The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has announced the availability of five draft guidance documents for National Organic Program (NOP) certifying agents and certified operations. The documents cover the following topics: (i) Compost and Vermicompost in Organic Crop Production (NOP 5021); (ii) Wild Crop Harvesting (NOP 5022); (iii) Outdoor Access for Organic Poultry (NOP 5024); (iv) Commingling and Contamination Prevention in Organic Production and Handling (NOP 5025); and (v) The Use of Chlorine Materials in Organic Production and Handling (NOP 5026). Once finalized, the guidance will become available through “The Program Handbook: Guidance and Instructions for Accredited Certifying Agents (ACAs) and Certified Agents,” which provides “those who own, manage, or certify organic operations with guidance and instructions that can assist them with complying with the [NOP] regulations.” To this end, NOP will accept written comments on the drafts until December 13, 2010. See The Federal Register, October 13, 2010.