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This is an example of a noise control notice. If you receive a noise control notice you should get legal advice.
Case study - Lucy Manners
Lucy owns and runs a local café that is located in a residential street. A neighbour has made a complaint to the local council about the level of noise coming from an extraction fan. Lucy is worried about what this will mean for her business.
Ms Lucy Manners
4 Little Street
10 December 20xx
NOISE CONTROL NOTICE
Section 264 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
Council has observed and recorded noise from machinery on your premises above XX decibels on 10 December 20XX, 10 January 20XX and 12 January 20XX.
If you cause, permit or allow noise from 4 Big Street Suburb 2000 to exceed XX decibels when measured you may be proceeded against for an offence arising under that Division.
This notice is issued under Section 264 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
It is an offence against that Act to contravene this notice, except as specified in Section 265(2) of the Act. (See the information at the end of this notice.)
Environmental & Public Health