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ORELAP Technical Advisory Committee

The ORELAP Technical Advisory Committee provides a forum for open discussion between the State and the environmental and cannabis laboratory community.

Please contact the OTAC Chair with your questions or to express interest in joining a future meeting:

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the second month of each quarter.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • November 14, 2023
  • February 13, 2024
  • May 14, 2024
  • August 13, 2024
  • November 12, 2024

OTAC Members

Marsha Farooqui, Chair (2024)
Portland Water Bureau, representing large municipal drinking water laboratories

Derrick Tanner, Vice Chair (2023)
Columbia Laboratories, Inc., representing large private drinking water, storm & wastewater, and Cannabis laboratories
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Darrell Auvil, Secretary (2022)
Apex Labs, representing large private environmental, storm & wastewater, non-potable water, and solids laboratories

Kim Ramsay, OELA representative (2023)
Neilson Research Corp., representing large private drinking water, non-potable water, solids & bulk asbestos laboratories

Drexell Barnes (2022)
City of Bend, representing municipal wastewater laboratories

Jennifer Shackelford (2022)
City of Portland, BES, representing large municipal wastewater, and solids/soil laboratories

Elizabeth Bunger (2023)
BSK, representing private environmental laboratories

Melanie Ryan (2024)
City of Eugene, representing municipal wastewater laboratories

Erik Werstler (2024)
BIOGEN, representing Cannabis laboratories