Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Guidelines and Requirements
Explain Size and Hazard Classes
Routine – Self Performed
Safety – Performed by Independent PE
What to Look for
Operation and Maintenance
Operation and Maintenance Plans
Instrumentation Readings and Data Reduction
Gates and Valves
Minimum Flow Releases
Emergency Action Plans
Purpose and Overview
What do they Include?
How are they Used?
Exercises and Drills
Friday, November 20, 2020 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In
900 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Course Timing
Rehabilitation Design & Construction
Types of Engineering Analyses
Critical Issues Affecting Design
Critical Issues Affecting Construction
Typical Permitting Requirements for Dam Rehabs
Overview of FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Changes to the Part 12 Program
Owner Dam Safety Program
Engaging a Qualified Dam Safety Consultant
What Should You Look for in Your Consultant?
Establishing a Long-Term Relationship
Matt Taylor, Principal and Senior Vice President, GZA Associates
Matthew Taylor is a Principal and Senior Vice President at GZA. He leads GZA's Metro Boston Dam and Levee Safety practice group. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and an MS in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) from Northeastern University. He is a registered professional engineer in CT, MA, ME, RI, NJ and NY and is a FERC-approved independent consultant. His current duties include dam and levee safety inspections, seepage and stability analyses, subsurface explorations and instrumentation, preparation of EAP's, hydropower feasibility studies, and relicensing assignments, and management of the dam rehabilitation and removal projects from inspection through construction administration. He is a past chair of the BSCES Geo-Institute, past chair of the EBC NE Dam Management Committee, and a member of ASDSO, USSD, and NHA.
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