A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FWS, FNS, FS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule announcing that EPA is taking direct final action to revise the Agency’s Privacy Act regulations to exempt a new system of records, EPA-79, the National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) Master Tracking System, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act because records in EPA’s NEIC Master Tracking System are maintained for use in civil and criminal actions. Info here.
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-Propenoic acid, telomer with N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-propenamide, sodium 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-1-propanesulfonate (1:1) and sodium sulfite (1:1), sodium salt), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a series of additional PFAS related virtual deliberation meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) Committee as a follow-up to meetings held September 29-30, 2021. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing that FWS has received an application from Green River Wind Farm Phase 1, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act, for its Green River Wind Farm (project). Info here.
FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE
Notice announcing that the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plans to add WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Benefit Delivery Modernization (FMNP BDM) Grants, as authorized under Section 1106 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) (Pub. L. 117-2), to its list of approved programs under the Uniform Grant Application for Non-Entitlement Discretionary Grants; and that FNS intends to collect additional information for FMNP BDM Grants outside of what is currently in the uniform package. This Notice solicits public comments on the additional information to be collected for the FMNP BDM Grants. Info here.
Notice announcing that the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal with revisions of the currently approved information collection, Post-Hurricane Research and Assessment of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Communities in the U.S. Caribbean. Info here.