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 an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-(3-(1,3,3,3-tetramethyl-1-((trimethylsilyl) oxy) disiloxanyl) propyl)-w-hydroxy- (CAS Reg. No. 67674-67-3), when used as an inert ingredient as applied to animals. Info here.

Final Rule establishing a tolerance for residues of the pesticide furilazole in or on sweet corn commodities. Info here.

Final Rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of nicotinamide when used as an inert ingredient on growing crops. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final Rule changing the daily bag limits, possession limits, size restrictions, and carcass retention requirements for guided fishing for all Pacific halibut on board a fishing vessel when Pacific halibut is caught and retained by both guided anglers and unguided anglers on the same vessel. Info here.

Temporary Rule transferring 100 metric tons of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the Reserve category from October through November 2019 to provide additional fishing opportunities. Info here.

Proposed Rule revising commercial and recreational minimum size limit for the Gulf zone of the Gulf migratory group of cobia to reduce harvest of Gulf cobia in the Gulf zone. Info here.

Proposed Rule revising regulations on Vessel Monitoring System requirements to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the Individual Fishing Quota and Community Development Quota fleets, minimize whale depredation, and seabird interactions. Info here.