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Council to Ask GAO to Include College Park in its Helicopter Noise Study

At the last worksession, I requested that a letter be sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that College Park be included in the GAO study of the effect of helicopter noise in the Washington Metropolitan region. Recently, the GAO announced that they will conduct a study of the impact of helicopter noise on […]

Sunday July 7th, 2019 in Noise | 1 Comment »

Lawmakers Introduce the Quiet Communities Act of 2019

Several members of Congress have introduced H.R. 3001, the Quiet Communities Act of 2019, which would reestablish the federal noise pollution control office within the EPA. If you are concerned about airport noise, helicopters, road noise, trains, or any other type of loud and excessive noise, please contact your representatives and senators and voice your […]

Thursday July 4th, 2019 in Noise | Comments Off on Lawmakers Introduce the Quiet Communities Act of 2019

Council Mulls Changing City’s Noise Ordinance

Back in September, the Council efforts being made in other jurisdictions, such as Baltimore County and Arlington County, to control noise from large social gatherings and from groups on public streets and sidewalks, especially in the following areas (a) Adopt an amendment allowing exemptions to City Code for special public events and establishing criteria for […]

Monday December 3rd, 2018 in Noise | Comments Off on Council Mulls Changing City’s Noise Ordinance

Council to Discuss Improving Noise Board Hearing Procedure

During recent meetings of the Noise Control Board (NCB), Board members discussed several issues which they believe may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of Board hearings. They wish to discuss these with the City Council. The NCB conducts administrative hearings as authorized by the City Code, Chapter 138, Noise. The Chairman of the NCB, Alan […]

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Wednesday December 30th, 2015 in Noise | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Improving Noise Board Hearing Procedure