ENFORCEMENT OF NOISE STANDARDS: AN OVERVIEW OF PROBLEMS, STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the legal tools available to an agency which is charged with the enforcement of noise standards. The basis for the paper is the experience of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources; and the yardstick of evaluation is the extent to which a given legal tool achieves compliance with the law and abatement of noise, rather than punishment or retribution. The first section of the paper discusses the threshold problems of designing valid regulations, collecting evidence (monitoring), and setting priorities, and the second section analyzes the various enforcement tools. Two fundamental issues are considered: devising technological solutions and choosing enforcement solutions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Noise Control Engineering held in Washington, D.C., September 30-October 2, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153

    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  USA  50011-2153
  • Authors:
    • Carter, K W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: p. 1-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM