An overview is provided of the status of transportation-noise regulation in the United States, with special emphasis upon community-noise aspects, upon actions at the Federal level, and upon events resulting from the Noise Control Act of 1972. The Noise Control Act of 1972 is first reviewed, with emphasis on portions which can affect transportation noise. Regulatory actions affecting surface-transportation noise are reviewed, including those which recently have been or are about to be proposed by the EPA. In a review of regulation of noise from air transportation, emphasis is placed on current efforts underway, at both the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration, to develop a comprehensive set of regulations on (a) flight operational rules for aircraft, (b) design modification of aircraft for limitation of their noise-emission characteristics, and (c) design and operation of airports and acjacent land uses for mutual compatibility.

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    Academic Press Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Cuadra, E
    • Sperry, W C
    • Roper, W E
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Accession Number: 00155931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM