For Immediate Release - March 06, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Announces Enforcement Action

The Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters (“Board”) announced today enforcement action against the following individuals:

Andrea Camiolo, Canton, MA:  By Final Decision and Order, the Board has ordered disciplinary action against Mr. Camiolo’s licenses to practice in the plumbing and gas fitting profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Board has revoked Mr. Camiolo’s license to practice as a master plumber and will allow him to be eligible for a new master plumber license in five (5) years provided that the Board determines such licensure is in the best interests of the public’s health, safety and welfare.  The Board has also placed Mr. Camiolo’s journeyman plumber license on probation for a period of five (5) years after which he may petition the Board in writing to lift said probation status upon successful completion.  Lastly, the Board has ordered that Mr. Camiolo pay a $900 fine to the Board.  The Board found that Mr. Camiolo violated Board statutes and regulations by failing to obtain a permit prior to beginning plumbing work in Randolph, Massachusetts and further, by allowing unlicensed individuals to perform plumbing work.

Steven Mitchell, Stoughton, MA:  By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Mr. Mitchell’s licenses to practice in the plumbing profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the right to renew any lapsed licenses.  The Board found that Mr. Mitchell failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2010.

Luis M. Vargas, Chelsea, MA:  By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Mr. Vargas’ license to practice in the plumbing profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the right to renew any lapsed license.  The Board found that Mr. Vargas failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2010.

Carlos A. Rivera, Springfield, MA:  By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Mr. Rivera’s license to practice in the plumbing profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the right to renew any lapsed license.  The Board found that Mr. Rivera failed to complete Board required continuing education for the licensing period of May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2010

The Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters holds examinations and issues licenses for journeyman and master plumbers, journeyman and master gas fitters.  It registers apprentice plumbers and gas fitters and issues corporate and partnership certificates. The Board currently licenses a total of approximately 26,753 individuals and businesses in the plumbing and gas fitting profession.

 Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s web site 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.