A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA, FWS, FDA, NOAA, USDA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Notice announcing the 2022 rate for official inspection and weighing services, supervision of official inspection and weighing services, and miscellaneous fees for other services performed under the United States Grain Standards Act. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and CASAC Particulate Matter (PM) Panel to discuss draft CASAC reports on the Agency’s Draft Supplement to the 2019 Integrated Science Assessment for PM and the Draft PM Policy Assessment. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule announcing that FWS is renumbering, renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in its migratory bird permit regulations. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing two virtual public meetings to discuss the proposed rule entitled “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption Relating to Agricultural Water.” The meetings will be held virtually on February 14, 2022, from 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time and February 25, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule extending the effective date of temporary specifications that implement three short-notice decisions regarding purse seine observer coverage, purse seine transshipments at sea, and transshipment observer coverage in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Info here.
Temporary rule adjusting the 2022 harvest specifications for the herring fishery. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, a component within the United States Department of Agriculture, proposes to develop a new system of records notice titled, “USDA Reasonable Accommodations and Personal Assistance Services (RAPAS).” Info here.