Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, 23522 [2019-10614]

Download as PDF 23522 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 99 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 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–19–0038– NOP–18–06] 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). The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA). DATES: An in-person meeting will be held October 23–25, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board will hear oral public comments via webinars on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and at the in-person meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 and Thursday, October 24, 2019. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or in-person meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: The webinars are virtual and will be accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS website prior to the webinars. The in-person meeting will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, United States. Detailed information pertaining jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 May 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 to the webinars and in-person meeting can be found at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/event/nationalorganic-standards-board-nosb-meetingpittsburgh-pa. 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 USDA 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 OFPA. The NOSB is holding a public meeting to discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to the USDA, to receive updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues pertaining to organic agriculture, and to receive comments from the organic community. The meeting and webinars are open to the public. No registration is required except to sign up for oral comments. All meeting documents and instructions for participating will be available on the AMS website at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/event/nationalorganic-standards-board-nosb-meetingpittsburgh-pa. Please check the website periodically for updates. Meeting topics will encompass a wide range of issues, including substances petitioned for addition to or removal from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances on the National List that are under sunset review, 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 on October 3, 2019, via http://www.regulations.gov: Document #AMS–NOP–19–0038. Comments submitted after this date will be provided to the NOSB, but Board members may not have adequate time to PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider those comments prior to making recommendations. The NOP strongly prefers comments be submitted electronically. However, written comments may also be submitted (i.e., postmarked) via mail to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by or before the deadline. Oral Comments: The NOSB is offering 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, October 3, 2019, and can register for only one speaking slot: Either during the webinars scheduled for October 15 & 17, or at the in-person meeting, scheduled for October 23–25, 2019. Due to the limited time allotted for in-person public comments during the in-person meeting, commenters are strongly encouraged to comment during the webinar(s). Instructions for registering and participating in the webinar can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/ NOSBMeetings. Meeting Accommodations The meeting hotel is Americans with Disabilities Act 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 caseby-case basis. Dated: May 16, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–10614 Filed 5–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–00–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 17, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document Number AMS-NOP-19-0038-NOP-18-06]


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). The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of 
standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises 
the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation 
of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).

DATES: An in-person meeting will be held October 23-25, 2019, from 8:30 
a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Board will hear oral 
public comments via webinars on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and Thursday, 
October 17, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, and at the in-person meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 and 
Thursday, October 24, 2019. The deadline to submit written comments 
and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or in-person 
meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The webinars are virtual and will be accessed via the 
internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS 
website prior to the webinars. The in-person meeting will take place at 
the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, One 
Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, United States. Detailed 
information pertaining to the webinars and in-person meeting can be 
found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-pittsburgh-pa.

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: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB makes recommendations to the USDA 
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 OFPA. The NOSB is holding a public meeting to 
discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to the USDA, to receive 
updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues 
pertaining to organic agriculture, and to receive comments from the 
organic community. The meeting and webinars are open to the public. No 
registration is required except to sign up for oral comments. All 
meeting documents and instructions for participating will be available 
on the AMS website at https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-pittsburgh-pa. Please check the website 
periodically for updates. Meeting topics will encompass a wide range of 
issues, including substances petitioned for addition to or removal from 
the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), 
substances on the National List that are under sunset review, 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 on October 3, 2019, via http://www.regulations.gov: Document #AMS-NOP-19-0038. 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 be submitted 
electronically. However, written comments may also be submitted (i.e., 
postmarked) via mail to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT by or before the deadline.
    Oral Comments: The NOSB is offering 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, 
October 3, 2019, and can register for only one speaking slot: Either 
during the webinars scheduled for October 15 & 17, or at the in-person 
meeting, scheduled for October 23-25, 2019. Due to the limited time 
allotted for in-person public comments during the in-person meeting, 
commenters are strongly encouraged to comment during the webinar(s). 
Instructions for registering and participating in the webinar can be 
found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings.

Meeting Accommodations

    The meeting hotel is Americans with Disabilities Act 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: May 16, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-10614 Filed 5-21-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-00-P