Certification Meeting Minutes
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Nevada Board of Certification for
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2005
TMWRF conference room

Meeting was called to order at approximately 09:30 AM.

Attendees: Leo Drozdoff, Steve Cottrell, Starlin Jones, Diana Silsby, Jennifer McMartin, Bill Shepherd,  John Solvie,  and Harvey Johnson.
Absent: Joe Crim

Introduction of guests:
There were no guests present.

Item #1
Approval of the meeting minutes of October 13, 2004:
The minutes were approved on-line previous to the meeting of 4/15/05.

Item #2
Program Administrators report.
The Program Administrator�s report was distributed. The pass/fail rate was discussed.

Item #3
Assistant Program Administrator�s Items:
The budget report was distributed to the Board. Budget cost differentials were discussed. Receipt of bank statements was discussed. The Board discussed the progress of collection system reciprocity.       

Item #4
NRWA/NWEA conferences
The Board discussed the effect of the 2005 NRWA conference on the 2005 NWEA conference. The 2006 NWEA conference is scheduled the end of March at the Nugget in Sparks.
Certification exams at conferences were discussed. No action was taken.  

Item #5
The 2005 ABC conference in New Orleans:
The Board received a report on the 2005 ABC conference.

Item #6
Items for discussion / action by Board members:
The Board discussed a change of the name of the Nevada Board of Certification for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators. No action was taken.
The Board discussed a CEU requirement for certification renewal. No action was taken.

Item #7
Status of the website:
The status of the website was reported to the Board.
Item #8
Renewal notification and de-certification policy:
The Board discussed the renewal notification policy. The revised Certification Renewal Notification Policy was adopted by the Board.
Item #9
Industrial Waste Operator Exam Update:
The Board was updated on the IWO exam.

Item #10
Item Bank Review Update:
The board received an update on the Item Bank.

Item #11
New business for consideration at next meeting:
The Board discussed new business to be placed on the next agenda.

Item #12
Schedule for next Certification Board meeting:
Next meeting is Friday July 8, 2005 at the NDEP in Carson City at 9:30 AM.

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