FCC Noise Action Plan
Under the Environmental Noise Regulations 2006 (the ‘Regulations’), Statutory Instrument 140 of 2006, Fingal County Council (FCC) is the designated Action Planning Authority with responsibility for preparing a Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport during 2018. These Regulations give effect to the European Union (EU) Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This Directive is commonly referred to as the Environmental Noise Directive or END, and has the aim of establishing an EU common approach to avoiding, preventing or reducing the harmful effects due to exposure to environmental noise. The Regulations set out the approach to meeting the requirements of the END in Ireland.
This is the first Noise Action Plan for Dublin Airport, and replaces the airport section of the Dublin Agglomeration Noise Action Plan 2013-2018, which is currently under review. The Noise Action Plan is primarily a tool for reporting the findings of the strategic noise maps, as produced by the daa, the competent Noise Mapping Body (NMB).