Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/521

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 3843 (C) and subsections (b)(3)(D) and (b)(3)(E) shall be certified by the Board and submitted to the Secretary no later than May 1 or such other date recommended by the Board and approved by the Secretary preceding the commencement of the term of office for Board membership, as established in paragraph (9). (E) APPOINTMENT.— To each vacant Board position, the Secretary shall appoint 1 individual from among the nominees certified and submitted under subparagraph (D). (F) REJECTION OF NOMINEES.—The Secretary may reject any nominee submitted under subparagraph (D). If there are insufficient nominees from which to appoint members to the Board as a result of the Secretary's rejecting such nominees, additional nominees shall be submitted to the Secretary in the same manner. (G) INITIAL BOARD. —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 3 (A), (B), and (C), the Secretary shall perform the functions of the Board under this subsection as the Secretary determines necessary and appropriate. Nominations for those members of the initial Board described in paragraph (3)(D) and (E) shall be made in accordeince with paragraph (3). (H) FAILURE TO NOMINATE. —I f growers and shellers fail to nominate individuals for appointment, the Secretary may appoint members on a basis provided for in the plan. If the Board fails to nominate an importer or a public representative, such member may be appointed without a nomination. (9) TERMS OF OFFICE. — (A) IN GENERAL.—The members of the Board shall serve for a term of 3 years, except that the members appointed to the initial Board established under paragraph (8)(G) shall serve, proportionately, for terms of 1, 2, and 3 years, as determined by the Secretary. (B) TERMINATION OF TERMS.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (C), each member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed by the Secretary. (C) LIMITATION ON TERMS. —No individual may serve more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms as a member. (D) VACANCIES.— (i) SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS. —To fill any vacancy created by the death, removal, resignation, or disqualification of any member of the Board, the Secretary shall request that at least 2 eligible nominations for a successor for each such vacancy be submitted by the Board in the manner provided in paragraph (8). (ii) LACK OF NOMINATIONS. —I f at least 2 eligible nominations are not submitted under clause (i), the Secretary shall determine the manner of submission of nominations for the vacancy. (10) COMPENSATION. — A member of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of duties for and approved by the Board.