Spring NOSB Meeting 2013 (OR)

Portland, OR 97204
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 on the NOSB meeting page.

Meeting Information

Pavillion Ballroom – Main Tower
921 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611


Press Release

Federal Register Notice of Meeting (PDF)

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Subcommittee Proposals (Individual Proposals)

Meeting Materials (All Proposals and Agenda) (PDF)

Meeting Recommendation Summary (PDF)

Meeting Transcripts (PDF)

Final NOSB Recommendations

NOP Response to NOSB Final Recommendations (PDF)



NOP Update – Miles McEvoy, NOP Deputy Administrator (PDF)

Inerts Working Group Update, Dr. Lisa Brines, NOP National List Manager (PDF)

Aquaculture Working Group – George Lockwood and Sebastian Belle (PDF)


Public Comment

The public comment submission period closed on March 19, 2013, and we are not accepting comments at this time.


Written Comments

The deadline to submit written comments was March 19, 2013, and we are no longer accepting comments at this time.

You can view comments by clicking the link below, or by searching for docket number: AMS-NOP-12-0070, on Regulations.gov.

View Written Comments


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