Noise mapping and Action planning for the reduction of noise exposure of citizens is a common problem of all the major cities in the world. Noise mapping of city areas is efficient way not only for noise evaluation, but also for forecasting. Using noise mapping it is very convenient to determine the zones with increased noise levels, to calculate expected noise levels near to transport road and inside of the buildings, to choose and evaluate the
measures of noise reduction etc. In this paper the authors present a methodological comparison between the adopted procedures for noise mapping and action planning in Italy and in Russia.
In Italy the disposals of Directive 2002/49/CE have to be integrated with pre-existing national law and with standards. The main standards and regulation are considered and a possible road map for harmonization is explored. In Russia there are the different documents of noise levels in living area evaluation are used: hygiene requirements, stated by valid sanitary norms (Sanitary Norms 2.2.4/, Russian State Standards, Building Norms and Rules etc. But the State low for Noise planning and reduction is still absent. The different methods of noise mapping used in Russia are considered. Experience of Togliatti city noise mapping using new software is described.
The analysis of noise mapping and action planning approaches in the Italian and Russia allows to make a conclusion that despite on some difference the principal structure of noise action planning is the same.

Authors: Luzzi, Vasilyev