SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 BOARD AGENDA

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

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

The Board minutes for August 29, 2012 will be voted on at the September 26, 2012 meeting.

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT – 8 TRESCOTT STREET - TAUNTON

The Petitioner (Mr. Dean Harrison, Exec. Dir.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) Table 1. A copy of the variance petition letter sent to the Taunton Board of Health is on file.

VR 2) TROLLEY CHEF HOT DOGS – 265 COUNTY STREET – NEW BEDFORD

The Petitioner (Mr. Matthew Stott, owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (i) and Table 1. The restaurant unit is 168 square feet with no indoor seating. The petitioner seeks a waiver to not install restroom facilities in this unit. The New Bedford Board of Health is of the opinion that the plans and specifications are in conformance with current health codes.

VR3) HARVARD LAW SCHOOL – 2511 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE - CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Jonathan Austin, P.E.) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.00 (18) Table 1. The petition is seeking a waiver to not install drinking fountains and janitor sinks at the 1st and 3rd floors . The petitioner notes there is an elevator and lift to access the basement and 2nd floor to access the janitor sink a drinking fountain. The Cambridge Board of Health supports the granting of this variance.

VR4) KIDDE-FENWAL – 400 MAIN STREET – ASHLAND (Unlisted Gas Equipment)

The Petitioner (Michael Nardi) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). TUV conducted a field evaluation of a model 100 Rotary Brazing Machine that is not listed on the Board’s Accepted Products website. The TUV final report was reviewed by the Board Office and Chairman Kennedy and found to be approvable. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR5) SUD-CHEMIE – 32 FREEMONT STREET – NEEDHAM (Unlisted Gas Equipment)

The Petitioner (Martin Morrill, General Manager) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). The petitioner is seeking a waiver from the regulation to use an unlisted custom batch oven. The compliance letter from RDK Engineers was reviewed by the Board Office and found to be approvable.

DISCUSSION:

 

DIS1) Discussion with Timothy Travers regarding NFPA 13D systems

PRODUCT REVIEW

PR1) UPONOR – RESIDENTIAL FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM

Now appear Mr. Paul McCullock, Patrick Reed and Walter Kelly to discuss the product system they are seeking approval for.

PR2) GINDE PIPE SYSTEMS

Now appears Mr. David Dicks and Jake Carr to discuss the product Ginde is seeking approval for.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS: 

ED1) The “Product Acceptance” process and the possibility of removing the initial one (1) year probationary period and move to a straight three (3) year acceptance.

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR) a) D.A. b) C.A.L. c) P.D.L.

ADJOURNMENT: