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Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise pollution has been around for a long time. There’s even a reference going back to the 3rd millennium B.C., in the Epic of Gilgamesh: “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babble.” For an overview of noise regulation law in Ontario, Canada, see our blog post here. For one of Dianne's 2012 presentations introducing the law of noise, (minus the great sound effects) please click Introduction to Noise Law in Ontario. For a 2013 MOE update  

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MOE explains its new Noise Guideline, NPC 300

MOE explains its new Noise Guideline, NPC 300

Last month, the Ministry of the Environment's new noise guideline came into force: NPC 300 - the new Environmental Noise Guideline: Stationary and Transportation Sources – Approval and Planning. It replaces the three old guidelines, LU-131, NPC-205, and NPC-232. NPC 300 includes new mitigation options, definitions, and a new land use class. Last week we had the opportunity to attend the MOE's explanation of the new guideline for industry professionals. Here is the excellent presentation given  

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Good news: updated Ontario noise guideline

Good news: updated Ontario noise guideline

After three years of consideration, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has adopted a more up-to-date guideline for assessing noise impacts.   “Environmental Noise Guideline Stationary and Transportation Sources – Approval and Planning, Publication NPC-300” is now in force. See NPC 300 or go to the Environmental Registry website at www.ebr.gov.on.ca and enter Registry Number 011-0597  

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An introduction to the law of noise pollution

An introduction to the law of noise pollution

Dianne gave a well received introduction to the law of noise pollution at the Ontario Bar Association's Halloween breakfast. Topics included what is noise, who regulates it, how the Environmental Protection Act applies, enforcement under the EPA,  bylaws and the OMB, and civil suits for nuisance. For a copy of the presentation (minus the scary soundeffects) click Introduction to the Law of Noise in Ontario, Oct 2012. Thank you to Jackie Campbell for the research and for the decorations.  

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