Legislative instrument details: Environmental noise directive

Legal name Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise
Short name Environmental noise directive
CELEX reference 32002L0049
Identification number 2002/49/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/noise/ho...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 18/07/2002
Abstract The main aim of this Directive is to provide a common basis for tackling the noise problem across the EU. The objectives include monitoring the environmental problem; by requiring Member States to draw up 'strategic noise maps' for major roads, railways, airports and agglomerations, using harmonised noise indicators. Local noise issues are addressed by requiring competent authorities to draw up action plans to reduce noise where necessary and maintain environmental noise quality where it is good. Member States shall report on noise maps.
The Member States shall report on limit values in force and shall ensure that the information from strategic noise maps and summaries of the action plans are sent to the Commission.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Noise