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Author(s): A Carvalho
Cecília Rocha
Title: Environmental impact assessment methodologies regarding traffic noise in Portugal
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: Few years after the beginning of the use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studiesregarding traffic noise in Portugal it is time to analyze the accomplishment of these environmental policiesand the way these studies have been done.The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary results concerning a research project aboutnoise in Environmental Impact Assessment. The scope of this research is to investigate and characterizemethods of analysis regarding noise in the assessment of environmental impact and their influence in thebuilt surrounding due to the construction of new roads and highways.The goal is to study the methodologies of EIA studies that have been used in Portugal andeventually to adapt them to the Portuguese legal particularities that this subject implies in the particulararea of noise.This paper presents the main methods that have been used throughout Portugal, achieved by theanalysis of the main EIA studies done in the near past. The methodologies presented result from theanalysis made to the studies requested by the National Road Services - Ministry of Equipment, Planningand Territorial Administration (JAE-MEPAT) and the Portuguese Highway Central Authority (BRISA).In summary, this project intends finally to systematize the major practices used in Portugal andeventually to propose a new and consistent Environmental Impact Assessment methodology to assesstraffic noise in new roads or highways.
Subject: Acústica, Engenharia civil
Acoustics, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Noise and Planning '96
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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