September 5, 2013
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has announced that the Fall 2013 meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will take place from October 22-24 in Louisville, KY. The NOSB meets twice annually to receive input from the public and key stakeholders in the organic community on NOSB recommendations and discussion items. October’s meeting will cover a range of issues including possible changes to the List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) and updates from working groups on technical issues.
The deadline for public comment before the meeting is October 1. A tentative agenda is available here, and NOSB Subcommittee recommendations are available on the National Organic Program website. More details on the procedure for submitting comments or requesting a time slot for oral comment at the meeting, along with more information about the meeting, can be found in the Federal Register.