A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes CEQ, NOAA
COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Final rule establishes the process that the Council on Environmental Quality will follow for issuing guidance documents. E.O. 13891 requires Federal agencies to finalize regulations or amend existing regulations to establish processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act trawl catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
Revised proposed rule to exclude a particular area north of the Beaufort Sea shelf from an area of marine habitat in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
Proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the Beringia distinct population segment of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.