A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, CFTC, EPA, NOAA
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Final rule notifying the public that the APHIS has determined that the modified Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus strain TC-83(A3G) has demonstrated increased pathogenicity and lethality and that the strain has the potential to pose a severe threat to animal health or animal products. Therefore, VEEV strain TC-83(A3G) is a select agent and subject to APHIS’ select agent and toxin regulations. Info here.
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Notice proposing to amend Form PF, the confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds, including those that also are registered with the CFTC as a commodity pool operator or commodity trading adviser. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board will hold a public meeting webinar. The purpose of the webinar will be for the Opportunity Zones and Pollution Prevention Workgroups to present their draft deliverables to EFAB and solicit feedback on the drafts. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice of a request from the U.S. Navy for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the multifunctional expansion and modification of Dry Dock 1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine over the course of 5 years from the date of issuance. Info here.