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National Organic Standards Board Announces 2023 Fall Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. These recommendations help the Department develop and refine the organic standards.

The NOSB plans to webcast the meeting live for those who cannot travel. Should circumstances not permit an in-person meeting, the meeting will be held virtually. Updates will be posted to the meeting webpage at the link below.

The NOSB invites oral and written public comment on its fall agenda topics. Registration for oral comment speaking slots will open in late August 2023. Written comments may be submitted via Regulations.gov (https://www.regulations.gov).

Deadlines: To be considered during the Fall 2023 Meeting, written comments and requests to provide oral comments must be received by 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, September 28, 2023. This timeframe gives the Board time to review the comments before the meeting.

NOSB Meeting Details

Written Comments and Requests to Make Oral Comments Due: Sept. 28, 2023

Online Comment Webinars: October 17 and 19, 2023, Noon–5:00 pm Eastern

In-Person Public Meeting: October 24–26, 2023, 10:00 am –6:00 pm Eastern

Marriott Downtown Providence
1 Orms Street
Reservations: Group name—NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting
Room reservation cutoff date: Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

In late August 2023, all meeting materials, including Zoom information to join the live meeting webcast, will be posted on the meeting web page: https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-providence-ri. Interested parties are encouraged to review the online meeting materials. Posted content will include the meeting agenda, subcommittee proposals, discussion documents, and instructions on how to submit oral or written comments.