Laws :Air & Transportation

Appendix :Vibration Regulation Law

APPENDIX I

  1. Metal fabrication machines
    • (1) Hydraulic presses (not including reforming presses)
    • (2) Mechanical presses
    • (3) Shears (those with a rated output of 1 kW or more)
    • (4) Forging machines
    • (5) Wire forming machines (those with a rated output of 37.5 kW or more)
  2. Compressors (those with a rated output of 7.5 kW or more)
  3. Crushers, grinders, screens and classifiers for earth, rock or minerals (those with a rated output of 7.5 kW or more)
  4. Looms (those which are engine or motor-powered)
  5. Concrete block machines (those with a rated output of 2.95 kW or more), concrete pipes or concrete pillars manufacturing machines (those with a rated output of 10 kW or more)
  6. Lumber and pulp machines
    • (1) Drum barkers
    • (2) Chippers (with a rated output of 2.2 kW or more)
  7. Printing machines (those with a rated output of 2.2 kW or more)
  8. Rubber, synthetic resin mixing rollers (those with a rated output of 30 kW or more, not including calendar rollers)
  9. Synthetic resin injection molding machines
  10. Molding machines (jolt molding machines only)

APPENDIX II

  1. Work using pile drivers (excluding manual and pressure type) and pile extractors (excluding hydraulic hammer type) and pile driver-extractors (excluding pressure type driver-extractors).
  2. Work which crushes buildings or other constructions using steel balls.
  3. Work using pavement breakers (limited to that in which the maximum distance between any two given work sites does not exceed fifty (50) meters in one (1) day when continual movement of work sites is involved).
  4. Work using breakers-excluding handy type (limited to that in which the maximum distance between any two given work sites does not exceed fifty (50) meters in one (1) day when continual movement of work sites is involved).

1. Regulatory Standards for Vibration Emitted from Specified Factories (Summary)
Time AreaDaytimeNighttimeApplicable Areas
I 60 - 65 dB 55 - 60 dB Areas where maintenance of quiet is particularly needed to preserve a good living environment and where quiet is needed for as they are used for residential purposes.
II 65 - 70 dB 60 - 65 dB Areas used for commercial and industrial as well as residential purposes where there is a need to preserve the living environment of local residents and areas mainly serving industrial purposes which are in need of measures to prevent the living environment of local residents from deteriorating.

Note: Vibration level shall be measured at the boundary line of the specified factory.


2. Standards for Vibration Emitted from Specified Construction Works (Summary)
Type of RestrictionArea Classified
Standard value I & II 85dB
Work prohibited time I 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
II 10 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Maximum Working duration I 10 hours per day
II 14 hours per day
Maximum consecutive working days I & II 6 days
Work prohibited days I & II Sundays and holidays

Notes:

  • 1.'Area I' stands for areas to which one of the following descriptions applies:
    (1)
    Areas where maintenance of quiet is particularly needed to preserve the residential environment.
    (2)
    Areas which require maintenance of quiet since they are used for residential purposes.
    (3)
    Areas used for commercial and industrial as well as residential purpose which are in need of measures to prevent vibration pollution since a considerable number of houses are located.
    (4)
    The neighborhood of schools, hospitals and the like. 'Area II' stands for areas where there is a need to preserve the living environment of inhabitants and other than Area I.
  • 2.Vibration level shall be measured at the boundary line of the specified construction work site.

3. Request Limits for Motor Vehicle Vibration (Summary)
Time AreaDaytimeNighttimeApplicable Areas
I 65 dB 60 dB Areas where maintenance of quiet is particularly needed to preserve a good living environment and where quiet is called for as they are used for residential purposes.
II 70 dB 65 dB Areas used for commercial and industrial as well as residential purposes where there is a need to preserve the living environment of local inhabitants and areas mainly serving industrial purposes which are in need of measures to prevent the living environment of local residents from deteriorating.

Note: Vibration level shall be measured at the boundary line of the road.


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