A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, EPA, FSA, FAS, NOAA
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice advising the public that APHIS has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purpose of field testing, and then to field test, an unlicensed Bursal Disease-Infectious Laryngotracheitis-Marek’s Disease Vaccine designed for veterinary use. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Proposed rule announcing the Agency’s receipt of 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 EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review the updated EJScreen methodology. EJScreen is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationwide consistent approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators to identify areas with potential environmental justice concerns. Info here.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notice announcing the opportunity for interested eligible entities, including cooperatives, credit unions, and nonprofit organizations certified to operate as a lender, to apply for loans under the Heirs’ Property Relending Program. Info here.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Final rule amending the regulations that provide for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under tariff-rate quotas as set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice that NOAA/NMFS is issuing an incidental harassment authorization to Vineyard Northeast, LLC to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment, marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore from Massachusetts to New Jersey. Info here.