7 U.S. Code § 2009dd–2 - Establishment and administration of Rural Collaborative Investment Program
The Secretary shall establish a Rural Collaborative Investment Program to support comprehensive regional investment strategies for achieving rural competitiveness.
The National Board shall consist of 14 members appointed by the Secretary not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
The National Board shall be subject to the general supervision and direction of the Secretary.
In consultation with the chairman and ranking member of each of the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, the Secretary may appoint not more than 3 other officers or employees of the Executive Branch to serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members of the National Board.
A vacancy on the National Board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
 So in original. Probably should be “paragraph (1)”.
2014—Subsec. (b)(7)(B) to (D). Pub. L. 113–188 inserted “and” at end of subpar. (B), substituted period for “; and” at end of subpar. (C), and struck out subpar. (D) which related to annual reports evaluating the performance of the Regional Boards.
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 6028, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section provided for certification of Regional Investment Boards.