A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule inviting comments on proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 925, which regulates the handling of grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California. Info here.
Proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to revise reporting requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of tart cherries. Info here.
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee to establish salable quantities and allotment percentages for Class 1 and Class 3 spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and designated parts of Nevada and Utah for the 2021-2022 marketing year. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing the release of Ambient Water Quality Criteria to Address Nutrient Pollution in Lakes and Reservoirs. Info here.
Notice announcing a public meeting for Great Lakes Advisory Board. Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of boscalid in or on tea, dried; tea, instant. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of emamectin benzoate in or on soybean, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Info here.
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione, 3,6-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,5-dihydro- when used as an inert ingredient (dye, coloring agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest. Info here.