Applications to Construct, Modify or Remove
A.R.S. §45-1203 requires written approval of a formal application prior to construction of a new dam, or the enlargement, repair, alteration or removal of an existing dam. The application process must comply with A.A.C. R12-15-1207, which also defines specific situations that do not require an application. Application filing fees vary based on project cost and are prescribed in A.A.C. R12-15-104.A.7.
An applicant must contact the Dam Safety Section to schedule pre-application conferences. These conferences are to discuss ADWR requirements and resolve issues essential to the design of the dam while the design is in preliminary stages. An applicant may submit preliminary design calculations for review and comment. The Dam Safety Section will comment as soon as practicable, depending on the size of the submittal and current workload.
Following receipt of an application, the Dam Safety Section performs an administrative review as prescribed in A.A.C. R12-15-401(1) and notifies the applicant whether the application is complete. If the application is not complete, a list of additional required information is sent to the applicant. After finding the application to be complete, the Dam Safety Section performs a substantive review as prescribed in A.A.C. R12-15-401(3). If during this review period it is determined that defects in the application exist that would impact human life and property, a written notice of the defects is sent to the applicant.
Upon application approval, the Dam Safety Section performs construction inspections to confirm the work is performed in accordance with the approved constructions drawings and specifications.
Application Filing Instructions, Requirements, and Forms
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