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

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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

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


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


Sunset 2011 – Discussion – Public Comment Requested

  • Egg White Lysozyme
  • L-Malic Acid
  • Microrganisms

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


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  
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  Last Modified Date: 10/08/2009