What is the OMRI process for reviewing applications?
OMRI processes applications in the order in which they are received. Upon receipt, a Review Program Specialist will pre-review the application to ensure that all forms are complete. If they are not complete or clarification is needed, then the applicant will be contacted via email. Once the pre-review stage is complete, an OMRI Product Review Coordinator, or "reviewer," will be assigned to the product. This person is the primary contact for any questions about the progress of the product application from that day forward. The reviewer may ask for additional information relevant to the review of the product.
Once the application is complete, the reviewer prepares a summary and a recommendation for the application. The OMRI Review Panel then studies the summary and recommendation, and either votes on a product's status or requests more information. Products that comply are given an "Allowed" or "Allowed with Restrictions" status and are added to the OMRI Products List or the OMRI Canada Products List. Your reviewer will notify you within 12 business days after the Review Panel completes their decision-making process.
If the panel approves the application, OMRI issues a certificate and an approval letter. Also, OMRI includes the product on our website list search, and in the downloadable OMRI Products List or the OMRI Canada Products List. Finally, the appropriate OMRI seals are licensed to the company for use in association with the product.