The state's new Radiation Control Board on Tuesday had to skip over its key action item the election of officers because it still needs two more members.
Gov. Gary Herbert's office has not given the Senate the name of a waste-industry representative who can fill a designated spot on the nine-member panel. And the nomination of Sarah Fields, nominated to represent a non-governmental organization, expires in a few days because the Senate has failed to act on her confirmation within 90 days.
Fields and EnergySolutions Regulatory Vice President Dan Shrum were slated to appear before a Senate confirmation committee in August. But Shrum withdrew his nomination because of public uproar over the propriety of having a company executive help set state policy on radioactive waste, which EnergySolutions handles.