Keywords

Noise control, Noise pollution

Abstract

Noise, that undesirable portion of the ever-present sounds of our environment, has until the last decade, been considered as an unavoidable by-product of our rapid population growth and its accompanying mechanization. As awareness of adverse health effects from noise exposure grew, the Federal government, as protector of the public health and welfare, took the initial steps to control noise pollution. Federal legislation, beginning with the Clean Air Amendments of 1970, has been promulgated to control major offenders and to assist State and local governments in their endeavors to provide the public with an environment free from harmful noise levels. This paper first discusses sound and noise, the methods for describing and quantifying noise, and levels needed for protection. Secondly, control and abatement efforts are discussed with emphasis on legislated goals, the role of the Environmental Protection Agency, and State and local actions.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1980

Advisor

Brown, John C.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 41 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013325

Subjects

Noise control, Noise pollution

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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