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National List Amendments  
The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identifies substances that may and may not be used in organic crop and livestock production. It also lists the substances that may be used in or on processed organic products. Amendments to the National List are based on formal recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board, a Federal Advisory Committee. All of the National Organic Program’s rulemaking actions are published in the Federal Register, the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies.

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock, and Processing)
Status: Effective August 3, 2012

 
Sunset Review (2012)
Status: Effective June 27, 2012 (two amendments effective October 21, 2012)

 
Amendment to the National List (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective March 15, 2012

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective May 16, 2012

 
Sunset Review (2012) for Nutrient Vitamins and Minerals
Status: Awaiting rulemaking action

 
Sunset Review (2013)
Status: Awaiting rulemaking action
Notice (PDF)

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Awaiting rulemaking action

 
Sunset Review (2011)
Status: Effective September 12, 2011

 
Amendment to the National List (Livestock)
Status: Effective 3/15/2011

 
Amendments to the National List (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective 12/14/2010

 
Amendments to the National List (Crops)
Status: Effective 7/7/2010

 
Sunset Review (2008)
Status: Effective 11/3/2008

 
Amendment to the National List (Livestock)
Status: Effective 9/19/2008

 
Amendments to the National List (Livestock)
Status: Effective 12/13/2007

 
Amendments to the National List (Crops and Livestock)
Status: Effective 12/11/2007

 
Sunset Review (2007)
Status: Effective 10/21/2007

 
Amendments to the National List (Processing)
Status: Effective 6/21/2007

 
Submission of Petitions of Substances for Inclusion on or Removal from the National List of Substances Allowed and Prohibited in Organic Production and Handling
Status: Published 1/18/07
Notice (PDF)

 
Amendments to the National List (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective 9/12/2006

 
Revisions to Livestock Standards Based on Court Order (Harvey v. Johanns) & 2005 Amendment to the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA)
Status: Effective 6/8/2006, except § 205.606 effective 6/9/2007

 
Amendments to the National List (Livestock)
Status: Effective 10/22/2005

 
Amendments to the National List (Processing)
Status: Effective 11/4/2003

 
Amendments to the National List (Crops, Livestock, Processing)
Status: Effective 11/3/2003

 
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  Last Modified Date: 08/02/2012