Dam Safety Program (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

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)
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/mines/damsafe.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tracy Freiwald
Department Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation

Phone (850) 488-8217

Fax (850) 488-1254
Email Tracy.Freiwald@dep.state.fl.us


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

Authority 1: Water Resources