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Board of Certification Meeting Minutes

DATE QUICK SUMMARY
2014
September 3, 2014
  • Exam Question Contestation
  • Draft June Minutes
  • Draft July Minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Training Course Approvals
  • Operator Guidance
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Exam Identifiers
July 2, 2014
  • Application Reviews
  • Revocation for non-renewal
  • Regulatory updates
  • Summer 2014 exam
June 4, 2014
  • Approval of draft minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Settlement Agreement update
  • Training Course Approval
  • Operator Challenge Team
  • Boot Camp update
  • Instructor for Basic Operator course
  • Operator Applications
  • Revocation of Licenses
  • Emergency Reciprocity
May 7, 2014
  • Approval of draft April 2014 minutes
  • Operator Licensure applications
  • The reporting of staffing changes in a timely manner
  • Training Event Approval Guidance
April 2, 2014
  • Approval of draft March 2014 minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Application Reviews
  • Regulation Revisions
  • Training Course Guidance plan
March 5, 2014
  • Approval of draft February 2014 minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Regulation Updates
  • Training Course Guidance plan
  • Course Approval
February 24, 2014
  • Executive Session
February 6, 2014
  • Review draft Minutes
  • Course Presentation
  • Request for a Certification number
  • Training Course Guidance plan
  • Regulatory Revisions
  • New Business
January 8, 2014
  • Approval of draft December 2013 minutes
  • Training Course Guidance
  • Operator Address Request
  • Operator Application update
2013
December 4, 2013
  • Approval of draft November 2013 minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Draft Training Course Approval
  • New Business
November 6, 2013
  • Approvalof draft October 2013 Minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Training Cuorse Approval
  • New Business
October 2, 2013
  • Review of draft Minutes
  • Operator Licensures
  • Regulation Update
  • Course Approval
September 4, 2013 AN OFFICIAL AGENDA WAS NOT POSTED
  • Review of draft Minutes
  • Draft Rules and Regulations Update
  • Mediation Sub-Committee
  • Possible fee increases
August 7, 2013
  • Review and approval of draft June 5, 2013 Minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Draft Rules and Regulations
  • Training Course Approval for Renewal Process
  • Applications
June 5, 2013
  • Executive Session
  • Draft Rules & Regulations
  • Approval of draft May 2013 Minutes
May 1, 2013
  • Review April 2013 Minutes
  • Draft Rules & Regulations
  • Executive Session
April 3, 2013
  • Approval of Draft March 2013 minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Updates on Draft Regulations
  • City of Newport Licensure Guidance
  • Hearing Procedures
  • New Business
March 6, 2013
  • Approval of Draft February 2013 minutes
  • Burrillville WWTF Staffing Determination
  • Executive Session
  • Updates on Draft Regulations
February 6, 2013
  • Review January 2013 Minutes
  • Exam Questions Contestation
  • Review of draft Rules and Regulations
  • Update of Board Membership
  • Burrillville Staffing Determination
  • Address Request
January 9, 2013
  • Approval of draft December 2012 minutes
  • Executive Session Discussion
  • Updates on Regulationsn
  • Grade 1 Effectiveness
  • New Business
2012
November 7, 2012
  • Review of Draft October 2012 Minutes
  • Executive Session Discussion
  • Application Reviews
  • Draft Regulation Discussion
  • New Business
September 5, 2012
  • Review of Draft August 2012 Minutes
  • Executive Session Discussion
  • Application Reviews
  • Draft Regulation Discussion
August 1, 2012
  • Review of Draft July 2012 Minutes
  • Executive Session Discussion
  • Application Reviews
  • Draft Regulation Discussion
July 11, 2012
  • Review of Draft June 2012 Minutes
  • Executive Session Discussion
  • Application Reviews
  • Draft Regulation Discussion
June 6, 2012
  • Review of Draft May 2012 Minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Draft Regulation
May 2, 2012
  • Review of Draft April 2012 Minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Executive Session
March 7, 2012
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Executive Session
  • Application for reciprocity
  • 2011 License Renewal
January 4, 2012
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Operator License Application Reviews
  • Briarcliffe Manor update
  • Board Appointment Updates
2011
December 7, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Operator License Application Reviews
  • Briarcliffe Manor operator update
  • Bradford Printing & Finishing update
  • Staffing update at NBC-Bucklin Point
November 2, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Draft Regulation Revisions/Mandatory Training Proposals
  • Operator License Application Reviews
  • Review an incident at a Rhode Island wastewater treatment facility
  • Board appointments
October 5, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Update on the compliance of package plant re-grading
  • Draft Regulation Revisions/Mandatory Training Proposals
October 5, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Update on the compliance of package plant re-grading
  • Draft Regulation Revisions/Mandatory Training Proposals
August 3, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Package Plants Regarding/Operator Licensure
  • Draft Regulations
June 1, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Part-Time Wastewater/Water Superintendents
  • Draft Regulation Revisions/Mandatory Training Proposals
  • Consideration of a Summer 2011 Exam
May 4, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Operator Licensure Application Reviews
  • Regrading of the Tiverton WWTF
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Draft Regulations
  • New Facebook Page
March 2, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Operator Licensure Application Reviews
  • Regrading of the Tiverton WWTF
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Staffing Changes at the City Cranston WWTF
  • Request from American Water Works Association
January 5, 2011
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Tiverton High School, Precision Park and Briarcliffe Reclassification
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Applications
2010
December 1, 2010
  • Review of Draft Minutes
  • Tiverton High School, Precision Park and Briarcliffe Reclassification
  • Draft Regulations
October 6, 2010
  • Review of draft minutes
  • Draft Regulations
  • Operator Applications
  • Grade 1 Basic WWTF course
  • Board Policies
September 1, 2010
  • Review of the draft June 21 & August 4, 2010 Minutes
  • Summer 2010 Exam Results
  • Reclassification of Tiverton High School, Precision Park and Briarcliffe Package Treatment plants
August 4, 2010
  • Review of Draft minutes
  • Tiverton High school, Precision Park and Briarcliffe Reclassification
  • Operator Applications
  • Draft Regulations
  • Commentary in August 3rd Providence Journal
June 21, 2010
  • Consideration of a Summer exam schedule
June 2, 2010
  • Review of Draft May 2010 minutes
  • Operator Applications
  • Draft Regulations
  • Mandatory Retraining
May 5, 2010
  • Review of the draft March 3, 2010 minutes
  • Application Reviews
  • Request for Examination session for those affected by the Flood of 2010
  • Application for Reciprocity
  • Staffing Requirements
March 3, 2010
  • Review of the draft February 2010 minutes
  • Draft Regualtion and Training Requirements
February 3, 2010
  • Application Review
  • Request for a Grade 4 Provisional
  • Review of the draft January 2010 minutes
  • Regualtion Revisions
  • Operator Enforcement
  • Licensure requirements for Synagro
January 6, 2010
  • Operator Enforcement
  • Fall 2009 Exams
  • Review of draft November 2009 Minutes
  • Discussion on the draft Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
  • Operator Applications
2009
November 4, 2009
  • Review of the Draft October 2009 meeting minutes
  • Operator Enforcement
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Draft Regulation Revisions
October 7, 2009
  • Review of draft September 2009 Minutes
  • Operator Enforcement
  • Discussion on Mandatory Retraining for Renewal
  • Discussion on the draft Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
September 2, 2009
  • Review of draft June 2009 Minutes
  • Discussion on the draft Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
  • Operator Enforcement
June 3, 2009
  • Review of draft May 2009 Minutes
  • Applications by Part-time employees of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Exam Applications
  • Regulation Revisions
  • Exam Results
May 6, 2009
  • Closed session for potential enforcement activity
  • New Board member welcome/education
  • Grade 2 examination question contesting (continued)
  • Part-time employee applications
March 4, 2009
  • Grade 2 examination question contesting
  • Closed session for potential enforcement activity
February 4, 2009
  • Board Membership updates
  • Review of the Draft January 2009 meeting minutes
  • Contestation of Grade 4 exam questions
  • Discussion of a joint letter from the Board and NWPCA
  • Regulations Revisions
  • Boot Camp Updates
January 7, 2009
  • Introduction of Frank McLynch, the Board's new representative of Organized Labor
  • Board Membership updates
  • Review of the Draft December 2008 meeting minutes
  • Exam Updates
  • Regulation Revisions
  • Boot Camp syllabus
2008
December 3, 2008
  • Operator Exam Review
  • Retirement of the Superintendent at the W. Warwick WWTF
  • Review of the draft November 2008 meeting minutes
  • Operator Applications
  • Changes to the Regulations
  • Update to Outstanding Enforcement Matters
  • Board Member Updates
  • Operator Address request from AWWA
  • Boot Camp Syllabus
November 5, 2008
  • Review of the draft September 2008 Meeting Minutes
  • Motion from the June 2008 meeting regarding Boot Camp
  • Operator Applications
  • Request to Review the Board's Regulations
  • Exam Update
  • Board membership reappointments
September 3, 2008
  • Review of the Draft June 2008 meeting minutes
  • RIDEM-sponsored Boot Camp
  • Potential Enforcement matter
  • Spring 2008 exam Updates
  • Review of the Grade 1 Exam
  • Board member resignation
June 4, 2008
  • Draft June 4, 2008 meeting minutes
  • Operator Boot Camp discussion
  • Operator experience
March 5, 2008
  • Review of the draft February 6, 2008 meeting minutes
  • Application for Reciprocity
  • Legislative Update
  • Operator Boot Camp
  • Operator Update
  • Operator Challenge
  • Exam Update
February 6, 2008
  • Review of the Draft October 2007 meeting minutes
  • Operator Challenge Update
  • Proposed Legislative Changes
  • Application for Reciprocity
  • Board Member Renewal
2007
October 3, 2007
  • Review of the Draft September 2007 meeting minutes
  • WWTF Manager Training "Boot Camp"
  • Operator Definition/Levels of Certification
  • Legislative Review
September 5, 2007
  • Draft August 2007 meeting minutes
  • Basic WWTF Course Grading
  • WWTF Boot Camp
August 1, 2007
  • Approval of the draft June 2007 meeting minutes
  • Operator Certification
  • Citizenship for Licensure
  • Basic WWTF Course Grading
  • Mandatory Retraining for Renewal Update
  • WWTF Boot Camp
June 6, 2007
  • Approval of the draft April 2007 meeting minutes
  • Application for Licensure
  • US Citizenship Requirements
  • Mandatory Retraining for Renewal
  • Exam Results and the Operator I course
  • Congratulations to the Operator's Challenge Team!
  • Waster and Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN)
April 4, 2007
  • Draft March 2007 meeting minutes
  • Examination Question Contestation
  • Clarification of Duties
  • Application Review
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Request by the Department of Labor and Training
March 7, 2007
  • Draft Meeting Minutes
  • Oral Examination Request
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Enforcement Activities
February 7, 2007
  • Possible Termination of Principal Engineering Position
  • Draft December 2006 Meeting Minutes
  • Oral Exam Request
  • Proposal Request for Mandatory Retraining
  • Enforcement Activities
  • Request for Operator Information
2006
December 6, 2006
  • Draft November 2006 minutes
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Operator's Challenge
  • Enforcement Activities
  • Return of Application Fees
  • Emergency contingency plans
September 6, 2006
  • Draft June 2006 Meeting Minutes
  • Update on Mandatory Retraining
  • Operator Updates
  • 2006 New England Wastewater Operator Challenge
June 7, 2006
  • Operator Issues
  • May 2006 operator exams
  • Draft minutes from May 2006 meeting
  • Mandatory Retraining for Renewal
May 3, 2006
  • Draft April 2006 meeting minutes
  • Application for the Spring 2006 exam
  • Staffing Plans
April 5, 2006
  • Application for Reciprocity
  • Mandatory Retraining Legislation
  • Draft February 1, 2006 meeting minutes
  • Enforcement Matter
February 1, 2006
  • Draft minutes from December 7, 2005 meeting
  • Enforcement Action Update
  • September 16, 2005 exam
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Upgrade of database
2005
December 7, 2005
  • Draft minutes from November 2, 2005 meeting
  • Draft minutes from November 16, 2005 meeting
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Grade 2 Prepatory Class
  • Application from Richard Mello of NBC - Fields Point
  • Mandatory Retraining
November 16, 2005
  • Overview of DEM's Mediation Program
November 2, 2005
  • Draft minutes from October 2005 meeting
  • Enforcement Action Process
October 5, 2005
  • Draft minutes from September 7, 2005 meeting
  • Draft letter to Superintendents regarding responsibilities to report incidents
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Results from September 16, 2005 exam
  • Travel expenses for Board Members
September 7, 2005
  • Draft minutes from July 13, 2005 meeting
  • Enforcement Cases
  • Update on Mandatory Retraining
  • Application for Reciprocity
  • Scheduling Conflicts
  • Commendations for the Towns of Warren and East Greenwich
  • NWPCA Annual Trade Show
July 13, 2005
  • Draft minutes from June 1, 2005 meeting
  • 2005 Spring Exam Results
  • Letter to Public Works Director reporting erroneous actions
June 1, 2005
  • Exam Applications
  • Grade 4 Reciprocity
  • May 2005 Meeting minutes
  • Enforcement Action Updates
  • Mandatory Retraining for Renewal
May 4, 2005
  • Freedom Bay Classification
  • Mandatory Training for Renewal
  • Enforcement Action Updates
April 6, 2005
  • Ongoing Enforcement Actions
  • Mandatory Retraining for Renewal Update
  • Freedom Bay Certification Update
February 2, 2005
  • Draft minutes from January 5, 2005 meeting
  • Exam application of Mr. William McBurrough
  • Exam Question contested by Mr. Richard Ferreira
  • History of wastewater examinees
  • Enforcement action update
  • Freedom Bay Classification
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Staffing Plan at the Cranston WPCF
  • Grade 4 Reciprocity of Ms. Kathy Heroux-Yattaw
  • Member Reappointments
January 5, 2005
  • Draft minutes from December 1, 2004 meeting
  • Fall 2004 Exam Results
  • Operator I course
  • Freedom Bay Classification
  • City of Warwick - Assistant Superintendent Position
  • Staffing at the Cranston WPCF
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Member Reappointments
2004
December 1, 2004
  • Draft minutes from October 6, 2004 meeting
  • Draft minutes from November 3, 2004 meeting
  • Enforcement matter at a Rhode Island wastewater treatment facility
  • City of Warwick Assistant Superintendent position
  • Freedom Bay Classification
November 3, 2004
  • Application Reviews
  • Enforcement Action Review
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Freedom Bay WWTF Ranking
  • Warwick WWTF Assistant Superintendent
October 6, 2004
  • Draft minutes from September 1, 2004 meeting
  • Draft executive session minutes from the September 1, 2004 meeting
  • Enforcement matter at a Rhode Island wastewater treatment facility
  • Mandatory Retraining
September 1, 2004
  • Draft Meeting minutes from the July 14, 2004 meeting
  • Matter of Issuance of a 6-Month Provisional License for City of Cranston
  • Exam Question Inquiry
  • Grade 1 Reciprocity from Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Security Questions from the Association of Boards of Certification
  • Commendation for the East Providence, Cranston, Warren, Fields Point and East Greenwich plants
July 14, 2004
  • Draft June 16, 2004 open and closed meeting minutes
  • Grade 3 licensure of Gennaro Malgieri
  • Update on House Bill 7707
June 16, 2004
  • Application for reciprocity for an Aram Varjabedian
  • Draft June 2, 2004 open and closed meeting minutes
June 2, 2004
  • Draft May 5, 2004 open and closed meeting minutes
  • Update of House Bill 7707
  • May 25, 2004 exam results
  • Application for reciprocity for an Aram Varjabedian
May 5, 2004
  • Applications for Examination
  • Presentation by the Association of Boards of Certification
  • April 2004 meeting minutes
  • 2005 License revocation/renewal
April 7, 2004
  • House Bill 7707
  • Applications for Reciprocity
  • March 3, 2004 Meeting minutes
March 3, 2004
  • Part-Time Operator Licensure
  • Approval of Draft February 4, 2004 meeting minutes
  • Non-Operational and Mechanic Licensure
  • Fiscal Fitness Update
  • Invitation to the Association of Boards of Certification
  • Application for Reciprocity
February 4, 2004
  • Approval of Draft January 7, 2004 meeting minutes
  • Board Memberships
  • Applications for reciprocity from Town of Warren/Woodard and Curran
  • ABC Membership
January 7, 2004
  • Applications for reciprocity from Town of Warren/Woodard and Curran
  • Approval of Draft December 3, 2003 meeting minutes
  • Exam Statistics
  • Board Memberships
  • Operator Applications
2003
December 3, 2003
  • Draft November 5, 2003 meeting minutes
  • Application Updates and Reviews
  • Enforcement Actions
November 5, 2003
  • Draft September 3, 2003 meeting minutes
  • Clariant Corporation Staffing Status
  • Application Updates and Reviews
  • Pretreatment Coordinators
  • Proposed Legislation Changes
  • Synagro Spill Investigation
  • Secretary of State report
September 3, 2003
  • Draft June 2003 meeting minutes
  • Matter of Michael Madden of Synagro
  • Update on Legislation- 2003H Relating to Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Guidelines for Licensure Enforcement
  • Administration Updates
  • Matter of Francis Hartley of Brown & Sharpe
  • Matter of Thomas Potvin of Woonsocket WWTF
  • Classification of Clariant Corporation
June 25, 2003
  • Draft May 2003 meeting minutes
  • Legislation - 2003 H5848 Relating to Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Exam Results
May 7, 2003
  • Draft 2003 meeting minutes
  • Legislation - 2003 H5848 Relating to Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Enforcement Guidelines
  • Matter of an employee from Brown & Sharpe
  • Possible forgery of the Application for Certification Section 6
  • Application for Grade 4 Examination
April 2, 2003
  • Legislation H 5848 Relating to Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Bristol Sludge/Operations Licensing
  • Francis M Hartley
  • Matter of Earl Salisbury
  • License Revocation/Suspension guidelines
March 5, 2003
  • Legislation H 5848 Relating to Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Earl Salisbury of the Warwick Sewer Authority
  • Development of License Revocation/Suspension guidelines
  • Operator I Course Update
February 5, 2003
  • Warwick Wastewater Treatment Facility's Assistant Superintendent Position
  • Update of Timothy Barry
  • Update of David Gaipo
  • Matter of Octavio Bizzaro
  • Governor's Executive Order 03-01
  • CCRI course
2002
December 4, 2002
  • Review of the draft November 5 meeting minutes
  • Exam results
  • Status of Timothy Barry
  • Status of David Gaipo
  • New Business
November 6, 2002
  • Review Exam Applications
  • Update of Timothy Barry
  • Review Previous Meeting Minutes
October 29, 2002
  • Review of the Draft September 19, 2002 meeting minutes
  • Review of the Draft October 3, 3003 meeting minutes
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
October 3, 2002
  • Review of the Draft September 19, meeting minutes
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
September 19, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of September 4, 2002
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
  • New Business
September 4, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2002
  • Matter of David Gaipo
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
  • Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators promulgation update
  • CCRI Course Instructor
  • New Business
July 9, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2002
  • Matter of David Gaipo
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
  • Exam Results
  • Draft Rules and Regulations Public Notice Promulgation Update
  • CCRI Course Instructor resumes
June 5, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of May 1, 2002
  • Matter of David Gaipo
  • Matter of Timothy Barry
  • Draft Rules and Regulations Public Notice Promulgation Update
  • CCRI Course Instructor resumes
May 1, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of March 6, 2002
  • Draft Rules and Regulations Public Notice Update
  • Review of Exam Applications
March 6, 2002
  • Draft Meeting minutes of February 6, 2002
  • Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators Update
  • Matter of Matthew Coviello
  • Letter send by Claus H. Lang offering certification services
February 6, 2002
  • Draft meeting minutes of January 9, 2002
  • Regulation Policy Update
  • Joel Herman of Woonsocket WWTF
  • Steve Lambalot of Newport WWTF
January 9, 2002
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of December 5, 2001
  • Update of the draft Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
  • Exam Results
  • Water Re-use Operators at Cranston wastewater treatment facility
2001
December 5, 2001
  • Draft Meeting Minutes of November 7, 2001
  • Discussion of draft revisions to the Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
  • Review Fall 2001 Exam Applications
November 7, 2001
  • Draft Meeting minutes of August 1, 2001
  • Draft revision to the Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
  • 2002 Board meeting will be held on the first Wednesdays
August 1, 2001
  • Introduction of Julia Forgue, new board member representing the Rhode Island League of cites and Towns
  • Update and discussion of the draft Rules and Regulations for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operators
June 6, 2001
  • Suggested amendments to the regulations
  • Program Development
  • Biological Nutrient Removal Licensure
  • Board membership status
May 2, 2001
  • Mr. David Gaipo's OIT experience
  • Program Development
  • Review of exam applications
  • Board membership status
  • Suggested amendments to the regulations
March 14, 2001
  • Issuance of Grade 2 Equivalent License to Mr. David Gaipo
  • Discussion of revisions to Grade 1 exam
  • Board member update
  • Web Development Issues
  • Exam payment clarification
  • Discussion of NWMPCA status
February 7, 2001
  • Provisional Grade 3 licence issued
January 3, 2001
  • Election of Officers for the Board
  • Adel Banoub's resignation from the Board
  • Mandatory Retraining
  • Approval of Messrs. Niles and Soper for Grade 4 reciprocity
  • Results of the CCRI Grade 1 exam
  • Tracking System for courses and exam operators enroll
  • Status of Scott Duerr of Westerly

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