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58 Pa. Code § 119.5. Stationary test.

§ 119.5. Stationary test.

 (a)  A person may not operate or give permission for the operation of a motorboat upon the waters of this Commonwealth that exceeds the following noise levels measured in accordance with SAE J2005:

   (1)  A noise level of 90 dB(a) when subjected to a stationary sound level test for engines manufactured before January 1, 1993.

   (2)  A noise level of 88 dB(a) when subjected to a stationary sound level test for engines manufactured on or after January 1, 1993.

 (b)  Measurements will be made by a sound level meter which satisfies ANSI-S 1.4-1983, Type 2, or equivalent.

 (c)  The noise emission test measurements shall be made with the sound level meter at a distance of at least 4 feet above the water at a point where the transom gunwale and port or starboard gunwale intersects. The vessel being tested shall operate its engine at low throttle setting in neutral gear. Personal watercraft and other boats which have no neutral gear shall operate at the lowest throttle setting with no or minimum headway motion.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  119.1 (relating to definitions); and 58 Pa. Code §  119.6 (relating to pass-by test).

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