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
Notification of virtual public hearing to be held May 28, 2020, for the “Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule” to update existing gasoline, diesel, and other fuels programs to improve overall compliance assurance and maintain environmental performance. Info here.
Proposed rule requiring persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule establishing management measures to revise the Atlantic migratory group king mackerel commercial trip limit in the Atlantic southern zone during the October through February fishing season described in Framework Amendment 8 to the Fishery Management Plan. Info here.
Final rule implementing the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Clam Dredge Exemption Framework Adjustment establishing three areas within the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area where vessels may fish for Atlantic surfclams or blue mussels with dredge gear. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Oklahoma
HB 3806 creates the Oklahoma Meat Consumer Protection Act. Info here.