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Organic System Plan Template

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General Information
Applicant (s)
Farm, Ranch or Business Name
Scope of Organic Production Activities
Mailing Address
Physical Address
Zip Code
List all crops or products requested for certification
Have you ever been denied certification?
Do you understand the current organic standards?
Do you have a copy of current organic standards?
Do you have a copy of current OMRI Materials List?
Have you received any notification of noncompliance or denial of certification?
List the Name(s) of any Certifying Agent(s) to which an application has be previously made, Date(s) of Application, and Outcome of the Application Submission
This Application must be accompanied by a completed Organic System Plan that includes all Production and Handling Activities and for which you are seeking certification
Description of Operation, Soil, Crop Nutrient Management, and Crop Rotation
Organic Production to be Certified
Production Sites and Methods
Marketing and Sales Methods
Describe specifically how your soil improvement, crop nutrient management and crop rotation practices meet organic goals.
Does your record keeping system demonstrate implementation and monitoring of compliant soil and crop nutrient management, and crop rotation practices?
Do you use compost or manure?
Affirmations - 7 CFR §205.400, 205.401
I/We have reviewed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 205 relevant to my operation. I/We have asked the certifying agent for clarification of any points that were unclear, such that I/we now understand the regulations as they apply to my operation. I/We agree to comply with all applicable organic production and handling regulations.
I/We affirm that the attached Organic System Plan (OSP) accurately describes all aspects of my/our current organic operation. I/We will follow this plan and maintain all appropriate records and documentation.
I/We will submit updates to the certifying agent whenever substantive changes are made, thus ensuring that the Application/OSP consistently reflects the practices of my/our current organic operation.
I/We have kept a copy of my/our Application, OSP, and all applicable Attachments and Addenda.
I/We will immediately notify the certifying agent of any change in my/our certified operation, or portion of it, that may affect its compliance with the Act or regulations
I/We agree to immediately notify my certifying agent concerning any application, including drift, of a prohibited substance to any field, production unit, site, facility, livestock, or product that is part of an operation.
I/We will permit on-site inspections by the certifying agent and its designated representatives, with complete access to the production and/or handling operation, including non-certified production and handling areas, structures and offices.
I/We understand that the operation may be subject to announced and/or unannounced inspections and/or sampling at any time as deemed appropriate to ensure compliance with NOP Regulations.
I/We agree to maintain all records applicable to the organic operation for not less than 5 years beyond their creation and to allow authorized representatives of the Secretary, applicable State organic program's governing State official, and certifying agent access to such records during normal business hours for review and copying to determine compliance.
I/We agree to submit applicable fees charged according to the fee schedule by the certifying agent.
I/We understand that a certifying agent’s acceptance of this form in no way implies granting of certification.
I/We affirm that all information in this Application/OSP is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Signature and comments
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