A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes FWS, NOAA
Fish and Wildlife Service
Proposed rule to amend the Services’ consultation regulations under the Endangered Species Act pertaining to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The proposed revisions would clarify that re-initiation of consultation would not be required for these agencies’ previously approved land management plans when new information reveals that effects of a plan may affect listed species or critical habitat in a manner or to an extent not previously considered, provided that any authorized actions for which the new information is relevant will be addressed through a separate action-specific consultation. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Final specifications for a 2021 limit of 2,000 metric tons of longline-caught bigeye tuna for each U.S. Pacific territory. Info here.
Proposed rule to amend the Services’ consultation regulations under the Endangered Species Act pertaining to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Info here.
Proposed rule announcing the extension of the public comment period on our December 11, 2020, 30-day proposal of a rule to designate and authorize the release of a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon under the Endangered Species Act in the upper Yuba River and its tributaries upstream of Englebright Dam, California, and establish take exceptions for the NEP for particular activities. Info here.