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Laws and Regulations: Acoustics (Noise)

Federal statutes (laws), Executive Orders, and regulations concerned with acoustics.

Follow the links below to learn about Federal statutes (laws), Executive Orders, and regulations that may apply to specific activities associated with energy development that may impact acoustics.

Legislation governing noise control, enacted by Congress in 1972 and amended in 1978. This Act (42 USC 4901-4918) initially was implemented through regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the early 1980s; however, the primary responsibility for regulating noise has been delegated to state and local governments. Noise control regulations promulgated by the EPA are available at 40 CFR 201-211.