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Document ID (ISN)57727
CIS number 92-641
ISBN(s) 92-64-13457-3
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Title Fighting noise in the 1990s
Bibliographic information Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2 rue AndrÚ-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France, 1991. 120p. Bibl.ref. Price: FRF 100.00.
Abstract This report analyses the results of a series of case studies made in six OECD countries (Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland). Part I provides a critical assessment of the implementation of noise abatement policies particularly as regards the use of economic and non-economic incentives and the extent to which regulations are enforced. Part II contains a comparative description of overall noise abatement policies, and specific measures for road traffic noise, rail and aircraft noise, and domestic, neighbourhood and industrial noise. It is concluded that noise abatement policies pursued in the majority of OECD countries are inadequate and noise problems are likely to become more acute in the future.
Descriptors (primary) OECD; legislation; noise control; noise
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; Netherlands; Japan; Switzerland; report; France; neighbourhood protection; noise level; economic aspects; rail transport; road transport; air transport; Germany (Federal Republic of)
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise