A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule establishes procedures to govern the formulation of new research and promotion programs and clarifies that USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will continue to require associations of producers or individuals proposing new programs to post a bond or other collateral to reimburse USDA for the costs of program development. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule decreasing the tolerance for residues of ethalfluralin in or on potato. Info here.
Final rule establishes tolerances for residues of permethrin in or on multiple commodities. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule announcing additional season dates for the Washington and Columbia River Pacific halibut recreational fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California. Info here.
Notice of availability of fishery management plan amendment and request for comments to Amendment 111 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish removing the expiration date for the Central GOA Rockfish Program. Info here.
Proposed rule to implement management measures and modify the on-board multi-day recreational possession limit regulations for Federal charter vessel and headboat (for-hire) trips in the Gulf of Mexico as described in an abbreviated framework action to the Fishery Management Plans for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. Info here.