The noise impact of the industries in the area: the activities of ARPAT in the territory of Lucca


  • Gaetano Licitra ARPAT- Agenzia regionale per la protezione ambientale della Toscana



noise zoning, noise action plan, ARPA


With the adoption of the noise zoning (PPCA), the "emission limit values" and the "absolute immission limit values" have become applicable in many municipalities. These limits vary according to the acoustic class of the area. The ARPAT control activities have also been focused in the verification of their respect, but any finding of exceedance led companies to numerous disputes at the regional administrative court of Toscana. Such actions, of different origin, had in common the question of where to perform the relevant measures: if in the vicinity of the noise source or in spaces accessible by people and communities (receptors).
In this paper it is reported as the jurisprudence, within the administrative justice, sentenced in the various levels of courts. Short notes on the consequent noise action plans sometimes undertaken by companies will be shown, together with the legislative amendments n. 2R introduced by Decree of the President of the Regional Council of 8 January 2014 in matter of PCCA and noise action plans.


L. n. 447 “Legge quadro sull’inquinamento acusticoâ€, 26.10.1995.

DPCM 14/11/97 “Determinazione dei valori limite delle sorgenti sonoreâ€.

DM 16/03/98 “Tecniche di rilevamento e di misurazione dell’inquinamento acusticoâ€.

Decreto del Presidente della Giunta Regionale n. 2R, 8 gennaio 2014.Regolamento regionale di attuazione ai sensi dell’articolo 2, comma 1, della legge regionale 1 dicembre 1998, n. 89 (Norme in materia di inquinamento acustico).

L. n. 161 del 30.10.2014 “Delega al Governo in materia di inquinamento acustico. Armonizzazione della normativa nazionale con le direttive 2002/49/CE, 2000/14/CE e 2006/123/CE e con il regolamento (CE) n. 765/2008â€