Dam Safety Program (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Florida|
|Name||Dam Safety Program (Florida)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines, Training/Technical Assistance|
|Affected Technologies||Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)|
|Program Administrator||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
Dam safety in Florida is a shared responsibility among the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the regional water management districts, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the local government and private dam owners.
Dam safety training is provided by the BMMR for state, regional, and local regulatory agency personnel and dam owners, with the assistance of the ASDSO, in accordance with the performance requirements of the dam safety grant provided through the National Dam Safety Program led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Dam inspections in Florida are conducted by agency personnel at the state, regional, and local levels, as related to their respective regulatory programs, as well as by private dam owners. Oversight for phosphate mining and similar industrial impoundments is primarily the responsibility of the FDEP. Other dams generally fall within the purview of the USACE, the State’s five regional water management districts, or local government agencies.
|Contact Name||Tracy Freiwald|
|Department||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division||Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Water Resources|