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State Technical Committee

Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC)

Committee Purpose and Structure

Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the Oregon USDA established a state technical committee to provide advice for technical considerations and technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of USDA legislation. The committee also helps assure that Civil Rights requirements in Program Delivery are met. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist and Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Director co-chair the committee.

Additionally, the State Technical Advisory Committee provides recommendations on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs. Although the Oregon State Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC) has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Technical Committees are organized and composed of a number of individuals and groups who represent a diverse mixture of interests in a variety of natural resource, agricultural and wildlife issues.

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Next Oregon Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Date Time Location Contact


For more information or to arrange special accommodations for meeting attendees, please contact Laurie Sassmann at the Oregon NRCS State Office at (503) 414-3206


2017 OTAC Meetings
Agendas Minutes Presentations and Handouts
Agenda - 11/9/2017
Meeting Notes

Agenda - 6/15/2017
(PDF, 192 KB)

Meeting Notes
(PDF, 206 KB)

Agenda - 2/16/2017
(PDF, 217 KB)





Meeting Notes
(PDF, 251 KB)



OTAC Archives