(a)   No land or building in any district shall be used or occupied in any manner so as to create any dangerous, injurious, noxious or otherwise objectionable element or condition, as follows:
      (1)   Fire hazards. Any activity involving the use of flammable or explosive materials shall be protected by adequate firefighting and fire suppression equipment and by such safety devices as are normally used in the handling of such materials.
      (2)   Radioactivity or electrical disturbance. No activity shall emit dangerous radioactivity at any point, or cause electrical disturbance adversely affecting the operation at any point of any equipment or appliance other than that of the creator of such disturbance.
      (3)   Noise. Noise which is objectionable, as determined by the Board of Zoning Appeals, due to volume, frequency or beat, shall be muffled or otherwise controlled, except during construction operations. Sirens and related apparatus used solely for public purposes are exempt from this requirement.
      (4)   Vibration. No vibration shall be permitted which is discernible without instruments on any adjoining lot or property.
      (5)   Smoke. Smoke shall be controlled as much as economically possible as determined by the Board in accordance with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency standards.
      (6)   Odors. No malodorous gas or matter shall be permitted which is discernible on any adjoining lot or property.
      (7)   Air pollution. No pollution of air by fly ash, dust, vapors or other substances shall be permitted which is harmful to health, animals, vegetation or other property, or which can cause soiling.
      (8)   Glare. No direct or reflected glare shall be permitted which is visible from any property or from any public street, road or highway.
      (9)   Erosion. No erosion, by either wind or water, shall be permitted which will carry objectionable substances onto neighboring properties.
      (10)   Water pollution. Pollution of water shall be subject to the requirements, regulations and standards established by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
   (b)   Enforcement Provisions.
      (1)   Submission of statements and plans. The Zoning Inspector or Board of Zoning Appeals, prior to the issuance of a Zoning permit, may require the submission of statements and plans indicating the manner in which dangerous and objectionable elements involved in processing and in equipment operations are to be eliminated or reduced to acceptable limits and tolerances.
      (2)   Measurement procedures. Methods and procedures for the determination of the existence of any dangerous and objectionable elements shall conform to applicable standard measurement procedures published by the American Standards Association, Inc., New York, N.Y., the Manufacturing Chemists' Association, Inc., Washington D.C., and the United States Bureau of Mines.
      (3)   All legal nonconforming uses existing on the effective date of this Zoning Code shall conform to this section within one year, provided that an extension of up to six months may be granted by the Board if the owner or operator of the use can demonstrate that compliance would create an unreasonable hardship.
(Ord. 1054. Passed 12-2-85; Ord. 1584. Passed 9-17-07.)