A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: USDA, EPA, FWS, FDA, FS, NOAA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice that a public meeting of the USDA Equity Commission, Subcommittee for Agriculture and the Rural Community Economic Development Subcommittee will convene to continue its work reviewing USDA programs, services, and policies for the purpose of making recommendations for how the Department can improve access and advance equity. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice soliciting applications for environmental education professionals for consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. Info here.
Notice the EPA received requests by pesticide registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations of certain product registrations and to amend certain product registrations to terminate one or more uses. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing that FWS has received three separate applications for incidental take permits under the Endangered Species Act from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota DNR, and Wisconsin DNR. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Final rule amending the regulations for food additives permitted in feed and drinking water of animals to provide for the safe use of fumonisin esterase to degrade fumonisins present in poultry feed. This action is in response to a food additive petition filed by Biomin Holding GmbH. Info here.
Notice in accordance with Section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary of the Fish Creek National Wild and Scenic River to Congress. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice that NOAA/NMFS has received 17 scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and eulachon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act and to help guide management and conservation efforts. Info here.