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Feedback on the seminar was positive. We are working to develop similar seminars for the legal industry and planners.
Al Lightstone was invited to submit an article for publication in the Jan/Feb OPPI. The article is entitled "MOE Issues News Noise Guideline – Consolidation Resolves Longstanding Issues” .
(Stationary and Transportation Sources, Approval and Planning)
In 2009, Valcoustics Canada Ltd. was retained by the Ministry of Environment Ontario (MOE) to prepare and update noise guideline addressing both stationary and transportation sources of noise. We are pleased to announce that, on October 21, 2013, this guideline known as NPC-300 was formally released. There are significant changes from the noise guideline documents it replaced (NPC-205, NPC-232, and LU-131) The staff at Valcoustics Canada Ltd. are happy to respond to any questions that you may have regarding the new guideline and how it will impact you.
Valcoustics Canada Ltd. is hosting a seminar geared towards Municipal and Regional Planning Staff on December 9, 2013 to explain the changes and the impact they will have. Check out our seminars link under the resources tab above if you are interested in attending. Additional seminars geared to the Legal Industry and Planners are also being developed.
Al Lightstone presented an invited paper that he co-authored with Sam Du, titled “Challenges of Measuring Noise Compliance of Wind Farms”, in Innsbruck, Austria on September 17, 2013.
After approximately 30 years, Al Lightstone has retired as the examiner in Acoustics for the RAIC. In a note from the Registrar, Jeanné Fox, she states "I am at a loss for words to explain how grateful I am, as are many students, that you have given so much time to helping us deliver an Acoustics course. You have been a reliable and consistent professional ~ thank you. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement".
From the Enbridge Team, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you [Valcoustics] for your support at the OMB and thank you for the patience you showed during the final positioning of the turbines in preparation of the hearing. It seemed that every day we gave you new coordinates. I would also like you to pass on my thanks to Sam and the Valcoustics team for their effort in meeting the additional request made by the MOE at the last minute. They did an exceptional job...I would put you on my team any time".
Congratulations to Bousfields Inc., celebrating 35 years in business. We are pleased to have been providing consulting services to their firm for a variety of land-use planning projects over the years.
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