Using a simple methodology employing inexpensive equipment as described in this report, Lawton, Oklahoma, assessed environmental noise levels in their community during the summer of 1975. They measured equivalent sound levels at eleven sites within the city and identified major sources of noise. The results showed only two areas in Lawton with probable adverse noise impacts, both in the vicinity of local airfields. Small aircraft, automobiles, and helicopters were the most prevalent sources of intrusive environmental noises. Jet aircraft were the most intense.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 4 Apr 74, PB-239 120.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lawton Metropolitan Area Planning Commission

    Lawton, OK  United States 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Air and Hazardous Materials Division, 1600 Patterson Street
    Dallas, TX  United States  75201
  • Authors:
    • LaBreche, R M
    • Mendias, M L
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 167 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/906/9-76/002 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM