National Organic Standards Board Spring 2022 Meeting Starts This Week

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NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting Starts This Week

Public Comments and Board Meeting
Scheduled Over Five Days

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.

Based on input from the Board and members of the organic community, the NOSB will meet virtually in April 2022.

Meeting Details

       Public Comment Webinars (two days)
       •  April 19 & 21, 2022
          Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern Time

       Public Meeting (three days)
       •  April 26-28, 2022
          Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Stakeholder Engagement Encouraged

The meeting Zoom links, agenda, proposals, discussion documents and Federal Register notice are available on the NOSB Spring 2022 Meeting webpage.

       •  All speakers making public comments have signed up and been notified by email
          of the commenting order. Speakers will be called on when it is their turn.

       •  Members of the public will be able to hear the live comments, Board deliberations,
          and see any slides presented. Only Board members may ask questions.

All public comments and Board deliberations will be recorded. Presentations and a transcript of all five days will be posted to the NOP website afterwards. Check the Spring 2022 Meeting page link above for more details and updates.