A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, NOAA, USDA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishes tolerances for residues of broflanilide in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announces a 12-month finding on a petition to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the monarch butterfly as an endangered or threatened species is warranted but precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna General category fishery for the December subquota period, and thus for the remainder of 2020. Info here.
Final rule announces updates to the descriptions of Pacific salmon and steelhead species that are currently listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Updates include the addition or removal of specific hatchery programs, as well as clarifying changes to the names of specific hatchery programs included as part of the listings of certain Pacific salmon and steelhead species. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Final rule amends the regulations of the USDA and other agencies to implement Executive Order 13831 of May 3, 2018 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). This rule provides clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in the Agencies’ Federal financial assistance programs and activities. Info here.