Inert Ingredients in Pesticides for Organic Production

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-21-0008
Comments Due: The comment period for the notice originally published on September 2, 2022, at 87 FR 54173, is extended. Comments must be submitted on or before December 31, 2022.


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing additional time for the public to submit comments and information about how to update the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations on inert ingredients in pesticides used in organic production. 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: 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. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. ET, December 31, 2022. The comment period has been extended by 60 days from the initial date of November 1, 2022. This extension was made to ensure that all stakeholders and individuals have adequate time to formulate their comments and suggestions about the proposed rule.

• 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. Mailed comments must be postmarked by December 31, 2022. Comments received will be posted to

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


Jared Clark, Standards Division, National Organic Program. Telephone: (202) 720-3252. Email:

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