A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes FWS, NOAA, APHIS, AMS
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to list Astragalus schmolliae (hereafter referred to by the common name Chapin Mesa milkvetch), a plant species from southwestern Colorado, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, and to designate critical habitat. Info here.
Proposed rule to list two Missouri species, the Big Creek crayfish (Faxonius peruncus) and the St. Francis River crayfish (Faxonius quadruncus), as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPPERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule revises measures that govern interactions between the Hawaii shallow-set pelagic longline fishery and sea turtles. Info here.
Final rule implementing specifications submitted by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils in Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. Info here.
Temporary rule; emergency action to revise the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic Region and the recreational bag limit for the Atlantic migratory group of king mackerel (Atlantic king mackerel) in the Atlantic, as requested by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council). Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Proposed rule to amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations governing research facilities by removing duplicative and unnecessary information requirements. Info here.
Final rule amending the regulations governing the importation of cattle and bison with respect to bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis to establish a system to classify foreign regions as a particular status level for bovine tuberculosis and a particular status level for brucellosis. Info here.
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final decision AMS issued this Final Decision concluding that no additional rulemaking action with respect to the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) Rule is necessary. Info here.