15.22.03.01

.01 Organic Certification Program.

A. The Department shall supervise and administer the Maryland Organic Certification Program.

B. Under the program, a product shall be classified as either Maryland certified organic or Maryland organic certification pending. To obtain the Maryland certified organic classification, the product shall meet the standards established under Regulation .02A of this chapter, including the requirement that it be grown on land on which a substance or practice prohibited under this subtitle has not been applied during the immediately preceding 3 years. To obtain the Maryland organic certification pending classification, the product shall meet the standards established under Regulation .02B of this chapter.