[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 49USC47502]

                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION



                           CHAPTER 475--NOISE

                      SUBCHAPTER I--NOISE ABATEMENT

Sec. 47502. Noise measurement and exposure systems and 

        identifying land use compatible with noise exposure


    After consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental 

Protection Agency and United States Government, State, and interstate 

agencies that the Secretary of Transportation considers appropriate, the 

Secretary shall by regulation--

        (1) establish a single system of measuring noise that--

            (A) has a highly reliable relationship between projected 

        noise exposure and surveyed reactions of individuals to noise; 


            (B) is applied uniformly in measuring noise at airports and 

        the surrounding area;

        (2) establish a single system for determining the exposure of 

    individuals to noise resulting from airport operations, including 

    noise intensity, duration, frequency, and time of occurrence; and

        (3) identify land uses normally compatible with various 

    exposures of individuals to noise.

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1284.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes                                         


            Revised Section                    Source (U.S. Code)               Source (Statutes at Large)      


47502.................................  49 App.:2102.                    Feb. 18, 1980, Pub. L. 96-193, Sec.    

                                                                          102, 94 Stat. 50.                     


    In this section, before clause (1), the words ``Not later than the 

last day of the twelfth month which begins after February 18, 1980'' are 

omitted as obsolete.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 47503 of this title.

Return to United States Code

NPC Menu Bar NPC Home Page Support NPC Ask NPC Search the NPC Home Page NPC QuietNet NPC Resources NPC Hearing Loss and Occupational Noise Library NPC Noise News NPC Law Library NPC Library