A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, FCIC, FWS, FSIS, FS, NOAA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a preliminary determination of status, draft plant pest risk assessment, draft environmental assessment, and preliminary finding of no significant impact regarding a request from Agrivida, Inc., seeking a determination of nonregulated status for PY203 maize that has been developed using genetic engineering for the production of phytase enzyme. Info here.
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Final rule amending the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Bean Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions. Info here.
Notice that FSA and RMA are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision of a currently approved paperwork package associated with the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule removing the Kanab ambersnail (Oxyloma haydeni kanabensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Info here.
Proposed rule to reclassify from endangered to threatened the smooth coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) under the ESA due to improvements in the species’ overall status since the original listing in 1992. Info here.
Proposed rule to remove the Florida golden aster (Chrysopsis floridana), a short-lived perennial, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants due to recovery. Info here.
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Final rule removing from the Federal meat inspection regulations a requirement for the defibrination of livestock blood saved as an edible product. Info here.
Notice that USDA is transmitting the final boundary to Congress for the Snake River Headwaters National Wild and Scenic River segments administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice that the Regional Administrator of the West Coast Region, NMFS, with the concurrence of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, approved Amendment 18 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan. Info here.
Proposed rule to approve and implement Framework Adjustment 61 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Info here.