As the popularity of cryptocurrency mining has grown, so too has the noise pollution from these facilities.
In Arkansas, several counties are racing to pass noise regulations for crypto miners in advance of a new state law that will take effect on August 1.
The new state law limits the kinds of regulation local governments can implement on cryptocurrency mining facilities.
However, it does not prevent counties from passing noise ordinances that apply to all businesses, including crypto miners.
Washington County has set a noise limit of 65 decibels for crypto mining facilities. This is the same noise limit that applies to other businesses in the county.
Other counties are still considering whether to pass noise ordinances for crypto miners.
The noise from crypto mining facilities can be a nuisance for residents who live near these facilities.