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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE11 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per October 2020 and April 2021 NOSB Recommendations (AMS-NOP-21-0060) 

The National List identifies the synthetic substance allowances and the nonsynthetic substance prohibitions in organic crop and livestock production. It also identifies the nonorganic substances that may be used in or on processed organic products.

The two amendments in this proposed rule were submitted to the USDA by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). If finalized, the rule would allow organic crop producers to use paper-based crop planting aids (including paper pots) as an additional tool on organic farms. It would also allow organic handlers to use low-acyl gellan gum (a gelling agent) in organic processed products.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501-6524   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Erin Healy
Director, Standards Division, National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202 617-4942