Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Hazard Potential Classification System for Dams

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Existing hazard potential classification systems are numerous and vary within and between the federal and state sectors. These guidelines set forth a hazard potential classification system for dams that is simple, clear, concise, and adaptable to any agency's current system. The intent is to provide straightforward definitions that can be readily understood by the public and applied uniformly by all federal and state dam safety agencies. The guidelines do not establish how the system will be used, such as prescribing specific design criteria or prioritizing inspections. Those responsibilities remain with the responsible regulatory authority. The CD-ROM, FEMA 93CD, 2005, contains all of the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: FEMA 64; FEMA 65; FEMA 93; FEMA 94; FEMA 148; and FEMA 333.
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