Statutory Instruments Second Report



APPENDIX 1

Memorandum by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

THE HIGHWAYS NOISE PAYMENTS AND MOVABLE HOMES (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/2887)

1. The Committee has asked the Department to submit a Memorandum on the following point.

    "Explain what is meant by "the specified level" of noise in regulation 3(2)(a), and where that level is specified."

2. The specified level of noise means a noise level of L10 (18-hour) of 68dB(A). It was intended that regulation 2 would contain this definition of "specified level" and an appropriate provision was drafted. Most unfortunately, the draft from which the print of the Regulations was prepared omitted this definition and the error was not spotted before the Regulations were made. The Department apologizes for this regrettable error.

3. The guidance to be issued by the Department to local highway authorities will explain what the specified level is, but the Department will make amending Regulations to rectify the omission.

4 December 2000


 
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