By the Division of Professional Licensure


Posted on: February 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
 

Division of Professional Licensure
BOARD OF STATE EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS
AND GAS FITTERS 

1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118


FEBRUARY 22, 2017 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW:  By Chairman Paul Kennedy

 

9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:

 

• The January 25, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

• The January 25, 2017 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

• The February 1, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

• The February 1, 2017 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

 

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT(S)

 

UPPER CAPE TECHNICAL SCHOOL – 220 SANDWICH ROAD – BOURNE

Installation of a rest room, hand wash sink, eyewash, water fountain and 100,000BTU boiler for the Plumbing Shop of the school

As this is an on-campus project, the applicant is not required to attend

DISCUSSION(S)

 

D1) Randy Gilman from Interstate Controls would like to discuss Siemens Gas Trains

VARIANCE REQUEST(S)

 

PV213) CURTIS FELIX – 2207 STATE HIGHWAY – WELLFLEET

The Petitioner (Curtis Felix) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.09 (2) (d). The location where grease interceptors shall be installed, including whether it shall be installed external to the food service facility, will depend on building, site, environmental and interceptor sizing parameters. Currently the only tenant using the kitchen is Elder Services of Cape Cod and the islands (aka Meals on Wheels). Mr. Felix notes the grease interceptor is located approximately 23 feet-six inches from these units and 10 feet off the building near the entry to the kitchen. The Wellfleet Board of Health was properly petitioned.

 

PV227 - HOTEL TRIA - 220 ALEWIFE BROOK PARKWAY - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Martin Rylands) is seeking relief from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) at this location in Cambridge.

During the renovation of the guest bathrooms, seven tubs were removed and seven new 60" x 30" shower bases were installed. These bases do not have the required 30" x 30" free floor space as a portion of the 30" is taken up by the curb. The shower bases were supplied by the Hotel and were delivered to the jobsite the day after I had left to Ireland for Christmas vacation. My Journeyman plumber was rushed into installing the bases as there was a tight deadline to complete the renovation. The bases have all been tiled and shower doors have been installed. The cost of removal of all the tile, Durarock and glass doors from the seven bathrooms would be considerable. The loss income by the hotel. The bases have to be removed and new tubs installed would be imposed on me by the hotel. The original contract was to replace 21 tubs with these bases. I have informed the hotel that it is not possible to install wider base as it will interfere with the free space required at the toilet. As a result the Hotel has abandoned its plans to replace the additional 14 tubs. The Cambridge Board of Health was properly petitioned.

 

PV231-RAW SEAFOOD-421 CURRANT ROAD-FALL RIVER

The Petitioner (Larry Couto) is seeking a variance regarding material used on food production for a waste. The material request is to install schedule 40 Polypropylene waste and vent system in lieu of code compliant cast iron waste and vent system in a commercial building. Production waste temperature is lower than the allowable constant operating limits provided by the Polypropylene manufacturer. Long term this will provide the owner a maintenance free reliable system. This will help alleviate lost productivity due to repairs associated with cast iron systems used for this application. The Fall River Board of Health was properly petitioned

 

PV232 - MASS AUTO OUTLET - 224 SOUTHWEST CUT OFF - WORCESTER

The Petitioner (William Frasier) is seeking a variance to eliminate the required bathroom. The Petitioner is also seeking to eliminate the sand and gas trap required in a metal storage garage which is 23 ft. x 26 ft. The building is a slab on grade unheated storage building to store antique cars only. There will be no repa8ir or replacement of parts performed in this storage shed. There is no water, sewage, or storm connected to this building. Only power. There is also no heat. They are seeking a variance from 248 CMR sections 10.10 Table 1, and 248 CMR section 10.08. The Worcester Board of Health was properly petitioned. The Board of Health supports the variance request.

 

PV233 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY – 20 SUMNER ROAD - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner, Zachary Rohlfs is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) to allow the installation of one unisex rest room for the people on the upper floors of this building. They are also seeking a variance to eliminate drinking fountains and install water stations. The Cambridge Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV234 – PARTNERS URGENT CARE – 95 WASHINGTON STREET – CANTON           

The Petitioner, Alfred Presioso is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 Table (18) to allow the installation of one unisex rest room for staff at this medical facility. The Canton Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV235 – UMASS BOSTON – 100 MORRISSEY BLVD - BOSTON

The Petitioner, Joseph Naughton is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 3.04 to allow the installation of custom fabricated trough drains at this facility. As this is a State project, no Board of Health petition is required.

 

PV236 – PEARLE VISION CENTER – 84 BOSTON TURNPIKE - SHREWSBURY

The Petitioner, Thomas Montesion is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.15 (10) to allow the installation of a duplex sewer ejector system at this facility. There is a gravity drain available but would be very difficult to access though another tenant area. The Shrewsbury Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

PV237 – NEIGHBOROOD HEALTH CENTER – 63 MAIN STREET - BROCKTON

The Petitioner, James Kalian is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.02 to allow the installation of the lavatory in a single user rest room installed just outside the room at this facility. This is a drug testing area and the concern is that samples may be compromised. The Brockton Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV238 – SMITH STREET ASSOCIATES LLC – 36 SMITH STREET - NORTHAMPTON

The Petitioner, Jamie Jankowski is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.09 to allow the overhead door to remain without requiring the installation of floor drains and a separator. The Northampton Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV239 – SWEETGREEN – 368 CONGRESS STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner, Paul Gibbs is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 to allow the installation of one unisex rest room for staff and patrons in lieu of the requires two. Boston Inspectional Services has been properly petitioned.

 

PV240 – STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL – 232 PEARL STREET - STOUGHTON

The Petitioner, Scot Woodin is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 to allow a reduction in the number of fixtures related to the stadium at their new school. The Stoughton Board of health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV241 – AMERICAN MOBILE DETAILING – 463 LANCASTER STREET - LEOMINSTER

The Petitioner, Jaime Sepulveda is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.09 to allow the overhead door to remain without requiring the installation of floor drains and a separator. The Leominster Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV242 – STATE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS FOUNDATION – 481 MAIN STREET - CENTERVILLE

The Petitioner, Alison Bressi is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.06 to allow the connection of new cast iron or copper to the existing PVC vent pipe. The Centerville Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV243 – PCR REALTY – 11-13 WALL STREET - WALTHAM

The Petitioner, Syed Bokhary is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 to allow a reduction in the number of rest rooms required for this facility. The Waltham Board of Health has been properly petitioned.

 

PV244 – 1-7 DALTON HOTEL & RESIDENCES – 1-7 DALTON STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner, Blair Chamberlain is seeking a variance to from 248 CMR, Section 10.06 to allow the installation of 316 Stainless Steel pipe and fittings for the potable water piping at this location. Boston Inspectional Services has been properly petitioned.

 

FYI – Board Delegated Staff Approvals – Board Vote Not Required

 

Full operation of unlisted gas equipment

DAG79 – Harbar LLC – 320 Turnpike Street - Canton

 

INVESTIGATIVE CONFERENCE

PL-10-023

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S)

CR1)              

BOARD WILL CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR:      

Note:

Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in this Plumbing Board meeting. All requests should be submitted to Cheryl Yebba at (617)-727-4992 no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled Board Meeting. While the Board of Examiners of Plumbers & Gas Fitters will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after that date may not be provided due to feasibility.