7 U.S. Code § 6204 - Required terms in orders
The 3 members who are producers shall be appointed from individuals nominated by lime producers.
The 3 members who are importers shall be appointed from individuals nominated by lime importers.
If producers and importers fail to nominate individuals for appointment, the Secretary may appoint members on a basis provided for in the order. If the Board fails to nominate a public representative, such member may be appointed by the Secretary without a nomination.
The Secretary shall establish an initial Board from among nominations solicited by the Secretary. For the purpose of obtaining nominations for the members of the initial Board described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall perform the functions of the Board under this subsection as the Secretary determines necessary and appropriate. The Secretary shall terminate the initial Board established under this subsection as soon as practicable after December 14, 1993.
If a member or alternate of the Board who was appointed as a producer, importer, or public representative ceases to belong to the group for which such member was appointed, such member or alternate shall be disqualified from serving on the Board.
While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of duties for the Board, members and alternates shall be allowed travel expenses, including a per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed travel expenses under section 5703 of title 5.
The Board shall prepare and submit to the Secretary a budget (on a fiscal period basis determined by the Secretary) of the anticipated expenses and disbursements of the Board in the administration of the order, including probable costs of research, promotion, and consumer information. A budget shall take effect on the approval of the Secretary.
For purposes of paragraph (2), a producer-handler shall be considered the first handler of limes produced by such producer-handler.
The assessment on imported limes shall be paid by the importer at the time of entry into the United States and shall be remitted to the Board.
Such order shall provide that funds collected by the Board under this chapter through assessments authorized by this chapter may not, in any manner, be used for the purpose of influencing legislation or governmental policy or action, except for making recommendations to the Secretary as provided for in this chapter.
Such order shall require that all information obtained pursuant to subsection (h)(2) shall be kept confidential by all officers and employees of the Department and of the Board. Only such information as the Secretary considers relevant shall be disclosed to the public and only in a suit or administrative hearing, brought at the request of the Secretary or to which the Secretary or any officer of the United States is a party, involving the order with respect to which the information was furnished or acquired.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the withholding of information from Congress.
1993—Subsec. (b)(1)(A), (2)(B). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(a)(1), (2), substituted “3” for “7”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(F). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(a)(3), inserted at end “The Secretary shall terminate the initial Board established under this subsection as soon as practicable after December 14, 1993.”
Subsec. (b)(2)(G). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(a)(4), added subpar. (G).
Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(b)(1), substituted “The initial members of the Board appointed under the amended order shall serve a term of 30 months. Subsequent appointments to the Board shall be for a term of 3 years, except that—” for “Members of the Board shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. Of the members first appointed—”.
Subsec. (b)(4)(A). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(b)(2), substituted “2” for “3”.
Subsec. (b)(4)(B). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(b)(3), substituted “2” for “4” before “members”.
Subsec. (b)(4)(C). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(b)(4), substituted “3” for “4” before “members”.
Subsec. (d)(5). Pub. L. 103–194, § 4(c), substituted “200,000” for “35,000”, wherever appearing.
1991—Subsec. (e)(1)(B). Pub. L. 102–237 substituted “Government employees” for “government employees”.