Service Agreement for Certifier Subscription

Subscription Period: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Eligible Organizations

  • USDA accredited certifiers
  • CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) accredited certifiers (Tier 1 - SPECIAL Introductory Rate!)
  • Certification organizations for other organic standards (Tier 1 only)

Lists

The lists are called the OMRI Generic Materials List© and the OMRI Products List©. OMRI provides each subscriber with free lists according to the tier at which they subscribe.

Subscriber pays all shipping and handling costs. The subscriber will use list order forms to order electronic or printed copies, including free subscription copies. The shipping fee will be based on the actual cost of shipping via UPS or a comparable delivery service.

The subscriber may distribute OMRI publications to its employees, agents, and certified entities, for the duration of the OMRI subscription. OMRI does not assume any responsibility to serve the parties certified by the subscriber. Distribution of the electronic versions (PDF) of the Generic Materials List is limited to the number paid for in advance.

Other Included Services

  • Technical consultations related to NOP or CFIA certification.
  • Non-confidential product review summaries upon request.
  • Quarterly mailings of the Supplements to the OMRI Products List, OMRI Materials Review newsletter, and OMRI Prohibited List.
  • NOSB Meetings Reports and materials decisions.
  • Addendum to the OMRI Generic Materials List upon NOP Rule changes.
  • Special reports on international standards, NOP rulemaking, or other topics as created.
  • Special projects and trainings upon request.
Prices for Certifier Services
OMRI Generic Materials List $3.25 each (after free copies) Regularly priced at $30 each
OMRI Products List
$3.25 each (after free copies)
Regularly priced at $21 each
Electronic OMRI Generic Materials List $1.50 each
Electronic OMRI Products List FREE
Staff training and special projects Call for an estimate Webinar options starting at $500

 

Certifier Contract

Subscriber has the option of signing an OMRI Certifier Contract. The Contract serves to formally establish OMRI as an external input review service provider for the contracting certifier. The Contract carries an additional administrative fee of $89 per subscription period. The Contract may be signed anytime during the subscription period. However, the administrative fee is always paid in full and is non-refundable. OMRI will allow amendments to the Contract for subscribing agencies in accordance with applicable state rules and other requirements. OMRI reserves the right to refuse any subscriber’s proposed contract amendments. Subscribers wishing to make amendments to the Contract should request a Microsoft Word version of the file from OMRI staff, and highlight proposed amendments, which are subject to OMRI approval.

Subscription Fees and Other Details

Subscription fees are paid in advance. When calculating certified parties, USDA accredited certifiers should count NOP-certified parties as of the date the form is submitted. Certifiers that are not USDA accredited are Tier 1.

The OMRI Review Program evaluates commercial products for use in certified organic operations. OMRI does not accept applications for devices. The subscriber, its members, and its clients must not construe the OMRI Listed status as a product endorsement, organic certification, or proof of efficacy.

The subscriber understands that product decisions for compliance are based on documentation received in good faith from the product supplier and verified by OMRI staff. The subscriber agrees to hold OMRI harmless in the event that losses result due to false or incomplete statements made by the product supplier. OMRI will promptly inform the subscriber of any changes in the status of an OMRI Listed product. OMRI will make available the information that led to any change—provided it is not confidential—upon request.