IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Board Meeting Minutes of 8/15/2008
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Monks – Acting Chair
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Paul Spillers - Chair
Paul K Link, Ph.D.
BUREAU STAFF: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist
Meeting was called to order at 1:20 p.m. MDT by John Monks, Acting Chair.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Board reviewed the minutes of April 4, 2008. Mr. Mork moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
Ms. Cory gave the financial report, which showed a cash balance of $41,685.98 with revenues of $6,335.00 and expenditures of $3981.41 as of 7/31/2008. The financial report can be found on the Bureau’s website at www.ibol.idaho.gov.
Ms. Cory reviewed the annual contract for fiscal year 2009 between the Board and the Bureau. Mr. Mork moved to approve the contract and authorize the Board chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
Proposed laws and rules
Mr. Hales went over the proposed laws with the Board. Mr. Spalding moved to approve the proposed law changes as amended. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Mr. Spalding moved to allow the distribution of laws and rules. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Mr. Hales went over the proposed rules with the Board. Mr. Mork moved to approve the rules as amended and allow Bureau staff to add appropriate language to change the expiration date to the registrant’s birth date. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
The Board of Geologists is now contracting for services with the Bureau and changes were made to the rules to accommodate the move. The rules allow for a change of expiration date to birth dates.
Mr. Hales said that the Bureau had been working on updating their applications and would have a copy for the Board to review at their next meeting.
The Board discussed the renewal process and incomplete renewal applications that are submitted. After a lengthy discussion, the Board decided they would not waive the $25.00 reinstatement fee on renewals that were late or incomplete.
The Board discussed the upcoming National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) conference. Mr. Spalding moved to approve Mr. Monk and Bureau staff attend the conference. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
Mr. Mork moved to pay the annual ASBOG dues. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
The Board discussed appointments and suggested sending a notice to registrants in March or April notifying them of upcoming Board vacancies and asking them to submit their name if they are interested in serving on the Board.
The Board discussed the applications that were brought over to the Bureau and scanned in. The Board requested those applications be kept for one year.
Mr. Mork moved to enter into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Monks, aye; Mr. Mork, aye; and Mr. Spalding, aye.
Mr. Mork moved to enter into regular session. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Monks, aye; Mr. Mork, aye; and Mr. Spalding, aye.
Mr. Mork moved to approve the following applicants for mutual recognition as registered professional geologist in Idaho based upon meeting all the requirements. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
Simon John Payne – PGL-1315
Cole WH Warrick – PGL-1322
Donald Bransford – PGL-1321
Mr. Mork moved to approve the following applicants to sit for the Principles and Practices of Geology Examination based upon meeting all the requirements. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.
Brian W. Ragan
Matthew D. Anders
Mr. Spalding moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 p.m. MDT. Seconded by Mr. Mork, motion carried.
The next Board meeting will be held October 24th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. MDT at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.