§ 150.17  GENERAL NOISE CONTROL GUIDELINES.
   (A)   All stone and mineral quarries within the town shall comply with all applicable state and federal regulations as they relate to blasting.
   (B)   All blasts shall be sized and designated to minimize ground vibrations and air blasts.
   (C)   Explosives shall not be stored at the stone or mineral quarry.
   (D)   Prior to commencement of operations, any stone or mineral quarry hereafter established (including any stone or mineral quarry where production is reestablished after more than one year without production) in the town shall offer to perform a pre-blast survey at no cost to the property owner, of each residence currently existing within 1,500 feet of the proposed final excavation limit. The offer shall be made in writing and sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such survey will be performed by an independent company, and copies of the survey will be given to the owners. This offer shall be extended up until the date that production blasting is initiated.
   (E)   The owner and, if different, the operator of the stone or mineral quarry shall retain responsibility for all blasting regardless of whether the blasting is done by the owner(s) and/or operators personnel, or done by others performing as independent subcontractors.
(Prior Code, § 6-109)  (Ord. 1994-6, passed 5-9-1994)  Penalty, see § 150.99