National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Virtual

Start Date
04-19-2022 12:00 pm
End Date
04-28-2022 05:00 pm

The NOSB met 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 2024, and recommendations on organic policies.

The 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 Subcommittee proposals, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum.

Detailed meeting information is posted below. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

NOSB Spring Meeting 2022 dates:
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 19 from Noon - 5:00 pm EST
•    Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, April 21 from Noon - 5:00 pm EST

•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 from Noon - 5:00 pm EST
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, April 27 from Noon - 5:00 pm EST
•    NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, April 28 from Noon - 5:00 pm EST

Meeting Resources

Post Meeting Resources

How to Participate

The NOSB invited the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments at its Spring 2022 Meeting.

Please note: The deadline to submit written public comments and/or request an oral comment speaking slot was 11:59 p.m. EST April 1, 2022.

Written Comments

The written comment period is now closed. Please visit (Docket # AMS-NOP-21-0087) to read public comments submitted to the NOSB.

Oral Comments

Oral comment registration is closed. The deadline to register for an oral comment slot was 11:59 p.m. Eastern, April 1, 2022.

About commenting:

  • Commenters are limited to one 3-minute speaking slot to accommodate the greatest number of people.
  • Proxy speakers are not allowed.
  • When you are called on to speak, you must state your name and affiliation for the record.
  • Clear, concise comments specific to NOSB agenda items are most useful.
  • After your comment, the NOSB members are invited to ask questions.
  • If you are not present when the NOSB Chair calls your name, the Chair will move to the next speaker. We may be able to revisit the list of missed speakers at the end of each day.
  • Video cameras are optional, and you may deliver your comments with audio only.