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.g. specific aspects of nature conservation, air pollution control or traffic noise. 19 By contrast, in German environmental administration many tasks have been devolved to local agencies and specialized higher level agencies abolished over the last decades. 20 State environmental agencies and

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law

). Accordingly, they can be compensated in different ways. These questions are particularly relevant in Slovenia. For the last fifteen years, the courts have heard thousands of claims against the state due to traffic noise from public roads and railroads. Hundreds of new claims have been filed recently

In: Review of Central and East European Law

road traffic which is not really surprising. 14 Road traffic noise is followed by neighbourhood noise, noise of 10) See table  in the annex to the Decision of the Commission of . December , OJ  L , p. . 11) E.g. Art.  and  of the Directive //EC of the European Parliament and of the

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law

Commission intended to propose legislation on further noise reductions and made an impact assessment. 24 The impact assessment report (hereafter: the Report) declared that this reduction was to be reached by replacing the existing, inadequate methods for measuring road traffic noise by a new test method

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law

question, particularly with regard to the level of risk potentially involved ”. 55 In this context, different noise cases have been brought before the ECtHR, such as air traffic and aircraft noise, neighbouring noise, road traffic noise, rail traffic, wind turbines and wind energy farms, and

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law

higher than that in Tokyo, even though Tokyo has fifteen times more cars than Beijing. 33 Traffic noise in Shanghai and Tianjin is now worse than that in New York, London, Rome, or Tokyo where traffic is heavier. The Chinese have explained this phenomenon by stating that the higher levels of noise result

In: Review of Socialist Law

decide to take legal action: i) An inhabitant of the residential area who is afraid of unbearable traffic noise and air pollu- tion. 2) One of the municipalities which has divergent project plans for its territory. 3) The national environment agency which is of the opinion that the motorway will

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law