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Spring 2015 NOSB Meeting Information

AlertOTA's Spring 2015 NOSB Report is now available. Download the complete report & check out our at-a-glance summary of meeting highlights. 

NOSB meeting & agenda

The next National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held April 27-30 in La Jolla, CA, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. Download a PDF of OTA's BOSB Resource Booklet or view the flipbook.
The primary purpose of NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for organic stakeholders to give input on proposed NOSB recommendations and discussion items. The meetings also allow NOSB to receive updates from USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) on issues pertaining to organic agriculture. The meeting will be open to the public. The final deadline to submit written comments and sign up for oral comments is Tuesday, April 7, at midnight Eastern.

Your feedback is needed! Over the course of its next two meetings, NOSB will review the large majority of the fertilizers, pest control products, processing aids, and ingredients currently allowed for use by certified organic operations.
These production and handling inputs will be reviewed and voted on by NOSB based on their Sunset timelines (October 2016 or 2017), and may not be renewed if new information indicates these substances are incompatible with organic production.
To help facilitate a robust comment process, OTA has created a survey system for collecting feedback from certified farms and processors. The information collected will help NOSB identify the inputs that should be renewed or removed from the National List.  

OTA's final comments to NOSB

Materials/GMO Subcommittee
Certification, Accreditation, and Compliance Subcomittee
Crops Subcommittee
Livestock Subcomittee
Handling Subcomittee

OTA NOSB Reports | Spring 2015

Download OTA's Spring NOSB Report Comment deadline approaching  NOSB to discuss 200+ materials up for Sunset Review