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National Organic Program
Removal of the NOP-AQSS Q&As  
The National Organic Program (NOP) has removed the Answers to Questions on Standards by NOP Staff, or NOP-AQSS, resource from the NOP website. View notice of removal (PDF).

In September, 2010, the NOP replaced AQSS with the Program Handbook. This compilation of guidance documents, policy memos, and instructions is intended to clarify policies and assist those who own, manage, or certify organic operations with complying with NOP regulations. View Program Handbook.

Members of the public may send questions or concerns via email to or to the following mailing address:

Standards Division
National Organic Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 2646-So. (Stop 0268)
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-0268


See Also
  NOP Reading Room  
Additional Information
  Program Handbook  
  List of USDA Accredited Certifying Agents  
  National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances  
  Organic Seal  
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  Last Modified Date: 06/15/2011