DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/3/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Victor Villegas - Chair

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Allen G. Wilder

                                                             Dion W. Holton

                                                             Barry N. Burnell

                                                             John R. Lee

                                                             Jack V. Bennion    

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Laurelei Ball, City of Meridian

                                                            Josh Gabel, City of Meridian

                                                            Dennis Teller, City of Meridian

                                                            Tiffany Floyd, City of Meridian

                                                            Janet Finegan-Kelly, City of Boise

                                                            Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                                            Shelley Roberts, Idaho Rural Water Association

                                                            Mark Larson, Idaho State Fire Marshall

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MDT by Victor Villegas.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to approve the minutes of 5/5/2011 and 5/16/2011. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Legislative report to the Board members. Mr. Ellsworth, the Bureau’s legal counsel, was introduced to the Board members. Ms. Cory informed the Board that the Bureau has a new investigator for the Twin Falls area.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

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

a cash balance of $466,542.44 with revenues of $16,594.00 and expenditures of $11,028.59 as of 7/31/2011. The Bureau will be implementing system upgrades within the next year and the expense will distributed to all boards.

 

FY 2012 CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Cory presented the FY 2012 Contract Renewal to the Board members.

 

A motion was made Mr. Wilder to authorize the Board Chair to sign the FY 2012 Contract Renewal. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Mr. Hales presented Memorandums to the Board members.

 

WWP-2010-1: A motion was made by Mr. Annen to close the case with a warning letter. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

WWP-2010-53: The Board directed Mr. Hales to file a Formal Complaint.

 

WWP-2011-6: The Board authorized Mr. Hales to offer a Stipulation. If the Respondent rejects the Stipulation, then a Formal Complaint can be filed.

 

WWP-2011-11: The Board directed Mr. Hales to file a Formal Complaint.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the Stipulation and Consent Order for cases WWP-2011-1, WWP-13, WWP-2011-14. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

 

 

For Board Determination:

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to authorize closure of case number I-WWP-2009-62. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to accept and authorize the Board Chair to sign the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for case number WWP-2011-12. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

DRAFT PROPOSED RULES

           

Mr. Villegas welcomed the audience and informed them that if they would like to address the Board, that they would be limited to 10 minutes.

 

Mr. Hales informed the Board that the draft proposed rules would need to be submitted by the third week of August, they would be published in October for formal public comments. In November, the proposed rules are in moratorium and no changes can be made. They would then go to the Legislature for approval.

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the letters that had been received in regard to the draft proposed rules. He outlined the main concerns of each letter:

 

Letter #1:

 

Letter #2:

 

Letter #3:

 

Letter #4:

 

Letter #5:

 

Letter #6:

 

BREAK 10:00 – 10:15 AM

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Tiffany Floyd from The City of Meridian addressed the Board regarding the draft proposed rules.

 

Lynn Tominaga from Idaho Water Policy Group addressed the Board regarding the draft proposed rules.

 

Janet Finegan-Kelly from The City of Boise addressed the Board regarding the draft proposed rules.

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the draft proposed rules with the Board members. A discussion was held regarding the following issues:

 

The Board decided to leave the 50% mandatory education and substitution language as is in the draft proposed rules.

 

The Board decided to leave the relevancy language as is in the draft proposed rules.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder for Mr. Hales to make approved changes in the draft proposed rules. The Board directed him to research laboratory experience and prepare possible variations of the draft proposed rule for the Board to consider. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

GRANDFATHER LICENSES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to table the grandfather licenses discussion until the next regular meeting. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Mr. Nielsen presented the opportunity for one Board member to participate on the DEQ Drinking Water Advisory Committee. The Board member would be speaking on behalf of the Board. Mr. Wilder and Mr. Lee both volunteered for the position.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to recommend both Mr. Wilder and Mr. Lee for the DEQ Drinking Water Advisory Committee and the DEQ Director will choose who will be on the committee. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

ASSOCIATED BOARDS OF CERTIFICATION SURVEY

 

The Board discussed the ABC survey regarding issuing continuing education credit for future ABC examination development related activities.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton that ABC would need to go through the CE approval process in order for the Board to approve any CEUs. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried. Mr. Annen voted nay.

 

Mr. Nielsen recused himself from the vote.

 

LUNCH: 1:15 – 1:40 PM

 

BAT’S ON FIRE SUPPRESSION

 

A discussion was held regarding Backflow Assembly Testers testing fire sprinkler systems. Mr. Larson, the Idaho State Fire Marshall, explained to the Board the differences between the two. It was determined that Ms. Cory will contact the Department of Insurance, DEQ, and the Division of Building Safety to see if they would be interested in discussions regarding the issue.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder 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.  It was seconded by Annen. The vote was: Mr. Wilder, aye; Annen, aye; Mr. Holton, aye;  Mr. Nielsen; aye, Mr. Lee; aye, Mr. Bennion, aye; and Mr.Villegas, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen in response to the correspondence from Edward Madson. Mr. Madson’s license will be reinstated and issued with the following conditions:

Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to nominate and elect Mr. Villegas as the Board Chair for FY 2012. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Nielsen to nominate and elect Mr. Wilder as the Vice Chair for FY 2012. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve 20 applications for licensure, 63 applications for exam; to hold five applications pending more information; and to deny one application. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to approve 63 CE courses and to deny 3 courses for relevancy. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

     APPROVED

ABPA IDAHO CHAPTER

            10TH EDITION UPDATES - 0.05

            CODES / REGULATIONS - 0.075

            SMALL ASSEMBLY REPAIR - 0.075

            LARGE ASSEMBLY REPAIR - 0.075

            WORK PLACE SAFETY - 0.075

            INSTALLATIONS - GOOD, BAD, UGLY - 0.075

            FIRE SUPPRESSION - 0.075

            COMMON TESTER ERRORS - 0.075

            PREMISE / POINT OF USE - 0.075

            PARTS (WHAT WORKS) - 0.075

            PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION - 0.075

            INTERPETING BACKFLOW REPORTS - 0.075

            TESTER LIABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY - 0.075

AWWA

            SAFETY AND SECURITY: DEVELOPING A CONFINDED SPACE

     PROGRAM - 0.3

     SAFETY AND SECURITY: EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR ALL TYPES

OF EMERGENCIES - 0.3

            PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE IS A ROLE ALL PUBLIC AGENCIES NEED

TO FILL - 0.1

CHLORINE DIOXIDE AT JORDAN VALLEY WTP FOR DBP CONTROL: A UTAH FIRST - 0.1

WELL DRILLING MUD: FRIEND OR FOE? - 0.1

ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR LABORATORY BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK - 0.1

ONSITE SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE GENEATION: RIVERTON CITYS CHOICE FOR DISINFECTION - 0.1

ARSENIC TREATMENT IN A MULTI-CONTAMINANT ENVIRONMENT, FOUR CASE STUDIES - 0.1

PARK CITY EVALUATES WATER QUALITY EXCURSIONS IN THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTS AVOIDANCE CRITERIA - 0.1

COST SAVINGS FRM USING PERISTALTIC PUMPS FOR CHEMICAL METERING AND PUMPING ABRASIVE PRODUCTS - 0.1

FILTER RETROFIT: HOW TO COST EFFECTIVELY EXPAND YOUR DRINKING WATER PLANT - 0.1

TRENCHLESS WATER REPAIR IN AN OPEN-CUT WORLD - 0.1

EFFECTIVE INSURANCE PLANNING FOR DISASTERS - 0.1

YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND, BABY, RIGHT ROUND - 0.1

CUWCD, ULS AQUEDUCT CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT - 0.1

ALL HAZARDS UTILITY RISK MANAGEMENT - WHATS YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE? - 0.1

CONFINED SPACES & TANK / VAULT RISK MANAGEMENT - 0.1

KEEPING WATER OUT OF YOUR GYPSUM: RESERVOIR DESIGN IN CHALLENGING GEOTECHNICAL CONDITIONS - 0.1

MEETING THE LT2ESWTR WITH OZONE AND UV - 0.1

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - 0.1

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF MANAGING A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: A COLLABORATIVE WEB-BASED SOLUTION - 0.1

INNOVATIVE USE OF FRP COMPOSITES TO SEISMICALLY RETROFIT A FILTER GALLERY / CHLORINE BUILDING FACILITY - 0.1

CITY OF HENDERSONS FULL-SCALE GAC DEMONSTRATION TRIAL - 0.1

COST OF WATER IN UTAH - 0.1

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR COURT DATE? - 0.1

WATER TANKS - SELECTING A METHOD OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION - 0.1

EXPANSION OF THE DUCHESNE VALLEY TREATMENT PLANT TO IMPROVE TASTE AND ODOR CONTROL AND MEET THE STATE 2 DBP RULE - 0.1

CHANGING IMPACT FEE REGULATIONS IN UTAH: THE 2011 COMPLETE REWRITE OF THE IMPACT FEES ACT - 0.1

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SEISMIC HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION PLANNING FOR A LARGE WATER SYSTEM - 0.1

DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE - LONG TRM DURABILITY OF A CONCRETE CULINARY WATER TANK - 0.1

CHEMICAL -ASSISTED MEMBRANE FILTRATION FOR GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER TREATMENT - 0.1

IMPACT FEES - AN ENGINEERS PERSPECTIVE ON HOW THE REWRITTEN LAW WILL IMPACT WATER PROVIDERS - 0.1

NONSTRUCTURAL SEISMIC HAZARD MITIGATION FOR WATR UTILITY SYSTEMS - 0.1

METHODS TO QUANITY WATER CONSUMPTION TRENDS, WEATHER IMPACTS CONSERVATION POTENTIAL - 0.1

NORTH UTAH COUNTY AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY - 0.1

WEBER BASIN WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT SECONDARY WATER METERS: THE FUTURE IS NOW - 0.1

BEAR RIVER PIPELINE PROJECT - 0.1

"AWW CRAP - NOW WHAT!?" COMMUNICATING IN A CRISIS - 0.1

 

BOISE CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

            BIOSOLIDS NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT - 0.15

CITY OF MERIDIAN

            CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT COURSE - 5.5

IDAHO DEQ

            SOURCE WATER PROTECTION WORKSHOP SERIES PART 1:

GROUND WATER FUNDAMENTALS - 0.6

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY

            OVERVIEW OF CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL AND BACKFLOW

PROTECTION - 0.6

IDWARN - DEQ

            IDWARN WORKSHOP - 0.375

            IDWARN TABLETOP EXERCISE - 0.325

SEIOS

            GIS FOR THE REST OF US - 0.2

            HANDS-ON FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE - 0.2

            LAB DOS AND DONTS - 0.2

SOUTHWEST IDAHO OPERATORS SECTION

            INTRODUCTION TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT - 0.3

VIVAX / METROTECH

            THEORY OF LINE LOCATING - 0.2

WESCHEM INC

            SOLID - LIQUID SEPARATION - 0.4

DENIED

AWWA

            YOUR BRAIN AT WORK

            "I BELIEVE"

            CRITICAL THINKING

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        WILLIAMS EDWARD L                               BAT-18098

                        WILLIAMSON DALLAS                              DWD1-18172

                        KIRCHOFF JAMES ALLEN                       DWD1-18183

                        BALANCE JERRY EDMOND                   DWD1-18193

                        RALEY CULLEN                                         DWD1-18205

                        MCCOY MELISSA ANN                             DWD1-18219

                        LINKER PATRICK ALAN                           DWD1-18252

                        JARBOE JONATHAN G                             DWT1-18174

                        MCCOY MELISSA ANN                             DWT1-18218

                        ALLISON DANNY WAYNE                        DWT2-18179

                        TELLER DENNIS M                                    WWC1-18204

                        SEBBY GERALD NORMAN                      WWC1-18223

                        SHERMAN JOHN G                                    WWC1-18261

                        KAYS STUART TROY                                WWT1-18157

                        TELLER DENNIS M                                    WWT1-18203

                        DARI ROBERT PETER                              WWT1-18225

                        LEAMON JEFF                                            WWT1-18238

                        COOPER DENNIS MAX                            WWT1-18241

                        TAYLOR MICHAEL R                                 WWT1-18243

                        CLEMENS M BRENDAN                           WWT4-18150

  Approved for Exam

                        BROTHERS MICHELE M                          DWT3

                        MAGANA JAIME                                          DWD1

                        HOHENSEE MICHAEL LEE                     WWC1

                        HOHENSEE MICHAEL LEE                     DWD1

                        BRUNETTI TODD A                                    WWT1

                        ROMINE DARRELL                                    WWTLA

                        VOSE KENNETH D                                    DWT1

                        BURNHAM STEPHEN EARL                   DWD1

                        DIMMICK MICHAEL L                                 DWT4

                        HAUSER DAVID WILLIAM                        WWT1

                        ACUFF KEN                                                 DWD1

                        KUNTZ KERWIN R                                     DWD2

                        STUART STACY L                                      DWD2

                        CANOY PHILLIP WARREN                      DWD2

                        DALLING SCOTT G                                     WWC1

                        PRESBY CLAY CURTIS                            DWD1

                        WOODY CHRIS R                                       DWD2

                        SMITH GARY W                                           DWT4

                        HANSEN NANCY J                                    DWT1

                        DAVIDSON KENNETH WAYNE              WWC2

                        MEUSCH JOEL MICHAEL                        DWD1

                        ALLEN AUSTIN JOHN                               DWD2

                        BENKO WILLIAM J                                      WWTOIT

                        BLOCK DELHIE A                                       DWT3

                        BLOCK DELHIE A                                       DWD3

                        SPRINGER DANIEL STEVEN                  DWD1

                        WILDE DAVID R                                          WWT2

                        ASKEW JAMES MICHAEL                        DWD2

                        NAJERA ARTURO CANDELARIO          DWD2

                        HARVEY KENNETH JAY                          DWD1

                        GABEL JOSHUA LEE                                DWT3

                        BERRYMAN IRA RAY                                WWC2

                        MARVIN CHRIS M                                      DWT1

                        LUBKE TRACY LYNN                                DWT1

                        DAWSON NANCY K                                   DWD1

                        BONNER EMMETT LEE                            WWTL

                        PETERSEN BRYAN                                   WWT1

                        JACOPS SCOTT DANIEL                          DWD1

                        GIOVE CODY JOSEPH                              DWD2

                        HODGE DEE L                                             WWC1

                        BEVERAGE CHAD ALLEN                       WWT2

                        INGHAM ARTIE                                           DWD2

                        HANSEN ERIC                                            WWT1

                        GALANTE MICHAEL R                              DWT2

                        COPLEY MARK A.                                      WWT1

                        ORSLAND LARRY L                                  DWT1

                        BARATTI JOSEPH W                                 WWTLA

                        HURLEY JOHN                                           WWT3

                        COOPER DENNIS MAX                            WWC1

                        SHEPHERD MICHAEL WAYNE              DWD3

                        BLAKE BRENT A                                        DWD2

                        CROSBY RANDY L                                    WWC2

                        NYE LORENZO E                                       DWD1

                        RIVAS MANUEL C                                      DWD2

                        PETERSEN JOHN R                                  DWD1

                        OCONNOR RONALD NATHANIEL         WWT2

                        ERSKINE JACOB BRIAN                          WWCOIT

                        BROWN DAVID                                           DWD2

                        STAKER LANNY                                         DWDOIT

                        STOMBAUGH KEVIN L                              WWT3

                        ARNOLD GENE P                                       WWT2

                        JOHNSON CORINNE A                             WWTLA

                        WITHROW ROBERT JAMES                    DWD3

                        WHITTED DANIEL STEVEN                     WWC1

 Denied

                        ROBERT MATTHEW SCHMILLEN  

 

 Pending

                        901114291

                        901040221

                        901036962

                        901031025

                      901095314

 

NEXT MEETING August 15, 2011 Conference Call at 8:30 AM

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to adjourn at 6:35 PM. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

_________________________________      _________________________________

Victor Villegas, Chair                                     Larry Annen

_________________________________      _________________________________

Allen G Wilder                                               Dion W Holton

_________________________________      _________________________________

Lance Nielsen                                                 Jack V. Bennion

 

 

 

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John R. Lee                                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief