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Independent Review Panel

Chapter 24, Statutes of 2015 (SB 83) established within DTSC a three-member Independent Review Panel (IRP) to review the Department and make recommendations to improve its programs. The law went into effect on June 24, 2015 and was repealed on January 1, 2018.

SB 83 stipulated that IRP membership was to be comprised of:

  • A community representative appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules,
  • A local government management expert appointed by the Governor, and
  • A person with scientific experience related to toxic materials appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

The following individuals served on the Panel: Chair Gideon Kracov, J.D., the community representative; Vice Chair Mike Vizzier, the local government management expert; and Arezoo Campbell, Ph.D., the panelist with scientific experience related to toxic materials.

Beginning with the IRP’s first meeting on November 18, 2015, the Panel held 28 public meetings and submitted 12 required reports to the Governor and Legislature. The IRP’s Final Report presents all its recommendations along with their status as of December 31, 2017. They appear in the appendices in three groups:

  1. Recommendations to the Governor and Legislature,
  2. Recommendations to DTSC, and
  3. Performance metrics for DTSC consideration.

Although the IRP ceased to exist on January 1, 2018, its meeting materials, supporting documents, reports, and other information can be accessed by clicking on the menu items on this page.