By the Division of Professional Licensure


JULY 31, 2013 BOARD AGENDA

1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

 

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

Emergency egress & Cell Phone use

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

• The June 26, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

• The June 26, 2013 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

• The July 3, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

• The July 3, 2013 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

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

            1. Waiver regarding drinking fountain requirements in medical and office buildings.

                PV14 – UMass Lowell – Wellness Suite – 220 Pawtucket Street – Lowell

            2. Waiver regarding shower requirements in medical and office buildings

                PV6 – Jordan Physicians Associates – 275 Sandwich Street - Plymouth                

            3. Waiver regarding floor drains and gas/oil/sand separator when installing permanent bollard(s).  

                 PV5 – Manafort Precision – 265 Southwest Cutoff – Worcester

                 PV7 – JM Morton Middle School – 376 President Avenue – Fall River                                  

            4. Waivers regarding the installation of unlisted gas equipment

                GV254 (ETR) (Generator) – Leonard Residence – 112 Rocky Point - Bourne

                GV260 (ETR) (Beer Kettle - Framingham Beer Works – 345 Cochituate Street - Framingham

                GV2 – (TPTR-TUV) (Tenter Frame) - Polartec – 46 Stafford Road – Lawrence

                GV18 – (ETR) (Boiler #7 Conversion) – Erving Industries – 97 East Main Street - Erving

 

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV183) SIMPLE DIAPER & LINEN – 418 DWIGHT STREET - HOLYOKE

The Petitioner (Mr. Daniel Bishop, Master Plumber) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (j). The Petitioner is seeking relief from the requirement to provide male and female designated restrooms. The Holyoke Board of Health voted to have no objection and to support the grant of this variance request. The Board of Health also states if any new employees are hired or new owners added, a second restroom is required and these conditions remain in force if the business is, sold in the future. The Holyoke plumbing inspector also supports the variance.

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 seeks relief from the requirement to connect a gas/oil/sand separator to the municipal sewer, which is approximately 900’ away. No repair work or vehicle wash-down is, performed. The building is unheated. 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.

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 is seeking relief from the requirement to install employee restrooms in the building. The petitioner noted the distance to the sewer is 900’. He also noted there is limited access to the building by employees. Mr. Bovill notes there are restrooms in the main building, which is 120’ away. (Refer to 275a for Board of Health)  

PV280) GOLDEN NOZZLE LASER WASH – 397 NORTHAMPTON ROAD - AMHERST

The Petitioner (Mr. Frank Roberts) 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 retaining the existing restrooms. Petitioner noted the basement will be, filled and the carwash equipment relocated which, requires removal of the restrooms. There are restroom facilities in another building on the property within 300’. The petitioner provided the Board with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Amherst Board of Health.

PV1) CONCORD OUTFITTERS -113 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE - CONCORD

The Petitioner (Mr. Jonathan MacPhee, Architect) 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 a second restroom for employees. The petitioner notes there are only three (3) employees and the addition of a second restroom would take up needed sales floor space. The Concord Board of Health supports the approval of this variance.

PV3) HARVARD QUINCY HOUSE – 58 PLYMPTON STREET - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Mr. Thomas Iskra, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.14 (5) (k). The owner determined wall hydrants are not required at 100 foot intervals along the perimeter of the building. There has been considerable effort place on reducing the number of penetrations through the facades, particularly the Plympton and Mill street elevations. The petitioner provided the Board Office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Cambridge Board of Health and the Plumbing Inspector.

PV4) HEIRLOOM KITCHEN, LLC – 125 WASHINGTON STREET - DEDHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Gerald Coakley, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). There are only five (5) employees and the petitioner is seeking relief from the requirement two provide two unisex non-handicap restrooms. The petitioner provided the Board Office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Dedham Board of Health. Michael Provost, Dedham Plumbing inspector states in correspondence his support for granting this request.

PV8) LONGVIEW PLACE RESIDENTIAL – 70 HOPE AVENUE - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Brian Flynn, MP) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1). The Petitioner seeks a waiver to use a 6” flanged stainless steel basket type strainer at the Dedham location. The Board previously approved this product at another location. The Waltham Board of Health defers to the Board.

PV10) HOLY FAMILY CHURCH – 60 PROSPECT STREET - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Martin Dermady, 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 a waiver to allow the installation of a women’s restroom with 4-water closets, a men’s restroom with 4-water closets and a single unisex handicap accessible restroom. The Gloucester Board of Health has no objection with this variance request.

PV12) KUO RESIDENCE – 139 CONVERSE ROAD - MARION

The Petitioner (Mr. Leslie & Paul Kuo, Owners) request a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner seeks a waiver to purchase a ceramic lavatory sink that is not product accepted. The sink is CSA certified and tested to the ASME  A112.19.2-2008 standard. The Marion Board of Health has no objections to these fixtures.

PV15) AMTRAK – 1 SOUTH STATION, 2ND FLOOR - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Frederick Thomas, Sr. Project Mgr) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.15 (1) (a). The Petitioner seeks a waiver to allow the installation of three point-of-use ejector pump systems at 3-pantry sink locations. As this is a State project no Board of Health letter is required.

PV19a) WHEELABRATOR – 620 HARTFORD TURNPIKE – SHREWSBURY  

The Petitioner (Mr. William Ohberg, Project Mgr) 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 a waiver to not install toilet facilities in this unmanned building. The Petitions provided the office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Shrewsbury Board of Health.

PV19b) WHEELABRATOR – 620 HARTFORD TURNPIKE – SHREWSBURY  

The Petitioner (Mr. William Ohberg, Project Mgr) 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 a waiver to use PVC piping for the trench drains. The Petitions provided the office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Shrewsbury Board of Health..

PV19c) WHEELABRATOR – 620 HARTFORD TURNPIKE – SHREWSBURY  

The Petitioner (Mr. William Ohberg, Project Mgr) 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 a waiver to not require traps for the trench drains. The Petitions provided the office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Shrewsbury Board of Health.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            CHARACTER REVIEW(S)

CR1) A.J.S.        CR2) M.S.L        CR3) K.P.        CR4) C.M.P.  

 

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.