A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes FWS, FDA, EPA, APHIS, RHS
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSEPCTION SERVICE
Notice advising the public that we have prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to establishing an integrated management strategy to control cogongrass, a noxious weed, in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to remove the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List). Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for persons that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List. Info here.
RURAL HOUSING SERVICE
Proposed rule to amend its regulation to implement changes related to the development of a sustainable plan for the Rental Assistance (RA) program, including new Agency flexibilities in the managing of the RA distribution and integrate new asset management policies. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes New York
AB 4077 requires the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to include species designated by the Secretary of the Interior as endangered or threatened to the endangered and threatened species list. Info here.