This chapter permits specific uses in specific districts, and these performance standards are designed to limit, restrict, and prohibit the effects of those uses outside their premises or district. All structures, lands, air, and waters shall hereafter, in addition to their use, site, and sanitary regulations, comply with the following performance standards.
No person or activity shall emit any fly ash, dust, fumes, vapors, mists, or gases in such quantities so as to substantially contribute to exceeding state or federal air pollution standards.
All activities involving the manufacturing, utilization, processing, or storage of flammable or explosive materials shall be provided with adequate safety devices against the hazard of fire and explosion and with adequate fire-fighting and fire-suppression equipment and devices that are standard in the industry. All materials that range from active to intense burning shall be manufactured, utilized, processed, or stored only within completely enclosed buildings which have incombustible exterior walls and an automatic fire extinguishing system. The aboveground storage capacity of materials that produce flammable or explosive vapors shall not exceed 50,000 gallons.
No activity shall emit glare or heat that is visible or measurable outside its premises, except activities which may emit direct or sky-reflected glare which shall not be visible outside their district. All operations producing intense glare or heat shall be conducted within a completely enclosed building. Exposed sources of light shall be shielded so as not to be visible outside their premises.
No activity shall locate, store, discharge or permit the discharge of any treated, untreated, or inadequately treated liquid, gaseous, or solid materials of such nature, quantity, obnoxiousness, toxicity, or temperature that might run off, seep, percolate, or wash into surface or subsurface waters so as to contaminate, pollute, or harm such waters or cause nuisances such as objectionable shore deposits, floating or submerged debris, oil or scum, color, odor, taste, or unsightliness or be harmful to human, animal, plant, or aquatic life.
In addition, no activity shall withdraw or discharge any liquid or solid materials so as to exceed, or contribute toward the exceeding of, the minimum standards and those other standards and the application of those standards set forth in Ch. NR 102, Wis. Adm. Code.
No activity in an M-2 General Manufacturing District shall produce a sound level outside the district boundary that exceeds the following sound level measured by a sound-level meter and associated octave band filter:
No other activity in any other district shall produce a sound level outside its premises that exceeds the following:
All noise shall be so muffled or otherwise controlled as not to become objectionable due to intermittence, duration, beat frequency, impulse character, periodic character or shrillness.
Sirens, whistles, and bells which are maintained and utilized solely to serve a public purpose are exempt from the sound level standards of this chapter.
No activity shall emit any odorous matter of such nature or quantity as to be offensive, obnoxious, or unhealthful outside its premises. The guide for determining odor measurement and control shall be Ch. NR 154, Wis. Adm. Code, and amendments thereto.
No activity shall emit radioactivity or electrical disturbances outside its premises that are dangerous or adversely affect the use of neighboring premises.
No activity in any district shall emit vibrations which are discernible without instruments outside its premises. No activity shall emit vibrations which exceed the following displacement measured with a three-component measuring system: