DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/3/2010

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Victor Villegas - Chair

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Allen G Wilder

                                                             Dion W Holton

                                                             Barry N. Burnell

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Richard Dees

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Bill Thompson, United Water of Idaho

                                                            Karen Griffin, City of Boise

                                                            Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                                            Brenda Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve the minutes of August 4, 2010. Seconded by Mr. Holton motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the minutes of August 23, 2010. Seconded by Mr. Wilder motion carried.

 

RULES DISCUSSION

 

Mr. Hales presented the sub-committee’s proposed rule draft to the Board members for discussion. The proposed rules will be presented to the 2012 Legislative session and the Board has until August 2011 to finalize any changes.

 

Mr. Wilder had a question regarding the criteria for the BAT 8 hour refresher course. Mr. Hales suggested the Board adopt a rule clarifying the criteria. Mr. Wilder will draft the language for the rule and submit it before the next sub-committee meeting.

 

Mr. Tominaga addressed the Board and expressed his desire to work with the Board on the proposed rules. The Board agreed his contributions would be welcome once the proposed rule changes are ready for discussion. The Board cautioned that it is in a very preliminary stage at this point and it is not yet ready to involve stakeholders. It is part of the Board’s plan as they move through the process.

 

PLAQUE PRESENTATION

 

Mr. Villegas presented a plaque and thanked Mr. Thompson for his years of dedicated service on the Board.

 

VICE CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton for Mr. Wilder to sit as Vice Chair. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

Mr. Villegas was called out of the Board meeting.

 

Break 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave the financial report.  This report is available on the website. As of 10/31/2010 the Board has $66,888.42 in expenditures with a cash balance of $465,336.15. 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the Board members. The Board was informed that Mr. Hales will be replacing the Attorney General’s Office for The Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals prosecutions.

 

BAT INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

 

Mr. Wilder discussed the BAT instructor qualifications that the Board had agreed upon during the May 10, 2010 Board meeting and discussed changes to the instructor qualifications. The Board will review the qualifications at the next scheduled Board meeting on February 3, 2011.

 

 

The Board recommended the 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; Reduce Pressure, Double Check Valve Assembly, Pressure Vacuum Breaker, Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker; six (6) test kits; 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 submittal of a letter of recommendation from another approved BAT instructor.

 

Or

 

1. Be an A.W.W.A. Recognized Instructor; or

2. Be an ABPA Recognized Instructor.

 

ABC 2011 CONFERENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen for the Board to pay for one Board member to attend the ABC Conference in Phoenix, AZ on January 25 – 28, 2011. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

EXAM PASS/FAIL RATE

 

The Board would like the pass/fail rate for Idaho exams in comparison to other states for the last two years to be requested from ABC and presented at its meeting on February 3, 2011.

 

ABC CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Mr. Klein presented the ABC Contract Renewal for 2011 to the Board members.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to amend the address in article seven of the ABC Contract Renewal and to accept and authorize the Bureau Chief to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

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. Wilder, aye, motion carried.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to respond to Sharon Hamilton’s e-mail.

Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to respond to Bebe Pappas’s letter.

Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to respond to Karen Griffin’s letter that operators need to meet the current rules for experience and education for the Wastewater Treatment – Class IV exam. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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. Wilder, 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. Wilder, aye, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve 32 applications for licensure and

76 applications for examination.  Four applications were denied and eight applications were held for receipt of additional information. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve two Continuing Education courses. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

     APPROVED

CITY OF BOISE

            SOLIDS IN WASTEWATER - 0.15 - WW

CITY OF SPOKANE

            BACKFLOW BASICS - 0.4 - DW

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        ANGENY ROY                                   WWPA-17792

                        BONNER EMMETT LEE                 WWPA-17737

                        BOWMAN PHILLIP                           WWPA-17684

                        CHRISTENSEN CARL ALAN         WWPA-17715

                        CHRISTENSEN CARL ALAN         WWPA-17714

                        CHRISTENSEN CARL ALAN         WWPA-17713

                        CHRISTENSEN CARL ALAN         WWPA-17712

                        DAVIS SCOTT                                  WWPA-17709

                        DITTENBER MICHAEL U                WWPA-17701

                        GIBSON PHILIP MICHAEL              WWPA-17729

                        GUNNING BENJAMIN                      BATA-17681

                        HARTLEY KYLE A                            WWPA-17705

                        HOBBS TRAVIS R                           WWPA-17695

                        HOFF ROBERT C                            WWPA-17810

                        HUST JACOB R                               WWPA-17697

                        JARBOE JONATHAN G                  WWPA-17699

                        JONES JAMES ALEX                     WWPA-17808

                        MCDANIEL CHRISTINE M              WWPA-17790

                        MEATON BRIAN E                           WWPA-17690

                        MEATON BRIAN E                           WWPA-17692

                        MEATON BRIAN E                           WWPA-17689

                        MEATON BRIAN E                           WWPA-17691

                        NADEAU MIKE N                             WWPA-17789

                        PETERSON ADAM JUDD              WWPA-17811

                        SISSON PHILLIP JAMES                WWPA-17814

                        STEWART DARRELL                     WWPA-17723

                        THIEME DUSTIN MICHAEL            WWPA-17704

                        THORNTON JAMES D                    WWPA-17816

                        VAN KIRK ROBERT CRAIG           WWPA-17735

                        VANDERHOOF CHRIS D               WWPA-17728

                        WHITNEY ROBERT L                      WWPA-17725

                        WILMOT RYAN DOUGLAS             WWPA-17748          

     Approved for Exam

                        ALVAREZ ALFRED                         WWT1

                        ANDERSON MARK ALLAN           DWD3

                        ARCHIBALD DONNA L                   WWT3

                        ARNOLD SHANE                             DWD1

                        ARRIZABALAGA GLENN               WWT1

                        AULBACH RAY HOWARD             WWT1

                        AVERY THOMAS FORD                 WWT2

                        BAKER SCOTT W                           DWD1

                        BALLANTYNE TRACY                     DWD4

                        BONNER EMMETT LEE                 WWC1

                        BUELL DOUGLAS VIRGIL              DWD2

                        BYBEE CHARLES L                        WWT1

                        CASEY GREGORY T                       DWDVSWS

                        CHAPIN CHARLES                         WWC1

                        CHATTERTON K SCOTT                DWD2

                        CLARK MARC                                  DWT1

                        CLAWSON PATRICK ERIC            DWD2

                        COCKRELL C RAYMOND              DWT1

                        COOK DAVID V                               WWC3

                        CROSLAND JAMES ALLEN          WWT1

                        DAVENPORT LELAND                   WWT1

                        DELUCA TOBI                                  DWDVSWS

                        DEYOUNG CLINTON A                   DWD3

                        EDWARDS HEATHER JANE        DWDVSWS

                        ELLISON BRIAN J                            WWC4

                        ELLSWORTH KIMBERLY KAYE  WWL2

                        ERICKSON JADE A                        DWD1

                        ERICKSON JAMES DAVID            WWC2

                        FERRO BEN N                                 DWD3

                        FLYNN DONALD L                           WWT1

                        FREEMAN ELMER                          WWC3

                        GARCIA JOEL S                              DWDOIT

                        GONZALEZ ISAAC L                       DWD1

                        GRANT MICHAEL RAY                   WWC1

                        HALL AMBER E                               WWC1

                        HALL BRIAN IRA                              DWT2

                        HASSELSTROM SCOTT J             DWT1

                        HOWE DALE ORY                           WWT1

                        JACOPS SCOTT DANIEL              WWC1

                        JENSEN DELRAY L                        DWD2

                        KASANKE PAUL JAY                     DWD2

                        KING CLINTON E                             WWC1

                        KNIGHT CAREY LEE                       WWT1

                        LACER CRAIG TEARL                    DWD1

                        MASON BRIAN A                             WWC1

                        MASON RICHARD LOGAN            WWC1

                        MILLER JAMES W                           DWT1

                        MITCHELL BRETT LEROY             WWT1

                        MITCHELL GUY W                           WWTOIT

                        MORROW BROCK W                      WWL2

                        OCONNOR R NATHANIEL             WWT1

                        PETERSON ADAM JUDD              WWT1

                        PETERSON W DARRELL              DWT1

                        RICHEY PAUL J                               WWT2

                        SALVADOR WAYNE                       DWDVSWS

                        SESSIONS TOM V                           WWT2

                        SLACK KEITH DUANE                   WWC2

                        SPAULDING CLAUDIA LEIGH       WWT3

                        SPEELMON R DUSHANE              DWD2

                        SPENCER RUSSELL L                  WWT2

                        STITES HARRY L                             WWC3

                        STONE ZED A                                  DWT1

                        STULTS MARY                                 DWDVSWS

                        SZAFRANSKI N HUNTER               DWD1

                        THORNTON JAMES D                    DWT1

                        TRILLHAASE Z MARTIN                 WWC1

                        TUCKER MICHAEL REED             DWD1

                        VAN KIRK ROBERT CRAIG           WWC1

                        VAUGHN TROY                                DWD2

                        VEGA LEOLA A                               WWT2

                        VERBECK MICKEY DARRELL     DWT1

                        VERT JEFFERY T                            WWT3

                        WALLIS KEVIN K                             WWC2

                        WEIGHALL AARON ELIJAH           WWC2

                        WILT JR CARLTON JOSEPH         WWL2

                        ZEITER MICHAEL TODD                DWD2

                       

     Denied

                        BARNES DARIN O

                        CHAMBERS LONNIE RAY

                        MAGAR MAGAR E

                        MEATON BRIAN E

     Pending

                        901095277

                        901076854

                        901040529

                        901045666

                        901061193

                        901063044

                        901089714

                        901046136

NEXT MEETING February 3, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 P.M. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

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Victor Villegas, Chair                                        Larry Annen

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Richard Dees                                                    Allen G Wilder

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Dion W Holton                                                 Barry N. Burnell

                                                                       

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief