A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes NOAA, EPA
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule establishes new habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), some of which include a prohibition of the deployment of bottom-tending gear, and modifies fishing regulations for the other existing HAPCs in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). Additionally, this final rule implements complementary management measures for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) in the Gulf. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of the fumigant methyl bromide, including its metabolites and degradates in or on imported/domestic agricultural commodities in fruit, citrus, group 10-10. Info here.