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File #: 2015-1892    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/20/2015 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 7/21/2015 Final action: 8/3/2015
Enactment date: 8/3/2015 Enactment #: 28
Effective date: 8/11/2015    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601 Public Order, Section 601.04 Noise Control, by deleting the language in the Chapter in its entirety, and replacing it with new language.
Sponsors: Bruce A. Kraus
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601 Public Order, Section 601.04 Noise Control, by deleting the language in the Chapter in its entirety, and replacing it with new language.

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:
Section 1. That the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601 Public Order, Section 601.04 Noise Control, is hereby amended by deleting the language in the Chapter in its entirety, and replacing it with new language, as follows:
* ? 601.04 - NOISE CONTROL.
(a)
Purpose: Excessive noise is a serious threat to the welfare, contentment, safety, health and the peace and quiet of the residents of the City. It is the intent of this Ordinance to establish requirements to prevent excessive noise that may jeopardize the health and welfare of its residents or degrade their quality of life. This Ordinance is not intended and shall not be interpreted to be a regulation of the content of speech or communication; this Ordinance is intended to be entirely content-neutral; this Ordinance regulates only the time, place and manner of noise as defined below.

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Definitions:
Amplified Noise. Noise created by loudspeaker(s), audio amplification device(s), or other similar devices.
Apartment. A building containing multiple residential units.
Construction. Any site preparation, assembly, erection, demolition, substantial repair, maintenance, alteration, or similar action for or of public or private rights-of-way, structures, utilities, or similar property.
Decibel. Unit of measure of the noise level. Symbol is dB.
dB(A). The symbol designation of a noise level, reported in decibels, using the A-Weighting network of a sound level meter, as defined in ANSI S1.4-Specification For Sound Level Meters. For example, noise will be reported as seventy-two (72) dB(A). For ...

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