Idaho Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho  83702-5642

 

Minutes of August 25, 2004

 

The Idaho Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Board meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

 

Roll Call:                    Bill Thompson, Chair

                                    Kevin Pfenning, Vice-Chair

                                    Victor Coles

                                    Robert Hansen

                                    Toni Hardesty

                                    Mike Schroeder

                                    Ross Spackman

 

Bureau Staff:              Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Patti Fanckboner, Secretary

 

Others:                       Barry Burnell, Department of Environmental Quality

                                    Nancy Bowser, Department of Environmental Quality

                                    Lance Nielsen, Department of Environmental Quality

                                    Lynn Moser, Eagle Sewer District

                                    Don Munkers, Idaho Rural Water

 

Minutes:                    

Motion by Toni Hardesty and seconded by Mike Schroeder and carried that the minutes of the July 27, 2004 Board meeting be approved.

Rayola Jacobsen presented the Board with the Financial Report in detail. Discussion was held.

Rayola Jacobsen presented the Board with the Investigative report. There are no complaints pending at this time.

Toni Hardesty introduced to the Board, Barry Burnell of the Department of Environmental Quality, who will be her Board replacement when necessary.

New Business:

Nancy Bowser presented the Board with a discussion on Land Applications. There is currently no exam for Land Applications. DEQ has developed a committee in conjunction with ABC, to develop the need-to-know criteria, exam, and training curriculum. Motion by Robert Hansen and seconded by Victor Coles and carried to give DEQ authority to proceed with development of a Land Application exam with conjunction with ABC and placement of a Board member on the committee. Board Member Robert Hansen will sit on the committee.

Motion by Victor Coles to accept the proposed language changes to Rule 250, 01 and 02.  Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, carried .

Patti Fanckboner presented the Board with the ABC Proxy and Survey for completion. Motion by Robert Hansen to compile votes from the Board Members, and Board Chair to sign.  Seconded by Mike Schroeder, carried .

The Board requested the secretary to scan material for future Board meetings and to email that material to each Board member one (1) week prior to their scheduled meetings.

Motion by Toni Hardesty to continue exams in Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene as it has been in the past.  The Board will scope out testing locations for the future in their respective areas.  Seconded by Robert Hansen, carried .

Old Business:

Motion by Mike Schroeder to adopt Rule 500 Continuing Education as amended.  Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, carried .

Motion by Victor Coles that after a two (2) year lapse in license renewal, a new application for licensure must be issued to meet EPA requirements. This will require a Law change.  Seconded by Mike Schroeder, carried.

Motion by Kevin Pfenning to adopt Rule 300.03 c, d, e, and f.  Requirements for Licensure as amended.  Seconded by Robert Hansen, carried .

Motion by Robert Hansen to remove passport photo requirement on applications.  Seconded by Toni Hardesty, carried. 

Motion by Toni Hardesty to adopt Rule 800 as amended.  Seconded by Kevin Pfenning and carried.

Bill Thompson brought to the Board for discussion Backflow Assembly Tester Instructors and the question of licensure. Roger Hales to review the draft of the Department of Environmental Quality Backflow and Cross Connection Control Guidance for Instructors and this issue will be discussed at a future Board Meeting.

Rayola Jacobsen presented the Board with the Contract for services between the Bureau and the Board.   Discussion was held.  Motion by Robert Hansen to approve the Contract.  Seconded by Mike Schroeder, carried .

Operator in Training (OIT) program was discussed in detail and rules were  reviewed.  OIT licensure can be obtained with exam prior to employment. Upon providing documented proof to the Board of having completed twelve (12) months of supervised operating experience in a class I or higher public drinking water or wastewater system, and payment of the original license fee, the permitee will be issued a class I license.

Letter from Mr. Edgar Hayes was discussed by the Board regarding licensure upgrades and fees involved.  Rule 150.04 addresses this issue.

Applications for exam and licensure were reviewed.

Motion by Kevin Pfenning to schedule the next Board Meeting for October 7, 2004, 9:00 a.m.  Seconded by Mike Schroeder, carried .  


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