Idaho State Drinking Water and Waste Water Professionals Board

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

 

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

 

BUREAU PRESENT:              Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I      

                                               

                                 

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 Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2006 board meeting. Seconded by Don Lee, motion passed.

 

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 Kevin Pfenning to approve the minutes of the August 23, 2006 board meeting. Seconded by Mike Schroeder, motion passed.

 

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 Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

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 Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Mike Schroeder to come out of executive session. Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

Mary Miles presented Continuing Education Courses to the Board for approval.

 

The Board approved the following courses:

  • Drinking Water Distribution I & II – Idaho Rural Water Assoc.
  • Asset Management Real & Accessible Now – PNWS-AWWA
  • Avoiding Backflow Program Pitfalls – Backflow Assembly Testing & Supply
  • Automatic Control Valves – Idaho Rural Water Assoc, AWWA
  • Water Treatment Techniques (WWT) Complete Course – CEU Plan
  • Water Treatment Techniques (WWT) Distillation – CEU Plan
  • PNCWA 2006 Annual Conference – PNCWA

 

 

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.

 

 

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William A. Thompson, Chair                                         Richard Dees

 

 

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Kevin M. Pfenning                                                        Michael N. Schroeder

 

 

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Ross Spackman                                                            Robert F. Hansen

 

 

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Barry Burnell/Don Lee                                     Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief