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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD44 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: NOP; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices 

This action would establish standards that support additional practice standards for organic livestock and poultry production. This action would add provisions to the USDA organic regulations to address and clarify livestock and poultry living conditions (for example, outdoor access, housing environment and stocking densities), health care practices (for example physical alterations, administering medical treatment, euthanasia), and animal handling and transport to and during slaughter.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  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  04/13/2016  81 FR 21955   
Comment Period Extended  06/08/2016  81 FR 36810   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/13/2016 
Final Rule  01/19/2017  82 FR 7042   
Final Rule Effective  11/14/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
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 
Related RINs: Related to 0581-AD74 
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