The objective of The Society shall be to represent, safeguard and promote the legitimate interests of society or individuals, so as to protect and improve their quality of life, by being enabled to live in a peaceful environment free from noise pollution.
Update- Road Transport & Union Law
Vehicle registrations averaging around 9000 vehicles per year
The scope of the EU Motor Vehicles & Motor cycle Regulations is to reduce road traffic noise and assure that the quality & safety of the vehicle will be sustained when it is put into service .
A Member State has no power to apply a Regulation incompletely nevertheless; this is what the Maltese Government is doing by choosing the bits to implement irrespective of the adverse effect that such attitude could have on the population.
Assignment by third year
Earth Systems student,
who is the NASoM secratary.
Activities & Projects
NOTHING CHANGED SINCE 2007
Not much have changed since 2007. The most obvious is the erosion of the natural environment which is being replaced, by the grey and high rising jungle!
Incorrect application of EU Regulations
Reports & Correspondence
Main Noise Sources
Construction - Residential, Commercial & infrastructure. 6 days a week from 7am: 5pm
Building permits increased by an average of 3000 per year, beginning 2015…
Road transport 06:00 – 21:00
Registered vehicle increased by 9000 vehicles per year, beginning 2010…
Hospitality and leisure activity (indoors & Outdoors) : 18:00 – 03:00
Tourist influx in 2019 - 2.75M, an increase of 1.4M on 2015…
Aircraft movement exceeded 50,000 per year in 2019
Other Noise Sources:
Commercial- Services & products
Industry- Manufacturing, processing & production
Civil activities- Local Councils, street celebrations (including parties) & national celebrations
Neighbour noise- Shouting, loud music, loud activities during rest periods
Neighbourhood noise nuisance
NASOM presented a memorandum to the Minister for the Environment, Dr. J Herrera. The memorandum was intended to highlight the Noise Legislation shortcomings and proposed changes which would prevent and control noise pollution.
The COPL in combination with Business Regulations are the means available, to find respite from the nuisance caused by the playing of Amplified Music from the leisure Industry.
It happened that , after several warnings the COP order the enforcement of regulations, 4 & 5, as stipulated in the Business Regulation; in regard to the playing of amplified music. The owner took umbrage and asked for an injunction against the Commissioner to prevent him from closing the catering establishment.
Dr M. DeMarco, Environment Minister during the previous administration; published a set of regulations in 2012; ‘Neighbourhood Prevention & Control’. These regulations have not been enforced!
The Maltese noise legislation doe not support; noise descriptors, noise threshold and assessment standard. Hence, Our Civil and Criminal Courts remain the most popular route to challenge noise issues from various sources.
Nevertheless, judgments show discrepancy, as at times the courts take a subjective approach and at others, they make reference to international standards such as the WHO guidelines on community noise.
Tourism increased by more than 500,000 in 3 years from 2.2M to 2.7 M in 2019
More than 52,000 flights were registered at the MIA in 2019. An increase of 9000 flights on 2017.
During 2019, the population density in the prime tourism area ,increased by an average of 63%
During 2019, 83,00 English language students visited Malta
Selection of Noise surveys carried by NASoM
Mount St Joseph – Shooting ranges
Our team appealing against the location of a national shooting range next door to mount St Joseph Retreat House is conducting thorough research into the technicalities of shooting ranges, noise abatement measures and international regulations and recommendations. Mapping of the proposed shooting ranges area & the position of the nearest NSR-
- - The NGO was invited by the School administration to participate in the LEAF project. Our contribution was to assess the noise levels in the School sensitive areas, before and after deforestation - download the noise survey. ...
To study if the Noise from the restaurant extraction system is effecting the Sensitive Receptors and assess if complaints are justified
Open-Air Theatre -To study if the noise from loud music played at the in Valletta Open-Air Theatre is affecting the NSR and if a complaint is justified....
Loud Music played by Catering Establishments- To study if the noise from loud music played by Catering Establishments is affecting the Sensitive Receptors and whether a complaint is justified.
Selection of Noise pollution articles:
Noise pollution complaints:
Valletta open-air Theatre installation of the sound surround system pending since....2014
Zejtun Song Festival relocated to non- residential area
Fgura Tal Kalkara mini industrial area
Hamrun Malta Dairy Products
Bugibba -Type of Licence
San Gwann Avifilm - Court ruled in favour of receptor
Shooting ranges @ MSJ
Loud Music from Leisure establishments in St George's Bay
Noise nuisance from the Strait St. Bars
HPS Scrap yard noise nuisance - Zabbar
Salisbury Bar noise nuisance - Sliema
Xemxija The Fortress restaurant loud music
Noise from Waste Collector -Amery St. Sliema
Noise nuisance from Mosta Band Club
Noise Nuisance from Sliema Band Club bar
Noise nuisance from St Julian's Restaurant
Noise from Naxxar Supermarket