Major developments must go through a full approval process which may include an Impact Statement, permits and variances. The noise analysis component of these applications is sometimes seriously flawed. It is absolutely essential to oppose a proposed project as early as possible. A critical review at these early stages may result in a denial to proceed. For instance, we've been quite successful in opposing the development of race tracks through the use of carefully documented acoustical studies.
We can assist if you are impacted by an unregulated commercial/industrial facility and want to bring them into compliance or build a nuisance suit against them. We can take certified measurements
of the sound levels and then compare them to well referenced standards of speech and sleep interference to objectively prove the presence of a subjective nuisance.
We can record any sound and reproduce it precisely in any venue, at the sound level that we model will occur at the point of impact. This is remarkably convincing. A Planning Board that hears race cars at 75 dBA immediately grasps the gravity of the proposed development.
We may be able to help you if the noise ordinance in your jurisdiction has unreasonably high sound level limits. Recently, we have reviewed some ordinances that have night time limits of 65-80 dBA which will result in the certain disruption of sleep.
(The image above shows a 24-hour car wash with multiple coin-operated vacuums, including two that are 10 feet from a residence. This is for illustration purposes only, we know of no complaints filed against this facility.)
The Noise Consultancy, LLC