A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS, FSIS, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice of filing of petition and request for comment on an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of a pesticide chemical in or on various commodities. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to remove San Benito evening-primrose (Camissonia benitensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to the species have been reduced or eliminated so that the plant no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Proposed rule to remove a provision from the Federal meat inspection regulations that requires the defibrination of livestock blood saved as an edible product. Info here.
Proposed rule to amend regulations to define yak and include it among “exotic animals” eligible for voluntary inspection and to bear the USDA voluntary mark of inspection. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule implementing emergency measures extending portions of the fishing year 2019 carryover provisions in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into the 2020 fishing year. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Pennsylvania
HB 2441 accepts the grant of Public Lands, by the United States, to the several states, for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges. Info here.