(Nov. 1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Standards Board will meet Nov. 28-30 at the Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel in Arlington, Va., according to a news release.

Committees will present recommendations to the full board for a vote on several issues, including the use or prohibition of five petitioned substances and 11 sunsetting substances due to expire in November 2008 under review for the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.

For a request to make an oral presentation or for more details, contact Valerie Frances at 202-720-3252 or visit www.ams.usda.gov/nop.