Noise abatement structures; local gov. bodies to adopt ordinance requiring developers to construct. (HB2449)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local noise abatement structure ordinances. Requires the governing body of every county, city, and town, no later than January 1, 2008, to adopt an ordinance requiring developers to construct, as part of any development abutting any highway or planned highway, in conjunction with such development, any and all noise walls or other noise mitigation structures that may be required to protect properties within the development from highway noise levels that exceed or will exceed standards established by the Virginia Department of Transportation or the federal government. If a noise impact study is required, such study may be conducted by the county, city, or town, by the Department, or by a reputable business with demonstrated expertise in acoustic engineering pursuant to a contract with the county, city, or town, the Department, or the developer whose development may be subject to noise impacts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079358303
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2007Assigned CC & T sub: #2 (Dudley)
02/06/2007Left in Counties, Cities and Towns