What is the OMRI process for reviewing applications?
OMRI processes applications in the order in which they are received. Upon receipt, a Review Program Assistant 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 will be assigned to the product. This person will be your contact for any questions you have about the progress of your 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, then 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. Your reviewer will notify you within 12 business days after the Review Panel completes their decision-making process.
When the decision is made to approve the application, OMRI issues a certificate and an approval letter. Also, OMRI will post your product on our website and in our quarterly supplement to the printed OMRI Products List. Every January, we print the OMRI Products List in full, which will include your product if it has been approved. Finally, the OMRI Listed® Seal is licensed to your company for use in association with the product.