ABSTRACT

Dam Safety: FERC Should Analyze Portfolio-Wide Risks, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Document: "GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review FERC's [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] approach to overseeing dam safety. This report examines: (1) how FERC collects information from its dam safety inspections and the extent of its analysis, and (2) how FERC evaluates engineering studies of dam performance to analyze safety, among other objectives. GAO analyzed documentation on a non-generalizable sample of 42 dams associated with projects relicensed from fiscal years 2014 through 2017, selected based on geography and hazard classifications, among other factors. GAO also reviewed FERC regulations and documents; and interviewed FERC staff associated with the selected projects and technical consultants, selected based on the frequency and timing of their reviews."

Report Number:
GAO-19-19
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Date:
2018-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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