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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes NOAA, EPA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment for several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.

Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance to include residues of the fungicide Aspergillus flavus strain NRRL 21882 in or on almond and pistachio. Info here.

Notice of filing of petitions and request for comment to establish a tolerance for residues of the fungicide, difenoconazole, in or on persimmon, Japanese at 0.7 parts per million. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Proposed rule correction in the comment identifier and the comments link specified in the ADDRESSES section of the proposed rule for private recreational tilefish vessel, published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2020. Info here.

Proposed rule implementing main Hawaiian Islands annual catch limits and accountability measures for deepwater shrimp, precious corals, and gray jobfish in 2019-2021, and for Kona crab. Info here.

                                                                       

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kentucky, Hemp

KENTUCKY

KY HB236 allows the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to establish hemp testing procedures, and sets forth requirements for the transportation of hemp and hemp products. Info here.