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Main Title Code of Current Practices for Enforcement of Noise Ordinances.
Author Kessler, F. M. ; Alexander, M. ;
CORP Author Dames and Moore, Cranford, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1981
Report Number DM-9647-012; EPA-68-01-4430; EPA-550/9-81-402;
Stock Number PB82-132606
Additional Subjects Noise(Sound) ; Noise reduction ; Law enforcement ; Acoustic measurement ; Motor vehicles ; Construction equipment ; Ordinances ; Environmental engineering ; Noise pollution ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-132606 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 231p
Abstract This report provides communities interested in adopting a noise control ordinance with measurement procedures for effective enforcement. The first segment discusses the theory of sound, terminology, and computation methods. Vibration measurement and criteria are also presented. The second segment of this report presents the current measurement procedures. Noise and vibration measurement procedures are presented for stationary noise sources. These include statistical sampling and steady sound techniques, both weighted and octave band. Both roadway (passby) and stationary sound level measurement methods are provided for automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. Sound measurement procedures are also included for buses, construction equipment, model vehicles, recreation vehicles, and refuse collection vehicles. Sketches of the measurement sites and forms for reporting measured data are provided for each measurement procedure.
PUB Date Free Form Sep 81
Category Codes 13B; 20A; 91A#; 68B#
NTIS Prices PC A11/MF A01
Primary Description 200/02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323808652
Origin NTIS
Type CAT