2015 Sunset Review for Organic Production

National Organic Program: USDA Organic Regulations

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-15-0009
Effective: June 22, 2015
This document addresses the 2015 Sunset Review submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) through the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following the NOSB's May and October 2014 meetings. The 2015 Sunset Review pertains to the NOSB's review of the need for the continued allowance for seven substances on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). Consistent with the NOSB's review, this publication provides notice on the renewal of three synthetic and two nonsynthetic substances on the National List, along with any restrictive annotations. For substances that have been renewed on the National List, this document completes the 2015 National List Sunset Process.
Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D, Associate Ddeputy Administrator
National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP
1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2646-So., Ag Stop 0268
Washington, DC 20250-0268
Phone: (202) 720-3252
Email: Jennifer.Tucker@ams.usda.gov or by accessing the Web site at http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop