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Rules and Regulations for Dam Safety (Rhode Island)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Program Info
State 
Rhode Island
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Department of Environmental Management

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.