Rules and Regulations for Dam Safety (Rhode Island)

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Place Rhode Island


Name Rules and Regulations for Dam Safety (Rhode Island)

Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


These rules and regulations seek to provide for the safety of dams to protect the public, real property, and natural resources by establishing reasonable standards and creating a public record for reviewing dam performance. Maintenance and repair of low and high hazard dams, as well as substantial alteration and construction of new dams all require official approval. These regulations describe procedures for dam registration, hazard classification, inspection, and official approval processes.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Alicia Good
Department Department of Environmental Management
Division Office of Water Resources
Address 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908

Phone 401-222-3961

Fax 401-222-3564

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

Authority 1: R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956 ch. 42-17.1 42-17.6 46-19 42-35

Date Enacted 2007