MassDEP Convenes Wind Turbine Noise Technical Advisory Group
July 30, 2013
In July 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) hosted its first meeting of a Wind Turbine Noise Technical Advisory Group (WNTAG). Epsilon Principal Rob O’Neal is a part of this 16-member technical advisory group, who have been selected by MassDEP to help provide advice on recommended changes to MassDEP noise regulations and/or policies as they apply to wind turbine noise.
The WNTAG group, which includes acousticians, public health professionals, and representatives of the wind industry, will be meeting several times this year. Among the topics being discussed are potential revisions to the existing noise policy and regulations and possible pre-construction permitting requirements for wind turbines.
For more information about this group and the upcoming meetings, please visit the MassDEP’s website.