Many planning firms have in-house noise support, and that’s great! But if you’re a planner who either doesn’t have noise expertise under your umbrella, or your noise problem is sufficiently complex or controversial to warrant bringing in more expertise, then give us a call. BAC routinely prepares noise and vibration sections of Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declarations (IS/MND), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
We work with CEQA literally every day and know it inside and out. We appreciate how critical it is to identify appropriate standards of significance, to identify all the impacts, and to explore all feasible mitigation measures. Most importantly, we understand that your project is likely to be heavily scrutinized or perhaps even the subject of unwanted legal attention. You want to get it right the first time with a thorough, technically supported, and legally defensible noise study. So if your in-house noise team would benefit from extra expertise, if you need someone to fill out the CEQA checklist and provide the support for those answers, or you need someone to write your entire DEIR noise section, were here! Or if you need us to present the complex noise issues of your project at town-hall meetings or public hearings, give us a call.