DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 11/13/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  William A. Thompson - Chair

                                                             John Keady

                                                             Robert F. Hansen

                                                             Lance Neilsen

                                                             Victor Villegas

                                                             Richard Dees

                                                             Larry Annen                                                 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by William A. Thompson.
 

ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF CERTIFICATION

 

A discussion was held regarding the ABC Conference to be held in La Quinta, California on January 27 – 30, 2009.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to approve sending a Board member to the ABC conference. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

A discussion was held on the ABC Proposed By-laws.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Keady to vote yes on the ABC Proposed By-laws and for the Board Chair to sign the ballot. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

A discussion was held regarding the examination fee increase from ABC. The exam fee is $29.00 and will increase to $36.00 beginning January 1, 2009.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Neilsen to change the examination fee on all applications to reflect the fee increase from ABC. The Board will accept the $29.00 examination fee received with an old application up to January 5, 2009.

 

DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

 

Case Numbers;  WWP-2008-26 and WWP-2008-28

The Board, together with their legal counsel, Mr. Hales, reviewed, discussed, and determined terms for discipline in the matter of the licenses of Lindy D. Hayes, License No. DWT1-13621, and Michael C. Crockett, License No. WWTL-10403, case numbers WWP-2008-26 and WWP-2008-28.

 

After full discussion of each case, the following motion was made:

 

Moved by Mr. Annen to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact And Conclusions of Law.  Each license will be suspended.  Both Licensee’s shall pay a $250 fine and the incurred investigative costs.  Prior to reinstatement each licensee will need to provide proof of continuing education for the missed continuing education in addition to any annual continuing education.  Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.

 

Case Number;  WWP-2007-4

Ms. McGinty presented a signed continuing education settlement order to the Board for consideration. 

 

Moved by Mr. Dees to accept the signed Order as presented and to allow the Board Chair to sing the Order on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the transcripts from the public hearing held on November 10, 2008 regarding the proposed rules.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hansen that in addition to the 100 hours of experience; six hours of a distribution class, and six hours of either a treatment or chlorination class be obtained for the very small water system license. Seconded by Mr. Villegas, motion carried.

 

VERY SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEM

 

Discussion was held regarding creating a very small wastewater system license in coordination with Department of Environmental Quality. The Board will form a sub committee to research the operator requirements for this type of license.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Keady to approve a sub committee to define the definition of a very small wastewater system operator. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried.

 

The sub committee will consist of Mr. Keady, Mr. Hansen, and Mr. Villegas. The committee will prepare a proposal for the Board to review at their next scheduled meeting.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

A discussion was held regarding continuing education course applications. Wastewater CE applications can be sent to Mr. Dees, Mr. Keady, Mr. Villegas, and Mr. Annen for review. Drinking Water CE applications can be sent to Mr. Hansen, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Annen for review.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to accept Ken Kerri courses for continuing education. Seconded by Mr. Hansen, motion carried

 

NEXT MEETING
 

The next scheduled Board meeting is February 11, 2009 at 9 am.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hansen to adjourn the meeting at 11:10 am.

Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.