By the Division of Professional Licensure


March 7, 2012

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

DISCUSSION:

D1) TOPIC – MASSACHUSETTS PLUMBING CODE COMMITTEE

Massachusetts Plumbing Code Committee members Joseph Guzzo, William Kinsman, Peter McCarriston and Andy Lyne Jr. will discuss with the board perceived inconsistencies regarding indirect waste systems, clear water waste piping and the status of their code revision submittals.

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) ROSENZWEIG RESIDENCE – 55 SINGLETREE ROAD - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner, Mr. Adolfo Perez, Architect for the homeowner requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 3.05 to allow the installation on non Product Approved products. The Brookline Board of Health has no objections to this variance request.

VR2) DR. MATTHEW BALLINGER – 200 ELM STREET - PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner, Dr. Matthew Ballinger requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10, Table 1 to install a spring water dispenser in lieu of the required drinking fountain.

VR3) PITTSFIED PIPERS – SAMUEL HARRISON MUSEUM – 82 THIRD STREET - PITTSFIELD

The Petitioner, Michael Ressler, service manager for the Pittsfield Pipers requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) (i) to allow the installation of one (1) unisex handicap rest room for use by employees and patrons in lieu of the required two (2). The Pittsfield Board of Health supports this variance request.

VR4) ESSEX AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL – 562 MAPLE STREET - HATHORNE

The Petitioner, Roger Bourgeois, Superintendent requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) to allow the use of rest rooms in an adjacent building in lieu of installing rest rooms in the new agricultural training facility. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR5) HAMMOND POND DENTAL – 822 BOYLSTON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner, Doug Anderson from Commercial Construction Consulting requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) to allow the elimination of the shower requirement. The Brookline Board of Health has no objections to this variance request.

VR6)  HOPS AND GRAPES  -  30 COMMERCIAL STREET – 4B - FOXBOROUGH

The Petitioner, Tammy Chancellor from Allen & Burke Construction requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) (i) to allow the installation of one (1) unisex handicap rest room for use by employees and patrons in lieu of the required two (2). The Foxborough Board of Health has no objections to this variance request.

VR7)  BEDFORD BLUEBERRY GOAT FARM – 53 CONCORD ROAD - BEDFORD

The Petitioner and owner, Ann Kiessling requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.09 (2) (a) not to require the installation of a grease interceptor for a three bay sink. Additionally, the petitioner would like relief from Section 10.06 to utilize PVC in lieu of the required cast iron. The Bedford Board of Health is in favor of this variance request.

VR8)  DOUGLAS BECKER  -  96 PLEASANT STREET  -  AYER

The Petitioner David Erickson, of David Erickson Antique Stoves requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 3.04 to allow the installation of an unlisted gas stove product. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR9)  RONEL ELIZABETH DALLI  -  99 OVERLAND STREET  -  FITCHBURG

The Petitioner David Erickson, of David Erickson Antique Stoves requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 3.04 to allow the installation of an unlisted gas stove product. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR10) MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART – 621 HUNTINGTON AVENUE - BOSTON

The Petitioner, Tim Teabo from MDS Architects requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 (18) not to require separate man’s and women’s rest rooms for staff and propose to install one (1) unisex rest room. This request is for two (2) locations. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR11) MASS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – BEACH ROAD – OAK BLUFFS

The Petitioner, Leslie Haines from Parsons Engineering requests a variance from 248 CMR, Section 10.10 Table 1 not to require installation of rest rooms at the draw bridge operator’s house. As this is a State project, no Board of Health letter is required.

EXAMINATION APPLICATION DESCREPANCY

EAD1) MASTER PLUMBER: SCOTT MCCAULEY  -  APPRENTICE PLUMBER: JAMES PITTS

Master Plumber Scott McCauley stated that James Pitts was in his employ from 01-01-2005 to 12-31-2010. Mr. McCauley did not become a Master Plumber until 04-12-2005. James Pitts was issued an Apprentice Plumber license on 11-14-2003.

EAD2) MASTER PLUMBER: BRIAN POWDERLY  -  APPRENTICE PLUMBER: SCOTT WIITALA

Master Plumber Brian Powderly signed for time on the original application during which apprentice plumber Scott Wiitala’s license was lapsed. From 04-27-08 until 06-08-07 the apprentice had a lapsed license. The application states that during this time he was working for Mr. Powderly.

QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION

AID1:    JAMES F. TAGEN J-31367 vs. TOWN OF BRAINTREE – ANDREW LYNE

QJS1:   The Board will discuss the following case: PL-11-458    

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR)   a) D.P.               b) G.D             c) R.M.           

ADJOURNMENT: