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(c) Vol. 118 (1972), Oct. 4: House and Senate
(d) Vol. 118 (1972), Oct. 17: Senate overrode
1.32a Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act
(1) House Committee on Merchant Marine and
(2) Senate Committee on Commerce, S. REP. No.
(2) Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry,
(b) Vol. 118 (1972), Sept 26: Considered and
(c) Vol. 118 (1972), Oct. 5: Senate agreed to con-
conference report, pp. H9795–H9798___
1.4 NOISE CONTROL ACT
(Since the Act has not been codified, see “1.4a" for text)
1.4a NOISE CONTROL ACT OF 1972
To control the emission of noise detrimental to the human environment, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Noise Control Act of 1972".
FINDINGS AND POLICY
SEC. 2. (a) The Congress finds—
(1) that inadequately controlled noise presents a growing danger to the health and welfare of the Nation's population, particularly in urban areas;
(2) that the major sources of noise include transportation vehicles and equipment, machinery, appliances, and other products in commerce; and
(3) that, while primary responsibility for control of noise rests with State and local governments, Federal action is essential to deal with major noise sources in commerce control of which require national uniformity of treatment.
(b) The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States to promote an environment for all Americans free from noise that jeopardizes their health or welfare. To that end, it is the purpose of this Act to establish a means for effective coordination of Federal research and activities in noise control, to authorize the establishment of Federal noise emission standards for products distributed in commerce, and to provide information to the public respecting the noise emission and noise reduction characteristics of such products.
SEC. 3. For purposes of this Act:
(1) The term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
(2) The term "person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, or association, and (except as provided in sections 11(e) and 12(a)) includes any officer, employee, department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, a State, or any political subdivision of a State.
(3) The term "product" means any manufactured article or goods or component thereof; except that such term does not include
(A) any aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance, as such terms are defined in section 101 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958; or
(B) (i) any military weapons or equipment which are designed for combat use; (ii) any rockets or equipment which are designed for research, experimental, or developmental work to be performed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; or (iii) to the extent provided by regulations of the Administrator, any other machinery or equipment designed for use in experimental work done by or for the Federal Government.
(4) The term "ultimate purchaser" means the first person who in good faith purchases a product for purposes other than resale.