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RECORD NUMBER: 33 OF 238
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Community noise assessment manual : strategy guidelines for developing a community noise control program /|
|CORP Author||Wyle Research, El Segundo, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,|
|Subjects||Noise pollution--Measurement--Cost effectiveness. ; Noise control--Cost effectiveness.|
|Additional Subjects||Urban areas ; Noise pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Sociopsychological surveys ; Attitude surveys ; Questionnaires ; Noise reduction ; Cost effectiveness ; Computer programs ; Noise sources ; VESTA computer program ; Noise levels|
|Collation||232 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
This report assists communities in determining, in an objective manner, the efficient allocation of funds for reducing the adverse effects of noise in their community. Since the number of possible combinations of noise sources and corresponding countermeasures to reduce their impact can be quite large, a computer-based approach is therefore used to develop optimum scenarios for noise control expenditures. This manual utilizes an optimization computer model, which selects the most cost-effective noise abatement measures and the amount of money which should be spent on each. The primary criterion for optimization is based on economic and acoustical data gathered in the community.
"For U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control ... (Contract no. 68-01-3921)." "July 1981"--Technical report data page. Microfiche.