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S. 3385: Quiet Communities Act of 2018

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The EPA dissolved one of its own offices dealing with noise pollution in 1981. Should it be brought back?


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to coordinate all noise control efforts at the federal level — for example, ensuring that homes weren’t built for people to live too close to airports.

However, the agency’s Office of Noise Abatement and Control was discontinued in 1982, under a Reagan-era initiative to transfer more federal government responsibilities to local or state governments. Much of the noise control responsibility related to airports ...

Sponsor and status

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Aug 23, 2018


Introduced on Aug 23, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 23, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Aug 23, 2018

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S. 3385 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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