8.04.130 – Dense smoke

It is unlawful to cause or permit the emission of dense smoke from any fire, chimney, engine, oil burner or any other agency in the city so as to cause annoyance and discomfort to the residents thereof. For the purpose of testing and grading the density of smoke, the Ringlemann Smoke Chart, as published and used by the United States Geological Survey, shall be and is adopted as a standard for such grading; and smoke shall be and is defined as and declared to be "dense" when it is of a degree of density of number three of said chart, or greater, for more than six minutes in any one hour, whether such period of time is consecutive or not.

(Prior code: § 19.514)