PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM UNREGULATED
Wells said he doesn't know for certain that the site has a lead problem. But historically, these sort of sites tend to have lead contamination, which is why the state assesses them.
Nobody would like to have a shooting range at their backdoor.
Before the non-vote on the issue, commissioners got an earful from residents who support the moratorium, as well as from a few opposed to regulation.
McMahan said no vote was just as good as a vote no.
From what they’ve told me they were going to develop part of the property and build houses around it. I don’t know who’s going to buy those houses. Are they going to live in them or how do you sell a house on a piece of property that has a shooting range?
Representatives of the state’s Hazardous Waste Section this week visited
the Smoke Rise Field Club’s old shooting range on
I don’t think the lead toxicity is an issue, Wilkey said.
He’s full of mud.
I’m not opposed to gun ownership or shooting ranges. I am opposed to (a shooting range) on Tilley Creek.
We don’t quite understand what all the to-do is about.
If plans proceed, more than 2000 acres on
Smoke Rise is using this false logic, trying to scare everyone any way they can. They don’t care. They don’t have to. They don’t live on Tilley Creek.
This isn’t about rights, it is about the exercise of selfish interest without respect or regard for the concerns of others.
The cold winds of change are blowing hard through
Smoke Rise officials should do the right thing, do the responsible thing, do the smart thing and withdraw the Tilley Creek location from consideration.
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Options for searching NC corporations, such as Smoke Rise Field Club, Inc., a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation
Search for Form 990 tax returns from many tax-exempt nonprofit corporations. Enter “Smoke Rise Field Club”.
Line-by-line guide to form 990, includes discussion of requirements for 501(c)(7) organizations (Social Clubs)
Form 990 provides information that helps government agencies enforce the laws that govern nonprofits…and…provides a great deal of financial information about the filing organization’s financial condition and…sources of income.
Mission is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source.
Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.
A comprehensive, performance-standard noise ordinance intended to overcome enforcement problems associated with the outmoded nuisance law approach to noise control.
It interprets the contents of the Levels Document in less technical terms for people who wish to better understand the concepts presented there, and how the protective levels were identified.
This handbook, from the EPA’s Office of Noise Abatement and Control, details the effects noise has on health in areas of communication, sleep, psychologically, physiologically and community among other things.
Left unmanaged, contaminants at or from a range can pose a health risk to wildlife or people who are exposed…
Outdoor firing ranges put more lead into the environment than nearly any
other major industrial sector in the
Follow link in web page to find complete text of Poisonous Pastime
Many range operators now recognize the risk posed to humans and the environment by spent lead ammunition.
Relevant federal lead pollution laws, lead contamination of surface water, soil, groundwater, bird and wildlife food, along with lead exposure to shooters.
Of the metals present in shot and bullets, lead is the dominant component, the most likely driver of potential environmental risk at shooting ranges, and will be the focus of this assessment.
They went out to do a soils test intending to do the usual 4-feet and 2-feet deep borings to determine whether or not the soil was in wetlands and to delineate the area of any wetland. The technicians went down feet and were still grinding through broken targets and plastic wads and never did reach the soil, so that test boring exercise became problematical.
Housing development built on former shooting range declared Superfund site, due to lead contamination. Developer repurchased 27 homes for total of $7.88 million and will pay $2.5 million to clean the site.
This manual explains how environmental laws are applicable to lead management and presents a number of successful best management practices available to the shooting range community. Under “Downloadable reports”, click on Best Management Practices for full text of document.
Responsible for enforcing state and federal hazardous waste laws and regulations.
Oversees inactive hazardous waste sites, such as abandoned shooting ranges, includes list of NC sites
Provides detailed guidelines for assessment and management of hazardous waste sites, such as abandoned shooting ranges
Many articles on shooting range management found under “Range Resources.”
Authored Senate Bill 1137.
Directory of skeet and trap ranges, links to other industry sites
Sponsored by the National Skeet Shooting Association, National Sporting Clays Association and the Amateur Trap Association
NC law that protects shooting ranges from noise nuisance litigation
A range that is forced to relocate…will be considered to be continuously in existence since beginning operation at its previous location and is not considered to have undergone a substantial change in use as the result of the location. In short, the range will be able to live by the same rules as it was established under as if it had never had to move.
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