Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/520

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104 STAT. 3842 PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 (F) at the option of the Board, a consultant or advisor representing the views of pecan producers in a country other than the United States who may be chosen to attend Board functions as a nonvoting member. (4) REPRBSENTATION OF MEMBERS. — (A) GROWER REPRESENTATIVES. —Of the growers referred to in paragraph (3)(A), 2 members shall l^ from each district. (B) SHELLER REPRESENTATIVES. —Of the shellers referred to in paragraph (3)(B)— (i) 2 members shall be selected from among shellers whose place of residence is east of the Mississippi River; and (ii) 2 members shall be selected from smiong shellers whose place of residence is west of the Mississippi River. (C) FIRST HANDLER REPRESENTATIVE. — The first handler representative on the Board referred to in paragraph (3)(C) shall be selected from among first handlers whose place of residence is in a district. (D) IMPORTER REPRESENTATIVE. — The importer representative on the Board referred to in paragraph (3)(D) shall be an individual who imports pecans into the United States. (E) PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE. — The public representative on the Board referred to in paragraph (3)(E) shall not be a grower, grower-sheller, sheller, first handler, or importer. (5) ALTERNATE FOR EACH MEMBER.—Each member of the Board shall have an alternate with the same qualifications as the member such alternate would replace. (6) LIMITATION ON STATE RESIDENCE.—There shall be no more than one member from each State in each district, except that the State of Greorgia may have 2 growers from such State representing the district that it is in. (7) MODIFYING BOARD MEMBERSHIP. —In accordance with regulations approved by the Secretary, at least once each 3 years and not more than once each 2 years, the Board shall— (A) review the geographic distribution of pecan production throughout the United States; and (B) if warranted, recommend to the Secretary that the Secretary reapportion a district in order to reflect the geographic distribution of pecan production, (8) SELECTION PROCESS FOR MEMBERS.— (A) PuBuciTY,—The Board sheill give reasonable publicity to the industry for nomination of persons interested in being nominateid for Board membership. (B) EuGiBiLTTY. —Each grower and sheller shall be eligible to vote for the nomination of members who represent that class of members on the Board. Growers shall be eligible to vote for the nomination of the first handler members on the Board. (C) SELECTION OF NOMINEES.—Each person referred to in subparagraph (B) shall have one vote. The 2 eligible candidates receiving the largest number of votes cast for each Board position for each class of members shall be the nominees for such position. (D) CERTIFICATION. —Except for the establishment of the initial Board, the nominations made under subparagraph