7 CFR 989.36 - Duties.
The committee shall have, among others, the following duties:
(a) To act as intermediary between the Secretary and any producer, packer, dehydrator, processor or cooperative bargaining association;
(b) To investigate compliance and to use means available to it to prevent violations of this part;
(c) To keep minutes, books, and other records, which shall clearly reflect all of its acts and transactions, and such minutes, books, and other records shall be subject to examination by the Secretary at any time;
(d) To investigate and assemble data on the production, handling and market conditions with respect to raisins;
(e) To submit to the Secretary such available information with respect to raisins and grapes as he may request, and such other information as the committee may deem desirable and pertinent;
(f) To select from among its members a chairman and other officers, and to adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as it may deem advisable;
(g) To appoint or employ such other persons as it may deem necessary, and to determine the salaries and define the duties of each such person;
(h) To cause the books of the committee to be audited by certified public accountants at least once each year, or at such other times as the committee may deem necessary or as the Secretary may request, and the report of each such audit shall show, among other things, the receipts and expenditures of funds, and at least two copies of each such audit shall be submitted to the Secretary;
(i) To prepare quarterly statements of its financial operations and make such statements, together with the minutes of its meetings, available at the office of the committee for inspection by producers, handlers and dehydrators;
(j) To give reasonable advance notice of the times, places, and purposes of its meetings by mail or other appropriate means to each member and alternate member and such notice shall be given as widespread publicity as is practicable;
(k) To conduct meetings for the purpose of making nominations for membership on the committee and the certifying of nominations made for such purposes to the Secretary;
(l) To establish, with the approval of the Secretary, such rules and procedures relative to administration of this subpart as may be consistent with the provisions contained in this subpart and as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of the act and the efficient administration of this subpart.
[41 FR 32412, Aug. 3, 1976, as amended at 48 FR 32975, July 20, 1983]
Title 7 published on 2014-01-01
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