DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/2/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Victor Villegas - Chair

                                                   Larry Annen

                                                   John R. Lee

                                                   Jack V Bennion

                                                   Allen G Wilder

                                                   Dion W Holton

                                                   Barry N. Burnell

                                                 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                  Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                  Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                  Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

                                                  Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                  Roger Hales, Legal Counsel

                                                  Eric Nelson, Board Prosecutor

 

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Laurelei Ball, City of Meridian

                                                  Shelley Roberts, Idaho Rural Water Association

                                                  Lynn Tominaga, Idaho Water Policy Group

                             

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve the minutes of 8/3/2011 and 8/15/2011. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave the Legislative report to the Board members. The Board’s proposed rules have been published and the public comment period is closed.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

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

a cash balance of $460,653.87 with revenues of $57,018.00 and expenditures of $62,906.57 as of 10/31/2011.

MEMORANDUM

 

Mr. Nelson presented cases WWP-2010-53 and 54 to the Board members for discussion.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to close cases WWP-2010-53 and 54 with a warning letter. Seconded by Mr. Burnell, motion failed.

 

The Board authorized Mr. Nelson to negotiate a Stipulation and Consent Order and gave direction for discipline.

 

Mr. Nelson presented case WWP-2012-1 to the Board members for discussion. The Board authorized Mr. Nelson to negotiate a Stipulation and Consent Order and gave direction for discipline.

 

FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND DEFAULT ORDER

 

Mr. Nelson presented case WWP-2011-6 to the Board members for discussion.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to direct the Bureau to enter into default orders on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to accept the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and direct the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Lee, motion carried.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER

 

Mr. Nelson presented case WWP-2011-11 to the Board members for discussion.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to accept the Stipulation and Consent Order for case WWP-2011-11 and authorize the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Mr. Bennion, motion carried.

 

BREAK 9:50 – 10:00

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales discussed the proposed rules draft and letters from the City of Meridian and Idaho Rural Water Association.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Bennion to approve the rules as prepared and move through the Legislative process. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

Mr. Lee volunteered to represent the Board at the Legislative hearings. Others may attend as well.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to authorize travel for Board members to attend the Legislative hearings. Seconded by Mr. Bennion, motion carried.

 

TO DO LIST

 

The Board reviewed the to do list.

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Ms. McGinty discussed with the Board a request from the collection agency that handles past due disciplinary accounts.  The collection agency asked if the Board would give the Bureau the authority to negotiate a settlement on any past due balances. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to grant the Bureau the authority to allow the collection agency to negotiate settlement of a collections case to a minimum amount, and any potential settlement less than that amount of the original debt would be brought to the Board for review. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

BAT’S ON FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

 

Mr. Wilder will contact Mark Larson regarding the letter on BAT’s on fire suppression systems. The letter will be drafted and presented to the Department of Insurance, DEQ, and the Division of Building Safety for comment; it will then be presented to the Board for review.

 

ABC CONFERENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to approve the travel and expenditures of sending Mr. Lee to the ABC conference in Tampa, Florida in January 2012. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

ABC PROPOSED BYLAWS

 

The Board reviewed the ABC Proposed Bylaws.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to approve question number one on the ballot submitted by ABC. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Lee to approve question number two on the ballot submitted by ABC. Seconded by Mr. Wilder, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Kyle Marine, City of Coeur d’Alene Water Department. The Board approved his request for an extension and directed the Bureau to send a letter outlining the reinstatement process.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Paul Krauth, Utah Division of Water Quality.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Mr. Burnell to direct the Bureau to add continuing education links from the surrounding states to the Board’s website when a request has been received. Seconded by Mr. Holton, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Laurelei Ball, City of Meridian.  Ms. Ball was present and the Board responded directly to her.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the correspondence from Greg Pearce, City of Nampa. The Board directed the Bureau to send Mr. Pearce a letter outlining Idaho Code 54-2403 (14) and direct him to the definitions in the proposed rules.

 

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.  It was seconded by Mr. Holton. The vote was: Mr. Burnell, aye; Mr. Holton, aye; Mr. Annen, aye; Mr. Lee, aye; Mr. Bennion, aye; Mr. Wilder, aye; and Mr. Villegas, nay. Motion carried.

 

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

A motion was made by Mr. Wilder to approve 31 continuing education applications and to deny one application. Seconded by Mr. Bennion, motion carried.

 

A motion was made to approve 25 applications for licensure, 71 applications for exam, and to deny three applications. Seconded by Mr. Lee, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

    

APPROVED

APPROVED ENVIRONMENT INC

          FILTRATION

          LABORATORY TERMS, EQUIPMENT & SAMPLING

          ODOR CONTROL

          UV DISINFECTION

          DRINKING WATER PRODUCTION

          OZONE DISINFECTION

          DISINFECTION BY CHLORINE

          PARASITES AND PATHOGENS

AWWA

          BASIC WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (SLC)

          ADVANCED WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (SLC)

          TRAVELING BASIC WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

          TRAVELING ADVANCED WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

          WATER/WASTEWATER SYSTEM OPERATION: BASIC MATH FOR OPERA

          WATER/WASTEWATER SYSTEM OPERATION: PUMPS - OPERATION &

MAINTENANCE

BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY TESTING & SUPPLY LLC

          BACKFLOW TESTER RECERT/REFRESHER

          BACKFLOW TESTER CERTIFICATION COURSE

BOISE CITY PUBLIC WORKS

          ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS OF A WWTP

J U B ENGINEERS INC

          MBR WASTEWATER TREATMENT & MEMBRANE CONFIGURATION &

OPERATION

          READING GE-ZENON P&IDS READING ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS

          UNDERSTANDING AND USING COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS

          USING PLANT DOCUMENTS, CN, CLSC,OSO, O&M, V-DATA

          HMI NAVIGATION AND SCHEDULING AUTOMATIC OPERATIONS &

SETPOINT REVIEWS

          ELECTRICAL DEVICE OPERATIONS

          MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

          FOULING CAUSES, CONTROLS & REMOVAL

          MEMBRANE TESTING AND REPAIR PROCEDURES

          HEALTH AND SAFETY BASICS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

          ZEEWEED CONTROL SYSTEM

          MEMBRANE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS & PERFORMANCE

MONITORING

          MAINTENANCE CLEAN & RECOVERY CLEAN STATEGY AND

ASSESSMENT

RURAL COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

          ABC EXAM REVIEW WASTEWATER OPERATOR 1 & II

DENIED

 J U B ENGINEERS INC

          MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

 

APPLICATIONS

 

     Approved for Licensure

                    BARKLEY JACOB RAYMOND               WWC1-18344

                    BISTO KC J                                          WWT1-18308

                    CHRISTENSEN JOHN IVIN                   WWT1-18358

                    DAVIS JAMES M                                  DWD1-18359

                    HARRISON DAVID                                WWC1-18277

                    HOVEY NORMAN SCOTT                     DWD1-18290

                    HOWERTON ZACHARY T                     WWT1-18317

                    KARRLE GERALD A                             DWDVSWS-18274

                    KARRLE JOAN K                                  DWDVSWS-18273

                    LARSEN HOWARD JOSEPH                 WWT1-18310

                    LILE MITCHELL D                                 DWD4-18306

                    LILE MITCHELL D                                 DWT4-18307

                    LONG PERRY JAMES                          WWT1-18369

                    MAGAR MAGAR E                                WWT1-18130

                    MILLER ROGER R                                DWD2-18281

                    MILLER ROGER R                                WWT2-18296

                    MOHLER JOSEPH KURT                      DWD1-18291

                    MOHLER JOSEPH KURT                      WWC1-18292

                    NAILLON RUSSEL P                             WWT1-18368

                    NELSON JERRY MICHAEL                   DWT2-18303

                    PARLE JAMES E                                  WWT1-18367

                    PEARSON GLEN C                               WWT1-18366

                    SMITH DEANA MICHELLE                    WWT1-18355

                    STOCK WILLIAM D                               WWT1-18311-R

                    WILEY MICHAEL JAMES                      DWD1-18279

                   

     Approved for Exam

                    ARNOLD WILLIAM LYMAN                   DWT4

                    ARTE BRENT J                                     DWD3

                    AULBACH RAY HOWARD                     WWL1

                    BALL LAURELEI ROSE                         WWL4

                    BARKLEY MARK S                               WWT4

                    BARNHILL KIRBY L                              DWD2

                    BATEMAN JEFF T                                WWC3

                    BJERKE BRADLEY S                            WWT4

                    BLAKE KIMBERLY R                             DWDVSWS

                    BUELL DOUGLAS VIRGIL                     WWT1

                    CAMBURN JESSIE ALLEN                    WWC1

                    CAWTHON SCOTTY WAYNE                WWT1

                    CAZA DALE L                                       WWC4

                    COCKRELL CHARLES RAYMOND        DWD1

                    COOK SHAWN F                                  DWD2

                    CRAYNE SHAWN BERNARD                 WWC2

                    CROSSLEY DALE A                              WWT3

                    CUMMINGS KAREN M                          DWDVSWS

                    DAVIS CAMERON LEE                         DWT1

                    DAWSON ALEXANDER NICHOLAS       WWC3

                    DEARTOLA LUIS                                  DWDVSWS

                    DRIEVER MIKEL K                               WWT1

                    DUCKETT MICHAEL                             DWD1

                    FALKINGHAM WILLIAM D                    WWC3

                    FARWELL DEBORAH J                         DWD3

                    FLESHER MICHAEL T                          DWD4

                    FLORES GILBERT G                            WWT3

                    FLOYD TIFFANY                                  DWDOIT

                    FULLMER JOSHUA D                           DWDVSWS

                    GRIMM BOB W                                    WWT3

                    HENDRY ALLEN C                                DWT2

                    HENRY BRADLEY J                              WWT2

                    HERNANDEZ MIGUEL A                       WWT2

                    HULME JUSTIN THAD                          DWD1

                    JURGEN GRODHAUS                           WWT1

                    KEISTER JOSEPH JAY                         DWDVSWS

                    LEAMON JEFF                                     WWL1

                    MATNEY WILLIAM D                            WWT3

                    MAUGHAN JASON                               DWDVSWS

                    MERRITT JAY L                                    WWT4

                    MILLER JAMES W                                DWD1

                    MITCHELL BRETT LEROY                    WWT1

                    MONG THOMAS VLADMIR                   WWT1

                    OCONNOR RONALD NATHANIEL         WWL1

                    OLDHAM STORMY L                            WWC2

                    PARKER MIKE J                                   WWT1

                    PARKINSON DUSTIN ALAN                  DWD2

                    PATTON JOSHUA JOHN                      WWT2

                    PENNINGTON TERRY L                       DWD1

                    ROSE BRANDEN S                               DWTOIT

                    RUPP LARRY                                       WWTOIT

                    SCHOFIELD DOUGLAS WAYNE           DWD3

                    SHAFFER THOMAS B                           WWL1

                    SHELTON RALPH ALBERT                   WWC4

                    SILVA PARRISH J                                 WWT2

                    SMITH DARIN M                                   WWC2

                    SMITH DEANA MICHELLE                    WWL1

                    STONE ZED A                                      DWD1

                    SZAFRANSKI NICHOLAS HUNTER       WWC2

                    TAYLOR WILLIAM G                            DWT4

                    TEED GARREN LEE                             DWDOIT

                    THOMAS F DAVID                                WWT3

                    VALENZUELA THOMAS                        WWT2

                    VAUGHN TROY                                    WWC2

                    VEGA LEOLA A                                    WWTLA

                    VERBECK MICKEY DARRELL               DWD1

                    VERT JEFFERY T                                 DWD3

                    WEST KELLY A                                    DWD3

                    WITHROW ROBERT JAMES                 DWD3

                    WOODWARD CINDY J                         DWD1

                    WORKMAN ROGER ADAM                   DWDVSWS

                   

     Denied

                    GABEL JOSHUA LEE

                    JARBOE JONATHAN G

                    WEISHAAR GEOFFREY SCOTT  

  

NEXT MEETING February 15, 2012

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Holton to adjourn at 3:00pm. Seconded by Mr. Lee, motion carried.

 

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Victor Villegas, Chair                                    Larry Annen

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John R. Lee                                                     Jack V Bennion

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Allen G Wilder                                               Dion W Holton

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Barry N. Burnell                                             Tana Cory, Bureau Chief