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National Organic Program
 
NOSB Meeting: May 4-6, 2009  

 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

 
NOSB COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS

 
Barry Flamm, Chairperson

 
New Member Guide – Recommendations

 
Policy & Procedures Manual – Recommendations

 
Biodiversity Questions added to Evaluation Criteria Checklist for substances – Discussion

 
Spreadsheet/archive of all NOSB recommendations – Discussion

 
Joe Smillie, Chairperson

 

 
Tina Ellor, Chairperson, Crops Committee
Joe Smillie, Chairperson, Compliance, Accreditation and Certification

 

 
9:45 a.m.: Break

 
10:00 a.m.: CROPS COMMITTEE
Tina Ellor, Chairperson

 
Petitioned Materials
  • Sulfurous Acid (PDF) – recommendation on a petition for its on-farm manufacture for use in pH adjustment of water

 
Peracetic Acid – 2 discussion only documents:
  • Discussion document (PDF) on committee’s alternative motion to annotate the current listings for hydrogen peroxide to allow up to 2% peracetic acid and requesting public comment on the use of stabilizers (i.e. HEDP)

 
Sunset 2011 – Discussion – public comment requested
  • Ferric Phosphate – snail bait
  • Hydrogen Chloride – delinting cotton seed

 
Soil-less growing systems in terrestrial plants – Discussion (PDF)

 
List 4 inerts in pesticides – November 2008 discussion document (PDF) – still seeking public comment on materials used in organic pest management formulations

 
Hubert Karreman, Chairperson

 
Petitioned Materials
  • Propionic Acid (PDF) – recommendation on its petitioned use as a mold inhibitor for use in hay & grain

 
Aquaculture

 
Animal Welfare – Discussion (PDF)

 
Sunset 2011 - None

 
12:00 p.m.: Lunch

 
Dan Giacomini, Chairperson
Steve DeMuri, Chairperson

 
  • Definition of Non-agricultural – Discussion
  • Agricultural versus Non-agricultural – Discussion

 
Dan Giacomini, Chairperson

 

 
Steve DeMuri, Chairperson

 
Petitioned Materials

 
205.605 (b)
  • Propane (PDF) – recommendation on its petitioned use as a processing aid

 
206.606

 
Sunset 2011 – Discussion – Public Comment Requested

 
205.605(a)
  • Egg White Lysozyme
  • L-Malic Acid
  • Microrganisms

 
205.605(b)
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Cyclohexylamine (boiler additive)
  • Diethylaminoethanol (boiler additive)
  • Octodecylamine (boiler additive)
  • Peracetic Acid
  • Sodium Acid Phosphate
  • Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate

 
205.606

 
3:15 p.m.: Break

 
3:30 p.m.: Public Comment on NOSB Action & Discussion Items

 
5:00 p.m.: Recess

 

 

 
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Additional Information
 
  NOSB Recommendations  
 
  Petitioned Substances Database  
 
  NOSB Policy Manual (PDF)  
 
  NOSB New Member Guide (PDF)  
 
See Also
 
  Regulations.gov  
 
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