The author discusses the role of the new local environmental protection agencies which are being established in the USA for the purpose of implementing noise control legislation. The types of noise to be covered by the new legislation are outlined, and the factors of noise which affect its "pollution level" are summarized, together with noise rating instrumentation and its approximate cost. The correlation between noise rating methods and subjective response is discussed, and the rating schemes expected to be used in the new legislation are described. The expected legislation relating to the control of noise from vehicles, aircraft, construction equipment, industrial areas, residential areas and multi family dwellings is discussed in detail. This paper was presented as paper No. 72-151 at the 65th Annual Meeting of APCA at Miami Beach in June 1972. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Control Association

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Smith, W A
  • Publication Date: 1973-4


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00260837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM