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Deadlines Approaching for NOSB Pittsburgh

by Peter Nell |

The deadlines to submit public comments and register for oral comments to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) at their fall meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are approaching! It is critical that members of the organic community submit public comments on the substances up for re-listing or removal from the National List of Allowed & Prohibited Substances and the other NOSB agenda items

Submit Oral & Written Comments

Written comments are accepted through October 3, 2019 via using docket number AMS-NOP-19-0038

NOSB will accept oral comments through two webinars on October 23, 2019 and October 24, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern. Those interested in the webinar must register before October 3, 2019

In-person comments will be accepted in Pittsburgh. Commenters must register before October 3, 2019 to speak to the board.

Substances Up for Re-Listing or Removal from the National List

Crop scope substances:

  • Ash from manure burning
  • Ferric phosphate
  • Hydrogen chloride
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Oils, horticultural (Narrow range oils)
  • Pheromones
  • Potassium bicarbonate
  • Soaps, ammonium
  • Sodium floaluminate

Handling scope substances:

  • Activated charcoal
  • Alginic acid
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Calcium chloride
  • Calcium citrate
  • Celery powder
  • Citric acid
  • Dairy cultures
  • Enzymes
  • Ferrous sulfate
  • Fish oil
  • Gelatin
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lactic acid
  • L-Malic acid
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Microorganisms
  • Nutrient vitamins and minerals
  • Orange pulp, dried
  • Peracetic acid
  • Perlite
  • Potassium citrate
  • Potassium iodide
  • Potassium phosphate
  • Seaweed, Pacific kombu
  • Seaweed, Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida)
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • Sodium citrate
  • Tocopherols
  • Yeast

Livestock scope substances:

  • Fenbendazole
  • Moxidectin
  • Atropine
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Methionine
  • Peracetic acid
  • Trace minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Xylazine

Stay Engaged with CCOF

CCOF highly encourages all to submit written or oral comments to NOSB. CCOF will submit various written comments and will attend the meeting. Please contact me at for questions or for more information.