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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AID, EPA, NOAA

AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Notice of a public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. The meeting will focus on discussions surrounding food security. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of the pesticide spinosad in or on both dried and instant tea. Info here.

Notice of request for comment on approaches to policy addressing “baseline” issues in watersheds with Total Maximum Daily Loads where policy makers would like to consider making water quality trading a regulatory option for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Proposed rule to revise the critical habitat designation for the Southern Resident killer whale district population segment under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA proposes designated six new areas along the U.S. West Coast as critical habitat and invites comments from the public on the proposed action. Info here.