EMA Amends Noise Pollution Control Rules

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EMA Amends Noise Pollution Control Rules

The Environmental Management Authority says it has successfully amended Rule 2 of the Noise Pollution Control Rules, 2001.

In a media release Wednesday afternoon, the EMA says this reduces the timeframe required to monitor noise levels from three hours to thirty minutes.

It says this amendment applies to activities being undertaken with Noise Variation Permits.

The reduction in the timeframe to monitor noise levels is one milestone in the fight against noise pollution as it increases the EMA’s ability to monitor a larger number of events and activities in a given day and generate noise level readings with greater efficiency.

However, the EMA notes that an all-of-society approach is critical to effectively address the scourge of noise pollution.

It says the support of citizens is needed to act responsibly and respectfully to their neighbours and in their communities with an understanding that noise pollution is deleterious to all.

The release says with the continued support of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and other entities responsible for the control and management of noise in Trinidad and Tobago, this amendment is expected to promote greater compliance for the relief of citizens and communities who are adversely affected by noise pollution.