For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012  - The Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Chad Brandow, Agawam

The Board imposed a $200 fine upon Brandow after the Board and Brandow entered into a consent agreement whereby Brandow admitted that he failed to obtain a permit prior to performing plumbing work at property located in Holyoke. In addition, Brandow admitted to failing to timely request an inspection of this plumbing work.

Andrew T. Costello, Quincy

Costello’s license was revoked as a result of a Default Judgment entered against him. The allegations against Costello were that he failed to complete required continuing education, in violation of Board rules and regulations.

James M. Darcy, Quincy

James M. Darcy was disciplined by the Board and agreed to pay a $100 fine, serve one year of probation, and re-take the licensing exam for his highest license. In a Consent Agreement Darcy acknowledged and admitted that he failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, in violation of G.L. c. 112, § 61(5); c. 142, § 6A and Board regulation 248 CMR 11.04.

David J. DaSilva, Taunton

The Board has entered into a Voluntary Surrender Agreement with DaSilva in resolution of allegations that he failed to complete continuing education requirements. DaSilva acknowledged that sufficient facts exist which could allow the Board to conclude under the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (M.G.L. c. 30A) and 801 C.M.R. 1.00 that there has been a violation of Massachusetts law and Board regulations pertaining to continuing education, 248 CMR 11.04.

James Mezzanotte, Stow, Maine

By final decision and order by default, the Board revoked Mezzanotte’s license to practice in Massachusetts (License No. 27028), including the right to renew any lapsed licenses. The Board found that Mezzanotte failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, in violation of G.L. c. 142, § 6A and Board regulation 248 CMR 11.04. The Board also found that this conduct was in violation of G.L. c. 112, § 61 and Board regulation 248 CMR 3.06.

Christopher L. Smith, Wrentham

By final decision and order by default, the Board revoked Smith’s license to practice in Massachusetts (License No. 23973), including the right to renew any lapsed licenses. The Board found that Smith failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, in violation of G.L. c. 142, § 6A and Board regulation 248 CMR 11.04. The Board also found that this conduct was in violation of G.L. c. 112, § 61 and Board regulation 248 CMR 3.06.

Michael J. Szczoczarz, Attleboro

By final decision and order by default, the Board revoked Szczoczarz’s license to practice in Massachusetts (License No. 1080), including the right to renew any lapsed licenses. The Board found that Szczoczarz failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, in violation of G.L. c. 142, § 6A and Board regulation 248 CMR 11.04. The Board also found that this conduct was in violation of G.L. c. 112, § 61 and Board regulation 248 CMR 3.06.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.

 

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