National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Sacramento, CA 2022

Start Date
10-25-2022 09:00 am
End Date
10-27-2022 04:00 pm
Location
Sacramento, CA

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) plans to meet in Sacramento, California in October 2022. The in-person meeting will be webcast live for those who are not able to travel. Should an in-person meeting not be possible, the meeting will be held virtually. Updates will be posted on this web page.

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 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:
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
300 J Street
Sacramento, California
Room Reservation Link: (Group Code: NOS)
Room reservation cutoff date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

NOSB Fall Meeting 2022 dates:

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, October 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, October 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Watch/Listen to the public comment webinars (Use the same link for both days.):
    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
    https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1617065408

    Meeting ID: 161 706 5408
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    Meeting ID: 161 706 5408
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  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, October 25 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pacific
  • Watch/Listen to the public meeting Live (Use the same link for all three days.):
    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
        Please click this URL to join. https://www.zoomgov.com/s/1607906608

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        Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
            US: +1 669 254 5252  or +1 646 828 7666  or +1 551 285 1373  or +1 669 216 1590 
        Webinar ID: 160 790 6608
        International numbers available: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/acYw9KrVTE

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

How to Participate

The 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 Regulations.gov (Docket # AMS-NOP-22-0042) 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 29, 2022. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Michelle Arsenault at michelle.aresenault@usda.gov by no later than October 11, 2022. Comments will be heard via Zoom.

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.

 

No more submissions are permitted.