Division of Water, Part 673: Dam Safety Regulations (New York)

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Place New York

Applies to States or Provinces New York
Name Division of Water, Part 673: Dam Safety Regulations (New York)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Energy Storage, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Primary Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4598.html

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source Environmental Conservation Law, Article 1 Title 3; Article 3 Title 3; Article 3 sections 0301[2][aa] and [m]; Article 15 Title 5; Article 15 sections 0501, 0503, 0507, 0511, and 0516


These regulations address dam safety, define dam hazard categories and inspection procedures, and apply to any owner of a dam. Dam owners are required to maintain dams in a safe condition at all times and to comply with Department inquiries for information on the status of a given dam.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Mark Klotz
Department NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Division of Water: Flood Protection
Address 270 Michigan Ave. Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone 518-402-8185


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

Authority 1: Environmental Conservation Law

Date Enacted 2009