Greetings! The members of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and the National Organic Program (NOP) often receive letters and requests from people interested in our upcoming regulatory activities and meetings. In this note, we summarize the best way to direct your letters and requests.
As a Federal Advisory Committee, the NOSB has a well-defined scope of activity. If you have opinions and requests to share with the Board, please use the public comment period that is open before each NOSB meeting to submit your thoughts. Or, submit a formal National List petition for consideration using the guidelines provided in the link below.
The NOP is the best place to send your letters outside the NOSB public comment and petition process. We are always open to comments on a variety of topics related to organic agriculture. While we cannot guarantee that every letter will receive a direct response, your letters do get an audience and help us identify and prioritize needs.
Feedback to the NOSB
In summary, please send information to the NOSB through the following channels only:
Public Comments (deadline: 11/13/2011)
National List Petitions (ongoing)
Feedback to the NOP
Letters outside these processes may be sent to the NOP:
USDA National Organic Program
1400 Independence Ave SW; Room 2646S (Stop 0268)
Washington, DC 20250-0268
We look forward to hearing from you!
The National Organic Program Team