Definition: The DPD Administrator may grant a temporary noise variance, not to exceed 14 days, for any activities, uses, processes, or equipment which does not annoy a substantial number of people and does not endanger public health or safety (as determined by the Administrator in accordance with applicable rules and regulations).
To apply for a temporary noise variance, you must submit a Temporary Noise Variance Application. This application includes details about the variance being requested, a list of questions that must be answered, and your key contact information. Your submittal options include:
- Save the document to your desktop, complete the application, and send it as an email attachment to Noise@seattle.gov.
- Print out a copy and send it by postal mail to Jeff Stalter, Noise Abatement Coordinator, City of Seattle, DPD, 700 5th Ave, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.
- The construction project is for a public facility as defined in the Land Use Code (SMC chapter 23.84A);
- The construction project will have a duration of at least six months; and
- The construction project will have a substantial impact on the provision of public services (such as transportation) and public health, safety and welfare.
In deciding whether a proposal is eligible for a MPPC Variance, factors considered by the Administrator will include:
- Director’s Rule 3-2009
- Expected size, duration, complexity or cost of construction; and
- Magnitude of the expected impacts on traffic and transportation; and/or
- Degree of impact on the provision of public services during construction.
October 11, 2011