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A Method to Determine Reasonableness and Feasibility of Noise Abatement at Special Use Locations

Table of Contents

  1. I. INTRODUCTION
  2. II. TECHNICAL SUMMARY
    1. Survey
    2. Survey Response
    3. Reasonableness Matrix First Draft
    4. Comments Received on First Draft Reasonableness Matrix
    5. Development of Methodology
    6. "Abatement cost factor"
  3. III. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY
  4. IV. ANALYSIS DEFINITIONS AND EXAMPLES
    1. Definition of Special Land Use
    2. Receiver Placement for Noise Impact Analysis
      1. a. Parking lots should not be considered for receiver placement
      2. b. Define the areas of frequent human activity for the special land use site and place receivers.
      3. c. Place Receivers to Evaluate Barrier Insertion Loss
      4. d. Approximate Method of Benefited Receiver Determination
      5. e. More Exact Method of Benefited Receiver Determination
    3. Flowchart/Matrix Items
    4. Selected Example Calculations
      1. Traffic Volume Determination
      2. "Abatement cost factor" Calculations
  5. V. CONCLUSIONS
  6. VI. RECOMMENDATIONS
  7. APPENDIX A: SURVEY
  8. APPENDIX B: SURVEY RESULTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. State Survey Responses

Table 2. Top Criteria for Abatement Reasonableness (DOT Response)

Table 3. Noise Task Team Review Comments

Table 4. Traffic Volume Adjustment Factors for Weekdays

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Draft Reasonableness Matrix

Figure 2a. Feasibility Flowchart

Figure 2b. Reasonableness Matrix

Figure 3. Areas of Frequent Human Activity at a School

Figure 4. Receiver Placement at a School

Figure 5. Areas of Frequent Human Activity at a Park

Figure 6. Receiver Placement at a Park

Figure 7. Area of Frequent Human Activity at a Church

Figure 8. Receiver Placement at a Church

Figure 9. Receiver Placement to Evaluate Barrier Insertion Loss

Figure 10. Insertion Loss at Receiver Locations

Figure 11. Reasonableness Matrix for Park Example

Figure 12. Reasonableness Matrix for Church Example

Figure 13. Reasonableness Matrix for School Example

Updated: 07/06/2011
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