By the Division of Professional Licensure


Posted on: April 19, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.
 

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

1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

APRIL 26, 2017 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

 

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

 

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

 

• The April 5, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes – Open Session

• The April 5, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes – Executive Session

 

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT(S)

V1) Bay Path Regional Vocation Technical High School.

Request for Board approval of in-school project.  Was not required to attend.

 

VARIANCE REQUEST(S)

 

GV273 – KARLA PERLSTEIN – 204 BARE HILL ROAD – HARVARAD

The Petitioner (David Erickson) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 3.00. Mr. Erickson seeks permission to install a custom restored 1921 Gold Medal Glenwood Combination Gas Range. 

As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

 

PV275 - 57 CENTER STREET - NORTHAMPTON

The Petitioner (John Thomas) is seeking a variance from 248CMR10.06 (2) (g) 7,.for the extent of PVC-SDR piping below the main entry vestibule and the pavers within 10 feet of the building perimeter. Alternate materials for a 10' portion of PVC-SDR installed below the interior slab of the main entry vestibule and 10' from the building perimeter towards the city storm drainage connection. The concrete slab and 27' of PVC-SDR pipe installed below slab in the exterior courtyard will be demolished and removed and the PVC-SDR piping in this area would be replace with cast iron piping to conform with the code. The Northampton Board of Health does not foresee a public health issue(s) and/or public health nuisance is to be created.        

 

PV276 - SALIGA AUTOMOTIVE - 81 MAIN STREET - RUTLAND

The Petitioner (Clealand Blair) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR. He notes that he cannot install a MDC trap due to the water level under-ground where the tank was to be located. The Rutland Board of Health has no concerns at this time regarding this variance from the requirement to install an MDC trap in the existing building at 79-81 Main Street which is used as a vehicle repair space.

 

PV279 - LEAN & LOCAL, LLC - 10 JEWEL DRIVER - WILMINGTON

The Petitioner (Nicholas Nigro) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.00. Petitioner notes fitting out warehouse for production of cold brew coffee. Operation requires installation of a 3-Bay Sink. Petitioner requests forgoing installation of a grease trap due to zero production of any food, grease, or oil products The Wilmington Board of Health voted to allow the applicant to forgo an under sink grease trap for the proposed 3-Bay sink.

 

PV281-SPRINT PHONE STORE - 1234 BOYLSTON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) Table 1. Petitioner notes the subject space is a vacant non-food retail storefront which will be occupied by a Sprint cell phone store. There will be only 3 employees on the largest shift. Sprints' floor plan will only work in this space with one restroom. The current threshold for 2 restrooms is 2,000 sf and the space is 2,180 sf. The Town of Brookline Plumbing Inspector supports this variance request. Per the attached letter the Town of Brookline Board of Health also supports the request.

 

PV284-TOWN OF NORTH READING-189 PARK STREET-NORTH READING

The Petitioner (James DeCola) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 (18) Table 1. Due to space constraints at the site, and the existance of six (6) restroom fixtures in the existing team locker rooms at this location, the Town of North Reading is requesting a modification of the waiver granted on February 3, 2016, as follow: to reduce the number of required additional female toilet fixturees from 8 to 5. This reduction will allow the town to design a building and site layouts. This reduction will allow the Town to design a building that better fits the existing site. The North Reading Board of Health was properly petitioned.

                     

PV285 CHARLES RIVER YACHT CLUB – 55 MEMORIAL DRIVE – CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Paul Benoit) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.06(2) and 10.10 (18) (n). He notes the project is replacing existing plumbing fixtures in the private Charles River Yacht Club, and it is not open to the public in men's/women's handicap toilet rooms with new low flow plumbing fixtures and a hot water heater. Existing soil waste and vent piping is PVC schedule 40. Since the club was built. The club is 3,655 sf. It is built on piers over on the Charles River. To replace is not doable because piping below floor is in open air above the river. Existing toilet rooms have no floor drainage since the club was built. To install new floor drains is not doable because piping below the floor is in an open air above the river. As this is a state project, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

 

PV286 – MIDDLESEX SCHOO, WARBURG LIBRARY – 1400 LOWELL ROAD – CONCORD

The Petitioner (Dough Anderson) is seeking a variance from 10.10)18) which requires fixtures be within one floor. Renovated and new toilet facilities are proposed for staff and students in the basement. No additional facilities are provided on Floor 1 and 2. The code requires separate staff toilets per sex. Proposed is a single unisex toilet room for staff, due to the low number of staff actually in the building. Thje Concord Board of Health was properly petitioned.

 

FYI – Board Delegated Staff Approvals – Board Vote Not Required     

Shower requirements waiver in medical and dental office buildings.

DA PV280 – MANET COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER – 1 WASHINGTON STREET - TAUNTON                                                    

Full Authorization for operation of unlisted gas equipment.

DA GV347 – AFFORDABLE INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC-25 TUCKER DRIVE - LEOMINSTER

 

DISCUSSION - PRESENTATION

D1) NUTRIENT NETWORKS - TOPIC: COMPOSTING TOILETS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) per M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(1)

CR1) WC      CR2) JB       

QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION

1) PL-14-249

BOARD WILL 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.