A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FEMA, FWS, ITA, ITC, RBS, USDA
Environmental Protection Agency
Notice announcing the availability of the EPA’s preliminary work plan for the following chemical: Metrafenone. Info here.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Notice requesting comments on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation, base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study reports for various communities. Info here.
Notice announcing new or modified Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision for various communities. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Proposed rule reopening the comment period regarding listing the Big Creek crayfish and the St. Francis River crayfish as threatened species. Info here.
International Trade Administration
Petition alleging that imports of organic soybean meal from India are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930, and that imports of such products are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, the organic soybean meal industry in the United States. Info here.
International Trade Commission
Notice announcing the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1560-1564 pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine, and Vietnam, are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Info here.
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Final rule removing the provisions relating to guaranteed loans and to make other revisions to enhance program delivery and customer service for the REAP program. Info here.
United States Department of Agriculture
Information collection for the quarterly Milk Production Survey. The monthly Milk and Milk Products surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. The mandatory dairy product information reporting requires each manufacturer to report the price, quantity and moisture content of dairy products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Info here.