Idaho State Drinking Water and Waste Water Professionals Board

 

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

 

Minutes of July 25, 2007

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:                          William A. Thompson, Chair     

                                                Robert F. Hansen, Board Member

                                                Kevin M. Pfenning, Board Member

                                                Barry Burnell, DEQ Representative

 

                                               

ABSENT:                                Michael N. Schroeder, Board Member

                                                Rich Dees, Board Member

 

BUREAU PRESENT:              Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I      

 

                                                                                         

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m. by Chair, Bill Thompson.

 

CONFERENCE CALL

 

Conference call with Kim Parker; Wyoming Water Quality Division regarding online examinations.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Tana Cory presented the legislative report. Two additional investigators have been hired and 1 support staff person.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report. The web link for the public to review the financial report is: https://secure.ibol.idaho.gov/eibolpublic/tmpfinbudget.aspx?Bureau=wwp

 

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report.

FY2008: To date, one (1) complaint has been received and is under investigation.

FY2007: Forty-three (43) complaints were received, forty (40) of which were CE audits. Of those, two (2) have been closed following Board determination; six (6) have been forwarded for legal review; and thirty-five (35) remain under investigation.

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT

Roger Hales discussed the procedure for continuing education for license renewal reinstatements. The Board secretary can process all CEs for reinstatements when the operator has obtained the correct number of CE hours and the course has been approved. The Board will review all CE reinstatements when the operator has not obtained the correct number of hours or if the course is not pre-approved. All audits are to go to the Board for review.

 

Break 10:30am 

Called to order at 10:40am

 

RULE CHANGES

 

Roger Hales presented the proposed rule changes to the Board. The Board discussed how many hours are considered full time employment. 32 hours per week equals 1600 hours; this is recognized as full time by the Board.

 

Motion made by Bob Hansen to accept and approve the proposed rule changes as revised. Seconded by Barry Burnell, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Barry Burnell to adjourn for lunch. Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, motion passed

 

11:55am Adjourned for lunch

1:00pm Board Meeting reconvened

 

MINUTES

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to approve the minutes of May 23-24, 2007. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.

 

ONLINE EXAMS

 

Barry Burnell discussed using the DEQ facilities for online exams. There was concern regarding locations and the use of proctors. The Board has requested Tana Cory to research the use of State agencies for online exams. She will also research the use of proctors, frequency of availability, and the expense. Ms. Cory will report her findings to the Board at their September Board meeting.

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning for Tana Cory to investigate facility options, costs, and the use of proctors for online exams. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

Discussion regarding IBOL obtaining the PWS number from operators for DEQ.

 

The Board reviewed the To Do List from the May 23-24, 2007 Board meeting.

 

Ms. Cory presented the Board with the notice regarding upgrading licenses to be included with all renewals.

 

Motion made by Barry Burnell to approve the renewal notice. Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

The Board discussed having CE reminders put in the DEQ, IRWA, and Brown Environmental newsletters.   

 

Discussion of the SWIOS conference held in May, 2007.

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to contact Jack Bennion regarding correction of CE credit from the SWIOS conference. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to go into Executive Session to review applications exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Seconded by Barry Burnell, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Bob Hansen to come out of executive session. Seconded by Barry Burnell, motion passed.

 

Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to approve 32 applications for examination and licensure; 7 applications were denied. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.

 

DENIED APPLICATIONS

901038596

901059932

901065264

901074750

901078396

901093714

901093941

 

 

 

NEW LICENSES

ARREOLA SALVADOR

BROWN CRAIG W

BROWN JON MARC

DAVIS ELBERT B

HACKLEY MICHAEL DAVID

MILBOURN KEN G

ROBINSON JULIA DUNCAN

SEIK CLAYTON T

SHAFFER THOMAS B

 

APPROVED FOR EXAMINATION

ANDERSON RAY

BARTLETT RANDY W

BATES MATTHEW RAY

BLACK DANIEL L

CARPENTER BEN JAMES

CLASSEN JANE ELIZABETH

COINER V GLENN

COLE ROBERT B

DIXON PHILIP E

GRIFFIN MICHAEL L

HOLDSCLAW SHAWN

HORTON ROGER JOSEPH

JAGIELSKI ROBERT JOSEPH

LEWIS GERALD H

ROYCE CORY WARREN

RUREY RYAN CLIFFORD

SAINSBURY WILLIAM E

SCHANER ANDREW F

SHUKRI ROY W

SPAIN NATHAN PATRICK

WALSH CHRISTINE

WOOD NATHAN ARCHIE

WOODELL LARRY D

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Motion made by Barry Burnell to approve the CE courses submitted by IRWA. Seconded by Kevin Pfenning, motion passed.

 

The following courses have been approved:

Basic Cross Connection

Leak Detection Where Did All the Water Go?

Pumps, The Heart of the System

 

Motion made by Barry Burnell to adjourn. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.

 

The next board meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2007.

 

The board meeting was adjourned at 3:05p.m.