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AnnouncementSeptember 30, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to invite nominations for a qualified individual to fill a vacancy on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  Applications are due on or before October 29, 2015.


Call for Nominations:  National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) for an individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation.  
The NOSB - established under the Organic Foods Production Act and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act - is responsible for reviewing materials and/or recommending changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, and advising the Secretary of Agriculture on other aspects of the USDA organic regulations.
The NOSB board positions are specifically designated to represent various sectors of the organic community, including those who have expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation.

The individual selected to fill the current vacancy, created by a recent resignation, will serve for the remainder of the former Board member's term. The appointee will serve from January 24, 2016 to January 23, 2020.

All applicable information should be sent to Michelle Arsenault at the National Organic Program via email to Michelle.Arsenault@AMS.USDA.GOV or mail to USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 2648, Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250. 

Written nominations, with cover letters, resumes, and a required form (available on the USDA website), must be received or postmarked on or before October 29, 2015.

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