IDAHO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SAFETY BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/15/2007

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:               Gary Van Hees, Chair                                                                                                             

                                                                        Mike Warner

Shane Walker

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:                  Jake Lehman

                                                                        Kevin Keller

 

BUREAU STAFF:                                         Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                                        Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                                        Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                                        Colleen Zahn, Administrative Attorney

                                                                        Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Gary Van Hees, Board Chair.

                                                                       

INTRODUCTION

 

Roger Hales introduced Colleen Zahn to the Board. She will be assisting Mr. Hales.

 

MINUTES

 

Motion made by Mike Warner to accept and approve the minutes of August 16, 2007. Seconded by Shane Walker, motion passed.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Tana Cory presented the Legislative report. The Legislature approved hiring 2 additional investigators and 2 support staff. Ms. Cory introduced Dave Hotchkiss. He has been hired as the Hearing/Appeals Technician and will be working with the investigative division.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report which indicates a balance of ($56,066.61). The negative balance is due to the investigative expenses incurred with a new program.

The web link for the public to review the financial report is: https://secure.ibol.idaho.gov/eibolpublic/tmpfinbudget.aspx?Bureau=wwp

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

FY2008: Four (4) complaints have been received to date, one (1) remains under investigation; and three (3) await Board determination.

 

FY2007: Forty-six (46) complaints were received. Of those, two (2) were closed subsequent to Board determination; six (6) have been referred for legal review; seventeen (17) remain under investigation; and twenty-one (21) await board determination.

 

ALLEGATIONS:

Unlicensed - 7
Unlicensed Facility - 20
Failed Inspection 23

 

FOR BOARD DETERMINATION

 

LPG-B1A-2007-10;11;12;17;18;19;20;23;26:  Motion made by Mike Warner to close these nine (9) cases.  Seconded by Shane Walker, motion carried. 

 

LPG-B4C-2007-7;21;24;27;29;30;31;32;33;34;35;36: Motion made by Mike Warner to close these twelve (12) cases.  Seconded by Shane Walker, motion carried. 

 

LPG-B4C-4-2008-1: Motion made by Mike Warner to close the case.  Seconded by Shane Walker, motion carried. 

 

LPG-B4C-3-2008-2: Motion made by Mike Warner to close the case.  Seconded by Shane Walker, motion carried. 

 

LPG-B4C-4-2008-3: Motion made by Mike Warner to close the case.  Seconded by Shane Walker, motion carried. 

 

INSPECTION FORMS

 

Mr. Hetrick discussed the revision of 30 days to 60 days on the inspection forms for the facility to come into compliance.

 

Motion made by Shane Walker to adopt 60 days for facilities to come into compliance. Seconded by Mike Warner, motion passed.

 

CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE TAINING PROGRAM

 

Mr. Van Hees advised the Board that the CETP training is available online.

 

OPD COMPLIANCE

 

Facilities need to provide evidence that they are complying with the OPD (Overfill Protection Device) on the small cylinders. This can be done by displaying an OPD poster onsite notifying the public.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Mr. Van Hees presented to the Board an update regarding Rocky Mountain Propane Association and HVAC working together to create an LP specialty license. It would allow the propane people to do their normal job inside a building; including piping and line installation and related job duties in a 2 year training period instead of the HVAC 4 year journeyman training period. The problem with the 4 year journeyman training program is it includes forced air and refrigerant systems that do not involve LP people.

The process is moving forward and the Rocky Mountain Propane Association is to have a training guideline together to present to HVAC at their next meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Motion made by Shane Walker to go into executive session to review applications exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d).  Seconded by Mike Warner, aye; Gary Van Hees, aye; motion passed.  The Board reviewed facility and dealer applications.

 

Motion made by Shane Walker to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mike Warner, aye; Gary Van Hees, aye; motion passed.

 

Motion made by Shane Walker to approve five dealer applications for licensure; and three are pending for further information. Seconded by Mike Warner, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Shane Walker to approve 17 facility applications for licensure; deny two applications for licensure; and four are pending for further information. Seconded by Mike Warner, motion passed.

 

APPROVED DEALER

PGD-606    CUDE TYLER JAMES

PGD-516    HARTMAN BRIAN

PGD-621    HUNT NATHAN RALSTON

PGD-590    LEISHMAN GREG

PGD-592    SMITH TROY J

 

APPROVED FACILITY

PGF-601    BARRY RENTAL, INC DBA BARRY EQUIPMENT & RENTAL

PGF-627    BUDDY TEXACO

PGF-617    CAMP, CABIN & HOME, INC

PGLF-598  FERRELLGAS - COLLEGE ST

PGF-597    FERRELLGAS - MAIN ST

PGF-557    HAUSER SMOKE SHOP, INC

PGF-602    LAST CHANCE GENERAL STORE

PGF-622    LYLES CHEVRON

PGF-604    NORDMAN

PGF-623    OSBURN RV, LLC

PGF-613    PRIMELAND COOPERATIVES- COUNTRY STORE - GRA

PGF-615    PRIMELAND COOPERATIVES - COUNTRY STORE - LEW

PGF-608    RAFT RIVER RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC

PGF-594    SALMON RIVER RV PARK

PGF-567    SUNSET MARTS, INC

PGF-610    TATES RENTS

PGF-586    TWIN STOP LLC

 

PENDING

KOLLER JOSEPH EVEN

TIDERMAN GLEN A

LARSEN THEODORE DOUGLAS

DONS MARKET

PRIEST LAKE SERVICE CENTER & LITTLE STORE

SAND HOLLOW COUNTRY STORE

CMC PROPANE, INC

 

DENIED

901095824

901033721

 

The next scheduled conference call is Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 9AM.

 

Motion made by Mike Warner to adjourn the Board Meeting. Seconded by Shane Walker, motion passed.

 

Board Meeting adjourned at 11:40AM