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Background Document For Proposed Revision To Rail Carrier Noise Emission Regulation.

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This document provides the data and information developed in support of the proposed revision to the rail carrier noise emission regulation. The revision proposed to include standards that limit noise emission from the operations of equipment and facilities of interstate rail carriers. The document presents information and data to support imposition of a property-line type regulatory standard, and standards for specific pieces of railroad equipment or operation of equipment. The Background Document discusses an industry profile, an identification and classification of railroad equipment and facilities, baseline noise emissions, noise control technology, health and welfare impacts, and cost and economic impacts.

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Noise; Noise emission regulation; Railroads; Railyards; Railroad industry; Railroad facilities; Noise emissions; Noise control technology; Health and welfare impacts; Cost and economic impacts
Date:
Reference #:
1979
A.79.10 B
Availability:
Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Noise Abatement and Control
Office Division:
No division specified
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Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
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Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
546

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