A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, FWS, NOAA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice announcing APHIS’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection required by the Lacey Act for the importation of certain plants and plant products. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Proposed rule to open, for the first time, seven National Wildlife Refuges that are currently closed to hunting and sport fishing. Info here.
Proposed rule to set special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2021-22 migratory bird hunting season. Info here.
Notice correcting the April 16, 2020 notice that published an amended list of the nonnative bird species that have been introduced by humans into the United States or U.S. territories and to which the Migratory Bird Treaty Act does not apply. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed rule to remove a coral, Siderastrea glynni, from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species as recommended in the recent 5-year review of the species. Info here.
Final rule revising specifications for the 2021 Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery, and projected specifications for fishing year 2022, based on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s updated risk policy, as recommended by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils. Info here.
Proposed rule rule for the 2021 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006, and other applicable laws. Info here.