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Operations and Technical Committee

The purpose of the Operations and Technical Committee (OTC)  is to advise the Statewide Emergency Communications Board on matters that pertain to the operational and technical aspects of the ARMER system. The committee reviews all participation plans, infrastructure modifications and additions. Any proposed changes are reviewed and forwarded to the board. The committee has representation from all regions of the state, thus assuring that all issues that are brought forward are discussed and vetted through a process that assures that all interests are represented. The committee also reviews any proposed changes to the operational standards and forwards them to other committees as appropriate.

To learn more about the ARMER system go to the ARMER page on the ECN website.

The Operations and Technical Committee (OTC) meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meeting materials must be submitted to the committee coordinator no later than nine business days prior to the meeting. 

Minutes will be posted when they approved by the Committee. Minutes are reviewed during the meeting immediately following any meeting of the Committee for which minutes are taken; e.g., minutes taken for the May meeting will be posted in June, and minutes taken for the June meeting will be posted in July.


The next meeting of the SECB Operations and Technical Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the MnDot Training Center in Shoreview/Arden Hills and via conference call and Skype/Lync.


Meeting Materials

 April Meeting Agenda and Meeting Materials



2017 Meeting Materials Archive


March 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes -- Awaiting Approval



January 2017 Agenda and Meeting Materials

January 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes -- This meeting was cancelled


2016 Meeting Materials Archive

March Meeting Minutes (posted upon approval)
March Meeting Materials

February Meeting Minutes
February Meeting Materials

January - no meeting

December Minutes
December Meeting Materials

November Meeting Minutes
November Meeting Materials

October Meeting Minutes
October Meeting Materials

September Meeting Minutes
September Meeting Materials

August Meeting Minutes
August Meeting Materials

June Meeting Minutes
June Meeting Materials

May Meeting Minutes
May Meeting Materials

April Meeting Minutes
April Agenda and Materials

March Meeting Minutes
March Meeting Materials

February Meeting Minutes
February Meeting Materials

January Meeting Minutes
January Meeting Materials

Past Years Archived Meeting Materials

Operations and Technical Committee Members Roster



The following forms are provided to assist in filing items with the OTC:

Permission for Wide-Area Talkgroup Access -- This form was moved to the ARMER Participation page.

Standards Writing Template