A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Oklahoma
HB 3811 relating to the farm products central filing system; authorizing Secretary of State to provide master list by Internet download. The fee for individuals registering as a buyer of farm products does not apply if the buyer, commission merchant, selling agent, or other interested party accesses the master list through Internet download. Info here.
REGULATORY: APHIS, EPA, FWS
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice advising the public that APHIS has prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to permitting the release of an insect, Lilioceris egena, for the biological control of air potato ( Dioscorea bulbifera ) in the continental United States. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing the availability of Clean Water Act national “Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)” and “Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS)” for a 30-day public comment period. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule amending the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife by removing the coral Siderastrea glynni. Info here.
Proposed rule presenting an updated list of plant and animal species that FWS regards as candidates for or has proposed for addition to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice inviting the public to comment on applications for a permits to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. Info here.
Notice announcing that FWS has received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.