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PDFWAC 332-52-130

Peace and quiet.

(1) What is unacceptable behavior on department-managed lands?
(a) Persons shall not engage in disorderly conduct on department-managed lands.
(b) For the purposes of this subsection, "disorderly conduct" means conduct that unreasonably disturbs the repose of other persons using department-managed lands; or is of a loud, threatening, insulting, boisterous, or abusive nature towards other persons, creating a risk of assault, fight, or riot; or by its indifference to or disregard for public safety, warrants alarm for the safety or well-being of others.
(2) When are quiet hours on department-managed land? Quiet hours are the hours after 10:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. every day of the week.
(3) What is prohibited during quiet hours?
(a) Persons shall not:
(i) Unreasonably disturb any person during quiet hours.
(ii) Operate engine-driven electrical generators in designated campgrounds during quiet hours (except when medically required).
(b) A person accompanied by children or pets must ensure that children and pets maintain reasonable quiet during quiet hours.
(4) What types of noise or sounds are prohibited at any time on department-managed land? A person shall not engage in loud and boisterous conduct or the playing of radios, musical instruments, sound, or music systems, or the activation of sound producing electronic or mechanical devices such as generators, in such a manner, and at such times, so as to unreasonably disturb other persons. Any such sound that can be heard at a volume that unreasonably disturbs other recreational users is prohibited.
(5) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW except violation of subsection (1) of this section is a misdemeanor.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.30 RCW and RCW 43.12.065. WSR 09-05-034, ยง 332-52-130, filed 2/11/09, effective 3/14/09.]
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