Jul 5, 2011 10:31 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BENTON, La. (AP) - Enforcement of an updated noise ordinance applying to all future development in Bossier Parish will take effect in the coming weeks and be handled through the parish engineer's office.
Parish attorney Patrick Jackson tells The Times the measure increases regulations on maximum sound levels from street level noise to five decibels of an area's ambient sound.
Applicable to all businesses, the measure requires industrial and other significant noise generating sites to submit plans on how structures and/or activities would comply with the maximum sound level permitted for their operations.
Two existing parish employees will assume additional duties to serve as noise control officers.