A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FAS, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing the availability of the EPA’s preliminary work plans for the following chemicals: Ametoctradin, Fenpyrazamine, Picoxystrobin, and Trichoderma species. With this document, the EPA is opening the public comment period for registration review for these chemicals. Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA is seeking public comment on a November 18, 2021 petition filed by the United Farm Workers, United Farm Workers Foundation, Earthjustice, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Farmworker Association of Florida, Farmworker Justice, GreenLatinos, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, League of United Latin American Citizens, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Pesticide Action Network North America, and Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (the Earthjustice Petition). Info here.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Notice proposing a new system of records USDA/FAS-10, Foreign Agricultural Service International Fellowship and Exchanges Database System. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule announcing a 90-day finding on a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice that a Letter of Authorization has been issued to QuarterNorth Energy LLC for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Info here.