Reports Eliminated.Edit

(a) REPORT ON MONITORING AND EVALUATION.—
Section 1246 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3846) is repealed.
(b) REPORT ON RETURN ON ASSETS.—
Section 2512 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 1421b) is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a) IMPROVING´´ and all that follows through ``FORECASTS.— ´´; and
(2) by striking subsection (b).
(c) REPORT ON FARM VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.—
Section 2513 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 1421c) is repealed.
(d) REPORT ON ORIGIN OF EXPORTS OF PEANUTS.—
Section 1558 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 958) is repealed and sections 1559 and 1560 of such Act are redesignated as sections 1558 and 1559, respectively.
(e) REPORT ON REPORTING OF IMPORTING FEES.—
Section 407 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1736a) is amended—
(1) by striking subsection (b); and
(2) by redesignating subsections (c) through (h) as subsections (b) through (g), respectively.
(f) REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE WITH IRELAND.—
Section 1420 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-198; 99 Stat. 1551) is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a)´´; and
(2) by striking subsection (b).
(g) REPORT ON POTATO INSPECTION.—
Section 1704 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-198; 7 U.S.C. 499n note) is amended by striking the second sentence.
(h) REPORT ON TRANSPORTATION OF FERTILIZER AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS.—
Section 2517 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-624; 104 Stat. 4077) is repealed and sections 2518 and 2519 of such Act are redesignated as sections 2517 and 2518, respectively.
(i) REPORT ON UNIFORM END-USE VALUE TESTS.—
Section 307 of the Futures Trading Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-641; 7 U.S.C. 76 note) is amended by striking subsection (c).
(j) REPORT ON PROJECT AREAS WITH HIGH FOOD STAMP PAYMENT ERROR RATES.—
Section 16(i) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2025(i)) is amended by striking paragraph (3).
(k) REPORT ON EFFECT OF EFAP DISPLACEMENT ON COMMERCIAL SALES.—
Section 203C(a) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 612c note) is amended by striking the last sentence.
(l) REPORT ON WIC EXPENDITURES AND PARTICIPATION LEVELS.—
Section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(m)) is amended—
(1) by striking paragraph (9); and
(2) by redesignating paragraphs (10) and (11) as paragraphs (9) and (10), respectively.
(m) REPORT ON DEMONSTRATIONS INVOLVING INNOVATIVE HOUSING UNITS.—
Section 506(b) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1476(b)) is amended by striking the last sentence.
(n) REPORT ON LAND EXCHANGES IN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA.—
Section 9(d)(3) of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act (16 U.S.C. 544g(d)(3)) is amended by striking the second sentence.
(o) REPORT ON INCOME AND EXPENDITURES OF CERTAIN LAND ACQUISITIONS.—
Section 2(e) of Public Law 96-586 (94 Stat. 3382) is amended by striking the second sentence.
(p) REPORT ON SPECIAL AREA DESIGNATIONS.—
Section 1506 of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3415) is repealed and sections 1507, 1508, 1509, and 1511 of such Act are redesignated as sections 1506, 1507, 1508, and 1509, respectively.
(q) REPORT ON EVALUATION OF SPECIAL AREA DESIGNATIONS.—
Section 1510 of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3419) is repealed.
(r) REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AND WATER RESOURCES DATABASE DEVELOPMENT.—
Section 1485 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5505) is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a) REPOSITORY.— ´´; and
(2) by striking subsection (b).
(s) REPORT ON PLANT GENOME MAPPING.—
Section 1671 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5924) is amended—
(1) by striking subsection (g); and
(2) by redesignating subsection (h) as subsection (g).
(t) REPORT ON APPRAISAL OF PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES.—
Section 1408(g) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123(g)) is amended—
(1) by striking paragraph (2); and
(2) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).
(u) REPORT ON ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ANIMAL DAMAGE ON AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY.—
Section 1475(e) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3322(e)) is amended—
(1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)´´; and
(2) by striking paragraph (2).
(v) REPORT ON AWARDS MADE BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE AND SPECIAL GRANTS.—
Section 2 of the Act of August 4, 1965 (7 U.S.C. 450i), is amended—
(1) by striking subsection (l); and
(2) by redesignating subsection (m) as subsection (l).
(w) REPORT ON PAYMENTS MADE UNDER RESEARCH FACILITIES ACT.—
Section 8 of the Research Facilities Act (7 U.S.C. 390i) is repealed.
(x) REPORT ON FINANCIAL AUDIT REVIEWS OF STATES WITH HIGH FOOD STAMP PARTICIPATION.—
The first sentence of section 11(l) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2020(l)) is amended by striking ``, and shall, upon completion of the audit, provide a report to Congress of its findings and recommendations within one hundred and eighty days´´.
(y) REPORT ON RURAL TELEPHONE BANK.—
Section 408(b)(3) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 948(b)(3)) is amended by striking out subparagraph (I) and redesignating subparagraph (J) as subparagraph (I).
(z) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—
The table of contents appearing in section 1(b) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 is amended—
(1) by striking the items relating to sections 1558, 1559, and 1560 and inserting the following:
``Sec. 1558. Sense of Congress concerning rebalancing proposal of the European community.
``Sec. 1559. Sense of the Senate regarding multilateral trade negotations.´´;
(2) by striking the item relating to section 2513; and
(C)[1] by striking the items relating to sections 2517, 2518, and 2519 and inserting the following:
``Sec. 2517. Establishing quality as a goal for Commodity Credit Corporation programs.
``Sec. 2518. Severability.´´.

Sec. 1012. Reports Modified.Edit

(a) REPORT ON ANIMAL WELFARE ENFORCEMENT.—
The first sentence of section 25 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2155) is amended—
(1) by striking ``and´´ at the end of paragraph (3);
(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting ``; and´´; and
(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
``(5) the information and recommendations described in section 11 of the Horse Protection Act of 1970 (15 U.S.C. 1830).´´.
(b) REPORT ON HORSE PROTECTION ENFORCEMENT.—
Section 11 of the Horse Protection Act of 1970 (15 U.S.C. 1830) is amended by striking ``On or before the expiration of thirty calendar months following the date of enactment of this Act, and every twelve calendar months thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report upon´´ and inserting the following: ``As part of the report submitted by the Secretary under section 25 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2155), the Secretary shall include information on´´.
(c) REPORT ON AGRICULTURAL QUARANTINE INSPECTION FUND.—
The Secretary of Agriculture shall not be required to submit a report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the status of the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection fund more frequently than annually.
(d) REPORT ON PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND TEACHING.—
Section 1407(f)(1) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3122(f)(1)) is amended—
(1) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``ANNUAL REPORT´´ and inserting ``REPORT´´; and
(2) by striking ``Not later than June 30 of each year´´ and inserting ``At such times as the Joint Council determines appropriate´´.
(e) 5-YEAR PLAN FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES.—
Section 1407(f)(2) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3122(f)(2)) is amended by striking the second sentence.
(f) REPORT ON EXAMINATION OF FEDERALLY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAMS.—
Section 1408(g)(1) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123(g)(1)) is amended by inserting ``may provide´´ before ``a written report´´.
(g) REPORT ON EFFECTS OF FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF AGRICULTURAL LAND.—
Section 5(b) of the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 3504(b)) is amended to read as follows:
``(b) An analysis and determination shall be made, and a report on the Secretary's findings and conclusions regarding such analysis and determination under subsection (a) shall be transmitted within 90 days after the end of each of the following periods:
``(1) The period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 and ending on December 31, 1995.
``(2) Each 10-year period thereafter.´´.

NotesEdit

  1. So in original, probably should be (3).