National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Providence, RI

Start Date
10-24-2023 10:00 am
End Date
10-26-2023 06:00 pm

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 NOSB typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. The meeting is also broadcast live. Prior to meetings, the NOSB reviews written public comments and listens to oral public comments. During meetings, the NOSB 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:
Marriott Downtown Providence
1 Orms Street
Providence, Rhode Island, 02904
+1 (401) 553-0485
Reservations: Book your group rate for National Organic Standards Fall 2023 Board Meeting
Government per diem rate: $155.00/night
Reservation cutoff date: Monday, October 2, 2023

NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting dates:

Public Comment Webinars

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 17 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, October 19 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern

Public Meeting

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Wednesday, October 25 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 3: Thursday, October 26 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

The meetings are free, open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The meeting will also be broadcast live via Zoom. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

NOP will provide Zoom links to the virtual comment webinars and the public meeting 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 Fall 2023 business meeting. Written public comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on September 28, 2023.

Written Comments

Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittee proposals via (Docket # AMS-NOP-23-0026). 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 September 28, 2023.

Oral Comments

The Board will hear comments via Zoom on Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 19.

Oral comment registration is full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email by no later than October 10, 2023.

Webinar Information

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 17 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, October 19 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, including the Zoom links to join.
  • Registration typically fills up fast, so don’t wait to sign up.

Questions? Contact NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist Michelle Arsenault at (202) 997-0115, or

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