California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 17922.6


(a)

The Office of Noise Control in coordination with the department shall adopt and submit building standards for approval pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18934) of Part 2.5 of this division and shall adopt, amend, and repeal rules and regulations other than building standards which establish uniform minimum noise insulation requirements for hotels, motels, apartment houses, and dwellings other than detached single-family dwellings.

(b)

Such requirements shall be based on performance in order to require compliance onsite where the hotel, motel, apartment house, or dwelling other than a detached single-family dwelling, is located.

(c)

Such requirements shall be sufficient to protect persons within the hotel, motel, apartment house, or dwelling other than a detached single-family dwelling, from the effects of excessive noise, including, but not limited to, hearing loss or impairment and persistent interference with speech and sleep.

(d)

The provisions of this section, the building standards published in the State Building Standards Code relating to noise insulation, and the other rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall apply equally to those hotels, motels, apartment houses, and dwellings other than detached single-family dwellings, owned, operated, or maintained by any public entity. The department shall enforce such building standards published in the State Building Standards Code and such other rules and regulations with respect to any such hotel, motel, apartment house, or dwelling other than a detached single-family dwelling, which is not subject to the jurisdiction of any local building department.

(e)

The provisions of this section, the building standards published in the State Building Standards Code relating to noise insulation, and the other rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall not apply to detached single-family dwellings.

(f)

Such other rules and regulations adopted by the Office of Noise Control shall become operative six months after their date of adoption.

(g)

Sections 17925, 17958, 17958.5, and 17958.7 shall not apply to the provisions of this section.
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