Starting a noise impact assessment? Start with SoundComply. A New Approach To Noise Assessments In Alberta, energy and resource facilities are required to complete a Noise Impact Assessment (NIA) when planning a new facility or expansion of an existing facility to comply with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 038: Noise Control requirements. Noise Impact Assessments provide valuable insights to energy and resource companies and regulators around noise-related impacts of facility operations on surrounding communities. And, completing NIA’s in the early planning stages has been shown to support better equipment decisions, provide direction on facility location, and result in less.