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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting – Virtual

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, hosts expert panels, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture in a public forum.

With input from the National Organic Standards Board and the organic community, NOP will hold the NOSB Spring 2021 Meeting live online, instead of in-person. This allows the Board to move forward with deliberations as scheduled in an open and public setting, without the need for travel.

NOSB Spring 2021 Meeting Dates

  • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, April 20 from Noon – 5 p.m. ET
  • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday April 22 from Noon – 5 p.m. ET

Watch/Listen to the webinars on April 20 & 22, 2021:

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Same link for both days https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1617821182

Or join by phone:  For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location:
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)
+1 551 285 1373 US
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 161 782 1182

Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aekCdgX8Nh
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aewOZJsOJw

  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Wednesday, April 28 from Noon – 5 p.m. ET
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Thursday, April 29 from Noon – 5 p.m. ET
  • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Friday, April 30 from Noon – 5 p.m. ET

Watch/Listen to the Meeting on April 28, 29, & 30, 2021:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Same link for all three days https://www.zoomgov.com/s/1607550391

Or join by phone:  For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location:
+1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)
+1 669 216 1590 US (San Jose)
+1 551 285 1373 US
+1 646 828 7666 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 160 755 0391

Find your local number: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aekCdgX8Nh
International numbers available: https://www.zoomgov.com/u/aetXgl0FYs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Detailed meeting information, including the agenda, NOSB proposals, and links to read written comments are posted below. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Meeting Resources

The meetings are free and open to the public, and registration is not required unless you wish to provide public comment. Times shown for meetings, webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

How to Participate

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments before each of its business meetings. Please note: The deadline to submit written public comments or requests for oral comment speaking slots was 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, April 5, 2021.

Written Comments

The comment period is now closed. To read public comments submitted to the NOSB please visit Regulations.gov. (Docket # AMS-NOP-20-0089).

Oral Comments
Oral comment registration is full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email michelle.arsenault@usda.gov no later than April 16, 2021. The Board will hear oral comments during the following times via Zoom:

Post Meeting Resources – to be added after the meeting

  • Part 1: National Organic Program Update, a recorded presentation will be made available in the Organic Integrity Learning Center at Course “NOP-998 – NOP Presentations.”  Need a Free Account? Read “Getting Started” to sign up from the Organic Training Web page.
  • Part 2: National Organic Program Update (pdf)
  • Meeting Transcripts (pdf)
  • Voting Summary (pdf)
  • Final NOSB Recommendations
  • NOP Response to NOSB Final Recommendations

Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-997-0115.

Details

Start:
April 20 @ 12:00 pm
End:
April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-crystal-city-va-0

Venue

Online
MA United States

Organizer

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Website:
https://www.ams.usda.gov/
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