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HUD Noise Guidebook

Date Published: March 2009


This guidebook provides information on HUD's noise policy. It contains all the various reports, informational papers and other items that have been released by HUD over the past several years.


Errata Sheet - Railway Noise Guidance and Calculation Corrections

Chapter 1 - Basic Overview of the Environmental Noise Problem

Chapter 2 - The Noise Regulation

Chapter 3 - Major Policy Questions

Chapter 4 - Noise Attenuation 

  • Chapter 4 Supplement: Sound Transmission Class Guidance Word | PDF

Chapter 5 - Noise Assessment Guidelines

Chapter 6 - Noise Assessment Guidelines Workbook

Chapter 7 - The Use of Noise Measurements

Cross Cutting Requirement:

  • Environmental Review

Resource Approver:

  • HUD Approved

Author Organization:

  • HUD


  • Planning and Coordination
    • Citizen Participation
  • Program Requirements
    • Eligible Activities/Uses