Underwater Noise Attenuation Experimental Methods

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(323)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1371
Partners: CA, OR, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Apr 30, 2019
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $225,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Cindy Callahan
cindy.callahan@dot.gov
Study Champion(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $75,000.00 Matthew Mabey Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

For several years concern over the impact of underwater noise from construction pile driving has created regulatory challenges, as well as impact construction practices and schedules. New methods to attenuate the underwater sound are needed to protect species in marine and estuarine waters and to provide new methods and processes to effeciently drive piles for overwater structures.

Objectives

The study objectives are to develop and field test underwater noise attenuation devices in marine and esturine waters to meet thresholds established to protect ESA listed specials and Marine Mammals.

Scope of Work

The scope of this pooled fund project will involve the development of new underwater noise attenuation devices and to field test them to monitor sound levels to ascertain at what levels can the impact and vibratory sounds be attenuated. New technologies and devices will be created that show promise of signifcant sound level reductions. Testing these devices will be done in various locations depending upon opportunities with known construction projects, as well as test piles at sites where conditions can be properly monitored.

Comments

States who particpate in this pooled fund project will be able to identify innovative noise attenuation devices and participate in developing field tests to study their efficiencies and capabilities to reduce sound from pile driving in marine and estuarine waters. It is suggested that state's commit $25,000 for 3 years to this study effort.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Anthropogenic Sound and Fishes Anthropogenic Sound and Fishes.pdf Final Report Public
Approval Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1371 .pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(323) Closeout Letter TPF-5(323) Closeout Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(323) Acceptance Memo.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(323) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(323) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report ending March 31, 2015 TPF Quarterly Report - March 2015UnderwaterNoise.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter - 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter Report 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter - October 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter - October 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report 4th Quarter - 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter - Jan 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report for 4th Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2017 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2017 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2017 TPF-5(181) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2018 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2019 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approved SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1371 .pdf Memorandum Public

Underwater Noise Attenuation Experimental Methods

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(323)
Lead Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1371
Partners: CA, OR, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Apr 30, 2019
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $225,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jon Peterson
peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone: 360-705-7499
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Cindy Callahan
cindy.callahan@dot.gov
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Melinda Molnar Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $75,000.00 Matthew Mabey Michael Bufalino 503-986-2845 Michael.Bufalino@odot.state.or.us
Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Marion Carey Jon Peterson 360-705-7499 peterjn@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

For several years concern over the impact of underwater noise from construction pile driving has created regulatory challenges, as well as impact construction practices and schedules. New methods to attenuate the underwater sound are needed to protect species in marine and estuarine waters and to provide new methods and processes to effeciently drive piles for overwater structures.

Objectives

The study objectives are to develop and field test underwater noise attenuation devices in marine and esturine waters to meet thresholds established to protect ESA listed specials and Marine Mammals.

Scope of Work

The scope of this pooled fund project will involve the development of new underwater noise attenuation devices and to field test them to monitor sound levels to ascertain at what levels can the impact and vibratory sounds be attenuated. New technologies and devices will be created that show promise of signifcant sound level reductions. Testing these devices will be done in various locations depending upon opportunities with known construction projects, as well as test piles at sites where conditions can be properly monitored.

Comments

States who particpate in this pooled fund project will be able to identify innovative noise attenuation devices and participate in developing field tests to study their efficiencies and capabilities to reduce sound from pile driving in marine and estuarine waters. It is suggested that state's commit $25,000 for 3 years to this study effort.

Title File/Link Type Private
Anthropogenic Sound and Fishes Anthropogenic Sound and Fishes.pdf Final Report Public
Approval Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1371 .pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(323) Closeout Letter TPF-5(323) Closeout Memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(323) Acceptance Memo.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(323) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(323) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report ending March 31, 2015 TPF Quarterly Report - March 2015UnderwaterNoise.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter - 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter Report 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter - October 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter - October 2015.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report 4th Quarter - 2015 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter - Jan 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report for 4th Quarter of 2016 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2016.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2017 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2017 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter 2017 TPF-5(181) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2017.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 2nd Quarter of 2018 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 4th Quarter of 2018 TPF -5(323) Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2018.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report for 1st Quarter of 2019 TPF 5 (323) Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2019.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Approved SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1371 .pdf Memorandum Public

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