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WAC 16-561-035

Powers and duties of the board.

The board shall have the following powers and duties to:
(1) Administer, enforce, and control the provisions of this order as the designee of the director.
(2) Elect a chairman and such other officers as the board deems advisable.
(3) Employ and discharge at its discretion such personnel as the board determines necessary and proper to carry out the purpose of the order and effectuate the declared policies of chapter 15.65 RCW.
(4) Pay only from moneys collected as assessments or advances thereon the costs arising in connection with the formulation, issuance, administration, and enforcement of the order. Such expenses and costs may be paid by check, draft, or voucher in such form and in such manner and upon the signature of the person as the board may prescribe.
(5) Reimburse any applicant who has deposited with the director in order to defray the costs of formulating the order.
(6) Establish a "raspberry board marketing revolving fund" and such fund to be deposited in a bank or banks or financial institution or institutions, approved for the deposit of state funds, in which all money received by the board shall be deposited as often as advisable.
(7) Keep or cause to be kept in accordance with accepted standards of good accounting practice, accurate records of all assessments, paid outs, moneys, and other financial transactions made and done pursuant to this order. Such records, books, and accounts shall be audited subject to procedures and methods lawfully prescribed by the state auditor. Such books and accounts shall be closed as of the last day of each fiscal year. A copy of such audit shall be delivered within thirty days after the completion thereof to the governor, the director, the state auditor, and the board.
(8) Require a bond of all board members and employees of the board in a position of trust in the amount the board shall deem necessary. The premium for such bond or bonds shall be paid by the board from assessments collected. Such bond shall not be necessary if any such board member or employee is covered by any blanket bond covering officials or employees of the state of Washington.
(9) Prepare a budget or budgets covering anticipated income and expenses to be incurred in carrying out the provisions of the order during each fiscal year. The board, at least fifteen days prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget.
(10) Establish by resolution, a headquarters which shall continue as such unless and until so changed by the board. All records, books, and minutes of board meetings shall be kept at such headquarters.
(11) Adopt rules of a technical or administrative nature for the operation of the board, subject to the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW (Administrative Procedure Act).
(12) Carry out the provisions of RCW 15.65.510 covering the obtaining of information necessary to effectuate the provisions of chapters 16-561 WAC and 15.65 RCW, along with the necessary authority and procedure for obtaining such information.
(13) Bring actions or proceedings upon joining the director as a party for specific performance, restraint, injunction, or mandatory injunction against any person who violates or refuses to perform the obligations or duties imposed upon him by chapter 15.65 RCW or 16-561 WAC.
(14) Confer with and cooperate with the legally constituted authorities of other states and of the United States for the purpose of obtaining uniformity in the administration of federal and state marketing regulations, licenses, agreements, or orders.
(15) Authorize the members of a commodity board, or their agents or designees, to participate in federal or state hearings or other proceedings concerning regulation of the manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of any pesticide as defined by RCW 15.58.030 or any agricultural chemical which is of use or potential use in producing the affected commodity, and may authorize the expenditure of commission funds for this purpose.
(16) Work cooperatively with other local, state, and federal agencies; universities; and national organizations for the purposes provided in this order.
(17) Enter into contracts or interagency agreements with any private or public agency, whether federal, state, or local. Personal service contracts must comply with chapter 39.26 RCW.
(18) Accept and expend or retain any gifts, bequests, contributions, or grants from private persons or private and public agencies.
(19) Enter into contracts or agreements for research in the production, irrigation, processing, transportation, marketing, use, or distribution of red raspberries.
(20) Retain in emergent situations the services of private legal counsel to conduct legal actions on behalf of the commission. The retention of a private attorney is subject to review by the office of the attorney general.
(21) Engage in appropriate fund-raising activities for the purpose of supporting activities authorized by this order.
(22) Participate in international, federal, state, and local hearings, meetings, and other proceedings relating to the production, irrigation, manufacture, regulation, transportation, distribution, sale, or use of red raspberries, including activities authorized under RCW 42.17A.635, including the reporting of those activities to the public disclosure commission.
(23) Maintain a list of the names and addresses of affected producers that may be compiled from information used to collect assessments under the provisions of this marketing order and data on the units of each producer's production pursuant to RCW 15.65.295. This list may be compiled from information used to collect producer assessments for a three-year period.
(24) Maintain a list of the names and addresses of persons who handle red raspberries within the affected area and data on the amount of the red raspberries handled by each person pursuant to RCW 15.65.295 for a minimum three-year period.
(25) Establish a foundation using commission funds as grant money for the purposes established in this marketing order.
(26) Acquire or own intellectual property rights, licenses, or patents and to collect royalties resulting from commission-funded research related to red raspberries.
(27) Submit for review and approval by the director of any new or amended marketing, including for the purposes required under RCW 15.65.287.
(28) Carry out any other grant of authority or duty provided designees and not specifically set forth in this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-15-009, § 16-561-035, filed 7/6/18, effective 8/6/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-03-007, § 16-561-035, filed 1/6/14, effective 2/6/14.]
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