Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Barry N. Burnell
Dion W Holton
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
OTHERS PRESENT: Karen Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General
Brenda Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to approve the minutes of February 4, 2010. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented the legislative report and informed the Board members that the Board’s rules went into effect March 29, 2010. She also said the Bureau would be moving to state space by July 1, 2010.
Ms. Hall gave the financial report. This report is available on the website. As of 4/30/2010, the Board has $142,550.03 in expenditures with a cash balance of $472,897.01. Ms. Hall stated that the rental fees would decrease when the Bureau moves into the J.R. Williams building in June 2010. The rules that went into effect March 29, 2010 contain a fee decrease.
Ms. Magnelli presented case WWP-2010-17 for the Board’s direction.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to authorize closure of case WWP-2010-17 and send a letter to the Respondent stating that if they want to reinstate the license they would need to pay all the past renewal fees, a reinstatement fee and submit CE for each year the license has been expired. If the license is expired over two years from the date of expiration, May 3, 2009 the licensee will need to submit an application for the Board to review and take the examination. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
Ms. Peel presented to the Board the investigative report.
I-WWP-2009-15 Respondent was required to submit CE documentation for reinstatement of his WW license, and submitted certificates for a 10-hour “Block Training” course and a 12-hour “Applied Leadership III: Lead with Purpose” course at a university. The reviewing Board member denied the “Block Training” course because the course title on the certificate did not match the course approved by the Board, the certificate did not have a provider listed, and the Board was unable to verify individual courses. The reviewing Board member also denied the “Applied Leadership” course because it was not relevant to WW. On 9/30/09 the “Block Training” course provider informed IBOL that Respondent should have received another certificate for the “Block Training” course signed by the instructors with course reference numbers. On 10/2/09 Respondent informed IBOL that he would look for the paperwork. IBOL attempted to contact R on 10/8/09, 11/18/09, 12/14/09, 1/14/10, and 2/17/10 with no response from Respondent. IBOL would appreciate direction from the Board regarding whether this file should be referred to the Attorney General’s Office or if the Board would like to review the CE documentation submitted by Respondent again.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to refer case I-WWP-2009-15 to the Attorney General’s Office. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
I-WWP-2009-23 In response to an audit request, Respondent submitted a certificate showing .6 CEUs for a course that had only been approved for .2 CEUs. Bureau records show that the provider had submitted an application indicating that the course would be 2 hours with 3 instructors, when the provider stated that it should have been 3 instructors at 2 hours each, for a total of 6 hours. The Board reviewed the provider’s application and discussed this matter at the 11/4/09 meeting, and directed the Bureau to request that the provider either (1) provide the agenda, outline and course elements for the course, or (2) submit statements from attendees who could verify that the course was 6 hours. The provider did not retain the course documentation, but on 3/1/10 provided written statements from four attendees stating that the course was 6 hours. IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure with an advisory letter to the provider to ensure that applications for course approval reflect the correct hours requested in the future.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to authorize closure of case I-WWP2009-23 with an advisory letter to the provider to ensure that applications for course approval reflect the correct number of hours in the future. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
I-WWP-2010-4 C alleged that Respondent submitted a false test report on a broken assembly. Investigation revealed that C mixed up the serial numbers and that Respondent did not, in fact, submit a test report on the broken assembly. IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to authorize closure of case I –WWP-2010-4. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
I-WWP-2010-19 and I-WWP-2010-20 In response to an audit request, Respondent submitted documentation showing that he attended a 36-hour GE “Water Mobileflow” course as well as the agenda for the course, which has not been approved for CE credit by the Board. On 1/7/10 the Board’s Technical Records Specialist sent Respondent a letter requesting additional information on the course, including instructor biographies for each of the 15 instructors and a statement from the provider as to whether attendance was required for each day of the class. Respondent failed to respond to the letter, and on 2/17/10 the course was denied by the reviewing Board member. On 2/26/10 the Investigative Unit sent Respondent a letter requesting instructor biographies and a statement regarding attendance, or offering to settle the matter with a settlement order. On 3/3/10 Respondent responded and stated that (1) it was unreasonable to request biographies for the 15 instructors, (2) his job requires him to travel 100% of the time and it is not practical to return to Idaho to take a one-day class, (3) the course instructors were all GE employees and experts in their field and passing the class is a requirement for his job, (4) none of the classes offered by Idaho Rural Water, Idaho DEQ and Brown Environmental come close to matching the quality of GE’s Mobileflow School, (5) the question of whether attendance was required “is an insult,” and (6) Respondent does not accept the terms of settlement. IBOL would appreciate direction from the Board regarding whether the Board would like to review the documentation submitted by Respondent again or whether the Board would like this file referred to the Attorney General’s Office.
A motion was made by
Mr. Burnell to send a letter to the Respondent requesting the submission of the
course information or the approval from
Ms Peel presented to the Board a memorandum for the Board’s direction.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell regarding case WWP-2010-45 to accept the Motor Control course to meet the CE requirement for licensure and to send a letter indicating that the Respondent should take approved courses which can be found on the Board’s website. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen regarding case WWP-2010-47 to accept the CE submitted by the Respondent for licensure and to close the case. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
FINAL ORDERS ON VOLUNTARY SURRENDER
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for case WWP-2010-21 and to allow the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for case WWP-2010-51 and to allow the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Patrick Reidt was scheduled at 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM; but he was not present.
Janet Finegan-Kelly addressed the Board regarding several issues.
The Board explained to Ms. Finegan-Kelly that wastewater laboratory experience is not interchangeable with wastewater treatment experience. To obtain a wastewater laboratory license the operator must hold a wastewater or drinking water treatment license; however once the laboratory license is obtained the treatment license does not need to be maintained.
Jeremy Coles addressed the Board requesting a Board member or someone appointed by the Board put together a CE course discussing the licensing rules and present the course at conferences. Mr. Annen stated that the Board members are available at any time to the operators if they have questions.
BACKFLOW INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS
Mr. Burnell presented to the Board the draft of BAT instructor qualifications.
The Board recommended BAT Instructor Requirements are as follows:
1. Must hold a current BAT license.
2. Must have two (2) years experience as a BAT.
3. Must have available six (6) complete stations with assemblies of each type of backflow prevention device; six (6) test kits for each type of backflow prevention device; and all videos, teaching aids and handouts.
4. Must have experience working in the water profession in a cross connection control program. This experience may be in municipal, non-municipal, district or private facilities.
5. Provide a lesson plan covering the needs to know criteria to the Board for review and approval.
6. Instructor class exam rate must be at least 80% for the first year of instruction in order to maintain approval as an instructor; or
7. Submittal of a letter of recommendation from another approved BAT instructor.
1. Hold an A.W.W.A. Instructor Certification; or
2. Hold an ABPA Instructor Certification.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the BAT instructor qualifications as presented. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.
Mr. Pope from Mountain Home Air force Base addressed the Board regarding BAT instructor qualifications explaining that the instructors on the base have gone to school and would only be teaching the BAT course to people that are enlisted. The Board requested that he submit CE applications for the Board to review.
CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS AND BACKFLOW APPLICATIONS
Mr. Klein discussed the CE audit review and the Bat application review process with the Board members.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen for the Board Secretary to approve all CE audits that have met the requirements and to only bring problematic CE audits to the Board for review. The Board Secretary can review, approve and issue a BAT license if the applicant holds an ABPA certificate and if all requirements have been met. The Board Secretary can review, approve, and schedule an applicant for the BAT examination if all requirements have been met. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A discussion was held regarding the requirements chart on the Board’s webpage.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to remove the requirements chart from the Board’s webpage. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
TRAINEE AND CE REFERENCE GUIDE
Mr. Thompson presented to the Board a draft of the revised CE reference guidelines. The Board needs to be familiar with the guidelines when reviewing CE course applications. The instructor guidelines will be presented to the Board at the next meeting. Mr. Annen stated that the Association of Boards of Certification will be working on CE guidelines for courses offered online.
Break 12:00 – 12:15
WASTEWATER VERY SMALL SYSTEM EXAM
Ms. Miles informed the Board that the ABC exam for the wastewater very small system license is the lagoon exam. The board agreed that was an appropriate exam.
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was made by Mr. Annen that the Board Secretary can deny a BAT application for
BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY TESTER RENEWAL FORMS
The Board discussed the eight hour refresher course question on renewal forms for BATs.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to remove the refresher question from the BAT renewal forms until the third renewal cycle. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE
Ms. Hall presented to the Board drafts of the Drinking Water and Wastewater applications for licensure. It was decided that there should be separate applications.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to accept the draft applications and amend the title from water to drinking water and to have separate applications. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to develop an application specifically for wastewater laboratory and to remove from the regular wastewater application. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
Ms. Miles presented to the Board a draft of the certificate that instructors will need to use to obtain CE credit for instructing their own courses. Mr. Thompson stated that the training guidelines will include information regarding instructor CE credit.
A motion was made to accept the instructor CE certificate as presented and to post it on the Board’s webpage. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
EXAMINATION LOCATIONS UPDATE
Ms. Miles presented to the Board information regarding exam locations. The Pocatello Department of Labor office is set up and ready for the June 16, 2010 written and online exams. The Grangeville and Sandpoint DOL offices do not have adequate internet service for the online exams.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to not use the Sandpoint and Grangeville DOL offices for written or online exams and to proceed with the Pocatello DOL office.
Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
LICENSING ABOVE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATIONS
The Board discussed operator licensing above the system classification. It was determined that the system class determines the operator class for treatment and laboratory. The collections and distribution operator licenses can hold a higher level license if they meet the licensing requirements. The Board’s rule references are 300.02.f, g, h, j, k, and l.
A motion was made by Mr. Burnell that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1) (d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the executive session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Mr. Holton. The vote was: Mr. Burnell, aye; Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Annen, aye; and Mr. Thompson, aye, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Burnell. The vote was: Mr. Burnell, aye; Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Annen, aye; and Mr. Thompson, aye, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 37 applications for licensure and 134 applications for examination. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to deny nine applications and hold eight applications pending further information. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
Approved for Licensure
ALEXANDER THOMAS Z BAT-17490
ALLEN PATRICK BAT-17422
BONNER EMMETT LEE DWT1-17483
BURNHAM STEPHEN EARL WWT1-17433
CERNYAR NATHAN ELLIOT WWC1-17533
CHATTERTON JAMES MICHAEL BAT-17491
DABELL BRETT ORAL BAT-17567
DELLWO MATTHEW J WWT1-17416
DRAGOO DAVID C WWC1-17451
EMERY ROBERT D WWT1-17546
FERRIS ALAN RICHARD BAT-17563
GETCHELL COLBY DENNIS BAT-17446
HARTLEY KYLE A DWD1-17549
JOKI DEREK E BAT-17565
KERN DANNY WWC1-17548
KLAUS MICHAEL BRIAN DWT1-17453
KLAUS MICHAEL BRIAN DWD1-17452
LUBKE TRACY LYNN WWT1-17482
MANCINI TOBY BAT-17438
PERRY DONALD M WWT1-17562
RHODE KENNETH T WWT1-17554
RIOUX DAVID J DWD1-17439
SCHAUER CARLA D DWD1-17568
SMITH RICHARD BAT-17564
SNOOK DEAN E WWC1-17551
SNOOK DEAN E WWT1-17550
SOLOMON TERRY BRUCE WWT1-17242
STALEY JERRY LYNN WWT1-17448
STURMAN CRAIG L DWD1-17409
STURMAN CRAIG L WWC1-17410
WHITE BRAD J WWT1-16805
WILDER JESS B BAT-17553
Approved for Exam
ANDERSEN JAMES H WWC2
ARMSTRONG JUSTIN WADE DWD3
ASPEYTIA ARMANDO DWD2
BABBITT CURTIS RAY WWC2
BABCOCK DAVID A WWCOIT
BALL LAURELEI ROSE WWT1
BEARD NATE WWCOIT
BEESON BRIAN LEE WWT1
BEGAY KEITH K DWT2
BELVEAL CURTIS KEITH WWT1
BODNAR JAMES A DWT2
BOPP NICOLAUS ALBERT WWT1
BROWN DANIEL BRADLEY WWT1
BROWNFIELD DONALD R DWD3
BULLOCK CORINNE MARIE DWD2
BYERLY JAMES DANIEL WWT1
CALLAHAN BRADY THOMAS WWTOIT
CAMBURN JESSIE ALLEN WWC1
CARDWELL CRAIG D DWDOIT
CHAVEZ JASON LEE DWT1
CHRISTENSEN DAVID NEIL DWD1
CLEMENSON TRAVIS JOHN WWTOIT
COLES CHASE L WWCOIT
COURTRIGHT ROBIN L WWC1
COX ELI NELS WWTLA
CRAYNE SHAWN BERNARD WWT2
DALE MARK STEVEN WWT2
DELLWO MATTHEW J WWTLA
DIBBLE REESE F DWD3
ELDREDGE KURT DWD3
FAIRBANK GALEN K WWC1
FISCHER STEVEN PAUL DWD2
FORSMAN CRAIG ALLEN DWD2
GARCIA ALBERT J DWT1
GOMES MAHANA DWD1
GRAY ANDREW JAMES DWD2
HACKBART DARCY L WWT3
HANSEN CLAIRE M WWT2
HARMS ROBERT L WWT1
HARMS ROBERT L WWC1
HAUCK STEVEN K BAT
HAYES SHANE E BAT
HERNANDEZ MARCOS A DWT1
HIGHBARGER STEVEN D WWC2
HORTON ROGER JOSEPH DWD2
HOWELL DENNIS C DWDVSWS
HUNT RICK WWC1
JOHNSON CORINNE A WWC1
JOHNSON GARRY TATE WWT1
JOHNSON MARK G WWC1
JOHNSON MICHAEL LEROY WWT1
JONES PAUL DRAKE WWT2
KAYS STUART TROY WWCOIT
KREITZBERG JEFFREY P DWDVSWS
LEMRICK ROGER DWD2
LEWIS GAIL D DWD3
LEWIS MICHAEL GEORGE WWTLA
LINKER PATRICK ALAN DWDOIT
LOUNSBURY LOREN R WWC1
LOPEZ ROBERTO J WWT2
LUSK ELSIE MAE WWT1
MACKENZIE ARTHUR SCOTT DWT2
MAGER ROBERT D WWC1
MCDOUGALL JOHN L DWDOIT
MCMAHON RODNEY RAY DWT1
MCNITT STEVEN B BAT
MENDIVE TERRELL NICHOLAS WWC1
MESSIER DANIEL JAMES DWD2
MESSIER DANIEL JAMES DWT2
MILLER BRANDT J WWT2
MILLS WILLIAM ALLEN BAT
MORGAN TIMOTHY ALLEN DWD1
MURREN KEN DWDVSWS
NIPPER RALPH F WWC1
PEHRSON THAYNE SHAWN DWD2
PETERSON WESLEY DARRELL DWD2
PIERSON RICHARD WWC1
PORTER JAMES GRANT BAT
RALEY CULLEN DWDOIT
RIEF AARON RICHARD DWTOIT
RILEY KATHY M WWL4
ROBERTS ZACKARY JACOB BAT
RONCEVIC MILE BAT
ROTH JOSEPH D WWT3
RUCKER STACEY L WWT2
SCHNEIDER CHRIS DWD2
SEE DANIEL P WWC2
SEE DANIEL P WWT2
SMITH DEANA MICHELLE WWTOIT
SOLORZANO NICOLAS WWTOIT
STARK WYATT C WWT1
STILWELL PATRICIA DWTOIT
TATE ADAM WWC1
THOMAS RANDY DWD1
TORRES MARIA EDIT WWTOIT
TURNER KERRY RICHARD BAT
TWOHIG DENISE KAY WWL3
VALENZUELA THOMAS WWC1
WADE MICHAEL L DWDVSWS
WAGGONER CARL PHILLIP WWT1
WEISHAAR GEOFFREY SCOTT WWC2
WENTZ DUANE M DWDVSWS
WHITE JEFFERY DWD3
WHITNEY ROBERT L DWDOIT
WILDE DAVID R WWT1
WOOD CHRISTOPHER DAVID DWT3
WOOD KELLY G DWD1
ZINGLER DAN J WWC1
COCHRAN DAN ELWIN
FINEGAN-KELLY JANET M
STONE DANIEL JAMES
BALL LAURELEI ROSE
FLESHER MICHAEL T
GABEL JOSHUA LEE
WOEHLER SR FRANK H
A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 10 CE courses and deny six courses. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.
BROWN ENVIRONMENTAL, INC
INTERMEDIATE WASTEWATER MATH
EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL ON CITY CONSTUCTION
KRUGER / VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS & TECHNOLOGIES
TERIARY PHOSPHOROUS REMOVAL VIA ACTIFLO PROCESS
SATELLITES & SEWERS: GIS & GPS FOR COLLECTION SYSTEM
WATER DISINFECTION AND DOSING
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR OPERATORS
NOTES ON DESIGN-VORTEX GRIT REMOVAL SYSTEMS
WESTECH ENGINEERING / SWIOS
INTRO TO HANSEN 8
WORK MANAGEMENT IN HANSEN 8
ASSET LOOK UPS IN HANSEN 8
UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION PLATS
UNDERSTANDING IMPROVEMENT DRAWINGS
STANLEY CONSULTANTS, INC
DEMONSTRATION OF 3D SCANNING AND HDS AS APPLIED TO
WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATIONS
NEXT MEETING August 4, 2010
A motion was made by Mr. Annen to adjourn at 4:45 PM. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.
A. Thompson, Chair