The Federal Government, at the beginning of 1978, published the draft of traffic noise protection legislation. Environmental damage from traffic will no longer be judged according to the protective aims of the Federal emission control laws. Emission limits of 65/55 db(a) - days/nights- for residential areas, of 70/60 db(a) for central, village and mixed areas and of 75/65 db(a) for commercial and industrial areas should now be applicable. On existing Federal trunk roads it would be intended to undertake soundproofing measures if noise levels exceed 75/65 db(a) within 15 years. From the inception of the legislation it was intended in establishing the emission limits to balance the requirements of noise protection with the financial possibilities. For this reason the emission limits can no longer be compared with those described as goals in the Federal emission protection legislation. For planning purposes, however, Paragraph 50 of the Federal Emission Protection Law continues to be valid. Parliament has proposed to extend the period for the application of the soundproofing on existing roads to 20 years and has required an appropriate contribution from the owner. Furthermore it has proposed that the planning of traffic routes should no longer use the principles of the Federal emission protection legislation. By means of a special planning direction in the draft bill, the subject "traffic noise" will be considered separately outside the federal emission protection laws. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    VDI Nachrichten

    Postfach 1139, Graf-Recke-Strasse 84
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  • Authors:
    • Krane, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-4


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 68
  • Serial:
    • Umwelt
    • Volume: 8 N
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: VDI Nachrichten

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM