NOSB Charter Renewed with Changes

USDA reviews and renews the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Charter every two years. The 2022 NOSB Charter update process is now complete, and the new version is posted on the AMS website. The 2022 NOSB Charter includes a change from previous charters. Four seats have been re-designated from being Representatives to being Special Government Employees (SGEs). The four re-designated seats include the three individuals with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation; and the one individual with expertise in the field of toxicology, ecology, or biochemistry. The transition to this designation will be accomplished either voluntarily by current members, or as terms expire and new members are appointed to these seats.