BIA, FWS Improved Dam Hazard Readiness, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have successfully implemented a slew of recommended measures for boosting emergency preparedness at high-hazard dams, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General said Thursday.

The BIA and FWS — which each manage a few hundred dams across the country, some of which are classified as high- or significant-hazard — have executed 13 total recommendations made in a 2013 report by the OIG after a review of the two agencies' ability to...
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