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September 24, 2013

As a reminder, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is accepting public comments on its fall 2013 proposals.

The deadline to submit written comments and to reserve an in-person oral comment slot is a week from today on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

NOSB 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
(502) 589-5200

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.

Meeting Resources

Public Comments 

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

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 comment 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.

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