The subject of noise and the law has received extensive comment recently as a consequence of a more general concern with environmental protection. Although a certain amount of redundancy, therefore, cannot be avoided in treating this subject, the purpose of this article is to set forth the state of the law with respect to problems of noise. Consideration will first be given to the private remedies available to persons whose personal or property rights are adversely affected by noise. Secondly, the law of public nuisance will be explored as a transitional concept from private remedy to public regulation. The various types of public regulation will then be discussed. Finally, certain conclusions about the manner in which the law seeks to deal with problems of noise and the direction of prospective legislation and programs of noise control will be made.
Joseph L. Cohen & Leonard Sharon,
Noise and the Law: A Survey,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol11/iss2/3