The Regional Assessment Advisory Committee advises the Council and the region on technical aspects of the biological assessment of subbasins under the subbasin planning program. The Committee’s primary function is to advise the Council on how to conduct subbasin assessments that are technically sound, and that are understandable and useful to planners that will participate in the development of subbasin plans. In performing this function, the Committee coordinates, synthesizes, and reconciles the various assessment tools including those being used by the Council, National Marine Fisheries Service, and US Forest Service, state, tribes, EPA or other applicable techniques.