Minutes of September 20, 2006
ROLL CALL: William A Thompson-Chair
Kevin M Pfenning, Board Member
Michael N Schroeder, Board Member
Robert F Hansen, Board Member
Ross Spackman, Board Member
Don Lee, DEQ Representative for Barry Burnell
ABSENT: Richard Dees, Board Member
Barry Burnell, DEQ Representative
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair, Bill Thompson.
Motion made by Bob Hansen to approve the minutes of the May
24-25, 2006 board meeting. Seconded by
Motion made by
Motion made by Mike Schroeder to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2006 board meeting. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.
Motion made by
Ms. Jacobsen presented the legislative report. The proposed rule changes have been submitted, reviewed by the legislative subcommittees and as there were no objections, will be presented to the full legislative committee during the legislative session.
Ms. Jacobsen presented the financial report. As of August 31, 2006 expenditures were $26,742.02 with a cash balance of $301,193.45.
Discussion regarding employment licensure requirements. An operator who is not employed, but holds a license can apply for a licensure upgrade as long as he/she meets the experience and education as stated in the rules.
Discussion regarding multi-level examinations for wastewater treatment. These exams are not available.
Discussion regarding random audits.
Motion made by Bob Hansen to suspend random audits and have IBOL run a trial program for 6 months with all drinking water and wastewater renewals requiring verification of 0.6 CEU’s for the current renewal period . Seconded by Mike Schroeder, motion passed.
Discussion regarding Backflow Assembly Tester re-certification verification.
Discussion regarding the Operator in Charge’s liability.
Discussion of the 2007 exam, application deadline, and board meeting dates.
EXAM DATES APPLICATION DEADLINE BOARD MEETING
March 7, 2007 January 10, 2007 January 24, 2007
July 18, 2007 May 2, 2007 May 23, 2007
November 7, 2007 September 5, 2007 September 19, 2007
March 5, 2008 January 9, 2008 January 23, 2008
Motion made by Bob Hansen to accept the proposed 2007 dates
as presented. Seconded by
Discussion regarding the DEQ Idaho Training Class and Instructor Approval Guidelines For Water and Wastewater Training Providers and the Training and Continuing Education Reference Guide for Idaho Water and Wastewater Operators.
Motion made by Ross Spackman for the board to review the DEQ guidelines and discuss at the next scheduled conference call on Tuesday October 24, 2006. Seconded by Mike Schroeder, motion passed.
Break at 10:30 am.
Called to Order at 10:45 am.
Motion was made by Ross Spackman to go into Executive
Session to review applications exempt from public disclosure per Chapter 3,
Title 9, Idaho Code. Seconded by
Motion made by Mike Schroeder to come out of executive
session. Seconded by
The Board approved the following courses:
Motion made by Mike Schroeder to approve 154 applications for examination and licensure. 13 applications were denied pending further information. Seconded by Don Lee, motion passed.
Motion made by Ross Spackman to adjourn. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.
The next board meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2007.
The board meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
William A. Thompson, Chair Richard Dees
Kevin M. Pfenning Michael
Ross Spackman Robert F. Hansen
Barry Burnell/Don Lee