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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, NOAA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Final rule repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States,” and restoring the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. Info here.

Proposed rule suggesting changes to EPA’s test procedures that industries and municipalities are required to use when analyzing the chemical, physical, and biological property of wastewater for reporting under the NPDES permit program. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Final rule adding the Barrens topminnow, a freshwater fish species, to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final Rule announcing routine inseason adjudgments to management measures in commercial groundfish fisheries to allow commercial fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks. Info here.

Final Rule removing obsolete language in the Atlantic highly migratory species regulations requiring that a Billfish Certificate of Eligibility accompany certain product. Info here.

Modification of Fishing Seasons announcing 22 inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Info here.