A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA, FWS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Notice announcing the upcoming meeting of the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing the EPA’s order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of certain products, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Info here.
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Methylorubrum populi strain NLS0089 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of pyriproxyfen in or on egg; poultry, fat; poultry, meat; and poultry, meat byproducts. Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that FWS is withdrawing the proposed rule to replace the existing regulations governing the North Carolina nonessential experimental population designation of the red wolf (Canis rufus) under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary Rule implementing a 2,000-lb possession limit for Atlantic herring for Management Area 1A. This action is intended to prevent overharvest of herring in Area 1A, which would result in additional catch limit reductions in a subsequent year. Info here.
Final Rule issuing final regulations, a final management plan, and a final environmental assessment (EA) for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary). The final rule includes modifications to three provisions of the MBNMS regulations, the modification of an appendix to the MBNMS regulations that describes sanctuary zone boundaries, and the addition of one new definition to the MBNMS regulations. A final EA and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) have been prepared for this action. Info here.