The reviewing and delimiting project of aviation noise control zones and noise control zones in Tainan City has been proclaimed for two years. For updating the proclamation to fit present development and the situation of noise, the project review and revise various noise control zones and aviation noise control zones in Tainan in accordance with Article 7 and 16 of Noise Control Act (to be revised on December 3rd, 2009). In the future, the proclamation will be revised every two years. However, because the one-year repairing project of the air lane has begun since the Chinese New Year in February 2009, the reviewing of the original aviation noise control zones is delayed by the re-evaluation of the operation. The deadline of the project period is postponed from March 15th, 2009 to July 15th, 2009.
The information analysis about the revision of aviation noise control zones shows the number of civil aircraft flights is decreased and the influencing range of aircraft noise is narrowed. However, the repairing project of the air lane is implemented in Tainan Airport, so the influencing range of aircraft noise is unstable. For citizens’ rights and the sustainable control measures, the aviation noise control zones remain the same with the previous proclamation. Only the interior administrative zone in the aviation noise control zones is revised. Related proclamation has been published on July 14th, 2009 and normally proclaimed on Augst 31th, 2009.The next revise time will be 2011.
The revision of various noise control zones is based on the land use zoning of Tainan urban planning and the present situation of actual noises. The range of noise control zones is revised from Category 1 to Category 4. The main revised zones include: 1. zones turn from Category 1 to Category 2—historical reservation area in Tainan City; 2. zones turn from Category 2 to Category 3—Tainan City North District, the high-density residential zone in Anping fifth re-planned district, the back station area and the commercial area around Cheng Kung University in Tainan City East District; 3. zones turn from Category 3 to Category 2—the residential zone in Tainan City South District; 4. zones turn from Category 3 to Category 4—Tainan Airport, land used for Tainan City Funeral Parlor, Tainan City Chengsi Crematorium; 5. zones turn from Category 4 to Category 3—the land used for harbor is revised as recreation land. The related proclamation has been published on July 27th, 2009 and normally proclaimed on September 14th, 2009.
The project revises “the sound of the following facilities in administrative departments, schools, apartments, and common residences shall not exceed the noise control standard” (normally proclaimed on January 22th, 2009) according to Article 8 of Noise Control Act; the project also redefines the control categories of firework and firecracker in the proclamation; the project revises “the sound of the following facilities in administrative departments, schools, apartments, and common residences shall not exceed the noise control standard” (normally proclaimed on June 9th, 2009) according to Article 8 of Noise Control Act and integrate water bump, air exhauster and extractor, blower, and refrigerator into control items.
The project also completes noise control geological information query system and establishes the noise control website. Through the noise control geological information query system, the practice efficiency of Bureau of Environmental Protection’s undertakers will be promoted. The noise control website provides citizens more immediate and public information about various noise information and control measures in Tainan City. The operations of the project update related control measures to fit the present situation in Tainan City, enhance the communication with citizens, promote citizens’ service satisfaction, and reduce the interference of noise for daily life.