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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 1043-018

Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Dam Safety Committee


This regulation establishes a USDA Dam Safety Committee. Establishment is in the public’s interest in that it will strengthen dam safety efforts in the Department and support the Executive Branch in the implementation of the “Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety.”


Departmental Regulation 1043-018, June 30, 2005, is canceled and is replaced by this regulation.


This committee will coordinate and provide leadership to dam safety activities in the Department. It will assist in defining needs and in implementing procedures to enhance the safety of the dams under the agencies’ jurisdiction. The committee will be concerned with the agencies’ administrative and technical practices related to dam safety including design, construction, operation, maintenance, periodic inspections, and rehabilitation of dams.

The committee will be advisory to the Secretary and to agency heads.