National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Virtual

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

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 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, including agendas, proposals, and how to participate is posted below as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Following input from the NOSB and the organic community, the NOSB will hold the NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting virtually, instead of in-person. 

The comment webinar and meeting are open to the public.

Use the Zoom links below to listen on the day and time of each meeting.

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

Watch/Listen to the webinars on April 19 & 21, 2022:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Use the same link for both days.
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1614313951
Meeting ID: 161 431 3951

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)
+1 551 285 1373 US
Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aFVEprfc8

•    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

Watch/Listen to the meeting on April 26, 27, & 28, 2022:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Use the same link for all three days.
https://www.zoomgov.com/s/1611677131
Meeting ID: 161 167 7131

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
+1 669 254 5252  or
+1 646 828 7666  or
+1 551 285 1373    
Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/ad4C3dQXl

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 Regulations.gov. (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. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email michelle.arsenault@usda.gov by no later than April 15, 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.