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

Notice that EPA is planning to submit an information collection request, Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Info here.

Notice that EPA is opening the public comment period for review of the pesticide anthraquinone. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Notice that FWS is extending the public comment period for the draft environmental impact statement and habitat conservation plan in support of incidental take permit applications received from the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, on behalf of the its eight irrigation districts, and the City of Prineville. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Info here.

Proposed rule to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 30 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fisher of the South Atlantic Region, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Info here.

Final rule implementing the measures of Framework Adjustment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Info here.