23 CFR Appendix Table 1 to Part 772, Noise Abatement Criteria
[Hourly A-Weighted Sound Level_decibels (dB(A)) 1]
|Activity Leq(h)||Criteria 2 L10(h)||Evaluation
|A||57||60||Exterior||Lands on which serenity and quiet are of extraordinary significance and serve an important public need and where the preservation of those qualities is essential if the area is to continue to serve its intended purpose.|
|C 3||67||70||Exterior||Active sport areas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, campgrounds, cemeteries, day care centers, hospitals, libraries, medical facilities, parks, picnic areas, places of worship, playgrounds, public meeting rooms, public or nonprofit institutional structures, radio studios, recording studios, recreation areas, Section 4(f) sites, schools, television studios, trails, and trail crossings.|
|D||52||55||Interior||Auditoriums, day care centers, hospitals, libraries, medical facilities, places of worship, public meeting rooms, public or nonprofit institutional structures, radio studios, recording studios, schools, and television studios.|
|E 3||72||75||Exterior||Hotels, motels, offices, restaurants/bars, and other developed lands, properties or activities not included in A-D or F.|
|F||Agriculture, airports, bus yards, emergency services, industrial, logging, maintenance facilities, manufacturing, mining, rail yards, retail facilities, shipyards, utilities (water resources, water treatment, electrical), and warehousing.|
|G||Undeveloped lands that are not permitted.|
1 Either Leq(h) or L10(h) (but not both) may be used on a project.
2 The Leq(h) and L10(h) Activity Criteria values are for impact determination only, and are not design standards for noise abatement measures.
3 Includes undeveloped lands permitted for this activity category.