It can be difficult dealing with the regulation of more
subjective parameters, such as noise and odor.
Unfortunately, noise is often regulated under
“nuisance” ordinances such as “not to
interrupt the quality of life for nearby residents”.
To deal with such qualitative regulations, it is important to work
with an experienced group that provides sound methodology when
developing any responses.
Noise complaints are, more often than not, handled at a local
level where agency staff are too often ill-equipped and
inexperienced with such issues. Regulations based on
qualitative/descriptive standards make it difficult to respond to
noise complaints and without a quantitative standard often result
in long, drawn out negotiations. RTP’s scientific
noise evaluations provide information to guide realistic
objectives to allow swifter resolution to all parties. In
instances where quantitative standards exist, RTP’s
experience can assist the implementation of a well designed and
compliance noise study to respond appropriately. Since noise
assessments are case specific, please contact an RTP office for
more detailed information on how we can help you.