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Main Title Background document for final interstate rail carrier noise emission regulation : source standards.
CORP Author United States. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/550-9-79-210
Stock Number 20460
OCLC Number 05916907
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Noise control--United States ; Railroads--Noise
Additional Subjects Railroads ; Noise pollution ; Environmental impact statements ; Noise reduction ; Acoustic measurement ; Economic analysis ; Environmental engineering ; Railroad cars ; Locomotives ; Regulations ; Noise sources ; Railyards
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 550-9-79-210 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/30/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 550-9-79-210 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB82-137571 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation approximately 650 pages in various pagings : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
This document details the scope, context, and breadth of work conducted in the development of the final noise emission regulation for four railyard sources: active retarders, locomotive load cell test stands, car coupling, and switched locomotives. The Background Document discusses the physical and economic characteristics of the railroad industry, railroad equipment and facilities, baseline noise levels of railroad yard noise sources, 'best available technology' to reduce noise emissions from railyard noise sources, results of the railroad yard noise propagation model and potential health and welfare benefits associated with various noise control measures, the costs attendant to noise control methods, and comments submitted to the docket.
"December 1979." "EPA/550-9-79-210." Includes bibliographical references (pages 2-23-2-24).