Public Service Board issues final sound standards for wind projects #VT

By National Wind Watch The final rule keeps the daytime sound level at 42 decibels, but the board changed the allowable nighttime level from 35 decibels allowed in the draft rule to 39 decibels.

The board also kept a controversial setback limit of 10 times the height of the turbine, so that a 500-foot turbine would have to be at least 5,000 feet from the nearest residence.

But in the new rule the board does give developers an opportunity to apply for a waiver to the setback rule.

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