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(a) The owner of a Class I or Class II dam shall develop and maintain an emergency action plan in accordance with this section.
(b) The department will approve an emergency action plan if
(1) the plan adequately protects life and property, given the particular risks presented to life or property if the dam fails or in anticipation of imminent dam failure;
(2) the plan provides adequately for the coordination of emergency responders in the community;
(3) the plan contains information that the department considers necessary to minimize danger to life and property; that information must include, if required by the department, a
(A) detailed inundation map, prepared in substantial accordance with 11 AAC 93.195;
(B) dam break analysis; and
(C) schedule for exercise and revision of the plan; and
(4) for a Class I dam, the plan is developed and maintained in accordance with
(A) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Emergency Action Planning for Dam Owners (FEMA 64), as revised as of October 1998 and adopted by reference; or
(B) other requirements that the department determines are necessary to protect life or property.
(c) The owner of a Class I or II dam shall review the emergency action plan at least annually, and shall submit any revision of the plan to the department for approval.
(d) The owner of a Class I or II dam shall exercise the emergency action plan to a level specified by the department as sufficient to maintain adequate preparation for an actual emergency, and shall revise the emergency action plan at least every three years, or at a frequency that the department determines sufficient to maintain adequate preparation for an actual emergency. The plan shall be revised after the exercise in order to address any problems or areas for improvement identified during the exercise, and shall be submitted to the department for approval. Revised plans must be distributed to all persons with responsibilities identified in the plan.
History: Eff. 10/2/2004, Register 171
Authority: AS 46.17.010
Editor's note: Copies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Emergency Action Planning for Dam Owners (FEMA 64), adopted by reference in 11 AAC 93.164(b) , may be viewed at the offices of the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, Dam Safety and Construction Unit, 550 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.
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