Archive for February, 2016

Revised Interagency Cooperative Policy Regarding the Role of State Agencies in Endangered Species Act Activities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service have published an interagency policy to clarify the role of State agencies in activities undertaken by the Services under authority of the Endangered Species Act. The policy revises a policy issued in 1994.

Public Meetings on Regulating Biotechnology Products

On October 30, 2015, under the auspices of the National Science and Technology Council, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a public meeting to discuss the memorandum entitled, “Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products,” issued by the Executive Office of the President in July 2015. This meeting was the first public meeting on this topic.

The second public meeting will be held on March 9, 2016, at EPA’s Region 6 office at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The third public meeting will be held on March 30, 2016, at the University of California, Davis Conference Center, Davis, California.