Dam Control and Safety Act (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place West Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces West Virginia
Name Dam Control and Safety Act (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=22&art=14#14

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/ee/ds/Pages/default.aspx


This law grants authority to the secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to control and exercise regulatory jurisdiction over dams as indicated in the subsections of the law. This includes all inspections, permitting, fees, reviews and investigations necessary to carry out the law. Currently, only four hydroelectric dams exist in West Virginia. This law does not apply to dams that are owned, operated and maintained by the federal government.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Brian Long, Program Manager
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Water and Waste Management -- Environmental Enforcement
Address 601 57Th St. SE
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25304
Phone 304-926-0499 ext 1005

Email brian.r.long@wv.gov
Website http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/ee/Pages/default.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 22 CSR 14