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Vermilion families sue over shooting range noise

Postby JediSkipdogg » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:04 pm

Vermilion families sue over shooting range noise

Neighbors of the Vermilion Fish and Game Association claim in a lawsuit that the repetitive shooting -- sometimes up to 200 rounds an hour -- caused them permanent hearing loss and lowered their property values.

Now...I've known this exists so....doesn't this apply to this case...

1533.85 Immunity in civil action concerning shooting range noise.

Now, does that apply to private shooting ranges or just fish and game type ranges? Would that apply if this case went to court on a civil matter? What are the "chief's noise rules"?
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Re: Vermilion families sue over shooting range noise

Postby cashman966 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:26 pm

1501:31-29-03 Shooting ranges.

(B) Private and public shooting ranges in Ohio should substantially comply with the listed noise or sound levels that are set to prevent hearing damage and eliminate nuisance noise complaints. Noise or sound level guidelines are described or explained in great detail in “The NRA Range Source Book, Section I, Chapter six, (1999 Edition).” For the purpose of the chief of the division of wildlife’s standards for shooting ranges, the following noise or sound levels apply:

(1) Unacceptable: If the sound level exceeds ninety decibels dB(A) for one hour out of twenty-four hours or eighty-five decibels dB(A) for eight hours out of twenty-four hours and the sound measuring receiver is located at the boundaries of the range property.

(C) The hours of operation for shooting ranges shall be from seven a.m. to ten p.m. daily, except for indoor or archery ranges.
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