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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT

ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT AND MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES REQUIREMENTS FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION
A TWO (2) DAY TECHNICAL UPDATE COURSE FOR MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT STAFF
DAY 1 Course Code: EPC-2

AM

  • Basics of acoustics, sound waves, properties of sound waves.
  • Sound level measurements and sound level descriptors, dB, dBA, dBF, dBAi, Leq, Ln, …., etc.
  • Calculation workshop (using provided free technical software for adding, averaging and manipulating sound levels' time - level tradeoffs, etc.).
  • Importance of using Ln sound levels for some investigation in specific areas where measurements are difficult due to extraneous sources.
  • Measurement workshop (may be conducted outside if weather permitting) using sound level instrumentation and other complementary devices.
LUNCH: Will be served 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

PM

  • Sound level propagation outdoors and simple procedures.
  • Overview of the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Natural Resources noise programs; Approvals, abatement, specific land use plan reviews.
  • Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Natural Resources policies, guidelines, provisions under the Environmental Protection Act/EAA for noise.
  • Application of the Ministry of the Environment's recommended technical criteria for new stationary sources of noise, NPC-103, NPC-205, …., etc.

DAY 2

AM

  • Traffic noise modelling for stationary sources assessment; ORNAMENT (STAMSON) procedures, measurements, accuracy, application, etc.
  • Calculation workshop, solved examples, and the application of various correction factors.
  • Measurement procedures; NPC-103 in more details.
  • Components of noise study reports submitted to the Ministry of the Environment for a C of A; requirements in NPC-233.
  • Noise control measures; applications, examples and limitations.

LUNCH: Will be served 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

PM

  • Check list for review of noise study reports submitted for a C of A
  • Ministry of the Environment requirements for Audit Reports
  • Review of Case Studies for:
    • Complaint investigations
    • Certificate of Approvals
  • Open Forum: Group discussion, questions and answers

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by the Institute for this course for delegates who attend the full training course.

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED

WHAT TO BRING TO THE SEMINAR?

Course notes and/or a course manual developed by SS Wilson Associates will be provided to the delegates.

The delegates are expected to bring with them the following items:

  1. Any printed information on some of their local procedures, policies, by-laws, guidelines, etc. related to noise; if any.
  2. Download a copy of the following Government of Ontario publications from their respective websites:
    3166e D-1 Land Use and Compatibility
    3166e01 D-1-1 Land Use Compatibility: Procedure for Implementation
    3166e02 D-1-2 Land Use Compatibility: Specific Applications
    3166e03 D-1-3 Land Use Compatibility: Definitions
    3272 D-6 Compatibility Between Industrial Facilities & Sensitive Land Uses
    3272e01 D-6-1 Industrial Categorization Criteria
    3272E03 D-6-3 Separation Distances
    3372 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning. Publication LU-131 (October 1997)
    3372e01 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning. Annex to Publication LU-131 (October 1997)
    3517 Noise Assessment Criteria in Land Use Planning: Requirements, Procedures and Implementation (October 1997)
    3404e Information to be Submitted for Approval of Stationary Sources of Sound (NPC- 233)
    3405 Sound Level Limits for Stationary Sources in Class 3 Areas (Rural) (NPC-232)
    3406 Sound Level Limits for Stationary Sources in Class 1 & 2 Areas (Urban) (NPC- 205)
  3. Other reference publications that may be obtained by the delegates for further reference purposes.
    You may wish to contact the Government of Ontario Publications Centre with regards to purchasing or getting a copy of the following publications:
    • Manual for Environmental Noise Certificate Course. October 1998
      © Her majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as Represented By the Minister of The Environment, 1998
    • Manual for Environmental Noise Assessment in Land Use Planning Course. November 1999
      © Her majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as Represented By the Minister of The Environment, 1999
    • Ornament. Ontario ROad Noise Analysis Method for Environment and Transportation. Technical Document
      Noise Assessment and Systems Support. Approvals Branch. Ministry of the Environment. October 1999
    • STEAM. Sound from Trains Environmental Analysis Method. Air and Noise Section.
      Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch. Ontario Ministry of the Environment. July 1990
      (Reprinted February 1993, September 1999)
      Copyright © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1990.
  4. Government of Ontario Bookstore
    880 Bay Street. Toronto, Ontario. M7A 1N8
    Tel: 416 - 326 - 5300

  5. The use of cameras or recording devices are not accepted during the lectures held inside the lecture rooms.

The Institute will provide dell laptop computers for use by the delegates at all times (for maximum exchange of benefit, one laptop will be assigned to each pair of delegates) as well as free calculation software developed by SS Wilson Associates, Consulting Engineers (one copy per delegate).

Course Fees: $1,200.00


IMPORTANT NOTE:
The Institute staff is also prepared to deliver similar seminars and courses on noise groups of government officials in their offices provided that suitable lecture rooms are made available. Substitute material will be presented in lieu of the field trips (field trips may still be performed based on suitable sites to be selected by the government officials in their locale).

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