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 in a public forum. Detailed meeting information including agendas, locations, recommendations, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available. For information on past meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.
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.
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- Press Release
- Federal Register Notice of Meeting
- Meeting Agenda (pdf)
- Meeting Materials (All Proposals and Discussion Documents) (pdf)
- Subcommittee Proposals (Individual proposals)
- Meeting Transcripts (pdf)
- Voting Summary (pdf)
- November 2016 Meeting Summary (pdf)
- Final NOSB Recommendations (pdf)
- NOP Response to NOSB Final Recommendations (pdf)
- NOSB Work Agenda (pdf)
- NOP Update (pdf) - Miles McEvoy, NOP Deputy Administrator
- Materials Update (pdf) - Lisa Brines, National List Manager
- National Organic Program (NOP) peer review report and NOP response (pdf)
- State of the organic seed report (pdf) - Kristina Hubbard, Director of advocacy and communications, Organic Seed Alliance
- NOSB Presentations (pdf)
The comment period for the November 2016 meeting is now closed.
You can read the comments that were submitted to the NOSB via Regulations.gov.
Public comments will be included in the meeting transcripts, which will be available after the November meeting.
If you would like to listen to the webinar on November 3 you can access it as follows:
Step 1: Dial In by Phone:
- Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260
- Access Code: 7202000
Step 2: Also Access the Web (optional):
- Meeting URL: http://www.readytalk.com
- On the left side of the screen, enter
- Participant Access Code: 7202000
The system can accommodate up to 150 callers; after that limit is reached, callers may be told that the call capacity has been exceeded. Transcripts of the call will be available after the webinars.
Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-720-0081