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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE16 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances: Recommendations From the NOSB October 2021 and April 2022 Meetings (Crops) (AMS-NOP-21-0096) 

The National List identifies the synthetic substances that may be used in organic crop and livestock production as well as the nonsynthetic (natural) substances that may not be used. It also identifies the nonorganic substances that may be used in or on processed organic products. Amendments to the National List included in this proposed rule are based on recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The rule will address the following substances used in organic crop production: sodium nitrate, ammonia, and nitrogen fertilizers that have carbon-to-nitrogen ratio lower than three-to-one (3:1).

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 to 6524   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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