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Public comments due for Nat'l Organic Standards Board mtg.

April 4, 2019

Meeting Information:

April 24-26, 2019, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm PACIFIC TIME
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA, 98104-1119

Reservations: 1 (800) 468-3571 or (206) 583-0300: National Organic Standards Board April 2019 Meeting
Room reservation cutoff date: April 3, 2019

The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The face-to-face meetings are not webcast. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone; whereas, webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.



  • NOP Update (pdf) - NOP

Public Comment
The docket for this meeting is now open. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites public comment on agenda topics in writing, in-person at the Spring 2019 business meeting in Seattle, or during one of the webinars leading up to the meeting. The comment period will close April 4, 2019. Please note: In order to be considered during the Spring 2019 meeting, written public comments or requests for oral comment speaking slots must be received by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME April 4, 2018.

Written Comments
Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittees’ proposals via Regulations.gov. (Docket # AMS-NOP-18-0071). A detailed agenda, along with the proposals, will be available approximately 6 weeks before the meeting and will be linked above. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. April 4, 2019.

Oral Comments
Oral comment registration will open when the NOSB proposals are posted. Please check back in early March.

The Board will hear oral comments during the following times:

  • Webinars
    • April 16 & 18, 2019, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern (3 minute comment slot)
  • In-person meeting
    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (3 minute comment slot)

If you would like to listen to the webinars on April 16 & 18, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, you can access them as follows:

Step 1: Dial In by Phone:

  • Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada):  866.740.1260
  • Access Code:  7202000

Step 2: Also Access the Web (optional):

  • Meeting URL: http://www.readytalk.com
  • Click the green button in upper right to “join meeting”
  • On the left side of the screen, enter Access Code 7202000, and click green button to “join meeting”.  Enter your name into the participant registration box.

The system can accommodate up to 150 callers; after that limit is reached, callers may be told that the call capacity has been exceeded.  Transcripts of the call(s) will be available after the in person meeting concludes.

Questions?  Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Committee Specialist or call 202-720-0081


April 4, 2019
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