A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, APHIS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Notification of referendum order among eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) regulations regarding a national paper and paper-based packaging research and promotion program. Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the export of animal products from the United States. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
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. Info here.
Temporary rule NMFS implements an accountability measure for red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. NMFS projects commercial landings of red snapper have reached the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for the 2020 fishing year. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for red snapper in the South Atlantic EEZ on September 5, 2020. Info here.