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National Organic Program
NOSB Meeting: November 3-5, 2009  

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Barry Flamm, Chairperson

Board Policy & Procedures Manual – Recommendations
  • Section III (PDF)– Clarify Secretary’s duties regarding board meeting notes and additional changes to Executive Director role
  • Systematic review of Sections V (PDF) – improved tie in with other sections of PPM Manual
  • Systematic review of Sections VI (PDF) – protocol on surveys, proxies at public meeting, and clarify contact by NOSB members of elected officials

Joe Smillie, Chairperson


Dan Giacomini, Chairperson


9:30 a.m.: Break

Tina Ellor, Chairperson

Petitioned Materials

Peracetic Acid
  • Recommendation (PDF) on committee’s alternative motion to annotate the current listings for Hydrogen peroxide to allow up to 5% peracetic acid
Sunset 2011
  • Ferric phosphate for snail bait – and petition to remove – Discussion

List 4 inerts in pesticides – Discussion (PDF)

Production standards for terrestrial plants in containers and enclosures – Discussion (PDF)

Sunset 2012 – start discussion only

Hubert Karreman, Chairperson

Petitioned Materials

Material Annotation Technical Corrections & Clarifications

Animal Welfare – Recommendation (PDF)


Sunset 2012 – start discussion only


12:15 p.m.: Lunch

Katrina Heinze, Chairperson

Clarifications of the Definitions of the National List – Recommendations (PDF)

Steve DeMuri, Chairperson

Materials for Sunset Review (Fall 2011) – Recommendations
  • 205.606: None

Sunset 2012 – start discussion only

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)  
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  Last Modified Date: 11/09/2009