A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes CCC, EPA, NOAA

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

Final rule revising the Emerging Markets Program regulations to incorporate legislative changes introduced in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Notice of availability of the Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Assessment #6: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats for restoration project alternatives considered by the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group to restore and conserve wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats. Info here.

Final rule amending the existing tolerance exemption for residues of Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 in or on all food commodities. Info here.

Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of flutianil in or on a variety of commodities. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule issuing regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to construction and operation of the Liberty Drilling and Production Island in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska over the course of five years. Info here.

Final rule issuing regulations to implement Amendment 120 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 108 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Final rule amending the alternative tow time restriction to require all skimmer trawl vessels 40 feet and greater in length to use turtle excluder devices designed to exclude small sea turtles in their nets. Info here.