Softwood Lumber Board Nominees Sought

The US Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations to ll seven seats on the Softwood Lumber Board coming open in January 2018. The 19-member board will hold elections to ll the seats of directors whose terms expire on December 31, 2017. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 13, 2017.

Domestic manufacturers are being sought to fill four seats — two large companies representing the US South region and two large companies representing the US West region. Softwood lumber importers will ll three seats: one small company and one large company representing the Canada West region, and one small company representing the Canada East region. Each director will serve a three-year term, which may be renewed once.

The program defines large companies as those that account for the top two-thirds of the volume of assessable softwood lumber annually. Small companies account for the remaining assessable softwood lumber.