Judicial:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MAR-JAC POULTRY, INC., Defendant-Appellee., No. 16-17745, 2018 WL 4896339 (11th Cir. Oct. 9, 2018); The district court quashed a judicially-issued inspection warrant for a poultry processing facility, but stated that the United States could submit a new warrant application with a reduced scope. Rather than present such a new application, the United States chose to forego inspection but appeal the district court’s decision. The Eleventh Circuit affirms the district court’s order quashing the inspection warrant.
Regulatory:
In re Kretchmar, No. 16-14337-JDL, 2018 WL 4859251 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. Oct. 5, 2018); Plaintiffs assert that the Court erred in having: (1) dismissed without prejudice Plaintiff Farm Credit of Enid, PCA’s (“Farm Credit”) Claim for Relief which sought liquidation of Farm Credit’s deficiency claim against the Debtor; (2) apparently inadvertently dismiss with prejudice the claim of substantive consolidation against all defendants, including non-debtor entity Kretchmar Farms which had not entered an appearance in the case and was in default; (3) failed to afford Plaintiffs the opportunity to amend their Complaint before dismissing with prejudice the substantive consolidation claim as against Kretchmar Farms; and (4) failed to apply the proper motion to dismiss standard of accepting as true all of Plaintiffs well-pleaded allegations and construing such allegations in the light most favorable to the claimants.
Notice of Availability: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purpose of field testing, and then to field test, an unlicensed Swine Influenza Vaccine, DNA. Based on the environmental assessment, risk analysis, and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this veterinary vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the documents available to the public for review and comment. Info HERE
Notice: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a supplement to an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to an oral rabies vaccination field trial in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia. Based on its finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. Info HERE
Notice: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on October 31, 2018. This meeting is intended to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. Info HERE