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ENFORCEMENT OF NOISE BY-LAWS (AND NOISE ABATEMENT IN GENERAL)

ENFORCING QUANTITATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE BY-LAWS
A FIVE (5) DAY CERTIFICATE COURSE FOR BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT STAFF

Course times: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 9 am to 3:30 pm
DAY 1 Course Code: NCB-5
  • Effects of Environmental Noise
  • Enforcement of Noise Legislation & Control By-Laws
  • Municipal Act Noise By-Laws
  • Basics of Acoustics
  • Noise Calculations
  • Calculation Work Shop
  • Overview of the MOE Model Municipal Noise Control By-Law

 

DAY 2
  • Municipal Act Noise By-Laws
  • NPC-101 Technical Definitions
  • NPC-102 Instrumentation
  • NPC-205-Stationary Sources
  • Indoor Sound Measurements Workshop
  • NPC-103-Procedures

 

DAY 3
  • NPC-104-Sound Level Adjustment
  • NPC-115-Construction Equipment
  • NPC-119-Blasting (Noise and Vibration)
  • NPC-216-MOE Publication-Sept 12, 2004
  • Field Trip and Measurements, (Times Square Exhaust Fans)
  • Field Trip and Measurements
  • Summary-Noise Impact Assessment Procedures
  • MOE Noise Descriptors & Criteria Summary

 

DAY 4
  • Road Traffic Noise Modeling, ORNAMENT
  • Noise Complaint Investigation Procedures
  • Planning and Approvals of New Stationary Sources of Noise
  • MOE Guide to Applying for Approval (AIR) Noise and Vibration
  • Acoustic-Vibration Audits
  • MOE Acoustic Assessment (AA) Reports
  • Field Trip to measure traffic noise (ambient) and follow verification by prediction of same
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2

 

 

 

DAY 5
  • Sound Barriers
  • Noise Control Measures-Stationary Sources
  • Course Review, Questions and Answers
  • Course Examination (Optional)

 

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
A final examination (in-class and a take home) will be administered for delegates who wish to receive a Certificate of Competency indicating successful completion of the course (a passing grade is 65% of the final mark).
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY WILL BE ISSUED
All Certificates will be signed by the Course Director (a Professional Engineer) jointly with the Consulting Engineering firm SS Wilson Associates.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE COURSE?

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)
    3407 Sound Levels Due to Road Traffic (NPC-206)
    272101 Environmental Noise Guidelines for Installation of Residential Air Conditioning Devices (Sept. '94) (Available from Publications Ontario)
  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.
  6. Suitable dress gear for outside work.

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: $2,550.00


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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