The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is now accepting public comments on its fall 2013 proposals.
The National Organic Program (NOP) also published its response to the NOSB's April 2013 recommendations.
NOSB Now Accepting Public Comments
The NOSB has published its proposals with a request for public comment in advance of the fall meeting.
NOSB Fall 2013 Meeting
October 22 - 24, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Galt House Hotel
Grand Ballroom C
140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
A small block of rooms has been set aside for the public. To get the Government per diem rate ($97.00 per night), call the hotel by October 1, 2013, and ask for the USDA block.
Written Public Comments
Deadine: October 1, 2013
In order for the Board to review comments prior to the meeting, comments must be submitted by October 1, 2013, 11:59 pm ET.
Submit Comments via Regulations.gov
In-Person Public Comments
Deadline: October 1, 2013
In order to schedule and notify people of their speaking times, we must receive requests for oral comments slots by October 1, 2013, 11:59 pm ET.
Request an In-Person Comment Slot
|Save the Date: Spring 2014 NOSB Meeting|
The Spring 2014 meeting of the NOSB will be held in San Antonio, Texas, during the week of April 28, 2014.
|Response: April NOSB Recommendations|
At its April 2013 meeting, the NOSB recommended that the NOP take several actions.
In advance of the October 2013 NOSB meeting, the NOP has published a response to these recommendations.
View NOSB Response
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