By the Division of Professional Licensure


SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 BOARD AGENDA

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

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

  • The September 4, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The September 4, 2013 Executive Session Minutes

DISCUSSION:

D1) CURAFLO – Concerns with Cambridge installation. In attendance representing CuraFlo is Karl Schmid.

D2) Online Tier Training Program

D3) 13D Systems

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV47) LEONARD BERNSTEIN CONDO #95 – 60 BABCOCK STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Leonard Bernstein, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04(1). The Petitioner is planning to renovate 2 bathrooms in his condominium. Mr. Bernstein is requesting to install two (2) Brondell Swash 1000 bidet toilet seats on the existing toilets. These bidet seats are not, listed on the Board’s product accepted website. The Brookline Board of Health has no objection to the request.

PV41) IRON MOUNTAIN DATA CENTER – 171-175 BEARFOOT ROAD - NORTHBOROUGH

The Petitioner (Mr. Thomas Scott, AIA) 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 is seeking a waiver to reduce the fixture requirements for this type of occupancy. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Board of Health. The Northborough Board of Health, in an email, stated it has no concerns regarding this request.

PV44) WESTPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 202 HIXBRIDGE ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Ms. Betty Slade, V.P.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.02(6)(b). The Petitioner is asking for a waiver of the requirement to have fixed toilets at the time of opening to the public in 2014.. The Westport Board of Health has approved not having a bathroom in the existing building. It is the understanding of the Board of Health that a building to house two restrooms be built within the next few years.

PV45) BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – 300 LONGWOOD AVENUE - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. David Lee, Associate Principal) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10.06(2)(f). The Petitioner is seeking a waiver to replace a section of 12” cement lined Ductile Iron piping with new piping of the same material. The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to Mr. Gary Moccia, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health.

STATEMENT OF EXPERIENCE DISCREPANCY

1. Chad Bedard (AP-30746 - Justin Bedard (MP-15505) – (Corporation 3106)

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

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

DA PV50 – EMK CHC – 42 Cape Road - Milford

B. Drinking fountain requirements waiver in medical and office buildings.

DA PV50 - EMK CHC – 42 Cape Road – Milford

DA PV53 – Sovereign Bank – 75 State Street – Boston

DA PV54 – Sovereign Bank – 2 Morrissey Boulevard - Dorchester

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

DA PV51 – Sam’s Club – 941 Grinnell Street – Fall River

D. Floor drains and gas/oil/sand separator waived when installing an alternate system.

PV43 – Town of Yarmouth – Storage Building 161 Old Mill Way – West Yarmouth

E. Waiver regarding the installation of unlisted gas equipment

DA GV8 – Garlock Printing & Converting – 164 Fredette Street – Gardner

DA GV56 – Bevilacqua Asphalt Plant – 586 Quaker Highway - Uxbridge

EXECUTIVE SESSION CHARACTER REVIEW(S) 

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

INVESTIGATIVE CONFERENCE

BOARD WILL CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR:

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.

ADJOURNMENT: