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Security Program for Hydropower Projects Revision 3

Recent Highlights

Security Assessment Template for Group 2 Dams - A template for the Security Assessment of Group 2 dams has been prepared from a joint effort between a volunteer licensee group and FERC staff. The template consists of three parts: (1) a Microsoft Word file formatting the assessment methodology, assessment findings, recommendations and conclusions in sufficient detail to satisfy the Security Program requirements; (2) The FERC Hydro Security Inspection Form, to be filled out by the licensee (included in the MS Word base report form; and, (3) a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet used to evaluate all the security components applicable to all critical assets identified at the site. An analysis of foot, land, and water avenues of approach are included in the spreadsheet. Use of this template is not a requirement, and is provided for licensee consideration on a voluntary basis.

Sample Security Plan - A sample of a Security Plan was requested from several FERC licensees. The following (redacted) document has been created by a volunteer licensee group to fulfill that purpose. Use of this format is not a requirement, and is provided for licensee consideration on a voluntary basis only. Other Security Plan formats and content will be considered by the FERC.

Security Letters - The following letters were issued by FERC regarding security concerns at hydropower dams after September 11, 2001.

Dam Assessment Matrix for Security and Vulnerability Risk (DAMSVR) - DAMSVR is a vulnerability assessment methodology for dams developed by FERC, USBR, USACE, ASDSO, and Foos Associates LLC (now Security Management Solutions).