A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, FAS, EPA, FWS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Interim Final Rule announcing the Dairy Donation Program as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations may apply for and receive reimbursements for donations. The program is intended to facilitate donations of eligible dairy products and prevent and minimize food waste. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel pesticide registrations. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in the notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. Info here.
Notice announcing that the EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a panel to review the EPA White Paper: A Standardized Approach to Biosolids Chemical Risk Assessment and a Biosolids Screening Tool with an accompanying User Guide. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule removing the snail darter (Percina tanasi), a small freshwater fish native to the Tennessee River watershed, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Info here.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Notice listing the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provision of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Agriculture. Info here.