Organic Regulations

Meetings: National Organic Standards Board - April 2019, Seattle, WA

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-18-0071
Dates: An in-person meeting will be held April 24-26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board will hear oral public comments via webinars on Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and at the in-person meeting on Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, 2019. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or in-person meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, April 4, 2019.

Virtual Town Hall: Organic Integrity Learning Center

The National Organic Program (NOP) is designing an Organic Integrity Learning Center to provide online professional development and continuing education training for organic certifiers, inspectors, reviewers and professionals serving a compliance and enforcement role in organic control systems. The Organic Integrity Learning Center will launch in Winter 2019, so we want your input.

October 2018 NOSB Oral Comment Registration: Webinar

Webinar Information

The deadline to register for an oral comment slot is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 4, 2018.

  • Commenters will be scheduled in the order in which they registered, beginning with the Tuesday, October 16 webinar. I will try to accommodate requests where possible, but may be unable to.
  • In an effort to accommodate the greatest number of people in a limited period of time, commenters are limited to one 3-minute speaking slot per meeting, EITHER during the webinars OR the in-person meeting.

 

Meeting: National Organic Standards Board; October 2018 St. Paul, MN

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-18-0029
Dates: The Board will receive public comments via webinars on October 16 and 18, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. An in-person meeting will be held October 24-26, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In-person oral comments will be heard on Wednesday, October 24, and possibly Thursday, October 25, 2018. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or face-to-face meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 4, 2018.

Joint Letter to PACA Licensees, Organic Labels Must Be Removed from Fumigated Imports

In a joint letter, linked below, to all Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) licensees, the USDA Fair Trade Practices Program and National Organic Program remind U.S. importers that agricultural products treated with a substance prohibited by the USDA organic regulations, or that undergo ionizing radiation, may not be sold, labeled or represented as organic.

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA

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 2020, and guidance on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

Upcoming Meetings

Fall 2019 Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA

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