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April 19-21, Denver

USDA announces NOSB meeting, invites public comments

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold a public meeting in Denver, Colo., April 19-21, 2017.

The board meeting provides a forum for the organic community to provide input on issues concerning organic production and processing. During the meeting, which is open to the public, the board will address several petitions about changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The agenda of topics and current proposals are available on the meeting webpage at www.ams.usda.gov/event/nosb-spring-2017-meeting-denver-co. The meeting will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO, 80202; 1-888-627-8405.

The NOSB is accepting public comments in advance of the meeting. Written comments on the proposals can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern on March 30, 2017, at www.regulations.gov.

The public is invited to provide oral comments during one of two sessions – at the meeting or during a webinar. The webinar will be held on April 13, 2017, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Those interested in speaking at the meeting to provide oral comments must sign up in advance no later than March 30, 2017. Additional information can be found on the meeting webpage. Registration is not required to attend the meeting, only to provide oral comments.

To receive further information about the meeting or to request copies of available materials, please contact Michelle Arsenault, National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 2646-So., Mail Stop 0268, Washington, D.C. 20250-0268; Phone: (202) 720-3252; nosb@ams.usda.gov

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