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Environmental Noise Directive

The Directive on Environmental Noise (Directive 2002/49/EC of 25 June 2002) (also abbreviated in END) aims at requiring competent authorities in Member States to produce strategic noise maps on the basis of harmonised indicators, to inform the public about noise exposure and its effects, and to draw up action plans to address noise issues.

Source: Europa, Environment web site


  • EU’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC