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Spring 2013 NOSB Meeting

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming NOSB Spring Meeting

  • Meeting
When Apr 09, 2013 12:00 AM to
Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM
Where Portland, OR
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming National Organic Standards Board spring meeting:

April 9 - 11, 2013
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

To get the Government per diem rate ($113.00 per night), call the hotel by March 22nd and ask for the USDA block.

Press Release (PDF)
Federal Register Notice of Meeting (PDF)
Meeting Agenda (PDF)
Subcommittee proposals (Individual Proposals)
Meeting materials (All Proposals and Agenda) (PDF)

Public Comment
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) invites the public to submit written comments and/or provide oral comments at its April 2013 business meeting in Portland, OR. Please note: In order to be considered during the Spring 2013 meeting, written public comments or requests for in-person oral comments must be received by 11:59PM ET March 19, 2013.
Written Comments
Please submit feedback on the NOSB Subcommittees’ proposals via You can search for the meeting using this docket number: AMS-NOP-12-0070, or by keywords such as NOSB, Organic, or Portland, or by clicking the link below.
Deadline to submit written comments: 11:59PM ET March 19, 2013
In-Person Oral Comments
Register online to provide in-person oral public comments at the meeting. As listed on the agenda, public comments are scheduled for all 3 days of the meeting. An open comment period is scheduled on Tuesday, April 9 during which the public can address either multiple items or items not on the agenda. Other comment periods are scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday April 11 specific to Subcommittee presentations. Please see the agenda for the Subcommittee’s discussion schedule. Each Subcommittee will complete all activities during their scheduled time (introduce proposals, listen to public comments, discuss, then potentially vote on agenda items). When you sign up, make sure you indicate which Subcommittee you wish to address so we can schedule your comments before the NOSB votes on those agenda items. All persons making oral presentations are requested to also provide their comments in writing via Written submissions may contain information other than that presented at the oral presentation. We also request that you provide two (2) hard copies of your oral comments for distribution to the Board members.
Deadline to sign up: 11:59PM ET March 19, 2013
Questions? Email Michelle Arsenault, NOSB Advisory Board Specialist or call 202-720-0081
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