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    Standard Guide for Applying Environmental Noise Measurement Methods and Criteria

    Available format(s):  PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-10-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL. 04.06, 2016 Defines many measurement methods and criteria for evaluating environmental noise.

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    1.1This guide covers many measurement methods and criteria for evaluating environmental noise. It includes the following:

    1.1.1The use of weightings, penalties, and normalization factors;

    1.1.2Types of noise measurements and criteria, indicating their limitations and best uses;

    1.1.3Sources of criteria;

    1.1.4Recommended procedures for criteria selection;

    1.1.5A catalog of selected available criteria; and

    1.1.6Suggested applications of sound level measurements and criteria.

    1.2Criteria Selection—This guide will assist users in selecting criteria for the following:

    1.2.1Evaluating the effect of existing or potential outdoor sounds on a community; or

    1.2.2Establishing or revising local noise ordinances, codes, or bylaws, including performance standards in zoning regulations.

    1.3Reasons for Criteria—This guide discusses the many reasons for noise criteria, ways sound can be measured and specified, and advantages and disadvantages of the most widely used types of criteria. The guide refers the user to appropriate documents for more detailed information and guidance. The listing of specific criteria includes national government regulatory requirements. Users needing further general background on sound and sound measurement are directed to the books listed in the References section.

    1.4Criteria in Regulations—Certain criteria are specified to be used by government regulation, law, or ordinance for specific purposes. Ease of enforcement and cost impact on government are considerations for these criteria. They may not be the most appropriate criteria in some circumstances. This guide will discuss the limitations of these criteria.

    1.5This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee E 33
    Document Type Redline
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM E 1779 : 1996 : REV A : R2004 Standard Guide for Preparing a Measurement Plan for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements (Withdrawn 2012)
    ASTM E 1433 : 2004 Standard Guide for Selection of Standards on Environmental Acoustics (Withdrawn 2010)

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    ISO 2204:1979 Acoustics Guide to International Standards on the measurement of airborne acoustical noise and evaluation of its effects on human beings
    ANSI/ASA S1.1:2013 ACOUSTICAL TERMINOLOGY
    ANSI S1.4 : 1983 SPECIFICATION FOR SOUND LEVEL METERS
    ANSI S1.11 : 2014 SPECIFICATION FOR OCTAVE-BAND AND FRACTIONAL-OCTAVE-BAND ANALOG AND DIGITAL FILTERS
    ANSI S12.4 : 1986 METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF HIGH-ENERGY IMPULSIVE SOUNDS WITH RESPECT TO RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES,
    ANSI S12.9 PT1 : 2013 QUANTITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND - PART 1: BASIC QUANTITIES AND DEFINITIONS
    ASTM E 1503 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements Using a Digital Statistical Sound Analysis System
    ANSI S12.9 PT6 : 2008 QUANTITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND - PART 6: METHODS FOR ESTIMATION OF AWAKENINGS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTDOOR NOISE EVENTS HEARD IN HOMES
    ISO 532:1975 Acoustics Method for calculating loudness level
    ANSI S12.9 PT3 : 2013(R2018) QUANTITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND - PART 3: SHORT-TERM MEASUREMENTS WITH AN OBSERVER PRESENT
    ANSI S3.14 : 0 RATING NOISE WITH RESPECT TO SPEECH INTERFERENCE
    ASTM E 1014 : 2012 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ANSI S12.9 PT2 : 1992(R2008) QUANTITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR DESCRIPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND - PART 2: MEASUREMENT OF LONG-TERM, WIDE-AREA SOUND
    DIN 45692:2009-08 MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE FOR THE SIMULATION OF THE AUDITORY SENSATION OF SHARPNESS
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