Dec 18, 2019
National Organic Standards Board spring meeting planned

The USDA National Organic Program logoThe National Organic Standards Board will hold its spring meeting April 29 – May 1, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2022, and recommendations on organic policies.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments, will be posted below as it becomes available.

Materials related to the meeting will be posted as they become available to the NOSB Spring 2020 Meeting webpage. The Board may post draft documents for public comment at any time before the meeting.

Stakeholder engagement is encouraged. The NOSB invites public comment on agenda topics and will hear comments in-person at the meeting in Crystal City and during webinars leading up to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted via

The meeting will be held at Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Highway in Arlington, Virginia, 22202. The hotel phone number is 1-800-937-8461, and the group name is the National Organic Standards Board. There is a room reservation deadline of April 6, 2020.

NOSB is a federal advisory committee established by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and administered through AMS. The NOSB advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on aspects of the organic regulations. More information is available on the National Organic Program website:

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