National Organic Program; Origin of Livestock

National Organic Program; Origin of Livestock
Docket Number: AMS-NOP-11-0009

Comments Due: The comment period on the proposed rule that published April 28, 2015 (80 FR 23455) is reopened. We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before December 2, 2019.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on our April 28, 2015, proposed rule to amend the origin of livestock requirements for dairy animals under the USDA organic regulations. We are reopening the proposed rule's comment period for 60 days to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in any future final rule.

Submit Comments

You may submit comments on this proposed rule via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at You can access a copy of the proposed rule, previous public comments received, and instructions for submitting public comments by searching for docket number AMS-NOP-11-0009. Comments may also be sent to: Paul Lewis, Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2642-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268; (202) 260-9151 (fax).

Instructions: All submissions received must include docket number AMS-NOP-11-0009 or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0581-AD08 for this rulemaking. You should clearly indicate the topic and section number of this proposed rule to which your comment refers, state your position(s), offer any recommended language change(s), and include relevant information and data to support your position(s) (e.g., scientific, environmental, manufacturing, industry, or industry impact information, etc.). All comments and relevant background documents posted to will include any personal information provided.


Paul Lewis, Ph.D., Director, Standards Division, National Organic Program, AMS, USDA; email; telephone (202) 720-3252.

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