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March 24, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes an important notice about an upcoming Web browser and operating system compatibility issue that may impact your ability to access our website and our online applications, and a Federal Register notification published by USDA about the National Organic Program sunset review of the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances.


IMPORTANT WEB BROWSER AND OPERATING SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY NOTICE:

Due to security upgrades, older Web browsers and computer operating systems will not be supported for use with our website (TTB.gov) or our TTBOnline applications (Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs Online) starting April 11, 2017.

Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in 2014. Support for Windows Vista ends April 11, 2017. Without support, there are no more security updates and Microsoft has stated it is very important that customers migrate to a supported operating system.

Internet Explorer

Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer versions 10 and below in 2016. Microsoft no longer provides security updates to patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware. The only version that Microsoft supports is Internet Explorer 11.

Other Browsers

Other older browsers have similar security vulnerabilities, so TTB Online applications will not support Chrome versions 29 and below, Firefox versions 26 and below, and Safari versions 6 and below.

Action Needed

If you are running any of these unsupported browsers or operating systems, you must take immediate steps to upgrade your computer. If you do not upgrade, you will not be able to access TTB.gov or use Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs Online starting April 11, 2017. Pay.gov is also impacted by this security update.

USDA PUBLISHES NOTIFICATION OF 2017 SUNSET REVIEW OF NATIONAL LIST OF ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES FOR NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM

Any use of the term "organic" on the label or in advertising of alcohol beverages must comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program rules (7 CFR part 205) as interpreted by the USDA.

Source: Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Organic Program: USDA Organic Regulations

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notification of 2017 sunset review.

SUMMARY: This document addresses the 2017 sunset review submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) through the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following the NOSB's April 2015 and October 2015 meetings. The 2017 sunset review pertains to the NOSB's sunset review of 198 substances on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). Consistent with the NOSB's sunset review, this publication provides notice on the renewal of 187 substances on the National List, and completes the 2017 National List sunset review for these renewed substances.

DATES: This document is effective March 15, 2017.

Read the Notification in the Federal Register.

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