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DEP to sponsor workshop for dam owners/monitors

By Staff reports

PIPESTEM, W.Va. -- The state Department of Environmental Protection's Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop for dam owners and monitors May 11 at Pipestem Resort State Park.

The workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will provide practical information on topics of importance to anyone who owns or monitors a dam. Topics include the Dam Safety Act and rules; owner responsibilities and liabilities; basic terminology; causes of dam failures; emergency action plan guidance for dam monitors; maintenance problems and solutions; and hiring an engineer for and the attendant costs of remediation projects.

The registration fee is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To register or for more information, contact Anita Chapman at 866-568-6649, ext. 1006, or Anita.R.Chapman@wv.gov.


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