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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting - Crystal City, VA

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Event Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, May 1, 2020 - 6:00pm

Location: Crystal City, VA

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2022, and recommendations on organic policies.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments, will be posted below as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Meeting Information:
Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202 United States

Reservations: Self-registration link (Group name: National Organic Program) or via phone +1 800-937-8461 (Group name: National Organic Program) Room reservation cutoff date: April 6, 2020.

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The face-to-face meetings are not webcast. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone; whereas, webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

Resources

Presentations

  • NOP Update (pdf) - NOP

Public Comment

The docket for this meeting is now open. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments at its Spring 2020 business meeting in Crystal City, Virginia or during one of the webinars leading up to the meeting. The comment period will close April 3, 2020. Please note: In order to be considered during the Spring 2020 meeting, written public comments or requests for oral comment speaking slots must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2020.

Written Comments
Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittees’ proposals via Regulations.gov (Docket # AMS-NOP-19-0095). A detailed agenda, along with the proposals are linked above and posted in Regulations.gov. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2020.

Oral Comments

Oral comment registration is now open.  The Board will hear oral comments during the following times: :

If you would like to join the webinars in listen-only mode on April 21 & 23, 2020, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, you can access them as follows:

April 21, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) NOSB Comment Webinar 1 
Join ZoomGov Meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1619496335
Meeting ID: 161 949 6335

One tap mobile:
+16692545252,1619496335# US (San Jose)
+16468287666,1619496335# US (New York)

Dial by your location:
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aA5pdURsG

Join by SIP: 1619496335@sip.zoomgov.com

April 23, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) NOSB Comment Webinar 2 
Join ZoomGov Meeting  https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604259480
Meeting ID: 160 425 9480

One tap mobile:
+16692545252,1604259480# US (San Jose)
+16468287666,,1604259480# US (New York)

Dial by your location:
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aA5pdURsG

Join by SIP: 1604259480@sip.zoomgov.com

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-720-0081.

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