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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119406]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 15. MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS [118375 - 119406]

  ( Part 15 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 3. Miscellaneous Noise Control [118825 - 118830]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

118825.
  

The Legislature, recognizing the growing problem of noise pollution throughout the state and that we are daily assaulted with increased noise from advancing technology, machines, vehicles, and human clamor, declares that excessive noise must be considered a degradation of our environment and a health hazard to our citizens.

The Legislature further declares that it is particularly concerned that the proposed supersonic transport aircraft may significantly increase the noise level in the areas surrounding our state’s airports unless preventive legal sanctions are invoked.

The Legislature is compelled to enact a noise limit for aircraft landing in the state, as a necessary and proper function of its police powers, in order to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of this state.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

118830.
  

(a)  Except in an emergency situation, no private or commercial aircraft entering commercial service after the effective date of this section may land or take off within the state if it produces noise in excess of the federal certification limits for subsonic jet transport aircraft as set forth in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 36.

(b)  The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply in the case of an aircraft of a type or class manufactured or in production on or before the effective date of this section where the manufacture of the aircraft is ordered and the aircraft is delivered for commercial service no later than three years after the effective date of this section.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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