By the Division of Professional Licensure


APRIL 24, 2013 BOARD AGENDA

1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

 

1.   9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW:  By Chairman Paul Kennedy

            Housekeeping:  Emergency Egress – Cell Phone Use

2.   9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:

3.   VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR-188) OUR LADY’S PARISH – 88 TRAPELO RD. - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Ms. Denise Moroney, Business Manager, Our Lady’s Parish) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) Table 1 to allow the installation of one unisex handicap bathroom in the church. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Waltham Board of Health.

VR-189) WOMPATUCK S.P. (Comfort Station #7) – 204 UNION ST. - HINGHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Paul Dionne, President, P. J. Dionne Co.) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 to allow the use of PEX in lieu of copper tubing.  As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR-190) HORSENECK BEACH (Comfort Station) – 5 JOHN REED RD. - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Paul Dionne, President, P. J. Dionne Co.) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 to allow the use of PEX in lieu of copper tubing.  As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR-193) MBTA SHARON STATION – SHARON

The Petitioner (Mr. Derrick Shanahan, Plumbing Engineer, Jacobs Engineering) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) Table 1 to upgrade the inbound station bathrooms to ADA/Handicap requirements but leave the number of fixtures below plumbing code requirements. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR-194) WOMPATUCK S.P. (Comfort Station #8) – 204 UNION ST. - HINGHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Paul Dionne, President, P. J. Dionne Co.) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 to allow the use of PEX in lieu of copper tubing.  As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR-203) JOHN LEE & ANN CHAING LEE – 35 MEADOWBROOK RD - NEWTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Vincent Battista, Senior Sales Consultant, Monique’s Bath Showroom) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.03 to allow the installation of a non-product-accepted bathtub.  The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Newton Board of Health.

VR-205) JOSEPH FRATTO – 15 WINTER ST. - BRAINTREE

The Petitioner (Mr. Benjamin Popkin, Master Plumber) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow installation of a sewage ejector for a new basement bathroom. The Braintree Board of Health takes no position regarding this variance request. 

VR-206) MWRA – 5 WOODLAND RD. – STONEHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Robert Bailey, Project Manager, Walsh Group) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.02; 10.10.  The building is unoccupied except for occasional maintenance.  The petitioner proposes to use a single uni-sex toilet room in lieu of temporary facilities when servicing the building.  As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

            VR-207) DCR – SHERMAN MEMORIAL POOL – CHICOPEE

The Petitioner (Mr. Richard Brazeau, DCR Asst. Regional Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.12 (f) 3 & 4 to allow the pool filter discharge to be connected to the sanitary sewer.  As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR-210) TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE & CULTURAL Ctr. – 1515 SAVOY HOLLOW RD – WINDSOR

The Petitioner (Ms. Aimée Gelinas, M.Ed., Director) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to allow the use of a single unisex handicap accessible toilet.  The Windsor Board of Health takes no position regarding this variance request. 

VR-211) HECHT DEVELOPMENT – MAIN ST – GLOUCHESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Ken Hecht, Owner/President) requests a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to allow use of a single handicap accessible toilet facility.  The Gloucester Board of Health has no objection to this variance request.

FYI – Staff Approvals per Board Delegation – No Board Vote Required           

A.  Variances regarding shower requirements                             

 B. Variances regarding floor drain requirements due to use of bollards

        VR-191) Great Dog Rescue, NE – 34D Holton St. – Woburn

VR-208) M & K Engineering – 166 New Boston St. – Woburn

 C. Variances regarding installation of unlisted gas equipment

        VR-126) Sprague Energy Corp., NE – 43 Beacham St. – Everett

D. Variances regarding drinking fountain alternatives

       VR-202) Boys & Girls Club – 247B Tremont Street – Carver

4.   PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE:

            PR-1) Use of PVC for Proceptor piping – Lou Clendaniel from Green Turtle

5.   DISCUSSION:

            D1) Possible revisions to current Board Policy regarding “Substantially Equivalent” licenses

            D2) LP Installer experience/education towards gas fitter license

            D3) Christopher Ziu from Orion Enterprises to discuss a possible expansion in the use of PVC           

6.   LICENSING:

            LIC1) Apprentice Peter Hekking & Master Albert Cassano Jr. to discuss 1099 affidavit

            LIC2) Board to discuss decision on 01-30-13 regarding Jeff Hunt Journeyman Plumber

           Exam request – Board consideration of reduced time for applicant to retake exam. 

7.   EXECUTIVE SESSION:           

A.) CHARACTER REVIEWS:

      CR1)   VC      CR2)   AS    

B.) STRATEGY DISCUSSION – PENDING LITGATION                               

8.   QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION:

            FDO1) PL-11-380    

9.   THE BOARD TO CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE  

      CHAIR:

ADJOURNMENT:
 

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 Deborah Cassano at

(617)-727-3110 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.