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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD53 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Amendment to Compost Standards for Organic Production 
Abstract:

This rulemaking action provides clarification on the prohibition of certain compost products in organic production systems under the USDA organic regulations. This rule change will codify into regulations the policies outlined in NOP Guidance 5016: Allowance of Green Waste in Organic Production Systems.

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-97   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
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