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NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting

The Fall 2022 Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will take place in-person on October 25-27 in Sacramento, CA. The virtual oral comment webinars will occur on October 18 & 20. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comments is September 29, 2022.  

 

Meeting Agenda and Topics
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Meeting Agenda and Packet

The complete NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting Agenda and Meeting Packet will be published approximately around September 1. Among the topics will be final votes on 2024 Sunset Materials (see below for list of substances and survey links). 

2024 Sunset Review: List of Substances & Survey Links

This year, NOSB will discuss and vote on whether to continue the allowance of the substances listed below that are scheduled for re-review prior to their sunset (expiration) date in 2024 from the National List. These National List inputs may not be renewed if new information indicates these substances are harmful to human health or the environment, are not necessary because natural or organic alternatives are available, and/or incompatible with organic production. (Learn more about the Sunset Review Process

Do you use any of the substances listed below? It’s critical that organic stakeholders weigh in and explain whether these inputs are still necessary for organic production or if natural or organic alternatives are available. The feedback will inform the proposal and vote made at the Fall 2022 NOSB meeting. 

Inform our comments by completing our Sunset Surveys! To help facilitate the comment process, OTA has created a survey system for collecting feedback from certified organic farms and processors. Below are links to electronic surveys that can be used to submit feedback on each individual material currently under NOSB review. Each survey is anonymous and takes about five minutes to complete. The information collected will be passed along to NOSB via OTA’s comments. 

Why should you care? The inputs listed below are fertilizers, pest control products, livestock treatments, processing aids, and ingredients currently allowed for use under certain restrictions by certified organic operations. In short, they are production inputs that help to grow and process organic products. It’s critical that NOSB hear from certified farmers and handlers during this open comment period on whether these inputs are essential and/or necessary for organic production and should remain on the National List, or whether there are other effective natural or organic alternatives available. 

LINKS TO SUNSET SURVEYS 

Inputs Used in Crop Production: 

Inputs Used in Livestock Production:  

Inputs Used in Processing and Handling:  

Submitting Public Comments

Members of the public may submit written comments and/or provide oral comments. Oral comments and written comments registration will open in late August when the agenda and proposals are posted. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on September 29, 2022. 

Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittees’ proposals via Regulations.gov. (Docket # AMS-NOP-22-0042). A detailed agenda and subcommittee proposals will be posted above and on Regulations.gov in late August

 

Meeting Dates & Attendance

NOSB public comment webinars and meeting days are free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless you wish to provide public comment.

Watch/Listen to the public comment webinars on Oct 18 & 20, 2022

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, October 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, October 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern

(Link to the webinar to come)

 

Watch/Listen to the public meeting on Oct 25-27, 2022: 

  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, October 25 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, October 27 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific

(Link to the webinar to come)

 

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    Gwendolyn Wyard
    Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs
    (503) 798-3294 

    Johanna Mirenda
    Farm Policy Director
    (202) 812-7704