A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FWS, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Proposed rule announcing EPA has received initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.
Notice announcing that the availability of EPA’s interim or final registration review decision for the following chemicals: Chlormequat chloride, cycloate, difenoconazole, famoxadone, kaolin, napropamide, oxadiazon, and pyridalyl. This notice also announces an amended interim decision for clopyralid and permethrin. Info here.
Notice announcing that the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: Captan, copper 8-quinolinolate; dazomet; diuron; fluometuron; folpet; garlic oil; pasteuria species; pelargonic acid, salts, and esters, fatty acid monoesters, capric acid, and caprylic acid; porcine zona pellucida; propiconazole; pseudomonas syringae; and trimethylamine and trimethylamine hydrochloride. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is hosting a virtual public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee on May 25 and 26, 2022. Info here.
Notice announcing EPA issued a Notice of Intent to Suspend a pesticide registration containing dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule seeking to remove Nelson’s checker-mallow (Sidalcea nelsoniana) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. Info here.
Notice announcing FWS has received an application from the Polk County Board of Commissioners for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing a 90-day finding on a petition under the Endangered Species Act to list the tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus) as a threatened or endangered species and to designate critical habitat concurrent with the listing. NOAA found that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Info here.