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State Technical Committee (STC) Roles and Responsibilities

The State Technical Committee provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the committee's recommendations.

The State Technical Committee will provide recommendations for the following programs and initiatives as needed and where applicable:

Example Recommendations

The following include example recommendations that the State Technical Committee could be asked to provide:

  • priority natural resource concerns in the State
  • appropriate mix of conservation programs and practices to address natural resource concerns, including coordination with relevant State programs
  • criteria to be used in ranking program applications
  • conservation practice standards 
  • cost share rates as applied in payment schedules

More Information

For more information about the STC and its role, contact Brunilda Velez at 401-822-8820 or brunilda.velez@ri.usda.gov.