- Residents of the United States of America Only
- United States of America
Noise Free America strongly supports reestablished funding for the Office of Noise Abatement and Control (ONAC) within the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). President Obama should include adequate yearly funding for ONAC in his proposed federal budget.
The American public cares greatly about noise pollution. A Census Bureau report indicates that noise is Americans‟ number one complaint about their neighborhoods, and the most significant reason why they wish to move. In many cities, noise is the most frequent complaint made to police departments.
In 1972, the EPA estimated that 134 million Americans were exposed to non-occupational noise capable of causing hearing loss, that 44 million Americans lived in residential dwellings exposed to high levels of aircraft and transportation noise, and that 21 million Americans faced potentially disruptive levels of construction noise.
With this petition, we the undersigned, support the reinstatement of the Office of Noise Abatement and Control (ONAC) within U.S. EPA.
We believe that the current level of noise pollution in the United States is out of control. By signing this petition, we are asking for the reestablishment of ONAC.
We believe that reestablishing ONAC will significantly decrease the levels of noise pollution in the United States that are harmful to the health and well being of the citizens of this nation.
The Reinstate ONAC petition to Residents of the United States of America Only was written by Noise Free America and is in the category Government at GoPetition.