Proclamations, November 10, 1982

Proclamation 4997 -- National Respiratory Therapy Week

November 10, 1982

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

Chronic obstructive lung diseases afflict an estimated 17.2 million Americans, with more than three million being disabled to a greater or lesser degree by such disorders as chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema and many other serious lung diseases of known and unknown causes.

Many of these disorders are presently incurable, but often much can be done to relieve their symptoms and to enable resumption of a reasonably normal existence despite lung conditions that formerly would have made the victim a respiratory cripple. In other situations, the patient whose life is threatened by acute respiratory failure can be restored to health if the lungs can be given a temporary respite while the patient battles back from a potentially lethal injury or illness.

In the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with incapacitating or life-threatening lung diseases, the respiratory therapist frequently plays a critical role. Patients may range from a premature infant with respiratory distress syndrome, through the child with cystic fibrosis, to an elderly patient with advanced emphysema. To all, the therapist applies his skills and knowledge to relieve distressing symptoms, restore normal lung capacity, or help the patient conserve and make the best use of his remaining lung function. Therapy can lead to a complete recovery, prolong life, or make the patient's existence more comfortable.

During recent years, improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic respiratory disease have made increasingly important the contribution of the respiratory therapist in rendering the best possible care to those afflicted by these disorders.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Senate Joint Resolution 193, do hereby proclaim the week of November 7 through November 13, 1982, as National Respiratory Therapy Week.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventh.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:25 p.m., November 10, 1982]

Proclamation 4998 -- Modification of the Tariff-Rate Quota on Brooms Wholly or in Part of Broom Corn

November 10, 1982

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

Pursuant to headnote 3 of subpart A, part 8, schedule 7 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202), I have determined, on the basis of a report submitted to me by the United States International Trade Commission in accordance with Executive Order 11377 of October 23, 1967, that the estimated annual domestic consumption of brooms entered under TSUS items 750.26 and 750.29 has changed substantially since issuance of Presidential Proclamation 4443 of May 27, 1976, which last set the tariff-rate quotas for these items. The tariff-rate quotas set for items 750.26 and 750.29, therefore, should be modified, as provided below, to reflect the changes which have occurred.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of the United States, including headnote 3 to subpart A, part 8, schedule 7, of the TSUS, do proclaim that

(1) the tariff-rate quotas for TSUS items 750.26 and 750.29 are modified by deleting the quantities 91,885 and 161,540 from the respective article descriptions and substituting in lieu thereof 61,655 and 121,478, respectively; and that

(2) the modifications made by this Proclamation shall be effective as to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the third day following publication of this Proclamation in the Federal Register.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventh.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:15 a.m., November 12, 1982]

Note: The text of the proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on November 11.