Dam Safety (Pennsylvania)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Pennsylvania


Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Dam Safety (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province





Start Date 1978










Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dam_safety/10501


Last Review 2014-05-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-05-16
Information Source http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Water/Waterways%20Engineering/lib/waterwayseng/documents/pdfs/damssectorsecurityawarenessguide_508.pdf


Summary

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Dam Safety provides for the regulation and safety of dams and reservoirs throughout the Commonwealth in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and their property.

This division is required to assure proper planning, design review, construction review, maintenance monitoring and supervision of dams and reservoirs. This requirement is mandated by the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, as amended, and the Pennsylvania Code. The division directs and coordinates field investigations with regional offices on authorized projects during construction; provides program guidance and coordination to regional program staff in the periodic inspection of all existing dams to determine their condition and safety; and directs, coordinates and develops policies and technical standards in the area of dam safety for the Department.


Policy Contact

Contact Name Roger Adams, P.E.
Department Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Division of Dam Safety



Phone 717-772-5951




Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: The Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (32 P. S. § § 693.1—693.27)
Date Effective 1978
Date Enacted 1978


Authority 2: DAM SAFETY AND WATERWAY MANAGEMENT

















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