Michigan Dam Safety Task Force

  • The MI Dam Safety Task Force will evaluate the statutory structure, budget, and program design of the Water Resources Division Dam Safety Program, the adequacy of Michigan’s dam safety standards, and the level of investment needed in Michigan’s dam infrastructure.  Its work will culminate in a report to Governor Whitmer and the legislature summarizing its findings and recommending regulatory, financial, and programmatic improvements to help ensure Michigan dams are appropriately maintained, operated, and overseen to protect Michigan residents and aquatic resources.

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  • NEXT MEETING

    The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force has canceled its public meeting of the full Task Force that was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10, while workgroups continue to evaluate recommendations made by the Association of Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in its review of the state’s Dam Safety Program. 

    The next meeting of the full Task Force is scheduled for November 30.

    November 30, 2020 – Draft Agenda
    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Meeting via Zoom
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    Task Force Subgroup Meetings

    Permitting and Design Review Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Thursday, November 12, 9:00 - 10:30am

    Legislation and Authority Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Thursday, November 12, 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Program Management, Funding and Budgeting Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Friday, November 13, 12:30 - 2:00pm

    Compliance, Enforcement, and Emergency Response Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Friday, November 13, 2:30 - 4:00pm

    Reevaluations, Inspections, and Surveillance Monitoring Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Monday, November 16, 1:30 - 3:00pm

    Outreach, Safety and Security at Dams Meeting 1 - Draft Agenda
    Tuesday, November 17, 12:30 - 2:00pm

    Compliance, Enforcement, and Emergency Response Meeting 2
    Wednesday, November 18, 3:30 - 5:00pm

    Legislation and Authority Meeting 2
    Friday, November 20, 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Permitting and Design Review Meeting 2
    Monday, November 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm

    Reevaluations, Inspections, and Surveillance Monitoring Meeting 2
    Monday, November 23, 1:00 - 2:30pm

    Outreach, Safety and Security at Dams Meeting 2
    Tuesday, November 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm

    Program Management, Funding and Budgeting Meeting 2
    Tuesday, November 24, 2:00 - 3:30pm

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  • All Michigan Dam Safety Task Force meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2020 have been scheduled as virtual meetings.

    If you would like to share a public comment during the November 30 Michigan Dam Safety Task Force meeting, please send an email to EGLE-DamSafety@Michigan.gov with your name and the subject line “Request for Public Comment During November 30 Meeting” and the chairperson will call on you during the public comment period of the meeting.

    Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at a meeting should contact Holly Simons at SimonsH@Michigan.gov or 517-284-5495 in advance of the meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

    The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.


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