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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (NOISE) REGULATIONS 1997 - REG 8

8 .         Assigned levels

        (1)         In this regulation —

        building includes a camp, caravan, or park home, as those terms are defined in the CaravanParks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 , that is located —

            (a)         in a caravan park or camping ground; or

            (b)         on other land in accordance with an approval under the CaravanParks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 regulation 11(2) or  12(2),

        but does not include a veranda, patio, pergola, balcony or other similar outdoor area;

        highly sensitive area means that area (if any) of noise sensitive premises comprising —

            (a)         a building, or a part of a building, on the premises that is used for a noise sensitive purpose; and

            (b)         any other part of the premises within 15 m of that building or that part of the building;

        influencing factor , in relation to noise received at noise sensitive premises, means the influencing factor determined under Schedule 3;

        Kwinana Industrial Area means the area referred to in the Environmental Protection (Kwinana) (Atmospheric Wastes) Policy Approval Order 1999 as Area A;

        L A 1 assigned level means an assigned level which, measured as an L A Slow value, is not to be exceeded for more than 1% of the representative assessment period;

        L A 10 assigned level means an assigned level which, measured as an L A Slow value, is not to be exceeded for more than 10% of the representative assessment period;

        L A max assigned level means an assigned level which, measured as an L A Slow value, is not to be exceeded at any time.

        (2)         For the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of highly sensitive area in subregulation (1), a building, or a part of a building, that is inhabited in contravention of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 section 136 or 144, or any other enactment relating to the use of buildings for human habitation, is taken not to be used for a noise sensitive purpose.

        (3)         The assigned level for all premises is to be determined by reference to Table 1.

Table 1

Type of premises receiving noise

Time of day

Assigned level (dB)

L A 10

L A 1

L A max

Noise sensitive premises: highly sensitive area

0700 to 1900 hours Monday to Saturday

45 + influencing factor

55 + influencing factor

65 + influencing factor

0900 to 1900 hours Sunday and public holidays

40 + influencing factor

50 + influencing factor

65 + influencing factor

1900 to 2200 hours all days

40 + influencing factor

50 + influencing factor

55 + influencing factor

2200 hours on any day to 0700 hours Monday to Saturday and 0900 hours Sunday and public holidays

35 + influencing factor

45 + influencing factor

55 + influencing factor

Noise sensitive premises: any area other than highly sensitive area

All hours

60

75

80

Commercial premises

All hours

60

75

80

Industrial and utility premises other than those in the Kwinana Industrial Area

All hours

65

80

90

Industrial and utility premises in the Kwinana Industrial Area

All hours

75

85

90

        [Regulation 8 inserted in Gazette 5 Dec 2013 p. 5653‑6; amended in Gazette 10 Jan 2017 p. 196.]



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