A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA, FCA, FWS, FDA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule to decrease the current rate of assessment of the market value of live porcine animals and decrease the amount of assessment per pound due on imported pork and pork products. 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.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of the insecticide spiropidion and its metabolites and degradates in or on multiple commodities. Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule to facilitate a retrospective analysis of the requirements the FCA imposes on Farm Credit System institutions, including the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to extend the public comment period on a May 25, 2022, proposed rule to list the Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), ship sturgeon (A. nudiventris), Persian sturgeon (A. persicus), and stellate sturgeon (A. stellatus), all large fish native to the Black, Azov, Aral, Caspian, and northern Aegean Sea basins and their rivers in Europe and western Asia, as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice announcing the availability of a record of decision for the issuance of a permit under the Endangered Species Act for the Thurston County habitat conservation plan. Info here.
Notice inviting the public to comment on applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. Info here.
Notice announcing that FWS received an application from Thurston County Public Works for an incidental take permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice inviting the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice that FDA is opening a docket to obtain data and information on the use of fluorinated polyethylene for food contact applications. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice that a Letter of Authorization has been issued to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Info here.