In the the event that there are no governing regulations for environmental noise levels in the jurisdiction you are researching, the criteria of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC” – part of the World Bank Group), can be adopted. The IFC noise guidelines are widely accepted and used for developing offsite sound level limits in jurisdictions without regulatory environmental noise criteria, or for proposed projects seeking financing from the World Bank Group or other large-scale financing organizations. Alternatively, you can reference ASHRAE Noise and Vibration Control Guidelines.

Red Links = Occupational Noise Regulations      Blue Links = Outdoor Environmental and other Noise Regulations

A

Alabama
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Alaska
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Sec. 34.75.010. Limitation on actions arising from noise level

Arizona
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

28-8481. Planning and zoning; military airport and ancillary military facility’s operation compatibility; compliance review; penalty; definitions

28-8482. Incorporation of sound attenuation standards in building codes

Arkansas
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

C

California
Group 15. Occupational Noise, Article 105. Control of Noise Exposure

Division 28 Noise Control Act 46000-46002

Colorado
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Oil and Gas Aesthetic and Noise Regulations

See Article 12 Noise Abatement, Sections 25-12-101 to 25-12-110

Connecticut
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Chapter 442, Noise Pollution Control

D

Delaware
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

1149 Regulations Governing the Control of Noise

District of Columbia
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Noise Control Regulations: Chapter 20-27

F

Florida
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Noise Related Statutes Search Results

G

Georgia
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

H

Hawaii
General Safety and Health Requirements (See Page 8)

Hawaii Statutes, Title 19 Health Chapter 342F, Noise Pollution

Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Chapter 46, “Community Noise Control”

Noise Forms and Links

I

Illinois
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Title 35: Environmental Protection; Subtitle H: Noise; Chapter 1: Pollution Control Board; Part 900

Indiana
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Iowa
Occupational Hearing Loss Act – Chapter 85B

K

Kansas
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Kentucky
Occupational health and environmental controls -803 KAR 2-306

L

Louisiana
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

M

Maine
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Maryland
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Subtitle-8 Noise Zone Regulations

Massachusetts 
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Noise Pollution Policy Interpretation

Michigan
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Oil and Gas Regulations (See Page 98: R 324.1015: Nuisance noise)

Minnesota

Noise – Hearing Conservation Programs in the Construction Industry

Noise Measurements and Citations in General Industry

Noise Audiogram Evaluation

Noise Audiogram EvaluationAdministrative Rules Chapter 7030, Noise Pollution Control

A Guide to Noise Control in Minnesota

Mississippi
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Missouri 
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Montana
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

N

Nebraska
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Noise Analysis & Abatement Policy

Nevada
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

New Hampshire 
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

New Jersey
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Noise Control Regulations N.J.A.C. 7:29

A Guide to Noise Control in New Jersey

New Mexico
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

New York
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts

New Mexico
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

North Carolina
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

North Carolina Department of Transportation Noise Abatement Policy

North Dakota
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

O

Ohio
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Oklahoma
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Oregon
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Chapter 467 — Noise Control

Division 35: Noise Control regulations

Model Noise Ordinance for Oregon cities

P

Pennsylvania
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Chapter 157. Established Sound Levels 

Puerto Rico
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

R

Rhode Island 
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

S

South Carolina
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

South Dakota
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

T

Tennessee
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Texas
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Chapter 42. Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses

U

Utah
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Utah Department of Transportation: Noise Abatement 08A2-01

V

Vermont
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Act 52: Land Use Permit (See Page 12: Criterion 1 – Air Pollution)

Virgin Islands
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Virginia
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95Virginia Noise Related Ordinances

W

Washington State
Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise) (Chapter 296-817, WAC)

Noise Pollution

West Virginia
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Wisconsin
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95

Wyoming
Occupational noise exposure – 1910.95