DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/5/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Allen G Wilder – Vice Chair

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Dion W Holton

                                                             Barry N. Burnell

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Victor Villegas – Chair

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Eric Nelson, Board Prosecutor

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Leslea Basterrechea, City of Boise

                                                            Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                                            Jami Lough, City of Boise

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MDT by Allen Wilder.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to approve the February 3, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve the April 6, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the April 29, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed

a cash balance of $476,357.44 with revenues of $148,021.22 and expenditures of $143,127.05 as of 4/30/2011.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Mr. Nelson presented Memorandums to the Board members for recommended disciplinary actions. The Board reviewed the memorandum and gave direction for the appropriate discipline for cases WWP-2011-1, WWP-2010-1, and WWP-2010-53.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms Peel presented the investigative report.

 

For Board Determination:

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to authorize closure of case I-WWP-2011-1.

Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to authorize closure of cases I-WWP-2011-6, I-WWP-2011-7, I-WWP-2011-11, I-WWP-2011-12, and I-WWP-2011-13.

Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

MEMORANDUM     

 

I-WWP-2011-8: A motion was made by Mr. Holton to waive the CE requirements for the audit period of 8/11/2009 to 8/11/2010 due to documented individual hardship according to Rule 500.08.c. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND FINAL ORDER

 

WWP-2011-5: A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve the final order and allow the Vice-Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

WWP-2011-10: A motion was made by Mr. Annen to approve the final order and allow the Vice-Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

BREAK 9:30 – 9:40

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

Ms. Cory presented the Legislative update for the Board members. An additional investigator in the Twin Falls area has been approved. Ms. Cory stated that the deadline for proposed law changes is August 1st and for proposed rule changes is the third week of August. Mr. Wilder asked about replacing the vacant positions on the Board. Ms. Cory assured the Board that the Governor’s Office is diligently working on filling the vacant positions.

 

DRAFT PROPOSED LAW CHANGE

 

The Board determined that they do not want to create a BAT Instructor license. The instructor qualifications and course requirements will be referenced in the rules.

 

DRAFT PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

Ms. Simpson reviewed the draft proposed rule changes with the Board members. She will make the revisions and the Board will review the new draft on a conference call to be scheduled in as soon as possible.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen 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. Burnell 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.

 

LUNCH

 

The Board agreed to work through lunch in order to complete all agenda items.

 

OVERVIEW OF LICENSE HOLDERS AND SYSTEM CLASSIFICATIONS

 

Mr. Burnell presented to the Board members general information regarding licensed drinking water operators vs. the number of classified systems.

 

SMALL WATER SUPPLY WEBSITE

 

Mr. Burnell presented an e-mail requesting the CE providers to use the Small Water Supply website for approved courses.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to include language in the CE provider’s approval letters to encourage the use of the Small Water Supply website to post their approved courses and training schedules. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

MULTIPLE LEVEL EXAMS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to modify the use of multiple level exams to January 1, 2012. Seconded by Mr. Burnell; opposed by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

NEED TO KNOW CRITERIA

 

Ms. Miles contacted ABC regarding approval to post the Need to Know Criteria link to the Board’s website. ABC has granted the request.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to add the link to the Board’s website. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

2012 DEADLINE, MEETING, AND EXAM DATES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the 2012 dates and post them to the Board’s website. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

BOARD MEETING

EXAM DATES         WRITTEN & ONLINE  

April 4, 2011

May 5, 2011

June 15, 2011

July 5, 2011

August 3, 2011

September 14, 2011

October 4, 2011

November 2, 2011

December 14, 2011

January 9, 2012

February 15, 2012

March 21, 2012

April 11, 2012

May 16, 2012

June 20, 2012

July 11, 2012

August 15, 2012

September 19, 2012

October 10, 2012

November 14, 2012

December 19, 2012

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR: BAT - OIT - RE-EXAMS

ADDITIONAL EXAM DATES

EXAM TYPE

January 9, 2012

January 25, 2012

ONLINE ONLY

February 3, 2012

March 21, 2012

WRITTEN & ONLINE

April 2, 2012

April 25, 2012

ONLINE ONLY

May 9, 2012

June 20, 2012

WRITTEN & ONLINE

July 2, 2012

July 25, 2012

ONLINE ONLY

August 8, 2012

September 19, 2012

WRITTEN & ONLINE

October 1, 2012

October 24, 2012

ONLINE ONLY

November 7, 2012

December 19, 2012

WRITTEN & ONLINE

January 2, 2013

January 23, 2013

ONLINE ONLY

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve placing the Rural Community Assistance Corporation link on the Board’s website under the Training & Study page. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to draft a response to Ms. Finegan-Kelly and have the Vice-Chair review.  Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

BREAK 12:50 – 1:00

 

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. Burnell 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 approve 30 applications for licensure; to approve 98 applications for examination; to deny two applications; and to hold three applications for receipt of additional information. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to direct the Bureau to deny applications for a Wastewater Treatment Operator – Land Application license if the applicant does not hold the required wastewater treatment license as stated in Rule 300.02.m. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 49 Continuing Education courses. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

     APPROVED

ADVANCED CONTROL SERVICES

            INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS

            PLC WORDS AND BITS

            LOGIC FUNCTIONS IN A PLC

            PLC OPERATIONS, MEMORY AND I / O

            PLC DISCRETE I / O

            PLC ANALOG I / O

            PLC PROGRAMMING 1

            PLC PROGRAMMING II

            PLC PROGRAMMING III

            PLC CONTROL SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION

            INTRODUCTION TO HMI

            TAG BASED SYSTEMS

            OPERATION/MEMORY/IO ADDRESSING

            SCREEN DISCRETE I/O

            SCREEN ANALOG I/O

            SCRIPT PROGRAMMING I

            SCRIPT PROGRAMMING II

            SCRIPT PROGRAMMING III

            ADVANCED CONCEPTS & IMPLEMENTATION

            FUNCTIONS OF AN HMI

FRANKLIN ELECTRIC / UNITED CROWN PUMP & DRILLING

            DOS & DONTS OF PUMP & MOTOR APPLICATIONS

IDAHO COUNTIES RISK MANAGEMENT

            EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

            ELECTRICAL SAFETY

            HAZARD COMMUNICATION

            BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

            BACK SAFETY

            CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

            PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

            HEARING CONSERVATION

            LOCKOUT TAGOUT TRAINING

            SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS

            FIRE PREVENTION

            RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

            FALL PROTECTION

            FIRST AID AND CPR ACADEMIC TRAINING

            LADDER AND SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

KELLER ASSOCIATES, INC

            LAGOON SEEPAGE TESTING

            BIOSOLIDS REMOVAL & APPLICATION

            LAGOON AERATION

            GEOSYNTHETIC SYSTEMS

NORTH IDAHO OPERATORS SECTION

            TRENDS IN WATER & WASTEWATER

            EMERGENCY GENERATORS

            PRIMARY SCREENING

            FILTRATION & NUTRIENT REMOVAL

            COAGULANT & POLYMERS FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER

TREATMENT

MECHANICAL SEAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR OPERATORS

VACUUM / JET TRUCK APPLICATIONS

HOW THE CHLORINE GAS FEED SYSTEM WORKS

PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL TECHNIQUES, METHODS, & STRATEGIES

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        ABBE BRUCE SCOTT                                DWT2-18121

                        ABBE BRUCE SCOTT                                DWD3-18120

                        CHISHAM ANTONIO DAVID GEORGE    WWT1-18125

                        CLEMENSON TRAVIS JOHN                    WWT1-18131

                        CORNELL JEFFREY ANDREW                DWD1-18001

                        COSGROVE KEVIN R                                 BAT-18135

                        DEASON RONDA K                                    WWT1-18090

                        DEASON RONDA K                                    DWT1-18089

                        ELLIS D RAY                                                 DWD1-17974

                        GOGERT DARRELL LEE                           WWT3-18049

                        GRIFFEL BRETT L                                       WWT1-17997

                        HARRINGTON CHARLES ROBERT         DWD4-18016

                        HARRINGTON CHARLES ROBERT         DWT2-18017

                        HARRINGTON CHARLES ROBERT         WWC4-18018

                        HARRINGTON CHARLES ROBERT         WWT2-18019

                        HASSELSTROM SCOTT J                         WWC1-18011

                        HONE MICHAEL JAMES                            BAT-17969

                        HOWARD CALEB                                        BAT-17993

                        KOEHN ROBERT LEE                                WWT1-18043

                        PICKEL TERRY WADE                               DWT2-18140

                        POELSTRA GLEN C                                   DWD1-18009

                        ROMINE DARRELL                                     WWT1-17996

                        SARGENT ROBERT FRANKLIN                DWD1-18069

                        SIFFORD PAUL D                                       DWD2-18133

                        SIMS RICHARD G                                        BAT-18138

                        TELLER DENNIS M                                     DWD4-17981

                        TELLER DENNIS M                                     DWT4-17980

                        TORRES MARIA EDIT                                 WWT1-18037

                        TORRES ROBERTO F                                BAT-18137

                        VAUGHN TROY                                            WWC1-18032

     Approved for Exam

                        ALLEN AUSTIN JOHN                                 DWT2

                        ALLRED JOEL VON                                    DWDVSWS

                        ARREOLA SALVADOR                              WWT3

                        AVILA ROBERT                                            DWD1

                        BARRY JOEL S                                            WWC1

                        BARTON JUSTUS                                        DWDVSWS

                        BERTRAM GLENN O                                  DWD1

                        BOWAR TONY C                                          DWDVSWS

                        BROSCHET CHRISTOPHER F                 WWTLA

                        BROWN JACK C                                          DWDVSWS

                        BRYAN RODNEY C                                     WWT1

                        BUFFALOE ERIC WAYNE                         WWT1

                        CHATTERTON KELLEN SCOTT               WWTLA

                        CLEMENSON TRAVIS JOHN                    WWC1

                        CRAYNE SHAWN BERNARD                    WWC1

                        DAVIDSON JAMES R                                 WWT2

                        DAVIS ROYCE O                                         WWTLA

                        DAWSON ALEXANDER NICHOLAS        WWT2

                        DELLWO MATTHEW J                               DWT2

                        DILLARD GEORGE A                                 WWC1

                        DURFEY WALTER E                                   DWDVSWS

                        EDINBOROUGH CHARLES                       DWDVSWS

                        EDWARDS NOEL JAMES                         DWD2

                        EDWARDS THOMAS L                              WWT4

                        FARRELL TIM L                                            DWT2

                        FARRELL TIM L                                            DWD4

                        FIKSTAD BRANDON D                               DWD3

                        GETSINGER BOBBY                                   WWC2

                        GOLLING LOUIS                                           BAT

                        GIBSON PHILIP MICHAEL                          DWT1

                        GRAY ANDREW JAMES                            DWT2

                        HANSEN ERIC                                             WWC1

                        HASSELSTROM SCOTT J                         WWT1

                        HEBERT KIRT ANTHONY                           DWD2

                        HELSLEY NATHAN                                     DWDVSWS

                        HODGE DEE L                                             WWT4

                        HOLLINGSWORTH DUSTIN K                   WWT3

                        HOLTHAUS EDWARD J                             WWT1

                        HULL DEVEN AUSTIN                                WWT2

                        HUNTING DANIEL NATHAN                       DWD2

                        HUNTINGTON JEFFREY M                        DWT4

                        JACOPS SCOTT DANIEL                          DWT1

                        JARBOE JONATHAN G                              DWTOIT

                        JARVEY DEREK MICHAEL                       DWT1

                        JARVIS LUPE M                                           WWL2

                        JESKE MATT                                                DWD1

                        JOHNSON KERRY M                                   WWT3

                        JORDE RONALD MICHAEL                       WWT2

                        LEE PRINCTON CLAYTON                        DWD2

                        LEWIS MICHAEL GEORGE                       WWT2

                        LIND FARRIS                                                DWD1

                        LITTLE JUSTIN JAMES                               WWT1

                        LORD KIM ERIC                                           DWD4

                        LOUGH JAMI A                                             WWT2

                        MAREK CASEY DAVID                              DWD2

                        MARTIN ROBERT ANTHONY                     WWC1

                        MARTIN TYLER RAY                                    DWT2

                        MAYER WILLIAM C                                      DWD1

                        MCCOY MASON                                          DWTOIT

                        MENDIVE TERRELL NICHOLAS              DWD1

                        MILLIRON ERIC DAVID                               WWL4

                        NEBEKER DONALD D                               DWD1

                        NELSON CHAD C                                       DWT1

                        NYE LORENZO E                                         DWT1

                        OCONNOR RONALD NATHANIEL            WWC4

                        PETERSEN JOHN R                                   WWC1

                        PINT DANNY J                                              DWT1

                        POOLER SHANON E                                  WWTLA

                        PORTER GENE L                                        DWDVSWS

                        PRIESTLEY KENNETH TROY                    DWD1

                        RENFRO TERRY                                          DWDVSWS

                        REGEHR BRYON D                                     DWDOIT

                        RICHTER WILLIAM                                      DWD1

                        RUARK JON R                                              DWD3

                        SECK AARON PATRICK                            DWD1

                        SHEPHERD MICHAEL WAYNE                DWT3

                        SMITH DAVID TYLER                                  DWD1

                        SOLOMON ANDY J                                     DWT1

                        SOLOMON TERRY BRUCE                       DWT1

                        SOMMARS RON D                                      DWD3

                        STANTON JOHN MICHAEL                        DWT1

                        STONE DANIEL JAMES                             DWD2

                        THOMAS SCOTT LEON                             DWD2

                        THORSON JOSHUA                                    DWD1

                        TREMBLAY RICHARD B                             DWDVSWS

                        TRILLHAASE ZACHERY MARTIN DWT1

                        TUCKER MICHAEL REED                         WWC1

                        TUCKER TERRY G                                      DWD1

                        TUCKETT VAN E                                         DWD2

                        VOSE KENNETH D                                     WWC1

                        WASH DANIEL GLENN                              WWC2

                        WHEELER JERRY                                       DWD3

                        WILEY DAVID M                                           WWL3

                        WILLIAMS BRIAN A                                     WWT4

                        WILLIAMS DARIN A                                     DWT2

                        WISE ANDREW ROBERT                          WWC2

                        WOOD CHRISTOPHER DAVID                 DWD1

                        WRIGHT BRADLEY C                                 DWD2           

                       

     Denied

                        COOLEY PATRICK L

                        SIFFORD PAUL D

     Pending

                        901101766

                        901050351

                        901109600

 

NEXT MEETING Conference Call TBD

                            Board Meeting August 3, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to adjourn the meeting at 6:00 PM. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

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Victor Villegas, Chair                                        Larry Annen

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Allen G Wilder                                                 Dion W Holton

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Barry N. Burnell                                               Tana Cory, Bureau Chief