A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, ITA
Environmental Protection Agency
Final rule establishing a tolerance for residues of penthiopyrad in or on persimmon. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of spinetoram in or on multiple commodities including certain berries and vegetables. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on multiple commodities including certain berries and vegetables. Info here.
Final rule establishing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane-4-methanol (CAS Reg. No. 100-79-8) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest and in antimicrobial formulations applied to certain food-contact surfaces. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule designating critical habitat for the candy darter under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Proposed rule announcing a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Suwannee alligator snapping turtle, a freshwater turtle species from the Suwannee River basin in Georgia and Florida, as a threatened species. After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, the FWS find that listing the species is warranted. Info here.
International Trade Administration
Notice that based on the affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, Commerce is issuing its countervailing duty orders on phosphate fertilizers from the Kingdom of Morocco and the Russian Federation. Info here.