Safety Inspection of Hydro Projects—FPC Order 315

by Arthur Martin, Jr., (M.ASCE), Supervising Hydr. Engr.; Federal Power Commission, Fort Worth Regional Ofc., Fort Worth, TX,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 449-453

Document Type: Journal Paper


There has been increasing emphasis at all government levels in recent years on safety regulation of dams. The regulations generally include some form of periodic inspection by qualified engineers and geologists. The Federal Power Commission has a requirement for periodic inspections by independent consultants. The requirements of the inspection program and some of the results are described.

Subject Headings: Safety | Inspection | Consulting services | Dam safety | Geology | Federal government

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