California Walnut Board 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 250 Folsom, CA 95630-4726 (916) 932-7070 (916) 932-7071 Fax [email protected] An Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider JOINT MEETING OF CALIFORNIA WALNUT BOARD and CALIFORNIA WALNUT COMMISSION Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:30 a.m. Marriott Hotel Sacramento/San Francisco Ballrooms 11211 Point East Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 (916) 638-1100 AGENDA A. Call to Order B. Roll Call Board Members Jerome Siebert, Ph.D., Chairperson William D. Carriere David Keyawa Robert Driver Jerry Moore Donald Norene Steve Zaffarano Jack Mariani Mike Poindexter Frank Guerra Board Alternates Lynn Morgan Matthew Conant Michael Petz Lisa Warner William Tos John Kuster Steve Lindsay Kevin Wagner R. L. “Pete” Turner Bruce Beard Commission Members William Tos, Chairperson Donald Norene Todd Ramos David Keyawa Pat Mecklenburg Robert Driver Jeb Headrick Ray Perez Jerry Moore Charles Crain Kevin Wagner Martin Mariani Jerome B. Siebert, Ph.D. Commission Alternates Steve Zaffarano John J. Gilbert Vacant Robert Lea Carl Cilker Atanacio “Nacho” Martin, Jr. Bert Crane Jonathan Graves Vacant William Crain William D. Carriere Jack Mariani Lynn Morgan C. Approval of Minutes of the Joint CWB/CWC Meeting on February 21, 2014 Board & Commission Action D. CWB Referendum Results (Andrea Ricci) E. CASS Report (Vic Tolomeo) F. Report of the CWB / CWC Market Development Committees (Jack Mariani/Bob Lea) 1) Authority to Approve Health & Nutrition Research Proposals Commission Action 2) Authority to CWC MDC to approve marketing concepts/strategies Commission Action 3) Authority to CWB MDC to approve marketing concepts/strategies Board Action 4) Export Marketing Activities (Michelle McNeil) 5) Domestic Marketing Activities (Jennifer Olmstead) G. Report of the CWB Production Research Committee (Jerry Moore) 1) Authority to Approve Production Research Proposals 2) Report of the Committee and Budget Recommendations (Jerry Moore) Board Action H. Report of the CWB Grades & Standards Committee (Bill Carriere) 1) Authority to approve Grades and Standards Proposals Board Action 2) Report of the Committee and Budget Recommendations (Bill Carriere) 3) Review progress of Phosphine grant and PPO CODEX MRL Update (Carl Eidsath) 4) Fosetyl-Al update (Carl Eidsath 5) FSMA update (Abhi Kulkarni) 6) Sustainability update and walnuts.org website changes (Abhi Kulkarni) I. Report of the CWC Issues Management Committee (Jack Gilbert) 1) Report on Washington Trip (Dennis Balint) J. Authority for the Executive Director to Execute Production Research Contracts (RESOLUTION)…page 4 Board Action Authority for the Executive Director to Execute Grades and Standards Research Contracts (RESOLUTION)…page 5 Board Action K. L. Authority for the Executive Director to Execute Market Development and General Consultancy Contracts (RESOLUTION)…page 6 M. Authority for the Executive Director to Execute USDA/FAS/CCC Agreements (RESOLUTION)…page 7 Board Action Board Action N. Authority for the Executive Director to Execute Research Contracts with the Department of Pesticide Regulation (RESOLUTION)…page 8 O. Recommendation for the Approval of the Secretary a Compliance Plan For the 2014/2015 Marketing Year and Authorizing the Executive Director To Make Controlled Buys and Other Field Activity (RESOLUTION)…page 9 P. Q. Authority for CWB/CWC Audit Committee to make housekeeping and legal changes to Policies & Procedures and Employee Handbook Approval to Allow the Executive Director to Obtain Outside Legal Counsel on Personnel Matters and on Health Communication Board Action Board Action Board & Commission Action Board Action R. Approval to Allow the Executive Director to Obtain Outside Legal Counsel to Review General Contracts S. Authority for CEO to Execute Health Research Contracts Commission Action T Authority for CEO to Execute Market Development and General Consultancy Contracts Commission Action U. Authority for CEO to Execute USDA/FAS/CCC Agreements Commission Action V. Report of the CWB Budget and Personnel Committee (Bill Carriere) 1) Review of 2014/2015 Budget and Recommendation for the Approval of the Secretary a Budget of Expenses and Assessment Rate for the 2014/2015 Marketing Year (RESOLUTION)…page10 2) Recommendation of New Memo of Understanding between CWB and CWC for 2014/2015 3) Authority to Approve Staff Compensation W. Report of the CWC Budget and Personnel Committee (Bill Tos) 1) Review and approval of 2014/2015 Budget Recommendations and Establishment of CWC 2014/2015 Crop Assessment 2) Recommendation of New Memo of Understanding between CWB and CWC for 2014/2015 3) Authority to Approve Staff Compensation Board Action Board Action Board Action Board Action Commission Action Commission Action Commission Action X. Report of the CWB Marketing Order Revision Committee (Jerry Siebert) Board Action Y. Other Business Z. Time and Place of Next Meeting – September 16-17, 2014 – Marriott Hotel, Rancho Cordova AA. Executive Session (California Walnut Board) /Closed Session (California Walnut Commission) Closed Session regarding pending litigation and/or the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of an employee pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126(a) BB. Adjournment NOTE: Each of the agenda items listed above will include discussion and possible action by the Board. Room assignments are subject to change. In accordance with USDA, California Walnut Board prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations, alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), or special meals should contact Dana Hull at (916) 932-7070 at least three days prior to the meeting. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). California Walnut Board is an equal opportunity employer and provider. NOTE: Each of the Agenda Items above will include discussion and possible action by the Commission. All meetings of the California Walnut Commission are open to the public and subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. Time will be allowed for members of the public to make comments on each Agenda item. This time may be limited to two minutes per person for each Agenda item. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact Dana Hull, Administrative Assistant, California Walnut Commission, at (916) 932-7070 at least five days prior to the meeting. This Meeting Notice and Agenda is available on the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Website at www.cdfa.ca.gov/mkt/mkt/meeting.html. For further information regarding the Agenda for this meeting, please contact the California Walnut Commission at (916) 932-7070.
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