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AnnouncementApril 1, 2013

The National Organic Program (NOP) has finalized the agenda for the upcoming National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting, to be held April 9 - 11, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.   

Additionally, the NOP is pleased to announce conflict of interest guidelines for members of the NOSB. 

Final Agenda: Spring 2013 NOSB Meeting

The NOP has finalized the agenda for the upcoming NOSB meeting:

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

April 9 - 11, 2013
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
Pavillion Ballroom - Main Tower
921 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611

Meeting Agenda 

Subcommittee Proposals (individual proposals)

Meeting Materials (all proposals and agenda)

Press Release 

Federal Register Notice 

Note: The public comment period closed on March 19, 2013. USDA is no longer accepting written comments or requests for in-person public comments.

NOSB Conflict of Interest Guidelines

The organic community has voiced great interest in establishing clear definitions and procedures related to conflict of interest, particularly with respect to NOSB operations. The NOP has issued a memo to the Board on this topic.  

View Memo to NOSB: Conflict of Interest Guidelines 

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