Update to Noise Control Directive ID 88-1


  • D. DeGagne
  • R. Wright


acoustic noise, noise abatement, pollution, Canada, Noise Control Directive ID 88-1, sound levels, noise problems, energy industry developments, Alberta


The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has authored and enforced a number of Noise Control Directives for the energy industry since 1973. The most recent of these is Interim Directive ID 88-1. This Directive evolved from a common realisation that previous directives were too simplistic with their singular maximum day and night-time sound levels. The development of ID 88-1 sought to incorporate input from all appropriate stakeholders in noise problems generated by energy industry developments in the province of Alberta. To accomplish this, a committee comprised of members from the public, industry, acoustical consultants, university academics and governmental agencies was struck with co-ordination provided by the ERCB. The resulting Directive tries to take a balanced viewpoint of all these potential players through a reasonable unbiased policy




How to Cite

DeGagne D, Wright R. Update to Noise Control Directive ID 88-1. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991 Sep. 1 [cited 2023 Feb. 8];19(4):85-6. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/681



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