Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Victor Villegas
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor
Dave Hotchkiss, Investigative Coordinator
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I
OTHERS PRESENT: Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General
Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group, Inc.
Curtis, Executive Director of the
Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Mr. Dees to approve the minutes of April 29, 2009; May 13, 2009; and July 29, 2009. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the Board.
Ms. Hall gave the financial report. This report is available on the website. As of 06/30/2009, the Board has $168,164.94 in expenditures with a cash balance of $436,728.13.
Ms. Hall presented fee reduction options for the Board to review and discuss.
A motion was made by Mr. Dees to lower the original license fee, endorsement fee, and license renewal fee from $45.00 to $35.00 and to investigate the possibility of more exam sites and exam dates. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
The Board discussed several options regarding CE record retention. No changes were made.
Ms. Magnelli presented case WWP-2008-31 for Board review. The Attorney General’s Office recommendsed closing the case and sending a letter to the respondent notifying him of the Board’s determination.
A motion was made by Mr. Dees to close the case for WWP-2008-31. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.
Mr. Hotchkiss presented two cases to the Board for determination.
I-WWP-2008-26 In response to an audit request, R submitted documentation of eight hours of approved CE obtained outside the audit period. R subsequently provided proof of CEU compliance to the DAG. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.
A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to close the case. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
I-WWP-2009-60 IBOL was initially unable to determine from documentation submitted by R in response to an audit request how many hours were obtained during the audit period. Subsequent review determined that R met the CEU requirement. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to close the case. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.
Mr. Hales presented to the Board the draft of the proposed rules for the Board to review and discuss.
Mr. Tominaga addressed the Board regarding the proposed rules for a Class I
license. He thanked the Board on behalf of Idaho Rural Water Association for the time and effort the Board has put forth to come to an agreement regarding the Class I rule.
Mr. Tominaga presented four questions to the Board that IRWA had concerns with.
1) Can 520 hours be obtained in one calendar year for both distribution and treatment licenses? The Board’s answer was yes.
2) Who is supposed to verify the hours an operator works on the application?
The Board’s answer was either the owner or supervisor. Mr. Hales added that whoever signs the Employer/Owner Affidavit must have personal knowledge and be able to verify the hours.
3) Can an operator holding a Class I – Restricted license work at other systems
as a back-up operator? The Board’s answer was no; an operator holding a Class I – Restricted license can not use his license at any other system.
4) What happens if a system is upgraded by DEQ from a Class I to a Class III?
The Board explained that DEQ has provisions for this scenario. The system will have adequate notice; this gives the operator the time he needs to upgrade his license. Mr. Hales added that DEQ cannot waive the Water & Wastewater laws and rules and that the system may need to hire a contract operator for the interim.
BREAK 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM
The Board discussed the exemption clause in Idaho Code 54-2402 with Dave Curtis, Executive Director for the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Curtis and the Board agreed that the Board needs to write a letter to the Engineering Board requesting its opinion and to work together.
A motion was made by Mr. Dees to direct Counsel to write a letter to the Engineering Board regarding the exemption clause in Idaho Code 54-2402. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Dees to adjourn for lunch. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 12:50 P.M.
ABPA BAT APPLICATIONS
The Board is required to review and approve all ABPA BAT applications before a license can be issued.
The Board agreed to accept the WA BAT refresher courses to meet the continuing education requirement for operators with an Idaho BAT license.
CE FOR INSTRUCTORS
The Board discussed the issue of instructors receiving partial credit for teaching a course. This would require a rule change; no determination was made.
Mr. Hales presented the draft rules with the changes the Board had discussed.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the draft of proposed rules as presented. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.
The Board discussed the requirements for BAT instructors. It was decided to research other states’ requirements and analyze them. It will be discussed at a future meeting for possible submission for the 2011 legislative session.
VSWS COURSES FOR LICENSURE
Mr. Nielsen explained to the Board that he took the Water & Wastewater rules to the Request for Proposals meeting held by DEQ. They are aware of the need for specific courses to meet the requirements for VSWS operator licensure.
ABC FAILURE RATE OF MULTIPLE LEVEL EXAMS
On Monday, August 3, 2009, Mr. Thompson participated in a conference call with ABC and several other states regarding the failure rate of multiple level exams.
ABC will research the options and update the participating states at a later date.
A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen for John Keady to sit on the WA, OR and ID Certification Committee. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to approve the purchase of a plaque for the dedicated service of Bob Hansen whose term on the board has ended. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
The Board discussed the website and concerns that the exam; application deadlines and board meeting dates are difficult to find on the Water & Wastewater homepage. This information can be found under the Applying for Licensure link and the dates will be moved to the top of the page.
A motion was made by Mr. Keady to go into executive session to review applications for licensure and exam that are exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Seconded by Mr. Holton. Votes were: Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Nielsen, aye; Mr. Keady, aye; Mr. Dees, aye; and Mr. Annen, aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Keady. Votes were: Mr. Annen, aye; Mr. Keady, aye; Mr. Holton, aye;
Mr. Dees, aye; and Mr. Nielsen, aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 24 applications for licensure and 92 applications for examination; to deny 8 applications. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.
WHERE IS THAT NON-REVENUE WATER GOING?
WATER WELL REHABILITATION UTILIZING CARBON DIOXIDE
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES
FIRE HYDRANTS: REFURBISH VS REPLACE
COLLECTION SYSTEMS: MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING
UNDERSTANDING CONTROL VALVES
GENERAL SAFETY REVIEW
MBR/ACTIVATED SSLUDGE/BIO-NUTRIENT/PROCESS CONTROL
WATER TREATMENT I & II LICENSE REVIEW
WATER TREATMENT I & II LICENSE REVIEW
OPTIMIZING LONG TERM WELL PERFORMANCES
SELECTION & MAINTENANCE OF WATER STORAGE TANKS
SOURCE METER SELECTION
VFD HARMONICS IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
WASTEWATER PROCESS CONTROL
BASIC CROSS CONNECTION
CREATE DAILY LOGS/REPORTS IN WORD
CREATE USAGE REPORTS AND JOB REPORTS IN EXCEL
DISTRIBUTION I & II LICENSE REVIEW
DISTRIBUTION I & II LICENSE REVIEW
PUMPS; THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM
PIPE AND VALVE TECHNOLOGY
MOUNTED VALVE OPERATORS
VALVE MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS
INTRO TO GRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM MAPPING
BUILDING A DATABASE WITH VITALS
OPERATION & USE OF VITALS MOBIL & DESKTOP WITH GPS
HYDRAULIC POWER UNITS & CIRCUITS
PORTABLE VALVE OPERATORS
GROUND WATER RULES
LEAD AND COPPER RULES
Approved for Licensure
BARRY JOEL S DWD4-17025
BASSINE RANDALL ADAM WWC1-17088
CERNYAR NATHAN ELLIOT WWT1-17029
DAVIDSON JAMES R WWT1-17013
DUSTIN JONATHAN LAYNE BAT-16984
HERBERT THOMAS L DWT4-17000
HOBSON DALE M DWD1-17080
KING CLINTON E DWD1-16962
LANGLEY JEREMY J WWC1-16993
LAUMANN CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS BAT-16951
LOHR JEFFREY T WWT1-16967
LONG MICHAEL V WWC1-17073
MARTIN TYLER RAY DWT1-16973
MCCLURE BRIAN BAT-17049
NEHER MICHAEL A DWD4-16956
NEHER MICHAEL A DWT4-16957
NEHER MICHAEL A WWC4-16955
NEHER MICHAEL A WWT4-16954
TIMMERMANN SCOTT J WWT4-16995
TRULOCK TOM DWD1-17042
VANCE WESLEY G BAT-16963
WATSON SANDY M BAT-16974
Approved for Exam
AMY CASEY WWTOIT
AYERS STEVEN WILLIAM DWDOIT
BASTERRECHEA LESLEA M WWT2
BATEMAN JEFF T WWC3
BLAKE BRENT A DWD1
BUTT RANDALL WWC1
CARDWELL ROBERT T WWC1
CHAMBERS LONNIE RAY WWTOIT
CHAVEZ LEROY BEN WWT1
CHISHAM ANTONIO DAVID GEORGE WWTOIT
CORNELL JEFFREY ANDREW DWDOIT
CRANE TROY M WWT1
CRANE TROY M WWC1
CROSSLEY DALE A WWT3
CUEVAS ROBERTO L WWC1
DELLWO MATTHEW J WWTOIT
DILLAND GEORGE A DWTOIT
DITTENBER MICHAEL U DWD1
DONEFF RONALD DANIEL WWCOIT
EDWARDS WILLIAM EARL WWC1
EDWARDS WILLIAM EARL WWT1
FAULKNER DAVID CHARLES WWTLA
FLEMING TRAVIS WWT2
GAGNON JEFF WWC2
GARCIA PHILLIP L WWT3
GIBSON PHILIP MICHAEL WWTOIT
GRAY ANDREW JAMES DWT1
HEAVY RUNNER KEITH R DWT2
HILLS MICHAEL RAY DWDOIT
HOFF ROBERT C DWTOIT
HOWE DALE ORY DWT1
JACOPS SCOTT DANIEL WWT1
KNIGHT CAREY LEE WWT1
KNOLL JEFF J DWT1
KRASOWSKI THOMAS DWD1
LAFAY STACY V WWT1
LEDBETTER RICHARD WWCOIT
LEVET MICHAEL BAT
MATNEY WILLIAM D WWC2
MCCARTHY MICHAEL WWTLA
MCENTARFFER CARL BAT
MELCHOR PEDRO DWDOIT
MOHLER JOSEPH KURT WWCOIT
MORRIS BRENDA LEE WWTLA
NULF CARL WWC1
OLIVER JASON JOSEPH WWTOIT
PACKARD KELLY WWTLA
PACKARD KELLY DWD1
PEARSALL VICTOR BAT
RENNINGER DEAN J WWT3
REYNOLDS-CROSSLEY DEBRA DWD3
RICHERSON STEVEN ALLEN WWTLA
RILEY KATHY M WWL3
ROBERTS JAMES CLEAVER WWT2
SCHMIDT COLIN J DWD2
SESSIONS TOM V WWTOIT
SHARP JUSTIN L WWCOIT
SPAULDING CLAUDIA LEIGH WWT3
THIEME DUSTIN MICHAEL WWCOIT
THOMAS F DAVID WWT2
THOMAS LEE GILBERT WWT2
TRULOCK TOM WWCOIT
TUCKER TERRY G DWDOIT
VAN ORMAN JACQUELINE P WWCOIT
VEGA LEOLA A WWT2
WEIGHALL AARON ELIJAH WWC1
WHITTED DANIEL STEVEN DWTOIT
WILLIAMS DARIN A DWD2
WOOD GREG R DWDVSWS
YERTON JANICE M DWD3
ERICKSON JAMES DAVID
FALKINGHAM WILLIAM D
HIGGS DANNY H
LOHR JEFFREY T
O CONNOR RONALD NATHANIEL
SMART GERALD M
NEXT MEETING November 4, 2009
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 P.M. Seconded by Mr. Keady, motion carried.
William A. Thompson, Chair Richard Dees
John Keady Dion Holton
Victor Villegas Larry Annen
Tana Cory, Bureau Chief