A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FCSIC, FDA, NOAA, USDA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the EPA is soliciting comments on a proposed information collection request, “Ethnicity, Race, Gender and Disability Self-Identification Form”, for nominees considered for appointment on federal advisory committees at the EPA. Info here.
FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION
Notice announcing the forthcoming regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the FCSIC. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that the FDA released a draft guidance for industry entitled “Use of Tracers in Animal Food, Type A Medicated Articles, and Medicated Feeds.” Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that NOAA received a request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the multifunctional expansion of a dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Info here.
Temporary rule announcing that NOAA is implementing a temporary emergency rule to prohibit trap/pot fishery buoy lines between Federal and State waters within the Massachusetts Restricted Area during April 2022. Info here.
Temporary rule closing commercial harvest of king mackerel in the southern zone of the Gulf of Mexico exclusive economic zone using run-around gillnet gear. Info here.
Final rule announcing 2022 and 2023 harvest specifications, apportionments, and Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
Final rule announcing 2022 and 2023 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice announcing that the U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on June 2, 2022 to provide information and receive comments on topics including pesticide residues on food. Info here.