A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, USDA, EPA, FWS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule inviting comments on increasing the threshold for defining primary peanut-producing states as states that maintain a 3-year average production of at least 20,000 tons of peanuts instead of 10,000 tons of peanuts as currently prescribed in the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order. Increasing the threshold would decrease the National Peanut Board’s membership from 13 to 12 members and their respective alternatives. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications. Info here.
Notice announcing the EPA’s order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Info here.
Notice announcing the EPA’s order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Info here.
Final rule establishing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for α-alkyl-ω-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons when used as inert ingredients in certain pesticide formulations. Info here.
Final rule establishing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-(9Z)-9-octadecanoate, methyl ether (CAS Reg. No. 72283-36-4) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERIVICE
Notice announcing the receipt of an application from DifWind Farms Limited VII and DifWind Farms Limited IX (collectively, the applicants) for a 6-year incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act, along with the applicants’ draft habitat conservation plan. The permit would authorize the take of two species incidental to the reclamation of a decommissioned commercial wind energy project in Alameda County, California. Before issuing the requested permit, FWS will take into consideration any information that it receives during the public comment period. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Final rule amends the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (“CFAP 2”) provisions related to assistance for producers of sales-based commodities and contract producers. This rule also announces the deadline for submitting CFAP 2 applications and clarifies general provisions related to equitable relief and refunds. Info here.