Plumbers and Gas Fitters Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 1-10-2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
9 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Address

1000 Washington Street, Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 1-10-2018

Posted on 1-2-2018 at 12:30 pm

 

 

JANUARY 10, 2018 BOARD MEETING AGENDA

9:00 A.M. AGENDA REVIEW: By the Chairman

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

 The December 6, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

 The December 6, 2017 Executive Session Minutes

DISCUSSION(S)

D1) Code Requirements for Emergency Eyewashes/Showers

D2) Application of 248 CMR 5.00 and 8.00 in regards to the storage and transport of liquefied petroleum.

D3) Code Requirements for adult daycare facilities

D4) Listening sessions and preliminary discussions for 2018 amendments to 248 CMR 3.00 to 11.00.

D5) Number of permits required for multi-unit buildings

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT(S)

V3) Southeastern Regional VTHS- 250 Foundry St. – Easton

Commercial project for the town of Easton’s Fire Department. The proposed work will have the students install a kitchen sink, dishwasher, and icemaker line to a refrigerator.

PRODUCT REVIEW(S)

PA1) Sharc Energy Systems – Review of Piranha waste water heat recovery pumps.

VARIANCE REQUEST(S)

PV73 – KRINGLE EMPORIUM – 100 UNION STRET – SPRINGFIELD

The Petitioner (Alicia Bayley) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18)(table 1) to install one single user unisex accessible bathroom in lieu of the required two for a retail establishment being placed in a former church with 2,500 sf accessible main floor and a 1,200 sf limited access basement used for storage, mechanical and electrical. The retail establishment will have up to five employees and, while a coffee counter will sell food and beverages, no seating will be provided. The Springfield Board of Health was properly petitioned

PV80 – 992 MEMORIAL DRIVE – UNIT 202 – CAMBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Mark Laverty) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow laundry connections to be utilized/installed in apartments located on the second floor of a building originally constructed in 1910. The petitioner indicates that laundry connections previously were in use and that the installation of a new laundry stack would require passing through six floors of condos requiring opening up walls at each floor. The Petitioner also indicates that the intended users would have difficulty using other laundry facilities in the building. The Cambridge Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV81 – 5 TURNER STREET – WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Frederick Thomas) is seeking relief from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow the installation of a point of use ejector system for a limited use pantry sink. The Petitioner indicates that a connection for a gravity drain required by code would require a neighboring tenant to vacate their adjoining space and cease business to allow for slab cutting and associated work. The Waltham Board of Health supports this request.

PV82 – MR. POLANSKY - HAMPTON PLACE CONDOMINIUMS, UNIT 605N - NEWTON

The Petitioner (Dan Kaplan) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to permit the replacement of an existing tub / shower with a stand-up shower with bench seat & hand safety rails while utilizing an existing 1 ½ inch tub drain in lieu of the required two inches. The Petitioner indicates that the existing drain is bored through a 12 inch concrete floor slab and is not accessible from below. It is further noted that the intended users have health issues requiring this installation. The Newton Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV83 - MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY - TERMINAL B - PIER B – LOGAN

The Petitioner (Scott Anderson) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.06 to utilize otherwise non-permitted CPVC (Non-Potable, wash down water supply) and PVC (room drainage) materials for a new indoor, post security, Pet Relief Room on the Departures Level of Terminal B - Pier B that will be equipped with permeable, artificial turf set on a raised polypropylene grid above a heavy-duty porcelain tile floor pitched to drain, a perimeter, automatic wash down system is planned along with a hose reel with a manual spray fitting. The automatic wash down system is planned along with a hose reel with a manual spray fitting. The automatic was down piping will run between the turf and the tile. The Petitioner indicates that the proposed materials have been selected for increased durability in the pet waste environment that is expected on the floor of the room. As this is a State project, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

PV84 - NEW HOME - MARIA & EMIDIO 604 UNION STREET – BRAINTREE

The Petitioner (Francine Townsend) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 3.04 to install a non-product accepted whirlpool tub purchased by the homeowner, who was unaware of Massachusetts plumbing code requirements. The Braintree Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV85 - MASS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - 98 MONTAUK ROAD - BROCKTON

The Petitioner (Michael Camoscio) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.04 and 10.09 for permission to not install floor drains in a maintenance facility used to maintain military vehicles. The Petitioner indicates that the code issue was triggered due to an unrelated bathroom installation. With regards to the floor drains, the existing slab on grade floor would need to be modified to include a floor drainage system with proper venting and an oil water separator with proper venting through the roof of the facility. The existing service bays have one way access at each bay, meaning the work to install a floor drainage system with proper venting would limit the amount of bays that would be available to perform maintenance. The Petitioner further indicates that the facility does have an exterior area that is served by an exterior oil water separator. As this is a state project, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

PV86 - JAMESTOWN DESIGN PLACE LP - BOSTON

The Petitioner (Andrew Powers) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.15 to allow two 4" vent extensions servicing a new gas/oil interceptor, to be installed on the exterior façade of the existing building and terminate above the roof line in lieu of installing the vents through the existing interior space. The renovation work is being performed on the ground floor of the existing eight story building. The Petitioner states that installing the vents in the interior space would negatively impact all existing tenant spaces on the floors above. Boston Inspectional Services was properly petitioned

PV87- ANCHOR INN - 1 S0UTH STREE - HYANNIS

The Petitioner (Robert Penney) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.06to utilize existing PVC drains serving two lavatories and bar sinks in two back to back basement hotel rooms with a common wet wall which are being converted to office space. The Petitioner states if this was permitted, he would transition outside of the wall and beneath the cabinets back to approved copper/brass drainage piping. All other materials would conform to code. The Hyannis Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV88 - 1842 - 1842 BEACON STREET - BROOKLINE

The Petitioner (Sammi Kassis) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18) to install a single unisex bathroom for a dental office to be located in a 1,380 square foot space with an occupancy of 23. The Petitioner notes that a maximum of 13 people would be present at any time and that public restrooms are located within 10 feet of the office. The Brookline Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV89 - MA DOT - 75 SUNDERLAND ROAD - DEERFIELD

The Petitioner (Christopher Garcia) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.02(8)(b) to not install bathroom facilities in a new 1,060 square foot building which will house salt brine making equipment. The building will house a salt hopper, brine maker, and blending deliver system. The brine maker does require a non-potable make-up water connection. The building will have a domestic water service and will be heated with natural gas unit heaters. The building will not be permanently occupied by on-site staff. There are two existing buildings on-site which provide for staff bathroom facilities and which are located approximately 280' feet from the proposed brine making building. As this is a state project, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

PV90 - D.C. KAUFMAN ELECTRICAL INC., OWNER - 185 NEWTON ST-WALTHAM

The Petitioner (David Kaufman) is seeking a variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to not require the installation of a second bathroom on a 2,278 foot office building. The Petitioner notes that he is not remodeling the entire building, there will only be 1 person in the office, and the majority of the space will be used for the storage of equipment and supplies. The Waltham Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV92 – BOSTON HARBOR INDUSTRIAL DEV., 655 SUMMER STREET – BOSTON

The Petitioner (Andrew Pappas) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.13 to not install a waste piping and neutralization system for a business which develops and produces handheld chemical detectors. The Petitioner indicates that only a small amount of chemicals are on site and states that all chemical waste would be collected in disposal containers and would not be discharged into the sanitary waste system. As this is a state project, no Board of Health petitioning is required.

PV93 – MICRO/MEDICINE (Proposed) SPACE IS VACANT 1440 MAIN STREET - WALTHAM

The Petitioner (David Lewis) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.13 to not install a neutralization system for a business that will utilize four laboratory sinks for a business that develops technology for isolating various components from human blood and bone marrow. The Petitioner notes that they qualify as a small quantity generator for hazardous waste. The Waltham Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV95- TEMESCAL WELLNESS 141 SW CUTOFF- WORCESTER

The Petitioner (Tyme Ferris) is requesting two variances from 248 CMR 10.15:

A. The Petitioner seeks approval to use a sump pump system pumping runoff from cannabis cultivation tables to an outdoor tight tank. In support of this, the Petitioner notes that no municipal sewer system will be available for at least three years and states that DPH requirements mandate collection. Finally, the Petitioner notes that drainage must be pumped as the tanks would be located below or at no descending pitch to an existing tight tank.

B. The Petitioner request using PVC piping instead of copper or cast iron due to the high sodium content in the effluent runoff.

The Petitioner certifies that the Worcester Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV96-RUSSELL RABY-53 PIEDMONT ST- WALTHAM

The Petitioner (Russell Raby) is requesting a post installation variance from 248 CMR 10.10 to install a shower that does not meet the 30 inch minimum dimension requirement due to space limitations. The Petitioner certifies that the Pepperell Board of Health was properly petitioned.

PV97 – STURBRIDGE ORTHODONTICS, P.C. – STURBRIDGE

The Petitioner (Patricia Sweitzer) seeks a variance from 248 CMR 10.10(18) to allow an orthodontic office to utilize two unisex bathrooms for both patients and staff. The Petitioner states that the facility is just less than 2400 square feet and will have no more than twelve people at any one time. The Sturbridge Board of Health was properly petitioned.

FYI – Board Delegated Staff Approvals – Board Vote Not Required

None reported at time of agenda posting

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CHARACTER REVIEW(S)

CR1) AN CR2) BS CR3) MP CR4) BB

QUASI JUDICIAL SESSION

PL-16-928

BOARD WILL CONSIDER ANY MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR:

ADJOURNMENT

Note:

Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in this Plumbing Board meeting. All requests should be submitted to Deborah Cassano at

(617)-727-3110 no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled Board Meeting. While the Board of Examiners of Plumbers & Gas Fitters will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after that date may not be provided due to feasibility.

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