Distribution and Storage of Water

ORS 540.482
Emergency action plan for dam with high hazard rating


(1)

The Water Resources Department shall require the owner of a dam that has a high hazard rating to develop an emergency action plan for the dam.

(2)

An emergency action plan required under this section must include, but need not be limited to:

(a)

Means for emergency condition detection;

(b)

Means for emergency level determination;

(c)

Identification of, and information necessary for, notifications and communications to be made at each level of emergency condition;

(d)

A description of actions expected to be undertaken to prevent dam failure or reduce the effects of dam failure;

(e)

A map of dam failure inundation zones for varying conditions, including, but not limited to, dry weather conditions and high flood conditions; and

(f)

Procedures to be followed at the termination of an emergency.

(3)

A dam owner that develops an emergency action plan required under this section shall file copies of the plan with the department, the Office of Emergency Management and the local emergency services agency for the county where the dam is located. The department, in consultation with the office and local emergency services agency, shall periodically review the emergency action plan and may require updates to the plan.

(4)

The department, in consultation with the office and local emergency services agency, shall determine the appropriate frequency for conducting emergency response exercises at a dam that has a high hazard rating. [2019 c.390 §15]
Note: 540.482 (Emergency action plan for dam with high hazard rating) becomes operative July 1, 2020. See section 28, chapter 390, Oregon Laws 2019.
Chapter 540

Law Review Citations

11 EL 390 (1981)


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