By the Division of Professional Licensure


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 BOARD AGENDA

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

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

The August 31, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

The September 7, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

PRODUCT REVIEW

PR1) R W LYALL - RISERS - TRANSITION FITTINGS - MECHANICAL FITTINGS

Now appears Mr. Robert Hutslar, Distribution Sales Manager to discuss the products he is seeking approval.

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) WATERS STORAGE BUILDING - 117 ROBERT TREAT PAINE DRIVE - TAUNTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Bruce Everett, Facility Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.09 (1) (b. The petitioner notes Waters may store liquid and powder material in the new 2,600 SF building. The user sewer discharge permit prohibits discharge of any industrial wastewater. The petitioner does not want to install floor drains or install a gas/oil/sand separator. The Taunton Board of Health is in favor of this variance request.

VR2) P J KEATING COMPANY - 998 RESERVOIR ROAD - LUNENBURG

The Petitioner (Thomas Donahue, consulting engineer) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner notes that the Astec burner is not listed on the Product Accepted website. A UL field evaluation on the Astec burner was, performed on or about August 25, 2011. The test results verified the product operates within normally expected parameters.which, include bonding and resistance test, input test (multi-phase), input test (multi-phase, insulation resistance test, temperature test, combustion and combustion blower fan and safety functions. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR3) MEETING HOUSE QUILT SHOP - 83 MAIN STREET - WALES

The Petitioner (Ms. Sheila Chabot, owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). The petitioner notes the building is approximately 1,900 SF and zoned R1. The petitioner proposes the installation of a unisex handicap accessible restroom in lieu the required two non-handicap employee restrooms. The Wales Board of Health states it has no issue with this request and the variance should be approved.

VR4) HILTON GARDEN INN - URGO HOTELS - 5 WHEELER ROAD - BURLINGTON

The Petitioner (Mr. David Hofmeister, Project Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (m) 7. This is a four story building and the petitioner seeks a waiver to allow the use of PEX up to 4-stories in the areas noted in the variance statement. The Burlington Board of Health voted to offer no objections regarding the variance request.

VR5) RESIDENCE - STEVE KIMBALL - 3 BRISTOL POND - NORFOLK

The Petitioner (Mr. Elias Richardson) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.14 (7) (j) to allow the geothermal open loop dual purpose well at his location. The petitioner states the Norfolk Board of Health is aware the well was to be used for dual purpose. In addition he notes the DEP requires extensive and ongoing water testing for Dual purpose use wells. The Norfolk Board of Health is waiting for completed water quality test results as required by MA DEP UIC guidelines. The Board of Health also has an additional testing parameter which, requires the Heterotrophic Plate Count not exceed 100 parts per milliliter.

VR6) SAINT MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH - 11 LINCOLN STREET - BROOKFIELS

The Petitioner (Reverend David Galonek) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (c) 1.The petitioner states there is no room available inside the building for new restrooms. The petitioner proposes to install a free-standing 12' x 12' building containing a single unisex handicap accessible restroom with a privacy stall, a urinal, sink and a separate utility closet sink. The building would be located near the handicap ramp.. The Brookfield Board of Health approves the unisex restroom.

VR7) MA-PORT - LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HANGAR - EAST BOSTON

The Petitioner (Paul Pagnotti, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner notes the product is being made specifically for this project. The diverter box is between the oil/sand separator and the pipe leaving the building of the dedicated system. During high flow, drainage from the sprinkler flow, large flow will rise above the weir and divert to a larger pipe and exit around the separator to a designated line for this large flow. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR8) ROSELAND PROPERTY COMPANY - 10 EAST PIER DRIVE - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Eugene Kingman) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (g). The petitioner notes none of the allowed materials are suited for this application. The piping will be installed under a basement garage floor, in ground water. The petitioner proposes using one of two possible materials, HDPE or, PVDF. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR9) LAHEY CLINIC - 41 MALL ROAD - BURLINGTON

The Petitioner (Shane Wise, project manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (m). An executive unisex toilet room was added that will be for the executive use only and will be under lock and key (3-male, 3-females). The petitioner notes the room does not meet the minimum ADA space requirements. The staff along with a maximum of 4 people will utilize the existing public restrooms. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR10) SACHEM REALTY - COMMERCIAL GARAGES - 28 SUMMER STREET - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Roberto Pandolfi) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i). Sachem Realty is constructing nine (9) commercial warehouse garages. The units are 30' by 50' each. The petitioner notes that two employee restrooms are required in each garage space by code. The petitioner requests a waiver to install a unisex non-handicap employee restroom in each space. The Waltham Board of Health petitions the Board on behalf of Sachem Realty for a variance from 248 CMR.

VR11) MA-PORT - LOGAN TERMINAL B - 1 HARBORSIDE DRIVE - EAST BOSTON

The Petitioner (Dan Yerkes) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner states a variance in necessary to allow replacement of 50-year old pneumatic sewage ejectors with new motor driven, duplex sewage ejectors. The specified pumps in question (Well Pumps) range to upwards of 325 GPM and 70 feet head. The hardship is created due to the fact that there are no approved products of this size on the Board's listing. As this is a State Project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR12) BRAC RESIDENTIAL GREYWATER SYSTEM

Now appears Mr. Christopher Brown, Associate, Flansburgh Architects to discuss the BRAC installation installed at Mr. Brown's residence in the City of Newton. The Board voted to approve this installation pending receipt of a variance application. Variance received on September 20, 2011.

OUT OF COUNTRY LICENSE

EW1) OWEN McCOSKER - MILTON

Now appears Mr. McCosker, to discuss his credentials and license obtained in Ireland and to grant he be allowed to take the Journeyman Plumber examination.

STATEMENT OF EXPERIENCE FORM DISCREPANCIES

SEF1) EDWARD PEITRANTONI - JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER EXAMINATION

Now appear Edward Pietrantoni and John Pietrantoni to discuss with the Board a discrepancy on the form.

SEF2) JAMES MULLEN - JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER EXAMINATION

No appear James Mullen and Salvatore Rinaldi to discuss with the Board a discrepancy on the form.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:

As may be required

ADJOURNMENT: