A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that pesticide related information submitted to EPA pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information by the submitter, will be transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice and parties to certain litigation. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
Notice announcing that the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 53 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico for review, approval, and implementation. If approved, Amendment 53 would modify the allocation of Gulf red grouper catch between the commercial and recreational sectors, specify a new overfishing limit and acceptable biological catch, and revise sector annual catch limits and annual catch targets. Info here.