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§205.620 Requirements of State organic programs.
(a) A State may establish a State organic program for production and handling operations within the State which produce and handle organic agricultural products.
(b) A State organic program must meet the requirements for organic programs specified in the Act.
(c) A State organic program may contain more restrictive requirements because of environmental conditions or the necessity of specific production or handling practices particular to the State or region of the United States.
(d) A State organic program must assume enforcement obligations in the State for the requirements of this part and any more restrictive requirements approved by the Secretary.
(e) A State organic program and any amendments to such program must be approved by the Secretary prior to being implemented by the State.