7 U.S. Code § 4808 - National Pork Board
National Pork Board
The order shall provide for the establishment and appointment by the Secretary of a 15-member National Pork Board.
1The Board shall consist of producers or importers appointed by the Secretary from nominations submitted under section 4806(g) of this title.
A member of the Board shall serve for a 3-year term, with no such member serving more than two consecutive 3-year terms, except that initial appointments to the Board shall be staggered with an equal number of members appointed, to the maximum extent possible, to 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year terms, except that the term of a member of the Board shall continue until the successor of such member, if any, is appointed in accordance with paragraph (2).
A member of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed by the Board from assessments collected under section 4809 of this title for reasonable expenses incurred in performing duties as a member of the Board.
(1) The Board shall—
develop, at the initiative of the Board or other person, proposals for promotion, research, and consumer information plans and projects;
(2) The Board shall prepare and submit to the Secretary, for the approval of the Secretary, a budget for each fiscal year of anticipated expenses and disbursements of the Board in the administration of the order, including the projected cost of—
any promotion, research or consumer information plan or project to be conducted by the Board directly or by way of contract or agreement; and
the budgets, plans, or projects for which State associations are to receive funds pursuant to section 4809(c)(1) of this title.
No plan, project, or budget referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) may become effective unless approved by the Secretary.
(A) The Board, with the approval of the Secretary, may enter into contracts or agreements with a person for—
(B) Such contract or agreement shall require that—
the contracting party develop and submit to the Board a plan or project, together with a budget or budgets that include the estimated cost to be incurred under such plan or project;
(iii) the contracting party—
(II) make periodic reports to the Board of—
 So in original. Two pars. (2) have been enacted.
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