Spring NOSB Meeting 2014 (TX)

San Antonio, Texas 78205
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.

Meeting Information

St. Anthony Hotel- Anacacho Ballroom
300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
T 210.227.4392 F 210.222.1896

NOSB room reservation link:


Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the RESERVE button on the bottom right to reserve your room.


Note: Hotel reservation cutoff date: March 27, 2014

Government per diem rate until March 27, 2014: $110.00

Press Release

Federal Register Notice of Meeting (PDF)

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Subcommittee Proposals (Individual Proposals by Subcommittee)

Meeting Materials (All Proposals and Discussion Documents) (PDF)

Meeting Recommendation Summary (PDF)

Meeting Transcripts (PDF)

Final NOSB Recommendations

NOP Response to NOSB Final Recommendations (PDF)


Introductory Presentations


Public Comment

The deadline to submit written comments and to sign up to present oral comments was April 8, 2014. Although registration for oral testimony is closed, you may still present oral comments by attending the meeting and signing up for an open walk-in slot if available.


Since the October 2013 NOSB meeting was cancelled, many of the proposals that will be discussed at the April 2014 meeting were originally posted for comment in the fall of 2013. If you submitted comments at that time, you DO NOT need to resubmit comments for the April 2014 proposals, unless the NOSB revised them. I have noted on the agenda, the Subcommittee proposals webpage, and at the top of each proposal, which ones were revised and which ones were not revised for Spring 2014. Documents marked with a “*” have been revised and documents marked with a “+” are new for spring 2014. If you signed up for in-person oral comments, you WILL have to do so again.

Written comments

The deadline to submit written comments was April 8, 2014, and we are no longer accepting comments at this time.

You may view the written comments that were submitted by clicking the link below. You can also search for the docket number AMS-NOP-14-0006 on Regulations.gov.

View Written Comments

In-Person Oral Comments

The deadline to sign up for oral comments was April 8, 2014, and we are no longer accepting pre-registrants at this time. However, there may be open slots available for walk-in commenters at the meeting. Please visit the registration desk during the meeting to check availability, or contact Michelle closer to the meeting date.

Deadline to sign up: April 8, 2014 at 11:59pm

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