ERIC M. ZWERLING, M.S., INCE, ASA

 

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

 

1991-Present   Director - Noise Technical Assistance Center

                        Department of Environmental Sciences

                        Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

 

1999-Present    President - The Noise Consultancy, LLC

                        Noise Consultant/ Expert Witness (Since 1992)

                        [Expert for the Defendants, City of New York Law Department

                        -in- Robert Turley, et al., - against- Rudolph Guiliani, et al., ]

 

1993-Present   Noise Enforcement Expert - New Jersey Department of Environmental      

Protection. Contracted (as Director of the RNTAC) to provide technical expertise on noise related issues to the NJDEP and the State of New Jersey .

 

1998-Present   Instructor - "Noise Hazards" in 'Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene'.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey , School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice

 

1992-Present    Adjunct Professor- Rutgers University Department of Environmental

                        Sciences. Course: 375:336 'Community and Occupational Noise'   

 

1998-Present    Committee Member - S12 Working Group 41, Model Community Noise

                        Ordinances. Acoustical Society of America

 

2001-Present    Committee Member - Technical Study Group on Community Noise

                        Institute of Noise Control Engineering

 

1994-Present    Instructor - "Community Noise" in 'Environment and Public Health Course,"

Rutgers Continuing Education Program, Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education.

 

1998-2000              Commissioner - Franklin Township (NJ) Environmental Commission

 

2010-Present   Board of Education – Readington Township, New Jersey

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Member - Acoustical Society of America 

Member - Institute of Noise Control Engineering
 

EDUCATION

 

ABD Ph.D. Candidate

Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey

Department of Environmental Sciences

 

Occupational Hearing Conservationist

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation.

 

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Ethics -

Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia .

 

B.S., M.S.   University of Georgia .

 

JURISDICTIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

 

Approved Noise Control Investigator

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:29 -2.11(a)3

 

Approved Noise Consultant

New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Pursuant to N.Y.C.A.C. Section 24-231

 

AWARDS

 

1997    Advisor of the Year Award                

            Rutgers College Student Activities Advisory Council

            Faculty Advisor - Students for Environmental Awareness

 

PUBLICATIONS

Zwerling, E.M., C. Shamoon. 2010. Proactive Regulation Engenders Creative Innovation - Quieting the Jackhammer. Proceedings of Noise-Con 2010. Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

Szulecki, S., E.Zwerling, C. Anderson, B. Turpin. 2010. Modeling with CadnaA to estimate the probability of awakening associated with train horns. Proceedings of Noise-Con 2010. Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

Zwerling, E.M., C. Anderson, S.Szulecki, F. Maimone, B. Turpin. 2009. Study of Train Noise in Teaneck, NJ. USEPA Agreement Number: X-83245701-0 

Zwerling, E.M. 2005. Regulatory Scheme For Noise Enforcement In New Jersey . Invited paper. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.V.118, No. 3, Pt 2 of 2, Sept. 2005, p. 1849.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2004. Training as a Critical Component of Successful Noise Enforcement Programs. Invited paper. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.V.115, No. 5, Pt 2 of 2, May 2004, p. 2568.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2004. Noise Enforcement in Cities. Invited paper. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.V.115, No. 5, Pt 2 of 2, May 2004, p. 2593.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2002. Characteristics of Successful Local Noise Enforcement Programs. Invited paper. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.V.112, No. 5, Pt 2 of 2, Nov. 2002, p. 2375.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2002. Boom Car and Boom Box Code Drafting. The Quiet Zone. Spring 2002.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2002. Hearing Protection. In Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. Lester Breslow. Macmillan Reference USA .

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2001. Vehicle Noise Enforcement. Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center . Developed for North Salem , NY .

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2000. Regulation of Amplified Sound Sources. Proceedings of Noise-Con 2000. Acoustical Society of America / Institute of Noise Control Engineering. Newport Beach , CA. December 3-5, 2000 .

 

Zwerling, E.M. 2000. State of Michigan Model Noise Ordinance. Proceedings of Michigan Municipal League Annual  Convention/ Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Annual Meeting. September 28-30, 2000 , Macinac Island , MI .

 

Zwerling, E. M. Contributing Editor. 1991-Present. Community Noise Enforcement. RutgersNoise Technical Assistance Center .

 

Zwerling, E. M. Contributing Editor. 1998. Vehicle Sound Reproduction Enforcement. Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center . Developed for the City of Rochester , New York

 

Zwerling, E.M. 1997. Community Noise Enforcement: A Mature Technology. Hearing Rehabilitation Quarterly. 22:4, 4-8+.

 

Zwerling, E.M., D. Pinto, P. Hanna, J. Lepis, B. Turpin. 1997. Local Noise Enforcement Options and Model Noise Ordinance With Pre-Approved Language for the State of New Jersey . Rutgers Cooperative Extension Publication #E215.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 1997. Community Noise Infosheet. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. Public Education and Risk Communication Division.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 1996. Turning Down the Volume: Effective Strategies for Community Noise Enforcement. The Police Chief. V. 63, Dec. 53-59.

 

Zwerling, E. M. & B. J. Turpin. 1996. Community Noise Enforcement: Reviving a Moribund Program or Developing One Anew. Proceedings of Noise-Con 96, The 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering. 955-960.

 

Zwerling, E.M. 1996. Community Noise Pollution Certification and Assistance. Home page for Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center. http://www.envsci.rutgers.edu/org/rntac/

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Proactive Regulation Engenders Creative Innovation - Quieting the Jackhammer. Invited Paper. NoiseCon 2010. Joint meeting, Institute of Noise Control Engineering and the Acoustical Society of America . Baltimore, MD. April 19-23, 2010
 

Environmental Health and Noise: Issues and Answers. Invited Presentation. New Jersey Environmental Health Association Annual Public Health Conference. Atlantic City , NJ March 3, 2008.

 

Noise Primer For Legal Professionals. Invited Presentation. New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Fall Meeting. Saratoga Springs , New York . October 13, 2007 .

 

How to Control Noise Pollution in Your Community. Invited Presentation. 90th Annual Conference -New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Atlantic City , NJ November 15, 2005 .

 

Regulatory Scheme for Noise Enforcement in New Jersey . Invited Paper. 150th Meeting - Acoustical Society of America . Minneapolis , MN October 17-21, 2005

 

Noise Enforcement in Cities. Invited Paper. 147th Meeting - Acoustical Society of America . New York , New York May 24-28, 2004 .

 

Training as a Critical Component of Successful Noise Enforcement Programs. Invited Paper. 147th Meeting - Acoustical Society of America . New York , New York May 24-28, 2004 .

 

Community Noise Impacts. Invited Presentation. Topics in Public Health. New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. April 16, 2003 .

 

Characteristics of Successful Local Noise Enforcement Programs. Invited Paper. First Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics. Jointly Sponsored: Acoustical Society of America , the Iberoamerican Federation of Acoustics and the Mexican Institute of Acoustics. Cancun , Mexico .Dec 2-6, 2002 .

 

Community-Based Environmental Noise Management, Invited Panelist; The Role of State and Local Governmental Agencies in Noise Abatement and Control, Invited Panelist. Inter-Noise 2002, The 2002 International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Dearborn , MI Aug. 19-21, 2002 .

 

Community Noise Regulation and Enforcement: Theory and Practice. American Association of Code Enforcement. 4th Semi-Annual Education Conference. Bowie , MD. May 1-3, 2002

 

Regulation of Amplified Sound Sources. Noise-Con 2000. Acoustical Society of America/Institute of Noise Control Engineering. Newport Beach , CA. December 3-5, 2000 .

 

Writing and Enforcing a Noise Ordinance. Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention.

Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Noise Ordinance. Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Annual Conference. Macinac Island , MI , September 28-30, 2000 .

 

Municipal Noise Regulation - Theory and Practice. International Municipal Lawyers Association, Mid-Year Seminar. Washington , D.C. April 9-11, 2000 .

 

Effective Strategies for Community Noise Enforcement:

      Michigan Municipal League 9th Annual Education Conference. Mt. Pleasant, MI.

           March 11, 1998 .

     The Association of Towns of the State of New York , Annual Meeting,

          Educational Training Courses. New York City , February 16, 1998 .

     American Association of Code Enforcement 8th Annual Business and Educational

          Conference. Hagerstown , MD , October 20-25, 1997 .

 

Community Noise Enforcement: Reviving a Moribund Program or Developing One Anew. Noise-Con '96, The 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Seattle, WA, September 29-October 2, 1996.

 

NOISE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION COURSES TAUGHT

 

          Community Noise Enforcement

          Vehicular Noise Enforcement

          Vehicle Sound Reproduction Enforcement

          Octave Band Analysis for Enforcement Purposes

          Motor Sports Ordinance Enforcement

 

New Jersey :

    Certification and recertification - every three months, 1991 to present.

 

On-Site:         

    New Rochelle, NY; Jacksonville, FL (four times); Long Beach, NY (three times); Everett, WA; St. Augustine, FL (three times), Seattle, WA (twice); Neptune Beach, FL; Gainesville, FL; Anchorage, AK (twice); Binghamton, NY (twice); Washington State Association of Code Enforcement (twice); Ft. Collins, CO; Shelter Island, NY (four times); Rochester, NY; Newport, RI; Platekill, NY; Traverse City, MI; DeKalb County, GA (four times); Twinsburg, OH; Sandusky, OH (twice); North Salem, NY; Honolulu, HI; Lafayette, LA (twice); Philadelphia, PA; Barbados, West Indies (twice); Collier County, FL (twice); Walton County, FL (three times); Greenville County (SC); Vancouver B.C. (three times)

 

ON-SITE ORDINANCE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

Lafayette, LA; Traverse City, MI; Plattekill, NY; St. Augustine, FL; Charleston County, SC; Lansing, MI; DeKalb County, GA; Walton County, FL, Overland Park, KS; Greenville County, SC, Decatur, AL; Yonkers, NY; Ossining, NY; Newport RI; Monroe County, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS

 

City of New York Law Department; City of Philadelphia Law Department, Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Division; U. S. State Department; City of New York Police Department; Bergen County (NJ) Utilities Authority; New York City Department of Environmental Protection; New York State Office of Attorney General; McDonald's Corporation, Lafayette (LA) Consolidated Government; Gaeta Recycling, Inc.; National Ecology; Browning Ferris Industries; Township of Manalapan (NJ); Kansas State Legislature; City of Lansing (MI); City of Tacoma (WA); City of St. Augustine (FL); Atlantic Development and Management Corp.; CareMatrix Corporation; County of Charleston (SC); DeKalb County (GA); Greenville County (SC); Ethicon, Inc.; City of Yonkers (NY); Walton County (FL); City of Overland Park (KS); City of Newport (RI); City of Ossining (NY); Alliance to Save Southern Ulster's Rural Environment; Roche Molecular Systems; Wheelabrator, Inc.; Monroe County (FL); City of Juneau (AK); Township of Branchburg (NJ), Union County United (PA; City of Fort Lauderdale (FL); City of Panama City Beach (FL)