A BRIEF STUDY OF A RATIONAL APPROACH TO LEGISLATIVE CONTROL OF NOISE

THE NEED FOR NOISE CONTROL CAN BE ESTABLISHED BY JURY JUDGMENTS AS WAS DONE IN BRITISH STUDIES, BUT A SPECIFIC LIMIT IS MORE ELUSIVE. INTERFERENCE WITH SLEEP AS DETECTED BY ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY LEADS TO MORE RESTRICTIVE LIMITS AND THIS IS RECOGNIZED BY THE PROVINCE OF BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AS WELL AS IN THE USSR. INSTRUMENT SPECIFICATION OF NOISE LIMITS RESULTS IN A HIGH CORRELATION OF THE LIMITS WITH ANNOYANCE. CONTROL BY FIELD MEASUREMENT IS RECOMMENDED. A PHILOSOPHY BASED ON THE POLLUTION CONCEPT IS PROPOSED AS A RATIONAL BASIS FOR WHAT MIGHT APPEAR TO BE ARBITRARY NOISE LIMITS OFTEN SET FOR INDUSTRY AS COMPARED TO TRAFFIC. THE SUGGESTED ALLOWED NOISE LEVELS FOR VARIOUS VEHICLES AND FOR OTHER SOURCES ARE REPORTED. OTHER STUDIES AND BYLAWS ACROSS THE WORLD ARE REVIEWED TO PROVIDE SOME PERSPECTIVE FOR THE PRESENT PROPOSALS. /CGRA/

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    • 40 Pp, 6 FiG, 6 TAB, 14 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council, Ottawa /Can

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  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00222644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1994 12:00AM