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February 21, 2007 - PLUMBERS LICENSING BOARD

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February 21, 2007 - PLUMBERS LICENSING BOARD

    PLUMBERS’ LICENSING BOARD

Meeting No. 317 February 21, 2007

A meeting of the Plumbers’ Licensing Board was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    at 9:00 a.m.

Present were:

     Chair Tedd Evans

    Other Board Members: Vice Chair John Pendleton, David Rieth, Richard

    Zannini and Daniel Duckett

    Staff: Chief Inspector Nancy Allen, Inspectors Scott Allen, Randy

    Sherman, Roy Pender and Ron LeMere

    Others Present: Tim Dupont, Nashua Plumbing Inspector, Dianne Swain,

    NHPMC, David Pelletier, Local 131; Keith Mercier, Local Plumbing

    Contractor; and Dan Clark, Code Enforcement Officer, City of Concord.

    Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made by Board Member Rieth, seconded by Board Member Zannini and

    unanimously voted to approve the minutes as written.

The Chair and other members of the Board welcomed Daniel Duckett as the new

    consumer member of the Plumbers’ Licensing Board.

    Chief Inspector’s Report:

The Chief Inspector submitted the monthly report to the Board for review. The monthly

    report has been placed on file. The Chief Inspector reviewed the exam results and the

    percentage of pass/fail. The Board staff reviews the examination once a year and the

    Chief Inspector will report if any changes are made to the examination at that time.

The Chief Inspector attended the State Apprentice Council meeting this month and there

    was discussion that New Hampshire will change from a SAC (State Apprentice Council)

    State to a BAT (Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training) State. The Federal Government

    would generate the paperwork rather than the State Department of Labor. The results of

    the change will allow Jack Jarvis to hire more staff that would allow for quicker service

    and more coverage of the State. The Chief Inspector will report to the Board when any

    changes occur and how those changes would impact the implementation of the apprentice

    program.

The Chief Inspector reported that the Inspectors are doing the seminar audits. Once the

    seminars have all been audited a report will be submitted to the Board for review.

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    Meeting No. 317

    February 21, 2007

    Legislative Update:

Chair Evans reported to the Board legislative bills that have been filed and if available

    the information when the hearings will be held.

SB 210, which amends Chapter 329-A to include the licensing of gas fitters. The hearing

    for this bill is Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

    SB 116 is a bill, which establishes a committee to study the licensing and regulation of fuel gas fitters by the state fire marshal

    SB 81 relative to membership of the state building code review board. An amendment to this bill is being considered which would delete everything proposed and substitute

    language to adopt the 2006 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Residential

    and Energy Codes.

It was agreed by the Board that Chair Evans should advise Senator Clegg that the

    Plumbers’ Licensing Board would be proposing amendments to the plumbing code at the

    appropriate time.

    HB 170 relative to professional membership on certain occupational regulatory boards

    HB 593 relative to penalties for violations of licensing requirements for certain regulated professions.

    SB 62 relative to penalties for violations of the state building code

Chair Evans will brief the Board each month with an update on the progress of the

    proposed bills and the board will be informed of any additional proposed bills before the

    legislature.

Building Code Review Board

The Building Code Review Board is attempting to schedule a meeting regarding modular

    homes. Additional items before the Code Review Board is a possible change of the

    definition of potable water. The Code Review Board also discussed legislation which

    would license modular home contractors, home builders and home inspectors.

Consent Agreement/Alan Stewart

Inspector Sherman outlined the case against Mr. Stewart. Inspector Sherman was called

    to investigate the residents of a home that was experiencing an odor. When an

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    PUBLIC HEARING

The Chair of the Plumbers’ Licensing Board, Tedd Evans, declared the public hearing

    open for discussion at 10:00 a.m. regarding fee changes as proposed in PLU 300.

The Chair requested testimony from any interested party.

Since there were no individuals that wanted to offer testimony, the Public Hearing was

    closed.

The Chair closed the public hearing at 10:05 a.m.

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    Meeting No. 317

    February 21, 2007

    Non-Public

    A motion was made by Vice Chair Pendleton, seconded by Board Member Rieth and unanimously voted to adjourn into a non-public session for the purpose of discussing a personnel issue and applications for examination and licensure. The Board voted as follows:

     Vice Chair Pendleton - yes

     Board Member Rieth - yes

     Board Member Zannini - yes

     Board Member Duckett - yes

     Chair Evans - yes

    A motion was made by Vice Chair Pendleton, seconded by Board Member Duckett and unanimously voted to come out of the non-public session. The Board voted to seal the minutes to protect the licensing applicants and the employee. The Board voted as follows:

     Vice Chair Pendleton - yes

     Board Member Rieth - yes

     Board Member Zannini - yes

     Board Member Duckett - yes

     Chair Evans - yes

    A motion was made Vice Chair Pendleton, seconded by Board Member Rieth and unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES:

NEXT BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007

    GAS INSTALLERS HEARING: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007

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