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Lactic Acid

  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(a)

Laminarin (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 5/30/13
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-14; Oct-15
  • Status: NOSB Recommendation under NOP review

Lanolin

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: October 1999
  • Status: Nonsynthetic

Lead Salts

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.602
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.602

Leather Meal

  • Date Petition Received: 10/03/00
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601 as a plant or soil amendment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-00
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Lecithin, bleached

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95
  • Status: Lecithin-de-oiled included on National List, 205.606 [77 FR 8089; effective March 15, 2012]

Lecithin, bleached (remove) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/27/08
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Section 205.605, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-09
  • Status: Lecithin—de-oiled included on National List, 205.606 [77 FR 8089; effective March 15, 2012]

Lecithin, unbleached (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/10/04
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Remove from 205.606 as a non-organic agricultural ingredient
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Petition on hold, reviewed at April 2006 NOSB meeting
  • Status: Lecithin—de-oiled included on National List, 205.606 [77 FR 8089; effective March 15, 2012]

Lecithin, unbleached -- fluid (remove) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/20/08
  • Petition Area and Use: Section 205.606, ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: Not requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-09
  • Status: Lecithin—de-oiled included on National List, 205.606 [77 FR 8089; effective March 15, 2012]

Lemongrass (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/20/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: No report requested
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Interim Final Rule, 72 FR 35137
  • Petition Supplemental Information: Docket #AMS-TM-07-0062

Levamisole

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: October 1999
  • Status: Synthetic, prohibited

Lidocaine

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.603(b)(3), with annotation; 2016 NOSB Recommendation under NOP Review

Lignin Sulfonate (Aquatic Plants) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/27/12
  • Petition Area and Use: Aquaculture: Add to National List as chelating agent
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-14
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: TBD
  • Status: Under NOSB Review

Lignin Sulfonate (Aquatic Animals) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 06/13/12
  • Petition Area and Use: Aquaculture: Add to National List as feed binder
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: N/A
  • NOSB Formal Recommendation: N/A
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: N/A
  • Status: Withdrawn by petitioner on 8/8/13

Lignin Sulfonate (To Remove) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/6/14
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Remove from 205.601(l)
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Oct-15
  • Status: Sunset 2017 recommendation under NOP review

Lignin Sulfonate

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, plant or soil amendment
  • NOSB Meeting Review: November-95, April-11
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(j) and 205.601(l); removed from 205.601(l) as floating agent in 2017 (82 FR 31241) 
  • See also “Sodium Carbonate Lignin

Ligusticum Root Extract (PDF)

  •  Date Petition Received: 08/03/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Status: Not Listed

Lime, Hydrated

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November 1995
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.603(b)(4), with annotation
  • For crop use, see “Hydrated Lime”

Lime Mud (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 03/02/04
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601 as a plant or soil amendment; Micronutrient
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Lime Sulfur

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Apr-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(e) and (i)

L-Malic Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/01/02
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Final Rule, 71 FR 532
  • Petition Supplemental Information: Docket #TM-04-01FR

L-Methionine

  • See “Methionine”

Lutein (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/14/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Review: Oct-12
  • Status: Not recommended for listing

Lycopene (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 09/19/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Oct-12
  • Status: Not recommended for listing
  • For petition as a color, see “Color: Lycopene Juice”