Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 5.djvu/727

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PUBLIC LAW 103-407—OCT. 22, 1994 108 STAT. 4217 (2) to administer the order in accordance with the terms and provisions of the order; (3) to recommend regulations to effectuate the terms and provisions of the order; (4) to elect members of the Board to serve on the Executive Committee; (5) to approve or reject budgets submitted by the Executive Committee; (6) on approval, to submit the budgets to the Secretary for the approval or disapproval of the Secretary; (7) to contract with entities, if necessary, to carry out Contracts. plans or projects in accordance with this Act; (8) to conduct programs of promotion, research, consumer information, education, industry information, and producer information; (9) to receive, investigate, and report to the Secretary com- Reports, plaints of violations of the order; (10) to recommend to the Secretary amendments to the order; (11) to provide the Secretary with prior notice of meetings of the Board to permit the Secretary, or a designated representative, to attend the meetings; (12) to provide, not less than annually, a report to produc- Reports, ers, feeders, and importers accounting for funds expended by the Board and describing programs carried out under this Act, and to make the report available to the public on request; (13) to establish 7 regions that, to the extent practicable, contain geographically contiguous States and approximately equal numbers of producers and sheep production; (14) to employ or retain necessary staff; and (16) to invest funds in accordance with subsection (k). (f) BUDGETS.— (1) IN GENERAL. — The order shall provide that the Board shall review budgets submitted by the Executive Committee, on a fiscal year basis, of anticipated expenses and disbursements by the Board, including probable costs of administration and promotion, research, consumer information, education, industry information, and producer information projects. On approval by the Board, the Board shall submit the budget to the Secretary for the approval of the Secretary. (2) LIMITATION.— "So expenditure of funds may be made by the Board unless the expenditure is authorized under a bu^et or budget amendment approved by the Secretary. (g) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. — (1) ESTABLISHMENT.—The order shall establish an Executive Committee to administer the terms and provisions of the order, as provided in this subsection, under the direction of the Board and consistent with the policies determined by the Board. (2) MEMBERSHIP. —The Executive Committee shall be composed of 14 members, of which— (A) 11 members shall be elected by the Board on an annual basis, of which— (i) 7 members shall represent producers, with 1 member representing each of the regions established in the order; (ii) 1 member shall represent feeders; and