A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, EPA, FAS, NOAA, NRCS, RUS
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice advising the public of APHIS’s intention to reinstate the animal health status of the Cantons of Neuchâtel and Ticino in Switzerland as free of Newcastle disease. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim and final registration review decisions for the following chemicals: Bacillus thuringiensis plant-incorporated protectants in cotton—Lepidopteran pests, bifenthrin, boscalid, chlorine gas, Coniothyrium species, cyfluthrin and beta-cyfluthrin, cyphenothrin, cyproconazole, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, ethoxyquin, etoxazole, fenpropathrin, flower oils, fluazifop-P-butyl, Fluopicolide (ID Amendment), Gliocladium species, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), imiprothrin, MCPA, mecoprop-p, methyl bromide, permethrin, phenol and salt, phenothrin, pinoxaden, prallethrin, pymetrozine, pyraclostrobin, pyraflufen-ethyl, tau-fluvalinate, tefluthrin, terbuthylazine, tetramethrin, thiabendazole and salts, vegetable oils. Info here.
Notice announcing a virtual, open, public meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) on November 12-13, 2020, with remote participation only. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 1,3-dichloropropene, 1-methylcyclopropene; aluminum phosphide; Beauveria bassiana; benzyl benzoate; butoxypolypropylene glycol (BPG); carboxin/oxycarboxin; cyhalothrins; Dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide (DBNPA); halohydantoins; inorganic sulfites; irgarol; kaolin; magnesium phosphide; methoprene/kinoprene/hydroprene; myclobutanil; naphthalene acetic acid, salts, ester, and acetamide (NAA); organic esters of phosphoric acid (OEPA); Paecilomyces species; phosphine; propylene oxide (PPO); Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC 108; triallate; triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH); and triticonazole. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decision and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decision for paraquat. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for methomyl and thiodicarb. Info here.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations, 7 CFR part 6, for the 2020 quota year. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the State of North Carolina. Info here.
Temporary rule NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). Info here.
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
Final rule adopts the interim rule that made changes to the NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Info here.
RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE
Final rule confirming the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2020 to establish the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) as authorized by Section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, as amended. Info here.