DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/4/2010

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Victor Villegas, Chair

                                                              Larry Annen

                                                              Lance Nielsen

                                                              Richard Dees

                                                              Dion W Holton

                                                              Allen Wilder

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    John Keady

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                                            David Sims, City of Bonners Ferry

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Victor Villegas.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to approve the May 5, 2010 minutes as amended. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report. The Board does not have any law or rule changes for the 2011 Legislative session.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall gave the financial report.  This report is available on the website. As of 7/31/2010 the Board has $16,228.46 in expenditures with a cash balance of $473,349.81. 

 

FY 2012 CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall presented to the Board the FY 2011 Annual Contract.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the FY 2011 Contract. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. McGinty presented the investigative report to the Board members.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-WWP-2010-24 Respondent initially provided documentation of CE outside the renewal period but subsequently provided documentation verifying completion of appropriate CE to allow carryover to the renewal period.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to authorize closure of case I-WWP-2010-24. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND FINAL ORDER

 

Ms. McGinty presented the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order, Case number WWP-2010-52 to the Board members.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for case WWP-2010-52 and to allow the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

           

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to authorize the Bureau to approve the Operator-in-Training applications for exam once the requirements have been met. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to nominate and elect Mr. Villegas as Board Chair. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

PLAQUES FOR PAST MEMBERS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to approve the purchase of plaques for Bill Thompson and John Keady for their years of service. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

2011 BOARD MEETING AND EXAM DATES

 

The application deadlines, Board meetings, and exam dates schedule was presented to the Board members.

 

A motion was made to approve the 2011 Board meeting and exam dates. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence received from Malcolm Dymkoski, Attorney at Law representing Robert C. Turnipseed.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Dees to direct Mr. Klein to draft a response letter and to remove the GP from the license. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence received from The City of Bonners Ferry regarding the licensing rules and education required for a Class III license.

 

Discussion was held on forming a sub-committee to review the laws and rules regarding licensure requirements.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Shelly Hammons, Idaho Rural Water Association.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to direct the Bureau to draft a letter in response to Idaho Rural Water Association on Rule 010.05 governing direct responsible charge. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

Mr. Wilder recused himself from discussion of the correspondence from BAT & Supply LLC.

 

Mr. Nielsen discussed the potential impact of EPA changes with the Board members if the licensure rules are changed. He will put together the information and send it to the Board secretary to send to the sub-committee.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Leslie Wilder, BAT & Supply LLC.

 

Break: 11:15 – 11:25

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Janet Finegan-Kelly, City of Boise. The Board directed the Bureau to draft a response letter.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Karen Griffin, City of Boise. The Board directed the Bureau to draft a response letter.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to form a sub-committee consisting of Mr. Dees, Mr. Annen, and Mr. Holton to research the experience and education rules for licensure for discussion at the next board meeting. Interested parties will be invited to participate after the initial review.

Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

LUNCH

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to adjourn for lunch at 12:00 and return at 12:30. Seconded by Mr. Dees, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen 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. Dees. The vote was: Mr. Nielsen, aye; Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Annen, aye; Mr. Dees, aye, Mr. Villegas, aye; and Mr. Wilder, aye, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Wilder. The vote was: Mr. Nielsen, aye; Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Annen, aye; Mr. Dees, aye, Mr. Villegas, aye; and Mr. Wilder, aye, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to deny Karen Griffin’s refund request. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the documentation received from Tom Andres regarding his Drinking Water Distribution Very Small Water System license.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to reissue a Drinking Water Distribution – Class I – Grandparent license to Mr. Andres as requested and supported by documentation. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to approve 17 applications for licensure and 76 applications for examination.  Four applications were denied and two applications were held for receipt of additional information. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 122 Continuing Education courses and 17 were denied. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

APPROVED:

AWWA - PNWS

            CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

CEU PLAN

            EMERGING WATERBORNE PATHOGENS

            DECHLORINATION: GAS APPLICATION AND USAGE

            HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIGHT? INTRODUCTION TO UV TECHNOLOGIES

            WTT: FILTRATION

            WTT: SETTLING AND CLARIFICATION

            WT: ION EXCHANGE

            WTT: MEMBRANE SEPARATION

            TOXIC & HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HANDLING PROCEDURES

            UV DISINFECTION - SIZING OF UV SYSTEM USING BIOASSAY

            HISTORY OF ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION

            LEAD AND COPPER RULE

            ARSENIC

            ORP INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT

            PH INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT

            BFCS: TRANSITION FROM CRAFTSMAN TO SUPERVISOR

            BFCS: EFFECTIVE SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION

            BFCS: LEADERSHIP / COACHING

            BCFS: DELEGATION / MOTIVATION

            TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION

            TPMAP: OWNERSHIP OF EQUIPMENT

            TPMAP: EQUIPMENT FAILURES AND HAZARDS

            TPMAP: CHECKLISTS MEAN MORE THAN A CHECKMARK

            TPMAP: SOLUTIONS CAN BE HEALTHY

            PARASITES, PART 2

            INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITES

            BASIC MICROBIOLOGY, PART 2

            FILAMENTIOUS BACTERIA INDENTIFICATION & PROCESS CONTROL

            INTRODUCTION TO WASTEWATER MICROBIOLOGY & PROCESS  

           CONTROL

            COLLECTION SYSTEM: GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE SEWER

           PROBLEM

            INTRODUCTION TO BACKFLOW PREVENTION

            WATERS JOURNEY: PART 1 - HIDDEN RIVERS

            WATER SHORTAGE, REUSE, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE ST.

           PETERSBURG, FL EXPERIENCE

            WATERS JOURNEY: PART 2 - RIVER RETURNS

            CORROSION CONTROL

            FOG: FATS, OILS, AND GREASE

            LABORATORY SAFETY: ELECTRICAL, FIRE, AND RADIATION SAFETY

CH2M HILL

            AMERICAN RED CROSS ADULT CPR/AED/FIRST AID

CITY OF BOISE PUBLIC WORKS

            MEMBRANE FILTER BACTERIAL ANALYSIS

            MULTIPLE TUBE FERMENTATION BACTERIAL ANALYSIS WITH HANDS

           ON PARTICIPATION

            MULTIPLE TUBE FERMENTATION BACTERIAL ANALYSIS

CITY OF SPOKANE

            BASIC HYDRANTS

CSU, SACRAMENTO OFFICE OF WATER PROGRAMS

            PRETREATMENT FACILITY INSPECTION TRAINING VIDEOS

            PRETREATMENT FACILITY INSPECTION

CWA

            DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING LOCAL LIMITS AND CONDUCTING

           IU INSPECTIONS

DEQ

            GROUND WATER AND SOURCE WATER VULNERABILITY AND RISKS IN

            IDAHO - SESSION 1

            WATER RESOURCE PROTECTION - SESSION 2

            DRINKING WATER PROTECTION FOR DRINKING WATER OPERATORS

            - SESSION 3

            SOURCE WATER PROTECTION THROUGH COMP RULES - SESSION 4

DIGITAL-2000 WWW.DIGITAL-2000.COM

            CHEMICAL SAFETY MODULE

            FIRST AID MODULE

            FIELD EQUIPMENT MODULE I

            FIELD EQUIPMENT MODULE II

            TOOL SAFETY MODULE

            ELEVATED WORK MODULE

            TREATMENT PLANT SAFETY MODULE

            FIELD OPERATIONS SAFETY MODULE I

            FIELD OPERATIONS SAFETY MODULE II

            FIELD OPERATIONS SAFETY MODULE III

            PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MODULE

            ELECTRICAL SAFETY MODULE

            GENERAL SAFETY MODULE I

            WATER/WASTEWATER OPERATIONS SAFETY MODULE

            SECURITY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MODULE

IDAHO RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

            CONFINED SPACE REVIEW

            EXCAVATION SAFETY COMPETENT PERSON REVIEW

            DAY 1 - LAGOON TROUBLESHOOTING

            DAY 2 - LAGOON TROUBLESHOOTING

            VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES

            BASIC CROSS CONNECTION

            BASIC CROSS CONNECTION & HANDS ON

            NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN RESIDENTIAL WATER METERS

            THE SCIENCE OF MIXING AND MAINTAINING WATER QUALITY IN

           STORAGE TANKS

            TOOLS TO MAKE ASSET MANAGEMENT EASIER

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE AND EPA REGION 10 DRINKING WATER UNIT

            INTRODUCTION TO COURSE CONCEPTS, OVERVIEW

            TYPES OF PUMPS AND HOW THEY WORK

            SAFETY LECTURE AND PUMP DIASSEMBLY EXERCISE #1

            TYPES OF MOTORS AND HOW THEY WORK

            HYDRAULICS FOR WATERWORKS OPERATORS

            HYDRALIC SIMULATION AND DISCUSSION

            PUMP PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AT WORK

            PUMP AND MOTOR TROUBLESHOOTING LECTURE

            PUMP AND MOTOR TROUBLESHOOTING EXERCISE

            SINGLE PHASE CONTROL BOX TROUBLESHOOTING/REPAIR

            SDWA MONITORING AND REPORTING 101

            SDWA MONITORING AND REPORTING 101 (CONT)

            ELECTRICAL CONTROLS THEORY AND OPERATION

            WATER SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING

INTERMOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION

            RAMCAP PLUS: A PROCESS TO REDUCE RISK AND INCREASE

           RESILIENCY

            STRUCTURAL WATER MAIN REHABILITATION INSULIFORM

            WATER SECTOR RAMCAP STANDARD FOR RISH & RESILIENCY

           MANAGEMENT

            COAGULATION/FILTRATION

            AWWAS G-200 STANDARDS FOR DISTRIBUTION IMPROVING YOUR

           OPERATIONS

            UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

            WATER UTILITIES AND LARGE SACE DIASTERS: WHAT DO WE KNOW?

            TURBOCHARGING PUMPING STATION

            COAGULATION-ASSISTED MEMBRANE FILTRATION FOR GROUND

           WATER AND SURFACE WATER TREATMENT

            WELL CASTING MAINTENANCE

            THE IMPORTANCE OF OPERATOR MANUALS

            TO CELEBRATE! UV APPROVED AS A PRIMARY DISINFECTANT

            PUMPING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

            DEVELOPING A CONFINED SPACE PROGRAM

            OZONE SLIDE STREAM INJECTION: SOLVING START-UP PROBLEMS

           USING UNDERWATER VIDEO & ENGINEERING CREATIVITY

            IRON BACTERIA AND BIOFOULING IN WELLS. DIAGNOSIS AND

           MAINTENANCE IDEAS TO HELP YOUR WELLS AVOID A "LIFE OF  

           SLIME"

            A WARNING IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO WATER UTILITIES!

            ACHIEVABLE POWER CONSERVATION ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

            HOW DO WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITIES WORK WITH OTHER

AGENCIES IN AN EMERGENCY? VACATIONS DO NOT COUNT!

THE EMERGING PRACTICE OF LEAK DETECTION AND STANDARD TESTING ALLOWANCES

DBIY - A COST SAVING APPROACH TO FILTER REHABILITATION.

WATER SUPPLY DIVERSIFICATION: KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR KEARNS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

CAN I SQUEEZE LEMONADE FROM MY SOUR WELL?

CELEBRATE WATER THROUGH WATER FAIRS

THINKING OUTSIDE THE TRENCH - TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES IN UTAH UTILIZING FUSIBLE PVC PIPE

PREPARING FOR DISASTER: WHAT UTILITIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY

USING BENCHTOP ZETA METER TO ASSIST WITH PILOTING CHALLENGING WATER

SAFETY OF CHLORINE GAS - A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE TECHNOLOGIES FOR INLAND RD: ARE WE THERE YET?

IT IS 2010, IS YOUR WATER UTILITY READY FOR CFATS?

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE WATER TREATMENT TOOLBOX

 

KELLER ASSOCIATES, INC

            WATER METERS - SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE TOOL

METROQUIP

            TRUCK/TRAILER JET RODDING AND NOZZLE APPLICATION

DENIED:

CEU PLAN

            BECOMING A FIRST CLASS SUPERVISOR - COMPLETE COURSE

DIGITAL-2000 WWW.DIGITAL-2000.COM

            SHOP SAFETY MODULE

            GENERAL SAFETY MODULE II

            ADMINISTRATIVE MODULE

INTERMOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION

            INCREASING PLANT EFFICIENCY THRU SLUICE GATE

           REHABILITATION

           DELIVERING A SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT PLANT

           CONSTRUCTION PROJECT        

            USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMMUNICATE IN TIMES OF CRISIS:

WHAT TO SAY TO STAFF, THE PUBLIC, AND THE MEDIA

PROVO RESERVOIR CANAL ENCLOSURE PROJECT

WEBER AND DAVIS AQUEDUCT CONDITION ASSESSMENT: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MANAGING MAJOR ASSETS

SIX YEARS LATER: A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST ZEEWEED 1000 MEMBRANE WTP RETROFIT IN THE UNITED STATES

ENERGY SAVINGS PAY FOR INNOVATIVE CAMPUS CHILLED WATER SYSTEM USING OFF-PEAK COOLING AND CHILLED WATER STORAGE

COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW, THE LOGAN SLIDE STORY

SUCCESSION PLANNING: WHOS GONNA TAKE MY PLACE?

WATER SYSTEM OPERATION OPTIMIZATION: IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CASE STUDY

INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MAGEMENT - A CREATIVE APPROACH TO CAPITAL PLANNING STRATEGIES

MEETING YOUR FUTURE CAPITAL NEEDS: MARKET UPDATE WITH FINANCING OPTIONS

NEW IMPACT FEE REGULATIONS IN UTAH: LEGAL, ENGINEERING & ADMINISTRATIVE PERSPECTIVES

            GROUND WATER RULE

 

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        ACUFF KEN                                                 WWPA-17670

                        ANGENY ROY                                               WWPA-17610

                        CARPENTER BEN JAMES                        WWPA-17624

                        CHAMBERS LONNIE RAY                         WWPA-17676

                        DAWSON ALEXANDER NICHOLAS        WWPA-17642

                        FORD GEORGE T                                       WWPA-17620

                        GRIFFIN JOHN F                                          WWPA-17604

                        GRIFFIN JOHN F                                          WWPA-17603

                        GRIFFIN JOHN F                                          WWPA-17602

                        HAMPTON KENNETH LEE                        WWPA-17575

                        JARBOE JONATHAN G                              WWPA-17584

                        LORD KIM ERIC                                           WWPA-17626

                        LORD KIM ERIC                                           WWPA-17625

                        NULF CARL                                                  WWPA-17638

                        PEARSON GLEN C                                     WWPA-17615

                        PINT DANNY J                                              WWPA-17679

                        RABEN FRED                                              WWPA-17673

                       

     Approved for Exam                                             

                        ANDERSON TERRY W – WWTLA

                        ANGENY ROY - WWTOIT

                        BALL LAURELEI ROSE - WWT2

                        BALL LAURELEI ROSE - WWL3

                        BALLENTINE JAMES EDWARD - WWT4

                        BARLEY STEPHANIE LEE - WWT1

                        BILLMAN RICKY ALLEN - DWT1

                        BRANSCOME MARC ANTHONY - WWT1

                        BROWN JON MARC - WWC2

                        BURKEY JANET A - DWT1

                        BURTON WAYNE KENNETH - DWDVSWS

                        CALLAGHAN CALEB RAY - DWT2

                        CHAMBERS LONNIE RAY - WWC1

                        CHILDS PAUL - WWT1

                        CHISHAM ANTONIO DAVID GEORGE - WWC1

            CLEMENS M BRENDAN - WWTOIT

           COBBS TYSON VIRGIL - DWD1

            COOPER DENNIS MAX - WWTOIT

            CORTEZ JR PETE - WWT3

            DAVIDSON JAMES R - WWL1

            DAVIS ROYCE O - WWC4

            DERBY JOSHUA MICHAEL - DWDOIT

            ELLSWORTH KIMBERLY KAYE - WWL1

EMCH SCOTT RAYMOND - DWDOIT

FEY JAMES BRIAN - DWT1          

            FLESHER MICHAEL T - DWD4

            GABEL JOSHUA LEE - DWD4

            GIOVE CODY JOSEPH - WWC1

            GIVENS ERIC - WWTOIT

            GONZALES DOUGLAS JOE - WWC2

            GRANT MICHAEL RAY - WWT3

            GREEN BRADLY GEORGE - DWD1

           GREEN CRYSTAL ROCHELLE - WWCOIT

            HARRISON DAVID - WWCOIT

            HARTSOCK ROBERT D - DWTOIT

            HERNANDEZ MIGUEL A - WWC1

            HOLTHAUS EDWARD J - DWD1

            HOVEY N SCOTT - DWDOIT

            HOWELL JEREMY J - WWC1

            HUSS LYNN DEE - WWC2

            JOHNSON RULON K - WWT1

            KENNEDY TOBBY RAYMOND - WWTOIT

            KINNEY BENJAMIN R - WWT2

            LETHLEAN SHAD BRIAN - WWT2

            LYCAN JUSTIN A - DWT2

            MAREK CASEY – DWT1

            MCAULIFFE ANNE B - WWT4

            MCCAFFREY RONALD WAYNE - WWT2

            MCCOY MELISSA ANN - DWDOIT

            MCDANIEL CHRISTINE M - WWT1

            MESSIER DANIEL JAMES - WWC3

            MILLER SHANE D - DWD1

            MITTELSTEDT DEBORAH F - WWT3

            MITTON JARED R - DWD1

            MOHLER JOSEPH KURT - DWDOIT

            MUFFLER JOSEPH R - WWT1

            NULF CARL - WWT1

            ORNELAS GUSTAVO DAVID – DWD1

            POLSON CODY JOHN - WWT1

            RICHMOND JEFFREY WALKER – WWT1

            SCHMIDT COLIN J - WWC3

            SCHRUM STEVEN SINCLAIR - DWTOIT

            SCHRUM STEVEN SINCLAIR - DWDOIT

            SCHRUM STEVEN SINCLAIR - WWTOIT

            SCHRUM STEVEN SINCLAIR - WWCOIT

            SHENK MICHAEL DAVID - WWT1

            SMEDSHAMMER DRU - WWTOIT

            SMITH DARIN M - WWC1

            STONE KEVIN ALLAN - DWT1

            SWANSTROM TODD J - WWT1

            TAYLOR MICHAEL R - WWTOIT

            WARD CHRISTOPHER M - WWT1

            WEIDEN WILLIAM T - WWT4

            WENTZ KARIN A - DWDVSWS

            WETZEL JAMES R - WWCOIT

            ZIMMERMAN ANDREW L - WWT4

     Denied

                        ALLEN AUSTIN JOHN

                        BIVENS ROBERT H

                        KNAPP SHELDON LAWRENCE

                        MOHLER JOSEPH KURT

     Pending

                        901079925

                      901100936

 

NEXT MEETING November 3, 2010

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to adjourn the meeting at 4:30 PM. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

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Victor Villegas, Chair                                        Larry Annen

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Richard Dees                                                    Dion Holton

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Allen Wilder                                                     Barry N. Burnell

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief