ASA 126th Meeting Denver 1993 October 4-8

3aNS7. Suggestions for solutions.

Kenneth McK. Eldred

Ken Eldred Eng., Meadow Cove, East Boothbay, ME 04544-0501

Solutions to some of the problems that inhibit effective functioning of the environmental impact evaluation process are suggested, including approaches for the use of metrics to improve communication with the affected public so that quantitative descriptions of both single-event and cumulative noise are more nearly related to the perceptions; development of guidelines for the definition of project study areas to include all who are anticipated to experience significant changes, quantification of individual changes in noise, as well as the net populations exposed to various levels, that address concerns within the entire study area; and research to improve our understanding of noise annoyance and its alleviation and to extend our noise modeling capability to areas further from airports then presently possible.