The EPA has published a draft Approved Methods for Measurement and Analysis of Environmental Noise in NSW for consultation. You can read the approved methods and tell us what you think.
The document sets out minimum requirements and good practice methods for the measurement and analysis of environmental noise. Once finalised and released, it may be referred to in environment protection licences and other statutory instruments issued by the EPA when measurement of environmental noise is required.
The draft Approved Methods does not replace the advice in EPA noise policies and guidelines and in Australian or international standards. It is intended to supplement the procedures in them.
The draft Approved Methods is expected to provide greater certainty to industry and the community and lead to improved consistency in the information provided. It does not place any new requirements on licensees and other regulated persons.