By the Division of Professional Licensure


1000 Washington Street • Boston • Massachusetts • 02118

AUGUST 27, 2014 BOARD AGENDA

 

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

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

  • The August 6, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The August 6, 2014 Executive Session Minutes

PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE:

PA1) ACCUREX UDS RESTAURANT SYSTEMS – MICHAEL GERVENAK

DISCUSSION(S):

D1) Board to review all current policies and interpretations

D2) Mr. John Rattenbury would like to discuss lengths of dead legs for safety showers and eyewashes

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

Originally scheduled for August 6, 2014 – Applicant did not receive notification

PV7) STAFFORD INSURANCE – 181 SOUTH MAIN STREET - MIDDLETON

The Petitioner (Mr. Warren Kelly, General 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 seeks relief to allow one unisex ADA compliant toilet. Mr. Kelly provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Middleton Board of Health.

PV10) KORS RETAIL INC. – 50 HOLYOKE STREET (SPACE 377) HOLYOKE

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Munden, 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 proposes the installation of one unisex handicapped accessible restroom for employee use only. Public restroom facilities are located approximately 289 feet from the retail store entrance. Mr. Munden provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Holyoke Board of Health. In an email the Holyoke inspector, George Fotopolous stated his support for this request.

PV15) PROPOSED NEW PARDING GARAGE – 10 -52 SECOND AVENUE - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Mr. Charles Favazzo, WCF Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.03 “Plumbing.”. The Petitioner notes the project includes the re-routing of an existing 36” storm water main that originates off site, runs through the proposed garage site and garage footprint and discharges to the Waltham municipal sewer. The proposed re-routing has been approve by MA D.O.T. Petitioner requests that the pipe installation within 10’ of the inside face of the foundation be completed by the awarded site utility contractor and excluded from the plumbing contractor’ scope of work. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Waltham Board of Health.

PV17) ACOAXET CHAPEL ASSOCIATION – 36 HOWLAND ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Stanley H. Cornwall, Moderator) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table. Mr. Cornwall notes there were two restrooms in the chapel. The two restrooms were converted to one unisex handicapped restroom. Mr. Robert LaBonte (inspector) informed the chapel association that the code required a second restroom. The petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to add a second restroom. Prior to Mr. LaBonte informing the association, the Westport Board of Health received amended plans for a kitchen renovation on the second floor. The Board, after review, approved the plans with condition. There was no mention of a second restroom.

PVPV20) SKAKET BEACH SNACK BAR – 192 END OF SKAKET BEACH ROAD - ORLEANS

The Petitioner (Mr. Rom Collins, Buildings & Facilities Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (o) 2. The Petitioner is requesting a variance to use PVC materials in lieu of cast iron for the drains, waste and vent piping to be installed for the snack bar. The request is based on the proximity to Cape Cod Bay, its immediate exposure to prevailing wind driven salt spray and its typical extended winter time periods of dormancy. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Orleans Board of Health.

PV21) DPW STORAGE FACILITY – 37 LENOX STREET - NORWOOD

The Petitioner (Mr. John J. Carroll, General 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 proposes the installation on one unisex employee restroom at this location. Petitioner notes that all employees report to the DPW facility at 1-Lyman Place which includes code required men’s and women’s toilet facilities. The Norwood Board of Health supports this variance request.

PV22) DPW STORAGE FACILITY – 370 WINTER STREET - NORWOOD

The Petitioner (Mr. John J. Carroll, General 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 proposes the installation of one unisex employee restroom at this location. Petitioner notes that all employees report to the DPW facility at 1-Lyman Place which includes code required men’s and women’s toilet facilities. The Norwood Board of Health supports this variance request.

PV24) ESSEX NORTH SHORE AGGIE / TECH SCHOOL – 562 MAPLE STREET DANVERS

The Petitioner (Mr. Joseph Harold III, CEO) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.12 (9) (c). The Petitioner notes the garbage disposals were mistakenly not installed due to LEED considerations, which discourage the use of disposers to reduce water consumption. As this is a state project no Board of Health letter is required.

PV28) STEVEN McCONNEL FACILITY – 56 UNION STREET - METHUEN

The Petitioner (Mr. Steven McConnell, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (1) (b). The Petitioner notes the existing building does not have floor drains or lifts. Waste is presently contained into 10-quart buckets and emptied into a large oil tank for recycling. Mr. McConnell provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter he sent to the Methuen Board of Health.

PV30) THE VILLAGE OF BUZZARDS BAY – 218 MAIN STREET - BOURNE

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Gray, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (1). The Petitioner notes the town of Bourne would rather the runoff from snow and rain not add to the town’s sewer system. The petitioner requests that the floor drains in the parking garage drain into an approved 2,500 gallon tight tank. The Bourne Board of Health supports this variance request

PV31) GREENHOUSE – MT. WACHUSETT C.C. – 444 GREEN STREET - GARDNER

The Petitioner (Mr. Paul Elliott, Design Engineer) 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 project is under design. The greenhouse is an outbuilding associated with the design. The 2,300 square foot greenhouse will serve a typical group of 12-sutdents and 1-instructor. Proposed is the installation of one unisex restroom for convenience and relief from the need to provide additional facilities. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PV33) DOMINO’S PIZZA – 58 CENTRAL STREET - LEOMINSTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Donald Laing, 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 square footage for the establishment is 1500 square feet. There are presently two employee restrooms and no seating. Mr. Laing proposes adding up to 24-seats and one unisex handicap accessible restroom for patrons. The Leominster Board of Health after consulting with Pluming Inspector James Imprescia states the request is reasonable and there are no objections.

PV34) PRIMARK RETAIL STORE – 5 - 12 SUMMER STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Doug Anderson, Code Advisory Group) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) 2. The Petitioner notes the employee toilets are proposed to be located only on the fourth floor of the 4-story retail store. The requests that the Board allow an alternative method, as there are unusual circumstances that warrant special conditions. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Boston Board of Health.

PV35) ROYALL HOUSE ASSOCIATION – 15 GEORGE STREET - MEDFORD

The Petitioner (Mr. Thomas Lincoln, Executive Director) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.08 (1) (c). The Petitioner seeks permission to install a drum-trap to service a small hand sink located in the basement. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Medford Board of Health.

PV36) RASO QUAIL RUN LLC – CONVENIENCE STORE - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Gary Raso, Owner) 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 permission to allow the one unisex toilet room for employees only. The Gloucester Board of Health has no objection with the request.

PV39) ATLANTIC SALTWORKS – 2 ROGERS STREET - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Robert Darnell) 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 to one unisex toilet room for employees only instead of separate men’s and women’s restrooms. The Gloucester Board of Health has no objection with the request.

PV40) WATERFRONT SQUARE BUILDING E & F – 689-830 OCEAN AVENUE -REVERE

The Petitioner (Mr. Rockwood Edwards, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (m) 5.a. The Petitioner notes the new building is seven stories above grade and 78 feet above grade. The parking podium portion of the building is two (2) stories and 22 feet in height, and the residential portion of the building is five stories and 58 feet in height. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of a petition letter sent to the Revere Board of Health.

PV41a) ALBERT LEES INC. – 1296 MAIN ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Albert Lees), requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00 the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) 2. The Petitioner requests relief to allow one unisex handicapped accessible restroom for use by patrons and employees. The petitioner notes the building is 800 square feet. The anticipated occupancy will be 30 people at one time The Westport Board of Health took no position regarding this variance request.

PV41b) ALBERT LEES INC. – 1296 MAIN ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Albert Lees,) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00 the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) 2. The Petitioner requests relief to allow the existing use of PVC piping through the foundation wall. The Westport Board of Health took no position regarding this variance request.

PV48) OLD LINCOLN SCHOOL – 194 BOYLSTON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Daniel Bennett, Bldg. Commissioner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o). The Petitioner requests relief from providing plumbed drinking fountains at this existing school, due to water quality concerns. Proposed is the installation of bottled water dispensers on each floor. Record water test results indicate high levels of lead in the water supply. The Brookline Board of Health has no objection to the request for a waiver.

PV49a) RIVERDALE MILLS CORPORATION – 130 RIVERDALE STREET - NORTHBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Mr. Charles Plumber, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o). The Petitioner seeks relief to allow the installation of 700 feet of 2 ½” schedule 80 CPVC pipe to connect the extension of the industrial facility’s domestic water system. The Northbridge Board of Health voted to take no position regarding this variance request.

PV49b) RIVERDALE MILLS CORPORATION – 130 RIVERDALE STREET - NORTHBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Mr. Charles Plumber, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o). The Petitioner seeks relief to allow the installation of 700’of schedule 80 PVC for a forced sanitary waste line and connect to the sanitary sewer main. The petitioner notes that copper tubing is only available in full inch sizing requiring 3” copper piping. The petitioner also notes the piping to be installed runs through manufacturing areas that favor non-metallic pipe due to the manufacturing conditions and the process equipment installed in the areas which the pipes will pass through. The Northbridge Board of Health voted to take no position regarding this variance request.

PV53) MONTACHUSETT TRANSIT AUTHORITY – 36 NASHUA STREET - LEOMINSTER
The Petitioner (Mr. Theodore Fiffy) requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.02 Basic Principle 11 to exhaust sewer gases to the outside of the structure. The petitioner would like to terminate the plumbing vent above the maintenance room roof but not extend it to the top of the parking structure. The Leominster Board of Health has no issues with this variance request.

PV57) JAMES DECOULOS RESIDENCE – 38 BOW ROAD - BELMONT
The Petitioner (Mr. Michael G. Zolotas, Plumber) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.15 (10) (b). On
August 12, 2014, plumbing inspector John MacDonald denied approval for rough plumbing work conducted at Mr. Decoulos’ home. The Petitioner seeks relief to allow the installation of a sewer ejector pump in the basement, which is connected to drains that could be discharged by gravity into the municipal sewer collection system. Given the history of backflows into the building, the petitioner states that this method appears to be a better design and long term solution. The Belmont Board of Health supports the request for waiver and use of a Liberty Grinder Pump as indicated in Mr. Decoulos’ request to the BOH.

PV63) HHC REALTY LLC – 752 MAIN STREET-HOLDEN
The Petitioner (Mr. Rob Stacy, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09. The petitioner requests approval to install a “Tight Tank” waiving the requirements of 248 CMR 10.09 (Gasoline/Oil Separator in a sewered area). Mr. Stacy indicates that he is moving his business to a location that has been previously used for maintenance and repair of fleet vehicles. The location presently has a closed looped water recycling system that was installed approximately 20 years ago and no more washing of vehicles will be performed in the building. Mr. Stacy states that, “This service is no longer needed, therefore would prefer to remove, and install a tight tank on the property as lesser expensive option of gastrap.”

PV282) BON ME FOODS – 313 CONGRESS STREET – BOSTON (Continued form 062514)

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 (Continued from 062514)

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.

FYI – Staff Approvals per Board Delegated Authority – Board Vote Not Required

Drinking fountain requirements waiver in medical and office buildings.

DA PV32 – KUSHNER DERMATOLOGY – 1 MAPLE STREET - MILFORD

Shower requirements waiver in medical and dental office buildings.

Shower requirements waiver in medical and office buildings

DA PV19 – HEALTH ALLIANCE URGENT CARE – 510 NORTH MAIN STREET - LEOMINSTER

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

DA PV29 – CHARTER COMMUNIATIONS – 301 BARKER AVENUE – WORCESTER

DA PV23 – GREEN DEVELOPERS LLC – 5 WALTHAM STREET - WATERTOWN

DA PV43 – EXISTING BUILDING SPACE 1 – 336 WEIR STREET – TAUNTON

DA PV44 – EXISTING BUILDING SPACE 3D – 336 WEIR STREET – TAUNTON

DA PV45 – EXISTING BUILDING SPACE 4B – 336 WEIR STREET – TAUNTON

Full Authorization for operation of unlisted gas equipment. 

DA GV25 – BOSE CORPORATION – 1 NEW YORK AVENUE - FRAMINGHAM

DA GV190 – MILL CITY GLASS WORKS- 122 WESTERN AVENUE, STUDIO 25 - LOWELL

EXECUTIVE SESSION / CHARACTER REVIEW(S) 

CR1) WPG CR2) RG CR3) SPL CR4) DSP

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.