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Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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

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Noise Review Board

Meets monthly to review major requests for noise variances and recommends Noise Code changes.
 
The Noise Review Board is unique in the United States in offering citizens and the business community a direct way to be involved in helping set the City of Portland’s policies related to the environmental issue of noise pollution.  The five member board is comprised of three citizen representatives, one person from the construction industry, and a professional working in the field of Acoustics.
 
The Board has two primary purposes. The first is to review complex requests for a variance from the noise code, Title 18 of the City of Portland.  The second purpose is to help establish the direction the City is headed in addressing emerging noise problems in the community. A few recent examples include work on leaf blower regulations and new rules limiting the noise from night time garbage collection.  The board is helpful in educating other government agencies about the important role that they can play in helping make Portland a quieter and therefore more livable city.
 
Contact:  Paul van Orden, 503-823-5829
Updated: 3/2014

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