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A use in the Industrial District shall comply with the following performance standards:
(a) Compliance with State and Federal Regulations. A use shall comply with state and federal Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA and other state and federal requirements that regulate the operation of the industrial use.
(b) Storage Handling. A storage area shall comply with the City of Chardon Fire Prevention Code. A storage area shall be accessible to firefighting equipment at all times.
(c) Liquid Waste. Liquid waste shall be stored in containers and regularly removed from the site for disposal. Liquid waste or sewerage shall not be discharged into a reservoir, stream, storm water control basin, or storm sewer and shall not be discharged into a sanitary sewer until insoluble substances, such as oils, grease, acids, alkaloids and other chemicals in the waste are treated and the waste does not exceed the limit prescribed by the City of Chardon, Ohio EPA., and Federal EPA regulations.
(d) Fire Hazards. Processing that uses explosive materials is permitted only as a conditional use and only after issuance of a Conditional Use Certificate. An activity that involves the use of flammable or explosive material shall comply with the following:
(e) Radioactive or Electrical Disturbances.
(1) No activity shall emit radioactivity at levels above _________ or an electrical discharge that affects the operation of any equipment other than that of the creator of such disturbances.
(2) Disturbances shall be confined to the use and lot from which they originate and shall not cross a lot line.
(3) The handling of radioactive material, activities resulting in emissions of radioactivity, the discharge of such material into the air and water, and the disposal of radioactive waste shall comply with the regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
(f) Noise and Sound. A maximum noise level of 80 decibels is permitted at the boundary of the nearest residential district located within the City. Noise shall be muffled to prevent intermittence, beat frequency or shrillness. During the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, sound may equal but not exceed traffic noise in the vicinity.
(g) Air Pollution.
(1) Smoke. No smoke shall be emitted with a density greater than No. 1 according to Ringelmann's Scale, except that smoke with a density not greater than No. 2 according to Ringelmann's Scale is permitted for not more than six minutes per hour.
(2) Dust. Dust produced by an industrial operation shall be confined to the building in which it is produced.
(h) Odorous Matter. Noxious odor shall be contained to the parcel of the use which creates it.
(i) Vibration. A use that creates vibrations that are perceptible without the aid of instruments shall be set back and controlled to prevent transmission beyond the zoning district boundary.
(j) Noxious, toxic or corrosive fumes. Gases or fumes which are toxic to persons or animals or may damage property or vegetation shall be contained within the building in which they are produced.
(k) Heat and Glare. A use shall not generate heat or glare which is perceptible without the aid of instruments beyond the zoning district boundary.
(l) Erosion. No erosion, by either wind or water, which will carry objectionable substances onto neighboring properties is permitted.
(m) Water Pollution. Pollution of water is subject to the regulations of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
(1) The Community Development Administrator prior to the issuance of a Zoning Certificate, may require procedures and plans to control and reduce byproducts of processing and equipment operations to acceptable limits and tolerances.
(o) When a complaint is received, the Community Development Administrator shall test for excessive noise before a notice of violation is issued. When a complaint is received and the City does not have the equipment necessary for an accurate test, the Community Development Administrator may require the owner to obtain and pay for an independent test or inspection by a professional engineer experienced in the particular specialty.
(p) Measurement Procedures. Procedures and tests for the presence of dangerous and objectionable elements shall conform to standards adopted by the American Standards Association, Inc., New York, NY; the Manufacturing Chemists' Association, Inc., Washington, D. C. or the United States Bureau of Mines.
(q) Stormwater Detention/Retention Facilities. A detention or retention facility visible from a public street shall be integrated into the site with landscaping and any combination of the following elements: shade and ornamental trees, evergreens, shrubbery, hedges, other plant materials and ornamental fencing.
(Ord. 2635. Passed 1-13-11; Ord. 3040. Passed 12-13-18.)