IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/24/2008 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Monks - Chair

                                                             Andrew Mork

                                                             Paul K. Link, Ph.D.

                                                             Dale Osterman

                                                             

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    James Spalding

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                      Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                    Jim Szatkowski, Deputy Director

                                                      Idaho Board of PE and PLS

 

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM MDT by John Monks.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the August 15, 2008 minutes.  Mr. Mork moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave a brief legislative report and said the proposed laws and rules had been submitted.  Mr. Mork moved to post the proposed laws on the web.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave the financial report, which showed a cash balance of $32,905.40 with revenues of $8,675.00 and expenditures of $15,101.99 as of 9/30/2008.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the exam process with the Board.  The Board will review and approve applications to ensure applicants have met the educational requirements to sit for the fundamentals of geology (FG) exam.

           

NEW BUSINESS

 

Jim Szatkowski met with the Board to discuss forming a subcommittee in regard to the Department of Environmental Quality (D.E.Q.) rule about lagoon testing.  Mr. Mork moved to form a subcommittee in regard to the D.E.Q rule about lagoon testing.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.  Mr. Mork and Mr. Osterman agreed to be a part of this sub committee.

 

The Board reviewed the revised application and made some amendments.  The Board will review the application again at a future meeting.

 

Mr. Hales discussed reciprocity versus endorsement with the Board in regard to correspondence from the Texas Board.  Mr. Mork moved to request Mr. Hales draft a letter back to the Texas Board clarifying Idahoís rules.  Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

Mr. Dale Osterman introduced himself to the Board and was welcomed as the newest member of the Board.

 

ELECTIONS

 

Mr. Mork moved to nominate Mr. Monks as the Board Chair.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

Mr. Mork moved to nominate Dr. Link as vice-chair. Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the proposed amendments to the ASBOG charter and bylaws and made recommendations to Mr. Monks who is the delegate and will be attending the ASBOG conference.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Robert Hammond in regard to references.  Idaho requires references from professional geologists.  Mr. Monks will respond.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Brett Smith in regard to the practice of geophysics in Idaho.  Geophysics is not regulated by the Board. Mr. Monks will respond.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Janet Roemmel in regard to subsurface soil and/or groundwater monitoring or contaminant investigations in Idaho.  Those activities are considered geology in Idaho and require the services of a registered professional geologist.  Mr. Monks will respond.

 

The Board discussed future goals that may include the following:

Academics, expanding awareness of the G.I.T. in departments

Continuing Education for registered geologists

Sending a newsletter out to registrants

 

The Board will revisit these topics at a future meeting and also discuss how to achieve these goals. 

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next meeting date is scheduled for April 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. MDT at the Bureau of Occupational licenses.

 

Dr. Link moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:59 p.m. MDT.  Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

 

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John Monks, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paul K. Link, Ph.D.

 

 

 

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Andrew Mork††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James Spalding

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Dale Osterman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief†††††††††