Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Pennsylvania|
|Name||Dam Safety and Encroachments Act (Pennsylvania)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
This act sets the standards and criteria for the siting and design of dams, water obstructions and encroachments considering both existing and projected conditions. It requires operational plans to be prepared and implemented by owners and also requires monitoring, inspection and reporting of conditions affecting the safety of dams, water obstructions and encroachments. No person is authorized to construct, operate, maintain, modify, enlarge or abandon any dam, water obstruction or encroachment without the prior written permit of the department.
|Contact Name||Roger Adams, P.E.|
|Department||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division||Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Division of Dam Safety|
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)|