Exempted from these Regulations are:
(a) Conditions caused by natural phenomena,
strike, riot, catastrophe, or other condition over which the apparent violator
has no control.
(b) Noise generated
by engine-powered or motor-driven lawn care or maintenance equipment shall be
exempted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. provided that noise
discharged from exhausts is adequately muffled to prevent loud and/or explosive
created by snow removal equipment at any time shall be exempted provided that
such equipment shall be maintained in good repair so as to minimize noise, and
noise discharged from exhausts shall be adequately muffled to prevent loud
and/or explosive noises therefrom.
(d) Noise that originates at airports that is
directly caused by aircraft flight operations specifically preempted by the
Federal Aviation Administration.
(e) Noise created by the use of property for
purposes of conducting speed or endurance events involving motor vehicles shall
be exempted but such exemption is effective only during the specific period(s)
of time within which such use is authorized by the political subdivision or
governmental entity having lawful jurisdiction to sanction such use.
(f) Noise created as a result of, or relating
to, an emergency.
(h) Noise created by
blasting other than that conducted in connection with construction activities
shall be exempted provided that the blasting is conducted between 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. local time at specified hours previously announced to the local
public, or provided that a permit for such blasting has been obtained from
created by on-site recreational or sporting activity which is sanctioned by the
state or local government provided that noise discharged from exhausts is
adequately muffled to prevent loud and/or explosive noises therefrom.
(j) Patriotic or public celebrations not
extending longer than one calendar day.
(k) Noise created by aircraft, or aircraft
propulsion components designed for or utilized in the development of aircraft,
under test conditions.
created by products undergoing test, where one of the primary purposes of the
test is evaluation of product noise characteristics and where practical noise
control measures have been taken.
(m) Noise generated by transmission
facilities, distribution facilities and substations of public utilities
providing electrical powers, telephone, cable television or other similar
services and located on property which is not owned by the public utility and
which may or may not be within utility easements.