Inert Ingredients in Pesticides for Organic Production

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-21-0008
Comments Due: November 1, 2022

Summary

This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeks input from stakeholders about how to update the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations on inert ingredients in pesticides used in organic production. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks comments on alternatives to its existing regulations that would align with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulatory framework for inert ingredients. Information from public comments would inform AMS's approach to this topic, including any proposed revisions of the USDA organic regulations.

Submit Comments

To submit comments on the ANPR, use any of the following procedures:

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. You can access this ANPR and instructions for submitting public comments by searching for document number, AMS-NOP-21-0008.

• Mail: Jared Clark, Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2642-S., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268.

All submissions received must include the docket number AMS-NOP-21-0008, and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0581-AE02 for this ANPR. AMS seeks information and feedback on specific topics listed in this ANPR. Commenters are also invited to provide information and perspectives on inert ingredients for topics not requested by AMS in this notification. Specific and relevant information and data to support your comments is encouraged, including, scientific, environmental, manufacturing, industry, or impact information. Comments received will be posted to https://www.regulations.gov.

To access the document, related documents, and comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov/​ (search for Docket ID AMS-NOP-21-0008).

Contact

Jared Clark, Standards Division, National Organic Program. Telephone: (202) 720-3252. Email: jared.clark@usda.gov.

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