JUDICIAL:

PEGASUS EQUINE GUARDIAN ASS’N v. U.S. ARMY, ET AL. Additional Party Names: Patrick D. Frank, No. 2:17-CV-0980, 2019 WL 362598 (W.D. La. Jan. 28, 2019) Before the court is a Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief [doc. 102] filed by Kimberly Sheppard in support of plaintiff Pegasus Equine Guardian Association (“Pegasus”). See doc. 102, att. 2. The United States Army and Brigadier General Patrick D. Frank, defendants in this matter, oppose the motion and Sheppard has filed a reply.
The Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief was denied.
LEGISLATIVE:
H.R. 837: To authorize a special resource study on the spread vectors of chronic wasting disease in Cervidae, and for other purposes. Info HERE

REGULATORY:

Proposed rule: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; This proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation to revise the size requirements currently prescribed under the federal marketing order for Irish potatoes grown in Colorado. This action would revise the minimum size requirement for U.S. No. 2 or better grade round potatoes to align with the current size requirements for all other types of U.S. No. 2 or better grade potatoes. In addition, this rule would revise the size requirements for smaller size profile U.S. Commercial grade or better potatoes. Info HERE

Notice and request for comments: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate cattle, swine, lamb, boxed beef, and wholesale pork Market News reports under the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 (1999 Act) (OMB 0581-0186). Info HERE

Proposed rule: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence wildlife taking regulations. This rule would also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife. Info HERE
Proposed rule: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior: This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence wildlife taking regulations. This rule would also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife. Info HERE