By the Division of Professional Licensure


OCTOBER 2, 2013 BOARD AGENDA

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

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

  • The September 25, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The September 25, 2013 Executive Session Minutes

DISCUSSION:

D1) Representatives of the following Gas Companies will discuss 248 CMR 5.02 (1) “Point of Delivery.”

Thomas Pleasant-Berkshire, Martin Kulig-Columbia, Bradley Wong-NSTAR, Bob Ganem-NGRID, Paul Dumas-New England.

D2) Hot Water Temperature Requirements

D3) CORI Policy Review

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

PV46) PUBLIC SCHOOLS –VARIOUS LOCATIONS - LEXINGTON

The Petitioner requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.12 (8). The Petitioner notes the Lexington school system no longer prepares food. Food is pre-cooked, heated then served. The petitioner is seeking a waiver to not require the installation of food waste grinders in two renovation projects, and for the new school project. In addition the request is for all future school renovation or new projects. The Lexington Board of Health has no objections with this request.

PV52) FEDERAL EXPRESS – 60 ANSEL HALLET ROAD – WEST YARMOUTH           

The Petitioner (Mr. William Hansen, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (1). The Petitioner is requesting the property owners be allowed to replace an existing double-walled piping system between floor drains in the building garage and an industrial wastewater holding tank.

In addition the following is requested:

1. Permission to replace the piping system without traps and trap vents between the trench drains.

2. Disconnection & sealing of piping from one trench drain located in the garage.

The petitioner provided the Board office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Yarmouth Board of Health.

PV57) NORTH READING HIGH SCHOOL – 19 SHERMAN WAY – NORTH READING

The Petitioner requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.13, the treatment of special/hazardous wastes. The Petitioner wishes to install lab waste tight tanks in lieu of the required neutralization tanks.

PV64) MA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – 811 KING STREET - NORTHAMPTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Albert Stegemann, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.18 Table 1. The Petitioner proposes the installation of one handicap unsex restroom in each of the three temporary trailers.. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

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

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

            DA PV61 - Sovereign Bank-2 Morrisey Boulevard-Building. B 2nd Floor Only – Boston

2. Waiver regarding the installation of unlisted gas equipment.

            DAGV63 – Rosie’s Café – Diedrich Coffee Roaster – 10 Hurd Street - Lowell      

LICENSING:

RBA1) TIMOTHY DEWITT – APPRENTICE PLUMBER

Mr. DeWitt requested a Board audience to discuss verification of school hours through New England Institute of Technology.

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.