Noise is a natural part of everyday life. Sources of noise vary from flocks of birds to construction equipment, and from passing traffic to industrial complexes. The level or magnitude of noise is measured by “decibels”, with a normal conversation measuring about 60 decibels. The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) works with a variety of stakeholders to establish and maintain noise control directives for the province.
The most significant and comprehensive initiative is the creation of a Regional Noise Management Plandeveloped jointly by the Northeast Capital Industrial Association (NCIA) and the ERCB. This management plan is the first of its kind in North America. It takes significant steps in adopting best practices for
managing industry’s contribution to noise. Not only does it outline an approach for existing industry, but it also sets expectations for new industry. Additionally, the plan requires annual reporting to the NCIA, ensuring compliance of this long-term strategy for noise management in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
Initiatives and Progress for 2013
NCIA is working with the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) to finalize the Regional Noise Management Plan. Additional updates and information will be available later in 2013.
To obtain further information on a variety of topics relating to noise, please contact: