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File #: Int 0743-2011    Version: * Name: Noise levels in commercial and manufacturing districts.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to noise levels in commercial and manufacturing districts.
Sponsors: Diana Reyna, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Darlene Mealy, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Int. No. 743
 
By Council Members Reyna, Comrie, James, Lander, Mealy, Palma, Rose and Halloran
  
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to noise levels in commercial and manufacturing districts.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision b of section 24-218 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding paragraphs 4 and 5 to read as follows:
§24-218 (b) Unreasonable noise shall include but shall not be limited to sound, attributable to any device, that exceeds the following prohibited noise levels:
(1) Sound, other than impulsive sound, attributable to the source, measured at a level of 7 dB(A) or more above the ambient sound level at or after 10:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m., as measured at any point within a receiving property or as measured at a distance of 15 feet or more from the source on a public right-of-way.
(2) Sound, other than impulsive sound, attributable to the source, measured at a level of 10 dB(A) or more above the ambient sound level at or after 7:00 a.m. and before 10:00 p.m., as measured at any point within a receiving property or as measured at a distance of 15 feet or more from the source on a public right-of-way.
(3) Impulsive sound, attributable to the source, measured at a level of 15 dB(A) or more above the ambient sound level, as measured at any point within a receiving property or as measured at a distance of 15 feet or more from the source on a public right-of-way. Impulsive sound levels shall be measured in the A-weighting network with the sound level meter set to fast response. The ambient sound level shall be taken in the A-weighting network with the sound level meter set to slow response.
(4) Sound, other than impulsive sound, attributable to the source, measured at a level of 13 dB(A) or more above the ambient sound level at as measured at any point within a receiving property or as measured at a distance of 15 feet or more from the source on a public right-of-way in any area classified as a commercial district or manufacturing district by the zoning resolution.
(5) Impulsive sound, attributable to the source, measured at a level of 18 dB(A) or more above the ambient sound level, as measured at any point within a receiving property or as measured at a distance of 15 feet or more from the source on a public right-of-way in any area classified as a commercial district or manufacturing district by the zoning resolution.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
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