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Noise protection

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Noise protection refers to all regulations and measures to protect against noise that is a significant nuisance or a health hazard. The legal regulations on noise protection serve to balance the interests of those responsible for noise and those affected.

In the context of noise protection, a distinction is made between airports, roads and railroads, commercial and industrial facilities as well as sports and leisure facilities as types of noise sources. Depending on the type of area, there are different assessment bases and immission limit or immission guide values for each of these noise source types.

Noise protection also includes precautionary urban land-use planning, such as the separation of industrial and residential areas or the concentration of noise in areas where it cannot be avoided anyway.

In 2002, the member states of the European Community, in agreement with the European Parliament, adopted the Directive on the assessment and management of environmental noise. One of the aims of this directive is to draw up an EU-wide inventory of noise pollution from various noise sources.


Who should I contact?

To the municipal, local or city administration, if it concerns

  • noise pollution in connection with private households, restaurants, facilities at markets, sports or public festivals,
  • the preparation of strategic noise maps or
  • the preparation of noise action plans as part of noise abatement planning.

To the Schleswig-Holstein State Office for Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR) for noise problems in connection with commercial facilities (including power plants, intensive livestock farming and craft businesses).

Legal basis
  • Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 25, 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise,
  • Law on protection against harmful effects on the environment caused by air pollution, noise, vibrations and similar processes (Federal Immission Control Act - BImSchG),
  • Technical instructions for protection against noise - TA Lärm,
  • Act on Protection against Aircraft Noise (FluLärmG).
What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein" and on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the municipal, local or city administration, if it concerns

  • noise pollution in connection with private households, restaurants, facilities at markets, sports or public festivals,
  • the preparation of strategic noise maps or
  • the preparation of noise action plans as part of noise abatement planning.

To the Schleswig-Holstein State Office for Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas (LLUR) for noise problems in connection with commercial facilities (including power plants, intensive livestock farming and craft businesses).

Legal basis

  • Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 25, 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise,
  • Law on protection against harmful effects on the environment caused by air pollution, noise, vibrations and similar processes (Federal Immission Control Act - BImSchG),
  • Technical instructions for protection against noise - TA Lärm,
  • Act on Protection against Aircraft Noise (FluLärmG).

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein" and on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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