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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204


1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204


Paul van Orden, Noise Control Officer


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We have received word that the City Council Hearing on pile driving and code change recommendations will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm. The hearing will take place at Council Chamber, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue,


Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the City of Portland's Noise Review Board began exploring possible changes to the noise code regarding the use of pile drivers in Portland.  The project to explore pile driver noise impact, and possible new regulation, came out of open public testimony to the five members of the City's Noise Review Board.  The Board made a decision in May of 2014 to use their available fall time for programmatic research in the fall of 2014 to focus on this emerging issue.  

After a series of public meetings, general staff research on other cities' approach pile driving, and vibrant dialogs with the community, The Portland Noise Review Board arrived at the set of recommendations and conclusions.

The last meeting related to pile driver issues with the Noise Review Board was held on April 1st, 2015 at 6PM , in the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Ave, in Meeting Room B.

This was an opportunity to offer public testimony in person before the Noise Review Board finalized a set of recommendations for City Council to consider incorporating into the Portland Noise Code. All comments were due by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015. Comments to the Noise Review Board are now closed.

The Board has now arrived at its final set of recommendations, The Noise Office is currently working to schedule a hearing date to appear before the Portland City Council. The Council hearing will be open to the public testimony and additional public testimony will be taken at that time. Prior to the Council meeting, written testimony may be presented to Council at any time through their offices.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Noise Control Program
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110
Portland, OR  97204
Ph: 503-823-7350
Fx: 503-823-3050