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APHIS Extends Comment Period On GMO Regulations And Plant Pest Regulations
The proposed rule would also revise regulations regarding soil movement.
22 Mar 2017
APHIS Reviews Select Agent And Toxin List
APHIS has decided not to finalize the proposed changes to the contents of the list of select agents and toxins at this time.
United States
24 Feb 2017
APHIS Proposes To Amend National Environmental Policy Act Regulations
In the July 20, 2016, Federal Register, USDA's APHIS proposed to amend the regulations setting out its National Environmental Policy Act implementing procedures.
United States
19 Aug 2016
FSA Revises Compliance With National Environmental Policy Act Regulations
The FSA NEPA implementing regulations also cover the Commodity Credit Corporation ("CCC") programs that FSA administers on behalf of CCC.
United States
18 Aug 2016
EFSA Publishes Two Scientific Opinions On Environmental Risk Assessments
Risk assessors and risk managers will now discuss how to make best use of these common frameworks.
European Union
23 Feb 2016
APHIS Announces Intent To Prepare EIS On Regulation Of GMOs
APHIS's notice identified reasonable alternatives and potential issues to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement and requested public comments to further define the scope of the alternatives...
United States
16 Feb 2016
President Obama Signs Law Prohibiting Use Of Microbeads In Cosmetic Products
On December 28, 2015, President Obama signed into law the "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015" (H.R. 1321), prohibiting the manufacture of rinse-off cosmetic products and nonprescription drugs...
United States
12 Jan 2016
EPA Issues Final Cancellation Order For Pesticide Products Containing Sulfoxaflor
On November 12, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued a final cancellation order prohibiting the sale and distribution of all pesticide products containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor.
United States
7 Dec 2015
APHIS Proposes To Revise Wildlife Services Management Information System
This system of records is used to maintain a record of activities conducted by the agency pursuant to its mission and responsibilities, such as providing wildlife damage management services...
United States
29 Oct 2015
APHIS Finds That Field Testing Swine Influenza Vaccine, H1N1 & H3N2, Modified Live Virus Has No Significant Environmental Impact
In the September 4, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's APHIS prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purpose of field testing...
United States
16 Sep 2015
North Dakota Judge Enjoins "Waters Of The United States" Rule
The Clean Water Act applies to "Waters of the United States," a term that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers sought to define through a new final rule.
United States
14 Sep 2015
NRCS Issues Notice Of Availability For VPA-HIP
In the August 4, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service ("NRCS") determined that implementing the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program ("VPA-HIP") is not a major federal action...
United States
27 Aug 2015
NRCS Proposes Changes In The National Handbook Of Conservation Practices
In the July 21, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's National Resources Conservation Service ("NRCS") proposed changes to revise conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.
United States
11 Aug 2015
APHIS Releases Supplemental Environmental Assessment For Oral Rabies Vaccine Trial
In the July 17, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's APHIS released the supplemental environmental assessment ("EA") relative to an oral rabies vaccination field trial in New Hampshire.
United States
7 Aug 2015
EPA Proposes Pesticide Restriction To Save Honeybees
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") recently proposed a new measure aimed at protecting the declining bee population.
United States
12 Jun 2015
Environmental Groups Challenge USDA Organic Compost Rule For Failure To Follow Notice And Comment Procedures
Three environmental groups recently sued USDA, alleging it failed to provide notice or seek public comment over a decision to allow organic food producers to use compost materials treated with synthetic pesticides.
United States
5 May 2015
FDA, EPA To Share Data On Pesticides And Toxic Substances
FDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies to share data on pesticides...
United States
20 Mar 2015
FDA Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement On FSMA Proposed Rule On Produce Safety
FDA will hold a public meeting on the Draft EIS on February 10, 2015. Comments due March 13, 2015.
United States
26 Jan 2015
FDA Publishes Draft EIS On Proposed Produce Safety Rule
Earlier this month, FDA published the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule for Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding Produce for Human Consumption.
United States
23 Jan 2015
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