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SUMMARY OF PROPOSED
REVISIONS TO THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE OF REGULATORY ORDINANCES, TITLE 3, DIVISION 6, CHAPTER 4 (SECTIONS 36.401 ET SEQ).
The proposed changes to this chapter: 1)
clean up and clarify existing language and delete unnecessary sections and language, 2)
add definitions for the terms "a-weighted sound level," "disturbing, excessive or offensive noise," "impulsive noise," "maximum sound level," "occupied property," "off-road recreational vehicle," and "plainly audible," 3)
modify the sound level limits for Specific Planning Areas zoned S88, based upon the approved use of the property, 4)
modify the applicable average sound level limit when the ambient noise level exceeds the allowed average hourly sound level, 5)
clarify what is a holiday when the operation of construction equipment is not allowed, 6)
modify the period over which the average sound level of construction noise is measured to eight hours, 7)
adopt new regulations for impulsive noises, 8)
adopt new regulations for off-road recreational vehicles, 9)
adopt a specific exemption for use of an emergency generator after a power failure, by law enforcement, fire officials and emergency medical service providers and reasonable testing of the generator, 10)
provide specific criteria to be used by the noise control officer in determining whether to grant a variance, 11)
enlarge the time from 10 days to 15 days after an applicant provides additional information to the noise control officer that the applicant may deem the application for a variance denied if not acted upon, 12)
enlarge the time for an applicant to appeal a decision by the noise control officer on a variance application, or a decision suspending or revoking a variance from 10 days to 15 days, 13)
provide that appeals from decisions by the noise control officer shall be heard by a County hearing officer, 14)
provide procedures for scheduling and handling appeal hearings.
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Pub. Nov 18-00049675