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PIA State Technical Advisory Committee.

What is the PIA State Technical Advisory Committee?

The State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) is a group composed of agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, federal, state, territorial agency representatives, and other professionals who provide information, analysis, and recommendations to officials of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on implementing and establishing priorities and criteria for natural resources conservation activities and programs. The STAC has no implementation or enforcement authority, but USDA gives strong consideration to the STAC’s recommendations.

The Pacific Islands Area (PIA) STAC, which is chaired by the PIA Director, provides input to programs, technology, and initiatives, as well as annually reviews whether Local Working Groups are addressing state priorities and criteria for ranking program applications.

What does the PIA State Technical Advisory Committee do?

Each State Technical Committee recommends criteria and guidelines for agricultural producers regarding new conservation practices and systems not already described in field office technical guide.

Roles and Responsibilities of State Technical Advisory Committees

Who are the members of the PIA State Technical Advisory Committee?

State Technical Committee Members

When does the PIA State Technical Advisory Committee meet?

The STAC meets two to four times a year. The meetings originate from the PIA state office Honolulu with a call in number for those not on the island of Oahu.


Pacific Islands Area  State Technical Advisory Committee meetings are conducted via teleconference/webinar (unless otherwise specified) from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM HST on the following dates:

Next Meeting:

Wednesday November, 14, 2018
1:00PM to 4:00 PM HST

USDA NRCS PIA Office Room 4-118, Federal Building, Honolulu Hawaii
Or remotely by dialing 1-888-844-9904 Access code 2244222

Spring 2019 – TBD
Fall 2019 – TBD

How can I be involved in the Pacific Islands area State Technical Advisory Committee?

Meetings of the STAC are open to the public and will be given the opportunity to address the committee and present their opinions and recommendations. Meeting information is posted on this web site. Presenters are encouraged to provide written comments to the committee, but are not required to do so. Written comments or suggestions can be submitted to Adam Reed via email at Individuals or groups wanting to become a member of the STAC may submit a request to the state conservationist explaining their interest and outlining their credentials for becoming a member. Decisions of the PIA Director concerning

Membership on the STAC are final and cannot be appealed. Requests can be sent to

Where can I get more information on the Pacific Islands Area State Technical Advisory Committee?

Policy governing the STAC and LWGs is available here.

STAC Contact
Tony Ingersoll
Acting State Water Quality Specialist / Agronomist

Natural Resources Conservation Service
United States Department of Agriculture
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI  96850
(808) 600-2915

General Inquiry Contact
Douglas R. Maguire, MBA
Public Affairs Specialist

Natural Resources Conservation Service
United States Department of Agriculture
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI  96850
(808) 600-2957
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