A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes California
SB 972 authorizes a cottage food operation or microenterprise home kitchen operation to serve as a commissary or mobile support unit for up to 2 compact mobile food operations if the operation permit includes an endorsement from the local enforcement agency that the operation is capable of supporting the preparation and storage of the food; authorizes nonpotentially hazardous foods prepared in a cottage food operation to be served from a compact mobile food operation. Info here.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines for Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (EPA ICR Number1927.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0451), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 8, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Florida Keys mole skink (Plestiodon egregius egregius), a lizard subspecies from the Florida Keys, Florida, as a threatened species and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Info here.