Chapter 23.737


23.737.010    Purpose.

23.737.020    Applicability.

23.737.030    Noise standards.

23.737.040    Odor, particulate matter, and air contaminants standards.

23.737.050    Vibration standards.

23.737.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide performance standards for all permanent and temporary land uses within the city relative to noise, odor, and vibration. The intent is to provide compatibility between neighboring land uses by minimizing various potential operational impacts. [Ord. 4-2017 § 3 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-2011 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 27-2008 § 1 (Exh. A § 4.13.010)].

23.737.020 Applicability.

The standards of this chapter apply to all new and existing land uses within the city, unless otherwise exempted. Existing uses shall not be modified in conflict with the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 4-2017 § 3 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-2011 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 27-2008 § 1 (Exh. A § 4.13.020)].

23.737.030 Noise standards.

All uses shall comply with the noise standards set forth in the city’s General Plan and the city’s noise ordinance (Chapter 6.68 RCMC, Noise Control). [Ord. 4-2017 § 3 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-2011 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 27-2008 § 1 (Exh. A § 4.13.030)].

23.737.040 Odor, particulate matter, and air contaminants standards.

A. Odor. No obnoxious odors or fumes shall be emitted that are perceptible without instruments by a reasonable person at the property line of the site.

B. Particulate Matter and Air Contaminants. The operation of facilities shall not directly or indirectly discharge air contaminants into the atmosphere, including smoke, sulfur compounds, dust, soot, carbon, noxious acids, gases, mist, odors, or particulate matter, or other air contaminants or combinations which exceed any local, state, or federal air quality standards or which might be obnoxious or offensive to anyone residing or conducting business either on site or abutting the subject site. Particulate matter shall not be discharged into the atmosphere in excess of the standards of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, or the Sacramento metropolitan air quality management district. [Ord. 4-2017 § 3 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-2011 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 27-2008 § 1 (Exh. A § 4.13.040)].

23.737.050 Vibration standards.

Uses that generate vibrations that may be considered a nuisance or hazard on any adjacent property shall be cushioned or isolated to prevent generation of vibrations. Uses shall be operated in compliance with the following provisions:

A. Uses shall not generate ground vibration that is perceptible without instruments by the average person at any point along or beyond the property line of the parcel containing the activities.

B. Uses, activities, and processes shall not generate vibrations that cause discomfort or annoyance to reasonable persons of normal sensitivity or which endanger the comfort, repose, health, or peace of residents whose properties abut the property lines of the subject parcel.

C. Uses shall not generate ground vibration that interferes with the operations of equipment and facilities of adjoining parcels.

D. Vibrations from temporary construction/demolition and vehicles that leave the subject parcel (e.g., trucks, trains, and aircraft) are exempt from the provisions of this section. [Ord. 4-2017 § 3 (Exh. B); Ord. 12-2011 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 27-2008 § 1 (Exh. A § 4.13.050)].