The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter and the
Regulations adopted hereunder:
The Board of
The Department of Public Health, Health
Commissioner or any authorized representative thereof.
The area, buildings and equipment used by any person at a single location in
the conduct of business.
The presence of a sound or
(a) of such intensity, duration, frequency or character which
annoy, disturb, or cause or tend to cause adverse psychological and
physiological effects on persons; or
(b) in excess of standards
promulgated by the Board of Health; or
(c) in excess of limits set
forth in this Chapter.
Any individual, natural
person, syndicate, association, partnership, firm, corporation, institution,
agency, authority, department, bureau or instrumentality of federal, state or
local government or other entity recognized by law as a subject of rights and
(6) Property Boundary means the following:
(a) For a
single family dwelling, the property boundary is the property
(b) For dwelling units in a two family or multiple family
dwelling, the property boundary is any partition common to two or more dwelling
units within a building.
(7) Residence means a single family dwelling or
a dwelling unit in a two family or multiple family dwelling, including
apartments, condominiums or other residential arrangements where boundary lines
cannot readily be determined.
An oscillation in
pressure, particle displacement, particle velocity or other physical parameter
in a medium with internal forces that causes compression and rarefaction of that
(9) Sound Level Meter
. An instrument which includes a
microphone, amplifier, RMS detector, integrator or time averager, output meter
and any applicable weighting network used to measure sound pressure
An oscillatory motion of solid bodies of
deterministic or random nature described by displacement, velocity or
acceleration with respect to a given reference point.
The presence of a vibration or vibrations:
(a) of such
intensity, duration, frequency or character which annoy, disturb, or cause or
tend to cause adverse psychological or physiological effects on persons, or
damage or tend to damage personal or real property; or
(b) in excess of
standards promulgated by the Board of Health; or
(c) in excess of
limits set forth in this Chapter.
(12) Center City Commercial
The area of the City from Vine street to South street between the
Schuylkill and Delaware
The areas of the City classified by Chapter 14-200 of The
Philadelphia Code as residential
The areas of the City other than those encompassed
within the Center City commercial district where commercial activity is
permitted under the provisions of Title 14 of The Philadelphia
Areas open to the public including, but not limited to, streets,
sidewalks, public parks and recreation