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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN E. MOSS, California

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts PAUL G. ROGERS, Morida

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

JAMES HARVEY, Michigan J. J. PICKLE, Texas

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgia RAY BLANTON, Tennessee

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia JOHN G. SCHMITZ, California PETER N. KYROS, Maine

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida
ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island JOHN WARE, Pennsylvania
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina JOHN Y. MCCOLLISTER, Nebraska
BERTRAM L. PODELL, New York

RICHARD G. SHOUP, Montana
HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey
JAMES W. SYMINGTON, Missouri
CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio
RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois
GOODLOE E. BYRON, Maryland
WILLIAM R. ROY, Kansas

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, A88istant Clerk

Professional Staff
JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.
WILLIAM J. DIXON

CHARLES B. CURTIS

ROBERT F. GUTHRIE
KURT BORCHARDT

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FEBRUARY 19, 1972.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

State of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. STAGGERS, from the Committee on Interstate and

Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H.R. 11021]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 11021) to control the emission of noise detrimental to the human environment, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

The amendment is as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof a substitute which appears in the reported bill in italic type.

(The amendment as it appears in the reported bill, H.R. 11021, follows p. 39 of this report.)

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Purpose

The objective of the Noise Control Act of 1972, ". . . to promote an environment for all Americans free from noise that jeopardizes their health or welfare ..." (sec. 2(b)) is to be achieved in the

( following manner: Coordination of Federal noise control and research activities

(1) by requiring all Federal agencies to promote this objective in carrying out the programs under their control (sec. 4(a));

(2) by requiring the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to coordinate the programs of all Federal agencies relating to noise research and noise control (sec. 4(b)(1));

(3) by requiring each Federal agency (except the Federal Aviation Administration to which special provisions apply) to consult with the Administrator when prescribing regulations respecting noise, and by authorizing the Administrator to request any such agency to review noise control regulations when he has reason to believe that such regulations do not protect the public health and welfare to the extent he believes to be required and feasible (sec. 4(b)(2));

(4) by requiring the Administrator to report from time to time on the status and progress of Federal noise research and control activities (sec. 4(b)(3)); Identification of major noise sources and publication of noise control

information (5) by requiring the Administrator to develop and publish noise criteria identifying the effects on health and welfare of differing quantities and qualities of noise (sec. 5(a));

(6) by requiring the Administrator to identify, and publish a compilation of products which constitute major noise sources (sec. 5(b)); Noise emission standards for new products

(7) by requiring the Administrator to establish noise emission standards for new products in the following four categories, if they have been identified as major noise sources, and if noise emission standards are feasible:

I. Construction equipment
II. Transportation equipment
III. Motors or engines, or equipment of which motors and engines

are integral parts

IV. Electrical or electronic equipment and by providing detailed time schedules for the establishment of such standards (sec. 6(a));

(8) by authorizing the Administrator to establish noise emission standards for other new products for which such standards are feasible and requisite to protect the public health and welfare (sec. 6(b)); State and local noise control of use of any product

(9) by leaving intact State or local authority to control the use, operation or movement of any product (sec. 6(d));

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