By the Division of Professional Licensure


OCTOBER 26, 2011 BOARD AGENDA 

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

 

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

 

  • The October 5, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

 

VARIANCE REQUESTS:

VR1) NORTH RAYNHAM WATER DISTRICT – 141 KING PHILIP STREET - RAYNHAM 

The Petitioner (Mr. Arthur Bendinelli, Superintendent) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (m). In the new garage building a single unisex handicap accessible restroom with a shower is proposed in lieu of having a men’s and women’s non-handicap restroom. The Raynahm Board of Health is not opposed to a variance being granted. The Raynham Plumbing and Gas Inspector in correspondence dated October 3, 2011 indicates he is not opposed to this request. 

VR2) STREETSIDE REALTY – 75 MACARTHUR BOULEVARD – NEW BEDFORD 

The Petitioner (Mr. Michael Fernandes, Co-owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o).  The petitioner is requesting the use of PVC Floor Drains and piping in lieu of cast iron. The petitioner notes that phosphates, which are used routinely in fish processing would damage cast iron floor drains and the underground piping.. The New Bedford  Board of Health supports the applicant’s request. The Board of Health contacted Mr. LaFrance (plumbing and gas inspector) regarding this request and he did not object to the request.  

VR3) L. S. STARRETT COMPANY – 121 CRESCENT STREET - ATHOL

The Petitioner (Mr. Joseph Sumner, owner) 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 the equipment is custom made for L.S. Starrett and not Product Accepted, therefore a variance is required. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required. 

This variance will not be heard – Applicant failed to provide the Board of Health letter.

VR4) BOMCO, INC. – 125 GLOUCESTER AVENUE - GLOUCESTER

The Petitioner (Mr. Richard Griffin, project 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 notes 248 CMR requires one shower for each sex in an industrial occupancy. The petitioner requests a waiver to not require showers in the facility.  

VR5) MIDDLETON AEROSPACE-DIVISION MAGELLAN AERO-20 COMPUTER DRIVE-HAVERHILL

The Petitioner (Mr. James Barbeau) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 3.00, the Uniform State Fuel Gas Code, Section 3.04 (1). Two Wisconsin Ovens that are not Product Accepted were installed at this location. The petitioner notes the ovens are manufactured per NFPA-86-2011 version. A start-up was performed by the manufacturers representative. Steven Karan, PE with BER confirms the startup for testing purposes only, was installed and successfully tested to meet applicable codes and manufacturer’s safety interlocks are noted in the technician’s report. As this is a gas variance, no Board of Health letter is required.

VR6) RESIDENCE – ROGER BURTON – 73 BEARSKIN NECK – ROCKPORT

The Petitioner (Mr. Roger Burton, owner) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.06 (2) (o) 3. This is a residence with a home based business and residential plumbing. Alterations were recently made to the plumbing system. The Rockport Inspector notified Mr. Burton that the upper level room, with bathroom should have been plumbed using commercial materials. The petitioner seeks a waiver to allow the installed PVC material in the business area to remain. The Rockport Board of Health is of the opinion that this variance would cause no public health threat, and takes no opinion regarding the request.

VR7) DCR – COMMERCIAL RESTROOM TRAILER –SHANNON BEACH - WINCHESTER

The Petitioner (Fred Yule, DCR Director Mobile Mtnc ) requests a variance from 248 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulation) 10.00, the Uniform State Plumbing Code, Section 10.10 (18) (d). In 2010 DCR demolished the Shannon Beach Bath House due to structural and public health concerns. A new bathhouse will be built within the next 4-years. The petitioner seeks approval to install a temporary restroom trailer at this location.. As this is a Gas Variance, no Board of Health letter is required. 

EXAMINATION WAIVER(S)

EW1) Now appears Adam M. Buckley to request a waiver to retake the journeyman plumber examination..

CHARACTER REVIEW(S) / EXECUTIVE SESSION:

CR)     a) JTD

INVESTIGATIVE CONFERENCE

IC1)    Possible Sanctions - PL-10-226 – J.M.H. and V.S.W.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS:

ED1) PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENT – FINAL INSPECTIONS

Now appears Joseph Guzzo, Plumbing and Gas Inspector for the City of Gloucester to discuss the proposal. 

ED2) GO AEROSOL SPRAY SOLVENT WELD

ADJOURNMENT: