After pointing out that the development of noise-control regulations requires balancing of a wide range of concerns in seeking an optimum solution, this paper examines 3 major areas which have different concerns in developing such regulations. These areas are: health and welfare, available technology, and costs. Two considerations are necessary to the assessment of health and welfare impact: (1) it may be determined in context with the scope of each individual regulatory situation, and (2) the time phasing effect must be examined. In assessing available technology an examination must be made of the narrow area of what technology is available regardless of its state of development or cost to quiet noise emissions from a particular product. A complete cost-impact analysis of a regulatory action includes consideration of the principal manufacturing industry of the product under regulation, subcomponent suppliers, users, and the national economy. Particular attention should be given in a cost analysis to the impact of regulatory action on small businesses or firms that manufacture the product under regulation, since the effect of regulation on this segment of the impacted industry can often be severe.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Presented at a workshop on Motor Vehicles Noise Control, Washington, D.C., 10-11 December 1974.
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    • Roper, William E
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 62-65
  • Monograph Title: Motor vehicle noise control
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  • Accession Number: 00098528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM