Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

Table 3.5-3:  Summary of Potential Noise Effects

 

Impact

Manual Removal
(Hand pulling and manual
excavation)

Mechanical
Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, and salinity
variation)

Burning

Herbicide
Application

Beneficial Effects

N-1: Disturbance
of Sensitive
Receptors.

All Alternatives:  Minor noise during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Potentially significant equipment noise during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor noise during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Potentially significant equipment noise during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor noise during treatment activities.

 

Alternatives 1, 3:  Minor noise during hand, all-terrain vehicle, or boat application
activities.
Potentially
significant
helicopter noise during aerial spraying.

 

Alternative 2:  No impact.

N/A