Definitions and Responsibilities of Stakeholders in the ITRC

ITRC Stakeholders include Public Stakeholders, Tribal Stakeholders, Emeritus Stakeholders, and Academic Stakeholders. Public and Tribal Stakeholders serve as the voice of the people who are most affected in their daily lives by the problems at hand. Stakeholders add key voices, as well as balance and diversity. Academic stakeholders provide subject matter expertise and offer access to the most recent research in the subject matter of the team. Emeritus stakeholders are highly experienced retirees from agencies, industry, consulting and academia that have substantial topic knowledge.

Definitions and Acceptance Requirements of ITRC Stakeholder Groups

Public – A public stakeholder represents the interests of citizens, communities, community advocacy groups, or other citizen groups that deal with environmental issues. Public Stakeholders must submit a letter of interest and current resume to the Stakeholder Representative to the ITRC Board of Advisors upon their initial application to a new team.

Tribal – A Tribal stakeholder is affiliated with, or is an employee of and Indian tribe, or are Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian.

Academic – An Academic stakeholder is an individual who is a professor, post-doctoral fellow, research assistant, or is enrolled as a full time graduate student at an accredited institution of higher learning. Professor’s must be employed as at least a 50% FTE employee, use their academic email when applying to ITRC teams, and disclose any consulting activity.

Emeritus – An Emeritus stakeholder is a retired former state, federal, academic, industry, or consulting employee that does not represent the views of their prior employer or other ITRC member groups. Emeritus stakeholders must not be employed by any organization in the environmental industry.