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AnnouncementSeptember 25, 2014



We are pleased to announce an amended National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) charter.

Amended National Organic Standards Board Charter

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce the posting of an amended charter for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  The "Termination" section of the amended charter clarifies that that the NOSB's Committee charter will expire 2 years after the date of filing, rather than the Committee itself expiring after 2 years. This change reaffirms the "Duration" section of the charter, which notes that the Committee is a continuing committee. The USDA will continue to renew the NOSB charter every 2 years. This charter renewal will ensure that the NOSB continues to operate, as established in the Organic Food Production Act (OFPA), without pause in operations.  The amended charter has been filed with the General Services Administration, and is posted on the National Organic Program website; the effective date remains the same as the original version.   


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