There is hereby established an administrative committee for pistachios to administer the terms and provisions of this part. This committee, consisting of twelve (12) member positions, each of whom shall have an alternate, shall be allocated as follows:
(a)Handlers. Two of the members shall represent handlers, as follows:
(1) One handler member nominated by one vote for each handler; and
(2) One handler member nominated by voting based on each handler casting one vote for each ton (or portion thereof) of the assessed weight of pistachios processed by such handler during the two production years preceding the production year in which the nominations are made.
(b)Producers. Nine members shall represent producers. Producers within the respective districts shall nominate four producers from District 1, three producers from District 2, one producer from District 3, and one producer from District 4. The Secretary, upon recommendation of the committee, may reapportion producer representation among the districts to ensure proper representation.
(c)Public member. One member shall be a public member who is neither a producer nor a handler and shall have all the powers, rights and privileges of any other member of the committee. The public member and alternate public member shall be nominated by the committee and selected by the Secretary.