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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, NOAA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Final rule establishing the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in the year 2020. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Proposed rule to designate in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland critical habitat for the yellow lance under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule implementing Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico U.S. Waters. Info here.

Proposed rule and request for comments to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Info here.

Temporary rule adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas for 2020. Info here.

Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendment and request for comments on Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Final rule establishing management measures for the harvest of red snapper described in Amendments 50A, 50B, 50C, 50D, 50E, and 50F to the Fishery Management Plan for Reef Fish Resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Info here.

Final rule implementing Regulatory Amendment 30 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region, modifying the spawning season closures and establishing a commercial trip limit. Info here.