The Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
 

The Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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CONTENTS

Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 1610

Environmental Protection, England

The Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Made: 1st July 2009

Laid before Parliament: 3rd July 2009

Coming into force: 25th July 2009

 

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations under the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, and by paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972(1) (“the Act”). The Secretary of State is a Minister designated(2) for the purposes of the Act in relation to measures relating to the assessment, management and control of environmental noise.

These Regulations and the Regulations they amend, the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006(3), make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the Act. The Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 make references to 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(4). It appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for those references to be construed as references to that Directive as amended from time to time

Citation, commencement and application

1.  These Regulations—

(a) may be cited as the Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009; and

(b) come into force on 25th July 2009.

Amendment of the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006

2.  The Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 9.

Amendment of regulation 2 (interpretation)

3.—(1) Paragraph (2) of regulation 2 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2) In the definition of “consolidated noise map”, for “regulation 14(2)”, substitute “regulation 14(1)”.

(3) At the end of the definition of “Directive”, add “as amended from time to time;”.

Amendment of regulation 3 (identification of noise sources)

4.—(1) Regulation 3 (identification of noise sources) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2), for “must, in the form of regulations, identify all”, substitute “must publish maps identifying all”.

(3) In paragraph (3)—

(a) for “must, in the form of regulations, identify”, substitute “must publish maps identifying”; and

(b) for “most recent regulations produced”, substitute “most recent maps published”.

Substitution of regulation 13 (identification of quiet areas)

5.  For regulation 13 (identification of quiet areas), substitute—

“Identification of quiet areas

13.—(1) The Secretary of State must identify —

(a) quiet areas in first round agglomerations; and

(b) quiet areas in agglomerations,

in such published form as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(2) The Secretary of State must—

(a) keep the identification of quiet areas in first round agglomerations and agglomerations under review; and

(b) make revisions, where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate.”.

Substitution of regulation 14 (duty to publish criteria or limit values and a consolidated noise map) and addition of regulation 14A

6.—(1) For regulation 14 (duty to publish criteria or limit values and a consolidated noise map), substitute—

“Consolidated noise maps

14.—(1) The Secretary of State may compile a consolidated noise map in respect of any area covered by more than one strategic noise map.

(2) In this regulation, “strategic noise map” means a strategic noise map—

(a) made or revised pursuant to regulation 7, 11 or 12; and

(b) adopted pursuant to regulation 23.”.

(2) After regulation 14 (as substituted by paragraph (1)), add—

“Duty to publish criteria or limit values

14A.—(1) The Secretary of State must set out limit values or other criteria for the identification of priorities for action plans (“relevant criteria”) in such published form as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(2) The Secretary of State must keep the relevant criteria under review and, where the Secretary of State considers it appropriate, make revisions.”.

Amendment of regulation 15 (action plans: general requirements)

7.  For paragraph (1)(d) of regulation 15 (action plans: general requirements), substitute—

“(d) address priorities which must be identified by having regard to the relevant criteria;”.

Amendment of regulation 29 (availability of strategic noise maps, consolidated noise map and action plans)

8.  In paragraph (2)(b) of regulation 29 (availability of strategic noise maps, consolidated noise map and actions plans), for “regulation 14(2)” substitute “regulation 14(1)”.

Substitution of regulation 30 (guidance)

9.  For regulation 30 (guidance), substitute—

“Guidance

30.—(1) The Secretary of State may issue guidance to a competent authority with respect to the exercise of its functions under these Regulations.

(2) A competent authority, in exercising any of its functions under these Regulations, must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State—

(a) under paragraph (1) of this regulation;

(b) under regulation 30 of these Regulations as it had effect at any time before 25th July 2009,

which is in force at the time the competent authority exercises the functions to which the guidance relates.”.

 
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