PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS LICENSING ACT
54-2404. State board established — Manner of appointment — Qualifications — Terms of office — Removal from office. (1) In order to safeguard the environment and protect the public health and establish the minimum competency requirements of persons whose duties are identified in this chapter, there is hereby established in the division of occupational and professional licenses a board of drinking water and wastewater professionals for drinking water and wastewater operators and backflow assembly testers, hereinafter called the board.
(2) The board shall consist of seven (7) members, two (2) of whom shall be drinking water system operators, two (2) of whom shall be wastewater system operators, and one (1) who shall be a backflow assembly tester, all of whom shall be citizens of the United States, residents of the state of Idaho and licensed under the provisions of this chapter, and one (1) who shall be lawfully entitled to reside in the United States and be a resident of the state of Idaho and a member of the public with an interest in the rights of consumers of water and wastewater services, and one (1) who shall be the director of the Idaho department of environmental quality or the director’s designated agent.
(3) The governor shall appoint each member to the board for a term of three (3) years. Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the governor and shall serve until a successor is appointed. No member shall be appointed for more than two (2) successive terms or a total of two (2) terms during the life of the board or member.
[54-2404, added 2004, ch. 335, sec. 1, p. 998; am. 2016, ch. 340, sec. 29, p. 950; am. 2021, ch. 222, sec. 22, p. 637.]