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AnnouncementFebruary 25, 2013

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is now accepting public comments on its spring 2013 proposals.

NOSB Spring 2013 Meeting
April 9 - 11, 2013
8:00am to 5:30pm daily 

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611

A small block of rooms has been set aside for the public. To get the Government per diem rate ($113.00 per night), call the hotel by March 22nd and ask for the USDA block.

NOSB Now Accepting Public Comments

The NOSB has published its proposals with a request for public comment in advance of the spring meeting. 

Public Comments    

Written Public Comments

Deadline: March 19, 2013
In order for the Board to review comments prior to the meeting, comments must be submitted by March 19, 2013. Submit comments via

In-Person Public Comments  
Deadline: March 19, 2013
In order to schedule and notify people of their speaking times, we must receive requests for oral comments slots by March 19, 2013. View instructions

*When the meeting was announced in the Federal Register, the NOSB subcommittee proposals weren't yet available.

Save the Date: Fall 2013 NOSB Meeting

The Fall 2013 meeting of the NOSB will be held in Louisville, Kentucky during the week of October 21, 2013. 

The NOP will provide additional information in the coming months.

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