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Main Title Economic welfare impacts of urban noise /
Author Thorpe, Rodney, ; Holmes., Thomas
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Holmes, Thomas.
CORP Author QEI, Inc., Bedford, Mass.;Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological Effects,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/5-76-002; 5531; EPA-68-01-2634
Stock Number PB-256 411
OCLC Number 02315311
Subjects City noise--United States. ; Noise pollution--United States. ; Noise pollution--Economic aspects.
Additional Subjects Noise reduction ; Urban areas ; Public relations ; Economic surveys ; Questionnaires ; Value ; Noise pollution ; Government policies ; Regulations ; Attitude surveys ; Quality of life ; Social welfare ; Estimation ; Benefit cost analysis ; Transportation noise ; Motor vehicles ; Cost analysis ; Willingness to pay
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-76-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-76-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2013
EJED  EPA 600/5-76/002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2005
EKAM  TD893.T485 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-76-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/19/2003
ERAD  EPA-600/5-76-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/14/2012
NTIS  PB-256 411 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The basic purpose of this project was to develop a conceptual framework for estimating the social welfare gains or benefits of reducing current noise levels in urban environments. The project has concentrated on developing economic welfare theory and empirical techniques to assess willingness-to-pay by individuals for noise avoidance. Particular attention was paid to noise produced by motor vehicles and noise produced by operations at construction sites. The theoretical effect of the localized nature of noise on people's willingness-to-pay to control noise was investigated. An efficient pricing scheme for aggregate noise disturbance was devised, based on people's willingness-to-pay for noise reduction. A questionnaire was developed to elicit responses on the physical and psychic costs of noise in urban areas. The attempts to assign dollar values to the costs of noise pollution by determining people's willingness-to-pay to control or reduce noise.
"May 1976." "Contract No. 68-01-2634." "Project Officer, Dennis Tihansky, Washington Environmental Research Center." Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-207).