2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-804 - Limits for cumulative noise exposure

MD Transp Code § 5-804 (2013) What's This?


(a) With the endorsement of the Secretary and the Secretary of the Environment and after a public hearing following 60 days’ notice, the Executive Director shall adopt regulations that establish limits for cumulative noise exposure for residential and other land uses on the basis of the noise sensitivity of a given land use.

(b) In adopting limits under this section, the Executive Director shall:

(1) Consider:

(i) The general health and welfare;

(ii) The rights of property owners;

(iii) Accepted scientific and professional standards; and

(iv) The recommendations of the Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency; and

(2) Set the limits at the most restrictive level that, through the application of the best available technology at a reasonable cost and without impairing the safety of flight, is consistent with attaining the environmental noise standards adopted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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