ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

3aNS3. ASA and regulatory noise control.

Edward J. DiPolvere

NJ Office of Noise Control, 401 E. State St., CN 418, Trenton, NJ 08625

The enforcement of noise control regulations is an area of noise control engineering that deserves increased attention by the society. The society must assist the regulators in three specific ways: (1) Education of the public and particularly the decision makers that noise is a health hazard; (2) the design of regulations that are not only technically accurate but legally defensible and understandable by the public, particularly the regulated community; and (3) the design of test methods and procedures that are simple and straightforward since most local regulatory officials may not be engineers.