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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD52 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Sunset 2017 Amendments to the National List  

This proposed rule would address 11 2017 sunset review recommendations submitted to the Secretary by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following their October, 2015 meeting. This rule proposes the removal of three synthetic substances and eight non organic, agricultural substances from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). These substances are currently allowed for various uses in organic crop and livestock production and organic handling. Upon removal from the National List, use of these substances in organic production or handling would be prohibited. The prohibitions would take effect on the sunset date of June 27, 2017, following publication of a final rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 to 6522   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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