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Tacoma, Washington, "Washington Community Negotiates With Native American Tribe On Ampitheater Proposal" (Dec. 16, 1997). The News Tribune reports that King County is negotiating with the Muckleshoot Tribe over a 20,000-seat amphitheater the tribe is building on farmland near Auburn.
Tacoma, Washington, "Study to Assess Impact of Sea-Tac Noise on Washington Schools" (Apr. 10, 1998). The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington, reports that the Highline School District has hired sound experts to measure acoustic conditions in classrooms affected by the noise from nearby Sea-Tac Airport.
Tacoma, Washington, "Homeowner in Washington State Sues Developers, Charges They Destroyed Natural Noise Buffer and Devalued His Property" (Sep. 5, 1998). The News Tribune reports Tacoma, Washington, resident Earl Petit plans to picket the Pierce County Street of Dreams custom home show on its final weekend. Petit claims the developers removed a natural noise buffer between his home and a scrap metal yard, destroying his right to peace and quiet and devaluing his property.
Tacoma, Washington, "Construction Noise for New Stadium Regulated by Noise Levels, Rather Than Curfews in Tacoma, Washington" (Aug. 14, 1998). The Tacoma Washington News Tribune reports that the City of Seattle averted a major showdown with the company building the new Seattle Seahawks stadium. The conflict arose when the city placed construction-hour limitations of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the permit because the stadium is being built across the street from a 108-unit condominium. Seattle later retreated from its position and placed noise-specific rather than time-specific restrictions on the construction project.
Tacoma, Washington, "Washington Airport Considers Safety Requirements Of Runway" (Feb. 18, 1998). The News Tribune reports that a plan to shift usable runway at Boeing Field, Washington, 800 feet to the north is drawing complaints from neighbors at that end of the King County Airport.
Tacoma, Washington, "Wetlands, Noise, Traffic Concerns Force Review of Proposed Amphitheater in Washington State" (Jan. 23, 1998). The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington, reports the Muckleshoot Tribe's amphitheater project must undergo a review of all possible environmental impacts, including traffic and noise as well as its effect on wetlands.
Tacoma, Washington, "Some Residents Near Tacoma, Washington Find Military’s Nighttime Firing a Nuisance; Others Say the Blasts Are “Sounds of Freedom”" (Aug. 1, 1998). The News Tribune reports that Fort Lewis is again training artillery crews at Fort Lewis during the nighttime hours which has set off a series of complaints. Some find the booms and vibrations a nuisance. Others believe these noises are the sounds of freedom.
Tacoma, Washington, "Sea-Tac Airport Authority and Opponents to Enter Mediation" (Jun. 27, 1998). The News Tribune reports the Port of Seattle and opponents of its proposed third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport have agreed to negotiation talks with a nationally known mediator.
Tacoma, Washington, "Sea-Tac Negotiates with Schools to Pay for Jet Noise Study and Noise Reduction Improvements" (May 15, 1998). The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington, reports school district officials and representatives of the Port of Seattle, which runs the Sea-Tac Airport, say they're trying to negotiate a solution to the long-running dispute over jet noise in Highline classrooms. Both sides say they could have an agreement within the week over how to pay for a noise study.
Tacoma, Washington, "Residents in Washington State To Expect Loud and Late-Night Gun Fire" (Apr. 20, 2000). The News Tribune reported that residents near Fort Lewis, Washington will expect late-night mortar fire from 1am through midnight on April 17.
Tacoma, Washington area, "New Rules at Washington Air Force Base Should Reduce Noise" (Aug. 15, 1997). The News Tribune reports that aircraft landings at McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Washington should be quieter from now on, due to new minimum altitude requirements that go into effect today.
Tacoma, Washington area, "Washington Cities Deserve Explanation on FAA's Refusal to Adjust Flight Paths for Noise Reduction" (Apr. 20, 1998). The News Tribune printed an editorial which argues that residents living in the flight path of Sea-Tac Airport in the Tacoma, Washington area deserve a good explanation for the Federal Aviation Administration's recent decision not to adjust flight routes in order to mitigate jet noise.
Taichung, Taiwan, "Taiwanese Mayoral Candidates Debate Local Environmental Issues, Including Noise Pollution" (Nov. 12, 1997). The China News reports that four mayoral candidates in Taichung, Taiwan held a two-and-a-half hour debate yesterday on local environmental issues. The debate was sponsored by Global Views Monthly magazine and the Commonwealth Publishing Company, and the candidates were Hung Chau-nan, for the KMT party, Chang Wen-ying, the DPP candidate, Eric Soong, the New Party candidate, and Cheng Pang-cheng, a Taiwan Independence Party candidate. The candidates discussed improving enforcement of related laws, noise reduction around the North-South Freeway, environmental protection taxes, and increasing public confidence in government efforts.
Taichung, Taiwan, "New Building in Taiwan Dampens Noise From Jet Aircraft Testing" (Mar. 28, 1998). The China News reports that a "hush house," designed to test jets while dampening noise, was unveiled in Taichung, Taiwan on Thursday.
Tain, Scotland, "New RAF Flight Paths No Improvement for some in Scottish Villages" (Jun. 25, 1998). The Aberdeen Press and Journal of Aberdeen, Scotland, reports new flight paths designed by the RAF to reduce noise for villages around the Tain bombing range in Easter Ross are making life noisy and miserable for one farmer.
Taita, New Zealand, "New Zealand Homeowner Moves Because of Noisy Church" (Mar. 23, 2000). The Press reported that a New Zealand man sold his house and moved because the church next door was too noisy and adversely affecting his marriage.
Tallahassee, Florida, "Florida Legislation Concerning Gun Ranges Unfair" (Feb. 18, 1998). The Tampa Tribune published an editorial concerning a Florida bill about gun ranges that is currently being introduced. The proposed bill may make it harder for neighbors of gun ranges to successfully complain about noise and other matters.
Tamarac, Florida, "Florida Residents Petition against Expansion of Noisy Sawgrass Expressway" (Apr. 14, 1999). The Sun-Sentinel reports residents of one community have petitioned the Florida DOT against expansion of what they say is highway that's already too noisy.
Tamen, Malaysia, "Over 60 Families Suffering from Noise and Vibrations of Power Plant Since 1995" (Jun. 18, 1998). New Straits Times-Management Times reports that government authorities are paying attention to the noise and vibration created by a power plant in Taman NLFCS. Sixty families in Tanjung Gemok, Port Dickson have been affected by the power plant. The Negri Sembilan Governments recently requested that the State Department of Environment (DoE) to submit a detailed report on the problems faced by the surrounding residents.
Tampa, FL, "New Tampa, FL Noise Ordinance Has Residents Asking for More Restrictions, Bar Owners for Less" (Jun. 11, 1999). The St. Petersberg Times reports Tampa resident have long requested a stricter noise ordinance, but business-- particularly bar -- owners say they cannot exist under the proposed new limits.
Tampa, Florida, "Florida Airport Offers Money to Construction Firm to Speed Runway Reconstruction" (Aug. 15, 1997). The St. Petersburg Times reports that the Hillsborough County (Florida) Aviation Authority decided Thursday to reward the contractor of a runway reconstruction job at Tampa International Airport up to $4,000 per day for every day shaved off the project's completion deadline of October 28. Authority officials offered the incentive to encourage quicker completion of the project, which has brought noise complaints, weight restrictions on cargo planes, and delays for airport passengers.
Tampa, Florida, "Florida City Sends Noise Ordinance Back to the Drawing Board" (Aug. 29, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that the Tampa (Florida) City Council decided Thursday to ask city attorneys to rewrite the proposed noise ordinance after hearing protests from both residents and business owners. The ordinance is not scheduled for review again until December 4.
Tampa, Florida, "Noise Ordinance in Florida City is Delayed Because of Rewriting" (Aug. 29, 1997). The St. Petersburg Times reports that city lawyers in Tampa, Florida said they need more time to rewrite a proposed noise ordinance so that it can be applied across the city. City officials have postponed the next public hearing on the noise ordinance to December.
Tampa, Florida, "Florida School Stadium Project Settled" (Dec. 19, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that the Tampa City Council approved a settlement Thursday between Tampa Catholic High School and residents of the nearby Wellswood neighborhood over the construction of a football field.
Tampa, Florida, "Tampa Moves Forward With Ordinance to Control Noise in the Entertainment District" (Jul. 18, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that the Tampa (Florida) City Council decided Thursday to consider in three weeks a new noise ordinance aimed at noisy bars in the Ybor City entertainment district. The article says that if bar owners voluntarily improve the situation, the council might decide to put the noise ordinance on the back burner. However, the article reports, if the ordinance is passed when the council considers it in three weeks, it would then be called up for a second and final vote in 90 days.
Tampa, Florida, "Health Expert Reports that Occupants of Boom Cars are Placing their Hearing at Risk" (Jul. 23, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that according to Kenneth Gerhardt, a University of Florida professor of audiology who specializes in the effects of noise on hearing, occupants of "boom cars," are placing their hearing at risk from the loud music.
Tampa, Florida, "Planes at Tampa Airport Rerouted Due to Runway Repair Project, Residents Unhappy with New Noise" (May 7, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that neighborhoods south of the Tampa (Florida) International Airport will experience aircraft noise due to a six-month project that will repair the airport's main runway.
Tampa, Florida, "Columnist Recommends Quiet Dishwashers" (Sep. 13, 1997). The Tampa Tribune printed a question-and-answer column in which the writer answers a question about what noise-reduction features are available on new dishwashers. The columnist says the noise levels have been reduced to a whisper in the best models. He also tells readers how to get a buyer's guide of the quietest dishwashers.
Tampa, Florida, "Florida Columnist Gets Many Reader Complaints About Disrespectful, Noisy Neighbors" (Apr. 25, 1998). The Tampa Tribune printed a column in which the columnist says one of her previous pieces on neighborhood disruptions hit a sore spot with many readers. The column says that many people agreed their lives have been worsened by disrespectful and noisy neighbors. The column goes on to discuss two popular complaints in more detail: barking dogs and early morning and late evening lawn mowing and leaf blowing.
Tampa, Florida, "Who Should Enforce Noise Rules at a Florida Condominium Complex?" (Sep. 5, 1998). The Tampa Tribune published the following question from F.P., a resident of Seminole, Florida, who wonders who should enforce noise rules at a condominium complex. F.P. wrote:
Tampa, Florida, "Busch Gardens Will Build Noise Walls After Residents Complain of Incessant Screaming from Fans on Popular Roller Coaster" (Jul. 4, 1998). The Tampa Tribune reports people living near Busch Gardens are complaining about noise from a giant roller coaster, but the amusement park plans to correct the problem.
Tampa, Florida, "Residents Object to Proposed New Runway at Florida Airport" (Jun. 13, 1998). The Tampa Tribune reports that county planners in Tampa, Florida will discuss building another runway and other growth issues at Tampa International Airport on Monday night. Members of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority will present a master plan at the meeting that includes adding a third north-south runway sometime after 2008, the article says. Residents living near the airport oppose a third runway, but according to airport officials, a third runway would reduce noise.
Tampa, Florida, "In Ybor City, Florida, Bar Owners Oppose Noise Ordinance" (Mar. 20, 1998). The St. Petersburg Times reports Ybor City bar owners are opposed to the newest efforts to reduce noise in the historic Florida district.
Tampa, Florida, "Tampa International Airport Authority Include Several Steps to Reduce Noise In Their Long-Range Plans" (Sep. 3, 1999). The Tampa Tribune reports that Tampa International Airport Authority held a public meeting to discuss its long-term plans: including a $4 million budget to reduce noise. The budget will go to building a three-walled jet-engine-testing structure, and a $100,000 landing-monitor system that will identify airlines who use inappropriate runways. Expansion plans -- which is estimated to increase passenger volume from 14 million to 25 million by 2020 -- include another runway, more parking lots, renovations to a terminal, the addition of cargo facilities and widening the road leading into the airport.
Tampa, Florida, "Noise Study at Florida's Tampa International Airport Says Noise Still Annoys Residents, But Airport Officials Say Noise Problems Are Decreasing" (Nov. 14, 1999). The St. Petersburg Times reports that noise is still a problem for residents in the area around Florida's Tampa International Airport, but airport officials say that noise has been decreasing and will decrease even further by 2003 thanks to noise-reduction policies.
Tampa, Florida, "Six Waterfront Homes Near Florida's Tampa International Airport Will Be Only Homes in the County to Receive Soundproofing" (Nov. 13, 1999). The St. Petersburg Times reports that only six homes in Hillsborough County, Florida qualify for soundproofing that will reduce noise from Tampa International Airport. Last year 336 homes qualified, but now only the six appear to be in the 65 decibel impact area.
Tampa, Florida, "Public Workshop in Tampa, Florida Outlines Final Proposal for 20-Year Expansion Plan at Tampa International Airport" (Sep. 18, 1999). The Tampa Tribune reports that Tampa, Florida's International Airport held a public workshop and discussed "a new runway, a larger terminal, more parking, light rail, and noise abatement programs." Those projects are part of the long-term plan to accommodate 25 million passengers by 2020, nearly doubling the current number. Community and Airport Authority members created the plan together, and hope for FAA approval within 1.5 years. A separate noise abatement plan, which will include an engine-testing structure and soundproofing of area homes, will be considered by separately by the FAA after an additional public hearing later this year.
Tampa, Florida, "Tampa, Florida Contemplates Ordinance Limiting Construction on Saturdays" (Apr. 7, 2000). The St. Petersburg Times in Florida reports that last month the Tampa City Council gave an initial approval to a proposal to adopt a new ordinance that would have prohibited construction noise before 10:00 AM on Saturdays. Since then, however, the Council has heard arguments from contractors and others opposed to the measure, and the City Council has now decided not to adopt the ordinance.
Tampa, Florida, "Tampa, Florida Planners Considser Noise Walls Along I-4 Junction; Support for Walls Is Yet to Be Determined" (Jan. 5, 2000). The St. Petersburg Times reports that Tampa, Florida is considering noise walls at an infamous interstate junction. A public hearing will also be held to gauge public opinion about the walls. A preliminary survey suggests that opinion is leaning towards the barriers. Some officials say the walls will ruin tourists' driving experience.
Tampa, Florida, "Tampa, Florida City Council Restricts Weekend Construction Hours" (Mar. 24, 2000). The Tampa Tribune reported on construction noise beginning at 7am has prompted the City Council to propose a noise ordinance banning construction on both Saturday and Sunday morning until 10am, whether the work is professional or a "do it yourself" homeowner.
Tampa, Florida area, "Florida Residents Protest Proposal for Industrial Zone Near Their Homes" (Nov. 29, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that residents in Thonotosassa near Tampa, Florida are protesting that allowing a property on U.S. 301 to be rezoned to allow commercial intensive uses could cause inappropriate development in an area that has much residential development. County commissioners, meanwhile, have asked the owner of the property for a site plan for the warehouse distribution facility proposed for the site, along with a request to rezone the property.
Taos, New Mexico, "Air Force Proposes Bomber Training in New Mexico" (Mar. 10, 1998). The Albuquerque Journal reports that a U.S. Air Force proposal for bomber training in rural New Mexico has residents inflamed.
Taos, New Mexico, "Taos, New Mexico, Will Fight Noisy Air Force Training Flights" (Apr. 15, 1999). The Albuquerque Journal reports government officials and residents on Wednesday unanimously opposed a proposed low-level military flight training route across northern New Mexico.
Tarpon Springs, Florida, "Florida Residents Object to Dog Kennel, Fearing Noise and Stench" (Oct. 30, 1997). The St. Petersburg Times reports that residents of Stonehedge on the Hill in Tarpon Springs, Florida, are upset about the possibility of a dog kennel opening in a building north of their mobile park. Previously, this building housed a fish-packing plant that that caused residents to complain of a foul odor. Next the building housed a nightclub that residents say blared music until all hours of the night.
Tavares, FL, "Tavares, FL City Council to Vote on Stricter Noise Ordinance" (Jun. 15, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports the Tavares City Council will vote on a stricter noisie ordinance.
Tavares, FL, "Tavares, Florida City Council Postpones Passage of Noise Ordinance; More Objective Definitions Needed" (Jun. 17, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports the Tavares City Council has postponed the passage of a new noise ordinance until it can create more objectives standards for the law.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida Noise Ordinance In Place, Though Specific Decibel Limits Are Absent" (Aug. 5, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel reports that although Tavares, Florida has now passed a noise ordinance, it conspicuously lacks 'teeth' in the form of specific standards. Residents began asking for an ordinance because of repeated noise disturbances from a particular restaurant.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida Residents Still Upset Over Noise Three Months After Noise Ordinance Was Instituted" (Dec. 8, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel reports that residents in Tavares, Florida are still upset at the noise coming from live music at a restaurant, even after a noise ordinance was implemented three months ago.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida Noise Ordinance Will Technically Forbid Loud Frogs From Croaking" (Jul. 22, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports that noise from tree frogs were above the limits set by a new ordinance in Tavares, Florida.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida City Council Considering Noise Ordinance After Resident Complaints About Nearby Restaurant" (May 21, 1999). Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports that Tavares, Florida's City Council is considering a noise ordinance that would fine violators -- which could include those making "any excessive sound that disturbs the peace, including music, barking dogs and construction" -- up to $500. If noise continues, violators could be required to appear before the city Code Enforcement Board. The ordinance stems from resident complaints about a 7-month-old neighborhood restaurant that plays loud music. While many council members support a noise law, some think it is too subjective. At least one member does not believe the city should be subjected to an ordinance because of problems in a particular area.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida City Council to Discuss Proposed Noise Ordinance" (May 17, 1999). Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports that Tavares, Florida's city council will discuss a proposed noise ordinance that would target those who create nuisance noise. The proposition comes after a petition of 154 names was submitted last month by neighbors of a new, loud restaurant. Council members maintain that the ordinance is not targeted at the restaurant, rather it fills in a previous gap in the city's laws.
Tavares, Florida, "Tavares, Florida's City Council Gave Preliminary Approval to New Noise Ordinance; Some Worry it is Too Subjective" (Jun. 3, 1999). The Orlando Sentinel Tribune reports that the City Council of Tavares, Florida has given its preliminary approval to a noise ordinance which would allow police to ticket violators from $50 to $250. The ordinance was proposed in response to complaints targeted at a local restaurant that hosts live bands. The ordinance defines violations subjectively as "noise which tends to cause discomfort or disturbs or annoys any reasonable person of normal sensitiveness residing in the area," and proceeds to define it more objectively as "the use or operation of any radios, sound amplifiers, loudspeakers and musical instruments, among other things, plainly audible between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. at a distance of 50 feet." Restaurant operators maintain they are not violating any ordinance, and wish the ordinance would set a truly objective, decibel limit.
Taylorsville, Utah, "Taylorsville, Utah Residents Organize Public Meeting to Air Concerns Over Noise from Salt Lake City International Airport" (Aug. 31, 1999). The Deseret News reports that residents of Taylorsville, Utah want planes landing at Salt Lake City International Airport to use other flight paths. Since winds often come from the north -- and planes must fly into the wind when it is present -- landings often pass directly over Taylorsville residences. The group will hold a public meeting this week to air concerns; FAA and airport officials have been invited.
Taylorsville, Utah, "Taylorsville, Utah Residents Who Say Jets Have Flown Lower in Recent Months Want Noise Levels Monitored" (Sep. 3, 1999). The Deseret News reports that 35 residents of Taylorsville, Utah attended a meeting with Salt Lake City International Airport officials to voice their concerns over increasing jet noise. They claim that jets are flying as low as 1750 feet over their neighborhoods. Airport officials say that jets are at least 2000 feet high.
Teaneck, New Jersey, "NJ Resident Cited for Noise; Neighbors Say Police Acted Too Slowly" (Jul. 7, 1998). The Record reports although police issued a ticket to the hostess of a noisy Fourth of July reggae party on Saturday night, angry neighbors say the officers acted too late to save their holiday from being ruined by loud music and crowds of people overflowing onto the street.
Teaneck, New Jersey, "New Jersey Town Enacts Stronger Noise Ordinance" (Mar. 11, 1998). The Record reports that Teaneck, New Jersey is strengthening its noise ordinance.
Teesside, England, "British Residents Fear Noise While Airport Promises Jobs" (Aug. 19, 1997). The Northern Echo of England reports that plans are going forward at Teesside Airport to build one to the United Kingdom's biggest freight distribution centers. The warehouse has been at the center of a controversy in spite of its promise to create thousands of jobs. Nearby residents object to the likelihood of unrelenting road and air traffic as well as noise and air pollution.
Teignbridge, England, "English Town Promotes Noise Awareness Day with Education" (Jul. 3, 1998). The Herald Express reports the Council in Teignbridge, England, went into action to spotlight Noise Awareness Day launched by the National Society for Clean Air.
Temecula, California, "Resident Lodges Complaint Against Temecula Speedway in California For Violating City Noise Ordinance and Operating Without Appropriate Permits" (Mar. 19, 2000). The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports that the Temecula Speedway has had a complaint filed against it by nearby resident Eion "Scotty" McDowell, who states that the noise levels are too high and that the raceway is operating in violation of city noise ordinance and without proper permits. The city of Temecula is conducting tests to determine the sound levels at the speedway.
Tempe, Arizona, "Arizona Residents Vindicated with New Noise Readings; ADOT Agrees to Build Highway Sound Wall" (Feb. 26, 1999). The Arizona Republic reports after re-conducting sound tests, the DOT ruled that Arizona residents in the Ahwatukee Foothills will get a sound wall to mitigate noise from Warner Road.
Tempe, Arizona, "Illinois Town May Get Noise Wall after New Readings Show Elevated Noise Levels" (Feb. 24, 1999). The Arizona Republic reports Ahwatukee Foothills residents who live near Interstate 10 in Arizona may be getting a new noise wall after citizens complained and one DOT worker recorded new noise level readings.
Tequesta, Florida, "Village Councilor in Florida Criticizes Plan for High-Speed Railroad Between Orlando and Miami" (Oct. 19, 1997). The Jupiter Courier printed the following letter-to-the-editor from Alexander Cameron, a Tequesta, Florida Village Councilor, who criticizes a proposed plan for a high-speed train between Orlando and Miami:
Tesuque, New Mexico, "Foundry in New Mexico Ordered to Cease Noisy Outside Work" (Oct. 30, 1997). The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that neighbors of a foundry won a partial victory in their pursuit of peace and quiet . For the past five years, neighbors have complained about the noises coming from the Shidoni foundry in Tesuque, New Mexico. The foundry is located in a primarily residential area. On Tuesday night, David Dougherty, whose property borders Shidoni's, and other unhappy neighbors, won their noise battle. The city-county Extraterritorial Zoning Authority upheld an earlier ruling banning the foundry from working on its sculptures outdoors.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Editorial Criticizes Airport Official's No-Show at Meeting About Increased Jet Traffic at New Jersey Airport" (Oct. 24, 1997). The Record printed an editorial which criticizes Phil Engle, the manager of New Jersey's Teterboro Airport near New York City, for abruptly canceling an appearance at a meeting where he was scheduled to talk about possible increased air traffic at the airport. According to the editorial, the Port Authority has proposed to increase corporate jet traffic at the airport by as much as 20% in order to relieve congestion at Newark International Airport. Residents are justifiably concerned about the proposal, the writer says, and deserve to hear from officials.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Protest Against Airport Noise Held in New Jersey, But Governor Doesn't Attend" (Sep. 28, 1997). The Record reports that about 50 southern Bergen County (New Jersey) residents held a protest against jet noise at the entrance to the Teterboro Airport Saturday afternoon, because of a report that Governor Christie Whitman was coming to dedicate the newly renovated New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum. However, the governor never showed up, angering protesters even more, the article says. According to Whitman's re-election campaign manager, Tom Wilson, a stop in Teterboro "was never on our schedule."
Teterboro, New Jersey, "North Jersey Air Traffic Could Increase From Rerouting Plan" (Jan. 12, 1998). According to a Wire Services article, the Port Authority plans to reroute air traffic from Newark International Airport to Teterboro Airport in Bergen County using economic incentives to entice air carrier companies. Already subject to the noise from the 4,200 planes that pass over North Jersey daily, the rerouting would increase the frequency and level of unwanted noise, the article stated.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Residents Demand Action on Jet Noise at NJ's Teterboro Airport" (Sep. 18, 1998). The Record reports local New Jersey officials and residents fighting increased jet traffic demanded action at a demonstration at Teterboro Airport on Thursday.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Lawmakers Unite to Impose Noise Restrictions, Including a Curfew, at Teterboro Airport" (Apr. 2, 1999). The Record reports federal and state lawmakers are urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to impose curfews at Teterboro Airport and force other restrictions on jet traffic to improve living conditions for neighboring residents.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Celebrity Late Night Flights in Teterboro Fuel Local Concern and Action (May 31 1999). The New York News reports that Hollywood celebrities, professional sports teams, and corporate executives who jet into the Teterboro Airport during late night and early morning hours have prompted neighborhood residents to lodge formal complaints, calling for an investigation by nearby municipalities, noise monitoring organizations and state and federal legislators." (May 31, 1999). TETERBORO, N.J. - The Daily News (New York) reports that the jet set is welcome at Teterboro Airport but not their noisy planes.
Teterboro, New Jersey, "Late Night Celebrity Flights at New Jersey Airport Fuel Local Concern and Action" (May 31, 1999). The New York News reports that Hollywood celebrities, professional sports teams, and corporate executives who jet into the Teterboro Airport during late night and early morning hours have prompted neighborhood residents to lodge formal complaints. The residents have asked municipalities near the airport, noise monitoring organizations, and state and federal legislators to investigate.
The Hague, Netherlands, "The Netherlands Government Approves Measures to Reduce Noise at Amsterdam Airport" (Aug. 28, 1997). ANP English News Bulletin reports that a large majority of Members of Parlaiment in the Netherlands approved the cabinet's measures for reducing noise from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Tuesday. Only the opposition parties of the Green Left and the Socialist Party believed the measures to be inadequate, the article reports.
The Hague, Netherlands, "Amsterdam Airport Accused of Negligence by Aviation Authority for Delay in Instituting Noise Mitigation Measures" (Aug. 5, 1997). ANP English News Bulletin reports that civil aviation authorities in the Netherlands are accusing officials at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport of negligence because they delayed implementing noise mitigation measures that would prevent the airport from exceeding national noise limits. Civil aviation authority officials said the airport did not need to get approval from the government before implementing its latest plan to ban nighttime flights.
The Hague, Netherlands, "Dutch Prime Minister Says Legal Noise Limits Must be Met at Amsterdam Airport" (Sep. 19, 1997). The ANP English News Bulletin reports that the Netherlands' Prime Minister Wim Kok said on Thursday that the legal noise limits that apply to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport must be observed, but that the cabinet will look into any leeway possible within the law. He added that no decision has been made yet on the new daytime flight restrictions proposed for the airport, but that no solution was possible within the law, there will be little the government can do besides approve the restrictions. The prime minister also said that eventual changes to legislation have not been ruled out.
The Hague, Netherlands, "Dutch Transport Minister Expresses Concerns About Future of Amsterdam Airport" (Sep. 26, 1997). The ANP English News Bulletin reports that Dutch Transport Minister Annemarie Jorritsma Thursday told Members of Parlaiment that the economic development of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport could be in danger as a result of recently imposed measures to curb noise pollution.
Thirsk, England, "British Neighbors Near Auto Maintenance Shop Want Peace and Quiet on Weekends" (Oct. 15, 1997). The Northern Echo of England reports that after a public inquiry yesterday that a bid by Kwik Fit, a tire and exhaust fitting chain, to expand its operations near a market town's conservation area would result in an unacceptable disturbance to residents. The district health officer said residents should not lose their freedom from noise on the weekends and holidays.
Thonotosassa, Florida, "Florida County Hearing Officer Denies Appeal of Neighbors Living Near Dirt Pit" (Nov. 16, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that a Florida county hearing officer denied an appeal by residents living near a borrow pit in eastern Hillsborough County, where dirt is excavated by the Hardaway Co. Residents are sick of the dust and noise from the pit, and filed the appeal to revoke the company's permit. But the hearing officer ruled that the operating permit that allows Hardaway to dig a half-million yards of dirt from the pit is valid. The hearing officer did include an amendment to the permit requiring Hardaway to water the pit daily to reduce dust.
Thonotosassa, Florida, "Florida Excavation Area Unpopular With Neighbors" (Nov. 16, 1997). The Tampa Tribune reports that an excavation site in Thonotosassa, Florida is causing air and noise pollution for area residents.
Thornton, Colorado, "Group Holds Annual Airport Noise Conference in Colorado" (Jul. 24, 1998). The Rocky Mountain News reports that the National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment (NOISE), based in Washington, is holding its annual conference through Saturday in Thornton, Colorado. The article notes that members of the group are mostly elected officials, but community groups and airport officials also belong to the organization.
Thornton, Colorado, "National Organization to Insure a Sound-controlled Environment Elects New Executive Board at its Annual Symposium" (Jul. 31, 1998). The Rocky Mountain News reports that members of the National Organization to Insure a Sound-controlled Environment elected Mike Benallo, a councilman from Commerce City, president and Jo Thorne, a councilwoman from Thornton as vice-president.
Thousand Oaks, California, "California Planning Commission Gives Residents 90 Days to Quiet Hens in Their Backyard" (Apr. 15, 1997). The Los Angeles Times reports that the planning commission in Thousand Oaks, California have warned that if two noisy hens don't quiet down in three months -- to ease neighbors complaints -- further action will be taken.
Thousand Oaks, California, "Calif. Town Says No to Preschool Permit Citing Health, Safety and Noise Concerns" (May 14, 1998). The Los Angeles Times reports that in Thousand Oaks, California, a developer that wanted to build a preschool had its proposal rejected by planners who worried about noise, safety, and health problems. The developer will appeal the ruling in City Council.
Thunder Mountain, Alaska, "Helicopter Tour Operators in Juneau, Alaska Ask for Increase in Permitted Ice Flow Landings; Residents and Hikers Say Noise From the Flights Is Already Too Much" (Jul. 18, 1999). The Anchorage Daily News reports that helicopter tour operators in Juneau, Alaska -- who are asking the National Forest Service to increase the number of ice flow landings they are permitted -- are bothering residents and hikers with their noise. Tours have increasingly been routed over wilderness areas in order to avoid residential areas where complaints often originate, but now hikers say they "can't get away" from civilization anymore. 86,000 of 500,000 tourists who come to Juneau each year take helicopter tours, spending at least $13 million in the process.
Timaru, New Zealand, "New Zealand Car Club's Noise Levels From Loudspeaker Are Under Review" (Nov. 13, 1997). The Timaru Herald reports that officials are reviewing the resource consent (permit) for the loudspeaker system of the South Canterbury Car Club's Falvey Road site near Timaru, New Zealand. The car club had sought to raise the permitted noise level from 45 decibels to 50 decibels, but the council intends to review two conditions of that proposal.
Tipp City, Ohio, "SANE Organization in Tipp City, Ohio Holds First Public Meeting; the Group Opposes Runway Expansion at Dayton International Airport" (Sep. 10, 1999). The Dayton Daily News reports that Tipp City, Ohio's Stop Airport Noise and Expansion (SANE) group held its first public meeting this week. The group was formed in June to oppose Dayton International Airport's expansion plan, which the group thinks will worsen noise and fuel-dumping problems. The group, which includes people with aviation and environmental engineering expertise, has proposed efficiency measures that would make the expansion plan unnecessary.
Tipp City, Ohio, "Tipp City, Ohio Letter to the Editor Opposing Expansion at Emery Worldwide Airport" (Sep. 9, 1999). The Dayton Daily News prints several letters to the editor, including one on noise pollution from Tipp City, Ohio. The author says that expansion at Emery Worldwide Airport will increase a mild annoyance to an unbearable burden. He says that passenger volume had actually decreased in recent years, so the claim that residents should have 'expected' this expansion is wrong.
Tiverton, Rhode Island, "Noise A Concern With Proposed Tiverton Power Plant in Tiverton, Rhode Island" (Jan. 13, 1998). The Providence Journal-Bulletin reports that James Gordon told the Rhode Island State Energy Facility Siting Board at a hearing yesterday that the natural gas-fired power plant he wants to build at the Tiverton Industrial Park in Tiverton, Rhode Island would be "one of cleanest, most cost-efficient" fossil fuel facilities in New England and a boon to the community. Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chairman James J. Malachowski said the hearings are likely the last government-related hurdle Gordon and his companies, Energy Management Inc. and Tiverton Power Associates, must clear before embarking on the multimillion-dollar project. However, during the hearings, which stretched through the morning and afternoon, concerns were raised in several areas, including the noise that might come from the plant project as well as possible effects on the water supply.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japanese Residents Sue Government For Noise Pollution At U.S. Air Base" (Dec. 8, 1997). The AP Worldstream reports that nearly 3,000 Japanese living near a U.S. Navy air base filed suit Monday, demanding that the government pay for allowing the noise of the base to disrupt their lives.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japan Begins to Build Off-Shore Runway for U.S. Forces to Lessen Noise in Residential Areas" (Jun. 2, 1997). AP Worldstream reports that workers began building an off-shore runway in southwestern Japan on Monday for U.S. military planes whose landings and takeoffs create too much noise in residential areas.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japanese Lawyers to Lobby U.S. Over Noise from Yokota Air Base" (Jun. 17, 1997). The Japan Economic Newswire reports that a group of Japanese lawyers representing residents near the U.S. Yokota Air Base in Tokyo's western suburbs will visit the United States on Saturday for a nine-day tour to ask U.S. officials to respond to their lawsuit against noise from the air base. A group of Japanese residents named the U.S. government in a lawsuit last year, but Japan's court dismissed the suit in March of this year, saying Japanese jurisdiction doesn't cover the U.S. The plaintiffs have appealed the ruling to the Tokyo High Court, which has continued with the case. U.S. officials told the court last fall that the government would not respond to a lawsuit, because it is not subject to Japanese law.
Tokyo, Japan, "More Japanese Residents Join In Lawsuit Over US Aircraft Noise" (Feb. 24, 1998). Kyodo News Service reports that a group of 648 residents in Kanagawa Prefecture joined another group in a lawsuit over aircraft noise at the US Atsugi Naval Air Station, appealing to the Yokohama District Court for 510m yen in damages from the Japanese government.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japanese Commission Says Railway Company Should Compensate Some Residents Near Track, But Residents Vow to Take Matter to Court" (Jul. 24, 1998). The Asahi News Service reports that Japan's Environmental Disputes Coordination Commission has said the Odakyu Electric Railway Company should compensate 34 Tokyo residents who experience noise levels of 70 decibels or more from nearby rail tracks. But the Commission said the rail company doesn't have to compensate many more residents who have complained about the noise and asked for a ruling from the Commission. According to Yasuyuki Kinoshita, a spokesperson for the residents, the residents will take the case to court to stop the company's plan to elevate the rail line.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japanese Government Commission Recommends Rail Company Compensate Residents, But at Lower Level Than Previously Proposed" (Jul. 25, 1998). The Daily Yomiuri reports that Japan's Environmental Disputes Coordination Commission announced Friday that it would urge Odakyu Railway Company to pay 9.56 million yen in noise pollution damages to 34 people living near the company's tracks in Tokyo. But, the article says, the Commission rejected claims by 266 other people. The decision is seen as a victory for the rail company, the article notes. Some of the plaintiffs said they would appeal the decision to the Tokyo District Court.
Tokyo, Japan, "Tokyo Airport Monitors Airplanes to Mitigate Noise" (Mar. 30, 1998). Airline Industry Information reports that officials at the Tokyo Airport have started to display the flight path of every aircraft taking off or landing at the airport at an information center. Aircraft that don't follow their designated flight path will be controlled in order to mitigate noise to local residents, the article says.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japan Awards Residents Damages for Airbase Noise; Turns Down Request for Night Time Ban" (May 22, 1998). Agence France Presse reports an Okinawa, Japan, court ordered the Japanese government to award monetary compensation to citizens who suffer from aircraft noise.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japan Environmental Agency Will Put the Pressure on the Auto Industry to Produce Low-noise Trucks and Motorcycles" (Apr. 23, 1999). The Jiji Press Ticker Service reports that the final phase of a noise reduction plan in Japan will begin in 2001 with the tightening of regulations for truck and motor cycle noise.
Tokyo, Japan, "Japanese Government Foregoes Appeal and Agrees to Pay 170 Million Yen For Noise Caused By Military Airfield" (Aug. 5, 1999). The Japan Economic Newswire reports that the Japanese government has decided not to appeal a High Court decision that required a payment of 170 million yen to 134 residents who live near a noisy military base. Residents filed a suit in 1984 that the noise caused by aircraft activity at the base caused substantial mental anguish.
Tokyo, Japan, "Active Noise Control Technologies that Could Reduce Traffic Noise Under Development at Japanese Universities" (Aug. 20, 1999). The Daily Yomiuri reports that Japanese universities are developing active noise control (ANC) technologies that could reduce traffic noise not blocked by traditional highway walls. ANC -- which "instantly measures traffic sounds and blares out soundwaves whose peaks and troughs cancel out the peaks and troughs of traffic" -- could be more effective than the traditional solution: adding height to the walls. A second technology consists of ducts that produce waves that counteract common traffic wavelengths without the use of electricity.
Tokyo, Japan, "Editiorial: Japan Government Should Adhere to Current Noise Standards" (Feb. 8, 1999). Asahi News Service published an editorial by Asahi Shimbun that says with traffic noise pollution in Japan shows no signs of abating, the government should not ease noise standards.
Tokyo, Japan, "Court Orders Government to Pay 170 Million Yen to Residents Suffering Anguish from Constant Noise at Atsugi Air Base near Tokyo" (Jul. 22, 1999). The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Tokyo High Court ordered the government to pay 170 million yen to 134 residents who sued over constant noise from Atsugi air base. The court dismissed the residents' demand that night flights from the base be halted, and their request to be compensated for future noise. Only those plaintiffs who experience an average perceived daily exposure of 70 decibels are being compensated, leave twenty or so uncompensated. The residents and the government both appealed the decision.
Tokyo, Japan, "Residents Near U.S. Naval Air Facility in Atsugi, Japan Complain About Military Jet Noise" (Apr. 13, 2000). The Asahi News Service in Japan reports that residents near the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Atsugi are asking the U.S. government to address the noise pollution problems at the base. The residents believe that Japan should not listen to the American government's demand that Japan deal with the dioxin problem in the area until the noise problems at the base are solved.
Tokyo, Japan, "World's First Noise-Reducing Automobile Wheels Developed" (Apr. 12, 2000). The Jiji Press Ticker Service out of Tokyo reports that Bridgestone Corporation and Topy Industries, Ltd. have come together to create the first automobile wheels that substantially reduce noise. The wheels accomplish this because of shock-absorbing rubber installed between the rim and the disc.
TOKYO, Kyodo, "Noise Limits for Automobiles May Have Little Effect" (Apr. 24, 1997). The Japan Economic Newswire reports that limitations proposed by the Environment Agency to impose decibel limits on cars may have little noticeable impact on noise levels.
Toledo, Ohio, "New Product -- Produced Jointly by Two Building Companies -- Replaces Lengthy Process for Reducing Noise in Homes" (Nov. 17, 1999). PR Newswire reports that two building companies -- Owens Corning and Trus Joist MacMillan -- have formed an alliance to produce new technologies for noise-reduction in the home. The first product is an easily installed solution to the traditional multi-step process used to keep vibration form passing easily from one side of a wall to the other.
Toledo, Ohio, March 20, "Owens Corning Announces Use of its Silentex (tm) Noise Control System on Many Mufflers of European-built DaimlerChrysler Automobiles" (Mar. 20, 2000). Canada Newswire reports that Owens Corning has announced that Silentex (tm), its new noise control system, has been chosen by DaimlerChrysler for use in the manufacture of muffler systems on many of its European-built vehicles. The Silentex (tm) system will be used on the mufflers of several Mercedes-Benz models.
Toms River, New Jersey, "Resident Loses in Complaint about Noise from NJ Bar" (Apr. 27, 1998). The Asbury Park Press reports a Beach Haven bar and restaurant in Toms River, New Jersey, which has been fined three times for violating the borough's noise ordinance, had those violations overturned in Superior Court last week.
Toms River, New Jersey, "Residents Demand Relief from Dover Landfill's Smells and Noise" (Jan. 14, 1998). The Asbury Park Press of Neptune, New Jersey, reports member of the Dover Township Committee agreed to accompany a group of residents to the Ocean County Board of Health for answers to the loud noises and noxious odors emanating from the Ocean County Landfill.
Toms River, New Jersey, "Dover Residents Form Group to Protest Landfill Noise and Odor" (Jan. 23, 1998). The Asbury Park Press of Neptune, New Jersey, reports that a group of residents from Toms River, New Jersey, plan to meet with public officials to complain about noise and odor from the nearby Ocean County Landfill.
Torbay, U.K., "Torbay, U.K. Railway Agrees to Limit Tree-cutting -- Necessary Every Year Along the Tracks -- to Daytimes on Monday through Saturday" (Sep. 10, 1999). The Herald Express reports that tree-cutting along railroad tracks in Torbay, U.K. must now be performed between 7:30 AM and 10 PM on non-Sunday mornings. It normally takes up to four days of work with flailing machines along the seven-mile section of track to finish the job. Work at night, necessitated by train schedules, has prompted resident complaints. The railway was originally slapped with a noise abatement order, but the last minute deal avoided the need for an appeal.
Torbay, United Kingdom, "Torbay, U.K. Pub's New Night License Has Caused Patrons to Talk Outside At All Hours, Leading to Noise Complaints" (Aug. 3, 1999). The Herald Express reports that a pub in Torbay, United Kingdom is causing numerous noise complaints after it received a license to operate late at night. The owner says the complaints are made mainly by elderly people, and that he has never had any problems inside the bar.
Toronto, Canada, "Complaints of Too-Loud Movie Trailers in US and Canada" (Jan. 23, 1998). The Toronto Star reports that increasingly loud noise from Hollywood movie trailers is making movie-goers and theater owners unhappy in the US and in Canada.
Toronto, Canada, "Toronto Residents Protest New Bus Route Citing Noise and Fumes" (Mar. 23, 1998). The Toronto Star reports that about 50 people walked in front of a Toronto Transit Commission bus along Moore Park Ave. in Toronto yesterday to protest the start of an altered route that they say will bring noise, pollution, and increased traffic to their neighborhoods.
Toronto, Canada, "Toronto Letter to the Editor Criticizes Weekend Street Festivals as Inconsiderate to Those Residents Who Work on Monday" (Aug. 5, 1999). The Toronto Star prints a letter to the editor from a Toronto resident who is fed up with noise from street festivals. She says that her busy work week leaves her exhausted, and weekend festivals make it impossible to relax and recover. She says street festivals should be at least 500 meters from residences.
Toronto, Canada, "Condo Owner Asks for Help With Elevator Noise" (Dec. 12, 1999). The Toronto Star printed a letter from someone asking for advice and help regarding elevator noise in an office building turned condominium.
Toronto, Canada, "Noise Warnings May Be Buried in Contract When Purchasing a Home or Condo in Canada; On the Other Hand, Certain Noise Mitigation Measures Are Required of the Builder" (Jan. 29, 2000). The Toronto Star reports that when buying a house or especially a condominium in Canada, warnings about noise may be buried in the contract. Mandatory noise-reduction measures for homes include double-glazed windows and central air-conditioning.
Toronto, Ontario, "Toronto's Pearson Airport Plans Major Expansion" (Dec. 14, 1997). The Toronto Sun reports that the Greater Toronto Airport Authority has recently taken over the Pearson International Airport and is currently planning a major expansion of the facility.
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, "Ontario Board Rejects New Residential Development Near Pearson Airport" (Mar. 18, 1999). Canada NewsWire Ltd., reports the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) celebrated victory with the Ontario Municipal Board's (OMB) decision to reject a residential development proposal in the City of Mississauga, which falls within the GTAA Operating Area.
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, "Toronto Airport Authority will Test Departures over Industrial Corridors to Reduce Noise from Pearson International Airport" (Mar. 24, 1999). Canada NewsWire Ltd. published a press release by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) detailing the planned departure trials for the new north/sough runway at Lester B. Pearson International Airport, (LBPIA). The press release reads as follows:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "International Noise Awareness Day in Toronto" (Apr. 24, 1997). Annette Feige and Eric Greenspoon, members of the Citizens Coalition Against Noise, said that daily life is getting noisier, the Toronto Star reports. They are trying to bring national attention to the noise issue.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Toronto Citizens Coalition Working to Stop Noise" (Apr. 24, 1997). The Toronto Star reports that Eric Greenspoon and Annette Feige are leading activists in Toronto's Citizens Coalition Against Noise. The activists are trying to start a noise pollution revolution in Canada, the article says. They work to raise awareness about noise pollution, and they will be handing out earplugs and informational material next Wednesday on International Noise Awareness Day.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Noise From Trucks Disturbs Toronto Neighborhood" (Dec. 9, 1997). The Toronto Star reports that an ill-planned bypass in Toronto, Canada torments residential community with noise.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Citizens Group Seeks Patch of Public Land in Lawsuit Against Toronto Airport" (May 15, 1997). The Toronto Star reports that the Council of Concerned Residents, a citizens group that filed a court action against the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and the federal government over airport noise and a runway expansion at Pearson Airport, has asked the Mississauga Council to give the group one square inch of public land in a move to strengthen their case.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Monks in Nova Scotia Fight Loggers' Chainsaws" (Nov. 16, 1997). The Record reports that Catholic monks at the Nova Nada monastery in Nova Scotia are fighting the J.D. Irving company over logging in the woods near the monastery. The monks say the chainsaws disrupt their silent meditation, and are waging a fight to keep the logging operations at least two miles away from the monastery.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Toronto Airport Loses First Round in Legal Battle to Halt a Subdivision Construction" (Oct. 2, 1997). The Toronto Star reports that the Greater Toronto (Ontario) Airports Authority has lost the first round of a legal battle to stop a subdivision from being built under a flight path in Mississauga. The article says that three Divisional Court judges ruled against the authority's argument that the effects of noise on residents should be a factor in deciding whether the proposed 200-home subdivision in the Meadowvale Village district should be built. The subdivision would be about five kilometers from the airport, the article notes. The authority also had appealed the project to the Ontario Municipal Board, but because of yesterday's ruling, only arguments on planning grounds now can be heard in that court.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Toronto Airport Tests New Runway" (Feb. 17, 1998). The Toronto Star reports that Pearson airport's newest runway is fully operational after more than two months of testing - resulting in 50 to 60 noise complaints, an airport official says.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Toronto Columnist Relates Fight Against Leaf-Blowers" (May 9, 1998). The Toronto Sun printed an editorial by Robin Ward, a resident of the Rosedale neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, describing a personal fight against leaf blowers. The editorial details how the writer moved into the neighborhood and fixed up a deteriorating house, only to find that the area is assaulted by leaf blowers in the summer.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Canadian Hunter's Guide, Widely Distributed to Children, Makes No Mention of Importance of Ear Protection" (Mar. 31, 2000). The Toronto Star in Canada reports that the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the ministry of natural resources recently distributed a Hunter's Guide to Ontario schools. Nowhere in the guide was ear protection discussed. The Deafness Research Foundation says that shotgun blasts register at 130 decibels.
Torquay, Devon, England, "UK Student Stabbed Over Noise Argument" (Dec. 13, 1999). A Press Association Newsfile article reports that an argument over noise led to the violent death of a Plymouth University student.
Torquay, England, "Will Pleas For Quiet Go Unheard?" (Jul. 8, 1999). The Herald Express reports that England's National Noise Action Day may only be a good idea.
Torquay, England, "UK Town Council Grants Entertainment License After Noise Reduction" (Feb. 1, 2000). The Herald Express reported that the public entertainment licenses for two inns have been granted only after the owners squelched the noise.
Torquay, United Kingdom, "Entertainment License Was Denied to Torquay, U.K. Pub After the Venue Failed to Lower Noise Outputs In the Eight Months Since Its First Warning" (Nov. 19, 1999). The Herald Express reports that a pub in Torquay, U.K. was denied the renewal of its entertainment license because it has not lowered its noise output since it was first warned in March. Pub operators said they had done all that needed to be done, but noise officials disagreed.
Tow Law, England, "Frustrated by Years of Noise from Foundry, British Residents Will Fight" (Sep. 9, 1997). The Northern Echo of England, reports that residents of Tow Law, England are strengthening their fight against noise from a foundry after a local man was arrested and fined for protesting at the Bonds Foundry.
Tower Hamlets, England, "UK Residents, Town Council and Environmental Group Fight Noise and Pollution With Trees" (Mar. 25, 2000). An article from the Press Association Newsfile reported on a local effort by residents and environmental group Trees for London to fight noise and fumes from a major highway, the A102(M).
Town of Eagle, Wisconsin, "Eagle Town, Wisconsin Needs State Action to Stop Clay Shooting Noise" (Aug. 21, 1998). The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a new state law prohibits the restriction of gunfire noise at the McMiller Sports Center in Eagle Town, Wisconsin. The article says Wisconsin's Range Protection Bill prohibits local governments from using noise as an issue to regulate existing shooting ranges.
Town of Eagle, Wisconsin, "Residents Bothered by Noise from Wisconsin Sports Center Dissatisfied with DNR Report" (Mar. 1, 1999). The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources has developed a long-range plan for improving the McMiller Sports Center, including seeking ways to reduce gunfire noise, but nearby residents say more focus should have been placed on mitigating noise.
Townsend, Georgia area, "Air Force and National Guard Want to Fly Combat Exercises Year-Round Over Coastal Georgia" (Nov. 29, 1997). The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports that the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Georgia National Guard want to conduct combat exercises year-round with low-flying jet aircraft over coastal Georgia near Townsend. The proposal is being opposed by some civilian aviators and local government officials, who believe the military's plans would compromise air safety, cause noise pollution on the ground, and discourage business and vacation travelers from landing in the area. Public comments are being accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration on the proposal through Monday.
Towson, Maryland, "Maryland Council to Vote on Funding Noise Barriers Near Baltimore" (Sep. 2, 1997). The Baltimore Sun reports that the County Council in Towson, Maryland, outside Baltimore, will vote tonight on whether to spend up to $2.3 million for noise barriers along a portion of Interstate 95 in Arbutus and the Beltway near Lutherville.
Towson, Maryland, "Dorm Shortage in Maryland University Town Sends Students Off-Campus, Resulting in Rising Noise Complaints" (Nov. 14, 1997). The Baltimore Sun reports that dormitory rooms at Towson University in Towson, Maryland are at 101% of capacity, with 150 more students waiting for rooms. As a result, more students have been moving into nearby apartments and houses, which has triggered complaints about noise, parties, and trash from residential neighborhoods.
Towson, Maryland, "Sound Barrier Prevents Deadly Wreck in Maryland" (Oct. 17, 1997). The Baltimore Sun printed the following letter-to-the-editor from Ada Schultz, a Towson, Maryland resident, regarding a noise barrier in her neighborhood that helped stop a truck accident from causing widespread damage in the neighborhood:
Trabuco Canyon, California, "Monks and Environmental Groups in Trabuco Canyon, California Sue Over Proposed Development" (Jan. 8, 1998). The Orange County Register reports that the Norbertine monks of Trabuco Canyon, California have filed a lawsuit to stop the development of a shopping center that they say would threaten their sacred lifestyle. The monks fear that traffic noise generated by the proposed 12-acre Live Oak Plaza, which would include a gas station and restaurant, would interrupt their prayers and services. They also say the glare would make it difficult to sleep.
Trenton, New Jersey, "More People Have Medical Condition of Ringing in the Ears From Increasing Societal Noise" (Nov. 13, 1997). The Record reports that tinnitus, the ringing, roaring, or hissing sound in the ears that often is the start of noise-induced hearing loss, is becoming more common, according to the American Tinnitus Association. The article says the cause of the increase is our increasingly loud society.
Trenton, New Jersey, "New Jersey Agrees to Fund Computer Model Simulation of Citizens' Plan to Reroute Air Traffic" (Sep. 17, 1997). The Record reports that New Jersey Governor Whitman said Tuesday that the state will fund a computer model simulation of a citizens group's plan to reroute Newark International Airport departures over the Atlantic Ocean. Members of the citizens group, the New Jersey Citizens Against Aircraft Noise, said its plan would relieve 900,000 New Jersey residents of jet noise.
Trenton, New Jersey, "NJ Bill Would Replace Earsplitting Train Horns with Bells at Crossings" (Aug. 5, 1998). The Record reports a New Jersey state bill, introduced in the Assembly last week, would require trains to use bells instead of loud horns at grade crossings at a town's request.
Triunfor Canyon, California, "CA Residents Say Too Much Noise Coming from Fantasy Island Resort" (Jan. 21, 1998). The Daily News of Los Angeles reports Triunfo Canyon, California, zoning laws are being reviewed after residents complained of late night noise from a banquet facility.
Trophy Club, Texas, "Texas Residents Oppose Fast-Food Restaurant Partly Because of Noise From Drive-Through Window" (Oct. 23, 1997). The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Trophy Club, Texas Town Council voted to approve the use of a drive-through window for a proposed Wendy's franchise in the Tetco building on state highway 114. Public opposition to the fast-food restaurant was strong, based mostly on the feeling that a fast food restaurant was not in keeping with the affluent, leisure-class image of the community. Increased noise and traffic problems were also brought up, the article says.
Trophy Club, Texas, "Texas Residents Feel Betrayed by Reduction of Sound Wall" (Apr. 17, 1999). The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Texas Department of Transportation's decision this week to reduce a sound barrier wall between Trophy Club and the Texas 114 bypass by 420 feet is a betrayal of an agreement reached 10 years ago, residents and officials said yesterday.
Troy, Michigan, "Jet Skis Targeted as Polluters of Michigan's Great Lakes" (Jul. 17, 1998). The Detroit News reports that scientists and others this summer are targeting personal watercraft with significantly polluting Michigan's Great Lakes. Millions of gallons of unburned fuel are being poured into the lakes from the inefficient two-stroke engines on Jet Skis and other personal watercraft, experts say. The article notes that state bills on Jet Ski restrictions have passed the House and Senate and are bound for Governor Engler's signature. The bills address issues of safety, training, and law enforcement related to personal watercraft, but don't address water pollution.
Troy, New York, "Police in Troy, New York Confiscate Cars with Too-Loud Stereos as Evidence of Noise Violations" (Jul. 22, 1999). The Associated Press State & Local Wire reports that noise ordinance enforcement in Troy, New York sometimes include confiscating cars with loud car stereos. If stereo volume is measured higher than 76 decibels at 50 feet away, the car is violating the noise ordinance and can be confiscated. Fines begin at $35, and violators -- who include bearers of too-loud boom boxes and motorcycles -- are responsible for any towing costs.
Troy, Ohio, "Troy, Ohio Council to Vote on Noise Walls Today; Though Originally Leaning Towards Rejecting the Walls, A Study on Noise-Related Health Risks May Shift Their Vote" (Aug. 16, 1999). The Dayton Daily News reports that the Troy, Ohio council will vote tonight on whether to approve 10-14-foot noise walls along Interstate 75. Consideration of noise-related health risks, coupled with a visit to one residence near the highway, may result in an approval for the walls. A "no" vote -- which was the original stance of the council -- would be referred to the top state transportation official because local sentiment favors the walls by over 90%
Troy, Ohio, "Troy, Ohio's Council Approves Noise Walls Along Interstate 75" (Aug. 17, 1999). The Dayton Daily News reports that Troy, Ohio's City council voted its support for proposed noise walls along Interstate 75, pleasing most of the 100 people in attendance. Opposition to the walls was based mainly on the fact that unmaintained walls can become an eyesore. A presentation which showed that "sustained exposure to loud noise often causes hearing loss, stress and other adverse health conditions" turned several council representatives from a 'no' to a 'yes' vote.
Truckee, Calif., "California Towns Consider Restrictions on Personal Watercraft, Residents Line Up On Both Sides (May 31 1999). The PM Cycle reports that jet skis, boats and all personal watercraft will face new restrictions at Donner Lake near Truckee. Noise, water quailty and safety are all concerns addressed in the regulations, according to the article. The article goes on to say that residents in Truckee and Donner Lake are calling for for sweeping changes in regulation of watercraft based on a similar ban at nearby Lake Tahoe. Other residents who support stricter regulation claim the new restrictions are not strict enough, while still others oppose the new restrictions claiming their civil rights are being violated, the article says." (May 31, 1999). TRUCKEE, Ca - Pm Cycle reports that jet skis and other personal watercraft will face new and sweeping restrictions at nearby Donner Lake in a proposal by the town council.
Truckee, Calif., "California Towns For and Against Restrictions on Personal Watercraft" (May 31, 1999). The Associated Press reports that jet skis and other personal watercraft will face new and sweeping restrictions at Donner Lake in a proposal by the town council.
Truckee, California, "Truckee, California's Town Council Considers Restrictions for Personal Watercraft on Donner Lake, Fearing Recent Restrictions at Lake Tahoe will Bring More Polluting Watercraft There" (May 18, 1999). The Sacramento Bee reports that Truckee, California's Town Council is considering restrictions on the use of personal watercraft in Lake Donner. Nearby Lake Tahoe recently banned personal watercraft, and residents are afraid make people will come to Lake Donner instead. Personal watercraft release up to 1/4 of their fuel -- including MTBE, benzene, and other chemicals -- unburned into the water, which in turn is used as drinking water by lake-level residents and also imported into Nevada for drinking.
Tuen Mun, China, "Resident of China Says District Candidates Should Quiet their Amplified Campaign Rhetoric" (Nov. 24, 1999). The South China Morning Post prints a letter to the editor from a resident of Tuen Mun, China who says that district council candidates should not be allowed to use amplifiers to blare their campaign messages.
Tuen Mun, China, "Construction Company in Tuen Mun, China Pays $400,000 for Repeatedly Ignoring Noise Complaints" (Apr. 20, 2000). South China Morning Post reported that the Chevalier Construction Company so often over the past two years that when it ignored four separate days of complaints because of jackhammering on Sundays and late at night, the Environmental Protection Department fined the company almost $400,000.
Tujunga, California, "Letter to the Editor from a Tujunga, California Resident Says Noise Is Not Specially Protected Because It Comes From a Religious Service" (Nov. 25, 1999). The Daily News of Los Angeles prints several letters to the editor, one of which has to do with noise. The Tujunga, California resident says that noise is irritating and should be treated the same, even if it is from a religious organization.
Tulare County, California, "California Officials Consider How To Limit Noise Of Rafting Groups On Kaweah River" (Dec. 3, 1997). The Fresno Bee reports that Tulare County, California wants to impose limits on noise river rafters can make as they shoot the rapids on the rocky and challenging Kaweah River.
Tullahoma, Tenn., "Residents in Tullahoma, Tennesee Fight City's Plans for a Recreation Complex Because of Anticipated Noise and Traffic" (Jun. 18, 1998). The Tennesean reports that plans for a 38-acre recreation complex is being met with opposition by homeowners in a nearby subdivision who believe the park will bring an increase in noise, traffic and loitering near their homes. The plans are under review with Tullahoma city officials.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Construction Noise from Road Widening Project Bothers Some Residents in Tulsa" (Apr. 9, 1997). The Tulsa World reports that the construction project to widen the 71st Street corridor in Tulsa, Oklahoma is causing noise and traffic problems for many residents.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Oklahoma Residents Suffer From Airport Noise Pollution" (Dec. 16, 1997). The Tulsa World reports that more than 300 people living near Tulsa International Airport recently heard bad news from airport noise consultants.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Airport May Compensate Tulsa Residents For Diminished Property Values Due to Airport" (Dec. 12, 1997). The Tulsa World reports that airport consultants are proposing a publicly-funded program that would assist 800 homeowners affected by excessive aircraft noise near Tulsa (Oklahoma) International Airport to sell their properties, airport officials said Thursday.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Tulsa International Airport Proposes 2.5 Million Noise Abatement Budget" (Aug. 14, 1998). The Tulsa World reports that the Tulsa International Airport has proposed a budget for 1999, which includes $2.5 million for noise abatement. If the trustees adopt the budget it will mark the first year airport trustees have directed local funding to a five-year $20 million aircraft noise abatement program.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Costly Noise Abatement Program Recommended by Consultants for Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma" (Jun. 19, 1998). Tulsa World reports that the noise consultant for Tulsa International Airport - Barnard Dunkelberg & Co.,- has recommended a five-year $20 million noise abatement program that includes purchases of easement rights, sound insulation and property buyouts for about 1,000 residents of neighborhoods. The consultant also advised Tulsa Airport Authority trustees to alter takeoff and landing procedures so that low-level aircraft flights over residential areas are minimized.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Exploring Methods to Quiet Fighter Noise at Tulsa International Airport" (Sep. 11, 1998). Tulsa World reports military jets are the loudest aircraft at Oklahoma's Tulsa International Airport and cause the most complaints among airport-area residents. But a recent study found certain departure procedures can reduce noise from the military aircraft.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Stalled Federal Funding for FAA Will Jeopardize Many Airport Projects, Including Noise Mitigation at Tulsa Airport in Oklahoma" (Nov. 16, 1999). The Tulsa World reports that a federal funding bill, planned to give the FAA $50-billion in funds between 2001 and 2004 has been abandoned for this year, meaning that among other projects, a noise mitigation program at Tulsa Airport in Oklahoma will be jeopardized. The $20-million program will reduce noise levels at 1,000 homes surrounding the airport using either $15,000 sound insulation per home, monetary flyover easements, or assistance in making up noise-related losses from home sales.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "United States Asks European Union for Another Delay --This Time Indefinite -- of Anti-Hushkit Legislation; EU Says Delay -- If Any -- Will Have a Time Limit" (Dec. 1, 1999). The Tulsa World reports that the United States is demanding another delay -- this time indefinite -- of anti-hushkit legislation that would require American airlines to use aircraft that comply with Stage-3 noise standards without the assistance of hushkits when in Europe. Officials here say the EU's real motivation is increased revenue for European airlines and manufacturers, not the protection of residents from noise pollution. Postponing the legislation until after newer international standards are due may keep pressure on the U.S. to continue cooperation, although the EU has said that any delay will not be indefinite.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Tulsa, Oklahoma Resident Hopes Noise Wall Will Help Reduce Highway Noise that Cracks His Foundation and Renders His Backyard Unusable" (Nov. 3, 1999). The Tulsa World reports that residents near Tulsa, Oklahoma's U.S. Route 169 hope a planned noise wall will reduce noise from the 90,000 vehicles that pass by each day. The noise is annoying and vibrations damage some foundations.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Tulsa, Oklahoma Airport Officials Hire Local Firm to Manage Noise Mitigation Program" (Apr. 14, 2000). The Tulsa World reports that the Tulsa, Oklahoma firm of Cinnabar Service Co. has been chosen by the Tulsa Airport Authority to receive a one-year, $2 million contract to manage the noise mitigation program to be undertaken by Tulsa International Airport. Approximately 1,200 homes near the airport will qualify for the $33 million program.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "European Hushkit Ban Will Affect Tulsa-based Nordam and Other U.S. Hushkit Manufacturers" (Mar. 15, 2000). The Tulsa World reports that recent disagreements between the United States and the European Union (EU) over the EU's proposed ban on hushkitted aircraft will severely impact the Nordam Group, a Tulsa-based hushkit manufacturer. Hushkits are engine mufflers installed on older airplanes to reduce noise and air pollution. Other U.S. hushkit manufacturers include United Technologies, Federal Express, and Northwest Airlines. The EU ban is scheduled to go into effect on May 4.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Noise Mitigation Program at Tulsa International Airport to Begin As Soon As Federal Aviation Plan is Passed" (Mar. 16, 2000). The Tulsa World reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $40 billion aviation bill that will include $2 million to be allocated to a noise mitigation program at Tulsa International Airport. The program can begin as soon as President Clinton signs the bill.
Turkey Hill, Pennsylvania, "Pennsylvania Township Delayed Expansion of Store Because of Noise Concerns" (Jan. 12, 2000). The Intelligencer Journal reported that town's zoning board delayed a decision on granting a permit for expansion of a local convenience store after the first two zoning hearings included almost eight hours of testimony from residents opposing the expansion. The article said they feared the expansion would create light and noise problems and excessive traffic.
Tustin, California, "Another California City Joins Lawsuit Against El Toro Airport" (Apr. 9, 1998). The Orange County Register reports that the city of Tustin, California recently joined with Irvine and other South Orange County cities in a lawsuit to hold the county accountable for correcting noise, traffic, and air pollution problems in environmental reports on the impact of a proposed commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.
Twin Cities area, Minnesota, "Minnesota Appeals Court Gives Noise Variance to Amphitheater" (Mar. 22, 2000). According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the grassroots group Preserve Our Environment will take its case against a local amphitheater to the state's Supreme Court.
Twinsburg Township, Ohio, "Rock Company Works With Rail Company to Reduce Nighttime Noise from Unloading" (Nov. 29, 1999). The Plain Dealer reports that a rock company in Twinsburg Township, Ohio has worked out a schedule with the rail delivery company so loud deliveries will no longer happen at night. he company blamed the rail company -- Norfolk Southern -- for the original schedule problems, saying that the problems arose as it tried to consolidate services with the recently acquired Conrail.
Twinsburg, Ohio, "Ohio Residents Along I-480 Seek New Noise Tests and Sound Barriers" (Mar. 9, 1999). The Plain Dealer reports in the wake of increased noise complaints from residents, the Ohio Department of Transportation will conduct a new noise study to determine if a section of Interstate 480 warrants sound barriers.
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