Meetings: National Organic Standards Board

Docket Number: AMS-NOP-20-0041
Dates: The NOSB will meet via webinars (virtually) on three days, October 28-October 30, 2020, from 12 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) each day. The Board will hear oral public comments prior to the meeting via webinars on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 12 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. ET. The NOSB will also host an expert panel on sanitizers via webinar in November; the date and time will be announced on the AMS website. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 1, 2020.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).


All webinars for the public comment sessions, the meeting itself, and the subsequent expert panel can be accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS website prior to each event. Detailed information can be found at


Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2642-S, Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268; Phone: (202) 720-3252; Email:

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