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The Environmental Noise (Wales) Regulations 2006

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Environmental Noise (Wales) Regulations 2006 and they come into force on 4 October 2006.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (2) means that strategic noise maps made or revised under these Regulations should be limited to Wales.

(4) These Regulations apply to environmental noise to which humans are exposed in particular in built-up areas, in public parks or other quiet areas in an agglomeration, near schools, hospitals and other noise-sensitive buildings and areas.

(5) These Regulations do not apply to noise that is caused by the exposed person him or herself, noise from domestic activities, noise created by neighbours, noise at work places or noise inside means of transport or due to military activities in military areas.

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