(1) Before a new school facility is constructed, an addition is made to an existing school facility, or an existing school facility is remodeled, the board of education shall obtain written approval from the health officer that the proposed development site presents no health problems. The board of education may request the health officer make a survey and submit a written health appraisal of any proposed school site.
(2) School sites shall be of a size sufficient to provide for the health and safety of the school enrollment.
(3) Noise from any source at a proposed site for a new school, an addition to an existing school, or a portable classroom shall not exceed an hourly average of 55 dBA (Leq 60 minutes) and shall not exceed an hourly maximum (Lmax) of 75 dBA during the time of day the school is in session; except sites exceeding these sound levels are acceptable if a plan for sound reduction is included in the new construction proposal and the plan for sound reduction is approved by the health officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050
. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-366-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-20-026 (Order 333), § 248-64-240, filed 9/28/89, effective 10/29/89; Order 88, § 248-64-240, filed 10/3/73; Order 55, § 248-64-240, filed 6/8/71.]