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 establishing tolerances for residues of mandipropamid in or on cacoa, dried bean. Info here.

Notice of filing of petition and request for comment announcing the EPA’s receipt of an initial filling of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Proposed Rule correcting the proposed rule on October 3, 2019, that implemented Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. Info here.

Temporary Rule apportioning amounts of the non-specified reserve, to the initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Bering Sea Pacific ocean perch, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Alaska plaice, and BSAI Kamchatka flounder; and to the to the total allowable catch (TAC) of BSAI arrowtooth flounder, BSAI northern rockfish, BSAI sharks, and Bering Sea and Eastern Aleutian Islands (BS/EAI) blackspotted/rougheye rockfish, as necessary to allow the fisheries to continue operating. Info here.

Announcement of a Valid Specified Fishing Agreement allocating up to 1,000 metric tons of the 2019 bigeye tuna limit for the Territory of American Samoa to U.S. longline fishing vessels to support the long-term fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in American Samoa. Info here.