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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD08 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: National Organic Program, Origin of Livestock 
Abstract:

The current regulations provide two tracks for replacing dairy animals which are tied to how dairy farmers transition to organic production. Farmers who transition an entire distinct herd must thereafter replace dairy animals with livestock that has been under organic management from the last third of gestation. Farmers who do not transition an entire distinct herd may perpetually obtain replacement animals that have been managed organically for 12 months prior to marketing milk or milk products as organic. The proposed action would eliminate the two-track system and require that upon transition, all existing and replacement dairy animals from which milk or milk products are intended to be sold, labeled, or represented as organic must be managed organically from the last third of gestation.

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/28/2015  80 FR 23455   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/27/2015 
Final Action  06/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Miles V. McEvoy
Deputy Administrator, USDA National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-3252