DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 7/29/2009

 

  

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  William A. Thompson - Chair

                                                             Richard Dees

                                                             Dion Holton

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Lance Nielsen

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    John Keady

                                                            Victor Villegas

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group, Inc.

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM MDT by William A. Thompson.

 

 RULES DISCUSSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to propose a restrictive license with the following requirements:

 

Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

 

LAW DISCUSSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to amend the agenda to discuss Idaho Statute 54-5402. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to direct the Bureau to contact the Engineering Board and invite a representative to attend the August 5, 2009 meeting. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR INSTRUCTORS

 

A discussion was held regarding CE instructors obtaining CE credit for teaching courses.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to table the discussion for the August 5, 2009 meeting. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY TESTER INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS

 

Mr. Thompson discussed the BAT instructor requirements from surrounding states.

When the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality oversaw licensing the following were the requirements for BAT instructors:

 

The Board will discuss this further at its next meeting.

 

DEQ’S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

           

Mr. Nielsen informed the Board that DEQ has sent out the RFP to CE providers.

The Board was concerned that the CE requirement for new Very Small Water System licensure be available to operators around the state.

 

 

NEXT MEETING August 5, 2009

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Dees made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:05 A.M. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

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William A. Thompson, Chair                             Richard Dees

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John Keady                                                      Dion Holton

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Victor Villegas                                                  Larry Annen

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief