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SA 3638. Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Ms. Cantwell) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 309, strike lines 7 through 22 and insert the following:
``(D) EXCEPTIONS.--The Secretary may exceed the limitations limitation in subparagraph (A) if the Secretary determines that--
``(i)(I) the action would not adversely affect the local economy of a county; and
``(II) operators in the county are having difficulties complying with conservation plans implemented under section 1212;
``(ii)(I) the acreage to be enrolled could not be used for an agricultural purpose as a result of a State or local law, order, or regulation prohibiting water use for agricultural production; and
``(II) enrollment in the program would benefit the acreage enrolled or land adjacent to the acreage enrolled; or
``(iii)(I) the acreage to be enrolled is considered to be essential by Federal or State plans for a sustainable wildlife habitat; and
``(II) enrollment in the program would assist the producer in meeting environmental goals in the Federal or State plans.''.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 13, 2007.)