2016 Sunset Review for Organic Production

National Organic Program: USDA Organic Regulations
Docket Number: AMS-NOP-16-0001
Effective: September 12, 2016
This document addresses the 2016 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 October 2014 and April 2015 meetings. The 2016 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 five 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 2016 National List Sunset Process.
Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP
1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2642-So., Ag Stop 0268
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 720-3252
Email: bob.pooler@ams.usda.gov
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