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Environment Policy S-UWN-1

Proposals generating impulsive sound, must contribute data to the UK Marine Noise Registry as per any currently agreed requirements. Public authorities must take account of any currently agreed targets under the UK Marine Strategy part one descriptor 11.

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposals should use data collated by the UK Marine Noise Registry to provide an assessment of the impacts (incl. cumulative) of noise on sensitive receptors.
  2. Proposals should confirm if any thresholds have been established for the proposed activity and if possible, they should be referenced.
  3. Voluntary data contributions to the Marine Noise Register are encouraged. For example, military activities are specifically excluded from the MSFD, but the MoD is providing data on a voluntary basis.