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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD74 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: NOP; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices  

Because of significant policy and legal issues within the final rule (0581-AD44), the public was asked to comment on which of the following four actions they believed would be best for USDA to take with regard to the disposition of the final rule (0581-AD44).  The options were:

  • Let the rule become effective on November 14, 2017;
  • Suspend the rule indefinitely;
  • Delay the effective date of the rule further, beyond the effective date of November 14, 2017; and
  • Withdraw the rule so that USDA would not pursue implementation of the rule.

Comments were received on all four options.  Based on the content of the comments received and the evaluation those comments generated, this action will determine the disposition of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule published on January 19, 2017.  The option chosen was to Delay the effective date of the rule further, beyond the effective date of November 14, 2017.


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 to 6522   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/10/2017  82 FR 21742   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/09/2017 
Final Rule; Delay of Effective Date  11/14/2017  82 FR 52643   
Additional Information: This action is exempt per OMB's Memorandum titled, "Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017, titled, `Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'" (February 2, 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 
Related RINs: Related to 0581-AD44, Related to 0581-AD75 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Tucker
Deputy Administrator, USDA National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 260-8077