A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, NOAA
Environmental Protection Agency
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of benzovindiflupyr in or on lowbush blueberries, ginseng, and sugar beet roots, leaves, and dried pulp. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of streptomycin in or on the fruit, citrus, group 10-10 and fruit, citrus, group 10-10, dried pulp. Info here.
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of ethaboxam in or on beet, sugar, roots. Info here.
Final rule extending time-limited tolerances for residues of the pesticides clothianidin, methyl bromide, and triclopyr in or on various commodities. Info here.
Notice that EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule delaying the effective date for the final rule defining the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed rule extending the public comment period by 30 days for our proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2020, to designate critical habitat for seven threatened corals in U.S. waters in the Indo-Pacific under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Temporary rule adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas for 2021, as it has done annually since 2015. Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.