The 2020 Summary of State Laws and Regulations on Dam Safety is an accessible, plain language reference resource intended for dam owners, dam safety professionals, and the general public. It contains summaries of each state’s key dam safety rules on topics such as hazard classification systems, permitting and inspection processes, emergency action plan requirements, emergency response procedures, and enforcement powers. Each chapter is extensively cited in order to ensure readers can easily reference the original laws or agency regulations for those various dam safety topics. The publication is organized in a way that makes it easy to find specific subjects and compare the laws across states.


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