Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, 13272 [2014-05111]

Download as PDF 13272 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 46 Monday, March 10, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Document Number AMS–NOP–14–0006; NOP–14–02] Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing an upcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Written public comments are invited in advance of the meeting, and the meeting will include scheduled time for oral comments from the public. DATES: The meeting will be held April 29–May 2, 2014. April 29, April 30, and May 1 will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. May 2 will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The deadline to submit written public comments and sign up for oral public comments is Tuesday, April 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the St. Anthony Hotel, 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, 210–227–4392. Information and instructions about the meeting are posted at the following Web address: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ NOSBMeetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For printed materials or additional information, write to Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Special Assistant, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS– NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2648-So., Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; Phone: (202) 720–3252; Email: nosb@ ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB makes recommendations about whether emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 a substance should be allowed or prohibited in organic production and/or handling, assists in the development of standards for organic production, and advises the Secretary on other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (7 U.S.C. 6501– 6522). The NOSB currently has six subcommittees working on various aspects of the Organic Program. The subcommittees are: Compliance, Accreditation, and Certification; Crops; Handling; Livestock; Materials/ Genetically Modified Organisms; and Policy Development. The primary purpose of the NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for the organic community to provide input on proposals and discussion items. The meetings also allow the NOSB to receive updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) about issues pertaining to organic agriculture. The meeting will be open to the public. The meeting agenda, NOSB proposals and discussion documents, instructions for submitting and viewing public comments, and instructions for requesting a time slot for oral comments are available on the NOP Web site at http://www.ams.usda.gov/ NOSBMeetings. The discussion documents and proposals encompass a wide range of topics, including: substances petitioned to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances on the National List that require NOSB review within 5 years of such exemption or prohibition being adopted or reviewed, and updates from working groups on technical issues. Public Comments: Written public comments will be accepted through Tuesday, April 8, 2014 via www.regulations.gov. Comments received after that date may not be reviewed by the NOSB before the meeting. The NOP strongly prefers comments to be submitted electronically; however, written comments may also be submitted by Tuesday, April 8, 2014 via mail to Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Special Assistant, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2648–S, Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268. Instructions for viewing all comments are posted at www.regulations.gov and http://www.ams.usda.gov/ NOSBMeetings. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The NOSB has scheduled time for oral comments from the public, and will accommodate as many individuals and organizations as possible. Individuals and organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the meeting must preregister to request one time slot by visiting http://www.ams.usda.gov/ NOSBMeetings or by calling (202) 720– 0081. The deadline to sign up for an oral public comment slot is Tuesday, April 8, 2014. All persons making oral presentations should also provide their comments in advance through the written comment process. Written submissions may contain supplemental information other than that presented in the oral presentation. Persons submitting written comments at the meeting are asked to provide two hard copies. Meeting Accommodations: The meeting hotel is ADA Compliant, and the USDA provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting, please notify Michelle Arsenault at michelle.arsenault@ams.usda.gov or (202) 720–0081. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Dated: February 11, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–05111 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Kincheloe, Michigan. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 112–141) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 13272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05111]


========================================================================
Notices
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / 
Notices

[[Page 13272]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document Number AMS-NOP-14-0006; NOP-14-02]


Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is 
announcing an upcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board 
(NOSB). Written public comments are invited in advance of the meeting, 
and the meeting will include scheduled time for oral comments from the 
public.

DATES: The meeting will be held April 29-May 2, 2014. April 29, April 
30, and May 1 will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. May 2 will run 
from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The deadline to submit written public comments 
and sign up for oral public comments is Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the St. Anthony Hotel, 300 
East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, 210-227-4392. Information 
and instructions about the meeting are posted at the following Web 
address: http://www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For printed materials or additional 
information, write to Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Special Assistant, 
National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. 
SW., Room 2648-So., Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268; Phone: 
(202) 720-3252; Email: nosb@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB makes recommendations about whether 
a substance should be allowed or prohibited in organic production and/
or handling, assists in the development of standards for organic 
production, and advises the Secretary on other aspects of the 
implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (7 U.S.C. 6501-
6522). The NOSB currently has six subcommittees working on various 
aspects of the Organic Program. The subcommittees are: Compliance, 
Accreditation, and Certification; Crops; Handling; Livestock; 
Materials/Genetically Modified Organisms; and Policy Development. The 
primary purpose of the NOSB meetings is to provide an opportunity for 
the organic community to provide input on proposals and discussion 
items. The meetings also allow the NOSB to receive updates from the 
USDA National Organic Program (NOP) about issues pertaining to organic 
agriculture. The meeting will be open to the public. The meeting 
agenda, NOSB proposals and discussion documents, instructions for 
submitting and viewing public comments, and instructions for requesting 
a time slot for oral comments are available on the NOP Web site at 
http://www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. The discussion documents and 
proposals encompass a wide range of topics, including: substances 
petitioned to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances 
(National List), substances on the National List that require NOSB 
review within 5 years of such exemption or prohibition being adopted or 
reviewed, and updates from working groups on technical issues.
    Public Comments: Written public comments will be accepted through 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 via www.regulations.gov. Comments received after 
that date may not be reviewed by the NOSB before the meeting. The NOP 
strongly prefers comments to be submitted electronically; however, 
written comments may also be submitted by Tuesday, April 8, 2014 via 
mail to Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Special Assistant, National Organic 
Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2648-S, 
Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268. Instructions for viewing all 
comments are posted at www.regulations.gov and http://www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings.
    The NOSB has scheduled time for oral comments from the public, and 
will accommodate as many individuals and organizations as possible. 
Individuals and organizations wishing to make oral presentations at the 
meeting must pre-register to request one time slot by visiting http://www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings or by calling (202) 720-0081. The 
deadline to sign up for an oral public comment slot is Tuesday, April 
8, 2014. All persons making oral presentations should also provide 
their comments in advance through the written comment process. Written 
submissions may contain supplemental information other than that 
presented in the oral presentation. Persons submitting written comments 
at the meeting are asked to provide two hard copies.
    Meeting Accommodations: The meeting hotel is ADA Compliant, and the 
USDA provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities 
where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to 
participate in this public meeting, please notify Michelle Arsenault at 
michelle.arsenault@ams.usda.gov or (202) 720-0081. Determinations for 
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated: February 11, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-05111 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P