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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Noise Control Regulation 310 CMR 7.10
(1) No person owning, leasing, or controlling a source of sound shall willfully, negligently, or through failure to provide necessary equipment, service, or maintenance or to take necessary precautions cause, suffer, allow, or permit unnecessary emissions from said source of sound that may cause noise.
(2) 310 CMR 7.10(1) shall pertain to, but shall not be limited to, prolonged unattended sounding of burglar alarms, construction and demolition equipment which characteristically emit sound but which may be fitted and accommodated with equipment such as enclosures to suppress sound or may be operated in a manner so as to suppress sound, suppressible and preventable industrial and commercial sources of sound, and other man-made sounds that cause noise.
(3) 310 CMR 7.10(1) shall not apply to sounds emitted during and associated with:
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
this Noise Control Regulation, 310 CMR 7.10, under the authority of
M.G.L. Chapter 111, Section 142B and 142D. The Noise Control Regulation
is used to limit the sound impact of new stationary sources and to
respond to complaints of certain excessive sound. The DEP Noise Control
Regulation can be enforced by local officials under the authority of
department, fire department, board of health
officials, or building inspector or his designee acting within his
jurisdictional area is hereby authorized by the DEP to enforce, as
provided in M.G.L. c. 111, S 142B, any regulation in which specific
reference to 310 CMR 7.52 is cited."
Community Sound Level Criteria
A source of sound will be considered to be in compliance with the DEP noise regulation 310 CMR 7.10(1) if the source does not:
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