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Appendix B Workshop Agenda Protecting National Park Soundscapes: Best Available Technologies and Practices for Reducing Park-Generated Noise Dates: October 3–4, 2012 Location: National Park Service 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks Karen Trevino and Bert Frost, NPS; Gregg Fleming, Volpe enter, C DOT 08:50 Workshops and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Proctor Reid, Program Office, National Academy of Engineering 09:00 The TQA Report and Follow-on Projects with the NAE George Maling, Technology for a Quieter America committee chair 09:15 Introductions, Logistics, Workshop Objectives, Agenda Frank Turina, NPS 09:30 Noise Issues in National Parks: An Overview of Park-Generated Noise to Be Addressed in this Workshop Frank Turina, NPS 43
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44 APPENDIX B 10:20 Effects of Noise on Park Visitors and Wildlife Kurt Fristrup, NPS 10:45 Break 11:00 Acoustical Toolbox: Current NPS Guidance for Park Managers Randy Stanley, NPS 11:15 Buy-Quiet Programs: Government and Private-Sector Initiatives Beth Cooper, NASA 12:15 Lunch 1:00 Buy-Quiet Programs: Progress and Problems; Questions and Discussion Beth Cooper, NASA 2:00 Breakout Sessions (See Topics and Guiding Questions) 4:30 Wrap-up and Adjourn THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 08:30 Continue Breakout Sessions 10:00 reakout Session Leader Report and Discussion (30 minutes B presentation and 30 minutes discussion each): Transportation Session Leads: Nick Miller + Kevin Percival 11:00 Break 11:15 reakout Session Leader Report and Discussion (continued): B Facilities/Maintenance Session Leads: Beth Cooper + Kim Slininger 12:15 Lunch
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APPENDIX B 45 1:15 Breakout Session Leader Report and Discussion (continued): Construction Session Leads: Erich Thalheimer + Jock Whitworth 2:15 Break 2:30 Future Plans • roduct(s): Document(s) to provide parks, regions, and divi- P sions with expert information on the best practices in protect- ing park soundscapes. What prepackaged equipment noise reduction options already exist and should be made known to NPS? How can NPS incorporate noise specifications to provide the best buy-quiet guidance to the parks and regions? What guidance can be provided to help parks estimate benefits of quieter products, quieter or changed operations, and noise- sensitive transportation planning and design? • ollow-up Forums: Depending on the outcome of this work- F shop, follow-on workshops and/or webinars could be con- ducted. Topics that could be addressed include additional noise sources, specific noise sources, training needs for parks, communication with stakeholders. 3:30 Summarize and Review Conclusions/Results of Workshop 4:00 Adjourn