The PSB just issued its new rule, which has been submitted to ICAR. See this section, excerpted from the rule, below. This is a huge victory for us!! They adopted the German nighttime standard of 35 dBA and the highest standard in Denmark for daytime of 42 dBA, plus a setback of 10x the total height which is what Poland requires and the Cape Cod Commission recommend. The wind industry just sustained a huge loss. This comes as a big surprise, and we will have to defend this through the public hearing process that remains to get this rule fully adopted. DECLARE VICTORY!!
Facilities with a plant capacity of greater than 150 kW. Operation of facilities with a plant capacity of greater than 150 kW shall not result in: (1) audible prominent discrete-frequency tones pursuant to the latest revision of ANSI S1.13 Annex A at a distance of 100 feet from the residences of non-participating landowners; and (2) sound pressure levels in excess of 42 dBA between the hours of 7 A.M. and 9 P.M. and 35 dBA between the hours of 9 P.M. and 7 A.M. at a distance of 100 feet from the residences of non-participating landowners. Each sound-producing element of such facilities shall be set back horizontally no less than ten (10) times the turbines’ height, as measured from base to the tip of a blade in the upright, vertical position, from the residences of non-participating landowners.