DECEMBER 7, 2011 BOARD AGENDA
9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW: By Chairman Paul Kennedy
9:05 A.M.: APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
The November 30, 2011 minutes will be, placed on the December 28, 2011 meeting agenda
VR1) BABSON COLLEGE ATHLETIC FIELD – 231 FOREST STREET - WELLESLEY
The Petitioner (Mr. Shelley Kaplan, VP Facilities) 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 the fixture requirements of Table 1 for this type of facility. The Wellesley Board of Health has no comments or opinions on this matter.
VR 2) WWTP HEADWORKS BUILDING – 50 ESSEX AVENUE - GLOUCESTER
The Petitioner (Mr. John Sheehan, Plumbing Designer) 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 seeing a waiver to not install employee restrooms in the new Headworks building. The petitioner states it is an unmanned building. The Gloucester Board of Health has no reasons for denying the request.
VR3) LEDERLE DRESHER RESEARCH TOWER–710 NO. PLEASANT STREET - UMASS AMHERST
The Petitioner (Mr. Joseph Balzano, Capital Project Mgr.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 5.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 5.06 and NFPA 54, section 8.5.4. This request concerns renovation of existing gas piping serving floors, four and nine. The location of the existing manual shutoff valve is not located on the same floor served. The petitioner is proposing two emergency shutoff button panels located on the served floor with the related solenoid valve located on the floor below. The petitioner sites asbestos abatement, coring and disturbing active occupied spaces on the 4th and 9th floors as the hardship. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.
VR4) PLANET SMOOTHIE – 250 GRANITE STREET - BRAINTREE
The Petitioner (Mr. Randall Parrott, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09. The petitioner is requesting to not replace the grease interceptor that was attached to the 3-compartment sink. The petitioner states the business is a smoothie/juice bar and uses only fruit, herbs, some frozen yogurt and ice. The Braintree Board of Health voted to not endorse the applicant’s.
VR5) TEXAS ROADHOUSE – 301 NEWBURY STREET - DANVERS
The Petitioner (Mr. Dawn Schaffran) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (b) 2. The restaurant will increase its occupancy load by 38 seats. The present occupancy count for women is 144. The existing women’s restroom has 3 toilets (2 short of the required amount). The new load would not change the male fixture requirement it would however add a toilet for the women. The petitioner is requesting a waiver from the requirement to add additional toilets for the women. The Danvers Board of Health by unanimous decision the variance request was, indeed approved.
VR6) PROPOSED BUSINESS OCCUPANCY – 476 MAIN STREET - MELROSE
The Petitioner (Elie Jammal, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The space is approximately 1,250 sq. ft. The petitioner proposes installing one unisex handicap accessible restroom in lieu of the required two non-handicap accessible employee restrooms. The petitioner notes if designated restrooms are required, it would be necessary to eliminate the break room for employees. The Melrose Board of Health reviewed the application and has no objections..
TheTPT report and Technician start-up verified the product operates within normally expected parameters.
VR7) AIRXCHANGE – 85 LONGWATER DRIVE - ROCKLAND
The Petitioner (Stephen Mealey, Project Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04(1). A regenerative thermal oxidizer is installed at this location. A Third Party test was performed by TUV. In addition the Adwest factory technician performed pre-initial start-of the equipment and the results are satisfactory. The engineer, James P. Stroke verified the installation complies with MGL c.142, 248 CMR and other applicable codes and standards. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:
ED1) Structure plumbing
ED2) As may be required
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