February 3, 2012: Burlington, MA — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) have awarded HMMH a four year on-call contract to provide peer review consulting services associated with wind turbine sound assessment and analysis. DEP and LURC are responsible for processing applications under the Site Location of Development Law and Development Review and Approval Law, respectively, and ensuring that projects meet applicable noise performance standards. HMMH will provide DEP and LURC with independent analysis of proposed wind turbine project applications under these laws.
HMMH is a leading environmental consulting firm that has established a deep technical reputation in the transportation acoustics field. In recent years, we have been employing the same technical skills in the wind energy sector. We are currently conducting numerous noise assessments for communities and wind developers in the northeast. Our work includes baseline sound monitoring, wind turbine noise emission modeling, and project impact assessments. One aspect that sets us apart is that we have prepared acoustic studies in the wind energy field equitably between communities and developers rather than working on one side or the other. In addition, we have a broad area of acoustics expertise in areas of aviation, highways, rail, and other areas upon which we can draw to put wind turbine noise in a wider context.
Steve Barrett, Director of Clean Energy
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc.
77 South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803