File #: Int 0160-2022    Version: * Name: Noise standard for commercial establishments.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the noise standard for commercial establishments
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger , Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would amend the definition for unreasonable noise as applied to commercial establishments as sound that exceeds specified prohibited noise levels.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 160, 2. Int. No. 160, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22

Int. No. 160

 

By Council Members Holden, Yeger and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the noise standard for commercial establishments

 

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, as amended by local law 72 for the year 2016, is amended to read as follows:

                     (b) [Unreasonable] For music originating from an interior space in connection with the operation of any commercial establishment or enterprise, unreasonable noise shall be defined as a sound that exceeds the prohibited noise levels set forth in this subdivision; and for all other sources of noise, unreasonable noise shall include but shall not be limited to sound, attributable to any device, that exceeds the [following] prohibited noise levels set forth in this subdivision:

                     (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.

                     § 2. Section 24-244 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

                     (c) This section shall not apply to music originating from an interior space in connection with the operation of any commercial establishment or enterprise.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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