By the Division of Professional Licensure



 

OCTOBER 31, 2012 BOARD AGENDA

 

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

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

• The September 26, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

• The October 3, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

 

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

At this time, the Special Permission Gas is not granted, therefore this variance will not be heard.

VR1) COVANTA ENERGY OF SEMASS – 141 CRANBERRY HIGHWAY – WEST WAREHAM

The Petitioner (Gil Sy, Vice President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04(1). Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation is replacing six existing oil burners with six gas burners that are not product accepted.  As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR2) AMHERST CINEMA ARTS CENTER, INC – 28 AMITY STREET - AMHERST

The Petitioner (Mr. Carol Johnson, Executive Director) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18). The converted 625 square foot space has one existing unisex restroom. The petitioner is seeking a waiver from requiring the installation of a second restroom. The Amherst Board of Health notes the Building Commissioner and the Plumbing Inspector are in favor of this variance request.

VR3) SUN & SKI SPORTING GOODS – 406 WASHINGTON STREET - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Edward Hogan, 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 states he will install permanent bollards to prevent the entry of vehicles into the building. By delegated authority the Board Office waived 248 CMR 10.09 (1) (b) regarding floor drains and a gas/oil/sand separator. The applicant provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Woburn Board of Health.

VR4) REPUBLIC SERVICES - 1080 AIRPORT ROAD – FALL RIVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Tyler, Sr. Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1) & NFPA-54 (2002 Edition) 5.6. The petitioner is proposing to install stainless steel tubing that is not presently product accepted. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR5) ARLIN MANUFACTURING – 239 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE - LOWELL

The Petitioner (John Mitchell, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner is installing two used dryer ovens that were in operation in Canada until May 31, 2012. A factory representative performed the startups and witnessed by the Engineer. This office received the Engineer’s final reports. The Board Office and Chairman Kennedy reviewed the reports and by delegated authority, approved this variance. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR6) FIVE GUYS BURGERS – 660 MERILL ROAD - PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. Thomas Pierog, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10.09 (2) & 10.10 (8) (d). The petitioner seeks a waiver from the requirement to install a food waste grinder. The Pittsfield Board of Health supports the applicant’s request.

VR7) UNITED WASTE MANAGEMENT – 686 MAIN STREET - HOLYOKE

The Petitioner (Peter Reynolds, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.08 & 10.10 (a) 5. The petitioner states the building in question has overhead doors and is unheated. The petitioner proposes installing a trench drain without a trap. The petitioner also requests a waiver from the trap-primer requirement. The petitioner provided this office with a copy a petition letter sent to the Holyoke Board of Health.

VR 8) NORWOOD PAIN MANAGEMENT – 100 MORSE STREET - NORWOOD

The Petitioner (Ms. Suzanne Sireen, Consultant) 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 from the shower requirement in the psychiatrist and anesthesiologist offices. By delegated authority, the Board Office waived the shower requirement for this medical and health care facility. The Norwood Board of Health supports this variance request.

VR9) HARVARD ATHLETICS FACILITY – 65 NORTH HARVARD STREET - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Jan Taylor) 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 from the fixture count requirements. The applicant provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Boston Board of Health..

VR10) COHASSET SEWER COMMISSION – BEACH & NORTH MAIN STREETS – HIGHLAND AVE.

The Petitioner (Mr. Wayne Sawchuck, Chairman) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.08 (1) (h) 1. The petitioner proposes installing running traps in the impacted gravity service homes. The Cohasset Board of Health supports the applicant’s request.

VR11) MWRA – CARROLL WATER PLANT – 84 D’ANGELO DRIVE - MARLBOROUGH

The Petitioner (Mr. Jae Kim, Chief Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.15 (7) (b) 1 d. The petitioner proposes installing two effluent sump pumps in lieu of the required semi-positive grinder pumps. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR12) OFFICE BUILDING – 62 STATE ROAD – NORTH DARTMOUTH

The Petitioner (Mr. Christopher Hodgson, 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 proposes installing drinking water dispensers in lieu of drinking fountains. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Dartmouth Board of Health.

VR13) LAND CONSERVATION TRUST – 830 DRIFT ROAD - WESTPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Raymond Plante) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. The contractor representative, prior to the commencement of work, was informed regarding the required fixtures required. He was also informed about the need for a variance approval to exclude the fixtures before the start of the project. The Westport Board of Health defers to the Board.

VR14) CELL SIGNALING TECHNOLOGY – 32 TOZER ROAD - BEVERLY

The Petitioner (Mr. Peter Muto, Facilities Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.02 (13). The petitioner proposes discharging a buffer solution to the building waste stream. During a plan review at the Board office Mr. Visco expressed his concern that the chemical is classified as a hazardous material. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Beverly Board of Health.

VR15) MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COMPLEX – 31 WEST FOUNTAIN ROAD - MILFORD

The Petitioner (Mr. Brian Murray, Chairman) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) and 10.10 (18) (i). The petitioner is requesting a reduction to the fixture counts required by code. The Milford Board of Health supports the applicant’s request.

VR16) SAFECOR HEALTH – 317 NEW BOSTON STREET - WOBURN

The Petitioner (Mr. Douglas Shoop, Principal 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 relief from the requirement to provide showers for two medical/healthcare offices. By delegated authority, the Board Office waived the shower requirement for this medical and health care facility. The Woburn Board of Health takes no position on this request.

VR17) MBTA – GOVERNMENT CENTER STATION - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Donald Swarce, Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) 3 and (m) 3. The petitioner proposes the installation of a unisex employee restroom, in lieu of designated facilities. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR18)TODD’S AUTO – 376 TYLER STREET – PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. Todd Parent) 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 renting a space that was originally an auto repair shop. There are no floor drains or a gas/oil/sand separator. The petitioner seeks relief from the requirement to install floor drains and the separator. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Pittsfield Board of Health.

VR19)KINGSTON REALTY TRUST – 375 NEWBURY STREET – BOSTON

The Petitioner (Richard Latini, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (1) (a) 2. The project is located in the City’s Groundwater Overlay District and needs to infiltrate the equivalent of one-inch over the entire impervious area of the site. Due to constraints, thirty-six inch perforated aluminized corrugated steel pipes are, proposed within the building footprint. The petitioner provided this office with a copy of the petition letter sent to the Boston Inspectional Services Board of Health.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS: 

ED1) REVIEW NEW GUIDELINES REGARDING 13D, FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS.

Mr. Peluso will review these new guidelines with Board and request the Board vote to approve them.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ED2)  PL-10-031 F. D. O regarding, (A. C)

ED3) As May be required.
 

ADJOURNMENT: