A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule amends the existing tolerance exemptions for residues of Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 in or on corn and peanut commodities by clarifying that the exemption covers all food and feed commodities of these crops and by establishing an exemption for all food and feed commodities of almond and pistachio. Info here.
Final rule establishes tolerances for residues of saflufenacil in or on the caneberry subgroup 13-07A, fig, chia seed and chia straw. Info here.
Final rule establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Trichoderma asperellum, strain T34 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of EPA’s revised draft human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment for the registration review of chlorpyrifos. Info here.
Notice EPA has received a specific exemption request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use the pesticide ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA, CAS No. 643-79-8) to treat the coolant fluid of the internal active thermal control system of the International Space Station to control aerobic/microaerophilic bacteria in the aqueous coolant. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule NMFS has determined that Hurricane Sally has caused catastrophic conditions in the Gulf for certain Alabama and Florida counties. This temporary rule authorizes any dealer in the affected area described in this temporary rule who does not have access to electronic reporting to delay reporting of trip tickets to NMFS and authorizes IFQ dealers within the affected area to use paper-based forms, if necessary, for basic required administrative functions, e.g., landing transactions. Info here.
Temporary rule NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the red snapper recreational sector private angling component in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) off Louisiana for the 2020 fishing year. Info here.