(1) In addition to the powers of the Environmental Quality Commission described in ORS 467.060, the commission by rule may exempt a class of activity within a category of noise emission sources from the application of a rule establishing maximum permissible levels of noise emission for that category of noise emission sources.
(2) In determining whether to grant an exemption pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the commission shall consider:
(a) Protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this state;
(b) Feasibility and cost of noise abatement; and
(c) Past, present and projected patterns of land use and such state and local laws and regulations as are applicable thereto. [1977 c.511 §3]Section: Previous 467.010 467.020 467.030 467.035 467.040 467.050 467.060 467.100 467.120 467.130 467.131 467.132 467.133 467.135 467.136 Next
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