A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, NOAA, EPA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule would modify the handling regulation prescribed under the marketing order for pears grown in Oregon and Washington (Order). Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries. Info here.
Temporary rule NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishes the procedures and requirements for how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will manage the issuance of guidance documents consistent with the Executive Order 13891 entitled “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.” Info here.
Notice announces the availability of the EPA’s preliminary work plans for the following chemicals: Aminocyclopyrachlor, cetylpyridinium chloride, and flutriafol. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of zinc phosphide. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Connecticut, Michigan
HB 7003 revises the state hemp program in accordance with federal requirements. Info here.
SB 852 creates an industrial hemp program, registration requirements for certain activities, provides for the sampling and testing of industrial hemp, and delegates powers and duties to certain state departments, officers, state agencies, and officials. Info here.
SB 1067 establishes a commission for the control of the alcoholic beverage traffic within the state, provides for the incorporation of farmer cooperative wineries and the grant of certain rights and privileges to those cooperatives, and provides the licensing and taxation of activities. Info here.