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A. Standards. All uses, except agricultural uses, shall be so operated so as to comply with the performance standards described in this section. In addition to these performance standards, all uses shall be constructed, maintained, and operated as not to be injurious to the use and occupation of the adjacent premises by reason of the emission or creation of noise, vibration, radiation, fire and explosive hazard, or glare. All noise, vibration, radiation, fire and explosive hazard, or glare shall conform to local, state, and federal laws. Nothing in this section may be construed to alter, change, modify or abrogate any authority granted exclusively to any state or federal regulations.
B. Noise. No activity or use may be conducted in a manner that generates a level of sound as measured on another property greater than that allowed by federal, state, or local regulations, as amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency standards (title 35, subtitle H, Chapter I, Section 900.102). These limits do not apply to construction noises, noises emanating from safety signals or warning devices, noises not directly under the control of the owner or occupant of the property, and transient noises from moving sources, such as motor vehicles, railroads, and aircraft. Construction activity shall be limited to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days per week, except for emergency repairs.
C. Heat. Any activity or the operation of any use that produces heat shall be conducted so that no heat from the activity or operation is detectable at any point off the lot on which the use is located.
D. Lighting and Glare.
1. All exterior lighting must meet the requirements of § 16.60.020 (Exterior Lighting).
2. Any commercial or industrial activity or operation that produces glare or flickering of intense light sources shall be shielded, screened, or conducted so that no glare from the activity or operation is detectable, and flickering does not cause a nuisance, at any point off the lot or parcel on which the use is located.
E. Dust and Air Pollution. Dust and other types of air pollution, borne by the wind from sources, such as storage areas, yards, driveways and parking areas, conveying equipment, and the like, within lot boundaries, shall be kept to a minimum by appropriate landscape, screening, sheltering, paving, fencing, wetting, collecting, or other acceptable means.
F. Discharge and Disposal of Radioactive and Hazardous Waste. The discharge of fluid and the disposal of solid radioactive and hazardous waste materials shall comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing such materials or waste. No operation that produces radioactive or hazardous waste material may commence without prior notice to the County. Notice shall be given at least three (3) weeks before the operation is commenced. Radioactive and hazardous material waste shall be transported, stored, and used in conformance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
G. Odors. Any condition or operation which results in the creation of odors of such intensity and character as to be detrimental to the health and welfare of the public, or which interferes unreasonably with the comfort of the public, shall be removed, stopped, or modified so as to remove the odor.
H. Toxic Substances. The storage, handling, or transport of toxic substances shall comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
I. Fire and Explosion Hazards. Materials that present potential fire and explosion hazards shall be transported, stored, and used only in conformance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
(Ord. O-201410-10-035, passed 10-14-2014; Ord. O-201601-ZBA-006, passed 1-19-2016; Ord. O-201603-ZBA-010, passed 3-17-2016, § 15.4; Ord. O-201803-ZBA-10-08, passed 3-19-2018; Ord. O-201808-10-033, passed 8-21-2018)