Department of Natural Resources - Supervision of Construction - Operation, maintenance, and inspection manual.


Published: 2018-05-24

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A manual detailing the operation, maintenance, and inspection of the dam or levee and the appurtenances thereto, shall be prepared for the owner's use during the life of the structure. Manuals shall be required for all class I, class II, and class III dams and all class I and class II levees. The manual shall be submitted to the chief for approval upon the completion of construction or as otherwise directed by the chief. The manual shall be provided in both a paper and a digital file format acceptable to the chief. The necessary detail and complexity of the manual will depend upon the complexity of the specific structure for which it is being prepared. However, the manual shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(A) An operation plan including, if applicable, a plan for the initial filling of the reservoir;

(B) A program of scheduled maintenance;

(C) A program of regular inspection and monitoring of any inspection devices;

(D) Procedures for safe-rate drawdown of the reservoir;

(E) Provisions for inspection of the structure and its appurtenances by a qualified engineer;

(F) Any other measures necessary to insure the continued safe operation and use of the structure.