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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B51/S23.113

CERTAIN QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MEANINGFULNESS OF ESTABLISHING QUIET AREAS IN OPEN COUNTRY IN THE CR

J.Dudova
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-65-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book5 Vol. 1, 849-854 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on an issue that has yet to be resolved satisfactorily and with legal relevance in the Czech Republic. European law determines framework requirements, as well as obligations of Member States to designate quiet areas in nature and in open country. The Directive of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise was indeed incorporated into Czech legislation, but legal instruments are still lacking for fulfilling the obligation under this directive to create and protect quiet areas in nature. Therefore, the purpose behind this paper is to open certain relating problem areas and to search for an answer to the question of why this obligation has yet to be fulfilled.

Keywords: Noise protection, noise pollution, quality of life, quite areas in open country, acoustic smog