National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

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 2021, and discussion documents and proposals on organic policies.

Upcoming Meetings

Fall 2019 Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA

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 proposals to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments will be posted below as materials become available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Meeting Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219

Reservations: Use the self-registration link OR register by phone: 1-800-222-TREE (8733). Group name - National Organic Standards Board October 2019 Meeting

Room reservation cutoff date: September 30, 2019

Overflow hotel: Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton
Group Name: NOSB Meeting
Use the Booking Link: http://group.curiocollection.com/NOSBMeeting  or call 1-412-339-1870

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The face-to-face meetings are not webcast. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone; whereas, webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

Resources

Presentations

Public Comment

The comment docket for this meeting is now closed. The deadline to submit comments and/or sign up for oral comments was 11:59 pm ET October 3, 2019.

Written Comments

Written comments on the NOSB Subcommittees’ proposals can be viewed via Regulations.gov. (Docket # AMS-NOP-19-0038). 

Oral Comments

Registration for oral comments is now closed. If you would like to be added to the wait list for the in-person meeting, please email or call Michelle Arsenault at 202.720.0081. The Board will hear oral comments during the following times. 

  • Webinars
    • October 15 & 17, 2019, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern (3-minute comment slot)
  • In-person meeting
    • Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24, 2019 (3-minute comment slot)

If you would like to listen to/watch the webinars on October 15 & 17, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, you can access them as follows:

When: Oct 15, 2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Oral Comment Webinar (Day 1)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/517961383

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +19294362866, 517961383# (New York) or
       +16699006833, 517961383# (San Jose)

Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Webinar ID: 517 961 383

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewOZJsOJw

When: Oct 17, 2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Oral Comment Webinar (Day 2)

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/499112585

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +19294362866, 517961383# (New York) or
       +16699006833, 517961383# (San Jose)

Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Webinar ID: 499 112 585

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewOZJsOJw

Questions?  Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-720-0081