DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Minutes of January 23, 2008

 

 

ROLL CALL:                         William A Thompson-Chair                   

                                                Victor Villegas, Board Member

                                                Robert F. Hansen, Board Member

                                                Richard Dees, Board Member

                                                Michael N Schroeder, Board Member

                                                Barry Burnell, DEQ Representative

 

ABSENT:                                Kevin M Pfenning, Board Member

                                               

BUREAU PRESENT:              Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Mike Gilmore, Deputy Attorney General

 

OTHERS PRESENT:              Darin Barnes, Pipeline Inspection Services

                                                Scott Wendling, Pipeline Inspection Services

                                                Bill Jarocki, Boise State University

                                                Dan Hilland, Boise Public Works

                                               

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair Mr. Thompson. 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Ms. Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief, introduced herself to the Board and gave a brief summary of her experience.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Thompson, board chair, gave the legislative report regarding the proposed rules.  Rules that have been approved will go into effect at the end of the legislation session.

 

ONLINE EXAMS

 

Ms. Hall presented a draft proposal from the Department of Labor regarding written and online exams. Ms. Hall will continue to research the possibilities and present to the Board a detailed budget during the April 16, 2008 conference call.

 

FINAL ORDER DETERMINATION

 

Mr. Gilmore, Deputy Attorney General, presented the final order for Case No. WWP-2008-19 and WWP-2008-20.

 

Motion made by Mr. Dees to accept the final order for WWP-2008-19 and 20 as written.

Seconded by Mr. Hansen, one opposed, motion carried.

 

Motion made by Mr. Dees to amend the prior motion and to modify the final order to a three year suspension and recovery of imposed costs. Operator must also maintain required CE’s and pay all accrued fees in order to reinstate licenses once he has completed his suspension. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report.  This report is available on the website.  As of 12/31/2007, the board has $85,780.61 in expenditures with a cash balance of $367,753.82.  Click on “detail reporton the website to access a detailed financial report.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report.  There have been three complaints received for FY2008.  Of these one has been forwarded for legal review, and two remain under investigation.  There were 43 complaints received for FY2007:  40 of those are CE audits. Two complaints have been closed following board determination, 31 forwarded for legal review, one remains under investigation, and nine await board determination.

 

FOR BOARD DETERMINATION

 

I-WWP-2007-2:  Moved by Mr. Hansen to close this case; seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried. 

 

I-WWP-2007-3 & 4:  Moved by Mr. Hansen to close this case; seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

I-WWP-2007-8:  Moved by Mr. Schroeder to close this case; seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

I-WWP-2007-24:  Moved by Mr. Dees to close this case; seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

I-WWP-2007-37:  Moved by Mr. Burnell to close this case; seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

I-WWP-2007-39:  Moved by Mr. Burnell to close this case; seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

I-WWP-2007-44:  Moved by Mr. Schroeder to close this case; seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

Break 9:55 a.m.

Resumed 10:00 a.m.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hales presented the legislative update. The proposed rules were approved by the Senate and will go before the House later this week.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board discussed an e-mail received from Steve Highbarger.

 

Motion made by Mr. Hansen that Mr. Schroeder will contact Mr. Highbarger and obtain more information to bring back to the Board for their April 16, 2008 conference call. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed an e-mail received from Dick Froehlich

 

Motion made by Mr. Dees that Mr. Burnell will respond to Mr. Froehlich’s e-mail. Seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

RULE DISCUSSION

 

The Board decided to move the discussion of rules to the June 11-12, 2008 Board meeting.

 

BILL JAROCKI, BSU

 

Mr. Jarocki presented to the Board continuing education courses offered online and on demand.

The Board will support his program, but CE applications will need to be submitted for Board approval.

 

PUBLIC ADDRESSES THE BOARD

 

Darin Barnes and Scott Wendling from Pipeline Inspection Services and Dan Holland from Boise Public Works addressed the Board regarding contract operator licensure. The Board stated the following requirements apply:

The Board will discuss this further during their June 11, 2008 Board meeting.

 

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

 

Discussion held regarding the licensure requirements chart submitted by Brown Environmental.

 

Motion made by Mr. Hansen to accept requirement excerpts from Brown Environmental as modified to be posted on the websites of DEQ, Brown Environmental, and IBOL after the Legislature ends and the new rules go into effect. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

MAYOR SHAWN LARSEN

 

Mr. Larsen was unable to meet with the Board today. A meeting or conference call will be scheduled at a later date.

 

LUNCH

 

Motion made by Mr. Schroeder to break for lunch. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

Reconvened at 1 p.m.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Discussion held regarding the letter received from American Water Works Association requesting continuing education units for exhibits at their conferences.

 

Motion made by Mr. Dees to deny the AWWA request for CE’s because it does not meet the CEU criteria. Seconded by Mr. Vallegas, motion carried.

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

Motion made by Mr. Hansen to accept the minutes for September 19, 2007 and October 24, 2007 as written, seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

ABC CONFERENCE

 

Mr. Hansen gave an update on the Association of Boards of Certification conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Discussion was held regarding a letter received from Idaho Rural Water Association inviting the Board to attend the Statewide Drinking Water Critical Training Needs Collaborative Workshop on Friday, January 25, 2008. Mr. Thompson will attend representing the Board. DEQ representatives will also be attending.

 

COMBINATION LICENSES

Mr. Burnell updated the Board regarding combining of licenses and Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements. This would require rule changes. The Board decided to not make any changes at this time.

 

CALIFORNIA RULES

 

The Board will take home and compare California’s rules to Idaho’s rules and discuss during the June 11, 2008 Board meeting.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

Discussion was held regarding CE audits and carry over. The Board would like to add a question to the renewal form asking if operators are using carry over CE’s. It was discussed whether or not the random audits should be eliminated and operators would need to submit their CE’s with each renewal. It was decided to leave the audit process as is.

 

CEU PLAN

 

CEU Plan would like the board to grant blanket approval on all online courses offered. 

The Board chose not to vary from Rule 500.03.i.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR VERY SMALL WATER SYSTEMS

 

The Board discussed CE exemption for very small water systems. The Board will not

exempt them from obtaining six hours of CE per year. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Motion made by Mr. Hansen to go into executive session to review applications exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Seconded by Mr. Vallegas, aye; Mr. Schroeder, aye; Mr. Burnell, aye; Mr. Dees, aye.  Motion carried.

 

Motion made by Mr. Schroeder to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Vallegas, aye; Mr. Dees, aye; Mr. Hansen, aye; Mr. Burnell, aye.  Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

Motion made by Mr. Dees to approve 131 applications for exam and 27 for licensure. Motion to   deny 20 applications, and make one pending further information for Board review. Seconded by Mr. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

Motion made by Mr. Schroeder to close nine applications that have been inactive for one year or longer. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

901042004

901056697

901067113

901074359

901031864

901042119

901042119

901075819

901075819

 

Motion made by Mr. Burnell to discard Backflow Assembly Tester exams older than 2006 and to keep all other exams two years from the date of the exam. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

PENDING

 

901099312

 

DENIED

 

901036962

901050046

901051093

901051682

901054664

901061865

901065223

901065223

901065223

901075317

901077676

901077928

901091384

901092694

901094927

901095316

901095316

901099164

901099165

901099420

 

APPROVED FOR EXAM

 

ADAMS CRAIG ALLEN

AGGELER AARON GEORGE

ALEXANDER RAYMOND Z

AMBRIZ JOSE LUIS

ANDERSEN JAMES H

ARNOLD WILLIAM L

ARREOLA SALVADOR

AVERY THOMAS FORD

BATEMAN MICHAEL

BERENDS DEBORAH J

BERRY TROY LYNN

BILLMAN RICKY ALLEN

BLOOMSBURG JEFF

BODNAR JAMES A

BONNER EMMETT LEE

BRANSON ALAN LEE

BUCKLIN DAVID ERIC

BURTON JACQUELINE BERNICE

BUTIGAN SCOTT DOUGLAS

BYINGTON CALVIN E

CALLAGHAN CALEB RAY

CHRISTENSEN ERIC R

CLARK BRYCE K

COMPHER BUDDY L

CORDER JARROD MORGAN

CORTEZ JR PETE

COY CHAD D

CROKE JARED RICHARD

DALLING SCOTT G

DARWIN WILLIAM T

DECROO DARWIN G

DITTMAN SAMUEL THOMAS

DUDLEY LORY S

ELLIOTT RANDELL DALE

FAIRCHILD WILLIAM R

FALKINGHAM WILLIAM D

FELTON JARED JENNINGS

FLORES GILBERT G

GALANTE MICHAEL R

GENTRY RICHARD CLAY

GETSINGER BOBBY

GHARST SHAWN J

GILBERT TOM A

GIVEN DONALD L

GRAY ANDREW JAMES

GROGAN CHARLES THOMAS

GROSS CHARLES

HALLE LENI SUE

HANCE CORINNE MARIE

HANSEN BRAD B

HENRY JD

HIGGINS RAYMOND EARL

HILL TIMOTHY A

HOOSICK CHRISTOPHER

HUTTEN NEIL C

INGHAM ARTIE

JACOPS SCOTT DANIEL

JENNINGS NANCY K

JOHANEK DAVID C

JOHNS PHILIP NOEL

JOHNSON KENNETH E

KAVANAGH COLEMAN A

KUNTZ KERWIN R

LADELY DOUGLAS WARREN

LANGLEY JEREMY J

LEWIS MICHAEL GEORGE

LINGER MATT

LLOID CARL W

LOOP CHRISTOPHER EUGENE

LYNCH BRANDON MICHAEL

MACCONNEL MICHAEL JEFFREY

MADER RYAN PATRICK

MAREK DEBRA DUPUIS

MCCORD KENNETH

MCDANIEL CHRISTINE

MCDANNEL GARY EDISON

MCGARVA DOUGLAS ROBERT

MESSIER DANIEL JAMES

MILLER BRANDON LEE

MIRE MARTIN L

MORRIS DAVID C

MYERS WILLIAM BRENT

NULF CARL

NYE SANDRA ANNE

O CONNOR RONALD NATHANIEL

OKARMA MARK

PARKER MIKE J

PAVLIS LISA KAYE

PIERCE CAMRON JOE

POTTER DERRELL R

POWELL STEVEN K

RANEY DUSTIN JAMES

RAYMOND CHASE WARREN

RECTOR RYAN B

RENNINGER DEAN J

REYNOLDS MICHAEL WARREN

RIGBY STEVEN LEE

RILEY KATHY M

ROBERTS DAVID

ROBISON CHARLES WARREN

SCHOONOVER CURT L

SCHRAMM DENNIS W

SHEARS SR DAVID C

SHEPHERD MICHAEL WAYNE

SIEK CLAYTON T

SILVA PARRISH J

SIMANEK BETH ANNE

SLACK KEITH DUANE

SMITH ROBERT J

SPAULDING PATRICIA

STARBARD ROBERT D

STARK WYATT C

STEINHAUS KENNETH LYLE

STOCKING BRETT TODD

SUTTON DAN G

TAYLOR BRYCE ALLEN

TAYLOR WILLIAM G

THOMPSON GLENN E

TRULOCK TOM

TUCKETT VAN E

VAN KIRK ROBERT CRAIG

VARADI JOHN L

VAUGHN TROY

VERT JEFFERY T

WEES JESSE LYNN

WEIGHALL AARON ELIJAH

WHITE JEFFERY

WHITTED DANIEL STEVEN

WILLIAMS TYLER LEE

WISE ANDREW ROBERT

 

APPROVED FOR LICENSURE

 

BLOOM DAN S                                                                     WWT1-15914

BURROWES ROBIN WILLIAM                                           WWC3-15908                             

CRAYNE SHAWN BERNARD                                             WWT1-15975

DAIGH DANIEL C                                                                 WWT1-16037

FANGSRUD KARL AMUN                                                   WWT1-15929

HANSEN KENNETH TODD                                                 WWC1-16004                             

   HENDERSON DAVID ALLEN                                              WWC1-15928                             

   HOLDSCLAW SHAWN                                                        WWC1-15943                             

   JACKSON JAMES MILTON                                                DWD1-15998

   JOHANNES KENNETH E                                                     WWT3-15911

   KNIGHT CAREY LEE                                                           WWT1-15965

   LANGLEY JEREMY J                                                            WWT1-16073

   MALLEY JOSEPH J                                                               BAT-15915    

   MCBRIDE ROB KALEI                                                         DWD1-15924

   MESSIER DANIEL JAMES                                                   WWT4-15913

  MILLER DANIEL MICHAEL                                                 DWD1-15925

   MILLIRON ERIC DAVID                                                      WWT1-15968

   NEWMAN JUDY C                                                               WWT1-16043

   PACKMAN DANIEL V                                                         DWT1-15940 

   PEDERSON PAUL ERIK                                                       BAT-15916    

   PERRY WILLIAM FRANK                                                   DWD3-15912

   REICH SHANNON MARIE                                                   WWT1-16063

ROMINE DARRELL                                                              WWC1-15945                             

SHANNON TIMOTHY F                                                      BAT-15920    

TUCKER BRIAN LEE                                                            DWD1-15923

WEITZ STEVEN SCOTT                                                       BAT-15970    

WELLS GINGER LYNN                                                        WWC1-15958                             

 

Motion made by Mr. Dees to adjourn at 5:30 p.m.  Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.