Dam Safety

Dam Safety

 

Fee Exceptions

There are some exceptions to the normal construction and inspection fees.

The exceptions to the normal construction inspection fees are:

  • For dam safety deficiency repairs required by Ecology, fees are $1,977.
  • For removal of a dam with safety deficiencies, fees are $10.
  • For reclamation of mining operation dams, fees are $1,977.
  • There is NO fee for routine maintenance, normal replacement, or minor repairs.
  • NO fees are required for review of conceptual plans, changes required during review, or construction change orders.

Exceptions to the normal periodic inspection fees are:

  • For dams less than 10 years old, NO fees are charged.
  • For dams more than 10 but less than 20 years old, fees equal the fee for significant hazard dams.
  • For impoundments with multiple dams, a single facility fee is charged, based on the dam with the highest hazard.
  • For multi-cell impoundments, such as multi-cell wastewater lagoons, a single facility fee is charged, based on the highest hazard cell.
  • For non-routine and public request inspections, NO fees are charged.

Dam Safety Fees