Phase 2 Year 5 dredging operations began on May 7, 2015. Monitoring is conducted daily for river and Processing Facility operations during the dredging season. For Phase 2 lighting monitoring information, click on the calendar below. Lighting monitoring information can also be viewed on the Quality of Life Monitoring Interactive Map. Phase 1 monitoring information is available by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
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Goal of the Standard
The goal of the lighting standard is to minimize the effects of project-related lighting on the quality of life in the surrounding communities.
What is the Standard?
The performance standard for lighting requires the monitoring of light levels at the beginning of any operations that could result in increased light levels compared to Phase 1 operations or compared to operations previously implemented in Phase 2, or in response to complaints. The standard varies with the type of area – rural and suburban, urban or commercial/industrial.
The performance standard for lighting sets the following limits:
|Rural and suburban residential areas||0.2 footcandle*|
|Urban residential areas||0.5 footcandle|
|Commercial/Industrial areas||1 footcandle|
|*A measurement of light.|
Note: a 60-watt light bulb at 25 feet produces 0.1 footcandle
How Does the Standard Work?
- Monitoring at the beginning of any operations that could result in increased light levels compared to Phase 1 operations or compared to operations previously implemented in Phase 2, or in response to complaints.
- Receive, investigate and respond to complaints.
- Take action to minimize lighting impacts. For example, lighting at the dewatering facility and during dredging operations is directed toward work areas and away from neighboring properties.
- Reporting and notification by the cleanup team to EPA .