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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATIONS: Includes EPA, NOAA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Notice extending the comment period for policy approaches for addressing “baseline” issues in the watershed with EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Loads where policy makers would like to pursue water quality trading as a regulation option for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Announcement that the State of Maryland is transferring a portion of the 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of New Jersey. Info here.

Final rule implementing Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, changing closed areas that affect commercial vessels fishing with bottom contacting gear in Federal waters off of Washington, Oregon, and California. Info here.