IDAHO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SAFETY BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 8/19/2009

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Van Hees - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JamesLehman

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MikeWarner

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Richard Davies

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Kevin Keller

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 BUREAU STAFF: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Hotchkiss, Investigative Coordinator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Kersey, Chief Investigator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

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Meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM MDT by Gary Van Hees.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to approve the minutes of May 7, 2009 and June 18, 2009. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report. As of July 31, 2009 the Boardís balance is ($135,764.02). The revenues were $6,040.00 and the expenditures were $9,358.52.

 

A discussion was held regarding controlling expenses. Ms Peel described a potential new procedure for handling unlicensed facilities.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to direct the investigator to speak with the unlicensed individual, give him the packet of licensing information, and explain the process. IBOL will send a follow-up letter and, if the individual does not respond within two weeks of the date of the letter, the matter would then be sent to the Attorney Generalís Office. The AGís Office would then send a cease and desist letter to the individual. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

2010 CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall presented the 2010 contract renewal to the Board.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to approve the 2010 contract renewal and authorize the Board Chair to sign the contract. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss present the investigative report.

 

Of the 119 pending cases under investigation there are 63 failed inspection cases using the old form (4 Ė 2008 and 59 Ė 2009).  IBOL requests the Board provide guidance as to whether these cases should be closed and re-inspected using the new inspection form or remain open for further investigation.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to close the 119 cases and re-inspect the facilities using the new inspection forms. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2009-65/66/85/86  C alleged Rs are operating unlicensed LPG dispensers. INV revealed Rs are now licensed.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure due to compliance.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to close the case. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2009-74  Inspection revealed failure to comply NFPA 58 requirements and a C card was issued.  R sent a written statement that R has taken the dispenser out of service and requested the license for the facility be voided.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to close the case pending verification of closure. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2009-115  C alleged R is dispensing LPG and Rís license is expired. INV revealed failure to renew license was an oversight by R and R immediately renewed.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure due to compliance.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to close the case. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to nominate and elect Mr. Van Hees as the Board Chair. Seconded by Mr. Lehmann, motion carried.

 

INSPECTION AND VARIANCE FORMS

 

Mr. Kersey presented the facility inspection forms and variance forms for the Board to review and discuss. The variance forms are to be used for existing facilities only. Changes will be made to the forms as discussed and presented to the Board at its next scheduled meeting.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to post the inspection forms on the Boardís website for public viewing. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Ms. Hall presented to the Board the draft of the proposed fee rules for the 2010 Legislative session.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to increase the fees as follows:

  • Dealer original license fee and renewal fees to be increased to $50
  • Original license fee and renewal fees for facilities under 10,000 gallons to be increased to $100
  • Original license fee and renewal fees for facilities over 10,000 gallons to be increased to $400
  • Endorsement fee to be increased to $75

Seconded by Mr. Lehmann, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory discussed two additional potential rule changes.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehmann to approve the web address update to Rule 005 and the addition of language regarding termination of applications in Rule 150.01. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

DEALER IN TRAINING LICENSE

 

A discussion was held regarding the requirements of an individual obtaining a dealer license. The Board stated that if an individual is working with a licensed dealer, he can work without a license while gaining his one year experience.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to direct Mr. Klein to review the qualifications for obtaining a dealer license and address the Boardís questions at its next scheduled meeting. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to grant Suburban Propane the time requested to the end of September 2009 to complete necessary repairs. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to direct the Bureau to draft a letter requesting Mr. Harris of Double H Gas to obtain an assessment from an electrician on the feasibility of adding an emergency shutoff. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the e-mail received from Leonard Paul Store regarding the scheduling of meetings and obtaining licensure. The Board stated that if a facility has an application for licensure into the Bureau, they can continue to work. The facility can inform an investigator of this application and no further action will be taken.

 

The LPG law requires the Board to meet at least one time per year. The Board schedules its meeting as needed to review applications. Ms. Cory suggested the Board schedule a meeting around the first of July for the election of the Board Chair.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to go into executive session to review applications for licensure and exam that are exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Seconded by Mr. Warner. The vote was; Mr. Lehman, aye; Mr. Warner, aye; Mr. Davies, aye, Mr. Van Hees, aye; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Davies. The vote was; Mr. Warner, aye; Mr. Davies, aye; Mr. Lehman, aye; Mr. Van Hees, aye; motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to approve seven facility application and one dealer application for licensure. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

†††† Approved for Licensure

††††††††††††††††††††††† UNITED RESORTS OF AMERICA††††††††††† PGF-728

††††††††††††††††††††††† EARLY BIRD SUPPLY†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGF-736

††††††††††††††††††††††† LEONARD PAUL STORE†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGF-740

††††††††††††††††††††††† IDAHO CENTER CHEVRON, INC PGF-741

††††††††††††††††††††††† LEGACY FEED & FUEL†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGF-742

††††††††††††††††††††††† IDAHO RIGGING†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGF-743

††††††††††††††††††††††† SI WASH & LUBE††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGF-745

††††††††††††††††††††††† MULLIN TERRY DARREN†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† PGD-744

NEXT MEETING To Be Scheduled

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 A.M. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

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Gary Van Hees, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Richard Davies

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JamesLehman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† KevinKeller

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MikeWarner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief