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§ 7464.
National Kiwifruit Board
An order issued by the Secretary under section 7463 of this title shall provide for the establishment of a National Kiwifruit Board that consists of the following 11 members:
10 members who are producers, exporters, or importers (or their representatives), based on a proportional representation of the level of domestic production and imports of kiwifruit (as determined by the Secretary).
1 member appointed from the general public.
Adjustment of membership

Subject to the 11-member limit, the Secretary may adjust membership on the Board to accommodate changes in production and import levels of kiwifruit.

Appointment and nomination

The Secretary shall appoint the members of the Board from nominations submitted in accordance with this subsection.


The members who are producers referred to in subsection (a)(1) shall be appointed from individuals nominated by producers.

Importers and exporters

The members who are importers or exporters referred to in subsection (a)(1) shall be appointed from individuals nominated by importers or exporters.

Public representative

The public representative shall be appointed from nominations submitted by other members of the Board.

Failure to nominate

If producers, importers, and exporters fail to nominate individuals for appointment, the Secretary may appoint members and alternates on a basis provided for in the order. If the Board fails to nominate a public representative, the member and alternate may be appointed by the Secretary without a nomination.

The Secretary shall appoint an alternate for each member of the Board. An alternate shall—
be appointed in the same manner as the member for whom the individual is an alternate; and
serve on the Board if the member is absent from a meeting or is disqualified under subsection (f).
5 members shall be appointed for a term of 2 years; and
6 members shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.

If a member or alternate of the Board who was appointed as a producer, importer, exporter, or public representative member ceases to belong to the group for which the member was appointed, the member or alternate shall be disqualified from serving on the Board.


A member or alternate of the Board shall serve without pay.

General powers and duties
The Board shall—
administer an order issued by the Secretary under section 7463 of this title, and an amendment to the order, in accordance with the order and amendment and this subchapter;
prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the order;
meet, organize, and select from among members of the Board a chairperson, other officers, and committees and subcommittees, as the Board determines appropriate;
receive, investigate, and report to the Secretary accounts of violations of the order;
make recommendations to the Secretary with respect to an amendment that should be made to the order; and
employ or contract with a manager and staff to assist in administering the order, except that, to reduce administrative costs and increase efficiency, the Board shall seek, to the extent practicable, to employ or contract with personnel who are already associated with organizations involved in promoting kiwifruit that are chartered by a State, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
(Pub. L. 104–127, title V, § 555, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1066; Pub. L. 105–185, title VI, § 603(b), June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 585.)
cite as: 7 USC 7464