DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 8/15/2011

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Victor Villegas - Chair

                                                             Larry Annen

                                                             Allen G Wilder

                                                             Barry N. Burnell

                                                             John R. Lee

                                                             Jack V. Bennion

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Dion Holton

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Laurelei Ball, City of Meridian

                                                            Tiffany Floyd, City of Meridian

                                                            Josh Gabel, City of Meridian

                                                            Dennis Teller, City of Meridian

                                                            Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 8:40 AM MDT by Allen Wilder.

 

 BAT’S ON FIRE SUPPRESSION

           

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to designate Mr. Wilder to attend a meeting with the Department of Environmental Quality, The Division of Building Safety, and the Department of Insurance regarding Backflow Assemblies’ on Fire Suppression systems. Seconded by Mr. Lee, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented to the Board a request from the Respondent for case numbers WWP-2008-19 and WWP-2008-20. The Board decided to deny the Respondent’s request.

DRAFT PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales presented several rule options regarding the laboratory analyst experience being used toward wastewater operator experience. The Board agreed on the following:

 

  1. Experience as a lab analyst can be counted as wastewater operating experience for up to one-half (1/2) of the wastewater operating experience requirement.
  2. Experience as a lab analyst can be counted as wastewater experience, but cannot be counted as responsible charge experience.

 

Mr. Hales will draft the proposed rules and also include using wastewater operator experience up to one-half (1/2) toward lab analyst experience.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder for Mr. Hales to draft the proposed rules regarding lab analyst experience and wastewater operator experience and insert in the relevant rule sections. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Bennion to approve the draft proposed rules and direct the Bureau to proceed with the submission for the 2012 Legislative session. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Bennion to approve the application for Bradly Green to take the WWT3 exam. Seconded by Mr. Annen, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING November 2, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Annen to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 AM. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, 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                                             Jack V. Bennion

 

 

 

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John R. Lee                                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief