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TTB Newsletter for September 27, 2013

Greetings! We hope you are having a rational and sensible week! This week's top stories include announcements about TTB's newest RSS feeds and a public meeting of the USDA National Organic Standards Board, as well as a list of this week's most popular tobacco pages at

In the TTB Newsletter, we compile the top TTB news of the week and other helpful information about the Bureau and the Federal alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations we enforce.

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We have expanded the number of RSS feeds we offer. RSS, an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to get the news you want whenever it is updated, even if you are not on our website.

Available Feeds

RSS Feed TTB News and Events
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RSS Feed Press Releases

Why Use RSS?

RSS = Push vs. Pull Technology! The information delivered through RSS is called a "feed" and allows users who subscribe to keep updated on frequently changing content. Subscribing to a site's RSS feed is a time saver because you no longer need to check the site for new information; when new content is posted, your RSS reader will automatically download and store it for you.

Visit our RSS Feeds from TTB page for more information.


USDAThe Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a meeting for the National Organic Standards Board on October 22-24, 2013.

From the Federal Register - Thursday September 5, 2013 - Volume 78, Number 172

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing an upcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  Written public comments are invited in advance of the meeting, and the meeting will include scheduled time for oral comments from the public. 

DATES: The meeting will be held October 22-24, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.  The deadline to submit written public comments and sign up for oral public comments is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Galt House Hotel, 140 North Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202. (502) 589-5200.  Information and instructions pertaining to the meeting are posted on the NOSB website.

The meeting agenda, NOSB proposals and discussion documents, instructions for submitting and viewing public comments, and instructions for requesting a time slot for oral comments are available on the NOSB website. The discussion documents and proposals encompass a wide range of topics, including: substances petitioned to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances on the National List that require NOSB review before their 2015 sunset date, updates from working groups on technical issues, and amendments to the NOSB Policies and Procedures Manual.
View the Federal Register notice: Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board


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