The Madrid City Council prepared the strategic noise map for the city of Madrid complying with
Royal Decree 1513/2005, developing Noise Law 37/2003. This map was prepared using the Madrid noise
map dynamic updating system (SADMAM) designed to comply with the requirements of EU legislation and
the Noise Law in the shortest possible time and with greater reliability than traditional
procedures which use computer forecasting models exclusively.
Environmental noise is currently regulated by the Noise Law (Law 37/2003, 17 November) and the
regulations developed from it by Royal Decrees 1513/2005 and 1367/2007, Decree 78/1999 regulating
the protection against noise pollution in the Region of Madrid, and at the municipal level, by the
Regulations to Protect the Atmosphere against Pollution by Energy Forms.
Article 8.2, section a) of Royal Decree
1513/2005 states that, "Before 30
June, 2007, strategic noise maps showing the situation of the previous calendar year must have been
prepared and approved by the relevant authorities for all agglomerations with more than 250,000
inhabitants and all large road systems with traffic exceeding six million vehicles per year, major
railways with traffic exceeding 60,000 trains per year and large airports within their territory."