To the fullest extent consistent with its authority under a law that it administers, a unit shall carry out programs that the unit administers to further the policy of the State to provide people with an environment free from noise that:
(1) May jeopardize health, general welfare, and property; or
(2) Degrades the quality of life.
An. Code 1957, art. 41, § 1-401; 1997, ch. 31, § 1; 2012, ch. 360.