NOSB Meeting 2013 (KY) CANCELLED

Louisville, KY 40202

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 their agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Information on past and future meeting agendas, locations, recommendations, and public comments is available by using the drop-down box below.

October 22-24, 2013 – CANCELLED

The October 22-24, 2013 NOSB meeting in Louisville, KY was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The next NOSB meeting will be held in April 2014 in San Antonio, TX. Please visit the website for updates, and you can also sign up for the NOP Organic Insider to receive notices in your email.

Insider Notice Regarding Cancellation of Fall 2013 Meeting

Press Release

Federal Register Notice of Meeting (PDF)

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Subcommittee Proposals (Individual Proposals)

Subcommittee Proposals (All Proposals) (PDF)

Meeting Materials (All Proposals and Agenda)

Meeting Recommendation Summary

Meeting Transcripts

Written comments

The deadline to submit written comments was October 1, 2013 11:59pm. You can read the written comments here.

  • You will not need to resubmit comments for the fall 2013 proposals, unless the NOSB chooses to revise any of them, at which time the revised versions will be posted and new comments are welcome. Any new discussion documents and proposals that are added to the spring 2014 agenda will be posted for public comment as usual.

In-Person Oral Comments

  • The deadline to sign up for oral testimony was October 1, 2013 11:59pm. Anyone who signed up to give an oral public comment for the fall 2013 meeting will need to sign up again to make an oral public comment at the spring 2014 meeting. An NOP Organic Insider notice will provide details closer to the meeting.

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Board Specialist or call 202-720-0081