A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FEMA, FNS and NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule finalizing revisions to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to clarify and simplify the application exclusion zone (AEZ) requirements. Info here.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Final rule modernizes regulations regarding publication requirements of community eligibility status information under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Info here.
FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE
Final rule codifying a revised statutory requirement included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). Section 4102 of the 2018 Farm Bill established new Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) certification requirements. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule NMFS transfers 68.7 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the October through November 2020 General category subquota period and reopens the General category fishery for two days. Info here.