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OF STATE and PROVINCIAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS
(Ten States Standards)
Individual Sewage Systems
2007 Annual Board Meeting
April 23, 2007
Alan Dunn, Indiana
2. Attendees introduced themselves.
3. Current Officers were confirmed as:
4. The agenda was reviewed and approved.
5. The mailing list was reviewed. Rather than take comments, Mike baker asked that all Members review the list and submit any changes to Doug Mandy.
6. The 2006 minutes were reviewed. There were no comments.
Motion by Jill Jonas to approve the 2006 minutes. Second by Gary Flentge. Passed unanimously.
7. Roger Selburg reported that the Board still has $500 in the treasury.
8. Committee Reports:
a. Roy Ney presented the Water Supply Committee Report
The Water Supply Committee met in
The committee received very good comments from Roger Selburg on the draft version of the standards as submitted to the Board in 2006. Each of these comments was discussed and, for the most part, incorporated into the draft copy of the 2007 edition.
In addition, to The Policy Statement on Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration and the Policy Statement on Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration have been replaced with an Interim Standard on Membrane Technology.
Roger related a concern that the standards should continue to be focussed on design standards and not delve into the policy issues related to operation and maintenance.
Motion by Roger Selburg to approve the 2007 Recommended 10-States Standards for Water Works. Second by Pat Carroll. Passed unanimously.
Joe Demura, Mike Baker, and Roy Ney will work with New York Health Education Services to determine the appropriate mechanism to get the standards published.
On a related note,
b. The Wastewater Committee Report was presented by Terry Kirschenman.
annual meeting of the Wastewater Committee was held at
Terry reported on the status of the Committee’s
efforts and that since release of the 2004 Recommended
Standards for Wastewater Works, no real, negative comments have been
wastewater committee is very interested in the results of
Arrangements are being considered for the next update of the wastewater design standards, but as yet, no assignments have been made to states for specific Chapter updates. There was also discussion about the number of Member Representatives who will be retiring over the next few years, and that consideration should be given to succession and longevity of participation in the next update.
Terry suggested that in thinking about the next standards update, the Board should probably consider that the majority of the standards in place have been reviewed very thoroughly, and it may be a good idea to look at new areas. For example, land application (treatment), small systems and technologies and low-pressure collection could be considered.
The Board discussed
Terry related that holding Committee meetings in October seems to be working very well. There are few problems with vacations during that month, and travel costs seem to be reasonable.
Motion by Jill Jonas to approve the Wastewater Committee report. Second by Doris Dumais. Passed unanimously.
1. The discussion of Biololids was tabled due to the absence of Gene Soderbeck. No one else in attendance was familiar with the issue.
c. Individual Sewage Treatment Systems (ISTS)
Gary Flentge presented the Committee report. He indicated that a letter was supposed to have been sent to the Members, inquiring about re-establishing the Committee. There is a need to look at developing standards for small, and private sewage treatment systems. The Committee would review what the states are doing in regard to these types of systems, referred to as hybrids because the wastewater standards do not work well for these facilities.
Open discussion followed. Questions were posed related to participation in the larger, national efforts on on-site system design standards through SORA and NOWRA. Jill Jonas noted that EPA is taking a much more active role in supporting NOWRA through holding workshops and possible development of a national code.
Roger Selburg suggested that by participating in national efforts, states may be giving up their ability to develop their own design standards for these types of systems.
suggested that the on-site committee “piggy-back” with the wastewater committee
meeting with an overlapping day. The
proposed dates were the first week in October, in
d. The pools committee report was given by chair Mike Magnant.
Mike went over the proposed changes to the standards for Swimming Pool Design. He reported that they are basically finished, with the only additional items being the addition of a Table of Contents and a Cover. Then, the document needs to be made ready for publication.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation and the CDC are pushing for design standards.
A question was raised regarding when the standards would become effective, when they are approved or when they are published. Most states would have to take some type of action to have the standards become effective.
Motion by Pat
Carroll to approve the Swimming
9. Other Business
Doug Mandy discussed efforts to establish a website for the 10 states standards. A domain name of – 10statesstandards.com – has been purchased, but it has been difficult working with the Minnesota Department of Health IT staff to link the name to a location. Once this is taken care of, the standards, and other information about GLUMRB will be posted.
There were no objections to posting the standards on the site, nor were there objections to posting the information on state websites.
10. Officers for 2008
a. Chair –
b. Vice Chair –
c. Secretary –
d. Treasurer –
11. Certificates of Appreciation
12. Other Issues
13. Date and Location for 2008 meeting
14. Meeting adjourned.