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Rulemaking Actions & Notices  
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.

 
Open for Public Comment

 
National Organic Standards Board Fall 2014 Meeting Proposals
Deadline: 10/07/2014

 
All Federal Register Notices

 
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

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

 
Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
Status: 2013-2014 Notice Published 8/22/13
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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

 
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

 
Sunset Review Process
Status: Effective 9/17/13

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

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

 
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 01/01/2013

 
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 10/02/12

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

 
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board
Status: Fall 2014 Notice Published September 8, 2014

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

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

 
National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
Status: 2011 Notice Published 09/06/11

 
Ruminant Slaughter Stock Provision of the Access to Pasture Rule
Status: Effective 05/10/11

 
Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations
Compost / Vermicompost | Wild Crop Harvesting | Preventing Commingling / Contamination | Chlorine Materials
Status: Effective 05/09/11

 
Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective 03/15/11

 
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 12/14/10

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Status: Published 09/08/10

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops)
Status: Effective 7/7/10

 
Nominations for Members of National Organic Standards Board
Status: 2011 Notice Published 4/01/11
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

 
Access to Pasture (Livestock)
Status: Effective 6/17/10. This rule will be fully implemented 6/17/11. Operations which obtain organic certification by 6/17/10 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, 6/17/11.

 
Sunset Review (2008)
Status: Effective 11/3/08

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective 9/19/08

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective 12/13/07

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

 
Sunset Review (2007)
Status: Effective 10/21/07

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Processing)
Status: Effective 6/21/07

 
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

 
Status: Published 12/21/06

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing)
Status: Effective 9/12/06

 
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 6/8/06, except § 205.606, effective on 6/9/07

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Status: Effective 10/22/05

 
Release Names and Addresses of Certified Operations to the General Public
Status: Published 09/9/05

 
Department of Agriculture Civil Monetary Penalties Adjustment
Status: Effective 06/23/05

 
Development, Issuance, and Use of Guidance Documents
Status: Published 02/1/05

 
Nominations of Task Force Members
Status: Published 01/24/05

 
Exempting Organic Producers from Assessment by Research and Promotion Programs
Status: Effective 02/14/05

 
Exemption of Organic Handlers from Assessments for Market Promotion Activities under Marketing Order Programs
Status: Effective 02/14/05

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Processing)
Status: Effective 11/4/03

 
Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops, Livestock, and Processing)
Status: Effective 11/3/03

 
Request for Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Status: Published 10/8/03

 
Establishment of the National Organic Program
Status: Published 02/20/01

 
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