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The Antisocial Behaviour (Noise Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) In these Regulations:

“the Act” means the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004;

“approved device” means a device approved under regulation 4 or 5;

“A-weighted sound pressure level” means the A-weighted sound pressure level in decibels calculated in accordance with the formula set out in paragraph 3.3 of BS 7445;

“BS 7445” means the British Standard entitled “Description and measurement of environmental noise – Part 1: Guide to quantities and procedures”, published by the British Standards Institution and numbered BS 7445-1: 2003(1);

“BS 7580” means the British Standard entitled “Specification for the verification of sound level meters – Part 1 Comprehensive Procedure”, published by the British Standards Institution and numbered BS 7580: Part 1: 1997(2);

“BS EN 60942” means the British Standard entitled “Electroacoustics – Sound calibrators”, published by the British Standards Institution and numbered BS EN 60942: 2003(3);

“BS EN 61672” means the British Standard entitled “Electroacoustics – sound level meters – Part 1: Specifications”, published by the British Standards Institution and numbered BS EN 61672-1: 2003(4);

EEA State” means a Member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;

“equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level” means the equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level in decibels, calculated in accordance with the formula set out in paragraph 3.5 of BS 7445;

“LAN,;T” means the measurement of the A-weighted sound pressure level, calculated in accordance with paragraph 3.4 of BS 7445;

“sound calibrator” has the meaning given in paragraph 3.1 of BS EN 60942 and for the purposes of regulation 8 a sound calibrator must comply with the requirements of Class 1 of that standard;

“time-weighting” has the meaning given in paragraph 3.4 of BS EN 61672 and for the purposes of these Regulations time-weighting ‘F’ is calculated using a specified time constant of 0.125 seconds;

“underlying level of noise” means the level of ambient noise expressed in decibels and measured by an approved device used in accordance with the provisions of regulation 7.

(1) In these Regulations, any reference to a British Standard shall include a reference to:

(a)a relevant standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent body of any EEA State or of Turkey(5);

(b)any relevant international standard recognised for use as a standard by any EEA State or of Turkey; or

(c)a technical specification or code of practice which, whether mandatory or not, is recognised for use as a standard by a public authority of any EEA State or of Turkey,

in so far as the standard, code of practice, international standard or technical specification in question enables the objectives of these Regulations to be met in an equivalent manner.

(1)

ISBN 0 580 43032 4.

(2)

ISBN 0 580 20908 3.

(3)

ISBN 0 580 42229 1.

(4)

ISBN 0 580 41452 3.

(5)

Decision 1/95 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 22nd December 1995 (O.J. L 35 13.2.96, p.1) on implementing the final phase of the Customs Union provides for the removal of measures having an effect equivalent to quantitative restrictions between the European Union and Turkey.

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