Regulators fine GMP for wind project noise violations

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,by John Herrick vtdigger.org(link is external) Green Mountain Power will be required to constantly monitor sound coming from wind turbines, which could provide the most detailed assessment yet of a noise issue concerning some residents living near wind farms. The Vermont Public Service Board fined the utility $1,000 last week for exceeding sound limits it placed on the Kingdom Community Wind farm, which was approved in 2011. In place of a larger civil penalty, regulators asked the utility to implement a continuous sound-monitoring program for one year. Regulators said it will cost the utility approximately $109,000 to implement the department’s proposal. The board said GMP cannot recover these costs from ratepayers.The utility is required under its certificate of public good to keep the noise level at the 63-megawatt wind project on Lowell Mountain below 45 decibels on average over one hour outside nearby homes. Regulators determined the company violated the sound limits in winter of late 2012 and early 2013. GMP says the sound violations were caused by snow buildup on the turbine blades.Anti-GMP signs are outside a house at the foot of the access road leading to the turbine site. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDiggerThe company has since installed cameras and weather-monitoring equipment to detect snow accumulation on the blades. Since GMP installed this equipment, no other violations have been reported.The Department of Public Service this spring drafted a continuous sound-monitoring proposal, which Green Mountain Power supports and has agreed to implement. Regulators determined it would be “more constructive” to require the utility to implement this plan rather than pay a larger monetary penalty.Vermonters for a Clean Environment, a group opposing the wind project, told the board the methodology of the sound monitoring proposal is flawed and the experts hired to assist its implementation have developed projects that have caused complaints from neighbors about noise.Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia said the details of the proposal are still being worked out, but it would be “scientifically based and rigorous.” He said the department does not know when the plan will be implemented.The department is still evaluating the order and has the option to ask the board to reconsider it, he said.GMP spokesperson Dotty Schnure said the company has collected 10,934 total hours of sound monitoring data, and has exceeded the regulatory limit for four hours. She said GMP is committed to operating the wind project within its permit requirements.She said GMP shuts down the wind turbines when weather causes ice or snow accumulation. She said this has always been part of the company’s operating procedure.The utility again announced on Tuesday it had met noise standards for the latest reporting period from August 20 to Sept. 9. The utility hired the research firm(RSG) to conduct the report, and critics say the studies are not scientific because they discard data when wind speeds are high near recording microphones and during certain precipitation events.The department’s proposal requires noise sensitive receptors, or microphones, to be placed around residents homes with direct exposure to the turbine noise. A second microphone would be shielded from the turbines to measure background noise, which is used to control for other noises in the area.The data will be collected continuously and downloaded for review, according to the proposal. The data would then be summarized for monthly reports. The acoustical consulting firm hired by the department, Acentech Inc., drafted the proposal.Outgoing board member John Burke said in his dissent he would have preferred a substantial fine be imposed on GMP and would not have ordered the continuous monitoring.“While the only winner then would have been the State’s general fund, all the parties would begin to realize that working on noise issues is important and that more is gained by working together than by the “my way or the highway” attitude that appears to have prevailed here,” he said.Burke said no matter what data results from this monitoring, it will likely be criticized and its ultimate value will be diminished, in his opinion.Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, does not support the methodology outlined in the department’s sound monitoring proposal. She also said the firms hired by the department have a history in designing wind projects that have caused harmful noise.Wind proponents say studies show wind turbine noise does not cause harm, but some residents in Vermont say turbines interfere with sleep and cause nausea.last_img read more

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DIY sports jerseys/gear

first_imgAll Activity tubby34 Forums Home Sports Logos spyboy1 1 3,353 Location:Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada I have made a couple of custom projects. I have not gone so far as to do the sewing myself, but I did come up with the concepts and had these produced.This is a early 90’s Hartford Whalers alternate that never was. At the time they had a blue road and white home set. I found this blank green lace up collar jersey blank and bought the pucky the whale patches separately off of ebay, which at the time was a rare find. I then chose the color pattern for the name and numbers and had it customized. I later found out it was a Plymouth Whalers uncrested jersey. This next one was a blank Ottawa 67’s jersey I had made into an Ottawa Senators throwback barberpole style, complete with the white square on the back for the numbers. Again, I had to locate all the proper patches for the main crest and shoulders off of ebay and even added a memorial patch to the chest to bring it into modern times. I then did an old time version with a Willabee and Ward “1904 Champions” patch. I chose 7 for the “Ottawa Silver Seven”. By johnnysama, March 12, 2012 in Sports Logo News Posted December 26, 2016 867 Share this post Share this post 867 Members Facebook has a group called this:DIY Hockey Sweater/Jersey ArmyThird String Goalie sometimes posts reader submissions.They posted mine:Stingers jersey 1 2,179 posts 70 nash61 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 228 johnnysama I made a ’75-76 New York Nets jersey a few years back:2-pack of white vests for £5, about £2’s worth of coloured twill, and some iron-on webbing. Total cost was less than £10, and it took about 2 hours total. Just a quick little project for a rare day off.I hate to pick nits, but the stripes on the old Nets jerseys are supposed to be asymmetrical. The right edge of the wide blue stripe (with the white stars inside) should line up with the seam, not be centered on top of it.Oh, also, if you’re going to make a DIY basketball jersey out of a wifebeater, perhaps you should put Jason Kidd’s name and number on it. Sports Logo News tubby34 Posted August 30, 2012 Link to post Posted March 12, 2012 phutmasterflex 423 415 That Staubach is perfect AND gorgeous. Share on other sites Posted March 12, 2012 Share this post robbman21 Share this post BlueSky 0 70 I bought a unique Blue Jackets jersey a while ago, because it was the only full-sized embroidered Stinger logo I had ever seen. I want to add some white stripes to the jersey, but I can’t decide where. Ideas?Here is a photo of the jersey.And here it is in digital form (ignore the Edge cut, it’s CCM classic) 415 Members Would love to do this but what’s the best way to get the lettering and numerals? Is there a place that does them where you can order and attach yourself? 4,113 posts Sports Logo News I’ve painted and decaled a few helmets for myself  Share on other sites Share this post 0 1,005 Link to post KouPilot Location:Birmingham, UK 199 70 I’ve done some Rochester Red Wings items:1932 home jersey1981 Cal Ripken jersey1988 Steve Finley jersey (signed)1970 Bobby Grich jerseyEarly 1990s jacket 103 Location:West Coast 792 posts Location:Georgia Members Posted March 12, 2012 Share this post Share this post Share this post Members Recommended Posts 103 Share this post 14 1,535 Link to post 1,535 Posted March 12, 2012 Link to post CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan tubby34 70 Share on other sites BlueSky 70 Old Time Hockey 11,800 posts Look At The Shape I’m In…Talkin’ To The Walls Again Share this post Share on other sites phutmasterflex 1,005 82 70 Share this post Posted March 12, 2012 423 0 Link to post robbman21 228 0 Look At The Shape I’m In…Talkin’ To The Walls Again 0 3,106 posts Posted March 12, 2012 482 Posted August 31, 2012 Posted August 30, 2012 Share on other sites 12,229 posts DIY sports jerseys/gear Share on other sites Link to post 228 greyraven8 228 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators Posted March 12, 2012 I made a ’75-76 New York Nets jersey a few years back:2-pack of white vests for £5, about £2’s worth of coloured twill, and some iron-on webbing. Total cost was less than £10, and it took about 2 hours total. Just a quick little project for a rare day off. Members 228 Members Link to post Link to post 423 robbman21 Discogod Look At The Shape I’m In…Talkin’ To The Walls Again PJBenterprises Share on other sites 70 Someday… Posted August 30, 2012 Members 82 hawk36 Location:Georgia Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s Followers 0 SportsLogos.Net 3,353 “I see you’re drinking 1%” Share on other sites Posted March 12, 2012 Posted December 28, 2016 lahaye7 robbman21 Share this post Share this post 5,923 posts Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. 3,106 posts BlueSky Link to post 1,690 posts All Activity Link to post 423 1,535 Posted August 30, 2012 lahaye7 3,353 AndrewG70 70 Share on other sites PJBenterprises 1 Forums Home Share on other sites 0 3,106 posts 228 482 Posted August 30, 2012 Members 103 60 KouPilot Share on other sites Followers 0 Sports Logos Link to post greyraven8 Members 0 I do DIY bobbleheads. I paint over old ones with players in their current gear. Does that count? 70 Share this post 0 1 Share on other sites Link to post 867 423 423 BlueSky Link to post Discogod Well…this is a sore subject with me because making these and – like a dumbass – selling them at my own cost with no profit gained from it got me in a LOT of serious trouble about 5 years ago. I don’t have the pics of the best ones I’ve done, but here’s some samples.1970’s Cowboys Roads2005 Arkansas Razorbacks Darren McFadden1961 Yankees Mantle Sign in to follow this   Super Bowl XXXIX Cedric Cobbs Pat’s jersey. Ironically he was inactive for the game.2009 Saints Brees jersey that I made myself for a Halloween costume.Cobbs, Polomalu that I made for Super Bowl XL, and Brees. johnnysama Share on other sites Yeah, sorry, missed the part about getting in trouble. Bummer. With that said, the older, more generic jerseys it seems to me would be less of a problem since there are no logos etc. on them and any team anywhere could have worn a similar jersey. DIY sports jerseys/gear 0 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net I made it for a member here on the boards. He has a massive jersey collection and this was one of his whales, and he and I worked really closely on it to get it as close as I possibly could to the on-field jersey from the era, and he was very pleased with it. 60 14 82 Share this post Share on other sites 60 Every now and then, the Uni Watch blog features some people who have made DIY jerseys. I must say, they are quite impressive, all of them.But who amongst us here has tried something similar? I’ve thought about doing something like that, with the 1986/7 Chargers navy blue jerseys. I am a pretty simple guy, and use simple designs for various reasons.So, if you have something you’ve done, or are thinking about making, post it here! 415 83 posts 1,005 0 Share this post Share this post Link to post 199 spyboy1 14 Members 5,835 posts 79 posts 11,800 posts 199 2,179 posts 2 Link to post hawk36 robbman21 767 posts Members Resolutely analogue AndrewG70 I made it for a member here on the boards. He has a massive jersey collection and this was one of his whales, and he and I worked really closely on it to get it as close as I possibly could to the on-field jersey from the era, and he was very pleased with it.Don’t tease me…Seriously, do you take requests? If so, I’d love a quote on one of these:If it’s reasonable cost, I’d take one in black too:Read his post above it, he got in deep trouble making them for others. Posted August 29, 2012 Members Does this count as DIY? I made these for my LSU alum brothers. They have Tulane grads over all the time.  DIY sports jerseys/gear Link to post Link to post 1,712 posts 2 I made it for a member here on the boards. He has a massive jersey collection and this was one of his whales, and he and I worked really closely on it to get it as close as I possibly could to the on-field jersey from the era, and he was very pleased with it.Don’t tease me…Seriously, do you take requests? If so, I’d love a quote on one of these:If it’s reasonable cost, I’d take one in black too: Members nash61 Location:Chelan Seattle robbman21 1 Share on other sites Share on other sites Posted March 12, 2012 0 2,227 posts Members Members tubby34 Location:Washington State Go To Topic Listing Members Members Share this post Members Someday… 482last_img read more

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