By the Division of Professional Licensure


1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

MAY 7, 2014 BOARD AGENDA

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

DISCUSSION(S):

D1) Mark Lynas for Frank Rounds Company would like to discuss dual fuel gas lines for pilots on their boilers              

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV109) UMASS AMHERST – LNG SITE – MULLINS WAY - AMHERST

The Petitioner (Jeff Bryan, Assistant Director Utilities) requests an extension to December 31, 2016 of a prior variance the Board approved on December 19, 2012.The variance approved was relief from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) to use a sani-can outside mobile trailer in lieu of fixtures within. The prior approval terminates on December 24, 2014. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required

PV236a) MEDICAL FACILITY – 1223 BEACON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Marc Winn, Project Mgr) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2). The Petitioner plans to perform minor renovations in a small (1,000 S.F) medical office space. PVC piping was encountered in the space and the piping will be replace in the walls and ceiling. Mr. Winn is seeking relief from having to remove the PVC  piping, under the slab. The Brookline Board of Health has no objection to the variance request.

PV237a) BOSTON HOME BREW SUPPLY – 1378-B BEACON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Timothy Roger, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.15 (10) (a) 2. The Petitioner is seeking approval to allow the sewer ejector and overhead connection installed at this location, because there was no access to the drain below the floor. Karl Dabritz, assistant plumbing inspector conducted the inspection at this location. The Brookline Board of Health has no objection with this variance request.

PV237b) BOSTON HOME BREW SUPPLY – 1378-B BEACON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Timothy Roger, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (2) (c). The Petitioner is seeking relief from the referenced code section to not require the installation of a grease interceptor.. Karl Dabritz, assistant plumbing inspector conducted the inspection at this location. In reply to an email from the Board office, Mr. Dabritz stated there was a proposal to provide lessons on beer making, which will involve the production of beer on this premises. The proposal has not been approved by the A.B.C.C as of yet. The Brookline Board of Health did not comment on this issue.

GV239) MARK BARROCAS – 397 WARRAN STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Jonathan Harvey, Project Mgr) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04(1). The Petitioner installed four (4) gas transition fittings that are not listed on the Product Acceptance website. Mr. Harvey provided certifications for the fittings. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV243) PROPOSED NEW BUILDING – 30 SPRINGDALE AVENUE - CANTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Lawrence T. Walsh, 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 states the space building will be 30 x 50 (1,500 square feet). Mr. Walsh is seeking relief to eliminate one employee restroom and is proposing to install one unisex restroom.. The Canton was advised by the Plumbing inspector that the number of employees will be low and the potential number of vehicles would take up the bulk of space at the facility. The Canton Board of Health supports the petitioner’s waiver request.

PV244) CAMBRIDGE SAVINGS BANK – 140 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE - BURLINGTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Dan Fraine, V.P. Facilities) 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 states presently there are two toilets installed in this building. They were each designated as a unisex toilet room. During the final inspection the Plumbing inspector indicated that, based on the current configuration, the unisex toilet room designation without the other two toilet rooms being designates as a men’s and a women’s toilet room. Compliance would require that a third toilet room should be provided.  The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Burlington Board of Health.

PV245b) MAPORT - BLACK FALCON CRUISEPORT – 1 BLACK FALCON AVE.  – SOUTH BOSTON

The Petitioner (Ms. Helen Mao, Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.14 (4) (g). The Petitioner seeks relief from the maximum pressure of 80 psi. Ms. Mao is requesting a waiver to provide 100 psi on a dedicated feed line that supplies the water connection to the ships which requires pressure in excess of 80 psi. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV246) MARIE LAURE COUET – CHEESE MAKING ROOM – 236 RAMS HORN ROAD - DUDLEY

The Petitioner (Ms. Marie Laure Couet, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o). The Petitioner is seeking relief from the limited use of PVC. The petitioner noted the plumbing inspector did not recommend using cast-iron and recommended PVC which would require a variance. The petitioner provide the Board office with a copy of letter sent to the Dudley Board of Health.

PV247) SCREENING PROCESS EQUIPMENT BUILDING – DOC FACILITY AT NORFOLK

The Petitioner (Mr. Robert Sims, P.E.) 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 toilet facilities in the screening building. Petitioner notes this is an unmanned building and there is a restroom in the Gate House located within 350 feet. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV248) MACKEY FUNERAL HOME – 122-130 SOUTH MAIN STREET – MIDDLETON

The Petitioner (Mr. Edward Bloth, RE Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00,& 10.00 the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1) & 10.09 (1) (a) 2. The Petitioner seeks a variance to allow a non listed single Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank (IWHT) to contain and store non-sanitary waste from a single bay garage floor drain and from the preparation room water fixtures. Mr. Bloth notes because both the preparation room wash water and the garage floor drainage are considered non-sanitary discharges per Title 5 regulations, such discharges are required to be captured and stored in an IWHT (314 CMR 18.000). 248 CMR 10.09 (1) (a) 2 states: No wastes other than those requiring treatment or separation shall be discharged into any interceptor or separator. Mr. Bloth provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Middleton Board of Health.

PV249) ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR – 18 COCHITUATE - FRAMINGHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. David Gulezian, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09. The Petitioner notes the rental cars are washed between rentals and that no repairs are performed. The plan is to catch the water from cars being washed. The water will be discharged to a pump jay chamber and pumped up to the sanitary sewer. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Framingham Board of Health.

PV250) DCR – REILLY RECREATION CENTER – 355 CHESTNUT HILL AVENUE - BRIGHTON

The Petitioner (Thomas Scarlata, Architect 248 CMR ) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 Table 1. Petitioner is proposing the construction of a “Team Room” that will not have toilet or shower facilities. Also proposed is the installation a single use, unisex accessible restroom. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV251) GREENFIELD TRIAL COURT HOUSE – 425 MAIN STREET - GREENFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. Frank Teebagy, Plumbing Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (h). The Petitioner is requesting the use of PVC for a temporary storm drainage during construction. the final piping for the storm drainage will be Cast Iron. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

GV252) THE PLENOS GROUP – 101 PHOENIX AVENUE – LOWELL

The Petitioner (Mr. James Sheehan, V.P.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). The Petitioner is seeking a variance to install a that is not product accepted but has an AGA certification. As this is a gas variance, 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 PV236b – MEDICAL FACILITY – 1223 BEACON STREET – BROOKLINE

            DA PV168 – METRO WEST PYSICIANS SERVICES – 400 WAVERLY STREET - FRAMINGHAM

B. Shower requirements waiver in medical and dental office buildings.

            DA PV236c – MEDICAL FACILITY – 1223 BEACON STREET -  BROOKLINE

            DA PV238 – BNHC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC- 160 PLEASANT STREET - BROCKTON                           DA PV240 – DENTAL OFFICE - #14-B -704 CHELMSFORD STREET - LOWELL             

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

            DA PV242 – BCM CONTROLS – 30 COMMERCE WAY - WORBURN  

            DAPV245a – BLACK FALCON CRUISEPORT – 1 BLACK FALCON AVE. SOUTH BOSTON                 

D. Waiver regarding the installation and testing only of unlisted gas equipment.

            DA GV235 – BOSTON’S BEST COFFEE ROASTERS – 43 NORFOLK AVENUE - EASTON        

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            PENDING LITIGATION

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.