The purpose of this document is to put the various Federal agency policy and guidance packages into perspective. Although this document does not replace the individual Federal agency material, it can serve as the departure point for dealing with each agency's programs and facilitate the consideration of noise in all land use planning and interagency/intergovernmental coordination processes. Noise, like soil conditions, physiographic features, seismic stability, floodplains and other considerations, is a valid land use determinant. Scientific evidence clearly points to noise as not simply a nuisance but an important health and welfare concern. The purpose of considering noise in the land use planning process is not to prevent development but rather to encourage development that is compatible with various noise levels. The objective is to guide noise sensitive land uses away from the noise and encourage non-sensitive land uses where there is noise. Where this is not possible, measures should be included in development projects to reduce the effects of the noise.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Interagency committee on Urban Noise

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM