The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety rule. The two groups cited EPA violations of federal law as well as incomplete and undelivered compliance and enforcement tools to support their petition. AFBF and NASDA told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy the rule “fails to advance the purpose of furthering the safety of farmworkers.”
The petition from AFBF and NASDA claims EPA did not meet the law’s requirements when it failed to provide Congressional agriculture committees a final copy of the regulations along with the copy sent to the agriculture secretary.
Source: NAFB News Service