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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD89 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Origin of Livestock; Final Rule  

AMS is issuing a final rule on the Origin of Organic Livestock. This action follows the reopening of the public comment period on a proposed rule published in April 2015 to allow for additional input prior to rule finalization. The final rule clarifies the requirements for transitioning nonorganic dairy animals to organic production.

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: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 to 6522   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/28/2015  80 FR 23455   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/27/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  10/01/2019  84 FR 52041   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  12/02/2019 
Final Rule  04/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0581-AD08 
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