October 4-6 2022
Eligible for 22 PDHs
Over the last several years there has been a strong move towards incorporating Risk Informed Decision Making as a cornerstone of dam safety programs. These efforts have built on the approaches used by federal dam safety owners (Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority) and now include utilities and state dam safety programs. In April of this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) put into effect new regulations (specifically 18 CFR 12) to require a Level 2 risk analysis (which utilizes semi-quantitative approaches) as part of the comprehensive assessments of dams.
Many PFMA’s have been performed for state- and federally-regulated dams, and as a result of that investment, considerable knowledge has been obtained about vulnerabilities associated with specific dams. The intent of this training is to leverage and improve on the significant investment that has already been made in performing PFMA’s, and use this information to perform semi-quantitative risk assessments (SQRA) for individual dams or dam portfolios. These assessments can then be used as a screening tool to identify PFM’s and overall risks which are not likely to meet Tolerable Risk Guidelines (TRG) based on life safety, and as a prioritization tool for reducing risk, performing additional investigations or studies, or performing quantitative risk assessments.
John W. France, PE, D.GE, D.WRE, M. ASCE
Bill Fiedler, P.E.
Mel Schaefer, Ph.D. P.E.
Gregg A Scott, P.E., F. ASCE
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