By the Division of Professional Licensure


APRIL 30, 2014 BOARD AGENDA

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

Chairman Kennedy reviews the Emergency Egress and Cell Phone Use.

NOTE: Students from Assabet Valley Vocational School are attending this meeting

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

  • The March 26, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The March 26, 2014 Executive Session Minutes
  • The April 2, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

DISCUSSION(S):

D1) Follow up: Prior meeting presentation by Julius Ballanco from JB Engineering and Code Consulting regarding the Board decision at a previous meeting to consider Grind2Energy plumbing.

D2) The Board to discuss whether or not lavatories must be installed in the same room as the toilet in residential or commercial bathrooms.

D3) LMK Technologies in conjunction with RDK Engineers will discuss with the Board their proposal to re-line in-slab piping for the lower level at the McCormack Building in Boston.

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

Upon review by the Board office, it was determined a variance was not required

PV172) HOME OFFICE – 1131 WASHINGTON STREET – WEYMOUTH

The Petitioner (Mr. Stephen Flynn, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. Petitioner is seeking relief from the requirement to install two handicapped accessible restrooms. Petitioner is proposing to install one unisex handicapped restroom. Mr. Flynn notes the office will be used by his wife only and no employees. The Weymouth Director of Public Health, Mr. Daniel McCormick states he believes that this request is fair given the limits of space and its use as a small business office.

Board office received notification the variance is withdrawn – Revised plan shows a urinal was added

PV188b) HEALTHCARE RESOURCE – 9 FORBES ROAD - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Mr. George McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18). The Petitioner is not proposing the installation of urinals at this facility. Mr. McSweeney notes the provisions (per occupancy) are met via four (4) individual toilet rooms – 2 Men and 2 Women. Mr. McSweeney notes the plumbing inspector requests a comment on compliance with 248 CMR 10.10 (18) (k) (1-5. The Woburn Board of Health takes no position on this matter.

PV207b) JULIANA’S SALON/CONTINENTAL CLEAN AIR-60 NORTH ATLANTIC AVE-WAKEFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. William Erickson, Architect) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner is seeking relief from the requirement of providing a service sink on each floor. Mr. Erickson notes there is currently a service sink in the basement. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Wakefield Board of Health.

PV208) LOBSTER TAIL SEAFOODS - 1081 OSGOOD STREET – NORTH ANDOVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Mark Smith, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner seeks relief from having to install a handicapped accessible restroom.

PV212) SUBWAY RESTAURANT – 59 MOUNT AUBURN STREET - WATERTOWN

The Petitioner (Mr. Rob Mecurio, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) & Table 1. The Petitioner seeks relief from the requirement of having two restrooms for patrons and employees. Mr. Mecurio provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Watertown Board of Health.

PV215) THE URBAN ART BAR – 709 EAST BROADWAY - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Frank Knippenberg, Partner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 918) Table 1. The Petitioner proposes to add one new handicapped accessible unisex restroom, in lieu of the required two. Mr. Knippenberg notes there will be no more than 48 people per 3-hour session. The Knippenberg provided the Board office with a copy of a letter from Gary Mochia, Boston Inspectional Services.

PV217a) DOCTORS EXPRESS - 90 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE - BURLINGTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Kyle R. McManus, Director of Construction) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes there will be to handicapped accessible restrooms for patients and visitors. The petitioner is proposing the installation of a single unisex handicapped accessible restroom for staff in lieu of two accessible staff restrooms.. The Burlington Board of Health on March 25, 2014 voted to offer no objection to this request.

PV217b) DOCTORS EXPRESS - 90 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE - BURLINGTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Kyle R. McManus, Director of Construction) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes the code provides for a minimum one drinking fountain for each set of restrooms. Petitioner is proposing the installation of one high / low drinking fountain located in the rear clinical side of the space. The Burlington Board of Health on March 25, 2014 voted to offer no objection to this request.

PV218) ONE KONDELIN ROAD LLC - ONE KONDELIN ROAD - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Robert Gulla, Architect) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.(18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes the bulk of the variances requested are a reduction in the shower requirements. Also unit E is short one urinal with accompanying drain. In addition both existing spaces are accessible by vehicles via overhead doors. Mr. Gulla is seeking relief from the requirement to install floor drains and a gas/oil/sand separator. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Gloucester Board of Health.

PV219) STORAGE BUILDING – 180 WILLIAMS STREET - DIGHTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Daniel O’Connor, PE) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The petitioner is proposing a single restroom to serve his unit and the two adjacent rented units. The restroom will be located in the owner’s unit and access for the rented units will be from the outside. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of a petition letter sent to the Dighton Board of Health.

PV221) POWDERPART – 475 WILDWOOD AVEUNUE SUITE D - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Mr. Luca Colombini, Managing Director) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to provide a shower. The Woburn Board of Health takes no position on this matter.

PV222) WILMINGTON GAS INC – 312 TREMONT STREET - KINGSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Kevin Wrightington, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The Petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to provide male and female employee restrooms in this storage building. The petitioner proposes installing one (1) unisex handicapped accessible restroom. The Kingston Board of Health supports the request and notes the plumbing & gas inspector supports this variance request as well.

PV223) PAINT ‘n POUR – 284 MOODY STREET - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Ms. Suzanne Henderson, Owner / Operator) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The petitioner proposes the installation of one (1) unisex handicapped accessible restroom, in lieu of the required two (2). Ms. Henderson notes the space is approximately 1,271 square feet. The Waltham Board of Health petitions the Plumbing Board on behalf of Suzanne Henderson. Re: number of required bathroom facilities.

PV224) CAPE ANN BREWING INC. – 11 ROGERS STREET - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. John McNiff, Trustee) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to install showers at this location. The Gloucester Board of Health has no objection with this request.

PV225) YATES BUILDING UNIT C – 38 MAIN STREET – VINEYARD HAVEN

The Petitioner (Mr. Andrew Kahl, Contractor) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes there is an existing unisex non-handicapped employee restroom, which he intends on keeping. The petitioner received approval from the zoning Board to have 14–16 seats inside and 14-16 seats outside (max 32 seats). The inside space is roughly 832 square feet. The petitioner proposes adding one unisex handicapped accessible restroom for patrons. The petitioner provided the Board office with an email notice sent to the Tisbury Board of Health.

PV226) BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 777 ELSBREE STREET – FALL RIVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Fiska Crowell) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes the plumbing code requires that eight drinking fountains are required. The petitioner proposes the installation of two ADA (high/low) drinking fountains and two bottle filling stations on each of the two floors of the building. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV227) BAY PATH REGIONAL VOC TECH H.S. – 57 OLD MUGGET ROAD - CHARLTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Lawrence Trim, Project Architect) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Mr. Trim is petitioning the Board to allow the addition of a urinal per unisex toilet room. The unisex toilets have privacy latches and are designated as single use student unisex toilets. Mr. Trim provided the Board office with the petition letter sent to the Charlton Board of Health regarding this variance request.

PV228) MASS AUDOBON – DRUMLIN FARM – 208 SOUTH GREAT ROAD - LINCOLN

The Petitioner (Mr. Stuart Weinreb, Director) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) & 105 CMR 430. The Petitioner is seeking relief to construct a single-use handicapped accessible unisex bathroom. Mr. Weinreb provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Lincoln Board of Health regarding this request.

PV230) WATER DEPARTMENT-BOOSTER PUMP STATION – 140 COMMERCE DR. – FALL RIVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Terry Sullivan, Administrator Community Utilities) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The Petitioner is seeking relief from the requirement to install employee restrooms in the new building. Mr. Sullivan notes this is an unmanned locked station. The Fall River Board of Health reviewed the variance request with the plumbing inspector (Fred Lima) and agree with his recommendation the variance be considered.

PV232) PROBATE & FAMILY COURT – 44 BANK ROW - PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. David Fang, Project Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The Petitioner notes an existing multi-use toilet room is being altered to a public men’s single user toilet room with an ABA compliant urinal. The petitioner requests that both fixtures be allowed in the men’s single user toilet room, without separate privacy shields at each fixture. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV233) ELEMENTS HOTEL – 391-395 D STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Frank G. Teebagy, Plumbing Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (m) 5. Mr. Teebagy is requesting the Board allow the use of CPVC in the residential portions of this building. The Petitioner notes the building height from the ground (grade level) is 69’ 4 ¾” to the roof. Petitioner notes 248CMR limits the height to 6-stories or 60”. As this is a state project no Board of Health letter is required.

FYI – Staff Approvals per Board Delegation – Board Vote Not Required

A. Drinking fountain requirements waiver in medical and office buildings.

DA PV207) JULIANA’S SALON/CONTINENTAL CLEAN AIR – 606 NORTH AVENUE – WAKEFIELD

DA PV229) STEWARD HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL - 70 EAST STREET - METHUEN

B. Shower requirements waiver in medical and office buildings.

DA PV214) SALEM FAMILY DENTAL CLINIC – 24 CONGRESS STREET – SALEM

DA PV216) HABIT OPCO – 22 OLDE CANAL DRIVE - LOWELL

 

C. Floor drains and gas/oil/sand separator waiver when installing permanent bollard(s).

DA PV231 – RHODE ISLAND NOVELTY – 350 COMMERCE DRIVE – FALL RIVER

D. Floor drains and gas/oil/sand separator waived when installing an alternate system.

DA PV200) AMERICAN SPOT COOLING – 210 MAIN STREET - LEICESTER

LICENSING:

L1) Jason Ward (apprentice) and Douglas Bleicken (Master) are appearing to discuss discrepancies between the Statement of Experience form and W-2 forms submitted by the apprentice on his Journeyman plumber application.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S)

CR1) J.T CR2) M.C

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.