[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 42USC4904]


                       Sec. 4904. Identification of major noise sources

(a) Development and publication of criteria

    (1) The Administrator shall, after consultation with appropriate 
Federal agencies and within nine months of October 27, 1972, develop and 
publish criteria with respect to noise. Such criteria shall reflect the 
scientific knowledge most useful in indicating the kind and extent of 
all identifiable effects on the public health or welfare which may be 
expected from differing quantities and qualities of noise.
    (2) The Administrator shall, after consultation with appropriate 
Federal agencies and within twelve months of October 27, 1972, publish 
information on the levels of environmental noise the attainment and 
maintenance of which in defined areas under various conditions are 
requisite to protect the public health and welfare with an adequate 
margin of safety.

(b) Compilation and publication of reports on noise sources and control 

    The Administrator shall, after consultation with appropriate Federal 
agencies, compile and publish a report or series of reports (1) 
identifying products (or classes of products) which in his judgment are 
major sources of noise, and (2) giving information on techniques for 
control of noise from such products, including available data on the 
technology, costs, and alternative methods of noise control. The first 
such report shall be published not later than eighteen months after 
October 27, 1972.

(c) Supplemental criteria and reports

    The Administrator shall from time to time review and, as 
appropriate, revise or supplement any criteria or reports published 
under this section.

(d) Publication in Federal Register

    Any report (or revision thereof) under subsection (b)(1) of this 
section identifying major noise sources shall be published in the 
Federal Register. The publication or revision under this section of any 
criteria or information on control techniques shall be announced in the 
Federal Register, and copies shall be made available to the general 

(Pub. L. 92-574, Sec. 5, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1236.)

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 4905 of this title.


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