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NOSB Final Recommendations  
NOTE: Recommendations are not official policy unless adopted by the National Organic Program.

 

 

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Subcommittee.

 
  • Assessment of Soil Conservation Practices (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)

 
Crops Subcommittee

 
  • Contamination Issues in Farm Inputs Literature Review (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)

 
  • Inerts (Verbal Update - No Document)

 
  • Sulfurous acid (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Aqueous potassium silicate (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)

 
  • Ferric phosphate
  • Hydrogen chloride

 
Handling Subcommittee

 
  • Glycerin - petitioned for removal (Referred back to Subcommittee)

 
  • Whole Algal Flour - petitioned (Referred back to Subcommittee)

 
  • Gellan gum (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Tragacanth gum (PDF) (Motion to remove failed)
  • Marsala (PDF) (Motion to remove passed
  • Sherry (PDF) (Motion to remove passed)

 
  • Egg white lysozyme
  • Microorganisms
  • Activated charcoal
  • Peracetic acid
  • Cyclohexylamine
  • Diethylaminoethanol
  • Octadecylamine
  • L-Malic acid
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • Tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP)

 
Livestock Subcommittee

 

 
  • Aquaculture review history (Verbal Report - No Document)

 
Materials/GMO ad hoc Subcommittees

 

 
  • Terminology for Excluded Methods (PDF) (Discussion Doc - No Fall 2014 Recommendation)

 

 

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Committee | Carmela Beck, Chairperson

 

 
  • Clarifying Accredited Certifying Agents’ Application of §205.206(e) (PDF) (DISCUSSION DOCUMENT- NO SPRING 2014 RECOMMENDATION )

 
Crops Subcommittee | Zea Sonnabend, Chairperson

 

 

 

 
  • Laminarin - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
Handling Subcommittee | Harold Austin, Chairperson

 
  • Ammonium Hydroxide (boiler water additive) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Glycerin - petitioned for removal (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
Livestock Subcommittee | Tracy Favre, Chairperson

 
  • Methionine in Organic Poultry Feed (MET) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Acidified Sodium Chlorite (ASC) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Chlorine (for aquatic animals) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Tocopherols (for aquatic animals) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Vitamins (for aquatic animals) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Minerals (for aquatic animals) – petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Biologics: Vaccines (for aquatic animals) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - CO2 (for aquatic plants) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Chlorine (for aquatic plants) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Micronutrients (for aquatic plants) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Lignin Sulfonate (for aquatic plants) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
  • Aquaculture - Vitamins B1, B12, H (for aquatic plants) - petitioned (PDF) (REFERRED BACK TO SUBCOMMITTEE)

 
Materials Subcommittee | Calvin Walker, Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Committee | Joe Dickson, Chairperson

 

 
Crops Subcommittee | Jay Feldman, Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 
Handling Subcommittee | John Foster, Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock Subcommittee | Tracy Favre, Chairperson

 

 

 
Materials Subcommittee | Zea Sonnabend, Chairperson

 
  • Final Recommendation: Process for Limited Scope Technical Reviews (TRs) (WITHDRAWN)

 
Policy Development Subcommittee | Colehour Bondera, Chairperson

 

 

 

 
Fall 2012

 
Crops Subcommittee | Jay Feldman, Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Handling Subcommittee | John Foster, Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock Subcommittee | Wendy Fulwider, Chairperson

 

 
  • Final Recommendation: Pet Food Amino Acids (WITHDRAWN)

 
Materials Subcommittee | Jennifer Taylor, Chairperson

 

 
Policy Development Subcommittee | Colehour Bondera, Chairperson

 
  • Final Recommendation: Conflict of Interest and Ethics (WITHDRAWN)

 
  • Final Recommendation: Public Comment Procedures (PDF) (WITHDRAWN)

 
  • Final Recommendation: Public Communications (PDF) (WITHDRAWN)

 

 

 

 
Spring 2012

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification

 

 
Crops

 

 
GMO ad hoc

 

 
Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock

 

 
Materials

 

 

 
Fall 2011

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification

 

 

 

 
Crops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock

 

 

 
Policy

 

 

 

 

 
April 2011

 
Crops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Materials

 

 
Policy

 

 

 

 
October 2010

 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification

 

 
Crops

 

 

 

 

 

 
Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock

 

 

 

 

 

 
Materials

 

 
Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 
April 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
November 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
May 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
November 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
May 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
November 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
October 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
April 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
November 2005

 

 

 

 
August 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
February 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
May 2003 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 

 

 
October 2002 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 

 
May 2002 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
October 2001 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Recommendations on aquatic animals:

 

 

 
September 2001 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 

 
June 2001 (Non-Materials Recommendations only)

 

 

 
Recommended technical corrections to the final rule:

 

 

 

 
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