By the Division of Professional Licensure


JULY 3, 2013 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

 

9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW:

Housekeeping Items: Emergency Egress – Cell Phone Use

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV268) UMASS LOWELL – LEITCH RESIDENCE HALL – 111 PAWTUCKET AVENUE

The Petitioner (Ms. Nancy Gould, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) 2.a. Due to the limited space available, the applicant seeks relief from the requirement to provide one (1) washing machine connection for every 32 students residing in the building. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV269) UMASS LOWELL – BOURGEOIS RESIDENCE HALL – 71 PAWTUCKET AVENUE

The Petitioner (Ms. Nancy Gould, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) 2.a. Due to the limited space limitations, the applicant seeks relief from the requirement to provide one (1) washing machine connection for every 32 students residing in the building. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required

PV271) HEALY BUILDING – 100 MORRISEY BOULEVARD - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Aaron Roy, Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.02 (7) & “secondary roof drainage policy. Petitioner is seeking relief from the Board policy regarding point of discharge. Petitioner is proposing a new secondary roof drainage system on the 11th floor that will drain to the 10th floor which will have adequate scuppers installed. As this is a state project no Board of Health letter is required.

PV272) BOSTON UNIVERSITY – 278 BABCOCK STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael DiMascio, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) 2. The proposed Boston University New Balance Field is to be an open parking structure on the first level with an athletic field above. The petitioner is seeking relief from the 300’ travel distance to the expanded facilities in the 300 Babcock Street building. A copy of the Board of Health petition letter sent to Boston Inspectional Services is included in the submittal packet.

REQUEST BY PETITIONER TO RESCHEDULE TO JULY 31, 2013

PV275a) RHODE ISLAND NOVELTY – 350 COMMERCE WAY – FALL RIVER     

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Bovill) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10. 09 (1) b. 6. The petitioner notes the closest sewer connection is 900’ away and a pump system would be required. The petitioner proposes the installation of a tight tank in lieu of connecting to the sewer system. The Fall River Board of Health agent requests the Board make the final determination. In correspondence, the Fall River plumbing inspector states there is not enough information to support this request.

REQUEST BY PETITIONER TO RESCHEDULE TO JULY 3, 2013

PV275b) RHODE ISLAND NOVELTY – 350 COMMERCE WAY – FALL RIVER     

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Bovill) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10. 02 (6) (b) and 10.10 (18) Table 1. The petitioner notes the distance from the building to the city sewer is 900’. He also notes there is limited access to the building by employees. Petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to provide employee restrooms. Mr. Bovill notes there are restrooms in the main building which is 120’ away.  The Fall River Board of Health agent requests the Board make the final determination. In correspondence, the Fall River plumbing inspector states there is not enough information to support this request.

PV278) CHINA STAR RESTAURANT – 1773 MIDDLESEX STREET – LOWELL

The Petitioner (Mr. Nhan Tran, Plumbing) 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 present occupancy is 180 persons. The men’s room has 3-water closets and 3-urinals. The women’s room has 3 water closets. The owner is seeking to increase the occupancy to 300 without add toilet facilities. The Lowell Board of Health concurs with the request. The Health Director sent the concurrence to the plumbing inspector and building commissioner and they had no objection to the request.

PV279) DIANA AFONSO (OWNER) – 15 ROWLAND WAY - MILFORD

The Petitioner (Ms. Afonso) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner purchase a tub that is not product accepted. Installation of the tub takes place on the final. The plumber, Gregory Gauthier called for a rough inspection and the tub was set in place. The Inspector asked the plumber if the tub was product accepted. Mr. Gauthier stated he did not know.  Mr. Gauthier informed Ms. Afonso of the inspector’s inquiry. Ms. Afonso discovered the product is not listed on the Board’s website, hence the request for this variance. The applicant provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Milford Board of Health.

PV281) SO. COAST PWR. EQUIPMENT – 593B AMERICAN LEGION HWY-WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Thomas Alves, Master Plumber) 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 rear building has no plumbing. The front building, which has plumbing, is approximately 105’ travel distance. The same person owns both buildings. The Westport Board of Health has approved not requiring a bathroom temporarily in the rear building. The Westport Health Agent notes it is the understanding of the Board of Health a new septic system and bathrooms will be installed in the rear building.

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

A. Variances regarding drinking fountain requirements

            PV273 - The TJX Companies, Inc. – 400 Value Way – Marlborough

            PV274 - The TJX Companies, Inc. – 300 Value Way – Marlborough

            PV186 – Bournewood Health Systems – 300 South Street – Brookline

B. Variances regarding installation of unlisted gas equipment

            GV22 - Cinco de Mayo – 224 Crescent Avenue – Chelsea / ETR

            GV182 – Larson Tool and Stamping – 90 Olive Street – Attleboro / ETR 

            GV251 – Palmer Paving – 23 Arthur Street – Easthampton / UL

            GV261 – T. L. Edwards, Inc. – 226 Cherry Street – Plymouth / UL          

                                   

DISCUSSION:

D2) Adoption (with revisions) of:

            NFPA54-2112

            NFPA58-2001

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

    CR1) N.O. D     CR2) S. W. H.     CR3) J. F. L.    CR4) C. M. P.     CR5) M. E. N.     SA-PL-12-006) S. J. H. 

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.