A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: EPA, FWS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the EPA issued a memorandum rescinding the guidance document entitled “Applying the Supreme Court’s County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Decision in the Clean Water Act Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program,” which was signed on January 14, 2021. The memorandum was issued on September 15, 2021. Info here.
Final rule announcing that the EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of April 19, 2021, establishing tolerances for residues of the insecticide metaflumizone in or on multiple commodities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. That document inadvertently requested removal of tolerances for the crop group fruit, stone, group 12-12. This document corrects the final regulation. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that FWS, propose to list the South Llano Springs moss (Donrichardsia macroneuron), an aquatic moss species from Texas, as an endangered species and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Proposed rule announcing FWS released a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Peñasco least chipmunk (Neotamias minimus atristriatus), a mammal from New Mexico, as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.