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File #: O-16-24   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 10/5/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/22/2017
Enactment date: 3/10/2017 Enactment #: O-2017-002
Title: C/S Amending Article 9, Chapter 9, "The Noise Control Ordinance" (Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-24, 2. O-24 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf, 3. CS O-24Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/10/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
3/10/2017 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
3/2/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/22/2017 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass, as Substituted, as Amended (Immediate Action)   Action details
2/22/2017 City Council PassedPass Action details
2/15/2017 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council for Immediate ActionPass Action details
2/15/2017 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as Substituted, as AmendedPass Action details
2/15/2017 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee AmendedPass Action details
2/15/2017 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
11/30/2016 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee PostponedPass Action details
10/5/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
10/5/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S O-16-24 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


ORDINANCE
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C/S Amending Article 9, Chapter 9, "The Noise Control Ordinance" (Benton)
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AMENDING ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 9, "THE NOISE CONTROL ORDINANCE".
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Sections 9-9-1 et seq., R.O.A. 1994, is amended to read:
? 9-9-1 SHORT TITLE AND DECLARATION OF INTENT
(A) This article may be cited as the "Noise Control Ordinance."
(B) A substantial body of scientific research has shown that exposure to excessive sound is a serious hazard to the public health, welfare, safety and quality of life. It is the express intent of the City Council to control the level of excessive sound as noise in a manner that promotes the use, value and enjoyment of property, conduct of business, sleep and repose and an environment free from unnecessary and excessive sound.
? 9-9-2 DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPROVED SOUND-LEVEL METER. An instrument sensitive to pressure fluctuations and meeting the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S1.4-1983 Type 1 or Type 2 or those of IEC Publication 651 or those of the latest respective revisions thereof.
A-WEIGHTED SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL. The sound pressure level as measured on an approved sound-level meter using the A-weighting network. The unit of measurement is dB(A). Sounds measured with the "A" weighting network approximate the response of human hearing when measuring sounds of low to moderate intensity.
C-WEIGHTED SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL. The sound pressure level as measured on an approved sound-level meter using the C-weighting network. The unit of measurement is dB(C). The "C" weighting network is more sensitive to low frequencies than is the "A" weightin...

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