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Any use in a Light Industrial (LI) District or Industrial (I) District shall comply with the performance standards set forth hereinafter for the district in which such use or building is to be located. If any existing use or building is extended, enlarged or reconstructed, the performance standards for the district involved shall apply to such extended, enlarged or reconstructed part or parts of such building or use as well.
(a) Air Pollution. No establishment or operation shall be permitted to emit into the air smoke, fly ash, dust, fumes, vapors, gases and other forms of air pollution except as permitted and approved by the Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control.
(b) Fire and Explosive Hazards.
(1) The storage, utilization and manufacture of materials, goods or products ranging from free to active burning is permitted, provided the materials or products shall be stored, utilized or produced within completely enclosed structures having incombustible exterior walls, and such structure shall be protected throughout by an automatic sprinkler system complying with installation standards prescribed by the National Fire Protection Association.
(2) Materials which produce flammable or explosive vapors or gases under ordinary weather temperatures shall not be permitted in Light Industrial and Industrial Districts except such materials as are used or required in emergency equipment or in secondary processes which are accessory to the main use.
(c) Glare and Heat. Any operation which produces glare or heat contrary to the normal and expected conditions shall be performed so as not to create any hazards along the lot line in a Light Industrial District, and not create any hazards along the district boundary of an Industrial District.
(d) Odorous Matter. The emission of odorous matter in such quantities as to produce a public nuisance or hazard shall not be detectable beyond the lot line in a Light Industrial District and beyond the district boundary line in an Industrial District.
(e) Toxic or Noxious Matter. The discharge of toxic or noxious matter across the lot lines wherein such a use is located is prohibited for any period of time and in such concentrations as to be detrimental to or endanger the public health, safety, comfort or welfare or cause injury or damage to property.
(f) Noise. The sound pressure level of any individual operation or operations on a lot in any Industrial District, other than the operation of auto calls, bells, motor vehicles, sirens or whistles, shall not exceed the average intensity of the street traffic noise at the nearest Residential or Business District.
(g) Vibration. Operations creating intense earth-shaking vibrations in the Light Industrial and Industrial Districts shall be set back from and controlled in such a manner as to prevent transmission of vibrations which would be perceptible without the aid of instruments at the lot line in a Light Industrial District or along the district boundary of an Industrial District.
(h) Industrial Wastes. Pollution control standards as required by this section shall be those which are set forth in Chapter 1472 of the Building and Housing Code and the rules and regulations of the Board of Municipal Utilities regarding discharge of waste waters.
(i) Soil Removal. No mining, extracting, filling or soil-stripping operations shall be conducted in such a manner as to leave unsightly or dangerous excavations or soil banks, or in such a manner as to increase erosion.
(Ord. 52-99. Passed 3-22-99; Ord. 55-2009. Passed 6-8-09.)