In Greece, the END is transposed by the Common Ministerial Decision (CMD) 13586/724/2006, while CMD 211773/2012 sets the time periods to be used for noise mapping (day time: 07:00 to 19:00, evening time: 19:00 to 23:00, night time: 23:00 to 07:00) and thresholds for the environmental noise from the
operation of transportation projects: Lden = 70 dB(A) and Lnight = 60 dB(A). It is noted than the 7th European Environmental Action Plan and generally all recent documents of the EU and the European Environmental Agency, consider as high noise levels the values of Lden = 55 dB and Lnight = 50 dB. However, in the absence of a downward trend in urban population exposure to high noise levels, the objective of reducing noise pollution below the aforementioned thresholds by 2020 is not foreseen.

The present report summarizes the results of all Strategic Noise Mapping (S.N.M.) studies and Noise Action Plans (N.A.P.) up to now, in the framework of the END, for Greek Agglomerations, major roads and the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport. A synthetic evaluation of mapping data is presented and summary descriptions of indicative action plan proposals for each agglomeration are provided as an annex.

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