11.03.03.03

.03 Limits for Cumulative Noise Exposure.

A. Authority. Transportation Article, 5-804(a) mandates the Executive Director, by regulation, to adopt limits for cumulative noise exposure for residential land use and other categories of land use, on the basis of their noise sensitivity, with the endorsement of the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of the Environment and after a public hearing following 60 days notice.

B. Limits. Limits for cumulative noise exposure are hereby established as follows:

Limits for Cumulative Noise
Exposure (Annual Day-Night
Average Sound Level, dB RE
20 micropascals)

Land Use ...................................................................................................................Effective 1 July 1975

(1) Residential, single and two family; mobile homes ----------- 65

(2) Residential, multifamily, dormitories ---------------------- 65

(3) Schools, hospitals, rest homes, homes for the aged, nursing homes -- 65

(4) Libraries, churches ---------------------------------------- 65

(5) Transient lodging, hotels, motels -------------------------- 70

(6) Auditoriums, concert halls --------------------------------- 65

(7) Sports arenas, outdoor spectator sports -------------------- 70

(8) Playgrounds, neighborhood parks ---------------------------- 70

(9) Golf courses, riding stables, water recreation, cemeteries - 75

(10) Office buildings, personal, business, professional -------- 75

(11) Commercial (retail), movie theaters, restaurants ---------- 75

(12) Commercial (wholesale, some retail), industry, manufacturing utilities ------- 75

(13) Manufacturing, communications, (noise sensitive) ---------- 70

(14) Livestock farming, animal breeding ------------------------ 75

(15) Agriculture (except livestock), mining, fishing ----- no limit

(16) Aviation-related (hangars, runways, maintenance facilities) ------ no limit