§ 5.36. Municipal noise ordinances.

 (a)  A municipality that desires exemption from section 493(34) of the Liquor Code (47 P. S. §  4-493(34)), shall, under section 493.1(b) of the Liquor Code (47 P. S. §  4-493.1(b)), file a petition with the Board, requesting approval. With its petition, the municipality shall file the following:

   (1)  A copy of the municipality’s noise ordinance currently in effect.

   (2)  The municipality’s resolution that:

     (i)   Confirms the municipality’s support of the petition to substitute the municipal noise ordinance for section 493(34) of the Liquor Code.

     (ii)   Cites the municipal noise ordinance.

     (iii)   States the municipality’s intention to enforce the ordinance in place of section 493(34) of the Liquor Code.

   (3)  A complete written description of the boundary lines for the proposed exempted noise area.

   (4)  One copy of a geographical map, the minimum size of which is 36" x 36", including the designated boundary lines of the proposed exempted noise area within the municipality.

   (5)  Three copies of the geographical map required by paragraph (4), the size of which will be 8 1/2" x 11 1/2".

   (6)  Identification of a proposed location, within the proposed exempted noise area, to be used by the Board to hold the required public hearing within the proposed exempted area.

   (7)  Identification of a local print publication of general circulation that would satisfy 65 Pa.C.S. Chapter 7 (relating to Sunshine Act) notice requirement for announcement of the required public hearing.

 (b)  A date for a public hearing shall be set and public notice given in advance of the hearing: The hearing must comply with all notice, recording and public participation requirements of 65 Pa.C.S. Chapter 7.

 (c)  Within 60 days after receipt of the petition, the Board will disapprove the petition for an exemption in its entirety or may approve an area more limited for which the petition will be granted if the Board finds that granting the petition will have an adverse effect on the welfare, health, peace and morals of the residents living in the vicinity of the identified area; otherwise the Board will approve the petition.

 (d)  The Board may place additional conditions on the petition’s approval such as limiting the duration of the approval and any other condition the Board deems appropriate.

 (e)  There shall be a right to appeal to the court of common pleas in the same manner provided by this act for appeals from refusals to grant licenses.

 (f)  A municipality may rescind any existing exemption from section 493(34) of the Liquor Code by notifying the Board of its intention to do so in writing, 15 days prior to the rescission date. The notice must be accompanied by an ordinance or resolution authorizing the rescission.

 (g)  A rescission of an existing exemption which does not rescind the entire exempted area shall be treated as a new petition for exemption with the Board and shall follow the procedures in this section.


   The provisions of this §  5.36 amended under section 207(i) of the Liquor Code (47 P. S. §  2-207(i)).


   The provisions of this §  5.36 adopted November 12, 2004, effective November 13, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 6139; amended October 4, 2013, effective October 5, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 5817. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (337276) and (348105).

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