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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE06 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards 

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

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 - 7 U.S.C. 6524   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 0581-AD44, Related to 0581-AD74, Related to 0581-AD75 
Agency Contact:
Erin Healy
Director, Standards Division, National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202 617-4942