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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.

 
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“Origin of Livestock” Proposed Rule
Written comments due July 27, 2015

 
Call for Nominations: National Organic Standards Board: Extension of Nomination Period
Written nominations due June 17, 2015

 
All Federal Register Notices (2014 -2015)

 
2015 Sunset Review Published

 
Nominations for Members of National Organic Standards Board 2015

 
Call for Nominations: Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force Notice

 
Section 610 Review of NOP
Published May 5, 2015

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board
Status: Spring 2015 Notice Published March 9, 2015

 
Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation for Certified Organic Operations (NOP 5020)
Published December 29, 2014

 
Guidance on Products in the “Made With Organic ***” Labeling Category
Status: Final guidance effective May 2, 2014

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Handling Unpackaged Organic Products
Status: Final guidance effective January 22, 2014

 
All Federal Register Notices (2012 – 2013)

 
Sunset Review (2013)
Status: Effective November 3, 2013

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective October 30, 2014

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Sunset Review Process
Status: Effective September 17, 2013

 
Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

 
Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Status: Published June 28, 2013

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective May 29, 2013

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Classification of Materials (NOP 5033)
Status: Awaiting final guidance
Published April 2, 2013

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Permitted Substances List for Organic Crop Production (NOP 5034)
Status: Awaiting final guidance
Published April 2, 2013

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Kelp | Pesticide Residue Testing | Seeds, Annual Seedlings, and Planting Stock | Vitamins & Minerals for Livestock
Status: Effective March 4, 2013

 
Periodic Residue Testing
Status: Effective January 1, 2013

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

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective October 2, 2012

 
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)

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

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

 
All Federal Register Notices (2010 – 2011)

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

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

 
National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

 
Ruminant Slaughter Stock Provision of the Access to Pasture Rule
Status: Effective May 10, 2011

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Compost / Vermicompost | Wild Crop Harvesting | Preventing Commingling / Contamination | Chlorine Materials
Status: Effective May 9, 2011

 
Nominations for Members of National Organic Standards Board

 
Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective March 15, 2011

 
Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations
Status: Awaiting response

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Made with Organic Products
Status: Awaiting final guidance

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective December 14, 2010

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Status: Published September 08, 2010

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops)
Status: Effective July 7, 2010

 
Access to Pasture (Livestock)
Status: Effective June 17, 2010. This rule will be fully implemented June 17, 2011. Operations which obtain organic certification by June 17, 2010 must comply with this final rule. Operations which are certified as of the publication date must fully implement the provisions of this final rule, as applicable, June 17, 2011.

 
All Federal Register Notices (2006 – 2009)

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

 
Nominations for Members of National Organic Standards Board

 
Sunset Review (2008)
Status: Effective November 2, 2008

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective September 19, 2008

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective December 13, 2007

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Livestock)
Status: Effective December 11, 2007

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Sunset Review (2007)
Status: Effective October 21, 2007

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Processing)
Status: Effective June 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 January 18, 2007

 
Status: Published December 21, 2006

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
All Federal Register Notices (2001 – 2005)

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Nominations for Members of National Organic Standards Board

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective September 12, 2006

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

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective October 22, 2005

 
Release Names and Addresses of Certified Operations to the General Public
Status: Published September 9, 2005

 
Department of Agriculture Civil Monetary Penalties Adjustment
Status: Effective June 23, 2005

 
Exempting Organic Producers from Assessment by Research and Promotion Programs
Status: Effective February 14, 2005

 
Exemption of Organic Handlers from Assessments for Market Promotion Activities under Marketing Order Programs
Status: Effective February 14, 2005

 
Development, Issuance, and Use of Guidance Documents
Status: Published February 1, 2005

 
Nominations of Task Force Members
Status: Published January 24, 2005

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Processing)
Status: Effective November 4, 2003

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock, and Processing)
Status: Effective November 3, 2003

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Request for Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Status: Published October 8, 2003

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

 
Establishment of the National Organic Program
Status: Published February 20, 2001

 

 

 
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