(WASHINGTON) – On October 1, 2019, the National Organic Program (NOP) reopened the public comment period for the Origin of Livestock proposed rule originally published in 2015. The comment period is open for 60 days: October 1 – December 2, 2019.
The proposed rule would change the requirements related to the origin of livestock under the USDA organic regulations. NOP received 1,580 public comments during the original comment period in 2015. USDA will consider all public comments in developing a final rule. This includes public comments from 2015 and from this new comment period.
You do not need to resubmit public comments provided on the 2015 proposed rule. We welcome new or updated comments.
Reopening the public comment period gives people a chance to submit comments who did not do so in 2015. It also allows people to submit updated information, if needed, to inform USDA’s development of a final rule.
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