RESOURCES

Laws

Noise Control Act (1972) 42 USC 4901 et seq.

The federal Noise Control Act, now codified as part of the Clean Air Act, establishes a national policy promoting freedom from noise that affects health and welfare. Contact your federal Congressperson to co-sponsor updates and more aggressive enforcement—e.g., HR2539 (2017). 42 U.S. Code § 4911 authorizes citizens suits to enforce.

Quiet Communities Act (1978) 42 USC 4913

The Quiet Communities Act lists a number of noise-related actions required of the EPA including noise reduction programs, education, and grants. 42 U.S. Code § 4911 authorizes citizens suits to enforce.

Organizations

Noise Pollution Clearing House—a nation-wide noise pollution resource

Noise Free America—a nation-wide noise pollution resource