By the Division of Professional Licensure




APRIL 27, 2011 BOARD AGENDA

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

Fire Egress ------ Cell Phone Use

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

  • The March 30, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The April 6, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The April 6, 2011 Executive Session Minutes

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) UMASS AMHERST - MACKIMMIE HOUSE - 230 SUNSET AVENUE

The Petitioner (Mr. Raymond Vincent, C.A. Crowley Engineering) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) for relief from the requirement to provide toilet rooms on the lower floor of the building. Existing male and female public toilet rooms are available on the 2 nd floor within 300 feet. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR2) WHITES LANDING - 7 FISKDALE ROAD - BROOKFIELD

The Petitioner (Mr. James Correia, 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 cites space limitations and proposes installing one unisex handicap accessible restroom in lieu of the required two. The Brookfield Board of Health voted in favor of the proposed installation of a unisex restroom. The Brookfield Plumbing Inspector also supports the granting of this variance.

VR3) RESIDENTIAL - JOHN CONNAUGHTON - 145 CLYDE STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Mr. Adolfo Perez, Principal) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1) & 10.06 (1) to allow the installation of three (3) custom made concrete sinks with integral concrete countertops in Mr. Connaughton's residence. The Brookline Health Department acting as the Board of Health has no objection to the request for a waiver of the code.

VR4) UMASS AMHERST - WASHINGTON HOUSE - 181 FEARING STREET

The Petitioner (Mr. Raymond Vincent, CA Crowley Engineers) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (m) to allow the installation of a unisex handicap accessible restroom. The petitioner notes there is an existing unisex toilet room on the same floor that cannot be modified, to meet accessibility requirements. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR5) HOME MARKET FOODS - 140 MORGAN DRIVE - NORWOOD

The Petitioner (Mr. David Bell, Engineering Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 7.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 7.04 and 7.05 to allow the installation of a burner, presently not listed on the Accepted Products website. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR6) TILL INC. - 264 ARLINGTON STREET - WATERTOWN

The Petitioner (Thomas Nordberg, Director of Facilities) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to waive the requirement for a drinking fountain. The petitioner notes the building, will be used, as a training site for adults with developmental disabilities, typically mental retardation. The Watertown Board of Health is not opposed to the submittal for a variance. The Board cites the referral is subject to the two conditions noted in the response letter.

VR7) FAIRMONT COPLEY HOTEL - 138 ST. JAMES AVENUE - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Richard Barbera, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to allow the installation of a unisex handicap accessible restroom in lieu of the required two. The Boston Inspection Services acting as the Board of Health notes there is no proposal to install showers, drinking fountains or service sinks.

VR8) WICKED CHEESY PIZZA - 725 MAIN STREET - TEWKSBURY

The Petitioner (Brian Schofield, President) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18), to not have to, provide a second gender only handicap restroom. The Tewksbury Board of Health unanimously agreed to support this request. Paul Wild, Acting Plumbing and Gas Inspector recommends, at least one unisex handicap accessible restroom.

VR9) NUTRI-SYSTEMS CORP. - LOT 14 AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK - MONTAGUE

The Petitioner (Mr. Jay DiPucchio) 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 to the shower requirement in this new factory construction. The Montague Board of Health letter requests relief from the requirement to install one shower in each of the two proposed restrooms in a factory setting. Mr. Herbert Hohengasser, Montague Plumbing & Gas Inspector is in agreement with the Board of Health.

VR10) DONAHUE'S RESTAURANT - 87 BIGELOW AVENUE - WATERTOWN

The Petitioner (John Donahue, Owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1, to not be required to upgrade the women's restroom in order to handle additional seating. The Watertown Board of Health letter does not oppose the submittal of this variance and is not in opposition with the Plumbing Inspectors comments.

VR11) LUMBER LIQUIDATORS - 207 SWANSEA MALL DRIVE - SWANSEA

The Petitioner (James Hall) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to not require and upgrade to the women's restroom to handle the increased occupancy load of the establishment. The Swansea Board of Health unanimously approved the request for a variance.

VR12a) MBTA-ASSEMBLY SQUARE STATION-G STREET/IKEA WAY-SOMERVILLE

The Petitioner (Kyley Davis, Project Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 and requests the Board waive the requirement to provide drinking fountains and relief from the required fixture count.. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR12b) MBTA-ASSEMBLY SQUARE STATION-G STREET/IKEA WAY-SOMERVILLE

The Petitioner (Kyley Davis, Project Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o) 3 to allow PVC piping crossing underground beneath the tracks. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR12c) MBTA-ASSEMBLY SQUARE STATION-G STREET/IKEA WAY-SOMERVILLE

The Petitioner (Kyley Davis, Project Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (10) (a) 5 b, to allow the use to Trap Guards in the second level lobbies in lieu of trap primers. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR13) MBTA-YAWKEY COMMUTER STATION-85 BROOKLINE AVENUE-BOSTON

The Petitioner (Luba Beszverkhny, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to omit the installation of restrooms in the open platform station structure. As this is a state project, no Board of Health letter is required

VR14) PIZZA BOX - 14 NANTASKET AVENUE - HULL

The Petitioner (Mr. Peter Booras, Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1 to allow the conversion of the existing restroom to make space for a unisex handicap accessible restroom. The Hull Board of Health voted to support this variance request, contingent upon meeting all building, plumbing and Architectural Access Board requirements..

VR15) UMASS BOSTON - NEW TRANSFORMER BLDG. - BOSTON HARBOR CAMPUS

The Petitioner (Mr. John Porter, "Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) to not require the installation of employee facilities in the transformer building. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

PRODUCT REVIEW

PR1) LMK TECHNOLOGIES - PERFORMANCE LINER

Now appears Mr. Rick Gage, National Sales Director for LMK Enterprises to demonstrate the product he is seeking approval for.

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR1) M.J.S.

CR2) J.E.W.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:

ED1) As may be required

ADJOURNMENT: