|Name:||National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 30 of 2003).|
|Subject(s):||Protection against particular hazards; Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2011-10-17)
|Abstract/Citation:||The 21 regulations are divided into 5 Parts: Preliminary (I); Permissible noise Levels (II); Control and Mitigation of Noise (III); Licence for Noise in Excess of Permission Noise Levels (IV); Enforcement (V).
The object of these Regulations is to: prescribe the maximum permissible noise levels (Schedule 1) from a facility or activity to which a person may be exposed; (b) provide for the control of noise and for mitigating measures for the reduction of noise; and (c) generally to give effect for the provisions of section 29 of the National Environment Statute. A local council may, in accordance with the Local Governments Act, 1997, make laws regulating noise and vibration pollution consistent with the National Environment Statute. Functions of the District Environment Committees are defined in regulation 5.