Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, 85205 [2016-28383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Document Number AMS–NOP–16–0100; NOP–16–11] Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to assist the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of Organic Foods Production Act. DATES: The Board will receive public comments via webinar on April 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). A face-toface meeting will be held April 19–21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or face-to-face meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, March 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: The April 13, 2017 webinar is virtual and will be accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS Web site prior to the webinar. The April 19–21, 2017 meeting will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO 80202, United States. Detailed information pertaining to the webinar and face-to-face meeting, including instructions about providing written and oral comments can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2642–S, Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; Phone: (202) 720–3252; Email: nosb@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB makes recommendations to the Department of Agriculture about whether substances 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 of the Organic Foods Production Act (7 U.S.C. 6501–6522). The public meeting allows the NOSB to discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to the USDA, receive updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues pertaining to organic agriculture, and receive comments from the organic community. The meeting is open to the public. All meeting documents, including the meeting agenda, NOSB proposals and discussion documents, instructions for submitting and viewing public comments, and instructions for requesting time for oral comments will be available on the AMS Web site at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. Please check the Web site periodically for updates. Meeting topics will encompass a wide range of issues, including: Substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances on the National List that require NOSB review before their 2019 sunset dates, and guidance on organic policies. Participants and attendees may take photos and video at the meeting, but not in a manner that disturbs the proceedings. Public Comments: Comments should address specific topics noted on the meeting agenda. Written Comments: Written public comments will be accepted on or before 11:59 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 via http:// www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted after this date will be provided to the NOSB, but Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making recommendations. The NOP strongly prefers comments to be submitted electronically; however, written comments may also be submitted (i.e. postmarked) by the deadline, via mail to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Oral Comments: The NOSB is providing the public multiple dates and opportunities to provide oral comments and will accommodate as many individuals and organizations as time permits. Persons or organizations wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET, March 30, 2017, and can only register for one speaking slot: Either during the webinar, April 13, 2017, or at the face-to-face meeting, April 19–21, 2017. Once the schedule is full, individuals will be added to a waiting list. Instructions for registering and participating in the webinar can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. Meeting Accommodations: The meeting hotel is ADA Compliant, and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85205 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 the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. Dated: November 21, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–28383 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST. DATE AND TIME: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20237. PLACE: Notice of Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. SUBJECT: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its September 28, 2016 meeting and a resolution for BBG Meeting Dates in 2017. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency’s public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https://bbgboardmeetingnov2016. eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 29. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document Number AMS-NOP-16-0100; NOP-16-11]


Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic 
Standards Board (NOSB) to assist the USDA in the development of 
standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise 
the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation 
of Organic Foods Production Act.

DATES: The Board will receive public comments via webinar on April 13, 
2017 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). A 
face-to-face meeting will be held April 19-21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 
approximately 6:00 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit written comments 
and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or face-to-face 
meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, March 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The April 13, 2017 webinar is virtual and will be accessed 
via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on 
the AMS Web site prior to the webinar. The April 19-21, 2017 meeting 
will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl., 
Denver, CO 80202, United States. Detailed information pertaining to the 
webinar and face-to-face meeting, including instructions about 
providing written and oral comments can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory 
Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 
1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2642-S, Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 
20250-0268; Phone: (202) 720-3252; Email: nosb@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB makes recommendations to the 
Department of Agriculture about whether substances 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 public meeting allows the NOSB 
to discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to the USDA, receive 
updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues 
pertaining to organic agriculture, and receive comments from the 
organic community. The meeting is open to the public. All meeting 
documents, including the meeting agenda, NOSB proposals and discussion 
documents, instructions for submitting and viewing public comments, and 
instructions for requesting time for oral comments will be available on 
the AMS Web site at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. Please check the Web 
site periodically for updates. Meeting topics will encompass a wide 
range of issues, including: Substances petitioned for addition to or 
deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances 
(National List), substances on the National List that require NOSB 
review before their 2019 sunset dates, and guidance on organic 
policies. Participants and attendees may take photos and video at the 
meeting, but not in a manner that disturbs the proceedings.
    Public Comments: Comments should address specific topics noted on 
the meeting agenda.
    Written Comments: Written public comments will be accepted on or 
before 11:59 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 via http://www.regulations.gov. 
Comments submitted after this date will be provided to the NOSB, but 
Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments 
prior to making recommendations. The NOP strongly prefers comments to 
be submitted electronically; however, written comments may also be 
submitted (i.e. postmarked) by the deadline, via mail to the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Oral Comments: The NOSB is providing the public multiple dates and 
opportunities to provide oral comments and will accommodate as many 
individuals and organizations as time permits. Persons or organizations 
wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET, March 
30, 2017, and can only register for one speaking slot: Either during 
the webinar, April 13, 2017, or at the face-to-face meeting, April 19-
21, 2017. Once the schedule is full, individuals will be added to a 
waiting list. Instructions for registering and participating in the 
webinar can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings.
    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 the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Determinations for reasonable 
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated: November 21, 2016.
Elanor Starmer,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-28383 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P