Welcome to The Noise Consultancy web site.
We are the noise enforcement and code compliance experts,
offering a full range of noise-related services.
We can assist you in developing a comprehensive noise enforcement program. We have extensive experience to help you draft or amend a noise ordinance
that is simple, effective, and enforceable. We offer on-site ordinance development workshops, and are affiliated with a certification program to train your enforcement officers.
We can assist with most difficult regulatory issues, conducting expert sound studies and demonstrations on-site. Our expert reports and testimony are comprehensive, and successful, as exemplified in a case heard in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as the experts
for the City of New York Law Department [99 Civ. 3381 (SAS)
We serve as the municipal acoustical experts for several towns, reviewing plans submitted to planning and zoning boards. When an applicant submits an acoustical study in support of a project, it is important that it is reviewed by a firm that knows the technical requirements for both a Regulatory Compliance Analysis and for an Environmental Impact Statement, and the difference between the two. The reviewer must also know how to critically evaluate an acoustical model.
Whatever your code compliance issue, we can help you. We conduct code compliance sound studies
to determine whether your facility meets the applicable noise codes of your jurisdiction, and we document our findings with meticulous attention to detail. We can also determine whether a proposed facility or modification will meet code requirements. Our extensive acoustical modeling capabilities can assist you in the design of your facility, and these models are very helpful in the permitting process. Permit applications and Impact Statements
are another specialty of The Noise Consultancy. We support all of this with expert witness testimony
in the appropriate venue.
If you live near a facility that is disrupting the peaceable enjoyment of your private property, we may be able to help
. A sound study
may document that a facility is not complying with the sound level limits of the applicable noise code. If your jurisdiction has a subjective nuisance code, our sound study may prove the objective presence of a subjective nuisance. Our sophisticated audio and video reproduction capabilities allow us to bring the nuisance into court, which is very
If you live near a proposed facility, we may be able to intervene at the planning stage
and successfully block the development. We have been very successful at this. We can also offer testimony
on the human health impacts of noise exposure.
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