A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FSA, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule modifying existing tolerances for residues of MCPA in or on clover, forage and clover, hay. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of mefentrifluconazole in or on banana and coffee, green bean. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of pyflubumide in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Info here.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notice requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection that supports the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) and the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program. The QLA Program provides financial assistance to eligible producers who experienced a crop quality loss due to a qualifying disaster event in calendar years 2018 or 2019. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule announcing that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2021 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Info here.
Final rule issuing regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction activities for bulkhead replacement and repairs at Naval Station Newport over the course of five years (2022-2027). Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian district of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. Info here.