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 9/6/2011

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Jay T Hill - Chair

                                                   Mike  Warner

                                                   Gary Van Hees

                                                   

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:     James  Lehman

                                                  Richard B. Davies

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                  Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                  Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                  Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                  Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Wendell Winegar, Via Phone

                             

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 AM MDT by Jay T Hill.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to approve the minutes of July 25, 2011 and July 29, 2011. Seconded by Mr. Van Hees, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported to the Board that the 2012 proposed rule has been published in the August 3, 2011 Administrative Bulletin.  (Regarding using the 2011 NFPA Edition)

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report. As of 8/31/2011, the Board’s balance was ($108,319.79). The revenue was $20,430.00 and the expenditures were $6,342.34.

 

 

FY 2012 CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Hall presented the FY 2012 Contract Renewal.

 

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

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the Board members.

 

For Board Determination:

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to authorize closure of case I-LPG-2011-44. Seconded by Mr. Van Hees, motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT         

 

Mr. Winegar addressed the Board regarding the fee increase for facility licensure.

He requested the Board implement a seasonal license. He also asked if Weights and Measures could do the inspections. The Board explained that the LPG laws do not allow for seasonal or pro-rated licenses and that Weights and Measures reads the meters to verify accuracy and they have no authority regarding NFPA-58.

 

The Board explained that it must be self-supporting and it does not receive any money from the General Fund. The inspections were outlined in regard to a facility receiving an A, B, or C card.

 

Mr. Hill explained that the Board will consider Mr. Winegar’s suggestions and research to see if there are other seasonal or pro-rated licenses and the results will be sent to him. The Board stated that if there were pro-rated or seasonal  licenses, the fees would probably be the same and it would require more inspections which would increase the Board’s expenses.

 

FACILITY LEASES

 

The Board discussed who would be held responsible if the owner of a facility leased out to another party.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Van Hees that the owner is responsible for the license and meeting the licensure requirements of the facility. And if they choose to lease the facility to another party, the owner is still the responsible party. The lease would be between the lessee and the owner. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board discussed the correspondence received from National Fire Protection Association and agreed to put the link to the NFPA-58 codes on its website once the URL has been received from NFPA.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Van Hees to approve five dealer applications for licensure. Seconded by Mr. Warner, motion carried.

 

     Approved for Licensure

                    LARSEN LAWRENCE A              PGD-852

                    GUTIERREZ LEON                     PGD-876

                    KING CRAIG S                           PGD-877

                    HIGLEY NATHAN                        PGD-880

                    FOWLER MICHAEL J                  PGD-881

 

NEXT MEETING November 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Warner to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 AM. Seconded by Mr. Van Hees, motion carried.

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Jay T Hill, Chair                                             James  Lehman

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Mike  Warner                                                 Gary Van Hees

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Richard B. Davies                                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief