OMRI’s review service fees are scaled to meet the needs of companies with various sizes and business models. The cost of a product review is dependent on the company’s total gross sales for the past year, and the type of product to be reviewed. Please follow these step-by-step instructions to determine the total cost for the initial review of your product. The tables also list the annual renewal fees. OMRI can only accept fees paid in US dollars.
- Step 1: Purchase an Application Kit to access all materials needed to apply to OMRI. If you have already purchased an Application Kit, skip this step.
- Step 2: Select the Company Fee from Table 1 that best suits your company’s gross sales for the past year. If you have other products that are OMRI Listed®, skip this step.
- Step 3: Select the Product Fee from Table 2 that best matches your product.
- Step 4: If any of the Additional Fees in Table 3 apply, add that to your total.
In addition to the fees listed on this page, there are several less common fees that OMRI may charge for certain products. Miscellaneous Fees may be required under uncommon circumstances, including wire transfer, rebuttal, arbitration and "for-cause" inspections. Company or Product Change fees are charged for reviewing certain changes made to currently OMRI Listed products. All changes should be submitted using the Change Report Form.
Order an Application Kit to receive all materials required for OMRI review. A single kit may be used to apply for multiple products.
|Application Kit||Unlimited downloadable copies of all application forms, Policy and Standards Manual, and reference materials, with login access to the website and downloads for two years.||$40|
The Company Fee is based on the applying company's total gross annual sales. Total gross annual sales include sales from all products and services provided or distributed by the applying company, not just the sales of a particular product or product line. The Company Application Fee is due with the company's first product application, and is renewed annually at a reduced rate. This fee is only necessary once per year, regardless of the number of products listed by your company.
Table 1: Annual Company Fees
|Annual Gross Sales for Company||Initial Review Fee||Annual Renewal Fee|
|Under $1 Million||$455||$280|
|Over $100 Million||$5835||$3650|
|Company does not wish to disclose||$5835||$3650|
A Product Fee is required for each distinct product name. If the same formulation is sold under different names, it is considered a Repackaged product and requires a separate application. Different formulations sold under the same product name are considered “Alternate Formulations” and do not require separate applications. The Product Fee is based on the number and type of ingredients in the final product. Tables 2 and 3 below define product type and the associated fees.
Table 2: Annual Product Fees
|Product Type||Definition||Initial Review Fee||Annual Renewal Fee|
|Single Ingredient Product||$235||$150|
|Review to Additional Standards||$235||$245|
* Classes are part of the OMRI classification system that groups products with similar use attributes. Some examples of OMRI classes are Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments (CF), Livestock Feed Ingredients (LF), and Processing Nonagricultural Ingredients (PN). For more information on classes, please see theFAQ.
In addition to your basic product fee, additional fees apply in the following situations.
Table 3: Additional Product Fees
|Additional Situation||Definition||Initial Review Fee||Annual Renewal Fee|
|Additional Use Category||Review of a currently OMRI Listed® or applying product to include an additional product use category||$160||$0|
|Additional Use Class*||Review of a currently OMRI Listed or applying product for an additional product use class.||$235||$150|
|Alternate Formulation||Variation of a product that is manufactured differently, contains different ingredients, and/or contains the same ingredients in different proportions, and that is marketed under the same product name. This includes variations in water content.||Free||Free|
|Third Party Confidentiality||To maintain confidentiality, some ingredient manufacturers may wish to disclose formula information directly to OMRI. This is rare; please see thisFAQ;and contact OMRI staff for more information.||$235||$150|
|Reformulation During Review||Changes to the ingredients or manufacturing process of a product currently under review, including reformulation post-prohibit.||$160||N/A|
|Inspection of High Nitrogen Liquid Fertilizer||High nitrogen liquid fertilizer products that have over 3% nitrogen lab analysis or label claims are subject to semi-annual inspections and sampling (per NOP Guidance 5012).||$2320 plus $1290 for each additional manufacturing site||$4640 plus $2580 for each additional manufacturing site|
|Inspection of High Nitrogen Liquid Fertilizer - Repackaged Product||Repacks of high nitrogen liquid fertilizer products that have over 3% nitrogen lab analysis or label claims are subject to semi-annual inspections and sampling (per NOP Guidance 5012)||$1030||$2060|
Please read each definition to see whether these fees apply to your situation.
|Wire Transfer||To submit payment or receive a refund via wire transfer.||$25|
|Non-sufficient Funds||Check returned for insufficient funds.||$30|
|For Cause Inspection||OMRI conducts site inspections and samples products from the stream of commerce when there is cause to collect information (per section §2.4 of the OMRI Policy Manual©).||$2320|
|For Cause Sampling Costs||OMRI conducts site inspections and samples products from the stream of commerce when there is cause to collect information (per section §2.4 of theOMRI Policy Manual).||$565|
|Random Inspections and Sampling||OMRI conducts periodic random site inspections and product sampling for general surveillance, and to verify OMRI Listed products in the marketplace. These random inspections and inspection reviews are conducted free of charge.||Free|
|Rebuttal or Appeal||To rebut or appeal a decision made by OMRI. (Fee may be refundable, see section §5.2 of theOMRI Policy Manual.)||$235|
|Arbitration Costs||If arbitration from legal professionals is necessary to resolve a rebutted decision. (See section §5.2 of the OMRI Policy Manual.)||½ of costs incurred|
|File Copy Fee||To receive a copy of your application materials from OMRI.||$100 per application copied|
|Administrative Fees||Provision of public documents or other permitted information, or for staff time spent administering certain inspections or product samplings.||$75/hour plus materials and postage|
If there is any change to a currently OMRI Listed® product, OMRI must review that change in order to verify continued compliance with organic standards. All changes should be reported to OMRI at least 60 days prior to their implementation date. Additional fees may apply for unreported changes discovered by OMRI.
|Type of Change||Reported||Unreported|
|Deletion of Ingredient Supplier||Free||--|
|Changes to Ingredients||$160||$395|
|Deletion of Ingredients||$160||$395|
|Changing or Adding Ingredient Supplier||$160||$395|
|Adding an Alternate Formulation**||$160||$395|
|Reformulation after Prohibit||$160||N/A|
|Adding a Category||$160||N/A|
|Changing or Adding a Use Class||$235||N/A|
* Contact OMRI for details, additional fees may apply.
** An Alternate Formulation is a variation of a product that is sold under the same product name but is manufactured differently, contains different ingredients, and/or contains the same ingredients in different proportions.