Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, 57194-57200 [2010-23337]

Download as PDF 57194 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 181 Monday, September 20, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 [Document Number AMS–NOP–10–0068; NOP–10–08] Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a forthcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The principal purpose of NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for the organic community to weigh in on proposed NOSB recommendations and discussion items. These meetings also allow the NOSB to receive updates from the USDA/NOP on issues pertaining to organic agriculture. DATES: The meeting dates are Monday, October 25, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, October 28, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Requests from individuals and organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the meeting are due by the close of business on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Best Western InnTowner, 2424 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53726. • The NOSB meeting agenda and proposed recommendations may be viewed at https://www.ams.usda.gov/ nop. Requests for copies of these materials may be sent to Ms. Lisa jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Ahramjian (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). • Written comments on proposed NOSB recommendations may be received by the close of business on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Written comments may be submitted to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian electronically at www.regulations.gov (preferred) or via mail (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). The comments should identify Document Number AMS–NOP– 10–0068; NOP–10–08. It is our intention to have all comments—whether they are submitted by mail or the Internet— available for viewing on the www.regulations.gov Web site. • To make an oral presentation at the meeting, please send a request to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian at nosb@ams.usda.gov or (202) 720–3252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Ahramjian, Executive Director, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646–So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; Phone: (202) 720–3252; nosb@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2119 (7 U.S.C. 6518) of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) requires the establishment of the NOSB. The purpose of the NOSB is to make recommendations about whether a substance should be allowed or prohibited in organic production or handling, to assist in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production, and to advise the Secretary on other aspects of the implementation of the OFPA. The NOSB met for the first time in Washington, DC, in March 1992, and currently has six subcommittees working on various aspects of the organic program. The committees are: Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification; Crops; Handling; Livestock; Materials; and Policy Development. In August of 1994, the NOSB provided its initial recommendations for the NOP to the Secretary of Agriculture. Since that time, the NOSB has submitted 197 addenda to its PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 recommendations and reviewed more than 357 substances for inclusion on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its final National Organic Program regulation in the Federal Register on December 21, 2000, (65 FR 80548). The rule became effective April 21, 2001. In addition, the OFPA authorizes the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and provides that no allowed or prohibited substance would remain on the National List for a period exceeding five years unless the exemption or prohibition is reviewed and recommended for renewal by the NOSB and adopted by the Secretary of Agriculture. This expiration is commonly referred to as sunset of the National List. The National List appears at 7 CFR Part 205, Subpart G. The principal purpose of NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for the organic community to weigh in on proposed NOSB recommendations and discussion items. These meetings also allow the NOSB to receive updates from the USDA/NOP on issues pertaining to organic agriculture. Summary of April 2010 NOSB Meeting The last NOSB meeting was held on April 26–29, 2010, in Davis, California. During this meeting, the Board did not recommend the addition of any new materials to the National List, but did recommend renewal of 148 of the 232 listings of materials scheduled to expire on specific dates in 2012 (see Table 1). In addition, the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Sunset 2012 [Doc. No. AMS–NOP–09–0074; NOP– 09–01] (75 FR 14500, March 26, 2010) was open for comments during the time of the April 2010 business meeting, and was not scheduled to close until May 25, 2010. Consequently, the Board had not yet received or reviewed all public comments, and was aware that additional information may be received from the public that may require the reconsideration of one or all of the materials recommended for continued listing at the next scheduled meeting of the Board. E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules 57195 TABLE 1—NOSB’S PREVIOUS SUNSET 2012 RELISTING RECOMMENDATIONS Section Material § 205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. Hydrogen peroxide ................................................................................................. Soap-based algicide/demossers ............................................................................ Herbicides, soap-based ......................................................................................... Soaps, ammonium ................................................................................................. Ammonium carbonate ............................................................................................ Boric acid ............................................................................................................... Elemental sulfur ..................................................................................................... Lime sulfur ............................................................................................................. Oils, horticultural-narrow range oils as dormant, suffocating, and summer oils ... Soaps, insecticidal ................................................................................................. Sticky traps/barriers ............................................................................................... Sucrose octanoate esters (CAS #s—42922–74–7; 58064–47–4) ........................ jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 205.602 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production. § 205.603 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production. Expiration date Hydrated lime ......................................................................................................... Hydrogen peroxide ................................................................................................. Lime sulfur ............................................................................................................. Oils, horticultural-narrow range oils as dormant, suffocating, and summer oils ... Potassium bicarbonate .......................................................................................... Elemental sulfur ..................................................................................................... Aquatic plant extracts (other than hydrolyzed) ...................................................... Elemental sulfur ..................................................................................................... Humic acids ........................................................................................................... Soluble boron products .......................................................................................... Sulfates of zinc ...................................................................................................... Sulfates of copper .................................................................................................. Sulfates of iron ....................................................................................................... Sulfates of manganese .......................................................................................... Sulfates of molybdenum ........................................................................................ Sulfates of selenium .............................................................................................. Sulfates of cobalt ................................................................................................... Carbonates of zinc ................................................................................................. Carbonates of copper ............................................................................................ Carbonates of iron ................................................................................................. Carbonates of manganese .................................................................................... Carbonates of molybdenum ................................................................................... Carbonates of selenium ......................................................................................... Carbonates of cobalt .............................................................................................. Oxides of zinc ........................................................................................................ Oxides of copper .................................................................................................... Oxides of iron ......................................................................................................... Oxides of manganese ............................................................................................ Oxides of molybdenum .......................................................................................... Oxides of selenium ................................................................................................ Oxides of cobalt ..................................................................................................... Silicates of zinc ...................................................................................................... Silicates of copper ................................................................................................. Silicates of iron ...................................................................................................... Silicates of manganese .......................................................................................... Silicates of molybdenum ........................................................................................ Silicates of selenium .............................................................................................. Silicates of cobalt ................................................................................................... Liquid fish products ................................................................................................ Vitamin B1 .............................................................................................................. Vitamin C ............................................................................................................... Vitamin E ................................................................................................................ Ash from manure burning ...................................................................................... Arsenic ................................................................................................................... Lead salts ............................................................................................................... Potassium chloride ................................................................................................. Sodium fluoaluminate (mined) ............................................................................... Strychnine .............................................................................................................. Tobacco dust (nicotine sulfate) .............................................................................. Atropine (CAS #—51–55–8) .................................................................................. Vaccines ................................................................................................................. Butorphanol (CAS #—42408–82–2) ...................................................................... Chlorhexidine ......................................................................................................... Electrolytes—without antibiotics ............................................................................ Flunixin (CAS #—38677–85–9) ............................................................................. Hydrogen peroxide ................................................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. 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October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. 57196 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1—NOSB’S PREVIOUS SUNSET 2012 RELISTING RECOMMENDATIONS—Continued Section Material Expiration date Iodine ..................................................................................................................... Magnesium hydroxide (CAS #—1309–42–8). ....................................................... Oxytocin—use in postparturition therapeutic applications ..................................... Ivermectin ............................................................................................................... Peroxyacetic/peracetic acid (CAS #—79–21–0) ................................................... Phosphoric acid ..................................................................................................... Poloxalene (CAS #—9003–11–6) .......................................................................... Tolazoline (CAS #—59–98–3) ............................................................................... Xylazine (CAS #—7361–61–7) .............................................................................. Iodine ..................................................................................................................... Lidocaine ................................................................................................................ Lime, hydrated ....................................................................................................... Mineral oil ............................................................................................................... Procaine ................................................................................................................. Sucrose octanoate esters (CAS #s—42922–74–7, 58064–47–4) ........................ Trace minerals ....................................................................................................... Vitamins ................................................................................................................. Excipients ............................................................................................................... § 205.604 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic livestock production. § 205.605(a) Nonsynthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 205.605(b) Synthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Strychnine .............................................................................................................. Alginic acid ............................................................................................................. Citric acid ............................................................................................................... Lactic acid .............................................................................................................. Bentonite ................................................................................................................ Calcium carbonate ................................................................................................. Calcium chloride .................................................................................................... Dairy cultures ......................................................................................................... Diatomaceous earth ............................................................................................... Kaolin ..................................................................................................................... Nitrogen—oil free grades ....................................................................................... Oxygen—oil free grades ........................................................................................ Perlite ..................................................................................................................... Potassium chloride ................................................................................................. Sodium bicarbonate ............................................................................................... Sodium carbonate .................................................................................................. Carnauba wax—nonsynthetic ................................................................................ Wood resin wax—nonsynthetic ............................................................................. Alginates ................................................................................................................ Ammonium bicarbonate ......................................................................................... Ammonium carbonate ............................................................................................ Ascorbic Acid ......................................................................................................... Calcium citrate ....................................................................................................... Calcium hydroxide ................................................................................................. Calcium phosphates monobasic ............................................................................ Calcium phosphates dibasic .................................................................................. Calcium phosphates tribasic .................................................................................. Carbon dioxide ....................................................................................................... Ethylene ................................................................................................................. Monoglycerides* To be reconsidered at Fall 2010 meeting due to public comments. Diglycerides* To be reconsidered at Fall 2010 meeting due to public comments Glycerin .................................................................................................................. Hydrogen peroxide ................................................................................................. Magnesium carbonate ........................................................................................... Magnesium chloride ............................................................................................... Magnesium stearate .............................................................................................. Ozone ..................................................................................................................... Potassium acid tartrate .......................................................................................... Potassium carbonate ............................................................................................. Potassium citrate ................................................................................................... Potassium hydroxide .............................................................................................. Potassium phosphate ............................................................................................ Xanthan gum .......................................................................................................... PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. December 13, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 11, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October October 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. October October October October October October October October October October October October October 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 57197 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1—NOSB’S PREVIOUS SUNSET 2012 RELISTING RECOMMENDATIONS—Continued Section Material § 205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic.’’ Casings, from processed intestines ....................................................................... Celery powder ........................................................................................................ Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) ...................................................................................... Dillweed oil (CAS #—8006–75–5) ......................................................................... Fish oil (fatty acid CAS #’s—10417–94–4 and 25167–62–8) ............................... Galangal, frozen ..................................................................................................... Gelatin (CAS #—9000–70–8) ................................................................................ Arabic gum ............................................................................................................. Guar gum ............................................................................................................... Locust bean gum ................................................................................................... Carob bean gum .................................................................................................... Kelp ........................................................................................................................ Konjac flour (CAS #—37220–17–0) ...................................................................... Lemongrass, frozen ............................................................................................... Orange shellac—unbleached (CAS #—9000–59–3) ............................................. Peppers (chipotle chile) ......................................................................................... Sweet potato starch, for bean thread production only .......................................... Turkish bay leaves ................................................................................................. Wakame seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) ................................................................ In addition to sunset 2012 activities, the board accomplished the following: Suggested six steps to accomplish the changes in regulation to allow NOSB, NOP, and EPA to review materials currently on the now obsolete EPA List 3 and 4 Inerts and determine how best to evaluate these materials; proposed an annotation to allow the petitioned levels of the three forms of methionine allowed in organic poultry feed through October 1, 2012, at which time the maximum levels of methionine would be reduced; and proposed a language clarification to allow young organic animals still receiving milk in their diet to consume milk from animals being treated with substances allowed under Expiration date June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. § 205.603, regardless of withholding time. Agenda Items for Fall 2010 The Crops Committee will present recommendations on eight sunset 2012 material listings (see Table 2). TABLE 2—CROP COMMITTEE SUNSET 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS (TO BE PRESENTED AT OCTOBER, 2010 MEETING) Section Material § 205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. Calcium hypochlorite .............................................................................................. Chlorine dioxide ..................................................................................................... Sodium hypochlorite .............................................................................................. Copper hydroxide ................................................................................................... Copper oxide .......................................................................................................... Copper oxychloride ................................................................................................ Copper sulfate ........................................................................................................ EPA List 4—Inerts of Minimal Concern ................................................................. None. § 205.602 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production. The Corps Committee is deferring fifteen sunset 2012 material listing until the spring 2011 NOSB meeting for Expiration date October October October October October October October October 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. additional technical review (see Table 3). TABLE 3—CROP COMMITTEE DEFERRED SUNSET 2012 MATERIALS (TO BE ADDRESSED AT SPRING, 2011 MEETING) Material § 205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Section Ethanol ................................................................................................................... Isopropanol ............................................................................................................ Newspapers or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks .................. Plastic mulch and covers ....................................................................................... Newspapers or other recycled paper, without glossy or colored inks .................. Pheromones ........................................................................................................... Sulfur dioxide ......................................................................................................... Vitamin D3 .............................................................................................................. Streptomycin .......................................................................................................... Lignin sulfonate ...................................................................................................... Magnesium sulfate ................................................................................................. Ethylene gas .......................................................................................................... Lignin sulfonate ...................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM Expiration date 20SEP1 October October October October October October October October October October October October October 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 57198 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules TABLE 3—CROP COMMITTEE DEFERRED SUNSET 2012 MATERIALS (TO BE ADDRESSED AT SPRING, 2011 MEETING)— Continued Section Material § 205.602 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production. Expiration date Sodium silicate ....................................................................................................... Sodium nitrate ........................................................................................................ The Crops Committee will also present recommendations to the board on four petitioned materials: ethylene glycol, ethylene DDS, tall oils, and tetramethyl-decyne-diol. Other Crops Committee recommendations include a review of their prior sunset 2012 recommendations on § 205.601 and § 205.602 and a recommendation on corn steep liquor. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. The Livestock Committee will present recommendations on twelve sunset 2012 material listings (see Table 4). TABLE 4—LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE SUNSET 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS (TO BE PRESENTED AT OCTOBER, 2010 MEETING) Section Material § 205.603 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production. Ethanol .................................................................................................... Isopropanol .............................................................................................. Aspirin ...................................................................................................... Calcium hypochlorite ............................................................................... Chlorine dioxide ....................................................................................... Sodium hypochlorite ................................................................................ Furosemide .............................................................................................. Glucose ................................................................................................... Glycerine ................................................................................................. Magnesium sulfate .................................................................................. Copper sulfate ......................................................................................... EPA List 4—Inerts of Minimal Concern .................................................. None. § 205.604 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic livestock production. The Livestock Committee will also present recommendations to the board on one petitioned material, formic acid, and review their prior sunset 2012 recommendations on § 205.603 and § 205.604. Other Livestock Committee recommendations include issues regarding apiculture and animal health care products/clarifying § 205.238(c)(2). Expiration date October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. December 13, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012 October 21, 2012 The Handling Committee will present recommendations on 43 sunset 2012 material listings (see Table 5). TABLE 5—HANDLING COMMITTEE SUNSET 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS (TO BE PRESENTED AT OCTOBER, 2010 MEETING) Section Material § 205.605(a) Nonsynthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ Flavors ..................................................................................................... Magnesium sulfate .................................................................................. Yeast autolysate ...................................................................................... Bakers yeast ............................................................................................ Brewers yeast .......................................................................................... Nutritional yeast ....................................................................................... Smoked yeast .......................................................................................... Calcium hypochlorite ............................................................................... Chlorine dioxide ....................................................................................... Sodium hypochlorite ................................................................................ Ferrous sulfate ........................................................................................ Pectin (low-methoxy) ............................................................................... Phosphoric acid ....................................................................................... Silicon dioxide ......................................................................................... Sodium citrate ......................................................................................... Sodium hydroxide .................................................................................... Sodium phosphates ................................................................................. Sulfur dioxide ........................................................................................... Annatto extract color (pigment CAS # 1393–63–1)—water and oil soluble. Beet juice extract color (pigment CAS # 7659–95–2) ............................ Beta-carotene extract color from carrots (CAS # 1393–63–1) ............... Black currant juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Black/purple carrot juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53– 0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 205.605(b) Synthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ § 205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM Expiration date 20SEP1 October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. 57199 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules TABLE 5—HANDLING COMMITTEE SUNSET 2012 RECOMMENDATIONS (TO BE PRESENTED AT OCTOBER, 2010 MEETING)— Continued Section Material Expiration date Blueberry juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643– 84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Carrot juice color (pigment CAS # 1393–63–1) ...................................... Cherry juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Chokeberry—Aronia juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53– 0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Elderberry juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643– 84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Grape juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Grape skin extract color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Paprika color—dried powder and vegetable oil extract (CAS # 68917– 78–2). Pumpkin juice color (pigment CAS # 127–40–2) .................................... Purple potato juice color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Red cabbage extract color (pigment CAS #’s: 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643–84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Red radish extract color (pigment CAS #’s 528–58–5, 528–53–0, 643– 84–5, 134–01–0, 1429–30–7, and 134–04–3). Saffron extract color (pigment CAS # 1393–63–1) ................................. Turmeric extract color (CAS # 458–37–7) .............................................. Fructo-oligosaccharides (CAS#308066–66–2) ....................................... Hops (humulus lupulus) .......................................................................... Inulin, oligofructose enriched .................................................................. (CAS # 9005–80–5) ................................................................................ Pectin (high-methoxy) ............................................................................. Cornstarch (native) .................................................................................. Whey protein ........................................................................................... The Handling Committee is deferring decisions on six sunset 2012 material listings until the Spring 2011 NOSB June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June 27, 2012. June June June June June 27, 27, 27, 27, 27, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. June 27, 2012. meeting for additional technical review (see Table 6). TABLE 6—HANDLING COMMITTEE DEFERRED SUNSET 2012 MATERIALS (TO BE ADDRESSED AT SPRING, 2011 MEETING) Material § 205.605(a) Nonsynthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ § 205.605(b) Synthetic substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic.’’ § 205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic.’’ jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Section Enzymes ................................................................................................................ Potassium iodide .................................................................................................... October 21, 2012. October 21, 2012. Nutrient vitamins .................................................................................................... Nutrient minerals .................................................................................................... Potassium iodide .................................................................................................... Tocopherols ........................................................................................................... October October October October 14:31 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 21, 21, 21, 21, 2012. 2012. 2012. 2012. None ....................................................................................................................... The Handling Committee will also present recommendations to the board on four petitioned materials: Yeast (petition to move from § 205.605 to § 205.606), pectin (low-methoxy), glucosamine hydrochloride, and hops (petition to remove from the National List). Other Handling Committee recommendations include a review of VerDate Mar<15>2010 Expiration date their prior sunset 2012 recommendations on § 205.605(a), § 205.605(b), and § 205.606. The Committee will reconsider a prior sunset 2012 recommendation on glycerides (mono and di), and present a colors annotation recommendation. The Materials Committee will present a recommendation on nanotechnology PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 and provide an oral update on materials classification. The Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Committee will present a recommendation on the ‘‘made with’’ organic claim and the limitations of § 205.101(b). The Policy Development Committee will present recommendations on three E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 57200 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Proposed Rules sections of the NOSB Policy and Procedures Manual: Section IV (Establishing Ad-hoc Committees), Section V (NOP/NOSB Collaboration), and Section VIII (Recommendations on sunset Review Policy). Additionally, they will present a recommendation to update the NOSB New Member Guide. The Meeting Is Open to the Public. The NOSB has scheduled time for public input for Monday, October 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the meeting must forward their requests by e-mail, phone, or mail to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above). Individuals or organizations will be given one five-minute slot to present their views. All persons making oral presentations are requested to provide their comments in writing and indicate the topic of their comment, referencing specific NOSB recommendations/topics or noting if they plan to cover multiple topics. Written submissions may contain information other than that presented at the oral presentation. Anyone may submit written comments at the meeting. Persons submitting written comments are asked to provide 30 copies. Interested persons may visit the NOSB portion of the NOP Web site at https://www.ams.usda.gov/nop to view available meeting documents prior to the meeting, or visit www.regulations.gov to submit and view comments (see ADDRESSES section above). Documents presented at the meeting will be posted for review on the NOP Web site approximately six weeks following the meeting. Proposed rule. [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0031] We are proposing to amend the National Poultry Improvement Plan (the Plan) and its auxiliary provisions by providing new or modified sampling and testing procedures for Plan participants and participating flocks. The proposed changes were voted on and approved by the voting delegates at the Plan’s 2008 National Plan Conference. These changes would keep the provisions of the Plan current with changes in the poultry industry and provide for the use of new sampling and testing procedures. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 19, 2010. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 205

[Document Number AMS-NOP-10-0068; NOP-10-08]


Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 
principal purpose of NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for the 
organic community to weigh in on proposed NOSB recommendations and 
discussion items. These meetings also allow the NOSB to receive updates 
from the USDA/NOP on issues pertaining to organic agriculture.

DATES: The meeting dates are Monday, October 25, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5:30 
p.m.; Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Wednesday, 
October 27, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, October 28, 2010, 8 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Requests from individuals and organizations wishing 
to make oral presentations at the meeting are due by the close of 
business on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Best Western InnTowner, 
2424 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53726.
     The NOSB meeting agenda and proposed recommendations may 
be viewed at https://www.ams.usda.gov/nop. Requests for copies of these 
materials may be sent to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section).
     Written comments on proposed NOSB recommendations may be 
received by the close of business on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Written 
comments may be submitted to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian electronically at 
www.regulations.gov (preferred) or via mail (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section). The comments should identify Document 
Number AMS-NOP-10-0068; NOP-10-08. It is our intention to have all 
comments--whether they are submitted by mail or the Internet--available 
for viewing on the www.regulations.gov Web site.
     To make an oral presentation at the meeting, please send a 
request to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian at nosb@ams.usda.gov or (202) 720-3252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lisa Ahramjian, Executive 
Director, National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 
20250-0268; Phone: (202) 720-3252; nosb@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2119 (7 U.S.C. 6518) of the Organic 
Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) 
requires the establishment of the NOSB. The purpose of the NOSB is to 
make recommendations about whether a substance should be allowed or 
prohibited in organic production or handling, to assist in the 
development of standards for substances to be used in organic 
production, and to advise the Secretary on other aspects of the 
implementation of the OFPA. The NOSB met for the first time in 
Washington, DC, in March 1992, and currently has six subcommittees 
working on various aspects of the organic program. The committees are: 
Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification; Crops; Handling; 
Livestock; Materials; and Policy Development.
    In August of 1994, the NOSB provided its initial recommendations 
for the NOP to the Secretary of Agriculture. Since that time, the NOSB 
has submitted 197 addenda to its recommendations and reviewed more than 
357 substances for inclusion on the National List of Allowed and 
Prohibited Substances. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) published 
its final National Organic Program regulation in the Federal Register 
on December 21, 2000, (65 FR 80548). The rule became effective April 
21, 2001.
    In addition, the OFPA authorizes the National List of Allowed and 
Prohibited Substances and provides that no allowed or prohibited 
substance would remain on the National List for a period exceeding five 
years unless the exemption or prohibition is reviewed and recommended 
for renewal by the NOSB and adopted by the Secretary of Agriculture. 
This expiration is commonly referred to as sunset of the National List. 
The National List appears at 7 CFR Part 205, Subpart G.
    The principal purpose of NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity 
for the organic community to weigh in on proposed NOSB recommendations 
and discussion items. These meetings also allow the NOSB to receive 
updates from the USDA/NOP on issues pertaining to organic agriculture.

Summary of April 2010 NOSB Meeting

    The last NOSB meeting was held on April 26-29, 2010, in Davis, 
California. During this meeting, the Board did not recommend the 
addition of any new materials to the National List, but did recommend 
renewal of 148 of the 232 listings of materials scheduled to expire on 
specific dates in 2012 (see Table 1). In addition, the Advanced Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking for Sunset 2012 [Doc. No. AMS-NOP-09-0074; NOP-
09-01] (75 FR 14500, March 26, 2010) was open for comments during the 
time of the April 2010 business meeting, and was not scheduled to close 
until May 25, 2010. Consequently, the Board had not yet received or 
reviewed all public comments, and was aware that additional information 
may be received from the public that may require the reconsideration of 
one or all of the materials recommended for continued listing at the 
next scheduled meeting of the Board.

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                         Table 1--NOSB's Previous Sunset 2012 Relisting Recommendations
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                 Section                              Material                         Expiration date
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Sec.   205.601 Synthetic substances       Hydrogen peroxide...............  October 21, 2012.
 allowed for use in organic crop          Soap-based algicide/demossers...  October 21, 2012.
 production.                              Herbicides, soap-based..........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Soaps, ammonium.................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Ammonium carbonate..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Boric acid......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Elemental sulfur................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lime sulfur.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oils, horticultural-narrow range  October 21, 2012.
                                           oils as dormant, suffocating,
                                           and summer oils.
                                          Soaps, insecticidal.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sticky traps/barriers...........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sucrose octanoate esters (CAS     December 11, 2012.
                                           s--42922-74-7; 58064-
                                           47-4).
                                          Hydrated lime...................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Hydrogen peroxide...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lime sulfur.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oils, horticultural-narrow range  October 21, 2012.
                                           oils as dormant, suffocating,
                                           and summer oils.
                                          Potassium bicarbonate...........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Elemental sulfur................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Aquatic plant extracts (other     October 21, 2012.
                                           than hydrolyzed).
                                          Elemental sulfur................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Humic acids.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Soluble boron products..........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of zinc................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of copper..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of iron................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of manganese...........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of molybdenum..........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of selenium............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfates of cobalt..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of zinc..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of copper............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of iron..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of manganese.........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of molybdenum........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of selenium..........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbonates of cobalt............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of zinc..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of copper................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of iron..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of manganese.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of molybdenum............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of selenium..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxides of cobalt................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of zinc...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of copper.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of iron...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of manganese..........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of molybdenum.........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of selenium...........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Silicates of cobalt.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Liquid fish products............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Vitamin B1......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Vitamin C.......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Vitamin E.......................  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.602 Nonsynthetic substances    Ash from manure burning.........  October 21, 2012.
 prohibited for use in organic crop       Arsenic.........................  October 21, 2012.
 production.                              Lead salts......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium chloride..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sodium fluoaluminate (mined)....  October 21, 2012.
                                          Strychnine......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Tobacco dust (nicotine sulfate).  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.603 Synthetic substances       Atropine (CAS --51-55-   December 13, 2012.
 allowed for use in organic livestock      8).
 production.
                                          Vaccines........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Butorphanol (CAS --      December 13, 2012.
                                           42408-82-2).
                                          Chlorhexidine...................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Electrolytes--without             October 21, 2012.
                                           antibiotics.
                                          Flunixin (CAS --38677-   December 13, 2012.
                                           85-9).
                                          Hydrogen peroxide...............  October 21, 2012.

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                                          Iodine..........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Magnesium hydroxide (CAS --1309-42-8)..
                                          Oxytocin--use in postparturition  October 21, 2012.
                                           therapeutic applications.
                                          Ivermectin......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Peroxyacetic/peracetic acid (CAS  December 13, 2012.
                                           --79-21-0).
                                          Phosphoric acid.................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Poloxalene (CAS --9003-  December 13, 2012.
                                           11-6).
                                          Tolazoline (CAS --59-98- December 13, 2012.
                                           3).
                                          Xylazine (CAS --7361-61- December 13, 2012.
                                           7).
                                          Iodine..........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lidocaine.......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lime, hydrated..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Mineral oil.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Procaine........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sucrose octanoate esters (CAS     December 11, 2012.
                                           s--42922-74-7, 58064-
                                           47-4).
                                          Trace minerals..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Vitamins........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Excipients......................  December 13, 2012.
Sec.   205.604 Nonsynthetic substances    Strychnine......................  October 21, 2012.
 prohibited for use in organic livestock
 production.
Sec.   205.605(a) Nonsynthetic            Alginic acid....................  October 21, 2012.
 substances allowed as ingredients in or  Citric acid.....................  October 21, 2012.
 on processed products labeled as         Lactic acid.....................  October 21, 2012.
 ``organic'' or ``made with organic.''    Bentonite.......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium carbonate...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium chloride................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Dairy cultures..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Diatomaceous earth..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Kaolin..........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Nitrogen--oil free grades.......  October 21, 2012.
                                          Oxygen--oil free grades.........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Perlite.........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium chloride..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sodium bicarbonate..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sodium carbonate................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carnauba wax--nonsynthetic......  October 21, 2012.
                                          Wood resin wax--nonsynthetic....  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.605(b) Synthetic substances    Alginates.......................  October 21, 2012.
 allowed as ingredients in or on          Ammonium bicarbonate............  October 21, 2012.
 processed products labeled as            Ammonium carbonate..............  October 21, 2012.
 ``organic'' or ``made with organic.''    Ascorbic Acid...................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium citrate.................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium hydroxide...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium phosphates monobasic....  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium phosphates dibasic......  October 21, 2012.
                                          Calcium phosphates tribasic.....  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carbon dioxide..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Ethylene........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Monoglycerides* To be             October 21, 2012.
                                           reconsidered at Fall 2010
                                           meeting due to public comments.
                                          Diglycerides* To be reconsidered  October 21, 2012.
                                           at Fall 2010 meeting due to
                                           public comments.
                                          Glycerin........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Hydrogen peroxide...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Magnesium carbonate.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Magnesium chloride..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Magnesium stearate..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Ozone...........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium acid tartrate.........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium carbonate.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium citrate...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium hydroxide.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Potassium phosphate.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Xanthan gum.....................  October 21, 2012.

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Sec.   205.606 Nonorganically produced    Casings, from processed           June 27, 2012.
 agricultural products allowed as          intestines.                      June 27, 2012.
 ingredients in or on processed products  Celery powder...................  June 27, 2012.
 labeled as ``organic.''                  Chia (Salvia hispanica L.)......  June 27, 2012.
                                          Dillweed oil (CAS --     June 27, 2012.
                                           8006-75-5).                      June 27, 2012.
                                          Fish oil (fatty acid CAS 's--10417-94-4 and 25167-62-
                                           8).
                                          Galangal, frozen................
                                          Gelatin (CAS --9000-70-  June 27, 2012.
                                           8).
                                          Arabic gum......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Guar gum........................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Locust bean gum.................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Carob bean gum..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Kelp............................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Konjac flour (CAS --     June 27, 2012.
                                           37220-17-0).
                                          Lemongrass, frozen..............  June 27, 2012.
                                          Orange shellac--unbleached (CAS   June 27, 2012.
                                           --9000-59-3).
                                          Peppers (chipotle chile)........  June 27, 2012.
                                          Sweet potato starch, for bean     June 27, 2012.
                                           thread production only.
                                          Turkish bay leaves..............  June 27, 2012.
                                          Wakame seaweed (Undaria           June 27, 2012.
                                           pinnatifida).
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    In addition to sunset 2012 activities, the board accomplished the 
following: Suggested six steps to accomplish the changes in regulation 
to allow NOSB, NOP, and EPA to review materials currently on the now 
obsolete EPA List 3 and 4 Inerts and determine how best to evaluate 
these materials; proposed an annotation to allow the petitioned levels 
of the three forms of methionine allowed in organic poultry feed 
through October 1, 2012, at which time the maximum levels of methionine 
would be reduced; and proposed a language clarification to allow young 
organic animals still receiving milk in their diet to consume milk from 
animals being treated with substances allowed under Sec.  205.603, 
regardless of withholding time.

Agenda Items for Fall 2010

    The Crops Committee will present recommendations on eight sunset 
2012 material listings (see Table 2).

         Table 2--Crop Committee Sunset 2012 Recommendations (To Be Presented at October, 2010 Meeting)
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                 Section                              Material                         Expiration date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   205.601 Synthetic substances       Calcium hypochlorite............  October 21, 2012.
 allowed for use in organic crop          Chlorine dioxide................  October 21, 2012.
 production.                              Sodium hypochlorite.............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Copper hydroxide................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Copper oxide....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Copper oxychloride..............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Copper sulfate..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          EPA List 4--Inerts of Minimal     October 21, 2012.
                                           Concern.
Sec.   205.602 Nonsynthetic substances    None............................
 prohibited for use in organic crop
 production.
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    The Corps Committee is deferring fifteen sunset 2012 material 
listing until the spring 2011 NOSB meeting for additional technical 
review (see Table 3).

        Table 3--Crop Committee Deferred Sunset 2012 Materials (To Be Addressed at Spring, 2011 Meeting)
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                 Section                              Material                         Expiration date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   205.601 Synthetic substances       Ethanol.........................  October 21, 2012.
 allowed for use in organic crop          Isopropanol.....................  October 21, 2012.
 production.                              Newspapers or other recycled      October 21, 2012.
                                           paper, without glossy or
                                           colored inks.
                                          Plastic mulch and covers........  October 21, 2012.
                                          Newspapers or other recycled      October 21, 2012.
                                           paper, without glossy or
                                           colored inks.
                                          Pheromones......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Sulfur dioxide..................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Vitamin D3......................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Streptomycin....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lignin sulfonate................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Magnesium sulfate...............  October 21, 2012.
                                          Ethylene gas....................  October 21, 2012.
                                          Lignin sulfonate................  October 21, 2012.

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                                          Sodium silicate.................  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.602 Nonsynthetic substances    Sodium nitrate..................  October 21, 2012.
 prohibited for use in organic crop
 production.
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    The Crops Committee will also present recommendations to the board 
on four petitioned materials: ethylene glycol, ethylene DDS, tall oils, 
and tetramethyl-decyne-diol. Other Crops Committee recommendations 
include a review of their prior sunset 2012 recommendations on Sec.  
205.601 and Sec.  205.602 and a recommendation on corn steep liquor.
    The Livestock Committee will present recommendations on twelve 
sunset 2012 material listings (see Table 4).

       Table 4--Livestock Committee Sunset 2012 Recommendations (To Be Presented at October, 2010 Meeting)
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                 Section                             Material                        Expiration date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   205.603 Synthetic substances        Ethanol.....................  October 21, 2012.
 allowed for use in organic livestock      Isopropanol.................  October 21, 2012.
 production.                               Aspirin.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                           Calcium hypochlorite........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Chlorine dioxide............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Sodium hypochlorite.........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Furosemide..................  December 13, 2012.
                                           Glucose.....................  October 21, 2012.
                                           Glycerine...................  October 21, 2012.
                                           Magnesium sulfate...........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Copper sulfate..............  October 21, 2012
                                           EPA List 4--Inerts of         October 21, 2012
                                            Minimal Concern.
Sec.   205.604 Nonsynthetic substances     None.                         .......................................
 prohibited for use in organic livestock
 production.
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    The Livestock Committee will also present recommendations to the 
board on one petitioned material, formic acid, and review their prior 
sunset 2012 recommendations on Sec.  205.603 and Sec.  205.604. Other 
Livestock Committee recommendations include issues regarding apiculture 
and animal health care products/clarifying Sec.  205.238(c)(2).
    The Handling Committee will present recommendations on 43 sunset 
2012 material listings (see Table 5).

       Table 5--Handling Committee Sunset 2012 Recommendations (To Be Presented at October, 2010 Meeting)
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                 Section                             Material                        Expiration date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   205.605(a) Nonsynthetic substances  Flavors.....................  October 21, 2012.
 allowed as ingredients in or on           Magnesium sulfate...........  October 21, 2012.
 processed products labeled as             Yeast autolysate............  October 21, 2012.
 ``organic'' or ``made with organic.''     Bakers yeast................  October 21, 2012.
                                           Brewers yeast...............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Nutritional yeast...........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Smoked yeast................  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.605(b)                          Calcium hypochlorite........  October 21, 2012.
Synthetic substances allowed as            Chlorine dioxide............  October 21, 2012.
 ingredients in or on processed products   Sodium hypochlorite.........  October 21, 2012.
 labeled as ``organic'' or ``made with     Ferrous sulfate.............  October 21, 2012.
 organic.''.                               Pectin (low-methoxy)........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Phosphoric acid.............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Silicon dioxide.............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Sodium citrate..............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Sodium hydroxide............  October 21, 2012.
                                           Sodium phosphates...........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Sulfur dioxide..............  October 21, 2012.
Sec.   205.606 Nonorganically produced     Annatto extract color         June 27, 2012.
 agricultural products allowed as           (pigment CAS  1393- June 27, 2012.
 ingredients in or on processed products    63-1)--water and oil         June 27, 2012.
 labeled as ``organic.''                    soluble.
                                           Beet juice extract color
                                            (pigment CAS  7659-
                                            95-2).
                                           Beta-carotene extract color
                                            from carrots (CAS 
                                            1393-63-1).
                                           Black currant juice color     June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Black/purple carrot juice     June 27, 2012.
                                            color (pigment CAS 's: 528-58-5, 528-53-0,
                                            643-84-5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-
                                            7, and 134-04-3).

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                                           Blueberry juice color         June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Carrot juice color (pigment   June 27, 2012.
                                            CAS  1393-63-1).
                                           Cherry juice color (pigment   June 27, 2012.
                                            CAS 's: 528-58-5,
                                            528-53-0, 643-84-5, 134-01-
                                            0, 1429-30-7, and 134-04-3).
                                           Chokeberry--Aronia juice      June 27, 2012.
                                            color (pigment CAS 's: 528-58-5, 528-53-0,
                                            643-84-5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-
                                            7, and 134-04-3).
                                           Elderberry juice color        June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Grape juice color (pigment    June 27, 2012.
                                            CAS 's: 528-58-5,
                                            528-53-0, 643-84-5, 134-01-
                                            0, 1429-30-7, and 134-04-3).
                                           Grape skin extract color      June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Paprika color--dried powder   June 27, 2012.
                                            and vegetable oil extract
                                            (CAS  68917-78-2).
                                           Pumpkin juice color (pigment  June 27, 2012.
                                            CAS  127-40-2).
                                           Purple potato juice color     June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Red cabbage extract color     June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's:
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Red radish extract color      June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS 's
                                            528-58-5, 528-53-0, 643-84-
                                            5, 134-01-0, 1429-30-7, and
                                            134-04-3).
                                           Saffron extract color         June 27, 2012.
                                            (pigment CAS  1393-
                                            63-1).
                                           Turmeric extract color (CAS   June 27, 2012.
                                             458-37-7).
                                           Fructo-oligosaccharides       June 27, 2012.
                                            (CAS308066-66-2).
                                           Hops (humulus lupulus)......  June 27, 2012.
                                           Inulin, oligofructose         June 27, 2012.
                                            enriched.
                                           (CAS  9005-80-5)...
                                           Pectin (high-methoxy).......  October 21, 2012.
                                           Cornstarch (native).........  October 21, 2012.
                                           Whey protein................  June 27, 2012.
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    The Handling Committee is deferring decisions on six sunset 2012 
material listings until the Spring 2011 NOSB meeting for additional 
technical review (see Table 6).

      Table 6--Handling Committee Deferred Sunset 2012 Materials (To Be Addressed at Spring, 2011 Meeting)
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                 Section                              Material                         Expiration date
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Sec.   205.605(a)                         Enzymes.........................  October 21, 2012.
Nonsynthetic substances allowed as        Potassium iodide................  October 21, 2012.
 ingredients in or on processed products
 labeled as ``organic'' or ``made with
 organic.''.
Sec.   205.605(b)                         Nutrient vitamins...............  October 21, 2012.
Synthetic substances allowed as           Nutrient minerals...............  October 21, 2012.
 ingredients in or on processed products  Potassium iodide................  October 21, 2012.
 labeled as ``organic'' or ``made with    Tocopherols.....................  October 21, 2012.
 organic.''.
Sec.   205.606                            None............................  ....................................
Nonorganically produced agricultural
 products allowed as ingredients in or
 on processed products labeled as
 ``organic.''.
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    The Handling Committee will also present recommendations to the 
board on four petitioned materials: Yeast (petition to move from Sec.  
205.605 to Sec.  205.606), pectin (low-methoxy), glucosamine 
hydrochloride, and hops (petition to remove from the National List). 
Other Handling Committee recommendations include a review of their 
prior sunset 2012 recommendations on Sec.  205.605(a), Sec.  
205.605(b), and Sec.  205.606. The Committee will reconsider a prior 
sunset 2012 recommendation on glycerides (mono and di), and present a 
colors annotation recommendation.
    The Materials Committee will present a recommendation on 
nanotechnology and provide an oral update on materials classification.
    The Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification Committee will 
present a recommendation on the ``made with'' organic claim and the 
limitations of Sec.  205.101(b).
    The Policy Development Committee will present recommendations on 
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sections of the NOSB Policy and Procedures Manual: Section IV 
(Establishing Ad-hoc Committees), Section V (NOP/NOSB Collaboration), 
and Section VIII (Recommendations on sunset Review Policy). 
Additionally, they will present a recommendation to update the NOSB New 
Member Guide.
    The Meeting Is Open to the Public. The NOSB has scheduled time for 
public input for Monday, October 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals and 
organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the meeting must 
forward their requests by e-mail, phone, or mail to Ms. Lisa Ahramjian 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above). Individuals or 
organizations will be given one five-minute slot to present their 
views. All persons making oral presentations are requested to provide 
their comments in writing and indicate the topic of their comment, 
referencing specific NOSB recommendations/topics or noting if they plan 
to cover multiple topics. Written submissions may contain information 
other than that presented at the oral presentation. Anyone may submit 
written comments at the meeting. Persons submitting written comments 
are asked to provide 30 copies.
    Interested persons may visit the NOSB portion of the NOP Web site 
at https://www.ams.usda.gov/nop to view available meeting documents 
prior to the meeting, or visit www.regulations.gov to submit and view 
comments (see ADDRESSES section above). Documents presented at the 
meeting will be posted for review on the NOP Web site approximately six 
weeks following the meeting.

    Dated: September 13, 2010.
David R. Shipman,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-23337 Filed 9-17-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P