Kawa, EdwardChairman / Chief of Inspections - Mechanical
Revill, JenniferPublic Representative
Norton, FrankBoston A/C/Refrigeration Contractor
Gallagher, WilliamRefrigeration Technician
Lally, PaulineUser Member
Fahey, LeoPipefitter Member
Viola, JohnFire Protection / Sprinkler Contractor
Fortune, MarkSprinkler Fitter
Torchio, MichaelMechanical Engineer
Dan DumontNew England Mechanical Contractors Association Member
Brian KellyMassachusetts Building Trades

Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinklerfitters Meeting Agendas & Minutes

What is the function of the Bureau?

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146, Section 82, the Bureau shall promulgate rules and regulations for the examining and licensing of fire sprinkler contractors, pipefitters, refrigeration technicians and sprinkler fitters. The Bureau also meets to review license applications and to determine and approve eligibility of applicants.

When does the Bureau meet?

The Bureau holds public meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the DPS Milford Office, 50 Maple St, Milford, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Massachusetts General Laws (as related to the Bureau)

M.G.L. c. 146 section 81 - Definitions.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 82 - Pipefittings; examining and licensing rules.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 83 - Examiners; rules; codes.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 84 - Necessity for license.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 85 - License applications; examinations; fees; renewal;
M.G.L. c. 146 section 85A - Apprentice sprinklerfitters.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 86 - Classification and limitation of licenses.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 87 - Pipefitters, inapplicability of provisions.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 88 - Refrigeration technicians, inapplicability of provisions.
M.G.L. c. 146 section 89 - Penalties.

Refrigeration Plumbing pdf format of refrigeration_plumbing_law.pdf

Sprinkler Interpretation pdf format of sprinkler_interpretation_law_09_17_08.pdf
- 6-4-09  (120kb)

Bureau Regulations

528 CMR: Bureau of Pipefitters & Refrigeration Technicians

Bureau Advisories

Understanding between Bureau and Board of Plumbers - Refrigeration gas work pdf format of inf_refrigeration_gas.pdf

Bureau's interpretation policy relative to underground fire main and hydrants
(must be installed by licensed sprinkler contractors and sprinklerfitters)