For Immediate Release - July 03, 2012

Board of Examiners of Electricians Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON – July 3, 2012 – The Board of State Examiners of Electricians today announced enforcement action against the following individuals:

James Lapier, Sheffield

Lapier entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $500 fine in resolution of allegations he failed to notify the town inspector prior to commencing work.

Frank J. Dekarski, South Boston

Dekarski entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $200 fine in resolution of allegations he conducted business in a name other than that printed on his license and failed to keep, or cause to be kept, accurate and detailed employment records for learners or apprentices for at least seven years.

Paul Fernandes, New Bedford

Fernandes entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $500 fine in resolution of allegations he commenced electrical services at a property and failed to apply for or acquire a permit to perform said services.

Robert J. Campbell, Stoughton

Campbell entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $200 fine in resolution of allegations that in July 2009 he commenced electrical work in South Yarmouth, and after the Yarmouth Inspector of Wires posted a “Stop Work Order” on the property, Campbell filed an application for a permit to perform said electrical work, in violation of relevant permitting law.

Douglas R. Trapp, Edgartown and Jamaica Plain

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Trapp’s Journeyman License. In the Order, the Board found Trapp failed to disclose to the Board a prior criminal conviction.

Kevin D. Garibian, West Springfield

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board has revoked Garibian’s right, if any, to petition the Board for the reinstatement of his license to practice in the electrical profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board found Garibian advertised in a name that did not appear on his license and failed to respond to a Board request.

Paul Gratta, Weymouth

By Final Decision and Order, the Board imposed a $1,500 fine against Gratta, who does not hold a license to practice in the electrical profession in Massachusetts. The Board found Gratta violated Board statutes by advertising that his company, Atlantic Mechanical Contractors, was “fully licensed in electrical” and by failing to obtain an electrical permit for electrical work.

Nelson P. Faria, Attleboro

Faria entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $100 fine in resolution of allegations he advertised with a name not on his license in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Walter J. Nowicki, Jr., Holliston

Nowicki entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $1,600 fine in resolution of allegations of failing to register his corporation with the Board and failing to apply for and/or acquire a permit to perform electrical services.

The professionals licensed by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians include master electricians, journeyman electricians, systems contractors and systems technicians. The Board also assists local wiring inspectors in mediating code disputes between licensees and wiring inspectors.

The primary mission of the Board is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations. The Board currently licenses approximately 34,238 individuals in the electrical 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.