National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Atlanta, GA

Start Date
04-18-2023 12:00 pm
End Date
04-27-2023 01:00 pm
Atlanta, GA

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2025, and recommendations on organic policies.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments, will be posted below as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Meeting Information:
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
(404) 464-4838

Reservations Link 
Group name - 2023 NOSB Board Meeting

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Select your arrival and departure dates. You will be directed to the group reservations page. The government rate is $163 per night plus taxes and fees.

Room reservation cutoff date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

NOSB Spring 2023 Meeting dates:

Public Comment Webinars

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, April 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern

NOSB Public Meeting

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 25 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 3: Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Times shown for in-person meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone; Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

Links to the virtual comment webinars and the meeting livecast will be provided approximately one week before the webinars.

Meeting Resources

How to Participate

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments at its Spring 2023 business meeting. Written public comments and requests for oral comment speaking slots must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on April 5, 2023.

Written Comments
Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittee proposals via (Docket # AMS-NOP-22-0071). A detailed agenda, along with the Subcommittee proposals, is posted above, and also in the docket in The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on April 5, 2023.

Oral Comments

Oral comment registration is open. The Board will hear comments via Zoom on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20. The deadline to register for an oral comment slot is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on April 5, 2023.  Please use the form below to register to speak.

Webinar Information

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, April 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • We will schedule commenters in the order in which they registered. Scheduling requests may be accommodated where possible.
  • Commenters are limited to one 3-minute speaking slot.  
  • Once you submit your registration request you will receive more detailed instructions for providing oral testimony. 
  • Registration typically fills up fast, so don’t wait to sign up. 

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-997-0115.

April 2023 NOSB Oral Comment Registration: Webinar

Event Date: 

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 18 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, April 20 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Virtual

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