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 with Kim Parker; Wyoming Water Quality Division regarding online examinations.
Tana Cory presented the legislative report. Two additional investigators have been hired and 1 support staff person.
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.
Roger Hales discussed the procedure for continuing education for license renewal reinstatements. The Board secretary can process all CE’s 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.
Called to order at 10:40am
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
Motion made by Kevin Pfenning to approve the minutes of May 23-24, 2007. Seconded by Bob Hansen, motion passed.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
WOOD NATHAN ARCHIE
WOODELL LARRY D
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.