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DSPMP/PFMA - Improving FERC's Dam Safety Program


Pilot Program
We initiated a pilot of the Dam Safety Performance Monitoring Program at eight dams during 2002. These inspections will be completed before the end of 2002. The results of the pilot program will be discussed at a meeting of the development group in early 2003, and adjustments made as appropriate. Implementation of the Program will begin in 2003.

As these inspections have been completed the response of the licensees, independent consultants, and staff have been very positive. Many benefits have been identified by the participants and some of the licensees have already implemented new management oversight of their dams and have instituted new measures to protect the public and their corporate assets.


Improving FERC's Dam Safety Program