17.22.050 – Environmental performance standards

All uses shall comply with the performance standards established in this Section unless any Federal, State, County or local law, ordinance or regulation establishes a more restrictive standard, in which case, the more restrictive standard shall apply.
(Ord. 1960-16 § IX (A) (5) (part).)

  1. Noise
    No activity or use shall be conducted in a manner that generates a level of sound as measured on another lot greater than that allowed by Noise Regulations of the State Pollution Control Board, as amended from time to time. The limits shall not apply to construction noises, noises emanating from safety signals or warning devices, noises not directly under the control of the owner or occupant of the property, and transient noises from moving sources, such as motor vehicles, railroads and aircraft.
    (Ord. 1960-16 § IX (A) (5) (a).)
  2. Glare and Heat
    Any activity or operation of any use producing glare or heat shall be conducted so that no glare or heat from the activity or operation shall be detectable at any point off the lot on which the use is located. Flickering or intense sources of light shall be controlled or shielded so as not to cause a nuisance across lot lines.
    (Ord. 1960-16 § IX (A) (5) (g).)
  3. Vibration
    No earthborne vibration from the operation of any use shall be detectable at any point off the lot on which the use is located.
    (Ord. 1960-16 § IX (A) (5) (b).)
  4. Dust and Air Pollution
    Dust and other types of air pollution, borne by the wind from sources, such as storage areas, yards, roads, conveying equipment and the like, within lot boundaries, shall be kept to a minimum by appropriate landscaping, screening, sheltering, paving, fencing, wetting, collecting or other acceptable means. No persons shall cause, or allow, the emission of fugitive particulate matter across lot lines visible to an observer looking generally toward the zenith, beyond the property line. This requirement shall not apply when the wind speed is greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour. Determination of wind speed for the purposes of this rule shall be by a one (1) hour average or hourly-recorded value at the nearest official station of the U.S. Weather Bureau or by wind speed instruments operated on the site.
(1960-16: § IX (A) (5) (c))