Slide 1 - Central Pollution Control Board

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Item No. 4.0
IMPLEMENTATION OF NOISE
RULES, ZONING AND NOISE
MONITORING NETWORK
Chronology of Noise Rules
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Noise rule notified in 2000.
Last amendment was in 11th January 2010.
The important features in the amendment.
Disallowing sound producing instrument after 10 p.m to 6 a.m
except in closed premises.
State Government may permit loud speakers or public address
system in night hours (between 10.00 p.m. to 12.00 midnight)
not exceeding 15 days in year.
The noise level shall not exceed 10 dB (A) above the ambient noise
standards for the area or 75 db(A) whichever is lower.
No horn in silence zones/night time in residential areas.
No bursting of crackers in silence zone after 10 p.m to 6 a.m.
No sound emitting construction instruments between 10 p.m to 6
a.m in residential areas/silence zones.
Implementation of noise
rules - Issues
The strategic implementation of the rule
by:
• Identification of Authorities by state
Government.
• Adequate infrastructural facilities and
trained manpower required.
• Regular monitoring.
Noise Monitoring Networking
 Road map for setting up a National Noise
Monitoring Network.
 160 stations in 25 cities by 2012.
 In first phase 35 stations in 7 cities by September
2010.
 In second phase 125 stations in 25 cities by 2012.
 100% cost bearing by CPCB in first phase for first
set of 35 stations in 7 cities.
 Thereafter 50:50 between CPCB and SPCBs.
 Monitoring protocol and guidelines ready.
 Generated real time data in the website of CPCB.
Review of Zoning required
 Presently four zones demarcated.
 No demarcation between silence zone and
residential/commercial zone.
 Issue of implementation of standards in
silence zone.
 “Airport Zone “may be introduced.
Recommendations
 List of identified authority needs to be available
with all the SPCBs/PCCs/CPCB.
 Fortification of authority with noise monitoring
tools and training.
 Location identification.
 Detail proposals by SPCBs/UTs for Network in the
XII five year plan on 50:50 cost sharing basis.
 Constitution of a working group comprising of
State Pollution Control Board of West Bengal,
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tripura, Punjab and CPCB
to review the implementation of Noise Rules.
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