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Paper (Plant Pots and Containers) (PDF)

See also, “Newspaper or Other Recycled Paper

Parasiticides

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • Status: Not allowed unless specifically listed on National List; 2016 NOSB Recommendation under NOP Review

Pectin (high-methoxy)

  • Status: Added to National list, section 205.606; annotation change effective June 27, 2012 (77 FR 33290)

Pectin (low-methoxy) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 07/15/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, non-organic agricultural ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07; May-08, Oct-10
  • Status: Annotation change effective June 27, 2012 (77 FR 33290)

Pectin (non-amidated)

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606
  • Status: Added to National list, section 205.606 (77 FR 33290)

Peony Root Extract (PDF)

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

Pelargonic Acid

  • See Nonanoic Acid for petition for livestock use

Pelargonic Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/02/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, herbicide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March-07 & November-08
  • Status: Withdrawn by petitioner

Pepper, Chipotle Chile (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 11/20/06; 01/08/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient, 2 petitions
  • 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

Pepper, Poblano (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 10/13/06
  • 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: Not recommended for listing in 205.606

Pepper, Red (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: Not recommended for listing in 205.606

Peracetic Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/12/08
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-09
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.601(a), 205.601(i), 205.603(a), 205.605(b); New annotations on 205.601 effective May 29, 2013 [78 FR 31815]

Peracetic Acid (PDF)

Peracetic Acid (PDF)

Perlite

  • Petition Area and Use: Processing: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-06
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Allowed as a filter aid in food processing

Pheromones

  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: 205.601, insect management
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(f)

Phosphates

Phosphoric Acid, 2002 (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 07/16/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, pH adjuster
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-03
  • Status: Petition withdrawn on 1/14/2014

Phosphoric Acid

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: October 1999
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.603(a)(20), with annotation

Phosphoric Acid

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: October-99
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b), with annotation

Plastic Mulch and Covers

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, mulch
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.601(b)
  • For bioplastic mulch, see “Biodegradable Plastic Mulch”

Poloxalene (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/05/00
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603, medical treatment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: March 2001
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.603(a), with annotation; 66 FR 10873; 71 FR 40624

Polyalkylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether (PGME) (PDF)

Addendum #1 (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/27/12; updated 12/4/14
  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 205.605, boiler additive
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-14; Apr-15
  • Status: Not recommended for National List

Polycaprolactone (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 01/30/08
  • Petition Area and Use: Section 205.601, inert ingredient
  • Technical Advisory Panel Report: In development
  • Status: Petition withdrawn

Polygala Root Extract (PDF)

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

Polyglyceryl Phthalate Ester of Coconut Oil Fatty Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/28/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, inert ingredient
  • Status: Under NOSB Review

Polygonum Root Extract (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/03/07
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.606, ingredient
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Under NOSB review

Polyoxin D Zinc Salt (PDF)

Petition Addendum #1 (PDF)

Petition Addendum #2 (PDF) 

Petition Addendum #3 (PDF)

Polyoxin D Zinc Salt (PDF)

Petition Addendum #1 (PDF)

Petition Addendum #2 (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 03/04/12; updated 10/02/12; 01/18/13; and 1/23/13
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Apr-13
  • Status: Not Recommended for Listing

Poria Fungus Extract (PDF)

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

Potassium Acid Tartrate

  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b)

Potassium Bicarbonate

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601(i)

Potassium Carbonate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 05/17/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, biocide to prevent fermentation in kelp products
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Under NOSB review

Potassium Carbonate

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

Potassium Cellulose Glycolate (Potassium CMC) (PDF)

Potassium Chloride

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

Potassium Chloride

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

Potassium Citrate

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

Potassium Hydroxide (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 03/15/01
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605, processing aid
  • Status: Added to section 205.605(b), restrictions on use

Potassium Hydroxide (2011) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/19/11
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Amend annotation on 205.605(b)
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-11
  • Status: Added to National List, 205.605(b); New annotation effective May 29, 2013 [78 FR 31815]

Potassium Hypochlorite (PDF)

Potassium Iodide

  • Petition Area and Use: Processing: Add to 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: April-95, April-11
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.605(a); Recommended to be removed from 205.605(b)

Potassium Lactate

  • See “Sodium Lactate – Potassium Lactate”

Potassium Phosphate

  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add 205.605
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: October-95
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.605(b), with annotation

Potassium Silicate (PDF)

Potassium Silicate Supplemental (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/24/04; 06/28/06
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Novmeber-07
  • Status: Added to the National List, section 205.601(e) and (i), with annotation; 75 FR 77521

Potassium Sorbate

  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-02
  • Status: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Potassium Sorbate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/25/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603, treatment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-02
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Potassium Sulfate (Cryolite) (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 12/11/01
  • Petition Area and Use: Crop: Add to 205.601, soil amendment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-02
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Probiotics

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November 1995
  • Status: Nonsynthetic; Allowed

Procaine

  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603
  • Status: Added to the National List, 205.603(b)(6), with annotation; 2016 NOSB Recommendation under NOP Review

Propane (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 07/14/08
  • Petition Area and Use: Section 205.605, propellant
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-09
  • Status: Prohibited substance for organic handling

Propane, Odorized (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 08/25/10
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601, rodent control
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: November-11
  • Status: Not Listed

Propionic Acid (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 02/23/05
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603 as a feed preservative, mold inhibitor
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: May-09
  • Status: Prohibited in organic production

Propylene Carbonate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 2/4/14
  • Petition Area and Use: Crops: Add to 205.601; inert ingredient
  • NOSB Meeting Review: TBD
  • NOSB Final Recommendation: TBD
  • NOSB Subcommittee Proposal: TBD
  • Status: Under NOSB Review

Propylene Glycol (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/25/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603, treatment
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: September-02
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Prohibited substance for organic production and handling

Propylene Glycol Monolaurate (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/24/09
  • Petition Area and Use: Add to 206.601, miticide
  • NOSB Meeting Petition Review: Oct-12
  • Status: Not recommended for listing

Proteinated Chelates (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 04/25/02
  • Petition Area and Use: Livestock: Add to 205.603, feed additive
  • Status of NOP Activity on NOSB Recommendation, FR Notice, Sunset: Allowed under section 205.603(d), minerals, slaughter by-products prohibited

Pullulan (PDF)

  • Date Petition Received: 09/05/03
  • Petition Area and Use: Handling: Add to 205.605 as non-synthetic ingredient
  • Status: Not listed

Pullulan (PDF)