United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 01, 2024
Subject to the 11-member limit, the Secretary may adjust membership on the Board to accommodate changes in production and import levels of kiwifruit.
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.
The members who are importers or exporters referred to in subsection (a)(1) shall be appointed from individuals nominated by importers or exporters.
The public representative shall be appointed from nominations submitted by other members of the Board.
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.
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.