5103 - Delaware Dam Safety Regulations

  1. § 5103-1.0 - Regulating Agency
  2. § 5103-2.0 - Definition of Terms
  3. § 5103-3.0 - Permit-By-Rule
  4. § 5103-4.0 - General Requirements and Prohibitions
  5. § 5103-5.0 - Hazard Classification of Dams
  6. § 5103-6.0 - Application Procedures
  7. § 5103-7.0 - Fees
  8. § 5103-8.0 - Requirements for Engineering and Design
  9. § 5103-9.0 - Requirements for Construction
  10. § 5103-10.0 - Requirements for Operation, Maintenance and Inspections
  11. § 5103-11.0 - Enforcement Procedures
  12. § 5103-12.0 - Owner Financial Responsibility

Current through Register Vol. 24, No. 10, April 1, 2022

The Delaware State Legislature passed House Bill No. 514 on June 30, 2004 to amend Section 1 Title 7 of the Delaware Code by enacting in Part IV a new "Chapter 42, Dam Safety." These Regulations have been promulgated pursuant to Title 7 of the Delaware Code, Chapters 42 and 60. The text of House Bill No. 514 is attached as Appendix A. The Act provides for the regulation of publicly owned dams that meet the definition of a dam as defined by the Act and these Regulations and have a hazard classification of High or Significant Hazard Potential.

Purpose of Regulations

It is the purpose of these Regulations to provide for the proper design, construction, operation, maintenance, and inspection of dams in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare, in order to reduce the risk of failure of dams and to prevent death or injuries to persons; damage to downstream property, infrastructure, and lifeline facilities; and loss of reservoir storage.

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