A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA, FDA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule which would implement a recommendation from the Fresh Pear Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2021-22 FY and subsequent fiscal periods. The proposed assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Meat and Poultry Products Industry Data Collection” (EPA ICR No. 2701.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register on December 21, 2020 to amend the effective date of cancellation for the two spirodiclofen registrations listed in Table 1B of the cancellation order published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2018. The affected registrations for that cancellation order, EPA Registration Nos. 264-830 and 264-831 were registered to Bayer CropScience. Info here.
Notice announcing that under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to enter into a settlement with W.R. Grace & Co. Conn concerning the Horton Iron and Metal Superfund Site located in Wilmington, North Carolina. The proposed settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup that will be performed at the Site and costs incurred by EPA. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing FDA is soliciting comments on the information collection associated with provisions of the notification procedure for substances generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Info here.