||Environmental Noise Assessment, City of Grand Prairie, Texas.
Putnicki, George J.;
Riddel, Charles S.;
Watson, Jr., Hal;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, Tex. Hazardous Materials Control Div. ;Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin. ;Grand Prairie, Tex.
Sound level meters;
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||The report presents a successful, relatively inexpensive environmental noise assessment of the metropolitan area of Grand Prairie, Texas. The methodology included use of the readily available Type-2 sound level meter which is simple enough to be operated by a layman. Readings from the sound level meter were made every 10 seconds and recorded manually on data sheets. A separate data sheet was used for each hour in order to observe the changes in noise levels at various times of day. This and previous studies have demonstrated that this methodology is sufficient for the purpose of community noise surveys to assist local planning. Noise measurements were made at eight locations; several sites were located near suspected major sources of noise namely, the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dallas Naval Air Station, and LTV Aerospace Corp. Environmental noise exposure in one portion of the city appears to present a possible risk of permanent hearing damage, and another portion of the city experiences noise exposure high enough to be unsuitable for residential development.
||Prepared in cooperation with Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin., and Grand Prairie, Tex.
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||13B; 68B; 91A
||PC A05/MF A01