7 U.S. Code § 6517 - National List
The list established under subsection (a) shall contain an itemization, by specific use or application, of each synthetic substance permitted under subsection (c)(1) or each natural substance prohibited under subsection (c)(2).
In no instance shall the National List include any substance, the presence of which in food has been prohibited by Federal regulatory action.
Before establishing the National List or before making any amendments to the National List, the Secretary shall publish the Proposed National List or any Proposed Amendments to the National List in the Federal Register and seek public comment on such proposals. The Secretary shall include in such Notice any changes to such proposed list or amendments recommended by the Secretary.
No exemption or prohibition contained in the National List shall be valid unless the National Organic Standards Board has reviewed such exemption or prohibition as provided in this section within 5 years of such exemption or prohibition being adopted or reviewed and the Secretary has renewed such exemption or prohibition.
2005—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 109–97, § 797(b)(1)(A), inserted “in organic production and handling operations” after “substances” in heading.
Subsec. (c)(1)(B)(iii). Pub. L. 109–97, § 797(b)(1)(B), (C), struck out cl. (iii) which read as follows: “is used in handling and is non-synthetic but is not organically produced; and”.
Subsec. (d)(6). Pub. L. 109–97, § 797(b)(2), added par. (6).
1991—Subsec. (c)(1)(B)(i). Pub. L. 102–237 substituted “parasiticides” for “paraciticides”.
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