GRB
Session 63 | Geneva | 16-18 Feb 2016
Agenda Item 9. Exchange of information on national and international requirements on noise levels
Working Party on Noise | Session 62 | 1-3 Sep 2015

17. The expert from the Netherlands presented a policy indicator for road traffic noise emissions (GRB-62-14 and Add.1) that determines the effect of noise control at source on average noise levels at the dwelling facade and on estimated numbers of annoyed and sleep disturbed people. According to the expert, the indicator had been calculated for the Netherlands, showing a potential reduction of up to 50 per cent in annoyed and sleep disturbed people, if tighter limits for vehicles and tyres were introduced and road surfaces were improved. He also suggested that the policy indicator be applied for the whole EU. The experts from ETRTO and OICA commented on the proposed concept. The Chair proposed to continue the discussion in the future, taking into account comments from the industry.

Documentation
GRB-62-14 | A Policy Indicator for Road Traffic Noise Emission (Netherlands, TNO, and I&M)
GRB-62-14/Add.1 | A Policy Indicator for Road Traffic Noise Emission (presentation) (Netherlands)
GRB-63-03 | Amendment proposals for Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92 (EC, LAT, TNO, and TÜV Nord)
GRB-63-05 | Urban sound planning (CAETS and Chalmers)
GRB-63-07 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 63 (EC)
GRB-63-08 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 9 (EC)
GRB-63-09 | Amendment proposals for Regulation No. 92 (EC)
GRB-63-18 | EC study to enhance Regulations Nos. 9, 63 and 92 with respect to sound test requirements (EC)
GRB-63-18/Add.1 | Consultation on the evaluation of the EU Environmental Noise Directive