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Main Title Evaluation of Strategies to Control Noise from Grain Dryers.
Author Durden, George L. ; Myers, John O. ; Towers, Thomas A. ; Dickman, Donna McCord ;
CORP Author Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-01-3952; EPA/550/9-81-403;
Stock Number PB82-241852
Additional Subjects Grain crops ; Drying apparatus ; Noise pollution ; Noise reduction ; Land use zoning ; Maryland ; Substitutes ; Noise levels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-241852 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 42p
This report deals with the investigation of each of the noise control alternatives for grain dryers in the State of Maryland. The elements of the grain dryer report included: (1) sample identification through survey of grain dryer locations, zoning and noise levels; (2) analysis of background and operational noise levels for the sample selected for study; (3) use of aggressive abatement procedures: citing of violators, modification of existing equipment, property acquisition and mechanical permits; (4) exploration of the impact of operational curfews, and (5) development of an incentive and information program. The primary objective of this study was to furnish and verify information with recommendations for future approaches to grain dryers noise control which would be of assistance to other jurisdictions, faced with grain dryers noise problems, as well as, references to other studies which may be helpful.