National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Virtual

Start Date
10-13-2021 12:00 pm
End Date
10-21-2021 06:00 pm
Location
Virtual

UPDATE: With input from the Board and the organic community, we are modifying the NOSB Fall 2021 Meeting to be held live online, instead of in-person. This will allow the Board to move forward with deliberations as scheduled in an open and public setting, without the need for travel.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During the meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses petitions to add or remove substances from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), reviews substances due to sunset from the list and votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum.

Detailed meeting information, including agenda, location, proposals and how to participate, is posted below. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

NOSB Fall 2021 Meeting dates:
Virtual via Zoom

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Wednesday, October 13 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, October 14 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern

    Watch/Listen to the webinars on October 13 & 14, 2021 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern:
    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Use the same link for both days.

    https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcOmrrT4sHOudbJJjq8VIeB5IvKWHvuM

    Or join by phone:  For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location:

    +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
    +1 551 285 1373 (US)
    +1 646 828 7666 US (New York)
    Meeting ID:  160 703 3566
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewOZJsOJw
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, October 19 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, October 20 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, October 21 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern

    Watch/Listen to the Meeting on October 19, 20, and 21, 2021 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern:
    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Use the same link for all three days.
    https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_EZwzl0XTQlaqECrBK6lazg

    Or join by phone:  For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location:
    +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
     +1 551 285 1373 (US)
     +1 646 828 7666 US (New York)
    Meeting ID:  161 369 6715
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewOZJsOJw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments.

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. Please note: the deadline to submit written public comments or request an oral comment speaking slot was 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2021.

Written Comments

The comment period is now closed. To read public comments submitted to the NOSB, please visit Regulations.gov. (Docket # AMS-NOP-21-0038).

Oral Comments

Oral comment registration is closed. The deadline to register for an oral comment slot was 11:59 p.m. Eastern, September 30, 2021. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email michelle.arsenault@usda.gov by no later than October 8, 2021. 

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist, or call 202-997-0115.