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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 043 : DAMS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1105)
  • § 1105. Inspection of dams

    (a) Inspection; schedule. All nonfederal dams in the State shall be inspected according to a schedule adopted by rule by the State agency having jurisdiction over the dam.

    (b) Dam inspection. A nonfederal dam in the State shall be inspected under one or both of the following methods:

    (1) The State agency having jurisdiction over a dam may employ an engineer to make periodic inspections of nonfederal dams in the State to determine their condition and the extent, if any, to which they pose a possible or probable threat to life and property.

    (2) The State agency having jurisdiction shall adopt rules pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25 to require an adequate level of inspection by an independent engineer.

    (c) Dam safety reports. If a dam inspection report is completed by the State agency having jurisdiction, the agency shall provide the person owning legal title to the dam or the owner of the land on which the dam is located with a copy of the inspection report. (Added 1981, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 1985, No. 60; 2015, No. 23, § 98; 2017, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)