In Angola, the Environmental Impact Assessment has become mandatory with the publication of Law 5/98 (Environmental Framework Law), and the specific criteria of the Environmental Impact Assessment embodied by Decree 51/04 and the respective Terms of Reference by Executive Decree,º 92/12. The latter explicitly, in Annex III, the Noise and Vibration descriptors as part of the EIA procedures.
The control of noise pollution is also regulated by Law No. 12/11 (D.R. n ° 31, from 16 February 2011) - Law of administrative violations. The law does not objectively define the criteria related to noise. Brings only considerations on the prevention of human behaviors that disturb your specific organization activity, management and planning of the company or to put at risk the safety of people and property.
The Constitution prohibits in its Article 2:
- c) Disturbing with different family or social, or avoidable noises rest, the peace and tranquility of people in general and particularly in neighboring;
- d) Perform or attend parties, beyond the permitted hours and regulations or expressly authorized by the competent authorities, or, any form, cause noise levels that affect the rest of the neighbors;
The Law nº 34 / VIII / 2013 establish numerous provisions of mandatory implementation with regard to noise.
The Decree-Law No. 146/2006 from 31 of july, amended by Statement of Rectification No 57/2006 from 1 of august, which transposed into the national legal system to European Directive 2002/49 / EC on the assessment and management of environmental noise, establishes numerous provisions of mandatory implementation in relation to noise.