IDAHO LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SAFETY BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 1/28/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Van Hees - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Richard B. Davies

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jay T Hill

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

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BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† MikeWarner

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

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

 

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Gary Van Hees.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to approve the minutes of December 8, 2010. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. VanHees stated that the rules were presented to the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee on January 20, 2011. The committee voted to accept the rules. The rules are scheduled to be presented to the House Business Barbieri Subcommittee on Monday, January 31, 2011.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms Peel presented the financial report. As of December 31, 2010, the Boardís balance was ($146,543.58). The revenue was $37,634.47 and the expenditures were $36,288.00.

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

For Board Determination:

 

I-LPG-2008-14 Respondent failed four inspections, and this file was referred to the AGís Office in March 2009.After a formal administrative complaint was filed, Respondent had the supplier remove the propane dispenser and Respondent stated that he is no longer filling propane.Therefore, IBOL recommends that the Board dismiss the administrative complaint and authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2008-14. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2010-13 Respondent failed two inspections on 1/6/10 and 7/7/10.In August 2010, the facility was sold, and the new owners have since brought the facility into compliance.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2010-13. Seconded by Mr. Hill, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2010-20 During an inspection, the investigator discovered that Respondentís license had expired and had not been renewed.Respondent subsequently renewed its license.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure with a warning letter to Respondent regarding timely renewal.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2010-20 and send a warning letter regarding a timely renewal. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2010-25 During an inspection, the investigator discovered that Respondentís license had expired and had not been renewed. The license was renewed after the inspection; however, a follow-up inspection resulted in two failing inspections.Respondent subsequently informed IBOL that it is no longer dispensing propane and requested that its license be placed out of business.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2010-25. Seconded by Mr. Hill, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-9, I-LPG-2011-32, and I-LPG-2011-36 An investigator discovered Respondent dispensing LPG without a license.IBOL records reflect that Respondent is now licensed.IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to authorize closure of cases I-LPG-2011-9, I-LPG-2011-32, and I-LPG-2011-36. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-24 An inspection of Respondentís large facility revealed an active leak from a coupler and hydrostatic valve, resulting in an automatic failure. Respondent advised the investigator that the leaks would be repaired immediately. A follow-up inspection was conducted 15 days later and revealed that the only remaining active leak was from the hydrostatic valve. Respondent stated that the valve was on order and that the repair would take more than 60 days. The investigator could still detect the odor and hear an active leak. The investigator then contacted the local fire authority, and the local fire authority advised Respondent to make immediate repairs.Ten days later the investigator was advised that the repairs had been made, and the investigator conducted a third inspection which resulted in an ďAĒ card for the facility.Based on Respondentís repairs and passing the third inspection, IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-24. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-28 During an inspection on 9/13/10, the investigator discovered that Rís license had expired on 10/26/08 and had not been renewed.Respondent, who maintains another license for another facility, informed the investigator that he believed he did not have to have a separate license for the facility that was inspected.Respondent subsequently renewed its license on 9/15/10.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure with a warning letter to Respondent regarding timely renewal.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-28 and send a warning letter regarding a timely renewal. Seconded by Mr. Hill, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-30 Respondent failed two inspections because there was no 18-lb. fire extinguisher at the facility.Shortly after the second failed inspection, Respondent called the investigator and stated that he had obtained a fire extinguisher.The next time an investigator was in the area, the investigator verified that a fire extinguisher was on the premises.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Davies to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-30. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-37 During an inspection, the investigator discovered that Respondentís license was expired and had not been renewed.Investigation revealed that R attempted to renew the license but failed to provide a copy of current liability insurance.In response to a letter from IBOL, Respondent provided the insurance certificate and Respondentís license was renewed.Based on Respondentís compliance, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-37. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

I-LPG-2011-38 An investigator discovered Respondent advertising propane and a dispenser at the store without a license.Although the store was closed, the investigator left a card explaining the need for licensure, and the following day IBOL sent a letter to Respondent. Respondent failed to submit an application for licensure or otherwise respond to communication attempts; therefore, IBOL forwarded the matter to the local prosecuting attorney.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-38. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

INSPECTIONS

 

Ms. Peel reviewed the inspection report with the Board members. Mr. Davies and Mr. Hill will research ďremote metersĒ and report to the Board at the next meeting.

 

FACILITIY APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the proposed facility application instructions.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to approve the proposed facility instructions. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

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INSURANCE AUDIT LETTER

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the proposed insurance audit letter.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to approve the proposed insurance audit letter. Seconded by Mr. Davies, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to do an insurance audit on 50% of facility licenses for 2011. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

 

CEPT TRAINING UPDATE

 

Mr. Davies presented an update regarding the CETP training and he will notify Ms. Peel of the final arrangements.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Hill made the motion that the Board enter executive session, under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1) (d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the executive session will be to consider license application materials. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried. The votes were: Mr. Lehman; aye, Mr. Davies; aye, Mr. Hill; aye, and Mr. Van Hees; aye.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried. . The votes were: Mr. Lehman; aye, Mr. Davies; aye, Mr. Hill; aye, and Mr. Van Hees; aye.

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A motion was made by Mr. Lehman to approve 11 facility applications for licensure. Seconded by Mr. Hill, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

†††† Approved for Licensure

††††††††††††††††††††††† STITES GROCERY††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-696

††††††††††††††††††††††† PIERCE HARDWARE†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-779

††††††††††††††††††††††† ISN CORPORATION DBA 41 EXPRESS CONOCO††††† PGF-816

††††††††††††††††††††††† COMMUNITY BUILDING SUPPLY ††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-820

††††††††††††††††††††††† ADYS CONVENIENCE & CAR WASH†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-822

††††††††††††††††††††††† ACE HARDWARE†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-824

††††††††††††††††††††††† COOPERATIVE SUPPLY INC - CDA††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-829

††††††††††††††††††††††† COOPERATIVE SUPPLY INC - POST FALLS††† ††††††††††† PGF-830

††††††††††††††††††††††† COOPERATIVE SUPPLY INC - ST. MARIES††††† ††††††††††† PGF-831

††††††††††††††††††††††† CASCADE BUILDING SUPPLY INC†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† PGF-832

††††††††††††††††††††††† VALLEY WIDE COOPERATIVE PROPANE - PARMAPGLF-828

 

NEXT MEETING March 31, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hill to adjourn at 10:40 AM. Seconded by Mr. Lehman, motion carried.

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

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Jay T Hill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JamesLehman

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