Noise and NIR Division

The Noise and Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR) Division seeks to protect human health and the environment from harmful impacts or nuisances due to noise or non-ionizing radiation (NIR). The legal basis is provided by the Noise Abatement Ordinance (NAO) and the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation (ONIR). The Division publishes overviews of emission/exposure levels, and it supports the cantonal and communal authorities in their enforcement activities.

The division is responsible for the topic:

Management:

Urs Walker

Urs Walker
Position:
Head of division

Alexander Reichenbach

Alexander Reichenbach
Position:
Head of section Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR)

Hans Bögli

Hans Bögli
Position:
head of section Aircraft, Industrial and Shooting Noise

Fredy Fischer

Fredy Fischer
Position:
head of section Railway Noise 

Sophie Hoehn

Sophie Hoehn
Position:
 Head of section Road Noise

Contact
Last modification 09.02.2022

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Noise and NIR Division

Postal address
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 92 49

E-mail Noise
E-mail NIR

Print contact

https://www.bafu.admin.ch/content/bafu/en/home/office/divisions-sections/noise-and-nir-division.html