Rs 742.144 Federal Act Of 24 March 2000 On The Reduction Of Noise Emitted By The Railways (Lbcf)

Original Language Title: RS 742.144 Loi fédérale du 24 mars 2000 sur la réduction du bruit émis par les chemins de fer (LBCF)

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742.144 federal law on the reduction of noise emitted by the railways (LBCF) of March 24, 2000 (State March 1, 2014) the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation, view the art. 74 and 87 of the Constitution, given the message of the federal Council on 1 March 1999, stop: Section 1 provisions general art. 1subject this Act, which complements the law of 7 October 1983 on the protection of the environment, sets the reduction of noise emitted by the railways through measures on: a. rail vehicles; b. the way; c. the path of propagation of sound; d. existing buildings.

It regulates also the encouragement of investment in rail technology particularly silent and the research activities of the federal administration in the rail sector (research).

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
SR 814.01 art. 2 priorities the protection against noise must be done in the first place by measures applied to rail vehicles and the track.
If the measures referred to in para. 1 is insufficient, measures must be applied to the path of the sound.
The measures provided for in the al. 1 and 2 must protect, throughout the network, at least two thirds of the population exposed to harmful noise or incommoding railways. The remaining third must be protected by insulation of existing buildings.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Art. 3delais measures applied to rail vehicles and existing buildings as well as on the path of sound propagation must be completed by December 31, 2015.
The additional measures referred to in art. 7A must be completed by December 31, 2025.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Section 2 measures applied to rail vehicles art. 4 noise reduction technical measures to reduce the noise emitted by vehicles should be achievable in terms of technique and exploitation and be economically bearable.
The federal Council shall determine these measures. It takes account of the technical progress.
The federal Council fixed the values applicable to the cars circulating on the rail network to standard gauge emission limits. These values are applicable from 1 January 2020.
For important reasons, the federal Council may postpone for two years as the entry into force of the limit values.
It may provide for exceptions including for special low mileage delivery vehicles and for historic vehicles.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Art. 5 contributions the Confederation allocates to rights holders owners of vehicles of contributions to lost Fund intended to cover costs of technical measures applied to rail vehicles in operation. Contributions can be made as a package.
Rail vehicles comply with new standards of noise reduction enjoy preferential treatment with regard to the calculation of the contribution of coverage.
Financial assistance are provided only for rail vehicles that remain in operation at least until December 31, 2019, or during the ten years following the realization of the protection measure against noise. If the vehicles are retired prematurely, financial assistance must be repaid.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Section 3 measures applied to the track and on the way of propagation of sound art. 6 directory of emissions the federal Council shall, after hearing the cantons, a directory of noise emissions from the fixed rail facilities existing, predictable by December 31, 2015. The anti-noise measures will be planned accordingly.
In doing so, the federal Council includes account: a. the infrastructure that will be in service until December 31, 2015, as well as the volume and composition of the foreseeable traffic on this date; b. predictable noise emissions of rail vehicles.

Art. 7 scope of measures for existing fixed railway installations, measures applied to the track and on the path of sound propagation must ensure respect for the values of immission limits.
The anti-noise measures taken by the owner of the Fund will be taken into account.
The authority shall grant relief when: a. measures would entail disproportionate costs; b. overriding interests, including the protection of sites, the nature and the landscape, security, traffic or exploitation oppose the measures.

The federal Council regulates the assessment of the proportionality of the costs.


New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
Repealed by no I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, with effect from March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Art. 7aMesures complementary if relief were granted pursuant to art. 7, al. 3, the federal Office of transport may order as early as 2016 of the measures applicable to the track and other measures on the path of the sound.
The federal Council regulates the measures and the assessment of the proportionality of the costs.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Art. 8 costs the Confederation supports the costs of the measures applied to the track and on the path of the sound. It allocates the necessary contributions to lost Fund. These may be paid as a package.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Art. 9 refund costs of the anti-noise measures taken since 1985 by estate owners will be reimbursed based on their taking into account.

Section 4 acoustic insulation of existing buildings art. 10...

If, due to relief, the existing fixed railway installations do not respect the alarm values, owners of existing buildings must insulate windows of the premises where the noise is regarded as sensitive or similar measures. The Confederation shall meet the cost of these measures. It allocates the necessary contributions to lost Fund.
Exceeding of immission limit values, the Confederation allocates to the owners of existing buildings that isolate the windows of the premises where the noise is considered to be sensitive or take similar steps 50% of the necessary financial means in the form of contributions to lost Fund.
Contributions can be made as a package.
The buildings are considered to be existing when permission to build came into force before 1 January 1985.

Repealed by no I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, with effect to the March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).

Section 5Encouragement for investment and research art. 10a the Confederation may grant financial assistance for the acquisition and exploitation of particularly quiet cars.
The means allocated to research are taken on the credit commitment to funding for the reduction of noise emitted by the railways.

Section 6 provisions final art. 11 enforcement provisions the federal Council enacts implementing provisions.

Art. 12 staff the federal Council may create positions necessary for the application of this Act to the federal Office of transport and the federal Office for the environment, derogating from the capping of staff provided by the Federal law of October 4, 1974, establishing measures to improve federal finances.
Personnel costs are charged to the credit commitment.

The name of the administrative unit has been adapted in application of art. 16, al. 3, o Nov. 17. 2004 on official publications (RS 170.512.1).
SR 611.010 art. 13 procedures and the procedures and skills are governed by the law of 20 December 1957 on the railways.
The cantons ensure the application of the requirements for sound insulation of buildings.

SR 742.101 art. 14 transitional provision projects related to the noise reduction current at the time of the entry into force of this Act are evaluated according to it.

Art. 15 referendum, entry into force and duration of validity this Act is subject to optional referendum.
The federal Council shall determine the date of entry into force.
This Act has effect until December 31, 2015.
This Act is extended to December 31, 2028.

Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).


Date of entry into force: 1 October 2000 RO 2000 2206 abbreviation introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
RS 101 FF 1999 4530 new content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
Introduced by chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
New content according to chapter I of the Federal Act on Sept. 27. 2013, in force since March 1, 2014 (RO 2014 469; FF 2013 443).
ACF on August 29, 2000 State March 1, 2014

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