A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes NOAA
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule to remove regulations that implement the Closed Area I Hook Gear Haddock Special Access Program. Info here.
Proposed rule to implement management measures for the 2020 summer flounder recreational fishery. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Virginia
SB 1048 directs the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to investigate and enter into negotiations for the involvement of the Commonwealth in the operation of the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Info here.
HB 1164 creates the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and provides a statement of policy. Info here.
HB 1310 directs the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a process for any person who receives coverage under the General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities to disclose information relating to fill material. Info here.
SB 5947 establishes the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Info here.