By the Division of Professional Licensure


1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

JUNE 25, 2014 BOARD AGENDA

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

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

  • The May 28, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

  • The May 28, 2014 Executive Session Minutes
  • The June 4, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The June 4, 2014 Executive Session Minutes

DISCUSSION(S):

D1) Wazney/Barbar & Associates, Inc. (John Del Tufo) would like to address the Board regarding piping material options as it relates to MGL, Chapter 19D: Section 18 for Assisted Living Facilities

PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE:

PA1) ACCUREX UDS RESTAURANT SYSTEMS

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV234) MIT BUILDING 68 – BIOLOGY RESEARCH LAV – 31 AMES STREET – CAMBRIDGE

FOLLOW-UP FROM BOARD MEETING OF MAY 28, 2014

Mr. Rattenbury has met with Board staff and Mr. Kaldas. He will now make a presentation for final Board approval.

The Petitioner (Mr. John Rattenbury, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.13 (1) (l) 5. The subject building is an inactive laboratory. AKF engineers found that the safety shower and eyewash system was not designed or installed in a way that will avoid stagnation. MIT wishes to upgrade the system and proposes providing system purging form the ends of the supply/piping to various users. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of a petition letter sent to the Cambridge Board of Health.

PV271) STUDIOUS BAKER – 123 NORTH STREET - PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. George Whaling, Whaling Properties) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. Mr. Whaling notes that Studious Baker is currently operating in a 1,100 square foot space with two employees and is operating as a Bake Goods Shop. Studious Baker is seeking to add twelve (12) seats for customers. There is access to 3 fixtures (all of which are handicapped accessible) in the common area. In addition fixtures on the floor above are accessible via an elevator. Due to the lack of space and the number of fixture options currently available the petitioner seeks relief from having to install another fixture in this space. Mr. Whaling provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Pittsfield Board of Health.

PV275) HAIR MOODZ – 35 BRIDGE STREET – DEDHAM

The Petitioner (Ms. Lisa Cross Pacheck, 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 notes the mop sink was overlooked in the original design. There is one small utility sink. Due to space constraints, there is limited space for installing a mop sink. The Dedham Board of Health supports the denial of the building department in denying the request of no service sink.

PV279) PLAINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 267 GRANBY ROAD- SOUTH HADLEY

The Petitioner (Mr. J. Kristian Whitsett, Assoc. Principal) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) 3. The Petitioner notes the kitchen includes one full unisex toilet and is in proximity of several other unisex toilets as well as male and female group restrooms. Within 200 feet travel distance there, are two accessible unisex toilet rooms for staff and one male restroom with 2 fixtures and one female restroom with 2 fixtures. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition notification sent to the South Hadley Board of Health.

PV282) BON ME FOODS – 313 CONGRESS STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Patrick Lynch, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (2) c. The Petitioner notes this is a new restaurant that has 1,283 gross square feet, with design occupancy for 42 persons and 12 outdoor seats. The petitioner seeks relief from having to provide a restroom within the space. There are two existing accessible restrooms in the lobby that is sixty feet away. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Boston Board of Health.

PV283) ABODEZ ACORN CW LLC – 603 CONCORD AVENUE - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Mr. Robert Avilla, Master Plumber) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (1) (b). The Petitioner is proposing to install a cricket at each end of the garage to direct water to an area drain. Each of the area drains are designed to drain into sealed ejector pumps that are vented to the outside. The discharge from these pumps would go to an oil/gas/ separator which, in turn drains to the sewer system. The design would not require pipe or connections under the slab and in the water. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Cambridge Board of Health

PV284) MARKET SQUARE BAKE HOUSE - 5 MARKET SQUARE - AMESBURY

The Petitioner (Ms. Tanya, Tzitzon) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (2) c. The Petitioner notes the space is 1,527 sq. ft, with seating for 17 patrons and with 2 employees. Petitioner proposes the installation of one unisex handicapped accessible restroom in lieu of the required two. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Amesbury Board of Health

PV285) BIOVEX INC. – 34 COMMERCE WAY - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Mr. Parag Sane, Engineering 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 shower requirement. Amgen is respectfully requesting allowance to reduce the number of showers required (6) to one (1). The Woburn Board of Health takes no position on this matter.

PV286) CITY OF ATTLEBORO GARAGE BUILDING – 27 POND STREET NORTH - ATTLEBORO

The Petitioner (Mr. John M. Sheehan, Plumbing Design Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The Petitioner proposes installing one unisex handicapped accessible restroom in lieu of providing two non-handicapped employee restrooms. The Seekonk & Attleboro Board of Health does not have any health concern regarding this proposal.

PV288) BOSTON METROWEST BIBLE CHURCH – 511 NEWTOWN ROAD - LITTLETON

The Petitioner (Mingche Li, Associate Pastor) 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 designated restrooms in this 600 sq. ft. renovated barn. There is no plumbing in the building. The building is used as a playroom for 3-hours on Friday evening and Sunday morning. The building is separate from the house and the main church building. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Littleton Board of Health.

PV290) JOHN UPTON RESIDENCE - 191 LOWDER STREET - DEDHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. John Upton, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04(1). The Petitioner purchased a claw-foot bathtub that is presently not listed on the Board’s Product Acceptance website. The product has ASME, CSA and IAPMO certifications. The applicant provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Dedham Board of Health.

PV292) ULTIMATE BEAUTY LASER SPA – 922 -958 HIGHLAND AVENUE - NEEDHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Jeffrey Reddish, 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 the requirement to provide restrooms within the 1,470 sq. ft. space. There are two handicapped accessible restrooms in the common corridor. The occupancy at any one given time is a maximum of 7 people. The applicant provides the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Needham Board of Health.

PVPV293) SULLIVAN TIRE DISTRIBUTION CENTER– 151 CHARLES F. COLTON ROAD - TAUNTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Paul Maggiore, CEO) 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 Inspector reviewed the drawing and would fall in a use group employee (Industrial Factory, Warehouse and similar usage). Mr. Maggiore also notes this classification would require a total of seven showers. Mr. Maggiore respectfully requests a variance to omit the requirement for showers. The Taunton Board of Health has no objection to the variance request, provided the Plumbing Inspector is in concurrence. In an email dated June 9, 2014, Scott Bibby (Plumbing Inspector) state he is support of the variance.

PV296) DIVISION OF FISHERIES & WILDLIFE – 1 RABBIT HILL ROAD - WESTBOROUGH

The Petitioner (Mr. John D Selle, 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 seeks relief from the requirement to provide employee toilet rooms in the new 3,800 sq. ft. storage shed building. The petitioner notes adjacent to the shed building, is a new 3-story (45,000 sq. ft.) main headquarters building. Travel distance from the main building to the shed building via two routes is 480’ and 280’. This is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

GV297) Erickson’s Antique Stoves, Inc (Mike Walsh 1070 NorthField Rd, Lunenburg)

The Petitioner (Mr. David Erickson, Owner/Restorer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04(1). The Petitioner request a variance to install a restored antique 1917 “Victory Crawford” combination LP dual oven/range that is not product accepted. The petitioner states that the equipment has been fitted with Robert Shaw, Model 1720-802 Gas Safety Pilot Valves for each oven and will be installed in compliance will all applicable codes. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV298) STARBUCKS COFFEE – 14 MAIN STREET – ANDOVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Daniel, Brennan) 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 was advised by the plumbing inspector two designated restrooms within the space were required. The petitioner notes there are stairs and an elevator that provide access to the common restrooms located one floor above Starbucks. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Andover Board of Health

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

Floor drains and gas/oil/sand separator waiver when installing permanent bollards.

DA PV299 – BK SPORTS – 2384 CRANBERRY HIGHWAY – WEST WAREHAM

Pool Discharge Waiver – Board vote on November 27, 2013 with condition

DA PV294 – DCR POOL – WEST BOYLSTON ROAD – CLINTON

DA PV295 – DCR POOL – VISCOLOID AVENUE – LEOMINSTER

Authorization for the installation and testing only waiver of unlisted gas equipment (Final report pending)0

DA GV300 – ANGEL VIEW PET CREMATORY – 471 WAREHAM STREET - MIDDLEBORO

Authorization for full operation waiver of unlisted gas equipment.

DA GV258 – VEOLIA ENERGY – 19 SCOTIA STREET - BOSTON

DA GV269 – HARBAR LLC – 10 PEQUOT WAY - CANTON

DA GV291 – E.H. PERKINS CONSTRUCTION CO. – 194 WORCESTER ROAD - STERLING

DA GV165 - TRELLEBORG OFFSHORE – 24 TEED DRIVE - RANDOLPH

LICENSING:

L1) Anthony Spano will address the Board regarding his request to take the Journeyman Plumbing exam additional times

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.