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Sunset Info + NOSB Review Timeline

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published additional information on the streamlined sunset review and renewal process and sent the NOSB a memo regarding the sunset review timeline.

Sunset Review + Renewal Process

On September 16, 2013, we announced a transparent and streamlined sunset review and renewal process.

While many members of the organic community have been very supportive of these process changes, we wanted to provide additional information on the revised sunset process.

Additional Info: Sunset Review + Renewal Process

Sunset Review Timeline

AMS has asked the NOSB to review substances currently on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per the timeline linked below.

This would cover review activities through 2017 (and address substances with sunset dates through 2019). The memo:

  • Identifies which two meetings the NOSB should use to address each substance, depending on its sunset date.
  • Establishes deadlines for the NOSB to request third party technical reports on an individual substance to assess its impact on the environment, human health, and other OFPA criteria.
  • Provides a list of substances scheduled for NOSB review in 2014 through 2017 (addresses sunset dates through 2019).

View Memo: Sunset Review Timeline

We thank the NOSB for its review of allowed and prohibited substances and ongoing work to protect the integrity of organic products.

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