A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, EPA, FS, FWS
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announcing APHIS’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Proposed rule announcing that in response to a petition filed under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA is proposing to add 12 chemicals to the list of toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements under EPCRA and the Pollution Prevention Act. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA is providing notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet November 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA is providing notice that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will meet November 17 and 18 from 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Info here.
Final rule announcing that EPA has responded to a petition for reconsideration and administrative stay of a final action under the Clean Air Act published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2020, titled, “Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR): Project Emissions Accounting”. Info here.
Notice announcing a proposed stipulated partial settlement agreement that resolves part of the Center for Environmental Health, et al., v. Wheeler, et al., case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (4:18-cv-03197) that alleges that EPA and the United States Fish and Wildlife (FWS) failed to comply with certain procedural and substantive duties under the Endangered Species Act. Defendant-Intervenor joins this stipulated partial settlement agreement. Info here.
Notice announcing that EPA is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule announcing that FWS is reclassifying the humpback chub (Gila cypha) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act, due to substantial improvements in the species’ overall status since its original listing as endangered in 1974. Info here.
Notice announcing that the White River National Forest is withdrawing its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the El Jebel Administrative Sites, Upper and Lower Parcels, Conveyance Project. The original NOI was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2016. Info here.