These guidelines from Michigan are appropriately strong. They include a 2600′ setback from and a 45 dBA noise limit at the neighboring property lines. They also specify that the noise cannot exceed 40 dBA for more than 5 minutes per hour, that noise at frequencies below 20 Hz must not disturb any dwelling, school, hospital, nursing home, etc., and that turbines must be at least 1 mile from scenic and recreational areas, 2-5 miles from sensitive environmental areas, and 6 times the total height from any road or easement. It limits the total height of wind turbines to 200 feet. The ordinance also specifies aesthetic requirements and that the decommissioning include the entire foundation.
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