NOSB Recommendations - National List 2021 and 2022 Sunset Review

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2021 and 2022 Sunset Review Notice

Addressing NOSB Recommendations

On August 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will publish a Federal Register Notice announcing the outcome of the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) 2021 and 2022 Sunset Reviews of substances. This notice addresses NOSB recommendations and identifies which substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) will be renewed. The new sunset date for the substances renewed by this notice is either September 12, 2026, or March 15, 2027, as indicated in this notice.

See the Federal Register Notice for a complete list of the substances being renewed as part of the 2021 and 2022 Sunset Reviews.

The NOSB is required to review the eligibility of a substance to remain on the National List every five years. A renewal means the substance keeps its current status as being allowed or prohibited in organic production and handling.

About the National List

More information on the National List, including how and why substances are added or removed, is available on The USDA, National Organic Program, National List webpage.