Annexe B: Regulations on Action Planning from the Directive
ANNEX V of the END states the following minimum requirements for Action Plans referred to in Article 8
1. An Action Plan must at least include the following elements.
- A description of the agglomeration, the major roads, the major railways or major airports and other noise sources taken into account.
- The authority responsible.
- The legal context.
- Any limit values in place in accordance with Article 5.
- A summary of the results of the noise mapping.
- An evaluation of the estimated number of people exposed to noise, identification of problems and situations that need to be improved.
- A record of the public consultations organised in accordance with Article 8(7).
- Any noise-reduction measures already in force and any projects in preparation.
- Actions which the competent authorities intend to take in the next five years, including any measures to preserve quiet areas.
- Long-term strategy.
- Financial information (if available): budgets, cost-effectiveness assessment, cost-benefit assessment.
- Provisions envisaged for evaluating the implementation and the results of the Action Plan.
2. The actions which the competent authorities intend to take in the fields within their competence may for example include the following.
- Traffic planning
- Land-use planning,
- Technical measures at noise sources,
- Selection of quieter sources,
- Reduction of sound transmission,
- Regulatory or economic measures or incentives.
3. Each Action Plan should contain estimates in terms of the reduction of the number of people affected (annoyed, sleep disturbed, or other).
4. The Commission may develop guidelines providing further guidance on the Action Plans in accordance with Article 13(2). 18.7.2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities L 189/23