By the Division of Professional Licensure






May 25, 2011

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

Egress and Cell Phone Use

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

  • The May 4, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
  • The May 4, 2011 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

PRODUCT REVIEW

PR1)- GOSLYN LP - GAS / OIL / SEPARATOR

Now appears Mr. John Sowersby, Principle Engineer for Goslyn to address concerns the Board may have with the product.

Applicant contacted the Board and requested this matter be postponed until further notice.

PR2) - VIEGA LLC - STAINLESS STEEL WATER PIPING

Now appears Mr. Brian Jackson, District Manager to address prior product approval and to address concerns the Board may have with using stainless steel pipe.

PR2) - ACORN ENGINEERING COMPANY - FABRICATED STAINLESS STEEL TOILETS

Now appears Mr. Richard Pokorny, manufacturer's representative to address concerns the Board may have with these products.

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) SACRED HEART PARISH 62 SCHOOL STREET MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

The Petitioner (Father. John Gentleman, Pastor) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (c) 1. The applicant proposes installing one unisex handicap accessible restroom in lieu of the required two. The Manchester Board of Health has no objection to the proposal by Sacred Heart Church.

VR2) MA-PORT - CRESSET MANAGEMENT - 250 NORTHERN AVENUE - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Kevin McCarthy, Principle) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 . The applicant proposes using PEX piping at this site, to provide a lasting solution to changes in tidal water elevations. As this is a state project, a Board of Health letter is not required.

VR3) HOME MARKET FOODS - 140 MORGAN DRIVE - NORWOOD

The Petitioner (Mr. David Bell, Process Engineering Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 5.6.1.3 and 5.6.2.2. The petitioner states it is necessary to use, a sixty inch (60") braided stainless steel hose in this application, because the burner is, attached to a section of oven that is mechanically, raised and lowered 24" for cleaning purposes. As this is a gas variance, a Board of Health letter is not required.

VR4a) DR BARONE/DR COGNAT0 - DENTAL OFFICE - 2 CENTRAL ST. - MIDDLETON

The Petitioner (Mr. Lewis Colten, AIA) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (k) and Table 1. The petitioner is seeking relief from the shower requirement. The petitioner cites the space is approximately 628 square feet. The Middleton Board of Health defers to the Plumbing Board.

VR4b) DR BARONE/DR COGNAT0 - DENTAL OFFICE - 2 CENTRAL ST. - MIDDLETON

The Petitioner (Mr. Lewis Colten, AIA) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (k) and Table 1. The petitioner is seeking relief from the hard-piped drinking fountain requirement. The petitioner proposes to install a bottled water cooler in lieu of the drinking fountain. The Middleton Board of Health defers to the Plumbing Board.

VR4c) DR BARONE/DR COGNAT0 - DENTAL OFFICE - 2 CENTRAL ST. - MIDDLETON

The Petitioner (Mr. Lewis Colten, AIA) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (k) and Table 1. The petitioner is seeking relief from the service sink requirement. The petitioner states the office is on the 2 nd floor and the installation of a drain line going through existing office areas will be disruptive and create a hardship to the abutting tenants. The petitioner also states installing such piping may not, be permitted by the existing lease agreement. The Middleton Board of Health defers to the Plumbing Board.

VR5) BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - 227 PINE STREET - YARMOUTH PORT

The Petitioner (Steven H. Cook, 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 a waiver from requiring the installation of a bath facility in the new bunkhouse. The Yarmouth Board of Health cites section 430.372 (regarding location and maintenance of toilet facilities) and grants permission to use the letter to apply for the variance.

VR6) LJH 159 HAVEN STREET, LLC - READING

The Petitioner (Nancy Twomey, Architect) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The petitioner states the 1 st floor is undergoing a complete renovation with two handicap accessible restrooms planned. The petitioner seeks to use one of the restrooms and convert it to a common area kitchenette. The bathroom to be, used for the kitchenette will retain all of the rough plumbing and, will be, properly capped. The Reading Board of Health approves the petition and states the toilet facility must meet all the State building and plumbing codes, should the waiver be, granted.

VR7) OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRY - 152 BRIDGE STREET - MIDDLEBOROUGH

The Petitioner (Mr. Joseph Woytowicz, Engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06(o)3 to allow the use of PVC in lieu of the required materials approved for commercial use, as listed in 10.06(2)(h). The Middleboro Board of Health supports the request. The Middleboro Plumbing Inspector does not support this variance request.

VR8) FRHA - VEHICLE STORAGE BUILDING - 201 EDDY STREET - FALL RIVER

The Petitioner (Mr. Everett McGarty) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.02(6) & 10.10(18)(i). The petitioner is seeking to waive the requirement to install employee restrooms in this building. The Fall River Board of Health believes the request is reasonable and defers to the Plumbing Board.

VR9) BOSTON SCIENTIFIC - 500 COMMANDER SHEA BOULEVARD - QUINCY

The Petitioner (Mr. Kevin Pelton, Principal) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00 and 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1) & 10.06(2)(i). The petitioner requests a waiver to use stainless steel (304) water piping in lieu of a Board listed product. The Quincy Board of Health supports this request.

VR10 - MBTA - Dudley Square Station - Roxbury

The Petitioner (Mr. Gerald Tucker) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00 and 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1) & 10.06(2)(i). The petitioner requests a waiver to use Automatic Public Toilets, manufactured in Germany that contain some materials that are not Board listed products, such as the toilet, water heater, lavatory and piping material. As this is a State Project, a Board of Health letter is not required.

RBA1) - TIMOTHY J. PETITT - FRANKLIN - MA

Now appears Mr. Timothy Petitt, who is requesting to retake Part-2 of the Journeyman Plumber examination.

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR1) a) EH/ETH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:

ED1) Update Regarding: PSI experimental test questions.

ED2) Discussion Regarding: Special Permission Gas - Elevated Pressure

ADJOURNMENT: