CHAPTER 37A. ZONING.

ARTICLE 1. RADIO ASTRONOMY ZONING ACT.

37A-1-1. Short title.

This article shall be known as the "Radio Astronomy Zoning Act."

37A-1-2. Restrictions -- Within two miles of facility.

It shall be illegal to operate or cause to be operated any electrical equipment within a two-mile radius of the reception equipment of any radio astronomy facility if such operation causes interference with reception by said radio astronomy facility of radio waves emanating from any nonterrestrial source.

37A-1-3. Same -- Within ten miles of facility.

It shall be unlawful to operate or cause to be operated any electrical equipment within a radius of ten miles of the reception equipment of any radio astronomy facility, if the instantaneous peak field strength of the emanation from such electrical equipment is in excess of:

Provided, however, That notwithstanding the provisions of this section, it shall not be unlawful to operate or cause to be operated any electrical equipment so constructed or shielded as not to cause interference with the reception by such radio astronomy facility of radio waves emanating from a nonterrestrial source.

37A-1-4. Applicability of article to existing equipment.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to render unlawful the continued operation of electrical equipment within a ten-mile radius of a radio astronomy site if such equipment existed within such distance of such site previous to the commencement of operation of such radio astronomy facility; or if such equipment is intended as a replacement for such existing equipment.

37A-1-5. Violations of article.

Any person knowingly operating or causing to be operated electrical equipment in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars plus an additional fine of fifty dollars for each day such electrical equipment is knowingly operated after receipt by such person of written notice from the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the radio astronomy facility is situated that such operation is in violation of the provisions of this article.

37A-1-6. Same -- Injunctive relief.

The operation of any electrical equipment in violation of this article shall be enjoined by the circuit court of the county in which such electrical equipment is located upon petition filed by the prosecuting attorney of such county or by the attorney general of this state irrespective of any other legal remedy available.