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Traffic Noise and Air Quality Update
October 3, 2016, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
ODOT-OES will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM ET that provides a Traffic Noise and Air Quality Update. The latest in project level noise and air quality will be discussed among other related topics. See outline below for more details of the webinar. You will have an opportunity to email any questions you may have during the webinar. Targeted participants are NEPA specialists, Noise Public Involvement Specialists, Noise Analysts, and Noise Wall Designers. We hope you have time in your schedule to tune in.
You will need a version of Microsoft Silverlight installed in order to view the webcast available via the button below on the day of the event:
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Webinar Presenter

Noel Alcala, ODOT-OES, Noise and Air Quality Coordinator

Webinar Outline

  • Air Quality
  • Noise Analysis
  • Noise PI
  • Noise Graphics
  • Example Noise And AQ Commitments Throughout The Processes
  • Noise Wall Design
  • Noise Wall Construction
  • Noise Survey Results
  • Current And Future Noise and AQ Research
  • Lessons Learned
  • Question and answer session

Approximately the first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for the presentation and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this webinar, participants will be:
  • Updated on the latest MSAT flowchart
  • Familiar with General Conformity requirements regarding rail projects
  • Updated on ODOT’s new Noise Measurement Plan requirements
  • Familiar with what constitutes a Type II noise community
  • Aware of common issues in noise analyses
  • Aware of common issues in the noise and air quality sections of a NEPA document
  • Updated on Noise Public Involvement (PI) requirements and aware of common Noise PI issues
  • Understand why graphics are vital to noise work and familiar with ODOT’s preferences in noise graphics
  • Aware of common issues with noise graphics
  • Familiar with noise and AQ commitments throughout the processes
  • Aware of common issues in noise wall construction plans
  • Updated on ODOT’s Traffic Noise Survey results
  • Updated on completed/current/future/potential noise research projects
  • Aware of the latest project level noise/air quality lessons learned

 Questions or concerns should be directed to Noel Alcala, ODOT Noise and Air Quality Coordinator, at or (614) 466-5222.​