DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/8/2009

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  William A. Thompson - Chair

                                                             Robert F. Hansen

                                                             Barry N. Burnell

                                                             Victor Villegas

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Richard Dees

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    John Keady

                                                           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Patricia Brown, Brown Environmental, Inc.

                                                            Shelley Southern, Brown Environmental, Inc.

                                                            Virgil Leedy, Idaho Rural Water Association

                                                            Brenda Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group, Inc.

                                                            Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group, Inc.

                                                            Doug C. Amick, City of Greenleaf

 

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

 

RULE DISCUSSION

 

A discussion was held regarding the requirements for a Class I license.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hansen for Mr. Hales to draft a letter outlining the Board’s proposed modification to the requirements for a Class I license including the following:

·        800 hours of supervised experience in the Class I or higher system in not less than one calendar year.

·        32 hours of continuing education relevant to the license type.

 

The letter will be sent to all licensed operators; DEQ will send it to all system owners and IRWA will send it to their membership.  Seconded by Mr. Villegas, motion carried.

 

APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Villegas to approve the changes as presented to the experience addendum. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

A discussion was held regarding the verbiage for a Wastewater Laboratory license. The Board will discuss further at their May 13, 2009 board meeting.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hansen to waive the exam and application fees for Eric Milliron and allow him to take the Wastewater Laboratory – Class II exam on June 17, 2009. Seconded by Mr. Villegas, motion carried.          

 

NEXT MEETING April 29, 2009 at 9 AM

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Hansen to adjourn at 12:35. Seconded by Mr. Villegas, motion carried.

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William A. Thompson, Chair                             Robert F. Hansen

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John Keady                                                      Richard Dees

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Barry N. Burnell                                               Victor Villegas

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Larry Annen                                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief