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 a tolerance for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on strawberry. Info here.

Final rule exempting from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of propanamide, 2-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyl-, when used as an inert ingredient (solvent/co-solvent) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, or in pesticides applied to animals, limited to 50% by weight in the pesticide formulations. Info here.

Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of chlorfenapyr in or on basil, fresh leaves; chive, fresh leaves; and cucumber and increases the established tolerance on vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10. Info here.

Final rule establishing tolerances with a regional registration for residues of prohexadione calcium in or on alfalfa forage, alfalfa hay, and field corn forage, grain, and stover. Info here.

Final rule implementing tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on vegetable, root, subgroup 1A, except ginseng; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; and tea, dried. Also amending the tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or ginseng; cattle, liver; goat, liver; horse, liver; and sheep, liver. Info here.

Final rule setting tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on multiple commodities. Info here.

Final rule exempting from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ethylenebis(oxyethylene) bis[3-(5-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-m-tolyl) propionate] when used as an inert ingredient (stabilizer) limited to 1% (by weight) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops, and raw agricultural commodities after harvest. Info here.

Final rule on tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on multiple commodities. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule issuing regulations to modify the medical and beneficiary transfer provisions of the Individual Fishing Quota Program for the fixed-gear commercial Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries. Info here.

Announcement of the availability of a proposed fishery management plan amendment and request for comments on the measures required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to formally integrate Atlantic chub mackerel as a stock in the fishery under the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Info here.