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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes FWS, NOAA

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the Florida bristle fern (Trichomanes punctatum ssp. floridanum) in Miami-Dade and Sumter Counties, Florida, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.

Final rule adjusting for inflation the statutory civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations of Service-administered statutes and their implementing regulations. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule closing the southern area Angling category fishery for large medium and giant (“trophy” (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater)) Atlantic bluefin tuna. Info here.

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Final rule implementing management measures described in Framework Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. Info here.

Final rule established new, and revises existing, electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted charter vessels and headboats (for-hire vessels) in certain Atlantic fisheries as described in the For-hire Reporting Amendment. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kentucky, South Dakota

KENTUCKY

SB 94 removes requirements for the sale of gasoline containing up to 10 percent ethanol. Info here.

SOUTH DAKOTA

HB 1028 revises certain provisions regarding pesticide registration and application. Info here.