Materials/GMO ad hoc Subcommittee

The Materials Subcommittee (MS) drafts proposals for consideration by the Board to provide guidance, clarification or proposed standards of the National List section of the organic regulations as contained in [7CFR Part 205] and OFPA. The MS works with the NOP, NOSB Subcommittees and TAP Contractors in managing the Materials Review Process including tracking petitions, sufficiency reports, materials scheduled to sunset and sunset review process in addition to a chair appointed by the Board Chair, the MS shall include in its membership one of the co-chairs from each of the Livestock, Crops, and Handling Subcommittees. Other members may be appointed as needed. The MS occasionally works with other subcommittees to develop joint recommendations where materials are involved.