A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Delaware
SB 163 modifies the criteria for agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use to land that results in $1,000 or more of agricultural, horticultural, or forestry products being produced and sold during the applicable year and the owner of the land filed a Schedule F (profit or loss from farming) form with the IRS. Info here.
REGULATORY: EPA, FDA, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Proposed rule announcing that the EPA is proposing to implement several tolerance actions under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that the Agency determined were necessary or appropriate during the registration review conducted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for the pesticide active ingredients identified in this document. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing a final guidance for industry entitled “Policy Regarding N-acetyl-L-cysteine.” The guidance explains FDA’s intent to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the sale and distribution of certain products that contain N-acetyl-L-cysteine and are labeled as dietary supplements. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that NOAA/NMFS received a request from Virginia Electric and Power Company, D.B.A. Dominion Virginia Power for modification of an incidental take permit, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act for activities associated with the otherwise lawful continued operation and maintenance of the Dominion Chesterfield Power Station in Chesterfield, VA. Info here.