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National Organic Standards Board: Call for Nominations and Intent to Renew Charter

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. USDA announces its intent to renew the NOSB's charter, and seeks nominations for seats on the NOSB.

From www.ams.usda.gov:

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. NOSB members are volunteers and come from across the organic community. Each member is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to a five-year term.

In the Federal Register Notice for this announcement, USDA announces its intent to renew the NOSB's charter, and seeks nominations for the following seats on the NOSB: 

  • Individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation
  • Organic Producer who owns or operates an organic operation
  • Organic Handler who owns or operates an organic handling operation
  • Retailer with significant trade in organic products

 

Committee member duties include:

  • Attending committee meetings (travel paid by USDA)
  • Participating in bi-monthly subcommittee conference calls
  • Reviewing materials and/or recommend changes to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
  • Advising the Secretary on other aspects of the USDA organic regulations  

 

Written nominations must include a cover letter, resume, and an AD-755 Application Form and must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2014.

More Information:  

 

For more information: Visit NOSB Nominations Webpage

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