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

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.

Meeting Resources

Post Meeting Resources

How to Participate
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments before each of its public meetings.

Written Comments
The written comment period is now closed. Please visit (Docket # AMS-NOP-23-0026). to read 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 on September 28, 2023. 

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 you 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.

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