CCOF Monitors Compost Ruling

Last month, a court ruling invalidated a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) guidance regarding the allowance of green waste in organic systems (NOP 5016). The ruling was based on a determination that USDA violated administrative procedures when issuing the guidance. The final impact of this ruling on the use of compost will be determined in the future pending an appeal of the decision by USDA or the issuance of new guidance.

More information will be made available in the coming weeks. CCOF is closely monitoring regulatory developments and will alert members and encourage the submission of public comment when the NOP releases a proposed rule to address this matter.

For more information, contact CCOF Policy Director Kelly Damewood