Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, 10161-10162 [2021-03185]

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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). Among other things, NOSB assists USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) on other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act. DATES: NOSB will meet virtually April 28 through April 30, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) each day. NOSB will hear oral public comments via webinars prior to the meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment is 11:59 p.m. ET, April 5, 2021. SUMMARY: The NOSB meeting and the webinars are virtual and can be accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be available on the AMS website. Detailed information pertaining to the webinars and public meeting can be found at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/event/nationalorganic-standards-board-nosb-meetingcrystal-city-va-0. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2642–S, STOP 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; Phone: (202) 997–0115; Email: nosb@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and 7 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 10162 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 31 / Thursday, February 18, 2021 / Notices U.S.C. 6518(e), as amended, AMS is announcing a meeting of the NOSB. NOSB makes recommendations to 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 Organic Foods Production Act, 7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq. NOSB is holding a public meeting to discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to USDA, to obtain updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues pertaining to organic agriculture, and to receive comments from the organic community. The meeting is open to the public. Registration is only required 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-meetingcrystal-city-va-0. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 April 5, 2021, via https://www.regulations.gov (Docket No. AMS–NOP–20–0089). Comments submitted after this date will be added to the public comment docket, but Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making recommendations. 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: NOSB will hear oral public comments via webinars on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. Each commenter wishing to address the Board must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 5, 2021, and can register for only one speaking slot. Instructions for registering and participating in the webinars can be found at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/event/national- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Feb 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 organic-standards-board-nosb-meetingcrystal-city-va-0. Meeting Accommodations The meeting is being held virtually. If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. Dated: February 3, 2021. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 31 (Thursday, February 18, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-NOP-20-0089; NOP-20-06]


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

DATES: NOSB will meet virtually April 28 through April 30, 2021, from 
12:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) each day. NOSB 
will hear oral public comments via webinars prior to the meeting on 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. 
to approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit written comments 
and/or sign up for oral comment is 11:59 p.m. ET, April 5, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The NOSB meeting and the webinars are virtual and can be 
accessed via the internet and/or phone. Access information will be 
available on the AMS website. Detailed information pertaining to the 
webinars and public meeting can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-crystal-city-va-0.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory 
Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA-AMS-NOP, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2642-S, STOP 0268, Washington, DC 
20250-0268; Phone: (202) 997-0115; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and 7

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U.S.C. 6518(e), as amended, AMS is announcing a meeting of the NOSB. 
NOSB makes recommendations to 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 Organic Foods 
Production Act, 7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq. NOSB is holding a public meeting 
to discuss and vote on proposed recommendations to USDA, to obtain 
updates from the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) on issues 
pertaining to organic agriculture, and to receive comments from the 
organic community. The meeting is open to the public. Registration is 
only required 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-crystal-city-va-0. 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.

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 April 5, 2021, via https://www.regulations.gov 
(Docket No. AMS-NOP-20-0089). Comments submitted after this date will 
be added to the public comment docket, but Board members may not have 
adequate time to consider those comments prior to making 
recommendations. 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: NOSB will hear oral public comments via webinars on 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. 
to approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. Each commenter wishing to address the 
Board must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 5, 2021, and can 
register for only one speaking slot. Instructions for registering and 
participating in the webinars can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting-crystal-city-va-0.

Meeting Accommodations

    The meeting is being held virtually. If you are a person requiring 
reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign 
language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or other 
reasonable accommodation to the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-
by-case basis.

    Dated: February 3, 2021.
Cikena Reid,
USDA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-03185 Filed 2-17-21; 8:45 am]
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