Dam Owner Responsibilities
FEMA also makes several publications and videos available to dam owners:
The following resources are free to dam owners, operators, and regulators and address emergency action planning and the safety of dams.
These manuals, guides, and reports provide procedures and guidance for dam specialists and dam owners responsible for the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair of dams.
- Final Report on Coordination and Cooperation with the European Union on Embankment Failure Analysis (FEMA 602)
- Emergency Action Planning for State Regulated High-Hazard Potential Dams: Findings, Recommendations, and Strategies (FEMA 608)
- Technical Manual: Plastic Pipe Used in Embankment Dams (FEMA P-675)
- Technical Manual for Dam Owners: Impacts of Animals on Earthen Dams (FEMA 473)
- Technical Manual: Conduits through Embankment Dams (FEMA 484)
- Technical Manual for Dam Owners: Impacts of Plants on Earthen Dams (FEMA 534)
- Dam Owner's Guide to Plant Impact on Earthen Dams (FEMA L-263)
- Dam Owner's Guide to Animal Impacts on Earthen Dams (FEMA L-264)
- Conduits through Embankment Dams: Best Practices for Design, Construction, Identification and Evaluation, Inspection, Maintenance, Renovation, and Repair (FEMA L-266)
The Interagency Committee on Dam Safety has prepared and approved the following federal guidelines for federal agency dam owners and regulators. The guidelines may also be used by non-federal dam owners, regulators, and operators.