NOP; Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances

Docket ID: AMS-NOP-13-0011
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This action is in response to and consistent with recommendations submitted to the Secretary by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This action is necessary to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for the following reasons: (1) adding biodegradable biobased mulch film provides an opportunity for crop producers to reduce landfilling of traditional plastic mulches and (2) adding nonorganic curry leaves and fruit broadens the options for ingredients allowed for use in organic processed products. The removal of the expired listings for hops and unmodified rice starch has no new regulatory effect since the allowances for these substances have previously expired.
RIN: 0581-AD32
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 7 USC 6501
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/22/201378 FR 52100
NPRM Comment Period End10/21/2013
Final Action09/30/201479 FR 58655
Final Action Effective10/30/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): NOP, National List, National List Substances, NOSB Recommenations
Type: Rulemaking
Program: NA
Program Area: NOP

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 21, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/22/2013
ID: AMS-NOP-13-0011-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/30/2014
ID: AMS-NOP-13-0011-0125
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/16/2014
ID: AMS-NOP-13-0011-0123
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2013
ID: AMS-NOP-13-0011-0023

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Melissa R Bailey
Director, Standards Division
202 720-3252
202 205-7808 (Fax)
14th & Independence Avenue SW., Room 2646-South Building, Washington, DC 20250
Washington, DC 20250
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