Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-69-1.8 - Exemptions

Current through March 4, 2022

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 noises therefrom.
(c) Noises 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.
(g) Construction noise.
(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 local authorities.
(i) Noise 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.
(l) Noise 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.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-69-1.8
Effective June 15, 1978

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